Canton Repository writer Ed Balint covers food and entertainment

Growing up in the Wooster area, Ed Balint fondly recalls boyhood trips to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Heggy’s Nut Shop and Mellett Mall in Canton.

His post-college jobs included stints at newspapers in East Central Indiana and Sandusky before arriving at The Canton Repository in the summer of 1999.

Last year, Balint’s newspaper beat took a wild swing — from covering murder trials and other hard news to writing about rock stars, artists and the best local restaurants as he shifted from being the court reporter to the food and entertainment writer.

Why I became a journalist?

I remember first telling my grandmother that I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. Newspaper reporter became my second choice, but an aversion to complicated mathematics kept me on Earth.

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