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Former Tuscarawas County Commissioner and Warwick Township Trustee Belle Everett spent two days collecting signatures for a proposed ballot measure to change the way Ohio draws its congressional districts.

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Columnist Bruce Glick discusses birding at two locations and an increase in new birders of all ages.

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Columnist Laura Moore discusses the rapid growth of grass and battles to keep the lawn and garden looking nice.

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The Ohio Department of Health has reported a rapid growth of the blacklegged tick population, which has been found in 60 counties including Tuscarawas, Holmes and Wayne County. There will be a symposium in honor of May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

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Columnist Bruce Stambaugh remembers his creative mother.

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Agriculture News & Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Business News & Events

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.

Larry's named Top 100 Dealer

Larry's Music Center in Wooster, Wadsworth and Millersburg has been named as a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants.

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.

Shop small at Orrville’s Spring Fling

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce encourages residents to shop locally this spring during Orrville's Spring Fling.

Wayne College to host 22nd annual Administrative Professionals Day

The University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville will host its 22nd annual Administrative Professionals Day in the J.M. Smucker Company multipurpose room.

Aultman Orrville’s Weight Management program means success for local couple

Aultman Weight Management provides tools and support for weight-loss efforts with medical tracking, follow-up, staff-directed exercise and supervision from a medical staff.

A cuppa something warm and a cozy spot

There are several small and unique cafes in downtown Wooster.

Wooster Brush honors 59 employees

More than 470 employees and guests celebrated the Wooster Brush Company's annual service awards at the College of Wooster in the Lowry Center on March 18. Service awards were presented to 59 employees.

Cleaning up Wooster

Vertical Runner and Flex Yoga are leading an initiative to clean up trash in Wooster. The next event is approaching.

Annual Safety Breakfast will be March 15

The Annual Safety Breakfast for CEOs and senior management will be hosted by the Orrville Area Safety Council and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation at the Pines Golf Club and Event Center.

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Church News & Events

Community plant exchange encourages gardening

A community plant exchange is planned on Earth Day in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church parking lot.

Local pastor plans trip to Holy Land

Visit the Holy Land, featuring visits to Israel, Petra and Rome with Pastor Bob Fetterhoff of Grace Church in Wooster.

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.

Good Friday candlelight vigil set to raise awareness about addiction

The community is invited to gather at the gazebo in downtown Wooster for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and offer support for the addiction crisis.

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.

Smithville Church celebrates 150th anniversary with Hymn Sing

The Smithville Church of God will host an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

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.

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.

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.

Wayne County Performing Arts Council to perform ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Wayne County Performing Arts Council's upcoming production of "Anne of Green Gables" will run two weekends at the Wooster Foursquare Church.

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Community News & Events

Marimba player to perform in Orrville

OrrVilla Retirement Community will have musician Bonnie Hackett to perform in the community’s Maple Terrace assisted living facility.

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.

New classes offered at Heartland Point

Heartland Point announced its next schedule of classes.

Heartland Point to host First Friday Patio Parties

Heartland Point will host its new First Friday Patio Parties each month this summer.

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.

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.

Boots, Paws & Troops: Acts of kindness and toys for Wayne County

A hot dog roast will be held at Lowe's Home Improvement with all donations benefiting Wayne County Boots, Paws & Troops and Toys for Tots.

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.

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Cooking News & Events

New classes offered at Heartland Point

Heartland Point announced its next schedule of classes.

Heartland Point to host First Friday Patio Parties

Heartland Point will host its new First Friday Patio Parties each month this summer.

Cooking classes offer refugees an empowering path to meaningful income

Local Roots Market and Café will host cooking classes where refugees from throughout the world come to share their culture with participants.

Colombian cuisine is as close as downtown Wooster

Helena Thomson will make Colombian-style lunches every Friday at Local Roots Market and Cafe.

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Education News & Events

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.

Spring is much more than warmer weather

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

Lecture to focus on vegetarianism

Tristram McPherson will present a lecture on vegetarianism at the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society Lecture at the College of Wooster.

Wayne College to host 22nd annual Administrative Professionals Day

The University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville will host its 22nd annual Administrative Professionals Day in the J.M. Smucker Company multipurpose room.

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.

Wayne County Career Center students advance to nationals

Wayne County Schools Career Center junior early childhood education and care students competed at the Ohio Educators Rising state conference with four students advancing to nationals.

Dalton School benefit with Ernest Byner to speak

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

Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law to feature Hiroshi Motomura

Hiroshi Motomura will present at the 20th annual Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law at the College of Wooster.

Wooster bucking national trend when it comes to international applicants

College of Wooster has received more than 1,000 applications from international students, a record 1,087, which represents a 27 percent increase over the 2016 record number.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

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.

Wooster resident a state and national advocate for health care coverage for all

Wooster resident Paula Chenevey shares her story and expresses her support of the Affordable Care Act.

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.

Prentke Romich to sponsor ALS Advocacy Conference in May

Ohio-based Prentke Romich Company announced its sponsorship of the ALS Association including its 2017 National ALS Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. in May.

Good Friday candlelight vigil set to raise awareness about addiction

The community is invited to gather at the gazebo in downtown Wooster for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and offer support for the addiction crisis.

Public invited to substance-abuse workshop

To better understanding the disease of addiction and learn about environmental prevention, the University of Akron Wayne College invites the public and area professionals to a free workshop. CEU credits are available for social workers and counselors.

Aultman Orrville’s Weight Management program means success for local couple

Aultman Weight Management provides tools and support for weight-loss efforts with medical tracking, follow-up, staff-directed exercise and supervision from a medical staff.

Aultman Orrville will offer childbirth class

Aultman Orrville will offer a childbirth education class, which will provide information to assist mothers with making informed decisions about their birth experiences.

Aultman Orrville to host Health Talks

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

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.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

The seasons are determined for me more by my closet than by the calendar

Columnist Herb Broda discusses summer activities to do outside.

We allow that little guilt monster to deprive us of so many good things to eat

Columnist Scott Daniels encourages readers to enjoy life and food.

Magee Marsh and the biggest week of birding

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses birding at two locations and an increase in new birders of all ages.

Grateful for a creative mother who shared life’s beauty

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh remembers his creative mother.

Remembering Mom on Mother's Day

Columnist Mike Dewey recalls memories of his mother and considers what her thoughts and actions might have been toward the current political landscape.

Strawberry jelly and blissful chaos

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her writing and a home system she describes as blissful chaos.

Flowers are never a bad idea as a gift

Columnist Randi Pokladnik recalls memories of her mother's love for trees and flowers.

It’s not all beach sunsets and seafood dinners

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses relationships and Newton's Third Law of Motion.

Bees are buzzing me for absolutely no good reason

Columnist Laura Moore discusses her situation with bees around her home.

Coaches and fans look beyond crimes when it helps their team win a game

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses his view on inappropriate behavior from NFL sports figures.

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Political News & Events

Group’s aim is to stand up for equality and human rights in a positive and productive manner

Indivisible Wooster is a recently formed local action group designed to have an impact on the decisions that congressional representatives make in Washington.

Prentke Romich to sponsor ALS Advocacy Conference in May

Ohio-based Prentke Romich Company announced its sponsorship of the ALS Association including its 2017 National ALS Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. in May.

LaRose available to speak with constituents in Wooster

State Sen. Frank LaRose will be available for face-to-face discussions at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster.

Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law to feature Hiroshi Motomura

Hiroshi Motomura will present at the 20th annual Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law at the College of Wooster.

State of the State ticket lottery open until March 24

Gov. John R. Kasich invites Ohioans interested in attending the 2017 State of the State address to submit their names online.

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