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Jarring photo of elderly woman slumped over pillow in Canton nursing home sparks investigation

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - You may have seen this heartbreaking photo on Facebook. It’s been shared more than 20,000 times and it’s causing concern about the woman pictured. Julia Wiggins, the family’s pastor, posted these photos to Facebook on Feb. 19.


Ohio girl passes away one day after she was diagnosed with strep throat, flu

MASON, Ohio — A Warren County fourth grader passed away after being diagnosed with with strep throat and influenza. According to Mason City Schools, Sable Gibson was diagnosed with strep throat and influenza on Tuesday morning, which led to cardiac arrest that afternoon.


North Canton Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

NORTH CANTON, OH — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain starting in the evening and windy overnight.


Controversial William McKinley statue coming to Canton

CANTON A statue of President William McKinley is slated to travel 2,000-plus miles from a city along California's northern coast to Canton. "We are very excited to have been awarded the statue," Canton Mayor Thomas Bernabei said hours after talking with Arcata, Calif., officials.


Man Arrested in Ohio who was Planning Massive Attack on Detroit

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – A 28-year-old man, who allegedly was planning a massive shooting in Detroit, was arrested in Ohio before he could carry out his intended actions. Cameron White, 28-years-old, was arrested Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, by members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive


Canton Health Department places flu visitation restrictions on Stark County hospitals

CANTON, Ohio — With the flu season in full swing, the Canton City Health Department is implementing guidelines and restrictions on visitations at several Stark County Hospitals.


Canton man accused of dealing drug in the middle of the road

CANTON Vehicles had to swerve out of the way on icy, snow-covered roads during a rainstorm while a young man made a drug deal outside a southeast Canton apartment complex, Stark County Jail records show.


Second man arrested in Marlboro Township robbery

Lori Steineck CantonRep.com staff writer @lsteineckREP — CANTON Police have arrested the second of two men wanted in connection with a Marlboro Township home invasion-style robbery.


Canton police investigating after man found shot multiple times

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Canton police officers responded to a shot spotter activation in the 1900 block of 19th St. NE around 6:08 p.m. Tuesday. According to police, it was around that time that a male victim entered Walther’s Cafe and said he had been shot.


Another company cutting jobs ahead of Ohio GM plant closing

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — More job losses are coming as part of the shutdown of a General Motors plant in Ohio that makes the Chevrolet Cruze. A company that supplies janitors and other cleaning services for the GM plant in Lordstown says it will lay off 73 workers next month.


Jackson, Lake, North Canton, Plain students attend school amid storm

Most Stark County public schools superintendents canceled classes Wednesday. Those who didn’t heard from parents and students. Angry and disappointed parents took to social media Wednesday to blast the school leaders in Jackson, Lake, North Canton and Plain, who decided not to call off school. Sever


Father arrested after baby found in car as mother overdoses in front seat, Akron police say

AKRON, Ohio — A Mogadore man is charged with child endangerment after officers found an 11-month-old boy in the back seat of a car and the child’s mother passed out from a drug overdose in front, police say.


New Franklin woman killed in Stark County crash

LAWRENCE TWP. — A New Franklin woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning. Nancy A. Markwood, 72, was traveling westbound on Portage Street just east of Akron Road when her 2017 Hyundai Accent was struck by an eastbound 2007 Kia Amanti driven by Karen C. Smith, 73, of Canal Fulton at


Stark County Stems Infant Mortality Rate With Home Care

When it comes to the deaths of babies before their first birthdays, Stark County was one of the worst counties in one of the worst states in the nation. But the latest figures show that is changing, especially when it comes to narrowing the huge gap between the deaths of African American and white i


5 men from Montgomery County are on Ohio’s Death Row. Here’s what they did

Ohio’s Death Row consists of 137 people sentenced to die and includes five men from Montgomery County. On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said the state will not execute anyone until it creates a lethal injection protocol that can withstand court challenges. — “Ohio is not going to execute someone un


Inmates at Ohio prison plotted riot, escape, State Highway Patrol says

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The State Highway Patrol says inmates at an Ohio maximum security prison were plotting “a possible escape attempt and possible riot” when the plan was interrupted.


Watch: Ohio man beats own attorney after learning he'll spend 40 years in prison

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio - A violent scene unfolded inside an Ohio courtroom when a man convicted of arson and assault learned he would spend more than 40 years in prison. Cameras were rolling as David Chislton attacked his own attorney during the sentencing hearing in Cleveland this week.


Deadly multi-vehicle crash linked to snow-covered roads in Stark County

STARK COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning in Stark County. Crash investigators responded to Portage Street near Akron Avenue just before 10 a.m. for the reported incident.


Flu Kills 13-Year-Old Girl In Northeast Ohio

A 13-year-old girl has been killed by the flu, according to the Cleveland Department of Public Health. This is the second pediatric death from the flu this season. Cuyahoga County continues to have, by far, the most flu-related hospitalizations, according to Ohio Department of Health data. There hav


Tim McGraw returning to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

CANTON Country music star Tim McGraw will play Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium the same week as Imagine Dragons. Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village on Wednesday announced McGraw will return to Canton for an Aug. 9 concert at the stadium — five days after pop-rock band Imagine Dragons will perform