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Waterloo grad Angela Ehrich named to KSU Homecoming Court
Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Waterloo grad Angela Ehrich named to KSU Homecoming Court 

Angela Ehrich, daughter of Randolph residents Shirley and Michael Ehrich has been selected as a member of the Kent State University 2016 Homecoming Court.Angela is a 2013 graduate of Waterloo High School and a senior at KSU majoring in psychology.

Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Registration is due for 'Tech Time' 

Children in grades four through eight may visit Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna at 2 p.m. Saturday for a special "Tech Time" program.Participants will create a technology project. Registration is required for this program.

Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Jr. Thursday Literary Club to meet on Oct. 13 

Eileen Kutinsky hosted Jr. Thursday Literary Club's opening meeting at the pavilion on her farm. Twelve members and guests enjoyed shelter from the rainiest opening meeting the club has had in years.

Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Texas Hold'em to be held Saturday 

A Texas Hold'em poker tournament is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Fire Department on Center Street.Doors open at 1 p.m. for the cash game. A $50 buy-in gets $25,000 in chips. Payout is 75 percent of money raised, with 25 percent to the Windham Fire Department.

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Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Donations sought for rummage sale 

The Atwater Lions will host a rummage sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Atwater Town Hall, 1219 S.R. 183, Atwater. Donations are requested and will be accepted from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Atwater Town Hall. No shoes, clothing, or televisions.

Spray paint art program offered at Randolph Library
Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Spray paint art program offered at Randolph Library 

A spray paint art program, taught by Kent State University art student Megan Summers of Rootstown, recently was held at the Randolph Branch of the Portage County District Library. Participants used spray paint to make art paintings that resembled outer space and the cosmos.

Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Trash & Treasure Sale slated in Kent 

A Trash & Treasure Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kent United Methodist Church, 1435 E. Main St.The sale is open to the public.

Jim Stroble is new Kent Lions member
Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Jim Stroble is new Kent Lions member 

The Kent Lions Club recently inducted a new member. In attendance at the induction ceremony are, from left, Leo Lux, who inducted new member Jim Stroble, Jane Gwinn (sponsor) and President Wayne Wilson.

Sep 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Soup supper & dance set for PWP 

To celebrate an "October Fling" theme, the Portage County Chapter No. 600 of International Parents Without Partners will hold a hot soup and chili supper from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. Cost is $5 per person.

Liberty Camp for Kids held at Portage County Historical Society in Ravenna (gallery)
Sep 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Liberty Camp for Kids held at Portage County Historical Society in Ravenna (gallery) 

The fourth annual Liberty Camp for Kids took place this year on the grounds of the Portage County Historical Society in Ravenna. The camp is held by a local nonprofit organization called Liberty Camp for Kids, Inc.

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Sep 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Been There, Done Thatby Laura Nethken 

It's nearly the end of campground season, which always is a bummer for Dave and me, but this was the first year for our Beagle Boy Cletus. I think he's going to be crushed when next Friday rolls around and we're not loading the Jeep when I get home from work.

Sep 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Millennials need to hear their own voices 

Recently in this university town, in this battleground swing state Ohio, the millennial man of the hour, former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, came riding through with a message.

Millennials Need To Hear Their Own Voices In The Voting Booth
LaRee Nelson and Nathan Boring are engaged
Sep 25, 2016 4:00 AM

LaRee Nelson and Nathan Boring are engaged 

LaRee Nelson and Nathan Boring to wed on May 20, 2017

Past year was successful, and busy, for Roberts Conservatory of Dance in Ravenna (gallery)
Sep 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Past year was successful, and busy, for Roberts Conservatory of Dance in Ravenna (gallery) 

The Roberts Conservatory of Dance, located 232 W. Main St. in Ravenna, had a successful and fun-filled year with performances, parties, parades, community events and more.

Sep 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Zachary Stahl served in Guatemala with Baldwin Wallace University Honors Program 

Zachary Stahl of Aurora was among 20 Baldwin Wallace °University Honors Program students who °participated in a service-learning experience this spring with °Mission Guatemala, a United Methodist Church-affiliated organization.

Brooke Huhn and Marcus Gillis are wed
Sep 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Brooke Huhn and Marcus Gillis are wed 

Brooke Huhn and Marcus Gillis are wed on July 9, 2016

Kent State High School class of 1956 gathers for 60-year reunion
Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Kent State High School class of 1956 gathers for 60-year reunion 

Members of the Kent State High School class of 1956 recently gathered at Laziza's Restaurant in downtown Kent for a 60-year reunion. The group has been gathering every five years since their 20-year reunion. Of the 24 attending, 15 were classmates.

Around Ravennaby Gerry Lewis
Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Around Ravennaby Gerry Lewis 

Beverly Bormuth Beutler shared memories of a trip to Germany she and her sister, Crystal Whelan, took several weeks ago to visit family, most of whom they hadn't met before. She writes as follows:"We finally took our trip to Germany.

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Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Claire Maxwell of Kent spends semester in England 

Claire Maxwell of Kent left Sept. 1 for a three-month semester studying at Harding University's study abroad program in England.As part of the HUE curriculum, Maxwell, a marketing major, will spend the semester immersed in English culture.

Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

Willow Dawn Whitely is born on Aug. 31 

n Willow Dawn Whitely is the newborn daughter of Courtney and Matthew Whitely of Deerfield.She arrived Aug. 31 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 7 pounds. Older siblings are Brianna Hadsell, 3, and Mason Hadsell, 1.