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Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Workers Compensation will be topic 

The Portage County Human Resource Association, an affiliate chapter of the Society of Human Resources Managers, will host its monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 S.R. 88, Ravenna. Registration and networking starts at 11:30 a.m.

Tree pruning workshop set for March 25 at Stotler's Orchard
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Tree pruning workshop set for March 25 at Stotler's Orchard 

A fruit tree pruning workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon March 25 at Stotler's Orchard in Randolph. The free workshop starts with 60 minutes of instruction by David Stotler and then attendees can practice pruning skills on apple trees.

Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Students named to Grove City Dean's List 

The following students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. Gabriella Yonkers, a freshman communication studies major, has been named to the Dean's List.

Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Paxton Warren Whiteman is born 

Sarah Smith and Patrick Whiteman of Ravenna announce the birth of their son, Paxton Warren Whiteman. He was born Dec. 14 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

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Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Liam Alistair Doran is born on Dec. 8 

Bryn Smith and Zackary Doran of Kent announce the birth of their son, Liam Alistair Doran. He was born Dec. 8 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Older siblings are Nathan Barber, 6, and Alexis Barber, 5.

Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Cole Edward Rennick makes his debut 

Cole Edward Rennick is the newborn son of Stacey Rennick and Chelsea Ziegler of Aurora. He was born Dec. 5 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Older brothers are Zachary Rennick, 22, Stacey Rennick Jr.

Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

History of Atwater Post Office is program 

The Atwater Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Society Museum, 1219 S.R. 183, next to the Atwater Town Hall. JoAnn Minier will present the program about the history of the Atwater Post Office.

Deerfield Dandies to perform
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Deerfield Dandies to perform 

Grace Episcopal Church in Ravenna invites the community to its spring luncheon, which includes a performance by the Deerfield Dandies, an all-female singing group that performs traditional folk songs in pioneer garb. The luncheon will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. March 25 at the church, 250 W.

Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Pork chop dinner set at Ravenna VFW 

The Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055 will host a pork chop dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 at the post home, 6000 New Milford Road, Ravenna.

Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Medicare 101 program set at library 

A representative from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will present a program about Medicare benefits and options from 2 to 3 p.m. March 22 at the Pierce-Streetsboro Branch of the Portage County District Library.

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Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Container gardening program planned 

Cynthia Druckenbrod, vice president of Horticulture at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, will speak about container gardening from 6 to 7 p.m. March 22 at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library.

NEOMED hosts Hogwarts Charity Ball
Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

NEOMED hosts Hogwarts Charity Ball 

The Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown recently hosted an "Aesculapius Charity Ball: A Magical Evening in Hogwarts" in the grand ballroom of the NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center.

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Calico Hearts Quilt Guild sets meeting 

The Calico Hearts Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 21 (rescheduled date) at Maplewood Christian Church on S.R. 88 in Ravenna. Special guest speaker will be Ginger Mangie, who will be presenting examples of quilts, handbags and needlework from 1900 to 1960.

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Tree City Carvers to meet on March 21 

The Tree City Carvers monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Fred Fuller Park on Middlebury Road in Kent. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Larry Hurd at 330-297-7905.

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage County Beekeepers to meet 

The Portage County Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. March 16 at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 S.R. 88, Ravenna. The guest speaker will be John Grafton, who retired in 2008 after spending 32 years with the apiary inspection program.

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Reverse raffle, auction to benefit Arc 

The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties will hold its 30th annual Reverse Raffle and Auction on April 21 at Guy's Party Centre in Akron. The event includes dinner, a $2,000 grand prize and a reverse raffle, as well as a live and silent auction.

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Book Discussion Club to meet March 21 

The Book Discussion Club at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. March 21 in the library's meeting room. This month's selection is will be "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed.

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Randolph Garden Club to meet March 20 

The Randolph Garden Club will hold its organizational meeting for 2017 at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Randolph Senior Center, 1639 SR. 44. Inspiration will be given by Phyllis Stutler.

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Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

'Paint With Ease' Party Nightset at Upper Room Ministries 

A "Paint With Ease" Party Night event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 24 at Upper Room Ministries, 3090 S.R. 59, Ravenna. The cost per person is $25 and all painting materials and supplies will be included, along with food and beverages.

Memorial Day Association seeks parade participants
Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Memorial Day Association seeks parade participants 

The Ravenna Memorial Day Association hopes to make Memorial Day 2017 a community event. The group seeks the participation of veteran, civic, social and youth organizations in the county.