Lifelong city resident Holli Webb is North Canton Police Department's newest full-timer.
Mayor David Held
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mayor David Held proclaimed November as 'North Canton Playhouse Month.'
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Shover has been with the North Canton Fire Department & EMS since April 1995
Amy Shover is moving on up — from her position as a paramedic with the North Canton Fire Department and EMS to the position of EMS captain. Shover was in the spotlight Tuesday night as Mayor David Held led her swearing-in ceremony before the city council meeting inside North Canton City Council Chambers. Fire Chief John Bacon and other department personnel filled the room in support of Shover's promotion. Shover had started as a part-time basic EMT in April 1995, received her paramedic certification in 1998 and became full time in January 2003. She volunteered and received SWAT medic training in 2004 and has served as a member of the police department's special response team. She's been shift officer-in-charge since Februrary 2012. With …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Mike Gallina, outgoing superintendent of North Canton City Schools, got a sweet send-off Monday night before the City Council meeting
The Hoover High singing group the Hi-Lo's wore their best black and orange and showed up at North Canton City Council Chambers Monday night to send off Superintendent Mike Gallina. Gallina will serve his last day as superintendent of North Canton City Schools June 30 before heading off to AultCare Health Network for his new position as director of outreach and organizational development. Dozens of people, including family and district personnel, packed the room to support Gallina that night. Mayor David Held presented Gallina with a proclamation, saying proclamations from the mayor aren't a common occurrence and they come with the support of the Council members and city in general. Gallina's father, Bob Gallina, shared his sentiments that …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Perry High School graduate served in the U.S. Army for five and a half years
The North Canton Police Department welcomed one more full-time officer to the force Monday night. Officer Justin Brumbaugh, a 2004 Perry High School graduate and 2011 graduate of the Kent State police academy, is the newest full-time addition. Brumbaugh was surrounded by his family and friends inside North Canton City Council Chambers Monday night as he was sworn in by Mayor David Held. Brumbaugh, 26, fills an open position from a retirement in 2011. He's served five and a half years as a military policeman, attaining the rank of sergeant, and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brumbaugh and his wife Megan have a daughter, 3, and son, 4 months old.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Mayor David Held gave the State of the City Address Wednesday night and focused on what it will take for the city to bounce back after the loss of the Hoover Company
Still on the rebound from losing the Hoover Company in 2008, the city of North Canton has focused its attention on maintaining a lean government and, of course, building up the Hoover District with more jobs. Mayor David Held went over those points and more at Wednesday night's State of the City Address inside Walsh University's Barrette Business & Community Center. Although the loss of the Hoover Company was a massive blow to the city, Held was unwavering in his message: North Canton is on its way back up. And that, he said, is because of the hard work of those working in the city. "It's not just one person; it's the state, it's the grants, it's the economic development director. It's the engineer and our city administrator. There are so …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Friends and family members of Cody Dollinger and Matthew Buzzard watched as the two men were sworn in as full-time North Canton police officers Monday night
The North Canton Police Department officially welcomed two new faces to the force Monday night as officers Cody Dollinger and Matthew Buzzard were sworn in as full-time officers. "I noticed they both have a strong desire to become police officers," Police Chief Stephan Wilder said at the swearing-in ceremony that took place just before the North Canton City Council meeting. "They've got the heart, and they've got the desire and that means a whole lot when you're focused on going at this career." The addition of Dollinger and Buzzard brings the number of officers up to 15, Wilder said. "I think they both have good heads on their shoulders. They're intelligent. And they're exercising good common sense, which I think are good qualities for …
Friday, January 27, 2012
North Canton Mayor David Held talked with County Commissioner Peter Ferguson about bringing a third veterans home to the state, according to a story in the Akron Beacon Journal
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Mayor David Held said he'll save the money he didn't use for upcoming campaigns
Mayor David Held raised $9,220 when campaigning for the November 2011 election in which he ran against Frankie Colantuono. He spent $1,000 of what he raised. Held told North Canton Patch this week that he's pleased he won the campaign with money left over, and he'll hold onto that money for upcoming campaigns. Held, Colantuono and other North Canton candidates filed campaign finance reports with the Stark County Board of Elections, showing their contributions and expenditures during the campaign for the Nov. 8, 2011, election. You'll find a breakdown of the money Held and Colantuono raised and spent below. Check back with North Canton Patch this week for more stories about North Canton candidates' campaign finance reports, including those …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Davis served his first day Monday. He fills the shoes of Tom Chufar, who retired from the position last month.
Jim Davis, owner of Big Dog Lacrosse, has taken over the position of superintendent of utilities, service and recreation, from which Tom Chufar recently retired. Davis served his first day Monday. Mayor David Held talked with North Canton Patch about the hiring of Davis after Monday night's North Canton City Council meeting. "He's going to continue all of the hard work Tom Chufar has put in for so many years," Held said. Davis will earn the same pay as Chufar — $64,300. Held said the city saves money because Davis isn't eligible for some of the benefits Chufar received. Davis said Monday night he was excited to serve the residents of North Canton and continue his involvement in the community. Davis started Big Dog Lacrosse in 2009 and …