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Columnist Bruce Glick discusses an opportunity to watch a northern hawk owl.

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Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about learning from mistakes and carrying on.

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The upcoming Garaway High School Job Fair at Dutch Valley Restaurant is open to anyone who is ready and willing to make a commitment to hard work and doing a good job.

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Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the difficulty of making dessert crepes.

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Columnist Karen Wilson discusses ways to fuel the creative process and solve problems.

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Agriculture News & Events

Good agricultural practices class at Local Roots

Anyone interested in the best practices for growing produce locally is invited to sign up for an upcoming Ohio State University class to be held in downtown Wooster at Local Roots Market and Cafe.

Doughty Valley Steam Days celebrates its humble beginnings

The Doughty Valley Show, which will take place this year July 26-28, is a real throwback to the days when steam was the king of power.

Revised label and new training required before use in 2018

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers of revised labels and new training requirements for applicators who intend to use dicamba herbicide products this year.

Cover crop the topic of choice at upcoming SWCD meeting

Holmes, Coshocton, Wayne and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation districts will host a soil health meeting about cover crops planning systems on farms at the Holmes County Library.

ODA urges farmers to respond to USDA Census

The Ohio Department of Agriculture urges Ohio farmers and producers who have not yet done so to respond to the United States Department of Agriculture Census of Agriculture.

Mid-Ohio Growers meeting is a chance to meet, educate and share ideas

Now in its sixth year, the Mid-Ohio Growers meeting will be an all-inclusive event for those involved in vegetable, fruit and flower production.

Farm Bureau Foundation works to attract young people to ag careers

Introducing students to potential careers in agriculture is the goal of two major projects made possible by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation's Fisher Fund for Lifelong Learning.

Local cooperative helping plain communities to preserve agricultural heritage

Founded in 2003, Green Field Farms, located between Fredericksburg and Wooster, is a local farming cooperative that is doing much to help preserve the farming lifestyle for plain communities in Wayne and Holmes counties as well as elsewhere in Ohio.

Valley Acres Farm's commitment to conservation provides the Yoder family an SWCD honor

Valley Acres Farm, the home of the Jacob Yoder family, was recently tabbed as the recipient of the Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District's Conservation Farm Award for 2017.

One area farmer proves just how important networking is for small farmers

Leah Miller, a semi-retired sheep farmer in Holmes County, teaches connecting, networking and facilitating with Leadership Holmes County.

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Business News & Events

Warm up at Millersburg's Girls' Night Out

The obvious answer to the winter doldrums is Historic Downtown Millersburg's Girls' Night Out. The event is a huge draw for women from all around Holmes and Wayne counties and beyond.

GHS Job Fair presents a golden opportunity for those seeking employment locally

The upcoming Garaway High School Job Fair at Dutch Valley Restaurant is open to anyone who is ready and willing to make a commitment to hard work and doing a good job.

Celebrating life

All monuments offered at Stevenson Memorials are comprised of the highest quality granite and come with a 500-year guarantee.

Berlin shopping event sweetens Valentine's Day

The Berlin Main Street Merchants are here to provide a quick fix for those who may not have a Valentine's Day game plan all laid out beforehand.

This doctor makes house calls

Janet Dailey, MD, is a family medical doctor whose focus is on providing the highest level of care for the lowest price around.

The future looks bright for Holmes County

From the perspective of the Holmes County Commissioners, things within the county are looking pretty good.

Roscoe Village events scheduled

Roscoe Village has numerous events coming soon.

Troyer joins lending team

Farmers National Bank has added Kidron native Justin Troyer as the newest member to the mortgage lending team.

Pomerene welcomes new midwife

Pomerene Women's Health Services welcomes Crystal Uptain, certified nurse midwife, to its team of care professionals.

Heritage Signs: Sending a clear message

Since 2013, Lee and Barbi Beachy, owners of Heritage Signs, have been translating the words of businesses and individuals onto signs of virtually every size, shape and medium.

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Church News & Events

Wild Game Dinner marks 8th year

The eighth annual Tri-County Wild Game Dinner and Atomic Wing Challenge will be at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Opera celebrates the lives of notable women

In observance of Black History Month, the Roscoe United Methodist Church will hold a special service and presentation.

MCC meat-canning days ready for another year of feeding the hungry

The annual Mennonite Central Committee meat-canning effort will take place at the canning center on the west edge of Berlin.

Watoto children's mission presents breakfast fundraiser for the kids

Watoto has been instrumental in creating growth opportunities for many villages in Africa, and an upcoming fundraiser breakfast will provide financial support for a group of 13 people from Holmes and Wayne counties to travel overseas to Africa to continue the ongoing effort to help people there.

NewPointe to host Night to Shine

NewPointe Community Church's Dover campus announced they will serve as one of more than 350 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine.

Anabaptist history class coming to Walnut Creek Mennonite

Marcus Yoder, director of The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center (Beholt) in Berlin, will teach a class on Anabaptist history at Walnut Creek Mennonite on consecutive Wednesday nights.

Wild Game Dinner includes chili contest

The eighth annual Tri-County Wild Game Dinner and Atomic Wing Challenge will be at Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Nondenominational program explores grief

Helping people who have experienced the death of a family member or friend is the purpose of GriefShare, which will be hosted by Shreve United Methodist Church.

Nashville church to charter Trail Life Troop 2456

Nashville Church of Christ will charter Trail Life Troop OH-2456 beginning in January. Activities will include camping, fishing, survivor-skill development, recreational activities and more with a desire to point boys toward a biblical lifestyle. Open house/parent meetings are approaching.

Trip to Holy Land planned

Pastor Neal and Julie Dearyan of the Chili Crossroads Bible Church invite people to travel to Israel with them.

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Community News & Events

Warm up at Millersburg's Girls' Night Out

The obvious answer to the winter doldrums is Historic Downtown Millersburg's Girls' Night Out. The event is a huge draw for women from all around Holmes and Wayne counties and beyond.

GHS Job Fair presents a golden opportunity for those seeking employment locally

The upcoming Garaway High School Job Fair at Dutch Valley Restaurant is open to anyone who is ready and willing to make a commitment to hard work and doing a good job.

Spike in unpaid lunch fees causes concern at West Holmes

West Holmes and community leaders are ensuring no child goes hungry despite budgetary concerns.

'Cinderella' comes to the PAC

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."

Candidate for OH-7 to host Town Hall

Ken Harbaugh, candidate for the OH-7, will host a “Country Over Party” Town Hall at the Walnut Creek Community Center.

Golden Bears promoting golden rule through social justice committee

Waynedale High School's social justice committee is now in its second year, and the program has taken huge leaps in growth in a short span.

Community Night takes guests back to the past

Prairie Township Library in Holmesville will host a Community Night that will center around the history of the area.

Red Cross and Disney unite to promote Pillowcase Project to youth

Red Cross workers are educating kids about fire safety through The Pillowcase Project, an educational program to teach children grade 3-5 how to make sure they are prepared for emergencies and help their loved ones get ready too.

New coalition forms in response to oil and gas activities

For residents of Holmes, Ashland and Richland counties who are concerned about fracking and wastewater injection in their neck of the woods, a new grassroots organization has just begun to take shape.

January sees local businesses step in to support H15

January saw plenty of work taking place in the H15 Ministries buildings located in downtown Millersburg, and the youth center continues to take shape.

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Cooking News & Events

Amazing Grazing wants chefs to share their favorites

Every two years since 1992, local chefs have taken center stage to help raise funds to benefit substance-use disorder services provided through OneEighty.

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Education News & Events

Spike in unpaid lunch fees causes concern at West Holmes

West Holmes and community leaders are ensuring no child goes hungry despite budgetary concerns.

Golden Bears promoting golden rule through social justice committee

Waynedale High School's social justice committee is now in its second year, and the program has taken huge leaps in growth in a short span.

Career fair connects students to businesses

Both high school and adult education students at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center were able to meet over 60 businesses, organizations and staffing agencies at a career fair at the career center on Jan. 30.

Area students give a prevalent voice to today's youth through All-In

The 2018 All-In Academy at Stark State College in North Canton hosted many high school teenagers who delivered messages of inspiration and hope that touched on a whole series of social justice issues facing teens today.

Hiland grad makes dean's list

Darian Pacula has been named to the dean's list for the 2017 fall semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

More than a game: Waynedale High School hosts HCTC Bucks to a glorious day of unity and acceptance

The entire staff and student body at Waynedale High School and Middle School welcomed the Holmes County Training Center Bucks basketball team for an exhibition game that warmed the hearts of all in attendance.

Cuylee Troyer withstands the pressure to win WHMS spelling bee

Sixth-grader Cuylee Troyer emerged as the victor of the annual West Holmes Middle School spelling bee during the Friday, Jan. 19 competition held in the West Holmes Middle School auditorium.

Preschool applications being accepted

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center is accepting preschool applications for the 2018-19 school year.

Holmes County Training Center is the recipient of a fountain of blessings

The staff and students at the Holmes County Training Center were fortunate to receive a huge gift recently, and they are taking the concept of drinking water to a whole new level.

Wooster named one of 200 'Colleges That Pay You Back' by The Princeton Review

A detailed data analysis by The Princeton Review has resulted in the College of Wooster being selected for and profiled in the 2018 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

Pomerene welcomes new midwife

Pomerene Women's Health Services welcomes Crystal Uptain, certified nurse midwife, to its team of care professionals.

Holmes County Training Center is the recipient of a fountain of blessings

The staff and students at the Holmes County Training Center were fortunate to receive a huge gift recently, and they are taking the concept of drinking water to a whole new level.

Black tie affair benefits ALS research

The Trample ALS Ball will be at Redwood Hall on the campus of Ashland University.

Flu is more dangerous to older adults

In response to news that flu activity in Ohio is now widespread, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Aging urge older Ohioans and their families to be aware of seniors' elevated risk of complications from flu and to take steps to prevent its spread.

Seasonal safety tips for fireplaces and space heaters

Fire-related hazards during cold weather include space heaters, chimney fires and ash disposal.

HEAP accepting applications

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Emergency HEAP program continues to accept applications for assistance.

Pomerene receives accreditation status for sleep program

Pomerene Hospital announced its approval of accreditation status for its sleep program by Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

A matter of life and death: The dangers of carbon monoxide

Aptly named the silent killer, carbon monoxide can build up in a home from a wide variety of sources, particularly in the winter.

Pomerene welcomes new physician

Pomerene Hospital welcomes a new gastroenterologist, Ghulam Mujtaba, MD.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

An encounter with a northern hawk owl in Minnesota

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses an opportunity to watch a northern hawk owl.

On learning to fail from the Olympians and carrying on with life

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about learning from mistakes and carrying on.

Think of trying to flip a wet tissue without breaking it and you get the idea

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the difficulty of making dessert crepes.

Boosting creativity and problem-solving

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses ways to fuel the creative process and solve problems.

Fresh country air and clean water go hand in hand

SWCD columnist John Lorson discusses manure application for farmers.

Reclaiming a haunted space

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the effect her son's vacant room has on her.

I put down the guitar and picked up my glove

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a time when he got to play cow bell for a band.

Reader opposes future drilling by Cabot Oil

In this letter to the editor, Deborah Fleming of Perrysville expresses her disagreement with fracking in Ashland County.

No matter what she did, Alice always made me smile

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares memories of his friend Alice.

The Great American Outdoor Show

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses his visit to the Great American Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania.

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Political News & Events

Candidate for OH-7 to host Town Hall

Ken Harbaugh, candidate for the OH-7, will host a “Country Over Party” Town Hall at the Walnut Creek Community Center.

Ress to run for 98th District

New Philadelphia resident Greg Ress has announced his intention to run for the open 98th District Ohio House of Representatives seat currently held by Al Landis.

Poll workers needed for May primary

In Ohio it takes more than 35,000 workers to staff polling places across the state for election day, and all 88 county boards of elections are in need of people willing to serve.

Hall named as state director for USDA Rural Development in Ohio

The Trump administration recently appointed David L. Hall, a native of Millersburg, as state director for USDA Rural Development in Ohio.

Johnson announces run for Ohio's 70th District

Steve Johnson, a Democrat, announced he will run for Ohio's 70th House District next fall.

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