Heading Logo


Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Jeffrey Tonge of Kent is on Dean's List

Lincoln University of Missouri has released the names of students who qualified for the spring 2017 Dean's List. Among those on the Dean's List is Jeffrey Tonge of Kent. In order to qualify for the Dean's List a student must acquire at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Marra Woods is named to Dean's List

Marietta College's Marra Woods of Streetsboro has been named to the Spring 2017 Dean's List. Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.74 is recognized as a Dean's List student for that semester.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Costanza Fantoni named to Honor Roll

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the spring term have been announced by Oregon State University in Corvallis. A total of 1,245 students earned straight-A (4.0). Another 4,086 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Amber Harrison helps stage 'The Diviners'

Amber Harrison of Mantua was part of the cast and crew from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea that staged Jim Leonard, Jr.'s "The Diviners" during the spring 2017 semester.

[More news below]
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Registration due now for farmer training program

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is now accepting applications for Heartland Farm Beginnings, a community-based, farmer-led, field-tested, in-depth farmer training program that helps beginning farmers create successful sustainable agriculture businesses.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Holly Duff of Kent earns master's degree

Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., conferred 2,651 degrees to students at its 2017 spring commencement May 19 at JQH Arena. Holly Duff of Kent graduated with a master of science in geospatial sciences (environmental geology).

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Students graduate from Muskingum

The following area students graduated from Muskingum University during commencement exercises held in May on the campus in New Concord. Josie Baum of Garrettsville majored in psychology. McKenzie Faust of Hiram majored in criminal justice and sociology.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Madison Smalley of Kent is on Dean's List

Madison Smalley, a resident of Kent, has recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University in Massachusetts for the spring semester. Each school and college at Boston University has its own criterion for the Dean's List, but students generally must attain a 3.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Library hosts summer kids' activities on June 29 and 30

Patrons may cool off and have fun with indoor activities at the Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., this week. On June 29, attendees will enjoy music and movement, Hawaiian style, at a Luau Dance Party.

Insurance Association awards scholarship to Jenna Parker
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Insurance Association awards scholarship to Jenna Parker

The Portage County Insurance Association recently awarded the PCIA-David H. Green Scholarship at the annual PCIA Reverse Raffle fundraiser. Jenna Parker of Rootstown is the 2017 recipient of the four-year renewable award.

[More news below]
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Around Garrettsville

The alumni of James A. Garfield High School (and the constituent districts of Freedom, Nelson and remnants of Hiram and/or Charlestown before the consolidation and before the Arsenal) will hold their annual gathering on Sept. 16, for a social time beginning at 5 p.m.

By Jacquelyn Loreta-rinearson
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Reed Memorial offers many events

Teens in grades six through 12 may bring their friends to Reed Memorial Library at 2 p.m. July 1 for an afternoon of building challenges. Participants will go through several stages to find out which team builds the best Lego tower, marshmallow tower, and laser maze.

Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Picnic and pontoon ride set at Walborn Reservoir Marina

The Atwater Congregational Church will play host to a summer picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4 at Walborn Reservoir Marina in Marlboro Township. The picnic includes a pontoon boat ride. Those attending should bring a side dish or dessert to share and their own beverages.

Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Theo Rex Forshey is born on June 13 at University Hospitals

Jared and Susanna Forshey of Streetsboro announce the arrival of their son, Theo Rex Forshey. He was born on June 13 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. He arrived weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces. He joins an older brother, Griffin Forshey, 2.

Becky Stayer of Suffield awarded scholarship
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Becky Stayer of Suffield awarded scholarship

The Suffield Historical Society presented this year's scholarship to Rebecca "Becky" Stayer, a 2017 graduate of Field High School. Her project was a written narrative sharing the history of the Stayer family in Suffield.

Rootstown class of 1977 to host its 40-year reunion on Aug. 12
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Rootstown class of 1977 to host its 40-year reunion on Aug. 12

Committee members of Rootstown Alumni Class of '77 recently met at the Firehouse in Rootstown for a meeting for their upcoming 40-year class reunion to be held on Aug. 12 at Sunny Hill Golf Course Party Room.

Brimfield Lions Club awards scholarships
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Brimfield Lions Club awards scholarships

For many years, the Brimfield Lions Club, which marks 60 years of service to the local community this year, has awarded scholarships at Field High School to graduating seniors. There are no restrictions on choice of a career path.

Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Around Charlestown

The 15th annual Charlestown Summer Festival and Car Show will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the township park on Rock Spring Road. Mark your calendar for this afternoon of affordable family fun. Outback Ray and his Amazing Animals will be there to entertain you.

By Ruth Ann Bartholomew
[More news below]
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Deerfield Historical Society July 3 dance has been canceled

The Deerfield Historical Society is canceling its July 3 dance due to its proximity to the Fourth of July. Dances will return the third Monday, July 17. A C.H.A.R.M. Benefit, aiding Dominican children, will occur on July 31. The Deerfield House Band also will play for this benefit.

Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Fundraiser benefits boy who needs transplant

The "Mark's Lemonade Stand" will be held for the Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of Mark Frick, a Tallmadge area child who needs a double lung transplant. The event is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 1 in the parking lot in front of Linda's Kitchen, 141 Northwest Ave.