Saturday, January 26, 2013
A rundown of our top five stories of the week
1. School levy gets readers fired up: North Canton City School officials announced this week they'll ask voters to approve a 2.4 mill levy in May. The continuous levy would generate about $1.44 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $73 per year. 2. City decides whether to pick up tabs on cremation/burial: North Canton City Council was tasked with sort of an usual ordinance this week. Council members had to consider approving the cremation or burial of a North Canton resident. 3. North Canton's cutest couple: Is it you? We're looking for North Canton's cutest couple and asking readers to post a photo of themselves and their sweeties before Valentine's Day. 4. Burglar breaks window to steal laptop: A burglar broke into a …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Cheerleaders from Hoover and Jackson high schools raised $6,000 for students at Long Beach School District after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area
Tuesday, January 22
Editor's note: The following story was written by Rosemary Leonetti, who handles public relations for the Long Beach School District. Leonetti wrote the story after the district received a $6,000 donation from Hoover High and Jackson High School cheerleaders. (Read more about how the students raised the money here.) When the cheerleaders of Jackson High School in Massilion, Ohio saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, they were moved to take action. They were particularly struck by the fact that the Long Beach School District, located on a barrier island off the coast of Long Island, lost five of their six gymnasiums. Equipment and uniforms for most of the district’s athletic teams were also lost. With the support of Jackson High …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The students used their longstanding school rivalry to help others
Hoover and Jackson high schools turned their longstanding rivalry into something great when the schools' cheerleaders teamed up to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. The two schools competed to see who could raise money the most money for Hurricane Sandy victims who attend Long Beach High School in Lido Beach, NY. Hoover High School raised $2,855 ($855 over its projected goal), and Jackson High School raised $2,767.96 for a total of $5,622.96 The Hoover High cheerleaders were victorious, but they won't let that go to their heads. The rivalry was all in good fun, and the teams were happy to help their peers, said English teacher Tiffany Walker, who also serves as varsity cheerleading adviser. "As for the rivalry, indicating it's a …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds
Editor’s note: This story was originally posted in mid-November, but the campaign lasts until the end of December, so get Tweeting! You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com/…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
'2-Day Raise' designed to collect funds for displaced high schoolers in Lido Beach, NY.
Hoover High School’s 27 freshmen, junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders are teaming up this week to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims who attend Long Beach High School in Lido Beach, NY. The cheerleaders will be collecting monetary donations for storm victims during a “2-Day Raise” at school Thursday and Friday and during the Hoover varsity basketball home opener against Lincoln West on Friday night. Hoover English teacher Tiffany Walker, who also serves as varsity cheerleading adviser, said the fundraiser was proposed as a challenge by her friend Deanna Mazur, cheerleading adviser at Jackson High School. “They’re our rival school, so we're hoping to raise more money than Jackson. But, in reality, it’s a friendly rivalry and we’re …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Clinton is set to step in while President Barack Obama continues to focus on Hurricane Sandy.
Updated Oct. 31, 11:45 p.m. Bill Clinton is coming to Akron on Thursday to rally support for President Barack Obama. The former President will stump for Obama at 6 p.m. Thursday at the John S. Knight Center, located at 77 E. Mill St. in Akron, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Doors will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Click here for tickets Clinton's forthcoming arrival comes a day after the cancellation of Obama's University of Akron rally. According to whitehouse.gov, the President decided to remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Tickets obtained for Obama's canceled event will be honored Thursday at the Knight Center. Obama will return to Northeast Ohio …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Northeast Ohio has felt some of Hurricane Sandy's wrath, but most of the damage was done on the East Coast.
From raging electrical fires, mass flooding and downed trees, Hurricane Sandy, now a tropical storm, definitely left her mark on the East Coast. Here's a roundup of some of the biggest stories coming out of our Patch sisters in the east.
Due to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama has canceled Wednesday's Akron rally to focus on the storm.
President Barack Obama has canceled his campaign stop at the University of Akron on Wednesday. According to whitehouse.gov, the President will remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the President's campaign schedule as he's expected to return to Ohio before Election Day on Nov. 6.
City workers are cleaning up toppled trees and power lines throughout the city, but they agree it could be much worse
Editor's note: This story will be continuously updated as information from the public and authorities streams in. Check North Canton Patch for updates throughout the day. While Hurricane Sandy continues to pound the East Coast, North Canton, too, is feeling the effects of the storm. A rainy Monday turned into a windy Monday night and Tuesday morning as rains and wind toppled some trees and power lines throughout the city. It even caused North Canton City Schools to cancel classes for the day. North Canton Police Chief Stephan Wilder said the city was attentive to the rainfall last night and was prepared to send out an emergency warning to affected residents in the event of flooding. So far, the city only has had to deal with down power …
The Salvation Army and American Red Cross branches in Ohio and nationally are poised to provide aid to those who need it, and you can help them do it.
Ohio has already been affected by the FrankenStorm, also known as Hurricane Sandy, but our neighbors to the east are getting hit much worse. And if you're safe and sound at home, you may feel compelled to do something to help them. There are many ways to help, we're just featuring two options in this story: American Red Cross and Salvation Army. When the electricity goes out and people need shelter, it's usually the American Red Cross that sets up those shelters in schools, churches or community centers. They provide cots to sleep on, food and a safe place to rest. Sunday, the Red Cross had already set up 112 shelters in nine states. That's just the beginning. But all that costs money and while the Red Cross was created by the U.S. …