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

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Voters within the Wooster City School District will decide on a 1.75 mil permanent improvement levy for the purpose of providing funds for a five-year plan for repair and renovation of the district’s six properties.

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Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her view on nature and the human race.

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Something for Seniors will host Nashville recording artist Jill Jordan Burke at the Dutch Kitchen.

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Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses his belief that God gives us dreams to follow.

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Agriculture News & Events

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

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.

Masters introduces Patriot Software to chamber members

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Patriot Software to provide its small business members a simple and affordable solution to payroll processing.

BGSeminar 2017 helps local company progress and evolve to help retailers

Berlin Gardens hosted its BGSeminar 2017 to not only thank the retail store owners and representatives who are part of their success, but also to introduce some new and exciting products that are on the horizon.

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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

Citizen's Police Academy looks at ALICE, Tasers and policing equipment

The Citizen's Police Academy held its next session, focusing on explaining and demonstrating ALICE training along with a presentation on police equipment and a close-up look at Tasers.

Wooster Figure Skating Club presents Alice Noble’s Greatest Hits

The Wooster Figure Skating Club will present its spring show, Alice Noble's Greatest Hits.

Something for Seniors will host Nashville recording artist

Something for Seniors will host Nashville recording artist Jill Jordan Burke at the Dutch Kitchen.

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.

Local March for Science brings the conversation to the community

Scientists and scientific societies across the U.S. will hold a March for Science. A rally in Wooster is open to all and will have a slate of speakers from a range of scientific fields.

Author says life is about learning, growing and changing

Doug Brown is an acclaimed skateboarding professional and motivational speaker with a new book.

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.

Community plant exchange encourages gardening

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

Month-long show culminates in Functional Ceramic Workshop

The Functional Ceramics Exhibit and Workshop continues at Wayne Center for the Arts.

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.

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Cooking News & Events

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.

Wayne students do well at Culinary Affair with Pork Cook-Off

The Wayne County Schools Career Center hosted the Culinary Affair with Pork Cook-Off, sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Pork Producers.

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Education News & Events

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.

Scholarship winners announced

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

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

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.

Relay For Life of Eastern Wayne County to host Survivor and Caregiver Meet and Greet Breakfast

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Eastern Wayne County will host its Survivor and Caregiver Meet and Greet Breakfast in the Aultman Orrville community room.

Growing Healthy Habits Champion

The Growing Healthy Habits Coalition is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Dr. Andrew Naumoff Healthy Habits Champion.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

Spring is much more than warmer weather

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

Consider adopting a new eco-consciousness

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her view on nature and the human race.

We need to protect the dream in our heart

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses his belief that God gives us dreams to follow.

Reader lobbies lawmakers to increase taxes on tobacco

In this letter to the editor Paula Chenevey of Wooster discusses her desire to see Ohio raise taxes on tobacco and fight cancer.

Because most things come in threes

Columnist Laura Moore discusses how things like to go wrong in a series of threes.

Coaching your own children

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses the dynamics of coaching one's own child in sports.

If I were younger and richer, I’d love to rehab an old home

Columnist Laura Moore discusses older homes and her desire to rehab one.

In Northeast Ohio we’re good at taking things for granted

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses Cleveland sports and its fans.

Rodent leavings are not what any house wants

Columnist Laura Moore discusses the mysterious disappearance of mice from a friend's house.

Farmers put their lives on pause to deliver aid

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses the lifestyle and mentality of farmers as compared to most of the rest of society.

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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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Public Records

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