Tuesday, January 8, 2013
North Canton Patch readers casted their votes this past week to determine North Canton's Person of the Year
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- Morgan Day
Tuesday, January 8
The competition was stiff, but North Canton Patch readers made it clear who they'd like to see as North Canton's Person of the Year. With 22 percent of the vote, Todd Davy came out on top. Davy is the founder of the Viking Victory Run, a race that took place for the first time in 2012 and aimed to raise money for North Canton's elementary schools as well as bring the community together. Learn a little more about Davy as he answers five questions from North Canton Patch. Name: Todd Davy Occupation: Installation manager, DRB Systems, Inc. in Green Family: Wife Wendy; kids TJ, 11, and Evan, 9 North Canton Patch: The person who nominated you for North Canton's Person of the Year did so because of your efforts in organizing the Viking Victory …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
If you know someone who made North Canton a better place in the last 12 months, nominate him or her today.
At Patch, we know it's important to pause and recognize the community members who make North Canton a better place, each and every day. Who contributed time and effort to planning that great event, or helping out a fellow resident in tough times? Maybe it's that person's positive spirit that impacts the community. Perhaps the person you're thinking of performs one of those "thankless" jobs we just can't live without. No matter the reason, we'd like to hear about him or her. Just send an email to email@example.com by 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, with answers to the following questions: We will take the nominees and ask readers to vote on who they think should win. After a Person of the Year is selected, North Canton Patch will run a story …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Rebecca Tolson is in the spotlight as Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day today for authoring and advocating for a bill to bring dyslexia specialists into Ohio schools
Rebecca Tolson, a North Canton resident and a certified academic language therapist, is in the spotlight again. This time, our 2011 North Canton Person of the Year takes center stage today as Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day. Tolson authored House Bill 157, which encourages Ohio's Educational Service Centers to hire dyslexia specialists who will provide training for K-4 teachers to help those teachers work with dyslexic children. The bill passed through the Ohio General Assembly in December with resounding support. You can find Tolson featured as our North Canton Person of the Year in this story and the link to the Huffington Post Greatest Person of the Day feature by following this link.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Got a sec? Get caught up on North Canton's top stories from this week!
1. A Stark County Common Pleas judge will allow the video identification of Erick Howard in his home invasion/rape trial. Howard appeared in court Friday because his attorney wished to throw out evidence that he thought would lead to an unfair trial. 2. Have you met Rebecca Tolson? She's our 2011 North Canton Person of the Year, and she's got one inspirational story. She authored and advocated for House Bill 157, which encourages Ohio's Educational Service Centers to hire dyslexia specialists to train teachers in helping dyslexic students. Bravo, Rebecca! 3. A Canton couple must have really needed some cash; they tried to steal the coin changer right off a laundromat wall this week. The key word here: tried. 4. We had a blast video-taping …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tolson authored and advocated for Ohio House Bill 157, which was passed by the General Assembly in December and aims to help dyslexic students throughout the state. North Canton Patch viewers voted Tolson as the city's Person of the Year for 2011.
Editor's Note: This article is being featured on The Huffington Post as part of its Greatest Person of the Day series. It was the same thing year after year: A small percentage of students in Rebecca Tolson’s class struggled with reading because of dyslexia. And there wasn’t much she or any other teacher could do to help. “I really didn’t feel prepared to teach them,” said Tolson, who was at a school in Fairlawn at the time. “I was curious. I was wanting to help but not feeling trained.” It wasn’t easy for her to stand by while children struggled to read in her classroom. She knew they’d head off to the next classroom, and then the next grade, and face the same hurdles. “I felt like I had to do something," she said. "In the nine months …
Monday, January 9, 2012
What our 5-things list will tell you: How to join the Foundation for Community Betterment, who earned our "Person of the Year" title and what North Canton Playhouse has in store for you this week
1. Walsh students welcomed back with new building: Walsh University welcomes its students back to school today, and it's got some news to share. The new Birk Center for the Arts now is open! 2. Gypsy debuts Friday: The North Canton Playhouse's production of Gypsy debuts this week. Our plan is to bring you a video preview near the end of the week, so keep your eyes peeled for it! 3. NCCS first board meeting: North Canton City Schools Board of Education will have its first meeting of the year Thursday. The Board's organizational and regular meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Hoover High Media Center. You'll find the agenda for Thursday's meeting in the PDFs section of this update. 4. Person of the Year: Were you paying attention to who…
Friday, December 23, 2011
We've rounded up your submissions and created a poll to find out which do-gooder you want to see in the spotlight on North Canton Patch
We received some great nominations from community members about who they want to see get some recognition for their good deeds this year. Below are our nominations for North Canton's 2011 Person of the Year and a short summary of why they were nominated. Make sure to vote by 5 p.m. Tuesday and watch for a story highlighting North Canton's Person of the Year in the following days.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Know someone who made a difference in North Canton this year? Then nominate him or her to be the North Canton Patch 2011 Person of the Year.
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- Morgan Day
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
*Editor's Note: We've extended our deadline for submissions to 5 p.m. today. Patch has written dozens of stories about awesome people in North Canton this year. But who do you think made the most impact? Nominate your pick for North Canton Patch's 2011 Person of the Year. We'll review all the submissions and run a profile of the top nominee during the last week in December. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. *Dec. 22. Nominate your neighbor, teacher, heck, even yourself. Email questions to Morgan.Day@patch.com.