Charges ranging from DUI to felonious assault are levied against a Massillon man after police say he punched one person and tried to run over a couple of others.
According to the Repository, 55-year old David Simon is accused of trying to strike someone with his vehicle on Gail Avenue NE and again on Keupter Boulevard.
Winesses say Simon hit somebody in the face when confronted. Even after being arrested, the newspaper reports that Simon kicked out windows of the police cruiser and threatened to return to a hospital emergency room and kill people who work there.
On the Web:www.cantonrep.com
Troopers are investigating a fatal car crash that happened Wednesday afternoon in Massillon.
The Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol reports Gary Herring, 62, of Akron was killed after he drifted left of center on State Route 241 (Wales Avenue) and struck a truck head-on.
Herring was taken to local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
Troopers say both drivers were wearing seat belts. Authorities do not believe drugs and alcohol were a factor in the crash. The crash happened during rainy conditions on the roads.
Troopers say this is the 9th fatal crash in Stark County in 2013.
A former cafeteria worker will be spending some time in prison for sending nude photos of herself to male students.
WKYC-Channel 3 News is saying that 35-year old Stacy St. Jean-Barton will be serving 22 months in prison on charges of disseminating material harmful to juveniles. She worked in the cafeteria at Massillon's Washington High School.
She pleaded guilty to the charges last month.
St. Jean-Barton will be eligible to apply for early release after serving six months of her prison term. She will be on probation for five years after she is released.
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State Route 21 in Massillon is now reopened after a dump truck crashed into the Lincoln Way overpass early this morning.
News Channel 5 reports the accident happened around 1a.m. Thursday morning as construction crews were paving the southbound lanes on the roadway.
The area between Lincoln Way and Cherry Ave on SR 21 was closed for more than an hour. ODOT officials said to Channel 5 that the bridge was was safe for travel around 3am this morning. The walkway bridge currently remains closed for repairs.
The driver pulled away from the paving area, leaving the bed of his truck up, hitting a walkway bridge and the Lincoln Way overpass.The bed was detached from the truck and ended up in the southbound lanes of SR 21.
No one was injured during the accident. The Lincoln Way bridge sustained a bent steel beam. Th
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Several Perry High School students will miss walking at graduation after participating in a food fight as part of a senior prank.
WKYC-TV Channel 3 News reports around 15 students were involved in the food fight on Tuesday Taco Day in the cafeteria.
The seniors were suspended and banned from attending the graduation ceremony.
Students planned to protest at the school Wednesday morning.
On the Web: www.wkyc.com
Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly carjacked and kidnapped a woman at gunpoint in Massillon early Tuesday morning.
Massillon police say it happened near the intersection of Wales Road and Hankins Road around 3 a.m.
Officers found the woman at a Speedway gas station on Genoa Road after police say the suspect dropped her off in Perry Township.
Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
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A Massillon man was arrested for attacking two officers and a police dog Wednesday night.
The Canton Repository reports 44-year-old Brian L. Shertzer led police on a short car chase around 11 p.m. after he nearly rear-ended a police cruiser.
Once Shertzer ended the chase in front of his home, he got out of his car, punched two officers and tried to choke them.
Shertzer also struck the department's police dog. He suffered injuries from the K-9 and was taken to Affinity Medical Center for treatment.
He is facing a list of charges including two counts of assault , failure to comply with the order of a police officer and three counts of resisting arrest.
On the Web: www.cantonrep.com
Around 100 people were evacuated from a Massillon high-rise housing complex Saturday evening, after a fire on the fourth floor of the six-story public housing building.
The Massillon Independent reports that many of the residents forced out of their apartments at the Lincoln Apartment complex on Lincoln Way East were elderly or disabled.
Three of those residents, and seven Massillon police officers who conducted the evacuation, were checked for smoke inhalation at an area hospital. No firefighters were hurt in the blaze.
The fire itself appeared contained to one fourth-floor apartment, but spread smoke through the top three floors of the building.
A number of residents stayed in SARTA buses brought to the scene, to keep out of the cold weather while they were forced from their apartments.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
On the Web: Massillon Independent, www.indeonline.com
A memorial service for one of the victims of the so-called Craigslist killings will be held today in his hometown of Massillon.
The service for Timothy Kern, 47, will be held this evening at Heitger Funeral Home, Jackson Chapel at 5850 Wales Ave N.W.
Visitation will began an hour before the service at 5:30 p.m.
Kern's body was found in a shallow grave near Rolling Acres Mall on Nov. 26.
Authorities believe he responded to a fake farm job in southeast Ohio that was posted on Craigslist.
Richard Beasley, 52, and Brogan Rafferty, 16, are accused of posting a bogus Craigslist ad that lured two other men to their deaths and a fourth victim survived with serious injuries.
In addition to the memorial service, there will be a Celebration of Life Wake on December 11, 2011 at Sadie Renee's from 2 to 6 P.M.
More information about the services can be found on www.heitger.com.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's office has positively identified a body found near the former Rolling Acres Mall Friday as a man missing since answering a Craigslist ad earlier this month.
The Medical Examiner's office says the body of 47 year-old Timothy Kern of Massillon died from gunshot wounds to the head, and the manner of death has been ruled homicide.
Kern's family says he answered a Craigslist ad about caretaking on a southeast Ohio farm. He's been missing since November 13th.
One man was found dead and one man was seriously injured at a Noble County farm, and authorities in that southeast Ohio county found another body in a shallow grave on Friday.
The body found in a wooded area in the Rolling Acres area was also found in a shallow grave, as was the body found earlier in Noble County.
52 year-old Richard Beasley is being held on unrelated charges in Akron. Authorities believe he posted the Craigslist ad for a non-existent farm job in Noble County.
16 year-old Brogan Rafferty, a Stow-Munroe Falls High School junior, is being held in a juvenile facility on juvenile charges of aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated murder.
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