Katie and Howard met online in June 2011 and quickly hit it off. Together they bonded over their mutual enjoyment of the many outdoor public amenities Stark County has to offer. Their courtship flourished as they rode bikes along the towpath from Massillon to Canal Fulton. They also enjoy playing tennis together. Howard proposed to Katie after a game of tennis at the Hall of Fame tennis courts. He dropped down to one knee and asked if “she’d be (his) doubles partner for life.”

Katie and Howard are both active in Canton’s Jewish community and are members of Temple Israel. They were extremely lucky to have Temple Israel’s Rabbi Jon Adland officiate at their wedding May 17 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Many of their guests from Stark County kept raving about the beauty of the wedding ceremony. After their wedding, Howard and Katie traveled to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel, for their honeymoon.

The couple lives in Jackson Township. Katie works as a registered client associate at Merrill Lynch. Howard moved to Ohio in 2008 to attend law school at the University of Akron. He now works as a patent and trademark attorney at Sand & Sebolt.

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