At the end of April, Will and Jodi Kornbau of Ravenna traveled to Hocking Hills State Park near Logan for the wedding of their youngest daughter, Kathy, to Robby Coleman of Ravenna. Kathy and Robby had visited Hocking Hills last year and thought that would be a beautiful place to get married. So, with a little planning to ensure the family could all make it, they chose Ash Cave in the park as the location since it’s a walk of only a half mile to the cave from the trail head.

The slab of rock known as Pulpit Rock, located at the entrance to the cave, was a natural spot for the bride and groom to exchange their vows with the cave overhang and the waterfall in the background.

Attending the wedding were Robby’s parents, Kevin Coleman of Ravenna and Jody Coleman of Eastlake, and brothers, Alex Coleman and Danny Coleman, with his fiancé Alainee Calo.

Kathy’s brothers, Kyle Kornbau and Craig Kornbau, with his fiancé Katie Davis and her grandparents, Don and Margaret Craig of Tiffin, and Gretchen Whitman of Salem. Friends Hunter Snode, Cameron Pozsgai, Savanah Rosalez, Patrick Kirshner and Kaylee Suto also attended.

The newlyweds are making their home in Akron.

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Here’s my garage door story: When I tried to open my lower garage door — the door came up about three feet and immediately fell. Then it wouldn’t open at all. The next day when Tim Burke came to mow my banks — he got it open about half way, then manually lifted it all the way up. Then when I tried it to get to my John Deere the next day, it worked fine! What goes on with garage door openers!?

It was time to call my good friend Gary Miller of Miller Garage Door Company. He returned my call saying he was out of town — but could get someone out Monday morning. Guess what? He and Karen were on vacation in Jamaica! But, as promised, his right-hand man Ryan came bright and early Monday morning and replaced a frayed wire.

Now that’s service!

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The First United Methodist Church family will be honoring the Rev. Derek Hickman on his recent ordination at a reception to be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 8 following a joint service. We’re blessed to have this new young family, Pastor Derek, his wife, Jenna, and children, Wesley and Hallie, in our community.

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Driving through Streetsboro the other day, I noticed the funniest advertisement in front of "Jim’s Open Kitchen Too." It says "Stop here and eat — or we’ll both starve." That’s an original. I’ll have to give them a try. You should, too!

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And last, but not least, happy birthday to my favorite brother-in-law, Harold Bradfield, who celebrated his 94th birthday on Sunday.

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Call Gerry Lewis at 330-325-3119 with your Ravenna news.