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Connie Miller of the Roscoe Landscape Department and Deb Gaumer of Garden Patch will host a flower pot workshop in Roscoe Village.

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The Holmesville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 551 will host its first vendor and craft show at the Holmesville Elementary School.

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The Saltcreek Township precinct polling location has been moved to the new Saltcreek Township building.

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The Holmes County Republican Party invites the public to attend a candidate forum for the County Municipal Court judge race to be voted at the Spring Primary.

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

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Depot Museum to hold summer intern program

High school and college students can join the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum as summer interns.

Antique Motorcycle Ride begins and ends in Sugarcreek

The first Antique Motorcycle Club of America's Buckeye Chapter and Motor Maids Ride will begin and end at the Dutch Valley Restaurant in Sugarcreek.

David Apsley to speak at ECOFA meeting

East Central Ohio Forestry Association will meet at Dover Public Library on May 3 at 7 p.m. David Apsley, natural resources specialist at the Ohio State Extension, will speak on "Rate of Return on Your Trees, Monitoring Growth and Price Trends."

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day: One world, one breath

Millersburg will host a celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Millersburg Square.

'Man Who Came to Dinner' gets rave review

Writer Scott Daniels gives a review of the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County's "The Man Who Came to Dinner."

Call for artists: Open Air Art Museum seeks art that will change with the seasons

Inn at Honey Run has numerous trails filled with thoughtful works of art in its Open Air Art Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that blends wood, steel and stone into an interactive artistic experience.

Flower pot workshop offered

Connie Miller of the Roscoe Landscape Department and Deb Gaumer of Garden Patch will host a flower pot workshop in Roscoe Village.

Historical Society hosts ‘Our Town’ series with a focus on Clark

The local history of Clark is the next stop on the Holmes County Historical Society's "Our Town" series.

Leadership Holmes County dubs May 2 fundraising dinner ‘Helping Holmes County’

Leadership Holmes County will present a night of food and fellowship during its fundraiser dinner at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut Creek. Funds from the evening will be evenly split between H15 Ministries and Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.

Holmesville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary to host Girls Day Out

The Holmesville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 551 will host its first vendor and craft show at the Holmesville Elementary School.

Troop 358 ox roast and auction will help area Scouts develop character and leadership

An ox roast fundraiser and an auction will serve as the focal points for a key fundraiser for Boy Scouts of America Troop 358 at the Millersburg United Methodist Church.

Author says life is about learning, growing and changing

Doug Brown is an acclaimed skateboarding professional and motivational speaker with a new book.

Salt Creek precinct polling location has changed

The Saltcreek Township precinct polling location has been moved to the new Saltcreek Township building.

AMHC book sale features thousands of historical books and periodicals

The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center will host a book sale, and it will sell between 4,000 and 5,000 books and periodicals from its extensive library.

Holmes County Republican Party to hold candidate forum

The Holmes County Republican Party invites the public to attend a candidate forum for the County Municipal Court judge race to be voted at the Spring Primary.

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.

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.

Home-schooled students can visit Zoar and Fort Laurens

Home-schooled students can discover the secrets of old-fashioned springtime duties at Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens. Combo and single-event tickets are available.

The Wilderness Center celebrates Earth Day

The Wilderness Center will celebrate Earth Day with a fundraiser, a chipped-timed 5K run and a 1-mile run/walk. In addition there will be a full day of family events.

Sonnenberg Station to perform at OrrVilla April 24

Sonnenberg Station, a 17-voice choral ensemble, will perform at OrrVilla Retirement Community.

Clark featured in ‘Our Town’ series

The Holmes County Historical Society will present its "Our Town" series in the Clark Elementary School's gym. The focus will be on the town history of Clark and the surrounding area.

Garden of Hope is a few seeds, a little dirt and a big dream

The Garden of Hope at Millersburg Elementary School is the brainchild of Lynda Park, a speech language pathologist for the West Holmes School District. Everything grown in the garden goes back to the community.

Daddy Daughter Dance is open to girls in K-8

Living Water Church in Dalton will host a semiformal Daddy Daughter Dance for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Red Cross hosted Preparedness Day to stress importance of making an emergency plan

The American Red Cross teamed with Dominion East Ohio Gas Company to provide first aid kits for several communities on April 1. The Preparedness Day event highlighted the importance of having an emergency evacuation plan in place for a family and practicing it at least twice a year.

Pomerene welcomes new physician

Pomerene Hospital announced its Pomerene Internal Medicine, a new physician practice, to be led by Loren M. Kirchner, a board-certified internal medicine specialist.

Free lecture to feature noted professor of biology

P. Dee Boersma will present a lecture at the 13th biannual Pelican Lecture at the College of Wooster's Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center.

Absentee voting under way in Holmes County

Absentee voting is under way for the May 2, 2017 Primary Election for the Republican nomination for judge of the Municipal Court along with some other local issues.

Scholarships available to Holmes County students

The Pomerene Health Foundation LLC announced the availability of applications for its 2017 high school Healthcare Scholarship Program, which will award a $1,000 scholarship to four senior high school students who are planning to enter the health care field.

Girls State approaching with 2 local girls attending

Reagan Welsh and Madison Ziegler, West Holmes seniors-to-be, will participate in the 71st annual session of Buckeye Girls State at the University of Mount Union.

Easter ‘Passion Play’ to take place at Harvest Ridge April 14-15

A number of area churches have united to create the telling of "The Passion Play" at Harvest Ridge at the Holmes County Fairgrounds in the livestock barn.

Dalton School benefit with Ernest Byner to speak

Earnest Byner, former Cleveland Browns player, will give a speech at Dalton Elementary School.

Tai Chi classes offered to keep residents healthy and strong

With funding from a state grant, the Holmes County General Health District will offer free Tai Chi classes at three separate locations throughout the area.

Holmes Center for the Arts honors donor

The Holmes Center for the Arts did a performance in honor of Lilian Duncan. The donation was given to the building fund for a new location for the rapidly growing center. Other events are upcoming, and the center continues to actively seek donations for their new facility.

Mohican Malabar Bike Club seeks funding for Change House on trails

Mohican Malabar Bike Club created a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for the Change House for the Mohican Mountain Bike Trails.

State Infrastructure Bank loan will provide funds for road repairs

Holmes County engineer Chris Young announced how he intends to pay the bills for the 2017 Paving Plan while waiting for the new tax funds to kick in.

Family-friendly event benefits OneEighty

Holmes County Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty will host an upcoming family-friendly Color Run at Lake Buckhorn.

Austin Miller set to fly at Indiana Wesleyan University

Garaway senior Austin Miller signed a letter of intent to attend Indiana Wesleyan University, where he will join the track and field team.

Keeping your family safe: Hiring a passenger van driver

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has regulations in place that vans, buses and drivers must follow in order to safely transport passengers and their families.

Benefit for Trevor Rastorfer, who has been an inspiration despite rare disease

Trevor Rastorfer has a rare genetic disease called chronic granulomatous. There will be a benefit in Glenmont to help raise funds for his rising medical costs.

Dems fundraiser exceeds organizers’ expectations

A recent chili supper held by the Holmes County Democratic Party raised $1,700. Ken Harbaugh, a candidate for the United States House of Representatives for Ohio's 7th District, was guest speaker at the event.

Habitat to hold ground-breaking for Sigler family home

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity is preparing to hold a ground-breaking ceremony for Zacharie and Courtney Sigler and their two children.

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.

Kidron Volunteer Fire Department to host Spring Chicken fundraiser

The Kidron Volunteer Fire Department Spring Chicken Barbecue will be at the Kidron Mennonite Church parking lot. The upcoming fundraiser will focus on raising money for a new fire truck for the department.

The 7,000th record: An analog guy in a digital world

Tom Green, a Wooster native, recently purchased his 7,000th record and has no plans to stop collecting.

$7.8 billion investment in Ohio’s job-sustaining highway system

The Ohio Senate passed legislation investing $7.8 billion to fund the construction and maintenance of the state's transportation system. The bill also enhances safety, promotes commerce and puts tens of thousands of Ohioans to work.

Dayspring United Church’s ‘Passion Play’ brings the story of Christ’s journey to life

With a cast of close to 100 people creating the Easter story that is so well known, the congregation at Dayspring United Church in Berlin will present its "Easter Passion Play" through seven vignettes as visitors venture through a wonderfully crafted biblical experience.

ODA seeks to recognize farm families leading in conservation

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2017 Conservation Farm Family Awards.

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center working on animal vet science program

A North Canton company has been hired to do building renovation work for the new animal veterinary science program that will start in the fall at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.

Toby Mac concert tickets serve as fundraiser for Mongolia

A chance to see Toby Mac in concert is possibly just a small donation away for one blessed winner. Anyone making a donation to Mongolia Mission Partnership will be eligible to win the tickets and will receive one chance in the drawing for every dollar they donate.

Comedy Night benefits bookmobile fund

The Killbuck Valley Writers' Guild will present its eighth consecutive Comedy Night at the Hotel Millersburg. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Holmes Country District Public Library's Bookmobile fund.

Taxes due in Millersburg

Resident/business tax returns for 2016 are due April 18.

Colorful 5K awaits participants ready to make a difference for others

The Holmes County Friends & Neighbors of OneEighty 5K Color Run will help generate funds that will support victims of domestic violence in the Wayne and Holmes county areas.

A run of 21 as Bucks celebrate a Training Center win along with the community

The Holmes County All-Stars again were denied victory as the Holmes County Training Center Bucks soared to a huge early lead and made it stand in a 91-70 victory.

Stockdale Family Band to perform annual show

The ninth annual Stockdale Family Band Bluegrass and Gospel Show will be at Amish Country Theater between Berlin and Walnut Creek. A portion of all proceeds will support persecuted Christians in Iraq.

Health Talk to focus on general surgery

Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm with Pomerene Hospital general surgeon Michael T. Schell to present.

Walnut Hills is bringing classical music to the region

Walnut Hills Retirement Community and The Piatigorsky Foundation of New York are bringing classical music back to the area. Cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform in concert in the lobby of the Walnut Hills Retirement Home.

Holmes County Christian Women to meet April 4

The Holmes County Christian Women will meet at Der Dutchman.

4-H enrollment now under way in Holmes County

Enrollment for youth in the Holmes County 4-H program for 2017 has begun.

Lynn Hope Industries is bucking the trend in its bookmobile fundraiser

The staff and clientele at the Holmes County Training Center and Lynn Hope Industries are excited to be able to give back to a local organization that has come to mean a lot to them, and a T-shirt designed by one of their own is serving as the focal point of that fundraiser.

Zoar welcomes spring with free opening-day admission

Historic Zoar Village opens for 2017 on Saturday, April 1. Area residents will receive free admission and also can participate in April's Free Speaker Series event.

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will partner with Historic Zoar Village for concert and gala event

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will join with Historic Zoar Village for a collaborative event to honor the bicentennial of the founding of Zoar.

Sugarcreek Rotary Pancake Day returns

The Sugarcreek Rotary will host an all-you-can-eat Pancake Day at the Belden Community Center in Sugarcreek.

Norma Johnson Center to host silent auction and recognition banquet

The Norma Johnson Center invites the community to attend the silent auction and recognition banquet at Union Hill United Methodist Church, where the winners of the 2017 Essay and Drawing Contest will be recognized and funds also will be raised.

Newly paved roads will include center and edge lines

The details of the 2017 paving plan to incorporate revenue from the five-year 0.25 percent road sales tax has been released.

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.

National Developmental Disabilities Month focuses on imagining the future

March is National Developmental Disabilities Month, and in its 50th year, the Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities is currently in the midst of its Always There campaign.

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.

Hiland Varsity Singers are a picture of perfection at districts

Hiland's Varsity Singers performed very well at the Ohio Music Education Association District 10 contest. The choir now moves on to the state competition held at Jackson High School, where it will perform in one of John Harris's final chapters of what has been a memorable career.

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.

‘Once’ is like nothing you’ve seen before

Writer Scott Daniels gives a review of "Once," the musical, which will come to the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Chili supper fundraiser to benefit Sen. Sherrod Brown for re-election

A community meal and silent auction are being planned by the Holmes County Democratic Party as a way to support Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown at the Darb Snyder Senior Center in Millersburg.

Summer STEM camp open to students entering grade 7 and 8

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center will offer a STEM day camp for students going into 7th and 8th grade.

Learn more about the flood of 1913 at Roscoe event

The Roscoe Village Foundation will host a free event featuring facts and photos of the flood of 1913 at the Visitor Center.

Wayne College will host Milkshakes & Majors career-counseling event

The University of Akron Wayne College invites the community to attend Milkshakes & Majors, a free career-counseling event.

Voter registration deadline nears

Monday, April 3 is the deadline to register to vote or change your name or address for the May 2 Primary Election.

Ribbon Festival includes nearly 100 students

Area piano, vocal and string students performed when members of the Tuscarawas County Chapter of the Ohio Music Teachers Association held its 13th annual Ribbon Festival at the Dover Alliance Church.

Nature Photo Club will have Foto Fest and program by Stambaugh at The Wilderness Center

The Nature Photo Club will hold a program by Bruce Stambaugh and its annual Foto Fest at The Wilderness Center.

Cystic fibrosis banquet focuses on helping CF families live better one day at a time

The upcoming CF Great Strides Walk will take place at the Hipp Station in Millersburg, where the public can help raise funds and find out where CF research is gaining ground.

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.

Ryan & Friends highlights HopeQuest Ministries fundraiser March 18

Ryan & Friends will highlight the second annual HopeQuest Ministries fundraising event at Fairlawn Mennonite Church near Apple Creek.

Arts on Broadway will host second annual Souper Bowl event

Arts on Broadway will hold its second annual Souper Bowl event.

Scholarship to be presented at 21st Annette Kay Harstine Memorial Scholarship Recital

The 21st annual Annette Kay Harstine Memorial Scholarship Recital will be at the Shanesville Lutheran Church in Sugarcreek.

Harold Neuenschwander named president of Ohio Federation of SWCD

Harold Neuenschwander assumed the role of president for the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District.

John R. Lea vendor fair set for March 18

John R. Lea Middle School will present its vendor fair with more than 50 vendors in attendance. Admission to the event is a donated school supply.

Mongolia Mission Partnership Breakfast brings nations together

The annual Mongolia Mission Partnership Breakfast will take place at Der Dutchman Restaurant with six area Mennonite church pastors and other volunteers serving as waiters and waitresses. All of the proceeds from the breakfast go into the Mongolia Mission Partnership.

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.

Holmes Center for the Arts seeks new home

Holmes Center for the Arts is in need of more space and reaching out to the community for assistance with locating land or a building and for financial contributions to the building fund.

Registration open for Cooking with Kate series

Cooking with Kate is divided into three sessions: Better with Time (make-ahead dishes), Pasta Pleasers and Seasonal Selections. Each session features four dishes.

Big things come in small packages for H15 Ministries

H15 Ministries received a letter from the IRS, stating the organization has been approved for 501(c)(3) tax exemption. This approval along with donated time and funds continues to move things along toward the completion of the youth center.

HopeQuest bringing Ryan & Friends back for an entertaining fundraiser

HopeQuest Ministries helps couples as mentors for marriage. Their annual banquet fundraiser will be at Fairlawn Mennonite Church. Ryan & Friends will present a return engagement performance.

New children’s book gets right to the heart of hope

Ty Allison-VanName, a West Holmes High School graduate, wrote a special book about the life of a young survivor of congenital heart disease. She is set to return home to her roots in Millersburg for a book signing.

Peaceful rally draws crowd in downtown Millersburg

Well over 100 people from all walks of life and political backgrounds gathered in downtown Millersburg to show their growing concern over current political issues. The primary organizers of the event were three local women: Graciela Estill, Denice Hazlett and Greta Monter.

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.

Holmes County Christian Women meeting will be March 7

The Holmes County Christian Women will meet at Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek.

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference registration open

Ohio State University Extension will host the fourth annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center.

‘Ancient Farming Practices of the Moundbuilders’ coming to the College of Wooster

DeeAnne Wymer will present "Before the Three Sisters: Ancient Farming Practices of the Moundbuilders" at the College of Wooster.

Shoup hired as Farm Bureau organization director

Lindsay Shoup of Orrville is the new Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization director for Ashland, Holmes, Medina and Wayne counties.

Holmesville/Prairie Township Library to host Community Nights

Forest Chaney, Civil War expert, will do three presentations titled "Was Your Ancestor There?" for the Community Nights program at the Holmesville/Prairie Township Library.

Residents encouraged to attend Meet the Candidates event

Jitters Coffee House in Millersburg will sponsor its first Meet the Candidates event of 2017 for candidates seeking to run in the upcoming May 2 primary to fill the unexpired term for Holmes County Municipal Court judge.

New Beginnings: A band with heart

New Beginnings will perform a free community concert at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church and later will play at the Shreve American Legion, Post 67. The band also is available to play at fundraising events at no charge.

A little bit of everything for Ohio Light Opera fans this summer

Old favorites, blockbuster musicals and new shows that date back to early Broadway sprinkle 2017 schedule at Ohio Light Opera.

Art classes at Walnut Hills open to the public

Budding artists are invited to an exploratory art class in the Community Center of the Walnut Hills Retirement Community.

Ground-breaking for Harvest Ridge arena/expo building took place Feb. 21

Harvest Ridge celebrated another step in the process with an arena ground-breaking on Feb. 21.

Girls With Sole: Changing the lives of young women

Liz Ferro will speak in Wooster about her organization, her harrowing personal journey and her book.

Hiland grad makes dean’s list at Mt. Vernon

Zachary Miller made the dean's list for the 2016 fall semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He is a 2016 graduate of Hiland High School.

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.

Central Christian to host its own March Madness event with annual auction

Central Christian School's annual auction will take place with an array of items hitting the auction block. In addition to the funds brought in through the auction, every single dollar of sales will be matched with a $2 matching fund.

Fun, enthusiasm and nature reign supreme at The Wilderness Center

Educational opportunities at The Wilderness Center are constantly being upgraded to include the broad spectrum of environmental education.

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 INC’s 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.

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.

It’s a party in downtown Millersburg

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

Buckeye Memorabilia Scout Trade-O-Ree scheduled

The eighth annual Buckeye Memorabilia Scout Trade-O-Ree is scheduled at the Church of the Cross in Wooster.

Plan ahead to attend the annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation

The annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation will provide nature lovers of all ages the opportunity to explore, learn, enjoy and experience a full day of family-friendly activities.

Historical Society to host soup supper fundraiser

Holmes County Historical Society will host a cabin fever soup supper at the Castle Club Banquet Center in Millersburg.

Writers’ Guild invites others to join them

The Killbuck Valley Writers' Guild invites new members to join them for weekly meetings.

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.

Wallhouse to host paint event fundraiser for OneEighty

Children and adults are invited to come to the Wallhouse Hotel in Walnut Creek to paint a scene on canvas using oil paints.

Church to host dinner theater

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

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.

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.

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ 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.

Hiland band members experience great success at OMEAs as the program continues to blossom

A number of Hiland High School students earned high honors during the Ohio Music Education Association District Solo and Ensemble contest.

LifeCare announces new director

The board of directors of LifeCare Hospice announced the hiring of Kurt C. Holmes as executive director.

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to perform on Valentine’s Day at Kent State Tuscarawas

Celebrate Valentine's Day this year by attending the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra concert at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

H15 Ministries making huge strides toward opening day

Director Andy Schafer and countless volunteers continue to make headway in renovating the buildings for H15 Ministries.

Lilian Grace Edna Duncan Scholarship administered by the Holmes County Education Foundation

The Lilian Grace Edna Duncan Scholarship was established by the late Lilian Duncan. It is being administered by the Holmes County Education Foundation.

SWCD tree seedling sale leaves little doubt that planting trees is a great idea

The Holmes SWCD tree seedling sale is underway from now through March 14.

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.

Sugarcreek museum well on their way to fundraising goal

Kelly Engstrom is the Alpine Hills Historical Museum curator and Sugarcreek Information Center director. She is leading a GoFundMe campaign to raise $30,000 for the needed work on the museum.

Hiland summer softball sign-up slated for Feb. 11

The Hiland girls youth softball program will conduct sign-ups at the Reese Center at Hiland High School.

East Holmes youth baseball sign-ups set for Feb. 11

East Holmes youth baseball sign-ups are approaching, and any youth who wants to participate for their community youth baseball program may do so by stopping in at one of the sign-up locations on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Health event raises funds while getting kids and parents exercising together at Millersburg Elementary

Millersburg Elementary hosted its annual Jump Rope for Heart event Tuesday, Jan. 31. The activities were designed to get hearts pumping and families working together, all while raising needed funds.

Program helps residents improve energy-efficiency of homes

The Ohio Weatherization Assistance Program provides eligible Ohio residents with assistance to improve the energy-efficiency of their homes and reduce energy costs.

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.

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.

Local Cub Scouts go to court to learn about the judicial system

Cub Scout Pack 357 Webelos visited the Holmes County Courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 24. Thanks to the court's welcoming and service-oriented attitude, a dozen Cub Scouts now have a much better idea as to what goes on behind the closed doors of a courtroom.

Historical Society partners with Duncan Theater for Valentine event

The Holmes County Historical Society will host its first Valentine Dinner Theater event at the Duncan Theater in Killbuck.

Holmes Center for the Arts offers classes and workshops

The visual art class spring schedule for the Holmes Center for the Arts is available.

Pro-Life Oratory Contest open to high school students

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life is now accepting registrants for their Pro-Life Oratory Contest.

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.

Community thanked for their generosity

In this letter to the editor Christy Bloom thanks the community for its support of Operation Christmas Child.

Nate Troyer elected president of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity Board with four new members elected

The Board of Directors of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity announced Nate Troyer has been elected to serve as president of the affiliate for 2017.

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.

Holmes County economy thriving despite infrastructure challenges

As of December 2016, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Holmes County unemployment rate was about 3.4 percent, which is below average.

Library program for parents will highlight importance of talking to children

The Holmes County Friends of the Library and the Holmes County American Association of University Women will host a program led by Carla Pringle.

Dog wardens now have the jurisdiction to investigate animal cruelty and welfare concerns

As of Jan. 1, 2017, the Holmes County Dog Wardens will now have the jurisdiction to investigate animal cruelty and welfare concerns pertaining to dogs.

Perry Reese film moves ahead as writers visit Holmes County

James Black came to Berlin in an effort to gain information about Perry Reese, Jr. Black is currently in the process of producing the Perry Reese, Jr. movie, which is moving forward after a long struggle to find funding for the screen writing.

Local students make the dean’s list at Bluffton

Bluffton University announced its dean's list for the fall term.

ECOFA meeting to feature lecture on sustainable living

Barbara Dewey will present an illustrated lecture on sustainable living at the next meeting of the East Central Ohio Forestry Association at the Dover Public Library.

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.

A new photography movement: Abandoned, but not forgotten

Across the country specialized photographers are documenting a lifestyle, décor and historical context through the overgrowth and decay of what some explorers call Abandoned America. Photographer Cynthia Vaughn is among those in this photography movement.

Sourdough and cultured butter class to be held

The Wilderness Center will host Don King for a morning of baking and culturing where participants will learn how to create, feed and care for their own sourdough starter as well as make fresh sourdough bread using a simple, no-knead recipe.

Great Decisions Series will focus on environmental challenges to the global community

Great Decisions Series will focus on the environmental challenges to the global community with five different speakers.

Holmes County Christian Women to meet

The Holmes County Christian Women will resume its regular monthly meeting.

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.

Many of Holmes County’s rail lines are gone but not forgotten

The first railroad came to Ohio in 1832, and it was revolutionary technology, but it was not until 1845 that Holmes County residents started to clamor for a rail line to be built.

Holmes County sales tax increase to start April 1

Holmes County voters approved a countywide sales tax 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, 2017.

Love Center Food Pantry monthly report

There were a total of 356 different families that came to the Love Center during the month of December.

We’ll safely drink to that Safe Communities’ 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.

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.

Auditions set for local production of classic: ‘Our Town’

Holmes County Center for the Arts will present "Our Town" with auditions to be held soon.

Dog licenses on sale for 2017: Deadline to avoid late fee approaching

The annual dog registration, required by the state of Ohio, is a service designed to benefit the animal, its owner and the community. The deadline to get licenses without a late fee is approaching.

MCC meat-canning project is helping others around the world

Every year MCC's mobile meat canner travels across the United States and Canada. In the process the crew connects with volunteers, and together they prepare the cans of turkey to be sent around the world.

Works by 2 visual storytellers to be showcased at CWAM

The College of Wooster Art Museum begins 2017 with exhibitions by two visual storytellers: Los Angeles-based artist Alison Saar and Northeast Ohio native Amber Kempthorn.

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.

Busy time for OneEighty is more than just chocolate and pottery

While OneEighty is currently in the midst of some fundraiser events that are great for the whole family, the organization formerly known as Every Woman's House is focused on a serious issue that continues to be a problem in Wayne and Holmes counties.

Pomerene family lineage played a part in shaping politics and medicine

As the decades have gone by, Holmes County has given rise to plenty of influential people. However, none have made as large a mark in history as the Pomerenes.

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.

Broadway's '42nd Street' sets up at the Performing Arts Center

Freelance writer and columnist Scott Daniels gives a review of "42nd Street," which is coming to the Kent State University Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia.

Rural broadband access: Why you don’t have it and what you can do about it

Freelance writer Amber Kanuckel says the internet has become a vital part of both the economy and education system and as such should be available to all.

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.

Help with heating bills available to residents

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission continues to offer area residents help with their heating bill.

Safe Communities Holiday Happy Hours makes its return thanks to huge community effort

With the support of a number of area businesses and organizations the 2017 Holiday Happy Hours will take place at NewPointe Community Church in Millersburg.

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.

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission honors employees

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission recently honored employees reaching a milestone in their tenure with the agency during an employee recognition luncheon.

Dwight Bender and friends overcome tragedy to exemplify the best of life

Dwight Bender's life has been inundated by tragedy, but through it all he has remained faithful and upbeat. The Bender family will be at the breakfast fundraiser Jan. 14, where they will share this incredible journey of hope and faith.

OneEighty will host Kids’ Pottery Day at West Holmes Middle School

OneEighty will host Kids' Pottery Day at West Holmes Middle School.

Miller’s passion for bluegrass inspires a rare collectible

Eli Miller of Sugarcreek has created a one-of-a-kind banjo that has been signed by 19 of the top banjo pickers in the world.

Visual arts classes beginning in January at Holmes Center for the Arts

Holmes Center for the Arts will offer a new schedule of visual arts classes.

Raffle supports Holmes County Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty

Tom Crank, baseball coach at Malone University, was the winner of the TV raffled by Holmes County Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty.

Lack of reliable broadband access is leaving rural Americans behind

Amber Kanuckel talks about a huge problem that rural Americans face on a day-to-day basis: the lack of a reliable broadband internet connection.

Goodwill sends people into the workforce

Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes County helps adults and even youth receive job training, job experience, work and life skills, counseling if needed, mentoring and ultimately job placement in a larger business.

11th annual Mohican Winter Fest offers the best of winter

The 11th annual Mohican Winter Fest will be in downtown Loudonville with numerous family events.

Prairie Township Library accomplished much in 2016

The Prairie Township Library Volunteer Appreciation Reception was attended by 27 people. A review of 2016 was given and a look at 2017 was discussed.

Raymond J. and Louella F. Patterson Scholarship for Teachers applications available

The Holmes County Education Foundation will accept applications for those interested in the Raymond J. and Louella F. Patterson Scholarship for Teachers.

Holmes County Education Foundation scholarship applications available

The Holmes County Education Foundation will accept scholarship applications for academic year 2017-18.

Massive painting has a unique history in Holmes County

Heinz Gaugel was the creative mind behind the "Behalt Cyclorama," housed today at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. The "Behalt" is huge, measuring 10 feet tall and 265 feet long with an interesting and important story behind it.

Love Center served 445 families in November

There were a total of 445 different families that came to the Love Center during the month of November.

Call for artists: Painting for Paws raises funds to benefit local dogs

The Holmes County Dog Warden's Department is bringing back the very successful fundraiser, Painting For Paws.

Everyone’s a winner in Rodhe’s nonshopping spree fundraiser

Jen Miller was the winner of the Rodhe's two-minute shopping spree, which was a fundraiser for Sarah Miller's venture into youth ministry with YWAM. The raffle winner instead chose a $250 payout and then donated half of it back to Sarah Miller.

United Way continues initiative to reduce poverty in the region

To tackle the poverty issue, United Way of Wayne and Holmes County has targeted two key areas to focus on in 2017: workforce development and youth development.

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.

The givers become receivers during TAG Charities Win a Car for Christmas Bob and Nancy Howard humbled to be tabbed as this year’s recipient

Bob and Nancy Howard of Orrville were the winners of the TAG Charities Win a Car for Christmas giveaway that took place this holiday season.

Free training offered to prospective foster parents

For those interested in becoming a foster family, Encompass Foster Care and Adoption will provide a series of free training classes that are required to become a licensed foster parent.

Village of Millersburg announces income tax changes

The Village of Millersburg amended its tax ordinance and adopted the revised tax code on Dec. 28, 2015. This new code will affect all tax returns starting with the 2016 tax year.

Holidays at the Mansion brings winter inside and Christmas to the heart

The Holmes County Historical Society and the Victorian House in Millersburg are in the midst of presenting the second annual Holidays at the Mansion.

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.

Money matters in Love INC’s new finance program

Love INC of Greater Holmes County created the Faith & Finances class, which recently completed its first 12 weeks.

Sharing with Cheri: Three new friends give Cheri Fleming a ‘new lease on life’ this Christmas

Recently a group of women came into Cheri Fleming's life who have shown her that faith, commitment and friendship can bring about change in a life.

Marshallville goes green with a solar field and prototype Green Street

Mayor Bob Brooker of Marshallville supports a project that began nearly seven years ago when American Municipal Power Inc. began to look for solar sites among their member towns.

Fewer Ohioans live in self-sufficient households 7 years after recession

The number of Ohioans living in households with incomes low enough to make them eligible for help from Food Banks has increased by more than 356,000 people since the end of the Great Recession.

Berlin Lions move forward with plans for public park

As 2016 comes to a close, the Berlin Lions Community Foundation Park Board is looking to start its Capital Campaign for an amphitheater.

County youth continues to be a big part of Share-A-Christmas

Holmes County Share-A-Christmas was in full swing on delivery day. Many hands helped pump out deliveries for 280 families throughout Holmes County.

Youth unite to make it happen as H15 Ministries continues to come together

The recent youth night at H15 Ministries in Millersburg saw dozens of youth come together to help tackle some of the many chores that continue to crop up at the downtown Millersburg center.

Brown’s Lake Bog excellent example of the impact of Ohio’s last glacier

Fall and winter might just be the favored time to visit Brown's Lake Bog Preserve, a 100-acre Nature Conservancy property just two miles west of Shreve.

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 East Area volunteers exceed goal of collecting Christmas gifts for 28,523 children

Ohio East Area volunteers have collected enough gift-filled shoeboxes to reach more than 28,523 children in need through Operation Christmas Child.

Building for Christ: Laying foundations, loving people, serving God

Up until now the Yoder family has reached into their own pockets to fund local needs and missions to Africa, but in 2016 they founded Building for Christ, a nonprofit organization.

Courthouse is Holmes County’s third

Since its founding Holmes County has had three different courthouses. Today the Holmes County Courthouse is one of the most important historic landmarks in the county.

Help to heat is still available

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission continues to offer area residents help with their heating bill.

The holidays are a heightened time for fire risk

While the holidays are undoubtedly a time for family gatherings and good cheer, they also can be a time of heightened fire dangers. Edwin Miller of Winesburg Fire Department has a few suggestions for keeping homes and those who gather there safe in the coming weeks.

Hartville resident wins quilt raffle

Sandy Pryor of Hartville recently was the winner of a quilt from the Helping Hands Quilt Shop.

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.

Precycling: Eliminating trash before it begins

Precycling is a concept introduced 20 years ago by the Environmental Protection Agency via a media campaign.

Festival of Trees highlights needs of Red Cross

The 25th Annual Festival of Trees is the American Red Cross Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter's largest and only fundraiser. It took place Dec. 6 and also was a celebration of the chapter's 100th anniversary serving Wayne and Holmes counties.

New Beginnings Band is available for benefits

The New Beginnings Band is currently looking for benefit engagements for the 2017 season. There is no charge to book the band for a benefit.

TUBACHRISTMAS promises a festive performance

TUBACHRISTMAS has delighted audiences for more than four decades while Wooster's version has been going strong for 20 years and will take place again here soon.

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.

Hiland FFA teams place 11th and 12th in Trapshoot Contest

Every year the Hiland FFA participates in the Trapshoot Contest. Hiland FFA Trapshoot Team placed 11th with team one, and team two placed 12th.

A musical feast highlights annual Community Arts Council banquet

The arts were on full display once again during the annual Sugarcreek Community Arts Council banquet, an evening designed to focus on the many ways arts play a role in the area.

Red Cross urges blood donation as one last gift to give this holiday season

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady.

Sing us a song: Local children audition for Ohio Light Opera

Ohio Light Opera held auditions for children for an upcoming production.

‘The Skater’s Night Before Christmas’ author to speak in Wooster

Doug Brown will read his book and share holiday fun at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library.

Chili Crossroads to host blood drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church is approaching.

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.

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.

Our Town Coshocton announces December ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas event

Our Town Coshocton will host the first 'Twas the Night Before Christmas event to be held downtown.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas will perform at Kent State Tuscarawas

Mannheim Steamroller will perform live for two performances at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Lightwire Theater’s ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ on stage at Kent State Tuscarawas

Lightwire Theater's "A Very Electric Christmas" is coming to Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

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.

Local holiday lights shine around the world

Tom Hammond has developed a computerized home light display that is connected to a website that allows others to choose the settings.

Chiara String Quartet returns to Wooster

The Wooster Chamber Music Series will present the Chiara String Quartet in concert at Scheide Music Center on the College of Wooster campus.

Hunters can protect their dogs from harm during season

Hunting season is here, and there are numerous things to consider when it comes to safe practices and dogs.

Merchants give back at annual children’s night in Millersburg

Historic Downtown Millersburg Children's Night will be presented in conjunction with another downtown event: the Candlelight Church Walk.

Holmes County Christian Women to meet

The Holmes County Christian Women will meet at Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek.

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.

Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K attracts numerous families

The Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K, which is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, saw many families taking full advantage of the chance to participate in the race together.

It’s the law: Dog licenses available now

Sale of dog licenses for 2017 begins Dec. 1 with options available at the Holmes County Dog Warden's Department and the Holmes County Auditor's Office.

Wooster resident to be inducted into Senior Hall of Fame

Elizabeth Beddow of Direction Home announced that Wooster resident Beverly J. Fairhurst would be inducted into the Akron-Canton Senior Citizen Hall of Fame.

Wooster family holiday tradition is a gift to the community

Christmas in Motion will be in Wooster at the Kobilarcik family home. The family has recently come to the decision that next year, 2017, will be the last for this long-standing community Christmas tradition.

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.

Polar Express tickets still available

Polar Express at the Dennison Depot is an annual event that celebrates the magic of Christmas for children of all ages.

Darth Vader turns to the good side in promoting unity and hope among Americans

A man named Darth Vader ran with the American flag for the entire 13.1 miles of the Amish Country Half Marathon Saturday, Nov. 26. Vader said the commitment to his running for the country will continue.

Pomerene Family Care expands services to Loudonville area

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

Holmes County has a long historical record of newspapers

Holmes County has a long historical record of various different newspapers dating all the way back to 1828.

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative providing $15,000 in scholarships to local students

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. will award 10 cash scholarships in all, totaling $15,000 in scholarships.

Win a Car for Christmas rolls out Chevy Cruze as its prize

The wheels have arrived from the North Pole, and one fortunate recipient in the 2016 TAG Win a Car for Christmas giveaway will be cruising around in a Chevy Cruze.

Songs of Christmas in Ragersville is open to all

The Ragersville community will have its annual Songs of Christmas at the old Lutheran Church, the present-day home to the Ragersville Historical Society museum.

Pomerene Hospital welcomes new physician

Pomerene Hospital has announced its Gastroenterology Services and Dr. Vivian N. Chidi, gastroenterology specialist, to the Holmes County area.

Killbuck GSA Troop 777 is a real blessing to a pair of area families

The members of Killbuck Girl Scouts Troop 777 are doing a Blessing Basket Project. The girls put together a pair of Thanksgiving baskets full of food and sundry items that will be donated to the Glenmont Food Pantry.

WHHS music department to present uplifting ‘Sister Act’

West Holmes High School will present the Broadway musical "Sister Act" in December.

Coshocton Community Choir’s Festival Christmas Concert is in its 46th season

"O Holy Night" is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir's Festival Christmas Concert, which is under the direction of Charles R. Snyder and features the 100-voice adult choir, now in its 46th season.

Annual Holmes County Share-A-Christmas benefit concert

Jann Hershberger's 2016 show will take place at Martins Creek Mennonite Church. The musical celebration of Christ's birth serves as a benefit concert for Holmes County Share-A-Christmas.

Tree farmer to speak at ECOFA meeting

The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will have Alan Walter speak about his recent bus tour of Southern Germany, Western France and Northern Switzerland.

Local effort equals big impact for Mennonite Disaster Services

Volunteers from Berlin Mennonite Church have nearly completed a small mobile home that can relocate to sites around the country as the need arises for natural disaster assistance.

Holmes County DD gets an early Thanksgiving treat after 3-year accreditation

Holmes County Developmental Disabilities was awarded a three-year accreditation, the most years a county DD organization can achieve.

Breakfast with Santa returns for 11th year

Pomerene Hospital, along with Smith Ambulance, First-Knox Community Bank and Pomerene Family Care, will present the 11th annual Breakfast with Santa at the Darb Snyder Senior Center.

Journey to Bethlehem provides a family Christmas tradition to cherish

Walnut Creek's Journey to Bethlehem provides a unique look into the story of the birth of Christ through six vignettes. The tour is a self-guided walking/driving tour that takes visitors through the story one scene at a time.

Schrock’s event is a holiday tradition

Christmas Down on the Farm is coming up in Berlin.

Wooster Jazz Ensemble presents ‘Holiday Jazz and More’

The College of Wooster's Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will perform in Freedlander Theatre. Featured guest soloist will be saxophonist Scott Burns.

Orrville Community Band celebrates its 20th concert season

The Orrville Community Concert Band will provide a free hour-long concert under the direction of John Robinson as the band celebrates its 20th concert season.

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.

Oscar is looking for a new home

Oscar is a 3-year-old Toy Fox Terrier mix who is looking for a new home. He does well with other dogs and cats, but he needs to be in a home with no small children.

ACWH Career Center named November Students of the Month

Makala Etzwiler, Ashland High School, and Andrew Campbell, West Holmes High School, were named Career Center Students of the Month for November.

Holmesville Prairie Township Friends of the Library donate books

The Holmesville Prairie Township Friends of the Library met Nov. 14 with eight people in attendance, and numerous matters were discussed.

Experience Christmas in Zoar

Early American and German holiday traditions are the focus of Christmas in Zoar.

What’s in your stocking? Win a Car for Christmas returns to make someone’s holiday season special

For the past several years the local organization known as TAG Charities has been gifting local people in need with a brand new car during its Win a Car for Christmas contest.

Roscoe Village Christmas candlelightings a truly old-fashioned Christmas

Roscoe Village will have Christmas candlelightings and a 35-foot village Christmas tree with other activities for the holiday.

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.

Share-A-Christmas giving tree project grows roots in Berlin

The Berlin Main Street Merchants have provided an additional opportunity for the public to participate in the giving process for Holmes County Share-A-Christmas. A new giving tree has been erected on the square in Berlin.

Millersburg Elementary thankful for chance to promote reading during Lit Night

Millersburg Literature Night featured a series of interactive stations and highlighted a night designed to enhance the pleasure of families reading together.

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.

FFA service projects are helpful to the community

Every year Hiland FFA participates in community service projects.

Managing farm financial stress

Recognizing the level of stress that exists in the farm community, a program titled Managing Farm Financial Stress has been scheduled at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus in Wooster.

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.

Johnson Woods: A far away feeling close by

Johnson Woods is one of the largest of Ohio's remaining old-growth forests.

Giving pets a chance helps their humans too

Founded in 2006, Give Pets a Chance has helped provide care for more than 1,875 animals. The organization is currently holding a membership drive through Feb. 1.

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.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to host beef industry update meeting

A beef industry update meeting provided by the Ohio Cattlemen's Association will take place in Ashland County.

Live nativity parade welcomes Christmas season in Berlin

The Berlin Main Street Merchants invite residents and visitors to officially begin the Christmas season with their annual live nativity parade and candle lighting ceremony, which is now in its 22nd year.

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.

Holmes SWCD will collect soil test at Farmerstown Auction

Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District will accept soil samples at the Farmerstown Livestock Auction.

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.

November is National Adoption Month: Hostetler family grows by 3

The Dennis and Jeanne Hostetler family of Sugarcreek grew by three this week. The adoption of the couple's three newest family members was recently made final at the Tuscarawas County Courthouse.

Ohio wins one-third of AFBF’s County Activities of Excellence awards

Ohio county Farm Bureaus won one-third of the nation's top county programs.

Holmes County 4-H seeking new volunteers for 2017

The Holmes County Extension Office is now seeking 4-H volunteers for the 2017 4-H year.

Central Christian students to sing at OrrVilla

The Central Christian High School Varsity Singers will make a stop at the OrrVilla Retirement Community during their annual schedule of local appearances.

From pharmacist to musician with a few stops along the way

Mark Tillack will perform in Lakeville. Learn how his life has taken him from a pharmacist to a musical performer and more.

Author with local roots publishes debut novel

Loretta Marion was born and raised in Tuscarawas County. Her debut novel, "The Fool's Truth," has been released.

Young excited to start improving county’s roadways

With the passing of a one-quarter percent sales tax increase for the next five years, the people of Holmes County have put the improvement of the county roads in the hands of engineer Chris Young and his crew.

Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K gets a new guise

The Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K is approaching and will present each of its participants with a beard and straw hat.

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.

Auction raises $14K for Hospice

LifeCare Hospice raised over $14,000 at the silent auction at Charm Days. Proceeds from the auction will go into their Community Care Program for residents of Holmes County.

New playground already paying dividends for Holmes County Training Center

The new playground at the Holmes County Training Center has quickly become a popular place, not just for the center's students and clients, but also for the community.

Hiland FFA participates in soil contests

The Hiland FFA Urban Soils Team participated in the District Soils Contest as well as the State Soils Contest.

Local model railroads keeping on track with old-fashioned fun

Stephen Leslie is a part of the group behind the annual Route 30 Express, a self-guided tour along Route 30. The event is held annually in November to coincide with National Model Railroad Month.

LifeCare Hospice receives donation of equipment

LifeCare Hospice received an equipment donation from various people and organizations.

Competition and inspiration: Local woman proves it’s never too late to pursue a dream

Many years after her dream of showing horses took form, Ruth Kaplan returned to the arena to win both state and national recognition this year.

Write for Rights: A small investment of time saves lives

Write for Rights is an annual international campaign to speak up for those who are suffering injustice and human rights abuse.

OCDC seed grants for new and emerging cooperatives are now available

The Ohio Cooperative Development Center at The Ohio State University South Centers is offering reimbursement seed grants to groups interested in exploring or growing a cooperative.

Millersburg Candlelight Church Walk will have 4 participating churches

The annual Millersburg Candlelight Church Walk will take place in December with four participating churches.

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.

Samaritan’s Purse will have collection sites throughout Holmes County

Several locations in Holmes County will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan's Purse project Operation Christmas Child.

HEAP program is underway

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Emergency HEAP program is underway.

Our Town Coshocton announces annual Miracle on Main Street event

Our Town Coshocton announced the return of the annual Miracle on Main Street parade and event in downtown Coshocton.

Career Center’s construction students’ Equipment Day

Two Career Center programs, construction technology at the main campus and building trades at West Holmes High School, hosted area legislators along with officials from construction companies and suppliers for a morning of demonstrations.

New transportation business serves special needs adults

Denny and Diana Frazier will start Precious Angel Transportation LLC. They are currently in talks with workshops in both Wayne and Holmes counties and plan to begin operations in December.

There is local support for NaNoWriMo participants

National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring writers. The group sponsors numerous educational programs for all ages.

TAASC seeks sponsors and participants for Winter Sports Challenge

The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition will host their 18th annual Winter Sports Challenge at Snow Trails in Mansfield this winter.

Holmes SWCD Annual Meeting approaching

The Holmes SWCD Board and staff invite the public to recognize outstanding conservation efforts in the county and enjoy a great meal as well at the 69th Holmes SWCD Annual Meeting.

No more H2O problems for H15 Ministries

The H15 Youth Ministries building continues to receive help from the community as it now has its water issue resolved.

Faculty at Large Lecture explores international public policy

Bas Van Doorn will speak at the Faculty at Large Lecture of the fall semester at The College of Wooster.

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.

Ohio’s foreclosure process reduced from 2-3 years to 6 months

Ohio House Bill 390 will likely set the precedent for the future of the foreclosure process nationwide.

Cleveland Clinic founder is one of the region’s most famous residents

George Washington Crile, who grew up on a sheep farm between Chili and Baltic, is one of the four founding fathers of the Cleveland Clinic.

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for new partner families

A dedication service on the Habitat for Humanity most recently completed home is approaching. This marks the second Habitat home to be completed this year.

Fine Arts Symposium includes a public concert

Central Christian High School in Kidron will suspend normal operations in favor of devoting an entire day to the arts for the second Fine Arts Symposium.

Enrollment growth is key to future financial stability

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center will seek increased enrollment as the key to continued financial stability over the next five years.

Holiday House: Sharing holiday joy, helping others

Holiday House is a biennial event held to provide important programs for victims of domestic violence in the community. Every two years a wide variety of community members and local businesses come together to create this unique holiday event.

Assistance Dog Expo: Hope is a 4-legged word

The Holmes County Dog Warden Department and Adoption Center will sponsor an Assistance Dog Expo at NewPointe Church in Millersburg.

Lonestar in concert at the Kent State Tuscarawas PAC

The award-winning country music group Lonestar will be in concert at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

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.

Acclaimed American Chamber Players coming to Wooster

The American Chamber Players will play in Wooster as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

Wycliffe Associates banquet features MAST method of Bible translation

There will be a Wycliffe Associates banquet at the Der Dutchman Restaurant, where Tabitha Price will share how a new translation method that relies upon nationals is greatly accelerating Bible translation worldwide.

Village of Millersburg will collect leaves throughout the fall

The Village of Millersburg will collect leaves throughout the fall season for residents of the village.

Senior Center to host annual Santa’s Sleigh Chinese Auction Nov. 5

Numerous items will be available during the 10th annual Santa's Sleigh Chinese Auction. The event will now be held at the St. Peter Catholic Center in Millersburg.

The Tortoise shares his vision with East Holmes youth at Young Authors Day

Author and illustrator Peter Raymundo shared his vision and inspiration with the fourth, fifth and sixth grade students during the recent Young Authors Day at Hiland High School.

Novelist James Hannaham to speak at College of Wooster

The College of Wooster will welcome novelist James Hannaham to campus for a reading of his works.

Buckeye Book Fair has something for all readers

The 29th annual Buckeye Book Fair will be at Fisher Auditorium in Wooster.

Christmas lights will shine in Walnut Creek Nov. 11

The third annual Walnut Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony will help kick off the Christmas season.

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.

Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded funds to Holmes County

Sheriff Timothy W. Zimmerly announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded his office the total of $29,434.65 in federal traffic safety funding to Holmes County Sheriff's Office.

Candy buy back supports military personnel and veterans

Dr. Brad Welsh and his team will be buying back Trick-or-Treat candy for one dollar per pound for up to five pounds per child. The candy will then be donated to Operation Gratitude.

Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey Run/Walk expects 800 participants

The Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey 5K is approaching to once again raise money for those struggling with leukemia and lymphoma.

Clark Elementary chicken barbecue to fund new playground

As a way of funding the new playground equipment that will soon be installed, Clark Elementary will present a chicken dinner and raffle at the elementary school.

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.

Local church provides school kits to Lutheran World Relief

Children and adults of the Shanesville Lutheran Sunday School in Sugarcreek gathered to kick off the new Sunday School season and to assemble school kits for Lutheran World Relief.

Wooster Community Hospital expands with new facilities and new faces

Angela Rincon is the new director of development at Wooster Community Hospital. She will help to grow the services available and assist with the new cancer facility.

Property deeds available locally at recorder’s office

If you are a Holmes County property owner and have received a letter from a company called Local Records Office in Columbus, Ohio, or a company called First Documents in Corona, California, you do no need to send them money. You can receive your property deed locally.

Three area couples honored for making the world a better place

Dan McKee presented the second annual Miss Rumphius Award to Jim and Sherry Gertz, Gloria and Eli Yoder, and David and Elsie Kline for their admirable commitment to their respective communities.

Group celebrates 10 years of friendship and music

Sonnenberg Station, an 18-voice choral group, has been performing for 10 years. Area audiences can enjoy their performances throughout the coming season.

Holmes Center for the Arts offers adult dance classes

Holmes Center for the Arts has a Halloween dance and a rumba dance series approaching.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold annual Madrigal Feaste

Every year the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship puts on a Madrigal Feaste, which is an early form of dinner theater.

Nashville Trick-or-Treat: A night of community fun

The Nashville community is coming together to organize multiple events for families to enjoy Trick-or-Treat.

HDM’s Boo in the Burg ready to scare up some eerily good times Oct. 29

The 2016 Historic Downtown Millersburg Boo in the Burg festivities are approaching, and they promise to be a frightfully good time all around town.

Holmes SWCD will hold workshop on cover crops at Leon Yoder Farm

Those interested in learning more about cover crops and soil health are welcome to join the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District for a workshop/field day at the Leon Yoder Farm.

MOCA House to host Expressions of Hope art auction

Every month for the past three years Melissa Csepel has committed to creating a painting for the Expressions of Hope auction, which will take place at the MOCA House's new location.

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.

Broadway Showcase takes center stage at Hiland Nov. 5-6

The sixth annual Hiland High School Broadway Showcase & Beyond is a fundraiser for the Hiland Music Department that will take place in the auditorium at Hiland High School.

Annual winter book sale means readers can stock up

Winter's long nights are coming. Prepare for winter reading by buying bargain books at the annual Friends of the Library book sale.

Painting for Pooches to benefit the Dog Warden’s office

The Hotel Millersburg will host the Painting for Pooches Benefit, spearheaded by local artist Laura McCartney.

Genealogical Society to host new program

Holmes County Genealogical Society has meetings the fourth Thursday of every month from March through October.

The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center will hold a banquet

The Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center will provide an opportunity for community members to learn a great deal about the roots of the Pennsylvania Dutch language at its upcoming banquet at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek.

American Legion Post 192 of Millersburg will sponsor Halloween Parade

The American Legion Post 192 of Millersburg will sponsor the 69th annual Halloween Parade.

Historical restored grist mill is a work in progress

The Wolf Creek Grist Mill, a historic mill that was once located just north of Loudonville on Route 60, has a long history and is being restored along with other buildings from that era. Volunteers are needed.

Kidron-based choral ensemble to perform throughout region

Sonnenberg Station is an 18-voice male choral ensemble based in Kidron. Now in its 10th year, the group has performed in more than 50 different venues to audiences throughout Ohio and will perform throughout the region.

The Holmes County Historical Society will host events for Halloween and the holiday season

The Holmes County Historical Society will create unique experiences for visitors to the organization's Victorian House with events scheduled for late October and early November.

Local physician is making a difference in Ghana

A local physician is helping women in need of health care in Ghana.

Biltz to provide benefit pancake breakfast to raise funds for Eagle Scout project

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at the American Legion Post 192 in Millersburg, there will be a benefit pancake breakfast hosted by Troop 355 of Holmesville that will benefit many.

Community Trick-or-Treat events

A variety of Trick-or-Treat events are scheduled in the region.

Pomerene Hospital October Health Talk to focus on minimally invasive procedures

Pomerene Hospital will offer an upcoming Health Talk at Keim Lumber in Charm, which will focus on breast cancer and early detection.

John Fenton’s dream has given Millersburg a heart for glass

As part of the Holmes County Antique Festival's activity schedule, the Millersburg Glass Auction has become one of the more popular events to grace the weekend.

Film to address body image issues and a need for change

Taryn Brumfitt is on a mission to change the perception of body image. Her documentary film will be shown in Orrville.

Pomerene Hospital planning Baby Walk

Pomerene Hospital is planning a Baby Walk walkathon. All proceeds will go toward support group supplies, educational materials, comfort items for bereaved families and continued maintenance of the Pomerene Memory Garden.

Say hello to Ivy

Ivy is a 7-month-old calico who enjoys human contact, and she gets along well with other cats.

Yoder and Arnholt make a lasting impression in representing Holmes County

2015-16 Holmes County Antique Festival Queen Alexis Yoder and Holmes County Antique Festival Princess Breanna Arnholt finished their year with speeches after representing the county and festival throughout their travels.

Newly formed nonprofit aims to be a resource

Connexus was born to offer assistance and training in navigating conflict. It is a new nonprofit looking for volunteers to assist in some upcoming events in Wayne and Holmes counties.

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.

Killbuck to host Halloween Parade

Killbuck's Halloween Parade will be held at the Fire House and will be led by the West Holmes Middle School Marching Band under the direction of Mike Pacula.

ACWHCC to host RAMTEC open house and fish fry

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center invites the public to attend an open house for the district's new RAMTEC lab, which will be held in conjunction with the high school Interact Club's annual all-you-can-eat fish fry.

Caregiver of the Year to be announced at luncheon

The Holmes County Caregiver of the Year will be announced at the annual Holmes County Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon.

OrthoNeuro comes to Coshocton Hospital with orthopedic care

Residents of Coshocton and surrounding counties can have the OrthoNeuro surgical experience without travel to New Albany or Columbus when OrthoNeuro brings their specialists to Coshocton Hospital.

Cooking with Kate approaches home cooking with a new perspective

Join Kate Shumaker, OSU Extension educator and registered dietitian, at Cooking with Kate for a new perspective on food.

HCTC ready to break ground for new and improved accessible playground

The students at the Holmes County Training Center will get to use a new, accessible playground later this year with many pieces of equipment designed specifically for special needs students.

Absentee voting will begin in October

Absentee voting will begin in October for the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election.

Hiland Class of ‘66 celebrates 50-year reunion

Hiland High School Class of 1966 held its 50-year reunion at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek.

Julliard String Quartet to perform

The world-renowned Julliard String Quartet will perform in Wooster as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life declares winner of baby photo contest

Elin Jagger is the winner of Wayne-Holmes Right to Life's 11th annual baby photo contest.

The beet goes on for annual Kidron festival

Kidron celebrates the beet at annual festival that draws visitors from all over the region.

Random Acts of Kindness: United Way is counting on you

Laura Newberry-Yokley of the United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties is assisting in a campaign to track and record 10,000 acts of kindness to promote the organization's larger program to move 10,000 people out of poverty by the year 2025.

Different place, same learning conservation experience for county fifth grade students

After many years of calling the One-O-One Ranch its home for the event, the SWCD headed west to Spring Walk Farm in western Holmes County to host the annual Tom Graham Fifth Grade Farm Tour.

Homeschool Day at Zoar helps students understand the past

Historic Zoar Village will host Harvest Homeschool Day to offer a learning opportunity to homeschool students.

World-class music right here in Northeast Ohio

The 2016-17 Wooster Chamber Music Series is set with multiple world-class acts.

Program open to high school students interested in music and theater

Ashland University Departments of Music and Theatre are inviting high school students to a free event for those interested in learning more about music and/or theater at Ashland University.

Apple Butter Making Day coming to Smithville

The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold an open house for the annual Apple Butter Making Day.

Dancin’ in Wooster: Contra and English country dances for everyone

Bill Alkire and Susan English teach classes on recreational dance in Wayne County at Valley College Grange.

Perry Reese, Jr. Memorial Tip-Off tickets now on sale

The 16th annual Perry Reese, Jr. Memorial Tip-Off will take place at the Holmes County Amish Theater in Walnut Creek.

Holmes County College Fair to be held at Harvest Ridge

Holmes County Education Foundation will host the annual Holmes County College Fair at Harvest Ridge.

Historical Society to offer holiday bus trip

The Holmes County Historical Society has announced a holiday outboard bus tour.

Greentown Native Americans doomed by breach of faith

In Ashland County sits a historical marker about the Greentown Delaware Village. Thanks to the efforts of the Greentown Preservation Association, people can learn about the history of this village.

A cappella sensation to perform at PAC

The contemporary a cappella sensation, VoicePlay, will be onstage at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Special Needs Scholarship Program application window now open

Ohio students with special needs can now apply for a Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship.

She sold her cow to get to Broadway

Rebecca Watson grew up on a 20-acre farm between Wooster and Shreve but made it to Broadway after hard work and sacrifice.

Humane Society open house invites animal lovers in

Holmes County's only Humane Society is a nonprofit, all-volunteer-run organization. It moved to 15258 Township Road 15 in Glenmont. There will be an open house.

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.

Birdseed sale underway at The Wilderness Center

The Wilderness Center is holding its annual birdseed sale.

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.

Moreland Community Heritage Day celebrates agriculture

The sixth annual Moreland Community Heritage Day is coming, and this time it will be different.

Apple Creek Fire and EMS will hold public forum for upcoming levy

The Apple Creek Fire and EMS invite people to join East Union Township trustees and fire department personnel for a public forum on the proposed levy increase.

34th annual Charm Days is simply charming

The village of Charm prepares for Charm Days, their annual festival when the village of less than 100 will welcome thousands of visitors for two days of fun, food, fellowship and fundraising.

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.

Enchanted Forest Walk engages children in the great outdoors

The Wilderness Center in Wilmot will host the 28th Annual Enchanted Forest Walk, a family-friendly event that combines education and fun as participants learn about life in the woods.

Embrace 2016 designed to encourage a life of Biblical mentoring for women

Embrace 2016 will promote mentoring programs for women of all ages. The upcoming conference is designed to provide guidelines and insight into the mentoring role.

Fundraiser will allow Brownie Troop to help others

Wendell August Amish Country Store has partnered with Brownie Troop 61163 from Sugarcreek for a Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser and Fall Festival.

Local art classes begin in October

Budding artists are invited to join one of two local art classes that will begin in October in Historic Downtown Millersburg.

Granite Games: ‘It was awesome’

Janine Lytle, the 26-year-old Wooster native, competed in the Granite Games while training for upcoming events.

Beta Iota Chapter welcomes new leadership

The Beta Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its first meeting of the 2016-17 year as it welcomed new leadership.

Fossils help us uncover the prehistoric past of the region

Fossils of prehistoric creatures and remnants of people that lived in Holmes County offer hints to the past.

FFA kicks off school year with service project

In September five Hiland FFA members kicked off the school year by picking up trash along state Route 39 from Hiland High School to Chestnut Ridge Elementary for the Adopt-A-Highway program.

New Walnut Creek pavilion a true community effort

The Walnut Creek Parents Advisory Committee united with Walnut Creek Elementary recently to break ground on a new pavilion that will serve the entire community.

Write-on Writers Guild workshop is Oct. 1

Coshocton Write-on Writers Guild Third Annual Writers Workshop will offer numerous learning opportunities.

Holmes County Barn Inventory will showcase a part of Amish Country’s allure

The Holmes County Barn Inventory project is ambitious, seeking to create a database of the many fascinating and beautiful barns located across the rolling hills of Amish Country.

Vulture’s Knob to host Oktoberfest event

Oktoberfest at Vulture's Knob in Wooster will hold fun for family and those interested in mountain biking.

Annual Madrigal Feaste tickets on sale for 41st year

Ashland University Department of Music produces the annual Madrigal Feaste, which will launch its 41st year.

The aged and ugly Native American has ties to Holmes County

Tom Lion Road in Berlin is said to be named after Tom Lyons, a Native American with ties to Holmes County. Some believe he was murdered while others suspect he died from natural causes.

West Holmes grad receives master’s degree

Brant Miller, PA-C, received certification on Aug. 18 from The National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

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.

Say cheese for the 64th annual Swiss Festival in Sugarcreek

The 64th Swiss Festival is approaching with plenty of events for kids and people who love family, fellowship and cheese.

Voter registration deadline nears

The deadline for voter registration for the 2016 general election is nearing. See options and times to get registered.

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 American Shakespeare Center performs ‘Our Town’ Nov. 4

The American Shakespeare Center returns for its 18th consecutive year to The University of Akron Wayne College, performing Thornton Wilder's "Our Town."

Love Center Food Pantry monthly report for August

Love Center Food Pantry announced its monthly report for August.

Something for Seniors program will begin

The Something for Seniors program will kick off its first gathering of the year.

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.

Longenecker Mennonite Church moves to new facility

Members and friends of the Longenecker Mennonite Church are celebrating the move to new facilities.

H15 Ministries building continues to take shape, and volunteers are making it possible

H15 Ministries, the blooming youth ministry in downtown Millersburg, continues its assault on revamping its facility on Jackson Street across from the courthouse. While much is done, there are still plenty of ways people can contribute to the ongoing process.

Garaway Class of ‘61 celebrated 55th reunion

Twenty members of the Garaway Class of 1961 gathered with their friends and/or spouses in the Shanesville Lutheran Church Social Hall at Sugarcreek on Aug. 27 for their 55th class reunion.

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.

Holmes SWCD collecting milkweed seedpods to increase monarch habitat

The Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District is in the process of collecting milkweed in order to build more habitats for the monarch butterfly population, which is currently trending down.

Tangerine has been waiting 3 years for a family

Tangerine is a favorite among the volunteers at Holmes County Humane Society. She is a six-year-old cat that loves to cuddle, and she is waiting for someone to adopt her.

Tuscarawas Genealogical Society to hold genealogy lock-in

The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society will sponsor a genealogy lock-in at the society's library at 307 Center St., Dennison.

First ever Mosquito Dash 5K winners announced

Runners and walkers in the first Mosquito Dash 5K ran a course through the village of Killbuck and along the Holmes County Trail Sunday, Sept. 4.

Walnut Hills’ ‘Creativity is Timeless’ senior art exhibit winners named

More than 250 people visited the "Creativity is Timeless" exhibit held at Walnut Hills Retirement Community Aug. 27. It featured 86 pieces of artwork that were submitted by 44 different Holmes County area residents who are over the age of 55.

Underground Railroad believed to include stops in Holmes and Wayne counties

Wayne and Holmes counties have a history that connects to slave abolition and the Underground Railroad.

Break the Grey brings important message for teens to Tusc. County

Billy Ballenger has been through the pitfalls of youth, and poor decisions led him to a life of crime. However, he found his way and since being released from prison has built Break the Grey into a powerful program that has touched countless lives of youth nationwide. He will present at Dover High...

Roscoe Village to host perennial plant swap

The Roscoe Landscape Department will have a Perennial Swap on Sept. 24 in Roscoe Village.

Every day is a beautiful gift: Snyder steps back in time to reconnect with GI buddies

Tom Snyder had not seen his Army buddies for half a century since his stint in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1967. His recent reunion with them in New York helped him realize that the memories and relationships are still strong and that every day is a gift.

Nashville Elementary students enjoy their new playground

Nashville Elementary School expresses its gratitude to Nashville Primary Parents and Totally Outdoors LLC for the playground makeover.

2nd annual 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls event to be held

Ohio has begun the Steady U initiative, led by the National Council on Aging. Its second annual 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls event is Thursday, Sept. 22.

Ashbrook Center to host Constitution Day Lecture

Dr. Steven Knott will speak on the topic of The Founders' Presidency vs. the Progressive Presidency at the Ashbrook Center Constitution Day Lecture on Friday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.

Log Cabin Days highlights the benefits of log-home living

Fall ushers in cool, crisp nights and wonderful days, the perfect setting for the eighth biennial Log Cabin Days, which will be Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17.

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival in its 47th year at Roscoe Village

The 47th Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival will be Oct. 21, 22 and 23 in Roscoe Village. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Ray Beck’s near-death experience in Vietnam helps him appreciate life

Ray Beck's life journey went through Da Nang, where he fought in the Vietnam War. Learn more about his story.

Drama ‘Heaven’s Gate & Hell’s Flames’ focuses on life decisions

The drama "Heaven's Gate & Hell's Flames" is set to take place Sept. 25-27 at Heritage Community Center in honor of Tyson Miller. The Christian drama is designed to make people think about how the decisions they make can alter their life after death.

Model-T club to gather in Smithville

The members of the Greater Akron Model-T Club will be on hand at Pioneer Village in Smithville on Sept. 18. The event hosted by the Smithville Community Historical Society also includes an old-fashioned baseball game.

A relaxing day awaits those attending upcoming Winesburg Fall Gathering

The 26th annual Winesburg Fall Gathering will help usher in the autumn season and provide plenty of activities and fun for the entire family. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 and will include a gigantic auction that last year aided 93 families.

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.

Solar energy workshops allow for instruction and hands-on learning for participants

The Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network will offer a one-day workshop on Sept. 15 and a five-day workshop Oct. 24-28.

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.

Love INC helps families prep for a new school year

Love INC of Greater Holmes County helped numerous families with its Back to School Bash at the Millersburg Christian Church Life Center, 189 N. Clay St. in Millersburg.

MCC names Eric Kurtz as new director

The Mennonite Central Committee Great Lakes board of directors has named Eric Kurtz as the executive director.

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute in concert at Kent State Tuscarawas

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute will perform in concert at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

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.

Gardener helps butterflies flutter by

Recent years have seen a serious decline in the monarch population, but Deborah Singer, owner of Deborah's Garden Market in Wooster, is working to help this situation.

Auditor’s office announces new property values

The Holmes County auditor announced new property values resulting from the state-mandated 2016 reappraisal of Holmes County.

Meet Dusty, the Cat of the Week

Dusty is a 3- to 4-year-old shorthair with a lot of love to give. He would make a nice companion for someone who wants a cat to relax with.

LifeCare Hospice to offer volunteer training

LifeCare Hospice will offer volunteer training in Wooster beginning on Monday, Sept. 19 at 1900 Akron Road.

Millersburg residents receive Everence Journey Award

Bruce and Anne Hummel have been named recipients of the Regional Journey Award from the Everence offices in Northeast Ohio.

‘Mennonite Girls Can Cook’ authors to visit Sugarcreek for premiere of play

Fans of "Mennonite Girls Can Cook" cookbooks and website can meet many of the women at the local premiere of Blue Gate Musicals comedy/theatrical production this September in Ohio.

NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties holds annual gathering

The NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties annual gathering took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Wooster with 140 guests in attendance.

Sept. 17 benefit auction vital to ongoing success of the Holmes County Home

The 45th annual Holmes County Home Benefit Auction will take place Sept. 16-17 at the county home near Holmesville. The event is a major fundraiser for the home and serves as one of its key components in raising funds to aid the upkeep of the facility.

Waltz new at the Holmes Center for the Arts this fall?

School is back in full swing, but those are not the only classes that are starting back up for the year. Fall classes at Holmes Center for the Arts are starting up again, and the list of classes and events are abundant for all ages.

Retreat allows Hiland FFA officers an opportunity to get to know each other

The Hiland FFA officer team recently spent time at Camp Muskingum, where they participated in games and leadership development in an effort to bond, plan for the upcoming school year and have fun.

Year-round markets benefit farmers and their customers

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

Steppin Out Missions: Steppin into deep waters to help others

Community Bible Church and Steppin Out Missions are going to repair nearly 40 homes. They need volunteers for this work to help others in need.

Amish Country Challenge is a bike rider's dream come true

Bike enthusiasts of any caliber are invited to join in the fun and excitement of the annual Amish Country Challenge, the bicycle tour that starts and ends in Historic Downtown Millersburg on Saturday, Sept. 10.

East Holmes School District supporters create a sign of the times

As the facilities around Hiland High School got newer and brighter, the one nagging sore spot of the grounds was the old school sign. However, last winter a wind storm blew the sign down, spurring the community to action.

Shoebox recipient from Ghana to speak at dinner in Walnut Creek

Operation Christmas Child will host a special evening featuring dinner and a guest speaker on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek.

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to extend Naturalists on Duty series

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road, will extend its Saturday Naturalist on Duty series to include two more events this year: one on Sept. 10 and one on Oct. 8.

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.

The greatest international scavenger hunt the world has ever seen?

The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen will happen in Wayne County and all over the world. GISHWHES is a crazy mash-up of totally off-the-wall fun and interesting challenges.

Historical talk on Fredericksburg Jail is Sept. 7

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

Wooster Symphony Orchestra announced 101st season

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2016-17 season lineup and the beginning of its second century of music.

Coshocton’s Write-On Writers Guild will host workshop Oct. 1

Coshocton Write-On Writers Guild will have a three-part writers workshop on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Frontier Power Community Room at 770 S. Second St. with registration at 8:30 a.m.

Homeschool Days in Roscoe Village

Roscoe Village will feature Home School Days on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15 and 16.

The Holmesville/Prairie Township Library Board met Aug. 8

The Holmesville/Prairie Township Library Board met Aug. 8 and discussed numerous reports as well as attendance, bylaws and the Holmesville Homecoming.

Slick is the Cat of the Week

Say hello to Slick. He is neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and has started flea and tick prevention. He is very affectionate and waiting to be adopted at the Holmes County Humane Society.

LifeCare Hospice received grant for Community Care Fund

LifeCare Hospice received a $5,000 grant from the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation for their Community Care Fund on Aug. 1.

Stuff the Bus was a success on Aug. 13

The first Stuff the Bus mission project took place at Wal-Mart in Millersburg on Aug. 13.

Humane Society seeks donations and volunteers

The Holmes County Humane Society is a nonprofit foundation seeking donations and volunteers.

The Delaware Indians of Holmes County

In Holmes County the Delaware Indians were the predominant tribe that followed the ancient mound-building cultures. Learn more about their history in the community.

Bigger and better: Berlin Harvest Festival and Rib Cook Off

The 12th annual Harvest Festival and Rib Cook Off kicks off Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. The Rib Cook Off brings together restaurants and caterers from around the area to pit their smoky best against competitors.

Ohio Haiti Benefit brings two very different communities together in the name of Christ

The 30th annual Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3 at the Mt. Hope Auction facility.

Killbuck Early American Days will offer numerous events Sept. 3 and 4

The small village of Killbuck will host the Killbuck Early American Days festival on Sept. 3 and 4.

AU Theatre announces open auditions for October and February shows

Ashland University Department of Theatre announces open auditions for its upcoming productions.

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.

Returning to roots: What could bee better?

Travis Riemer is a boat builder, yoga teacher, massage therapist, Tibetan Medicine student and fledging beekeeper, and he recently returned to the local area and began teaching at The Studio on Liberty, where he will offer several new classes this fall.

Biking for human rights

During World War II the Japanese Imperial Army was supplied with sex slaves who were also known as comfort women, and Wooster recently became a point on the map of a cross-country trek to educate the world about this human rights issue.

‘Pops in the Park’ is Summer Showcase grand finale

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will present its grand finale of the Pepsi/RTY Summer Showcase series in the Tuscora Park Amphitheater at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 4.

Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District will offer testing for moisture content

The Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District will again offer farmers the opportunity to have corn silage tested for moisture content.

H15 Ministries gaining ground on renovation

H15 Ministries continues toward its goal of opening its doors sometime this fall for the new youth building. Thanks to a large contingent of volunteers, the youth ministry facility in downtown Millersburg continues to look better and better as renovations continue.

Local youth raised Grand Champions

A list of local youth and the grand champions they raised for the Holmes County Fair.

The West Holmes High School Class of 1966 celebrates 50th reunion

The West Holmes High School Class of 1966 recently celebrated its 50th high school class reunion on Aug. 13 from 5:30-9 p.m.

Love Center Food Pantry monthly report

There were a total of 406 different families that came to the Love Center during the month of July. The amount of food from the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank was 36,085 pounds, and the food donated by businesses, churches and individuals added up to 5,379 pounds with 1,302 hours served by...

Once called Buena Vista and then Rowville, today it is the village of Baltic

Baltic is rich with history including an interesting theory for how it got its name.

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.

Safety expert announces school bomb threats at all-time high

Dr. Amy Klinger, who also serves as associate professor of education at Ashland University, says her research over the last 18 months shows a dramatic increase in school-based bomb threat incidents over the last few years and specifically during the 2015-16 academic year.

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.

Community rejoices as fair board overcomes all hurdles in building Harvest Ridge

The Holmes County Fair took place at Harvest Ridge Aug. 8-14, and amidst all of the hoopla a county celebrated something that many thought would never happen. Countless people and businesses shared a great deal of satisfaction and pride in the newly opened facility.

‘The World Peace Diet:’ A discussion led by award-winning author Dr. Will Tuttle

Will Tuttle, Ph.D., has traveled the world lecturing on his unique ideas of how to eat for spiritual health and social harmony. He is currently in the midst of a world tour and will be in Wooster.

‘Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal’ comes to Wooster

"Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal" exhibition will have its 2016-17 season opening at The College of Wooster Art Museum in the Ebert Art Center, 1220 Beall Ave., from Sept. 13 through Nov. 20. The opening reception will be Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life announces baby photo contest winner

The 2016 winner of Wayne-Holmes Right to Life's first Precious Baby Photo Contest for Holmes County is 2-month-old Branson Medick of Millersburg.

Tracking down a winner: Sportsmen for Humanity raises $220,000 for local families

The second annual Sportsmen for Humanity dinner and auction raised $220,000 for local families Saturday, Aug. 13 in Mt. Hope. The event had numerous fundraising activities with many donors from area businesses lending support and more than 100 rifles being given away.

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.

Community invited to enjoy seniors’ artwork exhibit

The public is invited to enjoy dozens of pieces of artwork, live music and demonstrations as part of the art exhibit at Walnut Hills Retirement Community on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Holmes County Auditor’s office announced new property values

The Holmes County Auditor's office announced that new property values resulting from the state-mandated 2016 Reappraisal of Holmes County will be available for review by property owners Aug. 31 through Sept. 9. Notices for residential and agriculture will be mailed the week of Aug. 22.

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.

Gibbs and Renacci discuss government regulation with Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative PAC members

Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville, and Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, addressed their concerns with regulatory overreach with members of Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Co-op Owners for Political Action at a breakfast Thursday morning at the West Salem office.

Knox County Landmarks Foundation Barn Tour features 4 restored barns

The 2016 Knox County Barn Tour will feature four restored barns and experts who can help guide people who would like to save a barn on Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The biennial event at 20245 Zion Road in the scenic college town of Gambier will follow a route east toward Brinkhaven, the gateway...

Community will tackle hunger at annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The ninth annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, will be held on Aug. 30 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Harmony Farms will hold open house to showcase new cow-cooling system

Harmony Farms, 5294 Kidron Road, Apple Creek, recently built a new four-row barn, freestall and sand bedded. One of the unique features of this barn is an evaporative cooling system by a company named CowKuhlerZ, which was installed to provide relief from heat stress for the cows.

Taylor’s leadership embodies the dedication of a county as Harvest Ridge sets sail

A lot of work, dedication and sacrifice went into the making of Harvest Ridge, and Holmes County Senior Fair Board President Kerry Taylor expresses his gratitude and perspective on the process.

Holmes Foster Day Service is all about offering choices to its residents

Tamara Jones joined Diane Holmes at Holmes Foster Day Service, a place all about offering choices to its residents.

NAMI course helps families and caregivers of adults living with mental illness

NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its signature Family-to-Family education program for the fall, starting Sept. 6.

Paul Weaver, a happy camper as Harvest Ridge celebrates

Four years ago Paul Weaver made an incredible land donation that set in motion Holmes County's ability to build a new fairground as well as a new church campus for NewPointe Community Church. On Aug. 8 Weaver was one of many who felt a sense of joy as Harvest Ridge opened its gates to a new era.

The Old Stone Fort: Quite possibly Ohio’s oldest structure

The origins of Old Stone Fort in Coshocton County date back centuries. Historians say it is quite possibly the oldest structure west of the Appalachian Mountains, and it is very likely to be the oldest structure in Ohio.

State leaders embrace idea of Holmes County as a blueprint for other counties

Several key Ohio representatives and senators united at Harvest Ridge Monday, Aug. 8 for the grand opening ceremony at Harvest Ridge. The legislators spoke glowingly of the grounds and even more so about how Holmes County can be a blueprint for other counties to emulate.

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...

Holmes and Wayne vets will be honored with a fully funded trip and parade

An Honor Trip, organized by the Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative, will send 24 area veterans to Washington, D.C. Aug. 26-28 for a three-day visit, followed by a welcome home parade in Shreve.

Gloria Miller Celebration Garden, a glorious example of a caring community

Many people and businesses have donated time, manpower and money to the process of making sure the fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge were ready for this year's fair. One donation helped create a haven of beauty in its own rite on the grounds, with the Gloria Miller Celebration Garden being one of the...

Pomerene Health Foundation prepares for 18th Annual Fall Trail Run

The Pomerene Health Foundation Fall Trail Run is set for Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Millersburg Trail Depot (Rails to Trails) on Clinton and Grant streets.

‘Don’t ever underestimate the people of Holmes County’ Commissioners praise the people for bringing Harvest Ridge to life

The Holmes County Commissioners have a vested interest in seeing the newly opened Harvest Ridge succeed. On opening day they celebrated the accomplishments of a county that doesn't mind taking on the underdog role.

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.

Fair awards for Pygmy goat categories

A list of awards for the Pygmy goat winners for the Holmes County Fair.

Fair awards for dairy steer categories

A list of winners for the dairy steer awards for the Holmes County Fair

Holmes County youth grateful for community effort in building Harvest Ridge

Many people went to great lengths to make sure the Holmes County Fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge became a reality. Most of it was done with the youth of the county in mind, and the young people have astutely taken notice and are extremely grateful.

Fair awards for bred steer categories

A list of winners for the bred steer awards for the Holmes County Fair.

Happenings at Holmes County Habitat for Humanity

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will begin construction on the next home with the official groundbreaking on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at 634 Elm Drive, Millersburg.

TVPPA Steam Show is in its 53rd year

This year marks the 53rd annual Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association show and features vintage iron, tractors manufactured between 1959-1980.

Get ready for Skyview Ranch Rough and Rugged 5K challenge

Skyview Ranch in Millersburg will offer gluttons for punishment and lovers of fun a chance to compete in a fantastic 5K race Sept. 3. The fourth annual Skyview Ranch Rough and Rugged 5K Race will send participants through a series of messy, mucky, challenging and fun obstacles. In addition families...

Golf Scramble a success for local advocacy group

The Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty held their 25th annual Benefit Golf Scramble recently. There were 28 teams participating and $14,000 was raised to benefit OneEighty.

Edward and Lula Richard Collection to be displayed at Warther Museum

For the first time the Edward and Lula Richard Collection will be displayed for the public at the Warther Museum from Sept. 2 through Sept. 12.

Fair awards for sheep categories

A list of the winners in the various sheep categories for the Holmes County Fair

Fair awards for swine categories

A list of the winners in the various swine categories for the Holmes County Fair.

Fair animal awards for goat categories

A list of the winners in the various goat categories for the Holmes County Fair.

Fair plant, vegetable and art awards

A listing of numerous awards from the Holmes County Fair for plants, vegetables and art.

Holmes County Junior Fair royalty is a step toward growth, leadership and responsibility

Ten hopefuls will vie for Holmes County Junior Fair royalty during the upcoming fair, and outgoing queen and king Lyndsey Davis and Bryce Burgett talk about their growth and experience through the past year.

Holmesville/Prairie Township Library in need of volunteers

The Holmesville/Prairie Township Library Board met at the library July 11 to discuss an easier access code for the library wi-fi.

Salsa Sizzle to benefit CAMO

Salsa Sizzle is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6-11 p.m. at the Wooster Inn. The annual event brings the community together to raise funds for the important work of Central American Medical Outreach, an organization that provides medicine, shelter and aid to those in need in Honduras.

The Mystery Woman of Millersburg is a mystery no more

On June 6 a black and white photograph of an unidentified woman sitting in a cafe sipping coffee ran in The Bargain Hunter. Several weeks removed, that mystery woman was identified, and after more than four decades, a family picture is going home to the family of Erma Mast.

Back-to-school celebration in Roscoe Village on Aug. 18

The Roscoe Village Foundation will host a back-to-school celebration on Thursday, Aug. 18 in Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, for children 12 and under.

Love INC’s Back to School Bash builds relationships while meeting a need

The second annual Love INC Back to School Bash will take place Sunday, Aug. 21 at Millersburg Christian Church Life Center from 6-9 p.m. All Holmes County students are invited to join in on a fun evening and purchase their school supplies for a very inexpensive charge.

Summer Crisis Program ends soon

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Summer Crisis Program will end Aug. 31.

COAD seeks volunteers to help children

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development Foster Grandparent Program is looking for adult volunteers, 55 years of age and older, to help children in the area schools, Head Start centers, nonprofit daycare/preschool centers and other youth educational facilities.

Apple Creek Fire to celebrate 75th anniversary

Apple Creek Fire and EMS will host a 75th Anniversary Open House Aug. 13.

2nd annual Cruisin’ in the ‘Ville in the Heart of Wayne County

Smithville United Methodist Church will host the second annual Cruisin' in the 'Ville in the Heart of Wayne County on Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 4 p.m.

Johnson joins Holmes-Wayne Electric Foundation

Matt Johnson was recently appointed to the Holmes-Wayne Electric Operation Round Up Foundation Board. The foundation is governed by a five-member board that volunteers time and skills to help manage the program.

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.

Poultry makes a triumphant return to Holmes County Fair

After having been absent from the Holmes County Fair last year after a major attack of avian flu, the poultry division makes a triumphant return in 2016. Chickens, turkeys, ducks and all things fowl will be showcased by 4-H members, and poultry committee chair Steve Waltman said it is a real...

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.

The threat of a tar and feathering prompted Ohio’s first state road to be commissioned

Ohio's very first state route ran from Millersburg through Baltic and all the way to Port Washington. Though today this road is known as the Old Port Washington Road, it has gone by many other names decades and centuries past.

12th annual Heart and Soul race benefits United Way

Three races Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Wooster will go a long way toward helping thousands of people in need in Wayne and Holmes Counties. The 12th annual Buehler's Heart and Soul Race for United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties will begin at 7:30 a.m.

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.

Making music: Big band Jericho returns with original founders leading the charge

It was the heyday of local high school bands and enthusiastic players, producing many musicians who remained active the rest of their lives. The mid-1970s also saw the emergence of a local band called Jericho, an ensemble many in the area may remember fondly.

Clover Buds invited to scour the fairgrounds during scavenger hunt

Youngsters between the age of 5-9 will have plenty to do should they choose to join in on the fun of the Clover Buds Day Wednesday, Aug. 10 during the Holmes County Fair. A scavenger hunt that will take them throughout the fairgrounds will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m., right before the Kid's...

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.

Jillian Gurley is the hardest working kid in 4-H

Tackling a life skills project in Holmes County 4-H is tough enough. Taking on two or even three of them is a daunting task, but working on and completing six of them in one summer is the kind of stuff that legends are made of. Jillian Gurley has done this and more in her pursuit of fair queen.

‘The Mikado:’ Here’s a How-de-Do!

Ellen Pill gives her review of The Ohio Light Opera's production of "The Mikado."

The Holmes County Historical Society will hold events Aug. 18 and Aug. 20

The Holmes County Historical Society will hold events such as the Unusual and Mysterious Part 4 program, the Road Rally, and Victorian Summer Fling on Aug. 18 and Aug. 20.

Nashville: A small town that is rich in history

Nowadays, Nashville is a picturesque little town that features a plethora of historic buildings, but where did it all begin?

Local residents receive Everence scholarships

Two students from Northeast Ohio have received Everence college scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. The area recipients are Madeline Troyer of Millersburg, who received a $750 scholarship to pursue a degree at Messiah College, and Anna Ressler of Apple Creek, who received a $750 scholarship...

Wachtel sisters lean on each other as they head to State Fair

For many youngsters who enter the world of Holmes County 4-H it can be a little bit daunting because they don't know many of the other kids in their respective clubs. Abigail and Rebekah Wachtel didn't have that problem because they entered their first year of 4-H together, so they encouraged each...

The Rabbit Girl of Holmes County ready for fair

To say that Jessica Gurley is hooked on rabbits is like saying Elmer Fudd had an ongoing passion for hunting Bugs Bunny. With a pen of 50 rabbits to care for at home, Gurley has plenty of animals from which to choose for the fair, but trying to pick the best of the litter is not always an easy...

Tuscora Park to host Greco Band finale

The Dominic Greco Concert Band, under the direction of Frederick Delphia, will conclude the 2016 summer concert season at their summer home, Tuscora Park. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Millersburg Church of God has planned fundraising trip to Creation Museum sites

The Food Pantry at Millersburg Church of God has planned a fundraising trip Aug. 15-16 to explore God's amazing wonders through the Creation Museum's sites including the new Ark Encounter.

Local residents receive Everence scholarships

Two students from Northeast Ohio have received Everence college scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. The area recipients are Madeline Troyer of Millersburg, who received a $750 scholarship to pursue a degree at Messiah College, and Anna Ressler of Apple Creek, who received a $750 scholarship...

Lyndsey Davis, a shining example of what 4-H can be

Lyndsey Davis was a shy youngster who could barely speak in front of people, but last year she came full circle and was crowned the 2015 Junior Fair Queen, something that she said would not have ever been possible without her experience and strength she gained through committing herself to 4-H.

Meghan Casey combines family and projects to maximize the joy of 4-H

After four years of sewing projects in 4-H, Meghan Casey has finally broken through, earning her way to the Ohio State Fair with her project Active Sportswear.

WHHS’ first state qualifier celebrated 50th reunion on July 23

Eight members of the 1966 WHHS' baseball team that qualified for the state tournament celebrated their 50th reunion in Buckhannon, West Virginia, with their former coach, Brooks Harris, on Saturday, July 23.

Black turns to the public to tell the story of coach Reese

James Black has worked with some of Hollywood's finest actors. He desires to tell the story of Hiland basketball coach Perry Reese. Funding is needed to get the script up and running. See www.ThePerryReeseProject.com to give support.

Holmes County 4-H life skills and animal projects build character for club members

Life skills projects and raising animals are both great ways to help Holmes County youth spread their wings, step outside their comfort zones and challenge themselves while at the same time learning about work ethic, commitment and preparing them to grow into adulthood.

Hunter Sloan right on the bull’s-eye as he takes his life skills project to the State Fair

If a person wants to learn something about guns and ammunition, they need look no further than young Hunter Sloan, a member of the Holmes County Shooting Sports 4-H Club. Sloan qualified for the Ohio State Fair in the life skills project Shotgun Junior.

Millersburg Church of God has planned fundraising trip to Creation Museum sites

The Food Pantry at Millersburg Church of God has planned a fundraising trip to explore God's amazing wonders through the Creation Museum's sites including the new Ark Encounter.

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...

Sugarcreek to honor heritage with Swiss National Day celebration

This year's Swiss National Day in Sugarcreek will be held Aug. 6 in the village and will feature a new Art Walk, which pairs more than 20 area artists with local businesses and is a creation of the Sugarcreek Arts Council. The Art Walk is from noon until 5 p.m.

Aug. 8 ceremony to celebrate community as Harvest Ridge opens

For a community that has come together in so many ways to make Harvest Ridge spring to life, it seems very appropriate that a ceremony celebrating everything a caring county has put together in order to make a fairgrounds a reality should take place at the 2016 grand opening of the facility at the...

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.

Old jeans, new jeans and a love for both ushers in a new era for Holmes County Fair

This year marks the inaugural year the fair will take place at Harvest Ridge, home of the new Holmes County Fairgrounds. While not totally complete, the new fairgrounds will present an exciting new aura for Holmes County's fair.

Little Miss Sew & Sew and Ethan Kinsey the pig

As a member of the Killbuck Handy Helpers, young Miley Snow has received plenty of guidance this year in her first foray into the world of 4-H. That guidance has paid big dividends because Snow earned a spot at the Ohio State Fair judging in her very first life skills effort.

Antiques in the Alley: The hunt for the perfect collectable begins in Historic Downtown Millersburg

The search for just the right piece to add to a collection of antiques will bring eager hunters to Antiques in the Alley in Millersburg Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is held twice yearly in May and August and is presented by the Historic Downtown Millersburg Association.

Ragersville to host 11th annual Car and Power Show

Ragersville Historical Society will host their 11th annual Car and Power Show on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 1-4 p.m.

An old Russell steam engine is reborn thanks to one dedicated man

How often do people get to see a genuine rebirth of an old, forgotten relic that is miraculously brought back to life? The chance to witness that very thing will present itself at the upcoming Holmes County Steam Show in Mt. Hope Aug. 4-6.

Renovations planned for county library’s Sugarcreek branch

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Sugarcreek branch will get a face-lift from July 29 through Aug. 14. Though the village of Sugarcreek owns the building, the project is being funded through a combination of library funds and grant dollars received from both the Moomaw Foundation and...

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.

Community unites for successful East Holmes Fireman’s Festival

A packed house was in attendance for the annual East Holmes Fireman's Festival. The event included the sale of a quilt put together by the fire and EMS wives, which sold for $4,500. In addition the department sold out of their 2,300 halves of chicken in a hurry as the masses came to town to show...

Pomerene Health Foundation awards $4,000 in scholarships to area graduates

The Pomerene Health Foundation has awarded four scholarships to 2016 graduating seniors from West Holmes and Hiland. Scholarship recipients were Zachary Miller, Tori Yoder, Emily Safarik and Kinsey A. Martin.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Golf Scramble will be Aug. 5

The 2016 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Golf Scramble will be Aug. 5 at Fire Ridge Golf Course. Registration begins at 5 p.m.

Sensational line-up highlights upcoming Holmes County Steam Show

There will be plenty of people blowing off steam in Mt. Hope, but it will be in a most positive and enjoyable way. The 24th annual Holmes County Steam Engine Association Summer Show will take place at the Mt. Hope Auction grounds Aug. 4-6.

Jim Wright Memorial Golf Tournament raises over 5 thousand

The third Annual Jim Wright Memorial Golf Tournament was held June 25 at Willandale Golf Course in Sugarcreek. The foundation congratulates Philip Ferguson III, Justin Dombrady, Phil Ferguson IV and Mike Ferguson for winning the tournament.

How did Holmes County get its name?

Holmes County was officially recognized as a county by the Ohio State Legislature on January 20, 1824, but how did the county come by that name?

Scarlett’s long journey home

Colorado resident Gordon Littleton rescued the dog, Scarlett, when she ran away after being scared of fireworks. He returned her to her family after quite a journey from Colorado to Holmes County and back.

New Mt. Hope Event Center will hold 2017 Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show

The Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show and the Amish Country Spring Home and Garden Show, previously held at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton, Ohio, will move to Mt. Hope Event Center in 2017.

Troyer claims Ohio Amateur Championship as he nears pro career

Jake Troyer, former Garaway High School four-time All-Ohioan, played great golf in capturing the Ohio Amateur and has two big tournaments left to play before turning pro.

Key fundraiser benefits Hospice and bargain hunters

The annual Community Hospice Garage Sale will be Friday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds with a First Choice Night as well on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 5-9 p.m.

Seniors for Seniors program pairs gentle dogs with a companion

Seniors for Seniors is an adoption program for dog lovers over 65 years of age, which provides companionship in what can be a lonely time of life for many aging adults. Through this program the Holmes County Dog Warden and Adoption Center was able to pair a beagle named Kitty with Ruth Hastings.

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life will have Precious Baby Photo Contest at Holmes County Fair

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life is now accepting contestants for its first Holmes County Precious Baby Photo Contest, which will be during the Holmes County Fair. Parents may submit a photograph no larger than 4-by-6 of their child, age 0 to 2 years old. Make sure that the info and photo is in their...

The Johnny Appleseed Festival will celebrate 51 years on July 29 and 30

This year's Johnny Appleseed Festival, complete with freshened entertainment and a brand new, permanent stage, is set for July 29 and 30 from 4-10 p.m.

‘The Little Mermaid’ swims into Holmes County July 28-31

Chloe Torrence will bring her passion and flair for the stage to Holmes County with her new production company, The Actor's Playground, for a four-night, five-performance weekend July 28-31.

Ragersville will celebrate 186 years

Festivities commence on the square Friday, Aug. 5 with the Ragersville Historical Society opening at 1 p.m. Numerous events will happen Aug. 5-7 as Ragersville celebrates 186 years.

Greco Band to play the PAC

The Dominic Greco Concert Band will present a special, free concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at the Performing Arts Center, Kent State Tuscarawas.

94th annual Wenger Reunion will take place Aug. 19, 20 and 21

94th annual Wenger Reunion will take place at the Historic Wenger Meetinghouse, 16 Supervisors Drive, Jonestown, Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, on Aug. 19, 20 and 21, starting 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19.

Ohio is home to mounds built by prehistoric people who once lived here

Ohio is absolutely packed with interesting history, and nowhere is that more evident than among the rolling hills of Coshocton County, where numerous Indian mounds can be evidenced and observed.

Canton’s spectacular Balloon Classic ready to take flight for 30th year

The 30th annual Balloon Classic in Canton is a visually stunning event that is both picturesque and serene. A total of 60 hot air balloons will take to the sky several different times throughout the three-day event from July 29-31, and the festival is free to the public.

Garage sale benefits the Holmes County Humane Society

The Holmes County Humane Society will host a garage sale Friday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Life Center, 189 N. Clay St., Millersburg.

Kaitlyn Baker to perform at Holmes County Fair

Northeast Ohio will enjoy a touch of Southwest Virginia when singer/songwriter Kaitlyn Baker brings her coal country sound to the 93rd annual Holmes County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Hooplah for Happiness: Free high fives bring smiles to downtown Wooster

Kelsey McCormick has a mission to bring joy to other people, and she is creating a Hooplah for Happiness with dance, bubbles, high fives and Hula-Hoops.

Appalachian Trail hike gives students a sense of accomplishment

Near the end of this past school year a large contingent of Garaway High School students and adult advisors piled into two school vans and a truck and drove to Virginia, where they set forth on a lengthy trek along the Appalachian Trail.

American Legion Auxiliary aims to assist residents at veterans’ home

Donna Lemon-Weaver of Holmesville is president of the Fredericksburg Ladies Auxiliary Unit 651 of the American Legion. Her organization is seeking to aid what she calls a "very serious need" for residents of Hilltop Villa Men's Home for Veterans in Millersburg.

Prairie Partners lending a hand and making things fun for 4-Hers countywide

The Prairie Partners 4-H Club is all about helping their youth excel in a large number of areas, but they aren't solely focusing on just their own members. The club will host a Fun Night on July 20, and it will conduct its final project book aid day the next day, both events taking place at the...

Dover to host Williamsport Little League Tournament

The city of Dover is hosting this year's Williamsport Little League 10U State Tournament July 23-30 at Dover City Park.

Actor’s Playground will present ‘The Little Mermaid’ as first production of the summer

The Actor's Playground, a new community theater that provides an outlet for youth in the area to share their talents through drama, music and dance, will present Disney's "The Little Mermaid" July 28-31 at Berlin Christian Fellowship, 5382 County Road 201, Millersburg.

Landowners asked to participate in survey for OARDC research

Researchers from The Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources will mail a second round of landowner surveys to selected households in Wayne County.

Community Hospice celebrates with free Polynesian concert at PAC

Community Hospice is in its 30th year of dedicated service to patients and families. As part of the anniversary celebration the public is invited to attend a Polynesian show by Island Breeze at the Kent State Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26.

Our Town series features history of Glenmont and surrounding area

The Our Town series of lectures, which began last year in Big Prairie, continues Thursday, July 21 at the Glenmont School gymnasium at 7 p.m. The program will focus on the history of Glenmont, featuring local presenters who are well versed in Glenmont history.

Greco Band returns to Deis Hill for Summer in the Park

The Dominic Greco Concert Band will present a special concert on Thursday, July 21 at the Deis Hill Amphitheater in Dover at 7 p.m.

16th annual Doughty Valley Steam Days: The big iron horses of yesterday

The display during the 16th annual Doughty Valley Steam Days will be July 21-23 at 5023 state Route 557 between Berlin and Charm.

Popular butterfly exhibit returns to Norma Johnson Center

The Norma Johnson Center will host a butterfly exhibit open to the public for free July 14-24. Through the sponsorship of the O'Donnell Family Charitable Foundation, the exhibit will be open for 11 days this year and will be held under the Picnic Shelter located on Conservation Drive off of Old...

Baltic Elementary Library gets long overdue renovation

At Baltic Elementary School, part of the Garaway Local School District, the library went unchanged for decades, but a $30,000 library renovation was paid for with money raised privately and through grants.

Members can enjoy free events at Roscoe Village

The Roscoe Village Foundation will have a member day celebration with free events for members only on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

17th Annual Frenette Golf Tournament raises more than $4,900 for scholarship

On Sunday, June 26 the 17th Annual Aimee Frenette-Rickly Golf Tournament was held at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg. The event brought in more than $4,900 for the Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship fund.

Local teen knows raw horsepower, hard ridin’ and straight shootin’

17-year-old Natalie Lovell of New Philadelphia participates in Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association competitive events. She is from the Northern Ohio Outlaw Club, which is the largest club of its kind in the world with more than 500 members.

The history of the Holmes County Draft Riot at Fort Fizzle

A historical marker on French Ridge, County Road Six, south of Glenmont, discusses a historic event in Holmes County. Sponsored by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Scotts Company and the Ohio Historical Society, the marker gives a brief overview of the events that happened at Fort Fizzle.

Holmes County sees 3 athletes find success at Special Olympics State Summer Games

The Holmes County Special Olympics sent several members to the annual State Summer Games June 24-26 at The Ohio State University as a trio of athletes performed well at the games.

Modern-day Job to speak at Rainbow of Hope Auction

Robert Rogers didn't ask for tragedy to inundate his life, but when a flash flood claimed his wife and four children, he turned to the only place he felt he could find a safe haven: God. Rogers has since become a national speaker, promoting hope and faith amidst tragedy and will be the keynote...

East Holmes Fire and EMS look to make a big splash with Fireman’s Festival

The East Holmes Firemen and EMS will host the annual Fireman's Festival Saturday, July 16 at Berlin Elementary. Beginning at 4 p.m., a fabulous water fight between area fire departments, an auction, fireworks and live music highlight a night of fun.

Don’t let the sun go down without checking out the great savings in Mt. Hope July 15

The annual Mt. Hope Sundown Sale will take place all day long Friday, July 15, and with the day of entertainment and food comes a whole host of big savings from the two dozen participating retail stores.

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC offers summer crisis program

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Summer Crisis Program will begin July 1 and continue through Aug. 31. This program will assist households with a resident age 60 and older or those with a household member with a documented medical condition with payment toward their electric bill.

Greco concert will honor Keith Rathbun

The Dominic Greco Concert Band will present a special concert on Saturday, July 16 at the pavilion behind the fire station in Sugarcreek. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Pet portrait sessions highlight pop art-style painting

Learn to paint a portrait of your pet in artist BZTAT's style at the Massillon Museum, located at 121 E. Lincoln Way, state Route 172, in downtown Massillon. The two-session pet portraits workshop will meet on Saturdays, July 23 and 30 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Killbuck Early American Days queens’ practice to begin

Killbuck Early American Days queens' practice will begin Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Killbuck Elementary School picnic pavilion located at 299 School St.

Is footgolf a real thing? Yes, and you can play it in Wooster

Take one part soccer and two parts golf. Add 21-inch diameter holes to an existing golf course, and that's the recipe for the relatively new sport of footgolf. The L.C. Boles Golf Course in Wooster is the home of Ohio's first American Footgolf League certified course.

Shreve Police Department will receive donations to help with safety

Shreve Police Department will soon be better protected, thanks to donations for personal protective equipment for its officers. At this month's Shreve Business and Community Meeting, the assocation voted to approve a $500 donation for the police department to purchase a set of body armor at the...

Creative writing program offered at Ashland

Ashland University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Summer Residency Program is July 16-29 and will feature afternoon craft talks and evening readings on the AU campus.

Bluffton University announces dean’s list for spring term

Bluffton University has announced its dean's list for the spring term. Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean's list. Undergraduates from the area are Riley Wilcox, Killbuck, and Jordan Stutzman, Millersburg.

Family-owned pharmacy is good medicine for Sugarcreek residents

On June 1 Randy Shell started Swiss Village Pharmacy, which is located at 309 S. Broadway, Sugarcreek, inside Swiss Village Bulk Food. For more information call 330-852-6033.

Rody Walter: An old-fashioned craftsman building custom bicycles

The Rody Walter workshop is tucked away in a rural area on the outskirts of Wooster, an unlikely spot for an award-winning craftsman who is known worldwide for his uniquely handcrafted and personalized custom bicycle creations.

Local beekeepers share knowledge with others

Local beekeepers Guy Roy Stallman and Carice Jameson Garver shared their knowledge about honeybees with the children attending the Exploring the Outdoors with Breakfast and a Book on Wednesday, June 22. The 13 children and seven adults who attended got to see the equipment used in beekeeping.

Orme Hardware ‘does it best’ in receiving national honor as Ohio’s best

Orme Do It Best Hardware received a huge honor recently when seven locally owned family hardware stores received a national award as the top hardware store in the state of Ohio.

Wildeness Center offers opportunities to connect with nature

Summer vacations are a time for kids to enjoy outdoor play and exploration, and TWC has a variety of classes this month to inspire a sense of discovery in children.

Hawks baseball program gets a boost from apparel donation

Thanks to the efforts of Berlin Embroidery, which teamed up with HolmesCountyTicket.com, the Hawks baseball program received a check for nearly $900 from the sales of the championship gear that was made to celebrate the accomplishment.

Butterfly release celebrates life

Last Sunday seven river stones were gently placed in the Pomerene Hospital Memory Garden by parents who paid tribute to the passing of their babies. Pomerene held a butterfly release through its bereavement program.

Tai chi classes offered twice weekly in Killbuck

Moving for Better Balance is a free class sponsored by the Holmes County General Health District. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings, July 12 through Sept. 1, at the Killbuck Valley Christian Church.

NAMI Wayne Holmes opens doors to new facility

On Thursday, June 23 before a crowd of enthused onlookers which included many special guests from the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, The Noble Foundation, and Orrville and Wayne Holmes United Way, the National Alliance on Mental Illness' Wayne and Holmes...

‘Doing nothing not an option:’ County Engineer’s office taking steps to ensure quality roadways

With more than 250 miles of roads, close to 300 bridges and countless culverts to maintain, the Holmes County engineer's office is struggling to keep pace with its current budget, which has not changed for more than a decade. Chris Young is proposing a county sales tax in hopes that it will allow...

Harvest Ridge horse barn and arena continue to take shape

The annual horse show at the Holmes County Fair has been part of the fun for years, but many people still aren't aware of the 4-H event. With a new horse barn under way at the new Harvest Ridge fairground, there should be a renewed interest in the events, but there is still a need for some in-kind...

Volunteers for Holmes County Summer Science Sessions provide learning opportunities

The annual Holmes County Summer Science Sessions were once again hugely succesful, thanks in large part to the effort of the many volunteer teachers who made the classes interesting, fun and educational.

Waynedale soccer partners with Easter Seals

Waynedale girls' soccer is having a fundraiser on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waynedale High School. They are partnering with Easter Seals Northern Ohio.

No July meeting for Board of DD

There will not be a regular board meeting of the Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities for the month of July.

Stutzmans to celebrate 40th wedding anniversary

Luke and Lois Stutzman of Millersburg will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on July 10. A card shower is being held to honor this special occasion. Cards can be sent to Luke and Lois Stutzman at 6760 County Road 624, Millersburg, OH 44654.

Race to Save Face benefits sufferers of rare disease

The Race to Save Face raises funds for research for sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia. This year the race will be held Friday, July 8 at Schoolhouse Winery in Dover.

Family Farm Field Day serves as an educational resource

The 12th annual Family Farm Field Day gets underway the night before the actual event with a kickoff dinner hosted by the staff of Wholesome Valley Farm in Wilmot and Cleveland-based Fresh Fork Market on Friday, July 15 at 5 p.m. Celebrated farmer and author Joel Salatin is the featured speaker.

Massillon Museum to add art for the visually impaired to collection

Massillon Museum curator Heather Haden is developing an unprecedented exhibition, Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception, which will make selected paintings from the Massillon Museum's permanent collection accessible to the visually impaired for the first time. There will be a gathering to discuss its...

Willingness to learn and relearn is key to success in this business

On May 19 and 20 over 3,500 people from 13 states and Canada gathered at Spring Hill Farms in Dalton for Levi Beachy's production and retirement sale. The sale was massively successful with around 85 Belgian horses ranging from two months to 17 years old.

Neil Mast earns bachelor’s from Bluffton University

Neil Mast of Millersburg, Ohio, earned bachelor's degrees in physics and chemistry during Bluffton University's 116th annual commencement ceremony on May 8.

Public welcome to Thursdays in the Park at Baltic

The Chili Crossroads Bible Church is sponsoring Thursdays at Baltic Park July 28 and Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 6:30 p.m. The events are free for the whole family.

The Bethesda Fountain project in Millersburg, one of hope for those dealing with cancer

A committee began an endeavor to create The Bethesda Fountain in Millersburg, a large fountain with a bronze statue that will be a place of serenity and hope for families dealing with cancer. Millersburg City Council has granted the project a home in the area directly next to the Holmes County...

The Prairie Partners 4-H Club will meet on June 27

The Prairie Partners 4-H Club meeting was called to order on May 27 by Hannah Schlegel. There were 17 members, two advisors and eight parents present. The Prairie Partners will be visiting the OARDC in July, and the next meeting is planned for June 27.

Returning the sparkle to Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty, who resides on the front of the Holmes County Courthouse in Millersburg, has kept watch over the downtown area for some years. However, the large statue was recently found in need of serious repairs, and thanks to Dave Croft and company she got a "lady's day out" treatment to regain...

CSB names Randy Janson as Winesburg Banking Center manager

Eddie Steiner, president and CEO of The Commercial & Savings Bank, recently announced the addition of Randy S. Janson as banking center manager and consumer lender at CSB's Winesburg Banking Center.

Transport for Christ will ‘Let the lights shine’ for 26th annual ride through Holmes County

Transport for Christ has been lighting up the night sky in Holmes County for a long time with its annual Parade of Lights event. This year will be no different as hundreds of truckers will unite in Kidron and then Mt. Hope to participate in this unique convoy July 8-9.

Relay for Life Holmes County grateful to caring community

A gathering of friends and family connected at West Holmes High School for the annual Relay for Life Holmes County event Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Cancer survivors and support teams were grateful to feel the love and support of many, and the Relay committee was also grateful to a caring...

Plastic ag containers can be recylced at fairgrounds

For the third year in a row the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting an Ag Container Recycling Event on Wednesday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster.

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

Wendell August, a premium metal giftware brand that offers American-made handcrafted products, announced today the return of their craftsmen at their Berlin location during Wendell August Craftsman Days and Barn Tours. This fall event will run Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 16 through Dec. 10.

Funds available for emergency home repairs for qualifying applicants

Society for Equal Access has been awarded $225,000 by the Ohio Housing Trust Fund Grant under the Ohio Department of Development. Up to $7,500 may be spent on emergency home repairs such as roof or furnace replacement, plumbing, electrical work or kitchen and bathroom accessibility.

58:12 Rescue’s safe house receives upgrade from Blessing Design Team

Barb Chalmers' Blessing Design Team made 58:12 Rescue one of its summer projects and upgraded the safe house that protects and heals abused women and children.

WHHS continues facility upgrade with improved tennis courts

When West Holmes High School's tennis courts started feeling the ill effects of weathering and age, it took a much-needed group effort of support from the community to revitalize the facility. That recently took place, and thanks to the kind donations of the community the courts have a brand new...

Farmerstown Frolic offers plenty of savings, food and helping with good causes

Farmerstown is home to several traditional businesses and craftspeople and will be the focus of this year's summer Farmerstown Frolic during the week of July 5-9.

Ohio and Erie Canalway joins Passport to Your National Parks program

The Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area has joined the Passport to Your National Parks program. The program is designed to encourage visitation and interest in National Park Service sites. The Ohio and Erie Canalway is an affiliated unit of the National Park Service.

Thunder will usher in plenty of fun at annual July 4 celebration in Millersburg

Thunder Over Holmes County will take place in Historic Downtown Millersburg July 1-2, and the Independence Day celebration will feature a whole lot of fun and fellowship. With live music, children's games galore, a beer garden and a large fireworks display, it is a celebration not to be missed.

Fredericksburg parade is in its 25th year

The Ruritan Fourth of July Parade in Fredericksburg will begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. on the Fourth and start marching at 11 a.m. The route begins at the north end of Fredericksburg at Honeytown and Greber Roads.

OneEighty will host its 7th Holmes County Garden Tour

On July 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the friends and neighbors of OneEighty, formerly Every Woman's House, will host its seventh Holmes County Garden Tour. Every two years OneEighty organizes this event, which invites community members to visit and tour local gardens.

Organic farm featured in dairy twilight tour

The annual Wayne/Ashland County Dairy Twilight Tour is scheduled for Tuesday evening on July 12 at 6 p.m. This year's host farm is Stoller's Organic Dairy located at 10451 Eby Road, Sterling.

Students are inspired to help their friend

Since April students from Mt. Hope and Wise Schools have raised over $139,000 for a community member. Students are raising money for Caleb Yoder of Berlin, a friend to many who has been paralyzed from the waist down following a four wheeler accident last fall.

Dominic Greco Band salutes America’s musical heritage

The Dominic Greco Concert Band, under the direction of Frederick Delphia, will present A Tribute to America concert at the Tuscora Park Amphitheater on Sunday, July 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Author Joanna Conners will speak at Dover Library for Nights at the Round Table Author Series

The topic of sexual assault will be discussed when the author of "I Will Find You," Joanna Conners, speaks at the Dover Library on June 30 at 6:30 p.m. as part of their summer Nights at the Round Table Author Series.

Breitenbach, a winner at international wine competition

The results have recently been released for the 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Breitenbach Wine Cellars of Dover won Gold and Best of Class with Roadhouse Red, an American grape wine, and Blackberry, a natural fruit wine.

Surviving a life of crashing waves and roller coaster rides

Tina Detweiler battled through cancer once, then had to go through the ordeal a second time. Both times she arrived on the other side, having gotten through with the help of family and friends. The Relay for Life Holmes County keynote speaker shared her thoughts on life with cancer, comparing it to...

Carl and Florence Maurer Scholarship created with the Holmes County Education Foundation

The Carl and Florence Maurer Scholarship was established recently by Florence Maurer and was created because of their strong belief in the importance of education. The Holmes County Education Foundation is administering it.

FFA members see camp as an opportunity for team building

In June the Hiland FFA Chapter sent Bailey Engstrom, Carson Feikert, Natalie Lovell, Tallie Troyer and Diane Yoder to Ohio FFA Camp at Camp Muskingum in Carroll County.

Love and support are key to helping cancer patients through the ordeal

Holmes County Relay for Life celebrates the spirit of survivors while remembering cancer victims who have passed away. However, ask any survivor what one key element of beating cancer entails, and they will tell you it is having an incredible support team around them.

‘Ohio New Photography’ opens Sunday, June 26

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a regional juried exhibition titled, "Ohio New Photography," which will feature the works of 20 professional photographers and 14 youth photographers from the state of Ohio. The "Ohio New Photography" exhibition opens on Sunday, June 26.

Local authors seek support for their book about adoption

Learning about her mother's family helped inspire Sally Compton-Wilson to teach others about adoption. She and Christine Oswald, a long-time friend, are now raising support to publish a children's book.

Carlisle Inn looking forward to construction of 500-seat theater

The popularity of live theater at the Carlisle Inn at Sugarcreek is leading to the construction of a new theater on the Dutch Valley campus. The new Ohio Star Theater, expected to be completed in March 2017, will have a total of 500 seats with 350 on the main floor and 150 in the balcony.

Vintage Fair offers the best of Amish County in one spot

Vintage Fair celebrates the fine artisans that turn rubbish into riches. The open air fair includes 32 vendors with a variety of items including metalwork, outdoor furniture and accessories.

State legislators ‘say cheese’ in honoring Guggisberg with resolutions

Guggisberg Cheese was recently honored with resolutions from both the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. Senator Larry Obhof and Representative Al Landis both presented Richard Guggisberg with resolutions based on the Charm cheese maker's recently received world cheese title.

ECOFA meeting includes vegetative management for wildlife discussion

At the July 6 meeting of the East Central Ohio Forestry Association at 7 p.m. Gabriel Karns, OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources, will talk about vegetative management for songbirds, deer and turkey along right-of-ways.

SWCD to present cover crop tour in Sugarcreek June 20

Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District will host the Cover Crop Twilight Tour focused on no-till corn planted into rolled cereal rye at the Vernon Hershberger farm on Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. The Hershberger farm is located at 2387 CR 70 near Sugarcreek.

Mt. Hope host to Hiland FFA Jackpot Show

Hiland FFA Chapter held it¿s annual Hiland FFA Jackpot Show recently at the Mt. Hope Auction.

Report found fewer Ohio children accessed summer meals

The Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation report released recently by the Food Research & Action Center found that modest growth from 2013 to 2014 in the percentage of eligible children participating in the Summer Food Service Program in Ohio was erased in 2015.

Love Center assisted 386 families during the month of May

There were a total of 386 different families that came to the Love Center during the month of May. Some families came in more than once, making a grand total of 527 visits.

Tai Chi is a thoughtful, physical activity that will strengthen your body and mind

The Injury Prevention Program of the Holmes County General Health District in conjunction with the Holmes County Park District are offering a 12-week introductory course on the Yang style of Tai Chi, a low-impact, deliberate and fluid form of exercise.

Big 4 4-H Club helps beautify Dalton Historical Society

The Dalton-Kidron Big 4 4-H Club came to the Dalton Historical Society last month to trim, weed and mulch the campus grounds. The 4-H club comes every spring and landscapes for the society as one of its community projects.

The Wooster Urban Challenge details are anybody’s guess until morning of the event

Wooster Urban Adventure Challenge will be Saturday, June 18. The organization sends 95 cents of every dollar back to the community in direct services.

Huge faith sets youth center in motion

Andy Schafer's dream of creating a teen ministry center took a huge step after the board from H15 Ministries took a large leap of faith. Clean-up and reconstruction began on the Hoxworth buildings in downtown Millersburg June 6, where the teen center will eventually provide a place for area youth...

Greco concert features music with a Latin touch

The Dominic Greco Band, under the direction of Frederick Delphia, will present a concert at the Tuscora Park Amphitheater on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 7 p.m.

Author Paul Stutzman to speak at Holmes County Public Library at luncheon

Author and outdoorsman Paul Stutzman will speak at a luncheon at the Holmes County District Public Library, Glen Drive in Millersburg on Thursday, June 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Yoder open house June 18

Mike and Marlene Yoder of Berlin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 10. In honor of the occasion an open house will be held Saturday, June 18 from 4-7 p.m. at The Gardens at Homestead, 8233 state Route 241, Mt. Hope.

John Ruhlin hosting Leadership Summit and new book release at Berlin June 21

Sales and Leadership Summit set for Tuesday, June 21 at Grace Mennonite Church, 5850 County Road 77, Millersburg, located near Berlin. Come celebrate the launch of John Ruhlin's new book.

Downtown Berlin’s annual MooFest celebrates the farmer

MooFest, the annual Berlin event that celebrates farmers of every kind throughout the region, will be held Saturday, June 18 throughout the village of Berlin.

Pomerene Family Care locations merge to offer care under one roof

Debra Lewis, Dr. Hannah Miedel and Dr. D.J. McFadden joined in the Millersburg Medical Center, located at 1261 Wooster Road, Suite 200, Millersburg.

Mystery woman of Millersburg

Who is the mystery woman of Millersburg? When Arlan Heiser snapped a photograph of a woman in a Millersburg diner more than 40 years ago, little did he know that the hauntingly poignant photo would stay with him so long. Now the question is who is this regal woman?

Best-selling author to speak at Gateway

Best-selling author and international speaker Tommy Tenney will speak at Gateway Fellowship June 15-17. Gateway Fellowship is hosting the International Conference of Global Christian Ministry Forum.

Passport to Baltic event showcases this family friendly village

While many small towns in Ohio have struggled against the loss of businesses in recent years, the village of Baltic is able to say the opposite about their community, and they plan to do just that with the first annual Passport to Baltic Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18.

Eastern National Expo IX features tractors, antiques and family fun

John Deere tractors from all over will be heading to the Wayne County Fairgrounds soon to exhibit at the Eastern National Expo IX on June 16, 17 and 18.

Registration open for Beyond the Fences of Zoar Tour

Historic Zoar Village is now taking reservations for its biannual Beyond the Fences of Zoar Garden Tour, Luncheon and Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kidron Days, a great time to find a great deal

Kidron Days is coming June 10-11, and with it comes a plethora of sales and an opportunity to find the deal of a lifetime at one of the many garage sales littering the town for the event.

Everence helps local organizations through Rebate for Missions program

Using income generated from its Visa card transactions, Everence Federal Credit Union is supporting local organizations through its Rebate for Missions program.

Come hungry to the 5th annual Parking Lot Jam

New Creation Fellowship is excited to host the fifth annual Parking Lot Jam. This event is scheduled for June 11 from 5-9 p.m. There will be music, food, games for children and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

'Trumpet in the Land' 47th opening night: A gift to Tuscarawas County

"Trumpet in the Land," Ohio longest-running outdoor historical drama, will celebrate its 47th opening night on Friday, June 17 by offering all Tuscarawas County residents tickets for just $5.

26th annual Fabulous 50s Fling, a promising throwback to the good, old days

Sugarcreek will usher in its 26th annual Fabulous 50s Fling June 10-11, and with it will come the roar of vintage engines,the gleam of sparkling chrome and the sights and sounds of one of America's most beloved decades. A massive car show, winery tour and poker run and some great food and music...

Summer provides more free time for students to explore art and performance

The Holmes Center for the Arts offers the area a wide range of opportunities to engage in with the fine arts and announces its summer programs including its camps.

KSB responds to desire of the public in opening new office in Fredericksburg

The Killbuck Savings Bank celebrated its grand opening of the new office in Fredericksburg Friday, May 20. The bank listened to its many customers in the area and built the new office, meaning an even better opportunity to serve its members.

Vietnam vets to be honored at Killbuck Museum

The Killbuck Valley Museum is in the process of honoring the many Vietnam War veterans in the area. The museum will feature a Vietnam War veteran room this summer that will culminate on Sept. 4 during Killbuck Early American Days.

Holmesville couple shares their love with children in need of foster care

LeAnna and Russell Kandel are going on two years as foster parents, but their calling to foster care stretches back much further.

2016 Holmes County Special Athletes Day is a celebration on many levels

A large contingent of competitors gathered at West Holmes Stadium for the annual Holmes County Special Athletes Track & Field Day on Friday, May 20. The event provides an avenue for many students throughout Holmes County as well as members of the Holmes County Training Center to participate in...

Mt. Eaton Days: A time of family, friends and fun

Mt. Eaton Days will provide savings galore, plenty of food and fun, and a reason to participate as the event will once again help create funds for a local family in need. The June 3-4 weekend of activities will feature an auction, volleyball tournament, sales throughout town and a raffle drawing...

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity to hold dedication service for Anderson home

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication service on its most recently completed home, which was built in partnership with Robert and Jami Anderson and their two children.

Malone University presents John Ruhlin talk and book launch

Malone University presents a talk and book launch by John Ruhlin, entrepreneur, author and founder of the Ruhlin Group on Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Grace Church. Grace Church is located at 5850 County Road 77 in Millersburg.

Relay for Life of Holmes County organizes night march and activities for cancer survivors

Relay for Life of Holmes County organizes night march and activities for cancer survivors. Starting at 6 p.m. on June 10, hundreds of people will walk into the night on the track beneath the lights at the West Holmes High School football field.

LifeCare will host a training course for volunteers coaching how to approach death gracefully

Wayne-Holmes Hospice service provider LifeCare will host a training course for those interested in volunteering to help people approach death gracefully.

Lost Warriors Scenic Poker Run benefits area veterans

The 2016 Lost Warriors Scenic Poker Run will take place on June 25. This year the ride will raise funds intended for local veterans with financial needs.

Family fun open house allows dog warden to thank the community

On Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Holmes County Dog Warden¿s Department and Adoption Center will host their first community open house to show appreciation to the generous residents and businesses of Holmes County.

Chuckle for Charity benefits orphans in India

Support the Jonathan David Orphanage Foundation and enjoy a night of family-friendly comedy and music from the award-winning cast of the Amish Country Theater. One hundred percent of all proceeds will be given to the Jonathan David Orphanage Foundation as they work to construct an orphanage in...

McCrary named banking officer at First Federal at Berlin

First Federal Community Bank announced today the election of MeLisa (Lisa) McCrary as banking officer.

Love Center served more than 400 families in April

421 different families came to the Love Center during the month of April with some coming more than once for a grand total of 571 visits. Food from the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank was 36,533 pounds; food donated by businesses, churches and individuals was 9,913 pounds; and volunteer hours...

Holmes County youth recognized

The 2015-16 Ohio Cattleme's Association BEST program wrapped up on May 7 with its annual awards banquet held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. Holmes County youth Carter Smith received the 7th place Crossbred Steer honors.

Golfers can support Pathway to Wellness

Pathway to Wellness Recovery House for men will host a golf outing on Sunday, June 5 at noon at Green Valley Golf Club in New Philadelphia.

Pomerene Hospital recognized as a Top 20 Rural Hospital in the nation

Pomerene Hospital is among the top 20 rural community hospitals in the nation. Pomerene and other Top 20 winners were recognized at an awards ceremony during NRHA¿s Rural Innovation Hospital Summit on May 12th.

Controlling an invasive species: Non-native garlic mustard isn’t considered a good plant

Every spring throughout much of the northern part of our country, volunteers mobilize to control the spread of garlic mustard and other invasive species. The Friends of WMP still have a few more pulls scheduled and welcome the public to come and learn about this invasive species and spend an hour...

Deeken earns Eagle Scout Award

Kyle Gregory Deeken, 16, of Wooster, has earned the highest advancement award of the Boy Scouts of America, that of Eagle Scout. Deeken refurbished the athletic ball field at his church in rural Holmes County near Big Prairie.

Share & Care Thrift Store in Berlin moves and expands to continue its ministry

Share & Care Thrift Store in Berlin didn't move far, hopping across state Route 39 on the north side of Berlin, but the move did have a substantial impact. The grand opening saw many people pack into the new and much larger store as the organization continues to aid people in Haiti and locally.

Holmes Post 192 announces Memorial Day plans

Members of the Holmes Post 192 of the American Legion have announced the plans for Memorial Day, May 30.

Law Enforcement Memorial, a touching time as fallen officers are honored

The 2016 Holmes CountyLaw Enforcement Memorial was a time of retrospection in honoring the peace officers in Ohio who passed away while serving over the last year. Seven members were honored as a large crowd gathered on the front lawn of the Holmes County Courthouse.

Crissey Memorial Pool to open May 28

The James T. Crissey Memorial swimming pool will be renewed after a long dormancy on Saturday, May 28 as the pool officially begins a new life with a grand opening celebration from noon-6 p.m.

Public invited to Genealogical Society programs

Holmes County Genealogical Society is pleased to present a series of programs prior to their monthly meetings. The public is invited to attend these programs.

USDA’s Summer Food Service Program runs June 6 through Aug. 19

The U.S. Department of Agriculture¿s Summer Food Service Program, also known as the Summer Meals Program, provides kids and teens in low-income areas free meals when school is out. The program is a federally funded state-administered program. It provides free healthy meals to children and teens...

Summer reading program focuses on wellness and fitness

The theme for summer reading programs across the United States for 2016 is wellness, fitness and sports. The Holmes County Public Library is ready with Summer Challenge, and it is planned to be a bit different from traditional summer reading programs.

Sabine going ‘by the numbers’ to explore career opportunities

Stewart Sabine graduated from West Holmes High School with a head for numbers. He has parlayed that passion for numbers and statistics into a career of enjoying being a part of some epic national titles. His most recent venture was with the national champion Villanova basketball team.

Four Scouts venture west to enjoy the Pinewood Derby National Championships

Four area Cub Scouts from Millersburg traveled to Nebraska recently to participate in the National Pinewood Derby. The Scouts didn't do as well as they hoped, but they had a wonderful time.

Young Life seeks sponsors for annual golf fundraiser

Young Life of Tuscarawas and Holmes counties has had a major impact in the area youth who have chosen to take part. The organization will conduct one of its largest fundraisers June 4 when it presents its annual golf scramble at Willandale Golf Course. Young Life is currently seeking hole...

Camp Luz Pool grand opening at Family Fun Day

Months of construction are about to conclude with the grand opening of the new pool at Camp Luz on June 4. Grand opening will take place at 1 p.m. with activities before and after the event.

Everyone can participate in the Go Eddie fundraiser events

The Go Eddie 5K race takes place June 4 in Mt. Hope. All funds go directly to support Eddie Miller.

Reunion is in its 40th year

The 40th Anniversary of the Schmucker-Smoker-Smucker North American Family reunion will be held July 14-16, 2016 at the Lancaster County Christian School, located at 2390 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA.

American Legion to host Memorial Day service

First Vice Commander Sam Beachy announced that Memorial Day services, sponsored by Homer Weiss Post 494 of the American Legion of Sugarcreek, have been scheduled for Monday, May 30.

Learning by doing: One local resident is on a mission to help others

Hayley Money is raising funds for a return trip to Kenya Saturday, May 21 from 4-7 p.m. at 379 S Crawford St. in Millersburg. Money will host a dinner and silent auction.

Scouting in Your Community 107 Scouts complete more than 350 community service hours in one morning

Local Boy Scouts of America members from Holmes and Wayne counties enjoyed a time of fellowship and learning during the recent camp.

Girl Scouts supply food and treats to shelter dogs

Two Girl Scouts from Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 2562 from Nashville visited the Holmes County Dog Warden Department and Adoption Center Wednesday, May 4. They donated a truckload of dog food and homemade indulgences including dog blankets, toys and cookies to the shelter.

Love INC offers fine dining with a heart toward giving in May 17 fundraiser

Love Inc. of Holmes County will head to Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut Creek Tuesday, May 17 for its second annual Love Inc. Dinner Fundraiser. The Love Inc. crew will be working from 4-7:30 p.m., and patrons may choose from the menu, hot buffet or salad bar.

Workshop helps residents understand poverty and how to make positive changes

On May 25, United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties will hold the Bridges out of Poverty workshop for the general public.

West Holmes Summer Science Sessions bring fun to summer learning

The annual West Holmes Summer Science Sessions will take place June 20-22 at West Holmes High School. There, volunteer educators will conduct science sessions that include stars, building bridges, geocaching and more.

Winners named in Flag Coloring Contest

Amvets Post No. 250 in Wooster sponsored the event among kindergarten and first-grade students, awarding cash prizes to the first-, second- and third-place winners in each of the two groups.

Civil War veteran receives new headstone in community ceremony — public invited

A crumbling headstone honoring a fallen Civil War veteran will be replaced with a new marker during a public ceremony, all thanks to a local family and the veterans' service office.

Civil War veteran receives new headstone in community ceremony — public invited

A crumbling headstone honoring a fallen Civil War veteran will be replaced with a new marker during a public ceremony, all thanks to a local family and the veterans' service office.

Dancers sought for local production of ‘The Nutcracker’

Children and teens in dance school are encouraged to audition for Holmes Center for the Arts' production of "The Nutcracker."

Beware of individual claiming to be an HCHS representative

Holmes County Humane Society recently became aware of an individual residing in the Glenmont-Killbuck area claiming to be a representative of HCHS. This individual is not associated with HCHS.

Let Them Eat Cake!

Fort Laurens Museum is planning to present an 18th century tea service for guests, representing what it was like to enjoy tea time in the U.K. during the lead-up to the American Revolution. The event will be in Bolivar May 21 at 2 p.m.

WHHS after prom sails into the sunset in style thanks to junior parents

West Holmes High School's prom went off without a hitch, but it wasn't without a massive effort by a number of volunteers of the junior class, who created a mesmerizing atmosphere for the prom attendees at the after prom.

County Line Historical Museum open May 14

The museum showcases constantly changing exhibits of military displays, a collection of Shreve school displays and more.

Holmes County Genealogical Society invites public to programs

Holmes County Genealogical Society will hold programs prior to monthly meetings.

Amazing Grace Pillowcase Ministry spreads a little sunshine

A group of dedicated "sewing angels" gathered in Walnut Creek recently to craft together some colorful pillowcases for those in need of a bright spot in their lives. More than 150 beautiful pillowcases were crafted as part of Amazing Grace Pillowcase Ministry.

Hiland FFA members receive awards at annual banquet

Hiland High School FFA members celebrated another successful year at their awards banquet.

Fundraiser benefits Farm Bureau, 4-H and FFA

All Ohio Bob Evans Restaurants are participating in their largest fundraiser in the restaurant's history. Proceeds benefit Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio 4-H and Ohio FFA.

Ken Miller Museum open May 14

The Ken Miller Supply Oil, Gas, Car, Truck and Agriculture Museum houses a vast collection of early gas pumps, drilling machines, tractors, trucks and cars. There also is a display of the Pennsylvania Railroad and a Shreve Industry display.

Bigfoot conference and festival: Looking for ‘the boss of the woods’

The Ohio Bigfoot Conference draws thousands of people from around the United States and beyond each year. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 14, with a Bigfoot Festival taking place on Sunday, May 15.

Gear up and go: Millersburg Rotary Club Run Because You Can race

On Saturday, May 21, the Millersburg Rotary Club will host its third annual run benefiting Harvest Ridge, Holmes County Agriculture Society and PolioPlus. The event will start at the Holmes County Trail and finish at the Hipp Station Depot in Millersburg. Rain or shine, this will be a family-fun...

Low cost spay/neuter clinic offered

Spaying and neutering can prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. The Holmes County Humane Society makes it more affordable with a low-cost program.

4 Holmesville youth receive Eagle Scout awards

On Sunday, May 1, Boy Scout Troop 355 of Holmesville held a Court of Honor to recognize the four young men who reached the rank of Eagle Scout between January and March of 2016.

Wooster Recreation Department to hold annual Trout Derby

No registration is required before the annual Trout Derby at Freedlander Park on May 7.

Benefit for Jim Patterson

Carl James Patterson has cancer, and funds raised will be used to pay his mounting medical bills.

Boogie woogie coming to Jitters

Matthew Ball will bring some boogie woogie and some blues to Jitters Coffee House May 10.

Veterinary science competition

The Hiland High School FFA team went to Columbus on April 13 to participate in the Veterinary Science contest.

Run for love: It’s National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins May 6 and the nurses at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg have organized another annual race at the Holmes County Trail.

NAMI Walk for Mental Health Wellness event benefits programs in Wayne and Holmes County

Wayne and Holmes Counties National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its annual Walk for Mental Wellness on Saturday, May 14 at Secrest Arboretum on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center campus. The timing should be just right for the peak blooming season at the arboretum. The...

Business sponsors help cystic fibrosis walk for research make ‘Great Strides’

The Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk has always been about teams coming together to raise money for CF research. However, there is another opportunity for local businesses to get involved, and that is as a corporate sponsor. Donations from area businesses have helped in the research that has seen...

The West Holmes weekend backpack lunch chain rolls along through NewPointe

While the Millersburg Church of God Food Pantry distributes the backpack weekend meals for West Holmes School District students who are on free and reduced lunches, there is another church that has taken on a huge role. NewPointe Community Church has allowed the food pantry to set up and create the...


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