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What’s the Story at Mantua’s Center Church?

Mantua - If you’ve seen the weekly influx of preschoolers heading to the Mantua Center Christian Church (MCCC) each Thursday with their big people, you may wonder if they’re heading to some sort of pint-sized revival meeting. This lively group heads religiously to MCCC each Thursday, but they aren’t heading to a church service. Each week during the school...

November Happenings in Newton Falls

Newton Falls - Halloween and all its festivities may be over, but like the sugar rush that remains, there is plenty happening in Newton Falls for the following month of November.  On this quickly approaching weekend, November 9th and 10th, college students can get their holiday shopping done early or treat themselves to a day of pampering before heading home...

Say Yes to the Dress…and Other Goodies

For the second time this year, local folks had the opportunity to shop for clothes, shoes and accessories at a free clothing give-away event last Saturday. Although plentiful inventory rivaled many thrift stores, the free event was held at the Mantua Center Christian Church. At the height of this spring event, a line of young ladies waited patiently to try...

You Shoulda Been There: Garrettsville’s Day of Family Fun

Garrettsville - Last Saturday (May30, 2015) was full of it…and it was all good…except the part that got cancelled because of the threatening thunderstorms…which snapped, crackled and popped all over the area on a very indeterminate schedule--rolling thunder in the distance, sprinkles any ol’ time of day and actual rain following a muggy afternoon.  Whooeee!  Northeast Ohio  in full...

The LITTLE Race for a BIG Cause 5K Run/Walk &1 Mile Walk

Runners and walkers of all ages, join the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland Young Professionals Association at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. They will host The LITTLE Race for a BIG Cause 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Registration is $20.00 in advance at www.wementoryouth.org or $25.00 on race day.

Donuts and Ice Cream in Hiram

Hiram - On May 23rd. the Hiram Police Department kicked off the national campaign known as “Click it or Ticket”. Officers of the Hiram Police handed out vouchers at the intersection of Garfield Road and Wakefield Road.

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

Business as usual at the June 1, 2015 meeting of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club. The group decided to continue holding their annual Reverse Raffle/Steak Fry Fundraiser at SugarBush Golf Club; this year’s date will be the first Thursday in November, 11/5/15.  Mark your calendars now for a great  pre-holiday-madness good time. Congrats went to Caitlin Lawless and Amy Crawford for the...

Robinson Health System Becomes Part of University Hospitals

Ravenna - University Hospitals has completed all actions necessary for the full integration of Robinson Health System into the UH health system effective June 1. “Together we have new and exciting opportunities to serve the residents of Portage County and surrounding communities,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals.  “We look forward to growing and enhancing Robinson’s services...

Garrettsville - The Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce held their Masquerade Scholarship Ball last Saturday night at the Sugar Bush Golf Club.  About 140 folks attended the event that raised nearly $1000 for scholarships to be awarded in the spring. The ball had an unusual guest list. A well preserved Pharaoh and Pilgrim were in attendance along with a few other...

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.

14th Annual Patchwork Benefit for DDC Clinic ~ Center for Special Needs Children

Middlefield – The 14th Annual  Patchwork Benefit will be held at Federated Church Family Life Center located in Bainbridge Township, Ohio on April 12, 2014. Upon arrival, party guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, stroll through items up for sale in the live auction, bid on unique silent auction items and  purchase tickets for the Chinese raffle items. The Annual Patchwork...

Young Marines Return ‘Home’ to Serve Local Community

Ravenna - The Chesty Puller Young Marines unit recently moved back to Ravenna from Cuyahoga Falls, and the organization is spreading the word they’ve returned ‘home’ and are re-engaged with the local community. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. A national organization, the Young Marines...

Bruce Abraham Gives New Meaning to ‘Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & Chevrolet’

Garrettsville - A hit commercial in 1975 featured a catchy jingle about America’s favorite things: Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie & Chevrolet!  Nearly 40 years later, a Chevy dealership in Garrettsville has resurrected the feel-good spirit of that tune.In a generous move that goes beyond typical village-sized philanthropy, Bruce Abraham of Garrettsville’s Charles Auto Family provided 453 tickets to...

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...

Garfield Women’s Auxiliary Formed to Support Firefighters

Garrettsville -  First responders make a living out of helping others in their time of need. Now, a support group has been formed to show gratitude to local firefighters in appreciation for all they do. Stacy Collins is a founding member of the newly...

Mantua Rotary Farmer’s Market Pie Contest

Mantua - October 5th was a perfect morning in Northeast Ohio.  All those attending the Fruit and Vegetable Pie Contest at the Mantua Rotary Farmer’s Market came with smiles, looking forward to the challenge of judging.  The contest was free, and more than one pie could be entered by a contestant. Eight beautiful pies presented themselves for the judges.  Judging...

Hudson Art Show Celebrates 50th Year

Looking for a way to enjoy the arts a little closer to home than a trip to Cleveland or Akron? Join in a summer tradition that’s been taking place in Hudson since the early 1960s – the Hudson Society of Artists (HSA) Clothesline Art Show. This year marks the 50th annual show, which will take place during the Hudson...

Soap Box Derby Winners To Advance To Akron

Mantua - The Portage County Soap Box Derby race was held on Saturday, June 15 in Mantua. Forty-three racers competed  in three race divisions resulting in three  first place winners who  will compete at the First Energy All American Derby race in July. In the Stock Division, brothers Stephen and Matt Adkins battled each other throughout the race and met...

Middlefield Summerfest was a Success

Middlefield - When one thinks of a Summerfest they think of blue skies, a balmy 80°, food, live entertainment and just good ole fun, and that was just what the committee for Middlefield Summerfest had in mind when they planned the event. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. Cloudy skies blanketed the area Saturday, along with on and off...

Giving Thanks to a Local Hero

Mantua - In this season of giving thanks, Frank Iannaggi, owner of the G & C Bakery in Mantua, is giving thanks for his wife, his five daughters, and his gorgeous grandchildren; the newest of whom was born this month. If you know Frank, or you’ve ever had the occasion to talk with him, you’ve most likely never heard...

Mayor’s Spring Update For The Village of Garrettsville

Garrettsville - The Portage County Engineer’s office is responsible for safety and maintenance for the two bridges on Liberty Street. The County Engineers have closed the Liberty Street Bridge between Center St and Park Ave. and the sidewalk/bridge near Water St and Liberty St. after their annual bridge inspection on Friday last week. Drivers on Liberty Street should use caution when...

Great Geauga County Fair Promises Family Fun Over Labor Day Weekend

Burton - The Great Geauga County Fair is Ohio’s oldest fair, featuring more than 65 performers, acts, shows and contests, including the annual Fair King & Queen Contest. It’s an ideal family-friendly destination over Labor Day weekend, September 1-5, 9 a.m. to midnight daily. Since 1823, Geauga County residents of all ages have made their mark at the fair. In...

Garrettsville Author Burton W. Cole Wins Selah Award

Garrettsville-area author and newspaper humor columnist Burton W. Cole’s second novel, “Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper” (2014, B&H Kids), won the prestigious 2015 Selah Award as Best Novel for Middle Grades on May 20. And Cole’s third “faith, fun and farm pranks” novel, “Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows,” was released May 1 from B&H Kids / LifeWay Christian...

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club “Bigger and Better Than Ever”

The June 8, 2015 meeting of the Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram, at Cal’s II in Sky Plaza, Garrettsville featured a program presented by departing exchange student, Lenart Zsadany, better known as “Zad”.  He spoke of  some of the highlights of his stay in the U.S. with the Collins, Schwan and Brown families, mentioning the travel—New York, Chicago, Outer Banks,...

Charles Chevrolet Donates to G-W (Garrettsville-Windham) Soccer Club

Garrettsville– Charles Chevrolet, one of 28 Chevrolet dealers from the Cleveland area that partnered with local youth soccer leagues for the 2011 season, raised nearly $87800 in total donations from the dealership and private parties. In addition to monetary support, Charles Chevrolet provided G-W (Garrettsville-Windham) Soccer Club with equipment donations, an opportunity to raise and keep up to $10,000...

Silver Creek Garden Club News

Garrettsville - The Silver Creek Garden Club of Garrettsville recently toured the hydroponic lettuce production facility at Mantua Gardens. Ryan Hyde and Darin Kelley gave the tour and an in-depth talk about lettuce from seeds to final product. Mantua Gardens sells their "living" lettuce to area stores and restaurants. They also have a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) where members...

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...

Mayor Lou Bertrand Delivers 2012 State of Hiram Village Address

Hiram - According to Hiram village custom, Mayor Lou Bertrand presented the 2012 State of the HiramVillage Address during the first regular council meeting in January. During the 106th annual meeting of Hiram Village Council on January 17, Bertrand reported that Hiram village government "is in stable financial condition, operating in an efficient manner and providing good service to...

Sky Plaza IGA Annouces Closure of Fuel Station

Garrettsville - Sky Plaza IGA announces the closure of the fuel station at 8283 Windham Street, with the last day of operation being targeted as May 31st. Customers may continue to earn Fuel Rewards, however they must be redeemed by the close of this location. The closure permits Sky Plaza IGA to focus efforts on their grocery store operation –...

My LifePlan® Launches Intelligent Survival Initiatives

Ravenna – My LifePlan®, an emerging provider of emergency services,   announced  the release of its Intelligent Survival InitiativesTM (ISI).  A first in disaster response, ISI is designed to provide proactive intelligent information services for emergency and large-scale disasters. My LifePlan’s® Intelligent...

Healthy Treasures Health Food Store Announces Spring Health Day

Newton Falls - Join Healthy Treasures as they celebrate their spring health day on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11am to 3pm at 32 West Broad Street (their temporary location), Newton Falls, OH.  There will be four free educational lectures, food samples and giveaways. Speakers include Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. who will speak on the Blood Type Diet; Synthia...

Garrettsville Mayor’s Update

Garrettsville - News flash! It is still raining  )--; So take advantage of the Boardwalk and you can see Mother Nature do her over-the-Falls thing... It is spectacular (---; Meanwhile, we have a private investor, buyer, for Paul’s Lumber property all 14.8 acres of...

Famed Dames

Somebody out there is reading this stuff (Besides you, Mom). I got another correction, Heaven knows there are probably plenty more deserved.  Anyway, the first Garfield football game is NOT on the 23rd of August, but on the 30th at Cardinal.  That first glitch is a scrimmage, which, while it may be important in the grand scheme of things, is...

Kiwanis Club Steak Dinner a Success

Newton Falls - The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club would like to thank the community for their support of our annual Steak Dinner which was a great success. We also want to thank George, Mary, & Staff of the Covered Bridge Inn for the hard work that they put into the event. Kiwanis appreciates the help of wives and friends...

Sirna’s Market Opens in Auburn Township

Auburn Township -  Sirna’s Farm, located at 19009 Ravenna Road, recently opened its market for the season and will continue to be open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October. Established in 2001, the market is designed to give residents of northeast Ohio increased access to local, healthy and affordable food.  Starting as a pop-up tent used...

Mantua Village Garden Club to Meet

  Mantua - The September meeting, of the Mantua Village Garden Club, will meet at the home of Debbie Haylett on Monday, September 9th, at noon.  The meeting will start off with a delicious pot luck luncheon, which will include a variety of home made dishes.  After lunch, and a short business meeting, Debbie has designed a mystery craft workshop...

The 8th Count Dance Studio Holds Recital

Garrettsville- The 8th Count Dance Studio presented “Red, White and Blue Salute” last Saturday in front of two, nearly sold out crowds at the Iva J. Walker Auditorium at James A. Garfield High School. The recital had over 80 dancers performing a variety of dance routines, including hip-hop, clogging, tap, jazz, ballet, and even a gymnastics routine. The dancers...

Garfield Historical Society News

The James A. Garfield Historical Society was happy to accept a number of donations for its collections at the May 20, 2013 meeting:  Bob and Jean Farley contributed pictures, maps and merchants’ placards from early days in business (C.W. Payne Insurance) in the village.  Rhonda McCullough Jones  contributed  pictures of classes taught at Nelson by her grandmother, Lana McCullough. Then...

Windham Fire Board Purchases Tires

Windham - The W.V.F.D. (Windham Volunteer Fire Department) Joint Fire District Board held their monthly meeting for June recently. The chairman Dann Timmons opened the meeting.  The minutes from May were approved as read. The board also approved the May bank reconciliation and expenditures. Fire...

Century Village Museum’s Apple Butter Festival celebrates 65 years

Burton  – Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Museum will host one of the region’s most beloved autumn traditions with the 65th annual Apple Butter Festival Oct. 12-13. Since 1948, the old-fashioned harvest festival has welcomed visitors to spend the day on the grounds of Century Village with the smell of wood fires and hot apple butter on the breeze...

Trustees Approve Plan For US Liquids Site Clean-up

Nelson Twp. - On Wednesday, June 6th the Nelson Township trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting with all trustees and the fiscal officer in attendance. Prior to the business portion of the meeting, chairman Turos recognized that evening’s guests, including Richard Bonner, Ohio EPA’s Bill Zawiski, Bill Steiner of Portage County Solid Waste District and Health Commissioner DuWayne...

Newton Falls Public Library’s Free Program

Newton Falls - Meet the Newton Falls Public Library's new technical instructor, Cynthia Casterline on Monday, October 14 from 3:30 - 7:30 pm.  Cindie will be available to meet library patrons, discuss simple technology issues, and sign individuals up for our many new class offerings.  The upcoming classes will range from basic instruction such as "My Mouse Has No...

McCrae Places First in Competition

On May 4th, Brevin McCrae, a student at Iron Eagle Martial Arts in Mantua participated at an Open  Martial Arts Tournament in Kent and earned the following medals:   1st Place in Forms, 1st Place in Weapons Forms, and 2nd  Place in Sparring.  Brevin is a Yellow Belt in Taekwondo and has been training with us for a few...

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club Scholarship Winners

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club would like to announce the recipients of the 2013 scholarships.  Andrew Ferguson and Sam Pittman were presented with their awards by Mrs. Kathy Wujcik, their former teacher and new Kiwanis member, at the May 28 senior assembly at the high school. Club members on the scholarship committee unanimously voted for these two deserving students after comparing...

Garrettsville United Methodist Church Chinese Auction – Summerfest 2013 Winners

Sam Hawkins  - Wine Basket Lynette Kehoe - Longaberger Goodie Basket #1 Donna Chinn - Summer Fun Basket #1 Jean Reichelderfer - Eat Your Way Around Garrettsville #1 Chris Coz - Longaberger Goodie Basket #2 Gwen Dickerhoof - Breakfast Basket Rose Carnahan - Eat Your Way Around Garrettsville #2 Cynthia Yoxall- Aveeno Basket Sandy Bray -  Alpaca Basket Denise Ellerhorst - Finch Bird Gift Basket Cissy Raab - Pet...

Say it with flowers…

Garrettsville - Valentines Day is almost here, have you ordered your flowers yet? If you have procrastinated like so many do, it’s not too late to get that done and the friendly folks at the Bay Window would be happy to help you with all your valentine needs as well as other floral needs. Sitting on the east edge of...

Mantua’s Art & Wine Festival This Weekend

Mantua - If you’re looking for a fun and unusual way to spend your Saturday, check out Art on the Hill in Mantua. Each year, local and regional artisans come together on a chosen day each July to line both sides of East Prospect Street in the Village of Mantua to sell their handmade art. This year, that day...

Car Cruise This Saturday

Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce announces its third car cruise night scheduled for this Saturday July 14, 2012 on Main Street with a rain date of July 15, 2012. The cruise will begin at 5 pm and run until 8pm. the event will feature classic cars music, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. The featured band for this cruise...

Balloon Launch in Burton for Autism Awareness

Burton – UN declarations and Presidential proclamations have made April 2 World Autism Awareness Day. According to President Obama’s proclamation, autism spectrum disorders or ASDs currently affect nearly one percent of children in the US; the statistics vary, but some numbers say that 1 in 110 children are affected. This effect can be felt rippling...

“Wet & Wild” Olympics

Caught up in the excitement of the Summer Olympics? Dream of owning a gold medal?  Bring your friends and have fun at Windham Library’s “Wet & Wild Olympics”, Monday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.  Challenge yourself and others in a selection of outside games all guaranteed to get you wet!  If movies are more your speed, join us at...

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