Roger Di Paolo

Raised and educated in the Kent, OH, Roger Di Paolo enjoyed a 40-year career with the Record-Courier where he got his start in journalism in 1977. He spent the last 26 as editor of the paper. He is the author of 3 books.The Kent Historical Society has named Roger its Historian in Residence as he is an expert on all things Kent.


Orienta Badia was a woman ahead of her times. The daughter of Italian immigrants, she discovered her passion for dance at an early age – she amused guests at a 1924 wedding by dancing the Charleston at age 6 – and spurned tradition by pursuing her dreams of stardom. In doing so, she turned her back on conventional expectations – marriage, a family,...