What to Do
Find a Business
Find a Deal
Add an Event
Submit News
Promote my Business

Parkview Elementary School will hold its second annual Fit-n-Fund run in an effort to raise $11,000 to create a welcoming, safe and fun outdoor space for its students and the surrounding neighborhood.

Read More ( Comments )

The University of Akron Wayne College will host its 23rd annual Administrative Professionals Day.

Read More ( Comments )

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra and the Wooster Chorus will join forces for a performance at the College of Wooster.

Read More ( Comments )

Tom Ginsburg will present "How to Lose and Save Constitutional Democracy" at the 21st annual Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law at the College of Wooster.

Read More ( Comments )

First-time entries in the Wooster Memorial Day Parade are being requested. Organizations that have not previously been part of the annual procession are invited to apply for consideration.

Read More ( Comments )

Community News & Events
Loading the Community News & Events...
Fundraiser promotes fitness for young students

Parkview Elementary School will hold its second annual Fit-n-Fund run in an effort to raise $11,000 to create a welcoming, safe and fun outdoor space for its students and the surrounding neighborhood.

Wooster Figure Skating Club to present 'Skating into Summer'

The Wooster Figure Skating Club will present "Skating into Summer" at the Alice Noble Ice Arena.

College of Wooster Opera Workshop culminates in 'Facets of Love'

The College of Wooster Opera Workshop will present "Facets of Love: Famous Opera Scenes" at Scheide Music Center.

Wayne College to host Administrative Professionals Day

The University of Akron Wayne College will host its 23rd annual Administrative Professionals Day.

Symphony and chorus join forces

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra and the Wooster Chorus will join forces for a performance at the College of Wooster.

Gypsy Flamenco Swing band to perform at Sonnenberg Village

The next music program in the Sonnenberg Village Welcome Center will feature the award-winning group Ameranouche.

The Tree City Quilters' Guild presents Paradise in Bloom

The Tree City Quilters' Guild 2018 quilt show, Paradise in Bloom, will be held at the Wooster Church of the Nazarene.

A student-curated exhibition will be on display at COW

“Saints, Relics and Images: The Art of Medieval Devotion,” a student-curated exhibition, will be on display in the Burton D. Morgan Gallery of the College of Wooster Art Museum.

'The Perils of the Petticoat'

Lynne Bury, owner of the Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House in Marshallville, will present a talk on “The Perils of the Petticoat” at the Ken Miller Museum in Shreve.

Law professor to present lecture

Tom Ginsburg will present "How to Lose and Save Constitutional Democracy" at the 21st annual Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law at the College of Wooster.

Parade seeks first-time participants

First-time entries in the Wooster Memorial Day Parade are being requested. Organizations that have not previously been part of the annual procession are invited to apply for consideration.

Crisis Intervention Team advanced training for local first responders

CIT advanced training was recently offered to 18 members of area police departments including Glenmont, Creston, Doylestown, Rittman, Millersburg, Ohio State University and Wooster.

Alumni sought for summer thespian reunion

Summer Stage Wooster and the Wooster High School Drama Club alumni will host “Spaghetti and a Song,” an evening of dining and entertainment.

The goal is to grow the fund and award more grants

The Employment Resource Fund is designed to benefit hard-working adults who are in training or seeking a job or a better job.

Hunley sub to be discussed at next CWRT in Wooster

The next Wayne County Civil War Roundtable is free and open to the public in the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library.

Ballet Wooster presents 'Summer in Paris'

Ballet Wooster will present "Summer in Paris" along with other pieces during its upcoming production at Wooster High School Performing Arts Center.

Construction crews continue renovation at Armington Physical Education Center

Armington Physical Education Center will undergo construction over the next several months when the College of Wooster's $5 million continues its renovation of the athletics and events facility.

Columbia University professor to present lecture at the College of Wooster

Maureen Raymo will present "Climate, CO2 and Sea Level: Past is Prologue" at the 37th annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr. Memorial Lecture at the College of Wooster.

Award-winning poet to read at COW

The College of Wooster will welcome award-winning poet, spoken-word artist and educator Nate Marshall to campus for a reading of his work.

The Neighborhood: Conference seeks to bridge gaps and share stories

Hannah Troyer and co-organizer Ashadee Miller have put together an event filled with speakers, community members and community leaders to create grassroots change toward creating a more accepting, understanding and loving community.

Advocate of healthy living encourages a family garden

Stephen Wegendt is an Orrville resident who is passionate about the advantages of living an active lifestyle. He has taken it upon himself to research a healthier lifestyle and is enthusiastic about sharing his findings.

Music from the Heart: Area physicians perform to raise funds for medical expenses

People to People Ministries will present Music from the Heart at Scheide Music Center with all the funds raised going to People to People.

This is not your usual Snow White

Orrville Community Players will present "The Tale of Snow White" by Barbara Lennon at Orrville Community Theater.

Wooster Transit to offer demand-response wheelchair service

Wooster Transit is growing again to help meet the transportation needs in Wooster, and as of March 19, it provides a demand-response wheelchair service along its bus route.

OneEighty launches capital campaign to raise $2 million

To meet the increasing need for recovery services in Wayne and Holmes counties, OneEighty has launched a capital campaign to raise $2 million.

Sharing culture throughout the community

A senior political science major with a focus on comparative politics, Jinhee Huh is a student ambassador with the College of Wooster's Student Ambassadors program.

Zumba to raise funds for the Wayne County Children's Advocacy Center

The community is invited to support the work of the Wayne County Children's Advocacy Center by attending a Zumba fundraiser.

Maker Faire seeks participants

The second annual Wayne County Mini Maker Faire will be at the University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville. Individuals or groups who can demonstrate a skill or craft, show a finished piece of work and explain it, and/or teach a skill or lead a hands-on activity can apply to participate.

All area youth invited to audition for a summer musical

Wayne County Performing Arts Council invites youth age 8-18 to audition for its summer musical production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid."

Renovated store opens in Wooster

Family Dollar Stores Inc., a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced the opening of a renovated store in Wooster.

Historical Society meeting includes public program about Native Americans

The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Historic Church of God on Milton Street in Smithville.

Pond clinic is free to attend

Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a free pond clinic.

Preorder hanging baskets for May pickup

The Orrville Public Library Friends group is now taking presale orders for its annual Mother's Day Hanging Basket Sale.

Health Talks scheduled for April in Orrville

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three Health Talks in April.

Local women graduate from Ohio Farm Bureau leadership program

Megan Lezzer of Wooster and Candace Lease of Apple Creek recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau's AgriPOWER Institute Class IX.

Skywarn class presented by the National Weather Service in Wooster

Wayne County will host a Skywarn class at the Ohio State University Wooster campus.

Full steam ahead for inaugural Mt. Hope Train & Toy Show

The inaugural Mt. Hope Train & Toy Show will chug into Holmes County.

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative distributes $15,000 in scholarships

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. announced the winners of its annual college scholarship competition, held late February at the co-operative's Millersburg office.

Wayne County Historical Society in final stages of new project

Soon it will be possible for community members to get an up-close and personnel look at all the items that were once housed in what was once called the Wayne County Historical Museum.

Auxiliary seeks new members and support

The Wayne County Care Center has been serving the Wooster area since 1852, and the women's auxiliary has been an institution at the home for nearly that long.

Free career counseling event at Wayne College

The University of Akron Wayne College invites students and the community to attend Milkshakes & Majors, a free career counseling event.

Register early for science program aimed at girls

The 2018 Expanding Your Horizons workshop is open to all fifth- and sixth-grade girls in Wayne, Holmes and Ashland counties.

Leisy to present coin program

The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable program is free and open to the public in the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries.

Wooster captures first-ever state wheelchair basketball title

Wooster High School hosted the first high school wheelchair state basketball tournament the weekend of March 9, where the Generals bested the Tallmadge Blue Devils 31-23 for the crown.

Chorus to begin 54th annual spring tour

The highly acclaimed Wooster Chorus, an ensemble of 70 student musicians from the College of Wooster, will perform at the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster.

Wooster High School joins schools nationwide in walking out to protest violence

Students at Wooster High School are organizing a peaceful school walkout to honor the dead, protest school violence and stand up for safer schools.

Free talk addresses climate change in the region

The Hotel Millersburg will host Dr. Jeff Corney, director of The Wilderness Center, to discuss “Deluge or Draught? — How Climate Change May Affect our Region.”

Pancake Day benefits new clinic

The Orrville Rotary Club will hold its annual Pancake Day at Schmid Hall.

Central Christian to present 'The Little Mermaid'

Central Christian School will present "The Little Mermaid" at the Central Christian School Performing Arts Center.

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County leading new kind of economic development in the community

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Wayne County Community Foundation, has announced Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County as the recipient of the 2018 Worthy Works Award.

Students raise funds for Closet of Hope

Students from the Wayne County Schools Career Center's criminal justice class raised $113.19 for Closet of Hope by collecting spare change from students and staff in the commons during lunch time.

Prescriptions for opioids down

Opioids prescribed to Ohio patients declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2017.

Men's choral ensemble to perform this spring

Sonnenberg Station is an 18-voice men's choral ensemble based in Wayne County.

And sew it is: Beacon Hill girls craft quilts for mothers with newborns

While Beacon Hill youth are provided with two days to go out into the area and perform community service, the eighth-grade girls went above and beyond in their recent project.

Ohio to stop issuing same-day state driver licenses

In an effort to ensure greater security and identification protection for customers and to comply with federal regulations, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is introducing a single, central point of production for state driver licenses and identification cards.

HopeQuest to host a fundraising night of fun and fellowship

Each year Paul and Cindy Mullet have held a fundraising event for HopeQuest Ministries, and Ryan Bomgardner will return this year for the event at Fairlawn Mennonite Church.

Workshop targets those new to beekeeping

Aaron Weaver, a Wayne County beekeeper, has been keeping bees for eight years, a sort of tradition among his family, and those who are interested in learning more about beekeeping will enjoy the workshop hosted by Lehman's in Kidron.

Pro-Life Oratory contest open to area students

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life is now accepting registrants for its annual Pro-Life Oratory Contest.

Smithville drama to present 'Guys and Dolls'

Smithville High School Drama Club will present "Guys and Dolls."

STEAM is a new club for area children

The Wooster Corps of the Salvation Army has added a new segment to its collection of Family Life Center offerings with its STEAM Club for area children grade k-12.

WaCPAC to present 'The Secret Garden'

WaCPAC will present "The Secret Garden" at Wooster Foursquare Church.

Pancake and Sausage Day in 48th year

The 48th annual Northwestern Ruritan Pancake and Sausage Day and Northwestern Community Spring Homecoming will be at Northwestern High School.

Winter Book Sale to be held March 9 and 10

Wayne County Public Library will hold its Winter Used Book Sale.

No garage planned to ease downtown parking woes

Wooster City's administration officials held a town hall–style meeting Feb. 23 in Wooster City Council chambers to explain their new strategy for addressing downtown parking concerns and to field comments and questions from the public.

Area Farm Bureaus to host informational meeting

The Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Richland and Wayne County Farm Bureaus will host an informational meeting about oil and gas leases.

Career center seeking nominations

The Wayne County Schools Career Center is seeking nominations for Distinguished Alumni Awards from area employers, past and present staff, and the community.

Workshops to teach hand lettering

Emily Weckesser from The Oyster's Pearl will lead a hand-lettering workshop at Sure House Coffee Roasting Co. in Wooster.

Rie Matsuzaki serves as a student ambassador

College of Wooster junior Rie Matsuzaki has traveled and lived in places around the world, and it's that kind of experience she shares through her role as a student ambassador through the college's Student Ambassadors program.

Smithville meeting includes information on vintage base ball

The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold its monthly general meeting, which will explain vintage base ball and many of the old-fashion terms of the period.

Executive chef has been all over the world and back

John Birman, the executive chef at the Pines Golf Club and Restaurant in Orrville, has lived a life rich with adventures. After traveling and working all over the world, he's back where he started from at the Pines.

Kathleen Clyde to run for secretary of state

Kathleen Clyde, currently serving as a state representative of the 75th Ohio House District, recently launched her campaign for secretary of state.

Cookbook Club to meet March 5

Orrville Public Library's March Cookbook Club meeting will look at “Dinner Made Easy with Six Sisters' Stuff.”

Central Christian School: Auction offers travel to asphalt to eggrolls

Central Christian School's annual auction will raise funds toward the school's annual operating budget.

Orrville man scores a new TV from Bennet's

Bennet's donated a Samsung 50-inch LED TV for the raffle. The winner of the television was Mark Fleming from Orrville.

Mothers' Study Club IV to host sale of gently used prom dresses

Mothers' Study Club IV is an Orrville nonprofit organization. The club's used formal dress sale has become a big fundraiser for the group, and it will be held at Schmid Hall in Orrville.

Aultman to offer class for new moms

To meet the needs of new mothers, Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer a breastfeeding class in the hospital's obstetrics department.

Grace Kelly to perform with Wooster Jazz Ensemble

Saxophonist and singer Grace Kelly will perform with the Wooster Jazz Ensemble.

Art Attack: Wooster area artists come together for sale and community

Wooster area artists will come together for the second Art Attack at Spoon Market.

'Radio Daze' a fundraiser for veteran trips to D.C.

The Bright Life Players will present "Radio Daze" at the American Legion Post 68.

Scout Trade-O-Ree includes a pancake breakfast

The ninth annual Buckeye Memorabilia Scout Trade-O-Ree is approaching.

Winesburg Post Office to host passport fairs

As a community service and to make it easier to apply for a U.S. passport, the Winesburg Post Office will hold passport fairs.

Olympic Dreams Celebration at Alice Noble Ice Arena

The Wooster Figure Skating Club, along with Learn to Skate, will host an Olympic Dreams Celebration at the Alice Noble Ice Arena.

Night to Shine: A shining example of compassion

Wooster's Grace Church was one of more than 540 churches in 50 states and 16 countries to host the Night to Shine event. With the help of 300 volunteers, more than 160 guests participated in the 2018 gala.

Benefit dinner for Central American Clean Water Campaign

Soup and Bread, in collaboration with the Greenhouse Student Sustainability Group, has pledged to raise $5,750 toward the total cost of initiatives to install solar-powered water filtration systems in three villages located in El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Bach to speak at business lecture

Robbie Bach, former senior executive at Microsoft, will present “Creating Opportunity in a Disruptive World" at the James R. Wilson Lecture in Business Economics at the College of Wooster.

COW students win national title

Dawson Honey and Brianna Schmidt of the College of Wooster placed first in the brief writing competition at the American Moot Court Association National Championship Tournament held last month in Dallas at the University of North Texas College of Law.

Open house highlights healthy lifestyle

Aultman Orrville Sports & Wellness will open its doors to the community, giving local residents an exclusive look into the facility's services and programs.

AAUW scholarship is available to female residents

The Wooster branch of the American Association of University Women is now accepting applications for the 2018 AAUW scholarship program.

'Cinderella' comes to the PAC

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."

Sanctuary Network to host general meeting

East Central Ohio Sanctuary Network will gather for its general meeting at Jake's Steakhouse.

Golden Bears promoting golden rule through social justice committee

Waynedale High School's social justice committee is now in its second year, and the program has taken huge leaps in growth in a short span.

Dine out to support Ballet Wooster

A purchase at Chipotle in Wooster can help support Ballet Wooster.

Upriver to perform at Sonnenberg Village

Upriver will present its music at the Sonnenberg Village Welcome Center.

The fundraiser variety show with the name no one can pronounce

Everyone is invited to reserve a seat for "The Frohliche Dorf Show" at the Performing Arts Center at Central Christian School in Kidron.

College of Wooster Student Ambassador program: Profile of Bao Nguyen

Bao Nguyen is a young College of Wooster sophomore who hails from rural Dalat and is an ambassador for the College of Wooster's Student Ambassador program.

Cellist will perform with the Wooster Symphony Orchestra

Cellist Miles Richardson will perform with the Wooster Symphony Orchestra.

Wolf to visit library

The public is invited to meet an ambassador wolf from Ironwood Wolves at the Orrville Public Library.

Celebrate Year of the Dog

Local Roots Market & Café will host a Chinese New Year celebration.

Author to speak about shared meaning of race

Matthew Hughey, author and associate professor of sociology at the University of Cincinnati, will present “White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists and the Shared Meanings of Race” at the Stieglitz Lecture in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall.

Wildcats hockey team take on local celebrities

The Wildcats sled hockey team will take on local celebrities at the Alice Noble Ice Arena in Wooster.

Orrville Book Club chooses February selection

Orrville Public Library's Book Club selection for February is "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman.

Kidron Historical Society hosting annual business meeting

The annual business meeting of the Kidron Community Historical Society will be held in the Welcome Center of Sonnenberg Village. People may hear a presentation from special guest, Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Egg artist will lead a hands-on workshop

Denise DiGeronimo of the Ohio Egg Artists Guild will lead a hands-on workshop appropriate for participants age 10 and up in the art of pysanky egg decorating, and other egg-related events will take place.

Presentation on Lincoln coming to Wooster

Jerry and Marilyn Payn will give a PowerPoint presentation of Abraham Lincoln's extensive funeral and burial at the next Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program.

Orrville Players to present Oscar Wilde

Orrville Community Players will present “The Importance of Being Earnest," a play by Oscar Wilde, at the Orrville Community Theater.

Mentors sought to help at-risk youth

Grant dollars are offsetting the cost of getting the Strive Mentorship Program up and running, but volunteers are needed as mentors for at-risk youth.

Bark Ball returns for a second year to benefit the dogs

After a successful inaugural event in 2017, the Wayne County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center invites the community to their second annual Bark Ball, their largest fundraiser of the year.

Heartland Point to host new classes

Heartland Point's classes in the coming weeks cover a wide variety of topics including projects for Valentine's Day and creating fidget spinners for kids.

House Bill 250 benefits and strengthens Ohio's bicycle community

The Ohio House passed House Bill 250, legislation that would create regulations for electric bicycles, allowing more flexibility in their use.

Libraries receive grant for Hidden Superstars of Science project

The College of Wooster Libraries have received a grant from the State Library of Ohio to support the Hidden Superstars of Science project.

Register now to be guaranteed entry to Century Ride

Only 14 spots remain open for the annual Huntington Towpath Century Ride. With a cap of 135 riders, register now to be guaranteed entry.

Funding sought to continue Heartland Trail

Wayne County Rails to Trails is seeking money to match a $500,000 grant it recently received from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Good agricultural practices class at Local Roots

Anyone interested in the best practices for growing produce locally is invited to sign up for an upcoming Ohio State University class to be held in downtown Wooster at Local Roots Market and Cafe.

10-year-old raises funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Braxton Dente, a 10-year-old football player, is striving to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a campaign he calls 19for1900.

Aultman Orrville to offer childbirth education class

To meet the needs of expectant mothers, Aultman Orrville will offer a childbirth education class in the hospital's community room.

Women's Empowerment Series open to all area women

The first Women's Empowerment Workshop Series of 2018 will be held at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library. The Women's Empowerment Series is offered for free and is open to any woman of any age or situation.

Great Decisions lecture series offers 3 speakers and a screening

“Resurgent Nationalism and Borderless Problems” is the topic of the Great Decisions lecture series, an annual joint venture between the College of Wooster and the local Wooster community.

Solar United Neighbors of Ohio will hold an informational session

Solar United Neighbors of Ohio will hold an informational session on solar energy in the west conference room at the Wayne County Library in Wooster.

Poll workers needed for May primary

In Ohio it takes more than 35,000 workers to staff polling places across the state for election day, and all 88 county boards of elections are in need of people willing to serve.

Globetrotters partner with Red Cross

The American Red Cross has joined forces with the Harlem Globetrotters as its official charity partner through the team's Great Assist initiative to help communities across the country prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, and the Globetrotters will play at Timken Gymnasium inside...

OneEighty fundraiser could be right up your alley

The upcoming third annual Bowling to End Domestic Violence tournament is a fundraiser looking for more teams and sponsors.

Cover crop the topic of choice at upcoming SWCD meeting

Holmes, Coshocton, Wayne and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation districts will host a soil health meeting about cover crops planning systems on farms at the Holmes County Library.

70 years of dancing: Bill Alkire to receive a lifetime achievement award

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County will host an event honoring Bill Alkire with the Country Dance & Song Society Lifetime Contribution Award. A dance also will be held.

SCHS hosts Smithville Grange program

Smithville Community Historical Society will hold its general meeting at the Historic Church of God on Milton Street.

Wayne College invites community to International Festival

The International Festival at the University of Akron Wayne College will be in the Student Life Building. The theme for the three-day event is Explore and Celebrate.

COPD support group meets monthly in Orrville

Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease support group designed to teach patients, families and caregivers how to help manage COPD symptoms.

Power to the Polls rally is building on a movement

Locally in Wooster, hundreds gathered on public square to support the second annual Women's March Power to the Polls rally on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Emergency preparedness: It's a full-time job

The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency operates year round, making sure everything and everyone is as ready as possible to handle whatever natural or human events might bring the city to a standstill.

OHuddle awakens youth to their unique value

OHuddle is a not-for-profit in Wayne County, lifting up youth in Wooster and Orrville City Schools.

TWC Nature Photo Club to meet

Nature Photo Club will meet at the Wilderness Center. The guest speaker will be award-winning photographer Richard Patrick from Louisville.

Applications accepted for GIVE 365 grants

GIVE 365 Wayne County, the dollar-a-day philanthropy initiative of the Wayne County Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications from area nonprofits.

Local rink named finalist in contest

A panel of judges from Ephesus and the AHL selected the Alice Noble Ice Arena as a quarter-finalist for the Light Like The Pro's essay contest. Now through Feb. 2, the rink encourages the community to support them through an online vote.

Watoto children's mission presents breakfast fundraiser for the kids

Watoto has been instrumental in creating growth opportunities for many villages in Africa, and an upcoming fundraiser breakfast will provide financial support for a group of 13 people from Holmes and Wayne counties to travel overseas to Africa to continue the ongoing effort to help people there.

NewPointe to host Night to Shine

NewPointe Community Church's Dover campus announced they will serve as one of more than 350 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine.

Orrville YMCA fundraiser welcomes Bob Knight

The Orrville YMCA will kick off its Natatorium Project Capital Campaign with Orrville native and icon, coach Bob Knight.

Jane Austen Ball and events has something for everyone

The Jane Austen Ball is approaching with workshops and other events prior to the ball to prepare those who wish to participate.

Handcrafted toys made of locally sourced wood

Based in Newcomerstown, Russ Riggle makes and sells wood toys. He became serious about making toys as a business five or six years ago.

Black tie affair benefits ALS research

The Trample ALS Ball will be at Redwood Hall on the campus of Ashland University.

Power to the Polls rally planned in downtown Wooster

Indivisible Wooster along with Wayne Forward will host Wooster's second annual march at the gazebo in downtown Wooster.

Warm up with a 4-mile hike

The Friends of the Wooster Memorial Park invite seasoned hikers to enjoy a 4-mile hike on the Outer Trail, which includes two stream crossings with no bridges.

Warm up to reading at the library

Orrville Public Library has numerous activities planned with many geared toward reading.

Master Gardener training to be offered

Secrest Arboretum, located on the Wooster campus of the Ohio State University, will offer Master Gardener Volunteer training.

BrewFest benefits Wayne Center for the Arts

Wooster BrewFest will return for a fourth year at Wooster Hospitality Transit Inc.

Neil Diamond Tribute at Lions Lincoln Theatre

The Diamond Project, featuring an 11-piece band, will perform the hits of Neil Diamond at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

Grammy winner to make only Ohio stop at PAC

Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack will make her only Ohio visit on her "All the Trouble" tour at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas.

Meet Frostine today

Frostine is a 4-year-old Mountain Cur mix who is gentle, loving and enjoyable to be around. She does well with other dogs but will need to be in a cat-free home.

Octagon House program to be presented

In Chippewa Township stands a unique house that bodes to a time gone by. The home's owners, Lynne and Gordon Bury, will present a free program about their unique house, hosted by the County Line Historical Society of Wayne/Holmes at the Ken Miller Museum.

WAGE presents its 2018 exhibition

"Reflections" is the theme for this year's annual exhibition of the Wayne Artists Group Effort. Fifteen area artists will show a total of 45 artworks, encompassing a wide variety of artistic media at Wayne Center for the Arts.

CWRT offers living history

The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable program is free and open to the public in the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library.

Annual celebration to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

The First Presbyterian Church in Wooster will honor civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free celebration that is open to the community.

Acclaimed jazz artists slated to perform at the Tool Shed

Darren Galambos is bringing some of the biggest names in jazz to Breitenbach Wine Cellars with the aim of having upscale concerts with the feel of an intimate venue.

MLK Day is not a day off; it's a day on

Partnering together, the College of Wooster and the United Way will offer a full day of social justice seminars and volunteer opportunities for students and community members during the third annual MLK Day of Service and Learning Event.

Donner waits for his family

Donner is a 7-year-old male mixed breed who is well behaved and loving. He is a very playful boy who loves his tennis ball and is very smart.

Resolve to continue learning for a lifetime

Heartland Point has announced its classes for January.

Optimism high even as drug overdoses trend upward

The Wayne County Health Department released a report highlighting rising death rates over the past five years due to drug overdoses.

O'Neil's “We, The Masses” to be featured at CWAM

The film “We, The Masses” by Los-Angeles-based artist Robyn O'Neil will be the feature exhibition in the Sussel Gallery at the College of Wooster Art Museum.

Safe Sitter training offered in Orrville

Aultman Orrville Hospital is offering the Safe Sitter training course for adolescents age 11 and older.

Amazing Grazing wants chefs to share their favorites

Every two years since 1992, local chefs have taken center stage to help raise funds to benefit substance-use disorder services provided through OneEighty.

Winter wonderland brings fire and ice to Loudonville

The 2018 Mohican Winterfest is a weekend that provides families with a golden opportunity to experience something unique in Loudonville.

Nominations sought for distinguished alum award

The University of Akron Wayne College Alumni Association announced nominations are now underway for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Quit smoking with help from Aultman

Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer another session of tobacco-cessation classes.

One-of-a-kind composer to play Music on Market

Hiroya will perform at Music on Market at the Wooster United Methodist Church for a free concert.

Montessori School connects with community through nature preserve

Montessori School of Wooster has created a unique learning experience for youngsters that extends beyond the typical elementary and preschool educational world, and part of that learning experience is the new Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve.

Community organizations join forces to combat human trafficking

The public is invited to attend as area agencies sign the Wayne Antihuman Trafficking Coalition WATCh memorandum of understanding at Wayne County Public Library's main branch.

Anabaptist history class coming to Walnut Creek Mennonite

Marcus Yoder, director of The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center (Beholt) in Berlin, will teach a class on Anabaptist history at Walnut Creek Mennonite on consecutive Wednesday nights.

Community members serve Christmas breakfast to those in need

Breakfast at Trinity is free and open to everyone. The breakfast has been available since 1995, and Caren Starr decided seven or eight years ago to take charge of having the breakfast on Christmas.

Class offered for new mothers

To meet the needs of new mothers, Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer a breastfeeding class.

Mid-Ohio Growers meeting is a chance to meet, educate and share ideas

Now in its sixth year, the Mid-Ohio Growers meeting will be an all-inclusive event for those involved in vegetable, fruit and flower production.

OrrVilla to host concert

OrrVilla Retirement Community will host a concert by local performers Phil and Amber Buchwalter.

Lehman's Hardware of Kidron to host maple syrup class

Lehman's of Kidron will host a maple syrup class in late January for those who are just getting started with their own maple syrup ventures. It will offer a unique, hands-on experience that covers the whole syrup-making process from start to finish.

Aultman offers Health Talks

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three Health Talks in January as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

Local cooperative helping plain communities to preserve agricultural heritage

Founded in 2003, Green Field Farms, located between Fredericksburg and Wooster, is a local farming cooperative that is doing much to help preserve the farming lifestyle for plain communities in Wayne and Holmes counties as well as elsewhere in Ohio.

Lose-a-Ton/Win-a-Ton contest aims to get Orrville fit

Join the Lose-a-Ton/Win-a-Ton contest to get fit. The Growing Healthy Habits Coalition, based at Aultman Orrville Hospital, is reaching out countywide to challenge teams to successfully meet their weight-loss goals and be entered into a drawing for a grand prize of $2,000.

HOLLY House makes a difference, one person at a time

The mission of HOLLY House is to connect homeless people in Wayne County with safe, affordable housing. The broader mission is to create a community of care and concern.

ECOFA welcomes Frink

At the upcoming meeting of the East Central Ohio Forestry Association, Colton Frink will speak on his experience as a forestry major at West Virginia University.

Village Network sees best year yet

The Village Network's staff, executives and board members met at their annual meeting to reflect on milestones of fiscal year 2017, the most successful year in the organization's more than 70-year history.

Jim Nelson appointed director at Aspen Racquet Club

The Aspen Racquet Club is a new tennis club in Wooster that is expected to open in January. Jim Nelson, a lifelong tennis player, has been appointed the director of tennis.

Charlie Brown is the Dog of the Week

Charlie Brown is a 3-year-old male Pit Bull mix who weighs 62 pounds. He has such a gentle and calm demeanor but needs some love and security. He can be unsure of things, so shelter staff recommend a meet and greet with dogs and recommend no small children with him.

Tips sought after arson in Wooster

The Division of State Fire Marshal's Fire and Explosion Investigations Bureau asks for tips from the public regarding an intentionally set fire to a building in Wooster. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee.

After-school arts program is free and open to all

The Children's Arts at Trinity after-school program has a goal to create a caring community of children through the arts.

Class is a lifesaver to those who have a loved one with serious mental illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Wayne and Holmes Counties is offering a free 12-week Family-to-Family education program for families and friends of individuals with mental illness. The upcoming Family-to-Family workshop will take place in Wooster.

Seasonal Collective shows community how to create beautiful wreaths

Based in the Kidron area, the Seasonal Collective is a group of women devoted to hunting and collecting natural, seasonal items and then turning those items into beautiful arts and crafts.

Woman is still in the saddle making dreams come true

At age 60 Ruth Kaplan exceeded her dream when she was named the 2017 Reserve Champion in Hunt Seat Equitation at the annual Quarter Horse Congress with her 15-year-old palomino.

Zip is the Dog of the Week

Zip is a 5-year-old male mixed breed who can be somewhat timid. He seems to enjoy a quieter atmosphere. For that reason staff are recommending no small children, but he seems to do well with other dogs and cats.

Church to host community dinner

Wooster Mennonite Church will hold a community Christmas Eve dinner.

Wooster Oilers help community

For several years the Wooster Oilers hockey team has helped the Orrville Salvation Army distribute holiday food baskets to the less fortunate in Orrville. That tradition will continue this year as the annual holiday community project will take place at Portico Plaza.

Heartland has winter offerings

The winter schedule is now available at Heartland Point.

Finney honored with Distinguished Service Award

Three outstanding leaders in Ohio agriculture were honored with Distinguished Service Awards including Fred Finney of Wayne County.

Baker to serve third 3-year term

Roger Baker of Wooster has been re-elected as District 8 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will represent Farm Bureau members from Ashland, Medina, Summit and Wayne counties.

PAC offers a Christmas show like no other

"Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold" will be at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas.

Women's Empowerment program returns in 2018

The Wayne County Community Foundation's Women's Fund has announced the return of the Women's Empowerment program in Wayne County.

Library offers book club and games for children

Orrville Public Library has announced its December Book Club selection, and there also will be an alphabet reading game offered.

Pianist returns to OrrVilla

Pianist Peter Douglas will perform “A Symphony of Carols” at OrrVilla Retirement Community.

'The MeshugaNutcracker!' debuts in movie theaters nationwide on Dec. 19

The musical comedy, “The MeshugaNutcracker!,” will debut in movie theaters nationwide, putting a unique spin on the classic "Nutcracker" ballet.

11th annual Andy Dye Memorial Tournament

The 11th annual Andy Dye Memorial Scholarship Tournament will be held at Wayne Lanes Bowling Alley.

Elvis will be in the house

Walt Sanders and his 10-piece Cadillac Band will perform a special tribute to Elvis including many of his Christmas songs at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

Wooster Hope campaign aims to help the hungry

The Wooster Hope Center has bold goals for helping those in need in Wayne County in 2018, and a generous anonymous donor has pledged a matching donation of up to $100,000.

Tricomi recognized as chamber's Bright Star 2017

The Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce recognized Vince Tricomi, vice president of business development at PFI Displays, as the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Bright Star recipient.

Pets and people can get a photo with Santa

Santa will return to the Wayne County Humane Society to pose for photos with people and pets. This holiday event is a great way to preserve memories while supporting the efforts of the humane society.

Skate club to present 'Holidays Around the World'

In celebration of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, the Wooster Figure Skating Club will present "Holidays Around the World" at the Alice Noble Ice Arena.

Volunteers sought for Bridging Along Beall

Bridging Along Beall is a program that was developed to encourage and enhance dialogue between college students and the Wooster community members of diverse political opinions to get to know each other and engage in meaningful dialogue. Volunteers are being sought.

Career center receives grant

Based on the evaluation and recommendation from the Women's Fund advisory committee, the Wayne County Community Foundation's board of trustees approved a grant award to the Wayne County Schools Career Center of $20,000 for its Women's Empowerment Program.

Ugo is looking for a home

Ugo is a 2-year-old male Shepherd/Husky mix who can be very kind and loving. Shelter staff are recommending a meet and greet with dogs and recommend no small children, due to Ugo's high energy level.

Wayne County residents honored for their service

Two Wayne County residents were honored in Columbus on Thursday, Nov. 30 by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.

One area farmer proves just how important networking is for small farmers

Leah Miller, a semi-retired sheep farmer in Holmes County, teaches connecting, networking and facilitating with Leadership Holmes County.

Kindle your Christmas spirit with stories and song

Bring the family to the Wayne County Library's main branch in Wooster to enjoy a free Christmas celebration with Doug Brown, professional skateboarder, musician and author.

Unexpected friendship grows from mentoring program

LeeAnn Tedrow needed a way to gain new career skills after the factory where she had worked for years shut down. She got the help she needed through a mentoring program through the Wayne County Career Center.

A matter of life and death: The dangers of carbon monoxide

Aptly named the silent killer, carbon monoxide can build up in a home from a wide variety of sources, particularly in the winter.

West Holmes and Waynedale female choir members enjoy once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing with The Three Tenors

When the Wooster Symphony Orchestra took the stage this Christmas season with The Three Tenors, a trio of area high schools participated in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the stage with them.

Oasis offers a bridge to recovery

The Oasis Recovery Club's mission is to provide a safe alternative social environment for people in recovery.

Wayne County Community Foundation announces fall grants

The Wayne County Community Foundation's board of trustees met in November and approved grant awards for the fall competitive grant cycle. Ten organizations were awarded grants totaling $105,698.

Orrville Community Theater to present 'The Story of the Nutcracker'

The Orrville Community Theater will present "The Story of the Nutcracker."

Aultman offering childbirth education class

Aultman Orrville will offer a childbirth education class in the hospital's community room.

All dog owners need to renew their licenses

It's that time of year for all dog owners to renew their dog license.

The fall Wooster Science Café to conclude Dec. 7

The fall Wooster Science Café will conclude with a visit from Shauna Brummet, president/CEO of the BioHio Research Park and an adjunct professor in the department of animal science at Ohio State.

Pearl Harbor Day marked by special event

Pearl Harbor Day will be marked by an annual ceremony in the auditorium at Wayne Center for the Arts.

Ballet Wooster will present 'The Nutcracker'

Ballet Wooster will perform "The Nutcracker" at Wooster High School Performing Arts Center.

Dalton calendars available

Dalton Community Historical Society 2018 calendars are now available.

Job-placement services keep individuals actively involved with the community

The Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Nick Amster Inc. offer individuals with developmental disabilities job-placement assistance.

Seniors invited to 52nd annual Holiday Dinner

Wooster Rotary will host its 52nd annual Senior Citizens' Holiday Dinner, a free event at Wooster High School.

Welcome the season at Barnet-Hoover Farmhouse

The University of Akron Wayne College's popular annual community event, Old Fashioned Holiday at the Farmhouse, is scheduled in the Barnet-Hoover Farmhouse.

Tickets on sale now for Globetrotters

The College of Wooster will welcome the Harlem Globetrotters for a night of entertainment.

Safe Sitter training course offered in Orrville

Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer the Safe Sitter training course for adolescents age 11 and older in Aultman Orrville's community room.

Applications being accepted for scholarship program

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. announced to area high school students that applications are being accepted for its 2018 scholarship program. The member-owned electric utility will award 10 cash scholarships in all, totaling $15,000.

Local writing workshop is open to anyone in the community

Writing for Wellness is a writing group that meets at MOCA House in Wooster. The informal writing group has evolved over the years into a bimonthly writing workshop.

Public welcome to handbell program

The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Smithville Brethren Church. The 15-member handbell choir will present a concert of contemporary and classic Christmas music before the meeting.

'Christmas with the Three Tenors' coming to Wooster

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra, the Wooster Symphony Youth Chorus, and tenors Timothy Culver, Benjamin Krumreig and Clark Sturdevant will present “Christmas in Vienna: A Tribute to the Three Tenors.”

Christmas in the Village marks 25th year

The Smithville Community Historical Society will present its 25th annual Christmas in the Village.

Branson on the Road makes regional stop

Branson on the Road will come to the Lions Lincoln Theatre to present a Christmas show that will feature classic country, bluegrass, gospel, rockabilly and family-friendly comedy.

Bellow needs a home

Bellow was adopted and returned because she has severe separation anxiety. She needs a home that will not need to confine her.

OARDC honored the service of nearly 100 faculty and staff members

The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the research arm of the Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, honored the service of nearly 100 faculty and staff members at its annual Employee Appreciation Night last month in Wooster.

Class examines how social media marketing works

The principles of social media class at the University of Akron Wayne College is completing an experiential learning project in partnership with the Central American Medical Outreach.

Help Meals on Wheels share the love this holiday season

For the 10th year in a row, Subaru of America has invited Meals on Wheels to participate in its annual Share the Love event.

Career center program has options for students

Last month three new students enrolled into the Wayne County Schools Career Center's new adult cosmetology program.

Career center open house highlights programs available to students

The Wayne County Schools Career Center will host an open house.

Youth gun season numbers down from last year

The youth deer-gun season is one of four youth-only hunting seasons designed to offer a dedicated hunting experience for young hunters. Youth hunting seasons also are available for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl.

WaCPAC to present holiday-themed play

The Wayne County Performing Arts Council will present “Inlaws, Oulaws and Other People" at Wooster Foursquare Church.

Home for the Holidays benefits OneEighty

OneEighty's Patron Home for the Holidays event provides an opportunity for area designers to showcase their talents by decorating a local home while all the money raised stays in Holmes County to be used for OneEighty's local services.

Heartland Point announces classes for December

Heartland Point has announced its December schedule of classes.

Doing good for others: Alternative Gift Market

The upcoming Alternative Gift Market in Wooster will provide opportunities to support nonprofits and projects that address education, environment, poverty, hunger and medical needs.

Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands: Become a donor and save a life

A Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands will be held at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg.

You can win a car for Christmas

One fortunate recipient in the 2017 TAG Win a Car for Christmas giveaway will be cruising around in a Chevrolet Cruze.

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.

Orrville Depot to host holiday events

Home for the Holidays is a seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events in downtown Orrville.

Making a difference one person at a time

John Latecki, a man from Wooster who grew up in Holmes County, is on a mission to help people in need in the Philippines through Project 15, a system to solicit donations to go directly to meeting the needs of people in the Buklodan and Almar areas.

Black Friday in the Country is Nov. 24

Kidron's Black Friday in the Country will offer holiday sales and promotions from local businesses.

Chevy is the Dog of the Week

Chevy is a 1-year-old male Pit Bull mix who's hard to resist with his big head and striking eyes. He is a sweet boy who is full of energy, but staff recommend older children, due to his energy level.

Lyme disease numbers keep climbing

As of Oct. 27, Wayne County has had a total of eight cases of Lyme disease for 2017.

Wayne Center for the Arts pottery and crafts holiday sale begins a new tradition

The Wayne Center for the Arts pottery and crafts holiday sale is beginning some new traditions.

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.

Signing for 'Maggie's New Home' by local author

Local author Amy Mae Boreman will host a book-signing event to debut her children's book, "Maggie's New Home."

Local author writes about the fun side of the Peace Corps

Don Clement is a local who wrote a book about his life in the Peace Corps.

The Village Network hosts gym groundbreaking

Ground has been broken for a new gymnasium at The Village Network. A new gym, which will fill the footprint of the previous one, is slated to be finished in April 2018.

Schmid to perform in Orrville

John Schmid will perform country, folk, gospel and contemporary music to residents and visitors at OrrVilla Retirement Community.

Window Wonderland to provide family entertainment

Window Wonderland in downtown Wooster will provide entertainment for the whole family.

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.

40 years: Rooted together in clay

The Potters' Guild of Wayne County will hold its holiday sale at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wooster with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.

Wayne County Community Health Improvement Plan released

The Wayne County Community Health Improvement Plan has listed strategies to address various health concerns for Wayne County residents.

Cantate Singers to perform in Dalton

The Cantate Singers will perform their fall concert in the sanctuary of Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in Dalton.

Showcase of unique wood-fired ceramics at Wayne Center for the Arts

Fired in Freedom will run at the Wayne Center for the Arts Looney Gallery. Brinsley Tyrrell's wood-fired kiln is currently used by a group of 37 artists, some of whom will have their works selected from for the show.

Heartland Point to offer fall classes

Heartland Point has announced its November schedule of classes.

Red is a ball of energy

Red is a 2-year-old male Heeler mix who would make a great running or biking partner.

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.

Basic tips for buying firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood.

Community art project encourages participation

Orrville Elementary School students created collaborative art pieces during Character Education Week, and now the community is invited to join the process.

Partnership funded for community housing and preservation

The Wayne County, City of Wooster and City of Orrville CHIP Partnership was informed by the Ohio Development Services Agency that its competitive application for $962,500 in funding for a Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program will be funded.

Veterans Day event scheduled

The annual Wayne County observance of Veterans Day will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds Veterans Pavilion.

Nature Photo Club meets Nov. 18

Nature Photo Club will meet at the Wilderness Center.

Barber shop keeps tradition alive in downtown Wooster

Helms Old Fashion Barber Shop is a traditional barber shop in Wooster.

Labor takes on role of medical director at OneEighty

Dr. Nicole Labor will join OneEighty as medical director.

Civil War Roundtable offers living history

Rick Williams will present Gen. George Armstrong Custer at the next Civil War Roundtable at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Library.

Volunteers sought for bell-ringing campaign

Ringing in the holiday season with the Salvation Army takes hundreds of volunteers.

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.

Marine to give keynote at veterans' luncheon

The University of Akron Wayne College invites area veterans to its fourth annual Veterans Day luncheon and recognition ceremony.

Gathering community together to share a meal

Since 2009 the YMCA has provided a traditional Thanksgiving-style dinner to local families free of charge, the week prior to the holiday. This event is approaching along with the Turkey Trot 5K run/walk.

OneEighty workshop sheds light on domestic violence

"In Her Shoes" was presented in a recent domestic-violence workshop in Millersburg through OneEighty.

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.

Bella is full of spunk

Bella is a 10-month-old female Retriever/Shepherd mix who loves to play and needs her daily exercise. She does well with dogs and cats, but shelter staff recommend older children, due to her high energy level.

Drama Club to present 'Legally Blonde'

Orrville High School Drama Club will present its production of "Legally Blonde."

'Food Evolution' showing includes panel discussion

“Food Evolution” will be shown at Fisher Auditorium on OSU's Wooster campus of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Urgent need for volunteers at Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties has an unprecedented number of permanently open delivery routes, and the agency is in urgent need of volunteers.

Holiday auction benefits Wooster Symphony

The Holiday Benefit Auction by the Women's Committee of the Wooster Symphony Orchestra will include a luncheon at Memories Party Center.

Heated competition among wheelchair rugby teams

Fundraiser for adaptive-sport programs will offer everyone a chance to beat the Akron Rhinos wheelchair rugby team.

Torrence to teach Master Class at Village Hall

Play games, learn, practice and polish performance skills in the Master Class with Jay Torrence at Village Hall, a nonprofit theater in Berlin.

Kindermusik makes its way to Wooster

Alicia Seling is the Kindermusik instructor for the program at Wooster Mennonite Church. The program also will be offered at Local Roots, beginning in January.

Meeting includes 'Plan Your Stuff' program

The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold its monthly membership meeting at the Historic Church of God on Milton Street with Andrew Richmond, appraiser and consultant, to present the program.

Orrville Library has programs for all ages

The Orrville Public Library will host numerous events in November.

Jazz pianist to perform at College of Wooster

Michael Kocour, jazz pianist, organist and composer, will perform with the College of Wooster's Jazz Ensemble.

Cuddles is looking for his family

Cuddles was recently owner-surrendered, due to some unforeseen circumstances. He's a very sweet boy with a loving personality.

Wayne College offering FAFSA workshop

The University of Akron Wayne College will host free FAFSA workshops where representatives will be available to assist with completing the application process.

Women in Agriculture to offer program

The Ohio State University Extension East Ohio Women in Agriculture program will offer other area women an evening of networking, idea sharing and a meal at Raven's Glenn Winery.

Choose Food program addresses eating disorder

Choose Food is a decision to raise awareness of and fight against eating disorders.

Euripides' play to be staged in the College of Wooster

The College of Wooster's department of theatre and dance will present Euripides' “Medea” in Shoolroy Theatre.

Gallagher receives Outstanding Teacher Award

The Ohio Art Education Association recognized longtime Wooster resident, Dr. Janice Gallagher, as the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award for the Retired Division.

Madrigal Feaste: Local fundraiser recreates medieval times

The Madrigal Feaste will be at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Wooster.

Hospice seeks volunteers

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers throughout the Northeast Ohio region.

Dalton Holidays Festival seeks royalty applications

The 41st Holidays Festival, held in Dalton, is now taking applications for the 2017 Holidays Festival Queen and Jr. Royal Court.

3 Health Talks to be held in November

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three Health Talks in November as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top-10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.

Shreve church to host Surviving the Holidays seminar

The Shreve United Methodist Church will host the free seminar, Surviving the Holidays, featuring practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one's death.

Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience coming in February

Ohio Farm Bureau's 2018 Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience is open to young agriculturalists.

City Square Steakhouse partners with Boys and Girls Club

Membership and participation in the Boys and Girls Club of Wooster continues to grow, and that increase along with the organization's impact on young people in the community will be celebrated during Boys and Girls Club Month in November.

Author to speak about remarkable Orrville resident

James Rada, Jr will speak at a special event in Orrville about Charles "Chuck" Caldwell and his book about Caldwell, “Clay Soldiers: One Marine's Story of War, Art & Atomic Energy.”

The Buckeye Book Fair: An Ohio tradition for 30 years

The 30th annual Buckeye Book Fair will take place at Fisher Auditorium.

WCSCC hurricane relief is a group effort

Wayne County Schools Career Center and other organizations put together a way to help animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Major discovery of royal tomb has strong Wooster ties

A major discovery of a royal tomb, provisionally dated 300-350 AD at the ancient Maya city of Waka' in Northern Guatemala, has direct ties to the College of Wooster.

Science advocate to speak at College of Wooster

Bassam Shakhashiri will make a pair of science presentations as the speaker of the Helen Murray Free Lectures at the College of Wooster.

Wootown Treat Trail: A sweet, family-friendly Halloween

Downtown Wooster will play host to ghosts, goblins, witches, fairies and more with its Wootown Treat Trail.

Stoney Creek Farm is a Wayne County tradition each fall

For 30 years now Stoney Creek Farm in West Salem has been providing pumpkins, gourds, all-natural maple syrup, hay rides and seasonal fun for fall harvest.

It's Bell's turn to find a home

Bell is a 6-year-old Boxer mix who is a calm dog that is dog-friendly but preferably a calmer dog would be best. She enjoys the outdoors and would love to go on long walks.

Donations sought for Stuff a Truck for hurricane relief

Bekaert of Orrville will host a Stuff a Truck event in an effort to provide much needed relief to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys.

Board of Developmental Disabilities celebrates 50 years of service

The Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities will celebrate 50 years with an open house at the Ida Sue School gymnasium.

Thyroid disease topic of next Health Talk

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host one Health Talk in October as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

Heartland Point announces classes

Heartland Point has announced its next round of upcoming classes.

Chili Cook Off fundraiser scheduled

Fredericksburg will host the first October Festival Chili Cook Off at Fredericksburg Community Park.

Debra Satz to present at College of Wooster

Debra Satz, the Maria Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society at Stanford University, will present “Distributing Schooling: The Place and Meaning of Equal Educational Opportunity" at the 12th Lindner Lecture in Ethics at the College of Wooster.

Chorale ensemble begins fall season

Sonnenberg Station is a 17-voice men's choral ensemble, and this season's performances will represent a variety of cultures, eras and styles.

Mariola to speak at Science Cafe series

Matt Mariola, assistant professor of environmental studies, sociology and anthropology at the College of Wooster and a Killbuck Watershed land trustee, will be a presenter in this year's free Science Cafe series.

Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree to be held in Orrville

The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society will host the Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree and first Dutch Oven Cook-off at the Orrville Union Depot.

Meet Amy Sauerbrei: You've probably seen her downtown

Amy Sauerbrei was looking for a part-time job when she found an ad for parking enforcement with the City of Wooster.

Young Scouts attend Camporee

For several years now, Cheryl King has organized an overnight Camporee for troops in the western half of Wayne County, and 11 Girl Scout troops participated in the fall Camporee at the Izaak Walton Nature Preserve on Cedar Valley Road.

Harvest Bash offers seasonal family event

Harvest Bash will take place in the gymnasium of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School.

Business plan workshop offered

Wayne County Public Library will host Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan at the Wooster branch.

A new Wayne Center for the Arts program draws on seniors' creativity

Wayne Center for the Arts new senior outreach had its seeds several years ago and has grown to include up to 18 students. The plan is to continue to expand the program.

Horses infected with West Nile virus

The Wayne County Health Department received confirmation that four unvaccinated horses in Wayne County have tested positive for West Nile virus in the last month.

Fall signals apple butter season in Smithville

The Smithville Community Historical Society will make apple butter over an open fire and bake in the outdoor German bake oven at Pioneer Village.

Precious is on the shy side

Precious is a 2-year-old female Shepherd mix weighing 27 pounds. She is a shy and timid girl who would do best in a calm and quiet home with a small, calm dog or a cat.

Trick-or-Treat schedule

Wayne County Trick-or-Treat events are approaching.

Grant will provide out-of-county services

Community Action Wayne/Medina announced that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the North Canton Medical Foundation. The funding will be used to provide free out-of-county medical transportation to those who qualify.

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.

COW to host archaeological lecture

R. Scott Moore, professor of history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will present “Trade and Commerce on Cyprus in the Roman Period” at the College of Wooster.

Project addresses transportation barriers

The Wayne County Health Department, Community Action Wayne/Medina, the Wayne County Family and Children First Council, and the Wayne County Transportation Coalition have completed the first phase of a project on transportation barriers to maternal and child health-care appointments.

Hope Center has urgent needs

Wooster Hope Center is in need of donations.

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.

Lecture to focus on civil rights in popular culture

Kirt Wilson will present “Confronting America's Racial Paradox: The Civil Rights Movement in Popular Film and Political Imagination" for the Wooster Forum at the College of Wooster.

Author to speak at CWRT in Wooster

Author Carleton Young will be the speaker at the Wayne County Civil War Round Table at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Library.

Public has opportunity to meet candidates

Although the League of Women Voters of Wayne County has successfully organized Candidates Nights for many decades, this year they will try something new.

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.

Fall Tree Hike opportunity for outdoor activity

The Friends of Wooster Memorial Park will host a Fall Tree Hike.

Wayne County family has mastered the unicycle

The Stoller family has eight children, five boys and three girls, and all but the two oldest have learned to ride unicycles.

Gentle giant seeks family

Bernie is a 4-year-old male Saint Bernard mix weighing 120 pounds. He fits the description of "gentle giant" and is looking for the right family to call his own.

Enchanted Forest coming to TWC

The Wilderness Center's Enchanted Forest is approaching.

Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms

Jeff Wilkinson has been growing shiitake mushrooms for several decades, and he will teach a class at Local Roots in Wooster, explaining how any home gardener can grow shiitake mushrooms.

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.

Mental Health and Recovery Board seeking a 10-year replacement levy

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties is seeking a 10-year replacement levy in the upcoming election to be held this November.

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.

Constitution Day celebrated at WCSCC

The 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated at Wayne County Schools Career Center.

Boys' Village gym to be demolished

The Boys' Village gymnasium is the first building at The Village Network's Boys' Village campus to be demolished and reconstructed since its original erection in 1964.

OFBF members can receive discounts

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are now eligible for discounts on select John Deere equipment, parts, tools and workshop equipment.

Friends of the Library welcome author

The Wooster Friends of the Library will host Jessica Fellowes, author of official companion books to the hit series, "Downton Abbey."

Kombucha: Home brewers don't just brew beer and wine

Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea that purports to have various health benefits. It has now gained enough popularity that it has gone mainstream.

Historical Society to host Ghost Walk through History

The Wayne County Historical Society invites Wayne County residents and visitors to its first Ghost Walk through History event.

University of Akron Wayne College to host Campus Visit Days

The University of Akron Wayne College will host Campus Visit Days.

Home-energy assessment can reduce costs

One way to boost a home's energy efficiency is through a home-energy assessment.

A Whole Community's newest connections bring more donated produce to People to People

The Wooster-based nonprofit organization, A Whole Community Inc., is making community connections to further its goals.

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.

Wayne Center for the Arts is all fired up about their new kiln

A new, larger kiln allows more potters to fire their creations at the Wayne Center for the Arts.

Contra dance scheduled in Wooster

The Valley College Grange in Wooster will host a contra dance including beginning and advanced instruction.

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.

Psychology professor to speak at Science Cafe

The Wooster Science Cafe will have Bryan Karazsia, dean for curriculum and academic engagement and associate professor of psychology at the College of Wooster.

George likes other dogs

George is a 2-year-old male Boxer mix who can sit for treats but could use some basic training. He is a playful guy who would enjoy the company of another canine friend but needs to be in a feline-free home.

Lecture addresses settlement in Gaelic Ireland

The College of Wooster will welcome Kieran O'Conor, professor of archaeology at National University of Ireland in Galway, as a part of the Archaeology Lecture Series at Scovel Hall.

Wayne County Dog Shelter Howl-o-ween Dog Walk in Oak Hill Park

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and the Wayne County Dog Shelter will host a new Halloween fundraiser.

CAMO hosts Breakfast Before Business

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

Smithville Community Historical Society welcomes medicine man

The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold its annual picnic at the home of Rex and Diane Miller in Smithville and will feature Dr. Balthasar, medicine man, portrayed by Mike Follin.

Rehearsals underway for 'Messiah'

The Orrville Community Chorus announced the rehearsal schedule for the chorus' annual performance of “Messiah.”

Beet Festival marks 9th year

The ninth annual Kidron Beet Festival will take place in Sonnenberg Village.

Trout Unlimited to stock Apple Creek and provide lessons

Members of the Clear Fork River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will stock Apple Creek in Wooster's Grosjean Park with rainbow and brown trout and provide free fly fishing lessons.

Wooster Bike Party encourages riding and community

Martin Lubell of Wooster wants to establish a community where youth are using bicycles for transportation and are agents for good in the community.

NAACP to host annual Freedom Fund Dinner

The Wooster-Orrville unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its annual Freedom Fund Dinner.

Scammers use Facebook Messenger to contact victims

The Better Business Bureau is seeing an increase in reports of scammers reaching victims through Facebook Messenger.

Senior Corps seeks volunteers

Senior Corps programs were created by the federal government in the mid-1960s and early 1970s. It is seeking senior volunteers age 55 and older.

Woosterfest brings summer to a close downtown

Woosterfest, the biggest downtown end-of-summer celebration in the area, is set to revive some old favorites for the 34th annual community party as well as add new events.

Books sought for annual used book sale

Orrville Public Library Friends will sponsor a used book sale in the downstairs community room of Orrville Public Library.

Senior Chance needs a second chance

Chance is an 8-year-old male mixed who weighs 62 pounds. His owner passed away, leaving him with no one to care for him in his golden years. He would do fine with cats, but shelter staff recommend no other dogs unless it is an older, calm dog.

Wildlife officer recognized

State wildlife officer Aaron Brown, assigned to Wayne County, has been named Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year for Ohio by the Mississippi Flyway Council's Law Enforcement Committee.

Fall classes encourage lifetime learning

Heartland Point has announced its full schedule of fall classes.

Students to sponsor 5K to benefit Whit's End

The sixth-grade class at Northwestern Middle School will sponsor a walk/run race with all proceeds going to Whit's End Community Place.

Orrville Walks Fun Run 5K scheduled

Heartland Point and Aultman Orrville Growing Healthy Habits will host an Orrville Walks Fun Run 5K.

Memoir details surviving childhood leukemia

Matt Tullis, an Apple Creek native and leukemia survivor, wrote a memoir. He will launch it in Wayne County with a reading and book signing after the Akron Marathon.

Sentimental melodies at OrrVilla Retirement Community

OrrVilla Retirement Community will host vocalist Emily Aleta Dorland of Wadsworth as she performs her “Attitude of Gratitude” program.

Open burns a hot topic for rural Ohioans

There is a burn ban in October and November from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and whenever residents are burning outside, extreme caution needs to be the order of the day.

Short film looks at choices, regrets, hope and time travel

Filmmaker Andrew Rudd is a film and communications professor at Malone University in Canton. He is currently working on a short film in Doylestown with 20 actors from all over Northeast Ohio.

New vocal director at Triway Junior High and High School

Creston native Lauren Colotto is the new vocal director at Triway Junior High and Triway High School.

Linemen sent to Georgia to assist in power restoration efforts

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative sent four linemen to Georgia to assist in power restoration efforts resulting from Hurricane Irma.

Increased interest fills classes at MakerSpace

Schantz MakerSpace classes are open to the community and have seen much growth in the last year.

Trooper still waits for a home

Trooper is a 6-year-old male Mountain Cur mix who loves being around people and enjoys social interaction. He is going to need to be in a cat-free home.

Cookbook Club meets Monday

Orrville Public Library's Cookbook Club will meet over recipes from “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.”

'Hidden Figures' chosen for Book Club

Orrville Public Library's monthly Book Club will return.

Scholarships awarded to 5 local women

The Wooster branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to five local women.

Auction and Harvest Fest is Sept. 23

Longenecker Mennonite Church will host its annual Auction and Harvest Festival.

Annual clambake benefits Humane Society

In an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Wayne County Humane Society, The Wooster Inn will host the seventh annual Clambake and Steak Roast.

Career center grad finds employment in airline industry

Chelsea Lyons, a 2017 Wayne County Schools Career Center graduate, gained a job as a customer service agent with Spirit Airlines. She returned to the career center recently as a guest speaker.

Wilderness Center holding annual birdseed sale

The Wilderness Center is holding its annual birdseed sale with discounted rates on a variety of seed selections.

Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction on a mission for missions

The 31st annual Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction took place at Mt. Hope Auction facility with more than 6,000 people in attendance for the auction.

Civil War Roundtable welcomes author

The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program is free and open to the public in the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries and will have Dan Welch, co-author of “The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863.”

Orrville power plant celebrates 100 years

The Orrville Utilities Electric Division will host an open house in honor of 100 years of service.

Orrville Community Theater to present 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

"Arsenic and Old Lace" will be performed at the Orrville Community Theater.

Community heroes work behind the scenes

Awards were given to people in the community at the recent NAMI Annual Gathering.

Mary is looking for a family

Mary is a 6-year-old female hound who loves people and would make a great family dog. She would love to be in a home with another dog.

​Mortensen Lecture to have visit from NBA's all-time leading scorer

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will present at the College of Wooster's annual Peter Mortensen Lecture in a conversational format.

49th annual Fall Academy of Religion focuses on mysticism

The 49th annual Fall Academy of Religion at the College of Wooster will study “Mysticism: Beyond the World of Illusory Differences.”

Bluegrass festival to include award-winning acts

The 26th annual Mohican Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Mohican Wilderness Campground.

Heart Walk includes a Whiz Bang! show

Aultman Orrville Hospital and the American Heart Association are helping to educate the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA about the importance of keeping their hearts healthy.

Ford and Lincoln vehicle Bonus Cash offer now available to Farm Bureau members

Ohio Farm Bureau members are now eligible to receive $500 Bonus Cash on new eligible Ford vehicles and $750 Bonus Cash on eligible new Lincoln vehicles.

Hospice offers volunteer training in Wooster and Millersburg

LifeCare Hospice will offer volunteer training in Wooster and Millersburg.

SWCD collecting milkweed to promote growth of monarch butterflies

The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is calling on Ohioans for a second year of milkweed pod collections.

Holmes County Home's auction crucial in providing better quality of life for its residents

The Holmes County Home's annual action is approaching to raise money to improve the quality of life for its residents.

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.

Ride challenges cyclists and funds local causes

The Wooman Bike Tour has been raising money for great causes since 2010 and will start and end at Ride On in Wooster this year.

Love Through Art creates hands-on events to fulfill its mission

Love Through Art is a nonprofit dedicated to helping other small emerging nonprofits and individuals.

Wooster church installs new peace pole

For the upcoming 75th anniversary of Wooster Mennonite Church, the congregation will install a new peace pole.

14th annual Arts and Jazz Fest features family-friendly activities

The 14th annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest in historic downtown Wooster is approaching.

Reese is the WCDS Dog of the Week

Reese is a 3-year-old Retriever/Hound mix who is active and loves to be the center of attention. He would thrive in a home with another dog and also would do well in a home with cats.

New mothers can benefit from class

To meet the needs of new mothers, Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer a breastfeeding class.

Shreve provides a hero's welcome

Two-dozen American veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War were given a hero's welcome in Shreve as part of their return home from the nation's capital as part of the Holmes-Wayne Honor Trip.

Local workshop connects seed savers and plant breeders

To address the need for learning and to foster community among seed savers and plant breeders, a series of "Seed to Sustainability" workshops will be offered throughout the state with the first workshop in Wooster.

Message in a bottle: Lou McFadden's rare dairy collection to hit auction block in September

More than 400 of Lou McFadden's milk bottles and other assorted memorabilia will go up for auction. The McFadden milk bottle collection has grown to grand popularity and will have items for auction in the Kaufman Auction Center in Sugarcreek.

Farm Bureau to offer free water tests for members

Farm Bureau members throughout Ohio can get free nitrate testing of their well water.

Fall Story Times to begin soon

Orrville Public Library's Fall Story Times will begin soon.

Wooster High School's marching band steps into 86th year

Wooster High School's marching band will celebrate its 86th year.

Chamber contest could get you dinner for a week

A new promotion called “Win Dinner for a Week for 2” is sponsored by the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce marketing committee and will provide a chance for people to win gift cards to use at seven local restaurants.

Organic Farming Conference coming in November

The third Organic Farming Conference will be a two-day event due to the increase in interest in organic farming, gardening and homemaking.

College of Wooster Library: A hidden community resource

The College of Wooster Andrews Library has its resources open to those in the community and works with other local organizations to provide for the needs of its students, faculty and members of the community.

Science Cafe gets new location

The Wooster Science Café, a series of presentations on current science topics of interest by scientists from Northeast Ohio, will commence its fifth season at a new location.

Dog obedience class offered

Allan Bauman, the author of “Paw-sitive Dog Training," will teach a dog obedience course at Smithville United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center.

Tigger is ready to go home

Tigger is a 2-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix who is shy when meeting new people but a ball of energy when he warms up. He loves to play with toys and would thrive in a home with a calmer canine companion.

NAMI to offer Family-to-Family education program

NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its signature Family-to-Family education program for the fall.

Fast elected treasurer of Kiwanis

Charles S. Fast II was elected treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Wooster.

Helen Welch to perform show at Kent State Tuscarawas PAC

World-acclaimed singer Helen Welch will bring her new show, "Yesterday Once More: A Musical Celebration of the Carpenters," to the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

ECOFA to host 'Birds in the Forest' program

The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will have Matthew Shumar to speak on the subject, "Birds in the Forest."

Health talks focus on vegan diet and back pain

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

Locals and visitors become certified to teach tai chi

A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health funded a project to certify local teachers in the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program.

Fall Hiking Challenge encourages outdoor exploration

The Friends of Wooster Memorial Park have created the Fall Hiking Challenge to encourage people to get out and explore the natural beauty of the 325-acre park.

Internet is about to get better in Wayne County

MCTV recently launched Excellerate, which will bring fiber optic cable directly to area homes. This is the newest fiber-to-the-home internet technology found anywhere in the country and will keep local homes and businesses ahead of the game, whatever their needs.

Morgan is a senior with love to give

Morgan is an 11-year-old female Husky mix who loves company and is affectionate. She does well with dogs and cats and wants to be with a family again.

Annual gathering of local NAMI to host acclaimed speaker

Frederick J. Frese, Ph.D., will present “Dream the Impossible Dream: Recovery is Possible” at the annual gathering of the local National Alliance on Mental Illness.

COW grad chosen for prestigious program in NYC

Elizabeth Backman graduated from the College of Wooster in May with a dual major in chemistry and geology and was one of 16 students chosen to participate in the American Museum of Natural History's Master of Arts in Teaching program.

OCA Young Cattlemen's Conference provides industry learning experience

The 2017 Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation Young Cattlemen's Conference hosted 25 cattlemen and women for a leadership-development program in Columbus and the central Ohio areas.

Briggs joins Community Foundation's board

Adam Briggs was appointed to the Wayne County Community Foundation's board of trustees.

Poll workers sought for November election

The Wayne County Board of Elections is in need of people to work polling locations for the Nov. 7, 2017 election.

Photography show to highlight pictures of Wayne native

There will be an opening reception for the Mary Pfeiffer Memorial Photography Show, “Into the Light,” at the Wayne Center for the Arts.

Schellin Park cleanup scheduled

The Schellin Park is set for its cleanup project with a picnic to be held afterward.

Right to Life accepting photos for baby contest

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life is now accepting contestants for its annual baby photo contest, which will be held during the Wayne County Fair.

Cast has as much fun as audience in OLO production

Writer Ellen Pill gives a review of the Ohio Light Opera's production of "Cinderella, Lady of the Slipper."

Help available to quit smoking

Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer another session of tobacco-cessation classes.

Ballet Wooster announces classes and audition

Ballet Wooster announced registration for fall classes and open auditions for adult students and community members to fill various roles in "The Nutcracker."

Wayne County Library welcomes community for viewing eclipse

The Wayne County Library will play host to area residents for the upcoming eclipse.

Local pair takes on triathlon for ALS awareness

Diane Bonfiglio and her close friend Jill White, both from Ashland, will compete in the upcoming Ironman Chattanooga to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Lucas Bohn: Finding the funny

Comedian Lucas Bohn will perform “Lesson Plans to Late Night” at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Boo is ready to go home

Boo is a 6-year-old neutered Rottweiler mix who has spent most of his life as an outside dog. He loves to go for walks and run around. He will need to be in a feline-free home and would thrive in a home with older children.

Signatures sought to end gerrymandering

There will be a drive-thru petition signing at the Alice Noble Ice Arena parking lot in Wooster to end gerrymandering.

Smithville to host 7th annual Antique Market

The seventh annual Antique Market will be on the lawn of the Mishler Weaving Mill in Smithville.

Coming together for community

Two longtime Wooster residents from different spots on the political spectrum will lead the first WooTALKS community discussion.

Career Center's orientation set for Aug. 16

Student/Parent Orientation for all Wayne County Schools Career Center high school students is approaching.

Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest

The annual Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest will raise money to fund the many service projects the club does throughout the year for the community.

Local students make dean's list at COW

The College of Wooster has released its spring semester dean's list.

Join the chamber for a community day to serve and play

The Orrville Chamber of Commerce will host Serve the City.

Race to benefit Operation Christmas Child

The Ohio East Area Team of Operation Christmas Child is sponsoring a Family Fun Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at the Norma Johnson Center.

Race includes running, paddling and mountain biking

Camp Tuscazoar will host its first Tuscazoar Adventure Race. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the camp. Participants will run about 6 miles for the first leg, paddle 4 miles on the Tuscarawas River for the second leg and mountain bike 7 miles to complete the race.

Last chance to get certified without a test

OSU Extensions of Wayne and Holmes counties have scheduled a last-chance fertilizer applicator certification program at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus in Wooster.

Poker run to benefit area animal shelters

The first Run for Shelter poker run is approaching and will raise funds for local animal shelters.

Sisters co-direct Orrville production

"Dragon Trouble" will have two performances at Orrville Community Theater with a cast of kids ranging in age from 7-12. The show is being co-directed by sisters Brandy and Rachel Kurijian.

Love Through Art to host painting event

Love Through Art will hold a painting party at Local Roots as a fundraiser for WATCh, Wayne County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition.

The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income seniors

Community Action Wayne/Medina and Ohio Development Services Agency will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months.

Goodwill Golf Classic supports employment training programs

Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes Counties Inc. held its 20th annual Goodwill Golf Classic at the Wooster Country Club.

New classes offered at Heartland Point

Heartland Point has announced its schedule for the next set of classes to be offered.

Copley is an active boy

Copley is a 1-year-old male Labrador Retriever mix who is active and playful. Shelter staff recommend older children, due to his activity level.

Search for bargains is the driving force behind annual sale

The 13th annual Lincoln Highway and Buy-Way is a three-day event in Wayne County that has become a popular mainstay for residents who enjoy participating in the yard sale extravaganza.

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.

Pride Valley Force '02 provides a chance for young talent to grow

Pride Valley Force '02 traveling softball team out of Tuscarawas County worked its way into a top-16 finish in a mammoth field of 180 teams at the World Series in Columbus, Ohio.

Sport Fish Consumption Advisory is a resource for local anglers

Ohio anglers have a resource to determine the safety of eating what they catch in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's annual Sport Fish Consumption Advisory.

Aultman to offer class for expectant mothers

Aultman Orrville will offer a childbirth education class in the hospital's community room.

Big Taste Grill coming to Wooster

The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, the world's largest touring grill, will pull into Buehler's Milltown. Volunteers from People to People Ministries will serve up Johnsonville brats, chips and beverages with proceeds to benefit People to People Ministries.

Kodachrome Babies to perform in Orrville

The Kodachrome Babies, made up of sisters Hannah Hubbard and Mallory Gerstacker of Tuscarawas County, will perform at Orr Park as a part of the 30th annual Orrville Performing Arts concert series.

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.

Orrville Community Band to perform

The Orrville Community Band will deliver a selection of show tunes, patriotic songs and historical pieces as OrrVilla Retirement Community welcomes the group of 30 regional musicians for a concert on the lawn.

SCHS to visit the restored Franklin Township House

The Smithville Community Historical Society's general meeting is approaching. The group will tour the Franklin Township House.

Tansey is the Dog of the Week

Tansey is a 5-year-old female Pug mix weighing 35 pounds. She is playful and energetic. She would benefit from some basic training but is a loving girl and enjoys people.

On the road to helping coffee growers one cup at a time

Morgan Darr, who at age 19 is the founder of the Salt + Light Coffee Co., is planning a fall trip to Haiti to meet coffee farmers, plant trees alongside them and hear their stories as a part of her vision of a company that helps create a more sustainable way of life for coffee farmers.

Put Hunger in Park event to be held this fall

Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties will hold its sixth annual main event fundraiser, Put Hunger in Park, at Hoover Park as it hosts its first-ever food fest.

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host health talks

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

Highway-Buyway participants use funds to help others

For the 10th year in a row, Dan and Caroline Shadburn will use the Lincoln Highway-Buyway yard sale as an opportunity to raise funds for their humanitarian missions to Cuba.

Center for the Arts will offer classes from knitting to pottery

Wayne Center for the Arts will offer classes to appeal to all ages.

Fall baseball to be held in Wooster

Wooster Youth Baseball Inc. will hold a fall practice and development league for players age 8-11 (11U) who were 11 years and younger as of May 1, 2017.

The Ohio Light Opera and Gilbert and Sullivan are a marriage made in heaven

Writer Ellen Pill gives a review of Ohio Light Opera's presentation of "H.M.S. Pinafore."

Smithville residents honor Downey

Friends, family and members of the community gathered on July 16 to honor Harold Downey at the Smithville Community Historical Society's Pioneer Village open house.

Girls Scouts take to the outdoors at weeklong camp

Crystal Lilley and Betsy Keller run 4-5 programs per year for area Girl Scouts, and 57 Girl Scouts of all ages gathered in Christmas Run Park for a week of connection, education and fun.

Say hello to Sunflower

Sunflower is a 4-year-old Shepherd mix who weighs 47 pounds. She is social and loves to play. She would thrive in a quiet home that has kids or a canine companion for her to play with; however, a calm dog would be best.

Fairy gardens are tiny new worlds

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

Ralph Jones Memorial Tournament coming to Miller Field

The Ralph Jones Memorial Tournament for 8U and 10U is approaching with registration available online.

Host families sought for exchange students

There are many exchange students representing several nations who are waiting for host families in the United States, and East Central Ohio represents an ideal spot for them to gain an understanding of Middle America.

See 'Steel Magnolias' and help a local cancer patient

Judy and Denny Miller organized a fundraiser performance of "Steel Magnolias" to be held in Orrville High School's auditorium.

CSAs provide seasonal food each week

The CSA model of farming is based on the concept of creating, supporting and enhancing community through local residents supporting local agriculture.

Free clothing giveaway offered in Orrville

Orrville Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and Learning for Life Adult Education will partner to provide free clothing to members of local communities.

A trip of a lifetime: Retired teacher journeys to Africa

Scott Gregory, a retired elementary school teacher, lived out his dream by going to Africa, which turned into him writing a book from his journals of the trip. Gregory will talk about his travels at the Wayne County Public Library.

Mary likes other dogs and cats

Mary is a 6-year-old female hound who weighs 69 pounds. This happy girl loves people and would make a great family dog.

Lorsons to present program at TWC in Wilmot

Nature Photo Club will meet at The Wilderness Center with guest speakers John and Kristin Lorson.

New date for Zoar Harvest Festival

This year's Harvest Festival date was moved to accommodate the growing number of visitors, antique dealers and artisans who come to the area and stay overnight.

Lions provide supplies to Boys and Girls Club

Orrville Lions Club celebrated the 100th birthday of Lions International by giving back to its community.

CSB constructing building in downtown Orrville

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

Flintknapper to demonstrate at Roscoe

Steve Kitchen from Wooster will return to Roscoe Village to demonstrate flintknapping and answer any questions.

Lions present Community Recognition Award

The Orrville Lions Club recognized Jason Anderson at a recent meeting with the second Lions Community Recognition Award the club has given.

Wilderness Center offers something for all ages

The Wilderness Center will host a number of learning events. For those interested in learning how to live more sustainably, The Wilderness Center will hold a day-long permaculture symposium on Saturday, July 22.

Museums to open July 8

The museum houses a vast collection of early gas pumps, drilling machines, tractors, trucks and cars. There also is a display of the Pennsylvania Railroad and a Shreve Industry display.

Christmas in July event to benefit homeless animals

Christmas in July with the Wayne County Humane Society will be at Muddy's in Wooster. The money raised will go straight to the shelter and will be used for shelter operations, the TNR program (trap, neuter and release), spaying and neutering, and anything else the animals might require.

Center for the Arts offers an eclectic collection from staff and their friends and family

The Wayne Center for the Arts Friends and Family Exhibition offers an eclectic collection of pieces from local artists who are friends, family or staff at the art center.

OneEighty to offer walk-in assessments

OneEighty has begun to offer walk-in assessments for those struggling with addiction, substance-abuse disorders and mental-health issues.

'Revolution on the Tuscarawas' returns to Fort Laurens

Fort Laurens will host its annual "Revolution on the Tuscarawas" Revolutionary War encampment and re-enactment.

Local beekeepers sweeten up lives in Northeast Ohio

Michael and Natalie Carr are co-owners of Small Batch Honey Company in New Philadelphia. Marion and Joseph Yoder are owners of Shepherd's Market in Big Prairie. The Carrs, Yoders and other local beekeepers produce raw honey.

Heartland Point offers summer classes

Heartland Point has announced its summer schedule that includes a variety of classes suitable for individuals of all ages.

Mickey is looking for an active family

Mickey is a 2-year-old male Greyhound mix who would love to have a fenced-in yard to run around in. He does well with dogs but will need to be in a cat-free home.

The Fourth of July is a free for all­, fun for all

Many local communities have their own Fourth of July traditions, and there are numerous Fourth of July events approaching in the local communities.

Safety Town helps youngsters stay safe while at home and away

This year the Wooster Kiwanis Safety Town will be held at Cornerstone Elementary School.

Right on point: Artisan uses age-old technique

Kevin Noon is a full-time sharpener and will spend a day at Local Roots Market & Cafe in Wooster.

Watoto Children's Choir to perform at fundraiser

The Watoto children put on a high-energy, uplifting concert that is inspirational and represents the joy the children have found in life through the efforts of the Watoto mission.

Tea celebrates powerful women of the 18th century

During the open-house-style program visitors will sample teas and desserts from each woman's home nation. The museum will open for tours both before and after the event.

Watoto Choir to perform in Millersburg

Watoto Children's Choir will perform at NewPointe Community Church at its Millersburg campus.

Marimba player to perform in Orrville

OrrVilla Retirement Community will have musician Bonnie Hackett to perform in the community’s Maple Terrace assisted living facility.

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.

New classes offered at Heartland Point

Heartland Point announced its next schedule of classes.

Heartland Point to host First Friday Patio Parties

Heartland Point will host its new First Friday Patio Parties each month this summer.

Petros to speak about wrongful death at book signing

The Catholic Commission-Wayne, Ashland, Medina, Wooster Interfaith Justice Group and Behind Bars and Beyond invite the public to “A Conservative Journey against the Death Penalty: The Reality of Wrongful Convictions in Ohio.”

Emmy and Grammy winners headline 2017-18 PAC season

The 2017-18 season schedule was revealed at a special event for Performing Arts Center members. The upcoming season was tailored using feedback received from a survey of ticket purchasers.

Salvation Army to host Hot Joe and Fried Dough

The Orrville Salvation Army will partner with Lerch’s Donuts for the 100th anniversary of National Doughnut Day and host its Hot Joe and Fried Dough event.

One of the true giants of fundraising to present roundtable in Orrville

The public is invited to attend a seminar from one of the giants of fundraising, Henry B. Freeman, Ph.D., as he shares his experience from over 35 years in advancement.

Boots, Paws & Troops: Acts of kindness and toys for Wayne County

A hot dog roast will be held at Lowe's Home Improvement with all donations benefiting Wayne County Boots, Paws & Troops and Toys for Tots.

Tick-bite prevention is essential to slow the spread of Lyme disease

Tick season is already in full force in the region, and Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of infected ticks.

Program to focus on milk bottles from Wayne dairies

Susan McFadden has created a program on the dairies of Wayne County and farm-bottled milk, which will take place at the Smithville Community Historical Society's meeting at the Church of God on Milton Street.

Local teen builds his own marimba

The upcoming Wayne County Mini Maker Faire, which will be the first for Wayne County, is an opportunity for people like Jon Michel, who made his own marimba with the help of his dad.

Help Moreland Garden Club help others

The Moreland Garden Club holds a plant sale to raise funds to beautify select sites every year. The plant sale is approaching.

Athena is the WCDS Dog of the Week

Athena is a 2-year-old female Pointer mix who is active and interested in her surroundings. She enjoys being outdoors and is going to need someone committed to her daily exercise needs.

Antique Motorcycle Ride begins and ends in Sugarcreek

The first Antique Motorcycle Club of America's Buckeye Chapter and Motor Maids Ride will begin and end at the Dutch Valley Restaurant in Sugarcreek.

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.

Local Calendar of Events

Latest Blog Posts