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    Denise Bly has been a correspondent for the Weekly Villager for five years. She also does the public relations for Garrettsville Summerfest and the Garrettsville Area Chamber. In her spare time, she can be found at most local events, especially J.A. Garfield’s, high school and middle school athletic and musical events. When not out and about in the community, she can be found at home reading, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family.

    Windham Trustees Purchase a Generator with NOPEC Grant

    Windham Twp. - The Windham Township trustees met on July 8, 2019; the meeting date change was due to the Fourth of July holiday.  The road supervisor Brian Miller...

    Garrettsville Summerfest Luau was a Party to Remember

    Garrettsville - The 15th Annual Garrettsville Summerfest is in the books and what a luau it was. The party started Friday night and the small village was a sea of Hawaiian shirts...

    Garrettsville Summerfest has Something for Everyone

    Garrettsville Summerfest kicks -off this Friday at 6:30 pm and will turn the downtown area into a big luau party. It promises to be a weekend of fun, with many of the...

    Garrettsville Summerfest’s Tractor Parade has a New Sponsor

    Garrettsville - Early in June, a rumor began circulating that the annual tractor parade held on Saturday afternoon at Garrettsville Summerfest was cancelled, that rumor is FALSE! Contrary to the rumor, the tractor parade...

    WVFD to Place a 4-mil Renewal Levy on the November Ballot

    Windham - The WVFD Joint Fire District meeting was called to order. They opened the meeting with a memorial prayer and a moment of silence to honor their comrade who died suddenly this past...
    Mark and Rachael Maddox with Tivy.

    For The Love Of Horses

    Windham Twp. - A trip down Bryant Road may have folks wondering about the horse farm that seemed to have cropped up overnight. To passers-by, it appears that someone likes horses, but its just...

    Grand Jury returns Indictments Against Amero

    Windham - The entire community of Windham was disappointed that someone they entrusted their children to has allegedly betrayed them. On Monday, April 22, 2019, the Portage County Grand Jury indicted Superintendent Laura Amero...

    WVFD News

    Windham - Windham WVFD Fire District met for their regularly scheduled meeting with all members in attendance. The meeting was called to order by the chairman, Ron Kilgore. The board approved the...

    Windham Township Announces Spring Clean-up Days

    Windham Twp. - Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting recently with all trustees and fiscal officer in attendance. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Danny Burns. After...

    Brugmann Opens Auto Clinic in Windham

    Windham - After four days of a soft opening, Keith Brugmann officially opened his auto repair shop in Windham, called Brugmanns Auto Clinic Inc. Brugmann is an experienced mechanic and had done...

    Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Open Call Auditions for Idol

    Have you ever dreamed of being on The Voice or American Idol, thinking, “I can do that!”  Well, we can’t guarantee you’ll be on either show, but we can offer you a chance to...

    WVFD March Meeting Report

    Windham - The WVFD Fire Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting with all members in attendance. Chairman of the board, Ron Kilgore, called the meeting to order. The board then...

    Crisis to Recovery Births Hope Village

    Rootstown - Addiction has become rampant in our region and has kept our first responders busy saving lives. Addiction comes in many forms, it is not necessarily just the junkie or drunkard...

    Windham Township Trustee News

    Windham Township - The Windham township trustees met recently with all trustees and the fiscal officer in attendance. The meeting was called to order by Board President Danny Burns. The board approved...

    Windham BOE Discusses Aging Bus Fleet and HVAC System

    Windham - The Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly scheduled meeting with all members in attendance. The members are Darryl McGuire, President, Melissa Roubic, Maurina Collins, Elaine Grant, and Mandy Berardinelli,...

    WVFD News

    Windham - The WVFD Joint Fire Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting recently.  The board members are Cheryl Taylor, Brian Miller, and Ron Kilgore. Jayme Neikirk is the fiscal officer for the board....

    Garfield’s “Bands In The Round” Program A Musical Success

    Garrettsville - The James A. Garfield Music Department held their Annual District-Wide Concert, “Bands in The Round” this past Sunday with all the district’s bands performing. If you missed this music extravaganza you missed...

    Windham Trustees to Enforce Cemetery Regulations

    Windham Township - Windham Township Trustees met on May 3, 2018 for their regularly scheduled meeting with all trustees in attendance, along with the fiscal officer. The trustees are Brian Miller, Danny Burns and...

    WHS Student Council to Host 5K at Camp Ravenna

    Windham - Windham High School (WHS) Student Council and Sunshine Committee are hosting the Second Annual 5K Race/ Walk at Camp Ravenna aka the Ravenna Arsenal. The race will be held on April 28,...

    Windham Township Trustee News

    Windham Twp. - Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on April 5, 2018 with all trustees and the fiscal officer in attendance. Chairman Danny Burns called the meeting to order, and...

    Windham Board of Education News

    Windham - Windham Board of Education (BOE) met recently with just enough members present for a quorum, two of the members were out ill. The meeting opened up with guest Amy Adams from Community...

    Windham Township Trustees February News

    Windham Twp. - The trustees and fiscal officer were all in attendance for the meeting. The first item on the agenda was to approve the minutes and expenditures from last month. They approved both...

    Windham gets a Digital Community Sign

    Windham - They say it takes a village to do just about anything, but in Windham it took a village, a township, a fire district and a school system to bring the small area...

    WVFD Joint Fire District News

    Windham - The WVFD Joint Fire District Board held their monthly meeting last week with two of the three board members in attendance along with the fiscal officer. The meeting was called to order...

    Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Open Calls for Idol

    Have you ever dreamed of being on The Voice or American Idol, thinking, I can do that!” Well, I can’t guarantee you’ll be on either show, but I can offer you a chance to...

    WVFD Joint Fire District News

    Windham - The WVFD Joint Fire District Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting on January 11, 2018 with two members and the fiscal officer in attendance. The first items of business were to...

    Windham Township Trustee News

    Windham Twp. - Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on December 7, 2017 with all trustees and fiscal officer in attendance. The meeting was called to order and moment of silence...

    The Grinch “Steals” Christmas in Middlefield

    Middlefield - The Grinch and his dog Max arrived in Middlefield yesterday with one thing on his mind to “steal Christmas”. Throughout the day, he arrived at area businesses stealing Christmas gifts purchased by...

    Summerfest’s Santa Pub Crawl A Success

    Garrettsville - The Third Annual Santa Pub Crawl for Garrettsville Summerfest was a huge success Saturday afternoon. A record number of people came out dressed in some of the most outlandish Christmas attire ever...

    Windham Firemen’s Turkey Raffle Draws a Crowd

    Windham - It was standing room only at the Annual Turkey Raffle at Windham’s Fire Station Monday night November 20, 2017. The event raises money for small equipment, supplies for the fire station and...

    Windham Township Trustee News

    Windham Twp. - The Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on November 2, 2017 with all members in attendance. The meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance...

    Windham Board of Education News

    Windham - Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly scheduled meeting in the Hangar at the high school on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Board members Melissa Roubic, Elaine Grant,...

    Union at HarbisonWalker International on Strike

    Windham - A press release received by the Weekly Villager from HarbisonWalker International (HWI) states that “The United Steelworkers International Union 8565-03 has rejected the most recent contract offer and commenced an economic strike...

    The Scarecrows Return To Burton Village

    Burton - This year marks the 9th year for the Grand Return of the Scarecrows (GRS) in Burton. Every year, around mid September, the downtown area and surrounding region will have some “peculiar looking...

    Sunflower Field Gives Hope

    Driving along I-90 W in Avon, Ohio, there is a massive field of gorgeous, golden sunflowers growing along side of the interstate, followed by a sign that says “Plant the Seeds,...

    Get Involved in the Fun at Garrettsville Summerfest

    Garrettsville Summerfest is right around the corner and you’re all invited to jump in on all of the fun by signing up for one of our events. One of the earliest deadlines is the...

    Super Heroes, Helicopter rides, Cash Grab and More Coming to Garrettsville Summerfest

    It’s official -- summer is coming, and on the heels of it is Garrettsville Summerfest, June 23-25th. While we’ve all been waiting for it to get warmer out, the Garrettsville Summerfest Committee has...

    Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Idol Contestants

    Garrettsville - This past Sunday was the second round for Garrettsville Idol. The finalists from this round will compete on the Garrettsville Summerfest Stage June 25, 2017 starting at 7pm. Youth and teens are...

    Garrettsville Idol 2017 Open Call Auditions

    Garrettsville - Have you ever dreamed of being on The Voice or American Idol, thinking, “I can do that!” Well, we can’t guarantee you’ll be on either show but we can offer you...

    Garrettsville Summerfest Adds New Events For 2016

    Over the past few years, the Summerfest Committee has heard folks’ ideas and suggestions on how to make Garrettsville Summerfest even better. This year they have acted on some of those suggestions, to enhance...

    Bob Russell Named Garrettsville Summerfest Grand Marshal

    Garrettsville Summerfest 2016 Grand Marshall is Bob Russell. Mr. Russell has lived in Garrettsville his entire life, all 77 years. He graduated in 1956 with 38 classmates. He was in the last graduating class from...

    Garrettsville Summerfest and Friends of Melana Giving Kids Cancer the Boot, One Step at...

    Garrettsville Summerfest is only two months away and all the events are coming together quite nicely.  One of the biggest events is the Friends of Melana (FOM) 5K run/walk as a fundraiser for Diffuse...

    Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Idol Semi-Finalists

    Garrettsville - This past Sunday, over 40 contestants competed in a closed audition held at James A. Garfield School High School, hoping to keep their dreams alive by becoming the next Garrettsville Idol.  Judges...

    Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Idol Auditions

    Garrettsville - Have you ever dreamed of being on The Voice or American Idol, thinking, “I can do that!”  Well, we can’t guarantee you’ll be on either show but we can offer you a...

    Three Days of Outstanding Headlining Acts at Garrettsville Summerfest

    Garrettsville Summerfest boasts three stages of music playing throughout the entire weekend. Friday night, will kick off the event with Blue Siren, Boys are Back and Pop Culture. Each band plays a different genre of...

    Garrettsville Summerfest Celebrates 11 Years of Family Fun

    Garrettsville - Opening Ceremonies will begin at 6:15pm on Friday, June 26th. Come out and listen to a great variety of music, take a stroll down Main Street, ride a few rides and, of...

    Resident’s Concerns Dominate Windham Township’s Meeting

    Windham Twp. - Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on June 4, 2015 at the town hall. The meeting was called to order by the Vice-Chairman Brian Miller. Miller asked for a...

    The 8th Count Dance Center Celebrates Six Years

    Garrettsville - “EXTRA, EXTRA Read All About It,” was the theme for The 8th Count Dance Center’s 2015 Recital.  The dance center held their 6th dance recital at the Iva Walker Auditorium Saturday, June...

    Windham Hires New Principal for KT

    Windham - It has been a busy few months at Windham Schools, as individuals announced their retirement or resignation, leaving the board the daunting task of filling the positions. In April, the board accepted the...

    Garrettsville Summerfest, a Music Lovers Paradise

    Garrettsville - Garrettsville Summerfest will be held June 26-28th and will once again have an array of music that will satisfy most music lovers. The event of the summer boasts three stages of music playing throughout the entire weekend.