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Past articles by Kelly:

Canton agrees to fund Downtown Canton Partnership for one year

The city will grant $250,000 to the Downtown Canton Partnership for a professional services agreement lasting at least one year. → Read More

Canton utility customers to see rate increase

The average monthly utility bill for residents will increase by about 6.5% this year. → Read More

Lawsuit: Fish and animals dying as far as 20 miles away from East Palestine

At least seven lawsuits have been filed against Norfolk Southern following the hazardous train derailment in East Palestine. → Read More

Officials: East Palestine train derailment has not hurt Stark County water supply

Don't stock up on bottled water. Stark County officials say the train derailment in East Palestine has not impacted local water supplies. → Read More

Work underway on southeast Canton grocery and health center

Work started in earnest last month at the Southeast Community Market & Health Center, said Don Ackerman, executive director of Canton For All People. → Read More

City of Canton votes to give all city employees Juneteenth as paid holiday

All city employees will receive Juneteenth as a paid holiday this year. → Read More

Major renovations at Canton's largest water treatment plant begin in February

The Sugar Creek Water Treatment Plant will receive a $37 million upgrade, which will begin in February and take three years. → Read More

Canton Regional Chamber President Denny Saunier to retire

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce board has formed a search committee to select its next leader. → Read More

Black College Football HOF founders reflect on challenges, change at 30th MLK Mayors' Breakfast

Doug Williams and James "Shack" Harris reflected on their time playing professional football at the 30th annual MLK Mayors' Breakfast. → Read More

Canton council approves outdoor drinking district at Hall of Fame Village

In the coming months, HOF Village visitors should be able to buy alcoholic drinks and wander the grounds in the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area. → Read More

'Spirit of Mansfield' finds new home at MAPS Museum

The "Spirit of Mansfield" became the largest military plane at the Military Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS) Museum with its arrival Saturday. → Read More

Ohio EPA awards water, sewer loans: Money coming to Canton, Akron, Rittman

The Ohio EPA will loan the city more than $53.2 million to fund water and sewer infrastructure improvements. → Read More

Canton Mayor Thomas Bernabei announces he will not seek reelection

Mayor Thomas Bernabei has announced that he will not seek reelection after his second term ends next year. → Read More

Canton OKs pay raise for non-union staff, caps elected officials' automatic raise

Elected officials and non-bargaining city employees will receive a 3% cost of living pay raise in 2023. → Read More

JobsOhio CEO discusses 'significant momentum' for state, Stark businesses

J.P. Nauseef, president and CEO of JobsOhio, discussed the state's economic outlook at the 108th annual Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon. → Read More

Facing the wrecking ball: Canton Inn comes down

The city has started demolishing the Canton Inn to make way for future housing and retail. → Read More

Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital operating on generators, surgeries canceled

A city substation issue has affected the electric at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, which is operating on generator power. → Read More

Canton City Council approves changes to AFSCME disability benefits

City Council has authorized changes in the disability benefits for Canton's management and non-bargaining employees. → Read More

Timken Co. marks 100 years of trading on New York Stock Exchange

The Timken Co. has reached the milestone of trading on the NYSE for 100 consecutive years. It's the first Ohio-based company to do so. → Read More

High heating bills expected this winter

Higher fuel prices are expected to make it more costly to keep the cold out this season. → Read More