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CRIME NEWS: Eight men from Orrville, Massillon, Canton, Louisville, Dover face drug trafficking charges

Eight men, including three from Orrville, were charged in a three-count indictment with operating a drug trafficking organization that distributed kilogram quantities of cocaine throughout Wayne, Stark and Tuscarawas counties and elsewhere in Ohio, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Ohio. Named in the indictment are Arnuflo…

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DGKN ON SCENE: Pickup truck knocks down utility pole Sept. 4

PHOTOS BY HEATHER IMMLER | DGKN This utility pole just outside of the Dalton village limits was knocked down over Labor Day weekend as a result of being struck by a pickup truck. No injuries were reported, according to Ohio Highway Patrol. DGKN staff report SUGAR CREEK TWP.   No injuries reported after a pickup truck…

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Hartville man dies in head-on crash; suspect arrested after fleeing

PAINT TWP.  Alcohol is suspected in a two-vehicle fatal crash Aug. 18 along state Route 241. A Hartville man died in the head-on collision and the driver of the other vehicle fled from the crash scene before being taken into custody about two hours later. The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the two-vehicle crash that…

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Man posing as funeral home director found guilty

TOLEDO  A Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge found Shawnte Hardin guilty of multiple felony charges for providing funeral services without a license. In total, Hardin was found guilty on 31 charges: One count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity (F1) Three counts of tampering with records (F3) Two counts of telecommunications fraud (F5)…

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Huron County barn fire that injured firefighter ruled arson

TOWNSEND TOWNSHIP, Ohio  A barn fire in Townsend Township (Huron County) that injured a firefighter has been ruled arson by the Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau. Investigators are seeking tips from the public to help identify those responsible. On Tuesday, Aug. 2 at approximately 11:33 p.m., the Townsend Township Fire Department was dispatched…

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Child lost in corn field located

Reports have been obtained from local law enforcement agencies: A 3-year-old child was found safe at the edge of a corn field about half an hour after law enforcement were called to assist in the search. Wayne County sheriff’s deputies responded 3:15 p.m. July 25 to the 600 block of N West Lebanon Road and…

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AREA CRIME: Body found along Stark County road; foul play suspected

DGKN staff report CANTON TWP., Stark County  A passerby saw a body along the road just before 9 p.m. May 10 and contacted authorities. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is treating the case as a homicide. Stark County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Hardington Ave NE near 12th St NE, East Canton, to investigate…

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