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.
It's spreading across neighborhoods in Ohio. The problem of extreme hoarding. It effects an estimated 500,000 people in the state. Extreme hoarding involves individuals who can't control the urge to collect or save items.
Sue Cummings is an inspector with the Summit County Health Department. She told NewsChannel 5 of a case involving a 62-year old woman who collected cats.
Surprisingly, the woman lived in the home for years until she was persuaded to move out this past June. NewsChannel 5 reports the woman is attempting to repair the home, but it has been condemned. Cummings says the home had cat feces everywhere, holes in the floor and cat food laying out.
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The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled RHP COREY KLUBER from the AAA Columbus Clippers.
Kluber, 25, has spent most of the season at AAA Columbus where he went 7-11 with a 5.56 ERA (150.2IP, 153H, 101R/93ER, 70BB, 143K, .263 avg) in 27 regular season starts. He finished the regular season tied for 3rd in the International League in strikeouts with 143. On the year he went at least 5.0IP in 22 of 27 AAA starts. This will mark Kluber’s 2nd stint with the Indians as he was recalled on September 1 and made his Major League debut that day against the Oakland Athletics in Progressive Field tossing 1.1 scoreless innings (2H, BB, 2K) in his only appearance with the Indians this year before being optioned back to AAA Columbus on September 3. He was acquired from San Diego last July 31 in a three-team trade that sent RHP Jake Westbrook to the St. Louis Cardinals. He wears #34.
The Indians Major League roster now consists of 35 players with 3 players on the Disabled List.
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled RHP ZACH McALLISTER from the AAA Columbus Clippers.
McAllister, 23, spent most of the season at AAA Columbus where he went 12-3 w/a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts (3CG, 154.2IP, 155H, 57ER, 31BB, 128K, .261avg, 11HR). He finished the regular season tied for 3rd in the International League in wins (12), 4th in innings pitches (154.2) and 7th in both strikeouts (128) and ERA (3.32). On the year he limited right-handed hitters to a .241 (80-332) average against and a .223 (57-256) average with runners on base. He went at least 5.0IP in 23 of 25 AAA starts and also went 1-1 w/a 3.21 ERA in 2 IL playoff starts (14.0IP, 16H, 5R/ER). He made two Major League starts with Cleveland on July 7 and August 23 and posted a 12.27 ERA in those outings (7.1IP, 15H, 13R/10ER).
He wears #57 and will start tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 20 against the Chicago White Sox in Progressive Field.
The Indians Major League roster now consists of 34 players with 3 players on the Disabled List.
The State Highway Patrol investigating an early Saturday morning one vehicle crash that sent five teenagers to the hospital. Police say the crash occurred on Pittsburg Avenue, south of Applegrove Street in Plain Township.
Authorities say a car driven by 18-year old Kyle Byelene of Canton was northbound on Pittsburgh when he passed a vehicle on the right of a two-lane road. The car continued off the right side of the road, striking a mailbox and eventually struck a utility pole.
Byelene was taken to Aultman Hospital with serious injuries. His front seat passenger, 18-year old Seth Noble of North Canton was taken to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries.
Back seat passengers, 16-year old Brandon Miller of North Canton and 15-year old Tyler Maloy of Uniontown were taken to Aultman Hospital with minor injuries. Another back seat passenger, 15-year old Kristi Morris of North Canton, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Aultman Hospital.
The State Patrol says alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.
This week's edition of the Local Loop, Jeff Brewer of SportsInk-dot-com looks at the first year in the Suburban League of Nordonia High School.
Nordonia was admitted to the Suburban League when Barberton High School decided to go in another direction.
Nordonia Athletic Director Rob Eckenrode says he has been impressed with how the seven other schools in the Suburban League have treated the new kid on the block.
Akron State Representative Lynn Slaby is looking for opinions from businesses, residents and governments in Ohio concerning the the tax structure.
Slaby is a member of the Tax Structure Study Committee, which will meet Friday morning beginning at 10:30 at the Martin Center on the University of Akron campus.
The Tax Structure Committee has been meeting around the state of Ohio gathering opinions on the Tax Code in Ohio. The goal of the committee is to sit down and write a bill that would streamline the tax structure.
Slaby says there are three areas that the committee will examine. First is the 'CAT' tax, or Commercial Activities Tax. Second, is the sales and use taxes. Third, is how tax expenditures are spent.
Meetings have already been held in Columbus, Dayton and Toledo. Next Monday, a meeting will be held in Zanesville before shifting back to Columbus.
The 11-member committee is made up of 7 Republicans of the Ohio House of Representatives and 4 Democrats.
Colt McCoy ended his stellar career at Texasas the winningest quarterback in college history. He's a Longhorns legend.
He's 2-7 as an NFL starter.
Cleveland's second-year quarterback struggled in the Browns' season-opening loss to Cincinnati, throwing more incompletions (21) than completions (19).
His first pass was swatted back in his face,his last attempt slipped through his hands and was intercepted and McCoy panicked and tried to dump one pass off to his center.
The jury is still out on McCoy, who showed enough as a rookie last season to convince the Browns he can lead them from thedarkness.
Yesterday, Browns coach Pat Shurmur said McCoy needs to be ``more efficient'' this week when Cleveland visits Indianapolis.
Shurmur said, “I think just in terms of general efficiency, there were some of those when you look at it and say, ‘My goodness that was a,’ and he’s no different than anybody. I think each guy would tell you the same thing and I encourage you to talk to the guys about that. I think what we’re trying to build here is guys that are willing to say, ‘I have to play better,’ and I think that’s what he’ll tell you.”
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Josh Hamilton's third career grand slam highlighted an eight-run fourth and Derek Holland pitched seven effective innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1 last night.
Hamilton's 21st homer and Mike Napoli's 26th were the key blows off rookie David Huff (2-5) in the decisive fourth, Texas' biggest inning since an 11-run fifth against Tampa Bay on September 26th, 2009.
Holland (14-5) allowed one run and six hits with six strikeouts and three walks. He has won eight of his last nine decisions, astretch that began on July 7th.
Ian Kinsler also homered for the AL West-leading Rangers, who have won three straight and maintained a three-game lead over second-place Los Angeles, which beat Oakland 4-1 yesterday.
The Indians have fallen two games under .500 at 72 wins and 74 losses.
The Indians and Rangers complete their series tonight in Texas. Game Time is 8:05 pm. Fausto Carmona starts on the mound for the Tribe.
On Friday, the Indians begin a series in Minnesota against the Twins.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
In the Democrat Primary Race in Akron Ward 2, incumbent Bruce Kilby edged by Dominic Basile by 105 votes.
Kilby will run for another term on Akron City Council when he will face Republican candidate Josh Sines in November.
Kilby describes the race against Basile as 'hard fought.' Kilby thought his message to the residents of Ward Two was 'a bit stronger' than his challengers.
Kilby says while he was a bit disappointed in the results from the Democrat primary for Mayor, he sees big changes coming to Akron City Council with two incumbents losing yesterday and new representatives to take their places.
Kilby says 'while most people don't have a need to call a councilman, he'll be there to fight for them.'
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