A woman was rescued from her burning SUV after it fell off Route 30 and landed upside down next to Interstate 77 in Canton Friday morning.
The crash happened around 6:55 a.m. as police were called to the scene to help a woman who was trapped in a car.
Captain police Lt. Linda Brown says the woman in her early 40's was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
"She struck the cement wall, went up the wall and over the wall landing down below on the east side of 77," said Brown.
The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Police closed a portion of Interstate 77 at Route 30 until they could rescue the woman from the car.
Dispatchers say reports of black ice caused several accidents in the area during the same time period.
The Stark County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in Canton.
Sheriff Timothy Swanson reports deputies responded to a shots fired call Monday morning in the 4500 block of Louisville St. NE. When they arrived, a man was found in the roadway with a possible gunshot wound.
The victim is identified as Desmond Lamont Thigpen, 21, of Canton.
The Stark County Coroner's Office is helping with the investigation.
Running back Tiki Barber, quarterback Drew Bledsoe, wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, guard Will Shields, and coaches Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells, and Marty Schottenheimer are among the 11 first-year eligible modern-era candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
The complete list of nominees for the Class of 2012 consists of 103 candidates. From that list of nominees, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee will choose 25 candidates who will advance as semifinalist nominees.
The list of 25 semifinalists will be announced in mid-November. The list of 25 semifinalists will be further reduced by a mail ballot to 15 modern-era finalists and announced in early January.
The final list of nominees that will be considered for election will consist of the 15 modern-era finalists and the two senior nominees, former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Jack Butler and former Detroit Lions guard Dick Stanfel, who were selected this last month by the Hall of Fame’s Senior Selection Committee. In 2008 the Hall of Fame modified its By-Laws for the Selection Committee making it mandatory for coaches, like players, to be retired five consecutive seasons.
Prior to that change, coaches were eligible immediately upon retirement. As such, Parcells was a nominee in 2001, 2002, and 2003 and Schottenheimer was a nominee in 2000. This is their first year of eligibility under the new provision.
The Class of 2012 will be selected from the list of 17 finalists (15 modern-era and two senior nominees). The actual voting will be conducted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee’s annual meeting, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 the day before Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
The election results will be announced that evening on NFL Network, live from the Super Bowl Media Center. While there is no set number for any class of enshrinees, the selection process by-laws provide that between four and seven new members will be selected. The preliminary list includes 71 players, 14 coaches and 18 contributors, including former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and longtime team owners Bud Adams, Jr., Jack Kent Cooke, Ed DeBartolo, Jr., and Art Modell. While a nominated player or coach must have been retired at least five consecutive seasons, a contributor, who is an individual who has made outstanding career contributions to pro football in capacities other than playing or coaching, may still be active in his pro football career.
The complete list of nominees can also be found at Profootballhof.com.
The Canton Fire Department is offering a $5,000 dollar reward for information which will lead to the arrest of those responsible for a string of seven arson fires earlier this month.
The blazes took place between September 14th and September 18th. Five of the fires took place on Sunday the 18th.
James Rudish, a resident of Daleford Avenue, saw his Jeep go up in flames early Sunday morning. he tells Channel 3 news that he's afraid to go to sleep at night and wakes up anytime he hears a noise outside.
The fires hit unoccupied homes and vehicles in a five block area that includes Daleford, Baldwin Avenue, Fairmount Boulevard, Coventry Boulevard, Gilbert Avenue and Fletcher Avenue.
Canton residents are asked to call either the Police or Fire Departments if they have any information.
Canton had three suspicious fires on Sunday which occured within two hours of each other.
The Canton Repository reports that the fires occurred in the city's northeast section and are under investigation by the Fire Prevention Bureau.
The first incident was a vehicle fire around 3:30 a.m. in th 2300 block of Daleford Avenue which extended into a house.
The damages were estimated to be $6,000 to the Jeep and $1,000 to the house.
The next fire was at a vacant house in the 2600 block of Gilbert Avenue around 3:50 a.m. The damages were estimated at $1,000.
The third fire happened around 5 a.m. at the vacant First Apostolic Church of Christ in the 2100 block of Fletcher Avenue.
The damage there is estimated at around $90,000 in total.
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A 16-year-old Canton boy died Tuesday night, days after being involved in a fight.
The Canton Police Department and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the death of a Joesph Hartley who was involved in a physical altercation with another person on September 4th.
He sustained head injuries during the fight and was transported to Akron Children's Hospital.
He later died from his injuries on September 13th around 11:45 p.m.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
A Canton man exploded in the courtroom after he was convicted Thursday of killing a 16-year-old girl.
The Canton Repository reports that 21-year-old Cortney L. Walton began cursing at jurors, the judge and the victim's family.
He struggled with sheriff's deputies and was pinned to the floor as the guilty verdict was announced.
Walton was sentenced to life in prison with parole after 26 years for killing Diamond Singleton after shooting into an apartment in the 800 block of Shorb Avenue NW on April 27.
Singleton was visiting family and prosecutors argued that Walton opened fire because he was angry with the woman who lived there.
A Canton woman claiming she had AIDS, spat on a business owner and patrons after she was asked to leave.
The Canton Repository reports that 38-year-old Deloris L. Anthony was arrested around 1 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of 12th Street NE.
Stark County Jail records show that she claimed she was HIV-positive and she refused to give a DNA sample.
Anthony had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for criminal and aggravated trespassing.
She was charged with felonious assault, criminal damaging and obstructing official business.
Anthony is being held in Stark County Jail without bond.
Nothing says "feel the love" from City Hall more than a parking ticket amnesty program.
And Canton's feeling a lot of love this week. The City wants the original fine amount, no need to add penalty or the $5.00 late fee.
At least until this Friday, when the amnesty program comes to an end.
News release - City of Canton
The City of Canton will be offering a partial amnesty program from August 22nd through August 26th, 2011 on all unpaid parking tickets issued by the Canton Police Department. The terms of this program will be that as long as the ticket holder pays the original fine amount on all outstanding parking tickets no later than August 26th, 2011, the $5.00 late fee on each ticket will be waived.
The City realizes that non-payment of any tickets may have been an oversight on the ticket holder's part and that once notified, individuals will want to rectify this matter as soon as possible and take advantage of the significant savings.
Checks can be made payable to the City of Canton and delivered to or mailed to the address noted on the parking ticket.
Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is celebrating once again as they have broken another all-time passenger record for the second consecutive month.
In their 64 year history, the airport has seen a record amount of 154,772 passengers in the month of July.
The most recent record was set in June with 151,115 customers.
CAK has seen around a 5.4 percent increase in passengers flying compared to July 2010.
Akron-Canton Airport News Release
Merci! Danke! Shukran! Arigato! Toda! Grazie! Spasibo! Gracias! It doesn't really matter how you say thanks, the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) couldn't feel more grateful towards the 154,772 Customers who traveled to/from CAK during the month of July.
This monthly record also marks the best month in the airport's 64-year history, set just last month (June 2011). Compared to July 2010, the airport hosted nearly 8,000 more passengers this year, a 5.4 percent increase.
"This is what airport leaders dream about," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "We are honored and humbled by the overwhelming Customer response to our low fares and relaxing airport experience. We will continue to work with our airline partners to offer exceptional service to the destinations travelers in Northeast Ohio want most and we are committed to enhancing our facilities both inside and out, in keeping with our CAK 2018 capital improvement plan. The future is truly bright at CAK."
Passengers aboard AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, increased 4.9 percent compared to June 2010 carrying 73,700 passengers to six nonstop destinations including Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, New York and Boston.
Delta Air Lines, offering nonstop flights to Atlanta and Detroit, was up 20 percent compared to last year. United Express, with flights to Chicago O'Hare, was up 6.4 percent.
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