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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...

Appalachian Experience 2011

Mantua - A group of four adults and five high school teens from Mantua’s St. Joseph Church participated in the Housing Repair Program based at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clintwood, Virginia, the week of June 18-25. Volunteers made the 400 mile, seven-hour trip to the western tip of Virginia for the week-long experience to help low-income residents maintain...

JAG District Launches New Website

Garrettsville - The James A. Garfield School District has launched a new website.  Please use the following address:  garfield.sparcc.org The new website will include the capability for parents to view student grades and schedules.  Any questions should be directed to jmulhern@mail.garfield.sparcc.org

Grand Opening of the Lake Milton Farmers’ Market on Saturdays

Lake Milton -  Are you tired of the long, cold winter without access to fresh, locally produced foods?  Have you missed seeing your friends at the farmers’ market?  Well, your wait is over!  The Lake Milton Farmers’ Market will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Amphiteater located at the Beach at Lake Milton State Park on...

Library Service: Spotlight on Children’s Multimedia Kits

Portage County District Library’s August service spotlight shines on our children’s multimedia kits. When one book on a particular subject is not enough, look to Portage County District Library’s children’s multimedia kits. Each kit contains an assortment of books videos, toys, music and/or CD-ROMs with themes ranging from Alligators & Crocodiles to Music to Zoos. The Library also has...

Perseid Shower Inspires Music And Meteors For Campers

Parkman Twp - An abundance of shooting stars to wish upon and a full moon will greet those who celebrate the annual Perseid meteor showers by tenting at a Geauga Park District program scheduled for the peak display night. The Music & Meteors Campout will be held on Friday, August 12 – 8:15 p.m. through Saturday, August 13 – 9...

Geauga Council for Arts & Culture Hosts 6th Annual Juried Art Show

Geauga County - Works of art will be accepted for the 6th annual Juried Art Show hosted by the Geauga Council for Arts & Culture on Monday, August 8, from 12:00, noon until 4:00 p.m.  The exhibit will be housed at the Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland.  Categories in the show include Oil or Acrylic, Watercolor,...

Newton Falls Marks the Spot for Bargain Hunting

Summer is almost over but the bargain hunting has just begun. Last month the ordinarily sleepy little town of Newton Falls was filled with crowds looking for some Fourth of July excitement. This weekend the same streets will be flooded with yard sale shoppers looking for a great deal. All the planning that the Newton Falls Community-Wide Yard Sale...

Windham Receives Grant To Update Technology

Windham - Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly-scheduled meeting for August with one member missing.  The meeting was opened with the pledge and a moment of silence before moving forward with the agenda. The first item on the agenda was a technology update from Brian Shanower who is the districts techie guru. According to Shanower, their system...

Freedom Township News

Freedom Twp. - The regular meeting of the Freedom Township Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairman Hammar at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 21, 2011. All  trustees  were present. Mr. Hammar led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Martin made the motion, seconded by Mr. Zizka, to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2011 regular ...

Area Sewing Shops Band Together To Benefit Local Food Banks & Shelters

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if stores offered free gifts for just walking through the door?  That is exactly what will be happening for sewing enthusiasts when 9 area sewing stores band together for the first annual Charming Quilt Shop Tour August 25 through Sept 3. What makes it even better for sewing fans is that the purchase of their shop...

A “Premier” Performance

Garrettsville - Nice job by the Marching Pride at their Premier performance last Friday.  It was a showcase for all of the music and routines they worked on during a super-heated week at BAND CAMP and a thank you to all of the contributors to the program--this year and every year.  Amazing results, considering that the weather for the...

Shaker Woods Festival…the Simple Life Journey Continues

Columbiana – Eastern Ohio’s No. 1 family craft festival is celebrating its 29th year with three exciting weekends: August 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, 2011. Shopping, food and entertainment are featured during this six-day event. The Shaker Woods Festival, founded to honor the 18th century Shaker community, offers more than 200 craftspeople, representing artists and crafts from all across the...

James A. Garfield Historical Society News

Garrettsville – The James A. Garfield Historical Society met in the Mott Building headquarters on Main St. to speak of “ many things, of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings.”  Well, not exactly. They did accept a   pair of donations from Roslyn Bauman--a green bottle imprinted “L. Caldwell, Garrettsville, and a flax spinning wheel.  Maintenance items...

Summer Reading Club: Fun All Around the Libraries

As this year’s Portage County District Library Summer Reading Club (SRC) comes to a successful close, Portage County children have  enjoyed activities at all five branch locations. “One World, Many Stories” was this year’s theme and library staff provided attendees with a great sampling all summer long. This year’s performers included Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show, Magician Paul Gerber,...

Get Your Blue On!

The Mayfield Drive-In Theater and Geauga County Public Library will present Library Night at the Drive-In on Sunday, August 7. The movies to be shown that night are:  THE SMURFS (PG) at 8:45 p.m. and ZOOKEEPER (PG) at 10:25 p.m.  The box office opens at 7:00 p.m.  The sound will be broadcast over an FM radio channel.  If your car...

Citizen’s Veto One Step Closer to November Vote

Columbus- The Portage County Board of Elections validated 11,958 signatures to Repeal SB 5, the unfair attack on employee rights and worker safety. Only 1,497 signatures were required to meet 3% of the total vote in the last gubernatorial election in Portage County.  According to this information from the Portage County Board of Elections, We Are Ohio has received...

Practice on the Preserve

Cleveland Yoga and Western Reserve Land Conservancy are again teaming up for a complimentary morning of yoga Aug. 14 at the Geauga Park District’s Orchard Hills Park in Chester Township. “Practice on the Preserve:  A Celebration of Yoga and Conservation,” a free event featuring an all-levels class taught by a team of Cleveland Yoga instructors and a special session for...

First Church Of God To Host Vendors

Windham - The First Church Of God located at 9016 N. Main St. in Windham will host vendors for the Bicentennial Celebration. Amish homemade ice cream, Gyros, baked goods by the church,energy and water drinks as well as neck message and sports medicine education will be available. The church will also be the official judging station for the Bicentennial Bake Sale...

Volunteer For Adult Literacy Tutor Workshop

Portage County - Adult learners need your help and you can make a significant difference in someone’s life just by donating three hours of your time a week.   If you are a caring person who wants to help, who believes that adults can learn, has empathy, patience, flexibility, and are versatile, then you are the person we need. An orientation...

Windham Church Celebrates 200 Years

Windham - Windham’s Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) celebrated 200 years serving the community this past Sunday.  The celebration included the traditional morning worship, a catered dinner and a dedication service in the afternoon. The church was established in Becket, MA, on May 20, 1811 prior to the residents heading west to establish a new community here in Windham....

Garrettsville Village Council News

Garrettsville – A public hearing regarding ordinance 2011-30, 2012 Tax Budget, was held prior to the opening of the regularly scheduled Village Council meeting on Wednesday July 13.  Minutes from the June meeting and a motion to pay the current bills were approved shortly after the regular meeting began.  The Mayor reported that income tax revenue was up, compared...

GCRTA Meeting News

The next Geauga County Retired Teachers Association luncheon will be on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011.  Gathering time at 11:15, followed by the business meeting at 11:30, and lunch at 12:00. The meeting will be held at Chickagami Park in the Pine Grove Shelter – Same place as last year’s picnic – 17957 Tavern Road (Rt. 168) Parkman, OH. This will be...

County Library Levy To Be On Fall Ballot

Portage County - The Portage County District Library appeared before the County Commissioners recently to ask that a 1 mill, five-year operating levy be placed before the voters on the November ballot. The Library does not receive any money from the County but must have its proposed budget approved by a governmental body. The Library’s service area is defined...

Bluegrass Festival At Ridgeview

Middlefield - Ridgeview Farm is pleased to announce a Blue Grass Festival on  Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 5488 Kinsman Rd, Middlefield, OH  44062.  The farm is located on State Route 87 in Mesopotamia Township, 3 1?2 miles east of Middlefield.  The music will start 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m.  The suggested donation is $10.00 per car,...

Sparrow Christian Bookshop Presents ~ The Gospel Echoes Quartet

Middlefield - You are invited to come and listen to The Gospel Echoes Quartet in concert on Sunday, July 24 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Bring a friend, a lawn chair and be ready for a wonderful, relaxing evening of good old tunes under the open sky, in a beautiful garden setting. This concert is...

Shamrock Shakers 4-H Club

On July 10th, the Shamrock Shakers enjoyed an outing, canoeing on the Cuyahoga River.  The members and their guests met at Camp Hi Canoe Livery and were dropped off for the 7 mile trip.  All participants made it safety off the river with only 1 canoe tipping over.  It was a fun but tiring day for all. Members are preparing...

Happy 200th Birthday Windham!

Windham – Two-and-a-half years ago the Bicentennial Committee was formed looking to put on the biggest party Windham has ever seen.  Residents and nonresidents alike jumped on board to help make it a commemorative event. They set a budget of $40,000 and started the fundraising efforts. They held Parties on the Green, bake sales, tours of Camp Ravenna, a...

Freddie’s Hobbies to host QSAC Race

Ravenna - This weekend the southwest side of Ravenna will be a happening place as the Quarter Scale Auto Club (QSAC) racers from all over the country will converge on Freddie’s Hobbies to race their quarter scale vehicles on his track. (Quarter scale race cars are approximately 1?4 the size of a standard car hence the name quarter scale)...

Go, Go, Go Joseph

Garrettsville - Just in case you haven’t perused the Book of Genesis lately--Chapters 37 through 47--you might want to attend the Curtains Up Theatre production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”  It’ll give you a whole new perspective on this segment of the Old Testament and some catchy tunes to help remember...

Nelson Trustees To Review Health Care Premiums

Nelson Twp. - Prior to their regularly scheduled July 6th meeting, the Nelson Township Trustees reviewed and passed the 2012 budget that had been presented by Dave Finney at the June 15th meeting. After a review of the prior meeting minutes, Dave Finney presented the June bank reconcilliation and warrants 20630 - 20654 for review and payment. Due to an increase...

Tyme Machine Tickets Cheaper Than Air Fare

Hear ye, hear ye! The Land of Avaloch awaits thee! Leave your 21st century cares at the gate and immerse yourself in the enticing 13th century where you may be escorted safely on your way by a brave knight, guided along the path with helpful whisperings of a friendly faerie, or jump onboard a pirate ship and take a swig...

News From Our County Seat

Portage County - As always, the office of the Portage County Board of Commissioners remains hopping with activity.  The tax budget awaits public review as well as the slashing of fiscal reality.  Of course the final budget will not take shape until December. The Board has recently made appointments of individuals to serve as volunteers on various boards.  These include...

James A Garfield Class of 1961 Celebrates 50 Years

The James A Garfield Class of “1961” celebrated their 50th class reunion at Roby Lee’s Restaurant in Newton Falls on Saturday June 18th. There were 63 in attendance, 38 of those being classmates. Each classmate received a certificate of congratulation from the Superintendent, Charles Klamer and the Board of Education, an engraved “class of 1961 50th ” key...

Summer Camp Accepting Applications

The Trumbull County 4-H program is hosting a summer camp from July 31 – August 6 and all youth are invited to attend.  The summer camp will be held at Camp Whitewood in Ashtabula County and campers do not need to be 4-H members – all youth age 9-14 years old are encouraged to attend. Campers will experience a week...

HEAP – Summer Crisis Program

Geauga County - The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program designed to assist eligible Ohioans meet the cost of summer cooling. The Summer Crisis Program assists households with at least one member age 60 or older, or one member with a medical condition that would benefit from continued electric service. Assistance is for a onetime payment...

Hiram College Inspiring Next Generation of Techies

Hiram - Instead of spending summer vacation playing video games, Hiram College wants to teach kids how to design and build their own video games. This summer, Hiram College has partnered with TECH CORPS to offer students in Portage County the opportunity to participate in TECHie Camp. TECHie Camp is a full-day, week-long technology experience designed by TECH CORPS, a...

“Art On The Hill” Returns To Mantua

Mantua - The DMRC has planned one big, big Celebration of the Arts for you! On Saturday, July 9 from 10am-5pm, East Prospect Street in Mantua will be transformed from a throughway to Mantua’s 3rd Annual “Art on the Hill” street festival. Both both sides of the street will be lined with 50+ artisans selling and diplaying their works...

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...

Freedom Trustee News

Freedom Township - The regular meeting of the Freedom Township Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairman Hammar at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2011, immediately following the public hearing. In attendance were Trustees James Hammar, Roy Martin, John Zizka; Rosemary Nicholas, Fiscal Officer; Jeff Derthick, Zoning Inspector and Charles VanSteenberg, Road Supervisor. Also present were  Harold...

Newton Falls Area Commerce Association

Newton Falls - The Newton Falls Area Commerce Association gathered at Roby Lee’s for their June meeting and continued the discussion on how to bring more members into the group. Appropriately, the agenda started off  by welcoming two new members: first, representatives from Warren Township were acknowledged as a recent addition; and secondly, yours truly became an official member...

Goal Of Dedicated Service Shared By CIT “Officer of the Year” Honorees

Portage County - The 2011 CIT Officer of the Year Award went to two veteran law enforcement professionals who were among the first trained in Portage County in the national crisis intervention program.Lt. Dale Korman of the Windham Police Department and Lt. Gregory Johnson of the Portage County Sheriff’s Office received the recognition from the Mental Health & Recovery...

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