With a temperature of 27 degrees, one of 725 brave souls does a back flip into the frigid waters of Turkeyfoot Lake during last year’s Polar Bear Jump.Thick ice on the lake was cleared to open an area for the jumpers.The event raised $80,000 for the Akron-Canton Foodbank.

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Bob Rossiter grew up in downtown Canton just blocks from the Palace Theatre and has spent his life in Stark County, 43 years of it as a staff photographer for The Repository. He has photographed every president from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama, every sport from Little League to the Super Bowl and World Series. Outside the office, his photography continues with weddings, travel and his two grandchildren.

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