News from around the Canton region

Free legal help at library

ALLIANCE – The Ohio Justice Bus, a mobile legal aid office and technology hotspot, will visit the Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

The bus will be parked in the Main Library parking lot to offer free brief advice clinics to Alliance-area residents. People will have the opportunity to talk privately to an attorney about family law issues related to adoption and kinship care. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons wishing to receive advice should bring any relevant documents.

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Juneteenth program at library 

ALLIANCE – Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., will mark Juneteenth with a special presentation by William “Ted” McDaniel, a professor of African-American studies and professor of music at Ohio State University. He will speak on the topic of “Understanding Black History Through Black Music” in Rodman Auditorium at 7 p.m. June 20. Registration is required; visit, or call 300-821-2665, ext. 107. 

A specialist in African-American music and jazz performance, McDaniel is noted for his analysis of the music of John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. He has published several works on Black music and more than 300 musical arrangements. 

The former Kmart building in North Canton is torn down on Tuesday.

Concert on Friday in Canal Fulton

CANAL FULTON – Out of Eden will play a free Eagles tribute concert from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at St. Helena Heritage Park, 123 Tuscarawas St. NW, as part of the city’s Summer Concert Series.

The Yankee Bravo Trio will play from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available. Free on-street parking is available outside the park. Parking in the Heritage Park lot will be $10.