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GIS Invention Convention

| Published on April 16, 2014

Garrettsville -  The 1st Annual Invention Convention was held at Garfield Intermediate School on  March 21st for any 5th or 6th grader who wanted to submit an invention that would “make life easier”

We had eighteen  6th graders and 26 5th graders participate. Using a rubric, Mr. Matt Sorrick (Hiram College), …

Breakneck Creek Preserve Hike

| Published on April 16, 2014

Ravenna Twp. – Several hikers took advantage of the spring weather to join Park District Executive Director Christine Craycroft on a tour of the Breakneck Creek Preserve in Ravenna Township.  This property is usually closed to the public because although it was acquired in 2002 with grants and donations, the …

Resume & Cover Letter Class at the Windham Library

| Published on April 16, 2014

Windham -  On April 29 and May 1 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, the Windham Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, will be having a two-part class on how to write a resume and cover letter. The class will walk the participants through writing a resume …

Blossoms & Butterflies

| Published on April 16, 2014

Make your reservation today for the 15th annual Friends of WomenSafe Spring Luncheon, “Blossoms & Butterflies.” Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in the Banquet Room at St. Mary’s, 401 North Street in Chardon.  Hear guest speaker Natalie Saikaly Ronayne, Executive Director of the Cleveland Botanical Garden, tell us about the interesting …

Hiram College, Tri-C Partner to Create Seamless Degree Completion Programs

| Published on April 16, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will offer seamless degree completion programs through a partnership on the Tri-C Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. Tri-C students who meet admission requirements for Hiram College can complete bachelor’s degrees in accounting and financial management or business management immediately after earning …

Upcoming Community Events

| Published on April 16, 2014

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
Friday Nights
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.
 
Monday Breakfast
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, …

#GARRETTSVILLESTRONG FUNDRAISER SPOTLIGHT

| Published on April 16, 2014

Cana Valley Winery
April 16 & 17 – Visit Cana Valley Winery 5665 Waterloo Road, Atwater. A donation from each bottle of wine purchased on April 9, 10 and 16 & 17 will be donated to the #GarrettsvilleStrong Fund.
 
JA Garfield Pancake Breakfast
April 19 – James A. Garfield Student Council will be …

Friends of Melana Foundation Makes an Impact in the Fight Against Children’s Brain Cancer

| Published on April 9, 2014

In 2009, the small community of Garrettsville, Ohio, lost a precious, bright young fourth grader named Melana Matson to a horrible disease called Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).  This disease is an incurable and inoperable brain stem tumor that is located in the pons section of the brain.  Prognosis is …

Hikers to Explore Unopened Parks

| Published on April 9, 2014

The Portage Park District will offer a special series of guided hikes at undeveloped parklands normally closed to the public.  These are properties that have been acquired with grants and donations to conserve important natural areas for wildlife habitat and water quality protection. They are not yet open to the …

New Homestead Guidelines

| Published on April 9, 2014

Portage County – The Ohio Department of Taxation has revised the guidelines for homestead applications for the aged, disabled, or surviving spouse of an owner-occupied dwelling. People who were 6S in 2013 or was determined disabled as of January 1, 2013 can apply for this real estate tax reduction with …

Thank You

| Published on April 9, 2014

We, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Garrettsville Post 5067, would like to express our deepest and heartfelt appreciation for the well-written article regarding the National Vietnam Veteran’s Day in the March 28th edition of The Villager.
With all that occurred that week regarding the terrible loss in our village, it …

Thank You

| Published on April 9, 2014

The words “Thank You” do not seem adequate enough to express our gratitude to the hundreds of people who have helped the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard since the fire.  The outpouring of support we have received from all over northeastern Ohio has been nothing short of amazing.  From neighboring food …

An Outpouring of Support

| Published on April 9, 2014

After a couple of manic weeks of exciting highs, disappointing lows, small victories and exasperating stone walls, we have re-opened our law office 8108 Main Street in Garrettsville. As devastating as the fire was, we are grateful for what we have been able to recover from what was once our …

Together We Can Rebuild Main Street Garrettsville Strong

| Published on April 9, 2014

On  behalf of the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I would like to address some of the rumors being spread in our community.
Absolutely NO payments/payouts/monies/etc. have been dispersed from either the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s account, or the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. NO disbursements of any kind will …

Upcoming Community Events

| Published on April 9, 2014

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
Friday Nights
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.
 
Monday Breakfast
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, …

Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard Open For Business

| Published on April 9, 2014

The Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard has resumed normal operations on Monday, April 7th at our their facility.  The Cupboard is located at 12157 State Route 88 near the intersection of Route 88 and Ely Rd.  Clients can visit the Cupboard anytime during regular hours; Monday 3:00pm-6:00pm or Wednesday 9:00am-12:00noon.

#GarrettsvilleStrong Fundraiser Spotlight

| Published on April 9, 2014

This weeks upcoming fundraisers geared towards rebuilding downtown Garrettsville.
Fish Fry to Benefit Fire Victims
April 11th: Join us for a Friday Fish Fry with fresh-cut fries and coleslaw. All-You-Can-Eat is $11; Adults $8; Seniors $6; Kids (4-10) $4. The proceeds will help support #GarrettsvilleStrong and the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Food Bank.  April …

Garrettsville FD Press Release: Historic District Fire

| Published on April 9, 2014

At 1: 15 PM on Saturday, March 22nd, The Village of Garrettsville suffered a fire of catastrophic proportions involving the historical area known as the Buckeye Building, situated on Main Street, in the heart of downtown Garrettsville. Garrettsville’s ladder truck. one pumper/tanker, and one tanker were all on scene and …

Memories of Main Street

| Published on April 3, 2014

The tragic Main Street fire last weekend in Garrettsville, just took a big chunk of my childhood away. I guess you don’t really know the good foundations of life you’ve had, until they are suddenly taken away. Seeing the photos of the blaze brought back a flood of old memories, …

Former Resident Memorialized At Quantico Marine Base

| Published on April 3, 2014

On March 29, in Quantico, Virginia, there was dedicated a memorial to all members of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HML-167 who gave their lives in service to the country over the 46  years since the squadron  became (in 1968) the first such squadron formed in a war zone, VietNam.  …

Purchasing Manager Retiring from the Library

| Published on April 3, 2014

Garrettsville – After over 25 years of dedicated service, Sharon Foy, Purchasing Manager of the Portage County District Library, has announced her retirement. Foy will retire from her position at the end of April.
Having started her career at the Portage County District Library in 1988 working part-time in the Technical …

American Cancer Society Seeking Teams for Relay For Life of Southern Portage County

| Published on April 2, 2014

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Southern Portage County is just around the corner.  Register your team today by calling the American Cancer Society at 888.227.6446 x2215 or visiting www.relayforlife.org/sportage. Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember …

4-H All Stars

| Published on April 2, 2014

The 4-H All Stars have elected their officers;  Joey Fresch, President; Danielle Popek, Vice President; Stephanie Popek, Secretary; Erin Fresch, Recreation; Jonathan Wiczen, Health and Safety; Rebecca Potter, Reporter. April 12th will be our next meeting. This will be our business meeting. We will also be making Easter candy to …

Town Trotter News

| Published on April 2, 2014

Garrettsville – On Sunday, March 2nd the Garrettsville Town Trotters went to the office of Dann Timmons and Amy Turos on Main Street in Garrettsville and painted the front window. The theme of the window was “Follow the Hoof Prints to 4-H”. This year marks the 100th anniversary for Extension …

Close Quarter Defense – Using non-lethal methods to augment your CCW skills

| Published on April 2, 2014

Kent – The group REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is hosting a FREE educational seminar event on Tuesday April 8th at the Ravenna Maplewood Career Center,  7075 Ohio 88, Ravenna Ohio.
Close Quarter Defense – using non-lethal methods to augment your CCW skills,  Otherwise known as “The way you fight BEFORE you …

Save-the-Date for the 28th Annual Sugar Bush Golf Classic

| Published on April 2, 2014

Tee up for the 28th annual Sugar Bush Golf Classic on Wednesday, May 21, at the Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville, Ohio. Sponsored by the Middlefield Banking Company and Cleveland Indians Charities, the golf classic supports children and adults with developmental disabilities at Hattie Larlham.
Celebrity golfers Bill Wills, co-host …

READ Posters at the Portage County District Library

| Published on April 2, 2014

Garrettsville – The Portage County District Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week (April 14-April 19), a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their …

Great Clips of Aurora and Twinsburg to Assist Garrettsville Food Bank

| Published on April 2, 2014

Now through April 30, Great Clips of Aurora and Great Clips of Twinsburg are collecting non-perishable food items to assist the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard.  The food pantry serves 80-100 families per month and lost their entire stock in the recent fire that devastated downtown Garrettsville.
Great Clips of Aurora and …

Save the Date!!! Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour May 3rd!

| Published on March 27, 2014

Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be Saturday, May 3rd, with 25 stops to choose from.  Each stop offers special activities, demonstrations, sales, treats or drawings to tour participants. This year’s tour features 14 locations that are brand new to the Tour, so choose a minimum of 10 …

G-Men Alumni — “Save The Date”

| Published on March 27, 2014

The 9th Annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on Sept 20th. Anyone who attended JAG High School is welcome to attend. The event will include dinner, entertainment by the award winning high school band and tours of the campus including …

Literary Music Club News

| Published on March 27, 2014

On March 12th LMC held their monthly meeting, even if it was the worst day snow-wise. There were 6 of us attending. Alma Jones and Mary Leggett decorated for St. Patrick’s day. It was very cheerful and took our minds off the bad weather. Our program was presented by Iva …

Hiram College Head Swim Coach Jack Groselle Sets Another World Record in U.S. Masters Swimming

| Published on March 27, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College head swimming and diving coach Jack Groselle added to his already impressive list of records by setting his second World Record of the year as part of U.S. Masters Swimming recently at the Milford Meltdown hosted by the Milford Athletic Club in Milford, Mich. on March …

14th Annual Patchwork Benefit for DDC Clinic ~ Center for Special Needs Children

| Published on March 27, 2014

Middlefield – The 14th Annual  Patchwork Benefit will be held at Federated Church Family Life Center located in Bainbridge Township, Ohio on April 12, 2014. Upon arrival, party guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, stroll through items up for sale in the live auction, bid on unique silent auction items and  …

Adventurous music lovers, here’s something right up your alley.

| Published on March 26, 2014

Hiram College’s Marcia Kenyon Bissell Opera Workshop will present the world premier of the opera Verlorene Heimat (Lost Homeland) on April 10 and 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Renner Performing Arts Theater , 11762 Dean St. in Hiram.  The opera, composed by Hiram College Associate Professor of Music …

J.A. Garfield Announces Winter All P.T.C. Athletes

| Published on March 26, 2014

Boys Basketball
Anthony Workman – 1st Team
Nick Jurcevic – 2nd Team
Mason Butler – Honorable Mention
 
Girls Basketball
Grayson Rose – 1st Team
Madisson Geddes – 2nd Team
Lauren Jones – Honorable Mention
Alicia Witte – Honorable Mention
 
Boys Bowling
Jaret Doraski – 1st Team
Colin McGurer – 1st Team
Zach Britton – 2nd Team
Zack Hoffmann – 2nd Team
Keddy Conway – …

Voters & Candidates Face2Face…a different kind of candidate forum on April 3 hosted by the League of Women Voters of Kent

| Published on March 26, 2014

Kent – Candidates for county, state and Congressional seats have been invited to meet and talk with voters in small groups at an election forum organized by the League of Women Voters of Kent on Thursday, April 3.

Upcoming Community Events

| Published on March 26, 2014

Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7 pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! For more info call 330-898-2156.
 
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
Friday Nights
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from …

Freedom Township News

| Published on March 21, 2014

As the new year is progressing, Freedom Township has had an uneventful winter. Our township was well prepared for the weather; we have experienced NO shortage of road material.  There have not been any major issues come up in the township.  Our rental halls have been used on a regular …

Join the Portage County Literacy Coalition for Spelling Bee fun!

| Published on March 21, 2014

Portage County – On Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Ralph Regula Conference Center located at NEOMED in Rootstown, Ohio, the Portage County Literacy Coalition (PCLC) will host the 23rd annual “Jeopardy-Style” Spelling Bee.
Adults from businesses from the Portage County area compete against each other in this fun event that …

Upcoming Community Events

| Published on March 20, 2014

Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7 pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! For more info call 330-898-2156.
 
Leopold Bench Orders
March
Hilltop CYF United will be taking orders for Leopold …

Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer Connie Schultz to be featured at Library

| Published on March 20, 2014

Pulitzer Prize Winning writer Connie Schultz will speak at the Geauga West Library on April 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Eykyn Room. 

Fiddler On The Roof Opens April 25th at Aurora Community Theatre

| Published on March 20, 2014

Aurora – Fiddler on the Roof, the award-winning musical marking its golden anniversary in 2014, opens April 25th for an 11-show run at Aurora Community Theatre, 115 E. Pioneer Trail. Performance schedule includes: 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays Apr. 25 – May 17; 3 pm Sundays May 4 and 11, …

Free Income Tax Assistance For Veterans

| Published on March 20, 2014

Vienna – Military Veteran Resource Center (MVRC) will provide free income tax filing assistance for military veterans through April 15.
MVRC, in partnership with the Ohio Benefit Bank, offers free electronic filing for federal, state and school district taxes. In addition, the program can help veterans apply for student financial aid, …

Cedar Point Announces First-Ever Run & Ride Event

| Published on March 20, 2014

Sandusky – Have you already cheated on your New Year’s resolution to get healthy? Well worry no more, Cedar Point has something that will help get you back on track – the inaugural Cedar Point Run & Ride race series. This fun new event will feature three races for competitors …

Mantua Village Club to meet April 7th

| Published on March 19, 2014

The April MVGC meeting will be held, at noon, at the home of Carol Fenrich.  A light meal will be served, followed by a short business meeting. Our guest speaker, this month, is White Dove Crow, a  Medicine Teacher of Native American culture.  White Dove Crow will inform us of …

G-Men Alumni Encouraged to “Save The Date”

| Published on March 19, 2014

The 9th Annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on Sept 20th. Anyone who attended JAG High School is welcome to attend. The event will include dinner, entertainment by the award winning high school band and tours of the campus including …

Robinson Memorial Hospital partners with PARTA for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

| Published on March 19, 2014

Ravenna – Robinson Memorial Hospital’s Health Education Center and PARTA Regional Transport has partnered together for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Colorectal Cancer is the third leading cancer killer in the U.S. and can be found early with testing, when treatment is most effective. Throughout the month of March, PARTA buses will …

Grief Gathering to be offered in Garrettsville

| Published on March 14, 2014

Garrettsville – St. Ambrose Church will be offering to the community a gathering of grief support and information on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm in the church hall. The group will meet from April 23rd through May 28th.  Participants should try to attend all of the sessions to take advantage …

Scouts Travel to Cuba, New York

| Published on March 13, 2014

Nelson Twp. – On President’s Day weekend, ten scouts and three leaders from Boy Scout Troop 4065, chartered by the Nelson United Methodist Church, traveled to Cuba, New York to attend the 47th Annual Cuba Lake Ice Camp.  Once there, they set up their tents on the ice, where they …

Home Instead Senior Care Names 2013 CAREGiver of the Year

| Published on March 13, 2014

Local resident Kris Liscoe has been selected as CAREGiver of the Year by the Home  Instead Senior Care office serving Portage County. She is being recognized because of her  commitment and service to her clients. “CAREGivers like Kris are the foundation of our business,” states Therese Glorioso, RN owner of  …