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Friday, June 2, 2017

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Memorial Day In Garrettsville

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From opening ceremonies at Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, on to the parade through town, then up to Park Cemetery... every speech, bugle note and prayer resounded of heroism, sacrifice, honor, inspiration, remembrance and even discord as enduring themes of our shared democracy.

Mantua Celebrates River Day

Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Mantua - Special events and opportunities abounded as communities along Cuyahoga River celebrated River Day. From Cleveland to points further south, communities and organizations hosted river and trail cleanups and events that encouraged families to experience art and nature. The local River Day observance in Mantua featured a bit of all those things. Breakaway Excursions, a new adventure-outfitter in Mantua, helped organize the activities. Together with Mantaline, Portage Parks, Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel, and the DMRC, they hosted a river and trail cleanup event along the Cuyahoga River and the nearby portion of the Headwaters Trail in Mantua Village. Pam Holliday of Breakaway Excursions shared, “ As we ran the river last summer, we recognized the great potential the river has to make Mantua a wonderful scenic attraction. We also noticed the river needed some help to make it safer for paddlers.” Doug Hershman and Pam Holliday of Breakaway Excursions, mobilized volunteers, dividing the 40 plus adults and children into three teams of paddlers for river clean up at drop points along the river. Another group of over 40 volunteers from Mantaline Corporation, whose headquarters is adjacent to the river, pitched in to repair or replace fence posts and rails along the Headwaters Trail. During the event, Hershman shared that his adventurebased business currently offers archery, canoe, and kayak opportunities, and plans to add bike and snowshoe rentals once their Mantua location is operational. The company will operate out of the Old Granary building near the park. Holliday continued, “Now that we’ve joined the Mantua community, we wanted to do our part to help clean up this wonderful resource.” Leading the river cleanup crews were three crew members from L.L.Bean at Legacy Village: Greg Findley, Darren Bruden, and L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School instructor Kevin Parker. “I love when I get a chance to get out and do things like this on the water,” Parker shared. L.L. Bean will be offering kayaking and paddleboard instruction at LaDue reservoir this summer. Before kayakers loaded their gear and headed out, employees and families from Mantaline headed to the Headwaters parking lot and trailhead to get to work. Over the course of the morning, in addition to repairing and

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replacing split rail fence posts and rails, the industrious group spread 40 tons of donated gravel and 16 yards of mulch to beautify the parking lot and trailhead. According to David Little, responsible for Mantaline’s Global Purchasing, Continuous Improvements & Sustainability efforts, the event was a success. We were pleased to have roughly one-quarter of our employees come out today to help.” In addition to trail cleanup, the company procured five new metal barrels which were converted to recycling receptacles. As a part of the event, families helped paint the containers, four of which will be used at Buchert Park. One recycling barrel will be used in the Mantaline break room , a decorative memento of the day’s events. Gary Watters, from Mantaline, was happy to help at River Day. “It’s really cool, because I live here. This is my park.” Due, in part to this success, Little is working on a program to offer employees the chance to participate in an employer-paid day of giving within the local community. “Activities like this help our employees become agents of change within their own community,” Little marveled. Other sponsors of this year’s event included Jake’s, Mantua Station Drug Company, the Chilling Station, Frost Glass, Stamm Contracting, and the Village of Mantua.

Denise Bly | Contributing Reporter It’s official -- summer is coming, and on the heels of it is Garrettsville Summerfest, June 23-25th. While we’ve all been waiting for it to get warmer out, the Garrettsville Summerfest Committee has been hard at work to bring the best Summerfest ever. That being said, we’ve added new events and have some that are being retired, at least for now. New this year, is the retirement of the car/cash raffle. It will be replaced by the successful Queen of Hearts 50/50 raffle. The Queen of Hearts 50/50 raffle will be a $1 per ticket. Anyone who purchases $20 tickets at one time, the week leading up to Summerfest and that weekend will be put in a drawing for a chance to be in the cash grab machine. The cash grab machine will be used six times during Summerfest weekend. The first one will be Opening ceremonies Friday night, approximately 6:40pm. The other chances for cash grab will be at 3pm, 6pm, and 8:45pm Saturday and 3:30pm and 7 pm Sunday. Proceeds from the raffle will be the main support of the festival. The regular Queen of Hearts drawing will take place at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Main Stage during Summerfest and the 50/50 raffle will be drawn at the end of Garrettsville Idol approximately 10 pm. Kids will not want to miss the Super Heroes Spectacular. The Super Heroes will perform an interactive skit with the audience. The synopsis of the show is that the super heroes will “train” the kids in their superpowers so when the villain arrives and steals the superhero’s powers, the kids can save the day. Following the show, the Superheroes will be available for autographs and pictures with kids. Get a bird’s eye view of the area, literally. New this year is helicopter rides for $20. The helicopter rides will be located at the high school ball diamond. Garrettsville Police Department will have a K-9 demonstration Sunday at 2:00pm. Come see the dogs work. Speaking of the police, they are also giving folks an opportunity to Tase-a-Cop. Yes, you read it right, the roles are reversed and one of our finest in blue has volunteered to be tased. Tickets for the Tase-a-Cop are $10 each or 3 tickets for $20. The drawing for Tase-a-Cop will be held prior to Garrettsville Idol at approximately 6:45pm. He’s back! Yes, Aaron Bonk returns with his juggling skills using knives and even a chain saw. He also does some mighty fine tricks with whips as well. Kids love him and so does Summerfest. A show one will not want to miss. He is on the schedule at 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Friday night is Family Night with our night at the movies. This year the movie will be “Sing” so grab your lawn chair, pick up some fair food and a drink and settle in to watch “Sing” under the stars. The movie will be at the west stage starting at 9pm. This event is sponsored by The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club. Summerfest also welcomes Chris Higbee. He will be the Headlining Act Saturday night at 9pm. He does a good mix of Country Music, Contemporary Country, Alternative Country, Contemporary Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Traditional Country, Urban Cowboy, Contemporary Blues, and Country Blues. Higbee is an expert fiddler, singer, song writer and plays a multitude of other instruments. He will put on a performance you will not want to miss.

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Headwaters Adventure Race set for July 8 Run, pedal and paddle for trails and watershed conservation! The Portage Park District Foundation is presenting the Headwaters Adventure Race on July 8, 8:00 a.m. in Mantua Village as a fun(d)raiser for supporting trail maintenance and conservation projects. The event starts at Buchert Park and includes a 2-mile run on the Headwaters Trail, a 10-mile bike ride on rural roads to Camp Hi Canoe Livery in Hiram, ending with a 5-mile paddle on the Upper Cuyahoga Scenic River back to Mantua. The route passes by nature preserves, historic sites and preserved farmland. Go solo or grab a friend to form a relay or all-phase team. Entry fee is $49, students 18 and under $29. Kayak and canoe rentals are available for $10 per person. Registration is open now. Sponsors and volunteers are welcome! For more information and registration, please find us on Facebook @ The Headwaters Adventure Race 2017 event page.

Ted Lysiak | J.A. Garfield Superintendent On Thursday, May 25th, members of the Garrettsville Police Department visited the James A. Garfield Local Schools’ campus in an effort to keep kids safe as a part of the “Click it or Ticket” program. With the help of free Dairy Queen ice cream certificates donated by Roger and Connie Angel, the officers set up in the high school parking lot just before dismissal. They formed two lines and checked each vehicle leaving the campus to ensure all riders had their seatbelt buckled. Of the 132 cars checked, 115 had their seatbelt buckled! This equated to 87% which is above the national average of 85%. The James A. Garfield Local Schools would like to thank all the members of the Garrettsville Police Department who participated. We are fortunate to have such a strong relationship with our local law enforcement.










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Register Today! Camp Invention will take place at JAG Elementary School June 26th - 30th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for students entering grades K - 6th grade next school year. If you are interested in having your child attend, contact Mr. Hatcher by emailing him at dhatcher@ or calling the school at 330-527-2184.

Vendors Wanted

Auburn Community Church will host an outdoor flea market Aug 5 from 9 a.m.-4 the church. Persons selling new items as well as used items are encouraged to participate. Spaces are 25 ft. wide and deep enough to park two regular-sized vehicles as well as vendor tables. Cost per space is $25.00. Food will be available. In the event of rain, the event will be held Aug 12. To reserve a space (s), send your check along with your name, address, email and/or phone # and whether selling new or used items to Auburn Community Church, 11076 Washington St. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023. If any questions call Auburn Community Church 440-543-1402

Families Anonymous Meeting

Mondays Families Anonymous meetings for families dealing with drug addicted members meet every Monday from 7-8 pm at Coleman Behavioral Services Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For more info call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330-760-7670.

Men on Mondays

Mondays “Men on Mondays� a men’s Bible study is held every Monday from 6:45 - 8 pm at the Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. Coffee and pastry will be provided at no charge.


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BINGO At St Michael’s

Every Thursday St. Michael’s Church Weekly Bingo at 7pm every Thursday at 9736 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.

TOPS Meetings

Thursdays TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna meets Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall of the Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna with weigh-in from 9-9:45 a.m. and a meeting/program following at 10:00 a.m. TOPS Club, Inc. is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.

Revival In The Country

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Nature Camp at Hiram College

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Register Today! Nature Camps are an exciting and enjoyable way for children ages 3-10 to explore and learn about nature. We get kids crawling, wading and sloshing through habitats in search of critters that live in hidden areas. Camps run June 26-30 or July 31-August 4 for all ages. To register, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@ or visit www.hiram. edu/summerathiram.

Youth Art at Hiram College

Register Today! Art Camp is an exciting way to learn interesting and unique techniques while creating wonderful works of art. Join local art teacher, Libby Frato-Sweeney, for a week of Summer Youth Art July 10-14. Programs for ages 3-14 are included. Register at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@ or visit www.hiram. edu/summerathiram.

Hiram Community Band Seeking Members

Hiram Community Band is seeking members for their annual July 4 (4 PM) concert. Rehearsals will be on June 12, June 21 and June 29 from 7-9PM at Frohring Hall on the Hiram College campus. All music-reading players of band instruments are welcome, but we can particularly use percussionists,French/alto horn, piccolo and low woodwind players. Contact Jeffrey Quick at or call 330-527-0144 evenings if interested.

Historical Society Garage Sale

June 1, 2 & 3 Middlefield Historical Society hosts its annual garage sale from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Century Inn Underloft, 14979 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), Middlefield Village.

June 2 Auburn Community Church invites the public to a spaghetti dinner June 2 from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti with home-made sauce, meatballs, salad, home-baked rolls, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10.00 for adults. Children 8-10 yrs $5.00. Children 7 and under are free.

Chicken Dinner

June 3 Lake Milton Presbyterian Church, 942 Grandview Rd., Lake Milton, will be having its annual Chicken BBQ Dinner Saturday June 3, 2017 from 12 – 5 PM. Dinner includes half a chicken, 2 sides, roll, dessert and drink. Adult dinners will be $9.00 and child dinners $6.00.

Herb Society Meeting

June 3 Quail Hollow Herb Society is looking for new members and invites you to come dressed to play in the dirt and help plant the herb garden on Saturday, June 3, from 9 am – 11 am. Refreshments & program after gardening. Also, plant exchange – bring your extras & take home new plants. Quail Hollow State Park Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road, Hartville, OH For more information, please contact Mary Lovin 330-325-3028.

Square Dance

June 3 On June 3. The North Bloomfield Historical Society, will host a Square Dance. This will be held at the Town Hall, at Rt. 45 & Rt. 87. The time is from 7:00pm--9:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is 5.00 per person. No dancing experience is necessary. For more info call (330)506-3370

Ducks Unlimited Gun Bash

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3,2017 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds 14373 Cheshire St. Burton. Tickets $20 advanced sales / $25 at the door. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The first guns for the main drawing will be drawn at 1:00 PM and the last will be drawn at 5:30 PM Winner need not be present. Food served from 1 to 4 PM Tickets available at all Great Lakes Outdoor Supply stores or on line Contact Don Paschke 216-3101212 for additional information.

Parents Without Partners

June 3 Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without partners will have a pulled pork supper with sides, desserts and coffee on June 3, 6:30-7:30pm $6.00 per person at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave, Tallmadge. Make your reservation by June 2 call Warrine at 330/322-9559. Afterwards the chapter will hold its monthly dance themed “Bring Your Best Friend�. Dance is from 7:30 – 11pm open to public: $6 members, $8 Nonmembers.

Freedom Park Boosters Meeting

June 5 The Freedom Community & Park Boosters will be having their monthly meeting on Monday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Hall. If you are interested or have questions, contact Tom Mesaros at 3330-245-6061 or come to a meeting.

Book Discussion Group

June 5 On Monday, June 5 at 9:30am. DrJPatellapresentsandreviews the book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS, in which every chapter tells its own story. Author Annie Kagan recounts the fascinating and true on-going communications with her deceased brother Billy in this, her debut book. It is not necessary to bring a book. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 1st Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Book Review & Discussion group. Questions - call the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Chicken Dinner

June 7 Southington UMC, SR 305 & 534, Southington, will be holding a Chicken Dinner, on June 7, 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes,

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Noah’s Ark Trip

June 9 “Save the date� for a fantastic bus trip, Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2017, that is planned for a visit to NOAH’S ARK in Williamstown,KY. Also, included are several activities in the Renfro Valley. If interested, please call now for more information - MaryLee Herron, #330-398-2126

Strawberry Delight

June 10 Strawberry delight fundraiser will be held June 10, 3:00 to 6:00 P. M. Lordstown SCOPE Fundraiser, 1776 Salt Springs Rd., (Back Door of Elementary School). Generous Serving of Strawberry Shortcake with Ice Cream - $4.00; Chinese Auction - 50/50 Raffle

Walkers Hike: Berlin Lake Trail

June 10 Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike into Towner’s Woods on various trails. Meet at 8:30 am at the Towner’s Woods parking lot located at 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240 Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

North Coast Men’s Choir

June 10 Richard Cole, Artistic Director of The North Coast Men’s Choir is presents Hot Time In The City Saturday, June 10, 8:00pm and Sunday, June 11, 3:00pm at the Cleveland State University Music & Communications Building, 2001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland. Advanced ticket sales $15$35; Door sales $20 - $40. Info at Tickets@ncmchorus. org, visit or call 216/556-0590.

The Magic of David Anthony

June 10 Curtains up Theatre is proud to bring back The Magic of David Anthony June 10, 2017 at 7pm In the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium. Audiences of all ages have been thrilled with The Magic of David Anthony. David Anthony’s show combines exciting music and choreography with familyfriendly humor and mystifying magic that you’ll talk about on the way home. Special VIP experience available (Pre-sale only) Available at Save 4 on State Route 88 in Garrettsville. Or contact Jackie at 216-3750709 prior to June 1, 2017. VIP tickets are only $25.00 - VIP ticket holders invited to a special reception starting at 6:30 pm. Enjoy appetizers, meet David Anthony and experience one on one magic with David Anthony up close. General public tickets are available for $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 9 years of age. This is a special fundraising event for The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre.

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June 8 – Muffin Madness June 15 - Honor Our Flag June 22 – Hawaiian Shirt Day June 29 - Games

ALL Area Seniors WELCOME! NEED A RIDE? Call PARTA at 330-678-7745 or 330-672-RIDE. For a nominal fee they can pick you up and get you back home! new book 20 Jobs: A Memoir at The Village Bookstore on 8140 Main Street from noon till 3:00 on Saturday, June 10. 20 Jobs is her first book, but she is currently working on a second book of family stories. The author strongly believes in sharing stories in order to make meaning from your life. For more information about the book signing, visit The Village Books Facebook page. To learn more about the author and read reviews of her new book, visit

Pymatuning Lake Habitat Project

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June 17 Join ODNR staff on June 17th, from 10am – 12, as we offer a special opportunity to view state threatened Lady’s Slipper orchids at Gott Fen State Nature Preserve, State Rte 303, Streetsboro. Space is limited to the first 15 registrants. To register call Adam 330/5275118 or email adam.wohlever@

Hiram Village Spring Clean-up & Tire Collection

June 14 The Pymatuning Lake Association will be constructing 125 cribs which are placed in the lake to provide habitat for small fish. The event will be held Wednesday June 14th, at 8:30 am The location is the Ohio State Campground boat launch off Pymatuning Lake Road. Volunteers are needed; ages from middle school and up are welcome. Pizza and beverages will be provided. For more info visit www.PymatuningLake. com or call 724-418-1501

June 17 The Hiram Village spring clean up is scheduled for Saturday June 17th. Pick up will be 7:00 a.m. to Noon. Guidelines for the curbside collection can be found on the Village website The Hiram tire clean up is also scheduled for Saturday June 17th 8:00 a.m. to Noon. The tire collection will take place at the Rosser Municipal Building public parking lot located at 11617 Garfield Road, Hiram. There will be no curbside collection of tires.

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June 14 Let us pamper you with manicures, facials, make up, raffle, light snack, on June 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Must RSVP to Debbie Conway at 440/226-2002 by June 1st. Alpine House is located in Ravenna at 7000 St. Rte 88

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale

June 16 & 17 Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Road (528 just north of 422), Parkman, OH is holding its Annual Trash & Treasure Sale on Fri. June 16, 9 to 6; Sat. June 17, 9 to noon items ½ price, 12:30 till close at 2:30 p.m. Items free. Donations welcomed June 12 through June 14. Doughnuts, coffee & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions? Call: 440-548-4829

June 17 The 98th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be held on Saturday June 17 at The DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren. Doors open at 9:30am with luncheon at 11:30am; $20 per plate. Class of 1967 will be the ‘honored’ class. Two $1000.00 scholarships awarded to Newton Falls seniors will be announced. Please return you reservation card prior to June 1st to Kathy Hawkins Rapczak, 4917 Fairview Ave., Newton Falls, OH 44444. Call Kathy at 330/872-7891 or Judi Gensburg 330/219-1762 for more info.

Free Community Meal

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Film Review & Discussion

American Legion Reception & Scholarship Awards

June 19 Monday, June 19th at 9:30am. Dr J Patella presents and reviews 45 minutes of the second half of a 90 minute film: You Can Heal Your Life. The movie gives penetrating insights into Louise L. Hay’s fascinating personal story and shows how her views on self-esteem, abundance and the metaphysical causes behind physical ailments were developed. It reveals how she applies these concepts to her own emotional, spiritual, and professional life. It is a take on success, happiness and the myriad ways in which people can heal their own lives. Includes interviews by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer along with several other notable experts. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 3rd Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Film Review and Discussion Group. Questions - call the YMCA (330)469-2044.

June 25 American Legion AtwoodMauck Post 459 Commanders Reception & Scholarship Awards 3pm Sunday, June 25th at Legion Home on Goodwin St., Burton. (Family members & Guests ONLY.) Contact Skip 440/313-2095 for further info.

Car Show & Motor Cycles

July 1 Show to benefit the Special Olympics, Sponsored by Western Reserve Masonic Lodge #507 in West Farmington. The show is to be at the Village Park on 3rd Street, North of Rt 88. Registration from 10am to 12 noon. 10 Trophies. $10 per vehicle, Tickets drawn at 3:30pm, show till 4pm. Food, water and pop sold, 50/50, Plus DJ and other prizes. For more info call Jim 330/240-3584 or George at 330/565-3860. Inviteds are a free service for non-profit organizations and will run as space permits. SUBMISSIONS IN WRITING WE DO NOT ACCEPT PHONE CALLS OR FLYERS. E-MAIL PREFERRED

Gardens, Galore & More Gardeners Plant Sale

June 21 Wednesday, June 21 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burton Century Village, free admission and parking. Plant Sale, Garden Art, Desserts, Tool Sharpening for a


Welcome to Destination Aurora. News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. Aurora Farms Premium Outlets will once again host their annual Scrumptious Food Truck Showdown on June 3rd from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. Over 20 local food trucks will be on site for a great day of food and friendly competition. This event was a huge success last year, so, plan to get there early! The Aurora School of Music is hosting two free concerts in June. The rock concert is June 3rd at 5:00pm and the chamber music recital is June 4th at 7:00pm. The ASM is located at 211 S. Chillicothe Road. Visit www. or call 1-844-MUSIC-11 for more info. “Grease” is coming to The Aurora Community Theatre June 30th through July 15th. Visit www. for tickets and more info. The Summer Concert Series continues with Post Road headlining on June 14th at 6:30pm. The classic southern rock sounds of Silver Creek will be featured on June 28th at 6:30pm. Both concerts are held at The Veterans Memorial Gazebo at 40 W. Garfield Road. All concerts are open to the public and are free! Go Skateboarding Day! Join the community on June 21st from 1:00pm until 3:00pm for this great event featuring contests, prizes, music, and fun! Held at The Kiwanis Moore Skate Park at 35 W. Pioneer Trail, this event is free and open to all ages and skill levels. Please contact 330-562-4333 for more info. Business Spotlight: Café Tandoor If you enjoy authentic Indian cuisine, then you need to visit the inviting and casual Café Tandoor. Food is served in a traditional Indian style consisting of an ala cart system where guests are served different types of veggies, rice, meat, and breads. Food is brought to the table in serving bowls, allowing guests to prepare their own plates. This is a great way to sample several different dishes at one time. Café Tandoor is located at 96 Barrington Town Center. They serve lunch and dinner, but are closed on Mondays. Call 330-562-5334 for more info. If you have a submission for our Destination Aurora column please send via email to auroranews@ Jane is the co-owner of The Wayside Workshop at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. For more info on The Wayside Workshop, please call 330-562-4800 or visit or WaysideWorkshop.

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor Newton Falls Community Backpack Program would like to thank the donors, packers, and supporters who help this program continue. This year, we gave out 1,095 bags of food and 1080 books. Thank you also goes to the school district for providing the packing and storage room, to their employees who helped, and to Newton Falls IGA and Shop ‘n Save for the plastic bags we use. And remember that the program begins again in the fall, and that donations to Newton Falls Community Backpack Program may be made at Associated School Employees Credit Union. With much appreciation, Kathy Wujcik, coordinator

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Portage County Joins National “See Something, Say Something” Campaign To Raise Awareness R avenna —Portage County Commissioners and the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have become local partners with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the campaign to help communities become more aware of out-of-theordinary activity. Local efforts in the “If You See Something, Say Something™” national campaign will focus on offering basic education for residents that may or may not be needed but is a helpful tool in keeping safe, said Ryan Shackelford, director of PC OHS/EM. “Our goal is to share the information with residents and raise awareness. Just as with preparing for any disaster, there is a good chance you won’t need to use it but your level of awareness is there to kick-in if you notice suspicious activity,” Shackelford explained. “If You See Something, Say Something™” provides instruction about the indicators of terrorism and terrorismrelated crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. PC OHS/EM Planning, Training and Exercise Officer Cody Brookover said during the next year, Portage residents will see or hear periodic public service announcements, see information online and in print and may attend educational presentations. He added that the information applies to businesses and community organizations and institutions. It is essentially a federal campaign for homeland security that can be translated here in Portage County to the grassroots

level to what is known as “Hometown Security.” “It involves paying attention to your surroundings and if something has changed and seems suspicious. Then you need to contact local law enforcement. We know residents might be unsure about what to report so the campaign helps define that,” Brookover said. Specifically, citizens should tell law enforcement who or what they saw; when and where it occurred and why they believe it is unusual or suspicious, he said. They should call 911 to make a report. DHS is partnering with communities across the country for the program, as well as state and local governments, airports, colleges and universities, media, community fairs and festivals, sporting events and businesses. “Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. We can all do our part by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement,” said Vicki A. Kline, president of the Portage County Board of Commissioners. PC OHS/EM will offer community presentations about the “See Something, Say Something” campaign to groups, businesses, local government and organizations. To arrange a talk, call 330-297-3607 or email rshackelford@portageco. com or The “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign was originally implemented and trademarked by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and is licensed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

(DHS) as a nationwide campaign. In July 2010, DHS launched the campaign in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI), with the goal of training state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators of terrorism and terrorism–related crime. The NSI provides a framework for documenting observed suspicious behavior for analysis by Joint Terrorism Task Forces and state Fusion Center personnel. Fusion Centers operate as state and major urban area focal points for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threatrelated information between federal, state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT); and private sector partners. The Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management oversees activities to prepare residents for disasters and other emergencies; direct the response to disasters and emergencies in the county; and guides the recovery of communities and businesses after an incident. It is a department of Portage County Commissioners. You can find information online at emergencymanagement.htm and at Portage Prepares, preparedness education and public information, at Portage Prepares is also on Facebook and on Twitter @PortagePrep. The PC OHS/EM office is located at 8240 Infirmary Rd., Ravenna. The phone number is 330-397-3607.







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learned from local house-flipper Chris Vespucci picking up all manner of construction and renovation skills. He was happy to be able to put his newly acquired carpentry ability to good use. In fact, this has helped inspire his after-graduation plans of attending a carpentry trade school to further develop this passion. “I always look for new and interesting ways to appeal to my students’ interest in giving back to their community,” explained Angie Finn, who teaches Career Based Intervention and English at CHS. “The standards include service learning as a means of teaching students the value of caring for their community as well as themselves,” Ms. Finn continued. “The Little Free Library movement appealed to my students right away and when I contacted Mantua Village, Chelsea indicated that they had already been discussing the possibility of building one or more for the Village. Everything took off from there.” Ms. Finn continued, “I presented the idea after reading about other communities who have built libraries, and Josh immediately took to the idea. He did the bulk of the work with some help from Kenna Burns and Aaron Zielinski, other seniors in my career development class.” By all accounts, the project was a resounding success. In fact, Ms. Finn shared that she plans to ask next year’s students to build a Little Free Pantry as well as another Little Free Library for Buchert Park. “We’re happy and eager to have a sharing library for our residents and all who would like to visit.” Ms. Gregor beamed. For more information on Little Free Library, stop by for a visit or call (330) 274-8776 Ext. 150.

Got Painted Wine Bottle? Next “Crafting with Marian” at Garrettsville Library Crafting enthusiasts are invited to the Garrettsville Library for its next “Crafting with Marian” program on either Monday, June 12 or Monday, June 19 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Learn how to make your own painted wine bottle. All supplies provided. This is a free program and open to all adults. However, there is the customary $5 registration deposit fee which is refunded the day of the program. Call 330-527-4378 to register for either session. Seats are limited and fill up quickly, so call today. The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville. Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00am – 8:00pm; Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and closed Thursday and Sunday. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit the Portage County District Library online at


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New Library Opens In Mantua Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter Late last week, Mantua added a new, free resource to the Village when they held a ribbon cutting and officially opened a brand-new Little Free Library in front of the Village Police Department. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a Little Free Library is a freestanding lending library, where the motto is “Take a book, Return a book”. Around the country and around the world, schools, community groups, and organizations work together to build and fill free libraries, sparking creativity and inspiring readers in their communities. There are over 50,000 little libraries worldwide -- the newest local library is located in front of the Village Police Department, and is available to readers 24/7. Chelsea Gregor, Administrative Assistant for the Village and self-proclaimed bookworm at heart, explained, “Since the Village doesn’t have a library, and we are such an accessible one-square-mile community, the library can be used by people of all ages, without the need to drive, or worry about when a book is due.” This library has books for readers of all ages. Children’s books are conveniently located on the lower shelve to provide easy access for young book-lovers, while the upper shelf features books and audiobooks for teens and adults. One of the best reasons to love the little library is that there are no late fees. Once you’ve finished your book, return and exchange it for something new or keep it. If you’ve got any books you no longer need, share them to inspire other readers in the community. Ms. Gregor continued, “I think that the library will be popular for parents with little ones as an outing. They’ll be able to select books to read by the fountain on the front lawn,” she envisioned. “Possibly teenagers, too. It’s really kind of a mystery (who will visit),” she speculated, “but regardless, everyone who finds out about it views it as a positive addition for our Village.” One of the main things that Ms. Gregor expressed was that this library is not specifically ‘owned’ by the Village, but that it belongs to the community. The way that the project came to fruition speaks to the community-minded nature of the project. Redgate Sawmill and Hero’s Rock donated lumber and materials for the project; CHS senior Josh Morris designed and built it, overseen by Crestwood teachers Angie Finn and Eddie Judd. Village residents and employees donated the reading materials. “Josh Morris took my Pre-Engineering class when he was in the middle school. Part of my focus for the eighth graders is to find a need in the community, design a plan to fix it, and then turn that plan into a reality,” CMS teacher Eddie Judd explained. “He remembered that mission, and that I had power tools for my PreEngineering class. He asked my help in making the Free Library as a part of his senior project at the high school,” Mr. Judd acknowledged. “It is nice to see Josh giving back to the community in this way.” Josh was intrigued by how the library would help his community. For the past few years, Josh has worked and





In my spare time I love to run. Whether it’s inside or outside, I just love to set a pace and go, leaving all my worries behind, it’s a great way to get away for a while. But what does my running have to do with my wine column this week? A couple of weeks ago I ran in the Cleveland Rite Aid Half Marathon and one of the booths at the expo was Destination Races and they had a list of running races that all have to do with wine! I’ve always wanted to do a race in wine country so now I am planning for my next race. Napa Valley has a long list of races throughout the Summer and into the Fall. Some of my favorite races include the Napa to Sonoma Wine County Half Marathon that will be taking place on July 16th. This overly popular race requires you to enter a lottery to be accepted into the race. How neat would it be to run 13.1 miles through wine country in California? Or get ready for the Wine Country Half Marathon along California’s Central Coast Vineyards in May 2018. The winner of the half marathon is awarded their weight in wine! Looking for a few races on the east coast? I’m looking forward to some day running the Wine Glass half marathon in Campbell, NY (near the Finger Lakes) in October. The Wine Glass offers a weekend of running events from a 5k, and 8k, half marathon and full marathon. It’s the perfect time to run in the Finger Lakes as harvest season is winding down and the leaves are starting to change colors. Finally one last race that I have to mention is the Run Now Wine Later run in Canton in October. It’s a great 4.5 mile trail run / walk through Gervasi Vineyards and Middlebranch Trail through wetlands and forest, loop around the GlenOak Campus. Finishers will receive a fantastic medal and of course have the opportunity to purchase some amazing wine from Gervasi. Even if you are not into running there are plenty of great walking challenges that conclude with wine at the finish. So sticking with my mantra, “Run Sleep Wine” I’m looking forward to my next challenge. Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www.

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“I recently found out that one of my relatives fought in the Civil War. How do I make sure that he gets a flag on his grave for Memorial Day?” Our patron’s relative was not buried in Newton Falls, but we were able to easily locate the rules and regulations for the cemetery where they were buried on the internet. The rules stated that the Memorial Day flags were property of the township and would be displayed for “a reasonable time.” We decided that our most straightforward option would be to contact the township directly, so we called the cemetery sexton, who had listed his phone number on the website, and he was able to solve the problem. We also could have called the local chapter of the American Legion. According to “Holiday Symbols and Customs,” edited by Sue Ellen Thompson, Memorial Day, first called “Decoration Day,” originated as a day to honor Civil War soldiers. The first official observance was in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866, though other towns were decorating soldiers’ graves before then, including women in Columbus, Mississippi, who gathered on April 25, 1866 to decorate the graves of both the Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. The first nationwide Decoration Day was held by the Grand Army of the Republic, a Union Army veterans’ group, on May 30, 1868. As Union Army veterans were the first to mark the day, several southern states felt that it was only for them, so states instituted their own Confederate Memorial Days on different dates ranging from late April to early June. This custom mostly ended after World War I, when the American Legion took over planning the holiday. For answers to your questions, visit the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls or phone 330-872-1282.







How Much Will You Spend When You Retire? Provided By Chris Perme | Columnist You may have heard that people spend less once they are retired. Statistically, that is true. The question is whether a retiree has enough income to meet his or her expenses. Ideally, retirees should be able to live comfortably on 70-85% of their end salaries and draw their retirement fund down no more than 4-5% per year during a 30year retirement. Are these two objectives realistic for the average retiree household?1,2 According to the most recently published Bureau of Labor Statistics data, a household maintained by someone 65 or older had a mean income of $46,627 in 2015 and a disposable income of $42,959 after taxes. That average retiree household spent an average of $44,664 in 2015. So, on average, seniors spent more than they had on hand.2,3 Basic math tells us that 46,627 is roughly 70% of 66,500 and roughly 85% of 55,000. So, a retirement income of $46,627 would correspond to about 70-85% of a typical middle-class salary in 2015. In other words, it appears all too easy for the middle-class worker to transform into the financially challenged retiree. Why is the average retiree household spending more than its net income? Three possible reasons come to mind. One, the cost of living may be rising faster for retirees than some assume. Social Security bases its cost-of-living adjustments to retiree benefits on changes in the CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers). Some economists think Social Security should use a different yardstick. Two, annual health care costs may suddenly jump for some seniors. Three, it is not unusual for new retirees to spend more than they anticipate as they travel and enjoy life.4 How do average retiree expenses break down? Housing costs accounted for $15,529 of that aforementioned $44,664 in 2015 household expenses. Transportation costs took another $6,846. Health care costs made up $5,756 of the total ($3,900 of that went to health insurance, $672 for medicines). Another $1,298 went for mortgage costs.2,3 When you spend more than you make in retirement, you dip into your savings. That fact takes us straight toward a larger problem. Most baby boomers are approaching retirement with a savings shortfall. The 2016 Employee Financial Wellness Survey from PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) found that 50% of baby boomers had less than $100,000 in a workplace retirement plan. So, drawing down that amount by 4% a year would bring them less than $4,000 in annual retirement income. Of course, some of these employees will be able to tap IRAs, brokerage accounts, or income streams from other sources – but when your workplace retirement plan savings are that scant after age 50, other sources must compensate mightily. For many retirees, Social Security will not take up the slack. The average projected monthly Social Security benefit for 2017 is just $1,360.2 From the numbers in this article, you can glean that the average American retiree faces more than a little financial pressure. If you are a baby boomer who has saved and invested for decades and wants to work longer to give your invested assets a few more years of growth and compounding, you may have above-average prospects for a comfortable retirement. Chris Perme may be reached at 330-527-9301 or www.permefinancialgroup. com. Christopher Perme is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. ( Supervisory Office: 2012 West 25th Street, Suite 900 Cleveland, OH 44113. 216621-5680. Perme Financial Group is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.


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Flipped WHAT Bird?!?! Iva Walker | Columnist

All of a sudden the avian population seems to be catching my attention. First it was the “sitting duckâ€? mamma down at the Rite Aid in the landscape mulch, then it was the geese and goslings, duck and ducklings down on the creek behind the house, then it was the blue heron below the dam, which has been replaced by a serene , white swan farther back in the calmer waters just before the lake in back of Carlson’s. I don’t believe that there are any cygnets—baby swans—anywhere (adult males are cobs, females are pens) but I’m not about to climb down into the ravine by Russells to find out. Swans have a reputation for being just a bit stand-offish and as likely as not to come after anyone who disturbs their stately progress across any body of water. They’ll come after intruders with wings and their serrated-edge bill and are capable of causing some damage. I don’t need any damage that I haven’t already caused myself. Ooops! I lied; the blue heron was back next morning. He/She flew off down the creek beneath the tree canopy, looked sort of like a smallplane. It was NOT a drone. Then there was the pair of ducks that have been seen coming up from the creek across the road in back of the Y and heading who-knows-where across the road and through the Park Ave. park. Are they going to the other creek for a vacation? Are they playing on the swings and such on the way? Do they stop and visit with the turkey vultures which hang out on the water tower? Who knows? It’s just that every time that it was raining last week, there they were, waddling along through the grass, heading uphill and, apparently, thoroughly enjoying the “weather for ducksâ€?. Apparently, as well, either they’ve either learned to look both ways before crossing the street or motorists have been alert—and considerate—enough to allow them safe passage in their travels. And speaking of the Rite Aid ducklings, word has it that there may be a pictorial display of some kind during SummerFest so that their followers may get a look at how they’re doing in their current digs. The pictures are about as cute as any baby bird can be. Mamma Duck seems to have taken off without a second thought (maybe she’s one of the Y ducks), believing the little ones to be in good hands‌which they are. Stay tuned for more information. That’s The Villager‌All the News That’s Fit to Printâ€? . All this attention to birds springs partly from the fact that they are singing up a storm every morning lately and I keep wondering which is which is what. Can’t tell from the songs but they are definitely loud and lovely. Heck, I can’t even tell which is which when I see them. Get past cardinals, robins, blue jays and red-winged blackbirds and I’m pretty much totally at sea (We do occasionally see gulls in big parking lots, courtesy of the St. Lawrence Seaway which encouraged the seabirds to “follow the moneyâ€?, so to speak, when ocean-going ships started arriving in Cleveland and Buffalo and even Chicago and Milwaukee, trailing their garbage and such behind them—instant smorgasbord!). I’ve got to obtain some bright flowers to entice a hummingbird or two, the feeders have not always been successful. My mom has what seems to be a whole colony of them—cute little things, with an attitude. They’ll zip up to stick beaks in e the feeders then another Th will show up and the two Village Bookstore of them will whizz off to 8140 Main St. duke it out somewhere, then another will show Garrettsville OH 44231 330-527-3010 up and the whole episode

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1. CLOSE TO THE BOTTOM - June is ranked 11th out of the 12 months for average total return performance of the S&P 500 stock index since 1992, i.e., the last 25 years. Only the month of August has historically produced a poorer average stock performance than June. The S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research). 2. BREAKEVEN - The 3 summer months (June-July-August) have produced an average loss of 0.1% (total return) for the S&P 500 stock index over the last 25 years, i.e., 1992-2016 (source: BTN Research).

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3. THEY ARE NOT DONE YET - Between now and the end of 2018, the Federal Reserve has 13 scheduled meetings. The median estimate of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policymakers suggests 5 separate rate hikes of Âź of 1% each will occur by 12/31/18. The next Fed meeting is June 13-14 (source: Federal Reserve).


4. TOO PESSIMISTIC - An annual survey of Americans at least age 65 gave the US stock market at least a 50% chance of rising in the upcoming year only 1 time over 12 annual surveys that were conducted from 2002-2013. The US stock market (as measured by the S&P 500) was actually up 10 of the 12 years (down in 2002 and 2008), gaining +105% (total return), an average of +6.2% per year (source: University of Michigan).


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5. VERY SENSITIVE - The “duration� of the current 3% coupon, 30-year Treasury bond was 19.764 “years� as of last Friday 5/26/17, i.e., if interest rates go up just 15 basis points on the 30-year bond, the resulting 3% bond price decline would completely offset the bond’s 3% coupon over a 1-year time horizon (source: Ryan ALM). 6. MAKING REGULAR PAYMENTS - 11.0% of college student loans are at least 90 days delinquent as of 3/31/17. Just 3.8% of auto loans are at least 90 days delinquent as of 3/31/17. Both rates represent the percentage of loans delinquent calculated on a “dollar� basis and not on a “per loan� basis (source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York).

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THE VILLAGER | FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 10th annual

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8028 State St, Garrettsville OH 44231


1023 Milton Blvd, Newton Falls

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6bd/3ba * 2 homes * 144.49 acres * 3 acre stocked pond * 25+ acres tillable land * main home renovated in 2012

$839,000 330-687-0622


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MACHINE OPERATOR FT position for a Manual/ CNC operator. Machine experience helpful but will train the right person. Wages based based on skills and prior knowledge.

PUBLIC NOTICE The Crestwood Board of Education will hold thier June Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7p.m. at the High School Library, 10919 N. Main St., Mantua. This is a change in date from the original scheduled meeting of Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom & Furnished Efficiencies Starting at $360 Newton Falls & Lake Milton. Call For Details 330-872-7100 APT FOR RENT 8167 Water Street, Garrettsville. 2 bedroom, newly remodeled, 1 bath. $850/month First & last months rent plus security deposit. Utilities included. Contact Sue 216-513-1801. 6/2


Cape Cod * 3 bd/1.5 ba * Open floor plan Plenty of storage * Fenced yard Above ground pool * deck * flowerbeds

MLS 3824952 330-687-5900 Shauna Bailey

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Two duplexes with 2 bedrooms & 1 bath per unit. 85 Trumbull, Newton Falls - detached garage MLS 3858805 $39,900



GARRETTSVILLE Upstairs one bedroom apartment. Stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer & dryer included. No Section 8, No pets. $480 + sec. deposit. 330274-8861 6/9

Already arranged for medical or dental facility with partitioned rooms. There are potentially 9 patient rooms, main office, lobby, storage. A lot of potential.

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$99,900 MLS 3903693 330-687-5900 Ryan Neal

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TRACTOR PARADE Saturday, June 24

MLS 3906476 Kathie Lutz


$85,900 330-527-2221

Are you tired of punching a time clock? Need a new career? WE ARE HIRING!

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AUXILIARY/DEBURR FT position for deburring/ finishing department. Applications accepted at: 10400 Industrial Dr. Garrettsville or Email: Drug Free Workplace



ANNUAL GARAGE SALE 248 Maple St., Newton Falls, June 2-3, Fri & Sat, 9 am - 4 pm Five families, cariety of misc items, cheap prices. SALE - 10263 Stanley Rd, Garrettsville. June 1-3, 9 am - 6 pm. Collectible plates, figurines, picture frames, old glassware, dolls, dvds vcrs, linens, pillows.

Beautiful Honey

Honey is a little doll with lots of personality. She is happiest as the only cat but enjoys the company of dogs. Honey is about 2 years old, spayed, vaccinated and has tested negative for leukemia/FIV. If you’re looking for a loving cat, then you must meet Honey… To meet Honey, please contact Kathy Deptola A nimal Rescue 440 862 0610 kdanimalrescue@

PUBLIC NOTICE The Crestwood Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Crestwood Intermediate Building, 11260 Bowen Rd., Mantua. The purpose of this meeting will be for approval of matters relating to fiscal year end and fiscal year beginning data, FREEDOM TOWNSHIP CLEAN-UP DAYS Trash Drop-Off will be held: Thurs, June 8, Noon – 8 pm Friday, June 9, Noon – 6 pm Sat, June 10, 9 am – 3 pm Location:Township Garage, S.R. 700 north side of the Turnpike. Batteries, motor oil, refrigerators and freezers will be accepted. No paint, garbage, yard waste, barbed wire, building materials, shingles or fencing materials will be accepted. The Portage County Solid Waste District will have a tire dumpster at the same location you are welcome to bring 10 tires per household, EXCEPT NO Tractor OR Semi Tires. A loader will be available to assist in the drop-off. Proof of residency required. For more information, call 330.527.7414 or 330-620-3555 Freedom Township has free wood chips to offer to Residents.

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Leaf Guards • Clean-outs & repairs • Friendly Service FREE Estimates

330-274-5520 SHARPENING & GRINDING SERVICE Eastwood Sharp Shop Knives • Blades • Chains Scissors and More (330) 527-7103 8060 Elm St, Garrettsville

HANDYMAN SERVICES: Over 40 years in the building trades in Portage County. Very reasonable rates for seniors. 330-606-1216 or 330-2975749 6/30 PIANO TUNING & REPAIR All makes & models. E. James (330) 296-8545 RUFN

SEWING MACHINES Repaired. 40-years experience. Pick-up and delivery. Hundreds for sale, electric & treadle. $60-$270 new. Rich (330) 527-5195. 6/23 BUCKEYE HOME CONSTRUCTION Roofing, Siding & Painting Certified for E.I.F.S. | stucco and decorative stone. Insured, Bonded & Licensed Call (330) 766-5090 6/16


BLUE MOON KENNEL: Modern, clean pet boarding & grooming facility. Heated/airconditioned. Indoor/Outdoor runs. We are on premises 24 hrs a day. Veterinarian recommended. (330) 8982208. RUFN


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Complete junk cars picked up call for special pricing. Sheet Steel $175/ton. Complete junk cars $175/ton. Add junk to the trunk for extra weight (steels, applcs, etc...) #2 unprepared $200/ton. #2 prepared 2x3 $220/ton. P&S prepared 2x3 $240/ton. Call today for Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metal. Motor Blocks $260/ton. Aluminum rims $12.50 a piece. Roll off containers available.

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Weekly Villager - June 2nd, 2017  
Weekly Villager - June 2nd, 2017