Hiram - Mantaline Corporation, a fixture in Mantua for 50-plus years, has recently opened a new facility in Hiram.  The new facility is called the Thermoplastic Extrusion and Injection Molding Innovation Center; this state-of-the-art facility allows Mantaline to blend...
Windham - The heroes and villains of local high school sports entered the spotlight this month with the publication of “The Windham Bombers,” the history of the first 50 years of Windham High School sports. Written by Windham High School...
Deaths due to drug overdoses have increased dramatically, not only across the nation, but here in Portage County as well. Beyond becoming a major public health issue, this epidemic has serious consequences on the community as a whole. That’s...
Freedom Twp. - Vice-Chairman Roy Martin called the Regular Township Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016. Present: Trustees Jeff Derthick and Roy Martin, Trustee Zizka, absent. Present also were the Fiscal Officer Karen Martin and...
Welcome to Destination Aurora.  News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. New Transportation Program:  If you are an Aurora resident 65 years of age or an adult with a disability, the new Aurora Transportation Program can...
After months of planning and countless hours of hard work, Trish and Scott Snyder, founders of Mantua-based charity Hero’s Rock, will be hitting the road. Part of their plan to make good on a promise to deliver hand-made rocking...
Mantua - Fun was the theme at the first annual New Adventures Early Learning “Kiddie Carnival” on Saturday, August 2nd, and it all happened for a good cause. 4C’s, Mantua’s local food pantry, collected canned goods as admission into...
On July 9th four Town Trotter 4-H club members participated in the PAS Show (Performance Against Standards) all four qualified for the Ohio State Fair. Traveling to Columbus the last week of July were Andrew Pemberton as he qualified...
Hiram - In late July, the Hiram Police Department once again held their annual ‘Fill A Police Car’ Food Drive, and just like in previous years, this event was an astounding success. All told, roughly 650 pounds of non-perishable food...
Newton Falls - There’s  a hidden gem in downtown Newton Falls -- Nature’s Rustic Design & Consign. Established in December 2014, just in time for the Christmas holiday, owners Connie Rager and her daughter Heather, opened the store with the...
Mantua - Scott and Trish Snyder, the self-described ‘Old Hippies’ of Hero’s Rock, will be embarking on a tour beginning September 1st. But they’re not planning to follow the Grateful Dead or even travel to some far-flung musical festival....

Dear Editor Each week when reading the Villager there are often letters to the editor from groups, individuals and businesses thanking others for their support.  I often wonder how many readers read the letters each week.  I hope if they...