With all proceeds going to restore the Ravenna flagpole, we are honored to offer for sale:

The Ravenna Record:
The People and Events that Shaped a Community
by Roger Di Paolo.


Ravenna Record

This more-than-400-page collection of some of Roger's Portage Pathways columns regarding the people and events that helped shape Ravenna throughout its history, is now for sale for $25 at the following locations:


• Copper Kettle Antiques and Collectibles

• Hometown Bank (all branches)

• House of Holiday Ornaments

• Kent Historical Society

• McKay Bricker Gallery

• Portage Community Bank (all branches)

• Record-Courier

• Susie K's Café and Tea Room

• Triangle Drug in Ravenna

• Walgreen's (Kent and Ravenna)


The book can also be ordered directly for $29 ($25 donation and $4 shipping and handling) from:

Friends of the Flagpole
PO Box 444
Ravenna, OH 44266


Make checks payable to Friends of the Flagpole.



Professor Robert Bruegmann speaks on the history and national significance of the historic 150 foot tall 1893 Ravenna Ohio Flagpole.


On this website, you will find information on the flagpole’s history and significance, pictures taken throughout its 119 year history and ways you can assist in the preservation of the Ravenna flagpole.


raising money

We are grateful to our generous donors, but as noted by the Record-Courier, "More money is needed. We urge Portage County residents to support efforts to save a landmark that is symbolic not only of Ravenna but the county as a whole."