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Real-life experience for students at career center

The construction technology program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center has reached its next milestone for the current house being built on the campus at 1783 state Route 60 in Ashland.

Beacon Hill School reaches out to Weaver Leather for a great business world lesson

Beacon Hill School in Mt. Eaton provided a learning opportunity for the students to explore a local company that showcased the importance of education in the workplace.

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.

Manufacturing program offered at West Holmes

The West Holmes Middle School began the introduction of a beginning manufacturing program, taught by Tom Kalo, who also is the instructor for Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center's new manufacturing program at West Holmes High School.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Career Exploration Days give sophomores a hands-on experience

Nearly 1,000 sophomores from Tuscarawas County, Carroll County and Holmes County will explore careers and programs at Buckeye Career Center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Environmental education grant applications open

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio's environmental education grant applications are now open. Educators and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for the 2017 AEP Access to Environmental Education Mini-Grant program.

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.

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.

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.

Animal and veterinary science program gets renovated lab

A newly renovated lab has greeted juniors in Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center's new animal and veterinary science program this fall.

Career Center's manufacturing technology creates opportunity

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

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.

Ohio Deptartment of Health reminds parents about vaccines

The Ohio Department of Health wants to remind parents to make sure their kids are up to date on their vaccines against serious diseases.

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.

Buckeye to host two events for new and returning students

Buckeye Career Center will start classes soon and will offer Buckeye Palooza for new students as well as its annual Orientation Fair for all high school students.

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.

Buckeye Career Center's adult education department currently enrolling

Buckeye Career Center continues to accept applications from potential students interested in high school and adult education courses.

BCC East Holmes campus to host open house

Buckeye Career Center's East Holmes campus will open its doors to the public for an open house.

ACWHCC adult education offers two new programs

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center will offer two new adult education programs this fall.

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.

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.

2017 Holmes County Education Foundation's scholarship recipients selected

The Holmes County Education Foundation has selected the following first-year (not renewing) applicants to receive various scholarships.

ACWHCC graphic communications award winners attend banquet

The graphic communications classes at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center entered 28 projects in the Northeast Ohio Craftsmen Club Competition this past spring, and 11 were chosen for awards.

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.

East Holmes Schools head back to class Aug. 22

The first full day of school is approaching, so any parents with children attending East Holmes Schools for the first time who have not registered them should do so as soon as possible.

Bluffton University has announced the dean's list for the spring term

Bluffton University has announced the dean's list for the spring term.

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.

Kent State Tuscarawas to host open house

Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn more about Kent State University at Tuscarawas at an admissions open house.

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.

Let your kids take the bumpy road

Will students be prepared on how to deal with what life throws at them? Most likely the answer is no if you’ve smoothed out the road for them for the past 18 years.

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.

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.

Spring is much more than warmer weather

Columnist Herb Broda discusses ways to enjoy spring with all of one's senses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dalton School benefit with Ernest Byner to speak

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

Hunter Yoder signs to run cross country at MVNU

Hunter Yoder signed his letter of intent to continue his education and cross country career at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.

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.

Buckeye Career Center students qualify for national competitions

The state Business Professionals of America contests were held with students from Buckeye, the Berlin Business Academy at the East Holmes Satellite Campus and Garaway's business program taking top honors.

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.

Scholarship winners announced

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. announced the winners of its annual college scholarship competition.

Students recognized for their perfect attendance

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center announced its students who achieved perfect attendance for the third 9-week grading period of the 2016-17 school year.

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.

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.

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.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference motivates girls

The 2017 Expanding Your Horizons Conference will offer fifth- and sixth-grade girls 22 possible hands-on workshops to learn in. Each girl will attend three workshops in small groups of about 10 students.

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.

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.

Scholarship opportunities available for Appalachian students

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio will accept scholarship applications to donor-established funds within FAO.

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.

Hiland quiz team enjoys new format at Tri-County ESC Academic Challenge

Hiland High School's Academic Challenge team won the honor of having its name on the first Tri-County ESC Academic Challenge Tournament Sweepstakes trophy for having the most combined matches won between the varsity and junior varsity contests.

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.

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.

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.

Uke gotta love this teaching tool in West Holmes elementary schools

Georgia Jaeb purchased 25 ukuleles for the students at Millersburg and Clark elementary schools with the funds provided by the Clark and Millersburg PTO and the West Holmes Music Boosters.

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.

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.

Culinary students from ACWHCC place second in competition

Culinary careers management students Gabrielle Frazee and Makayla Keene collected prize money of $250 along with a $5,000 Sullivan University scholarship.

East Holmes Local Schools kindergarten registration updated

Parents with children who will be entering kindergarten are asked to register their children at the building they will be attending during the 2017-18 school year.

HCEF offers ACT turbo workshop to prepare students for testing

The Holmes County Education Foundation will sponsor an ACT Test turbo workshop that will take place at the Wayne College Holmes campus.

Ohio Proud launches Ohio Days: My Plate, My State lunch initiative

Ohio Proud, the Ohio Department of Agriculture marketing program, is assisting Columbus City Schools as the district implements its Ohio Days: My Plate, My State lunch initiative.

HCTC connects with local elementary students to promote unity

On Feb. 2 the HCTC staff and some of its students visited Millersburg Elementary to promote the uniqueness of its individuals while at the same time letting kids understand that there are many similarities.

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ makes a triumphant return to Hiland H.S. stage

Hiland will present its productions of "Once Upon a Mattress" in the Hiland High School auditorium.

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program to award student scholarships

Students interested in pursuing careers and training in the crude oil and natural gas industry have until March 1 to submit their scholarship applications to the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why is college so expensive?

An estimated 70 percent of college graduates leave school in debt. Local higher education officials point to a few reasons tuition continues to be high.

Joy Latouf was a ‘girl on fire’ in capturing the WHMS spelling bee

During the West Holmes Middle School Spelling Bee, Joy Latouf came out victorious.

Local students make the dean’s list at Bluffton

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

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

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

Schools must administer state-funded SAT or ACT this spring

Beginning this spring, all Ohio school districts and community schools must administer a state-funded college and career readiness test to juniors.

Area students named to fall dean’s list at Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University announced the dean's list for the fall semester with some local students being recognized.

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

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

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

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

Holmes County Education Foundation scholarship applications available

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

Hiland student wins Geography Bee

Gabriel Miller, an eighth grade student at Hiland Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Dec. 14 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.

WHMS students fill their Christmas carts during annual Shop with a Teacher

The annual West Holmes Middle School Shop with a Teacher program brought students and staff to Wal-Mart in Millersburg for a shopping spree.

Chestnut Ridge quilt project connects two communities

Launnie Shaw's third graders at Chestnut Ridge Elementary School in Walnut Creek made quilts to share with their third grade pen pals who attend Village Oaks Elementary School in Immokalee, Florida.


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