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In what was termed by MDA representative Ken Anderson as a “capabilities race” rather than an arms race, these additional East Coast sites are being submitted to Congress for consideration in order to bolster the homeland’s capacity to defend itself "against threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran."

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Newton Falls - Fields soggy from the recent rains and sharp springtime winds didn’t dampen the day for hundreds of local children on the...

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Last week, during their spring break, eight Girl Scouts from Crestwood Intermediate and their siblings took a tour at Streetsboro Metal Recycling to get...

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After nine months of planning and raising funds, the James A Garfield Marching Pride saw their vision come to fruition last week as they...

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“Garrettsville is burning!” On Saturday, March 22, 2014, that message blazed out across phone lines, the internet and news agencies throughout northeast Ohio. Main Street’s...

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Garrettsville - Last month I challenged the James A. Garfield Community to take an active part in a massive fundraising campaign to kick off...

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Portage County - The 2014 Northeast Ohio Envirothon is an outdoor academic competition that provides area high schoolers with a unique opportunity to learn...

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Mantua - Last week, students at Crestwood Primary School were on their feet, clapping wildly as their school gymnasium was filled with music and...

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Mantua -  The Mouse and the Motorcycle  came to life at Crestwood Primary School last week, as Principal Cindy Ducca appeared, dressed as a...

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Garrettsville - The lights are coming back on at Garrettsville Cinema at 8009 Main Street. The Garfield Plaza movie theater is now under new...

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Hiram - Recently, on a brisk winter afternoon, Hiram College unveiled the Homefront Education Ready Op (HERO) Program at the Freedom Center; the first...

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Well, THAT was Fun! Garrettsville- Hiram Rotary’s annual Family Week ended with a bang, as all—or a lot, anyway—of  the folks who had been cooped...

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Cub Scout Pack 4062 held their Annual Pinewood Derby at James A. Garfield Elementary School on Saturday January 25, 2013.  This year the event...

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Mantua - When Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation  (DMRC) member Mary Hannah saw the vacant storefront on Prospect Street in the Village, she came up...

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Garrettsville - It’s official. “Please be advised TBE Theatres Inc. closed the Garrettsville Cinemas effective Sunday, January 5, 2014. We thank you for your...

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Mantua - Principal Arden Sommers is pretty proud of “his kids” at Crestwood High School.  At a recent visit to the school, Sommers proudly...

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Windham - Folks flocked to the streets and braved the bitter cold Sunday night to watch the first Winter Lights Parade sponsored by Community...

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Mantua - For the first time ever, the Rotary Club of Mantua is hosting its Christmas Tour of Homes during the first two weekends...

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Garrettsville - The holidays are prime time for devastation-turned-redemption dramas. For a real-time example, look no further than downtown Garrettsville and its restored historic...

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Garrettsville - Neighbors helping neighbors. That’s the basic premise that inspired local volunteers to establish the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard (NGCC) more than three years ago,...

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Garrettsville - Chris Perme believes in the power of collaboration to achieve the best possible results for his clients. As a twenty-five year financial...

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Windham - It was a “Make a Difference Day” like no other in Windham, this past Saturday. It was a cold, blustery fall day,...

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Ravenna - On October 2, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice volunteers were honored for their dedication and service to Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice...

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Mantua - At the start of the meeting, Mayor Linda Clark welcomed James Carrozzi, an auxiliary officer who recently joined the village police department....

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Mantua -    Since March, I have been leading a small group of Mantua Township residents in attempting to establish a Community  Center at...

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Mantua - Imagine millions of pinwheels spinning in the wind. Pinwheels around the world in Great Britain, South America, the Middle East, and here...

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Garrettsville - Last Saturday, the 900 Coalition presented their second Tools of the Trades. The event was held in the side parking lot of...

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Randolph - The Portage County Randolph Fair concluded another successful season this week, celebrating its 155th year with the theme of "Boots & Jeans...

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Burton - Geauga County Fair Band celebrates their 75th year as they perform at the 191st Great Geauga County Fair (GGCF) this Labor Day...

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Mantua - According to the 2007 National Agricultural Statistics Service census, only 662,264 barns built before 1960 remain across the country. In our area,...

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Mesopotamia - End of the Commons General Store announces that the chain saw carving by Mr. Bob Anderson, a Rock Creek, Ohio artist, is...

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“I made that s-o-b” Heckuva line to open with, eh?  Chalk it up to Julie Thompson who made it part of her presentation on the...

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Garrettsville - Well, wasn’t it just!  The heavens opened and at least some of us got a taste of the other end of the...

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Mantua - When the information came home from school last spring for Crestwood’s Hershey Track Camp, we had no idea what to expect. As...

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Newton Falls - While residents of Garrettsville and the surrounding neighborhoods are getting ready for next weekend’s Summerfest, the town of Newton Falls and...

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Mantua - The Portage County Soap Box Derby race was held on Saturday, June 15 in Mantua. Forty-three racers competed  in three race divisions...

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Garrettsville - The Charles Auto Family has been a Garrettsville institution for 56 years. Now, “The Little Guy for the Best Buy” is getting...

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Garrettsville - Threatening skies forced commencement exercises at James A. Garfield High School to be held in the gymnasium rather than the football field...

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The Image Consultants is a perfectly-named hair salon at 149 S. Water Street in historic downtown Kent. Owned and operated by Cheryl Germano-Smith, the...

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Nelson Twp. — The Nelson Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on May 15, 2013 with all trustees present. Chairman Tom Matota...

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Sandusky — On Thursday, May 9th thousands of coaster enthusiasts from across the globe flocked to America’s “roller-coast”, Cedar Point, for the opportunity to...

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Garrettsville - On May 2, 1993, Garrettsville’s newest attraction -- the Main Street boardwalk -- was dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Later described as...

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Newton Falls - For many Americans April 16th was a day to breathe a little easier now that their government-required financial filing is done...

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Mantua - Dust off your tiara, because on April 19th to April 21st, you’ll be transported into one of childhood’s best-loved fairy tales. Crestwood...

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Garrettsville  - Despite the obstinance of Old Man Winter, signs of Spring are adding up, from the blooming crocuses to the melodic calls of...

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Mantua - Twenty-five volunteers -- including one Cat in the Hat -- came from four area churches on one evening to help spread a...

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Did you know that maintaining a successful balance in your pond starts with picking the right species of fish who occupy it? Do you...

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Mantua - Charlotte’s Web came to life at Crestwood Primary School (CPS) last Thursday. Students, teachers and staff learned that they had “Some School”...

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Garrettsville  - If you’re looking for comfort food, it’s time to come home to The Pasta House. This Italian restaurant is downtown’s newest addition...

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Newton Falls - No, it wasn’t Black Friday. No, it wasn’t a Harry Potter midnight release party. And no, a famous celebrity from one...