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There were a total of 380 different families that came to the Love Center during the month of September.

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Lucille L. Hastings was honored as the Member of Distinction by the Holmes County Farm Bureau at its annual meeting at Harvest Ridge Holmes County Fairgrounds.

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Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm with Pomerene internal medicine physician Loren M. Kirchner.

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Mary is a fit and active 6-year-old Redtick Coonhound who is house-trained, does well with other dogs, walks on a leash and enjoys toys.

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Pomerene Hospital will have a Baby Walk walkathon that will start at the Pomerene Memory Garden.

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Lovely day for Loveday as Antique Festival crowns new queen

Mariah Loveday became the newest member of the Antique Festival queen club by winning the 2017-18 Holmes County Antique Festival queen contest held at Millersburg Christian Church.

Real Money, Real World is a real eye-opener for county eighth-graders

Real Money, Real World provides a valuable learning experience that can help set the table for Holmes County youth to learn how to spend and budget their money properly.

Love Center continues mission to serve

There were a total of 380 different families that came to the Love Center during the month of September.

7 brides and a father's love create a dream come true for the Shelton family

The thing Willie Shelton, who received the diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, wants the most is to walk his seven daughters down the aisle, so the family created the wedding day under the guise of Willie's daughter Emily and her husband Tyler Flynn renewing their wedding vows. This gave Willie the...

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

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

Fredericksburg Merchant Day: A community tradition

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

Hastings honored at Farm Bureau meeting

Lucille L. Hastings was honored as the Member of Distinction by the Holmes County Farm Bureau at its annual meeting at Harvest Ridge Holmes County Fairgrounds.

Health talk to focus on gut flora

Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm with Pomerene internal medicine physician Loren M. Kirchner.

Mary is the Dog of the Week

Mary is a fit and active 6-year-old Redtick Coonhound who is house-trained, does well with other dogs, walks on a leash and enjoys toys.

Pomerene to host Baby Walk

Pomerene Hospital will have a Baby Walk walkathon that will start at the Pomerene Memory Garden.

Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival is a seasonal favorite

The Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival in Historic Roscoe Village is a perfect fall event for families.

Absentee voting open through Nov. 6

Absentee voting began on Wednesday, Oct. 11 for the Nov. 7 general election and will be open through Nov. 6.

Ohio communities smash goal to take '10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls'

Throughout September and especially on Sept. 22, National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, 53 community partners hosted 57 walking groups or events in which 4,935 individuals of all ages walked more than 22,000 miles.

Horses infected with West Nile virus

The Wayne County Health Department received confirmation that four unvaccinated horses in Wayne County have tested positive for West Nile virus in the last month.

For Winesburg retiree, selective breeding is the key to a successful flock

The lamb market in Holmes and Wayne counties is rapidly outpacing other forms of livestock, and for James White, who runs a small farm near Winesburg, efficiency is the key to turning a profit.

Meat recalled for sanitation concern

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

Village of Millersburg leaf collection schedule

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

Connections builds relationships one child at a time

Connections, a mentoring program operated through the Holmes County Juvenile Court, was designed to provide guidance, leadership, support and encouragement in a young person's life.

There are ways to stop annoying robocalls

The Canton Regional and Greater West Virginia Better Business Bureau discusses ways to prevent fraudulent robocalls.

Joey McGhee's dash to glory a shining moment at the right time

Generals' Joey McGhee scored a touchdown against West Holmes in an event that brought excitement to McGhee, his teammates and the fans on both sides of the field.

Small hands with big hearts send aid to Florida school hit hard by hurricanes

Recently a group of youngsters at Chestnut Ridge Elementary combined forces and showed they cared by creating a project to help a school hit hard by the recent hurricane in Florida.

Higher education is on tap at 2017 Holmes County College Fair

The Holmes County Education Foundation will host and sponsor its annual Holmes County College Fair at the Harvest Ridge Expo Center building.

Prisoners provide valuable insight for work with teens as H15 construction progresses

While the physical work continues on the buildings at H15 Ministries, Andy and Tammy Schafer continue to prepare themselves for being able to connect and properly guide the youth. Part of that preparation included a trip to Columbus that entailed a training seminar and a trip to a prison.

Local family goes nuts this time of year

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

'Busy' Taylor Burnison crowned queen at WHHS homecoming

Taylor Burnison moved into the West Holmes School District from Triway in her seventh-grade year. She was tabbed as this year's homecoming queen.

Flora is a gentle girl

Flora is a 2-year-old female Mountain Cur mix who would do better in a family with older children and no seniors. She has had all of her vaccinations and is microchipped.

35th annual Charm Days offers all the charm of fall

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

Enchanted Forest coming to TWC

The Wilderness Center's Enchanted Forest is approaching.

Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms

Jeff Wilkinson has been growing shiitake mushrooms for several decades, and he will teach a class at Local Roots in Wooster, explaining how any home gardener can grow shiitake mushrooms.

Watch for scams in wake of Equifax data breach

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

Health Needs Assessment results to be released

Pomerene Hospital and the Holmes County General Health District will release the local Community Health Needs Assessment results at the Comfort Suites in Berlin.

Hunters and dog owners must obey law: Use common sense

Dog owners' pets face danger when they run around the countryside during hunting and trapping season.

OFBF members can receive discounts

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are now eligible for discounts on select John Deere equipment, parts, tools and workshop equipment.

Fall Festival benefits missions to Uganda

Building for Christ will host a Fall Festival and fundraiser in Dundee at The Pier at Lighthouse of Hope.

Kombucha: Home brewers don't just brew beer and wine

Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea that purports to have various health benefits. It has now gained enough popularity that it has gone mainstream.

Historical Society to host Ghost Walk through History

The Wayne County Historical Society invites Wayne County residents and visitors to its first Ghost Walk through History event.

BackPack program an essential part of a good meal for some West Holmes students

The Food Pantry at the Millersburg Church of God's BackPack program continues providing essential meals for youth in West Holmes.

A model project finds a new home at Gilmore Car Museum

As many schools have greatly reduced or eliminated industrial arts or "shop" classes, one such surviving class at Garaway High School is offering students unique opportunities to learn while tackling more than just the usual end table or potting bench project.

Home-energy assessment can reduce costs

One way to boost a home's energy efficiency is through a home-energy assessment.

This house afire is a training blessing for East Holmes firemen

East Holmes Fire and EMS personnel got some hands-on training when they got to work on the Benton house that was slated to be torn down. Once they had completed their training, the crew had one final night of work: the act of completely razing the home in a training burn.

Busy summer for Garden of Hope in Millersburg

The Garden of Hope was created in the fall of 2015 as a learning tool for students at Millersburg Elementary. What it has turned into has gone beyond its creators' wildest dreams as the garden has blossomed out into the community.

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

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

Regional Planning Commission hires County Engineer's Office

Coshocton County Regional Planning Commission has decided to contract with the Coshocton County Engineer's Office to handle day-to-day operations of the Planning Commission.

Fall-themed art classes offered for children and adults

Holmes Center for the Arts will host a Pumpkin Party Craft Night for kids and a fall paint event for adults.

Walnut Creek to host Fall Farmhouse Show

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

55th annual Antique Festival brings back all the old favorites

For more than a half-century folks have been flocking to Millersburg to step back into yesteryear as part of the Holmes County Antique Festival celebration.

Contra dance scheduled in Wooster

The Valley College Grange in Wooster will host a contra dance including beginning and advanced instruction.

Alpine Hills Museum receives major gift from Wally Byam Airstream Club

The Wally Byam Airstream Club presented the Alpine Hills Museum in Sugarcreek with a donation of $10,000.

Murray Tunnel: The only thing consistent is the mystery

The Murray Tunnel, located near Glenmont, is quite possibly one of the most enduring mysteries in Holmes County.

ACWHCC to offer Drone Camp

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center will hold Drone Camp to introduce area students to the world of drones during a one-day camp.

2017 Tom Graham 5th-Grade Farm Tour is udderly fabulous

The Tom Graham 5th-Grade Farm Tour was held at the Wachtel family's Spring Walk Farm to help youth gain some understanding of the important role agriculture plays in Holmes County.

The gift of life arises from the tragedy of murder for Timothy Kane

Timothy Kane fell in with the wrong crowd, a decision that led to being sentenced to 25 years to life in a Florida prison. It was there he found a Bible and began reading the pages of the Gospel in the New Testament. Now after 25-plus years in prison, he is sharing with others how God gave him new...

Ohio Hardwood Furniture Market is finally home at Harvest Ridge

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

Ohio Swiss Festival celebrates rich culture

Since 1953 the village of Sugarcreek has hosted the Ohio Swiss Festival on the fourth weekend after Labor Day each autumn. This year's festival is approaching.

Friends of Wolf Creek Grist Mill host Oktoberfest

The Friends of Wolf Creek Grist Mill will host its largest fundraising event of the year when Oktoberfest returns to Mohican.

There are benefits to cover cropping

One of the big goals right now at the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District is to educate farmers about the benefits of cover cropping and maybe help them get started with a cost-sharing program through the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Shelties invade Berlin Harvest Fest to add to the celebration

The Berlin Harvest Fest had numerous activities, but one attraction that was not on the slate of activities quickly became quite the sensation.

Memoir details surviving childhood leukemia

Matt Tullis, an Apple Creek native and leukemia survivor, wrote a memoir. He will launch it in Wayne County with a reading and book signing after the Akron Marathon.

Open burns a hot topic for rural Ohioans

There is a burn ban in October and November from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and whenever residents are burning outside, extreme caution needs to be the order of the day.

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

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

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

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

Furniture market hosts preview night

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

Medicare Check-Up Day event in Millersburg

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will visit Holmes County to hold a Medicare Check-Up Day event at Darb Snyder Senior Center.

Mystery is the Dog of the Week

Mystery is a 2-year-old unaltered Miniature Schnauzer mix who gets along well with other dogs and is very well-mannered and gentle. He will do best in a home without any younger children.

Sheep Improvement Association to meet

The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association will hold its next meeting at the farm of Ivan and Duane Raber.

Linemen sent to Georgia to assist in power restoration efforts

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative sent four linemen to Georgia to assist in power restoration efforts resulting from Hurricane Irma.

Our Town series to tell Walnut Creek and Trail community stories

The Holmes County Historical Society will hold an Our Town event at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church's sanctuary.

Limited tickets available for ghost walks at Victorian House

Halloween at the Mansion will be at the Victorian House, where visitors will be given some background on the history of the house, ghosts who reside and manifest themselves, and instruction on the guided ghost walk.

Auction and Harvest Fest is Sept. 23

Longenecker Mennonite Church will host its annual Auction and Harvest Festival.

The laughter experiment: Village Hall to combine humor and history in new Berlin theater

Village Hall theater, Berlin's newest entry into the world of providing daytime and nighttime entertainment for tourists and locals alike, will present Corn Beef and Cabbage: Next Gen.

Wilderness Center holding annual birdseed sale

The Wilderness Center is holding its annual birdseed sale with discounted rates on a variety of seed selections.

Local family not without hope

Willie and Cheryl Shelton credit their community and their faith for helping them along their journey with cancer.

Pomerene recognized as great place to work

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

Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction on a mission for missions

The 31st annual Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction took place at Mt. Hope Auction facility with more than 6,000 people in attendance for the auction.

Flop is the Dog of the Week

Flop is a 2-year-old mixed breed who is neutered. He is a friendly guy that gets along well with other dogs, and he walks well on a leash and is well-mannered.

Art exhibit celebrates seniors

Almost 300 people visited the “Creativity is Timeless” exhibit held at Walnut Hills Retirement Community.

Community heroes work behind the scenes

Awards were given to people in the community at the recent NAMI Annual Gathering.

​Mortensen Lecture to have visit from NBA's all-time leading scorer

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will present at the College of Wooster's annual Peter Mortensen Lecture in a conversational format.

Ford and Lincoln vehicle Bonus Cash offer now available to Farm Bureau members

Ohio Farm Bureau members are now eligible to receive $500 Bonus Cash on new eligible Ford vehicles and $750 Bonus Cash on eligible new Lincoln vehicles.

Recycling is a worthwhile fall project to start

One way to create a worthwhile and family-friendly fall project is to start recycling.

Roscoe Village hosts Home School Days

The Roscoe Village Foundation, partnering with the Canal Boat Landing and the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, will host Home School Days.

Winesburg Fall Gathering is touching and purposeful

The 22nd annual Winesburg Fall Gathering is approaching with many items for auction to help local families in need.

Voter registration deadline looms

Tuesday, Oct. 10 is the deadline to register to vote or change one's name or address for the Nov. 7 general election.

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity to hold 2 services in September

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication service and a groundbreaking ceremony in September.

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

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

SWCD collecting milkweed to promote growth of monarch butterflies

The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is calling on Ohioans for a second year of milkweed pod collections.

Library to host dinner and a movie

The Holmes County District Public Library will host dinner and a movie at the Central Library.

Holmes County Home's auction crucial in providing better quality of life for its residents

The Holmes County Home's annual action is approaching to raise money to improve the quality of life for its residents.

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

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

Shoebox recipient from Romania to speak in Walnut Creek

Izabella McMillon grew up during the communist regime in Romania when attending a church could have resulted in death. She will share her testimony at the Carlisle Inn at Walnut Creek during a benefit dinner.

SWCD cover crop plane ready to fly low over Holmes County

Watch the signature yellow airplanes of Fisher Ag Service zoom across fields at a farm near you as the annual Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District aerial crop cover program kicks into high gear.

Say hello to Chloe

Chloe is a 3-year-old female pit mix that has been at the shelter for about two weeks. She adores people and attention and would prefer to be the only dog in the house.

Shreve provides a hero's welcome

Two-dozen American veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War were given a hero's welcome in Shreve as part of their return home from the nation's capital as part of the Holmes-Wayne Honor Trip.

Local workshop connects seed savers and plant breeders

To address the need for learning and to foster community among seed savers and plant breeders, a series of "Seed to Sustainability" workshops will be offered throughout the state with the first workshop in Wooster.

Message in a bottle: Lou McFadden's rare dairy collection to hit auction block in September

More than 400 of Lou McFadden's milk bottles and other assorted memorabilia will go up for auction. The McFadden milk bottle collection has grown to grand popularity and will have items for auction in the Kaufman Auction Center in Sugarcreek.

Farm Bureau to offer free water tests for members

Farm Bureau members throughout Ohio can get free nitrate testing of their well water.

Library to host fall prevention program

Holmes County District Public Library will host Don't Fall for That! Fall Prevention for Older Adults at the Central Library.

St. John's Church of Millersburg awards educational scholarships

St. John's Church of Millersburg announced the awarding of its educational scholarships for the fall of 2017.

Feikert and Freeman stand supreme at Holmes County Fair Carcass Show

The annual Holmes County Fair Carcass Show produced some new faces in the winner's circle.

The 13th annual Harvest Festival kicks off Sept. 9

The Berlin Harvest Festival and Rib Cook-Off is approaching.

Organic Farming Conference coming in November

The third Organic Farming Conference will be a two-day event due to the increase in interest in organic farming, gardening and homemaking.

Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction spans a great distance to help others become self-sufficient

Each year the people of Haiti are blessed by the ongoing effort of the people of Wayne and Holmes counties, who go to great lengths to put forth the annual Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction.

A tradition continues in Killbuck

Killbuck's longstanding Early American Days will see a few changes along with new leadership for the first time in 20 years.

Holmes commissioners ready to promote recycling after landfill success story

The Holmes County commissioners are in the midst of putting together a recycling campaign for the county.

Library to host Bluebird Bookmobile retirement party

The Holmes County District Public Library will host a Bluebird Bookmobile retirement party at the Central Library.

Pomerene and Aultman bring more heart services to Holmes County

Pomerene Hospital and the Aultman Heart Center have announced the two entities will work together to bring more heart services to Holmes County.

Holmes Center for the Arts welcomes guest dance instructor

Ethan Ralston will teach contemporary dance classes at the Holmes Center for the Arts each Tuesday as a guest instructor for the next 14 weeks.

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.

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