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In brief
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

In brief

Worship, picnic in park set for Saturday The First Christian Church of Kent will host worship in the park and a picnic afterward on Saturday. Worship will be at 10 a.m., with the picnic to follow at 11 a.m., at Plum Creek Park Pavilion No. 1 in Kent. Everything will be provided.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Have Parkinson's? New podcast can help you manage it

The cause of Parkinson's disease remains unknown but people who want a hands-free way to stay updated on new developments about the disease can listen to a podcast launched recently by the Parkinson's Foundation.

By Ayana Runcie Miami Herald
People you know
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

People you know

U.S. Air Force Airman Zachary E. Griffith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

With twins on the way, man refuses to buy ring

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for three years. I am pregnant with twins, and we already have a son together. His daughter lives with us as well. I keep throwing hints to him about us becoming engaged, but he brushes them off.

By Jeanne Phillips Columnist
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Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

A peaceful break

Dear Heloise: I've discovered MEDITATION -- just 10 to 20 minutes a day, once in the morning and once at night; no television, cellphone, computer or music. It can bring a bit of peace into my life. I'm free to think clearly!

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Hiram Eclipse Watch to be held Monday

The Hiram College Physics Department will host a Hiram Eclipse Watch from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday on the Hiram College Campus, just north of the Village Post Office on Hayden Street.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

'Tango in a Toga Party' set Aug. 20

USA Dance will host "Tango in a Toga Party" on Sunday at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. The evening will feature a Tango Basics Workshop at 5 p.m., Intermediate/Advance Tango at 5:30 p.m.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Family 'escape room' activity set at library

Families with children of all ages may experience an "escape room" at the Kent Free Library on Saturday. Families will work together to figure out puzzles and find clues so they can all escape before time runs out. Up to 10 people may sign up for a 30-minute time slot between 9:30 a.m.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Deerfield dance set Monday at Town Hall

Deerfield Historical Society's third Monday dance will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 S.R. 14. Live music will be provided. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is $4 per adult.

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Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Eclipse Extravaganza set at Reed Memorial

A Partial Solar Eclipse Extravaganza will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna. The library will host a viewing party for this special eclipse in the parking lot. Participants may drop in to view the eclipse and participate in activities.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Worship, picnic in park set for Saturday

The First Christian Church of Kent will host worship in the park and a picnic afterward on Saturday. Worship will be at 10 a.m., with the picnic to follow at 11 a.m., at Plum Creek Park Pavilion No. 1 in Kent. Everything will be provided.

17 vying for Junior crowns
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

17 vying for Junior crowns

Five young men and 12 young women are competing for the title of Junior Fair King and Queen of the Portage County-Randolph Fair. The winning couple will be crowned during opening day ceremonies at the fair at 11 a.m. Aug. 22 in the entertainment center.

Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Crafting with Marian program continues

The next Crafting with Marian program will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library. Those attending will make a Magic Carpet Mouse Pad to take home.

Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

In Brief

Program on summer sky, eclipse planned James Guilford, director of the Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College, will share a presentation on the summer sky and the Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017.

Around Edinburg
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Around Edinburg

I am lucky that in the summer, I get some extra time to read so I try to stick to a book a week schedule to get caught up on books I never seem to have enough time for during the school year. Even though I tend to read primarily fiction, two of my favorite books so far this summer were nonfiction.

By Cathy Klein
'Bark-tastic' week at Gables of KentRidge
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

'Bark-tastic' week at Gables of KentRidge

The Dog Days of Summer officially hit recently at The Gables of KentRidge in Kent with visits from furry guests. First was Sgt. David Knarr of the Brimfield Police Department with his two K-9 officers, Recon and Havoc.

Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

People You Know

Area students on Wooster Dean's List Michelle Chang, a resident of Ravenna, and Abigail Dean, a resident of Kent, have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at The College of Wooster.

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Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Dear Abby: Unapologetic mother continues affair with married boyfriend

DEAR ABBY: My mother is dating a married man, and this is not the first time. While I love her, I don't think what she's doing is right. This affair has been going on for years.

By Jeanne Phillipscolumnist
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Coleslaw that's fast

Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for FAST COLESLAW that was easy to make and had a nice taste to it. Having just graduated from college and moved into my first apartment, I have to prepare my own meals, and I'd love to have that recipe. -- Tiffany B., Hartford, Conn.