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This "Law You Can Use" column discusses some of the issues that can arise when establishing real estate contracts by email or voice mail.

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Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses choosing an assisted living facility.

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Ashland University President Carlos Campo and his wife Karen will serve as hosts for a seven-day trip to Cuba. The trip is open to AU alumni and friends of the university.

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There were a total of 364 different families that came to the Love Center during the month of January.

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Walnut Hills Retirement Community recently honored 22 longtime staff members with service awards.

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Agriculture News & Events

CAUV: How it works and why taxes went up for farmers

CAUV, the Current Agricultural Use Value program, is a state program that was added to the Ohio Constitution in 1972, and it offers tax breaks on agricultural land.

Ohio Proud launches Ohio Days: My Plate, My State lunch initiative

Ohio Proud, the Ohio Department of Agriculture marketing program, is assisting Columbus City Schools as the district implements its Ohio Days: My Plate, My State lunch initiative.

Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold soil health meeting

Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District and several surrounding conservation districts are hosting a soil health meeting about erosion and cover crop systems on farms.

USDA seeks comments on proposal to establish a new, organic research and promotion program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a proposal for a new, industry-funded research and promotion program.

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting to be held in Mt. Hope

The Fifth Annual Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting will be in Mt. Hope and will be the first event held at the new Mt. Hope Event Center on the campus of the Mt. Hope Auction.

Ohio Proud launches new website to better serve consumers

Ohio Proud, a marketing program that helps consumers identify food and agricultural products produced in the state, announced the launch of its newly revamped website.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís 98th annual convention brings in 338 delegates

During Ohio Farm Bureau Federation 98th annual convention, topics such as the role of agriculture in protecting water quality, wildlife damage to crops and livestock, and the drug epidemic were discussed.

Basic tips for purchasing firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood.

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Business News & Events

Walnut Hills honors employees

Walnut Hills Retirement Community recently honored 22 longtime staff members with service awards.

New Leaf Center focuses on special needs children

New Leaf Center caters specifically to children with rare genetic disorders and special needs.

BGSeminar 2017 helps local company progress and evolve to help retailers

Berlin Gardens hosted its BGSeminar 2017 to not only thank the retail store owners and representatives who are part of their success, but also to introduce some new and exciting products that are on the horizon.

Itís a party in downtown Millersburg

Girls' Night Out will take place in downtown Millersburg with entertainment and specials for ladies to enjoy.

Heritage Ohio Main Street directors discuss potential revitalization methods in Millersburg

Judy Lamp and Millersburg hosted a general training session for Heritage Ohio, a Main Street revitalization program that hosts regional, statewide and national meetings.

Berlin Merchants present Sweet on You to spice up Valentine’s Day

The Berlin Merchants will present its Sweet on You event to provide ample opportunity for couples to celebrate Valentine's Day together.

You are welcome: A sign of the times

Robin Beth Schaer decided to create small, welcoming signs and offer them to local businesses and residents at no charge.

New barbecue joint is also open for breakfast in Millersburg

Bam Bam's Backyard BBQ has recently opened in Historic Downtown Millersburg. In addition to their barbecue, they also offer breakfast seven days a week.

Wallhouse Hotel wins 2017 TripAdvisor Travelersí Choice award for Hotels

The Wallhouse Hotel announced it has been recognized as a winner in the Top 25 Hotels in the United States category of the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Hotels, ranking 20 out of 25.

First Federal Community Bank announces the purchase of branch in Mt. Hope

FFD Financial Corporation, parent company of First Federal Community Bank, announced that First Federal has agreed to purchase the CNB Bank in Mt. Hope.

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Church News & Events

Eat with a purpose at Love INCís upcoming fundraiser at Der Dutchman

The annual Love INC Der Dutchman fundraiser will take place at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut Creek. As always 15 percent of dinner and bakery sales as well as 100 percent of all tips go to fund the ministry and its many local outreaches.

5 baptized at Chili Crossroads Bible Church

Five people were baptized recently at Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Church to host dinner theater

Longenecker Mennonite Church will present "The Hawaiian Heist," a mystery dinner theater by Nancy Bond, to raise funds.

Local church to offer 5-week marriage class

Millersburg Christian Church will offer a marriage class based on the New York Times bestselling book, "From This Day Forward."

Jordan Love highlights upcoming women’s seminar

Refresh, a St. John's Women's Weekend event, will be a two-day event featuring Jordan Love as speaker and performer.

Evangelists to speak at Gateway Fellowship

Gateway Fellowship will host Dr. Guy and Ilke Peh of Dallas, Texas. Guy and Peh will conduct a Marriage Rocks evening for couples.

Holmes County 'Passion Play' in need of a few good men

The theatrical production of "The Passion Play" will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Millersburg Christian Church.

Chili Crossroads welcomes new members

Five people were baptized during the Sunday Dinner service at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off will benefit Relay for Life

Holmes County Relay for Life will host its inaugural Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off event at St. Peter's Catholic Church Center.

Weíll safely drink to that Safe Communitiesí nonalcoholic Holiday Happy Hours is alive and well thanks to community support

When Safe Communities lost its funding, a number of local businesses came to the rescue, not just for the Holiday Happy Hour event, but also for the program as a whole. The event took place Tuesday, Jan. 17 at NewPointe Community Church.

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Community News & Events

Cultural trip to Cuba planned for Ashland alumni and friends

Ashland University President Carlos Campo and his wife Karen will serve as hosts for a seven-day trip to Cuba. The trip is open to AU alumni and friends of the university.

Garaway Senior Center offers free exercise classes

The Garaway Senior Center, a satellite of the Tuscarawas County Senior Center, offers weekly exercise classes to help retain or gain back flexibility, strength and range of motion.

Eat with a purpose at Love INCís upcoming fundraiser at Der Dutchman

The annual Love INC Der Dutchman fundraiser will take place at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut Creek. As always 15 percent of dinner and bakery sales as well as 100 percent of all tips go to fund the ministry and its many local outreaches.

Love Center Food Pantry serves 364 families in January

There were a total of 364 different families that came to the Love Center during the month of January.

New Leaf Center focuses on special needs children

New Leaf Center caters specifically to children with rare genetic disorders and special needs.

ACWH names Students of the Month

Makayla Cummings, Black River High School, and Koltan Boughman, West Holmes High School, were named Career Center Students of the Month for February.

Ohio Amish Library is a historical resource

The Ohio Amish Library serves as a historical resource where one can learn more about Amish and Mennonite history as well as family genealogies.

Duncan hosts Animal Film Festival to benefit Humane Society

The Holmes County Humane Society is joining with The Duncan Theater of Killbuck to present a series of animal-themed films through April.

Stimulating spelling bee ends in victory for LeAnne Barkman

Chestnut Ridge Elementary's annual spelling bee ended with LeAnne Barkman able to eke out the victory and Brenda Troyer finishing in second place.

ACWHCC students build bookcases for children

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center's construction technology program has again chosen Ashland County's Bookcase for Every Child as a community service project.

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Cooking News & Events

Culinary students from ACWHCC place second in competition

Culinary careers management students Gabrielle Frazee and Makayla Keene collected prize money of $250 along with a $5,000 Sullivan University scholarship.

Traditional Indian food will soon be available in Wooster

Dr. Madhavi Vaidya, will begin making healthy Indian cuisine in Local Roots Market and Cafť.

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Education News & Events

Cultural trip to Cuba planned for Ashland alumni and friends

Ashland University President Carlos Campo and his wife Karen will serve as hosts for a seven-day trip to Cuba. The trip is open to AU alumni and friends of the university.

Uke gotta love this teaching tool in West Holmes elementary schools

Georgia Jaeb purchased 25 ukuleles for the students at Millersburg and Clark elementary schools with the funds provided by the Clark and Millersburg PTO and the West Holmes Music Boosters.

ACWH names Students of the Month

Makayla Cummings, Black River High School, and Koltan Boughman, West Holmes High School, were named Career Center Students of the Month for February.

Stimulating spelling bee ends in victory for LeAnne Barkman

Chestnut Ridge Elementary's annual spelling bee ended with LeAnne Barkman able to eke out the victory and Brenda Troyer finishing in second place.

Culinary students from ACWHCC place second in competition

Culinary careers management students Gabrielle Frazee and Makayla Keene collected prize money of $250 along with a $5,000 Sullivan University scholarship.

East Holmes Local Schools kindergarten registration updated

Parents with children who will be entering kindergarten are asked to register their children at the building they will be attending during the 2017-18 school year.

HCEF offers ACT turbo workshop to prepare students for testing

The Holmes County Education Foundation will sponsor an ACT Test turbo workshop that will take place at the Wayne College Holmes campus.

Ohio Proud launches Ohio Days: My Plate, My State lunch initiative

Ohio Proud, the Ohio Department of Agriculture marketing program, is assisting Columbus City Schools as the district implements its Ohio Days: My Plate, My State lunch initiative.

HCTC connects with local elementary students to promote unity

On Feb. 2 the HCTC staff and some of its students visited Millersburg Elementary to promote the uniqueness of its individuals while at the same time letting kids understand that there are many similarities.

ĎOnce Upon a Mattressí makes a triumphant return to Hiland H.S. stage

Hiland will present its productions of "Once Upon a Mattress" in the Hiland High School auditorium.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

Garaway Senior Center offers free exercise classes

The Garaway Senior Center, a satellite of the Tuscarawas County Senior Center, offers weekly exercise classes to help retain or gain back flexibility, strength and range of motion.

New Leaf Center focuses on special needs children

New Leaf Center caters specifically to children with rare genetic disorders and special needs.

Pomerene Hospital’s February Health Talk to focus on heart health

Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm and be presented by Marcia Bitner.

Pomerene and Holmes Health Department to conduct community health assessment

Pomerene Hospital and the Holmes County Health Department will be conducting a community health assessment this February.

Immunization matters: Protect yourself from hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by a virus. The best way to protect yourself against hepatitis A is through immunization.

Healthy U Lay Leaders desire to facilitate programs in AAA-9 service area

The Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, is looking for caring, committed leaders with the desire to make a difference in their community by leading an evidence-based workshop.

A healing journey from addiction to yoga

Allyson Kopina is now focusing on sharing her story in the hopes of helping others and finding ways to give back through yoga.

East meets West when engineer shifts gears to holistic practice

It was when Stahl went to a health and wellness expo that she first learned about Bioenergetic Medicine and the Biopulsar Reflexograph. Now she speaks about Eastern healing techniques and philosophies.

Local dentist to offer free care to those in pain Dec. 7

For the third year in a row Dr. Brad Welsh and his staff will help those in need this holiday season by assisting anyone 18 years of age and older who may be experiencing a toothache or dental-related pain and cannot afford treatment.

Pomerene Family Care expands services to Loudonville area

Pomerene Family Care has expanded its services to the Loudonville area.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

Real estate contracts: Be careful when using email and voice mail

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses some of the issues that can arise when establishing real estate contracts by email or voice mail.

Choosing the best assisted living facility

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses choosing an assisted living facility.

Reader opposes President Trumpís order to build a wall

In this letter to the editor Suzanne Watson expresses her disagreement with President Trump's order to build a wall.

Heritage Ohio thanks Millersburg

In this letter to the editor Joyce Barrett, executive director of Heritage Ohio, expresses her thanks to Millersburg for hosting the Heritage Ohio Main Street Program's Revitalization Training.

Our hardships encourage others not to give up

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses his belief for why God allows certain things to happen.

What super power would you want to possess?

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses super powers, the movie "Carrie" and his view on current political issues.

Not paying attention to details can be costly

Columnist Darla Stitzlein discusses her belief in the value of paying attention to detail.

Choosing each other daily in a heart-shaped-box world

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her belief of giving time and effort in relationships.

Assault of the Ohio River: Waste dump or drinking water?

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the Ohio River and her view on industrial waste from fracking.

Kentucky elk trip had its ups and downs

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses his wife's Kentucky elk trip.

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