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.
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.
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two-car crash in Stark County that claimed the life of a Carrollton woman Wednesday afternoon.
Troopers say the driver of a GMC Safari went left of center on State Route 43 in Waynesburg and struck a Jeep Wrangler which was traveling in the opposite direction around 1:20 p.m.
The Jeep overturned and ejected the driver, Martha E. Lowe, 52, of Carollton. The Jeep then landed on top of Lowe. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 28-year-old driver of the van was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The 43-year-old passenger also suffered minor injuries, but refused treatment.
All those involved in the crash were not wearing a seat belt.
Update 12:50 pm: According to First Energy's power outage map, power has been restored.
Around 2,000 customers were without power in Stark County after a substation caught fire early Wednesday morning.
Alliance police tell us a fire at a substation on Oyster Road caused the outages around 4 a.m.
Firefighters put out the flames around 6 a.m.
First Energy reports more than 1,500 customers were without power around 7:20 a.m.
Power outages were reported north of Cambridge Street, as far west as Rockhill Avenue and all points east of the city.
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The Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-skip crash in Stark County that claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman early Tuesday morning.
The crash happened on State Route 43 near Priscilla Street in Sandy Township shortly after 1 a.m.
Troopers say an unknown vehicle struck Mary A Russel, 71, of Waynesburg, as she was walking along the edge of the roadway before fleeing the scene.
The woman, who was lying in the roadway, was then struck by a second vehicle.
Russell was pronounced dead at the scene. The second driver was not injured.
Authorities are searching for the hit-skip driver, but the make and model of the vehicle is unknown at this time.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed that there is a mosquito pool in Canton that has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The positive tests results in June came from mosquitoes collected in the Arboretum Park area and is the first one of its kind.
The Canton Health Department currently has a program in place that increases spraying and the treatment of standing water in effected areas.
In anticipation, the city already identified this area and took the necessary precautions three weeks ago to deal with the mosquito population. Subsequent testing since then has shown a dramatic decrease in the number of mosquitos collected.
There have been no positive reports of West Nile infecting anyone in Stark County this year.
Residents are still advised to wear long sleeves, pants and light colors when outside in the evenings or out in wooded areas where mosquito population may be higher. Experts also recommend using mosquito repellant when appropriate.
Multiple fire departments battled a barn fire in Stark County early this morning.
Brewster firefighters responded to the blaze around 5:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of Alabama Avenue.
No one was injured, but several animals were lost in the fire, according to fire dispatch.
Brewster firefighters were assisted by several area fire departments.
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The hot holiday weekend weather contributed to the deaths of people in Stark County.
The Stark County coroner's office tells Fox 8 News that 10 people died from heart and lung conditions during the Memorial Day weekend.
Those who suffered from pre-existing lung diseases were among those who died.
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The Canton post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking into a one car crash Saturday afternoon that killed the vehicle's driver.
The patrol says it happened at about 2 PM Saturday on Mottice Drive in Sandy Township, Stark County.
Troopers say 57 year-old Gary Bovie of New Philadelphia was driving a minivan eastbound on Mottice Drive when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and went off the side of the road.
It then struck a utility pole and overturned. Bovie wasn't wearing a safety belt and was ejected from the minivan.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say the driver's side door showed signs it may not have been able to be properly latched when closed, and that may be a factor in Bovie's ejection from the car.
The crash is still under investigation.
The Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a drunk driving crash in Perry Township.
Authorities said two cars collided early Monday morning around 2 a.m. near 12th Street and Genoa Avenue.
At least one driver was charged with OVI.
No further information has been released.
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