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The Wayne Economic Development Council announced the hiring of Tom Pukys as president.

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Home for the Holidays is a seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events in downtown Orrville.

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Kidron's Black Friday in the Country will offer holiday sales and promotions from local businesses.

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As of Oct. 27, Wayne County has had a total of eight cases of Lyme disease for 2017.

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Local author Amy Mae Boreman will host a book-signing event to debut her children's book, "Maggie's New Home."

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Agriculture News & Events

Retreat designed for women in agriculture

OSU Extension will offer an Annie's Project Retreat at Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Lore City to provide education and a support network to enhance business skills of women involved in all aspects of agriculture.

Wayne County team places in FFA contest

Northwestern High School took second in the urban contest at the 65th annual Future Farmers of America contests.

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.

Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience coming in February

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

Stoney Creek Farm is a Wayne County tradition each fall

For 30 years now Stoney Creek Farm in West Salem has been providing pumpkins, gourds, all-natural maple syrup, hay rides and seasonal fun for fall harvest.

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.

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.

Ohio grape and wine industry contributes $1.3 billion to state's economy

The Ohio Grape Industries Committee released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, which finds Ohio's grape and wine industry has a significant impact of $1.3 billion on the state's economy and provides 8,067 full-time jobs.

Food and habitat are the most important factors in helping bees

Honeybees and rusty patched bumblebees are on a decline, a problem that affects not only the environment, but also the agricultural economy as well.

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Business News & Events

WEDC hires new president

The Wayne Economic Development Council announced the hiring of Tom Pukys as president.

Shop Small Saturday encourages shoppers to keep it local

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce will host Shop Small Saturday and post videos to its Facebook page featuring small businesses in Wayne County, providing chances to win prizes from local businesses by liking and tagging a friend.

Black Friday in the Country is Nov. 24

Kidron's Black Friday in the Country will offer holiday sales and promotions from local businesses.

Orrville to host Home for the Holidays event

A seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events at downtown merchants will provide a full evening for families at Orrville's Home for the Holidays.

New business supports the arts

The Red Bucket in Orrville is a new retail store that has a mission to share its passion for unique home décor and gift items that serve as a venue for artists to share their wares and talents.

Chippewa senior elected president of BPA

Hailey Miller, a Wayne County Schools Career Center senior from Chippewa High School, has been elected president of the Ohio chapter of the Business Professionals of America.

Barber shop keeps tradition alive in downtown Wooster

Helms Old Fashion Barber Shop is a traditional barber shop in Wooster.

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.

Fundraiser will benefit the Beall-Stibbs Homestead

Wayne County Historical Society will partner with Bob Evans Restaurant on Burbank Road in Wooster to host a “Dine to Make a Difference” community fundraiser.

Business plan workshop offered

Wayne County Public Library will host Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan at the Wooster branch.

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Church News & Events

Cantate Singers to perform in Dalton

The Cantate Singers will perform their fall concert in the sanctuary of Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in Dalton.

Shreve church to host Surviving the Holidays seminar

The Shreve United Methodist Church will host the free seminar, Surviving the Holidays, featuring practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one's death.

Wooster United Methodist to host Italian pianist

Music on Market will welcome Fabio Menchetti, Italian pianist, at Wooster United Methodist Church.

Auction and Harvest Fest is Sept. 23

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

Wooster church installs new peace pole

For the upcoming 75th anniversary of Wooster Mennonite Church, the congregation will install a new peace pole.

Orrville church to host Bible and Science Conference

Dr. Don DeYoung, a Christian astronomer, will speak at the Bible and Science Conference, hosted by the Orrville Grace Brethren Church.

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Community News & Events

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.

WEDC hires new president

The Wayne Economic Development Council announced the hiring of Tom Pukys as president.

Shop Small Saturday encourages shoppers to keep it local

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce will host Shop Small Saturday and post videos to its Facebook page featuring small businesses in Wayne County, providing chances to win prizes from local businesses by liking and tagging a friend.

Orrville Depot to host holiday events

Home for the Holidays is a seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events in downtown Orrville.

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.

Black Friday in the Country is Nov. 24

Kidron's Black Friday in the Country will offer holiday sales and promotions from local businesses.

Chevy is the Dog of the Week

Chevy is a 1-year-old male Pit Bull mix who's hard to resist with his big head and striking eyes. He is a sweet boy who is full of energy, but staff recommend older children, due to his energy level.

Lyme disease numbers keep climbing

As of Oct. 27, Wayne County has had a total of eight cases of Lyme disease for 2017.

Wayne Center for the Arts pottery and crafts holiday sale begins a new tradition

The Wayne Center for the Arts pottery and crafts holiday sale is beginning some new traditions.

Orrville to host Home for the Holidays event

A seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events at downtown merchants will provide a full evening for families at Orrville's Home for the Holidays.

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Cooking News & Events

Prepared vegan food options grow along with public demand

Brianne Helms is a baker and creator of Vegan by BB. The Wayne County business produces vegan baked goods.

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.

Cookbook Club meets Monday

Orrville Public Library's Cookbook Club will meet over recipes from “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.”

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Education News & Events

Shakes named winner of 2017 NWSA First Book Prize

Nicosia Shakes, assistant professor of Africana studies at the College of Wooster, was selected as the winner of the National Women's Studies Association/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize.

Chippewa senior elected president of BPA

Hailey Miller, a Wayne County Schools Career Center senior from Chippewa High School, has been elected president of the Ohio chapter of the Business Professionals of America.

Community art project encourages participation

Orrville Elementary School students created collaborative art pieces during Character Education Week, and now the community is invited to join the process.

Wayne County team places in FFA contest

Northwestern High School took second in the urban contest at the 65th annual Future Farmers of America contests.

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.

Wayne College offering FAFSA workshop

The University of Akron Wayne College will host free FAFSA workshops where representatives will be available to assist with completing the application process.

Career center to offer Seniors Only program

High school students entering their senior year who have completed most of their curriculum requirements and are on track for graduation in January or next May have an opportunity to add to their skills through Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center's new Seniors Only program.

WCSCC hurricane relief is a group effort

Wayne County Schools Career Center and other organizations put together a way to help animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Major discovery of royal tomb has strong Wooster ties

A major discovery of a royal tomb, provisionally dated 300-350 AD at the ancient Maya city of Waka' in Northern Guatemala, has direct ties to the College of Wooster.

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.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

Lyme disease numbers keep climbing

As of Oct. 27, Wayne County has had a total of eight cases of Lyme disease for 2017.

Wayne County Community Health Improvement Plan released

The Wayne County Community Health Improvement Plan has listed strategies to address various health concerns for Wayne County residents.

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

Labor takes on role of medical director at OneEighty

Dr. Nicole Labor will join OneEighty as medical director.

'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.

Choose Food program addresses eating disorder

Choose Food is a decision to raise awareness of and fight against eating disorders.

Hospice seeks volunteers

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers throughout the Northeast Ohio region.

3 Health Talks to be held in November

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three Health Talks in November as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

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.

Thyroid disease topic of next Health Talk

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host one Health Talk in October as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

Wearable technology: Keep yourself safe

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses ways to maximize the security on one's wearable technology.

It is fun to rearrange things to freshen up your decor

Columnist Laura Moore discusses rearranging things in the home.

I'll never criticize anyone for exercising their freedoms

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses freedoms in American and the voting booth.

Bringing outdoor plants inside for the winter brightens our rooms

Columnist Laura Moore discusses bringing outdoor plants inside for the winter.

I took the pilgrimage to have a proper good time

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses the annual Jack Daniel's World Barbecue Championship Invitational.

Look on the inside to change the outside

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses recognizing triggers for negative thoughts and how to deal with those triggers.

Resident believes in candidate's experience

In this letter to the editor, Orrville resident Judy Kropf expresses her support for Suzanne Waldron as Municipal Court judge.

Support shown for candidate for judge

In this letter to the editor, Wooster resident David Broehl expresses his support for Suzanne Waldron for Municipal judge.

Shreve resident supports candidate for judge

In this letter to the editor, Shreve resident Don Noble II expresses his support for Mike Rickett for Wayne County Municipal Court judge.

Houses revel in all that dress up

Columnist Laura Moore discusses how houses enjoy having guests.

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Political News & Events

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

Farm Bureau to host Issue 2 debate

Spokesmen from both sides of state Issue 2, the highly publicized drug price ballot issue, will present their arguments for and against the measure on this weekend's Town Hall Ohio.

Public has opportunity to meet candidates

Although the League of Women Voters of Wayne County has successfully organized Candidates Nights for many decades, this year they will try something new.

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