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Alan Houk of Morning Dew Orchards of Salem bags up some apples for market shopper Jeanne DeVries of North Canton at the Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
May 18 was like most days for 34-year-old Kimyata “Coop” Cooper Jr. After calling his dad to plan on watching the basketball game later that day, he finished up his work at Salvation Army and headed to the Barberton YMCA to play a game of basketball.