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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.

Locally roasted coffee beans, a sure thing at Sure House Coffee Roasting Co.

Sure House Coffee Roasting Co. in downtown Wooster has coffee beans available at its cafe and several local retail outlets. Its wholesale business is on the upswing, and the cafe itself is designed to be all about the coffee and the community.

Irish Sessions in Wooster provide a venue for musicians

A weekly Irish Session, where musicians from the community come to play and learn music, takes place at the Rox Gastropub in downtown Wooster.

Orrville celebrated National Chamber of Commerce Week for the first time

Orrville's celebration of National Chamber of Commerce Week Sept. 12-16 was proclaimed by Mayor David Handwerk at the City Council meeting on Sept. 6.

Think outside the green bin: Recycling is a multi-faceted process and lifestyle

There are many ways to recycle in Wayne County. Check out all the different organizations that are available to help on this matter.

Today’s Kitchen Store hosts PBS chef Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton will sign copies of her new book at an upcoming event in downtown Wooster.

Year-round markets benefit farmers and their customers

Local farmers' markets are on the rise and transitioning to a year-round model.

Garlic tasting included 16 varieties of the well-known allium

Mary Gnizak of Adonai Acres set up the garlic tasting at Local Roots Market and Cafe in Wooster on a Saturday afternoon to learn even more about the garlic she loves to grow.

Wooster Arts Jazz Fest is in its 13th year

This year marks the 13th annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest, which will be in historic downtown Wooster on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Historical talk on Fredericksburg Jail is Sept. 7

Jane Braddock will speak about the restored Fredericksburg Jail on Sept. 7.

Buckeye Furniture Expo a success for local builders

On Aug. 16 and 17 The Buckeye Furniture Expo was hosted and sponsored by PackShip Furniture Direct at the new warehouse and fulfillment facility in Orrville of Jarrett Companies.

The Carpenter’s Cup is building community in Smithville

Jon and Sara Hubacher started The Carpenter's Cup in Smithville, a unique café with a carpenter theme in its décor and menu items.

Long reclaims Ohio’s Best Bagger title in Wooster

Brady Long, representing Buehler's Fresh Foods Medina Forest Meadows, has repeated as Ohio's Best Bagger at the 2016 Ohio Best Bagger Contest on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Wooster-based business leader Zach Santmyer elected chairman of the board for statewide trade group

Zach Santmyer, president of Santmyer Oil Company Inc., SOCI Petroleum and Santmyer Commercial Fueling in Wooster, has been elected 2016-17 chairman of the board of directors of the Ohio Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association.

Qualified candidates must be willing to remove, relocate and renovate historic home

Victorian home lovers and history enthusiasts have a unique opportunity. The College of Wooster is giving away a 142-year-old historical house.

Discovery and connection through adventures with horses

Clients at SpringHaven find compassionate encouragement with the community of licensed mental health professionals and the many services offered including Equine Assisted Counseling. The mind-set behind this community is that life is all about healthy relationships.

Jen Kessel named VP of operations at Aultman Orrville

Aultman Orrville Hospital announced the promotion of Jen Kessel to vice president of operations.

Christian author to speak at New Philadelphia bookstore

Stefanie Libertore is an author, mentor and faith-based activist. She will greet readers and sign copies of her book at Dayspring Christian Bookstore at 143 W. High Ave. in New Philadelphia Saturday, Aug. 13 from 1-3 p.m.

Tiny houses: A giant move toward community connections and energy efficiency

After many years as an electrician Jeff Krohne, Akron native, decided to set up shop as a tiny homebuilder. His company, Skosh LLC, is based in Rittman.

Retirement is an adventure for trio of local building professionals

There's nothing unusual about building an addition unless the engineer is 90, the draftsman is 88 and the contractor is 89. This senior group of hard-working gentlemen is leading the crew for the construction of an addition to the building that houses the Breakaway religious educational program in...

Downtown Wooster initiates a pilot composting project

Local Roots Market and Café volunteers Julie Laudick and Margo Curl implemented a composting and recycling sorting station for customer use as a pilot program in hopes that the environmentally friendly disposal approach will expand to other downtown restaurants and even the whole city of Wooster.

Local yoga studio wants the community to design new T-shirts

Tracy Heck invites the community in Wooster to help design a T-shirt for The Studio on Liberty through a contest.

BWC Basics kicks off FY17 Orrville Safety Council

The Orrville Area Safety Council kicked off the FY17 program year with a return to the basics during their lunch and learn meeting on July 13.

Warther Knives sharpen up Amish Country

Visitors looking to start their own collection of kitchen, fishing, or hunting knives from the gift shop will discover that David Warther Carvings and Gift Shop is more than a store; it is also cultural exhibit and museum designed to inspire and engage the whole community. The museum exhibits a...

Wayne County Airport celebrates reopening of runway

Wayne County Airport will celebrate the reopening of its runway with an open house Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is welcome, and hot dogs, popcorn and chips will be provided.

Independent restaurants showcased in downtown event

Taste of Downtown Wooster allows residents and visitors to enjoy a variety of locally owned, independent restaurants in one single evening. The foods of 13 local independent restaurants will be showcased at this eighth annual event on Thursday, July 28 from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Wooster.

16th annual Doughty Valley Steam Days: The big iron horses of yesterday

The display during the 16th annual Doughty Valley Steam Days will be July 21-23 at 5023 state Route 557 between Berlin and Charm.

Uptown Wooster Festival event helps animal shelters with adopting pets

Rekira Mann, 23, and Heike Mann, 49, are a mother-daughter photography team that are hosting the first Uptown Wooster Festival on Saturday, July 23 to support animal advocacy groups. They own H&R Fotostudio in Wooster.

Rea & Associates earns recognition

Rea & Associates Inc., a regional accounting and business consulting firm, was recently named the 2016 Member Firm of the Year by Manufacturing CPAs, a subsidiary of The Rainmaker Alliances, which is a service line of The Rainmaker Companies.

Is footgolf a real thing? Yes, and you can play it in Wooster

Take one part soccer and two parts golf. Add 21-inch diameter holes to an existing golf course, and that's the recipe for the relatively new sport of footgolf. The L.C. Boles Golf Course in Wooster is the home of Ohio's first American Footgolf League certified course.

Downtown Wooster continues to expand culinary options

Tony Ly added one more eatery to his list when Basil Asian Bistro opened for business on June 14.

Rody Walter: An old-fashioned craftsman building custom bicycles

The Rody Walter workshop is tucked away in a rural area on the outskirts of Wooster, an unlikely spot for an award-winning craftsman who is known worldwide for his uniquely handcrafted and personalized custom bicycle creations.

HER Realtors expands operations with Real Estate Showcase

HER Realtors, central Ohio's largest real estate brokerage, is announcing the expansion of its operations into Northern Ohio with the merger of Real Estate Showcase. Founded in 1973, RES has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years with 65 sales associates and auctioneers between their...

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

Wendell August, a premium metal giftware brand that offers American-made handcrafted products, announced today the return of their craftsmen at their Berlin location during Wendell August Craftsman Days and Barn Tours. This fall event will run Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 16 through Dec. 10.

You Help You program helps partipants take charge of their health and wellness

A free six-week community education class will focus on taking charge of one's own well-being. Offered through a partnership between Buehler's Fresh Foods and The Cleveland Clinic, the summer class will meet on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. at Buehler's in Orrville in the Community Room, 1114 W. High...

New downtown location puts bank at the hub of local business

Farmers National Bank relocated to 305 W. Liberty St. in downtown Wooster on June 13. The branch will include three drive-through lanes, five offices, two conference rooms and an ATM.

Sheer Professionals Team: Dedicated to paying it forward and giving back

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Wooster's Sheer Professionals Hair Styling Studio. Owners Donna Beam and Sandra Carr have hosted numerous fundraisers throughout years.

Ol’ Dirty Sheets Hot Sauce is helping Wooster family change the world one meal at a time

Wooster natives Joshua Sheets and Jamie Smetzer start the first hot sauce company in Wooster: Ol' Dirty Sheets Hot Sauce.

OrrVilla welcomes Madrigal Dancers

The Madrigal Dancers will perform a 45-minute showcase of English country dances at OrrVilla Retirement Community on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Friendship and faith drives creative home-based business

A local, small business, springing naturally from a mix of faith, friendship and a desire to help others, has moved from craft fairs to online sales. Divine Gifts is the joint effort of friends Amy Haas of Smithville and Sara Wakefield of West Salem.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods names Mike Davidson vice president of operations

Buehler's Fresh Foods has selected Michael Davidson as vice president of store operations. Davidson will work closely with Buehler's leadership team and store managers, reporting to President and COO Dan Shanahan.

Everence helps local organizations through Rebate for Missions program

Using income generated from its Visa card transactions, Everence Federal Credit Union is supporting local organizations through its Rebate for Missions program.

With a hoop and a holler: Hooping for fitness is for all ages

The Studio on Liberty in downtown Wooster is offering a new workshop on Hula-Hooping. Those multi-colored plastic hoops have become another option in the buffet of choices for grown-up ways to play, relax and stay fit.

Mechanical engineering students tour local facility

This past April 20 students and faculty from the mechanical engineering technology program in the College of Applied Science and Technology attended a tour of Schaeffler's LuK brand facility in Wooster, Ohio. Schaeffler is a leading global automotive and industrial supplier.

Smucker family to triple size of scholarship fund

In a move that continues its legacy of generous support for higher education in Wayne County, the Smucker family announced it will increase the size of a scholarship that benefits students at The University of Akron¿s Wayne College to $1 million.

Great Lakes Fiber Show is all wool and a yard wide

The Great Lakes Fiber Show is coming to Wooster on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.

Stutzman Farms recalls certain products due to wheat allergen

Stutzman Farms of Millersburg is voluntarily recalling several products due to an undeclared wheat allergen.

Fundraiser benefits Farm Bureau, 4-H and FFA

All Ohio Bob Evans Restaurants are participating in their largest fundraiser in the restaurant's history. Proceeds benefit Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio 4-H and Ohio FFA.

Cupcake tour is a self-guided 2-day event that includes 5 stops throughout Wayne County

Visit Wayne County for the scenery, for the unique businesses and for two days, a self-guided cupcake tour.

From curiosity to craft

Pete Guster has turned a curiosity in leatherworking into a blossoming business.

Leadership Wooster accepting applications

Applications for Leadership are being accepted. The program begins in August.

Local couple gets to work in their retirement

Terry and Elsie Wilson have built a business even after the couple retired. The Cottage at Lionsgate takes the couples' full commitment. They hope to one day leave the business to their children.

A piece of Swiss history finds a new home in Walnut Creek

Tom Miller's paintings are legendary in Amish Country, but recent events left one well-known mural's future in doubt. Walnut Creek Cheese owner Mark Coblentz provided a new home when he restored the outdoor mural and gave it a resting spot at Walnut Creek Cheese.

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. scholarships

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



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