News from across the Canton area


The author will visit the Rodman Public Library

ALLIANCE — Author Sarah Miller will visit the Rodman Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the Rodman Public Library’s Fogle Author Series.

Miller has written both fiction and non-fiction. Her book “Marmee: A Novel of Little Women” will be released on Tuesday. Miller is also the author of two historical novels for teens, both ALA Notable Books, including “Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller” and “The Lost Crown.”

Her first non-fiction album was “The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century”. His other non-fiction work includes “Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville’s Famous Conjoined Twins” as well as “The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets”. On November 8, she will release another non-fiction title, “Hanged! Mary Surratt and the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

Registration is required to attend Miller’s talk at the Rodman Public Library at

Walk in the mountain pasture on Thursday

SUGARCREEK TWP. − The Eastern Ohio Grazing Council will hold a pasture walk at 6 p.m. Thursday at Courtney Farm, 12000 Lawndell Road SW.

Kathie and Dick Courtney purchased the original farm in 1974. They and their son Stewart raise beef cattle, goats, hay and lumber. They have faced many challenges over the years as much of the farm is within the floodplain easement of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy district and is seasonally flooded.

Topics include sizing and installing a pressurized water system, mowing versus no-mowing pasture, grazing seasonally flooded land, and rolling out hay for winter feeding.

A meal will be offered. Reservations can be made through the Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District at 330-627-9852 or

Hospital offers free oral cancer screenings

CANTON — Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital is offering free oral cancer screenings beginning at 8 a.m. Friday at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital Dental Services, located on the second floor of the hospital’s Surgical Center/Cancer Center.

Appointments are required; call 330-489-1333 to schedule.

According to the American Cancer Society and the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 54,000 people will develop cancer of the oral cavity or oropharynx this year in the United States. The most common symptom is a sore or pain in the mouth that does not heal or go away. Early detection improves the chances of successful treatment and saves lives.

Free oral cancer screenings are sponsored by Mercy Hospital’s Cancer Center. Learn more about the Mercy Hospital Cancer Center at

The Children’s Dyslexia Center obtains a grant

CANTON − The Children’s Dyslexia Center in Canton recently received a $3,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The foundation has awarded more than $114,000 to nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools in Ohio. The funds aim to bridge the gap between learner needs and program financial resources by providing books, technology, equipment or materials to youth education programs.

Applications for the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s 2023 grant cycle supporting youth, family, summer, and adult literacy programs will be available at in January 2023. The grants are intended to support schools, public libraries and non-profit organizations within a 15 to one mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center.

Coffee with a cop is November 3

TOWNSHIP – The next Stark County Sheriff’s Office coffeehouse with a cop program will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1403 13th St. SE.

The Coffee with a Cop program is designed to give community members the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how the Sheriff’s Office serves the community. The Coffee with a Cop program is a national initiative endorsed by the Stark County Sheriff‘s Office.

For more information, call 330-430-3889. Citizens can also communicate with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office using the mobile app, which can be downloaded for free through the App Store on any smartphone by searching for Stark Sheriff Ohio.

Eagles Tribute Band at the Palace

CANTON — Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. NOT.

To purchase tickets ― which cost $28, $38 and $68 ― visit or call the box office at 330-454-8172.

Historical Society Open House on November 6

JACKSON TWP. − The Jackson Township Historical Society, 7756 Fulton Drive NW, will have an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on November 6.

The Society will present an exhibition of military memorabilia and will remember military veterans in the township. The Girls of the National Society of the Canton Chapter will honor Vietnam Veterans by presenting them with their Vietnam War-era pins and welcoming them into their homes. Vietnam War veterans are invited to the event to receive their pins.

Fundraiser for Ukraine is November 6

JACKSON TWP. − Rotary District 6650 clubs are collaborating to present A Night for Ukraine, an evening of authentic Ukrainian cuisine, entertainment and prizes at 3 p.m. on November 6 at St. George Serbian Church Center, 4667 Applegrove St. NW.

Tickets are on sale for $60 per person. Proceeds benefit the efforts of Rotary Clubs on the ground in Ukraine and The Rotary Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. Past President of Rotary International 2018-2019, Barry Rassin, will be present as the keynote speaker.

District 6650 in Ohio aims to raise over $100,000 to support Ukraine. The evening’s entertainment will feature international artists from the Ukrainian Cultural Arts Association of Greater Cleveland, including the Harmonia Band, performing Eastern European music on authentic folk instruments; Ukrainian dancers from Kashtan; and the Ukrainian vocal ensemble Zorya. The event will be complemented by a live auction.

Buy your tickets at For more information, contact event chair Scott Schulick at 330-727-8507 or email

The museum’s Brown Bag Lunch theme is pioneering

MASSILLON — Thomas C. Sosnowski, professor emeritus of history at Kent State University at Stark, will present “Challenges of the Pioneers: Arrival in Stark County in the Early 1800s” on Tuesday at the Brown Bag Luncheon of the Massillon Museum.

The free program will begin at 12:10 p.m. and end around 12:50 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase food from the Greatness Cafe in the museum lobby. The museum will provide free cookies and coffee. No reservation is necessary. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way E.

Music and Animals at Lincoln

MASSILLON − Lions Lincoln Theater, 156 Lincoln Way E, will present Into the Blue – Electric Light Orchestra Tribute at 3 p.m. on November 6.

Into the Blue is made up of 11 professional musicians with strings from the Tuscarawas Philharmonic. Tickets are $20 downstairs; $15 balcony and wheelchair/attendant.

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater will perform at 7 p.m. on November 4. The show features the physical comedy and juggling skills of former circus veteran and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Gregory Popovich, alongside the talents of his pets. His entourage consists of more than 30 rescue animals including cats, dogs, geese, ponies, goats and parrots. Tickets are $25 to $30. For more information about Popovich and his show, visit

To purchase tickets for either show, call 330-481-9105 or visit

Walsh University Presents “Facing the Future Together”

NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – Walsh University, with support from the Wilkof and Nolan families, will present an interfaith conference, bringing together local faith leaders to share their thoughts on challenges facing faith communities in the 21st century from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Barrette Business and Community Center.

Experience a theological exchange between Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, and Rabbi David Komerofsky, Temple Israel, Canton, who will share differing views on Catholicism and Judaism and topics of common interest. RSVP by Monday at


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