Memorial Day Remembrance
All Board locations will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016. All Board programs will resume Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Click the following to read the Memorial Day Remembrance memo:
The Ability Center - Third Annual Ohio day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair
September 24, 2016
Free event for people with disabilities and disabled veterans!
All ages welcome!
For more details, download the following flyer:
Coffee and Canvas
June 10th, 2016
5:00—7:00pm at Portage Industries
Space is limited!
Call 330-296-2839 to reserve your spot!
Cost is $35.00/per person.
Pay at the door.
Help send athletes to Summer Games 2016 in Columbus, Ohio!
Pedal-with-Pete Bike & Hike Event for Cerebral Palsy Research
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Start/finish: Stanton Middle School, 1175 Hudson Rd., Kent, OH. Check-in is from 7:00 to 9:30 AM (10:30 AM for short-route riders, families, and walkers) on the day of the ride/hike. Save by pre-registering at http://bit.ly/1ScWOZS
Participants select a route to ride or walk at their own pace. Just plan to finish between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event site will close at 2 p.m.
The rides and hikes are fully supported with direction/map hand-outs and roving support. Light refreshments and water will be available at rest stops along the bike routes.
Participants can enjoy complimentary lunch, music, massages, and door prizes at the completion of their journey, starting at 10:30 a.m. Celtic Rush (formerly the Akron Ceili Band) returns again for your listening enjoyment. (For those interested, they will be selling copies of their CDs.)
A bike tune-up station, sponsored by Kent Cycle, will be located at the start/finish.
A raffle will be held to win a “Raleigh Detour 1” bicycle valued at over $300 donated by Kent Cycle.
To register and/or donate, please visit the event page at
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Survey
As a component of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) development process, the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio (HCNO) is implementing a Quality of Life online survey via SurveyMonkey.
The survey is a tool used to measure overall perceptions of the Portage County community among all community members.
Here is the survey link:
The Portage County Flashes and Thunder teams recently advanced to the state playoffs.
The Thunder defeated the Medina County Blue Streaks and the Lake County Cougars in the first two rounds and then bowed out of the playoffs in the third round in a close game to the Cuyahoga Mayfield Lancers. The Flashes came into the tournament as a big underdog but won two playoff games by defeating Murray Ridge #2 in the first round and the Stark DD Bulldogs in the second round. The Flashes fell to the Medina Flash in the regional championship game. All of the players, coaches and cheerleaders gave their best effort and proudly represented Portage County in a great way.