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Ohio's first human West Nile virus case in 2017 is being reported by the Ohio Department of Health.

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The Holmes County Health Department discusses reasons to get vaccines.

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The Shanesville Lutheran Church will have a public celebration to thank Mary Sue Schlegel for her 60 years of service as their church organist and also for her many years of service to the community as a music educator.

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Participants will be able to talk with owners and operators of equipment to learn more about the history of these vintage machines. There will be traction engines steamed up and working the farming equipment. All steam engines have been state inspected, and all operators have an Ohio boilers license.

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OSU Extensions of Wayne and Holmes counties have scheduled a last-chance fertilizer applicator certification program at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus in Wooster.

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Helen Welch to perform show at Kent State Tuscarawas PAC

World-acclaimed singer Helen Welch will bring her new show, "Yesterday Once More: A Musical Celebration of the Carpenters," to the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Berlin Mennonite will include community as it celebrates a centennial of faithfulness

The Berlin Mennonite Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year and is inviting the public to join in the anniversary festivities.

ECOFA to host 'Birds in the Forest' program

The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will have Matthew Shumar to speak on the subject, "Birds in the Forest."

Local dancers spent their summer training

Five girls who attend the Holmes Center for the Arts spent their summer training with teachers from major ballet companies and universities throughout the state and country.

'Creativity is Timeless' features artists over 55

The public is invited to enjoy dozens of pieces of artwork, live music and demonstrations as part of the “Creativity is Timeless” exhibit at Walnut Hills Retirement Community.

Showman of Showmen contest

This year at the Holmes County Fair at Harvest Ridge, youth were well represented in the ring as they paraded in front of judges for the showmanship honors that go to the very best showmanship in each field.

Ohio reports first human West Nile virus case in 2017

Ohio's first human West Nile virus case in 2017 is being reported by the Ohio Department of Health.

Illness is not one of the things we want to pass on to our loved ones

The Holmes County Health Department discusses reasons to get vaccines.

Locals and visitors become certified to teach tai chi

A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health funded a project to certify local teachers in the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program.

Local sportsmen enthusiasts raise more than $250,000 for area families in need

The Sportsmen for Humanity fundraising dinner banquet and auction took place Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Mt. Hope Auction Barn. A total of 940 people came to the event to eat, play games, bid at the auction and support a foundation that has quickly grown to huge status in the area.

New expo center provides a comfortable haven for fair bidders

Bidders crowded into the new climate-controlled expo center at Harvest Ridge and supported Holmes County's 4-Hers as they presented their animal projects for auction.

Stoltzfus is driving his John Deere tractor coast-to-coast for a cause

C. Ivan Stoltzfus is in the midst of a three-and-a-half-month trek across America in his John Deere tractor with a goal to raise money in support of the Wounded Heroes Foundation.

Come meet Fletcher

Fletcher is a 4-year-old German Shepard mix who loves children. He gets along well with other dogs and would make a great running or walking partner.

A nightmare averted as community pulls together to build new grandstands at Harvest Ridge

The grandstand arena project at Harvest Ridge was a success because of an unbelievable effort that saw a monstrous project come to fruition in a time span that marveled everyone involved.

OCA Young Cattlemen's Conference provides industry learning experience

The 2017 Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation Young Cattlemen's Conference hosted 25 cattlemen and women for a leadership-development program in Columbus and the central Ohio areas.

Organist to be honored at Sugarcreek

The Shanesville Lutheran Church will have a public celebration to thank Mary Sue Schlegel for her 60 years of service as their church organist and also for her many years of service to the community as a music educator.

Brad Giauque Memorial Truck & Tractor Pull kicks off with an emotional ceremonial first pull

The Holmes County Fair at Harvest Ridge presented the Brad Giauque Memorial Truck & Tractor Pull on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the grandstand arena.

Troyer, Williams and their court are ready to represent Holmes County as royalty

Leon Williams will represent Holmes County and the fair as its newest king while Tallie Troyer was crowned the 2017 Holmes County Fair queen. Her court will include attendants Anna Irwin, Gabrielle Schafer and Alyx Morris.

Dust to Diamonds the newest Holmes County 4-H club to sparkle

Dust to Diamonds, which began its partnership as a member of the Holmes County 4-H community, set up its 4-H display in the Baker Building at Harvest Ridge and promptly won first prize for Outstanding Booth Display among the many entrants.

TVPPA's 54th show will feature the Ford family

Participants will be able to talk with owners and operators of equipment to learn more about the history of these vintage machines. There will be traction engines steamed up and working the farming equipment. All steam engines have been state inspected, and all operators have an Ohio boilers...

County honors area youth during annual Fair 4-H Life Skills Ceremony

As is the case every year, Holmes County sent a large contingent of 4-Hers to the state fair, where they went through the intense but satisfying time of judging at the next level.

Horse pull's example of pure power draws mammoth crowd in Mt. Hope

Raw power was on display during the Holmes County Steam & Engine Association's Power Show. A number of teams of horses went at it in front of a huge crowd in Mt. Hope.

Jason Maust ready to spread his wings to serve the world

Jason Maust is a mechanic with MMS Aviation in Coshocton, serving the many missionary outreach programs that serve third-world countries around the globe by flying missionary aid into lands that would be difficult to reach without an airplane. Soon he'll take to the sky himself after his training...

Lucas Bohn: Finding the funny

Comedian Lucas Bohn will perform “Lesson Plans to Late Night” at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Grizz is on the mend: Donations still sought

Grizz is a 2-year-old Bulldog mix who came to the Holmes County Dog Warden's Department in pretty bad shape. He is receiving special veterinary care and could use some donations to help with the treatment.

Gurley and Kozak enjoy their final days as Holmes County Fair royalty

Jillian Gurley and Brandon Kozak served to represent Holmes County's new fairgrounds as the 2016 royalty.

Race to benefit Operation Christmas Child

The Ohio East Area Team of Operation Christmas Child is sponsoring a Family Fun Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at the Norma Johnson Center.

Race includes running, paddling and mountain biking

Camp Tuscazoar will host its first Tuscazoar Adventure Race. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the camp. Participants will run about 6 miles for the first leg, paddle 4 miles on the Tuscarawas River for the second leg and mountain bike 7 miles to complete the race.

Library to host solar eclipse party

The main branch of the Holmes County Library in Millersburg will host a solar eclipse party for people to view a partial eclipse with the moon covering 83 percent of the sun's surface.

Last chance to get certified without a test

OSU Extensions of Wayne and Holmes counties have scheduled a last-chance fertilizer applicator certification program at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus in Wooster.

Haystack benefit dinner and hospice presentation offered

The Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education announced that a haystack benefit dinner and presentation on palliative and hospice care is scheduled at the Mount Hope Event Center.

Camp Buckeye to hold annual pig roast

Camp Buckeye will hold its annual pig roast to help support the camping ministry. Dinner will include roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, dessert and a beverage.

Poker run to benefit area animal shelters

The first Run for Shelter poker run is approaching and will raise funds for local animal shelters.

Summer Crisis Program ends Aug. 31

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

Local Dems to host Hoedown at Harvest Ridge

The Holmes County Democratic Party has coordinated a family-friendly event at the Holmes County Fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge to benefit Friends of Sherrod Brown.

Where there are smoke detectors, there's Fire District #1

Holmes Fire District #1 of Millersburg will camp out at the Holmes County Fair at Harvest Ridge, where they will provide some valuable services including allowing people to sign up for them to install home smoke detectors at no cost to the homeowners.

Eagles proudly provide $10,000 worth of scholarships to 4 area college students

The Millersburg Eagles Aerie 2418 awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds to four area young adults.

Ragersville Car Show will be Aug. 13

Ragersville Historical Society will host its 12th annual Car and Power Show at its museum in Sugarcreek.

Country music entertainer to return to fair

Country singer/songwriter Kaitlyn Baker will return for an encore performance at this year's Holmes County Fair. She is currently working on a new EP and plans to preview a few songs from it during her performance.

Goodwill Golf Classic supports employment training programs

Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes Counties Inc. held its 20th annual Goodwill Golf Classic at the Wooster Country Club.

Plenty of family fun awaits at this year's Holmes County Fair at Harvest Ridge

The 2017 Holmes County Fair will host a number of activities and events for families to enjoy.

Chill out at Charm's Cool Down Sale

The Charm Mid-Summer Cool Down Sale will offer events for youth and adults.

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

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

Pride Valley Force '02 provides a chance for young talent to grow

Pride Valley Force '02 traveling softball team out of Tuscarawas County worked its way into a top-16 finish in a mammoth field of 180 teams at the World Series in Columbus, Ohio.

Sport Fish Consumption Advisory is a resource for local anglers

Ohio anglers have a resource to determine the safety of eating what they catch in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's annual Sport Fish Consumption Advisory.

Greco season finale will include new selections

The Dominic Greco Concert Band will conclude the 2017 summer concert season at Tuscora Park.

Historical Society trips offer food, fun and history

The Holmes County Historical Society will have its 2017 bus tours. This year's tours will include the Cleveland Playhouse Square, an Oglebay Adventure and a multi-day tour of Biltmore Estates in Ashville, North Carolina.

Pomerene Fall Trail Run registration underway

The Pomerene Health Foundation's Fall Trail Run will be at the Millersburg Trail Depot.

Ogi selected to represent Holmes County at Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp

Lexi Ogi was selected to represent Holmes County at the Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio.

Ragersville to host Homecoming Festival

Events that bring in proceeds to help maintain the Ragersville Historical Society's property are approaching.

Killbuck museum seeks vintage high school items

The Killbuck Valley Historical Society and Museum is asking for donations or loans from the community for a new display of Killbuck High School.

Millersburg to host Antiques in the Alley

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

On the road to helping coffee growers one cup at a time

Morgan Darr, who at age 19 is the founder of the Salt + Light Coffee Co., is planning a fall trip to Haiti to meet coffee farmers, plant trees alongside them and hear their stories as a part of her vision of a company that helps create a more sustainable way of life for coffee farmers.

A fine dining experience to benefit Harvest for Hunger

Holmes County Farm Bureau will hold its first-ever Harvest for Hunger benefit at Hi Hills Farms in Glenmont. All proceeds raised, both through ticket sales and sponsorship, will go to the Love Center in Millersburg to help fund multiple food pantries.

Adult diploma programs offered

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center has partnered with Holmes County District Public Library to offer an Essential Office Technologies Adult Diploma Program at the Holmes County District Public Library in Millersburg.

52nd annual Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale returns to the Wayne County Fairgrounds

The 2017 Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction will be at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster. Staffed solely by volunteers, the Relief Sale's proceeds will go to Mennonite Central Committee, a relief, service and development agency of North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.

Fairy gardens are tiny new worlds

Arlene Brenneman creates fairy gardens. Her business is called Out on a Whim.

Corn Beef and Cabbage seeking talent

Corn Beef and Cabbage will hold open auditions for its upcoming Theater Performance Project.

East Holmes Fireman's Festival is a celebration of community unity

The annual East Holmes Fireman's Festival took place July 15 with a host of fun activities for the entire family.

Buddy is the Dog of the Week

Buddy is a 10-year-old neutered male Beagle who does great with kids, loves other dogs and is house trained.

Fundraiser benefits medical missions

A fundraiser dinner at Dutch Valley Restaurant will raise funds for medical missionary work through Medical Ministry International.

Host families sought for exchange students

There are many exchange students representing several nations who are waiting for host families in the United States, and East Central Ohio represents an ideal spot for them to gain an understanding of Middle America.

18th annual Frenette Golf Tournament raises over $4,300 for scholarships

The 18th annual Aimee Frenette-Rickly 18-Hole Golf Tournament was held at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg with 101 golfers arriving for a tee-off, raising over $4,300.

Steam show marks 25th year

Holmes County Steam & Engine Association will host its 25th annual Steam & Engine Show at the Mt. Hope Auction Grounds in Mt. Hope.

Little Theatre auditions for 'Play On!' scheduled

Auditions for the comedy “Play On!” by Rick Abbott will take place at the Little Theatre.

Your story is a raging fire: Tell it

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her belief that people should get their stories out there.

East Holmes 12U falls to Tusc. County in district semifinals

It took a little while for Tusc. County's bats to get going against East Holmes starter Nolan Yoder, who rolled through the first two innings, striking out three and not allowing a hit, but the game's turning point came in the third inning.

Rainbow of Hope will be one cool place to show support for area families

The annual Rainbow of Hope Auction, a nonprofit benefit auction that provides financial assistance to area residents who are unable to pay the health costs resulting from catastrophic illnesses affecting infants and children, is approaching with a weekend of numerous auctions and events in a new...

Greco Band has 2 upcoming concerts

The Dominic Greco Concert Band under the direction of Frederick Delphia has two upcoming concerts in Sugarcreek and Dover.

CSAs provide seasonal food each week

The CSA model of farming is based on the concept of creating, supporting and enhancing community through local residents supporting local agriculture.

Help Grizz get special care

Grizz is a 2-year-old Bulldog mix who came to the Holmes County Dog Warden's Department in pretty bad shape. He is in need of special veterinary care, and when it is all said and done, the rescue will incur more than $4,000 to get this boy healthy. A fund has been set up at the department for...

Free clothing giveaway offered in Orrville

Orrville Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and Learning for Life Adult Education will partner to provide free clothing to members of local communities.

Light it up: Transport For Christ's Parade of Lights is now a major event in Holmes and Wayne counties

The annual Transport For Christ Parade of Lights rolled through Southern Wayne County and Eastern Holmes County with a record number of trucks paving the way.

Lorsons to present program at TWC in Wilmot

Nature Photo Club will meet at The Wilderness Center with guest speakers John and Kristin Lorson.

New date for Zoar Harvest Festival

This year's Harvest Festival date was moved to accommodate the growing number of visitors, antique dealers and artisans who come to the area and stay overnight.

Butterfly Exhibit returns to Norma Johnson Center

Fran LeMaster's traveling butterfly exhibit by “All A Flutter” has been a huge hit at the center for the last couple of years. This free exhibit allows visitors to step inside the enclosure and view several native Ohio butterflies up close and personal.

This saugeye fundraiser is a fish tale worth hearing

Charm Marketplace and Charm Outdoors united on Friday, June 30 to create the Working Man's Saugeye Tournament, and the result was a benefit that raised thousands of dollars for a local Charm family struggling with medical bills.

Flintknapper to demonstrate at Roscoe

Steve Kitchen from Wooster will return to Roscoe Village to demonstrate flintknapping and answer any questions.

Wilderness Center offers something for all ages

The Wilderness Center will host a number of learning events. For those interested in learning how to live more sustainably, The Wilderness Center will hold a day-long permaculture symposium on Saturday, July 22.

The push is on to fund portable stalls for new fairground horse barn

The Holmes County Agricultural Society is currently in the process of a capital campaign pledge program that will ensure the new horse barn and facility at the Holmes County Fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge will be utilized year round. Sponsorships are currently being sought for the horse barn stalls.

Chestnut Ridge third-graders make best friends 1,000 miles away

A pen pal project between Launie Shaw's class and the class of her daughter Hannah Stoneman's third-grade class at Village Oaks in Immokalee, Florida has created some friendships and bonds that are heart-warming despite the many miles between the two groups.

Museums to open July 8

The 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.

OneEighty to offer walk-in assessments

OneEighty has begun to offer walk-in assessments for those struggling with addiction, substance-abuse disorders and mental-health issues.

Coach trip to Gnaden and Goshen is free

As a follow-up to the Indian Salli Schrock Reunion, organizers have scheduled a coach trip to Gnadenhutten and Goshen Indian sites.

Orchard of Hope at the center of the Pantry at Millersburg Church of God's endeavor to grow

The Pantry at Millersburg Church of God is expanding to accommodate all the people using its ministry and is in need of sponsors to get things moving.

'Revolution on the Tuscarawas' returns to Fort Laurens

Fort Laurens will host its annual "Revolution on the Tuscarawas" Revolutionary War encampment and re-enactment.

Local beekeepers sweeten up lives in Northeast Ohio

Michael and Natalie Carr are co-owners of Small Batch Honey Company in New Philadelphia. Marion and Joseph Yoder are owners of Shepherd's Market in Big Prairie. The Carrs, Yoders and other local beekeepers produce raw honey.

Holmesville Scouts make trek to Philmont

Scoutmaster Brodie DeHass and Assistant Scoutmaster Ryan Troyer spent 14 days on the trail with eight scouts from Troop 355.

A musical family sends third generation to arts camp

Interlochen Summer Arts Camp requires an application and audition process, and a local family will send its third generation to the highly competitive summer program.

Get out and dance: Free outdoor classes offered

Holmes Center for the Arts invites the public to two free dance classes.

Garage sale event benefits homeless pets

The Holmes County Humane Society's annual garage sale will be at the Life Center in Millersburg.

Patriotic 122nd Army Band will perform in Millersburg

The Ohio National Guard 122nd Army Band will present a concert in Millersburg that should set a tremendous tone for the upcoming July 4 celebration season.

Deadlines to file with the FSA office in Millersburg are July 15

For farmers in the area the deadline to report spring grains to the Farm Service Agency in Millersburg is fast approaching, and there are benefits for reporting even if one does not carry crop insurance.

Safety Town helps youngsters stay safe while at home and away

This year the Wooster Kiwanis Safety Town will be held at Cornerstone Elementary School.

Right on point: Artisan uses age-old technique

Kevin Noon is a full-time sharpener and will spend a day at Local Roots Market & Cafe in Wooster.

Watoto Children's Choir to perform at fundraiser

The Watoto children put on a high-energy, uplifting concert that is inspirational and represents the joy the children have found in life through the efforts of the Watoto mission.

Tea celebrates powerful women of the 18th century

During the open-house-style program visitors will sample teas and desserts from each woman's home nation. The museum will open for tours both before and after the event.

Harbaugh ends launch week in Holmes and Tuscarawas counties

After an eight-day launch week with 30 scheduled events, Ken Harbaugh made a stop in Holmes County before heading to Tuscarawas County where he spoke to several dozen residents at an event hosted by the Tuscarawas County Democratic Party.

Watoto Choir to perform in Millersburg

Watoto Children's Choir will perform at NewPointe Community Church at its Millersburg campus.

American Legion to host Memorial Day services

Memorial Day services, sponsored by Homer Weiss Post 494 of the American Legion of Sugarcreek, have been scheduled.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

Petros to speak about wrongful death at book signing

The Catholic Commission-Wayne, Ashland, Medina, Wooster Interfaith Justice Group and Behind Bars and Beyond invite the public to “A Conservative Journey against the Death Penalty: The Reality of Wrongful Convictions in Ohio.”

Emmy and Grammy winners headline 2017-18 PAC season

The 2017-18 season schedule was revealed at a special event for Performing Arts Center members. The upcoming season was tailored using feedback received from a survey of ticket purchasers.

Salvation Army to host Hot Joe and Fried Dough

The Orrville Salvation Army will partner with Lerch’s Donuts for the 100th anniversary of National Doughnut Day and host its Hot Joe and Fried Dough event.

Classic Cruisers Car Show is one more reason to enjoy Millersburg Antiques in the Alley

Millersburg Antiques in the Alley celebration throughout Historic Downtown Millersburg will take place along with the inaugural Classic Cruisers of Holmes County Car Show, which will be in the parking lot behind the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce building.

One of the true giants of fundraising to present roundtable in Orrville

The public is invited to attend a seminar from one of the giants of fundraising, Henry B. Freeman, Ph.D., as he shares his experience from over 35 years in advancement.

A former foster care child connects with Holmes County

During the annual Holmes County Job & Family Services Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast at Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek, JFS honored several local families for their commitment to foster care, and keynote speaker Arlene Samuel-Jones spoke about the need to connect.

Volunteers recognized at Community Hospice breakfast

Community Hospice hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, April 22. Around 150 volunteers from all counties made the trip to the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek to participate in a breakfast buffet and short program of events.

Keep your distance: New law benefits bicyclists

In late March the Ohio Legislature passed a new bill to help out cyclists on busy roads called HB 154.

Tick-bite prevention is essential to slow the spread of Lyme disease

Tick season is already in full force in the region, and Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of infected ticks.

Click It or Ticket campaign starts May 22

The national Click It or Ticket blitz is approaching, and Holmes County Sheriff Timothy W. Zimmerly reminds citizens to wear and use their safety belts.

Concert and plant giveaway planned at Garden of Hope

Millersburg Elementary School Garden of Hope started last season, producing more than 40 pounds of donated produce. They invite community gardeners to come to a concert and adopt a plant with the understanding that half of anything harvested will be donated to a local food pantry.

State Route 60 to be closed south of Killbuck

Beginning at the intersection of state Route 60 and U.S. 36, traffic will be detoured east on U.S. 36 to state Route 83 North, to U.S. 62 West, back to state Route 60 and reverse.

Local teen builds his own marimba

The upcoming Wayne County Mini Maker Faire, which will be the first for Wayne County, is an opportunity for people like Jon Michel, who made his own marimba with the help of his dad.

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.

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