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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, a visitor to the Pro Football Hall of Fame pauses to take a photo of the sign in front in Canton, Ohio. The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic, two people with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been publicly announced, though an announcement is expected later Thursday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

Jun. 25, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

The NFL on Thursday canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the...

Ohio governor questions holding August Hall of Fame weekend

Jun. 16, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday it’s “highly unlikely” that crowds of 20,000 or so would be allowed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame game and induction ceremony in August. “If the question was could that event occur today, the answer would be no. It would...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, football fans toss footballs on the lawn outside the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday, June 10, 2020, after nearly a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pro Football Hall of Fame to reopen on Wednesday

Jun. 9, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday after nearly a three-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The hall closed on March 16, but permission has been granted by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for museums, science centers and zoos to open. “Since its grand opening...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, left, jokes with middle linebacker Kwon Alexander during a combined NFL football training camp with the Denver Broncos at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Buffalo are among those that stage training camp elsewhere.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

NFL tells teams they must hold training camps at home

Jun. 2, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Carolina, Washington and the Los...

Ex-transportation employee gets prison time for $400K theft

May. 18, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio transportation employee accused of defrauding the agency of more than $400,000 was sentenced to prison. A judge ruled that if Kristy Williams, 38, of Plain Township, cooperated with authorities, her four-year prison term could be reduced, the Canton Repository reported...

2 men killed in Canton house fire died of smoke inhalation

May. 12, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Two men killed when a fast-moving fire roared through their northeastern Ohio home last week died of smoke inhalation, authorities said. The fire in Canton Township was reported around 3:45 a.m. Friday by a passer-by, authorities said. The home was engulfed in flames when emergency...

2 people, dog killed when fire roars through Ohio home

May. 8, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a northeastern Ohio home early Friday, killing two people. The fire in Canton Township was reported around 3:45 a.m. by a passer-by, authorities said. The home was engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived. The two victims were found...

In a photo provided by Project Isaiah, Detroit Health Department worker helps to distribute packaged food as part of the Project Isaiah relief efforts bringing thousands of packaged meals to COVID-positive Detroit residents, Friday, May 1, 2020. (Project Isaiah via AP)

Pro Football Hall of Fame teams with Project Isaiah

May. 6, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — When David Baker heard about Project Isaiah and its goal of feeding families in need during the coronavirus pandemic, there was no question what the Pro Football Hall of Fame would do. “Once we learned the details behind Project Isaiah, it was an easy decision to say...