Let's count'em down: the top 20 stories affecting North Canton in 2012
When you look back on 2012, what will you remember? North Canton residents might recall the time their water balloon fight ended up on The Huffington Post, when their city made it onto the big screen by being a site for the movie "Underdogs," or when one of its high school football stars was found guilty of rape, burglary and other charges. Take a look back on the city's top 20 stories (according to what Patch readers have clicked on this year) and relive some of North Canton's biggest moments.
A suspicious package that turned up at the home of a North Canton man contained a Care Bear filled with five pounds of marijuana
A Care Bear filled with about five pounds of pot arrived at a North Canton resident's home earlier this month. The man, who lives in the 600 block of 6th Street NW, called police April 7 after opening up a suspicious package that was mailed to his house. Inside was a yellow Care Bear (Funshine Bear, for those Care Bear know-it-alls out there) stuffed with a bag of marijuana, which police said weighed about five pounds. Talk about pot-bellied. Police classified the report as drug trafficking, a fourth-degree felony. North Canton Police Sgt. John Minock said Thursday the department has nothing new to report on the case. He said the package was addressed to someone the man was unfamiliar with.