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  • Winter storm warning: Latest news, information

  • Stark County and other area counties are in the middle of a winter storm warning through Thursday morning. Up to 8-12 inches of snow are forecast through the day Wednesday and overnight. Here is the latest snow-related news to the CantonRep newsroom.

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  • Stark, Tuscarawas, Holmes and other area counties are in the middle of a winter storm warning through Thursday morning. Up to 8-12 inches of snow are forecast through the day Wednesday and overnight.
    Here is the latest snow-related news to the CantonRep newsroom:
    5:40 p.m.: Stark County Clerk of Court’s Office
    The Stark County Clerk of Court’s Office, including its legal and title departments, closed at 3 p.m. Wednesday due to the snowstorm. The office’s title division will re-open at 8 a.m. Thursday, and the legal division will re-open at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
    4:25 p.m.: North Canton streets
    North Canton Mayor David Held said 21 city employees will plow as long as the snow is coming down.
    4:20 p.m.: Akron Area YMCA
    Due to the weather, all branches of the Akron Area YMCA will close at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday. For Thursday’s closings or delays, call 330-926-4948. or check
    http://akronymca.org/weatheralert.aspx
    2:11 p.m.: Massillon Public Library closes
    The Massillon Public Library’s main location and the Barry Askren Memorial Branch each closed at 2 p.m. today due to the inclement weather. The announcement was made through the library’s official Twitter account, @mlibrary. The library is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays.
    2:10 p.m.: Canton issues parking ban
    Service Director Warren Price said the city planned to issue a parking ban for Canton streets early Wednesday afternoon.  Enforcement of the ban is done on a “case by case basis,” Price said. “If we have a vehicle that’s in the way and we can’t safely plow, then we might take action to tow that vehicle and involve the police.
    2:05 p.m.: Summit County declares snow emergency
    Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander has issued a snow emergency for Summit County. Roadways are hazardous because of blowing and drifting snow. Only residents who believe it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways.
    2 p.m.: Canton Charge will play
    Tonight’s Canton Charge game at the Canton Memorial Civic Center still is scheduled for tipoff at 7 p.m. The Charge, who are seeking their fifth consecutive home win, will face the Austin Toros.
    1:55 p.m.: Some Stark County offices closing early
    Several Stark County government offices began sending their non-emergency employees home around 1 p.m. due to the snowstorm. The Stark County Common Pleas and Canton Municipal courts remain open.
    Page 2 of 3 - 12:25 p.m.: Massillon Museum closed
    The Massillon Museum will close at 1 today due to the weather.  The staff plans to reopen the building on Thursday, depending on safety conditions. The Museum’s regularly scheduled hours for the rest of the holiday week are: Thursday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., Monday, closed, Tuesday, closed for New Year’s Day.
    12:20 p.m.: Holmes County snow emergency
    Holmes County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 2 snow emergency, which means roadways are hazardous with blowing and/or drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employee to see if you should report to work.
    12:10 p.m.: Nimishillen Louisville and Lake parking bans
    Nimishillen Township has issued an emergency parking ban for all township streets through 6 p.m. Thursday. Louisville has begun a snow parking ban, effective for all city streets after two inches of snowfall. The ban will be in effect through Thursday.
    A parking ban also is effect for all streets in Lake Township when snowfall reaches two inches or in the event of any severe ice situation. The parking ban is in effect for 48 hours.
    11:50 a.m.: Canal Fulton parking ban
    The City of Canal Fulton has declared a parking ban on all city streets and will last until snow plowing/removal operations have been completed. Motorists are asked to keep vehicles off the streets to keep roadways clear for snowplows and emergency vehicles.
    11:10 a.m.: Plain parking ban
    Plain Township has implemented a parking ban from 10:30 a.m. until further notice. Motorists are asked not to park on township-maintained roads so trucks can plow the snow.
    10:30 a.m.: Perry parking ban
    Perry Township has declared a snow emergency. The township has issued a parking ban through 3 p.m. Thursday.
    10 a.m.: Snow at airport
    By 10 a.m. Wednesday, several flights into the Akron Canton Airport had been canceled due to the incoming snowstorm.
    Anyone hoping to fly the friendly skies later Wednesday may also find those hopes dashed.
    “This is all likely due to the big weather storm that’s affecting this whole swath of the country,” said Kristie Van Auken of the airport.
    The airport’s website at www.akroncantonairport.com showed cancellations from the following: Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Ft. Myers, Fla.; New York; Boston, Mass.; Orlando, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Atlanta, Ga.
    Departures also were canceled for those same cities and for Detroit, Mich., the website showed.
    “This morning, the flights operated normally,” Van Auken said. “Thirty-three percent of our flights leave before 8 o’clock in the morning. So up til this point, we operated normally, on time without disruption.
    Page 3 of 3 - No snow was falling at the airport as she spoke about 10 a.m.
    The temperature was listed at 29 degrees under overcast skies at the airport on the National Weather Service website at www.erh.noaa.gov.
    Van Auken said no one was stranded Wednesday morning.
    “A good number perhaps even a majority of flights could be impacted in some way whether its a delay or cancellation this afternoon,” Van Auken said.