Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:10

Massillon Gradually Powering Down Affinity Site

Massillon city officials say they're looking to cut costs at the former Affinity Medical Center, that's currently not staffed, but still being powered and secured daily.

The average cost to manage the closed property, according to the Canton Rep, is roughly $6,800 per day, including utilities, maintenance, and building security.

Earlier in December, City Council gave the green light on a new deal with Aultman, that is assuming emergency and more services for Massillon residents.

Starting early 2019, Massillon will begin winding down most operations at the former Affinity site.

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Massillon Police say that the man who shot a cardiologist in the parking lot of Affinity Medical Center Monday afternoon targeted the doctor because of a shared love interest. 

Dr. George Seese was walking out to his vehicle that was parked in the Affinity Medical Center parking lot Monday afternoon. When he reached his Denali, Dr. Seese was approached by Michael Wood, who police say then fired five shots at Seese, hitting him several times. After the shooting, Wood returned to his car, which was parked behind Seese's in the lot, and then turned the gun on himself. 

Dr. Seese died from his wounds, as did Wood. 

Area schools were placed on lockdown for a brief period following the shooting, but Massillon Police say that Dr. Seese was the only intended target and there was no immediate threat to the public. 

Dr. Seese was a cardiologist for 20 years and leaves behind 13 children and 13 grandchildren, according to reports. One of Dr. Seese's sons is a colleague at WAKR and Rubber City Radio Group.

 

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