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NF Chamber of Commerce November Meeting

Newton Falls - The brief November meeting of the Newton Falls Chamber of Commerce Association was short and to the point. Special guest, Mike Timko of Cortland Computer, took the floor first and discussed how his office could offer technological support for local businesses...

St. Joseph Parish Cookbooks Available

Mantua - Looking for a beautiful gift idea? St. Joseph Church in Mantua has a limited number of their parish cookbooks, “Taste and See - St....

Head Home 44444 The Holidays

Newton Falls - There are lots of exciting things happening with Home 44444 the Holidays! The Jr and Sr high band and choir concerts will take place on December 11th during Home 44444 the Holidays.  The craft show has 111 tables with over 80...

Garrettsville Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Garrettsville – The turkey has been eaten, pie plates hold nothing but the remaining crumbs, Thanksgiving has passed, and Christmas is yet to come. What better way to start off your Christmas season than to attend Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Lighting...

Could Airport Expansion Generate More Jobs?

Shalersville Twp. - Portage County Regional Airport’s seven-member board of directors dreams about extending the runway to 5,000 feet so that it can accommodate bigger corporate jets. This, in turn, would attract substantial industries to the nearby light industrial park along State...

“The Last Gladiator” Opens Friday

Newton Falls - The Newton Falls High School Drama Department will present the comedy “The Last Gladiator”, by Martin Follose, Friday and Saturday, November 19th & 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  The cost is $5.00 at the door. The story takes place in ancient Rome, but you’ve never seen Rome like this before!  While the emperor...

Newton Falls City Council Meeting

Newton Falls - Opinions were made known at Monday’s council meeting, the first open forum since the efforts to recall current mayor Patrick Layshock were successful at the recent polls. All council members were present as well as the city manager, city clerk, and the new law director, but the mayor himself was absent at what is, schedule wise, the...

Literary Musical Club News

Nelson Twp. - The Literary Musical Club of Nelson held the November 10th meeting at the Nelson Community Center. There were ten in attendance and one visitor, Margaret Lapport. This meeting was hosted by Anne Spolarich who put on a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and lots of desserts. Thanks Anne, you always outdo yourself. We were entertained...

News from Newton Falls VFW Post 3332 and the Ladies Auxiliary

Newton Falls - The Newton Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3332 and the Ladies Auxiliary are collecting homemade cookies, non-perishable items, hard candy, sweets but no chocolate, crossword puzzles, hand games and hygiene products to send to our military personnel for the Christmas holiday. If you would like to help donate items, please bring the items to VFW...

Party On!

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians and their guests gathered for a festive evening to socialize and give back to the community and enjoy good food and good company and take a chance on Lady Luck and... all kinds of good things at their annual silent auction and reverse raffle, held at SugarBush Golf Club on November 11. Funds raised at...

Schools Now Mandated to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Taking the approach that it certainly does take a whole village to raise a healthy child, the state of Ohio now mandates that schools are somewhat responsible for keeping children from becoming obese. Governor Ted Strickland signed Senate Bill 210 -- the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children bill -- on June 10, 2010. The law mandates that school districts implement...

Demolition Of “Project Buildings” Begins

Windham - The buildings, dubbed “the projects” had been constructed in the early 1940’s. They were originally built to house the workers that would flock to the Windham area as the Ravenna Ordinance Plant was getting geared- up for production in the early ‘40’s. The structures, that were designed to last around 10-15 years, had far surpassed...

Crossword Puzzle For 11/12/2010

CLUES ACROSS 1. Not wet 4. Defensive nuclear weapon 7. Play a role 10. No longer alive 12. Not messy 14. Indian Hills Press poet 15. Silkworm...

Windham Friday Club

Windham - The Windham Friday Club held its October meeting at Mimi’s Restaurant in Ravenna.  Members welcomed guest Helen Gourley, the mother of member Pegge Petkovich. A short business meeting was conducted.  Club members donated candy and other sweets to make two baskets that...

Friday Night Lights

The Garfield G-Men fell just short in their bid for first post season win in school history dropping a 22-7 decision to the Chagrin Falls Tigers. While two big plays were all the G-Men defense would allow, it was the missed opportunities that doomed...

Rotary Report

Rotarians of the Garrettsville-Hiram persuasion were beavering away with last-minute preparations for their annual Reverse Raffle/Silent Auction fund-raiser.  You can still get tickets from any Rotarian for the bash on Thursday, November 11--that’s today!  Proceeds go to fund local , district, state and...

Amish Business Spotlight: Amish Home Craft & Bakery

Middlefield – If you are looking for a unique place to buy locally-made, handcrafted gift items, you need to stop by Amish Home Craft & Bakery.  They are located at 16860 Kinsman Road in Middlefield, just 1 1?2 miles east of downtown Middlefield. ...

A New & Present Danger: Outliving Retirement Income

Garrettsville - “People are flying blind,” says financial planner Chris Perme of this generation of retirees and those soon approaching retirement. “We are living through the Great American Retirement Crisis -- a perfect storm for Baby Boomers whose retirement benefits got...

Nelson Website Almost Ready

Nelson Township - Nelson Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting recently. Items on the agenda were website update, neighborhood watch program, and fuel tank situation. Trustee Joe Leonard updated the board on the website. The website domain NelsonTownshipOhio.org will be free for...

Newton Falls Calamity and Weather Delay Information

Newton Falls - Newton Falls Exempted Village School District has released the Calamity and Weather Delay Information for the 2010-2011 school year. New rules on calamity days are as follows: The State of Ohio has mandated new changes on school closings. Beginning this school...

“Little Miss Buckeye Tourism” Preparing Care Packages For Troops

Newton Falls - Cloey Essa is all girl. She loves wearing dresses and her pageant crown; however, there’s more to this 7-year-old first grader. Cloey is “Little Miss Buckeye Tourism”. She...

Irwin Hardware Building Escapes the Wrecking Ball

Garrettsville – Main Street has avoided the wrecking ball and will retain its storefront profile, thanks to action taken by Garrettsville Village Council and Mayor Craig Moser. “We are moving ahead with needed repairs on the Irwin Hardware Building,” Moser reports. “Council authorized the mayor and clerk to do so at the October 21 meeting.” Work has already begun on the...

History Influences Council’s Decision

Garrettsville - Garrettsville Village Council wrestled with the pros and cons of either demolishing or repairing the Irwin Hardware Building, with several members initially hesitant to allocate public monies for a privately-owned building. Despite the controversy, detractors had to agree that the privately-owned building has become a very public hazard, due to its deterioration in the heart of the...

Windham Village To Purchase Cruisers

Windham - Windham Village Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting with all council members and the fiscal officer in attendance. The council approved the fiscal officer’s expenditures, and the September bank reconciliation. Items on the agenda were: the purchase of new cruisers, revisions to income tax filing requirements, mineral rights lease, water and sewer agreement with Portage County...

Garrettsville Area Chamber News

Garrettsville - The November 3rd Garrettsville Area Chamber Meeting was held at the Nelson United Methodist Church. Thank you to Pastor Rick for hosting the meeting and a big thanks to Pam and Norma for the tasty breakfast. Ruth Simera gave the treasurer’s report and was happy to announce that there is over $2000 in the flower basket fund for...

Garfield Grads Make Garrettsville Proud

Garrettsville - Where? Garrettsville. You know, north of Ravenna, tucked up in the corner of Portage County. And for the many who didn’t know we existed, or barely gave us a passing notice, we are definitely on the map now, thanks to the election last week. James A. Garfield graduates, Tommie Jo Marsilio and Kathleen Clyde, are hometown girls with...

A New Mayor For Newton Falls

Newton Falls - This election season residents of Newton Falls visited the polls, not once, but twice. In addition to the usual opportunity to vote for various state officials and cast a yea or nay toward potential levies, a special election was held on Thursday regarding what could arguably be the recognized figurehead of the town: the mayoral seat. The...

Freedom Township News

Freedom Township - A large portion of the November 4 Trustee Meeting was a presentation by Mr. Ratiff of Western Reserve Farm Co-Op regarding changes being made in diesel oil used for equipment requiring its use. These changes include cleaning out or replacing storage tanks as well as potential price increases for the fuel. A group of residents attended the...

Turli Tava Ensemble at Hiram College

Hiram - The Eastern European Ensemble, Turli Tava, will perform at Hiram College on Thursday, November 18 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  The location is Frohring Music Hall, 11746 Dean Street.  The free concert is part of the College’s convocation series. Turli Tava plays energetic and creative music strongly rooted in Macedonian and Bulgarian dance traditions.  It takes its name from a...

Support For Survivors

Area residents who have lost someone to suicide will gather Nov. 20 to find support and to honor their loved ones at the 12th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day sponsored by the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition. “What we know is that every 16 minutes someone in the United States dies by suicide and every 17 minutes someone is...

Roby Lee’s Donates Wedding Reception

Newton Falls - June is widely known as the typically popular month for wedding bliss, but November turned out to be the special time for one lucky local bride and her adoring groom. Last fall, Rob Lee, the owner of Roby Lee’s Restaurant and Banquet Center in Newton Falls, announced that he and his staff were offering an opportunity to...

Veterans Day, How it Began

On Thursday of this week our country will observe Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor those who have served or are serving this country in the armed forces. The origin of the holiday was the signing  of the Armistice with the Germans that ended World War I (WWI); major hostilities of WW1 were formally ended on the...

Friday Night Lights

The old cliché, “on any given day” never rang truer than last week. The 1-8 Newton Falls Tigers traveled to Orwell last week to take on the 8-1 Grand Valley Mustangs. The score was what everyone expected, the winner was not. The Tigers...

Rotary Report

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary members were awed by the scope of initiatives, activities and programs outlined by their speaker, Fred Youngen, of the Windham Bible Church, also a moving force in the Renaissance Family Center, which was the topic of his remarks. Virtually no age group...

Middle School Girls Make History

Garrettsville - The James A. Garfield girl’s Middle School cross country team made school history by winning the PTC Championship meet on October 16, 2010.  Scoring for the team were Mariah Coulter, 2nd in the county with a time of 13:16 followed...

Newton Falls Chamber Report

Newton Falls - During the October meeting of the Newton Falls Chamber of Commerce Association, holiday planning was the main topic of conversation. With Halloween just around the corner and organizing for the Christmas season in full swing, there was much to be discussed. Starting...

Eagles Make Donation

Garrettsville - On November 27 the Garrettsville Eagles Club,   F. O. E. 2705 presented a check for $2,000 to National Diabetic Research Center generated...

Painting Pumpkins Promotes Positivity

Newton Falls - Last Saturday members of the Optimist Club of Newton Falls held their annual Pumpkin Painting Party, welcoming the area’s youngest residents to the Community Center for a day of painting pumpkins just in time to get into the spirit of...

Roller Hutt on a 20-Year Roll

Garrettsville - Kids growing up in this small town have limited entertainment options. There’s the movie theatre, the indoor sports complex, the bowling alley, a couple fast food joints, a park or two... and the Roller Hutt. Since 1990, Craig and Linda...

Windham Band Revival

Windham - Two years ago Windham football season started with the usual elements, players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans but   one important element was missing on the field. The band. The band helps lead cheers and adds to the spirit of the...

A Tale of Two Chocolate Companies in Burton

Burton - Burton is a sweet place to visit. Burton is well known for its maple syrup and maple sugaring activities.  We all know that the Burton Log Cabin offers maple syrup and candy all year round.  But there are two more reasons...

Special Holiday Activities At Library

Windham Library invites kids of all ages to a special Thanksgiving storytime on Monday, November 15 at 10:30 am.   Storytime is an opportunity for both parent and child to spend some one-on-one time enriching the child’s environment with stories, music, finger plays...

4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers

The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers will have their introductory meeting for 2011 on Friday, Nov.19, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Fish and Game Club of Vienna (SR 193 across from the Airport – back a long gravel...

Geauga County Public Library Conducts Community Forums

Geauga County - The Geauga County Public Library Board of Trustees will be holding open public forums throughout the county shortly after Election Day, November 2. ...

Basketball Before Marty Hill

Windham - The history of the legendary Windham High School basketball program will be relived on Monday, November 15, as sports historian George Belden speaks to the Windham Historical Society, at a meeting co-sponsored by the Windham Bicentennial Committee. This talk is being...

The Area’s Original Christmas Walk Returns To Garrettsville

The James A. Garfield Historical Society’s Christmas Walk takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 5th, 6th, & 7th, and 12th, 13th, & 14th.  Hours are 10am to 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12:30pm to 5pm on Sundays.  Your first stop is...

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