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Cardinal Credit Union Unveils New Branch at Hiram College

Hiram – Hiram College and Cardinal Credit Union marked the opening of a full-service credit union branch on campus through a grand opening celebration at the college’s Kennedy Center. State Rep. Dave Joyce, state Sen. John Eklund and Hiram Mayor Lou Bertrand joined Hiram College President, Lori Varlotta, Ph.D., Hiram College President Emeritus Tom Chema and Cardinal President and...

Winter Weather and Snow Days

Garrettsville - While we have avoided it for most of the season, winter weather is officially upon us. With this weather comes the ‘polarizing’ topic of Snow Days. Each year this is a decision we don’t look forward to making. A snowy forecast means a sleepless night is certain. The festivities typically begin around 3am and are very different...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

The October 19, 2015 meeting of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club was a series of short takes.  Here’s what got tooken : For Friday, Bob Evans restaurants will be joining the Polio Plus campaign of worldwide Rotary International by contributing 15% of receipts collected from contributing diners to the fight to end polio sooner rather than later.  The Garrettsville-Hiram club will...

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...

Fall Savings Sidewalk Sale in Middlefield

Middlefield - Join us for our 2nd annual, FALL SAVINGS SIDEWALK SALE. Visit us on, October 8th, 9th & 10th 2015 from 10am-5pm in the local historic town of Middlefield. With small town charm & homespun arts & crafts you can uncover fascinating one-of-a kind treasures & gifts! What makes this special is the great savings we will be offering...

8 Signs That Your Aging Parents Aren’t OK To Live Alone Anymore

The holidays bring scattered families together -- giving adult children the perfect opportunity to closely inspect how aging parents are managing. It’s not by chance that calls to Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities spike just after the holidays. This is when families detect hints of trouble or see catastrophes on the horizon. So while you’re enjoying the...

Rotary Explores Bee Keeping, Headwaters Trail & More

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians opened their meeting on January 18, 2016 with Happy Dollars celebrating outstanding scholastic achievement, a 15-year anniversary, good business news, safe family, gifts and general, all-around good life—a nice start for any day. Speaker for the day was Ralph Price, pastor of the Streetsboro Church of Christ, who spoke of one of the more fascinating aspects of Creation,...

Mantua Village Council News

Mantua - Mayor Linda Clark reported that she received letters of interest for the Village’s Planning Committee and Landmark Board. She recommended that Council appoint Robert Gaglione to Planning and Terry Vechery to the Landmark Commission. Both candidates were approved by Council and sworn in by Mayor Clark that evening. In addition, Mayor Clark shared two special event forms...

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Recap

T’was business as usual at the October 4 2015 meeting of the Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram.  Action on and discussion   of the following were on the agenda : Kyle Collins is alive and doing well as a Rotary Exchange Student in Japan.  He’s noticing differences in social interactions as well as improving his Japanese language skills.  Happy to talk...

Ravenna Business Plans to Hire 30 Professional CAREGivers

Ravenna - As America’s aging population grows, a local senior care company is gearing up to meet the expected need for services. The Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Portage County anticipates adding up to 30 professional CAREGiversSM to its staff by the end of 2015. By 2050, it is predicted that the senior population will more than double from...

“Horsing around” with the 20th Century Club

The ladies of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville spent their  meeting of October 1, 2015 “horsing around”.  The subject of the evening’s roll call was experiences with horses and the tales sometime rivaled “The Perils of Pauline.” Business was conducted by President Mary Furillo and the group voted in a new member, Pat Fisher.  Dues were collected. The program...

ABLE Offers GED/ESOL Classes in Portage County

Ravenna - The Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Program at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna would like to welcome everyone back to a new school year! The ABLE Program is offering classes and materials for adults, free-of-charge for  GED, ESOL, basic English and math skills, and transitioning into post-secondary education, training, or trade.   We have trained instructors to help...

Get Fit – Body & Mind For The New Year!

As the calendar flips to January, many Americans decide to take this opportunity to get fit. As you are sorting through the gym membership specials and healthy recipes, don’t forget an essential part of your body – your mind! Why should you focus on your mind? Having good mental health allows us to be creative, make the most of opportunities,...

Geauga Fresh Farmers Market Looks for County’s Best at Annual Salsa Tasting Contest

Enter your favorite salsa in the Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market Annual Salsa Tasting Contest on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10-Noon. Customers and vendors are encouraged to enter – hot and sweet, fresh or cooked. Shop now for the freshest ingredients and please keep basic ingredients locally grown – zucchini, eggplant, peach, tomato, tomatillo, watermelon, cucumber and any other...

Bob & Karen Golic set to be the Emcees for the 2nd annual Preppers Ball

The group REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is pleased to announce that Cleveland born and raised, Bob Golic and his wife Karen Golic will be joining us at this year’s Prepper’s Ball as our emcees! In addition to all the offerings of the 2nd annual Preppers Ball, don’t miss an opportunity to hang out with Karen Golic, former LA Raiderette Cheerleader...

Short Takes: Go Out, Get Involved

Read Big! It’s not too late to participate in the BIG READ, a program  sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest being offered by Hiram College’s Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature and the libraries of the Portage County Library District.  There will be authors, speakers, a dance troupe and Mexican food as well as discussion...

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...

Operation Valentine: Send a Valentine to a Hero Overseas

The message is a simple one, “Thank you so much for what you do, we always need you.” This is just one of the many sweet messages from the heart of a child to a soldier overseas in a project called OPERATION VALENTINE.

Voters & Candidates: Face2Face

Kent - You can look the county candidates in the eye and ask your questions at the Face2Face Candidate Forum scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, in Kent. An added bonus—voters will be able to take the new voting machines for a test drive. The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kent, the League of Women Voters of...

20th Century Club News

Twentieth Century Club meeting on Park Ave., Garrettsville?  “Y” not?  The ladies assembled on February 2nd at the repurposed school building (Garrettsville School, James A. Garfield Junior High/Elementary, James A. Garfield Middle School, James A. Garfield Intermediate School) to conduct their usual meeting and to be apprised of the current operation of the facility under the auspices of the...

Windham Historical Society News

Windham -  This month’s meeting will be held on Monday, February 15th at 7 P.M. at the Brick Chapel, 9001 N. Main St., Windham, Ohio.   Doors will open at 6:30 for “meet & greet.”  The society is now under new leadership and we are planning some exciting new things for the year. Following the business meeting we will have...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

The February 1, 2016 meeting of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club was the designated business meeting for the month and they got down to it with a will. • Treasurer Amy Crawford reported that checks supporting Power of the Pen and the Rotary Foundation had gone out and some dues had come in.  ClubRunner is simplifying the process. • The centennial of...

Extreme Rower Katie Spotz Speaks to Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary

The August 31, 2015 meeting of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club heard from a rock-star of the world of extreme rowers, Katie Spotz, who in a marathon 70-day adventure rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, from Africa to South America—alone!  There were 30 ft. waves, there were freighters, there were scary encounters with unknown boats and individuals…but…there were also dolphins and...

Hiram Fire Department Received DHS Grant

Hiram - At the last meeting of the Hiram Village Council, Chief Bill Byers reported that the Hiram Fire Department has received a grant of $14,250 from  the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The money will be used to purchase firefighter protective gear, which is subject to a federally mandated 10-year replacement...

Cops and Kids Fishing Event A Success

Hiram - Hiram Police Department held its annual “Cops and Kids” fishing day event at Camp Asbury. The weather was perfect, the fish were biting, and lifelong bonds were made with Hiram Police Officers and children of the community. The intent of “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day is to bring community children closer to law enforcement officers and build...

Crestwood Primary School Became Candy Factory

Mantua - Crestwood Primary School was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory last week, as students celebrated the completion of their annual One Book, One School program. The transformation, based on the 1964 book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, was the culmination of several weeks of study, where teachers and students read the book aloud and...

Hiram Police Department Receives Grant

Hiram - The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition and approval of the Ohio Criminal Justice Services, Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant. The grant will fund the acquisition of  one in-car dash mounted video recorder unit for one of Hiram Police Department patrol vehicles. The total project is budgeted at $3,395. The approval of this...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club met on February 22, 2016 at Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville, spending the time covering a myriad of topics, to wit: Winners of the Fit-n-Fun competition have finally received their prizes, as Superintendent Ted Lysiak took them to choose their very own bicycles; there are pictures. The roadside clean-up event is searching for a date.  High school activities...

Mantua Village Garden Club Plans Guided Tour

Mantua - The Mantua Village Garden Club, which was organized in March of 1930, will kick off its first meeting for 2016 at the home of Lea Lazar, on Monday March 7th.  This meeting will begin with a light lunch, and focus on discussion of the business goals, & programs for the upcoming year. This year the meetings are...

The 2015 Geauga SWCD Rain Barrel Auction Begins!

Burton - The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign has begun marking the tenth year for this creative community initiative!  Seven local artists and groups donated their time, talent, and materials to the District by painting 55-gallon plastic barrels to creatively transform them into beautiful, repurposed rain barrels!  A rain barrel is a...

Garrettsville Rotary News

Recovering after their bang-up steak fry on August 3, the members of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary club got down to business on August 10.  To wit : • The August 17 meeting will feature Cheryl Warren, District Governor, with a board meeting at 11:00 • The incoming exchange student will arrive on August 24; his mom has already called to get acquainted. •...

Robinson Health System officially changes its name to reflect integration

Ravenna – The future of Robinson Memorial Hospital includes a new name: University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. The Portage name signifies the heritage of Robinson as a county hospital and its stature as the only hospital located in Portage County. The new name is consistent with how University Hospitals identifies other community hospitals to reflect both their location and alignment...

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...

J.A. Garfield Student Laptop Pickup Dates Scheduled

Garrettsville - Technology is today’s pencil. It is becoming an integral part of teaching and learning. Every James A. Garfield Student in grades 7 - 12 is issued an HP Chromebook. The devices are being provided to students as learning tools that will allow them to create, collaborate, communicate and engage in critical thinking activities. Dates have been scheduled for...

Burton-Rotary will be Flipping in Pancake Town USA

Burton - The Burton-Middlefield Rotary will be flipping pancakes again this March for the 64th year starting Sunday, March 1st, and continuing every Sunday in March. The Rotary Club will be serving their delicious pancake breakfasts that include real Geauga County maple syrup at Berkshire High School in Burton, Ohio from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Berkshire High School...

“Good Morning Baltimore…” and Warren Ohio: Summer Stock 37 presents Hairspray: The Musical

Songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad attempts to realize her dream of dancing on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program similar to American Band Stand, and to join the movement for civil rights.

The Big Read Grant to Have Big Impact on Hiram College Community Reading Program

Hiram – The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature at Hiram College wants you to curl up with a good book. A book titled “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea, to be specific. The Center, along with its partners—which include three library systems, four high schools and many Hiram College academic departments—will a host a campus and community-wide...

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run

The 37th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on Saturday, September 12th.  The Potato Stomp is a classic road race through the scenic streets of Mantua Village and the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley.  There is a one mile Fun Run that begins at 8:30am and the 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at...

Upcoming Events in Newton Falls to Enjoy This Summer

Newton Falls - After weeks of tantalizing tidbits of a ray of sunshine here or a that-IS-a-shade-of-blue sky there, isn’t it… (such a tease, that Mother Nature!) it seems that warm weather is now here to stay and creatures in all shapes and sizes, fur and feather, are getting the chance to come out and play. There is a...

Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pulls Return to Garrettsville Summerfest

Garrettsville - Hey kids do you think you have the strongest legs in town? Well, here is your chance to prove it. Buckeye Pedal Tractor Pulls are coming to Garrettsville Summerfest this summer and it is expected to be a hit. The pulls are for all ages and will be held on the bridge, on Sunday June 28 at...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report – Week of July 17

The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians discovered that they had a “Rivergod” in their midst, as member Mike Keas gave an outline of his varied and interesting career(s) at the July 13, 2015 meeting. A Jack-of-all-trades and , clearly, master of quite a lot ,he traced his progress through meatcutting, the rafting business, corporate training, commercial management, insurance, field service management, optician training,...

Daisy Troop 90206 Celebrates Successful Year

Garrettsville - Daisy Troop 90206 celebrated the end of a successful and busy girl scout year on June 10th with a Court of Awards ceremony. The girls earned daisy petals this year by learning the girl scout promise & girl scout law, while they helped “make the world a better place” by giving back and using a portion of...

Warren Amateur Radio Annual Field Day

Warren Amateur Radio field day will be held at Mosquito Lake State park at the boat ramp off route 305. It will begin around 2 pm  on Saturday the 27th and end on Sunday the 28th at 2pm.  You do not have to be a ham operator to participate. As long as there is a valid ham operator at the...

James A. Garfield Historical Society News

The James A. Garfield Historical Society met May 18, 2015 at the Mott Building on Main St. in downtown Garrettsville. It was a mathematical meeting, celebrated with pie.

“Avenue Q” Opens July 2nd in Aurora

Aurora - Smart, risqué and downright entertaining, “Avenue Q” opens at 8 pm Thursday, July 2 and continues through July 18 at Aurora Community Theatre, 115 E. Pioneer Trail. Winner of the TONY “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is full of heart and hummable tunes, people, puppets and politically incorrect lyrics in what...

Thomas Collins Named President of Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

The final June meeting of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club was a busy one. It saw the installation of the new 2015-2016 club president, Thomas Collins (Installing officer, Jim Irwin, Tom’s family in attendance),  and other club officers : Amy Crawford—treasurer, Mike Keas—sergeant–at-arms, Delores McCumbers—immediate past president (Secretary Ted Lysiak  will be installed at a later date).  The ceremony focused on...

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report – June 22, 2015

Time marches on and so does the Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram.  The meeting on June 22, 2015—first full day of SUMMER—featured reports from two young ladies who had participated in Rotary youth programs. Megan Ryser was the local recipient of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, which  took her to Baldwin-Wallace University for what she termed “a life-changing” experience.  It was...

Village Tavern Hosts Spudfest Fundraiser

Mantua - As you may know, due to overwhelming community support, the Mantua Potato Festival is back on, and will take place on September 11th, 12th and 13th. If you’d like to do your part to help insure the success of this year’s Potato Festival, you’ve got plenty of opportunities in the coming weeks. Here’s what you can do: This...

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...

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...

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