HELPING ONE OF OUR OWN
There’s plenty of sports coverage coming up later in this column, so keep reading and you’ll get your fix. Sometimes there are more important things to discuss, however, and today just feels like one of those times.
I’m a graduate of Jackson High School, and I am very proud to boast about having Stark County roots. Stark County and the surrounding area is a great place to grow up because unlike a lot of places in the world, people there actually care about their neighbors and their community. You can drive down the street and wave at a somebody you don’t even know, and they smile and wave back instead of looking at you as though you’re crazy. Stark County certainly isn’t a modern day Mayberry and it’s far from perfect, but there’s just something about it that few places can match.
By now you probably know the story of Sharon Budd, who teaches Language Arts at Edison Middle School in the Perry district. While driving home from a tip to New York City with her family, Budd was critically injured when four hoodlums threw an eight pound rock through the windshield of the family vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass.