Raymond Patrick Freitag Huffman is born Randy Huffman and Linda Freitag of Diamond announce the birth of their son, Raymond Patrick Freitag Huffman. He was born July 8 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.
Area students graduate from Ohio University The following Portage County students completed degrees at the end of the spring semester 2017 at Ohio University in Athens. Atwater -- Dylana J.
The second annual Quilts in the Village will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Hilltop Christian Church, 4572 W. Prospect St., Mantua. For more information or to enter a quilt, call Joy at 330-701-6992.
Noelle Smigel and Andrew Prentice each recently received a $1,500 memorial scholarship honoring Robert L. Fankhauser, a longtime public servant of Portage County.
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The Ravenna High School class of 1985 will gather for a 50th Birthday Bash at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Linebacker Lounge at Twin Star Lanes in Kent. Committee members include Tappan Tigers -- Shane Kardos, Jennifer (Rude) Flachbart and Drema (Rose) Herron.
The Ladies Auxiliary to Windham American Legion Post No. 674, 9960 E. Center St., will be hosting a Purse Exchange and Wine Tasting event at 6 p.m. July 29. Admission is $6 at door. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. Call 330-326-3188 for more information.
Karley Braxton Beatty arrives July 7 Brittany and Stephen Beatty of Garrettsville announce the arrival of their daughter, Karley Braxton Beatty. She arrived July 7 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces.
Families may visit Reed Memorial Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for the monthly build and create program. Participants may challenge themselves or each other to a series of building and creating challenges.
The annual Bryn Mawr Glen rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 and 29 at 171 Bryn Mawr St., Ravenna, (the road beside Pizza Hut). The sale is open to the public and offers clothing, household items and more.
The Ravenna High School class of 1987 will hold its 30-year reunion at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Big Dog Saloon, 432 W. Highland Ave., Ravenna. Those planning to attend may make reservations at the class Facebook page rhsclassof8730threunion or by calling Vyktorya Reynolds at 330-760-4571.
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The Portage County Society of the Blind will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at the English Pub Bistro, 320 E. Main St., Ravenna. This month's entertainers will be The Elderly Brothers. The meeting is open to the public. The group will be collecting Acme register tapes again this year.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055, 6000 New Milford Road, Ravenna, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13. To rent a table, call Bob Price at 330-459-4873 or the post home at 330-296-9546.
Did you know that our National Park Service is celebrating its 100th year? Did you know while Yellowstone was our first national park, it is not our oldest national park? Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas was established as a reservation in 1832 -- 40 years earlier!
By Virginia Goodell
The 24th annual Hiram School Reunion recently was held at the Troy Community Center with 60 attending. Gary Bott recognized each class in attendance. The class of 1957 celebrating their 60-year reunion had the most members present.
The Portage County Knife Collectors Club will meet at 7 p.m. July 25 at the Charlestown Town Hall on Rock Spring Road. This month's meeting will be on going over and setting up tickets for the club's raffle in December. The group encourages all members to attend.
A chicken and pulled pork barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 22 at Deerfield American Legion Post No. 713, 1517 S.R. 14 (one-fourth mile west of Deerfield Circle). The menu includes baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and butter and a drink. The BBQ is open to the public.
Families may take part in an afternoon of decorating fun at 2 p.m. July 22 at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna. Participants will receive an unfrosted cupcake for them to decorate using their creativity and provided supplies. Afterward, participants may eat their creation.
Kelley Ribs will offer ribs and chicken for sale Saturday and Sunday at Kent Floral Co., 1109 S. Water St. in Kent. Food will be ready for lunchtime. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the Kelley fund for youth basketball.
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Celebrations of Mary K. Denny's 107th birthday started with the Rev. Thomas Acker, S.J. celebrating a Mass outside at the Grotto. He reminisced with Mary asking her questions about her life and the history of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Randolph.
By Pauline Persons
The Lamson & Sessions/RB&W retirees breakfast is held on the third Thursday of every month at the Brimfield Family Restaurant. The next breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. July 20 and is open to all Lamson & Sessions/RB&W retirees.