Neil Carpathios is an award-winning poet and author of five full-length poetry collections, most recently “The Door on Every Tear.” He also has published a collection of flash fictions, edited an anthology of literature and written as a newspaper columnist. He has taught at various colleges and universities, most recently for the past 12 years at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he was a professor of English and director of Creative Writing. Currently, he is serving as Writer in Residence at Malone University in Canton.
Sherri is the owner and haunted history tour guide of a company she began in 2003 in Stark County. Haunted Heartland Tours has been voted in the top five Best Ghost Tours in America by USA Today. Sherri has been featured on various paranormal television and radio shows. Her tours take her into various states with special haunted tours in Ireland and Scotland. She is the author of “Haunted Stark County” and “The Haunted History of the Ohio State Reformatory.” Her website is HauntedHistory.net.
Thomas W. Schmidt is a manufacturing veteran with many years of leadership in numerous local plants, including Barbco, Inc.; Harrison Paint; Heinemann Saw Co., and Georgia Pacific. At Barbco, he is the operations manager. While at Georgia Pacific, he led two ISO 9001 certifications, both resulting in “On The Spot” certifications, which occurs less than 2% of the time.
Andrea Legg is the new director of the North Canton Public Library. A Stark County native, she graduated from Canton Central Catholic High School and Malone University before pursuing her Master’s of Library and Information Science degree at Kent State University. She lives in the Dover area with her husband and son.
This summer is going to look a little different than last year. But there’s no rule saying beach reads can’t be enjoyed on the front porch. Dig out the mini umbrellas, add one to a homemade cocktail and escape into a new book.
Lisa Dalpiaz is the Director of Marketing and Air Service Development at the Akron-Canton Airport. She works hand-in-hand with airlines to bring flights to the region, all while introducing the community to the aviation world through meaningful connections. When she’s not at CAK, she’s out and about exploring Northeast Ohio with her husband, Eric, daughter, Emery, and son, Ethan.