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.”
Ask Claudette Hankins about her dressing room. It’s her favorite place inside her Lake Cable home. The former spare bedroom was redesigned by Christine Ridgway, principal and lead designer of Empire Designs and Events, and features a chandelier, white antique armoire and wall-to-wall open shelving to perfectly organize and display Hankins’ vast wardrobe, including some of her roughly 120 hats.
The logo of Cathy Wyatt’s business is a bright sun, which is perfectly fitting with her outgoing and sunny personality. Wyatt is the founder and owner of Carpe Diem Coffee Shop at 215 Market Avenue N, which has become a magnet for coffee and tea aficionados and is one of downtown Canton’s most successful businesses.
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