Computers and government: What's the best thing to do when they don't seem to be working properly? I think of technology and the government pretty much the same way I think about my teeth, which is to say they rarely enter my consciousness until they start to bother me.
By Gina Barreca The Hartford Courant
Maria Erste of Aurora is a member of Ashland University's Order of Omega Greek Honorary. Erste is majoring in social work. She is the daughter of John and Theresa Erste of Aurora. Erste is a 2014 graduate of Aurora High School.
Dear Readers: My mother, the original Heloise (1919-1977), was a passionate activist for homemakers and heads of households everywhere. From one of her books, "Heloise All Around the House," here is a hint.
The Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. May 6 at the Portage County Historical Society, 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, next to Ravenna High School.
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The G.E. Retirees will meet at 9:30 a.m. May 5 at the English Pub Bistro, 320 E. Main St., Ravenna. The meeting is open to all General Electric Co. employees.
A spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 5 at the First Christian Church of Kent, 335 W. Main St., at Mantua Street. The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 10 and free for children 3 and younger. Meatless sauce and carry-out orders will be available.
Nicholas Kavalec of Kent recently participated in a study abroad opportunity offered by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures at John Carroll University in University Heights.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OH Chapter No. 1941 Ravenna celebrated its annual awards recently, honoring members for their successful weight loss in 2016. Last year saw three more chapter members reach their goal weight and declare KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) status.
Families with children ages 5 to 12 may visit the Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., at 11 a.m. May 6 for a fun flower craft. Using all kinds of materials, families can create blooms that will never wilt. Give them as gifts or use them as decorations for year-round cheer.
A rummage and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and 5 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 420 S. Prospect St., Ravenna. Fill a bag for $2 begins at 2 p.m. May 5. Sponsored by the Christian Women's Fellowship, the event is open to the public.
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Reed Memorial Library's Junior Friends Teen Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 2 at the library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna. This is an opportunity for young people in grades five through 12 to volunteer at the library and be involved in planning fun activities.
Charlotte Pochedly Jewell, a 1940 Freedom High School graduate, shared her memories of growing up in the township at the April meeting of the Freedom Historical Society. Jewell, 94, grew up on a farm on Hankee Road with her parents, Martin and Mary, and her six brothers and one sister.
By Amanda Garrett
The Appalachian Experience Team of St. Joseph Church in Mantua is hosting a Treasure in the Trunk fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 in the church parking lot (set-up at 7 a.m.). Reserve a spot for $20 (two parking spaces equals one spot) by May 15.
Members of the Rootstown 50-Plus Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 4 for lunch at the Hartville Kitchen. The gathering is open to all area seniors.
The Italian-American Society will hold the last spaghetti dinner of the season from 4 to 7p.m. May 4 at the club rooms, 644 S. Chestnut St., Ravenna. The meal is open to the public for $9 per person. Dinner includes spaghetti, homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and coffee.
The Randolph Ladies Cemetery Association will meet at 2 p.m. May 3 at the Randolph Senior Center. Hostesses will be Bethann Carter and Catherine Servey. Devotions will be presented by Becky Carter. Roll call will be taken by members telling a Memorial Day memory.
The retirees of Parker Hannifin Corp., will meet for their bi-monthly luncheon at noon May 1 at Mike's Place in Kent. It is open to anyone who retired from any department. Those attending order from the menu, and spend the afternoon visiting with friends they worked with.
The Deerfield Historical Society's first Monday dance on May 1 is canceled due to the election on May 2 The next dance will be on the third Monday, or May 15.
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The Waterloo High School Symphonic Band will perform at the Ohio Music Education Association State Band Adjudicated Event on April 28 at North Royalton High School.
The Ravenna Township School will be celebrating 100 years with an alumni banquet May 6 at Brown Middle School in Ravenna. Festivities begin at 5:15 p.m. with a social time. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and catered by Siciliano's.