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In all aspects of our organization we exceed minimum expectations. Our test scores reflect teachers and students going above and beyond. The condition of our grounds and buildings reflects doing much more than just the minimum. With new testing for students, higher standards and the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, this is no time to lower our expectations to a minimum.

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Arthur “Bud” Whitney, 100, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015, one year to the day after his beloved wife of 74 years, Rose. He was born October 6, 1914 in Freedom Township to Harry and Gladys (Simpson) Whitney. He owned and operated the Western Auto General Store in Garrettsville, Ohio for 20 years. He enjoyed trips to the cabin in Canada and his Florida home. Arthur loved going on family picnics, hunting, fishing, golfing, going for lake trips and traveling the entire lower 48 with his wife, Rose.

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Wanted Frog Watchers! The Portage Park District needs your help as we join forces with Hiram College in Project FrogWatch. Project FrogWatch USA is a...

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A large portion of that support originated from two single sources: a generous, $867,000 estate gift from Cleveland businessman Stan Proctor and a gift of $500,000 from an anonymous donor. “We are exceedingly grateful to Stan Proctor. Mr. Proctor was a beloved member of the Board of Trustees who believed in the teaching mission of Hiram College. Through his work on the board, he knew first-hand the transformative power of a Hiram education,” said Hiram College President, Lori Varlotta. “Thanks to these most recent gifts, that power will continue to transform the lives of students – and those who teach them – for many years to come.”

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Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services is one of nearly 1000 Veterans & Family Memorial Care providers nationwide who sponsor the annual VFMC Operation Valentine initiative. The project is simple and meaningful, according to Dr. Michael E. Carlson. “Students and individuals throughout the community write messages to the troops on Valentine Cards, Cut-Out Hearts, or whatever they like and we make sure that they are delivered to our brave men and women serving overseas.”

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American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out...

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The festival will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10am-6pm. Each year, "Art on the Hill & Wine Tasting" attracts over 70 artisans from the northeast Ohio area as well as from the nearby states of Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan. This is an excellent opportunity to sell and display your handmade works of art!

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The Library will be using the monies to buy new books to be housed mainly at the Garrettsville and Windham Libraries. The rest of the libraries that make up the Portage County District are Aurora, Randolph, and Pierce-Streetsboro. The library data base includes Kent and Reed Memorial Libraries to facilitate free exchange of material.

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Burton - The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market, in its fourteenth year, will hold its 2015 annual organizational meeting from 10am to noon Saturday, February...

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Family Week meetings with James A. Garfield Elementary School principals have been forestalled by snow events but prospects are good for a rejuvenation and re-invigoration of the program, involving more kids and parents.