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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...

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Garrettsville - In honor of National Dance Week, the 8th Count Dance Center participated in the nation-wide dance flash mob and “mobbed” their city....

Nelson Bisard, owner of Waterfall Antiques & Collectibles in Garrettsville

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Garrettsville - For over twenty years, husband & wife team Nelson and Judy Bisard have owned and operated one of the area’s premier destinations...

A temporary sign marks the newest location for Maggie’s Donuts -- Hiram Village -- in the space formerly occupied by Harrison’s Hideaway.

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Hiram - Local donut-lovers are thrilled at the news that the Middlefield-based donut bakery will open a new location in Hiram Village -- at...

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Garrettsville – Gym Teacher Mark Rado and his students expressed their appreciation to the James A. Garfield PTO, which recently donated a rock-climbing wall...

Pictured above are (left to right): Bottom - Lexi Schultz, Sarah Shearer, Gracie Pignaloso, Angela Vanhorn, Chloe Pfile, Madi VanKirk, Maddy Cline Top - Coach Dan Masiello, Scott Vanhorn, Meg Visocan, Angela Masiello, Torrie Gall, Anna Jo Weaver, Emma Lawrence, Shelby Mayes, Coach Tom VanKirk, David Pignaloso Not pictured - Autumn Belviy and Hailey Eckelberry

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Garrettsville - We are proud to announce that Garrettsville Youth Softball and the Ohio Outlaws have put together a team of local 12u and...

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Wayne Township - The Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club will start off their 33rd year with their annual Spring Gas-Up Show scheduled for Saturday,...

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Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys…and Girls!!! This is no time to be falling into disputes that could derail the downtown reconstruction efforts before they get...

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Auburn Twp. - If your child could use an intensive week of soccer skills training in a friendly, professional atmosphere, with the added bonus...

Pictured left to right: Diane Jendrisak, Co-President of the Portage County Gardeners, and Chair of the May Mart/Plant Sale& Nancy Polz, chair of Pre-Sale. They are getting ready for the upcoming events at the garden center at 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna

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Ravenna - The Portage County Gardeners are hosting several upcoming events at the garden center in Rootstown.  The address for the center is 5154...

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Ravenna – Nick Shamhart will be speaking at Reed Memorial Library on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. as the final program of the...

Pictured, left to right: Cass Owens, Library Director, Reed Memorial Library; Cecilia Swanson, Library Director, Portage County District Library; Rep. Kathleen Clyde- 75th District; Corrine Alldridge, Assistant Library Director, Portage County District Library; Stacey Richardson, Library Director, Kent Free Library.

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Columbus - Portage County District Library, along with Reed Memorial Library and Kent Free Library, attended Legislative Day on Wednesday, April 2 in Columbus....

Fifty folks “Got Their Groove On” Saturday at the Zumba-a-Thon held at the high school with Heather Kovac. Photo: Denise Bly

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Garrettsville - It has been  30 days since the historic Buckeye Block of Garrettsville was engulfed in flames and reduced to a pile of...

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Garrettsville - The Straight A Grant from the state provided the James A. Garfield Schools with some exceptional opportunities.  With these exceptional opportunities came...

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Chardon - A sure sign that spring is around the corner is the Geauga County Maple Festival.  It is a celebration of the year’s...

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Hiram  – Retiring Hiram College President Tom Chema will deliver  the institution’s 164th Commencement address at graduation ceremonies planned for Saturday, May 17.  A...

Pinwheels for prevention are on display on the lawn of the Hiram Municipal Building to promote child abuse awareness. The program is sponsored by the Portage County Children’s Advocacy Group.

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Hiram - According to statistics posted on the Portage County Children’s Advocacy Center’s website, one in four girls and one in six boys will...

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Garrettsville - Tee off with Hattie Larlham on May 21, 2014 for the 28th Annual Sugar Bush Golf Classic. Please join us out on...

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Garrettsville - If you weren’t at Iva L. Walker Auditorium on Friday, you missed one amazing benefit show produced by PMG Chocolatier. Between the...

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Garrettsville - This past Sunday, over 70 contestants competed in a closed audition, hoping to keep their dreams alive of becoming the next Garrettsville...