Local Faves | People & Places Readers’ Picks

Readers voted and the results are in—here are your people & places Local Faves!

Accountant: 415 Group

4300 Munson St. NW, Canton, 330-492-0094 | 415group.com

Runner-up: Clinton Nickas

Artist: David McDowell 

Runner-up: Dyanne Williams

Bartender: Stephanie Penson of The Barrel Room

7901 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton, 330-244-1535 | barrelroomwinebar.com

Runner-up: Cedric Wurm, Royal Docks Brewing Co.

CEO: Tom Cecconi, Mercy Medical Center

1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton, 330-489-1000 | cantonmercy.org

Runner-up: Jim McGeorge, Ameridial

Chef: Daniel Anschutz,  Glenmoor Country Club

4191 Glenmoor Rd. NW, Canton, 330-966-3600 | glenmoorcc.com

Runner-up: Jerry Risner, Gervasi Vineyard

Dentist: Constantin Farah, DDS, MSD at Center for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Care 

4410 Executive Cir. NW, Canton, 330-494-7004 | icgums.com

Runner-up: Mellion Orthodontics

Doctor: Dr. Kindra S. Browning, Hospitalist, Mercy Medical Center

1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton, 330-489-1000 | cantonmercy.org

Runner-up: Dr. Elena K. Norch, Mercy Medical Center

Band/Musician: Nate Lupi


Runner-up: Eric Brooke

Celebrity: Aaron Bartow


Runner-up: Elec Simon

Trainer: Trey Schilling, Twisted Steel Training Ohio

Twisted Steel Ohio on Facebook

Runner-up: Mark Loy

Photographer: Craig James Photography

546 N Main St., North Canton, 330-494-0644 | craigjamesphotography.com

Runner-up: George Bekich

Radio: Gary Rivers

330-450-1480 | whbc.com/shows/gary-rivers-show

Runner-up: Nikolina Midday Diva Q92

Realtor: Fran Hicks

4368 Dressler Rd. NW, #104, Canton, 330-495-7147 | franhicks.hayesrealty.com

Runner-up: Mike Addessi

Teacher: Ruth Oldroyd,  Canton City Schools

305 McKinley Ave. NW, Canton, 330-438-2500 | ccsdistrict.org

Runner-up: Megan Bartuseck, Massillon City Schools

Volunteer: Stephanie Sweany, Stark County Hunger Task Force

Runner-up: Aimee Ellen Schernitzaur

Waiter/waitress: Jimmy McFarren at Lucca

228 Fourth St. NW, Canton, 330-456-2534 | luccadowntown.com

Runner-up: Linda Myers at Denny’s on Tuscarawas St. W

Writer: Dan Kane

The Canton Repository, 500 Market Ave. S, Canton, 330-580-8306 | cantonrep.com

Runner-up: Charita Goshay

Event venue: Canton Palace Theatre 

605 Market Ave. N, Canton, 330-454-8172 | cantonpalacetheatre.org

Runner-up: Gervasi Vineyard

Neighborhood: Canton Arts District 


Runner-up: Avondale

Park: Monument Park 

700-1150 Park Dr. NW, Canton

Runner-up: Alpine Park

School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School

2121 Reno Dr. NE, Louisville, 330-875-1631 | stahs.org

Runner-up: St. Michaels

College: University of Mount Union 

1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, 800-992-6682 | mountunion.edu

Runner-up: Walsh University

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass