Howard Hanna expands into Michigan
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announced Oct. 17 the acquisition of Edward Surovell Realtors, one of the largest real estate companies in Michigan, according to a company press release. For Surovell, the merger makes it part of the 4th largest real estate company in the United States with almost $6 billion in volume and 34,292 transaction sides last year.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services was founded in 1957 by Howard and Anne Hanna in Pittsburgh. Three generations of the family are involved in the company today with home bases in Pittsburgh and Cleveland and 144 offices across Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia and now Michigan.
Tallmadge applauds its Top 10 businesses
The Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce congratulated the Tallmadge businesses that placed in the Top 10 in the 2012 Beacon’s Best contest in the following categories: Grocery Store, Cakes and Pharmacy went to Giant Eagle; Hardware Stores, Henry Bierce Company; Sporting Goods Store, Ritchie’s Sporting Goods; Boarding/Pet Sitting, Camp Bow Wow; Hair Salon, Manicure/Pedicure and Spa/Massage went to Carol Martin’s Salon and Spa; Festival/Fair, Summit County Fair; Mascot, Browser Newshound of the Akron Beacon Journal; Karaoke, Firehouse Grille and Pub; Martini Bar, Wine Bar, Chili/Soup, Romantic Dining, Seafood and Waiter/Waitress went to Gus’ Chalet; Chef, KentRidge at Golden Pond; Kids Menu, Beef O’ Brady’s; Pizza, Gionino’s Pizzeria, voted No. 1; Auto Repair Service/Store and Automotive Salesperson, Park Ford; Dry Cleaner, White Swan Quality Cleaners, voted No. 1; Eye Care, Novus Clinic, voted No. 1; Financial Advisor, Keith Lucas; Flooring Company, Circle City Carpet Inc.; Home Builder/Contractor, Pouliot Construction Inc.; Insurance Company, Rine Agency Inc. and State Farm; Realtor, Steve Mosholder of Mosholder Realty and Cathy Victor of Stouffer Realty; Realty Company, Stouffer Realty Inc., voted No. 1, and Howard Hanna and Mosholder Realty; Senior Living Center, KentRidge at Golden Pond.
Trick-or-Treat Trail, Touch-a-Truck
The city of Green's 16th annual Trick-or-Treat Trail, Costume Contest and inaugural Touch-A-Truck event take place today, Oct. 20, at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road. The annual costume contest will begin at 2:15 p.m. on the tennis courts for the following age categories: 0-2 year olds, 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, and 9-12 years olds. The Trick-or-Treat Trail, which winds around the Boettler Park Pond, will follow from 3-5 p.m. Admission cost is a donation of a nonperishable food item or gently used hats, gloves, mittens, blankets, etc. The free Touch-a-Truck event goes from 2-5 p.m.
The Big Day of Serving in Akron is big help to many
On Saturday, Oct. 13, about 200 teenagers from throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania converged in Akron to bring help and hope to citizens in need. They worked at 18 different sites painting, landscaping, cleaning and beautifying city blocks, alleyways, and parks, planting community gardens, removing graffiti, and cleaning vacant lots. They rebuilt park benches, laid down mulch, beautified community service areas and prepared downtown Akron's Lock 3 for the Christmas season.
Tony Myles, pastor of Medina's Connection Church, helped coordinate the service project, part of a national movement, the brainchild of the nonprofit Group Mission Trips. Four local churches provided time and talent to the effort: Nate Day, student pastor of First Baptist Church in Medina; Pete Ryder, pastor of Medina Church of the Nazarene; Jeremiah Isley, youth director of Victory Life Church in Stow; and Brad Deetscreek, pastor of student ministry at Grace Church in Bath Township.
Since 1977, Group Mission Trips has hosted nearly a quarter of a million participants and provided more than six million hours of volunteer service directly to people in need, making a real difference by serving elderly and disadvantaged people while also having fun working with friends and meeting other teens from the area.