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Wal-Mart is good example of reason Canton needs minimum wage

Regarding ”Councilman, president call for city’s own minimum wage” (Nov. 19): The Honorable Allen Schulman, president of Canton City Council, stated, and rightly so, “Maybe we should look at the minimum wage. If a billion-dollar corporation is not going to give a decent living wage to its employees, maybe it’s time that local governments force them to.”

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Never Coming Home

Never Coming Home

Truck driver Bob Romig and his family had no idea that as he left the Worthington Cylinder plant in Jefferson Ohio on June 20, 2005 his trailer had been loaded in violation of Worthington company rules or that twenty four hours later that negligence would cause Bob to lose his life…

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Not A Good Neighbor

Not A Good Neighbor

If you are ever in a serious auto crash, one of the things you think you can rely on is your own insurance coverage. Particularly if you are injured by a uninsured or under-insured driver, you place your trust in your insurance company to be there for you and your family…

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Meyers lake sportsman’s club files suit

The Meyers Lake Sportsman’s Club”s ongoing dispute with the private lake’s owners is now in court. Controversy arose over the winter between the Meyers Lake Preserve and The Fish Dock Inc., an offshoot of the club that managed the lake and ran a dock and fishing pier. Part of the dispute involved the preserve’s wanting club members to pay a fee to use the lake. In April, the preserve terminated negotiations on a new agreement and told the club to remove the docks and fishing piers on preserve property.

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Hoover retirees pack meeting on changes to health plan

With their health care plan at stake, Marge Walters, 78, and her husband Bob, 86, struggled to find parking half an hour before a Hoover Co. retirees’ meeting Thursday morning. With about 800 to 1,000 people packing their vehicles into the parking lots around the Mayfield Senior Center and a nearby park, the Canton couple risked a parking violation. They left their car at a curbside corner, navigated with their walkers through the massive crowd, only to find no available seats. Most of the Hoover retirees who attended got a letter last month from Hoover’s former parent company, saying that they would be switched to new health plans starting in January 2013.

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McDonald’s owner says he’ll pay fine in case

The owner of about 10 McDonald’s restaurants in Stark County will plead no contest to illegally seeking to influence how his employees voted in November, the owner’s attorney said Wednesday. Paul Siegfried has agreed to pay the maximum fine of $1,000, said his attorney, Randy Snow. He said Siegfried didn’t know he had violated the law. Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has recommended that the Ohio Attorney General’s office or Stark County Prosecutor John Ferrero charge Siegfried with violating the state’s corrupt practices law. She agreed with the recommendation by Youngstown attorney Rebecca Gerson, whom she appointed to investigate the case. Gerson said the fine money should go to the League of Women Voters.

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Firm to fight $3.7 million award

Worthington Industries plans to appeal Tuesday’s jury decision to award a Bowerston area truck driver’s estate $3.7 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Loose Guns

Loose Guns

Our law firm was privileged to represent Gregg Pavlides, who was tragically paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by a teenager who had earlier stolen handguns and bought high powered ammunition from a gun show…

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