Charita M. Goshay
Title: What Really Matters
Charita M. Goshay is a native of Canton. She is a graduate of Timken High School and Kent State University, where she majored in communications and minored in photojournalism. Charita has been employed with the Repository since 1990. Her duties have included in-house librarian, editorial assistant, and staff writer. Charita is a religion reporter and a nationally syndicated columnist for Gatehouse Media. She also serves as a member of the Canton Repository’s editorial board. She is a 10-time Associated Press Best Columnist in Ohio, and has earned recognition from the Stark County Bar Association, the Greater Canton Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, the Ohio Legislature, Canton City Schools, Canton City Council, the Boy Scouts of America, and others. Charita is a founding board member of Habitat for Humanity, East Central Ohio. She is a graduate of Leadership of Stark County. In 2003, Charita wrote and co-produced “As I Was Saying,” the first of three live stage shows, based on a collection of her newspaper columns. She also has written shows on the lives of Hank Williams and Pete Seeger. Lastly, she is a lifelong suffering but faithful Cleveland Browns fan.