The third annual Windham/James A. Garfield Marathon Veterans Day half marathon was held on Nov. 12. The races started and ended at the Windham High School, which is next to Camp James A. Garfield (formerly Ravenna Arsenal).
Deerfield Township residents elected Laura Lindberg to its board of trustees, replacing incumbent Mark Bann, according to unofficial results of the Nov. 7 vote.
Trustee Brian Keith Miller is being challenged by Craig Alderman.
There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner for 14-year-old Cairo Serenity Svonavec on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Windham Community Center; the dinner is sponsored by the Windham American Legion.
The Village of Hiram is considering installing traffic cameras for speeding vehicles. The chief of the Hiram Police Department is looking to other communities that have these cameras to see how they are working.
The Freedom Community Park Boosters will host their Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Freedom Town Hall and Pavilion at 8966 state Route 700.
The chapter titles alone are enticing, like Marty Hill and the Impossible Dream: The 1975-76 Bombers, the Legend of the 1978 Bombers, The 84-86 Football Teams-The Evolution of a Champion, and even Windham’s Original Ghostbuster: Thomson Jay Hudson.
The Silica Sand Road bridge in Nelson and Windham townships is about to be replaced. Construction on the $1,084,460 project will start this month, and the new bridge structure and accompanying road work are expected to be completed by October.
As a former Zoning Inspector in Paris Twp, Portage County, I would like to share my insights on the “he-said-she-said” article about Windham’s Zoning Inspector. The problem with the article is that it focused on who the new inspector is, not the true root of the problem, which is officials bending rules to make people happy. In this case written township Zoning Resolutions and county policies.
Longtime Windham Township Zoning Inspector Joe Pinti resigned this summer in protest against the board of trustees over a permitting question, and trustees appointed the man behind his resignation as his replacement.
Unfortunately the Windham Fall Festival has been canceled for 2023. There were multiple factors causing the cancellation. The Village of Windham is considering multiple options for next year.