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Schools Now Mandated to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Taking the approach that it certainly does take a whole village to raise a healthy child, the state of Ohio now mandates that schools are somewhat responsible for keeping children from becoming obese. Governor Ted Strickland signed Senate Bill 210 -- the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children bill -- on June 10, 2010. The law mandates that school districts implement...

Amish Business Spotlight: Amish Home Craft & Bakery

Middlefield – If you are looking for a unique place to buy locally-made, handcrafted gift items, you need to stop by Amish Home Craft & Bakery.  They are located at 16860 Kinsman Road in Middlefield, just 1 1?2 miles east of downtown Middlefield. ...

A New & Present Danger: Outliving Retirement Income

Garrettsville - “People are flying blind,” says financial planner Chris Perme of this generation of retirees and those soon approaching retirement. “We are living through the Great American Retirement Crisis -- a perfect storm for Baby Boomers whose retirement benefits got...

“Little Miss Buckeye Tourism” Preparing Care Packages For Troops

Newton Falls - Cloey Essa is all girl. She loves wearing dresses and her pageant crown; however, there’s more to this 7-year-old first grader. Cloey is “Little Miss Buckeye Tourism”. She...

Irwin Hardware Building Escapes the Wrecking Ball

Garrettsville – Main Street has avoided the wrecking ball and will retain its storefront profile, thanks to action taken by Garrettsville Village Council and Mayor Craig Moser. “We are moving ahead with needed repairs on the Irwin Hardware Building,” Moser reports. “Council authorized the mayor and clerk to do so at the October 21 meeting.” Work has already begun on the...

History Influences Council’s Decision

Garrettsville - Garrettsville Village Council wrestled with the pros and cons of either demolishing or repairing the Irwin Hardware Building, with several members initially hesitant to allocate public monies for a privately-owned building. Despite the controversy, detractors had to agree that the privately-owned building has become a very public hazard, due to its deterioration in the heart of the...

Windham Village To Purchase Cruisers

Windham - Windham Village Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting with all council members and the fiscal officer in attendance. The council approved the fiscal officer’s expenditures, and the September bank reconciliation. Items on the agenda were: the purchase of new cruisers, revisions to income tax filing requirements, mineral rights lease, water and sewer agreement with Portage County...

Garrettsville Area Chamber News

Garrettsville - The November 3rd Garrettsville Area Chamber Meeting was held at the Nelson United Methodist Church. Thank you to Pastor Rick for hosting the meeting and a big thanks to Pam and Norma for the tasty breakfast. Ruth Simera gave the treasurer’s report and was happy to announce that there is over $2000 in the flower basket fund for...

Garfield Grads Make Garrettsville Proud

Garrettsville - Where? Garrettsville. You know, north of Ravenna, tucked up in the corner of Portage County. And for the many who didn’t know we existed, or barely gave us a passing notice, we are definitely on the map now, thanks to the election last week. James A. Garfield graduates, Tommie Jo Marsilio and Kathleen Clyde, are hometown girls with...

A New Mayor For Newton Falls

Newton Falls - This election season residents of Newton Falls visited the polls, not once, but twice. In addition to the usual opportunity to vote for various state officials and cast a yea or nay toward potential levies, a special election was held on Thursday regarding what could arguably be the recognized figurehead of the town: the mayoral seat. The...

Freedom Township News

Freedom Township - A large portion of the November 4 Trustee Meeting was a presentation by Mr. Ratiff of Western Reserve Farm Co-Op regarding changes being made in diesel oil used for equipment requiring its use. These changes include cleaning out or replacing storage tanks as well as potential price increases for the fuel. A group of residents attended the...

Turli Tava Ensemble at Hiram College

Hiram - The Eastern European Ensemble, Turli Tava, will perform at Hiram College on Thursday, November 18 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  The location is Frohring Music Hall, 11746 Dean Street.  The free concert is part of the College’s convocation series. Turli Tava plays energetic and creative music strongly rooted in Macedonian and Bulgarian dance traditions.  It takes its name from a...

Support For Survivors

Area residents who have lost someone to suicide will gather Nov. 20 to find support and to honor their loved ones at the 12th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day sponsored by the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition. “What we know is that every 16 minutes someone in the United States dies by suicide and every 17 minutes someone is...

Roby Lee’s Donates Wedding Reception

Newton Falls - June is widely known as the typically popular month for wedding bliss, but November turned out to be the special time for one lucky local bride and her adoring groom. Last fall, Rob Lee, the owner of Roby Lee’s Restaurant and Banquet Center in Newton Falls, announced that he and his staff were offering an opportunity to...

Painting Pumpkins Promotes Positivity

Newton Falls - Last Saturday members of the Optimist Club of Newton Falls held their annual Pumpkin Painting Party, welcoming the area’s youngest residents to the Community Center for a day of painting pumpkins just in time to get into the spirit of...

Roller Hutt on a 20-Year Roll

Garrettsville - Kids growing up in this small town have limited entertainment options. There’s the movie theatre, the indoor sports complex, the bowling alley, a couple fast food joints, a park or two... and the Roller Hutt. Since 1990, Craig and Linda...

Windham Band Revival

Windham - Two years ago Windham football season started with the usual elements, players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans but   one important element was missing on the field. The band. The band helps lead cheers and adds to the spirit of the...

A Tale of Two Chocolate Companies in Burton

Burton - Burton is a sweet place to visit. Burton is well known for its maple syrup and maple sugaring activities.  We all know that the Burton Log Cabin offers maple syrup and candy all year round.  But there are two more reasons...

Basketball Before Marty Hill

Windham - The history of the legendary Windham High School basketball program will be relived on Monday, November 15, as sports historian George Belden speaks to the Windham Historical Society, at a meeting co-sponsored by the Windham Bicentennial Committee. This talk is being...

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