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The upcoming Garaway High School Job Fair at Dutch Valley Restaurant is open to anyone who is ready and willing to make a commitment to hard work and doing a good job.

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Prairie Township Library in Holmesville will host a Community Night that will center around the history of the area.

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The annual business meeting of the Kidron Community Historical Society will be held in the Welcome Center of Sonnenberg Village. People may hear a presentation from special guest, Gen. Robert E. Lee.

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The Holmes County Humane Society Inc. will offer a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the mobile Rascal Unit at the Holmes County Fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge.

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The Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District's tree seedling sale is underway now until March 13.

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Warm up at Millersburg's Girls' Night Out

The obvious answer to the winter doldrums is Historic Downtown Millersburg's Girls' Night Out. The event is a huge draw for women from all around Holmes and Wayne counties and beyond.

GHS Job Fair presents a golden opportunity for those seeking employment locally

The upcoming Garaway High School Job Fair at Dutch Valley Restaurant is open to anyone who is ready and willing to make a commitment to hard work and doing a good job.

Spike in unpaid lunch fees causes concern at West Holmes

West Holmes and community leaders are ensuring no child goes hungry despite budgetary concerns.

'Cinderella' comes to the PAC

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."

Candidate for OH-7 to host Town Hall

Ken Harbaugh, candidate for the OH-7, will host a “Country Over Party” Town Hall at the Walnut Creek Community Center.

Golden Bears promoting golden rule through social justice committee

Waynedale High School's social justice committee is now in its second year, and the program has taken huge leaps in growth in a short span.

Community Night takes guests back to the past

Prairie Township Library in Holmesville will host a Community Night that will center around the history of the area.

Red Cross and Disney unite to promote Pillowcase Project to youth

Red Cross workers are educating kids about fire safety through The Pillowcase Project, an educational program to teach children grade 3-5 how to make sure they are prepared for emergencies and help their loved ones get ready too.

New coalition forms in response to oil and gas activities

For residents of Holmes, Ashland and Richland counties who are concerned about fracking and wastewater injection in their neck of the woods, a new grassroots organization has just begun to take shape.

January sees local businesses step in to support H15

January saw plenty of work taking place in the H15 Ministries buildings located in downtown Millersburg, and the youth center continues to take shape.

The fundraiser variety show with the name no one can pronounce

Everyone is invited to reserve a seat for "The Frohliche Dorf Show" at the Performing Arts Center at Central Christian School in Kidron.

Berlin shopping event sweetens Valentine's Day

The Berlin Main Street Merchants are here to provide a quick fix for those who may not have a Valentine's Day game plan all laid out beforehand.

Wild Game Dinner marks 8th year

The eighth annual Tri-County Wild Game Dinner and Atomic Wing Challenge will be at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Kidron Historical Society hosting annual business meeting

The annual business meeting of the Kidron Community Historical Society will be held in the Welcome Center of Sonnenberg Village. People may hear a presentation from special guest, Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Put a little love in their lives: Connections emphasizes the importance of building relations with today's youth

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

Prevent litters of puppies and kittens by spaying and neutering

The Holmes County Humane Society Inc. will offer a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the mobile Rascal Unit at the Holmes County Fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge.

Holmes SWCD seedling sale happening now through March 13

The Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District's tree seedling sale is underway now until March 13.

Millersburg Rotary to host benefit

The Millersburg Rotary Club will host its 36th annual spaghetti supper at West Holmes High School.

The future looks bright for Holmes County

From the perspective of the Holmes County Commissioners, things within the county are looking pretty good.

Roscoe Village events scheduled

Roscoe Village has numerous events coming soon.

Red Cross teaming up with local fire departments through Sound the Alarm program

Every day in America seven people die in home fires. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, and a critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a program that promotes home fire safety as well as smoke alarm installation.

Eagles donation bolsters Share-A-Christmas' giving ability to area families

Recently the Millersburg Eagles Aerie 2418 presented a donation to Share-A-Christmas for $1,000 when Kelly Hinds presented the check to Bob Porter of SAC.

Hiland grad makes dean's list

Darian Pacula has been named to the dean's list for the 2017 fall semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Tax bills have been mailed for Holmes County

Holmes County tax bills have been mailed and are due soon.

Ress to run for 98th District

New Philadelphia resident Greg Ress has announced his intention to run for the open 98th District Ohio House of Representatives seat currently held by Al Landis.

Collaborating to increase literacy partnership between school and public libraries

Thanks to a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, awarded by the State Library of Ohio, East Holmes Local Schools and the Holmes County District Public Library will begin collaborating to increase literacy.

Register now to be guaranteed entry to Century Ride

Only 14 spots remain open for the annual Huntington Towpath Century Ride. With a cap of 135 riders, register now to be guaranteed entry.

'Salom, Hello' is a refugee awareness event

Selena Herrera and Krista Hochstetler invite people to "Salom, Hello," a refugee awareness event to be presented at Village Hall.

Funding sought to continue Heartland Trail

Wayne County Rails to Trails is seeking money to match a $500,000 grant it recently received from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Good agricultural practices class at Local Roots

Anyone interested in the best practices for growing produce locally is invited to sign up for an upcoming Ohio State University class to be held in downtown Wooster at Local Roots Market and Cafe.

East Holmes youth baseball sign-up date Feb. 10

East Holmes Little League youth baseball registration will take place throughout East Holmes.

Doughty Valley Steam Days celebrates its humble beginnings

The Doughty Valley Show, which will take place this year July 26-28, is a real throwback to the days when steam was the king of power.

Cuylee Troyer withstands the pressure to win WHMS spelling bee

Sixth-grader Cuylee Troyer emerged as the victor of the annual West Holmes Middle School spelling bee during the Friday, Jan. 19 competition held in the West Holmes Middle School auditorium.

Solar United Neighbors of Ohio will hold an informational session

Solar United Neighbors of Ohio will hold an informational session on solar energy in the west conference room at the Wayne County Library in Wooster.

Poll workers needed for May primary

In Ohio it takes more than 35,000 workers to staff polling places across the state for election day, and all 88 county boards of elections are in need of people willing to serve.

Globetrotters partner with Red Cross

The American Red Cross has joined forces with the Harlem Globetrotters as its official charity partner through the team's Great Assist initiative to help communities across the country prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, and the Globetrotters will play at Timken Gymnasium inside...

Opera celebrates the lives of notable women

In observance of Black History Month, the Roscoe United Methodist Church will hold a special service and presentation.

T-County History Patriot Youth Rally is Feb. 17

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum has announced that it will hold the eighth annual Patriot Rally at New Towne Mall in New Philadelphia.

OneEighty fundraiser could be right up your alley

The upcoming third annual Bowling to End Domestic Violence tournament is a fundraiser looking for more teams and sponsors.

Forestry Association to host petroleum engineer

The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will welcome Barry Brown, petroleum engineer, who will discuss recent oil and gas litigation and legislation.

Cover crop the topic of choice at upcoming SWCD meeting

Holmes, Coshocton, Wayne and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation districts will host a soil health meeting about cover crops planning systems on farms at the Holmes County Library.

70 years of dancing: Bill Alkire to receive a lifetime achievement award

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County will host an event honoring Bill Alkire with the Country Dance & Song Society Lifetime Contribution Award. A dance also will be held.

Local CPA firm fights hunger by helping

The employees of Rea & Associates' Millersburg office donated 2,650 pounds of food to the Back Pack Program.

Series shares information about helping local pollinators

Sustainable Wildlife Area Restoration Movement will host a free four-part educational series titled SWARM Seminar Series.

Food pantry wins national competition

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. nominated Lord's Pantry coordinators Mike and Stacey Simmons for the WhoPowersYou contest, sponsored by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Selected for second place, the Lord's Pantry of West Salem will receive a $2,000 donation from Touchstone Energy.

EH Schools, CitC and a united effort save Classic in the Country

The 2018 CitC XV was a shining example of how unity, teamwork and keeping open the doors of communication can unite people and help overcome some pretty huge hurdles.

Auditor reminds pet owners to register their dogs

Holmes County Auditor Jackie McKee wants to remind residents to renew their dog registration, required by the State of Ohio, through the end of January to receive a discounted rate.

Berlin Pajama Party is about more than the shopping

The annual Berlin Pajama Party is approaching with stores around the village opening with significant discounts.

MCC meat-canning days ready for another year of feeding the hungry

The annual Mennonite Central Committee meat-canning effort will take place at the canning center on the west edge of Berlin.

TWC Nature Photo Club to meet

Nature Photo Club will meet at the Wilderness Center. The guest speaker will be award-winning photographer Richard Patrick from Louisville.

Watoto children's mission presents breakfast fundraiser for the kids

Watoto has been instrumental in creating growth opportunities for many villages in Africa, and an upcoming fundraiser breakfast will provide financial support for a group of 13 people from Holmes and Wayne counties to travel overseas to Africa to continue the ongoing effort to help people there.

Fighting cancer takes on a new look in Holmes County with Walk for the James

The upcoming informational meeting for the Walk for the James fundraiser will take place at the Comfort Inn Hotel's conference room.

NewPointe to host Night to Shine

NewPointe Community Church's Dover campus announced they will serve as one of more than 350 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine.

Walnut Hills recognizes staff

Walnut Hills Retirement Community recently honored 22 longtime staff members with service awards at a luncheon at Wallhouse Hotel in Walnut Creek.

Local organizations doing all they can to fight homelessness

OneEighty will participate in the national day of Point in Time count, an event in which organizations ban together to create statistics for homelessness in the United States. The Love INC-driven program Homes of Hope also continues to create units where it can host transitional families and the...

Orrville YMCA fundraiser welcomes Bob Knight

The Orrville YMCA will kick off its Natatorium Project Capital Campaign with Orrville native and icon, coach Bob Knight.

Jane Austen Ball and events has something for everyone

The Jane Austen Ball is approaching with workshops and other events prior to the ball to prepare those who wish to participate.

Handcrafted toys made of locally sourced wood

Based in Newcomerstown, Russ Riggle makes and sells wood toys. He became serious about making toys as a business five or six years ago.

Black tie affair benefits ALS research

The Trample ALS Ball will be at Redwood Hall on the campus of Ashland University.

Kid's Pottery Day is Jan. 20 in Millersburg

Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty will host Kid's Pottery Day at West Holmes Middle School in the art room.

Habitat for Humanity to hold dedication service with the Miller family

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication service on their most recently completed home.

Neil Diamond Tribute at Lions Lincoln Theatre

The Diamond Project, featuring an 11-piece band, will perform the hits of Neil Diamond at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

Grammy winner to make only Ohio stop at PAC

Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack will make her only Ohio visit on her "All the Trouble" tour at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas.

Garaway Turf Project to begin late spring

Because of the work and pledges of community individuals and businesses years ago as well as the generosity of the Baltic State Bank, the Garaway Athletic Boosters made the final payment on the Belden Center construction financing on Dec. 29.

Acclaimed jazz artists slated to perform at the Tool Shed

Darren Galambos is bringing some of the biggest names in jazz to Breitenbach Wine Cellars with the aim of having upscale concerts with the feel of an intimate venue.

Amazing Grazing wants chefs to share their favorites

Every two years since 1992, local chefs have taken center stage to help raise funds to benefit substance-use disorder services provided through OneEighty.

Winter wonderland brings fire and ice to Loudonville

The 2018 Mohican Winterfest is a weekend that provides families with a golden opportunity to experience something unique in Loudonville.

Holmes County made 2017 The Year of Giving, again

Holmes County made 2017 count with numerous examples of giving and love displayed by the community's organizations, businesses, families and individuals.

2017 was a banner year for Dog Warden's Department

As of mid-December, 365 dogs found their way to the Holmes County Dog Warden's Department with 172 adopted, 42 placed into rescue organizations and 140 returned to owners.

Killbuck Girl Scouts Troop 777 warms up winter for area families through winter drive

Recently the young members of Killbuck Girl Scouts Troop 777 went to bat for local families in need with its inaugural winter drive, an undertaking that saw them collect new and gently used clothing, products, toys, winter wear and more for area families.

Library hosts community gathering

A Merry Christmas gathering was held at the Holmesville/Prairie Township Library.

Tribute to popular show is worth the trip

Celebrate the new year with a look back at "The Carol Burnett Show" at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

Community organizations join forces to combat human trafficking

The public is invited to attend as area agencies sign the Wayne Antihuman Trafficking Coalition WATCh memorandum of understanding at Wayne County Public Library's main branch.

Students design winning billboards

Buckeye Career Center's Mackenzie Petrie of Strasburg High School and Kyle Dunn and Cordell Shetler of Garaway High School were recognized for designing the winning entries for a safe-driving billboard contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance and Safe Communities of Tuscarawas County.

Anabaptist history class coming to Walnut Creek Mennonite

Marcus Yoder, director of The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center (Beholt) in Berlin, will teach a class on Anabaptist history at Walnut Creek Mennonite on consecutive Wednesday nights.

Mid-Ohio Growers meeting is a chance to meet, educate and share ideas

Now in its sixth year, the Mid-Ohio Growers meeting will be an all-inclusive event for those involved in vegetable, fruit and flower production.

Orchard of Hope to headline an important improvement for the pantry

For years the Pantry at the Church of God in Millersburg has been able to give to many because the community has been such a huge blessing in giving financially, and last year the church purchased land on state Route 60 with over seven acres to create an apple orchard and space for facilities to...

Wild Game Dinner includes chili contest

The eighth annual Tri-County Wild Game Dinner and Atomic Wing Challenge will be at Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Lehman's Hardware of Kidron to host maple syrup class

Lehman's of Kidron will host a maple syrup class in late January for those who are just getting started with their own maple syrup ventures. It will offer a unique, hands-on experience that covers the whole syrup-making process from start to finish.

The Schafers have given in love and faith and now receive likewise

Andy and Tammy Schafer were the recipients of a new Chevy Cruze, courtesy of a large contingent of area businesses and individuals who made it all possible through TAG Charities' Win a Car for Christmas contest.

Local cooperative helping plain communities to preserve agricultural heritage

Founded in 2003, Green Field Farms, located between Fredericksburg and Wooster, is a local farming cooperative that is doing much to help preserve the farming lifestyle for plain communities in Wayne and Holmes counties as well as elsewhere in Ohio.

Denice Hazlett's giving heart leads loved ones to inundate TAG Charities during Win a Car contest

A number of people wrote letters on Denice Hazlett's behalf for the TAG Charities Win a Car for Christmas campaign, and those heartfelt letters of love and devotion proved to be more than enough to compel the TAG committee to present Hazlett with one of the two Chevy Cruze automobiles.

ECOFA welcomes Frink

At the upcoming meeting of the East Central Ohio Forestry Association, Colton Frink will speak on his experience as a forestry major at West Virginia University.

Corn Beef and Cabbage show has new venue

The Corn Beef and Cabbage Next Gen New Year's Eve show has been moved to Berlin Resort's banquet room.

Community Action 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.

TAG Charities goes wild in year 10

Through the help of a caring community, TAG's Win a Car for Christmas contest was able to award two vehicles this year, helping two families in need.

Flinner sworn in as Holmes SWCD supervisor

Errick Flinner of Big Prairie was recently sworn into office as Holmes SWCD supervisor.

Tickets on sale for New Year's Eve show

Corn Beef and Cabbage: The Next Generation will perform on New Year's Eve at Village Hall.

Berlin community prepares to have a merry Stutzman Christmas

This Christmas Eve for the 25th straight year, most of the homeowners in the Stutzman allotment in Berlin will participate in the annual lighting of the Christmas luminaria event.

Hiland NHS honors area veterans for their service

The members of the Hiland National Honor Society payed homage to Holmes County's veterans at the Perry Reese Community Center at Hiland High School.

Seasonal safety tips for fireplaces and space heaters

Fire-related hazards during cold weather include space heaters, chimney fires and ash disposal.

Alcohol-free Holiday Happy Hour is a smashing success for entire county

The annual Safe Communities alcohol-free Holiday Happy Hour Mocktails took place at New Grounds Café in Walnut Creek with everyone understanding the importance of spreading the message of the dangers of drunk or impaired driving.

Garaway Senior Center menu

Garaway Senior Center announces its weekly menu.

Seasonal Collective shows community how to create beautiful wreaths

Based in the Kidron area, the Seasonal Collective is a group of women devoted to hunting and collecting natural, seasonal items and then turning those items into beautiful arts and crafts.

Woman is still in the saddle making dreams come true

At age 60 Ruth Kaplan exceeded her dream when she was named the 2017 Reserve Champion in Hunt Seat Equitation at the annual Quarter Horse Congress with her 15-year-old palomino.

Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns is one sweet ride

Visitors came from as far as Tennessee for the 10th annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns. Since its inception in 2008, the Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns has raised more than $112,000 for area charities.

Marley wants a home for Christmas

Marley is a 5-year-old Beagle/Shepherd mix who loves to play with toys and loves to run. He does well with female dogs and would do well with low-energy dogs. His previous owner said he did well with kids.

Sugarcreek Arts Council honors Mrs. J as part of the Celebrate the Arts night

Katherine Jimison was honored as the Friend of the Arts during the Sugarcreek Arts Council Celebrate the Arts Banquet. Her husband Don Jimison accepted the award for her.

Valley Acres Farm's commitment to conservation provides the Yoder family an SWCD honor

Valley Acres Farm, the home of the Jacob Yoder family, was recently tabbed as the recipient of the Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District's Conservation Farm Award for 2017.

Nondenominational program explores grief

Helping people who have experienced the death of a family member or friend is the purpose of GriefShare, which will be hosted by Shreve United Methodist Church.

SWCD awards banquet honors winners

Award-winners were honored as part of the Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District's 70th annual meeting at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek.

PAC offers a Christmas show like no other

"Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold" will be at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas.

Share-A-Christmas benefit part of the ongoing process of providing for those in need

Now in its 15th year, the annual Share-A-Christmas Benefit Show raised $5,027, which brings the 15-year total of the benefit to more than $50,000. While the donation drive for the 2017 Share-A-Christmas has concluded, there are still plenty of ways for the community to support this outreach...

H15 Ministries takes some huge strides forward in November

Up until now most of the work taking place to open the new H15 youth ministry operations have been working on the guts of the buildings. However, the month of November saw the building receive a little bit of cosmetic surgery that really helped bring the facility to life.

HEAP accepting applications

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Emergency HEAP program continues to accept applications for assistance.

Amish Country Half Marathon a boon to Holmes County in many ways

The Amish Country Marathon and 5K provided a fun race that also allowed funds to be given back to the community.

Senior center to offer coffee and doughnuts

The Garaway Senior Center will host numerous activities in December.

2018 dog tags for sale

Holmes County Dog Warden's Department will have staff at various locations to register and sell 2018 dog tags.

Roscoe to host Christmas Crafters event

The Roscoe Village Foundation will host its second annual Christmas Crafters event.

Elvis will be in the house

Walt Sanders and his 10-piece Cadillac Band will perform a special tribute to Elvis including many of his Christmas songs at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

HCEF's ACT Turbo Workshop to take place Feb. 3

The Holmes County Education Foundation will sponsor an ACT Turbo Workshop to help with ACT test preparation at the University of Akron's Millersburg campus.

One area farmer proves just how important networking is for small farmers

Leah Miller, a semi-retired sheep farmer in Holmes County, teaches connecting, networking and facilitating with Leadership Holmes County.

Unexpected friendship grows from mentoring program

LeeAnn Tedrow needed a way to gain new career skills after the factory where she had worked for years shut down. She got the help she needed through a mentoring program through the Wayne County Career Center.

Glazer excels in agronomy

Cassie Glazer has passed two comprehensive exams covering nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, and crop management.

Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale sends $320,000 to Mennonite Central Committee

At the recent year-end, wrap-up meeting of the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale, the executive board announced that the sale is sending $320,000 to Mennonite Central Committee for the 2017 year.

A matter of life and death: The dangers of carbon monoxide

Aptly named the silent killer, carbon monoxide can build up in a home from a wide variety of sources, particularly in the winter.

Santa Claus is coming to Millersburg

Historic Downtown Millersburg will hold its annual children's night, a family-friendly evening for all ages.

West Holmes and Waynedale female choir members enjoy once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing with The Three Tenors

When the Wooster Symphony Orchestra took the stage this Christmas season with The Three Tenors, a trio of area high schools participated in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the stage with them.

Ohio's clerk of court officials gain understanding across the counter through 'In Her Shoes'

Clerks of court from all over Ohio gathered together in Columbus for their annual meeting, and the clerks learned about domestic violence through the interactive program “In Her Shoes,” a program that highlights eight different true-life stories of abuse victims, each with their own...

Head to the Garaway Senior Center

The Garaway Senior Center has a host of options for area seniors in December.

Berlin welcomes shoppers for annual event

The Berlin Main Street Merchants will host Shopping Under the Stars to provide everything Amish Country has to offer at special prices.

Chamber not ready to rest on laurels as it looks toward the future

The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau celebrated past success at its annual Holmes County Chamber Banquet and explained its vision for future success.

Girl Scouts of America Troop 777 prove to be a blessing to area families

The members of Killbuck Girl Scouts Troop 777 made it a priority to provide for area families in need, and this year the troop branched out to include Love INC as its partner in creating Blessing Baskets.

D'Ambrosio returns to the PAC

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas will welcome back Broadway legend Franc D'Ambrosio to perform his musical memoir, “Christmas in New York.”

Christmas Cookie Tour Hospitality Scholarship established

Recently the Christmas Cookie Tour Hospitality Scholarship was fully funded and established by the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce's Amish Country Lodging Council.

Students gain hands-on experience

The science department at Ashland University recently hosted students from the sports science program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.

Pomerene welcomes new physician

Pomerene Hospital welcomes a new gastroenterologist, Ghulam Mujtaba, MD.

A license is a lost dog's ticket home

The annual dog registration, required by the State of Ohio, will begin Dec. 1 and run through the end of January. It's a service designed to benefit the animal, its owner and the community.

Students ready for new careers

The latest graduates of Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center's adult education program had 100 percent of the class achieving the director's list and 100 percent of the students who initially enrolled completing the program.

Holmes County ready to step up and accept the challenge through WKLM Share-A-Christmas fundraiser

Through the annual fundraising effort through WKLM radio, the donation gauntlet is being thrown down. The WKLM Share-A-Christmas fundraiser will have people call in with pledges as radio personalities and invited on-air guests help generate a buzz that will raise funds for over 300 families on the...

Tickets on sale now for Globetrotters

The College of Wooster will welcome the Harlem Globetrotters for a night of entertainment.

Christmas concert features multiple choirs

"Love's Pure Light" is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir's Festival Christmas Concert.

Beef Exhibitor Show winners named

The Ohio Cattlemen's Association BEST program has teamed up with sponsoring partner, Weaver Livestock, to get new youth involved with the OCA BEST program. A novice sponsorship has been awarded to 50 Ohio youth for this year's Beef Exhibitor Show Total show season.

Journey to Bethlehem inspires visitors to experience the true meaning of the Christmas story

The town of Walnut Creek has created an intriguing trip that captures the essence of several key scenes told in the Christmas story during the annual Journey to Bethlehem production.

Holiday Happy Hour Mocktail a celebration of Christmas for the whole family

The alcohol-free Holiday Happy Hour Mocktail Competition will take place at New Grounds Café in Walnut Creek.

Applications being accepted for scholarship program

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. announced to area high school students that applications are being accepted for its 2018 scholarship program. The member-owned electric utility will award 10 cash scholarships in all, totaling $15,000.

Mt. Eaton Holiday Sale supports local businesses

Visitors to Mt. Eaton can reap the rewards of post-Thanksgiving shopping as local businesses offer special sales for the annual Mt. Eaton Holiday Sale.

Christian Women to host local author

Holmes County Christian Women will meet at New Grounds Cafe with David Lorah, Sugarcreek author and storyteller, as the featured speaker.

Buckeye Shepherd's Symposium to be held in Wooster

Whether you've been in the lamb business for a long time or you're thinking about getting started in this ever-growing industry, the upcoming 2017 Buckeye Shepherd's Symposium in Wooster will be a good opportunity to learn more about breeding, raising and marketing lamb.

'The Nutcracker' to make a triumphant Christmas return to Holmes County

The highly anticipated return of “The Nutcracker” will again brighten up the holiday season through the Holmes Center for the Arts.

Branson on the Road makes regional stop

Branson on the Road will come to the Lions Lincoln Theatre to present a Christmas show that will feature classic country, bluegrass, gospel, rockabilly and family-friendly comedy.

Light Up Sugarcreek celebrates the season

Light Up Sugarcreek will offer families numerous Christmas activities and discounts from local shops.

Berlin first-graders get creative to help others at Akron Children's Hospital

A Berlin Elementary first-grade class got a chance to experience a lesson that went well outside the box of a normal classroom lesson when they were invited to participate in the Akron Children's Hospital 36th annual Holiday Tree Festival.

Pomerene Hospital announces new location for 12th annual Breakfast with Santa

Pomerene Hospital along with Dr. Kurt Garren, First-Knox Community Bank and Millersburg Dental will present the 12th annual Breakfast with Santa at Skyview Ranch in Millersburg.

Legacy Christian Ensemble to perform at Ohio Star Theater

The Steve Green Christmas Concert at Ohio Star Theater will host Steve Green and Legacy Christian Ensemble to share the good news of Christmas through music.

Center for the Arts offers painting workshops

A Children's Christmas Workshop with Holmes Center for the Arts is scheduled at Berlin Mennonite Church, and the Holmes Center for the Arts will host an adult Christmas Paint event at the Olde World Bakery and Bistro in Millersburg.

Marathon promotes responsible care in meeting with Holmes Fire District 1

Marathon Petroleum Company visited Northeast Ohio emergency first responder crews to educate them on the art of dealing with catastrophic events that can take place with petroleum tankers.

Youth gun season numbers down from last year

The youth deer-gun season is one of four youth-only hunting seasons designed to offer a dedicated hunting experience for young hunters. Youth hunting seasons also are available for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl.

Paint 4 Paws: Help dogs by making art

Paint 4 Paws, now in its third year, is an art contest for adults and children of all ages that raises funds for the Dog Warden's Department.

Killbuck gets in Christmas spirit

Numerous events will take place in Killbuck for the Christmas season.

Berlin Grande staff steps up and provides for area kids during Share-A-Christmas

Instead of an employee Christmas gift exchange, Berlin Grande Hotel staff members selected children to buy gifts for from the Share-A-Christmas trees located around Holmes County.

Home for the Holidays benefits OneEighty

OneEighty's Patron Home for the Holidays event provides an opportunity for area designers to showcase their talents by decorating a local home while all the money raised stays in Holmes County to be used for OneEighty's local services.

Community Night focuses on Thanksgiving centerpieces

A dozen people attended Community Night at the Holmesville/Prairie Township Library.

Capstone welcomes Miller to the team

Steve Nolletti, president of Capstone Custom Homes, announced the hire of Angela Miller as design coordinator/sales associate.

A lifetime of service leads to a lifetime achievement honor for Kim Kellogg

Each year the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce singles out an individual worthy of the beloved Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award. This year's recipient was Kim Kellogg, who was honored at the annual Holmes County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards banquet.

Doing good for others: Alternative Gift Market

The upcoming Alternative Gift Market in Wooster will provide opportunities to support nonprofits and projects that address education, environment, poverty, hunger and medical needs.

Spyder Lillys: Faith and a through-thick-and-thin friendship

LaVonne DeBois found strength and support through a friendship with three other women that formed into a motorcycle group and Bible study group.

Chamber honors Holmes County Board of DD for its clear vision and important role in the county

Holmes County Chamber of Commerce honored Holmes County Board of DD with the Community Service Award.

Deadline for Farm Service Agency Committee member approaching

The deadline to vote for your local Farm Service Agency County Committee member is right around the corner.

Chamber winner Ivan Weaver Construction still helping people build dreams

Ivan Weaver Construction was the recipient of the 2017 Holmes County Chamber of Commerce's Large Business of the Year Award.

Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands: Become a donor and save a life

A Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands will be held at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg.

You can win a car for Christmas

One fortunate recipient in the 2017 TAG Win a Car for Christmas giveaway will be cruising around in a Chevrolet Cruze.

Mt. Hope Bargain Friday offers big deals in the country

While some shoppers might prefer the hustle, bustle and headaches of a big-city shopping excursion, a trip to Mount Hope supports the local economy and the merchants who call it home while giving shoppers a glimpse into small-town life in Ohio's beautiful Amish Country.

Curly is the Dog of the Week

Curly is a male 5-month-old puppy who does great with other dogs and loves kids. He will need basic obedience training but will be a great addition to a dog-loving family.

Church to host community meal in Big Prairie

The Nashville Church of Christ in Big Prairie will host a community Thanksgiving meal for those who might be alone or unable to prepare a meal.

Chamber honoree Farmhouse Frocks is more than simply retail sales

Lena Schlabach of Farmhouse Frocks received the 2017 Holmes County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Award.

Bent Wood Solutions honored as Chamber's Medium Business of the Year

Atlee Kaufman, owner of Bent Wood Solutions, received the 2017 Holmes County Chamber of Commerce's Medium Business of the Year Award.

Making a difference one person at a time

John Latecki, a man from Wooster who grew up in Holmes County, is on a mission to help people in need in the Philippines through Project 15, a system to solicit donations to go directly to meeting the needs of people in the Buklodan and Almar areas.

Village Hall to host Schlegels

The Ukraine Revolution Pizza and Movie Night will be held at Village Hall.

Time capsule to be sealed until 2064

A time capsule containing artifacts from the August 2014 Shanesville Bicentennial Celebration was presented to Alpine Hills Museum curator Kelly Engstrom to be stored by the museum until it is opened in the year 2064.

Food, football and fun to be had at Community Gathering

The Fall Community Gathering will be held at the Berlin Comfort Suites and Conference Center.

Catch the spirit of the first Christmas at annual parade

The Berlin Main Street Merchants will begin the Christmas season with their annual live nativity parade and candle-lighting ceremony.

Enjoy Christmas in Roscoe Village

The 46th annual Christmas Candlelighting Ceremonies in Roscoe Village are approaching.

Leadership symposium focuses on leading through servanthood

The Pathways Toward Servant Leadership Symposium at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center taught about how a servant leadership role in the business world can create opportunities for growth in more ways than one.

Millersburg Lions Club brightens up downtown Millersburg for the holiday season

The Millersburg Lions Club helped decorate Historic Downtown Millersburg during its street decorations day.

Upward program raises money for OCC

The 2017 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season concluded with a monstrous effort to help children in need through the Operation Christmas Child program.

The hills of Amish Country challenge runners

The Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K will raise money for the East Holmes Fire and EMS, Berlin Main Street Merchants and Hiland Athletic Booster Club.

Millersburg shines at annual Christmas Open House

Historic Downtown Millersburg will host a Christmas Open House with many local merchants participating.

West Holmes Craft Show helps WHHS students while putting presents under the tree

More than five-dozen vendors will pack the West Holmes High School gymnasium for the 32nd annual West Holmes Craft Show.

Basic tips for buying firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood.

Satellite manufacturing program offered at West Holmes High School

The new satellite manufacturing program launched this fall by Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center at West Holmes High School is turning out to be hugely successful.

Goller brings a new look to an old Share-A-Christmas favorite

Christmas is coming, and the 15th annual Share-A-Christmas Benefit Program at Martins Creek Mennonite Church will once again kick off this season of giving.

Deck Your Halls at Camp Buckeye

Deck Your Halls 2017 will allow participants to join experienced crafters to make Christmas items with the help of others, all for the benefit of Camp Buckeye in Beach City.

Tickets on sale for Annie Moses Band show

Christmas with the Annie Moses Band will play the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Labor takes on role of medical director at OneEighty

Dr. Nicole Labor will join OneEighty as medical director.

Faith and Values in the Marketplace seminar slated for Nov. 13

The public is invited to the upcoming Faith and Values in the Marketplace workshop that will take place at The Gardens at Homestead Furniture.

East Holmes middle school girls create ideal rooms with a view

The results for the eighth-grade students at Wise, Mt. Hope and Chestnut Ridge elementaries for the annual Miniature Bedroom Contest have been announced.

Daytime care for adults throughout Northeast Ohio

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

Christmas Open House welcomes the season

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

New location chosen to honor veterans

Veterans of all branches of military service will be honored on Veterans Day in Holmes County.

Christ remains the focus of annual Berlin Christmas Open House

Downtown Berlin's annual Christmas Open House is approaching.

This week at Garaway Senior Center

The Garaway Senior Center has announced its menu and events for the week of Nov. 6.

Learn about watershed reclamation in the region

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management will hold open-house sessions during the week of Nov. 6 to discuss the proposed projects they will pursue in 2018.

Artist is raising funds for Operation Christmas Child

The 2017 Tuscarawas Valley Christmas Cards, painted by artist Christy Bloom, are now available, and the proceeds will go toward items and shipping for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

OneEighty workshop sheds light on domestic violence

"In Her Shoes" was presented in a recent domestic-violence workshop in Millersburg through OneEighty.

Drop-off locations announced for OCC

This month four locations in the Holmes County area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoe boxes for children in need around the world.

Mission Fair scheduled in Sugarcreek

The annual Mission Fair is scheduled at Sugarcreek First United Church of Christ.

'Food Evolution' showing includes panel discussion

“Food Evolution” will be shown at Fisher Auditorium on OSU's Wooster campus of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Warther's to host Pomerene Tree Festival

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

Victorian House Museum offers an old-fashioned Christmas

The popular Holidays at the Mansion will return with daily self-guided tours through the 28-room Victorian House Museum.

Heritage Ohio includes Millersburg on its newest state-wide coffee series

Heritage Ohio announced the latest in its Historic Tax Credit Coffee Series, which will visit Millersburg.

Heated competition among wheelchair rugby teams

Fundraiser for adaptive-sport programs will offer everyone a chance to beat the Akron Rhinos wheelchair rugby team.

Torrence to teach Master Class at Village Hall

Play games, learn, practice and polish performance skills in the Master Class with Jay Torrence at Village Hall, a nonprofit theater in Berlin.

Voters to decide 2 statewide initiatives in general election

Ohio voters will return to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to decide a number of issues and a pair of statewide initiatives.

Holmes County Chamber announces 2017 award winners

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

Pie sale benefits culinary students

The culinary arts program at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center is having its annual holiday pie sale to raise money for its SkillsUSA fund.

Kindermusik makes its way to Wooster

Alicia Seling is the Kindermusik instructor for the program at Wooster Mennonite Church. The program also will be offered at Local Roots, beginning in January.

Health Council welcomes Debra Lehr to nursing board

The American Health Council welcomed Debra DeHass Lehr to its nursing board.

Apple Creek Fire to host fundraiser

The Apple Creek Fire & EMS will have its 2017 Benefit Auction and Haystack Supper.

Central Christian artists bring H15 Ministries wall to life

Thanks to several young local artists, H15 Ministries in Millersburg took a giant leap forward in its renovation process.

Holmes Christian Women meeting at new location

The Holmes County Christian Women will meet at a new location.

Heritage Partnership fundraising campaign ahead of goal

The 2017 Holmes County Heritage Partnership was launched in October and is already ahead of last year's campaign.

Students recognized at career center

Lena Watson, Ashland High School, and Felicity Etzwiler, West Holmes High School, were named Career Center Students of the Month for October.

Young players go undefeated in Fall Ball season

Playing 10 games in Strasburg for the Fall Ball season in double headers spread over several weeks, the Garaway girls 8U softball team, coached by Courtney and Nathan Miller, emerged with a perfect record.

Women in Agriculture to offer program

The Ohio State University Extension East Ohio Women in Agriculture program will offer other area women an evening of networking, idea sharing and a meal at Raven's Glenn Winery.

Building trade students learn lifelong skills

Instructor David McMillen has taught the building trades program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center for five years. He now also teaches an eighth-grade elective class.

Pomerene offering same-day appointments at Berlin location

Dr. Rohini Kalisetti, Pomerene's new internal medicine specialist, will offer same-day appointments to the community.

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top-10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.

Health Department recommends flu shot to prevent illness

Raquel Miller discusses the Holmes County Health District's recommendations concerning flu vaccines.

'The Check's in the Mail:' A new book by local author John C. Miller

Author John C. Miller has recently published a collection of short stories and musings, a memoir of sorts that chronicles his career as a postal carrier in Holmes County.

Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience coming in February

Ohio Farm Bureau's 2018 Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience is open to young agriculturalists.

Miracles for Meera Tate Blood Drive at Grace Mennonite

Miracles for Meera Tate Blood Drive will be at Grace Mennonite Church Berlin's gymnasium.

House fires happen­: Here's what you and your family need to know

There is a lot to know concerning how to respond to house fires and how to prepare for house fires within the family unit.

Living through Hurricane Maria spurs area pastor to organize relief for Puerto Rico

Local pastor Michael Rodriguez has united with Mast Trucking to raise much needed items for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. While Mast Trucking has volunteered to transport the items to Florida for free, shipping the containers across water to Puerto Rico is expensive, and donations are needed.

Millersburg's Boo in the Burg brings eerie fun to Halloween

Historic Downtown Millersburg's annual Boo in the Burg will include walking tours of some of the local buildings.

Local author to score up some reading fun at Boo in the Burg

Tales of fantasy, science fiction and spooky stories have long been a part of Michael Kanuckel's life, and the local author from Killbuck will be at a book-signing during the annual Historic Downtown Millersburg Boo in the Burg.

Ervin Stutzman to share story of faith in the face of danger during AMHC banquet

Ervin Stutzman will be the keynote speaker at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center's upcoming fall celebration. Stutzman is the author of numerous books and a preacher and teacher.

Hiland drama to present 'Cheaper by the Dozen'

Hiland High School's drama department will perform its fall play, "Cheaper by the Dozen."

Science advocate to speak at College of Wooster

Bassam Shakhashiri will make a pair of science presentations as the speaker of the Helen Murray Free Lectures at the College of Wooster.

HCEF College Fair opens doors for area students seeking higher education

The annual Holmes County Education Foundation teamed up with both West and East Holmes School Districts for its annual College Fair.

Bargains to be had at annual book sale

The annual used book sale at the Holmes County Main Library is approaching.

Debra Satz to present at College of Wooster

Debra Satz, the Maria Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society at Stanford University, will present “Distributing Schooling: The Place and Meaning of Equal Educational Opportunity" at the 12th Lindner Lecture in Ethics at the College of Wooster.

Pastor to speak at Remember the Children event

Bishop W.C. Martin will speak at the Remember the Children event at Light in the Valley Chapel in Sugarcreek.

Bob Hall an institution as longtime Millersburg Police Auxiliary member

There are many ways people can become an integral part of their community. For Bob Hall that came in the form of serving on the Millersburg Auxiliary Police for many years.

Church to host Holiday Bazaar

Roscoe United Methodist Church will host its annual Holiday Bazaar.

Choir members sought for production

Holmes Center for the Arts will present Handel's "Messiah," and the center is recruiting individuals age 14 and older to build a large community choir to perform with live music.

Killbuck Halloween events set for Oct. 29

Killbuck's Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat are approaching.

Cookie Tour of Inns picks up steam

Celebrate Christmas at 12 inns in Amish Country during the 10th annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns event.

Hudson welcomes Williams as Antique Festival's newest princess

Kaylin Williams received her tiara and sash from predecessor Payton Hudson after winning the 2017 Holmes County Antique Festival princess contest.

Chorale ensemble begins fall season

Sonnenberg Station is a 17-voice men's choral ensemble, and this season's performances will represent a variety of cultures, eras and styles.

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.


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