Portage county is located in northeastern Ohio about 20 miles southeast of Cleveland with Ravenna acting as the county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 151,579, an increase of 8,994 over the 1990 census.
Viable bodies of water in the county include Michael J. Kirwan Lake (the county's largest), Lake Hodgson, Muzzy Lake and Lake Rockwell. In addition, the headwaters of the Cuyahoga River are located in the northern section of the county.
Interesting historical sites include the Redfern Branch of the Cleveland Worsted Mills system in Ravena, the Crystal Lake Stock Farm just outside the city limits, Ohio State Normal College at Kent and the Aurora Train Station.
Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Cleveland) Cuyahoga County
(Chardon) Geauga County
(Elyria) Lorain County
(Youngstown) Mahoning County
(Medina) Medina County
(Ravenna) Portage County
12/08 Coming to The Ravenna area
The Big Tap-In Real Craft Beer Festival Boardman OH April20 The biggest craft beer fest between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Scandinavian Folk Festival Gerry NY July19-21 Swedish Food Every Day, Expanded Lecture Program, Feature Length Swedish Movies (with English subtitles), A Celebration of Hans Christian Anderson.
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Youngstown OH August2-4 The fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.