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Weekly Villager 05292015
Publication Date: May 29, 2015

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Garrettsville – GES students in grades K-6 participated in an all day walk-a-thon Friday, May 22nd, entitled “Roundup For A Cure”.  Students brought donations totaling $1836.50 which was donated to the Friends of Melana Foundation to be used for children’s brain cancer research.  Friends of Melana was named in memory of GES 4th grader, Melana Matson, who lost her life from a form of childhood glioma brain cancer in 2009. Throughout the entire school day two to three classes of students at a time walked the school track for 20 minute intervals in support for the cause. Pictured above are students from Mrs. Ring’s class holding the FOM banner. 

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Publication Date: May 22, 2015

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Garrettsville – Sherri Johnson was sworn in at the May 13, 2015 village council meeting and was immediately immersed in the issues of the night’s meeting.  

First up was a lengthy discussion about the status of scheduling for the use of the village’s fields for Hot Stove baseball teams and the new Garrettsville Sandlot teams.  Representatives and parents of the Garrettsville Hot Stove league questioned council as to why they had to adjust their set game and practice schedules to allow field time for the new league this late in the year.  

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Publication Date: May 15, 2015

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Garrettsville – Automotive Rehab LLC at 8147 Windham St. gives “full service” its intended meaning. Although it moved into its current location just a few months ago, it has been providing quality car care since 2008 from its former Infirmary Road location in Mantua. 

Jon and Loren Martin relocated their family-owned business to the former Geeville Auto Parts building back in February, and have been renovating and getting the shop in order ever since. A grand opening/open house is scheduled for 5-8pm on Saturday, May 30, during Garrettsville’s first car cruise of the season.

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Villager Cover May 08, 2015
Publication Date: May 08, 2015

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On Saturday, May 16, come celebrate the Cuyahoga River during the 25th annual River Day event. 

River Day was created out of a desire to get people out to spend some time along the Cuyahoga and its system of wetlands. This is the first year that the local community will participate in organized River Day activities, offering families the opportunity to experience this local treasure close to home. 

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Publication Date: May 01, 2015

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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. Guests can connect with rescued animals up close and personal, and have the opportunity to experience the sanctuary. This is a hands on tour so be ready to give a pig a belly rub, pet a retired cockfighting rooster, hug a mini horse and play with the goats. Meet and pet the rescued horses including the retired Amish horses, and get to know them through their stories of rescue and recovery. Learn about the Amish Horse Retirement Program, the Farm Animal Visitation Program and other community outreach programs. Find about how you can make a difference and get involved in animal rescue.

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Publication Date: April 24, 2015

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Hiram – How can a group of volunteers, traipsing through a muddy forest in Hiram possibly do anything to help struggling third-world farmers? As it turns out, they can do quite a lot. During maple season, from February through March, volunteers from the Hiram Christian Church, together with students and professors from nearby Hiram College, pulled on their rubber boots, fired up a borrowed four-wheeler, and pulled a 130-gallon collection tank out to Margaret and Richard Masters’ sugar bush in Hiram. 

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04172015
Publication Date: April 17, 2015

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Garrettsville  – “When the door closes, find a window to crawl through.” Or put in local terms, “When your business burns down, collaborate with an established business owner to stage a comeback.” Such is the case for Chic & Shabby, a beloved home decor shop which customers can now rediscover as a vendor at Villager Emporium, located at 8088 Main Street (corner of State Routes 82 & 88) in Garrettsville.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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