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The College of Wooster Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will perform at Freedlander Theatre with the Eric Gould Quartet.

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"Beautiful Wayne County" has just been published by local author Karol Crosbie with all proceeds from the $20 book going to the Wayne County Historical Society.

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Heartland Point welcomes local photographer Shirley Weyrauch as the next artist to exhibit at Heartland Point.

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The American Legion Post 68 is sponsoring Wooster Youth Baseball teams with a gift of $2,000 to reduce the cost of participation from $60 to $35 on two teams. The sponsorship gift also assists in the purchase of equipment for players and umpires.

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The University of Akron Wayne College invites writers to attend the 14th annual Writers Workshop.

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Agriculture News & Events

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.

USDA seeks comments on proposal to establish a new, organic research and promotion program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a proposal for a new, industry-funded research and promotion program.

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Business News & Events

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.

Buehler’s bagger brings home championship

Brady Long of Buehler's Fresh Foods defeated 22 other Best Bagger competitors from across the nation to claim a grand prize of $10,000 and the title of the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Champion.

James Dicke II to speak at Wilson Lecture in Business Economics

James Dicke II will speak at the James R. Wilson Lecture in Business Economics at the College of Wooster.

Heritage Ohio Main Street directors discuss potential revitalization methods in Millersburg

Judy Lamp and Millersburg hosted a general training session for Heritage Ohio, a Main Street revitalization program that hosts regional, statewide and national meetings.

Will Brady Long put the national championship in the bag for Buehler’s?

Baggers from all over the United States will compete in the National Grocer Association's Best Bagger Championship at the 2017 NGA Show in Las Vegas. Brady Long will represent Ohio as the winner of the 2016 Ohio Best Bagger Contest back in August.

You are welcome: A sign of the times

Robin Beth Schaer decided to create small, welcoming signs and offer them to local businesses and residents at no charge.

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Church News & Events

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.

Wooster Chorus to perform opening concert for its spring tour

The Wooster Chorus will perform at the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster for the opening concert of the group's 53rd annual spring tour.

New Beginnings: A band with heart

New Beginnings will perform a free community concert at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church and later will play at the Shreve American Legion, Post 67. The band also is available to play at fundraising events at no charge.

Muskingum Choir to perform in Wooster

The Muskingum University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert at Zion Lutheran Church in Wooster.

Poverty is inequality for many local residents

Kevan Franklin of Trinity United Church of Christ holds a free breakfast at the church to lend a helping hand to people in poverty.

Polka dance and dinner to include Chardon Polka Band

The Chardon Polka Band will perform at St. Stephen Catholic Church.

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Community News & Events

Concert features Eric Gould Quartet

The College of Wooster Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will perform at Freedlander Theatre with the Eric Gould Quartet.

Carol Burnett skits revisited by Orrville Community Theater

The Orrville Community Theater will present a collection of actual sketches originally created by Carol Burnett.

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.

Kingsway offers ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Kingsway Christian School presents their spring musical, which includes many genres of music.

Shelly is ready to go home

Shelly is a 3-year-old female cat who could adjust in almost any home if given just a little time to learn trust and her new surroundings.

Proceeds from book sales benefit Historical Society

"Beautiful Wayne County" has just been published by local author Karol Crosbie with all proceeds from the $20 book going to the Wayne County Historical Society.

Adult Basic Literacy and Education classes improve outlook for students

The Adult Basic Literacy and Education program is free and offered through the Wayne County Schools Career Center and several other locations.

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will partner with Historic Zoar Village for concert and gala event

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will join with Historic Zoar Village for a collaborative event to honor the bicentennial of the founding of Zoar.

Heartland Point to feature photo exhibit through April

Heartland Point welcomes local photographer Shirley Weyrauch as the next artist to exhibit at Heartland Point.

American Legion sponsors Wooster Youth Baseball teams

The American Legion Post 68 is sponsoring Wooster Youth Baseball teams with a gift of $2,000 to reduce the cost of participation from $60 to $35 on two teams. The sponsorship gift also assists in the purchase of equipment for players and umpires.

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Cooking News & Events

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.

Traditional Indian food will soon be available in Wooster

Dr. Madhavi Vaidya, the author of "Food for the Heart," will begin making healthy Indian cuisine in Local Roots Market and Café.

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Education News & Events

Kingsway offers ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Kingsway Christian School presents their spring musical, which includes many genres of music.

Adult Basic Literacy and Education classes improve outlook for students

The Adult Basic Literacy and Education program is free and offered through the Wayne County Schools Career Center and several other locations.

Wayne College will host 14th annual Writers Workshop

The University of Akron Wayne College invites writers to attend the 14th annual Writers Workshop.

Central Christian School to host open house

Central Christian School's preschool open house is approaching. No reservations are necessary.

Stocking up for the hungry

Wayne County Schools Career Center students collected 11,554 food and nonperishable items for the Ronald McDonald House in Akron and the Wayne County Schools Career Center Food Pantry as part of a SkillsUSA community service project.

Students need dogs to groom

Animal care and management students at the Wayne County Schools Career Center are looking for more dogs to groom at the school during school hours and also will hold a pet sale.

Hidden in Plain Sight presentation to be held at Wooster High School

Parents, adults and other concerned community members are invited to attend a Hidden in Plain Sight presentation, hosted by CIRCLE Coalition, at Wooster High School.

Scenarios practiced through Use of Force Simulator at Citizen’s Police Academy

The Use of Force Simulator is a tool officers use to hone skills used in real-life situations they face on a daily basis. At the Citizen's Police Academy participants of the class were offered an hour training session using the simulator.

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.

Lori Makin-Byrd named Title IX coordinator at the College of Wooster

Lori Makin-Byrd has been named Title IX coordinator and director of sexual violence prevention and response at the College of Wooster.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

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.

Viola Startzman Clinic dental assistance goes full-time and implements strategic plan

The Viola Startzman Clinic hired Dr. Mark Gustafson on Nov. 1, allowing for full-time dental services to be available.

Aultman Orrville to offer health talks in January

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host two health talks in January as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

A healing journey from addiction to yoga

Allyson Kopina is now focusing on sharing her story in the hopes of helping others and finding ways to give back through yoga.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

With age comes practicality

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses how his perspective on St. Patrick's Day has changed since college.

Creaky floors warned that someone was coming

Columnist Laura Moore discusses a house she used to live in and her love for it.

‘Once’ is like nothing you’ve seen before

Writer Scott Daniels gives a review of "Once," the musical, which will come to the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Reader encourages cancer screening

In this letter to the editor Pam Manges discusses cancer and early detection through getting tested.

Baseball only needs to appeal to baseball fans

Columnist Bryan Schaaf shares his view on changing rules in sports to try to appeal to more viewers.

Keeping a house happy is worth whatever effort required

Columnist Laura Moore discusses her belief in doing whatever is necessary to keep a house happy.

We will go far with a little imagination

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses his love for imagination and his belief in using one's imagination in everyday life.

Parents of millennials: You did this

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses millennials and where he believes they learned certain behaviors.

Skunk lore and remedies are everywhere

Columnist Laura Moore discusses some concerns about skunks and some skunk stories.

Winter offers up naked trees and maple syrup

Columnist Herb Broda discusses maple syrup and observing trees in the winter months.

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Political News & Events

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.

Locals marched in solidarity with each other in D.C.

The Women's March had dozens of locals travel to Washington, D.C. to be part of the rally.

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