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Grafton library celebrates 65th anniversary

GRAFTON — Before there were books on CDs, movies on DVDs and music on CDs, libraries were places for browsing and borrowing books. But just as culture has changed over the years, so have the ways that libraries meet the needs of the public. The Grafton-Midview Public library has been changing and expanding to meet Read More…

Grafton/LaGrange/Columbia Notebook: January 23, 2009

Spaghetti dinner at Midview The Midview Choir Boosters are hosting a spaghetti dinner  4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, in the Midview High School APR Room. The menu is spaghetti, salad, bread/butter, drink and dessert. To-go orders will also be available. Presale tickets are $5 for ages 10 and older and $3 for under age 10. Read More…

Birthday girl seeks presents for animals

COLUMBIA STATION — While most first-graders request toys for their birthdays, Copopa Elementary School student Karlie Smick is hoping her birthday presents go to the dogs. Karlie, who will turn 7 on Tuesday, has enough toys, but she knows some animals don’t have any, and that is why she wants to help Love-A-Stray. Love-A-Stray rescues Read More…

Grafton/LaGrange/Columbia Notebook: January 16, 2009

LaGrange youth soccer meeting LaGrange Youth Soccer will hold registration for the upcoming spring season 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31 at LaGrange Municipal Building. New players must bring a copy of their state-certified birth certificate. Player who did not play in the fall 2008 season and who were born before July Read More…

Grafton/LaGrange notebook: Jan. 2, 2009

Monthly food pantry distribution St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church has a monthly food pantry for residents of Columbia Township, Eaton Township and Grafton. The food distribution is on the first Monday of the month, unless it’s a holiday, from 4:30 until 6 p.m. When the first Monday is a holiday, the date of the pantry is Read More…

Grafton/LaGrange/Columbia Twp. notebook: Dec. 26, 2008

Carlisle Township offers Christmas tree recycling Carlisle Township residents can recycle their live Christmas trees at the brush pile located south of the township’s road department building. Residents can drop off their trees during daylight hours beginning today through Jan. 11. Valley City fire department receives funds U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio has announced that Read More…

LaGrange group helps owners care for pets

LAGRANGE — A few years ago, Lorain resident Charlene James became ill and realized she could no longer care for her dog Scooter. James knew she did not want to take her dog to the pound, and with no family members willing to care for it, she sought out the Many Paws Reach-Out Program. Many Read More…

Grafton/LaGrange/Columbia Notebook: December 19, 2008

Benefit dinner set Saturday at VFW hall A spaghetti dinner benefit for Janice Ashworth will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Columbia VFW, 25742 Royalton Road, Columbia. The band “Tomorrow’s End” will play from 7 to 10 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle for adults and various games for children. Read More…

No ‘Extreme Makeover’ needed: Community pitches in to rebuild Grafton Twp. home family lost to fire’

GRAFTON TWP. — The Hamilton family is going home. A fire blamed on a faulty wall heater destroyed the former Hamilton house on Oct. 30, 2005, leaving the family of eight homeless. Since that time, the family has lived out of cardboard boxes, staying with family and friends, and sometimes even in hotels. On Sunday Read More…

LaGrange has crosswalk lights installed

LAGRANGE — Motorists driving through the intersection of State Routes 301 and 303 in LaGrange will notice a flashy new addition to the roadway — and that’s the point. Two sets of flashing lights were installed at crosswalks near the intersection of Church and Liberty streets to remind drivers to watch for students crossing the Read More…