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Rotary Report

| Published on April 16, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians have continued discussions on the Great Buckeye Block Fire in Garrettsville, the effects and the future actions that could be taken by both the local group and  Rotarians across the district who wish to make contributions.  Any funds raised will likely be channeled through the 6630 District to …

Hiram College, Tri-C Partner to Create Seamless Degree Completion Programs

| Published on April 16, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will offer seamless degree completion programs through a partnership on the Tri-C Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. Tri-C students who meet admission requirements for Hiram College can complete bachelor’s degrees in accounting and financial management or business management immediately after earning …

Rotary Report

| Published on April 9, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club will be moving its time and venue for meetings to Cal’s II at 12:00p.m. Yet to be decided is whether it will be on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday on a permanent basis.   Check it out and get involved with an active, community-oriented group seeking new members.  …

Hiram Township News

| Published on April 9, 2014

Hiram Twp. – At the recent meeting of the Hiram Township Trustees, the trustees discussed a request the three trustees received to meet with the members of the Hiram Village Council to jointly meet and discuss Hiram Township Resolution 2014-3, regarding annexation of a parcel of village-situated property. This resolution …

“A Night of Wishes” is theme for Hiram Farm Gala

| Published on April 3, 2014

Hiram – “A Night of Wishes…..Farmers with Autism Making Their Dreams Come True”…. will benefit the participants (farmers) attending Hiram Farm.   Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community (Hiram Farm), a non-profit agricultural community for adults with autism, is hosting its 5th annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 26, 2014 …

Hiram College Head Swim Coach Jack Groselle Sets Another World Record in U.S. Masters Swimming

| Published on March 27, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College head swimming and diving coach Jack Groselle added to his already impressive list of records by setting his second World Record of the year as part of U.S. Masters Swimming recently at the Milford Meltdown hosted by the Milford Athletic Club in Milford, Mich. on March …

Hiram Village News ~ March

| Published on March 26, 2014

Hiram – At the last meeting of the Hiram Village Council, Hiram Mayor Lou Bertrand acknowledged the Hiram Fire Department’s Save of the Year recipients. The team was honored for the successful resuscitation of a full cardiac arrest victim on Vaughn Road in February. On that snowy morning, the Fire …

Adventurous music lovers, here’s something right up your alley.

| Published on March 26, 2014

Hiram College’s Marcia Kenyon Bissell Opera Workshop will present the world premier of the opera Verlorene Heimat (Lost Homeland) on April 10 and 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Renner Performing Arts Theater , 11762 Dean St. in Hiram.  The opera, composed by Hiram College Associate Professor of Music …

Residents Discuss Storage Well

| Published on March 19, 2014

Hiram – Around 30 residents from Hiram and Mantua Townships attended a community meeting last Saturday to share their concerns about how a local storage well is affecting their lives, their roads and their families. At the meeting, citizens voiced concerns over the ill affects of the increase in 18-wheeled …

Rotary Report

| Published on March 13, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary is moving closer to changing the club meeting time and location, partly in hopes of  becoming more accessible to more local  residents and business people.  The prospect of having lunchtime meetings at Cal’s II would seem to have advantages and may well be tried this summer, when  the …

Distracted Driving Awareness

| Published on March 13, 2014

Hiram – The Hiram Police Department recently held a “Distracted Driving” awareness program at Hiram College. The program consists of a high tech simulation unit that participants operate. “The participants are behind a steering wheel with a large monitor in front of them, they are directed to drive the simulator …

Hiram Receives “Step Outside” Grant

| Published on March 13, 2014

Hiram – The Hiram Police Department recently received a $500.00 “Step Outside” grant from the Ohio Department of Wildlife. The grant award will be directed toward a community program called, “Cops and Kids Fishing Day”. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends. 

Rotary Report

| Published on March 9, 2014

LAST CALL!
Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary is still seeking contestants for the 4-Way Speech Contest ,  to be conducted locally  on March 10 at the McCumbers-Brady Realty on Main St. , Garrettsville.  Any students from Windham H.S. or James A. Garfield H.S., grades 9-12, are eligible to participate.  The local first-place prize winner …

Grant to Fund Light Bar Replacement

| Published on February 26, 2014

Hiram – The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition and approval of the Ohio Criminal Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant. The grant will fund the total replacement of  two  outdated light bars on two  Hiram P.D. patrol cars. The total project is budgeted at $3,500. The …

Rotary Report

| Published on February 26, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are moving on from their successful Family Week activity to support for Rachel Schwan, our local International Student Exchange adventurer for the coming year.  With the very helpful  encouragement and mentorship of Carol Donley, Rachel is looking at the likelihood of spending the 2014-2015 school year in Thailand.  …

Hiram College Presents a Concert of Traditional Chinese Music

| Published on February 26, 2014

Hiram  -  Hiram College is proud to present a showcase of traditional Chinese music, featuring internationally renowned artist Guo Yazhi, as he makes his Northeast Ohio debut.

Factory Turns Dreams into Reality Local Advertising Agency Offers High-School Seniors Money for College

| Published on February 19, 2014

Hiram -  The Communications Factory is doing its part again this year to help area seniors turn their dream of higher education into reality by sponsoring its annual scholarship program. In its eleventh year, the Factory’s program awards $1,000 to a deserving area high-school student that completes the agency’s scholarship …

Rotary Report

| Published on February 19, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are focusing on their next community outreach project, the Four-Way Speech Contest.  The premise of the competition is that the speakers are to choose a social, moral and/or ethical problem that they feel strongly about and have personal knowledge about. This confrontation should be bearing in mind the …

Hiram College selected for Peace Corps Prep Program

| Published on February 19, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College is one of only six institutions nationwide recently accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. The collaboration offers students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for work in international development. In addition to gaining skills and experience which will make …

Hiram Township Happenings

| Published on February 12, 2014

Hiram Twp – After Steve Pancost, Chairman of the Township Trustees called the meeting to order, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Kozak presented his monthly report, sharing that, fortunately, January’s calls were, “kind of low.” Kozak reported 32 total calls within the village and college, with a total of 14 in …

Rotary Report

| Published on February 12, 2014

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.  …

Hiram College Swim Coach Breaks U.S. Masters Swimming National and World Record

| Published on February 12, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College head swimming and diving coach Jack Groselle recently competed in the 27th Annual “Super” Swim Meet in Michigan as part of U.S. Masters Swimming and set a national and world record time in the short course 400-meter freestyle in the 60-64 age group.

Time flies when you’re having fun…or not

| Published on February 12, 2014

Hiram - Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Richard W. and Evelynne Troyer Spencer have been married for seventy-five years!  That’s 75 years…that’s LXXV years( as their fellow Romans would have noted)…that’s 1001011 ( in digital/binary notation, more or less)….  That’s a lot! That’s an accomplishment.  That’s going to be celebrated on Saturday, …

Hiram College Welcomes HEROs Home

| Published on February 12, 2014

Hiram – Recently, on a brisk winter afternoon, Hiram College unveiled the Homefront Education Ready Op (HERO) Program at the Freedom Center; the first on-campus housing dedicated to veterans in the Midwest. Hiram College President Thomas Chema acknowledged, “We, as a country, are so fortunate to have these dedicated men …

Hiram College names Dr. Lori Varlotta 22nd President

| Published on February 6, 2014

Hiram – The Hiram College Board of Trustees has elected Dr. Lori Varlotta as the 22nd president of the institution. Varlotta, 50, is the first woman president in Hiram history. She is currently the senior vice president for planning, enrollment management and student affairs at California State University, Sacramento. She …

Hiram Village Council News

| Published on February 6, 2014

Hiram – At the start of the meeting, Mayor Lou Bertrand called for nominations for an appointment to fill Alan Donley’s seat on Village Council. Mr. Donley gave up his seat in December 2013. Council approved the nomination of Mr. Tom Wadkins to fulfill the remainder of Mr. Donley’s term, …

Festival Puts Finishing Touch to Rotary’s Family Week Festivities

| Published on February 5, 2014

Well, THAT was Fun!
Garrettsville- Hiram Rotary’s annual Family Week ended with a bang, as all—or a lot, anyway—of  the folks who had been cooped up by the weather  for longer than  had been the case for quite a while came out to do a whole raft of things  on Saturday, …

Two-Day Hiram College Symposium Celebrates Shakespeare

| Published on January 29, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College will celebrate William Shakespeare’s works and legacy through “Personal Encounters with Shakespeare: A Bissell Symposium,” Feb. 6-7, 2014. 

Free Water Well Monitoring on Jan.27th

| Published on January 22, 2014

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 …

Hiram Police Dept Receives Grant

| Published on January 22, 2014

Hiram – The Hiram Police Department recently received a $1,000.00 grant from the Wal-Mart “Local Giving” program. The grant was awarded through Middlefield Wal-Mart and will fund the Hiram Police Department Bicycle Safety Rodeo held duringHiramVillage’s July 4th event. 

It’s All About Family

| Published on January 22, 2014

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 …

Hiram Township News

| Published on January 16, 2014

Hiram Twp. – The township has received a copy of a suit filed in December by the Pinter family against Clarence Moore, the owner of Far View Airport, a privately owned airstrip in Hiram. The issue was initially brought to the attention of Township Trustees in February of last year. …

Sing and Rejoice!

| Published on December 4, 2013

Taken in any combination—singing because you rejoice, rejoicing because you’re singing, rejoicing to hear the singing, singing to spread the rejoicing—this is a prescription for a lighter heart  for the holiday season.  You can get a maintenance dose by attending the Hiram Community Choir concert at 7:30p.m. on Friday, December …

Rotary Report

| Published on November 27, 2013

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary met on November 18, 2013 to gain a final accounting of the success of the November Reverse Raffle and to air their thoughts on additions and corrections for next year…the tradition continues!  Thank you’s will be going out to all donors and contributors. 

Rotary Report

| Published on November 21, 2013

Elf Helpers, sign up for your Santa delivery of Christmas gifts ASAP.  Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are co-ordinating the personal visits by the “right jolly old elf” again this year.  For many families, it is a tradition  stretching across generations, so you’ll want to make sure that you  sign up and get …

Hiram Police Department Receives Award

| Published on November 21, 2013

Hiram – Last Wednesday in Independence, the Hiram Police Department received the prestigious American Automobile Association (AAA) Platinum Award for community safety programs and education. The national award is given annually to recognize police departments for their efforts toward improving roadway and pedestrian safety. The award was bestowed on the …

Rotary Report

| Published on November 6, 2013

It’s all about the Reverse Raffle coming up on November 7 at the Sugar Bush Golf Club.  The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are entertaining everybody they can find and sell a ticket to.  There are side boards and steaks, chicken and choice baskets to bid on, a substantial pot to win, music …

Rotary Report

| Published on October 30, 2013

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians met in the Hiram College Dining Hall on October 21, 2013 to hear from District 6630 Governor Bob Johnson of the Middlefield-Burton Rotary Club; Assistant Governor George Schumacher of the Aurora Rotary Club was also in attendance. They made announcements of events upcoming on November 3 at Doogans …

Hiram Village News

| Published on October 25, 2013

Hiram – At the start of the meeting, a representative from the Hiram Parks Board, Susan Merrill, informed council of a meeting that will be held on November 13th from 7 to 9 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a venue for area businesses and residents to …

Fabulous Freebie!

| Published on October 25, 2013

Another Fabulous Freebie from the Hiram Community Trust  and the Hiram College Music Department:
On Friday, October 25, hammered dulcimer virtuoso Tina Bergmann and string bassist Bryan Thomas will present a free concert in the Frohring Recital Hall at 7:30p.m.  The much-acclaimed duo are Ohio-based folk artists performing an eclectic repertoire …

Rotary Report

| Published on October 25, 2013

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary is on the move to sponsor another Rotary Youth Exchange candidate.  Rachel Schwan is beginning her trip through the required protocols and papers to reach her goal of spending her senior year abroad.  Carol Donley is the club liaison for the undertaking.
The trash pick-up for St. Rte 82 …

Rotary Report

| Published on October 9, 2013

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians met September 30 in the Hiram College Dining Hall to make the acquaintance of a prospective foreign exchange student.  Rachel Schwan and her mother, Lisa Schwan, came, hopeful of gaining the group’s support for participation in the Rotary International Student Exchange  program.   Rachel expressed an interest in …

Hiram Township Happenings

| Published on October 9, 2013

Hiram Twp. – At a recent meeting of the Hiram Township Trustees, Trustee Jack Groselle mentioned that the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation is inviting local cities, townships and conservation districts to apply for Local Sponsor Certification by November 15. Local sponsors who qualify would be allocated …

Hiram College Joins Nationwide Healthy Campus 2020 Initiative

| Published on October 9, 2013

Hiram -  Colleges across the country are making an extra push to promote healthy choices through the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus 2020 initiative.

Hiram Township Happenings

| Published on September 11, 2013

Hiram Twp. – Chairperson Kathy Schulda reported that she received calls from Township residents reporting that they saw brine trucks dumping into a township river. Ms. Schulda immediately reported this to both the Portage County Sheriff’s office, and to Akron Water Works. When the Sheriff’s office arrived at the scene, …

Hiram Hot Rod Car Show Raises $860

| Published on September 11, 2013

Hiram – On August 31 the Hiram Police held a Hot Rod Car Show fund raiser for the “Shop with a Cop” program. The event was well attended and raised $860.00 for the program. “I was astounded by the turn out for the event, it is so nice to see …

Women of Note/ Famed Dames

| Published on August 27, 2013

The first time that Damaris Peters Pike did a one-woman-show was in August of 1988.  Twenty-five years later, she has done more than 1050 performances in 10 states and France—as 11 different women!  To celebrate this silver anniversary, she will be “giving back” by donating a select series of five …

Harmon-Loomis Reunion — 123 in a Row!

| Published on August 21, 2013

Hiram – The 123rd  Annual Reunion of the Harmon and Loomis families took place at the home of Daniel and Kelly Cartwright in Hiram, Ohio on Sunday. 

Rotary Report

| Published on August 21, 2013

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are gearing up for the start of their fall club activities by fortifying themselves at the steak fry on August 19.  Hot grill, cool beverages, pot-luck  accompaniments, good company….  Way to go, Rotary.  New members welcome!

Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act

| Published on August 21, 2013

Small Businesspersons, is your head swimming with all of the details and requirements of the Affordable Care Act which is heading for us all like a locomotive on an express line?  Are you and your accountant scratching your heads over what it all means?  Are you wanting to do your …