Sylvia Thomas celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 11. She is a member of Grace Bible Church and worked at Cope Pharmacy until she was 98 years old. She has two sons, Larry (Micki), Bill (Judy), five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. To celebrate her birthday, she enjoyed a reception with her family.
John Dennis Stover joined the U.S. Army in January, 1941. He was assigned to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii on the island of Oahu for his basic training.
Springfield Township families, dignitaries and community members gathered on May 27 at the Veteran's Memorial to honor the township's veterans.
The Springfield Police Department Honor Guard brought in the colors and raised the flag above the memorial. A wreath was placed at the base of the flagpole to honor those that have fought for freedom.
When Merle Long realized he would soon be drafted, he decided to marry his high school sweetheart, Hope, before it happened.
They were married in April 1942 and Long was drafted in October. They decided she would not follow him as he trained and Hope remained behind to teach school in Pennsylvania. Merle went south to Camp Rucker in Alabama to train with the 81st Infantry (Wildcats) Division.
Drew Alexander joined the U.S. Army in 1963. He attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Following basic training he was assigned to engineer training. Alexander’s Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) was in demolition.
The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, formerly Ohio Junior Miss will be held on Feb. 24-25, in Mount Vernon. Representing Summit County will be Alethea S Hoffer of New Franklin.
Support the arts, sip some wine at vote for your favorite at local exhibit.
The Jackson Township Lions Club recently celebrated its 51st Charter Night at the 356th Fighter Group Restaurant at Akron Canton Airport. The Club was chartered by Lions Clubs International in September 1960.
Coventry High School inducted a new class to its Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Sept. 10. The class was honored before Coventry football’s 21-20 victory over Akron East Sept. 9.
One of our long time members of the Portage Lakes Fitness Center, Frank Ake, recently celebrated his 95th Birthday.
It was 60 years ago, on Aug. 25, 1951,that Julia Heckman and William Pressler were united in marriage.
Ryan Glenn Wallis, of Springfield Township, is engaged to Autumn Noel Mihailovic.
It happens occasionally, not often, but there are times when I do omit information.
William “Bill” Bell, 96 years old, has been an Elk for 74 years. A former member of the Massillon Elks #441 and now a member of Massillon/North Canton Elks #2029, he was recently presented with his 70- year pin and membership card.
It all started last summer after Paul, Michele and Courtney Hunter came back from a weekend trip to Mosquito Lake with their friends, where they discovered a Pirate Day event.
In the eyes of many Green High School students and parents, Dale Davidson, is the “music man.” After 34 years of teaching music he has decided to retire, from teaching that is. He doesn't plan to sit still; he plans to pursue another career. He has played professionally and may pursue that again.
The Jackson Community Celebration was three days packed full of fun, rides, games, free entertainment and plenty of food. This year’s festival started on Wednesday, June 15 and went through Saturday, June 18 at Jackson’s North Park.
Anna Burkey, grade 12, was awarded Best in Show at the annual Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Congressman Tim Ryan. Her work will hang in the Capitol in Washington D.C. for the next year.
The Portage Lakes Kiwanis held their annual Scholarship Awards presentation Wednesday evening, May 25, in the Civic Center and was pleased to present $1,500 scholarships to four local high school seniors.