My husband Dave and I traditionally celebrate Valentine’s Day by spending a day at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2015, a winter storm made the roads nearly impassable, completely ruining our plans. It ended up being one of my favorite Valentine’s.
This month, I’m sending you on a one-tank trip to one of Ohio’s most quaint and historic small towns. I’m fond of Marietta because it’s where I went to college, but it routinely shows up on lists of the most beautiful towns in the state and the country.
Had it not been for two friends who wouldn’t take no for an answer and a third friend who was kind enough to make an introduction, Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Forchione might never have met his wife.
East Canton Elementary School Principal Becky Carter has never strayed much from the area where she was born and raised. “I’ve always lived in Osnaburg Township,” said the daughter of Denny and Brenda Griffith and the wife of Kacy Carter. “We live a couple of blocks away from my parents.”
Feb. 11: WWE Live—Road to WrestleMania: WWE returns to Canton for the first time in 2019. See your favorite Smackdown WWE superstars including AJ Styles vs. the Miz, Charlotte Flair vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Beck Lynch, Jeff Hardy and many more. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets start at $15. To purchase tickets, call the Civic Center box office at 1-800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. Additional fees may apply. cantonciviccenter.com
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