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Mantua Township News

Mantua Twp. - At a recent township meeting, Trustee Victor Grimm raised the topic of the Capital Grant, through Senator Eklund’s office. He noted that all the required paperwork has been filed, and the application is in Columbus, and “in line” for approval. It was speculated that disbursement of funds would most likely not take place until early 2017,...

Newton Falls Village Council Report

Newton Falls - Council met on Monday November 7 with all but one member in attendance. After the call to order and Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Waddell led an open discussion on council’s recent trip to Columbus for the Ohio Municipal League meeting. Council members shared what they learned while attending different sessions and how the meeting impacted them. For...

First-Responders Honored at Early Thanksgiving Dinner

Newton Falls - Though the officially designated holiday observance for Thanksgiving is still several days away, the season for celebrating gratitude is already well-represented thanks to a recent event held at the First Congregational Church in Newton Falls. During a weekend that honored those who have fought for our country, the church recognized an additional group of hometown heroes that...

Windham Veterans Day Assembly

Windham - The Windham Junior and Senior High held a Veterans Day Assembly honoring those who have served on Friday, November 11 at 8:30 AM in the high school gymnasium. There were over 30 military men and women who attended the ceremony. The ceremony was led by former Boardman High School Principal, Mr. Lou Rucci. Rucci served in the US...

“Acting Can Be Murder”

Garrettsville - Dolores Gordon (Clare Workman), who loves the stage, has always dreamed of stardom, but the only role she ever seems to land is that of the lowly understudy. She decides the only way she might receive the lead role in an upcoming theater production is to murder the lead actress, Guinevere Black (Kaitlyn Workman). And that is...

Dramatic Win Moves G-Men Into Regional Play-offs

Garrettsville - The Garfield G-Men football team is literally saving their best for last, and last week’s dramatic 33-28 come from behind victory over LaBrae Vikings is no different. With 10 seconds remaining and a timeout in his pocket Garfield head coach Mike Moser sent in the play that Garfield has run dozens of times, “wing left power left.”...

Hundreds Crowd Main Street to Cheer On G-Men

Garrettsville - Hundreds of Garfield G-Men fans and family members shut down Main Street in a fantastic show of support for the 2016 football team. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); We're proud to be in G-Men...

Mantua Fire Association Donates UTV to the MSFD

Mantua - At a recent meeting, Firefighter Mike Pender shared that the draft contract for fulltime firefighters was close to complete, and would be presented to the Fire Board for review at their final meeting in October. Moving forward, the Board regretfully accepted several resignations for a variety of reasons. Jeff Barker resigned, effective immediately, due to limited availability given...

Cake Walk Celebrates 91 Years!

Newton Falls - “We’re from Toledo.  How does this work?” “I’ve lived here all my life and never came to this before. It’s so cool.”  Those of us in Kiwanis were delighted with comments like this from the crowd, since this was the 91st year for the cakewalk.  Everyone enjoyed the performance of the Newton Falls Tiger Marching Band, who...

Garfield G-Men Capture Play-Off Victory Against South Range

Garrettsville - What a difference a week makes. Last week the Garfield G-Men were on the brink of turning in their jerseys at the end of the regular season. Instead, the same Garfield squad donned their jersey with pride and a chip on their shoulder. In what one coach described as “Their best effort ever!” When asked to clarify,...

Destination Aurora

Welcome to Destination Aurora.  News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. Turkey Trot:  The annual 4 mile Turkey Trot and Mashed Potato Mile will be held on Thanksgiving morning.  Both courses begin and end at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets.  Registration begins at 7:00am with the Mashed Potato Mile beginning at 8:00am and the Turkey Trot beginning...

James A. Garfield Defines Excellence In Core Beliefs

The James A. Garfield Schools have always viewed themselves as the cornerstone of an excellent community. Last spring, JAG staff worked to define what excellence looks like within the school community.  A survey was sent to all staff members asking each person to identify the values that define our district.  The board of education and leadership team then compiled...

Drum Lessons @ GES

Students at the James A. Garfield Elementary School were treated to a fascinating program featuring  Brother Olugbala Manns, teacher of African drumming at Hiram College and Kent State University.  He taught the assembled crowd the expression “On the One” (ready, set to go, focused) and got their attention—not always an easy task—by calling out “Ah-go” and requiring the response,...

Weather Guy Visits Garrettsville Library

The Garrettsville branch of the PCDL was keeping “a weather eye” out for the folks in the audience who  came to see WKYC Channel 3 TV weatherman Greg Dee recently as part of  the continuing series of programs being presented   for the general public.  The weather guy pointed out that Channel 3 weather information is not only available...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

The big day is coming.  The Big Night is coming with it.  The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Reverse Raffle is coming down the track, NOVEMBER 10 @ Sugar Bush Golf Club.  This is what the club was doing at the October 31st meeting to get ready and conduct its other community-focused activities as well : The  recruitment of  event sponsors closed with...

Crestwood School Board News

At their last meeting, the Crestwood School Board recognized two special employees of the month. First up, Crestwood Primary Principal Cindy Ducca honored first grade teacher Sara Picone, thanking her for her special ability to “make learning fun.” As an example, she cited Mrs. Picone’s summer ice cream party, where 24 of 28 of Picone’s first grade graduates came...

Myrddin Winery To Host 2016 Geocaching International Film Festival Showing

Lake Milton – Join fellow geocachers and short film enthusiasts at Myrddin Winery (3020 Scenic Dr., Lake Milton, Ohio 44401) on Sunday, November 6, 6:45 - 9 p.m. for a local viewing of the 2016 Geocaching International Film Festival reel. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates...

Newton Township Announces Low Fixed Rate For Natural Gas Endorsement Program

Newton Township – Newton Township is pleased to announce that Santanna Energy Services has been chosen to provide residents and small businesses with low-cost natural gas supply following a competitive bidding process.   A supply rate of $2.89 per Mcf has been set for gas consumed for December 2016 through November 2017 bill cycles. Trustee Robert Page said, “It is...

Freedom Township Historical Society News

Freedom Twp. - The October 11th meeting of the Freedom Township Historical Society  began with Judy Thornton leading the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. Amanda Garrett then read the minutes from the September meeting. They were approved as read. Next, Jim Hammar shared information about a collection of American Indian artifacts collected on his Nichols Road property. The Hammars...

Freedom One Room Schools

The Freedom Twp Historical Society is asking for your help!  We’re looking for pictures of and information about the following one room schools; we can make copies of any information you provide.  School # 2 located on Rt 303 in Drakesburg  east of Nichols Rd.; this school was sold to the Full Gospel Church in 1940.  School # 7...

Windham High School Students Participate In YSU Math Fest

Windham - On Thursday, October 13th, five students from Windham High School attended the Youngstown State University MathFest. Windham has been attending this event for 13 years, which requires students to gather statistics on specific subjects and provide posters on their findings. There were over 320 students  attending, representing 40 different schools. Juniors  Zach McGlone and Deidra Hankins placed first...

Free GED Classes Available

The Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Program, a non-profit in Portage County, serves those 16 and over that are working towards their GED.    There are four segments to the GED test, which include:  English/reading, math, science and social studies.  Every time you score a 155 or higher on a segment of the GED pre-test, the ABLE Program...

Burton Public Library Events

The following events will be held at the Burton Public Library.  For more information & registration call (440) 834-4466. Check out burtonlibrary.org for storytime schedule and book clubs. Kids & Teens: Our fall storytime session runs through November 18th for infants through children aged 5. Therapy Dog Reading Program *Registration Required. Grades K-5. Two Saturday Sessions: November 5 & 12. 11 a.m. - 12...

Halloween Events in Kinsman

The Peter Allen Inn & Event Center is pleased to announce its hosting of its inaugural Halloween Celebrations set for Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 8581 State Street, Kinsman, OH 44428. There will be separate events – one for children and one for adults. Halloween at Hogwarts with Professor McGonagall  - 1 to 3 PM.  $5 per child includes snacks...

CHS Program Receives Major Grant

Mantua - Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’re familiar with the phrase, “like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” Recently, Garrettsville State Farm insurance representative Shannon Jursa took that phrase to heart when she when she presented the students of the Crestwood High School Academy / Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) with a check for $99,976...

JA Garfield Historical Society News

The James A. Garfield Historical Society met on October 17 to hit the ground running to the Christmas Walk coming up on the first two weekends in November (Nov. 4, 5 & 6, Nov. 11, 12 & 13, with the Candle Light Tour on Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m.).Crafters are signed up for the Craft Show to be held...

Léhon’s Lingering Effects “One Year After”

Hiram – Six artists who spent eight weeks working together as residents in the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France will reunite on Oct. 21 at Hiram’s Gelbke Art Gallery. The exhibition will present paintings and drawings completed in France in the summer of 2015.  The “One Year After” exhibition will explore how the...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary met on October 10 to be informed by Stew Buchanan of District 6630 about the Centennial Celebration of the International Rotary Foundation begun by Art Klumph, of the Cleveland Rotary Club.  District 6630 will be hosting representatives from all over the nation and the world on October 23, 2016, with a concert by the famed Cleveland Orchestra...

20th Century Club News

The ladies of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville met at the J. Leonard Gallery & Vintage Emporium for their meeting of October 6, 2016. The usual business   was completed, with cards being sent to absent members, secretary’s minutes and treasurer’s report.  A new member, Jill Thewlis, was welcomed to the group. The focus of the evening was the...

Crisis Teams Join Forces

Everyone who experiences a disaster is touched by it, including first responders. To help those who are under stress after witnessing a traumatic event, the Incident Response Team of Portage County and the Critical Incident Stress Management teams are joining forces. These two teams are now being coordinated by the Mental Health & Recovery Board, which is responsible for planning...

Garfield Schools Receive Fake Threat

At approximately 7am the Garfield School District received a threat in an email regarding the high school. The threat was not specific to Garfield High School, but it was investigated it as if it were real. Authorities were immediately notified and after tracing computer addresses the threat was NOT legitimate.

Freedom Township Trustee News

Freedom Township - The Board of Trustees of Freedom Township, Portage County Ohio took legislative notice that the use, possession, cultivation, distribution and sale of marijuana, whether for medical or recreational use is illegal under the controlled substances act; therefore, the Freedom Board of Trustees resolved as a land use matter, medical marijuana cultivator, dispensaries and processors are prohibited...

CPS Honors Local Heroes

Mantua - Early last week, students and staff at Crestwood Primary School held a school-wide assembly to show their appreciation for local heroes from the military, as well as local police, sheriff’s office, and fire departments. “The inspiration for our assembly was to welcome Chief Warrant Officer Jason Forson home from an 11-month tour in Afghanistan,” explained CPS Counselor Nikki...

Destination Aurora

Autumn has arrived and now is a great time to get out and enjoy the sounds, smells, and sights of autumn.  Aurora has some amazing parks where you can enjoy all the wonders of this most beautiful time of year. One area you need to visit is Tinker’s Creek State Park and Nature Preserve.  The state park is technically in...

Basketball Tournament, 100-item Chinese Auction To Benefit Girard Mom Of Twins With Breast Cancer

Southington – The 6th annual This Means War 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Chinese Auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Southington Chalker High School to raise money for Erica Immel of Girard, a mother of twin 5-year-old girls who was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in October. Immel, 41, and husband, Dan, moved...

J.A. Garfield Historical Society News

The James A. Garfield Historical Society met on Monday, September 19, in the historic Mott Building, Main St., Garrettsville, to conduct the following business : Papers and permits for the awning and shutters to be added to “the Bonnet Shoppe”( research center) are in the process of being obtained and  these additions will be completed as soon as possible. On with...

Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children?

Well, look no further than Hiram College.  This will be our second session of Water Dog Swim Lessons for the  fall semester.  Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have your child learn a valuable life lesson.  Get instruction from the colleges finest once a week for a four week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes with an additional fifteen...

Crestwood School Board News

Mantua - At the last meeting, Superintendent David Toth shared that the district did not fare as well as he had hoped on the State Report Card, which was recently published by the Department of Education. The district received an A in the Graduation Rate, a category that measures the percentage of students who successfully complete high school in four...

Portage County Plans Health & Safety Fall Family Fun Fest

Ravenna - Family and Community Services and the Portage County Health District are hosting a Health & Safety Fall Family Fun Fest that will be held on Thursday, October 6th,  from 4pm – 7pm at the Family and Community Services Building, located at 705 Oakwood St. Ravenna, OH. This event is free and open to the public. All Portage...

Freedom Township Historical Society News

Tuesday, October 11, at 1 PM is the next meeting of the Freedom Township Historical Society at the Freedom Community Center (former Methodist Church) on Rt 700.  Please note the new, afternoon time.  We will be continuing our discussion of Indians in Freedom.  All are welcome & you are encouraged to bring any artifacts (arrowheads, etc) and stories you...

Mantua Village Garden Club News

Mantua - The Mantua Village garden club has been hard at work with a couple of new projects. The first project evolved when members decided to spruce up the entrance to the Park Lodge, which was in need of a little TLC, before the potato festival. Then, just last weekend, the MVGC provided a “High Tea” in conjunction with...

WVFD Joint Fire District Plans Open House, Increases Staffed Hours

Windham - The Windham Fire Department open house is planned for Sunday October, 9th from 9am – 1pm in conjunction with the start of Fire Prevention Week. There is a planned health fair; helicopter demonstration, 50/50 raffle, safety literature and lunch will be provided. In other district news, the Fire Board meeting, the Fire Board evaluated the station staffing program...

Geauga County Historical Society Presents Vintage Summer Fashion

Burton - The Geauga County Historical Society reminds the public that its 2016 clothing exhibit, titled Vintage Summer Fashions, will continue to be open for public viewing every Friday afternoon through October 7, 2016, from noon to 4 P. M., as well as during the Apple Butter Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 2016.  The exhibit...

Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home To Hold An Honorary Balloon Release For Area Families

GARRETTSVILLE—Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services will host a special Holiday Memorial Celebration in honor of families who have lost a loved one. This free event will take place in Garrettsville at 8382 Center Street on Thursday October 6 at 6:00 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served immediately following...

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Present Planning Your Spring Garden

Need a little help with your gardening, maybe some better information? Looking forward to more attractive flower beds next year? Fall is an ideal time to begin planning for Spring. Spend the morning with two OSU horticultural experts and determine what should be planted and what can be nurtured through the winter. Ensure a successful start to your upcoming...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

The Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram met on Monday, September12 in Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville (lately recovered from the crowds at Sunday’s Queen of Hearts event) for their first–of-the-month business meeting. The business, in this case, was reporting by local delegates to this year’s RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) events held at Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, OH.  The young people  who...

Twentieth Century Club News

The members of the Garrettsville Twentieth Century Club met August 25 at the Wheeler Rd. home of Nasreen Kitko for their annual summer get-together to connect before the beginning of the club year.  Roll call was answered by mentioning the individual member’s favorite place to be in the summer.  “In the pool with the grandchildren” got applause and affirmations...

“The Windham Bombers” Book Signing On September 2

Windham - The heroes and villains of local high school sports entered the spotlight this month with the publication of “The Windham Bombers,” the history of the first 50 years of Windham High School sports. Written by Windham High School and Hiram College graduate George Belden, the book involved ten years of research and interviews with hundreds of former athletes...

Combat an Epidemic Through Education

Deaths due to drug overdoses have increased dramatically, not only across the nation, but here in Portage County as well. Beyond becoming a major public health issue, this epidemic has serious consequences on the community as a whole. That’s why the Portage County Health Department and Mental Health Recovery Board have joined together with local churches, schools, and community...

Destination Aurora

Welcome to Destination Aurora.  News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. New Transportation Program:  If you are an Aurora resident 65 years of age or an adult with a disability, the new Aurora Transportation Program can help you get to medical appointments, senior events, and run routine errands.  Call 330-995-8795 for more information. Classic Car Show:  The...

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