Latest Canton News

Jury finds doctor guilty of drug trafficking, Medicaid fraud

Jun. 22, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor accused of prescribing opioids and other drugs without a legitimate purpose has been found guilty of more than 100 charges including involuntary manslaughter, aggravated drug trafficking and Medicaid fraud. The Canton Repository reports a Stark County jury this week also...

Ohio nurse's legacy lives on 50 years after death in Vietnam

Jun. 8, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 7-foot-tall monument stands in a courtyard outside of the Aultman School of Nursing. It's topped by a life-size bronze statue of a young woman dressed in an Army uniform. Its base is inscribed with the names of 110 Stark County servicemen, and one woman, who died during the Vietnam...

The Latest: NWS confirms 8 tornadoes in Indiana

May. 29, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the powerful storms battering parts of the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed at least eight tornadoes touched down in Indiana during Monday's outbreak. Survey crews determined Wednesday that two EF-1 tornadoes touched down...

Longtime Broncos trainer to present Bowlen at Hall of Fame

May. 28, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Before Alzheimer's forced him to step down several years ago, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen began his day the same way every day: grabbing two sticks of Big Red gum from the equipment room and then stopping by the training room for updates from head athletic trainer Steve...

Death of man after Ohio state patrol arrest investigated

May. 27, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are awaiting autopsy results on a man who died after being taken into custody by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The agency says the man was placed in the back of a patrol car Saturday night in Canton after being arrested following a brief pursuit that began with the report...

University ends United Methodist affiliation over LGBT bans

May. 23, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio has ended its affiliation with the United Methodist Church over the denomination's renewed bans on LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage. The Canton Repository reports the University of Mount Union president says the board of trustees considered the issue for months...

Suspect accused of impregnating girl to get new interpreter

May. 22, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has delayed a hearing so a man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl can have an interpreter who speaks his native language. The Canton Repository reports Stark County Judge Frank Forchione (for-chee-OWN'-ee) on Tuesday postponed an arraignment because of...

Editorials from around Ohio

May. 20, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Akron Beacon Journal, May 19 Mike DeWine and Larry Householder have won deserved applause for two-year state budget proposals that put a high priority on the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged children. For instance, the governor...

Alabama A&M-Morehouse to play 1st Black College HOF Classic

May. 15, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Alabama A&M and Morehouse College will play Labor Day weekend at the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the first Black College Hall of Fame Classic. The season opener on Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. ET will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, which seats 23,000, in the Hall...

Ebersol gets Hall of Fame award for radio, TV contributions

May. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Dick Ebersol has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which is presented annually by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The award recognizes "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football." Ebersol once was...