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Depot Museum to hold summer intern program

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

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.

Wayne College seeks nominees for distinguished alumni awards

The University of Akron Wayne College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center cosmetology seniors win big at state cosmetology contest

Cosmetology students from Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center participated in the National Association of Beauticians annual State Beauty School Student Competition in Columbus and received numerous first-place awards.

WHMS students tackle a monumental undertaking for Lit Night

The West Holmes Middle School Monument Project saw groups of eighth-grade students team up to tackle the task of building monuments for people, places and events in Holmes County.

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

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

WHHS music department to present uplifting ‘Sister Act’

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

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

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

ACWH Career Center named November Students of the Month

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

Millersburg Elementary thankful for chance to promote reading during Lit Night

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

Smucker establishes endowed scholarship in business at Ashland

The J.M. Smucker Company has established an endowed scholarship in business at Ashland University.

OSBDC at Kent State Tuscarawas receives statewide recognition

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas was recently awarded the 2016 Ohio SBDC Customer Satisfaction Recognition at the November OSBDC Statewide Conference in Columbus.

Kent State Tuscarawas sets new priority admissions application deadline

Kent State University at Tuscarawas has established a new priority admissions application deadline, which positions applicants for earlier scholarship consideration.

Hiland announces academic honors

Hiland has announced its academic awards for students in grades 7-12.

Write for Rights: A small investment of time saves lives

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

Ashland University to host open house

The Ashland University Office of Admissions will be holding its Fall Open House event.

Career Center’s construction students’ Equipment Day

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

Faculty at Large Lecture explores international public policy

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

Ashland University to offer international MBA program

Ashland University has established an international Master of Business Administration program that includes two international study tours and can be completed on Saturdays over a one-year period.

Fine Arts Symposium includes a public concert

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

Enrollment growth is key to future financial stability

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

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

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

Ashland University names new director of the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Tom Sudow has been named the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in Ashland University's Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Novelist James Hannaham to speak at College of Wooster

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

Symposium showcases Wooster’s commitment to experiential learning

The College of Wooster will again showcase its extensive experiential learning program at a symposium, and this year there will be an awards ceremony for the first time.

Clark Elementary chicken barbecue to fund new playground

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

Three area couples honored for making the world a better place

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

HCEF College Fair offers insight into the future for students

The Holmes County College Fair took place Monday, Oct. 17 in the William T. Baker building located at Harvest Ridge Fairgrounds in Millersburg. The event provided a great chance for students to explore higher education options.

OSU ATI builds research green at Hawk’s Nest

This year's addition of a new faculty member and the installation of a research green at Hawk's Nest Golf Club in Creston will provide more learning opportunities for students at Ohio State ATI.

Custom Hoists celebrated Manufacturing Day with students from the Career Center

Custom Hoists of Hayesville celebrated Manufacturing Day as the company welcomed students from Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.

Killbuck to host Halloween Parade

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

ACWHCC to host RAMTEC open house and fish fry

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

HCTC ready to break ground for new and improved accessible playground

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

Homeschool Day at Zoar helps students understand the past

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

Program open to high school students interested in music and theater

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

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

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

Holmes County College Fair to be held at Harvest Ridge

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

Special Needs Scholarship Program application window now open

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

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s RAMTEC Center

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center officially will celebrate its new Robotics Automated Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative Center with an invitation-only Open House.

Ashland Theological Seminary announces reorganization to transform theological education

Ashland Theological Seminary is currently going through a restructuring process to renovate, strengthen and deliver its theological education and ministry training.

New Walnut Creek pavilion a true community effort

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

ATI students are making a difference in Ghana: Stories, picture books, chickens, solar light and so much more

Every year D. R. Elder, D.M.A., associate professor and coordinator at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, makes a trip to Ghana. The trip is associated with a global studies class, and others may go and assist in the work there.

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

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

Nashville Elementary students enjoy their new playground

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

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

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

West Holmes High School Class of 1966 commemorates 50th year reunion

The West Holmes Class of 1966 recently celebrated its 50th year reunion.

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

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

East Holmes School District supporters create a sign of the times

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

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Board announces enrollment figures

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Board of Education announced the latest enrollment figures and reviewed summer maintenance projects at its regular August meeting.

AU Theatre announces open auditions for October and February shows

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

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

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

Ashland University establishes Corporate Connections Program

Ashland University is introducing a new program that will further connect the university with business entities and enable its corporate partners to offer educational opportunities to their employees as well as spouses and dependents of those employees.

Safety expert announces school bomb threats at all-time high

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

Qualified candidates must be willing to remove, relocate and renovate historic home

Victorian home lovers and history enthusiasts have a unique opportunity. The College of Wooster is giving away a 142-year-old historical house.

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

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

Schools identifying special-needs children

In an effort to serve young people with disabilities, school districts in Ohio are in the process of locating and evaluating children from birth through 21 years of age. Disabilities may include development delays, health impairments, autism and traumatic brain injury.

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

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

Local residents receive Everence scholarships

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

Local residents receive Everence scholarships

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

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

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

Appalachian Trail hike gives students a sense of accomplishment

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

Our Town series features history of Glenmont and surrounding area

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

Baltic Elementary Library gets long overdue renovation

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

Creative writing program offered at Ashland

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

Bluffton University announces dean’s list for spring term

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

Ashland University to participate in Second Chance Pell pilot program

The Department of Education announced today 67 colleges and universities including Ashland University that have been selected to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, an experiment announced in July 2015 to test whether participation in high-quality education programs increases...

Volunteers for Holmes County Summer Science Sessions provide learning opportunities

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

Career Center BOE hires new superintendent

An administrator with Ohio's largest high school career technical program will be the new superintendent of the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center. The Career Center Board of Education voted at its regular meeting June 16 to approve a three-year, limited-administrative contract effective...

Neil Mast earns bachelor’s from Bluffton University

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

Shawnee State University announces president’s list for spring semester

Nathan Ewing of Millersburg, a student in the physical therapist assistant program, and Madison Smith of Orrville, a business administration major, made Shawnee State University's president's list for the spring semester.

Leap of faith sparks ambitious career

2016 University of Akron nursing school graduate D'Aria Stewart received a spark of interest in the medical field, which led to a passion for serving others, a bachelor's degree in nursing and a promising career with the Cleveland Clinic, and it all began at Wayne College.

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

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

‘Ohio New Photography’ opens Sunday, June 26

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

Report found fewer Ohio children accessed summer meals

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

Ohio schools adding state requirement of meningococcal vaccine

Starting for the 2016-17 school year all incoming seventh grade and 12th grade students in Ohio schools must have proof that they have the age-appropriate meningococcal vaccine as required by the state.

Carpenter earns scholarship

Defiance College recently announced scholarship awards for the 2016-17 academic year. Kiana Carpenter of Holmesville was awarded the Trustee Scholarship.

New deans appointed to colleges at Ashland University

Ashland University Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang has announced the appointment of two new college deans: Dr. Elad Granot, dean for the Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics and Dr. Donna Breault as dean for the Dwight Schar College of Education.

Ashland Seminary to host events in Millersburg

Ashland Theological Seminary has scheduled four Summer Soul Food evenings of food, fellowship and Bible study that will be led by seminary faculty members. The events, set for four Wednesday evenings in July, will be held at Millersburg United Methodist Church at 5395 Township Road 336 in...

Dover student awarded Annette Harstine Scholarship

The 2016 recipient of the $500 Annette Kay Harstine Memorial Scholarship is Gracen Gerbig.

Director’s List salutes qualified students ready for hire

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Adult Education Department recognizes the 2015-16 Director's List students who maintained above a 90 percent average in both attendance and academic achievements.

Summer provides more free time for students to explore art and performance

The Holmes Center for the Arts offers the area a wide range of opportunities to engage in with the fine arts and announces its summer programs including its camps.

2016 Holmes County Special Athletes Day is a celebration on many levels

A large contingent of competitors gathered at West Holmes Stadium for the annual Holmes County Special Athletes Track & Field Day on Friday, May 20. The event provides an avenue for many students throughout Holmes County as well as members of the Holmes County Training Center to participate in...

STEM camp offered to middle school students

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center will offer a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Day Camp for students going into seventh and eighth grades July 19-21 at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, 1783 state Route 60, Ashland.

ACT Turbo Workshop to be held July 22

The Holmes County Education Foundation will sponsor an ACT Test Turbo Workshop. This event helps with ACT test preparation and will take place at the Wayne College Holmes Campus in Millersburg from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22.

Students win bikes and helmets at Nashville Elementary

Students at Nashville Elementary have been recognized for showing school pride all year by being respectful, responsible and safe.

Millersburg native makes dean’s list at Mount Vernon Nazarene

Tyler Grate has been named to the dean¿s list for the 2016 spring semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The dean¿s list includes all students who carried a minimum of 12 credit hours and have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester.

West Holmes students selected for Boys State

American Legion Post #192, Millersburg, has selected Eric Biltz and Hunter Sunberg of West Holmes High School to participate in American Legion Buckeye Boys State, an eight-day intensive education program on Ohio government.

ACWHCC hosts graduation for preschoolers

The Early Childhood Education Preschool at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center held its graduation ceremony with sixteen preschoolers.

Ashland University graduates its first Doctor of Nursing Practice student

Ashland University's Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences graduated its first student from the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at AU's Spring Commencement on May 14.

98 vehicles registered in 13th annual cruise-in

Saturday, May 7 was the annual Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Cruise-In.

West Holmes Summer Science Sessions bring fun to summer learning

The annual West Holmes Summer Science Sessions will take place June 20-22 at West Holmes High School. There, volunteer educators will conduct science sessions that include stars, building bridges, geocaching and more.

Winners named in Flag Coloring Contest

Amvets Post No. 250 in Wooster sponsored the event among kindergarten and first-grade students, awarding cash prizes to the first-, second- and third-place winners in each of the two groups.

Hiland Varsity Singers prove to be one of a kind at state

The Hiland High School Varsity Singers scored superior ratings across the board at the Ohio Music Educators Association State Large Group Competition held at Massillon Jackson Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 29.

Let Them Eat Cake!

Fort Laurens Museum is planning to present an 18th century tea service for guests, representing what it was like to enjoy tea time in the U.K. during the lead-up to the American Revolution. The event will be in Bolivar May 21 at 2 p.m.

WHHS after prom sails into the sunset in style thanks to junior parents

West Holmes High School's prom went off without a hitch, but it wasn't without a massive effort by a number of volunteers of the junior class, who created a mesmerizing atmosphere for the prom attendees at the after prom.

Hiland FFA members receive awards at annual banquet

Hiland High School FFA members celebrated another successful year at their awards banquet.

Healthy cooking with Kate

Preparing a meal at home takes as much time as driving to a fast food restaurant according to Kate Shumaker of the OSU Extension.

Veterinary science competition

The Hiland High School FFA team went to Columbus on April 13 to participate in the Veterinary Science contest.

The West Holmes weekend backpack lunch chain rolls along through NewPointe

While the Millersburg Church of God Food Pantry distributes the backpack weekend meals for West Holmes School District students who are on free and reduced lunches, there is another church that has taken on a huge role. NewPointe Community Church has allowed the food pantry to set up and create the...


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