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Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Fundraiser benefits boy who needs transplant

The "Mark's Lemonade Stand" will be held for the Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of Mark Frick, a Tallmadge area child who needs a double lung transplant. The event is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 1 in the parking lot in front of Linda's Kitchen, 141 Northwest Ave.

Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Local students earn Dean's List honors

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year.

Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Reda Santali named to spring Dean's List

The following students were named to the Dean's List at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Conn., for the spring 2017 semester. Reda M. Baker Santali of Streetsboro, Henry C.

Streetsboro Quilt Guild seeking entries for fall show Sept. 29, 30
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Streetsboro Quilt Guild seeking entries for fall show Sept. 29, 30

The Streetsboro Quilt Guild is preparing for its annual judged quilt show to be held at the Faith Baptist Church in Streetsboro on Sept. 29 and 30. The public may enter items in this show. Items can be quilts of any size, wearable quilted items or quilted art pieces.

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Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Picnic supper, monthly dance planned

Portage County Chapter No. 600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a picnic supper from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 1 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. The chapter will furnish hamburgers and hot dogs. Those attending should bring a dish to share.

Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Trail Walkers to hike to Kent on July 1

The Portage Trail Walkers will hike at 8:30 a.m. July 1 from Towner's Woods to Kent. To reach the start of the hike, travel S.R. 43 south from Streetsboro to Twin Lakes. Turn left (east) on Ravenna Road (no rhino). Go two to three miles.

Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Veterans Appreciation program planned

A Veterans Appreciation program will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. July 2 at the Atwater Congregational Church, 1237 S.R. 183. The event will feature music from local artists, a performance by the Heritage Fife and Drum Team, guest speaker Bob Hurd and a message of support for veterans.

Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Flea market space available at Moose

An outdoor flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 and 15 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at Ravenna Moose Lodge No. 1234, 5727 S.R. 14. The cost is $40 for a 12-by-12-foot space for all three days. Vendors should supply their own table and chairs for set-up.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Jonathan Scibiur named to Dean's List

Jonathan Scibiur has been named to the Dean's List at Ohio Christian University in Circleville for the spring 2017 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Jaret Skonieczny earns scholarship

Jaret W. Skonieczny of Aurora has received the National Merit Bowdoin College Scholarship. He is a graduate of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson. Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the nation's oldest liberal arts colleges.

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Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Hannah Kirk of Garrettsville earns degree

Hannah Kirk of Garrettsville recently graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield with a major in communications. Interim University President Dick Helton led the Commencement celebration, congratulating the 430 members of the class of 2017 in his opening remarks.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Been There, Done That

As we have done for the past several years, Dave and I dutifully started our garden plants from seeds. Watering them every day, turning them so they have to grow back to the sunlight -- and watching them die one by one. Or sometimes in droves.

By Laura Nethken
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Local students earn degrees at Findlay

More than 1,100 graduates were recognized for earning degrees from the University of Findlay for the academic year 2016-17. Students earning doctoral, master's, bachelor's or associate degrees were invited to walk in the University's commencement ceremonies onMay 6.

Windham class of 1967 hosts 50-year reunion
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Windham class of 1967 hosts 50-year reunion

When a group of kids graduated from high school 50 years ago, people would expect that most of them would have gone their separate ways forever. Not, however, if it was the Windham High School class of 1967, who have remained loyal to their tiny alma mater and each other through the years.

By George Belden
Fairy gardens abound at Kelso House
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Fairy gardens abound at Kelso House

About 25 people attended the Party'n With Plants event recently held in the McCormick room at the Brimfield Historical Society's Kelso House.

Cardboard Challenge brings students together
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Cardboard Challenge brings students together

It was a great use for recycled cardboard as Rootstown Local Schools welcomed all students from the elementary school and the middle school to join high school students in the first district-wide Cardboard Challenge.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Weston Barrett Kuzma arrives on May 31

Logan and Sarah Kuzma of Randolph announce the birth of their first child, Weston Barrett Kuzma. The newborn arrived May 31 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Terry and Ruth Doan of Deerfield are the maternal grandparents.

Option 4 program students are honored at Maplewood
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Option 4 program students are honored at Maplewood

Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna recently held an awards ceremony to recognize the 12 students in the Option 4 program.

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Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Ask the photographer

Choosing a wedding photographer can be a tricky business. Start by finding a photographer to whom both you and your fiance are drawn through their personal style. But what else do you need to know? There are several questions you need answered before you hand over a check.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Caribbean honeymoon

Continue the "fun-in-the-sun" style of a summer wedding by relaxing beachside on your honeymoon.