A motorcycle crash seriously injured a 20-year-old man in Perry Township Friday evening.
Troopers with the Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol reports the driver, John M. Fellouzis, 20, lost control of his motorcycle on Perry Drive around 6:30 p.m.
The motorcycle overturned and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. Fellouzis was taken to a hospital with life threatening injuries.
Authorities say the driver only had a temporary motorcycle endorsement and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
A fire destroyed a Canton auto shop early Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the fire at Auto Specialties in the 2100 block of Cleveland Avenue around 6 a.m.
Battalion Chief Tom Garra with the Canton Fire Department says the fire started in the basement, which was fully engulfed in flames.
Several nearby homes were evacuated as a safety precaution. No injuries have been reported.
A number of used cars for sale surrounded the structure at Auto Specialties. Fire officials have not evaluated the amount of damage to the cars outside the building.
Garra says the building is considered a total loss.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Auto Specialties sells used cars and offers repair and towing services, according to their website.
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Authorities in Canton are looking for the person they say is responsible for stealing a dump truck from the city's sanitation department.
NewsChannel 5 reports no arrests have been made in connection with the case, but Canton police are following leads.
The TV station reports the theft occurred Monday morning around 6 a.m. when a man allegedly took the truck from the parking lot without any consent.
Law enforcement officials say they are confident they will track down the person who stole the dump truck.
On the Web: www.newsnet5.com
Canton police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened over the weekend.
Capt. Dave Davis with the Canton Police Department tells AkronNewsNow that a man was shot in the upper leg at The Friendly Corner Tavern on Harrison Avenue early Saturday morning around 2 a.m.
The victim, Roosevelt Newell, 41, of Canton, was taken to Aultman Hospital where he later died.
Authorities have identified the suspect in the fatal shooting as 29-year-old Samuel Darrell Woods with a last known address in Columbus.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the shooting or about suspect's whereabouts is asked to contact the Canton Police Department at (330) 489-3144
Troopers say a man was struck by two vehicles while he was riding his bicycle in Canton Thursday night.
The Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol reports the 18-year-old bicyclist passed through a stop sign on 53rd Street and crashed into a car near the intersection of Cleveland Avenue around 9 p.m.
Troopers say just minutes later, another vehicle struck the man while he was lying on the road.
His condition is unknown at this time.
Troopers say the accident remains under investigation.
A Canton women found near an intersection in Muskingum has died. News Channel 5 reports that 29 year old Celeste E. Fronsman passed away at Columbus University Hospital this afternoon.
Fronsman was found naked, beaten and burned with a rope around her neck early Sunday morning.
The case is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.
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The FBI is searching for a man who is suspected of robbing five area banks since July 2nd.
Stephen D. Anthony, special agent with the FBI's Cleveland Division, says all of the bank robberies occurred inside grocery stores and most of the robberies happened on a Friday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The suspect targeted four Giant Eagle grocery stores and a Fishers food store. The robberies happened in Canton, North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls and Youngstown.
Below is a list of the dates and locations of the robberies:
July 2, 2012: U.S. Bank, located inside the Fishers Food store at 4403 Cleveland Avenue NW in Canton, Ohio.
July 20, 2012: U.S. Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle on Graham Road in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 27, 2012: Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at 4700 Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio
August 3, 2012: Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at Washington Square in North Canton, Ohio
August 10, 2012: Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at 608 Raff Road SW in Canton, Ohio.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the nearest FBI office. A reward is being offered for anyone who comes forward with information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
You can contact the FBI at their Canton office at (330) 456-6200; Akron office at (330) 535-6156; Youngstown office at (330) 965-2940 and the Cleveland office at (216) 522-1400.
The man who crashed his car into the federal building in downtown Canton has avoided prison time in a Stark County courtroom, to get extensive mental health treatment.
The Canton Repository reports that 26 year-old Christopher McCormick was placed on two years probation during his sentencing Thursday.
Judge Lee Sinclair said McCormick's intensive probation will include mental health support and treatment at the Stark Regional Community Correction Center.
On May 5, McCormick crashed his car into the building and then took off his clothes and ran around the area according to police reports.
In court, McCormick said he was happy with the outcome, but also admitted he failed to keep his issues under control and didn't know what resources he had available to him.
On the Web: Canton Repository, www.cantonrep.com
So much for trying to fool police to cover up a crime.
Marcus D Bendson, 21,of Canton was charged with Obstructing Justice and Weapons under Disability. Bendson was admitted to Akron City Hospital with two gunshot wounds. He stated that he was shot and robbed at Grant St and E South St.But after further investigation, Akron Police detectives determined that he was shot during aan assault and robbery in Canton.
Bendson's vehicle was searched and the gun was found under his seat.
A 26-year-old Canton man drowned Saturday after he was swimming with his 5-year-old child at Berlin Reservoir in Mahoning County.
Sheriff deputies tell WKYC Channel 3 Cory Lowder was trying to keep his child above water while swimming to a sandbar.
A visitor near the area jumped in the water and pulled the 5-year-old to safety.
Lowder went under water before he could be rescued.
On the Web: www.wkyc.com
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