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Enter the Summerfest Flower Show

Do you have a green thumb and like to display your work? Well if you do then I have a show for you. This year the SummerFest has added a Flower and Garden Show to the venue. The event is sponsored by the Silver Creek Garden Club and the Bay Window. Exhibitors will need to have entries dropped off at...

Ambassadors Soccer Camp 2016—20 Years!

This summer Friendship Alliance Church will celebrate 20 years of hosting an annual soccer camp.  The camp, originally known as “On Goal Soccer”, began at Settler’s Park in Bainbridge Township in 1997.  After the first few years, the name of the camp changed to Ambassadors Soccer Camp and continued at Settler’s Park until eight years ago. Now the camp...

Mantua Village Council Report

Starting September 2nd, according to the Mantua Shalersville Fire Department, State Route 44 will be closed just North of Canada Road as ODOT repairs the bridge. These bridge repairs are estimated to take 75 days. In order to keep MSFD response time to a minimum, the Department has opened a temporary, second station for the duration of the project....

Windham Partners with PARTA

Windham - The village of Windham is working with PARTA to allow for more and affordable transportation. Since the village no longer has a grocery store, fresh fruits and vegetables are not available in town. ”Our biggest concern is not having enough fresh fruits and vegetables for the children and those who can’t get out of town,” said Windham Mayor...

“All Aboard”

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are The Rotarian Train, highballing it to the Family Fun Week coming up, starting with the Music Festival on Sunday, February 26 in the Iva Walker Auditorium at James A. Garfield High School, proceeding through the Community Night Out activities (3/2/12) and Grandparents Night (2/28/12) at the Portage County District Library and ending with the Fun Festival...

Amish Heritage Center to Open in Northeastern Ohio

Aurora - Over ten years in development, the Amish Heritage Center, in collaboration with the Florian K. Lawton Foundation, will provide a rich visual and historical program that will encourage a better understanding of the Amish and English visitors that migrated from 18th century Europe, spanning all the way to present day North East Ohio. The Amish Heritage Center...

Fortis College in Ravenna “Warms Up Winter” for Portage County Residents

Ravenna –   Thanks to Fortis College in Ravenna, nearly 500 Portage County residents now have new winter coats to help them ward off the winter chill. With the help of students, staff and several community partners, the campus collected 480 new or gently-worn winter coats that were given to area residents during Fortis College’s 3rd Annual Coat Giveaway. In...

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...

New 4-H Club in Southington Invites Area Youth 

The Trumbull County 4-H program has a new youth club focused on teaching kids about natural resources and their environment, and they are looking for new youth to join the club. The 4-H natural resources projects help youth explore the outdoors and discover trees, plants, insects, and animals that live in streams, woods, and fields.  Kids are also engaged in...

Much Ado…

Rotary Report Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary soldiers are putting together the program for the February Family Week activities.  A great addition will be the participation of Dr. Bittence, she  of the coming Robinson...

Only Four More Days to Go!

Mantua  Twp. -  Ellie Foster Monroe’s Big Bash had just four more dates on the calendar--March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16--for all of you Mantua Township folks to stop in, free of charge, to see the facilities available at the Mantua Center School, lately acquired by the township trustees ( a purchase from the Crestwood Board of...

Mantua Village Garden Club

The Mantua Village Garden Club will be resuming its meetings for the upcoming 2014 gardening season.  MVGC is one of the oldest established organizations in town, which was founded in 1935.  The first meeting of the year will be held at noon, at the home of president, Lea Lazar.  Members will enjoy a pot luck luncheon, to kick things...

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...

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...

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...

December Programs At Burton Public Library

Burton - The Burton Public Library announces four upcoming programs for adults.  On Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m., local author Patrick Hartory will discuss his book Your Ageless Mind.  Mr. Hartory offers great advice on how to keep our minds nimble as we age.  He will have signed copies of his book available for purchase and there will...

Eagles Club Awards Scholarships

Garrettsville - The Garrettsville Eagles Club (F.O.E.2705) for the seventh year in its 30-plus-years of history awarded three scholarships of $1,000 each to dependents of members. Nick DeJesus is a 2012 graduate of Brunswick High School and is enrolled in Baldwin Wallace College.  He will major in Business Management and Marketing.  In school he participated in football and baseball letter...

Kiwanis is On-line!

Newton Falls - Newton Falls Kiwanis Club announces its new website.  Members are happy to share news of our events and volunteer work in the community.  The site also links to Kiwanis International, UNICEF, Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, and to our upcoming Labor Day 4-mile race / or 2-mile walk, which benefits the Senior Citizen Van program.  Set the...

W.V.F.D. Dispatching Decision Delayed

Windham - The W.V.F.D. Fire Board met for their regularly-scheduled meeting on March 14, 2013 with all fire board members present along with Windham Village Council members, Cheryl Prem, Jena Miranda, and Rachel Barrett and Township Trustees Brian Miller and Jesse Wirick. Deb Blewett was also in attendance as a member of the fireboard and the village council.  Council...

Windham Salvation Army Food Pantry Struggles to Keep Food on Shelves

Windham - An organization that has always been there for those in need, find that they are in need of help themselves.  Their shelves are almost bare. Sandi Fordyce, head of the food pantry at Windham’s Salvation Army said it is a combination of things; the rising cost of food, more folks underemployed, making a larger demand for food,...

Holiday Craft & Gift Boutique

Ravenna - The Portage County Gardeners is hosting a Holiday Craft &Gift Boutique at the garden center 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Opening night is on Thursday, October 16 from  4-8p.m. The boutique will continue Friday and Saturday Oct 17 & 18 from 9-3 p.m. There will be hand crafted items created by the members, mums, bulbs, knit wear,...

Shalersville’s pancake breakfast turns 30

Shalersville - Sunlight has not edged over the horizon yet when Virginia Goodell pulls into the parking lot of the Shalersville Townhall. The parking lot soon will be filled and the air will soon smell like maple syrup, but not yet. Right now, the only sounds are the hiss of pancakes frying on the griddle and the pop of...

Fire Board Appoints Fire District Officers

Windham -  The W.V.F.D. Joint fire district met for their regularly scheduled meeting recently with all board members and fiscal officer present.  First item on the agenda was the fire chief’s report. Chief Iwanyckyj reported that he has chosen different firemen to...

DayBreak Lavender Farm, an Oasis for the Soul

Streetsboro - Just five minutes from the heart of Streetsboro, nestled within soft rolling hills, lies an oasis that few seem to know about, DayBreak Lavender Farm. The 14 acre farm boasts of colorful fields that contain 13 varieties of lavender, a 2 acre pond, woods to explore and an off- premises boutique. The farm is owned by Jody Byrnes...

Balloon A-Fair Lighted Christmas Parade

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair's annual lighted Christmas Parade “Candy Canes & Christmas Carols” will take place downtown Ravenna on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. The parade includes themed floats, dancing and marching groups. Leading off the parade will be the Ravenna High School Band under the direction of Drew Adametz. Santa Claus straight from the North Pole will...

Hiram College offers new public health degree program

Hiram – Hiram College will offer a new public health degree program this fall. The program, through which students can either major or minor in public health, merges the college’s liberal arts curriculum with this emerging field of preventative medicine and health promotion. This type of undergraduate degree is rare, according to Christopher Mundorf, MPH, Ph.D., who heads the...

Garrettsville Knights of Columbus Announce Free Throw Winners

Garrettsville - Out of 51 participants, these sharpshooters had the most baskets made. Anthony DeNigris hit 13 out of a possible 15 in this age group, while Derek Miller, Billy Criblez and Sam Biltz all made 12 out of 15/ in their tie breaker round, Derek came in first place, making 4 out of a possible 5 shots. It...

US Figure Skating 2013 National Solo Dance Series Championship Winner

Newton Falls - Julianna Stanley of Newton Falls Placed 2nd (Silver Medal Winner) in the US Figure Skating 2013 National Solo Dance Series Championship. The competition was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Julianna competed against the top six skaters from each of the three regions. All of the seven Ice dance levels competed for Medals that were given to...

Tab Collection Benefits RMH

Garrettsville - Anna Brigham is a freshman at James A. Garfield Schools who is not a typical teenager. She is active in her church, on the Garfield bowling team, bowls youth bowling, merit roll student, a contestant in Garrettsville Idol and collects pop...

Fifth Annual Kids Safety Day in Burton

Friends of CASA for KIDS of Geauga County will present its fifth annual Kids’ Safety Day at Century Village in Burton on Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held on the beautiful grounds of Century Village near Burton Square (Rtes. 87 and 168), this free event is designed to teach kids and their families how to...

Headwaters Adventure Race Set for July 16 in Mantua

Mantua - Run, pedal and paddle for trails and watershed conservation! The Portage Park District Foundation is presenting the Headwaters Adventure Race on July 16, 8:00 a.m. in Mantua Village as a fun(d)raiser for supporting trail maintenance and conservation projects. The event starts at Buchert Park and includes a 2-mile run on the Headwaters Trail, a 10-mile bike ride...

NEOC Draws Nearly 200 Cyclists through Nelson Township

Nelson Twp - The blue skies, seasonal temperatures, and low humidity made Sunday the perfect day for a bicycle ride through the hills and dales of Northeast Portage County, Southern Geauga County and Western Trumbull counties. The Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club from Youngstown thought so too, as they held their 39th Annual North East Ohio Century (NEOC) often referred...

Help A Humanitarian Help the 4Cs

The Crestwood Community Care Coalition (4Cs) has been helping families in the Crestwood School District for over 20 years. Now, you’ve got a chance to help them by doing something you probably already do anyway. The more donations of money and non-perishable food they receive now through April 30th, the more Feinstein Challenge money the 4Cs will get. For the...

Ohio Chautauqua to Perform in Warren

Just a month ago, Trumbull County-based daily newspaper, the Tribune Chronicle celebrated its 200th anniversary of publication. During the Founders’ Day festivities, community members were able to partake in a bit of history – and become a bit of history - as they strolled through Courthouse Square enjoying locally-themed lectures, quilt-making exhibits, and the opportunity to view vehicles from...

Basketball Tournament, 100-item Chinese Auction To Benefit Girard Mom Of Twins With Breast Cancer

Southington – The 6th annual This Means War 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Chinese Auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Southington Chalker High School to raise money for Erica Immel of Girard, a mother of twin 5-year-old girls who was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in October. Immel, 41, and husband, Dan, moved...

GLTG Announces Summer Workshop Registration

Geauga County - Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, located in Chardon, Ohio, will offer many opportunities for youth ages 4 through 18 during the 2012 summer workshops. Mission Imagination, for early learners, will encourage children to sing, dance and perform, and will have three sessions. The Elementary Drama (Peter Pan) and Elementary Youth Musical (Once Upon a Time) workshops give children...

Aurora Business Receives Cascade Capital Business Growth Award

Aurora - Home Instead Senior Care has been recognized for the fourth year in a row as a winner of The Business Growth Award, presented by Smart Business and Cascade Capital Corporation. This award was created in recognition of the existing and increasingly significant role area small companies play towards the continuing economic growth and vitality of our local...

It’s All About Family

Hiram - After an unexpectedly long Christmas break, the members of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary met in the Dining Hall at Hiram College on January 13 to get moving on upcoming events and programs. Members were happy and proud to hear that Rachel Schwan has been selected for participation in the Rotary International Student Exchange program  for the 2014-2015 school year. ...

Free Water Monitoring

Streetsboro - Concerned Citizens Ohio/Shalersville Free Water Monitoring is again offered the first Sunday in August, August 4, at  3:15 P.M. at the Eagles Meeting Hall on Route 14 in Streetsboro, and right across the street from the K Mart.  (9052 State Route 14, Unit D, Streetsboro.) Citizens who would like to have their water tested for total dissolved solids,...

Assistant Chief Lawless Steps Down

Garrettsville - On January 13th, 1998, Gary Lawless was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Garrettsville-Freedom-Nelson Joint Fire District after serving in both the ranks of Firefighter and Captain under multiple fire chiefs. Gary has made the decision to step down from his role as Assistant Chief after fifteen years of loyal service to this department and our community....

Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club will be sponsoring a hole at the G-Men Football Golf Outing coming soon AND contributing to a fabulous New York learning experience for the Candance Academy, involving master classes, a lesson with the Rockettes and the new version of “Cinderella” on Broadway. Supporting the community is what it’s all about. Light Up Rotary!

Nelson Trustee Hurls Threat at Resident

Nelson Twp. - Nelson Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting recently with all trustees and fiscal officer in attendance. The fiscal officer presented the minutes from the previous meeting and the trustees approved them as presented. Chairman Jim Turos turned the meeting over to Tom Matota who invited Jim De Lucas from  Ohio Township Association Risk Management Authority...

Twentieth Century Club News

Members of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville and their guests were recently treated to a program presented by one of their talented members, Pat Amor, on the recently-renovated   pipe organ in the Garrettsville United Methodist Church.  The opening toccata was just a foretaste of the enjoyment to come. The presentation included interesting information on the technicalities of the...

Music lovers, mark your calendars!

On Friday, December 7, the Hiram Community Choruses--Hiram Women’s Chorus, directed by Damaris Peters Pike and Hiram Men’s Chorus, directed by Jose’ Gotera--will present “Sounds of the Season”, a selection of both familiar and adventurous pieces incorporating the vocal instruments of the participants, harp, recorder, drum and the accomplished accompaniment of Patricia Amor at the piano. There’ll be old tunes...

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...

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. •...

End of an Era

Garrettsville - Evonne Fox waits on Scott Russell, who was the last customer served at the Garrettsville Hardware “Do It Best” franchise.  The hardware store re-opened on October 21 as Garrettsville Ace Hardware.

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...

Big Brothers & Sisters Raffle Winner

Ravenna - The drawing for the Big Brothers & Sisters $10,000 Give Away was held on Saturday September 7, at the Kent State University football game. Because all 200 tickets were not sold, it was a 50/50 raffle with the winner and the agency each receiving $1850. And the lucky winner was…ticket #55, Triangle Pharmacy! Big Brothers & Sisters thanks everyone...

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,...

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