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Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Candle lighting will bring bereaved families together 

Hundreds of people will gather at Silver Springs Cemetery in Stow at 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at The Christmas Box Angel of Hope Children's Memorial to honor the memory of a beloved child or children.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Kingston Frost is new arrival 

Shauna McCauley and Deanglo Frost of Ravenna announce the birth of their son, Kingston K'von Frost. He arrived Nov. 11 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Noah Brooks makes his debut 

Brandon Stephen Brooks and Ashlea Brooks of Ravenna announce the birth of their first child, Noah Stephen Brooks. He was born July 28 at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, weighing 1 pound, 6 ounces. Noah's grandparents are Lori Westfall, and Harold F.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Vital Statistics 

DIVORCES Brian K. Vaughn, of Kent, and Rosalie M. Vaughn, of Atwater Debra K. Gray, of Aurora, and Frederick M. Gray III, of Sebring, Fla. DISSOLUTIONS Caitlin Fleischman and Brian Fleischman, both of Canton Josiah J. Murphy Deeter, of Ravenna, and Adam C.

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Kids 4 Coleman hosts eighth annual 'Spooktacular' Dessert Extravaganza
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Kids 4 Coleman hosts eighth annual 'Spooktacular' Dessert Extravaganza 

The Kids 4 Coleman hosted their eighth annual Dessert Extravaganza to benefit Coleman Adult Day Services. This year, the event was held at the Coleman Adult Day Services facility in Ravenna.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Been There, Done That 

I wanted to put plastic up on the windows again this year, but I hit a major snag. My blow dryer died. I tried borrowing one, but it seems that people who use them for more than insulating windows, use them every single day and therefore, don't loan them out.

By Laura Nethken
Student OutReach hosts Casino Night
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Student OutReach hosts Casino Night 

The Student OutReach group at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown recently hosted its fourth annual Casino Night. This formal event was held in the NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center Ballroom. The fundraiser will benefit the recently opened student-run free clinic.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Hurricane, heartache and healing 

The topic at the local church was "Choosing to Heal," and I had been asked to tell the story of my mother and the hurricane.

By Debra-lynn B. Hook Tribune News Service
Ravenna High School class of '66 gathers for 50-year reunion
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Ravenna High School class of '66 gathers for 50-year reunion 

Members of the Ravenna High School class of 1966 met recently at the Italian-American Club in Ravenna to celebrate their 50-year reunion with 84 classmates and guests in attendance. Before the dinner, 37 blue and white balloons with the names of the deceased classmates were released.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Jillian Leigh Finch arrives Nov. 9 

Jillian Leigh Finch is the newborn daughter of Timothy L. Finch Jr. and Jennifer L. Finch of Edinburg. She arrived Nov. 9 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 6 pounds. Tristan L. Finch, 7, is the baby's big brother.

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Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Promise My Love Prewitt is born 

Laticka Prewitt of Ravenna announces the birth of her eighth child, Promise My Love Prewitt, on Nov. 9. The newborn arrived at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Rogowski joins Philosophy Club 

Madeline Rogowski of Streetsboro is a member of Ashland University's Philosophy Club. The daughter of Edward and Jennifer of Streetsboro, Rogowski is a 2014 graduate of Streetsboro High School and is majoring in marketing.

Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Trystan Syx makes his debut Nov. 10 

Kyle and Amber Syx of Munroe Falls announce the birth of their son, Trystan James Syx.He arrived Nov. 10 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Kyle Jonathon Syx, 21 months, is the baby's older brother.

Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Junior Friends to meet Dec. 6 at library 

Reed Memorial Library's Junior Friends meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Dec. 6. This is an opportunity for young people in grades five through 12 to volunteer at the library and be involved in planning fun activities.

Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Harper Turner Tercek makes debut 

Jaime and Matthew Tercek of Mantua/Freedom Township announce the arrival of their first child, Harper Turner Tercek. He arrived Oct. 13 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 9 pounds. Maternal grandparents are Vicki and Ray Harper of Mantua.

Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Owens inducted into honor society 

Samuel Owens of Kent recently was initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Owens was initiated at University of Kentucky.

Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Around Ravenna 

The Ravenna community recently lost another great pioneer who fought a good fight and finished her course. Mrs. Ann Collins went home to be with the Lord, but will always be remembered by her family and friends and the many people of Portage County whom she helped over the years.

By Toni Brown-harris
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Reservations due for PCRTA Christmas event 

The Portage County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Dec. 15 at the Ravenna Elks Club, 776 N. Freedom St. To celebrate Christmas, the program will feature the Coventry High School Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Julie Strebler.

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Coleman hosts signature event
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Coleman hosts signature event 

Right at Home Committee members Sandy Graham, Jane Preston Rose, Patty Falls and Bob Mayfield enjoy the company of their guests at the Coleman Foundation's 28th annual Right at Home benefit.

Dec 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Quail Hollow Park hosts 'Christmas at the Hollow' 

Quail Hollow Park in Hartville will hold its annual "Christmas at the Hollow" from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Visitors may take a self-guided tour through the decorated H.B.