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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.

Ace Hardware now open in Millersburg

E&H Ace Hardware, locally operated and owned by the Buehler family of Wooster, announced the opening of their 21st Ace Hardware store.

ProVia wins Sustained Excellence Award

ProVia has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy-efficiency achievements.

Vinyl gets its groove back on Record Store Day

Lucky Records in downtown Wooster will participate in Record Store Day with an all-day celebration.

Spring Sale in Mt. Eaton supports the local economy

The Mt. Eaton Business Association welcomes residents and visitors to their ninth annual Mt. Eaton Spring Sale.

SUPERB challenges Ohio to invest $891 million in technical training

SUPERB President John Miller testified at the statehouse before the Ohio House of Representatives Agriculture and Rural Development subcommittee on the importance of technical training.

Bihler and SUPERB unite to deliver more value to global customers

Bihler of America Inc. of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and SUPERB Industries Inc. of Sugarcreek have announced the formation of a strategic alliance between the two companies.

Holmes County: Home to a treehouse getaway in Glenmont

The treehouses at The Mohicans in Glenmont have become a top destination, not only among brides looking for new and unusual wedding venues, but also among locals in Holmes and surrounding counties.

Voluntary recall due to mislabeled baked goods

Vanilla Castle Bakery in Baltic is voluntarily recalling its snickerdoodle cookies, snickerdoodle whoopie pies and snickerdoodle cookie packs due to an undeclared soy and wheat allergen.

Never too early to teach kids about finance

The Killbuck Savings Bank offers examples of teachable moments to help parents get started with financial lessons for their children.

Guggisberg takes first place in national cheese contest

Guggisberg Cheese has claimed the top spot in the Swiss category at the United States Champion Cheese Contest for the fourth consecutive year.

Holmes County sales tax to increase April 1

Holmes County voters approved a countywide sales tax increase to support improvements to the local infrastructure. The new 0.25 percent sales tax for the roads will start to be collected on April 1.

It’s maple syrup season in Holmes County

Individuals looking to get in on the tail end of maple season may run into challenges presented by the unusually warm weather.

Homegrown magician returns for show in Millersburg

Area residents will have the opportunity to see Ed Ellis perform at the Millersburg Brewing Company. Ellis is based in Ohio and available for any kind of performance from large venues to holiday parties.

A whirlwind weekend culminates in one of joy for Rodhe family

Kurt Rodhe was honored with a national award and celebrated becoming a grandparent for the first time.

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.

It’s 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 Travelers’ 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.

Annual Pajama Party in Berlin gets underway Jan. 28

Come early for shopping in your pajamas at the Country Craft Cupboard's 22nd annual Pajama Party Sale in Berlin. Most everything in the store will be marked down.

Lehman’s to host maple syrup class

The chance to learn how to boil sap to make your own maple syrup is coming up at Lehman's Hardware in Kidron.

Traditional Indian food will soon be available in Wooster

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

Amish Country readies for a special visit

Twenty operators from the American Bus Association will roll through Amish Country as part of an intriguing three-day tour that has been designed to showcase the best and most interesting stops through the tri-county area.

Ohio CPA firm donates to Help Can Hunger campaign

Rea & Associates employees coordinated the 13th annual Help Can Hunger food drive among its 11 offices. This year the Millersburg and Wooster teams donated a combined total of 3,416 pounds of food.

Millersburg Hardware transitioning to new ownership this spring

Family-owned E&H Hardware Group is in the process of finalizing details to purchase Millersburg True Value Hardware.

Rea & Associates comes through in a big way for area students

Rea & Associates employees raised more than $1,175 for the Food Pantry at the Millersburg Church of God Backpack Program.

Carlisle Inn to open in Sarasota, Florida

Dutchman Hospitality will begin construction of a Der Dutchman Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida.

Community makes Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K go

Hundreds of runners participated in the fifth annual Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K in Berlin, and it all happens because of the immense amount of support the race gets from throughout the community.

Tickets still on sale to win a shopping spree at Rodhe’s IGA

The Sarah's Uncharted Missions Shopping Spree Fundraiser will help Sarah Miller earn money to attend YWAM as she prepares for her upcoming life in the missionary field while allowing a fun and exciting shopping spree for one lucky winner.

Stay a little later and shop under the stars in Berlin

Shopping Under the Stars in Berlin will see most of the stores in and around town staying open until later into the evening with special sales for the event.

Storck Film Design: A bit of Hollywood in Wooster

Storck Film Design Ltd., based in Wooster, now provides full-service production for a wide variety of projects: everything from promoting local nonprofits to commercials and documentaries to recent work on an upcoming web series.

Mt. Eaton Holiday Sale offers perfect time to shop for Christmas

Mt. Eaton will have its annual Holiday Sale. Participating stores will be offering great savings, and patrons can earn tickets to get in the drawing for $500 worth of Mt. Eaton Bucks.

Yoder Lumber announces management changes

Yoder Lumber Company, a major manufacturer of Appalachian hardwoods, announced management changes.

Killbuck Savings Bank Company partners with Ameriprise

The Board of Directors of The Killbuck Savings Bank Company recently made the decision to change investment advisory firms and partner with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.

Pomerene Hospital receives national recognition

Pomerene Hospital has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in quality, outcomes and financial strength.

Shane Snyder receives Marcia Stutzman Award For Community Service

Shane Snyder was nominated by her peers and selected by the Spotlight Award Committee to receive Rea & Associates' fourth annual Marcia Stutzman Award for Community Service.

Holmes County Chamber honors newest award recipients at annual banquet

Many people from the community gathered together in support of the newest inductees as the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism honored several businesses, an organization and an individual for their efforts to improve the county.

Ohio CPA firm announces Millersburg promotions

Rea & Associates, a regional CPA and business consulting firm, announced the promotion of Dustin Raber, CPA, CMP, to principal and AJ Knapp, CPA, CMA, to supervisor.

Popular travel website names Wayne County a destination

TripAdvisor is a website that offers travel information and assistance including customer reviews on everything. Wayne County was named a destination, and numerous local businesses were placed on the list.

Big deals in a small town: Mount Hope Bargain Friday

The Mount Hope Bargain Friday event will give shoppers an opportunity to support local businesses while getting deals.

ProVia presents leadership enhancement opportunity with symposium

The ProVia Leads Inaugural Leadership Symposium 2016 took place with the purpose of inviting community leaders to convene to hear about innovative insights for achieving lasting success in business and in life.

Smucker establishes endowed scholarship in business at Ashland

The J.M. Smucker Company has established an endowed scholarship in business at Ashland University.

Farmers Trust brings new hire to serve Wayne and Holmes county

Farmers Trust Company is expanding the experience and expertise of its team with a key new hire in investment and account administration.

OSBDC at Kent State Tuscarawas receives statewide recognition

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas was recently awarded the 2016 Ohio SBDC Customer Satisfaction Recognition at the November OSBDC Statewide Conference in Columbus.

Historic Downtown Millersburg celebrates with Christmas Open House

Historic Downtown Millersburg is gearing up for the holidays, and attending the Christmas Open House is a great way to support local merchants.

Farmerstown will take you back in time

Farmerstown has many thriving businesses that were responsible for putting it on the map.

Christmas tree farm is a family adventure and a big win for the environment

Twinsberry Tree Farm will soon open for the season. Joel Berry operates the farm with his whole family close at hand.

Community invited to Faith & Values in the Workplace Workshop

Faith & Values in the Marketplace Workshop will provide a great deal of insight into how those wishing to live their faith throughout the week can take steps in making sure their faith remains a vital part of their work.

Pomerene Annual Christmas Tree Festival to be held at David Warther Carvings

The 2016 Pomerene Auxiliary Christmas Tree Festival will take place at David Warther Carvings in Sugarcreek.

CSB Bancorp Inc. reports third quarter earnings

CSB Bancorp Inc. announced third quarter 2016 net income.

Get your lists ready: Berlin Christmas Open House is almost here

Berlin is ready to showcase all their Christmas decorations and gift ideas for Holmes County residents and visitors during the annual Berlin Christmas Open House.

Escape Room opens in Wooster

Unlocked: Escape Room Wooster, an interactive adventure game where players are locked in a room and have to find clues in the room to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape, is now open for business.

Rodhe’s IGA Marketplace provides a bag of goods for a good cause

As the holiday seasons approach this winter, shoppers at Rodhe's IGA Marketplace will have a golden opportunity to make a small purchase count in a big way.

Thoughtfully clean: A dream to make the world better leads to soap

Aubrey Helmuth Miller is the creator of a line of soap that uses locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.

Custom Hoists celebrated Manufacturing Day with students from the Career Center

Custom Hoists of Hayesville celebrated Manufacturing Day as the company welcomed students from Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.

All it takes is a brush and a beverage

Laurie Schultz is the owner of a new addition to downtown Wooster revitalization district. Her studio, Brush and a Beverage, is all about painting, community and having a great time, all with complimentary beverages.

Smithville shop voted Best Antiques for second year in a row

Daphne Ross owns Just Enough Antiques in Smithville. The award-winning store focuses on antiques and American-made primitives. The store's Sixth Annual Big Sled Reveal is approaching.

Walnut Hills receives 5-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Walnut Hills has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

6 in a row: Guggisberg wins Ohio Grand Champion Cheesemaker

Guggisberg Cheese was awarded Ohio Grand Champion Cheesemaker for the sixth year in a row, setting a new record for consecutive wins.

Take a step back in time with the 54th annual Holmes County Antique Festival

The Holmes County Antique Festival will mark the 54th such celebration, and the lineup of attractions, festivities and things to see will be as exciting as ever.

P. Graham Dunn’s new endeavor: ‘Poetry in motion’

P. Graham Dunn is celebrating its 40th year, experiencing a period of major growth, which has opened the door to a brave, new world.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities provides opportunity for farmers to make a difference

Eligible farmers in Holmes County have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local, eligible nonprofit organization.

Orme Do it Best Hardware honored with Beacon Award

It has been a trying year for the family at Orme Hardware this year, but throughout some tough situations the local business was honored for its ongoing commitment to service and quality with a presentation of a major national award.

Lehman’s inducted into the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum

Lehman's, the iconic local business providing products and tools for a simpler life, has been inducted into the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.

ProVia wins 2016 Crystal Achievement Award

Window & Door magazine recently announced ProVia as the winner of a Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Manufacturing Process for its Smart Conveyor System for entry doors.

Daughter assumes ownership of salon her mother began in 1991

Diana's Design in Berlin gets new ownership as the business passes from mother to daughter.

The Baltic Mill comes with a long and storied past

The Baltic Mill Winery, owned and operated by Dan and Judy Garver, comes with a long and storied history.

It was all ribs and rain at annual Berlin Harvest Fest

The annual Berlin Harvest Fest took place Saturday, Sept. 10 in Berlin, and while rain washed away the grand parade, the ribs took center stage as the event continued to gain momentum.

Pomerene Hospital recognized as a great place to work

Pomerene Hospital has been recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio's 99 best places to work.

Today’s Kitchen Store hosts PBS chef Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton will sign copies of her new book at an upcoming event in downtown Wooster.

Behind bars: Old jail becomes art and fine craft gift shop

Simply Hand Made, a nonprofit gift shop that displays the work of local artisans and craftsmen, opened on Sept. 6 in the old Fredericksburg Jail. Volunteers are needed.

Tis the Season celebrates 20 years

Tis the Season year-round Christmas store will celebrate its 20th anniversary Sept. 12-17.

Course offers tools for debt-free living

Peace University classes will be offered Thursdays at 7 p.m. from Sept. 15 through Nov. 10 at Covenant Financial Advisors, 785 Dover Road NE in Sugarcreek.

Year-round markets benefit farmers and their customers

Local farmers' markets are on the rise and transitioning to a year-round model.

Wooster Arts Jazz Fest is in its 13th year

This year marks the 13th annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest, which will be in historic downtown Wooster on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Two family-owned American brands collaborate on a new product offering

Wendell August, premium metal giftware brand, announced its latest partnership with Ohio kitchen knife manufacturer, Warther Cutlery, on a new line of cutting boards.

Historical talk on Fredericksburg Jail is Sept. 7

Jane Braddock will speak about the restored Fredericksburg Jail on Sept. 7.

The Carpenter’s Cup is building community in Smithville

Jon and Sara Hubacher started The Carpenter's Cup in Smithville, a unique café with a carpenter theme in its décor and menu items.

Ashland University establishes Corporate Connections Program

Ashland University is introducing a new program that will further connect the university with business entities and enable its corporate partners to offer educational opportunities to their employees as well as spouses and dependents of those employees.

Darb Snyder Holmes County Senior Center grateful for Wal-Mart’s wheel of a deal for meals

The Walmart Foundation united with the Ohio State Giving Advisory Council to present the Darb Snyder Holmes County Senior Center with a check for $50,000, and Village Motors also offered support. All the help allowed the center to afford two much-needed vehicles for its meals-on-wheels service.

Pomerene Hospital receives four-star rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Pomerene Hospital is among 20 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Qualified candidates must be willing to remove, relocate and renovate historic home

Victorian home lovers and history enthusiasts have a unique opportunity. The College of Wooster is giving away a 142-year-old historical house.

Kidron dentist receives AGD Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition

Myriam Raber, DDS, MAGD, of Kidron, Ohio, received the AGD Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award during the AGD 2016 annual meeting, which took place July 14-17 in Boston.

Pomerene Physician Group, HPHC, selected to participate in national initiative

Pomerene Hospital's employed physician group, Health Professionals of Holmes County, has been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as one of 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among millions...

Discovery and connection through adventures with horses

Clients at SpringHaven find compassionate encouragement with the community of licensed mental health professionals and the many services offered including Equine Assisted Counseling. The mind-set behind this community is that life is all about healthy relationships.

Christian author to speak at New Philadelphia bookstore

Stefanie Libertore is an author, mentor and faith-based activist. She will greet readers and sign copies of her book at Dayspring Christian Bookstore at 143 W. High Ave. in New Philadelphia Saturday, Aug. 13 from 1-3 p.m.

Pomerene Hospital and Aultman Heart Center donate AED machines to Holmes County Fair

Pomerene Hospital's Cardiology Department and the Aultman Heart Center teamed up to donate two AED machines to the Holmes County Fair.

Cool times expected in Charm during summer sale

The annual Charm Mid-Summer Cool Down Sale will take place Friday, Aug. 12 in downtown Charm. The event will feature loads of family activities including an impressive candy drop, KanJam tournaments and sales galore.

Tiny houses: A giant move toward community connections and energy efficiency

After many years as an electrician Jeff Krohne, Akron native, decided to set up shop as a tiny homebuilder. His company, Skosh LLC, is based in Rittman.

New Fairgrounds could bring in millions annually

New Fairgrounds could bring in millions annually. It is predicted that the 85-acre donated property will be home to more than the new fairgrounds because the property has been cultivated to hold events year-round and will possibly have a new exposition center built in the near future.

Retirement is an adventure for trio of local building professionals

There's nothing unusual about building an addition unless the engineer is 90, the draftsman is 88 and the contractor is 89. This senior group of hard-working gentlemen is leading the crew for the construction of an addition to the building that houses the Breakaway religious educational program in...

Atwood to be auctioned Aug. 10

One of Carroll County's premier landmarks, Atwood Lake Resort & Conference Center, is going to be auctioned on Aug. 10 at noon by KIKO Auctioneers and Realtors.

Pomerene Hospital Auxiliary donates $5,976 for therapy equipment needs

In May the Pomerene Hospital Auxiliary donated nearly $6,000 to Pomerene therapy services for equipment needed in order to provide physical therapy services at the Pomerene Kinetics location.

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative emphasizes safety and growth at annual meeting

"Safety Around the Clock," that theme was reflected throughout the 2016 Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative annual meeting held Thursday evening, June 30 at West Holmes High School.


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