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This year’s Mother Nature smiled on the 53rd Ox Roast Fair and the crowds did not disappoint. Of course, this great event could not be put on with out the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers. Many go above...
Garrettsville - Council President Tom Hardesty led the July Garrettsville council meeting in the absence of Mayor Rick Patrick (councilman Hadzinsky was also unavailable for the meeting).  The meeting date, normally scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month,...

Mantua - Congratulations are in order at the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department, as Christopher Mullins was recently sworn in as the Department’s Assistant Chief. Fire Chief Matt Roosa swore Mullins in at a recent Fire Board meeting while Mullins’ grandfather,...
Ravenna - Have you found evidence - or do you have even a vague suspicion that someone close to you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol?  Is that person displaying behaviors that could be related to substance...
The countdown is on for the Annual Steak Fry of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club, with the added excitement of celebrating the 90th anniversary of the still-active and inviting organization.  The July 25, 2016 meeting was highlighted by planning for...
Welcome to Destination Aurora.  News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. Did you know that The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland has three wildlife sanctuaries in Aurora?  Though privately owned, all three of these beautiful sanctuaries...
Garrettsville - The Queen of Hearts is still playing her card close to the vest, after nearly a  year reigning over SkyLanes Bowling & SkyLounge. Every Sunday, 1500-2000 people gather outside at Sky Plaza to witness the drawing taking...
Crestwood Welcomes New Students!!! NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD AT: Crestwood Primary School 11256 Bowen Road, Mantua, OH AUGUST 1st - AUGUST 5th Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 P.M. – 6:00...
Mantua - At their July meeting, the Board unanimously approved a resolution to submit a renewal of the Permanent Improvement Levy on the November 16th ballot. Treasurer Jill Rowe noted that the renewal levy could be used for items...
Portage Parks are on the grow! Just as a garden requires warm sunshine and rain to grow, local park properties and programs are now flourishing, thanks to a long-awaited flow of delayed funding. For years, several set-aside properties have languished,...
Garrettsville - The Village of Garrettsville will be closing their dispatch center effective July 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. The Garrettsville Freedom Nelson Joint Fire District and Community EMS District have taken measures to continue our services to the public...
As August starts and the beginning of school looms in the not too distant future, now is the perfect time to enjoy a hand-scooped ice cream of frozen custard treat. Who cares about the coming crazy schedule of back-to-school...