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Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Adult movie night set Jan. 25 at library 

A recently released movie for adults will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna. Learn the story of the captain behind the miracle on the Hudson. Light refreshments will be provided.

Skeels Center hosts MLK breakfast
Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Skeels Center hosts MLK breakfast 

The Skeels Youth hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Jan. 16 at the Skeels-Vernon L. Mathews Community Center in Ravenna, with 102 people in attendance.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Been There, Done That

Kids don't seem to carry their lunches to school anymore. Or, maybe I'm just looking at the wrong age group if I'm expecting to see Barbie or Scooby Doo lunch boxes. I think one of the last times I carried a lunch box to school was in second grade. I pulled my Thermos out and shook it.

By Laura Nethken
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Princess Night Project offers free prom dresses to high school girls 

Girls from area high schools can get the prom dress of their dreams free from Altrusa International of Akron's annual Princess Night Project.

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Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

ABLE classes offered in Portage County 

The Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Program classes are held year-round providing classes and materials free of charge. Classes are held throughout Portage County with certified instructors at various locations on the bus line.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent Free Library hosts Book Clubs in February 

The Kent Free Library offers a variety of book clubs for February. Monday Morning Book Group Feb. 6 at 11 a.m.: "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" by Ben Montgomery This book group will meet the first Monday morning of every month at 11 a.m. No registration is required.

Portage APL hosts annual 'Paws to Taste'
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage APL hosts annual 'Paws to Taste'  1

The Portage APL's annual fundraiser, "Paws to Taste" recently was held at a new location, the Aurora Inn Hotel & Event Center, with 120 people in attendance.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Megan Glaser is on dean's list 

Megan Glaser of Aurora has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Glaser is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in public relations.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Amanda Wesley earns top honors 

Amanda Danielle Wesley of Ravenna was named to the Dean's List at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C., for the fall semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average to be selected for this academic honor.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Reda Santali is on dean's list 

Reda Baker M. Santali of Streetsboro, a Bachelor of Science candidate majoring in fire science in the Lee College of CJ & Forensics, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at the University of New Haven.

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Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Vital Statistics 

DISSOLUTIONS Janet R. Soinski Shannahan and Scott L. Shannahan, both of Streetsboro Ashley L. Stewart, of Hiram, and James E. Stewart, of Ravenna David L. Clapp and Sue E. Clapp, both of Ravenna Erin Van Dyke and Jerrold T.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Jr. Tuesday Club celebratesyear's end , looks forward to 2017 

The Jr. Tuesday Club had its final meeting of the 2016 year with a Christmas get-together at Eddy's Restaurant.

Warm up to veggie-packed soup
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Warm up to veggie-packed soup 

When the weather outside is frightful, we could all use a cozy soup for supper. A steaming bowl of Rustic Vegetable-Beet Soup provides instant comfort. The ease and convenience of Aunt Nellie's pickled beets can't be "beet"-- no need to spend time peeling or pickling.

Family Features
3rd-grader Riley Suchy of Streetsboro is Ohio winner with 39.8-pound cabbage
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

3rd-grader Riley Suchy of Streetsboro is Ohio winner with 39.8-pound cabbage 

The National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program's Ohio state winner is Riley Suchy of Streetsboro Elementary School. She grew a 39.8-pound cabbage and was randomly selected by the Ohio Agriculture Department.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Orliana Sapphire Moore is new arrival 

Jessie and Faith Moore of Kent announce the birth of their daughter, Orliana Sapphire Moore. She arrived Jan. 4 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Older siblings are Jessie Moore V, 5, and Bayala Moore, 2.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Walker family welcomes Liliana Rose 

Bernadett and Bradley Walker of Brimfield announce the birth of their daughter, Liliana Rose Walker. She arrived Nov. 25, 2016, at Akron General Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Older brothers are Landon Walker, 4, and Lucas Walker, 2.

McMullen-Reye
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

McMullen-Reye 

The engagement of Melissa McMullen of Painesville, the daughter of Ron and Chris McMullen of Shalersville, to Chris Reye of Painesville, the son of Bruce Reye and Mary Landsmann, both of Painesville, is announced.

Renner-Chiano
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Renner-Chiano 

Jessica Laura Renner and Jeremy Andrew Chiano were united in marriage in a wedding ceremony held Sept. 3, 2016, at Grace Baptist Church in Kent with the Rev. Bruce Chouinard officiating. The ceremony followed a color theme of navy and gray.

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Garrettsville resident is $5,000 contest winner
Jan 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Garrettsville resident is $5,000 contest winner 

PEACH GLEN, Pa. -- A simple love of chocolate and cherries was all it took for Garrettsville resident Cheryl Holsapfel to win $5,000 as the winner of Lucky Leaf's Simple Holiday Treat recipe contest.

Jan 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Brandon Lee LaFontaine Jr. has arrived 

Brandon and Nicole LaFontaine of Ravenna announce the arrival of their son, Brandon Lee LaFontaine Jr. He arrived Jan. 5 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Older siblings are Kylee LaFontaine, 12, and Trevor LaFontaine, 9.