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For 50 years, consistency has kept Guido’s Pizza of Ravenna at the highest level of Italian food quality and service. “We want people to come in by choice, not by chance,” said Sam Cipriano, second-generation owner of downtown Ravenna’s best-known restaurant. “The community has always supported us and we’ve always been there to support it.” In 1966, Sam’s father, Guido, was approached by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and August D’amicone, with the idea of starting a pizza shop. The D’amicones had opened Augie’s Pizza in Warrensville Heights a year prior and knew Guido was working multiple jobs to support his wife and 10 kids. After handing over the secret family recipes for sauce and pizza dough, Guido and his wife set out to create Guido’s of Ravenna. Today, Sam still cooks up homemade pizzas, chicken and fresh salads for the entire community in the kitchens across from the courthouse on Main Street. He began working in the restaurant when he was in third grade, helping the business grow under the tutelage of his father. When he took it over in 2001, he met with a group of advisors to discuss the future of the business, unsure of whether it could survive. “For many years I didn’t think (Guido’s) meant much of anything to the community,” he said. “But they explained to me that, from the outside, this place was important.” From catered meals for countless graduation parties, funeral meals and business lunches, to the everyday reliability of the menus, Guido’s has remained a fixture in the area. “It’s not just Ravenna that relies on us, but really the entire region,” Cipriano said. “We pride ourselves on great food and service. Our most defining factor is consistency. We fight it everyday, like a golfer practicing his swing, we fight to be the best every single day.” Cipriano is a hands-on manager, overseeing every aspect of the daily routine inside the kitchen and out and always striving to be the best. It’s the little details that define the Guido’s experience. Cipriano said they don’t do anything that would negatively affect the food. Even the Land O’Lakes butter packets, which might cost slightly more than a stick of margarine, are a signature item found on the tables — alongside the fresh made bread. At the desk are miniscule boxes with the elegant scrawl of “La Florentine Torrone” on the front. They’re almond bon bon nougat candies in three flavors, shipped from Italy. And the walls, decorated with photos of Dean Martin alongside family members and relatives, reflect a history of Italian influences. Even the murals of vineyards and Tuscan landscape are based on the village where Cipriano’s relatives once called home.

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Mike Cipriano pulls a fresh pizza out of the oven.

Scott Hutchinson at the front register.

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Now, Guido’s of Ravenna is an oasis, a slice of paradise with colorful gardens outside on the piazza and the scent of marinara sauce and pepperoni permeating inside. And it’s that scent that often draws people inside and has kept the restaurant thriving. “Pizza still carries the mail,” Sam said of the topselling items on the menu. Pepperoni and sausage is top of the list, or a deluxe, which the entire staff knows the meaning of when someone calls and ask for an EBA — “everything but anchovies.” They’ve got pasta and fried chicken, hand-battered and made fresh to order. Ravioli stuffed with meats and cheese untreated with chemicals and topped with sauces made from old family recipes can be found decorating plates of guests. “This is where people like to be. Loyal customers and new customers alike come in here and we treat them the best. We treat them like family,” said Scott Hutchinson, Cipriano’s nephew, who works tirelessly behind the counter. “People used to tell me it was easy to work here because it’s a family business. But it’s not. It’s hard, if not harder, to work here because we maintain the standards,” Hutchinson said. At 14 he was in the kitchen helping alongside other relatives. Cipriano’s daughters, Mindy and Melissa, work at the restaurant, along with his brothers, Mike and Chip. It’s a family atmosphere all around, and Cipriano said he surrounds himself with good people who care about good food and service. More than a thousand pizzas leave the oven each week in specialty boxes from Columbus. Guido’s employs more than 70 people from the surrounding communities, including high school students and even ex-cons who walk across the street looking for a job. With the loss of East Park Restaurant and other businesses in town, Guido’s represents the power of small business that focuses on quality. “They’ve been a fixture in Ravenna and have served generations of families, through difficult days in the past and through our revitalization today,” said Ryann Kuchenbecker, executive director of the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Ravenna community is very honored to have a family business in our city and congratulates them on their milestone.” Cipriano has no plans to let his “foot off the pedal.” From the catered meals to in-house cooking, he knows it’s the quality of food and service that has kept Guido’s in business for so long. “We like to think that instead of the courthouse, we’re at the heart of the city,” he said. EXPLORE RAVENNA 2016

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BY: SOPHIE KRUSE | REPORTER For Ravenna, small businesses are key. According to Jack Ferguson, executive director of the Ravenna Chamber of Commerce, there are more small businesses in town than larger companies and corporations, which gives the town a unique shopping environment. While he didn’t have an exact number as to how many businesses are in Ravenna, Ferguson said that there are 155 involved with the Chamber of Commerce. “I think we have a pretty good gamut of stores that people are able to do pretty much their shopping downtown,” Ferguson said. “I think for the most part, people get to know each other and are very comfortable working with and dealing with the various merchants in town. It’s a small enough town that people get to know people and feel comfortable shopping in the stores.”

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One of these locally-owned stores is Sydmor’s Jewelry. Owned by Tom and Gloria Treiber, the jewelry store has been in Ravenna since 1987. “We pride ourselves on having something for everyone that is quality jewelry at every price point,” said Gloria. The couple, who has a store in Barberton, chose to put their second business in Ravenna because the town was thriving and at a good location due to it’s distance from malls, resulting in people shopping locally, in their own communities.

The store is a member of the Independent Jewelers Association,which allows them to purchase pieces from buying shows and from the top jewelers around the world, along with buying diamonds directly from diamond cutters in Belgium. Gloria said they carry products ranging from Pandora bracelets to jewelry from Italian manufacturers. The store also does custom designs, watch battery replacements and buying and selling estate jewelry.



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A display showcases photos from Robinson Memorial Hospital’s, now University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, 100 years of service to the community.

Ravenna’s hospital, known as Robinson Memorial Hospital until it was acquired by University Hospitals in 2015 and renamed University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, is marking its centenary of providing essential health care to local residents. It is also starting a new phase of growth and expansion of services under the UH banner. UH Portage Medical Center is a 117-staffed-bed progressive hospital which includes an urgent care facility, comprehensive imaging facilities, a network of physician practices, and outpatient centers and medical facilities throughout Portage County. UH Portage Medical Center’s medical staff consists of nearly 400 physicians representing more than 40 medical specialties. The hospital employs some 950 people at the medical center and many more at physician practices throughout the county. It is the largest private employer in Ravenna and a major economic contributor to the city as well as all of Portage County. It is recognized as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio by the Employers Resource Council and EXPLORE RAVENNA 2016

has been re-designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet recognizes quality patient care and nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive. In the summer of 2016 UH Portage Medical Center opened a new, $1.3 million women’s outpatient health center and a new, state of the art cancer treatment center. M. Steven Jones, president of UH PMC, said there are plans to remodel all the two-patient rooms into private rooms over the next year. “University Hospitals is investing significant capital both in the infrastructure and in physician recruitment in 11


M. Steven Jones is president of University Hospitals Portage Medical Center.


building an anchor health care facility here in Portage County, and investing significantly in the health care of this community,” Jones said. He said he sees the hospital as an anchor organization in the community. UH is also investing significantly in heart and vascular health care, through the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute. UH is recruiting doctors to create a new center at Portage, part of the cardiac care institute. Jones said a top priority is to recruit an interventional cardiologist who could perform lifesaving catheterizations locally rather than patients having to be transported out of county. A patient suffering a heart attack from blocked vessels has about 90 minutes to have them opened without suffering major cardiac damage, stroke or worse. “It’s going to be a significant game-changer here in this county,” Jones said. Currently, he said, the hospital transfers upwards of 100 people each year. It will also cut the patient’s cost by eliminating EXPLORE RAVENNA 2016


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expensive helicopter transfers. “That can cost $30,000. If we’re able to have this interventional service here locally, and you’re able to go home the next day, the cost is like $12,000,” Jones said. Other improvements coming include getting the emergency room accredited as a chest pain center, having an accredited stroke center, and adding neurological staff. He also wants to have a pain management center in Ravenna. “It’s a critical need,” Jones said. And they are recruiting to fill a need in gastroenterology, signing one doctor and interviewing more. “We want to bring gastroenterology back to this county. We have a lovely facility and we have really good doctors using it today. But we want to bring the discipline of gastroenterology back to the county.” The plan is to recruit three doctors to be shared with UH Geauga, where Jones also is president. The challenge is to have enough docEXPLORE RAVENNA 2016

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tors available to provide coverage without burnout. “But there isn’t necessarily enough work for three doctors” in one location. “By being part of a system we’re able to work collaboratively and share,” he said. Jones said he sees UH Portage Medical Center as “a destination hospital.” “Our philosophy is truly about building Portage. Seventy percent of people leave the county (for hospital services). If we can move that dial back to 50 percent, just think how this hospital will prosper, how the community will prosper” with new jobs, he said. “This is a long-term investment,” Jones said. “It’s going to take a few years, but it’s going to be from building trust with the community. It comes down to bringing in the right docs who can bring that expertise back to the county and actually add to it.” A part of that long-term plan is to build a larger, regional identity for the facility. Jones said the Portage Medical Center name was selected after market research and conversation with the Robinson family, who did not object to the change. Robinson Memorial Hospital traces its history back to 1917, when voters approved a $50,000 bond issue to fund the purchase of the private 30-


bed White Hospital. The hospital became a county-owned facility, directed by a board of directors appointed by county commissioners and common pleas judge. In 1920, three brothers from Ravenna, attorney Thomas Robinson, naval architect Richard M. Robinson and banker Henry Robinson presented their parents’ homestead on South Meridian Street for use as a new hospital along with $75,000 for construction. The new hospital was named the George F. and Mary A. Robinson Memorial Portage County Hospital in 1932. In need of expansion, voters approved a bond issue for a new hospital, which was built on its current campus on the north side of Ravenna in the 1970s. Since then the hospital has grown, added a medical arts building, a new emergency room and upgraded other services. In 2013, Robinson Memorial converted from a county-owned hospital to a not-for profit status. University Hospitals finalized its acquisition of Robinson Memorial in early 2015 and made the official change to UH Portage Medical Center in early 2016. The Robinson legacy is preserved in a history wall in the cardiac center which follows the hospital’s changes through the past 100 years. The hospital will mark its 100 anniversary next year.




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When he took office in January, Mayor Frank Seman said he wanted his administration to have an “open door policy.” Months later, the door is still open, and he’s still committed to having a “more accessible government.” “You can’t always do everything they want,” he said. “But you can be polite.” Seman had served on Ravenna City Council for 14 years before he decided to run at the urging of several friends. He said it took him a while to decide to run. In the November election, he defeated Roger Boltz, a former member of the Ravenna Board of Education. His predecessor, Joseph Bica did not seek another term, and now serves as president of council. “One of the things I want to do is get the residents of Ravenna to think positively of themselves and rebuild a sense of pride,” he said when he took office. “I want to take a kinder, gentler approach. You can turn these things around at a local level pretty quickly.” Seman served for 25 years on Ravenna’s Board of Zoning Appeals before joining council 14 years ago. He also spent 31 years working for the Ravenna School District, 28 of those as an administrator. For 17 years, he was principal of Brown Middle School. He’s finding that running a city does have some similarities to running a school. “The basics are the same,” he said, explaining that the city’s staff is similar in size to the staff of the school. “The way to your and deal with people are very similar.”

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In recent years, the city’s budget had been struggling. But now the city’s income tax is half a percent higher because of two tax issues. The first 0.25 percent income tax was reserved for the city’s streets and sidewalks, and was approved while Seman was serving on city council. The second 0.25 percent income tax, to benefit the city’s safety forces, was approved in spring of 2016. The new mayor is now hoping that economic development will help shore up the city’s finances. With the recent approval of a Community Reinvestment Area, he said, the proposed Ravenna Theater is expected to break ground by fall. Nearby, a brewery is expected to open near the theater. Two companies in Ravenna, Sirna and Sons and Paris Company, are moving forward with expansions. The city helped facilitate a $500,000 economic development loan for Sirna’s expansion. Seman and Brad Ehrhart, president of the Portage Development Board, have visited a number of businesses in Ravenna. “A number of the are bursting at the seams,”


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Seman said. “Some of them are probably going to do an expansion.” Another manufacturer is “very close” to buying the former General Electric plant on North Chestnut Street. A Phase 2 environmental assessment is being done at the site, and if it doesn’t reveal anything unexpected, the sale is expected to be completed within four months. He noted that the buyer owns another successful plant in Ravenna, and this would be a separate vendor with at least three tenants. “He takes care of his properties,” Seman said. The mayor still takes care of his horses every morning and evening, something that has been part of his life since he bought his first horse with his paper-route money as an eighth-grader. His office at City Hall is now decorated with horse photos, including national champions of the past and his own horses. Drawings of two horses that had been owned by Sterling Smith, including Sunbeau, the namesake of the Ravenna Township farm, are also among the new additions to the office.

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Rick Coe said he knew there was a problem when people came together to provide input on Ravenna’s Community Plan last year. Of the 35 or so people who were in the room, only a fraction of those people represented the private sector. Coe went on to organize a public-private partnership, which is now known as the Core Team. The group, a key recommendation of the Community Plan, has gone on to organize an expanded Midnight Madness event and the city’s first art festival, called Art on Main. Now, a steering committee is working to fast-track Ravenna’s efforts to bring a Main Street program to Ravenna. Coe said the city moved forward with the program after holding two well-attended meetings with business owners and other prominent people in the community expressed an interest in moving forward with the national program, which encourages foot traffic in the downtown area. Soon, members of the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce raised




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Coe said the Community Plan identified several needs Ravenna has. One of those is a public/private partnership. The Core Team went on to address several goals, many of which are recommendations of the Community Plan. Community events, such as Midnight Madness and Art on Main, help bring residents together. Another recommendation was encouraging the city to hire an economic development director. The team approached officials on Ravenna City Council, as well as Ravenna Township trustees, and encouraged them to fund the position jointly, along with donations from the business community. “All that’s going to do is help everybody,” Coe said. “We’ve got to get everybody on the same page.

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Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce

Willyard Elementary School

Ryann Kuchenbecker, executive director 135 E. Main St. 330-296-3886

Ravenna Police Department

Timothy Adkins, chief 220 Park Way

639 W. Main St.


680 Summit Road


West Park Elementary School 330-296-6486

1071 Jones Ave.


Ravenna Fire Department

Geoffrey Cleveland, chief 214 Park Way


Ravenna Township Fire Department

Mark Kozak, chief 6115 Spring St.


American Legion

109 Elm St.


Ravenna Eagles

812 Cleveland Road


Portage County Sheriff’s Office

Ravenna Elks

Veterans of Foreign War

David Doak, sheriff 8240 Infirmary Road, Ravenna 330-296-5100

Portage County Municipal Court

203 W. Main St. Brian Hare, director 167 E. Main St.

776 N. Freedom St.


6000 New Milford Road


Portage County Historical Society

6549 N. Chestnut St.


Moose Club

Reed Memorial Library


5727 S.R. 14


Italian American Society 644 S. Chestnut St.


Knights of Columbus

Ravenna Board of Education Dennis Honkala, superintendent 507 E. Main St. 330-296-9679 30

409 W. Main St.


Rotary Club





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