Law Enforcement Memorial, a touching time as fallen officers are honored
The 2016 Holmes CountyLaw Enforcement Memorial was a time of retrospection in honoring the peace officers in Ohio who passed away while serving over the last year. Seven members were honored as a large crowd gathered on the front lawn of the Holmes County Courthouse.
Rights of parents versus grandparents in custody battles
This column discusses rights of parents versus grandparents in custody battles.
Holmes Post 192 announces Memorial Day plans
Members of the Holmes Post 192 of the American Legion have announced the plans for Memorial Day, May 30.
Crissey Memorial Pool to open May 28
The James T. Crissey Memorial swimming pool will be renewed after a long dormancy on Saturday, May 28 as the pool officially begins a new life with a grand opening celebration from noon-6 p.m.
A wild week of birds and birding in Ohio and Indiana
Columnist Bruce Glick discusses various rare birds he observed while birding in Ohio and Indiana.
Sometimes a day at the beach is much more
With his sister and brother-in-law in town for a few days, Mike Dewey caught a break when the stars aligned and provided excellent conditions. Then, the fun really began.
Keep looking up to keep life positive
Columnist Bruce Stambaugh receives advice that he had once given and reflects upon its implications in connection with the constant distractions from technology.
A tattoo parlor seems an odd place for spiritual enlightenment but opportunities are everywhere
Columnist Chad Curry discusses how faith-based questions at a tattoo parlor caused him to think more deeply about his personal beliefs.
Reader says grace-in-a-box theology doesn’t change us
In this letter to the editor Larry Wilgus discusses his view on God's grace as opposed to works-based theologies.
Public invited to Genealogical Society programs
Holmes County Genealogical Society is pleased to present a series of programs prior to their monthly meetings. The public is invited to attend these programs.
Sabine going ‘by the numbers’ to explore career opportunities
Stewart Sabine graduated from West Holmes High School with a head for numbers. He has parlayed that passion for numbers and statistics into a career of enjoying being a part of some epic national titles. His most recent venture was with the national champion Villanova basketball team.
Young Life seeks sponsors for annual golf fundraiser
Young Life of Tuscarawas and Holmes counties has had a major impact in the area youth who have chosen to take part. The organization will conduct one of its largest fundraisers June 4 when it presents its annual golf scramble at Willandale Golf Course. Young Life is currently seeking hole...
Barbey’s big day highlights West Holmes’ effort at Galion Lions Invitational
West Holmes traveled west to a ferocious challenge at the Galion Lions Invitational Friday, May 6, and a host of solid efforts highlighted their performance. In the end, in a tough 16-team field, the Lady Knights would finish tied for eighth, while the Knights would place ninth.
Confident Knights get 8-4 upset win over John Glenn with a total team effort
The West Holmes Knights might have come into their tournament game a lower seed and an underdog versus the John Glenn Muskies, but that didn’t mean they lacked for confidence in themselves.
Minerva ‘Scooches’ by Lady Knights 3-0 in tourney opener
The Div. II Sectional Tournament started and ended on May 7 for the West Holmes Lady Knights softball team.
Little Pirates rule the roost in boys and girls IVC track and field
The Inter-Valley Conference better keep a wary eye on the Garaway Pirates track and field team over the coming years. The Pirates swept the IVC meet at East Canton Stadium, the boys churning out 96 points and the girls hammering away to the tune of 106 points. That made easy wins for both Garaway...
Youngsters battle tough at OCC middle school meet
The Ohio Cardinal Conference has been waging quite a battle at the front of the pack for the track and field title, but the middle school athletes were at it this past week as well.
Pitchers’ duel goes Lady Pirates way in 1-0 win over Monroe Central
Usually when you are a highly ranked div. III team, you don’t face a lot of major challenges in sectionals; however, the Garaway Lady Pirates got the challenge of a lifetime when they faced Monroe Central in the Div. III Sectional Final Wednesday, May 11 in Sugarcreek.
Schwartz’ arm and Pirates’ defense lead to upset win over Fort Frye
Due to strong pitching and defense, the Garaway Pirates win a close 3-1 game over Fort Frye in the Div. III Eastern District sectional title game at Fort Frye.
Seminoles line up, Mullet sits ‘em down as Hawks spank Monroe Central 16-0
Hiland improves to 21-2 on the season and marches one game closer to their goal of a state berth after a 16-0 shutout over Monroe Central.