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Garrettsville - Five years ago the 8th Count Dance Center celebrated its first year of dance classes, with a spring recital called “Dancing thru...

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Garrettsville - Good things come to those who wait. Keep that in mind as Garrettsville’s Buckeye Block sits vacant, waiting for funding, conceptualizing, planning, revisions,...

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Garrettsville - Isabella Folio (right)  and Brody Swigonski (left) won their respective divisions for the annual Garfield 4th grade PTO chess tournament (pictured).  Congratulations...

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Hiram - The Hiram Police Department is educating children on the importance of wearing a bike helmet. Chief Ed Samec announced that the Hiram...

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Garrettsville - On June 4th the Garrettsville Area Chamber held their annual Scholarship Luncheon at Cal’s Restaurant.  Each year the Chamber awards three scholarships...

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Garrettsville - Months ago I challenged the James A. Garfield students to take an active part in a fundraising effort to kick off renovations...

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Well.  Don’t miss the next one. The next “do” at the Candlelight Winery, that is.  The recent evening featuring food trucks and other festivities was...

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Mantua - Wayne Enders is coming to Mantua Center's Christian Church on June 16th at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation put on by the...

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Garrettsville -   Last week, students of the upper campus at Warren John F. Kennedy Catholic High School collected money for the food cupboard...

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It’s not “Saving Private Ryan” or “The Longest Day” or “Band of Brothers” but it is a commemoration of one of the greatest military...

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Mantua - Specialist Adam Scott Hamilton was one of the top marksmen in his unit and was assigned as a sniper. Since joining the...

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  Streetsboro - After learning about lemonade stands and fundraising at school, Streetsboro students Bradley Stevens and Owen Murphy enlisted the help of their friends...

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Calling all tractor lovers, owners, or those who have access to tractors, Summerfest is looking for you! That’s right -- the Summerfest Committee is...

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Garrettsville - Garrettsville can’t get enough pizza. At least that’s the point of view of Hallrich, Inc., which is adding a Garrettsville location to its...

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Garrettsville - The blighted feed mill at the intersection of Main, Center and Water Streets is about to be transformed into a focal point...

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Garrettsville - Pictured From Left to Right, are the painters of the new banners hanging in front of James A. Garfield High School: Danielle...

Photo: Metro Newspaper Service

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Garrettsville - Garrettsville United Methodist Church is launching a new outreach mission this summer. 'Camp Read-a-Lot' will be held Wednesdays, June 25, July 2,...

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Ravenna - The annual Portage County 4-H member recognition and achievement program was held recently at Maplewood Career Center.  4-H members and clubs were...

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Aurora - James A. Garfield Senior, Anna Brigham was awarded the “Saved by the Belt Award” by the Ohio State Patrol at Aurora Farms...

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Middlefield - A new shop will soon open in Middlefield, notable not only for it’s distinct mix of products offered, but for the individuals...

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Mantua - For the fourth year in a row, lively literacy takes Crestwood Intermediate students well beyond the pages of a book. At least...

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Garrettsville - Less than a year since taking over the medical practice of retired family physician Sang Leu and his successor, Dr. Armelle Jemmy-Nouafo,...

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Mantua - Memorial Day is the time set aside to remember the men and women who died while serving in U.S Armed Forces. And...

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Newton Falls - In observance of Mothers Day, Newton’s Apples Childcare & Learning Center invited their Mommies to attend a special “Mommies & Muffins”...

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Portage County - On April 30th United Way and Portage Learning Center’s Head Start joined forces to expand United Way’s Reading Role Models program. ...

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Hiram - Recently, roughly 2,000 high school seniors from 16 area schools arrived on the Hiram College campus. The students weren’t there en masse...

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Garrettsville - Garrettsville Summerfest is one of the biggest festivals in Portage County with contests, parades, races, with live music and entertainment all weekend...

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Garrettsville - The Garfield Cheerleaders are kicking off their upcoming cheer season with a mulch fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds go to the cheer...

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Mantua - For the 10th consecutive year, the Crestwood Outdoor Education Committee held an Earth Day festival at the Crestwood Primary School. While Mother...

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Garrettsville - Six shiny, brand-new TRUPER shovels.  Hard hats.  A pile of dirt brought in and lined up especially for the occasion.  Students, educators...

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Portage County - On Friday, April 25, 2014, at NEOMED’s Ralph Regula Conference Center there was a swirl of competitiveness at this year’s 23rd...

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 Mantua - Carol Denzinger, pictured, was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Mantua Historical Society; she gave an excellent presentation of...

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Akron - The Garrettsville Strong charity softball team won the North Akron 2nd Annual Spring Warm up and raised over $1,000 (including fund raising...

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Mantua - For the second year in a row, fifth grade students and parents from Crestwood Intermediate School toured the Cleveland Museum of Art...

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Windham Twp. - The Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on May 1, 2014 with all trustees, fiscal officer, five residents...

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Mantua - Recently, students at the Crestwood Intermediate School received a surprise gift of technology to help them with their studies. According to Crestwood...

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Arlington, VA - Decorated Vietnam War hero and Class of 1965 Garfield High School graduate Robert Earl Armstrong was buried with full military honors...

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Garrettsville - This view of Garrettsville is especially important to ceramic artist Missy Steele who moved from Garrettsville to Pittsburgh when she was 18,...

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Hiram - On April 19th the Hiram Police Department held its annual Pancake Breakfast fund raiser for the “Shop with a Cop” program. The...

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Newton Falls -   Saturday, May 3 turned out just fine for our 6- to 12-year-olds in Newton Falls.  The sun even made a...

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Mantua – The Ohio Sierra Club Clean Water Campaign invites participants to learn about the Cuyahoga River and its wonderful aquatic critters in this...

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Newton Falls - Boy Scout Troop 112 of Newton Falls was rechartered by Amvets Post 112 in 2010. Since then every spring the boys...

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The Kiwanis Club of Newton Falls recently welcomed Girl Scout Troop 239 and their leader, Pat Leach, to a regular meeting.  The club wanted...

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“Twelve years, 36 concerts and over 20,000 attendees” is how James A. Garfield Superintendent Ted Lysiak introduced elementary school music teacher Mr. Ken Fox...

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Mantua - Frustrated? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Resentful? Restless? Confused? If so, it’s time for a change — a retreat from the everyday, surrounded by nature, so...

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Windham - Windham Village council met April 24, 2014 for their regular monthly meeting not held on the regular meeting night. Council approved amendments to...

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Garrettsville - Garrettsville-Hiram  Rotarians met at their new venue at Cal’s II at noon on Monday, April 28, 2014; it was a good meeting,...

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Mantua - Iron Eagle Martial Arts in Mantua Village is now offering Kung Fu classes in addition to their Taekwondo and Reality Self Defense...

3D Rendering provided by James A. Garfield Local School District

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Garrettsville – Last December the James A. Garfield Local School District was awarded a $5 Million State of Ohio Straight A Fund Grant. The...

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Garrettsville - A select but cheerful crowd was in attendance at the James A. Garfield Schools Hall of Fame celebration on Saturday, April...