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Buckeye Trail Association Building New Hiking And Backpacking Trail

Ravenna - The Buckeye Trail is a hiking trail that circles the whole state of Ohio and is 1,444 miles long. It is built and maintained by the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA) and numerous volunteers.As a non-profit organization, they strive to provide outdoor recreation through hiking and backpacking to all four corners of Ohio. Now the BTA wants to...

A (Christmas) Tree Grows in Newton Falls

Newton Falls - Santa’s Elves were working overtime this past Black Friday and it wasn’t just to stock the shelves for the early morning deals at the retail stores. What  better way to spend The Day After Thanksgiving than in downtown Newton Falls getting...

Vendor Spaces Available at West Woods Flea Market

Turn your trash into someone else’s treasure and put a little cash in your own pocket. Booth spaces are still available at a popular Flea Market at The West Woods in Geauga Park District. The Flea Market will be Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The West Woods picnic area, 9465 Kinsman Road, Russell Township. Dozens of...

Elsie’s Custom Creations LYNS to Open in Newton Falls

Newton Falls - It’s amazing how much one can learn when interviewing professionals!  While interviewing Jessica of Elsie’s Custom Creations, I met a true expert on anything to do with the art of stitching. Opening soon in Newton Falls, this store is filled from floor to ceiling  with everything you’ll need to either start or continue the hobby of knitting,...

Freedom Township Historical Society News and Notes

The Freedom Township Historical Society’s guest speaker for the April meeting was longtime resident Charlotte Pochedly Jewell. Jewell discussed growing up on a farm with six brothers and one sister and attending Freedom School where she graduated in 1940. Pochedly vividly remembered her mother’s homemade baked goods, swimming in Kubo’s Creek, going to dances at Drakesburg and  the friendships she...

A Cinderella Story

Once upon a time -- last Saturday night, in fact -- my husband and I had the opportunity to transport our two princesses to the nearby land of Mantua. While we didn’t take a coach and ball gowns were optional, our princesses were delighted at the events that unfolded.  In case you missed the official decree, the festivities to which...

November 22 Burton Village Council Meeting

Burton - All Council members were present at this meeting which  began with a special visit by the Burton Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 197.  The boys led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Then Chief of Police Smigelski explained to...

Fresh Start For Roby Lee’s

Newton Falls - Like a blushing bride all dolled up for her special day, the banquet hall at Roby Lee’s Restaurant and Banquet Center is looking its best after a makeover worthy of truly being the center of attention. The newly redecorated facility will be the focus of an Open House on Sunday, October 13 from 1-4pm during which the...

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Windham Receives Grant To Update Technology

Windham - Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly-scheduled meeting for August with one member missing.  The meeting was opened with the pledge and a moment of silence before moving forward with the agenda. The first item on the agenda was a technology update from Brian Shanower who is the districts techie guru. According to Shanower, their system...

Bluegrass Festival At Ridgeview

Middlefield - Ridgeview Farm is pleased to announce a Blue Grass Festival on  Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 5488 Kinsman Rd, Middlefield, OH  44062.  The farm is located on State Route 87 in Mesopotamia Township, 3 1?2 miles east of Middlefield.  The music will start 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m.  The suggested donation is $10.00 per car,...

Share The Wealth

The five lucky ticket-holders got together and decided to split the very substantial purse of $2000, giving every one of them an additional reason to be thankful during the upcoming holiday season.

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

Garrettsville - Don Havener and his hiking of the Appalachian Trail were the focus of the program at the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club on Monday, March 28, 2016.  The retired teacher, coach, hardware merchant, tire guy set out on the hike as a journey of faith and of giving back to the Northern Ohio Parkinson’s Support Foundation.  His goal was...

Mantua Village News

Mantua - At a recent meeting Mayor Clark shared that she, along with the Village Solicitor and Clerk, met with First Energy Solutions regarding electric aggregation and potential cost-savings for Village residents. The Mayor noted that the Village could sign up again with First Energy at a fixed rate; the current contract expires in May of 2018. Similarly, the...

4C’s Quilt Raffle Underway

Mantua - 4C’s is raffling off a quilt called “Fruit of the Spirit, Fruit of the Orchard V” in the “Hunter’s Star” pattern. The drawing will be held on November 12 at the 4 C’s Craft Fair held in the Shalersville Township Hall from 9:00-3:00. The quilt maker is Ellie Monroe and tickets are available from her at $1.00...

We All Scream for Ice Cream

As August starts and the beginning of school looms in the not too distant future, now is the perfect time to enjoy a hand-scooped ice cream of frozen custard treat. Who cares about the coming crazy schedule of back-to-school shopping, homework, and sports practices when you can drown your sorrows in a cup or cone of delicious frozen goodness...

Local Ad Agency Awards Scholarship

Hiram - Once again, for the 15th consecutive year, the Communications Factory in Hiram awarded an area high school senior a scholarship. This year’s winner, Grace Prorok from Twinsburg High School, earned the $1,000 award from the Factory to help her offset some of the costs associated with her college education. As a student at Twinsburg High School, Ms. Prorok...

Twentieth Century Club News

Garrettsville - The ladies of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville closed their club year with the annual Spring Party, held at Roby Lee’s on April 21.  The planning committee of Patricia Amor, Gay McCoy, Leah Schultz and Pat Fisher arranged for the fine buffet meal and the excellent program which followed. Members were regaled with musical selections by Michelle...

Take Your Sweetheart on a Sweet heART Walk

Mantua - Make plans to spend Saturday, February 11 at the Mantua Restoration Society’s first Valentine’s event where they’ll be something for everyone. Beginning at noon, you can share the love as you and your honey stroll from room to room, perusing the creations of local artisans. The highlight of the event is a live auction at 1:30. That’s...

Election of Officers and Committee Chairpersons for Cemetery Association

The Newton Township Cemetery Association met at the Newton Township Administration Building on November 21, 2013. Three new members were welcomed: Bill Douglass, Doreen and Robert Lutz. Election of officers and committee chairpersons was held and the following were elected for 2014. President-Lois Wynkoop Vice-President-Phillip Beer Secretaty-Mary Lou O’Lear Treasurer-Elsie Whetzel Gifts and Bequests-Robert Pittman Membership-Louanne Dubos Publicity-Rosemarie Smith The association will participate in the Community Craft Show to...

Windham Historical Society News

Windham - The Windham Historical Society continues their busy 2014 schedule on Monday, March 17, at 7 PM in the Brick Chapel on North Main Street in Windham. The program for this free and public meeting will be presentations by four Windham High School seniors, Kelsey Meszaros, Katelyn Dean, Joshua Youngen, and Britney Collins, as the final step in their...

Burton Village Celebrates the Holidays

Burton - The Burton Chamber of Commerce will host Country Hearth Christmas Nov. 29 & 30, Dec. 1, 7 & 8 in Burton Village. The log cabin in the park will be the hub of activity over the five-day event offering horse drawn carriage rides. Come snuggle up to the roaring fire in the fireplace, relax on a rocker...

Mobile Dentist To Visit Garfield Schools

Garrettsville - James A. Garfield Schools will be sponsoring the Mobile Dentist again this year.  They will arrive at the Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High Schools on January 26.  We have invited the Smile Programs to bring their on-site preventative dental care services to our schools because we know how important good oral health is to a child’s overall...

Trumbull County Travel Club “Spring Trip”

Members of The Trumbull County Travel Club ventured into Volant, Pennsylvania for a “Spring Wine Crawl”  with a brewery and shopping included.  Visiting the shops in Volant and the new Wendall August Forge plus having lunch at the Timbercreek Brewery rounded out the day trip which included three stops at three different wineries. The next scheduled day outing will be...

Save the Date!!! Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour May 3rd!

Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be Saturday, May 3rd, with 25 stops to choose from.  Each stop offers special activities, demonstrations, sales, treats or drawings to tour participants. This year’s tour features 14 locations that are brand new to the Tour, so choose a minimum of 10 locations you have never visited, or your favorites for...

JAG Band Advances to State Competition

Garrettsville - James A. Garfield (JAG) Band has once again made the community proud by earning a superior rating last weekend at the Ohio Music Educators Association’s (OMEA) Northeast Regional Band and Choir Adjudicated Event held at Revere High School and advancing them to the State competition held in April. The band performed “Gallant Marines”, by Karl King, “Kentucky 1800”...

St. Ambrose Chicken Dinner Festival Winners

Garrettsville - Everyone who attended St. Ambrose’s Chicken Dinner Festival went home a winner (or at least with the satisfaction of having a delicious meal). However, there are some who went home with a little bit more. Congratulations to all the following winners: $1,500 cash First Prize Mary Ann Nitsky $200 cash Second Prize Lenny Barcikoski $100 cash Third Prize Grace Stegall $100...

Free Computer Training at the Garrettsville Library

Portage County District Library is partnering with Connect Ohio to offer free computer training to Portage County residents. The computer classes will provide basic Internet training such as computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and email basics. Computer classes will be held at the Garrettsville Library February 9 and February 16 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Call...

Crestwood 4 C’s Honors Volunteers

Mantua - On Thursday, April 21, a luncheon was held at Mantua Hilltop Church to honor all those who volunteer at the Food cupboard. The Council Members provided a delicious luncheon of salads, desserts and croissants. 40 volunteers attended plus a few honored...

TREE House Takes Root in Hiram

Minor work is still being finalized on the TREE House, with a schedule for public access to be established in early 2015. Contact Debbie Kasper at kasperdv@hiram.edu for more information.

Village of Middlefield Market Analysis Wins Competition

Middlefield -  For more than two years, the Middlefield Economic Development Committee (EDC) has been aggressively promoting the Village of Middlefield on a state and national level with the goal of attracting business and industry to the village. As a part of this initiative, the Committee contracted Cleveland State University’s Community Planning Program Manager Kirby Date to develop a...

Home Energy Assistance Program – Summer Crisis Program

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program designed to assist eligible Ohioans meet the cost of summer cooling. The Summer Crisis Program assists income eligible households with at least one member age 60 or older, a household member with a documented medical condition, or households with an electric service disconnect notice.  Assistance is for a onetime...

Residents Take Message To The Street

Hiram - A crowd of residents (including the Hiram College alumni pictured here) opposed to the annexation of township land by Hiram College gathered Friday evening outside the Garfield Institute in Hiram. Their goal was to raise the visibility of this issue with Hiram College Board of Trustees who were meeting that night. Hiram College Vice President Tim...

Crestwood School Board News

Mantua -  In his report to the School Board, Superintendent David Toth shared that first grade teacher Natalie Harr was one of only two Ohio educators to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science this year. Harr will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, which administers the program. She is currently on professional...

Reading Role Models

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.  Local volunteers from AMETEK, Kent State University and Smithers-Oasis spent time with 16 Head Start classes and more than 250 students across Portage County to help them strengthen their language and literacy skills.  United Way...

135th Chalker Norton Viets Family Reunion

Southington -  On Sunday Aug 5, 2012 the descendants of the first pioneers to settle in Southington, Ohio, will honor their heritage with a family day of fun, games and a picnic at noon. The first pioneers were David Viets, Luke Viets and his wife Hannah, James Chalker and his wife Mercy and their two year old son Orrin, Roderick...

Crestwood School Issue on August 8th Ballot

Mantua - On Tuesday, August 8th, local voters have the opportunity to show their support of the Crestwood School District at a special election on Tuesday, August 8th. As you may have heard, the issue lost by 19 votes after the early May election, so every vote counts. Based on input gathered from the community, combined with expert opinions from...

Murder Mystery Misfortune for Friday the 13th

Newton Falls - For the superstitious, Friday the 13ths are considered both rare and unlucky. This spring, however, they are certainly neither rare, as one occurs in February and in March, nor unlucky, at least for the Newton Falls Firefighters’ Auxiliary, which is  hosting another Murder Mystery Dinner to benefit the first-responders of Station 43. In conjunction with organizers,...

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. ...

Crestwood School Board News

Mantua - At the last meeting of the Crestwood School Board, the 2014 District retirees were honored for their combined 255 years of service in the District. Middle School Principal Julie Schmitt, Intermediate Principal Michelle Gerbrick, Director of Pupil Services Mike Maglionico, and past School Board member Martha Phillips spoke on behalf of the retirees, sharing laughter and a...

The History of Santa Claus

As a Santa collector, my curiosity grew with my collection. When I was a child he was mystical and mysterious but I could not wait to drive to Huntington, WV  every year in early December to see him. In those days that was quite a trip from our farm in the country. What is his origin? I suppose we should...

Voters & Candidates Face2Face…a different kind of candidate forum on April 3 hosted by the League of Women Voters of Kent

Kent - Candidates for county, state and Congressional seats have been invited to meet and talk with voters in small groups at an election forum organized by the League of Women Voters of Kent on Thursday, April 3. Free and open to the public, the forum will start at 7 p.m. at Theodore Roosevelt High School, 1400 N. Mantua St.,...

Literary Music Club News

On November 14, the Literary Music Club held their meeting. This being Thanksgiving, we had a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The women out did themselves, and everything was beautiful. Our thanks to the hostess; Mary Ann Leggett, Jackie Tokosh, and Margaret Paul. Our program was about angels. We also were taught how to make one from coffee...

7th Annual Teen Drama Project Brings Classic Fahrenheit 451 to GLTG Stage

Imagine a world where reading books was a crime. Fireman didn’t put out fires, but burned your books AND your house if you had a secret library. Ray Bradbury, author of the classic novel and play Fahrenheit 451 (the temperature at which paper burns) details such a future.  People are tuned in to their televisions and ear pieces and...

On The Move…

The Weekly Villager staff is working hard to wrap up the transition to our new office space. Individual articles from this week's paper will not be posted online, instead we encourage our online readership to take advantage of our digital archive. We intend to return to our standard posting schedule next week. This week's paper can be viewed as a PDF...

Freedom Township News

Highlights of the December 16, 2010 Trustee Meeting: The Zoning Inspector is still having computer problems. Trustees gave permission to get information on a new computer. Mr. VanSteenberg reported the fuel tank on the ’95 Kodiak truck had a hole in it. Trustees agreed to authorize repair for a cost not to exceed $500. They also authorized purchase of 4 recapped...

G-Men Football Team Recognized At Village Council Meeting

Garrettsville - The February 8, 2017 council meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance. The normal business of accepting previous minutes, paying bills and going over revenue was taken care of. Then Mayor Rick Patrick made a special presentation to Coach Mike Moser and three members of the Garfield G-Men football team. They were presented a plaque and a...

Windham High School Honor Roll

9th Grade *Cali Apthorpe, Ja’Mario Brown, Alexis Knight, *Benjamin Knight, *Elizabeth Richmond, *Kathlyn Richmond, Erik Roche, Paige Simpson, Mahlia Smith, Cassandra Snyder, Sara Taylor, Holly Thompson, Jordan Wildman   10th Grade *JosephBarnes, Chandler Bee, SamanthaDean, *Tristan Hankins, Logan Hershberger, *Nicole James, *Brittany Knight, *Brooke Lissy, *Jasmine Nevarez, Joseph Prasky, Alexia  Rushnok, *Lauren Simmons, Adam Tanner, Brianna Workman   11th Grade Zachary Cottrill, Alexis Fabry, Daisy Fleming,...

Twentieth Century Club News

The Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville completed its journey through the Dewey Decimal System, fittingly, at the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County District Library, with the 900’s, history and geography.  Roll call was answered by enlightening the group as to what  each would take on  the way to a particular destination.  Some were practical, some were fanciful, some...

Hiram College to receive funds from Talent Dividend

Hiram College’s share of the grand prize will be put toward degree completion initiatives.

Marc Pfenning