Holly Murphy and Ryan Sander met six years ago while they were employed at The Repository. The two worked in different departments, and did not begin dating until becoming better acquainted at a Halloween party hosted by mutual friends. As their friendship and relationship flourished, they began traveling extensively.
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.
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.