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Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center will offer two new adult education programs this fall.

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Just as it is second nature to think constantly about other drivers, traffic laws, safety measures and road conditions while you're driving, so you should be thinking about what you are doing while you cook and be mindful of how sloppy food preparation can easily make people very, very sick.

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Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses heartburn and ways to treat it.

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This "Law You Can Use" column discusses attorney-client relationships.

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Corn Beef and Cabbage will hold open auditions for its upcoming Theater Performance Project.

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Agriculture News & Events

A fine dining experience to benefit Harvest for Hunger

Holmes County Farm Bureau will hold its first-ever Harvest for Hunger benefit at Hi Hills Farms in Glenmont. All proceeds raised, both through ticket sales and sponsorship, will go to the Love Center in Millersburg to help fund multiple food pantries.

CSAs provide seasonal food each week

The CSA model of farming is based on the concept of creating, supporting and enhancing community through local residents supporting local agriculture.

Palmer amaranth is one invasive species that should be on every farmer's radar

One invasive species that should be on every farmer's radar is Palmer amaranth. As of late 2016 Palmer amaranth was present in 19 counties in Ohio.

Poison hemlock is easy to identify

Poison hemlock is an invasive species native to Europe and North Africa that first came to the United States as an ornamental plant.

Deadlines to file with the FSA office in Millersburg are July 15

For farmers in the area the deadline to report spring grains to the Farm Service Agency in Millersburg is fast approaching, and there are benefits for reporting even if one does not carry crop insurance.

The world welcomes this foursome of fuzzy friends

On Monday morning, June 19 a nanny pygmy goat at the farm of David Wengerd in Bunker Hill gave birth to a quartet of pygmy goats.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

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Business News & Events

Fairy gardens are tiny new worlds

Arlene Brenneman creates fairy gardens. Her business is called Out on a Whim.

NAM awards Gibbs for supporting manufacturing

The National Association of Manufacturers and Ike Tripp of Etna Products presented Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-OH-07, the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted in the congressman's office on Capitol Hill during the NAM's Manufacturing Summit.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

Larry's named Top 100 Dealer

Larry's Music Center in Wooster, Wadsworth and Millersburg has been named as a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants.

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Church News & Events

Free clothing giveaway offered in Orrville

Orrville Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and Learning for Life Adult Education will partner to provide free clothing to members of local communities.

Orchard of Hope at the center of the Pantry at Millersburg Church of God's endeavor to grow

The Pantry at Millersburg Church of God is expanding to accommodate all the people using its ministry and is in need of sponsors to get things moving.

Watoto Children's Choir to perform at fundraiser

The Watoto children put on a high-energy, uplifting concert that is inspirational and represents the joy the children have found in life through the efforts of the Watoto mission.

Watoto Choir to perform in Millersburg

Watoto Children's Choir will perform at NewPointe Community Church at its Millersburg campus.

May brings H15 Ministries one step closer to opening its doors as renovations continue

May brings H15 Ministries one step closer to opening its doors as renovations continue

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Community News & Events

A fine dining experience to benefit Harvest for Hunger

Holmes County Farm Bureau will hold its first-ever Harvest for Hunger benefit at Hi Hills Farms in Glenmont. All proceeds raised, both through ticket sales and sponsorship, will go to the Love Center in Millersburg to help fund multiple food pantries.

Adult diploma programs offered

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center has partnered with Holmes County District Public Library to offer an Essential Office Technologies Adult Diploma Program at the Holmes County District Public Library in Millersburg.

52nd annual Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale returns to the Wayne County Fairgrounds

The 2017 Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction will be at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster. Staffed solely by volunteers, the Relief Sale's proceeds will go to Mennonite Central Committee, a relief, service and development agency of North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.

Fairy gardens are tiny new worlds

Arlene Brenneman creates fairy gardens. Her business is called Out on a Whim.

Corn Beef and Cabbage seeking talent

Corn Beef and Cabbage will hold open auditions for its upcoming Theater Performance Project.

East Holmes Fireman's Festival is a celebration of community unity

The annual East Holmes Fireman's Festival took place July 15 with a host of fun activities for the entire family.

Buddy is the Dog of the Week

Buddy is a 10-year-old neutered male Beagle who does great with kids, loves other dogs and is house trained.

Fundraiser benefits medical missions

A fundraiser dinner at Dutch Valley Restaurant will raise funds for medical missionary work through Medical Ministry International.

Host families sought for exchange students

There are many exchange students representing several nations who are waiting for host families in the United States, and East Central Ohio represents an ideal spot for them to gain an understanding of Middle America.

18th annual Frenette Golf Tournament raises over $4,300 for scholarships

The 18th annual Aimee Frenette-Rickly 18-Hole Golf Tournament was held at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg with 101 golfers arriving for a tee-off, raising over $4,300.

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Cooking News & Events

Cleanliness matters in a proper kitchen

Just as it is second nature to think constantly about other drivers, traffic laws, safety measures and road conditions while you're driving, so you should be thinking about what you are doing while you cook and be mindful of how sloppy food preparation can easily make people very, very sick.

This smoke is your life until Halloween at least

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses how he will be grilling on his kettle grill until Halloween at least.

Dads are a pretty precious commodity

Columnist Scott Daniels recalls his dad's disdain for any vegetable other than the potato.

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Education News & Events

BCC East Holmes campus to host open house

Buckeye Career Center's East Holmes campus will open its doors to the public for an open house.

ACWHCC adult education offers two new programs

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center will offer two new adult education programs this fall.

Adult diploma programs offered

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center has partnered with Holmes County District Public Library to offer an Essential Office Technologies Adult Diploma Program at the Holmes County District Public Library in Millersburg.

Host families sought for exchange students

There are many exchange students representing several nations who are waiting for host families in the United States, and East Central Ohio represents an ideal spot for them to gain an understanding of Middle America.

18th annual Frenette Golf Tournament raises over $4,300 for scholarships

The 18th annual Aimee Frenette-Rickly 18-Hole Golf Tournament was held at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg with 101 golfers arriving for a tee-off, raising over $4,300.

2017 Holmes County Education Foundation's scholarship recipients selected

The Holmes County Education Foundation has selected the following first-year (not renewing) applicants to receive various scholarships.

ACWHCC graphic communications award winners attend banquet

The graphic communications classes at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center entered 28 projects in the Northeast Ohio Craftsmen Club Competition this past spring, and 11 were chosen for awards.

Butterfly Exhibit returns to Norma Johnson Center

Fran LeMaster's traveling butterfly exhibit by “All A Flutter” has been a huge hit at the center for the last couple of years. This free exhibit allows visitors to step inside the enclosure and view several native Ohio butterflies up close and personal.

East Holmes Schools head back to class Aug. 22

The first full day of school is approaching, so any parents with children attending East Holmes Schools for the first time who have not registered them should do so as soon as possible.

Bluffton University has announced the dean's list for the spring term

Bluffton University has announced the dean's list for the spring term.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

OneEighty to offer walk-in assessments

OneEighty has begun to offer walk-in assessments for those struggling with addiction, substance-abuse disorders and mental-health issues.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

Wooster resident a state and national advocate for health care coverage for all

Wooster resident Paula Chenevey shares her story and expresses her support of the Affordable Care Act.

Tick-bite prevention is essential to slow the spread of Lyme disease

Tick season is already in full force in the region, and Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of infected ticks.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

Cleanliness matters in a proper kitchen

Just as it is second nature to think constantly about other drivers, traffic laws, safety measures and road conditions while you're driving, so you should be thinking about what you are doing while you cook and be mindful of how sloppy food preparation can easily make people very, very sick.

The hidden dangers of heartburn

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses heartburn and ways to treat it.

How to get the most from an attorney-client relationship

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses attorney-client relationships.

The only problem was keeping it a secret from my wife

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a birthday idea gone wrong.

There is a place for fast food

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses his love for fast food.

Searching to know our freedom in Christ

Columnist Amber Miller shares her thoughts about the word free and how she wants to dig in deeper to what that truly means.

Surviving summer without a fairy garden

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the details of her summer.

Why don't you just focus?

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses focus and time management.

Move over kids: Grandma's heading for the playground!

Columnist Herb Broda discusses outdoor exercise areas for older adults and stargazing.

It's been a banner year for sedge wrens and others

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses certain rare birds that have been spotted around the country in greater numbers than usual.

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Political News & Events

Gibbs received Freedom Fighter Award

In recognition of his 92-percent rating from FreedomWorks, a grassroots advocacy group that promotes free markets and individual liberty, Congressman Bob Gibbs received the Freedom Fighter Award.

NAM awards Gibbs for supporting manufacturing

The National Association of Manufacturers and Ike Tripp of Etna Products presented Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-OH-07, the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted in the congressman's office on Capitol Hill during the NAM's Manufacturing Summit.

Congressional candidate Ken Harbaugh off to a strong start

Ken Harbaugh, running to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District, announced strong early fundraising results for the second quarter of 2017.

Water infrastructure is a bipartisan effort

Republican Bob Gibbs represents Ohio's 7th Congressional District and is the former chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment. He writes this column to praise the president on some bipartisan reforms that passed the House nearly unanimously.

Harbaugh ends launch week in Holmes and Tuscarawas counties

After an eight-day launch week with 30 scheduled events, Ken Harbaugh made a stop in Holmes County before heading to Tuscarawas County where he spoke to several dozen residents at an event hosted by the Tuscarawas County Democratic Party.

VoteVets endorses Harbaugh for Congress

The largest progressive veterans group in America, VoteVets PAC, is endorsing Ken Harbaugh for Congress in Ohio's 7th District.

Ken Harbaugh to challenge Gibbs in 2018

Navy veteran Ken Harbaugh announced his campaign to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District in Congress.

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