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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, December 4th:

Canton's Fireworks Show Will Go On

Jun 24, 2017
Fireworks at the McKinley Monument

Despite worries about funding, Canton’s annual 4th of July fireworks show will go on, according to one of its sponsors.

This marks the second year in a row the display lacked funds.

Organizer Bob Harper, president of United Steelworkers Local 1123, says they needed $15,000 dollars to pay for the fireworks, along with police and fire department personnel.

Harper says even though big sponsors fell through, the community has come through. 

What Ohio Unions Want in the Trump Era

Feb 27, 2017
photo of Joe Plott and Bob Harper

The Golden Lodge in Canton has long served as a headquarters for the workers at Timken Steel. A TV on the wall is tuned to MSNBC. The topic: President Donald Trump.

Bob Harper, the president of United Steelworkers Local 1123, said many of his members supported Bernie Sanders, but some voted for Trump.