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Apr 29, 2017 12:00 PM

Several Stark communities seeking tax levies

Four communities and taxing authorities in Stark County are asking voters on May 2 to approve additional property taxes to finance safety-service operations.

By Malcolm Hall Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Ohio Beef Expo recognizes local winners

The Ohio Cattlemen's Association hosted the Best of the Buckeye show at the Ohio Beef Expo during the junior show on Sunday, March 19. The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by OCA and held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair.

Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

House in Osnaburg Township offered for firefighter training

Trustee Kris Vincent reported at the April 24 Osnaburg Township meeting that a bid made for a new fire truck was not accepted. The trustees sent in a blind bid of $26,001, but Plain Township won the bid for the truck with its $89,000 bid.

By Donna Robinson Press-news Writer
Fire Chief Marraccini to speakon 9/11
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Fire Chief Marraccini to speakon 9/11

St. James Church Women's Group is presenting a one hour presentation about 9/11 by Mohawk Valley Fire Chief Jim Marraccini on Tuesday, May 9 at St. James Church Activity Center in Waynesburg. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with Marraccini's presentation to begin at 7 p.m.

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Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Osnaburg 'Spring Fling' event is April 30

The Osnaburg Historical Society will hold its "Spring Fling" fund-raiser from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at Varian Orchards. The event will feature desserts, raffle baskets and live musical entertainment by a gospel group and a barbershop group.

Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Man who was wanted in death of estranged wife is found dead

OSNABURG TWP. A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife has been found dead. The body of Dustin Ray White, 39, was found Sunday morning in his red Ford Escape in a heavily wooded area not far from the home the couple once shared at 7487 Hill Church St.

By Lori Monsewicz Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton garage sale is May 12-13

The Village of East Canton will hold its 11th annual garage sale Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Village residents are encouraged to participate by having sales at their homes or by shopping at area sales and businesses. No garage sale permit is needed for this event.

Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Osnaburg Twp. spending posted online

Osnaburg Township has become the 10th township in Stark County to post its spending on OhioCheckbook.com, a tool for government transparency that puts all state spending information on the internet. OhioCheckbook.com was launched by Treasurer Josh Mandel in December 2014.

Staff Report Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

What you need to know Stark County sales tax renewal

Voters approved a 0.5-percent sales tax in 2011 for Stark County that can fund only criminal justice agencies. It took effect in 2012 and will expire in 2020. The approval helped lift the county out of its budget crisis and led to the reopening of county jail wings.

By Robert Wang Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

American Lung Association releases 'State of the Air' report

The American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2017" report released this April shows mixed results for Ohio. All cities in Ohio continue to show progress with reducing air pollution, especially in year-round particle pollution and ozone.

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We smoke too much in Ohio, so our health ranking stinks
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

We smoke too much in Ohio, so our health ranking stinks

If Ohio cut its smoking rate, it would save lives and potentially millions in health-care costs. There's a lot of room for improvement, according to a new report from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

By Catherine Candisky Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Stark health dept. offers rabies tips, vaccinations

A second raccoon in Stark County's Paris Township has been tested and confirmed positive with raccoon rabies variant by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the Stark County Department of Health reports. The first raccoon had been confirmed positive on March 14 of this year.

Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton High School Honor Rolls

East Canton High School announced the following students were named to the A Honor Roll for the third nine weeks marking period: Twelfth Grade: Dakota Snyder, Matthew Gothard, Lauren Wines, Kasey Haines, David Felcyn, Jacob Jensen, Lauren Hogan, Chloe Suntheimer, Alaynah Richards, Trevor M

East Canton woman completes Air Force training
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton woman completes Air Force training

U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Tessa B. Bowling graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Stark County library offers play kits for kids

Stark County District Library offers Play and Learn Centers in each branch for parents, educators and caregivers to discover and learn with the child in their life.

Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Grange Swiss steak dinner is April 29

Pike Grange met for its annual exchange program with Lexington and Plain granges on April 18. The meeting began with a lunch of BBQ ham sandwiches and all the trimmings. Desserts were provided by the Pike members. The meal was enjoyed by all.

County educational center moving to Stark State
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

County educational center moving to Stark State

JACKSON TWP.-- The separation between high school and college continues to blur as more Stark County students are starting college classes while in high school. Soon, some of the physical barriers that divide primary and secondary education from higher education also will be eliminated.

By Kelli Weir Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Survey: U.S. students more anxious than global average

If American teenagers could collectively sum up how they feel about life and school, they might say, "Meh." U.S. teens rank around average for life satisfaction and academic achievement, according to a new international survey.

By Shannon Gilchrist Gatehouse Ohio Media
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Sandy to participate in ODOT salt program
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Sandy to participate in ODOT salt program

SANDY TWP. -- Sandy Township trustees have agreed to participate in the Ohio Department of Transportation's salt purchasing program for 2018. "We get 400 tons each year," Road Supervisor Gary McKinney said.

By David Hutton Press-news Writer
Sandy Valley Student Art Show
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Sandy Valley Student Art Show