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Villager-Cover-Preview-04102015
Publication Date: April 10, 2015

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Hiram – Chances are, if you’re anywhere near Hiram on any given Saturday, you’ll hear the loud blast of a siren promptly at noon. No matter where you happen to be, whether it’s the Village or the Township, the piercing blast of a test siren should help residents rest easier. Families can feel safe, even as spring brings the potential of severe weather, knowing that they will be notified in the event of an emergency. Even during a power failure, without access to TV, radio, or even telephone systems, Hiram’s emergency alert siren will sound a warning of potential danger.

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Villager-Cover-Preview-04032015
Publication Date: April 3, 2015

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Hiram – According to Pam Baynes, wife of Hiram’s new Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Baynes, “Many of us know of or have heard of the ‘brotherhood’ of firemen.  For those of you who wonder, it does exist. I have seen it.  But for me, it’s not just a brotherhood. It’s a ‘familyhood’.” She’s gotten to experience this unique bond first-hand over the past 22 years that her husband, Brandon has been a fireman/paramedic. 

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MAR-27-2015-1
Publication Date: March 27, 2015

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Mantua – Scott and Trish Snyder of Mantua had a simple idea when they started their part-time business making handcrafted wooden rocking horses for children of all ages. “For every 10 Trott Wood Creations we build, we pledged to give one away,” they explained. As they sold their original rocking horses, dragons, and other creations through local art shows and events, the idea for Hero’s Rock was born, giving Trish and Scott the mission to build tribute rockers for the children of fallen heroes.

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Villager-Cover-Preview-03202015
Publication Date: March 20, 2015

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Garrettsville – Everything changed on March 22, 2014. Like the day the music died, that date altered local history irreversibly. The Great Garrettsville Fire ripped through the Buckeye Block on Main Street, taking with it 14 businesses, a once-familiar skyline, and 160 years of history.

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Villager-Cover-Preview-03132015
Publication Date: March 13, 2015

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Not long ago, a boy from Garrettsville was making his way through James A. Garfield Schools. He loved the arts but was generally bored with classes. “I would rather draw on my homework than do it,” he now recalls. That boy was Christopher (“Topher”) Putnam, class of 2009. Today, he co-owns PutnamStern Enterprises, Inc., an animation/mixed media production house in Southfield, Michigan. His new animated educational children’s show, Bug Bites, has been purchased by American Public Television. The series is poised to air on television networks internationally.

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Villager-Cover-Preview-03062015
Publication Date: March 6, 2015

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Hiram – Three Hiram College students traveled to Columbus on Wednesday (February 25) to meet with key legislators and staffers in the Statehouse.  Hiram Senior Su Latt and Juniors Laura Baskin and Jacob Vaughan spoke about the importance of the Ohio College Opportunity Grant, a need-based grant provided by the state government to help students attend college.

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Villager-Cover-Preview-02272015
Publication Date: February 27, 2015

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Nelson Twp. – By its third anniversary, Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard has tripled in size and has operated from three different locations. Despite losing everything in the Buckeye Block fire nearly a year ago, NGCC is still expanding and foresees a return to downtown Garrettsville before it celebrates its next birthday.

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Villager-Cover-Preview-02202015
Publication Date: February 20, 2015

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Garrettsville – To celebrate Valentine’s Day and spotlight the love tales shelved among the library’s stacks, the Garrettsville branch hosted its second annual free wedding event held on what is widely considered the most romantic of weekends. Unlike other usual area experiences which typically feature a day of showcasing local vendors specializing in flowers, invitations, photography and formal wear, the festivities at the library were actual nuptials, legally binding participating couples through simple civil ceremonies.

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