April '13

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Living out a dream

Truth be told, it was never his dream — but it quickly became Chris Downing’s destiny. Chris Downing will tell you his success as the owner of Chris Downing 24 Hour Fitness, at 109 E. Main St. in Louisville, was a dream come true.
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What is CrossFit?

There’s been a lot of buzz in Stark County about CrossFit. We asked Dave MacDonald, owner and lead trainer at MTM CrossFit in North Canton, to fill us in on the fitness craze.
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Restaurant chains try to hide nutrition information

It takes some digging, but you can find the nutrition info you need at most popular chain restaurants. More and more restaurants are posting nutritional information on their menus. Those that don’t, often have the information on their websites.
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Girls on the Run | Nonprofit Spotlight

Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit transformational learning program for girls in third through eighth grades. The local program started in 2009 and now reaches more than 400 girls and their families.
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Dining out can be healthy

Does your resolve have to falter when you go out to eat? Of course not. We asked five area restaurant owners or managers to recommend one of the more healthful meal options from their menus.
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You tell us … Where do you workout?

We asked our Facebook followers to tell us where they go for a great workout in Stark County. It didn’t take long for us to see that many readers are quite devoted to their gym. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular local facilities and their features — as well as the thoughts of some of our Facebook followers.
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Thomas Cecconi | In My Own Words

I have volunteered for many civic and nonprofit groups wherever my family and I have lived, but especially so in Stark County. Having benefited from this great community when I was growing up, I want to make sure that our community stays strong for all future generations.
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Wedding Spotlight: Eric and Angela Dublikar

Eric Dublikar and Angela Allman met in 2010 through mutual friends. Angela, a John Carroll University graduate, was living in her hometown of Strongsville while Eric, a Xavier University graduate, was living in Akron. They began dating shortly after.