It wasn’t even 30 years ago when passers-by could see the large copper roof from Perry Drive NW. The enormous house, across from Brookside Country Club, is hidden by the trees now. The 15,000-square-foot home may be Stark County’s most expensive, and exclusive, home.
Shirley McCartney, of Perry Township, was a registered nurse for many of her 80 years. Two of the four children she had with her late husband, Richard McCartney, are in the nursing field. “We’ve got medicine covered.”
Meggie and Michael remained friends throughout their college years and began dating after college in 2010. Michael proposed on Meggie’s birthday in 2012 while the couple were vacationing in Marco Island, Fla.
Tana Silla and Matt Pflaum met at Diebold, where Tana works in marketing and Matt works in sales. Their connection didn’t happen through the office though — the timing just never seemed right, Tana said.
Perry Township is a lace-’em-up, blue-collar community in western Stark County with a stalwart education system. Nestled between the cities of Canton and Massillon, Perry Township has a population of more than 28,000.
Sarah Betz, then 9, gets more contact than she expected when she offers a camel a carrot held between her teeth. She jumped back after the unexpected smooch, but the camel, which lives at Stump Hill Farms, got its treat. The camel was part of a first-century village re-created for Bible school at Perry Christian Church in Perry Township. This photo was published on Aug. 7, 1998 and has recently been displayed at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography as a part of the “Pictures of You” photo exhibit.
I was elected in 2003 to Massillon City Council. I ran for city council to make my community a better place. I ran to be accessible to the residents when they had an issue they could not solve. I ran to make our parks better, our streets safer and our city stronger. I enjoy working with people and helping them to live better lives.
The fishermen and boaters all have gone home. All that remains are their vehicles tethered to their moorings with oars neatly aligned nearby. The water has calmed from the boats that once cut paths through it as daylight turns to dusk on the placid waters of Sippo Lake in Perry Township.