Tony Ly was sitting in an economy class at Ohio State University with a guy sleeping on his one side and a guy reading an ESPN magazine on the other. That’s when Ly realized he really didn’t want to be an accountant.
Under the guidance of Max Barton, executive director of the Canton Museum of Art since September 2014, the museum has steadily increased its public profile through programming designed to attract new visitors from all corners of the community and beyond.
He’s rubbed elbows with LeBron James. Received a job offer from Jim Tressel. And he’s now teaching the next generation of leaders at Washington High School in Massillon. David Lee Morgan Jr. spent more than 20 years in journalism before becoming a teacher.
Denise Hallett was reading the newspaper when she saw an article that spoke to her heart. The Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem program was seeking volunteers to serve as advocates for children in Stark County who have been neglected, abused or deprived of parental support.
She grew up roughly 90 minutes north of Canton. Yet Tonja Marshall admits she knew very little about Stark County or even the Pro Football Hall of Fame until she enrolled at the University of Mount Union and met her future husband, Marcus, who is a GlenOak High School graduate.
Darcy Friel believes there’s no better place than Stark County to call home. “I’m one of those strange birds who loves it here,” she said with a laugh. “It’s just an inexpensive place to live, and your quality of life is so high. … And, to me, it just keeps getting better.”
It wasn’t necessarily love at first sight for Jess and Doug Bennett. “He said to me once at the office that I was the female version of him and he hated me,” said the former Jess Andreae who grew up in rural Westfield Township in Medina County and moved to Stark County to attend Walsh University. “But I like to think of that as the 40-year-old man version of pulling my pigtails.”
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