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Robinson Memorial Hospital partners with PARTA for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

| Published on March 19, 2014

Ravenna – Robinson Memorial Hospital’s Health Education Center and PARTA Regional Transport has partnered together for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Colorectal Cancer is the third leading cancer killer in the U.S. and can be found early with testing, when treatment is most effective. Throughout the month of March, PARTA buses will …

Holly DeYoung Receives National Honor

| Published on March 13, 2014

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Maplewood Career Center student Holly DeYoung from Garrettsville, OH, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder …

Portage County farmer supports local 4-H through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

| Published on March 9, 2014

Ravenna – Local farmer Carrie Pfeiffer-Fiala has directed a $2,500 donation to the Outlaws 4-H. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the group assist members in their farming, along with educational endeavors related to the education, training and promotion of animal husbandry.

Portage County Needs Poll Workers for Primary Election

| Published on February 19, 2014

Ravenna – The Portage County Board of Elections is seeking energetic, civically-minded area residents to serve their community by becoming poll workers.
With the coming year’s elections for governor and other statewide offices, the need is critical. “We need thoughtful, respectful people to work the polls now more than ever,” Director …

My FURRY Valentine

| Published on February 12, 2014

Ravenna – In celebration of the Valentine’s holiday and in hopes to increase adoptions, Portage APL is holding an adoption event, called My Furry Valentine. February 14-15, adopters will receive 14% off of cat and dog adoption fees (reg. fees for dogs are $150 and cats are $50).  Also, each …

Tax Valuation Appeal Solicitations

| Published on January 29, 2014

Ravenna – Portage County Auditor Janet Esposito is warning property owners to beware of companies offering to assist with tax valuation appeals. “Property tax values are available at the Auditor’s Office, where the staff or I will be happy to explain what values are on record and how to file …

Join us for Winter Reading at Reed Memorial Library

| Published on January 29, 2014

Ravenna – Avoid the doldrums of winter and participate in a fun program at your local public library. The theme for Reed Memorial Library’s 2014 Winter Reading Program is “Destination: Anywhere.” Adults and Teens will have a chance to win prizes from February 17 through March …

Matching Skills to Needs to Affect Your Bottom Line

| Published on January 29, 2014

Ravenna –The Portage County Business Round Table will hold a seminar on February 25th at Maplewood Career Center. The topic will focus on matching skills to needs to affect your bottom line. The event will begin with a continental breakfast/networking at 7:30 am, followed by the program starting promptly at …

Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice recognized as We Honor Veterans partner

| Published on December 4, 2013

Ravenna -  It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice has become a national partner …

Midnight Madness In Ravenna on Friday

| Published on November 27, 2013

Ravenna – Shopping the day after Thanksgiving has become the ‘stressful norm’ in our chaotic American lives as we hit the trail running in our quest to find ‘that perfect gift’ for everyone on our shopping list.  BUT it doesn’t have to be that way.  After more than 31 years …

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Lighted Christmas Parade on December 7, 2013

| Published on November 27, 2013

Ravenna – Ravenna Balloon A-Fair’s annual lighted Christmas Parade “Treasures Under The Tree” (sponsored by Fortis College) will take place in downtown Ravenna on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Line up begins at 6pm at the corner of Main Street & Myrtle and at East Plaza …

Fortis College in Ravenna “Warms Up Winter” for Portage County Residents

| Published on November 21, 2013

Ravenna –   Thanks to Fortis College in Ravenna, nearly 500 Portage County residents now have new winter coats to help them ward off the winter chill. With the help of students, staff and several community partners, the campus collected 480 new or gently-worn winter coats that were given to …

In Honor of Health Literacy Month Robinson Memorial Hospital takes steps to educate the community on health literacy

| Published on November 6, 2013

Ravenna – “Health Literacy” is the ability to read, understand and find health information. A large gap exists between the way healthcare issues are communicated and how most people understand that communication. In fact, according to the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy, nearly 9 out of 10 adults …

Robinson Hospice Volunteers honored

| Published on October 30, 2013

Ravenna – On October 2, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice volunteers were honored for their dedication and service to Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice and the Portage County community. The annual event, held at the Ravenna Elks Lodge, celebrated those who are committed to serving individuals and families in hospice …

Robinson Memorial hosts National Medication “Take Back” Initiative

| Published on October 9, 2013

Ravenna  – In collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Robinson Memorial Hospital is providing a one-day opportunity for the public to safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs and other medications on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 am – 2 pm in the parking lot of …

Behind the Gates of Camp Ravenna

| Published on September 23, 2013

This past weekend, the gates of Camp Ravenna were opened for a brief period for friends and family of the soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment for an Open House last Saturday. This was done so friends and family could experience what happens behind the gates of the …

Big Brothers & Sisters Raffle Winner

| Published on September 11, 2013

Ravenna – The drawing for the Big Brothers & Sisters $10,000 Give Away was held on Saturday September 7, at the Kent State University football game. Because all 200 tickets were not sold, it was a 50/50 raffle with the winner and the agency each receiving $1850.
And the lucky winner …

Rep. Clyde Announces Funds for Statewide Evaluation by Ravenna Group $125,000 awarded for Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities Program Study

| Published on July 29, 2013

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) announced today that the state has released $125,000 for the Institute on Outcome Analysis in Ravenna. The funds will be used to evaluate the impact of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) “Employment First” pilot program.

Maplewood Career Center Celebrates GED Graduation

| Published on June 17, 2013

Ravenna – The smell of angel wing begonias and pride filled the air at the Maplewood Career Center’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) GED graduation on Thursday, June 6, 2013.    The room filled up with approximately 250 guests as they witnessed the 2013 GED graduates walk down the …

Portage County Literacy Coalition Hosts 22nd Annual Spelling Bee

| Published on June 17, 2013

Ravenna – It was a spellbinding event on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Ralph Regula Conference Center located at NEOMED in Rootstown, Ohio.  The Portage County Literacy Coalition (PCLC) held its 22nd annual “Jeopardy-Style” Spelling Bee.  This year there were five teams that competed against each other.  The Community …

Ravenna Lions – Celebrating 60 years of service

| Published on June 17, 2013

Ravenna – The Ravenna Lions will be celebrating 60 years of serving the Ravenna Community on Friday, June 28th at the Ravenna Elks Club, 776 N. Freedom Ave. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.
The buffet dinner consists of; Sliced Roast Beef au …

Openings Available For Playground Camp

| Published on June 9, 2013

Ravenna Recreation Department still has openings its Summer Playground Camp program for children entering K-7th grade in the Fall 2013 and the Jr. Camp Counselor program for children entering 8th, 9th and 10th grade in Fall 2013. Program is held at John Tontimonia City Park from June 10 to August …

Farmers Market returns to Robinson Memorial Hospital

| Published on June 9, 2013

Ravenna  – The Auxiliary of Robinson Memorial Hospital will again sponsor a farmers market twice a month on Fridays from 11am – 1:30pm beginning June 14 through September 27.  The markets will be held outside in the parking lot of the hospital, located at 6847 N. Chestnut Street in Ravenna. …

Valuable Information Learned From Multi-County Disaster Drill

| Published on May 29, 2013

Ravenna – On April 25, Robinson Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with the Northeast Central Ohio Regional Disaster Planning Consortium (NECO) and a number of emergency management agencies, held a mock disaster exercise to test the hospitals’ abilities to respond to a devastating ice storm which swept through the region resulting …

The Small Business Development Center: Who we are and How We Can Help Your Business

| Published on May 15, 2013

Ravenna  – The Portage County Business Round Table offers seminars on useful topics to area business owners.  On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the featured topic for the morning event is the Ohio Small Business Development Center and how it can help existing business stay and grow in Portage County. The …

Ravenna Relay for Life Laps Cancer

| Published on May 1, 2013

Ravenna – At Relay For Life events, communities come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much from each of us. That’s why 531 participants on 38 teams have already raised over $56,500 for the Relay For …

RMH to Participate in Disaster Drill

| Published on April 21, 2013

Ravenna -  On April 25, 2013, Robinson Memorial Hospital will participate in a disaster exercise conducted by the Northeast Central Ohio Regional Disaster Planning Consortium (NECO). Disaster exercises or mock drills are held annually to test the plans and response processes of participating hospitals and emergency management agencies. This year’s …

Fortis College – Ravenna Invites Business Leaders and Prospective Student to Experience State of the Art Meti-Man Simulation

| Published on April 14, 2013

Ravenna – Fortis College in Ravenna will host an open house at 3 p.m. on April 24 featuring a unique attraction that has revolutionized medical education. The campus is located at 653 Enterprise Pkwy., Ravenna (330-297-7319).
As part of the event, attendees will get to see and interact with Fortis College …

Portage County Health Department’s First Annual Open House

| Published on April 14, 2013

Ravenna – The Portage County Health Department held its 1st annual open house April 2, 2013. “This was a chance to introduce the public to our staff and to educate them on the services we provide for them every day,” said DuWayne Porter, Health Commissioner.
The open house provided residents with …

Portage County Needs Poll Workers for Primary Election

| Published on March 23, 2013

Ravenna  – The Portage County Board of Elections is seeking energetic, civic-minded area residents to serve their community by becoming poll workers.
While she does not believe the coming year will be as busy as last November’s presidential election, Director Faith Lyon said “Individuals can apply at any time – and …

First Book – Portage County Accepting Book Grant Applications

| Published on March 2, 2013

Ravenna  – First Book – Portage County announced today it is accepting book grant applications from community groups and nonprofits.  This spring, First Book – Portage County plans to grant out approximately 1500 new books to programs in Portage County.  Teachers and directors of local preschools, day care, after-school, tutoring …

Early Birds Give the Most

| Published on January 10, 2013

Ravenna – Some people started preparing for the Christmas holidays as early as Halloween. Others got a start on their shopping by Thanksgiving or Black Friday. But even these early birds were put to shame by a group of young kids known as the Chesty Pullers Young Marines. Back on …

Balloon A-Fair Lighted Christmas Parade

| Published on November 29, 2012

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair’s annual lighted Christmas Parade “Candy Canes & Christmas Carols” will take place downtown Ravenna on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.

Balloon A-Fair Lighted Christmas Parade

| Published on November 27, 2012

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair’s annual lighted Christmas Parade “Candy Canes & Christmas Carols” will take place downtown Ravenna on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.

Esta Everhart honored as Chaplain Emeritus

| Published on November 20, 2012

In appreciation for her many years of service, Reverend Esta Everhart of Garrettsville was bestowed the honorary title of Chaplain Emeritus by the Chaplaincy of Robinson Memorial Hospital and the Portage County Association for Pastoral Care.

Free Alzheimer’s Training Now Available To Local Family Caregivers

| Published on November 8, 2012

Ravenna – The local Home Instead Senior Care® office is offering a unique approach to help Portage County area families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available …

Young Marines Return ‘Home’ to Serve Local Community

| Published on September 24, 2012

Ravenna – The Chesty Puller Young Marines unit recently moved back to Ravenna from Cuyahoga Falls, and the organization is spreading the word they’ve returned ‘home’ and are re-engaged with the local community.
The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion …

Up, up and Away…

| Published on September 24, 2012

Ravenna -  The 34th Annual Balloon A-Fair was deemed a success. The event offered two parades, a fireworks display, vendors, live entertainment, food, rides and, of course, two spectacular balloon launches.
Saturday’s balloon launch drew near record numbers to Sunbeau Valley Farms to watch the sky become a kaleidoscope of colors …

Rummage Sale for Portage APL

| Published on September 15, 2012

Ravenna – Stop by Portage APL on September 22, 2012 from 10-3 for a rummage sale and help homeless animals.  From small appliances and books to dog and cat supplies and household items, there’s something for everyone.  

Portage County Historical Society News

| Published on September 1, 2012

Ravenna – The Portage County Historical Society will begin new hours of operation starting September 1, 2012.  The Society is located at 6549-51 North Chestnut Street, Ravenna OH and will be open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. To 6:00 p.m. The museum and library will no longer be …

DeYoung to Marry Dailey

| Published on August 23, 2012

Mr. And Mrs. Paul D Pohto of Garrettsville, Ohio and Lorne W. DeYoung of Southington, Ohio announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Anna DeYoung to Stephen Dailey; son of Robert Dailey of Carrollton, Ohio and Mr. And Mrs. John Leonardi of Ravenna. 

Kids 4 Coleman

| Published on August 9, 2012

Ravenna – The Coleman Adult Day Services in Ravenna provides care and services for the elderly; services such nursing, personal care assistance, meals,  therapeutic and recreational activities. Four years ago, they faced budget cuts. These cuts would have limited the services they could provide for their patients. For the family …

Adult Basic & Literacy Education Adults Recognized at GED Ceremony

| Published on June 30, 2012

Ravenna – The Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program at Maplewood Career Center recognized GED graduates on Thursday, June 7th at 7 p.m.   The adult GED graduates held their heads high with smiles as they entered the room and the ceremony in their honor began.   Doris Schoning, the Adult Basic …

Downtown Ravenna To Celebrate Summer

| Published on June 9, 2012

The Ravenna United Fund, Inc. is sponsoring SummerFest 2012 from 10:00am – 6:00pm on Saturday, June 16 downtown Ravenna.
Opening ceremony by Mayor Joe Bica and the singing of the National Anthem by Linda Pierson will be held at 10:00am. Main Street in downtown Ravenna will be turned into a street …

Civil War Encampment At Sunbeau Valley

| Published on June 9, 2012

Ravenna – Step back into time and relive history at Sunbeau Valley Farm in Ravenna, Ohio as they host Sunbeau Valley Civil War Encampment June 23 & 24, 2012.

RMH Foundation 18th Annual Golf Outing

| Published on May 30, 2012

Ravenna – The Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 18th Annual “A Different Kind of Golf Outing” will take place on Wednesday, July 18, at Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna.

Area Communities Hold Relay For Life Events

| Published on May 11, 2012

Hiram College held a Relay for Life event on Saturday, May 5th  thanks to the work of committee members (pictured  at left)  Jamie Zychowski, Zach Fincham and Rose Zychowski. Along with the help of participating teams, they raised more than $16,000 leading up to and during the event. They will …

Valuable Information Learned From Multi-County Disaster Drill

| Published on May 11, 2012

Ravenna – On April 19, Robinson Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with the Northeast Central Ohio Regional Disaster Planning Consortium (NECO) and a number of emergency management agencies, held a mock disaster exercise to test the hospital’s abilities to respond to a devastating tornado which swept through the region resulting in …

Downtown Ravenna Farmers Market Debuts May 17

| Published on April 27, 2012

Ravenna  – There’s something fresh and new on Main Street this summer. The Downtown Ravenna Farmers Market opens under the green and white tent starting Thursday, May 17 in the City Parking Lot at the corner of Cedar and Meridian streets. The farmers market will be open every Thursday from …

Mock Disaster Exercise to be held on April 19

| Published on April 13, 2012

Ravenna -   On April 19, 2012, Robinson Memorial Hospital will participate in a disaster exercise conducted by the Northeast Central Ohio Regional Disaster Planning Consortium (NECO). Disaster exercises or mock drills are held annually to test the plans and response times of participating hospitals and emergency management agencies. This year’s …