Grown-up science fair

As part of the 20/20 Vision planning process, ArtsinStark’s Innovation Committee tackled this challenge: How to position Stark County as one of the 10 most innovative communities of its size in America.

The “Genius Awards” are the beginning of a strategy for doing just that. We at GateHouse Ohio Media are one of the teams that opened a top-secret “genius” trunk last month, which held all instructions about the challenge and the only materials that can be used to solve it.

Other competitors include Aultman, Belden Brick, Chase, Day Ketterer, Diebold, FirstMerit, Huntington Bank, KeyBank, Kenan Advantage Group, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, Mercy Medical Center and the Timken Co. The awards, showcasing each team’s solution, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 at the Cultural Center for the Arts. For details, visit