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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 bank event crowns new People's Choice chef and scores donations for hunger relief

The Akron Canton Regional Food Bank marked a major milestone in hosting the 10th annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Jones named CEO of Aultman Orrville

Ryan Jones, MBA, has been named the chief executive officer at Aultman Orrville Hospital.

Local farmers offer lots of insights for would-be breeders

When it comes to raising lamb, Misty Oaks Farm, only a few miles north of Holmesville, is one of a kind.

Buehler's Fresh Foods wins Best Bagger 2017

Ellissa Chambliss of Buehler's Fresh Foods defeated competitors from across Ohio to claim the title of the Ohio Grocers Association Best Bagger Champion at the Aug. 8 competition held in Columbus.

Wendell August Craftsmen Days offer the community a chance to experience history this fall

Wendell August, premium metal giftware brand that offers American-made handcrafted products, announced the return of Craftsmen Days at its Berlin location.

Millersburg to host Antiques in the Alley

Antiques in the Alley is an outdoor antique show located throughout Historic Downtown Millersburg, where people can shop for antiques, furniture, collectibles, new and old yard and garden accents, glassware, flowers and plants, kitchen items, and just about everything in between.

Fairy gardens are tiny new worlds

Arlene Brenneman creates fairy gardens. Her business is called Out on a Whim.

CSB constructing building in downtown Orrville

The Commercial & Savings Bank announced its plan to build a new banking center in downtown Orrville.

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.

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.

Prentke Romich Company honored at Maker Monday

Ohio representative Ron Amstutz presented Barry Romich, P.E., with a certificate from the Ohio Legislature in recognition of the company's 50 years of serving the global community.

City of Wooster welcomes Daisy Brand expansion

The City of Wooster announced a multimillion-dollar expansion of the Daisy Brand facility.

Local jeweler plants seeds of kindness

Craig Forcell, owner of Martin Jewelers, has a philosophy that has drawn customers back to his store for decades.

Lehman’s to host maple syrup class

The chance to learn how to boil sap to make your own maple syrup is coming up at Lehman's Hardware in Kidron.

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.

Amish Country readies for a special visit

Twenty operators from the American Bus Association will roll through Amish Country as part of an intriguing three-day tour that has been designed to showcase the best and most interesting stops through the tri-county area.

Ohio CPA firm donates to Help Can Hunger campaign

Rea & Associates employees coordinated the 13th annual Help Can Hunger food drive among its 11 offices. This year the Millersburg and Wooster teams donated a combined total of 3,416 pounds of food.

New location for Ballet Wooster

Ballet Wooster was established in 2015 under its new name. The program is expanding and will hold an open house at its new location.

Waynedale receives sponsorship from pipeline company

Kinder Morgan donated $83,000 to Southeast Local School's athletics and band and choir with some of the funds directed toward upgrades to Waynedale's athletic facilities.

Farmers National Bank expands commercial lending team with new hire

Farmers National Bank continues to grow its team of commercial lenders with the addition of David Benavides as vice president and relationship manager.

Storck Film Design: A bit of Hollywood in Wooster

Storck Film Design Ltd., based in Wooster, now provides full-service production for a wide variety of projects: everything from promoting local nonprofits to commercials and documentaries to recent work on an upcoming web series.

Killbuck Savings Bank Company partners with Ameriprise

The Board of Directors of The Killbuck Savings Bank Company recently made the decision to change investment advisory firms and partner with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.

Popular travel website names Wayne County a destination

TripAdvisor is a website that offers travel information and assistance including customer reviews on everything. Wayne County was named a destination, and numerous local businesses were placed on the list.

Shopping locally keeps dollars in the community

Many local businesses will offer specials for shoppers who venture out for Shop Small Saturday in Wayne County.

Smucker establishes endowed scholarship in business at Ashland

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

Farmers Trust brings new hire to serve Wayne and Holmes county

Farmers Trust Company is expanding the experience and expertise of its team with a key new hire in investment and account administration.

Orrville to celebrate Home for the Holidays

A seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events at downtown merchants will provide a full evening of family fun at Home for the Holidays.

Window Wonderland coming to downtown Wooster

Main Street Wooster and the downtown Wooster merchants welcome children of all ages to Window Wonderland for numerous holiday activities and family fun.

Aultman Orrville recognized by 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey

Aultman Orrville is one of three small and rural hospitals in Ohio and one of 24 in Ohio for all hospitals recognized by the 18th Annual Health Care's Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum.

Christmas tree farm is a family adventure and a big win for the environment

Twinsberry Tree Farm will soon open for the season. Joel Berry operates the farm with his whole family close at hand.

Community invited to Faith & Values in the Workplace Workshop

Faith & Values in the Marketplace Workshop will provide a great deal of insight into how those wishing to live their faith throughout the week can take steps in making sure their faith remains a vital part of their work.

Local business provides so much more than a product

Computermixx is a family business that is involved in helping the community.

Escape Room opens in Wooster

Unlocked: Escape Room Wooster, an interactive adventure game where players are locked in a room and have to find clues in the room to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape, is now open for business.

Thoughtfully clean: A dream to make the world better leads to soap

Aubrey Helmuth Miller is the creator of a line of soap that uses locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.

All it takes is a brush and a beverage

Laurie Schultz is the owner of a new addition to downtown Wooster revitalization district. Her studio, Brush and a Beverage, is all about painting, community and having a great time, all with complimentary beverages.

Smithville shop voted Best Antiques for second year in a row

Daphne Ross owns Just Enough Antiques in Smithville. The award-winning store focuses on antiques and American-made primitives. The store's Sixth Annual Big Sled Reveal is approaching.

Birdeye snags first place win at chamber outing

The last day of summer welcomed 100 golfers to the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble at The Pines Golf Club. Proceeds will go toward the Front Door Campaign for Chamber Facility Renovation.

Orrville resident wins new mixer

Sandi Dalessandro of Orrville won a red KitchenAid stand mixer of $459.

Commercial kitchen makes it possible to scale up slowly

Local Roots Market and Café will hold an open house and invites food entrepreneurs to visit its commercial-processing kitchen that is available for rent.



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