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Tax Relief For Homeowners In Portage County

Janet Esposito, Portage County Auditor, is reminding all County residents to make sure they are receiving all the tax reductions they are entitled to off their...

4 C’S Expresses Its Thanks

Mantua - A simple “Thank You” does not seem to be adequate to express our appreciation for all the help we received during the holiday season. Because of the wonderful support 4 C’s received from the community we were able to serve many people this holiday season. We supplied food and gifts for 175 families and that includes 200...

You Can Recycle!

Last week, during their spring break, eight Girl Scouts from Crestwood Intermediate and their siblings took a tour at Streetsboro Metal Recycling to get a head start on Earth Day. The girls brought aluminum cans with them, which they had started collecting  when the school year began. While at the facility, they learned first-hand about recycling, while earning funds...

Art Abounds Around Town This Weekend

Be sure to check out the Art Hop in Hudson, and Art on The Hill in Mantua this weekend!

Rotary Report

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are gearing up for more activities on their very busy calendar. It’s never too early to begin thinking about the fall fund-raiser, the website project, the   quest for new members, the Santa Claus delivery night, Family Week, even the Four-Way Speech Competition next spring.  Possibly new on the list: sponsorship of a hole in the  Jeremy Collins Foundation...

Stanley To Compete In National Championships

Newton Falls - Julianna Stanley of Newton Falls is flying out Sept 18-21 to compete in the US Figure Skating 2013 National Solo Dance Series Championship. The competition will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Julianna has been ice skating for 6 years. She has only been ice dancing for the last two. The top six skaters from each...

Portage County Soap Box Derby Holding Clinic

Mantua - The Portage County Soap Box Derby is hosting a Derby Clinic on April 17th from noon to 2 pm. The clinic will be located at the Shalersville Town Hall on the corners of SR 303 and SR 44. The clinic is for...

News from Newton Falls Council

Newton Falls - City Council’s first meeting for 2017 was held Monday January 9. Mayor Waddell called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silence. Mayor Waddell addressed the recent articles about the annexation. He explained how the city has worked with Braceville for the past twenty years to create a...

Last Chance to Purchase 2014 Dog License

Portage County 2014 dog licenses are now on sale. At this time through February 15, 2014 dog license fees are $15.00 per dog and $75.00 per kennel. A dog license is not only required by State Law, but also acts as an identification for your dog if lost. You may purchase from: Portage County Auditor 449 S Meridian St Ravenna, OH 44266 330-297-3560   Portage County...

Meet the Neighbors: Theater Ninjas present ‘[sic]’

Cleveland - Babette, Frank and Theo are three neighbors who are on the verge of life changing episodes in their individual lives. Babette is a writer trying to get her first book deal, Frank is trying to launch an auctioneering career and Theo is in the throes of trying to finish the composition of his roller coaster theme song....

Portage Park District Holds Awards Dinner

The 17th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Benefit Dinner was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, and a fine evening it was. The appetizers were contributions of local gourmet-type friends of the park district, using an array of locally-sourced foods.  The music was provided by the semi-locally-sourced Byrne Brothers, Jay (of Garrettsville) and Greg (imported from the West Coast). ...

“All Aboard”

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are The Rotarian Train, highballing it to the Family Fun Week coming up, starting with the Music Festival on Sunday, February 26 in the Iva Walker Auditorium at James A. Garfield High School, proceeding through the Community Night Out activities (3/2/12) and Grandparents Night (2/28/12) at the Portage County District Library and ending with the Fun Festival...

Crestwood School Board Approves Surround Care Program

Mantua - At their last regular meeting, the School Board voted unanimously to initiate a program called Surround Care, a before and after school program for district students. The program will run from 6:30 am until 6 pm during the school year, which begins on August 18th. Registration is open to all children enrolled in the Crestwood District from...

Woodsy’s: A World of Musical Wonder for 41 Years

Kent - Woodsy’s is a world of music for a world of musicians. Self-described as northeast Ohio’s largest independent, family-owned-and-operated music store, the business has been a fixture of downtown Kent for 41 years. Now, with its online sales, it’s a global phenomenon. President and owner Paul Braden says Woodsy’s is the kind of music store musicians love to find:...

9-11 Remembrance During Potato Festival

Mantua - The officers and members of the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department were joined by officers and members from the Auburn, Aurora, Garrettsville, Kent, Ravenna City, and the Windham Fire Departments during the Potato Festival Parade to pay respects on  the 10th anniversary of 9-11. A piece of structural steel from one of the towers was displayed on the bumper of...

Extra! Extra! See All About It! Take 1…

Garrettsville - There’s been, understandably, a bit of increased interest as of late for materials at the library involving historic downtown Garrettsville’s main street of buildings. One such request is that of copies of the movie The Year That Trembled which was filmed thirteen years ago at locations around the area. A few prominent scenes feature the characters mingling...

December 2 Middlefield Council Meeting

Middlefield - All council members were present for this meeting.  After the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Poole asked for approval of the November 4 minutes and they were approved.  He also asked for payment of bills (two separate requests) and both requests were...

Please Remember….

Words of comfort, thoughts of disbelief, and so many things we wish we had said. “Only the good die young” seems to be the phrase uttered on repeat. While no life seems long enough, just shy of 19 years is far too short. In his short time, our Ryan touched so many. Our community is at a loss. If...

Fifth Annual Kids Safety Day in Burton

Friends of CASA for KIDS of Geauga County will present its fifth annual Kids’ Safety Day at Century Village in Burton on Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held on the beautiful grounds of Century Village near Burton Square (Rtes. 87 and 168), this free event is designed to teach kids and their families how to...

Case Western Researchers Awarded $250,000 to Develop an Effective Treatment for Childhood Brain Tumors : Cleveland-area charitable research foundation makes third major grant in three years.

Rocky River  – Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation announced today that it will award its $250,000 Melana Matson Memorial Grant—its third major research grant since 2010—to Case Western Reserve University, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers James Basilion, PhD, Efstathis Karathanasis, PhD, and John Letterio, MD, who are studying the use of nanotechnology to more effectively treat pediatric...

The game’s afoot, Watson!

Well, sort of….  Scott Lawless, once upon a time a member of the Garfield class of ’79, later a graduate of Chippewa High School in Doylestown, OH, and a member of the far-flung Lawless clan hereabouts is on a mission to uncover more information about the origin of an artifact that he found under the floorboards of his grandfather’s...

Burton Village Welcomes Three News Stores

Burton - Three new distinctive shops recently opened in Burton Village.  Each one is unique and offers shoppers something special. Talk became action when four friends working...

Head Home 44444 The Holidays

Newton Falls - There are lots of exciting things happening with Home 44444 the Holidays! The Jr and Sr high band and choir concerts will take place on December 11th during Home 44444 the Holidays.  The craft show has 111 tables with over 80...

Windham’s Leadership and Legacies Teams Advance to State

Twenty winning teams from the local Leadership and Legacies History Contest held at Windham High School earlier this month, advanced to compete at Youngstown State University this past weekend.

Garfield Elementary & Intermediate Bus Routes

Elementary/Intermediate Routes *Estimated Times* Bus #1 7:40    Gotham Rd. 8:00    Stanley Rd. 8:02    Slagle 8:05    Smalley Road 8:07    Nichols Rd. 8:27    Right on S.R. 88 Bus #2 7:55    Center St. 8:07    Garfield 8:12    Center St. 8:15    Maple 8:17    North St. 8:20    Clover Lane 8:25    Meadow Run 8:30    Wolff 8:32    Elm Street 8:35    State Street 8:37    Park 8:38    Maple/Center Bus #4 7:35    Streeter 7:45    Stamm Rd. 7:50    Streeter 7:55    Stamm Rd. 8:00    Hankee 8:05    Blackbrook Trailer Park 8:15    White Street Bus #6 8:00    Pritchard 8:03    S.R. 282 8:06    Kool Lakes 8:10    Nelson Trailer Park 8:12   ...

Rotary Report

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary took a flying leap into their activities for 2011, beginning with a focus on the upcoming Family Week.  Updates and amendments, processes and plans were under review, arrangements were delegated, personnel tentatively assigned, sponsors to be solicited...the whole machinery of preparation...

The Metzenbaum Center Holds Book Signing

Geauga County - On Monday, March 3, 2014 the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, also known as The Metzenbaum Center, kicked-off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with a book-signing by author Barry Henkin. His autobiography, Why Am I So Special? talks about how he overcame the physical, mental, emotional, and societal obstacles that have confronted him since birth. Barry...

Maple Max Celebrates 1st Birthday

Geauga County - Maple Max has had one exciting year! He was officially “born” last March after an extensive contest had local elementary school students submitting possible names for the new Geauga County Tourism ambassador. Madison Wilson, from Newbury Elementary School submitted the name Maple Max and it was the top scoring vote with Geauga County Tourism Members. In his...

AAWWWWWRRRRRiiiight!

Ya got yer debt crisis.  Ya got yer deficit crisis.  Ya got yer health/obesity crisis.  Ya got yer apes takin’ over the planet.  What else can go wrong? OMG!  It’s Rotary! Well, actually, it’s sort of systemic thing.  Communal and fraternal organizations (not to mention churches) everywhere are facing declining membership and participation.  Where once-upon-a-time every little town had its own...

Unlikely Friends Saved in Double Rescue

When Dan O’Grady of Akron, a truck driver, passed the little dog abandoned on the side of the highway in Jacksonville, FL, he couldn’t just keep going. He exited the freeway and hoped he could get back to the dog before anything bad happened. Luckily, he got back in time but the skinny dog yapped at him and kept...

20th Century Club

Members of 20th Century Club met March 15th at the James A. Garfield Historical Society building on Main Street in Garrettsville for the last business meeting of the year.  Co-hostesses for the evening were Nasreen Kitko and Gay McCoy.  Roll call was an interesting Civil War fact.  The program was delivered by Jan Boehm on GONE WITH THE WIND....

Introducing Attending Physician at Burton Health Care Center

Dr. Timothy Neely, D.O. and Susanne Bond, N.P. who practice family medicine at University Hospitals Garrettsville Family Practice are now accepting patients at Burton Health Care Center.  Burton Health Care Center is a skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care facility located just east of the Burton Circle. Dr. Neely, D.O. is highly qualified to treat the patients at Burton Health...

Make Aurora’s Wildlife Sanctuaries Your Next Destination

Welcome to Destination Aurora.  News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. Did you know that The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland has three wildlife sanctuaries in Aurora?  Though privately owned, all three of these beautiful sanctuaries are open to the public. The Aurora Sanctuary is located north of Pioneer Trail, a few hundred yards from Page Road....

Newton Falls City Council Meeting

Newton Falls - At the first council meeting of December, the snow-blanketed roads did not keep concerned citizens away. All officials were present and, after opening the proceedings, Mayor Waddell started the meeting by announcing that, on the heels of the recent budget meeting,...

Hiram Police Department Receives Grant

Hiram - The Hiram Police Department is proud to announce the acquisition of a $2,437.20 grant award from the Ohio Department of Public Safety Justice Assistance Law Enforcement Grant. The grant will be directed toward the purchase of new portable communication radio units.  “The JAG LE grant award will be utilized for the acquisition of portable radios”, said Chief Ed...

Masonry Students Undertake Library Project

Garrettsville - Maplewood students from Bob Pavlak’s Masonry class were recently seen at the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County Library preparing an area for a new cement pad.  Stamm Concrete provided the raw materials at an “amazing price” to the Friends of Library;  a new storage shed will be in this location soon. The Friends of Library greatly appreciates the...

Sweet heARTS Walk in Mantua

Mantua - How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Make plans to spend Saturday, February 11 with your sweetie at the Sweet heARTS Walk at the Mantua Center School. Admission is free, and the doors open at noon. Where else can you and your Valentine see fabulous locally made items while taking a nostalgic walk through the historic building? The event...

Ravenna Midnight Madness Shopping Event Friday, November 26, 2010

Ravenna - Shopping on the day after Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be stressful. After more than 29 years as a family celebration in downtown Ravenna, Midnight Madness has proven it.  It’s that time of year when local merchants stay open until midnight to...

Boot Camp Begins

So did you make it down to the Community EMS Boot Camp last Saturday? Why not? You still have time to join in the effort to shaping up our community. Joining doesn’t mean you have to lose weight, maybe you would like to simply tone up or get into shape for the upcoming summer. The point is that you...

Mar-Bal, Inc. Makes a Difference at WomenSafe

Team members from Mar-Bal, Inc. in Chagrin Falls joined together on a “Make the Difference Day” on Friday, July 12.  In partnership with United Way Services of Geauga County, Mar-Bal employees volunteered at WomenSafe, a local domestic violence shelter and United Way partner agency.  Employees spent the afternoon assisting with landscaping projects.  This included them securing a donation of...

Century Village Museum Unveils Plans for an Exciting World War II Tribute Event

Burton – The Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Museum has announced plans to step back to 1941 for an event to honor the area’s World War II military veterans and those who supported the war effort at home. The event, Remembering Our World War II Veterans, will commemorate the era with entertainment and attractions on the grounds of Century...

Crestwood Primary School Celebrates Socktober

Crestwood Primary School Celebrates Socktober

Mantua - Prompted by an online call to action from Kid President, who has shared such timeless advice as “open your heart more than your mouth,” and “create something that will make the world awesome,” students at Crestwood Primary School decided to celebrate the month of October by collecting socks for those in need. And they sure collected a...

Financial Education

Christopher Perme of Perme Financial Group, Garrettsville, recently came to the Personal Financial Literacy class of teacher Jake Derr at James A. Garfield H.S. hoping to help the  group of mostly seniors avoid making many of the most common financial mistakes of those  newly-launched on the stormy seas of money management. He pointed out that long-term employment with a single...

Valentine’s Day Expectations, by the Numbers

Let’s face it. Valentine’s Day can be more nerve-racking than heartwarming. What’s an appropriate gift? Should it be cute? Romantic? Nostalgic? How much should you spend? Commercials for vacation destinations, restaurants, jewelry, teddy bears, flowers, chocolates and even pajamas add to the pressure. Maybe there’s safety in numbers. Breaking this commercial holiday down into percentages may just help you navigate...

Newton Falls City Council Meeting

Newton Falls - The first council meeting of 2011 ushered in the new year by bringing some old business from 2010 with it, literally. The December 20, 2010 meeting had been adjourned by a 3-2 vote in the middle of closing public comments because of the majority of council’s frustration over continual catcalls from the audience. Since then, Mayor...

It Was Surely Shirley

Garrettsville - On July 23, 2012, after a celebration of life (featuring colorful reminiscences by friend Mary Furillo) remembering long-time resident and active community member, Shirley Miller, an upbeat crowd gathered at the northeast corner of the James A. Garfield athletic field for a good-bye that she would have loved. Shirley was a booster of all things Garfield--athletics, attendance, music,...

GCRTA December Luncheon Meeting

The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday December 2, 2014. The event will be held at St. Denis Party Center at 10660 Chardon Rd, Chardon, Ohio 44024.

News from WVFD Joint Fire District

Windham - The Fire District board agreed to staff the fire department from 8am – 4pm seven days a week with dual certified firefighter /EMTs /paramedics. This will ensure a quick response time to emergencies during daytime hours when dedicated volunteers are at their full-time employments. The board will re-evaluate this program after six months to gauge its success. In...

Burton Ohio Antiques Market Returns On June 9 With Over 400 Dealers

Burton - Don't miss what promises to be one of the most exciting events of the antiques show summer season.  Now celebrating its 51st year, the Burton Antiques Market returns to the Geauga County Fairgrounds for the first of this years’ semi-annual shows on June 9th.   With 400 of America's leading dealers displaying their finest antiques and vintage...

Heart Of Doll Country News

The September meeting of Heart of Doll Country was on September 6th, 2011. and all but one member were present.  After the reading of the minutes, and the treasurer’s report, the group discussed first the upcoming trip to the Kent Museum of Fashion to see the exhibit, “On the Homefront”, a Civil War display.  The date of October 8th...

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