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Garrettsville - Saturday, March 22, 2014, for the Garrettsville community, has become like 9/11 for our nation.  I was preparing to leave for a...

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Garrettsville - The Thomas Harrison/ Barker Family challenged the people of Garrettsville to out do their Halloween decorations. All the proceeds were to go...

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Damaris Peters Pike will be presenting a benefit performance of one of the best-loved characters in her series, “Women of Note”. “Irving Berlin—A Daughter Remembers” is told through the person of Mary Ellin Barrett, Berlin’s oldest daughter, who recounts the amazing story of his one hundred one years of amazing, music-filled life, including Broadway shows, movies and more than 1000 songs published—both words and music. Tickets are $10 each and may be obtained from any sponsor, at the door, or by calling 330-569 3211.

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Garrettsville - On Saturday, October 11th the Daisies of Girl Scout Troop 90206 learned valuable lessons in community service, fundraising, and salesmanship by selling...

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On Wednesday, October 1st, Rich Hoffman from Sky Plaza IGA presented the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard with $500 worth of IGA Gift Cards to help those in need this holiday season. In addition, IGA also presented the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce with a donation of $312.50 for #GarrettsvilleStrong which was raised by the IGA bottled water fundraiser they held this summer.

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Representing the Garfield Inspectors are: Ted “Leapin’” Lysiak (Garfield Superintendent), “Big Jim” Pfleger (Garfield Athletic Director), “Techno” Tom Bartz (GHS/GMS Technology), Josh "Calculating” Camuso (GHS Math), Mike “Proton” Paes (GMS Science), Steve Zivoder (Class of 2009), Toby Gerez (Class of 2008), Marcus Roach (Class of 2002), Jon Daley (Class of 2007), Cody Berg (Class of 2012), CJ Carlise (Class of 2009), Ben Goodknight (Class of 2009)

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What started as a small blaze on the roof behind Miller’s Lawn & Garden quickly spread to become the greatest disaster to befall this historic village. Exhaustive efforts from local firefighters (supported by more than 100 firefighters from 34 neighboring departments) were no match for the hungry blaze which tore through the 1850s-era wooden structure which had just been freshly renovated and fully occupied by a dozen businesses. Between lunchtime and dinnertime that fateful Saturday, what began as a simple hot seal-and-patch roof repair job became the assumed (although never officially determined) spark for the blaze which leveled the Buckeye Block — all except for the tiny brick and firewalled law office building which withstood the devastation. It remains as a lone witness to the level grassy field on which it now stands, six months later. As measured by the crowd-filled streets the day of the fire — and the outpouring of support for the community ever since — people here and nearby take the Great Garrettsville Fire seriously and personally. But no one felt the loss more keenly than Mike Maschek, the primary owner of the building. He had just completed the renovation project which had transformed the Buckeye Block Building from a sorry, sagging eyesore to a thriving example of “revival and restoration,” as he called it. True to form, this man of vision and faith choked back any signs of defeat. The day after the fire, Maschek stated, “To be continued... It's still all about revival and restoration.”

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Advance tickets go on sale Monday, August 18th and may be purchased online at garrettsvillearea.com/tix or at one of many area businesses including: The Villager (8088 Main St); Charles Auto Family (10851 North St); Miller’s Family Restaurant (8045 State St); Garrettsville DQ Grill & Chill (8013 State St); and the James A Garfield School offices when school returns.

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“I believe that we are on the verge of seeing a new Garrettsville, but not losing the charm of the old one."

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Sixty Garrettsville Strong shirts recently made quite a splash in Tampa, Florida, when descendants of Frances Pike wore them as the official shirt of their family reunion there.

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Almost three months after the fire that devastated a portion of downtown Garrettsville, the charred remains of what once was, have been removed. Fill dirt and fencing, banners displaying support and hope now line a portion of Main Street. As the cleanup process was taking place, the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have been working to establish guidelines on how the monies raised and held in the GarrettsvilleStrong fund will be distributed.

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Garrettsville -   Last week, students of the upper campus at Warren John F. Kennedy Catholic High School collected money for the food cupboard...

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  Streetsboro - After learning about lemonade stands and fundraising at school, Streetsboro students Bradley Stevens and Owen Murphy enlisted the help of their friends...

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Scrappers Baseball - Enjoy a baseball game of your choice throughout the 2014 season and help rebuild Garrettsville in the process. Scrappers baseball...

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In my spare time I love to run. Whether it’s inside or outside, I just love to set a pace and go, leaving all...

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Akron - The Garrettsville Strong charity softball team won the North Akron 2nd Annual Spring Warm up and raised over $1,000 (including fund raising...

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Garrettsville - This view of Garrettsville is especially important to ceramic artist Missy Steele who moved from Garrettsville to Pittsburgh when she was 18,...

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Garrettsville – At Wednesday’s meeting of the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors provided a fund status report for the fund....

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#Garrettsville Strong Pilsner at Main Street Grille On Sale Now -  Every now and then life throws you the opportunity to do something great. At...

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This week's upcoming fundraisers geared towards rebuilding downtown Garrettsville. #Garrettsville Strong Pilsner at Main Street Grille On Sale Now -  Every now and then life throws...

Pictured above are (left to right): Bottom - Lexi Schultz, Sarah Shearer, Gracie Pignaloso, Angela Vanhorn, Chloe Pfile, Madi VanKirk, Maddy Cline Top - Coach Dan Masiello, Scott Vanhorn, Meg Visocan, Angela Masiello, Torrie Gall, Anna Jo Weaver, Emma Lawrence, Shelby Mayes, Coach Tom VanKirk, David Pignaloso Not pictured - Autumn Belviy and Hailey Eckelberry

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Garrettsville - We are proud to announce that Garrettsville Youth Softball and the Ohio Outlaws have put together a team of local 12u and...

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Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys…and Girls!!! This is no time to be falling into disputes that could derail the downtown reconstruction efforts before they get...

Main Street Grille & Brewing Company’s Brewmaster Mike Mallone (left), and Head Brewer Brian Koptis (right) are brewing a special GarrettsvilleStrong Pilsner. The beer goes on sale April 26th at $5 glass. 100% of proceeds benefit the GarrettsvilleStrong fund established to aid reconstruction of the block of shops and offices lost to the fire that ravaged Garrettsville’s Historic District on March 22nd.

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This weeks upcoming fundraisers geared towards rebuilding downtown Garrettsville. Garrettsville Fire Rock Relief Concert April 26 -  Benefit concert held at the G-plex in Garrettsville April...

Fifty folks “Got Their Groove On” Saturday at the Zumba-a-Thon held at the high school with Heather Kovac. Photo: Denise Bly

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Garrettsville - It has been  30 days since the historic Buckeye Block of Garrettsville was engulfed in flames and reduced to a pile of...

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Garrettsville - If you weren’t at Iva L. Walker Auditorium on Friday, you missed one amazing benefit show produced by PMG Chocolatier. Between the...

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Garrettsville - A full complement of Pastors and Elders from houses of worship across the Garrettsville area, came together with members of the public...

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Cana Valley Winery April 16 & 17 - Visit Cana Valley Winery 5665 Waterloo Road, Atwater. A donation from each bottle of wine purchased on...

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Garrettsville - So that the Mishlers may gain a respite from questioning, here’s the skinny on the only structure left totally standing after the...

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This weeks upcoming fundraisers geared towards rebuilding downtown Garrettsville. Fish Fry to Benefit Fire Victims April 11th: Join us for a Friday Fish Fry with fresh-cut...

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At 1: 15 PM on Saturday, March 22nd, The Village of Garrettsville suffered a fire of catastrophic proportions involving the historical area known as...

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The tragic Main Street fire last weekend in Garrettsville, just took a big chunk of my childhood away. I guess you don’t really know...

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GARRETTSVILLE - “We’re going to do all we can to rebuild this Main Street block, restore its businesses, and revive this community,” says Mike...

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Rachel King and her team of stylists at Facet Salon & Day Spa held a “Cut & Pedi – thon” last Saturday to raise...

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Garrettsville - “We are committed to to staying in Garrettsville and going back to Main Street when we can.” These are the words of Dan...

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Garrettsville - Main Street Grille & Brewing Company’s Brewmaster Mike Mallone (left), and Head Brewer Brian Koptis (right) are brewing a special GarrettsvilleStrong Pilsner....

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Now through April 30, Great Clips of Aurora and Great Clips of Twinsburg are collecting non-perishable food items to assist the Nelson Garrettsville Community...

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This weeks upcoming fundraisers geared towards rebuilding downtown Garrettsville.  Candlelight Winery - Fundraising Event April 4th - Friday from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Representatives from 31 Gifts, Magnabilities,...