Last school year was among the most heartbreaking and frightening nine months in Stark County school history. School leaders buried 25 students or recent graduates, including roughly a dozen of them who died by suicide. One student plotted to kill his fellow classmates before deciding to turn the gun on himself. Threats of violence bombarded nearly every local school district, and more than 1,500 Stark County children were taken to nearby hospitals for mental health concerns. School leaders and staff didn’t know what to do.
Ten years ago, Robb Hankins stepped foot in Stark County for the first time. Surveying downtown Canton, he saw the Palace Theatre, a lone art gallery (Second April Galerie & Studios, then on 6th Street) and five pieces of public art.
Sharon Budd beat breast cancer more than 10 years ago, but since July 10, she has been fighting for her life after six brain surgeries and proving to be, what her husband believes, is a living miracle. She is About Magazine’s Person of the Year.
Whether mounted on a quarter horse, playing tennis, speaking to a crowd of fresh-faced entrepreneurial hopefuls, sponsoring civic events, or strategizing new lines of chips, Bob Shearer is a perfectionist.
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