I remember the moment when I first accepted the position of About magazine editor six years ago. My boss gave me the job description, which I had taken home to review and consider. Thrilled, I walked into his office the next day and eagerly accepted the position.
In this town, there’s a lot of talk about chickens and eggs. People will move downtown when there are services. Or the services will come if the people are there.
Talk about hidden gems.One could easily argue that it’s tough to call the 150-acre Lake Cable hidden — indeed, it does rest near the heart of bustling Jackson Township. But this is one of those places that you can pass by every single day without realizing exactly how much of a gem it is.
As a landlocked county in the middle of Ohio, Stark County isn’t exactly the first place you think of when it comes to lakefront living. OK, not the second place either.
People often ask me for recommendations for great dining and entertainment. My selections are always heavy on supporting the great local people, businesses and events in our community.
As the editor of this magazine, I often scoff when I receive cell phone pictures. I’m not a photographer — by any stretch of the imagination — but I’m fortunate to work with a staff of photographers who shine at what they do and produce stunning images for this magazine every month.
“She’s been a fighter since the day she was born,” said Linda Butler, our cover girl’s grandmother. Eight-year-old Kaylyn Butler was sporting boxing gloves for her photo shoot — but that wasn’t what Linda was referencing.
Nothing tells a story like a great photo. We rely on photos to tell much of Stark County’s story throughout each issue of About. So much can be gathered in just one well-captured moment.
Secrets? I’ve got a few. As the editor of this magazine, you might imagine that I would be privvy to hearing some of the county’s juiciest secrets. But those are the ones that I can’t print on these pages.