Heimlich Heroes coming to East Holmes schools
Over the past several decades, the Heimlich Maneuver, a series of abdominal thrusts for choking victims, has saved many lives. Thanks to a recent grant, the program Heimlich Heroes will come to several East Holmes elementary schools, where it will be taught to fifth through eighth-grade students.
Thrills and spills at Yutzy’s first Mt. Hope rodeo
Ryan Yutzy had a packed house on his hands Saturday, Feb. 22. His rodeo-producing debut, if judged by the fact that there was standing room only before the first cowboy ever took a turn on a bull, was a success.
High school student gets 30 days for bomb threat
Sophomore further ordered to complete community service, pay for bomb squad
Red-necked Grebes show up briefly all across Ohio
Columnist Bruce Glick summarizes happenings in the local birding world. This week Bruce reports on the unusual appearance of Red-necked Grebes in Ohio last week. Read more about it in the ¿Gone Birding¿ column.
As birthdays go, the 60th was really one for the books
It was around nine, maybe 10 o’clock, and I’d just awakened on the day that marked the start of my 60th year on this planet, when I finally understood something that had eluded me for all those previous years.
Memories of winter fun, before it became so over for me
Winter fun is so over for me.
In fact, I really can’t remember any fun the season may have presented to me and it wasn’t because I didn’t look for it. I just chose to ignore any possibilities.
The promise of spring has yet to be broken
It snowed again and before winter makes a final exit, it might snow again. Temperatures will reach the 50s and then drop into the teens. It will snow and rain and a variety of other forms of precipitation before we can call it spring. While this winter has been a bit harder than others, it has not...
Are you a spiritual double dipper?
Are you a spiritual double dipper? Read on to find out what Amber is talking about.
Children’s items sale March 15
Wayne County Moms of Multiples Club selling children’s clothing, maternity clothing, baby equipment, toys, books, household items and more Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a 50 percent discount on select items the last hour of the sale. Pay in cash only. The sale will be at...
Wonder how the weather is today in Lake Charles
I was sitting at the Wayne Economic Development Council’s annual breakfast meeting last week, when the speaker brought up the economic post-Hurricane Rita success of Lakes Charles, La.
I’ve never been to Lake Charles, but the mention of it did make me sort of nostalgic.
Miracle at Meadowbrook, Ropp provides Hawks with improbable win with buzzer beater
The Hiland versus Tuscarawas Central Catholic game March 4 had a little bit of everything, but the final, frenzied final seconds proved to be a roller coaster of emotions.
Warner brothers help Mustangs wrestlers gallop to second at State
The Claymont Mustangs sent a record 11 wrestlers to the State tournament Feb. 27-March 1, and came away with a runner-up finish behind Div. II State power St. Paris Graham. Among the top performances were a pair of championships for brothers Tyler and Dustin Warner, and a runner-up finish for...
Knights earn first-ever OCC title after Mansfield Senior miscue
Teams work hard, pouring their blood, sweat and tears into a season. Sometimes things turn out; at other times there are disappointments.
For the West Holmes Knights boys basketball team, a near-miss in the Ohio Cardinal Conference turned into a post-season celebration.
CitC weekend an important time for Hiland Athletic Booster Club
While Classic in the Country brings millions of dollars into the Holmes County community during a normally down time of the year, it is also a huge asset for the Hiland Athletic Boosters. The showcase weekend serves as the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Hawks booster club.
Hiland Jr. League baseball sign-ups Feb. 22
The East Holmes (Hiland) Junior League baseball signups for ages 13-14 will be held Feb. 22 at the Perry Reese Center.
Perone officially a Panther as he takes his gridiron skills to Ohio Dominican
If actions speak louder than words, then Layne Perone is the Charles Dickens of the high school gridiron.
For the past several years, Perone has made a living blowing up running backs from his linebacker spot and crushing defenders who tried to get in his way as he rumbled...
VIDEO: West Holmes Baseball Lighting Project with Kerry Taylor
The West Holmes baseball team has received an anonymous donation to put baseball lights on the field at West Holmes High School.
500 career wins pale compared to relationships for Schlabach
Over the past 23 years, Hiland Lady Hawks coach Dave Schlabach has accumulated an impressive 500 victories, a major accomplishment for any high school coach. But when Schlabach was surprised with a celebration ceremony Feb. 8 before the game against Ridgewood which saw two dozen former players join...
Woods, Kaufman and Uhl place at OYWA State Tourney
When it comes to huge tournaments, those earning championships are lauded, but sometimes simply gaining access to the podium is a tremendous achievement in its own right.
The buck stops here
Bull riding is not a popular career choice–clinging to the back of an angry bull for as long as possible, getting thrown to the ground after only a few seconds and running for your life once you’re off. It’s easy to see why it would take someone with a specific personality and a lot of...