A FATHER’S RESPONSIBILITY: Fred Smith carries his daughter, Claire, into the kitchen of their rented home in Stow. For a few months after the death of Claire’s mother, Smith was only allowed to see his daughter under supervision from his sister or from the little girl’s grandparents, Matt and Cheryl Baker. “That was hard for a while,” Smith says, but now he and his girlfriend, Nichole Schiller, have custody of Claire for two nights and one afternoon each week.