Retired NFL defensive end Kenny Peterson enjoyed overnight success when he opened a Nothing Bundt Cakes in his hometown a year ago. “It was shocking. It makes me feel good the amount of support that the city has given us,” Peterson said about the instant popularity of his bakery at 4468 Belden Village Street NW in Jackson Township, which is a franchise of a Texas-based company and employs 20 people.
In a small town like East Canton, a local restaurant can be a social hub as well as an eatery. Lowry’s Family Restaurant, open since October 2015 at 800 Nassau Street W, draws a lively crowd of locals. Here, manager Melissa White talks about its food and fans.
By her own description, 2015 was a “rough year” for Laura Weisgarber. Highlighted two years ago in The Canton Repository’s “Brave & Beautiful” section, the Jackson Township resident saw her job move out of town just days before she lost her mother to Alzheimer’s disease. A few weeks later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer—for the second time in the years since her battle against Hodgkins disease when she was a freshman at Ohio State University.
Nowadays, fitness is all about “smart,” from the water people drink to the high-tech material they wear to the devices that keep track of their workout progress. Add to that Crossfit, yoga, Warrior Weekends, elliptical machines, cycle houses and marathons, all of which have created specialty markets amounting to billions in retail sales.
Alisa Wenger and Peter Wassenaar met at a Bible study nearly nine years ago while they were students at The Ohio State University, but they didn’t start dating until January 2010. They were married Sept. 5, 2012, at a civil wedding in Enschede, the Netherlands, and in a church wedding in Denekamp, The Netherlands (church weddings do not have any legal power there, which is the reason for two ceremonies).
The story of Stephanie Rothrauff and Ryan Helline reads almost like a fairy tale. Ryan grew up in Wilmot, Ohio, and studied at the Ohio State University. Stephanie grew up in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and studied at Purdue University.