Key Donors from 1960’s Reinvest in The Village Network’s Gym Construction Project

WOOSTER- Donors involved in the original construction of The Village Network’s Boys’ Village gym are just as invested in the reconstruction project today. After more than 50 years, The Timken Foundation of Canton and Freeman Building Systems will again come alongside The Village Network as it breaks ground for the new Bob Maruna Field House. […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Village Network Breaks Ground for New Gymnasium at Wooster Residential Campus

After nearly 50 years of use, The Village Network demolished its original Boys’ Village gym and will soon break ground for its replacement, the Bob Maruna Field House. To commemorate the construction, The Village Network will host a groundbreaking ceremony and reflect on the gym’s rich history and recognize key donors involved in both the […]

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The Village Network is Hiring Multiple Positions to Meet Staffing Needs of Rapid Program Growth

WOOSTER- To keep up with its rapid program growth, The Village Network is hiring multiple positions to continue to provide necessary care to its growing client base. “Last year, we cared for more than 5,000 clients through a variety of our programs and services,” President and CEO of The Village Network Richard Graziano said. “This […]

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Fred’s Story

In the center of Boys’ Village campus stands a flagpole with the American flag fastened to the top. Fred Durant, a 1986 Boys’ Village alumna, approached the base of the pole. “I remember how on Saturdays, we’d come up and stand around the flagpole and say the pledge of allegiance,” Durant said. Durant continued to recall memories of his time at Boys’ Village, which was more than 30 years [...]

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Blooms Bring Ribbons in Saturday’s Flower Show

WOOSTER- Wayne County exhibitors received best of shows in Saturday’s flower show in Buss Hall at the Wayne County Fair. Best of shows went to: horticulture, Martha Morris, Lakeville; flowering house plant, Jane Miller, Smithville; foliage house plants, Ken Blanchard, Apple Creek; garden club, Boys’ Village, Wooster. Artistic amateur, Stephanie Schwarzwalder, Shreve; best interpretation [...]

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Donate to Create the Perfect Place to Play at Boys’ Village

After more than 50 years of dodge ball tournaments, exercise classes and pickup games, The Village Network plans to demolish and reconstruct the Boys’ Village gym to build a more functional, efficient space for youth and staff. The Boys’ Village gym reconstruction project is estimated to cost $600,000 and will provide an adequate facility to exercise and play. The building will include a [...]

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