The best way would probably be to engage the services of a local Realtor. Once you provide the criteria of the amenities your ideal property shoud have, as well as an acceptable target price, a search could be set up in our local MLS. The search could specify that in the brokers remarks would be the wording for lease option or land contract. As soon as any match properties show up where the seller will entertain those options, you would immediately be notified by email. I would be more than glad to do that for you if you send an email to me with your hoped for wants and needs in a property.
Also, you could put an ad on CraigsList.com stating what you want, and also browse the "housing available" categories. Log in to CraigsList, work your way to Ohio, then click on Akron/Canton. You will see tons of private owners looking to sell, perhaps some will even do lease purchase and land contracts.
Jim Dvorovy, Realtor
Cutler Real Estate