Canton

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UNION METAL

Canton’s Union Metal will reopen with a new owner after its acquisition by a New York-based investment firm. 

In December, the parent company announced it would shut down operations, leading to the layoffs of more than 300 workers.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Voters in Canton passed the city’s first income-tax increase in nearly 40 years this week, and the half-percent increase will be used for primarily for safety and economic and neighborhood development.

The increase is expected to generate more than $11 million a year. Twenty percent of that will go toward the general fund, and 10 percent each will go into the capital fund and a neighborhood development fund. Mayor Tom Bernabei says the rest will be used for economic development.

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WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, April 19:

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

More than 100 communities held town hall events over the weekend as an extension of last month’s March For Our Lives against gun violence.

In Canton, Chloe Downerd, a senior at Jackson High School, wanted the audience to remember to vote, adding “it’s never too young to start getting involved in things. Even if you can’t vote, you can have a voice.”

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, April 3:

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