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A Paranormal Historical Society Meeting

Windham - The spooky world of the paranormal is coming to the Windham Historical Society. At their monthly meeting on Monday, April 16, at 7 PM at the Brick Chapel, 9001 North Main Street, all interested listeners will hear how Windham once stood at the center of the world of psychic research. Local historian George Belden will present a talk...

Kali Hilfer wins $2000 for Windham’s Prom

Windham - Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the board offices on April 25, 2013 with all board members present. The treasurer was unavailable for the meeting. In student achievement, Kali Hilfer brought home 1st place out of over 20 schools represented in the banner contest for “None for Under 21” Rally held at...

Hiram Answers Questions for Parents

Parents hungry for information to help their teenaged children make their college choices can get the answers to their questions when Hiram College hosts “College Camp: A Training Program for Parents,” from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, in the Kennedy Center located on the Hiram campus.Hiram is partnering with Aurora High School, Cuyahoga Community College, and...

April’s Programs at Garrettsville Library

Garrettsville Library’s “Cookin’ up a Storm” program will meet on Monday, April 17 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Led by Marian Phillips, this month’s theme will be appetizers, and cookbooks from the collection will be used to discover new appetizer recipes. Participants are asked to bring along with your appetite enough appetizers to share with the...

Mantua Rotary Club Announces Christmas Tour Of Homes

The Rotary Club of Mantua announces its seventh Biennial Christmas Tour of Homes, November 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12,  13.  The usual Friday hours have been changed this year to 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. while the Saturday and Sunday hours remain the same:  Saturday, November 5 and 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 6...

Whooo Knows Earth Day Better than CPS?

Mantua - For the 10th consecutive year, the Crestwood Outdoor Education Committee held an Earth Day festival at the Crestwood Primary School. While Mother Nature made it difficult to hold the festivities outside, holding the event indoors didn’t hamper the success of the evening’s event. Aided by parent volunteers, as well as those from Crestwood Middle and High Schools, the...

The upside of a big snowfall? John Lambert’s amazing snow art!

Pictured is Santa enjoying a relaxing 'Spa Day' after the busy holiday.Lambert resides on Wolff Drive in Garrettsville.

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Lighted Christmas Parade on December 7, 2013

Ravenna - Ravenna Balloon A-Fair's annual lighted Christmas Parade “Treasures Under The Tree” (sponsored by Fortis College) will take place in downtown Ravenna on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Line up begins at 6pm at the corner of Main Street & Myrtle and at East Plaza parking lot. The parade includes themed floats, dancing and marching...

RMH Foundation 18th Annual Golf Outing

Ravenna – The Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 18th Annual “A Different Kind of Golf Outing” will take place on Wednesday, July 18, at Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna. More than 200 golfers annually participate in the event, which features a morning and afternoon shotgun start. “A Different Kind of Golf Outing XVIII” is an 18-hole, four-person scramble featuring a free...

Start Talking — “Hidden In Plain Sight”

Looks can be deceiving. That’s the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments. The display is called “Hidden in Plain Sight.” The departments constructed what appears to be at first glance the bedroom of the average teenager. But amidst the clutter of clothing scattered on the floor, school supplies on a...

Beardsley Dairy Saga Continues…

Garrettsville - The James A. Garfield Historical Society met on March 19, 2012 at the historic Mott Building on Garrettsville’s Main Street to hear a tale of modern-day sleuthing through nearly ninety years of local history, both personal and business-oriented. Researcher/historian Scott Lawless outlined his trek through a wide variety of sources, from cemetery plots to county recorders’ offices...

Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market 2012 Annual Organizational Meeting Scheduled

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will hold its 2012 Annual Organizational Meeting on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the OSU Extension office - Patterson Center on the Geauga County Fairgrounds at 14269 Claridon-Troy Rd. in Burton. The meeting will start at 9:00AM and refreshments will be served. Those interested in participating in the market this year are invited to...

So is it a bog or is it a swamp?

It was almost all about the BS. Well, the first day was...after that, it was about the amazing new horizons for the Portage County Park District, now that it’s got funding and the ability to actually plan and carry out plans for the benefit of Portage County residents.  Here’s what the BS was about. Mantua’s Art on the Hill event had...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Garrettsville

O’Henry, O’Malley, O’My! Grab your friends and neighbors, and follow the road to Garrettsville on March 17th for a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day you won’t soon forget. And that’s no blarney! The historic village of Garrettsville knows how to celebrate, and they are starting first thing in the morn’. Start off with a hearty breakfast, and a beer if you...

Church Hosts Christmas in July Dinner

Covenant Bible Fellowship celebrated Christmas in July this month at their monthly Loaves and Fishes Meal. Earlier in the year the ladies’ group from the church thought it would be cool to do a Christmas in July themed meal for their monthly free meal. The group had the Christmas tree set-up, decorated the hall in a Christmas motif, along with...

Paws to Shop, Rummage Sale for APL

Stop by Portage APL on September 27, 2014 from 11-3 for a rummage sale and help homeless animals. From small appliances and books to dog and cat supplies and household items, there’s something for everyone.

Heads up, James A. Garfield Grads

The James A. Garfield Alumni association will be marking its 10th anniversary this fall while recognizing “old timers” of the classes of ‘2005, ‘95, ’85, ’75, ’65, ’55, ’45, ’35, and as far into the past as possible. Come one, come all. Bring your friends and family, classmates (and teachers, if they’re still tottering about) and folks in the neighborhood. Tom Klem is recruiting attendees from the Class of 1995, Andrea Fox is attempting the same for the Class of 2005. Anyone out there who’d like to do the same for your class, have at it. Y’all come!

Crestwood Primary & Intermediate Celebrate 10 Years

Students and faculty at Crestwood’s Primary and Intermediate Schools will ring in the tenth school year in the same way they celebrated the first one; with a concert by national children’s musician and author Jim Gill. Gill has performed for early childhood educators, families and children’s librarians across the country, and on September 25th, he will again be sharing...

Adapting to the Aftermath of 9/11, a Decade Later

It’s been a dreary decade of war, recession and political wrangling since our world was utterly ripped from its moorings on September 11, 2001. Seems like it was just in yesterday’s newscast: The backdrop of the New York City skyline, gleaming in the morning sunlight against a picture-perfect blue sky. But marring the pretty picture was a commercial airliner, which...

Volunteers? Do I hear volunteers?

Here’s your chance to check into the current scene amongst the “younger set”.  Portage County has a regular program of Quiz Bowl competitions hosted by  the participating  schools--Garfield, Ravenna, Field, Streetsboro, Southeast, Waterloo, Aurora (which also presents the Early Bird Open Tournament), Rootstown and a new (outside) addition, Lake Christian in Hartville.  These competitions are held at various locations...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

Reports came in at the February 23, 2015 meeting of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club.  To wit : *Carol Donley told about some of the artistic interpretations of the subject of last week’s presentation on The Children of the Dump, including in drama, in dance and in film.  She offered the possibility of making some of these available for local students. *Caitlin...

GCRTA Luncheon

The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will meet on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for a luncheon and meeting at the Bond Building in Century Village, 14653 East Park Street, Burton, OH  44021. Gathering time at 11:15 AM, followed by the business meeting at 11:30, and  lunch at 12:00.  The menu will consist of a Chili Bar with hot chili, onions,...

In Honor of Health Literacy Month Robinson Memorial Hospital takes steps to educate the community on health literacy

Ravenna – “Health Literacy” is the ability to read, understand and find health information. A large gap exists between the way healthcare issues are communicated and how most people understand that communication. In fact, according to the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy, nearly 9 out of 10 adults have difficulty using routine health information. Robison Memorial Hospital recognizes...

Rotary Report

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians met on February 3, 20014 to look back with pride and a sense of accomplishment  on the 2014 incarnation of Family Week and its culmination in Family Fun Day ( see last week’s Villager) and to move on to planning a bigger and better event for next year.  Book the Balloon Man! This involved setting up a rubric...

No Reservations Required!

Celebrate the anniversary of the 1969 landing of the first men on the Moon by viewing it through our great telescope. The observatory will be open on Saturday, July 20th from about 9:30 to 11:00 PM (may be open a little early since the Moon will be full and bright). When the sky becomes darker we will also take...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

Garrettsville - Noses to the grindstone, eyes on the snowy skies, the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club got down to business at their meeting on April 4, 2016 at Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville.  Here was their agenda: This year’s Fit & Fun program will be likely having involvement of the Garrettsville YMCA, especially in regard to the nutrition program and pickleball. ...

Depression: Beyond the blues

Everybody gets the blues sometimes—but depression is very different from the blues. About 18.8 million Americans experience depressive disorders that affect how they sleep, eat, feel about themselves, and live their lives. Depression has physical and emotional symptoms and cannot be wished away; people with depression can’t just “pull themselves together.” There are different types of depressive disorder, each...

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...

Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools News

Newton Falls - Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office located at 909 ½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger football season from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games will be $40.00. We also have a 10-game pass available for adults to purchase for $50.00, and students...

Mantua Township News

Mantua Twp. - After calling the August 1st Mantua Township Trustees meeting to order, Chairman Jason Carlton introduced new Zoning Inspector Mr. John Dickey  to township residents. Mr. Dickey is a Hiram resident with a varied background of work experience, including heating, ventilation and home contracting. He replaces Tierney Bryant, who resigned from the position as of July 2,...

Of Mice and Motorcycles

Mantua -  The Mouse and the Motorcycle  came to life at Crestwood Primary School last week, as Principal Cindy Ducca appeared, dressed as a mouse at her school’s “One Book, One School” assembly. According to Mrs. Ducca, her attire was a reward to her students, who exceeded their goal of reading five books per child during the school’s special...

Historical Society Holds Chirstmas Open House

Ravenna - The Portage County Historical Society in Ravenna will host a Christmas Open House & Holiday Fund-Raising Sale on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. The Lowrie-Beatty Museum, Carter house, Strickland house, Log Cabin, Campbell Land Office, Ford Seed Store,...

Local Children Go On the Hunt

Newton Falls - Fields soggy from the recent rains and sharp springtime winds didn’t dampen the day for hundreds of local children on the hunt for thousands of brightly-colored plastic spheres left behind by a big fluffy pink bunny on the grounds near the Community Center on Quarry Street. On the last Saturday before Easter weekend, the sun shone...

Garrettsville Lodge #246 F& AM Holds Annual Installation Ceremony

Garrettsville - The proud Masons of Garrettsville Lodge #246 recently held their 157th consecutive installation of officers. The Lodge members have been meeting at the same location since 1874 and are proud to count among their past members James A. Garfield who served as Lodge chaplain while president of Hiram College. Pictured above are the newly installed officers.

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...

Literary Music Club News

On March 12th LMC held their monthly meeting, even if it was the worst day snow-wise. There were 6 of us attending. Alma Jones and Mary Leggett decorated for St. Patrick’s day. It was very cheerful and took our minds off the bad weather. Our program was presented by Iva Walker. Birthdays for members in March are Sally Kittle,...

Schools Forecast Delays Rather than Closures when Bad Weather Returns

Portage County - Snow days are every school kid’s fantasy come true... until it’s time to make up for lost instructional time. Most area school districts have already exhausted their allowable cancellation days due to two major snow storms in early December. Now districts are on borrowed time as actual winter weather kicks into typical gear, with drifting snow,...

Woodlands Carnival A Success

Ravenna - The Woodlands at Robinson recently held a free community carnival on July 26th. The carnival was sponsored by Clear Path Home Health, Crossroads Hospice, Dean’s Funeral Home, Dr. David Uhall, J & J Mobile Music, NEAS Ambulance Inc. and Saber Healthcare. Highlights of the event included a visit from Slider, The Cleveland Indians Mascot who arrived via fire...

Free Water Well Monitoring on Jan.27th

Hiram - Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring will take place on January 7th in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305). We will be using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality. For accurate readings, your sample...

Jingle Bell Jog brings Healthy Holiday Fun!

Mantua - Let's start the holiday season with festive exercise, jolly visits with Santa, and joyous holiday-themed activities! Jingle Bell Jog offers a 5k race that is timed for the competitive, but can be walked for those who prefer to take in the spirit of this holiday event at a more relaxed pace. Participants are encouraged to dress in...

20th Century Club News

Women of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville met on October 15 at the home of Joyce Fashing on Eagle Creek Drive. The roll call response, as befits the season of Halloween, was to tell of a favorite costume or item of apparel.  Resulting tales ranged from dressy occasions to Trick-or-Treat and beyond. New members Jane Hill and Gail Gergely were...

Mr. Waddell Takes Office

Newton Falls - The votes have been cast, counted, verified and validated, and it is official: Newton Falls has a new mayor. Last Wednesday Mr. Lyle Waddell was sworn in by the Hon. Philip Vigorito with a standing-room-only courtroom of witnesses. Earlier in...

The Area’s Original Christmas Walk Returns To Garrettsville

The James A. Garfield Historical Society’s Christmas Walk takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 5th, 6th, & 7th, and 12th, 13th, & 14th.  Hours are 10am to 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12:30pm to 5pm on Sundays.  Your first stop is...

Geauga SWCD’s Board of Supervisors Reorganize for the District’s 69th Year

During their first meeting of 2013, the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) Board of Supervisors selected officers for the year.  Serving as volunteers, the five-member Board of Supervisors sets the direction for the District staff and makes important conservation decisions for the community.  Board members are elected to serve staggered, three-year terms, and are granted specific powers...

Practice on the Preserve

Cleveland Yoga and Western Reserve Land Conservancy are again teaming up for a complimentary morning of yoga Aug. 14 at the Geauga Park District’s Orchard Hills Park in Chester Township. “Practice on the Preserve:  A Celebration of Yoga and Conservation,” a free event featuring an all-levels class taught by a team of Cleveland Yoga instructors and a special session for...

Appalachian Experience 2011

Mantua - A group of four adults and five high school teens from Mantua’s St. Joseph Church participated in the Housing Repair Program based at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clintwood, Virginia, the week of June 18-25. Volunteers made the 400 mile, seven-hour trip to the western tip of Virginia for the week-long experience to help low-income residents maintain...

Middlefield Village to host Amish Farmers Market

Middlefield - As a part of its ongoing “healthy county” initiative, University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center will be a community supporter of the Middlefield Farmers Market, which will take place every Saturday morning from July 6th through September 28th at Mineral Lake Park on Sperry Lane in The Village of Middlefield, Ohio.  From 9 a.m. – 12 noon, UH...

Garrettsville Area Chamber News

The Garrettsville Area Chamber held their first meeting of 2015 in February at Facet Salon and Day Spa.  After a review of the board minutes and finances the following information was shared. GarrettsvilleStrong Status Report As of February 6th, the Chamber's #GarrettsvilleStrong fund has raised just over $87,114 for rebuilding efforts!  The GarrettsvilleStrong fund was established to raise funds which will...

Intimate Gathering for 2013 HOF Inductees

A select but enthusiastic group, including previous honorees, Mitch Collins ’76, John Bennett ’77 and Darrin Perusek ’93, attended the 5th annual James A. Garfield Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the HS/MS Commons honoring Martin Paul ‘61 and  Mark Manno ’74. The social hour allowed family and friends to mingle and exchange reminiscences; the  welcome...