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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...

Veteran newsman Rick Armon named editor of Canton Repository

Apr. 29, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A veteran reporter and editor has been named the editor of the Canton Repository newspaper. The appointment of Rick Armon, 52, was announced Monday. He replaces Rich Desrosiers, who left in March for a position with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Armon had served as editor of The Daily...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. The University of Michigan said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, it is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking them to speak with investigators from a law firm it hired to lead a probe into Anderson, a deceased doctor accused of molesting people going back decades. Many men say they were molested by Anderson while seeking treatment for various injuries. Anderson, who died in 2008, worked at the university for decades until his retirement in 2003. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

U. of Michigan reaching out to ex-athletes about late doctor

Apr. 7, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking them to speak with investigators from a law firm it hired to lead a probe into a deceased doctor accused of molesting people going back decades. The Ann Arbor school said Tuesday ...

Man killed, woman injured in ATV crash in Ohio

Apr. 5, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

PARIS, Ohio (AP) — A man died and a woman was injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash over the weekend in Ohio, authorities said. The Stark County sheriff's office said the crash was reported just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday on private property in Paris Township. Deputies found Anthony Rhoads, 38, of East...