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Be sure to check out our facility renovations, property additions, and the progress that is taking place at the sanctuary. Happy Trails’ new animal education classes and other unique seminars and clinics are being offered this year at the new Education Center. Help spread kindness and compassion for all animals.

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Ravenna - Looking for something unique to do with family and friends to kick off your summer? Visit Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, a very special organization located in Northeast Ohio where healing takes place for farm animals and horses rescued from abuse and neglect situations.

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The Portage Park District currently has one opening on its governing Board of Commissioners. Park District Board members are appointed by Portage County Probate Court Judge Bob Berger who is seeking applications from interested Portage County residents. Board members are non-partisan and are appointed for a 3-year renewable term, to serve without pay. The Board meets regularly once a month, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.

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The 17th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Benefit Dinner was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, and a fine evening it was. The appetizers...

Portage Trim and Mongoose Motorsports, of Ravenna, have teamed up to become one of the most formidable custom motor vehicle shops around.

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Two titans in the world of custom cars have formed a partnership in Northeast Ohio. Portage Trim and Mongoose Motorsports, of Ravenna, have teamed up to become one of the most formidable custom motor vehicle shops around.

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Over 5,000 eggs will be filled with candy and contain special prize tickets from the Ravenna Women of the Moose. Check out the times below for each age group's egg hunt times. Be sure to bring a bag, basket or container for the candy you find in your eggs. This annual event is held rain, snow, or shine. We hope to see you there!

Garrettsville resident and historical interpreter/naturalist, Foster Brown, will be appearing at the Portage County Gardeners Center 5154 S. prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio (Rootstown Twp.) April 14 at 1p.m. in the guise of Dr. Wildweed, an old-time herbalist.

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Dr. Wildweed emphasizes that, "Every plant has a purpose, and every plant has a story." Using familiar wild plants, he "treats" common illnesses with herbs and humor, and reveals the uniqueness of the plant world. Mr. Brown has been with the Cleveland Metroparks since 1996. He has produced several award-winning children’s music albums revealing the joys of nature, and songs and stories of the early days in Ohio. Mr. Brown’s recordings are available through the Cleveland Metroparks.

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Ravenna - Ravenna’s own, Dontez James, will be having a book signing at Reed Memorial Library Sunday, March 15 from 2:00- 4:00pm. As early as...

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Ravenna - I recently had the pleasure of being asked to be a judge at the February 12th Maplewood Culinary Students’ Chili Cook Off. ...

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Ravenna - The Edinburg Seambusters 4-H sewing club will be hosting a community service project on Monday February 16th, President’s Day (NO SCHOOL) from...

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“Valentine’s Day celebrates love. These discarded, abused and homeless animals want love so badly and deserve it. We’ll have refreshments, snacks and of course, wonderful animals that need loving homes.” says Chalan Lowry, Executive Director.

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Written nominations for Grand Marshal should be submitted no later than February 6, 2015. Mail to: Ravenna Balloon A Fair, Attention Parade Committee, and P.O. BOX 454, RAVENNA, OHIO 44266. For more information, call 330-296-FAIR.

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The inaugural Robinson Memorial Hospital Hospice Hope 5K Run/Walk was held on October 4, 2014. Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice staff coordinated the day’s events to raise funds to continue providing care to uninsured and underinsured Portage County residents. Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice serves over 300 patients a year. In 2013, over $127,000 in charity care was provided to ensure a patient’s comfort at the end of life regardless of their ability to pay.

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Ravenna - Come join Portage Park District volunteer Naturalist Joe Malmisur and Dr. Sarah Maybe on Monday Dec 8th for the second in the...

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Ravenna -  Portage APL and their furry friends invite you to attend PAWS TO TASTE 2014 Wine and Beer Tasting to benefit Portage Animal...

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The Portage County Crisis Intervention Team graduated its ninth class in October. Class members attended a week-long training sponsored by the Mental Health &...

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Ravenna - Robinson Memorial Hospital has taken steps to have the entire emergency and case management departments’ workers go through specialized training and role-playing...

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Stop by Portage APL on September 27, 2014 from 11-3 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.

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Ravenna - The Portage County Gardeners is hosting a Holiday Craft &Gift Boutique at the garden center 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Opening...

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Regular Childhood Immunization Clinics are held every Wednesday from 8:00am-12:00 noon at the Portage County Health Department. Additional locations for childhood immunizations provided by the Portage County Health Department are Kent City Health Department-every 3rd Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:00pm and Windham Renaissance Family Center-every 4th Tuesday from 11:00am-3:00pm.

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Ravenna - This is definitely the hands-on workshop you’ve been dreaming of. With a few basics, you’ll making candies to take home with you...

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For a child, being able to draw may be the only way of telling adults about a terrible, frightening or violent experience. Two young area children who are working through trauma have been drawing for NiCole Bartlett, a therapist at Children’s Advantage in Ravenna. One of the simple drawings shows a family room with a mother and beloved pet. The other is Bartlett’s office with a poster that reads “Color Outside the Lines.” These are the children’s safe places from bad dreams, anger and fear.

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In what was termed by MDA representative Ken Anderson as a “capabilities race” rather than an arms race, these additional East Coast sites are being submitted to Congress for consideration in order to bolster the homeland’s capacity to defend itself "against threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran."

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Ravenna - The Woodlands at Robinson recently held a free community carnival on July 26th. The carnival was sponsored by Clear Path Home Health,...

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After cooking up the milk and other cheese making ingredients, the group had to persevere to get the curds to finally process into cheese. Sarah Perdue and Mary Jo Ryan were given a round of applause as they finally got their curds to form into some cheese.

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On August 16, 2014, Portage APL and the Paws for Golf Committee hope you will join them for a fun filled day of golf. All proceeds benefit the APL and the nearly a thousand animals rescued and adopted each year. The outing will be held at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville from 12pm – 7pm. This 18-hole scramble includes a cart, lunch, free beverages, gifts, BBQ dinner as well as skill and door prizes!

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Ravenna - Coleman Adult Day Services is offering an informational session to those Portage County families and caregivers who are feeling the stresses of...

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Ravenna - The annual Portage County 4-H member recognition and achievement program was held recently at Maplewood Career Center.  4-H members and clubs were...

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Ravenna - TOPS –Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Ravenna Chapter #1941, celebrated their annual awards and recognition recently. The theme of the program was “Follow...

Pictured left to right: Diane Jendrisak, Co-President of the Portage County Gardeners, and Chair of the May Mart/Plant Sale& Nancy Polz, chair of Pre-Sale. They are getting ready for the upcoming events at the garden center at 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna

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Ravenna - The Portage County Gardeners are hosting several upcoming events at the garden center in Rootstown.  The address for the center is 5154...

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Ravenna – Nick Shamhart will be speaking at Reed Memorial Library on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. as the final program of the...

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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...

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The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Maplewood Career Center student Holly DeYoung from Garrettsville, OH, has been selected to become a...

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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...

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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...

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Ravenna - In celebration of the Valentine’s holiday and in hopes to increase adoptions, Portage APL is holding an adoption event, called My Furry...

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Ravenna - Portage County Auditor Janet Esposito is warning property owners to beware of companies offering to assist with tax valuation appeals. “Property tax...

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Ravenna - Avoid the doldrums of winter and participate in a fun program at your local public library. The theme for Reed...

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Ravenna –The Portage County Business Round Table will hold a seminar on February 25th at Maplewood Career Center. The topic will focus on matching...

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Ravenna -  It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans. To...

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Ravenna – Shopping the day after Thanksgiving has become the ‘stressful norm’ in our chaotic American lives as we hit the trail running in...

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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...

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Ravenna –   Thanks to Fortis College in Ravenna, nearly 500 Portage County residents now have new winter coats to help them ward off...

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Ravenna – “Health Literacy” is the ability to read, understand and find health information. A large gap exists between the way healthcare issues are...

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Ravenna - On October 2, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice volunteers were honored for their dedication and service to Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice...

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Ravenna  - In collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Robinson Memorial Hospital is providing a one-day opportunity for the public to safely dispose...

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This past weekend, the gates of Camp Ravenna were opened for a brief period for friends and family of the soldiers of the 1st...

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Ravenna - The drawing for the Big Brothers & Sisters $10,000 Give Away was held on Saturday September 7, at the Kent State University...

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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...

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Ravenna - The smell of angel wing begonias and pride filled the air at the Maplewood Career Center’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)...

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Ravenna - It was a spellbinding event on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Ralph Regula Conference Center located at NEOMED in Rootstown, Ohio. ...