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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.

Daytime care for adults throughout Northeast Ohio

Co-owners and husband and wife, John and Annette Saeger, opened the first Gilcrest Center in Doylestown in 2007, and its new Wooster location opened its doors in May of this year. They are hoping to include Tuscarawas County clients as well.

Christmas Open House welcomes the season

Walnut Creek invites locals and visitors to the region for its annual Christmas Open House.

Christ remains the focus of annual Berlin Christmas Open House

Downtown Berlin's annual Christmas Open House is approaching.

Holmes County Chamber announces 2017 award winners

The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the 2017 Small, Medium and Large Business of the Year, the Community Service Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hummel group welcomes all to open house

Hummel Group will hold an open house in Berlin.

Annual Millersburg Glass Auction continues to draw a crowd because of its rarity and beauty

The Millersburg Glass Auction took off in its inaugural effort eight years ago, and since then it continues to draw a large crowd of Millersburg Glass connoisseurs from well beyond the borders of Ohio.

Fredericksburg Merchant Day: A community tradition

This year's Fredericksburg Merchant Day event will offer a wide selection and big discounts along with complimentary food and opportunities to win gift certificates and other prizes.

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.

Meat recalled for sanitation concern

Newswanger Meats of Shiloh announced a voluntary recall of approximately 2,190 pounds of fresh, not frozen beef, pork, chicken and sliced deli products.

Local family goes nuts this time of year

The Yoder family near Apple Creek is known for their walnut business. This year walnut season is just getting started, Oct. 2 being the first day the Yoders were open to the community.

35th annual Charm Days offers all the charm of fall

The village of Charm is preparing for its 35th annual festival just as the fall leaves begin to change color.

Watch for scams in wake of Equifax data breach

In the wake of the Equifax data breach, con artists are trying to capitalize on the upsetting situation.

Cut it Out: Free training alerts hairdressers to signs of domestic violence

OneEighty will offer Cut it Out, a workshop designed to teach salon professionals how to recognize signs of domestic violence, at their Millersburg office.

Walnut Creek to host Fall Farmhouse Show

Walnut Creek's June Vintage Fair has become so popular that a fall event called the Fall Farmhouse Show has been created.

Cline appointed to KSB board

The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. and Killbuck Bancshares Inc. have announced the appointment of Kurt E. Cline to their board of directors.

Ohio Hardwood Furniture Market is finally home at Harvest Ridge

The Fall 2017 Ohio Hardwood Furniture Market was the first major nonfair event to take place at Harvest Ridge. After bouncing around from venue to venue, the show now has a permanent place to call home.

Ohio grape and wine industry contributes $1.3 billion to state's economy

The Ohio Grape Industries Committee released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, which finds Ohio's grape and wine industry has a significant impact of $1.3 billion on the state's economy and provides 8,067 full-time jobs.

Savory and spicy treats highlight 2017 Berlin Harvest Fest Rib Cook-off

Meat fans didn't have to look far during the annual Berlin Harvest Fest Rib Cook-off, where 15 entrants battled for the title of top ribs for 2017.

The Ohio Floor Company experiences 'Net' gains through work on NBA's Barclays Center floor

Expecting perfection from themselves is why The Ohio Floor Company has continued to make huge strides in the industry. The company recently brought in a slice of New Jersey, refinishing the flooring and artwork for the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.

Furniture market hosts preview night

For the first time ever, the Hardwood Furniture Guild will host a fall Ohio Hardwood Furniture Market. While the market itself is open only to wholesale buyers, the public is invited to the preview night.

Pomerene recognized as great place to work

Pomerene Hospital was recognized by the Employer's Resource Council as one of Northeast Ohio's 99 best places to work.

All the right moves: Mike Morehouse's right-angle combination square a step toward quicker, more precise measuring

Mike Morehouse of Holmesville has created the right-angle combination square, a newly designed hand tool that cuts measuring time down significantly while allowing for more accurate measurements.

Food bank event crowns new People's Choice chef and scores donations for hunger relief

The Akron Canton Regional Food Bank marked a major milestone in hosting the 10th annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Career Center's manufacturing technology creates opportunity

Studies show manufacturing is experiencing a comeback and has become the second-largest private-sector employer in Northeast Ohio, second only to health care, and Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center offers training to work in manufacturing.

No-till farming works for family operation

Grain farming is a major part of the Holmes County agricultural economy, and Goodwill Farm produces corn and soybean primarily with a no-till farming practice.

Local farmers offer lots of insights for would-be breeders

When it comes to raising lamb, Misty Oaks Farm, only a few miles north of Holmesville, is one of a kind.

Doughty Valley Farm is designed to be self-sustaining

In this day and age of high upkeep costs and low profit margins, farmers that are struggling right now may be able to follow the example Doughty Valley Farm sets.

Wendell August Craftsmen Days offer the community a chance to experience history this fall

Wendell August, premium metal giftware brand that offers American-made handcrafted products, announced the return of Craftsmen Days at its Berlin location.

Millersburg to host Antiques in the Alley

Antiques in the Alley is an outdoor antique show located throughout Historic Downtown Millersburg, where people can shop for antiques, furniture, collectibles, new and old yard and garden accents, glassware, flowers and plants, kitchen items, and just about everything in between.

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.

Itís 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.

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.

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.

Lehmanís 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 Cafť.

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 Rodheís 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.


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