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Aurora Tuesday, October 31 - 6 to 8 pm


Freedom Township Tuesday, October 31 - 5 to 8 pm Party at Town Hall Pavilion

Garrettsville Tuesday, October 31 - 6 to 8 pm Hiram & Hiram Township Tuesday, October 31 - 5 to 7 pm Party at Fire Dept 7 to 9 pm Mantua & Mantua Township Tuesday, October 31 - 5 to 8 pm Nelson Township Tuesday, October 31 - 6 to 8 pm Newton Falls & Newton Township Tuesday, October 31 - 5 to 6:30 pm Kiwanis Cakewalk 7 pm Ravenna & Ravenna Twp. Saturday, October 28 - 3 to 5 pm Downtown Halloween Walk 1 to 3 pm Shalersville Sunday, October 29 - 2 to 4 pm Streetsboro Tuesday, October 31 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm Windham & Windham Township Tuesday, October 31 - 6 to 8 pm

Tis the Season: Christmas Tours Begin in Mantua

Stacy Turner Contributing Reporter Mantua - If you’re counting down the days until Christmas, or just can’t get enough holiday décor, than you’ll want to make plans to experience the Christmas Tour of Homes during the first two weekends in November. A bi-annual event, this year’s tour will feature four unique, distinctive homes, each decorated in its holiday finery. One of the homes on this year’s tour belongs to Tom and Paula Tubalkain, who have recently lovingly restored the century home that has been in the family since 1947. The decorations have been in the works since August, when Paula began meeting with family and friends to come up with ideas to adorn the spaces on the first floor of her lovely home. As a result, their home on Canada Road is embellished inside and out, with festive garlands, wreaths, trolls, and other holiday finery. Family heirlooms give a nod to Tom’s Estonian roots in one room, while stained glass lampshades and sun catchers, handmade by his father, can be seen throughout the spaces. Local artisans Patrick and Carrie Frost’s work is also featured, as well as the Tubalkain’s collection of finely carved ‘tree spirits’ discovered during family vacations, and a collection of painted gourds gleaned from a nearby field. A total of four Christmas trees will be on display throughout the first floor, with two artificial and two live trees decked with all manner of lovely baubles and trim. No space will be left unadorned in this beautiful home. Even the wall-mounted magazine rack at the foot of the stairs has been filled with colorful children’s Christmas books, while the nearby staircase is filled with a friend’s extensive collection of American Girl

dolls wearing their finest holiday apparel. Three other homes are included on this year’s tour -- including the Monroe home (on Pioneer Trail), and the home of local quilter Joy Krucynski, which will be similarly transformed to celebrate the season. Sue Monroe shared that her daughter, Angela, has been scouring Pinterest and Etsy for the latest in holiday décor, so you won’t want to miss it. Tour tickets are available at Mantua Station Drug or Monroe’s Orchard on Pioneer Trail now and during tour hours. A candlelight reception will be held on Thursday, November 2nd to kick off the festive event. Light appetizers and beverages are provided but space is limited at this special event; contact craig. or call (330) 274-2376 for tickets. The Rotary Club of Mantua sponsors this seasonal event. Holiday tours of the four unique homes will be held on Fridays, November 3rd & 10th from 4 - 8 pm; Saturdays, November 4th & 11th from 10 am until 4 pm; and Sundays November 5th & 12th from 12:30 pm until 4 pm.

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HarbisonWalker International Reaches Agreement at Windham, Ohio Facility Windham - On October 21, 2017 HarbisonWalker International announced that it had reached a new labor agreement with the United Steelworkers International Union and its Local 8565 that will end the three-week work stoppage at its Windham, Ohio manufacturing facility. The United Steelworkers voted on and ratified the proposal offered by the company. The new collective bargaining agreement will continue to provide above-market wages and attractive benefits to workers who live in the Windham community. Throughout the process, the company was committed to working with our labor partners to meet their needs, while addressing several factors in the marketplace that are challenging its competitiveness. The company stated, “We greatly appreciate the cooperation, support and commitment of the entire HarbisonWalker International team that ensured we met all of our customers’ needs during this time period. We look forward to working with the United Steelworkers to effect an orderly return to work.”

Garrettsville Police Department Receives Grant From Firehouse Subs G ar r ettsville - The Garrettsville Police Department was recently awarded a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant. The grant award will permit the acquisition of 4 automated external defibrillator (AED) units and 4 handheld FLIR thermal imager monocular units. The addition of this equipment will enhance our service to the Garrettsville community as well as provide a significant enhancement to life saving measures implemented by Garrettsville PD patrol officers acting in the capacity of first responders to emergency scenes. The $19,829.06 grant award will be allocated to purchasing the aforementioned equipment without posing a burden on our tax-paying residents. We would like to graciously thank Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for this grant opportunity, as this serves as an example that Garrettsville PD strives to provide the utmost and impeccable safety service to our community as we explore every option available to do so while being frugal with tax dollars. About Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $29.5 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $1.4 million in Ohio.

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Historical Society Looking For Military Items

The James A Garfield Historical Society is in search of military uniforms for the Vietnam, Revolutionary and Afghanistan Wars. We are also looking for pictures of veterans in uniform for our new Military Room. Anyone who has served in the military any time throughout history, and has lived in the James A Garfield School District area, who would like to donate a picture or uniform, please contact Debbie Smith @ 330-389-1859 or Kit Semplak @ 330-842-2822 to make arrangements.

Pation Raffle On Sale Now Get your tickets now for the JAG All Sports Booster PATIO RAFFLE! A 600 sq. ft. decorative concrete patio with fire pit, decorative seating and steps is being donated by Creative Concrete Impressions. Install will take place at the winner’s home in the spring of 2018 and winner will be drawn at the Spring JAG Night at the Races. Proceeds benefit JAG Athletic Facilities Committee. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Please contact Ted Lysiak (216.534.7413) for tickets or stop into the JAG Athletic or Board office (330.527.4336).

Windham Lions Club Gun Raffle

The Windham Lions Club is selling Gun/Cash raffle tickets. Win your choice of: S&W M&P Shield 9mm, Mossberg 500 12Ga 28” VR/24”RS, PSE Fang LT Crossbow, $400 Cash. Anyone interested in supporting the Lions Club can purchase tickets by calling

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One of our future programs will discuss Freedom’s 8 oneroom schools that served the township until the building of the Freedom School shortly before the US entered World War I. I would appreciate talking with anyone who has memories, pictures, or other memorabilia pertaining to any of these schools. I’d love to make copies of your pictures and information. Please call Judy at 330-527-7669 or talk to me at the Freedom Community Picnic. Thank you.

Monday Breakfast at American Legion Mondays Open to public $7.00 breakfast from 8-11:00am at the American Legion Post #674 in Windham. Menu: eggs ‘any style’, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, bacon, sausage (patties and links) and white, wheat or rye toast and coffee, tea and juice. Call 330/326-3188 for info.

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.

Families Anonymous Meeting Mondays Do you have a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol? Families Anonymous may help restore your serenity. We meet 7pm every Monday at Coleman Behavioral Services, Sue Hetrick Building, 3922



Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For information call Peggy 330-760-7670.

BINGO Every Tuesday St. Ambrose Church 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville-- Early bird at 6:45pm and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45pm. Great refreshments!

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.

2nd Thursday Storytime Nov 9 through May 10 2nd Thursday Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church. Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 - 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. We will not meet if Ravenna Schools are closed. Email or call 330-297-6424 with questions.

Auditions For The Beverly Hillbillies Oct 26 & 30 The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will hold auditions for “The Beverly Hillbillies” on October 26 and Oct 30 at 7 pm in the James A Garfield High School. Please have a monologue memorized for this audition. This is not a musical. We are looking for males and females for this production.


There are many adult roles. We can use children in the cast, but only over the age of 9, please. They will have to audition. For more information contact the director at rinearson05@

Origami Extravaganza Oct 26 Grades 2 – 5 - Burton Public Library, Thursday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m. Registration required 440.834.4466. Come see what we can make with paper! A few folds and, ta-dah!

God Provides A Free Meal Oct 27 God provides a free meal at Nelson United Methodist church 9367 SR 305 October. 27, 4 to 6:00. Beef and noodles - green beans - roll - dessert.

Observatory Open Oct 28 Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open for public observing Oct 28, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. That night will feature Hiram’s participation in International Observe the Moon Night, a global event celebrating our nearest neighbor in space. Given good skies, Earth’s Moon will be viewed in spectacular detail via the Observatory’s 1901 telescope. Other objects of interest may also be viewed. Visitors are invited to bring their smart phones or cameras and try lunar photography! Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.

Kids’ Halloween Costume Party & Haunted House Oct 28 The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Road, Windham, is having a Halloween costume


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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! party and haunted house on Saturday, October 28th from 5-7pm in the fellowship hall. Come and decorate pumpkin cookies and cupcakes. There will be games with prizes. Come join us for the fun!

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Oct 28 Garrettsville Eagles Steak Dinner will be held on Oct 28 from 4-7:30 pm at 8149 Water St, Garrettsville. Open to the public. Dinner serving steak for $13 or chicken breast for $9 Carryout is Available. Call 330527-2330

Quilters Garage Sale Oct 28 The Streetsboro Quilt Guild is holding a garage sale on Saturday, October 28 from 9AM to 2PM at the Streetsboro Methodist Church. At the sale you will find fabrics, patterns, books, quilting tools, kits, completed, ready-to-use crafted items, and much more. Expect good prices and fun shopping. Refreshments will be available. The Streetsboro Methodist Church is at 8940 State Route 43, Streetsboro, Ohio 44241.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner Oct 28 On the 28th of October there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4:00 and we serve until 6:30 or when the food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. All proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Harvey. Takeouts are available.

Trunk or Treat Oct 28 Trunk or Treat Festival on October 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Windham Bible Church, 9550 Windham Parkman Rd. The festival is full of family fun. There will be several attractions, games, and


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Oct 28 Saturday, October 28, 2 pm. The Portage County Historical Society is sponsoring a walking tour of some of the early and notable burials of Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna. Maple Grove Cemetery is located at 6698 N. Chestnut St in Ravenna, across from Ravenna High School. Park near the front of the Cemetery. We will meet by the Chapel at the main entrance. The guided tour will look at early and notable burials, including Sluman Smith, Frederick Loudin, ship captain John Coleman, the Carters, the Holcombs, Riddles, Mertzes, Taylors, Brantleys, and others. Rain date: Sunday, October 29 at 2pm. Presented by Portage County Historical Society & Reed Memorial Library. This program is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Marching Pride Fruit Sale through Oct 29 Support the Garfield Marching Pride Annual Fresh Fruit Sale. See your favorite band student to purchase fresh oranges, pears, apples, grapefruit and new this year are pineapples a n d c h e e s e c a k e ! Yo u can also go to the bands ecommerce site and order fruit at www.freshfruitorders. org/GarfieldMarchingpride. Or you can call the Garfield High School at 330-527-4341 for more info. The fruit sale ends October 29 and will be delivered the week of November 13, 2017. Thank you!

Frog Family Fun Day October 29 Kids, families and community, hop over to the Hiram College Field Station from 2:00-4:00pm on October 29 for a Frog Family Fun Day. Learn about amphibians, facts about frogs and toads, and how to help these creatures in your own backyards. This event is hosted by Hiram College students in the Hiram Chapter of Frog Watch. The Hiram College Field Station is located at 11305 Wheeler Rd, Garrettsville, OH 44231. Please RSVP by email ( or call 330.569.5264.

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and costume contest held at Spins(Twin star) bowling alley 2245 OH-59, Kent, OH 44240. The cost is $8.00 per person. Donations welcome. All funds will go toward making care baskets and tie blankets for stroke patients at Hillcrest Hospital. If you will not be bowling, cost will be different. Hope you can join us!

Trick or Treat in Hiram Oct 31 Hiram Village and Hiram Township Trick or Treat will take place on Halloween, October 31st, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Hiram Fire Department Halloween Party will follow at the Rosser Municipal Building, 11617 Garfield Road, Hiram 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Newton Twp. Trick or Treat Oct 31 Trick-or-Treat in Newton Township has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Halloween in Freedom Twp. Oct 31 Celebrate Halloween at Freedom Town Hall Pavilion on October 31 from 5-8 pm. Trick or Treat - All are welcome to participate. Bring treats and enjoy cider and donuts. Volunteers to help decorate are more than welcome.

Newton Falls Trick or Treat & Cake Walk Oct 31 Newton Falls Trick or Treat will be held October 31 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. A costume contest parade will be held prior to Kiwanis Club’s 92 annual Cakewalk, which begins at 7:00 p.m.�

Party~Arty Paint Nite with “Mocktails� Nov 2 Burton Public Library, Thursday, November 2 from 6˗8 p.m. Adults - get together with friends for a night of painting on canvas! Suggested donation of $20 per person.

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Soup Supper Nov 3 Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary #193 will hold its monthly Soup Supper on Friday, November 3 at 6pm at the Mantua Center School qymnasium which is located just north of Rt 82 on Center Road. Open to the public a variety of homemade soups, salads, hot dogs and desserts are available for $7 for adults and $3 for children.

side dishes, desserts and hot beverages at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave, Tallmadge. Open to public at $7.00 members and non-members. Please join the monthly dance from 7:30pm – 11:30. Celebrating “Post Hallowe’en� dance theme, everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. Prizes will be given to the prettiest, ugliest and most original costumes. Cost is $6 for PWP members and $8 for non-members. Music provided by disc jockey Mel. For member information cal Warrine at 330/322-9559.

Turkey Dinner & Basket Auction Nov 4 The Pricetown Church will hold their annual All-YouCan-Eat Turkey Dinner and Basket Auction on Saturday, November 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newton Falls High School, 907 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls. The cost is $10 for adults, 5$ for children. Children 4 and under free. Carry-outs available.

LaBrae Craft Show Nov 4 The 24th Annual LaBrae Craft Show is on November 4, 2017. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the LaBrae High School Complex at 1001 North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. There is free admission and parking. One hundred and twenty vendors will be on hand. Homemade food served all day.

Inter Urban Railway Nov 4 The Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet November4, at the Portage County Historical Society at 10:00 a.m. The society is located at 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, next to the Ravenna High School. The guest speaker, Ralph Pfingsten, a member of the Northern Ohio Railway Museum, will present a program on the Inter Urban Rail System in Northern Ohio. The program is free and open to anyone interested in genealogy or local history. The genealogy chapter meets the first Saturday of the

Parents Without Partners Nov 4 Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a deep fry turkey dinner November 4, 6:30 – 7:30pm, includes

month at the Portage County Historical Society at 10:00 a.m. from September through May, with no meeting in January, For more information call 330358-2227 or email pccogs@

Portage Faith Church Annual Bazaar Nov 4 The ladies at Portage Faith United Methodist Church at 9922 State Route 44, Mantua, invite you to their Annual Bazaar and Country Store on Saturday, Nov 4 from 9am to 2pm. In addition to our frozen vegetable beef soup, we will have a wide selection of other fresh homemade soups for only $5.50 per quart. Please come check out our crafts, jewelry, wood products, cookie jar mixes, baked and canned goods, and so much more. Admission is FREE. Continental breakfast and light lunch available.

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Early Bird Breakfast Nov 4 Those Legion and Auxiliary members who have paid their 2018 dues are entitled to a Free Early Bird Breakfast at Jake’s Restaurant on Saturday, November 4 from 8 to 11am according to Ray Corbitt, Commander.

Agape Autumn Auction Nov 4 Join us at the Mespo Expo Center on Saturday, November 4 forAgape ChristianAcademy’s 13th Annual Autumn Auction. It will be an evening of fun, fellowship and excitement as people bid for prizes such as a Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor autographed jersey, tickets to the Creation Museum, a weekend vacation at Lake Chautauqua and much more. Tickets are $15 per person and include a family style chicken, pot roast and mashed potato dinner with homemade dessert along with access to the Chinese, Silent and Live Auctions. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30. Several hundred items available. All proceeds benefit Christian education at

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Feather & Oink Bingo Nov 4 Community EMS Association is holding a Feather & Oink Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Community EMS District Station, located at 10804 Forest Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. There will be both traditional sit down and instant Bingo games with chances for turkeys, hams and other great prizes. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the traditional Bingo starting at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available.




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Veterans Day Program Mantua Legion Nov 5 The public is invited to a special Veterans Day program at the Western Reserve Cemetery on Sunday, November 5 at 2pm. The cemetery is on Rowaga Road in Rittman. A group of Legionnaires from Mantua Post 193 regularly serves as Honor Guard at the National Cemetery.

Quail Hollow Herb Society Meeting Nov 5 On Sunday, November 5, from 2 – 4 pm watch and learn the art of salve making using common herbs by Master Gardner, Ruth Davis. Recipes and samples will be given. (Note: Program begins at 3:00pm.) We are looking for new members-everyone welcome. Quail Hollow State Park Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road, Hartville, OH For more information, please contact Mary Lovin 330-325-3028.

Grief Support Nov 5 On Sunday November 5 starting at 3 pm, a grief support group will begin at the United Methodist Church of Garrettsville located at 8223 Park Ave. The group will meet for approximately 1 hour. This group will be open to any who have experienced loss. Through this we can start to walk a path of healing together. All are welcome. Tell a friend. For information please call 330-527-2055.

Cooking Class for Kids Nov 8 B u r t o n P u b l i c L i b r a r y, 440.834.4466. Ages 5+. Wednesday, November 8

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Nov 11 The James A Garfield Elementary School PTO in Garrettsville will be sponsoring a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, November 11 from 10am – 3pm at the Elementary School. A great opportunity to shop for the holiday season while supporting the school. Over 50 handcrafted and company vendors, bake sale, food, basket and gift auction. Santa from 1:30 – 2:30. For info call Diane Irwin 330-524-0592

Veteran’s Day Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 9 We would like to honor our local Veterans by providing a free spaghetti dinner at the Buchert Park Lodge on Nov 9 from 5-7 pm. Family, friends and military supporters are all welcomed to attend. Dinner, dessert, water and coffee will be provided. Please let us thank you for your service. Buchert Park Lodge is located at 4808 E. High St. in Mantua. To-go containers available if preferred.

Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast Nov 11 The Eagle Creek Conservation Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, to show our gratitude and appreciation for Veterans’ service. The breakfast will run from 7:30am to 11am at our clubhouse located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. The breakfast is FREE and open to all Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, their spouses and minor children. There will also be free giveaways and raffles for all of our Service Members. You must be present to register but not to win. For questions call Chris Cummings at (330) 283-5209 or email us info@ eaglecreekconservationclub. com.

JAGHS Conferences Nov 9 & 14 James A. Garfield High School Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 9th and 14th. Parents can call Mrs. Fisher at the high school at 330-527-4341. We look forward to seeing you!

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Meetings Nov 9 & 13 The Legion will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, November 9 at 7pm at the Post on East High Street. The Auxiliary will meet on Monday November 13 at 1pm.

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Library Closed Nov 11 All Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on Saturday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Service hours will resume on Monday, November 13.

Nov 10 The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day Observation at the Crestwood schools on Friday, November 10. The flag raising will be at 9am under the supervision of the Elementary School. The program at 9:30am is with the Primary School. All veterans will be honored.

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Veterans Day Assembly at Windham JR/SR High School Windham - Please join the Windham Junior and Senior High School students and staff in honoring our military men and women. The school will be hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10th at 8:30 AM in the high school gymnasium. There will be a light breakfast for military men and women at 7:45 AM in the board conference room. If you are able to wear your military uniform, we encourage you to do so. If you can’t wear your uniform, please feel free to wear any military memorabilia that identifies your branch of service. If you are planning to attend the ceremony and/or the breakfast, please contact Kathy Gutherie as soon as possible at 330-326-2711 ext. 536.

NOPEC PACE Financing to Save Mantaline Corporation $19,000 Per Year in Energy and Maintenance Costs Mantaline Corporation is the first entity in Portage County to take advantage of NOPEC’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) energy efficiency financing. The company secured financing of $119,000 at a 3% fixed interest rate for 10 years. Mantaline, which designs, develops, and produces precision molded and extruded components for a variety of industrial markets, is using the funds to upgrade the lighting in their newest facility, The Plastics Innovation Center in Hiram, Ohio. The company is replacing the existing fluorescent fixtures with LEDs, most of which will also be equipped with occupancy sensors to enhance the energy efficiency. The combined energy savings and reduced maintenance costs will save the company approximately $19,000 annually, equating to about a six-year payback on the investment. Mantaline, which has three other locations including a molding facility in Monterrey, Mexico, and extrusion facilities in San Antonio, Texas and Mantua, Ohio, serves a global customer base throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Current customers include BMW, VW, Ford, GM and Honda. “At Mantaline we are devoted to developing, inspiring and engaging our entire community of stakeholders in a healthy, vigorous and sustainable way. This project will create a positive impact through investing our resources in the sustainability of our business. Over the life of the fixtures we will help save over 4,000,000 pounds of carbon from entering the environment,” said David Little, Mantaline’s Head of Global Purchasing and Sustainability. Mantaline financed this project using NOPEC’s PACE financing program and will repay it through an assessment placed on the improved property. The assessment is paid twice a year over a 10-year term. NOPEC launched its PACE program in May 2016. The program provides financing of $100,000-$500,000 for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. “This program gives our members another community and economic development tool, and our customers a way to finance smaller energy projects. The end result is savings. Mantaline’s project clearly demonstrates that,” said Portage County Engineer and NOPEC Board Member Mickey Marozzi. NOPEC offers this energy efficiency financing program to all member communities. Public and private sector commercial properties, enrolled in NOPEC’s electric and gas aggregation programs, are eligible for this unique financing tool. Information on the program is available at


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Local Support Group Helps Families of Addicts/Alcoholics

Benjamin Coll | Staff Reporter

Nelson Twp. – Township officials present at the second Nelson Township trustee meeting of October, held Wednesday, October 18th were Fiscal Officer John David Finney; Trustees Joe Leonard, Mike Elias, and Kevin Cihan; Anne Mae VanDerHoeven, Chuck Vanek, and Sandy Huzl. After the meeting was called to order Finney presented the trustees with the minutes of the prior meeting. Upon reviewing the minutes Elias noted that VanDerHoevan’s record does not match the printed record. The minutes then accepted with modification to bring them inline with VanDerHoevan’s account. Finney reported that he has been attending meetings to work out a plan to submit to the county’s budget committee. The plan calls for a more equitable (read: fair) allocation to funding throughout the county. A motion to approve the plan (resolution 127-017) was made by Cihan, seconded by Leonard and approved unanimously. Finney also presented the trustees with bills & wages to be paid totaling just shy of $29,792; an updated fund status report accompanied. A request to replace the township’s color copier/printer at a price not to exceed $350 was approved. Sandy Huzl informed the trustees that use of the ballfield has slowed down with the arrival of colder weather; however rentals at the community house are picking up. VanDerHoevan had nothing new to report from Zoning, however she did inform the trustees that a resident requested the Community House receive a pressure-washing to remove the mildew on the exterior. Vanek reported that chip and seal work on Norton Road was expected to begin 10/19, and if everything goes well, should be completed within the day. After chip and seal work is completed, the road crew will be back on roadside brush removal. Leonard informed the other trustees that a copy of the EPA’s agreement with the new owners of the racetrack was included in the packets. Elias indicated that he is very interested to know where and what they are spraying to control the mosquito population. Cihan reminded Elias that documentation is submitted to the EPA, is a public record, and could be requested from the EPA. Cihan also asked Leonard to make a request that Ross Racing carbon copy the township on their EPA Reports. Leonard asked for approval to have Yarnell Tree Service take a look at the trees by the ballfield. He’d like to get an estimate on the cost of helping the trees along. He also requested that trustee Elias be a little more courteous to Finney. Cihan reported that the Center Street project is nearly complete. The final phase involves a topcoat, mailbox installation, berming, and driveway cleanup. He has tried to explain the issues with changes to the intersection, and has been in contact with the County Engineer. The Q&A letter on the CRA was reviewed and discussed briefly. Cihan would like to start discussing at the mid-November meeting. Cihan also respectfully asked Elias to remove his Community EMS Levy signs from the township property. Chris Meduri believes they fall under the township’s policy prohibiting political signage on public property. Elias expressed concerns over statements made regarding the Portage County Drug Task Force at the last meeting. The meeting was adjourned shortly after.




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Portage County - Those people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol are mostly unaware that their “disease” affects people other than themselves. Their next “fix” or “high” becomes an all-consuming necessity, regardless of family or loved ones that they might manipulate, take advantage of, or even harm in their obsession. Their sense of “family values” has been lost entirely! This situation often leads to emotional or financial hardships that their family or significant others must bear. Families usually choose to either continue enabling the addict, usually without even realizing that they’re doing it, or totally exclude the addict from the family. Either of these is the most difficult decision that they may face, and most times because of guilt or embarrassment, they face it ALONE! Families Anonymous of Portage County is a support group for family members or other loved ones facing these challenges. All the attendees have faced their own version of hardships, have realized that they are not alone, and are willing to freely share their experiences. As the name indicates, the first priority is ANONYMITY. In this way, the stigma of embarrassment or the fear that WE did something wrong are erased. As with other support groups, Families Anonymous of Portage County is based on a 12-step program, but our group highly encourages group discussions of related issues. The purpose of Families Anonymous of Portage County is to restore serenity, faith in ourselves, and selfesteem that only a “group effort” can achieve. All we ask is, keep attending. Families Anonymous of Portage County meets at 7pm every Monday (excluding holidays) at Coleman Behavioral Services, Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. Meetings are about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. For information call Peggy 330-760-7670.

J.A. Garfield Historical Society News

Iva Walker | Columnist The James A. Garfield Historical Society met on October 16, 2017 in the Historic Mott Building on Main St., Garrettsville, with a brief review of the local groups that will be visiting the facility in coming days. These included the annual visit of the third grade classes of James A. Garfield Elementary School and the Friday Club, with others possibly in the offing. The group itself is planning a trip to Lakeview Cemetery, final resting place of President James A. Garfield. Organizer for the event, on November 4, is Sarah Carley. Those interested can call her at 330-527-2963, ASAP. Other review covered the organization’s display at the recent Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase. This featured Pam Montgomery’s research on inventors from the area and their patents. These ranged from catalytic converter components through an evaporator for reducing maple sap to maple syrup to the first mini submarine, the “Alvin”. There may still be more. She has a notebook containing her findings, which was of great interest to the members. Debbie Guyette was the winner of the JAGHS basket at the showcase. It was reported that the building has been painted and unsightly wires removed. Military memorabilia is still being sought for a display upstairs. Under new business, the entire collection has been refreshed, re-signed and reorganized to better serve the public and make information more available to visitors. A possible open house on November 11 is being considered. Designers of the front window display are always needed; a new window will go in after Thanksgiving. Mention was made in support of the Mantua Christmas Home Tour approaching on the first two weekends of November. A donation of items from the Bud and Rose Whitney estate was accepted and will become part of the historical record. There is a possibility of acquiring historical pieces at the auction of display items from the Garrettsville Dairy Queen, which will be held on October 24th. Gwen Mayer of the Hudson Historical Society requested a loan of nutcrackers from the JAGHS collection for an upcoming presentation in Hudson. There was a short run-down of recent gifts and acquisitions, their origins and disposition. Planning for the annual Christmas Party got into gear.



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In Search Of History

Halloween Display Delights Kids of All Ages Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter Mantua - If you’ve driven down Prospect Street in Mantua recently, you’ve probably taken note of a very festive Halloween display adorning the outside of one of the more prominent buildings. It’s hard to miss the skeletons, pumpkins and ghosts that have been affixed to the exterior at 4691 Prospect, the site of Eddie’s Glass and Screen Repair. In case it escaped your notice, Eddie Martoncik, the proprietor, really enjoys decorating for the holidays. A Mantua resident for the past 35 years, he’s been sharing his love for the holidays for four years, both during Halloween and the Christmas season. “No one else in the neighborhood was doing it, and I really like the holidays,” he explained. But if you think the festive displays end when you enter the building, than you’re in for a big surprise. You see, on weekends during October, Martoncik opens his doors for local kids and their families to enjoy his not-so-haunted house inside his building, as well. The mood is set thanks to special lights and a fog machine. All manner of ghosts and skeletons abound, in this family-friendly display. The display changes each year; in fact, Martoncik just ordered 100 more ghosts to add to his already burgeoning display. “Kids don’t have much to do around here,” Martoncik explained. Families, as well as kids of all ages have visited his holiday displays. “They like what I do,


so I’m going to keep on doing it.” Si nce a Halloween visit wouldn’t be complete without candy, Martoncik provides that t o v isit or s , as well. So many, in fact, that he went through eight s u p e r- s i z e d bags of treats d u r i ng la st year’s season. He funds both the décor as well as the seasonal treats himself; there is no charge to tour his building. However donations of candy or funds for future decoration purchases will be gladly accepted. The display will be open this Saturday, October 28th, as well as during the village’s scheduled Trick-orTreating hours (5:30 - 7:30 pm) on Tuesday, October 31st. photo courtesy of

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See how a premier natural area like The Rookery hides a history of changes wrought by farming, railway and beavers during Ghost Farm in the Forest on Sunday, November 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m. With Senior Naturalist Dan Best as their guide, participants will “read the landscape” for evidence of former land use within this 562-acre park located at 10110 Cedar Road in Munson Township. “Find” a glacial lakebed that became pasture, a farm that became a forest, and a stream altered for a golf course, only to have the drainage “re-engineered” by beavers. Where this park is now a quiet preserve, a century ago the spark and clang of trolley cars could be heard along the path of the old Interurban Railroad, whose raised rail bed leads to the site of the junction that connected Cleveland to Middlefield and Chardon. The Rookery is a favorite park to take a walk year-round, for the dynamics of this unique trail in particular. Registration is not required to attend this partially wheelchair-accessible program geared toward those 12 and older. Please call 440-2869516 with questions.






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Free Holiday Workshop Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

If you agree that nothing enhances the holiday season like a fresh-cut Christmas tree, then you are in for a real treat. That’s because so many of the natural, traditional holiday products you’ll need to deck your halls and make your season bright are grown right here in Portage County. Thanks to the folks at the County’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), along with Portage County Master Gardeners, you and your family are invited to a free event where you’ll learn about the variety of holiday treats and decorating materials that are available from local growers. According to Lynn Vogel, an educator at the SWCD, “Folks don’t really think about Christmas trees being part of agriculture – or other things like cut winterberry or chestnuts.” She went on to explain the holiday bounty that can be found locally. “We have a local wreath maker from Holly Ridge Nursery that makes exquisite wreaths he sells at the Shaker Square Farmers’ Market. He grows 30 different types of plants to make these wreaths; he also grows winterberry and markets it through florists far and wide -- all from humble Portage County.” And while spending your hard-earned dollars locally is an important way to help keep the local economy green, another way to enjoy a greener holiday is to use locally-grown cut trees as opposed to an artificial tree. “Perennial plants such as Christmas trees, chestnut trees and the many plants that Paul from Holly Ridge Nursery grows,” Vogel explained, “are cash crops that are so much more effective in conserving our soil and water when compared to annual row crops.” In addition, the event will offer activities for children, Vogel explained. “Kids will learn conifer ID and have the chance to make a holiday swag, as well. We’ll have holiday décor, as well as refreshments to enjoy, even treats that include locally-grown chestnuts. As an added incentive, participants will have the chance to win door prizes, such as festive wreaths or a gift certificate to cut your own Christmas tree at a local farm. “Bring your family out and meet some local producers and enjoy some holiday treats with us,” she urged. It will be held on November 9th from 6:30 to 9 pm at Portage SWCD at 6970 State Route 88 in Ravenna. The event is free, but registration is required. Contact Marybeth at to register.

Iva Walker | Columnist It was work, WORK, WORK for the members of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club on October 23, 2017 at Cal’s II. Sky Plaza, Garrettsville. This work involved preparations for the Reverse Raffle, the club’s primary fund-raiser for the year, coming up on November 1 (the now-standard date of the first Wednesday in November). There was reporting on tickets sold and prospective buyers for those remaining. Money is being turned in. Toting up items for the silent auction is happening. Donations need to be brought to Lisa Muldowney at Middlefield Bank. ACE Hardware donated a wheelbarrow for the folks falling off the wagon. The sound system is accounted for. The caterer for the event—new this year—is Isaly’s Catering. Work will be done on Tuesday and Wednesday at Sugar Bush Golf Club in preparation for the big event. Tickets are still available and may be obtained from any Rotary member. Dinner, a chance to win the big jackpot, an evening out with friends. How could you go wrong? The semi-yearly roadside clean-up between Garrettsville and Hiram took place on October 21 and Maplewood Career Center’s Annual was a great success. A goodly number of InterAct “Christmas in the Woods” members participated, along with some Boy Scouts and Portage County’s Premier Craft Show Head Honcho, John Crawford. Good event. Friday, November 3rd 5pm-9pm Chovvie, the current Rotary Exchange student at Saturday, November 4th 10am-4pm James A. Garfield High School, was part of the Garfield Santa Arrives: Cross Country team’s triumph at the district competition Friday 5pm-8:30pm & Sat. 10am-1pm for pictures on Saturday, October 21; he then ran off to be part of the Garfield soccer team competing at Rootstown. Good 7075 St Rt 88, Ravenna, OH 330-296-2892 going. The Garfield Quiz Bowl/ Academic Challenge Team placed as runners-up to Boardman H.S. at an NAQT tournament in Brookfield on that same Saturday. Everybody scored, two members placed in the top eight scorers, three more were recognized for scoring prowess. It was a good day. In attendance were guests Susan and Mike Greenwood of the MantuaShalersville Rotary, Sister JoAnn Sorensen from the Johnson Home—wife of Elder Steve Sorensen, G-H Rotary member, and Steve Zabor of the Mantua- Christopher Insurance Agency Your Local Independent Agents Shalersville Rotary Club. 10678 Freedom St. Garrettsville, OH 44231 • 330-527-2483 Steve gave a brief tutorial on the levels of organization Speak with one of our agents today for a competitive rate quote to meet all of your insurance needs. of Rotary, from local club Agents: through districts, zones, and Mickey Christopher Rotary International. Helene Christopher Good bread, good meat. Amber Mast-Hermann Good grief! Let’s eat!

The League of Women Voters of Kent will provide citizens a forum to learn more about Crestwood school board candidates on Oct. 30, starting at 7 p.m. at Crestwood High School, 10919 N. Main St., Mantua, Ohio 44255. The forum is free and open to the public. To start the program each school board candidate will make a brief self-introduction. Candidates will then proceed to a Q&A session with a small group of voters, rotating to each small group until each candidate has had the opportunity to speak with each group, giving voters the opportunity to ask questions of each candidate. A League representative will be assigned to each group to facilitate discussion. Voters may also find local information at is the League of Women Voters online voting site to look up information on local issues and information that candidates have submitted about themselves. The League of Women Voters, a diverse national organization open to men and women, neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. Founded in 1920 after the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming women the right to vote, the League has fought since 1920 to improve U.S. systems of government and impact public policies through education and advocacy. The organization is committed to voter education and facilitating voter registration. The Voter’s Guide will be published at the end of October. The guide is also now available on the LWVK website,, and a digital version is available at public libraries. Questions can be directed to league@kent.oh.lwvnet. org. Learn more about the league at www.kent.oh.lwvnet. org or You can connect with the Kent League on Facebook.

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What has happened to this year’s fall colors? Has this year’s fall display looked a little, browner than usual? At least in Northeast Ohio this appears to be the case. Unfortunately, the long summer drought and warmer than normal evening temperatures have taken their toll on this fall’s annual burst of color. Instead of the leaves changing colors as they normally would have done, the lack of water has caused the trees to shed their leaves in order to conserve water for the coming winter months. Instead of the vibrant colors we are used to seeing, we are seeing shriveled up, brown, and crispy leaves. Normally this is the peak of fall color, but this year we are only see a burst of color here and a burst there. There are three main factors for the multicolored farewell to our deciduous trees each autumn: leaf pigments, photoperiod and weather. The timing of color change is ultimately regulated by the calendar. The process actually started on June 21, the first day of summer. This is when the days begin to get shorter. The shorter days trigger a biochemical process that begins the color-change and soon paints the landscape. Under normal conditions this timing is unvarying. Like clockwork, we can expect leaves to begin changing in late September with peak color usually the first two weeks of October. The biochemistry process involves three main pigments: chlorophyll, carotenoids, and anthocyanins. Pigments are what plants produce to collect energy from the sun to power the photosynthesis fa ct or y a nd m a ke fo o d . C h lo r o p hyl l gives leaves their dominant green appearance. Chlorophyll absorbs highly energetic blue and red wavelengths of sunlight and makes them into chemical energy. Leaves appear green because they are reflecting the green wavelength. Carotenoids produce yellow, orange and brown colors and anthocyanins yield predominantly red hues. All of these pigments may be present throughout the summer, but chlorophyll usually dominates and the green masks other colors. As night lengthens, chlorophyll production slows and eventually stops. The green color slowly fades, revealing the colors of carotenoids and anthocyanins. The brilliance of colors that develop during autumn is related to weather conditions during the time the chlorophyll in the leaves is dwindling, namely, temperature and moisture. Warm, sunny days and cool, crisp (but not freezing) nights result in the most spectacular color displays. During this time, an abundance of sugar is produced in the leaves. Sugars build up because the leaf veins are constricting and the movement of sugars is sluggish during cool nights. Lots of sugar plus lots of bright sunlight results in the production of anthocyanins and hues of red, purple and crimson. Moisture throughout the growing season, not just during fall, appears to have an effect on color as well although this is more difficult to pinpoint. In general, the brightest autumn colors are produced when dry, sunny days are followed by cool, dry nights. In autumn, many trees can be identified by color. Oaks typically turn scarlet, dull orange and brown, hickories a golden yellow, aspen and tulip poplar various shades of yellow, dogwood a purplish red, beech a light tan. Maples however show more variation. Sugar maples display yellow, orange and red. Red maples turn a brilliant red.

Additionally, timing of color change varies by species. Black Gum leaves begin to turn vivid red colors while most other leaves remain fully green. Ash and Maples soon follow, with the Oaks and Beeches the last trees to change, sometimes even holding on to their brown leaves through much of winter, this is called marcescence. Researchers have studied this for many years and they still do not know why this occurs. All those leaves that fall to the ground are not wasted. As they decompose, they restock soil nutrients and enhance the humus layer of the forest floor that serves as a sponge and maintains soil moisture. Additionally, the leaf litter b e c o m e s food for soil organisms that are important throughout the forest ecosystem. Think about the amount of biomass and nutrients that get raked across your yard each October. Don’t waste it by stuffing it in bags and setting curbside for removal. Rather, rake the leaves into your flower beds and vegetable gardens. It’s the cheapest and most natural way to mulch and ‘fertilize’ your soil.

Crescent Chapter No. 7 O.E.S. Service Honorees Crescent Chapter No. 7 O.E.S. held its annual birthday meeting recently at the Masonic Temple in Garrettsville with Lou Ann Kilgore W.M. and Frank Gharky PD presiding. Several members were presented pins honoring years of service to the Order. Nancy Turo of Willoughby Hills was unable to attend. Her 70-year pin will be sent to her. He sister, Barbara Jean Gibbs of Middlefield was present and received a 65-year pin. Others honored were Paula Staib and Virginia Simpson, 60 year pins. Lisa Sanborn, Lee Ann Dean, Betty Lou Yost, Ethel Nelson, Virginia Gharky, Robert Gharky and Elaine Hammond received 40-year pins. Those receiving 25-year pins included Diane Nelson, John Nelson III, Joy Kilgore, Marilee Louk, Bonnie Louk and Marilyn Jones. The next regular meeting of Crescent Chapter will be Monday, November 13 at 7:30pm. Installation of 2018 officers will be Saturday, November 15 at 2pm at the Garrettsville Temple.


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What is your favorite school activity? Reading is my favorite school activity because you get to learn about new stuff. What makes James A. Garfield a great place? James A. Garfield is a great place because we have great teachers! What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Creativity is the most important Core Value to me because it can make school fun to learn. All of the Core Values are important to me. What is your college or career focus? When I graduate I want to be a computer engineer. I will need to go to college to learn all I can about computers. I already know tons!


Grade: 8 Something I would like others to know about me... I like to play sports like football and I wrestle. What is your favorite school activity? I really like all my classes but my favorite is probably Spanish. What is your college or career focus? When I graduate I’d like to be a Machine Operator or a Civil Engineer. I’ll need a Bachelor’s degree.

What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Respect is the most important Core Value to me because it just makes everybody’s day better. What makes James A. Garfield a great place? James A. Garfield is a great place because of the staff. They are all great people.


Grade: 8 Something I would like others to know about me... Something I want others to know is I play volleyball , this is my second year playing. I also got the 7th grade math academic achievement award, and I would like to get it again in 8th grade. What is your favorite school activity? If I could only pick one, I would pick math. I never really liked math until middle school, but this year there are many new and different ways to solve problems and I specially like getting a paper back and getting a A on my tests. What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? I believe that respect is the most important, because if you have respect for others you will get respect back and that creates new friendships. So that why you should respect others. What is your college or career focus? I would like to become a pediatrician, because I love to be around children.


Grade: 11 Something I would like others to know about me... I enjoy playing basketball and baseball in my free time. What is your favorite school activity? I enjoy talking to people and seeing my friends at school. What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Kindness is the most important Core Value to me. You never know what someone is going through…. be kind to everyone! What is your college or career focus? I am not certain what I want to do when I graduate, but I am thinking about becoming a teacher.

What makes James A. Garfield a great place? James A. Garfield is a great place because of the teachers and kids. The teachers care about every kid and it is very easy to make friends at Garfield.


What are your hobbies or interests? I enjoy spending time with my family. The most interesting thing about me is… I have 2 beautiful daughters that I cherish with all my heart. Garfield is the best place to work because… I grew up here, got married here, raised my family here and was lucky enough to work for my hometown district. I help make Garfield the best place for kids by… by making sure the district staff is paid so that makes everyone happy.

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The Windham Junior and Senior High School staff has voted on the students of the month for October. These students show their Bomber Pride and represent Windham Schools in a respectful, positive way. We are proud of our students at Windham! Pictured are row one (left to right): Quinn Justham (Grade 5), Abby Simpson (Grade 6), Lyndsie Brown (Grade 8), Ashley Wright (Grade 9). Row Two (left to right): Josh Walker (Grade 10), Gina Brown (Grade 11), Justin Collins (Grade 12). Not Pictured: Danniel Kolaczek (Grade 7).

Pictured above are the Lady G-Men 2017 PTC Volleyball Champions. Front row (left to right): Coach Taylor Ball, Keyaira Sly, Becca Lawrence, Emma Bass, Lauren Whan Back row (left to right): Daisy Yearyean, Valerie Domanian, Amanda Riffle, Hannah Warren, Gabby Barnard, Natalina Porter, Taylor Hrabak and Madeline Shirkey

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Pre-K - Cade Sanchez, Reagan Delvaux Kindergarten - Alex Farr, Trenton Beck, Everett Maniscalco, Jack Todia, Skyler Rouru 1st Grade - Brooke Prinkey, Lina Kaufman, Ellie Delvaux, Emma DiSanza 2nd Grade - Bella Wareham, Emilynn Hoskinson, Noah Jursa, Luke Evans 3rd Grade - Amaya Basinger, Lena Strok, Lindsey Rabatin, Aidan McCon, Izzy Blohm 4th Grade - Lizzy Ressler, Jocelyn Sommer 5th Grade - Giovanni Gianako, Loreal Puleo 6th Grade - Jack Carmichael, Maria Haines


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NELSON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS I am running for Nelson Township Trustee. I have lived in Nelson Township for 42 years and have always been involved in my community. In 1995 I started the first township clean-up with a $2,400 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The next year, the Trustees at that time, appropriated the money for another clean-up. This is how our yearly clean-ups got their start. After zoning was voted in, I volunteered to be the secretary for the Zoning Board of Appeals and began working with the first zoning inspector, Walt Angeli. I have been Nelson Township zoning inspector for the last 20 years. I have done my best to do my job by representing the township and aiding the residents of Nelson to navigate zoning. For the last three years I have also been working with our Fiscal Officer, John David Finney, as his assistant. I have learned how your tax dollars are being spent. To me, it’s just like running a business. Only so much money comes in, and the trustees have to decide how to spend it to keep the township running smoothly. In 2005, the Pixley Park Development Committee was formed to develop Pixley Park. I was on that committee, and we raised enough money to put in the ball field which is enjoyed by the young and the old today. I would like to be part of seeing Nelson grow and improve in the years to come; this is why I want to be one of your next Trustees. My focus will be on the 26 miles of township roads, 5 cemeteries, Pixley Park, and the Nelson Community House. On November 7th, I would appreciate your vote. Thank you,

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Once again Halloween is sneaking up on me and I can’t believe that it will be here next week already. We’ve been so busy trying to wrap up this year’s harvest that I lost track of time. Thankfully, seeing all of the Halloween candy in the stores quickly reminded me that I need to get ready. So I wandered the candy aisle the other day trying to decide what wines would go best with each candy. So in my annual tradition, I had to do my research and pair the candy! So, armed with a few bags of candy and enlisting the help of some great friends, we set out to come up with the best Halloween candy and wine pairing. Many people and websites recommend dark chocolate with a dry red wine. I have always heard that is a myth so I wanted to see for myself how well dark chocolate pairs with red wine. We started with the Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses and Candlelight Winery’s Sangiovese. Everyone agreed that it was not the best combination and could not find a wine that we liked with the dark chocolate. We debated about what to try with our next candy – chewy caramels. We tried a variety of wines and nothing seemed to taste quite right but then we paired the caramels with a Chardonnay, and between the buttery flavor of the Chardonnay and the caramel candy, we found a great match. The next candy was a fun one to pair – Whoppers. I love the texture combination in the malted milk chocolate balls so I was hoping to find a smooth wine that would pick up the different textures. Luckily, our Riesling gave us just the right combination. Plus, the Whoppers really enhanced the citrus taste in our Riesling. As our tasting started to wind down we tried our final candy – candy corn. I am not a fan of candy corn nor am I a fan of sweet wines; however the match-up of the candy corn and our Afterglow (a sweet red) was a surprising combination. All of us agreed that the pairing of the two toned down the sweetness in both the candy and the wine. Disappointed that we did not find anything to pair with our fruit wines we decided to experiment with some other options. After trying a few combinations of candy and our Cranberry wine, we came up with a great Halloween treat. After pouring half a glass of Cranberry wine, we added an apple sucker and let the wine sit for a couple of minutes. While the sucker was a great addition, the wine had this great Cran-Apple taste that was a perfect ending to our tasting. 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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1.Inventor of the apochromatic lens 5. Time units (abbr.) 8. Cool! 11. NY football family 13. A way to consume 14. Competition 15. Monetary units 16. Plant in the daisy family 17. Ottoman military title 18. Small Polish village 20. Relatively insignificant lie 21. Argument 22. Comforts 25. Early 30. Went on and on 31. Type of IRA 32. Short musical composition 33. Images 38. Major component of wood glue (abbr.) 41. Observing expeditions 43. Used as a lightweight foam 45. Recall knowledge 48. Afrikaans word for “language” 49. Fried chicken guru Sanders’ title (abbr.) 50. Caucasian language 55. A Spanish river 56. Used to pierce holes 57. Song of praise 59. In bed 60. Originally called 61. Iron Age Brittonic tribe 62. Young goat 63. Not even 64. Make from wool or yarn

1.Current unit 2. Bleats 3. Soft creamy white cheese 4. Opposite of west 5. Young female cow 6. Deep, narrow gorges 7. Freestanding sculpture 8. Finger millet 9. Hurts 10. Unable to hear 12. Vast body of water 14. Volcanic island in Fiji 19. Not early 23. Wet dirt 24. Be characteristic of 25. Before 26. Tell on 27. Resembles the ostrich 28. Million barrels per day (abbr.) 29. War-torn city in Syria 34. Mode of transportation 35. Metals and minerals are extracted from this 36. Trent Reznor’s band 37. Midway between south and southeast 39. Vesuvius is one 40. Permitted 41. A type of corrosion (abbr.) 42. Tip of Aleutian Islands 44. Shouted 45. Jewish spiritual leader 46. Punched in the side of the head 47. Lout 48. Used to make furniture and ships 51. Spectr um disorder (abbr.) 52. A way to talk 53. American shoe company 54. Chinese ethnic group 58. Egg of a louse

answer to last puzzle


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PUBLIC NOTICE The Crestwood Board of Education will hold their Regular November Meeting on Tuesday November 21 at 7:00pm at the Crestwood High School Library, 10919 N. Main St, Mantua. Please note this is a change in date from the preciously scheduled Regular November Meeting of November 14, 2017.


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HANDYMAN SERVICES: Over 40 years in the building trades in Portage County. Very reasonable rates for seniors. 330-606-1216 or 330-2975749 10/27 PIANO TUNING & REPAIR All makes & models. E. James (330) 296-8545 RUFN

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Fun By The Numbers 3 bd/2ba * Manufactured home * Fully remodeled * Feels like new construction * MUST SEE MLS 3942784 $29,900

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MATH CORNER WINNERS Puzzle #18-3 1. 6 1/4 cups 2. 3 3. 150o Winners

Garrettsville McDonald’s Claim your prize by bringing this box to McDonald’s

1. SOPHIA SCOTT Extra Value Meal 2. KAMERON HARVERY Cheeseburger, fries, drink

3. EVAN RIDENBAUGH McDonald’s Dessert

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Complete junk cars picked up call for special pricing. Sheet Steel $145/ton. Complete junk cars $145/ton. Add junk to the trunk for extra weight (steels, applcs, etc...) #2 unprepared $180/ton. #2 prepared 2x3 $200/ton. P&S prepared 2x3 $220/ton. Call today for Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metal. Motor Blocks $240/ton. Aluminum rims $12.50 a piece. Roll off containers available.

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