Canton City Council

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, July 29:

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, January 8:

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Canton City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to repeal a panhandling ordinance that’s being called unconstitutional.

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IBERDROLA RENEWABLES

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, July 31:

  • Ohio EPA approves wind turbine project;
  • Gov. Kasich signs payday lending bill;
  • Cultivator license awarded to Eastlake med pot business;
  • Canton pushes Market Square project forward;
  • Baldwin Wallace strips theater building namesakes amid allegations;
  • Ohio University drops ban on spontaneous protests;
  • Three charged in Cleveland construction site scam;

Ohio EPA approves wind turbine project

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Abandoned shopping carts are becoming so much of a nuisance in some parts of Canton that City Council has passed a law to try to address the problem.

The carts are showing up in empty lots, the yards of boarded up houses, and sometimes in the street. 

Canton City Councilman John Mariol says they end up in neighborhoods "by and large from people who do not have transportation but need to get their groceries home. When you start seeing shopping carts in` neighborhoods that an indication that poverty is a problem.” 

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, March 5:

Jounson Controls Hall of Fame Village website

Canton City Council has been putting off authorizing the signing of a set of contracts with Pro Football Hall of Fame Village for a services and joint plans.  But a vote is expected tonight.

For the past three weeks, an item on council's agenda to let city administrators finalize operational agreements with Pro Football Hall of Fame village has been moved to the next meeting.

Council Finance Committee Chairman John Mariol says some details needed to be sorted out. But, that’s done.

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Canton City Council has voted unanimously to increase penalties and fines for littering.

The new rules will increase fines for a first offense from $100 to $150. For a second offense, fines spike from $150 to $500.

Councilman Frank Morris proposed the changes because he says Canton needs to do a better job keeping the community clean.

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The half-billion-dollar Pro Football Hall of Fame Village project in Canton is supposed to be done in 2019. WKSU’s Tim Rudell says that’s why Canton City Council wrapped up 2016 with tax legislation aimed at supporting the development.