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Newton Falls Schoolmates Reunion

Newton Falls - The Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends 94th Reunion was celebrated June 15tg at DeVieste’s Banquet Room in Warren, with 374 people in attendance. Welcoming the schoolmates were: Connie Swartz Ansley, Jenny Gordon Clark, Diane Winters Coss, Kathy Rudolph Fowler, Jackie Hrenko Kanaan, Kathy Kezele Lewis and Louise and Wendell Montgomery, all members of the class of...

Literary Music Club News

Literary Musical Club (LMC) held their meeting on February 12th. We were glad to see everyone since our January meeting was cancelled because of snow. We had installation of new officers. President Betty Hamilton, Vice President Margaret Lappert, Secretary Billie English, Treasurer Marguertte Strawman. Alma Jones did a nice job installing new officers. She presented each with a nice...

Crestwood School Board Organizational Meeting

Mantua - At the School Board Organizational meeting on January 6th, new School Board members David Becker and Todd Monroe took the oath of office. Once they took their seats, the Board held an election to fill the office of board president and vice president. Matt Sorrick was elected to the position of President, while Debbie Soltisz was elected...

Fezziwig’s In Burton Has Unique Baby Gifts & Necessities

Burton - Are you looking for unique a baby gift or necessity item? If so, you will want to try Fezziwig’s located at 13868 Kirtland Street in Burton on the northeast corner of Burton Square.  They have just what you are looking for since 2007.  Many of their items are eco-friendly and/or organic which is great for baby and...

Do you have what it takes to stay safe this winter?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to the 2012 Winter Water Safety Event at Berlin Lake.  There’s no reason to stay inside, just because it is cold outside! Like ice fishing?   How about ice skating, sled riding, or enjoying a day of paddling on a crisp winter day? While all of these are a great way to...

NF Chamber of Commerce November Meeting

Newton Falls - The brief November meeting of the Newton Falls Chamber of Commerce Association was short and to the point. Special guest, Mike Timko of Cortland Computer, took the floor first and discussed how his office could offer technological support for local businesses...

Windham High School Honor Roll – First Nine Weeks

Freshmen Joseph Barnes,  Dakota Casseday,  Christopher Chambers,  Samantha Dean,  Taylor Gump, *Tristan Hankins,  Logan Hershberger, *Nicole James, *Brittany Knight,  Tasheana Martinez,  Jasmine Nevarez,  Giana Pemberton, *Joseph Prasky, *Alexia Rushnok,  Kyle Russell,  Mariah Scott, Floyd Shackelford, *Lauren Simmons,  Colton Starcher, *Adam Tanner,  Alexander Workman,  Briana Workman   Sophomores Alexandrea Blake,  Alexis Fabry,  Daisy Fleming,  Rocky Hager,  Darianna Heller,  Macey Hickman, *Kyle Hilfer, *Sarah Hodson,...

Garrettsville 20th Century Club News

Garrettsville - Club members have had two months of single meetings each in November & December. Joan Kropp hosted our meeting in November with Jan Chalker as her co-hostess. Lucy Galayde had charge of the program for the night and did a wonderful job of taking us back  to Pearl Harbor on one of the most shocking days of our...

Literary Music Club News

Nelson Twp - Literary Music Club (LMC) held their meeting on June 12 at Nelson Community Center. The hostess’ were Billie English and Marguerite Strawman. Thanks ladies, everything was nice. Our program was wedding cake decorating by Mary Leggett. Some members brought their wedding pictures. This was interesting; my, how we change in looks over the years. On Friday June 14th...

Disbursement Guidelines Established for GarrettsvilleStrong Fund

Almost three months after the fire that devastated a portion of downtown Garrettsville, the charred remains of what once was, have been removed. Fill dirt and fencing, banners displaying support and hope now line a portion of Main Street. As the cleanup process was taking place, the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have been working to establish guidelines on how the monies raised and held in the GarrettsvilleStrong fund will be distributed.

Shamrock Shakers 4-H Club

On July 10th, the Shamrock Shakers enjoyed an outing, canoeing on the Cuyahoga River.  The members and their guests met at Camp Hi Canoe Livery and were dropped off for the 7 mile trip.  All participants made it safety off the river with only 1 canoe tipping over.  It was a fun but tiring day for all. Members are preparing...

Troy Homecoming Rich in History

Troy Twp. - This past weekend Troy Township held its  Annual Homecoming Celebration behind the community center off  State Route 422, near the intersection of State Route 700. They had many things one would expect to find at an old fashioned homecoming celebration. Horseshoe tournaments, magic show, Civil War encampment,  pick-up truck pulls, a parade, live music, pet show,...

Hiram Village News

Hiram - The Planning and Zoning Commission met on March 1st  at 7 p.m. A motion to support Village Council’s Amendment of Ordinance # 2011-01 was offered and passed by the Commission. Village Zoning Inspector Dominic Gualtieri was asked to inspect and notify in writing all owners of dumpsters that are in violation of Hiram Zoning ordinances. For any...

Register now for the Class of 2026!

The James A. Garfield School District is now accepting Kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2013. Registration will take place on Tuesday, March 12, Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the elementary.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon...

Active Older Adult Wellness Center Opening March 2

So….  Here’s the skinny—could be  literally—on what’s happening as “The Y” comes to Garrettsville. The facility is located at 8233 Park Ave. (the old Garfield Intermediate School, the old Garfield Middle School/Junior High, the old Garfield High School--once upon a time before the consolidation and the construction of the current Garfield High School in 1956); phone number is 330-527-2044. The Active...

Spring Fling “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” Benefits Portage APL

Ravenna - Join Portage APL for its annual fundraiser on April 29, 2017. Paws to Celebrate is an annual event to benefit Portage APL. People gather, eat, drink, and bid on auction items and raffles, and most importantly, raise funds to help the hundreds of abused, abandoned and injured animals that Portage APL helps each year. It will...

Newton Township Cemetery Association

Newton Twp. - The Newton Township Cemetery Association will hold its monthly meeting on June 20, Thursday, at 6 o'clock at the Township Administration Building on Arlington Road. The public is welcome and invited. The 2014 calendar should be available any day now and may be purchased thru any member of the association or by phoning Lois Wynkoop, president, at...

James A Garfield Honor Roll – Third Grading Period

Garfield Elementary School Honor Roll  Fourth Grade- Noah Baker, Cody Leasure, Trystan Gedeon, Kylie Greenberg, Ashley Carey, Carissa Lininger, Paige Marek, Hailey Davis, Grace Edwards, Austin Lysiak, Grace Mills, Sydney Woolard, Sommer Bourne, Jason Schaefer, Shawn Barber, Faith Mills, Matthew Kane, Mycah Pinson, Kaila Bloom, Emma Evitts, Layla Jordan, Colin Lucas, Lucas Neikirk, Stephanie Popek, Isaac Trickett, Stephen Miller, Alexus Rice,...

Mantua Historical Society News

Mantua - At our August meeting, Phil and Marie Derthick (pictured) shared some  conversation with the Mantua Historical Society about their ancestry, their 50 years of marriage, local history, and their past and present farm  operations, including the Corn Maze, which is occurring now. After a short business meeting on Monday, September 16th, the public was invited to view some...

Sign Me Up: A Fun Approach to Learning Sign Language

What is the third most common language used in America today? After English and Spanish, it’s American Sign Language. With that in mind, It may be a  good idea to learn this language of hand positions and gestures. It would be nice if the learning process was fun and colorful, as well. Former Garrettsville student and current Michigan animator Christopher...

Newton Township Cemetery Association

Newton Twp. - The cemetery association held their monthly meeting on July 19, 2012, Thursday, at 6 o’clock at the Township Building. Twelve people attended including two new members; one new member   was  not in attendance. It is great to see the interest of the community in becoming involved! There is so much history in the seven township...

2012 J.A. Garfield Homecoming Court

Pictured above are this years Homecoming Court for James. A. Garfield High School.From left to right are (back row) : Simeon Brown, Austin Dezort, Tim Schwann, Tyler Covey, Stefan Wickli, and Logan Dean.  In the front row are (left to right): Whitney Miller, Julie Russmanno, Shilo Van Oss, Hannah Kirk, Carley McCloskey, Britanny Sisson. The Homecoming Parade Starts at 4:30...

Public Night At Observatory In Hiram

Hiram - Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open for public observing Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 to 11:00 PM; that will be the first scheduled Open Night of the 2017 season. The “star” of the night will be planet Jupiter, brilliant in our southeast evening sky. Observers should also see the M3 star cluster and later,...

Geauga County Public Library Conducts Community Forums

Geauga County - The Geauga County Public Library Board of Trustees will be holding open public forums throughout the county shortly after Election Day, November 2. ...

CMS Harnesses the Power of the Pen

Mantua - At Power of the Pen competitions across Ohio, students are given a topic sentence or ‘prompt’ on the spot and have 40 minutes to write a complete short story. While the exact prompts are confidential, coach Marphy shared, “In one round, students were given the topic sentence, ‘You’ve got to be kidding’ and told to use it...

Women of Note/ Famed Dames

The first time that Damaris Peters Pike did a one-woman-show was in August of 1988.  Twenty-five years later, she has done more than 1050 performances in 10 states and France—as 11 different women!  To celebrate this silver anniversary, she will be “giving back” by donating a select series of five performances benefitting local organizations.  Here is the schedule: October 3rd**“The...

Dr. Neely Establishes his Family Practice in Garrettsville

Garrettsville -  The (new) doctor will see you now. Timothy R. Neely, DO, established his family practice at 8:30am Thursday, August 1, 2013 at University Hospitals’ Garrettsville Family Medicine. Fresh from his residency at Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Dr. Neely is seeing the former patients of Armelle Jemmy-Noufo, MD, whose last day at the practice was Wednesday. Dr....

Old Gem gets New Lease on Life

Mantua - According to the 2007 National Agricultural Statistics Service census, only 662,264 barns built before 1960 remain across the country. In our area, a rare gem built in 1820 has been removed, but thanks to a local man, won’t be lost or forgotten. The nearly 200-year-old gem, which once stood in front of the Green Family Funeral Home...

Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Idol Auditions

Garrettsville - Have you ever dreamed of being on The Voice or American Idol, thinking, “I can do that!”  Well, we can’t guarantee you’ll be on either show but we can offer you a chance to use your singing talent to earn some cash. If you are available April 17th, May 22nd and June 26th, you need to consider auditioning...

Portage County District Library to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event

Portage County - The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service from Portage County District Library at the Aurora Memorial Library on Friday, August 22 from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm. At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos....

International Soap Box Derby Partners With Western Reserve Public Media To Expand Gravity Racing Challenge® Educational Offerings

“We are happy to have been chosen to partner with International Soap Box Derby on this project,” said Jeff Good, director of education at Western Reserve Public Media. “For years, we have specialized in developing educational resources that satisfy mandated educational standards. For this project, we will create a learning portal that will lead a teacher through 20 days of instruction in meeting a series of educational standards. In addition, we will work with the Soap Box Derby staff to produce educational kits that will be available for purchase by school districts in March 2015."

Wild 4 the Night

In 2011, a homeowner near Peninsula reported seeing a sasquatch with “grayish brown long hair, particularly over the face” in a ravine behind his house, according to The Bigfoot Field Researchers Association.  It is one of nine Bigfoot sightings reported in Summit County. How much stock do you put into such sightings? You can ask Senior Ohio Bigfoot Investigator Mark Maisel...

Portage County Soap Box Derby Racing Clinic

The Portage Soap Box Derby is hosting an introduction to Derby Racing Clinic on April 23th, at 4808 East High St., Buchert Park, Mantua, Ohio, 44255. The clinic will be held at the pavilion in the park. The Time is: 2-4PM. The clinic will be run by Race Director Dean Olson. The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing...

Household Habits for Healthy Waters

Geauga County - Start the New Year off right by making your house a Safe and Healthy Home! You don’t have to wait until spring to start your spring cleaning!  Hopefully most of us would never describe our homes as “hazardous”, but many of the products we use every day are actually toxic.  Are you curious about the contents of...

Conscientious, Citizenship, and Chloe

Mantua - Crestwood Schools have much more going for them than just the three Rs. This fall, Primary School Principal Cindy Ducca and Intermediate School Principal Michelle Gerbrick have instituted a program that rewards students for exhibiting crucial skills at each of their schools -- qualities they call the two Cs. Those character traits include being conscientious students and...

Eric Hollinger joins The Middlefield Banking Company as Senior VP – Commercial Lending

Middlefield - The Middlefield Banking Company today announced the hiring of Eric P. Hollinger as Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending.  In this role, Mr. Hollinger will focus on the needs of small businesses in Geauga and Lake Counties. “The addition of Eric Hollinger reflects our commitment to adding well recognized professionals who share our focus on developing and expanding...

“Willy Wonka” Opens Thursday

Garrettsville - OPENING NIGHT for J.A. Garfield’s performance of “Willy Wonka” is Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens.  House doors will open 30 minutes prior to show start time. Pictured above are...

Garrettsville was Feastin’ and Groovin’ for #GarrettsvilleStrong

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

Garrettsville - It has been  30 days since the historic Buckeye Block of Garrettsville was engulfed in flames and reduced to a pile of rubble. The tragic event birthed #GarrettsvilleStrong which is raising funds to ensure the historic block is rebuilt.  Weekly, there have been various groups that have registered and are holding events to raise money to rebuild...

Friday Night Lights

The Windham Bombers dropped their fourth straight game of the season and their 11th dating back to last year. Unfortunately for the Bombers 41-0 loss to the undefeated Rootstown Rovers is not the worse news. Regrettably, the schedule is not in the Bombers’ favor this week as the Southeast Pirates host the Bombers this Friday. The Bombers and Pirates...

Jimmy D’s Lil Store named Retailer-of-the-Week

Mantua -  Jimmy D’s Lil Store of Mantua has been named the Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the Week for the week of Feb. 16, 2015. Honesty, enthusiasm for their customers and offering a full selection of Lottery games are among the reasons for Jimmy D’s Lil Store’s success. Store owners Jim and Debbie Belt host their own in-store promotions to draw attention to...

Newton Falls Announces Kindergarten Registration Dates

Newton Falls - Registration for children entering the Newton Falls School System for the 2014-2015 school year will be held: February 10 & 11, 2014 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. March 17 through March 21 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:30-2:30 p.m. daily You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times.  It is not necessary to bring your child at this...

“This Is Your Life…”

Nelson Twp. - A program presented at the Nelson Community Center on July 25th dealt with the life of James Knowlton. This surprise program was presented by his daughter, Shirley Knowlton Hofmeister, and featured many photos, newspaper articles, and information about his family, favorite hobbies, career and recreational activities that Jim has enjoyed over the years.  Members of this Thursday...

Annual Fall Scavenger Hunt

Geauga County - Enjoy the beauty of a Geauga County autumn as you participate in Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Fall Scavenger Hunt August 29 through September 29.This fun activity leads you to explore ten locations within the county to answer questions on a Scavenger Hunt sheet. The “hunt” is great fun for all ages and can be done in...

Happy 100th Birthday

Aurora - On May 16th the Aurora Study Club will celebrate its 100th birthday!!! The Study Club is the oldest existing club in Aurora. In 1912 The older women in town were concerned that the younger women were too frivolous, spending too much time playing cards & that they needed to expand their knowledge of the world. This led to...

Garrettsville Police Receive Grant

Garrettsville - The Garrettsville Police Department is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive funding in the amount of $6,174.90 through the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) and the Federal 2015 Justice Assistance Grant for Law Enforcement (JAG-LE) Program. The funding will be used to purchase a new audio/video recording system to be installed in...

Rotary Report

Garrettsville - More Family Week prep for the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary--Carolyn Miller, liaison with the Windham Schools, outlined her very thorough plans and procedures promoting all phases of the operation.  She’s an organizer!  Other facets of the festivities--recognition for couples married fifty years or more (seeking nominations), contests (and judging of same), prizes, sponsors, Fun Day activities--all came in for...

Libraries partner with Geauga Hunger Task Force through March

Geauga County - All Geauga County Public Library locations are collecting food for Geauga families in need throughout the month of March 2015. People who would like to donate nonperishable food items may do so at the collection bins at the following locations: Bainbridge Library, Chardon Library, Geauga West Library in Chesterland, Middlefield Library, Newbury Library Station and Thompson...

14th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour!

Geauga County - One would think we went to great lengths to plan our 14th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour on May 14th with 14 NEW stops… but what we really have there is what is referred to as a ‘Happy accident.’  But however it happened, be sure to get that date on your calendar because it is sure to...

Christmas in the Country Holiday Passport Tour and Open House

While taking the tour and enjoying your visit at each shop, remember that you can buy tickets for a chance to win a unique raffle prize at each shop; 21 stores and 21 chances to win. Enter as often as you wish through the whole event, from now through Nov. 29.

Mobile Banking from Middlefield Banking Company