Canton

Fireworks at the McKinley Monument
YOUTUBE

Canton should know today if its fireworks and concert is back on. Last week, the city announced there’s no room in its troubled budget for the annual July 4th celebration. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on the development of an alternative.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

Special needs students and local high school football players are on the field, practicing and learning side-by-side.  It’s the first of what is planned to be an annual “Playmakers Football Camp” at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  

Terry Albanese, assistant to the mayor of Akron
CITY OF AKRON

Invest Health” is a new private funding program to help communities promote better health among loert-income people. Grants are going to 50 medium-size cities across the country; and three of those are in Northeast Ohio.  

Akron, Canton and Youngstown will get $60,000 each. That doesn’t sound like a lot as grants go. But for this purpose, it’s a big step. The money is to cover the costs of seeking ‘best practices’ for improving health in impoverished areas. 

PHOTO OF CANTON COUNCILMAN EDMOND MACK
THE CITY OF CANTON

Canton City Council unanimously approved Monday an ordinance to create an outdoor refreshment area in the city’s downtown.

The approval means people will be able to carry alcohol in designated cups within a 69-acre section of the Canton Arts District. People will be able to drink in the area seven days a week from noon until midnight.

Photo of Chris Smith
CITY OF CANTON

Members of the Canton City Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve a plan that would put millions of dollars toward six “investment zones” in the city.

Some of the areas include downtown, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and neighborhoods near TimkenSteel.

While the commission approved its plan, members of City Council still need to give it their final blessing.

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