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This edition of Nearby Nature marks the one hundredth article in our nature series. It is hard to believe that when Matt Sorrick and I started this endeavor it would have lasted this long.  It was our intent to...
The American Library Association launched Banned Books Week in 1982. It typically runs the last week of September, with the aim of educating Americans about censorship. Many libraries, including the Newton Falls Public Library, mark the occasion with displays...
More women have become the primary wage earners in their households. Generations ago, life and financial roles were cut and dried according to gender. Man: breadwinner. Woman: homemaker. Those stereotypes have, thankfully, shattered. According to the Bureau of Labor...

I think we are officially in “that” season… Pumpkin Everything!! Pumpkin latte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin pasta… the list of pumpkin items goes on and on. I know in last week’s column I said I would talk about...
We are whale watching in Tadoussac on the St Lawrence but staying 30 miles inland in Petit Saguenay. You will need to look on the map/world atlas to see exactly where we were. It’s about a hundred miles northeast...
Freedom Township - The Board of Trustees of Freedom Township, Portage County Ohio took legislative notice that the use, possession, cultivation, distribution and sale of marijuana, whether for medical or recreational use is illegal under the controlled substances act;...
Mantua - Early last week, students and staff at Crestwood Primary School held a school-wide assembly to show their appreciation for local heroes from the military, as well as local police, sheriff’s office, and fire departments. “The inspiration for our...
Autumn has arrived and now is a great time to get out and enjoy the sounds, smells, and sights of autumn.  Aurora has some amazing parks where you can enjoy all the wonders of this most beautiful time of...
Imagine a dried-out sponge… no moisture, no spring or flexibility, just a hole-y husk capable of little else besides absorbing something new. That was the condition of Brenda Reiner’s bone marrow before she received a life-saving bone marrow infusion from...
Southington – The 6th annual This Means War 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Chinese Auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Southington Chalker High School to raise money for Erica Immel of Girard, a...
The James A. Garfield Historical Society met on Monday, September 19, in the historic Mott Building, Main St., Garrettsville, to conduct the following business : Papers and permits for the awning and shutters to be added to “the Bonnet Shoppe”(...
Well, look no further than Hiram College.  This will be our second session of Water Dog Swim Lessons for the  fall semester.  Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have your child learn a valuable life lesson.  Get instruction from...