Top Secret

With all this talk of secrets and little-known history, we couldn’t help but wonder if we could get some community leaders to spill what people don’t know about them.

With all this talk of secrets and little-known history, we couldn’t help but wonder if we could get some community leaders to spill what people don’t know about them.

top_secret_rothED ROTH, PRESIDENT AND CEO, AULTMAN HEALTH FOUNDATION

“I’ve really enjoy coaching our kids in their sports over the years.

Football, baseball, basketball and soccer.

I’ve done one of these or more every year since 1979. I really enjoy it.”

 

top_secret_schulmanALLEN SCHULMAN, PRESIDENT, CANTON CITY COUNCIL

“I am in a book by Bob Greene called ‘Be True to Your School,’ which chronicles our high school lives.”

 

 

 

top_secret_kisteJOHN KISTE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CANTON/STARK COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS’ BUREAU
“Everybody knows I do Edgar Allen Poe.

I’m extraordinarily good at tongue twisters — Mr. Shott and Mr. Nott agreed to fight a duel.

Nott was shot and Shott was not, so it’s better to be Shott than Nott.

Shott and not Nott shot the shot that shot Nott; if the shot that shot Nott had shot Shott and not Nott, Shott instead of Nott would have been shot, and Nott instead of Shott would not have been shot!”

 

top_secret_gergardtGERHARDT ZIMMERMANN, CONDUCTOR, CANTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
“I have a newish type passion in life — oldtime radio shows.

‘The Shadow,’ ‘The Whisperer’ and ‘Box 13,’ ‘The Milton Berle Show,’ ‘Casey, Crime Photographer,’ ‘The Green Hornet,’ and ‘Richard Diamond, Private Eye.’

Sometimes the stories are so bad, they are good.”

 

top_secret_allisonADRIAN ALLISON, SUPERINTENDENT, CANTON CITY SCHOOLS
“I love superheroes and cartoons.

I record ‘Transformers: Prime’ and ‘Spider-Man Unlimited,’ and then sit on the couch and watch episode after episode.

I also love ‘Spiderman’ and ‘Batman.’ I grew up reading comic books and I have never lost my joy of these complex characters.”

 

top_secret_jonesPARA JONES, PRESIDENT, STARK STATE COLLEGE
“It’s kind of fun and perhaps a surprise to many that one of my first jobs at Roadway Express Akron General Office was as advertising and marketing coordinator.

I was well-qualified from the writing perspective and took a photography class at Stark State to improve my photography skills.

That was my first real experience with the community college. It was there when I needed it with a class I needed for my job, and the class was affordable and convenient for a professional who traveled a lot.”

top_secret_bernabeiTOM BERNABEI, STARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER
“I am secretly in love with Janet Creighton, and I don’t eat broccoli.”

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