CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio State's football team has almost two dozen players from Northeast Ohio on its roster, but it's Notre Dame that is surrounded by a piece of the region. Actually, pieces.
Canton-based The Belden Brick Company, which has roots dating to the late 19th century, has been working on Notre Dame's campus projects since 1935. The latest involves work on buildings surrounding the famed stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
"We do pretty much everything out there," John Belden said. "We supply a lot of brick there."
Northeast Ohio has funneled both schools with players, but the Irish have a foundation laid by the Ohio company, brick by brick. Read more here.