What to Do
Find a Deal
Add an Event
Submit News
Promote my Business
 

First Federal Community Bank announced Kenny Miller has joined the bank as a commercial loan officer.

Read More ( Comments )

Pomerene Hospital along with Dr. Kurt Garren, First-Knox Community Bank and Millersburg Dental will present the 12th annual Breakfast with Santa at Skyview Ranch in Millersburg.

Read More ( Comments )

The Steve Green Christmas Concert at Ohio Star Theater will host Steve Green and Legacy Christian Ensemble to share the good news of Christmas through music.

Read More ( Comments )

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

Read More ( Comments )

A Children's Christmas Workshop with Holmes Center for the Arts is scheduled at Berlin Mennonite Church, and the Holmes Center for the Arts will host an adult Christmas Paint event at the Olde World Bakery and Bistro in Millersburg.

Read More ( Comments )


Agriculture News & Events

Deadline for Farm Service Agency Committee member approaching

The deadline to vote for your local Farm Service Agency County Committee member is right around the corner.

Retreat designed for women in agriculture

OSU Extension will offer an Annie's Project Retreat at Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Lore City to provide education and a support network to enhance business skills of women involved in all aspects of agriculture.

Women in Agriculture to offer program

The Ohio State University Extension East Ohio Women in Agriculture program will offer other area women an evening of networking, idea sharing and a meal at Raven's Glenn Winery.

Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience coming in February

Ohio Farm Bureau's 2018 Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience is open to young agriculturalists.

Hastings honored at Farm Bureau meeting

Lucille L. Hastings was honored as the Member of Distinction by the Holmes County Farm Bureau at its annual meeting at Harvest Ridge Holmes County Fairgrounds.

Horses infected with West Nile virus

The Wayne County Health Department received confirmation that four unvaccinated horses in Wayne County have tested positive for West Nile virus in the last month.

For Winesburg retiree, selective breeding is the key to a successful flock

The lamb market in Holmes and Wayne counties is rapidly outpacing other forms of livestock, and for James White, who runs a small farm near Winesburg, efficiency is the key to turning a profit.

OFBF members can receive discounts

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are now eligible for discounts on select John Deere equipment, parts, tools and workshop equipment.

2017 Tom Graham 5th-Grade Farm Tour is udderly fabulous

The Tom Graham 5th-Grade Farm Tour was held at the Wachtel family's Spring Walk Farm to help youth gain some understanding of the important role agriculture plays in Holmes County.

There are benefits to cover cropping

One of the big goals right now at the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District is to educate farmers about the benefits of cover cropping and maybe help them get started with a cost-sharing program through the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

 Close

Business News & Events

Miller joins team at First Fed

First Federal Community Bank announced Kenny Miller has joined the bank as a commercial loan officer.

Berlin Grande staff steps up and provides for area kids during Share-A-Christmas

Instead of an employee Christmas gift exchange, Berlin Grande Hotel staff members selected children to buy gifts for from the Share-A-Christmas trees located around Holmes County.

Capstone welcomes Miller to the team

Steve Nolletti, president of Capstone Custom Homes, announced the hire of Angela Miller as design coordinator/sales associate.

Chamber winner Ivan Weaver Construction still helping people build dreams

Ivan Weaver Construction was the recipient of the 2017 Holmes County Chamber of Commerce's Large Business of the Year Award.

Mt. Hope Bargain Friday offers big deals in the country

While some shoppers might prefer the hustle, bustle and headaches of a big-city shopping excursion, a trip to Mount Hope supports the local economy and the merchants who call it home while giving shoppers a glimpse into small-town life in Ohio's beautiful Amish Country.

Chamber honoree Farmhouse Frocks is more than simply retail sales

Lena Schlabach of Farmhouse Frocks received the 2017 Holmes County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Award.

Bent Wood Solutions honored as Chamber's Medium Business of the Year

Atlee Kaufman, owner of Bent Wood Solutions, received the 2017 Holmes County Chamber of Commerce's Medium Business of the Year Award.

Leadership symposium focuses on leading through servanthood

The Pathways Toward Servant Leadership Symposium at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center taught about how a servant leadership role in the business world can create opportunities for growth in more ways than one.

Millersburg shines at annual Christmas Open House

Historic Downtown Millersburg will host a Christmas Open House with many local merchants participating.

Faith and Values in the Marketplace seminar slated for Nov. 13

The public is invited to the upcoming Faith and Values in the Marketplace workshop that will take place at The Gardens at Homestead Furniture.

 Close

Church News & Events

Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands: Become a donor and save a life

A Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands will be held at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg.

Church to host community meal in Big Prairie

The Nashville Church of Christ in Big Prairie will host a community Thanksgiving meal for those who might be alone or unable to prepare a meal.

Drop-off locations announced for OCC

This month four locations in the Holmes County area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoe boxes for children in need around the world.

Mission Fair scheduled in Sugarcreek

The annual Mission Fair is scheduled at Sugarcreek First United Church of Christ.

Malone University Alumni Chorale to perform

The newly formed Malone University Alumni Chorale will be in concert at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

Living through Hurricane Maria spurs area pastor to organize relief for Puerto Rico

Local pastor Michael Rodriguez has united with Mast Trucking to raise much needed items for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. While Mast Trucking has volunteered to transport the items to Florida for free, shipping the containers across water to Puerto Rico is expensive, and donations are needed.

Pastor to speak at Remember the Children event

Bishop W.C. Martin will speak at the Remember the Children event at Light in the Valley Chapel in Sugarcreek.

Church to host Holiday Bazaar

Roscoe United Methodist Church will host its annual Holiday Bazaar.

Schmid to perform at Singspiration

John Schmid will perform at the Orrville Grace Brethren Church's Singspiration.

Fall Festival benefits missions to Uganda

Building for Christ will host a Fall Festival and fundraiser in Dundee at The Pier at Lighthouse of Hope.

 Close

Community News & Events

Berlin first-graders get creative to help others at Akron Children's Hospital

A Berlin Elementary first-grade class got a chance to experience a lesson that went well outside the box of a normal classroom lesson when they were invited to participate in the Akron Children's Hospital 36th annual Holiday Tree Festival.

Pomerene Hospital announces new location for 12th annual Breakfast with Santa

Pomerene Hospital along with Dr. Kurt Garren, First-Knox Community Bank and Millersburg Dental will present the 12th annual Breakfast with Santa at Skyview Ranch in Millersburg.

Legacy Christian Ensemble to perform at Ohio Star Theater

The Steve Green Christmas Concert at Ohio Star Theater will host Steve Green and Legacy Christian Ensemble to share the good news of Christmas through music.

Center for the Arts offers painting workshops

A Children's Christmas Workshop with Holmes Center for the Arts is scheduled at Berlin Mennonite Church, and the Holmes Center for the Arts will host an adult Christmas Paint event at the Olde World Bakery and Bistro in Millersburg.

Marathon promotes responsible care in meeting with Holmes Fire District 1

Marathon Petroleum Company visited Northeast Ohio emergency first responder crews to educate them on the art of dealing with catastrophic events that can take place with petroleum tankers.

Youth gun season numbers down from last year

The youth deer-gun season is one of four youth-only hunting seasons designed to offer a dedicated hunting experience for young hunters. Youth hunting seasons also are available for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl.

Paint 4 Paws: Help dogs by making art

Paint 4 Paws, now in its third year, is an art contest for adults and children of all ages that raises funds for the Dog Warden's Department.

Killbuck gets in Christmas spirit

Numerous events will take place in Killbuck for the Christmas season.

Berlin Grande staff steps up and provides for area kids during Share-A-Christmas

Instead of an employee Christmas gift exchange, Berlin Grande Hotel staff members selected children to buy gifts for from the Share-A-Christmas trees located around Holmes County.

Home for the Holidays benefits OneEighty

OneEighty's Patron Home for the Holidays event provides an opportunity for area designers to showcase their talents by decorating a local home while all the money raised stays in Holmes County to be used for OneEighty's local services.

 Close

Cooking News & Events

Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms

Jeff Wilkinson has been growing shiitake mushrooms for several decades, and he will teach a class at Local Roots in Wooster, explaining how any home gardener can grow shiitake mushrooms.

 Close

Education News & Events

Berlin first-graders get creative to help others at Akron Children's Hospital

A Berlin Elementary first-grade class got a chance to experience a lesson that went well outside the box of a normal classroom lesson when they were invited to participate in the Akron Children's Hospital 36th annual Holiday Tree Festival.

Career Exploration Days give sophomores a hands-on experience

Nearly 1,000 sophomores from Tuscarawas County, Carroll County and Holmes County will explore careers and programs at Buckeye Career Center.

West Holmes Craft Show helps WHHS students while putting presents under the tree

More than five-dozen vendors will pack the West Holmes High School gymnasium for the 32nd annual West Holmes Craft Show.

Satellite manufacturing program offered at West Holmes High School

The new satellite manufacturing program launched this fall by Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center at West Holmes High School is turning out to be hugely successful.

East Holmes middle school girls create ideal rooms with a view

The results for the eighth-grade students at Wise, Mt. Hope and Chestnut Ridge elementaries for the annual Miniature Bedroom Contest have been announced.

Pie sale benefits culinary students

The culinary arts program at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center is having its annual holiday pie sale to raise money for its SkillsUSA fund.

Kindermusik makes its way to Wooster

Alicia Seling is the Kindermusik instructor for the program at Wooster Mennonite Church. The program also will be offered at Local Roots, beginning in January.

Central Christian artists bring H15 Ministries wall to life

Thanks to several young local artists, H15 Ministries in Millersburg took a giant leap forward in its renovation process.

Students recognized at career center

Lena Watson, Ashland High School, and Felicity Etzwiler, West Holmes High School, were named Career Center Students of the Month for October.

Building trade students learn lifelong skills

Instructor David McMillen has taught the building trades program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center for five years. He now also teaches an eighth-grade elective class.

 Close

Family News & Announcements

 Close

Health News & Events

Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands: Become a donor and save a life

A Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands will be held at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg.

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

Labor takes on role of medical director at OneEighty

Dr. Nicole Labor will join OneEighty as medical director.

'Food Evolution' showing includes panel discussion

“Food Evolution” will be shown at Fisher Auditorium on OSU's Wooster campus of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Health Council welcomes Debra Lehr to nursing board

The American Health Council welcomed Debra DeHass Lehr to its nursing board.

Pomerene offering same-day appointments at Berlin location

Dr. Rohini Kalisetti, Pomerene's new internal medicine specialist, will offer same-day appointments to the community.

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top-10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.

Health Department recommends flu shot to prevent illness

Raquel Miller discusses the Holmes County Health District's recommendations concerning flu vaccines.

Miracles for Meera Tate Blood Drive at Grace Mennonite

Miracles for Meera Tate Blood Drive will be at Grace Mennonite Church Berlin's gymnasium.

Health talk to focus on gut flora

Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm with Pomerene internal medicine physician Loren M. Kirchner.

 Close

Obituaries

 Close

Opinion News

For farmers, there are 6 seasons

SWCD columnist Dean Slates discusses planning season for farmers.

Assistance dogs provide help and love

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses assistance dogs.

Federal law regulates advertising

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses FTC rules concerning advertising legalities.

You can lease a pet?

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams concerning the purchase of pets.

The remains of a year: An inventory

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses lessons learned.

It's one thing to be careful, another to be fearful

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a time when an unexpected fear of crossing a bridge came over him.

Thankful for a colorful fall, even if the leaves were dull

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the many activities he and his wife took on this fall with their family.

Sandhill crane numbers are building in Indiana

Columnist Bruce Glick provides an update on the calliope hummingbird from last week and gives information concerning sandhill crane sightings and other November birds.

Hunting season, hunting season, hunting season

Columnist Bob Hanna delivers the conclusion to the bear hunt and expresses his excitement over hunting season.

When will Medicaid pay for nursing home care?

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses nursing home care and insurance coverage.

 Close

Political News & Events

Johnson announces run for Ohio's 70th District

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

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

Farm Bureau to host Issue 2 debate

Spokesmen from both sides of state Issue 2, the highly publicized drug price ballot issue, will present their arguments for and against the measure on this weekend's Town Hall Ohio.

Voters to decide 2 statewide initiatives in general election

Ohio voters will return to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to decide a number of issues and a pair of statewide initiatives.

Harbaugh war chest grows

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

AFL-CIO unanimously voted to endorse Sen. Sherrod Brown

The executive board of the Ohio AFL-CIO announced that it has unanimously voted to endorse Sen. Sherrod Brown as he seeks re-election in 2018.

Harbaugh receives endorsement

The political action committee announced that the Foreign Policy for America Action Network has endorsed Ken Harbaugh, candidate for Congress in Ohio's 7th District.

Absentee voting open through Nov. 6

Absentee voting began on Wednesday, Oct. 11 for the Nov. 7 general election and will be open through Nov. 6.

Voter registration deadline looms

Tuesday, Oct. 10 is the deadline to register to vote or change one's name or address for the Nov. 7 general election.

 Close

Public Records

 Close
Local Calendar of Events



Latest Blog Posts