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4C’s Quilt Raffle Underway

Mantua - 4C’s is raffling off a quilt called “Fruit of the Spirit, Fruit of the Orchard V” in the “Hunter’s Star” pattern. The drawing will be held on November 12 at the 4 C’s Craft Fair held in the Shalersville Township Hall from 9:00-3:00. The quilt maker is Ellie Monroe and tickets are available from her at $1.00...

Trybus is 2011 Chapman Award Winner

Middlefield - Mrs. Mona J. Trybus of Middlefield has been named the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Chapman Award. Each year, the Geauga County Library Foundation bestows this award on an individual who, through his or her actions, has best promoted the interests of reading and books. Mrs. Trybus’ devotion to the library began with the founding of the East...

Outrageous New Game Tests Players’ Knowledge of Celebrities – How Many Can YOU Name In One Minute?

Hiram – Let’s face it. We live in a celebrity-obsessed culture. We’re fascinated by Charlie Sheen’s meltdowns, Lindsey Lohan’s on-going rehab saga, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s libidinous adventures and crave the latest scoop on the Kardashian clan. Even in a tough economy, celebrity magazines continue to enjoy robust sales, as Americans just can’t seem to get enough of their favorite stars....

Youth Bowling News

Last week in the 11:00 Trio League, Collin McGurer rolled his first 600 series ever, a very nice 613.  Collin rolled 191 and 198 the first two games and then started the third game with 6 strikes in a row on his way to a 224.  Collin came into the day with a 192 average, high for the league. ...

Friday Night Lights

Last Friday the winless Bombers took the field against a much-improved Waterloo football program. The results of the game were very disappointing for the host Windham Bombers, a 40-0 loss to the Vikings. The Vikings defense held Windham to just five first downs and 124 total yards. Meanwhile the Waterloo offense rolled up 395 rushing yards. This week the...

Windham Historical Society News

Windham - The Windham Historical Society is back in business after the stunning success of the Windham Bicentennial celebration in July, in which the Society was an active partner. The next meeting is Monday, October 17 at the Brick Chapel on North Main Street, where year-long activities will be planned. Tentative plans call for a Fall Festival and Chili Cookoff, an...

Raffle Tickets On Sale Now!

Garrettsville -  Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce holds a $750 cash raffle with proceeds from the raffle going to scholarships for J. A. Garfield and Hiram College students. This year’s grand prize is $750 along with an added second prize food basket from local merchants and a third prize fun basket from local merchants. Tickets are on sale now and...

PDA – Public Display of Art

Garrettsville - Garrettsville’s newest piece of public art is quite smashing.  Pictured on the cover you can see the progression of their work – and artists Carly McLoskey, Sam Buganski, Annie Wilthew, Chris Mathews, Karen Root, Edena Rankin, Clarke Kolmorgen, Samara Pasek, Arianna Beskur, Austin Bracken, Jeff Lange, Michael Paolone, Lauren Greathouse, Selina Slaughter, Shelby Grenzow, Mike Heisler, Kayleigh...

Friday Night Lights

The Windham Bombers dropped their fourth straight game of the season and their 11th dating back to last year. Unfortunately for the Bombers 41-0 loss to the undefeated Rootstown Rovers is not the worse news. Regrettably, the schedule is not in the Bombers’ favor this week as the Southeast Pirates host the Bombers this Friday. The Bombers and Pirates...

Nelson Literary Music Club

The  Literary Musical Club held their meeting on Sept. 14th at The Community Center in Nelson.We were pleased to have such a nice turn out. It is always nice to see all the members  come for our day out. We celebrated everyone’s birthday all at one time. We had a birthday party for everyone. The tables were  birthday- decorated and...

Heart Of Doll Country News

The September meeting of Heart of Doll Country was on September 6th, 2011. and all but one member were present.  After the reading of the minutes, and the treasurer’s report, the group discussed first the upcoming trip to the Kent Museum of Fashion to see the exhibit, “On the Homefront”, a Civil War display.  The date of October 8th...

9-11 Remembrance During Potato Festival

Mantua - The officers and members of the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department were joined by officers and members from the Auburn, Aurora, Garrettsville, Kent, Ravenna City, and the Windham Fire Departments during the Potato Festival Parade to pay respects on  the 10th anniversary of 9-11. A piece of structural steel from one of the towers was displayed on the bumper of...

Crestwood Schools Join National Movement Promoting “Whirled Peace”

Mantua -  In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word.  On Sept. 21, 2011, Crestwood Local Schools took  part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at Crestwood Intermediate and Primary Schools. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art...

Author Julia Fuhrman Davis To Appear

Garrettsville - Regional author, Julia Fuhrman Davis, who recently published her easy-to-read, inspirational, self-help autobiography, WAKING UP and Changing My Life, will be in Garrettsville on Wednesday, September 28. Davis will be at The Village Book Store, 8140 Main Street from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to greet readers and sell and sign copies. She will read at 2:30 pm. In addition, ...

Sixth Annual Alumni Banquet

Weeeeellll, a fine time was had by all! Or at least they all certainly appeared to be enjoying themselves at  the sixth annual Garfield Alumni Banquet held last Saturday at the Garfield Elementary School.  Several classes--’56, ’61, ’66, ’71, ’81 & ’86--were especially recognized for hitting milestone years (twenty-five and up) with most of their faculties intact and their memories...

Mespo Fall Heritage Day

Mesopotamia - The 10th Annual Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day, to be held at the Mesopotamia Commons, on Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 10 am to 4 pm. There is no admission charge for this event. The Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day brings together skilled artisans in traditional Amish and Yankee crafts from the greater Mespo area. Crafters in period costume perform outdoor...

Library Levy Campaign Meetings

Portage County District Library will host levy campaign meetings in the upcoming weeks. The Windham Library (located within the Renaissance Family Center) will host a meeting on Tuesday, September 27, beginning at 6:00 pm. Windham area residents interested in learning more about the Library’s levy, or those interested in helping out during the levy campaign, are encouraged to attend. There...

Boardwalk Area Improvements Underway

Garrettsville – This past April, Village council approved expenditures for repairs and improvements to the downtown boardwalk lighting.  The project, which has been broken down into three phases, will total approximately $24,000 when completed.  Village council agreed to the first two phases – about $18,000 in work. The third phase of lighting will be funded through donations. Currently, Scotchman Electric...

Streetsboro Med Center One Gets New Name

Ravenna – Robinson Memorial Hospital has officially renamed the Med Center One in Streetsboro to the Robinson Urgent Care Center at Streetsboro. The newly named Robinson Urgent Care Center is located at 9318 State Route 14, at the Robinson Health Center at Streetsboro. The Robinson Urgent Care Center will continue to provide uninterrupted services with the name change. The Robinson...

Roadhouse Music Brings The Wonder Of Music To Middlefield

Middlefield – You have probably seen statistics thrown out and about in the media regarding the advantages of music programs in local schools.  Some statistics show that students who are in band tend to do better in their other classes and are more likely to stay in school.  There are many programs to “Save the Music” (a VH1 program)...

Brooks House to Host Impersonator

Troy Twp. - Come see history in the “re-making!” Sandy Zikursh (rhymes with “licorice”), well-known historical impersonator, will be performing at Brooks House Assisted Living Community remembering the pioneers who settled the Western Reserve. Donning period costume, Ms. Zikursh will recreate the life and times of a pioneer woman forging an existence out of the wilds of what is...

“Pirates of the Caribbean” Musician Returns to Geauga County

Middlefield - Pirate Musician Joshua Nelson will be performing at the Ye Olde State Renaissance Faire at Settlers’ Village in Middlefield on September 10, 11, 17 and 18. Nelson was born and raised in the small town of Burton before moving to Los Angeles, but his alter-ego Rillian Rauchbach has led a more unusual life. Rauchbach is an orphan who...

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...

Attention Area Singers!

Hiram - The Hiram Women’s Chorus and the Hiram Men’s Chorus will begin rehearsals for this season on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:30 PM in Frohring Music Hall on the Hiram College Campus. These College-Community ensembles are open to all area singers (high school and older) without audition. The Women’s Chorus is directed by Damaris Peters Pike, and the...

News From Our County Seat

Portage County - As many of you have heard, the Portage County Board of Commissioners recently decided to begin the steps to put the county owned nursing home for bid to sell it. The beautiful facility, called the Woodlands at Robinson, is a 99 bed facility. The county has struggled for some time to keep this business...

Adapting to the Aftermath of 9/11, a Decade Later

It’s been a dreary decade of war, recession and political wrangling since our world was utterly ripped from its moorings on September 11, 2001. Seems like it was just in yesterday’s newscast: The backdrop of the New York City skyline, gleaming in the morning sunlight against a picture-perfect blue sky. But marring the pretty picture was a commercial airliner, which...

Windham adds Wadsworth Road to Bus Routes

Windham - Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their  regular monthly meeting a week earlier to accommodate a board member’s work schedule. Legislative report was given by Melissa Roubic who reported that Ohio House Bill (HB) H.B. 202 will limit the retire /rehire benefits of school employees that will effect some of the school’s employees. She also reported that...

Association Adds New Life to Cemeteries

Newton Township - For months now, members of the Newton Township Cemetery Association have volunteered their time and energy to bringing new life to a piece of local history – several pieces, in fact. Multiple headstones, monuments, and other grave markers – many as old as the early 1800s – have fallen into disrepair due to age, the elements, and...

Troy Township Celebrates Two Hundred Years

Troy Township - Troy Township celebrated 200 years this past weekend as they resurrected their Homecoming that had fizzled out several years ago.  This year’s event was very similar to days gone by with added events for a modern day flair. The celebration started Friday night with the first-ever Troy Idol. The idol contest was emceed by Linda Cain and...

Historical Society News

Garrettsville - The James A. Garfield Historical Society held their pot-luck picnic for the summer at the home of Iva Walker on August 15.  The food, as usual, was the highlight of the evening but plans for the approaching Antiques Appraisal Fair came in a close second.  A meeting held around a fire pit, with desserts on plates, can...

Rotary Report

For all of you out there who’ve been just waiting to join the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club but got hung up on the meeting night, here’s your chance.  The group is moving back to its Monday night time slot and will be convening at the Kennedy Center in Hiram at 5:30.  The food and the service at the Main Street...

Middlefield Wheelchair Collection

Middlefield - On Saturday Aug. 27, 2011, the Sparrow Christian Bookshop in Middlefield will be collecting manual wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and walkers for the Joni and Friend’s, Wheelchairs for the World program, between the hours of 9 a.m. 2 p.m.   Since 1994, the Wheels for the World ministry has presented the Gospel by delivering wheelchairs and Bibles in developing...

Informational Meeting About Fracking & Land Leases

Shalersville - A meeting to address residents’  concerns about fracking and land leases will be held in Shalersville, at the Shalersville Townhall, 9090 State Route 44, Ravenna,  on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, at 7 P.M. SHARP. Presenters will discuss the impacts of leasing and also address the leases currently circulating in the Mantua, Streetsboro, Shalersville, Freedom, Windham, and Ravenna area. ...

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...

Honeybees

Windham - Windham Library’s children’s garden participants were treated to an amazing exhibit at the August 8 meeting.  Fred Youngen, Pastor of the Windham Bible Church and Chairman of the Renaissance Family Center, shared his knowledge of honeybees. Youngen currently has eight active hives and brought a frame of live honeybees to show the children. He explained the activities...

Dirt Dauber News

Windham - Last month seven members toured the Draime Estate Gardens in Howland, along with some guests and members of the Grass Roots garden club.  It is a private facility providing educational opportunities and hands on experiences to students of horticulture, art and science.  It is run by Kent State.  The 12 acre tour was magnificent. The Dirt Daubers took...

The Heart of Doll Country

Garrettsville - The August meeting of The Heart of Doll Country was held at Garrettsville’s United Methodist Church on August 2nd.  After the minutes and Treasurer’s report were read, members discussed some upcoming proposed trips.  A visit to the Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania to see a display of life-sized needle sculpted dolls, the Strongsville Doll and Bear Show, and...

Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County

The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County has had a busy summer.  They’ve participated in many parades, open houses, block parties, and sold gallons & gallons of bean soup for the Ashtabula Tractor’s clubs summer show.  We donated time & tractors plowing a field for the Grace Fellowship Church’s new property on Kings Graves Rd. in Vienna and so...

Rotary Report

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary went into its international mode recently, entertaining Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars Yeonmin Kim of the Republic of South Korea and Sayuri Minakuchi from Japan at their August 10 meeting at the Main Street Grille and Brewing Company.  These well-spoken and personable individuals are both studying at Kent State University and made interesting presentations concerning certain cultural aspects of...

Mark Twain House & Museum Tell Stories About One of America’s Favorite Writers

Hartford, CT – It’s been 25 years since my sister and I have simply hung out together for a week at her home in Connecticut. Last week, we did just that. One day, we took a tour of the Mark Twain House & Museum, just a few blocks away. I had loved reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures...

Garfield Elementary & Intermediate Bus Routes

Elementary/Intermediate Routes *Estimated Times* Bus #1 7:40    Gotham Rd. 8:00    Stanley Rd. 8:02    Slagle 8:05    Smalley Road 8:07    Nichols Rd. 8:27    Right on S.R. 88 Bus #2 7:55    Center St. 8:07    Garfield 8:12    Center St. 8:15    Maple 8:17    North St. 8:20    Clover Lane 8:25    Meadow Run 8:30    Wolff 8:32    Elm Street 8:35    State Street 8:37    Park 8:38    Maple/Center Bus #4 7:35    Streeter 7:45    Stamm Rd. 7:50    Streeter 7:55    Stamm Rd. 8:00    Hankee 8:05    Blackbrook Trailer Park 8:15    White Street Bus #6 8:00    Pritchard 8:03    S.R. 282 8:06    Kool Lakes 8:10    Nelson Trailer Park 8:12   ...

Garfield Middle School & High School Bus Schedule

Middle/High School Routes *All times are approximate* Bus #1 6:40    Gotham 6:48    Stanley 6:55    S.R. 303 6:42    Slagle 6:55    Smalley Rd. 6:56    Nichols Rd. 7:13    Slagle Bus #2 6:42    Center/Maple 6:45    Garfield Drive 6:50    High St. 6:51    Maple 6:52    North Street 6:54    Meadow Run 7:00    Harris Drive 7:01    Forest 7:06    Park 7:08    French Street 7:12    Vanderslice 7:15    White St. Bus #4 6:25    Asbury 6:30    Streeter 6:40    Limeridge 6:51    Goodell 6:55    Limeridge 7:00    S.R. 303 7:10    Blackbrook Trailer Park Bus #6 6:50    Kennedy Ledge 6:52    S.R. 282 7:00    Kool Lakes 7:02    NTP Shelter 7:07    Bloom Rd. 7:09   ...

The Biggest Loser

8th Count Dance Studio in Garrettsville  is sponsoring a “Biggest Loser” contest at the studio.  Registration is $25 for 6 sessions of Zumba. Each week a $3 fee will be charged which goes into the “Winner’s Pot”. There will be a weekly weigh in and the person who loses the most weight at the end of the six weeks...

“Make It Work”, Series

Newton Falls - Still looking for a job or wishing to find a different one? The Newton Falls Public Library is offering Make It Work: job hunting, networking, & resumes. The series includes how to network, job search, and write a resume that will get you noticed.  Participants are encouraged to attend all three of the two-hour sessions.  Class...

Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club hosts NRA Youth Sportsfest

Vienna – The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna on SR 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.  The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & archery safety,...

Anglers Anonymous to host “Ladies on the Lakes”

Warren - Anglers Anonymous of Warren will be hosting a first time fishing event for fifteen pre-registered ladies on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The event will be held at Fish & Game club of Vienna on St. Rt. 198 across from the Cafareo aircraft hanger. There is no charge or fee for the event. With the program being held on...

Peachy-keen!

Garrettsville - The last Garrettsville Cruise Night of the season was just peachy, thank you very much.  Joe Leonard got to take his “new” fire engine out for several spins, with passengers and the ever-popular plush dalmatian on board.  The band was keeping things lively, interrupted at intervals by the inimitable Jerry Kehoe announcing winners of various raffles--prizes from...

AAWWWWWRRRRRiiiight!

Ya got yer debt crisis.  Ya got yer deficit crisis.  Ya got yer health/obesity crisis.  Ya got yer apes takin’ over the planet.  What else can go wrong? OMG!  It’s Rotary! Well, actually, it’s sort of systemic thing.  Communal and fraternal organizations (not to mention churches) everywhere are facing declining membership and participation.  Where once-upon-a-time every little town had its own...

Area Businessman Has A Successful Career Change

Garrettsville - James Irwin who was part owner and operator of Irwin Hardware on Main St. in Garrettsville for over 30 years,  is now an independent insurance agent known as “Irwin Health & Life”. Jim services many individuals in the north east Ohio region. He  specializes in the senior age markets, (65 and older), those  who are in the Medicare...

Newton Falls Football Season Passes

Newton Falls - Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office located at 9091?2 Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger football season from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The cost for reserved season passes for 5 homes games will be $40.00. We also have a 10-game pass available for adults to purchase for $50.00, and students 10-game...

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