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Sugacreek Community Arts Council enjoyed its annual Celebrate the Arts evening Monday, Dec. 8 at Union Hill Methodist Church in Sugarcreek. The evening celebrated the accomplishments of local artists, the new art gallery in downtown Sugarcreek and a pair of Friends of the Arts recipients.

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Love Inc, a countywide outreach ministry designed to help families in need, has recently opened its doors and is now serving families throughout the county. The new organization is located in downtown Millersburg on Clay Street.

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The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has always worked hard to support the local pantries. This holiday season, and even into spring, the foodbank will be holding drives to help raise awareness, food and funds for food-insecure families in each of the counties it serves.

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The second annual Selfless Elf 5K invited runners from all over to participate in the event that benefits hungry families in Northeast Ohio.

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Toys for Tots has always made it a goal to help families in need with toys during Christmas. This year is no different. David Agha-Khan has been involved with the program for some time, and continues to help grow the campaign in Holmes and Wayne counties.

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Local humanities in good hands as Sugarcreek CAC remains focused on celebrating the arts

Sugacreek Community Arts Council enjoyed its annual Celebrate the Arts evening Monday, Dec. 8 at Union Hill Methodist Church in Sugarcreek. The evening celebrated the accomplishments of local artists, the new art gallery in downtown Sugarcreek and a pair of Friends of the Arts recipients.

Love INC now open and ready to share the love of Christ with locals

Love Inc, a countywide outreach ministry designed to help families in need, has recently opened its doors and is now serving families throughout the county. The new organization is located in downtown Millersburg on Clay Street.

Local dairy showman finds success in Kentucky

Clay Hershberger has been showing dairy cows for a number of years, and seen plenty of success. He most recently made the trip to Louisville, Ky. for a competition that will help put him in good competitive standing for the coming show season.

Help one, help everyone be hunger free with Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has always worked hard to support the local pantries. This holiday season, and even into spring, the foodbank will be holding drives to help raise awareness, food and funds for food-insecure families in each of the counties it serves.

East Holmes to offer new archery course for middle school students in 2015

Most kids who grow up in Holmes County are familiar with bow hunting, but an archery course in the East Holmes School District will be the first time many seventh- and eighth-grade students actually pick up a bow.

Pomerene Hospital doubly honored this year for patient safety and outcomes

Pomerene Hospital received an A on the Hospital Safety Score, which measures how well a hospital protects its patients from preventable harm.

How can we continue the work God gave the disciples?

Amber gives her insight as to not only the role of the twelves disciples but to all believers as well.

Oh, the magic of snowy winters in Ohio

No doubt about it, Trish Berg loves snow.

How to deal with property and pipeline easements?

The column looks at rights of property owners regarding easements for natural gas and other pipelines on their properties.

Turkey bowling: harder, and more wasteful, than it looks on TV

Leah Brown tries turkey bowling. Why? Because it was there.

Sports

Knights drop close meets to Waynedale and Northwestern

The West Holmes wrestling team opened its dual meet season Wednesday, Dec. 10, coming out on the wrong side of the scoreboard in tussles with rival Waynedale by a score of 42–30, and to Northwestern, losing 39–29 in the annual Backyard Brawl held at West Holmes High...

Garaway just misses the century mark, clobbers Newcomerstown

With just under 10 seconds left in Garaway’s girls basketball game with Newcomerstown on Dec. 10, junior guard Alexa Putt drove to the basket and hoisted up a shot that didn’t go down.
There was a big letdown after the shot, but not because it would have won the game for Garaway.

Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K finishes successfully in its third year

Perfect weather greeted the runners of the Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K, and a fast field made for an entertaining day of races. However, the big winner was the Berlin community itself, with $30,000 being raised for a trio of local organizations.

Presale tickets for WQKT Classic available at WHHS

Presale tickets are now on sale for the Steve Smith WQKT classic being held at the College of Wooster Dec. 20.  Tickets for the West Holmes versus Chippewa game may be obtained at any home event or in the high school office on school days, until Friday, Dec. 19 at noon. This game is set to tip off...

Hiland ace Clyde Yoder signs on to hurl for Pioneers

By Dave Mast
Put a baseball in Clyde Yoder’s right hand, and the Hiland High School senior feels as though all the world is right.

Photo Gallery: Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K

Dave Mast photos from the Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K

West Holmes ready to attack as youngsters gain valuable wrestling knowledge

When you want to have a successful high school wrestling program, you have to start at the elementary school level. The West Holmes Attack Team is designed to give youngsters the edge when it comes to the mental game of wrestling.

For Gebhardt clan, hoops is a way of life

Want to spend time with the Gebhardt men? Better be to ready to talk -- and play -- hoops.

Defense remains key to high hopes of Lady Pirates’ hoops dreams

A mix of star-caliber players with plenty of youthful potential will hopefully add up to another great season for one of the area’s several great girls basketball programs.
The Garaway Lady Pirates are gearing up for what they feel can be a repeat of last season’s highly successful campaign.

Cole Woods ready to up the ante after reaching the pinnacle of success last year

Cole Woods may not have looked the part of a State finals wrestler, but he proved he had what it took to be in the ring. Now, with plenty of experience under his belt, he will attempt to win the State final instead of just show up.



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