Saturday, November 24, 2012
Miss some North Canton news this week? No prob. We've got a list of our top five stories to get you up to speed.
1. Suspected drunken driver plows over light pole: North Canton police arrested a man who knocked over a light pole at Main and Charlotte streets and kept right on driving. Read about how police caught him. 2. Police on lookout for mailbox thieves: North Canton police have pinpointed a Columbus man and woman who they believe are stealing personal checks from mailboxes (from here to Kentucky and West Virginia). 3. Is crime going up in North Canton?: Police Chief Stephan Wilder weighed in on 2010 and 2011 crime stats from the FBI. Take a look for yourself. 4. Happy Campers wait for Black Friday ... on Monday: Talk about dedication — Keith Chaperlo of Massillon started waiting outside Best Buy for Black Friday ... on Monday. See what it takes…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Check out North Canton Patch's commute tab to see where the best gas prices are on Black Friday
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Keith Chaperlo is the second in line to get inside Best Buy at The Strip — and yes, he's quite aware he's got until Thursday night before the big-box store opens its doors to Black Friday shoppers
Two blue-shirted Best Buy workers shuffled past Keith Chaperlo as he sat bundled up on a bench outside the big-box store Monday afternoon. "Crazy!" one jokingly said to Chaperlo, the second person in line for Black Friday deals. "We've been getting that ever since I've been here," said Chaperlo, a Massillon resident who said this is his second year camping out outside the store at The Strip. He's got his sites set on computers and TVs this year, and he'll be darned if he isn't one of the first people inside the store when it opens its doors Thursday at midnight. Chaperlo, who took a week's vacation from work for this, is in it for the long haul, other than a few short breaks between now and Thursday night. "I'll go home and shower, and …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Approximately 30 protesters gathered along Cedar Road near Beachwood Place Mall to protest the sale of animal furs
Some 30 protesters led a Fur Free Friday protest at Beachwood Place Mall along Cedar Road just outside the mall's property. Leigh Davis of Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance said that forty-five million animals are killed a year at fur farms for their fur. The alliance has been in existence for 19 years. Davis urged shoppers to buy cruelty free products.
People started shopping at the stroke of midnight at Great Lakes Mall
Thousands of shoppers got the earliest possible start at midnight on Black Friday in Great Lakes Mall. One of those Mindi Kikel, who said she had never gone shopping on Black Friday before. "I just like the commotion because there's so many people. It's exciting," she said, standing outside of the Toys 'R Us store with a friend. Jennifer Praniewicz came to the mall with eight of her family members. "It's just for fun and adventure," she said. "We were all together for Thanksgiving, so we thought, 'Hey, let's go at midnight. They're giving away prizes.'" The first 100 shoppers in the Macy's concourse received a free goody bag. Additionally, DJ Jesse Webb entertained shoppers in the early morning hours and gave away gifts from stores in the …