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The 37th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on Saturday, September 12th.  The Potato Stomp is a classic road race through the scenic streets of Mantua Village and the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley.  There is a one mile Fun...
Mantua - A fortunate group of Crestwood students got the rare opportunity to participate in the excavation of a Civil War Military Prison. Johnson’s Island, a 300-acre island on the coast of Lake Erie, is located three miles from...
Portage County - The Portage Park District has launched a Comprehensive Parks Master Plan project to guide the District and its use of levy funds over the next ten years.  Led by planning consultant Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., the Master...
Garrettsville - “Elvis has left the building — and he took the food with him!” This was Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard’s lighthearted Facebook post on July 1, 2015. It went on to say, ”All of us at NGCC want to...
Village resident Terri Eierman addressed council informing them the police levy, discussed and shot down by council at last month’s council meeting, will be on the November ballot, using the ballot initiative process. A ballot initiative is the means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can bring about a public vote. Eierman was able to obtain 122 resident signatures (only 65 were needed) on a petition.
Ravenna - Now that the former Robinson Memorial Hospital has become fully integrated with University Hospitals, the residents of Portage County are about to experience a revolution in health care delivery. This was the message given during a standing-room-only...
The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians discovered that they had a “Rivergod” in their midst, as member Mike Keas gave an outline of his varied and interesting career(s) at the July 13, 2015 meeting. A Jack-of-all-trades and , clearly, master of quite a...
Newton Falls - At the beginning of July, the Community Center area of Newton Falls bustled with the excitement of Independence Day celebrations complete with carnival rides and fireworks, but that spot in town isn’t quite done playing host...
Aurora - On July 8th, four brightly painted vehicles, including a vibrant pink fire truck, arrived at Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora. They parked outside the front entrance with the goal of bringing attention to the Pink Heals organization, a...
BOOK Review &  Discussion 1st Monday of Month  Dr J Patella offers portions of a current human interest book to review and discuss based on content, style, and merit.  For an excellent and interesting literary assessment, please join us at the...
The final June meeting of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club was a busy one. It saw the installation of the new 2015-2016 club president, Thomas Collins (Installing officer, Jim Irwin, Tom’s family in attendance),  and other club officers : Amy Crawford—treasurer,...
The Mantua Village Garden Club will be taking their members to Perennial Post Gardens, in Middlefield, on Monday July 13th. Clara Miller, owner, will be giving the group a guided tour of her gardens, and speaking about the many...