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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.

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.

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.

Local family goes nuts this time of year

The Yoder family near Apple Creek is known for their walnut business. This year walnut season is just getting started, Oct. 2 being the first day the Yoders were open to the community.

Watch for scams in wake of Equifax data breach

In the wake of the Equifax data breach, con artists are trying to capitalize on the upsetting situation.

Donations sought for hurricane victims

In an effort to help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Lehman's along with other Kidron merchants are collecting donations through Oct. 14.

Hammond promoted to assistant vice president of The Commercial & Savings Bank

Ami Hammond was named assistant vice president of The Commercial & Savings Bank.

Cut it Out: Free training alerts hairdressers to signs of domestic violence

OneEighty will offer Cut it Out, a workshop designed to teach salon professionals how to recognize signs of domestic violence, at their Millersburg office.

Annual Yard Sale Days brings out treasure hunters

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Orrville Community Yard Sale Days are approaching.

Village Network seeks people who care as it sees rapid growth

To keep up with its rapid program growth, The Village Network, based in Wooster, is hiring multiple positions including 12 in Wooster.

CAMO hosts Breakfast Before Business

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Before Business networking event was hosted by Central American Medical Outreach Inc.

Bringing exciting colors to your home is at your fingertips

Whether you are repainting a single room, an entire home or tackling any kind of paint project, new technology has brought your painting options into a brand-new century.

Hummel to host open house

Hummel Group will hold an open house. Employees will be on hand to answer questions, provide tours and visit with guests.

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.



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