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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.

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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.

Wooster Figure Skating Club presents Alice Noble’s Greatest Hits

The Wooster Figure Skating Club will present its spring show, Alice Noble's Greatest Hits.

Something for Seniors will host Nashville recording artist

Something for Seniors will host Nashville recording artist Jill Jordan Burke at the Dutch Kitchen.

Group’s aim is to stand up for equality and human rights in a positive and productive manner

Indivisible Wooster is a recently formed local action group designed to have an impact on the decisions that congressional representatives make in Washington.

Local March for Science brings the conversation to the community

Scientists and scientific societies across the U.S. will hold a March for Science. A rally in Wooster is open to all and will have a slate of speakers from a range of scientific fields.

Author says life is about learning, growing and changing

Doug Brown is an acclaimed skateboarding professional and motivational speaker with a new book.

AMHC book sale features thousands of historical books and periodicals

The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center will host a book sale, and it will sell between 4,000 and 5,000 books and periodicals from its extensive library.

Community plant exchange encourages gardening

A community plant exchange is planned on Earth Day in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church parking lot.

Month-long show culminates in Functional Ceramic Workshop

The Functional Ceramics Exhibit and Workshop continues at Wayne Center for the Arts.

Vinyl gets its groove back on Record Store Day

Lucky Records in downtown Wooster will participate in Record Store Day with an all-day celebration.

Shop small at Orrville’s Spring Fling

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce encourages residents to shop locally this spring during Orrville's Spring Fling.

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

The entire nation recognizes each April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. Wayne County Children Services invites all residents of Wayne County to join them in bringing awareness and education to the community about child-abuse prevention.

Meals on Wheels receives funding for two new trucks

Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties announced that it was awarded $25,000 from the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation to support the purchase of two new delivery trucks.

Acclaimed poet to give free reading

Rowan Ricardo Phillips will present a free reading of his works in room 105 of Scovel Hall.

Say hello to Peanut

Peanut is a 1-year-old male pit bull who weighs 64 pounds. He is going to need a home with no cats, and he would do best in a home with older children.

Lecture to focus on vegetarianism

Tristram McPherson will present a lecture on vegetarianism at the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society Lecture at the College of Wooster.

The Wilderness Center celebrates Earth Day

The Wilderness Center will celebrate Earth Day with a fundraiser, a chipped-timed 5K run and a 1-mile run/walk. In addition there will be a full day of family events.

Get a free tree on Earth Day in Orrville

The Orrville Public Library will have trees available for families on Earth Day.

Tim Hiller to speak at the annual Boys and Girls Club event

Tim Hiller will deliver the keynote address at the Boys and Girls Club of Wooster second annual Youth of the Year Awards Dinner and Auction.

Cedar Valley Cloggers to perform at Orrvilla

The Wooster-based Cedar Valley Cloggers will perform at OrrVilla Retirement Community.

Sonnenberg Station to perform at OrrVilla

Sonnenberg Station, a 17-voice choral ensemble, will perform at OrrVilla Retirement Community.

Ballet Wooster to perform ‘The Enchanted Toy Shop’

A total of 71 students age 4-18 will share their talents and grace along with three guest artists when Ballet Wooster performs their spring production.

Daddy Daughter Dance is open to girls in K-8

Living Water Church in Dalton will host a semiformal Daddy Daughter Dance for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Learn more about Lincoln’s trip to Washington City

Lincoln scholar Norman Schmidt will speak about the trip President Abraham Lincoln took to Washington City in February 1861 at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Library.

Orrville Public Library Book Club welcomes new members

The Orrville Public Library Book Club will discuss "In the President's Secret Service."

Red Cross hosted Preparedness Day to stress importance of making an emergency plan

The American Red Cross teamed with Dominion East Ohio Gas Company to provide first aid kits for several communities on April 1. The Preparedness Day event highlighted the importance of having an emergency evacuation plan in place for a family and practicing it at least twice a year.

Choosing a nursing home: Ask a lot of questions

Attorney Brian Krebs is known locally for his work with nursing home residents and offers tips for those who are entering a facility or are helping a friend or loved one.

Cooking classes offer refugees an empowering path to meaningful income

Local Roots Market and Café will host cooking classes where refugees from throughout the world come to share their culture with participants.

Wayne College to host 22nd annual Administrative Professionals Day

The University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville will host its 22nd annual Administrative Professionals Day in the J.M. Smucker Company multipurpose room.

Free lecture to feature noted professor of biology

P. Dee Boersma will present a lecture at the 13th biannual Pelican Lecture at the College of Wooster's Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center.

Prentke Romich to sponsor ALS Advocacy Conference in May

Ohio-based Prentke Romich Company announced its sponsorship of the ALS Association including its 2017 National ALS Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. in May.

Good Friday candlelight vigil set to raise awareness about addiction

The community is invited to gather at the gazebo in downtown Wooster for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and offer support for the addiction crisis.

Ox, Roxy and Astro are looking for homes

Ox, Roxy and Astro are good dogs looking for loving homes.

Public invited to substance-abuse workshop

To better understanding the disease of addiction and learn about environmental prevention, the University of Akron Wayne College invites the public and area professionals to a free workshop. CEU credits are available for social workers and counselors.

Aultman Orrville’s Weight Management program means success for local couple

Aultman Weight Management provides tools and support for weight-loss efforts with medical tracking, follow-up, staff-directed exercise and supervision from a medical staff.

Mother’s Day brunch at Zimmerman Bury House

There will be two opportunities to enjoy Mother's Day at the Zimmerman Bury Octagon House in Marshallville.

Dalton School benefit with Ernest Byner to speak

Earnest Byner, former Cleveland Browns player, will give a speech at Dalton Elementary School.

LaRose available to speak with constituents in Wooster

State Sen. Frank LaRose will be available for face-to-face discussions at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster.

Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law to feature Hiroshi Motomura

Hiroshi Motomura will present at the 20th annual Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law at the College of Wooster.

A cuppa something warm and a cozy spot

There are several small and unique cafes in downtown Wooster.

Colombian cuisine is as close as downtown Wooster

Helena Thomson will make Colombian-style lunches every Friday at Local Roots Market and Cafe.

Kidron Volunteer Fire Department to host Spring Chicken fundraiser

The Kidron Volunteer Fire Department Spring Chicken Barbecue will be at the Kidron Mennonite Church parking lot. The upcoming fundraiser will focus on raising money for a new fire truck for the department.

Aultman Orrville will offer childbirth class

Aultman Orrville will offer a childbirth education class, which will provide information to assist mothers with making informed decisions about their birth experiences.

The 7,000th record: An analog guy in a digital world

Tom Green, a Wooster native, recently purchased his 7,000th record and has no plans to stop collecting.

Trooper needs a second chance for a good life

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

Aultman Orrville to host Health Talks

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

Maker Faire invites community members to participate

The University of Akron Wayne College will host the first Mini Maker Faire for Wayne County and the surrounding area.

Nominations sought for Friend of Philanthropy Award

The Wayne County Community Foundation has opened up the nomination process for the Friend of Philanthropy Award.

ODA seeks to recognize farm families leading in conservation

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2017 Conservation Farm Family Awards.

Toby Mac concert tickets serve as fundraiser for Mongolia

A chance to see Toby Mac in concert is possibly just a small donation away for one blessed winner. Anyone making a donation to Mongolia Mission Partnership will be eligible to win the tickets and will receive one chance in the drawing for every dollar they donate.

Emerson String Quartet to perform in Wooster

The Emerson String Quartet will return to Northeast Ohio as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

100th anniversary of U.S. entering WWI to be commemorated

April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into WWI. There will be a special wreath-laying ceremony at Liberty Park, and the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society will host special WWI exhibits during its first open house.

Colorful 5K awaits participants ready to make a difference for others

The Holmes County Friends & Neighbors of OneEighty 5K Color Run will help generate funds that will support victims of domestic violence in the Wayne and Holmes county areas.

Efforts being made to remove dead ash trees

The adult emerald ash borer is destructive to ash trees. In an effort to keep the largest park in Wooster as safe as possible, the Friends of Wooster Memorial Park and Wooster City have begun mitigation efforts to protect the public from falling ash trees.

Orrville Library to host How-to Festival

Orrville Public Library will host the third annual How-to Festival.

OrrVilla to host open house

OrrVilla Retirement Community will host an open house with both the Maple Terrace assisted living facility and the Locust Court independent living neighborhood featured during the event.

Concert features Eric Gould Quartet

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

Carol Burnett skits revisited by Orrville Community Theater

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

Smithville Church celebrates 150th anniversary with Hymn Sing

The Smithville Church of God will host an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Kingsway offers ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

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

Shelly is ready to go home

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

Proceeds from book sales benefit Historical Society

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

Adult Basic Literacy and Education classes improve outlook for students

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

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

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

Heartland Point to feature photo exhibit through April

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

American Legion sponsors Wooster Youth Baseball teams

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

Armstrong named newest Wayne County park commissioner

David Armstrong was recently named as the newest Wayne County park commissioner.

Wooster Hope Center’s feeding the hungry relies on community support

The Wooster Hope Center is in need of both monetary and food donations as it continues to build a program designed to feed families throughout Wayne County.

Wayne College will host 14th annual Writers Workshop

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

Wooster Brush honors 59 employees

More than 470 employees and guests celebrated the Wooster Brush Company's annual service awards at the College of Wooster in the Lowry Center on March 18. Service awards were presented to 59 employees.

Orrville Public Library Friends will take presale orders for flower sale

Orrville Public Library Friends are now taking presale orders for their annual Hanging Basket Sale.

Stocking up for the hungry

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

WaCPAC auditions set for ‘Wizard of Oz’

WaCPAC will hold auditions at First Presbyterian Church for performers age 7-18.

Students need dogs to groom

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

Community bystander intervention training offered

A free community training at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County will help prepare community members to assist and/or be a supportive resource if they witness a situation of intimidation.

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

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

Senior Hutch needs a home

Hutch is a 9-year-old female Rottweiler/Boxer mix who was an owner surrender due to some unfortunate circumstances. She is very affectionate and needs a good home.

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

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

Orrville Rotary: A breakfast 50 years in the making

Orrville Rotary is gearing up for its 50th annual pancake breakfast.

‘Once’ is like nothing you’ve seen before

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

Gwen is the Cat of the Week

Gwen is a 3-year-old grey and black spayed female cat who would be very happy if she could find a home where she could lounge around all day.

Bright Life Players make donation to Christian Children’s Home

Bright Life Players presented a $3,000 donation to Dan Franks of Christian Children's Home of Ohio.

Donate to Red Cross to support the everyday heroes

Dairy Queen in Orrville is offering its customers the chance to make a donation to the American Red Cross during the month of March.

Cleaning up Wooster

Vertical Runner and Flex Yoga are leading an initiative to clean up trash in Wooster. The next event is approaching.

Jazz by Design Combo to perform at OrrVilla

OrrVilla Retirement Community will host an evening of jazz with the local ensemble Jazz by Design Combo.

Heartland Point offers new classes

Heartland Point's winter session of classes is coming to a close, but there are still learning opportunities for all ages and interests.

Wayne College will host Milkshakes & Majors career-counseling event

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

Ribbon Festival includes nearly 100 students

Area piano, vocal and string students performed when members of the Tuscarawas County Chapter of the Ohio Music Teachers Association held its 13th annual Ribbon Festival at the Dover Alliance Church.

Nature Photo Club will have Foto Fest and program by Stambaugh at The Wilderness Center

The Nature Photo Club will hold a program by Bruce Stambaugh and its annual Foto Fest at The Wilderness Center.

Civil War Roundtable includes Ted Dudra as Gen. Alvin C. Voris

The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program will be at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library with Ted Dudra as Gen. Alvin C. Voris.

Cystic fibrosis banquet focuses on helping CF families live better one day at a time

The upcoming CF Great Strides Walk will take place at the Hipp Station in Millersburg, where the public can help raise funds and find out where CF research is gaining ground.

Kingsway invites community to 25th anniversary celebration

Kingsway Christian School is planning a community celebration to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the school.

New entries sought for Memorial Day Parade

The Wooster Memorial Day Committee invites organizations that have not previously been a part of the annual Wooster Memorial Day Parade to apply for consideration.

Ryan & Friends highlights HopeQuest Ministries fundraiser March 18

Ryan & Friends will highlight the second annual HopeQuest Ministries fundraising event at Fairlawn Mennonite Church near Apple Creek.

John R. Lea vendor fair set for March 18

John R. Lea Middle School will present its vendor fair with more than 50 vendors in attendance. Admission to the event is a donated school supply.

Relay For Life of Eastern Wayne County to host Survivor and Caregiver Meet and Greet Breakfast

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Eastern Wayne County will host its Survivor and Caregiver Meet and Greet Breakfast in the Aultman Orrville community room.

Citizen’s Police Academy tackles sexual predators and drug offenders

The third class session of the Citizen's Police Academy tackled the difficult issues of sexual predators and drug offenders.

Mongolia Mission Partnership Breakfast brings nations together

The annual Mongolia Mission Partnership Breakfast will take place at Der Dutchman Restaurant with six area Mennonite church pastors and other volunteers serving as waiters and waitresses. All of the proceeds from the breakfast go into the Mongolia Mission Partnership.

10 Wayne County schools participate in Festival of Choirs

The Wooster High School symphonic choir performed at the Festival of Choirs with all 10 Wayne County schools also participating.

Meet Coka, the Dog of the Week

Coka is a female German Shepherd mix who loves human companionship. She does well with children and dogs; however, she will need a cat-free house and a chicken-free yard.

Wooster students excel at National Moot Court Tournament

Brianna Schmidt and teammate Dawson Honey earned All-American accolades by placing third in the national brief writing competition at the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Championship Tournament.

HopeQuest bringing Ryan & Friends back for an entertaining fundraiser

HopeQuest Ministries helps couples as mentors for marriage. Their annual banquet fundraiser will be at Fairlawn Mennonite Church. Ryan & Friends will present a return engagement performance.

Social media brings history buffs together

Wayne County has a Facebook group that has been garnering a lot of attention, especially with history buffs.

Alcohol vendor training for on-premise vendors

CIRCLE Coalition will host a Wayne County alcohol vendor training for on-premise vendors.

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference registration open

Ohio State University Extension will host the fourth annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center.

Wayne County Performing Arts Council to perform ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Wayne County Performing Arts Council's upcoming production of "Anne of Green Gables" will run two weekends at the Wooster Foursquare Church.

Stock up on books at annual Winter Used Book Sale

The Winter Used Book Sale will be at The Book Cellar, located in the basement of the Operations Center of the Wayne County Public Library.

Princess is the Pet of the Week

Princess is a sweet Netherland Dwarf rabbit now looking for a new forever home. She is spayed, and her adoption fee is $35.

Wooster Chorus to perform opening concert for its spring tour

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

48th annual Ruritan Pancake and Sausage Day is March 11

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

‘Ancient Farming Practices of the Moundbuilders’ coming to the College of Wooster

DeeAnne Wymer will present "Before the Three Sisters: Ancient Farming Practices of the Moundbuilders" at the College of Wooster.

Ohio AG rep to provide nonprofit training

Beth Short of the office of the Ohio Attorney General will offer training that includes the basic requirements of charitable organizations.

Chaz seeks a quiet home

Chaz is a 2-year-old male Mountain Cur/Cattle Dog mix. He loves being with people and would do well in a calm home with older children.

Shoup hired as Farm Bureau organization director

Lindsay Shoup of Orrville is the new Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization director for Ashland, Holmes, Medina and Wayne counties.

New Beginnings: A band with heart

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

A little bit of everything for Ohio Light Opera fans this summer

Old favorites, blockbuster musicals and new shows that date back to early Broadway sprinkle 2017 schedule at Ohio Light Opera.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation grant establishes fund at WCCF

Burton D. Morgan Foundation made a grant of $500,000 to Wayne County Community Foundation to establish the Stanley C. Gault Philanthropic Leadership Fund.

Muskingum Choir to perform in Wooster

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

Girls With Sole: Changing the lives of young women

Liz Ferro will speak in Wooster about her organization, her harrowing personal journey and her book.

Smithville meeting will include viewing vintage film footage

The general membership meeting of the Smithville Community Historical Society will be in the historic Church of God.

Midnight seeks a quiet home

Midnight is a 2-year-old black and white spayed female who would do best in a lower-activity home but gets along with other cats.

Cookbook Club tempts with appetizers and cookies

Two cookbooks will be included at the Orrville Public Library's next meeting for the Cookbook Club.

Alumnus Elizabeth West Marvin to give music lecture

Elizabeth West Marvin will give a music lecture at Scheide Music Center on the campus of the College of Wooster.

‘Almost, Maine’ almost ready to open at Freedlander Theatre

The production of "Almost, Maine" will take place at the Freedlander Theatre in Wooster.

Students STEAM through bridges

Students grade 4-6 can join the STEAM Team at Orrville Public Library after school on Thursdays in March.

Local volunteers headed to Honduras

Each year locals in the community leave their jobs and homes to volunteer in Honduras for a week through CAMO's counterpart program.

Central Christian to host its own March Madness event with annual auction

Central Christian School's annual auction will take place with an array of items hitting the auction block. In addition to the funds brought in through the auction, every single dollar of sales will be matched with a $2 matching fund.

Say hello to Bentley

Bentley is a 1-year-old female Mountain Cur mix who is available for adoption at the Wayne County Dog Shelter.

Wayne students qualify for state BPA contest

Business Professionals of America held its Region 8 awards ceremony at Grace Church in Wooster with many Wayne County students qualifying for the state contest.

Wayne students do well at Culinary Affair with Pork Cook-Off

The Wayne County Schools Career Center hosted the Culinary Affair with Pork Cook-Off, sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Pork Producers.

Wayne County Historical Society to display WWI collection

The Wayne County Historical Society has discovered a wide variety of historical pieces for its upcoming World War I exhibit.

OADF receives grant for renovation

The Orrville Area Development Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Carl E. Congdon, Jr. and Susanna Congdon McIntyre Memorial Fund for Orrville's Front Door Facility Renovation Campaign.

Speaker will present Changing Climate, Changing Coast at COW

Rob Thieler will present Changing Climate, Changing Coasts at the 36th annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr. Memorial Lecture at the College of Wooster.

Raylene Hlavaty will portray Fanny Crosby at senior event

Something for Seniors will gather at the Dutch Kitchen, where Raylene Hlavaty will portray Fanny Crosby in first person and in costume.

Shades of Gold: Wooster’s own a capella group

Shades of Gold at the College of Wooster is a relatively new addition to the campus music scene. The a capella singing group was started in 2013.

Hospice to offer volunteer training in Wooster

LifeCare Hospice will offer volunteer training in the new facility in Wooster.

Bright Life Players will present ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’

Bright Life Players will present "Cheaper By The Dozen" at the Christian Children's Home of Ohio Retreat Center to raise funds.

St. Lawrence String Quartet to perform in Wooster

The St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform in concert in Wooster in the Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center.

Lions welcomed Sharon Dietrick

Orrville Lions Club presented Sharon Dietrick at its last meeting and will host Dan Franks at its next meeting.

Buckeye Memorabilia Scout Trade-O-Ree scheduled

The eighth annual Buckeye Memorabilia Scout Trade-O-Ree is scheduled at the Church of the Cross in Wooster.

Coats for Kids program raising money through April 16

The Salvation Army's women's auxiliary would like to announce that the 15th annual Coats for Kids fundraiser is underway through April 16.

Fazio to speak at Roundtable event about the Emancipation Proclamation

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

Buehler’s bagger brings home championship

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

Plan ahead to attend the annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation

The annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation will provide nature lovers of all ages the opportunity to explore, learn, enjoy and experience a full day of family-friendly activities.

Poverty is inequality for many local residents

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

Orrville Public Library receives STEAM grant

The State Library of Ohio has awarded Orrville Public Library a STEAM grant from the Library Services and Technology Act.

Book club to meet in Orrville on Feb. 21

The Orrville Public Library Book Club's February meeting is approaching and will discuss "The Light Between Oceans."

Heritage Ohio Main Street directors discuss potential revitalization methods in Millersburg

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

3rd annual Spay/Neuter Fair raises awareness and helps animals

The Wayne County Humane Society and Wayne County Public Library Spay/Neuter Fair 2017 will be held at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library.

Brick Builder Club welcomes new members

The Orrville Public Library's Brick Builder Club meets on Tuesday afternoons and is for kids age 8-12.

Local intern works on groundbreaking art exhibit

Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception, a groundbreaking art exhibit translated via multiple-sensory pathways for patrons with low vision or blindness, will run at the Massillon Museum.

Hank is a gentle dog

Hank is a 3-year-old Bulldog mix who loves to play ball. He can sit for treats, and he is very gentle when taking treats.

Wooster Symphony Orchestra concert showcases Ohio talent

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra will perform British, Armenian and American compositions that highlight the talents of Ohio artists at the Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center on the campus of the College of Wooster.

Monthly open mic is an opportunity for local performers to shine

The Gathering Grounds Coffee House presents a monthly open mic night at Wayne Center for the Arts.

ATHENA Award recipient sought

The Wayne County Women's Network is looking for nominations for the annual ATHENA Award.

McCoy is ready for adoption at the WCHS

McCoy is a 7-year-old Coonhound mix who likes to explore. He shows signs of being house-trained and gets along well with other dogs and cats.

Wooster Citizen’s Police Academy: A woman’s perspective and the stress of being an officer

The second class of the Wooster Citizen's Police Academy took place with various speakers.

LifeCare announces new director

The board of directors of LifeCare Hospice announced the hiring of Kurt C. Holmes as executive director.

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

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

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to perform on Valentine’s Day at Kent State Tuscarawas

Celebrate Valentine's Day this year by attending the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra concert at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

The man with the wooden bike: Coming up with a project and doing it

Aaron Holmes built and designed a wooden bicycle with the help of others.

WCSCC seeking nominations for Distinguished Alumni Awards

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

Poetry, Prose and Acoustical Jam is in its 25th year at Wayne College

The University of Akron Wayne College will host the 25th annual Poetry, Prose and Acoustical Jam in the Student Life Building.

You are welcome: A sign of the times

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

WCSCC parent-teacher conferences set for Feb. 16

The Wayne County Schools Career Center will have parent-teacher conferences at the school.

ESOL program is a step to citizenship for immigrants

English for Speakers of Other Languages is a program offered for free at Central Christian Church.

Lions change meeting day and time to retain and attract new members

The Orrville Lions Club has made the decision to change the meeting day and time to the second and fourth Monday at Aultman Orrville Hospital's community room, beginning with the next meeting on Feb. 13.

Urgent need for Meals on Wheels volunteers

Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties needs volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to neighbors in need this winter.

Growing Healthy Habits Champion

The Growing Healthy Habits Coalition is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Dr. Andrew Naumoff Healthy Habits Champion.

Montana is the Dog of the Week

Montana is a 2-year-old pit bull mix who is in search of an active family who will be committed to her daily exercise needs.

Scholarship open to Wayne County women

The Wooster branch of the American Association of University Women is now accepting applications for the 2017 AAUW scholarship program.

Wayne County’s Bark Ball to benefit the Wayne County Dog Shelter

The Wayne County Dog Shelter will host the Bark Ball at the Pines Golf Club.

Wayne College to host International Festival

This year's International Festival at the University of Akron Wayne College will be in the Student Life Building.

Founder of HALO Foundation: 93 Cents for Flight 93 to present account of heroes

Sharon Deitrick, the celebrated founder of the HALO Foundation and 93 Cents for Flight 93, will speak at Schmid Hall.

Wooster Citizen’s Police Academy: Community understanding and connections

The Wooster Citizen's Police Academy is a five-month program that is offered to give community members an opportunity to get a glimpse into the day-to-day reality of what life is like for a police officer.

Folded book art class offered at Orrville Public Library

Kristen Purdy will be at Orrville Public Library to teach how to fold a book into a repeating heart pattern.

Smithville Community Historical Society regular meeting is Feb. 6

The general meeting of the Smithville Community Historical Society will be at the Church of God on Milton Street.

A new photography movement: Abandoned, but not forgotten

Across the country specialized photographers are documenting a lifestyle, décor and historical context through the overgrowth and decay of what some explorers call Abandoned America. Photographer Cynthia Vaughn is among those in this photography movement.

Central Christian School searches for next superintendent

After completing seven and a half years of service, Gene Miller will retire from the role of superintendent of Central Christian School. The Board of Trustees established the superintendent search committee to oversee the process of hiring an individual for this position.

Prentke Romich Company honored at Maker Monday

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

Bobby is the Dog of the Week

Bobby is a 1-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix. He is very loving and would enjoy a canine companion to play with.

Upcoming classes include baking bread and flower arranging

Heartland Point has announced its classes for February.

City of Wooster welcomes Daisy Brand expansion

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

Sourdough and cultured butter class to be held

The Wilderness Center will host Don King for a morning of baking and culturing where participants will learn how to create, feed and care for their own sourdough starter as well as make fresh sourdough bread using a simple, no-knead recipe.

Great Decisions Series will focus on environmental challenges to the global community

Great Decisions Series will focus on the environmental challenges to the global community with five different speakers.

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

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

Brownie is the Dog of the Week

Brownie is a sweet and loving girl who enjoys having company but is going to need some basic training learning about toys and how to play. She does well with cats but will need a meet and greet with dogs.

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

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

Attorney Brian Krebs: Coming full circle

Brian Krebs went through a series of events that led him to the board of directors at NAMI of Wayne and Holmes Counties and practicing nursing home law.

Trio Solisti returns to Wooster

Trio Solisti will perform in concert in Wooster in the Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center.

Art exhibit features WAGE members

The WAGE annual exhibition remains on display at Wayne Center for the Arts through Feb. 11.

3rd annual Brewfest supports Wayne Center for the Arts

The Wayne Center for the Arts will host the third annual Brewfest.

Aultman Orrville seeks volunteers

Numerous opportunities are available for volunteers at Aultman Orrville Hospital.

Orrville Public Library has a host of programs for all ages

The Orrville Public Library has numerous events approaching for children and adults.

Domino is the Cat of the Week

Domino is a 1-year-old neutered male who would be a great lap cat. He loves attention and loves to be petted but needs a home with no other cats.

Local women headed to Washington, D.C.

Emily Oshinskie, a young adult peace worker at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wooster, will attend the upcoming Women's March in Washington, D.C.

Works by 2 visual storytellers to be showcased at CWAM

The College of Wooster Art Museum begins 2017 with exhibitions by two visual storytellers: Los Angeles-based artist Alison Saar and Northeast Ohio native Amber Kempthorn.

Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Championship coming to St. Mary’s

The Wooster Council 789 of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor its annual Youth Free Throw Championship.

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

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

Local jeweler plants seeds of kindness

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

Lehman’s to host maple syrup class

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

Leisy to speak about financing the Civil War

The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program is free and open to the public at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library. Judge Raymond Leisy will discuss the topic of Financing the Civil War: North and South at the next meeting.

Wooster has exceeded its goal in AEP Ohio’s Community Energy Savers program

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, announced the city of Wooster has exceeded its participation goal in AEP Ohio's Community Energy Savers program.

WCCF supports CAW/M’s Getting Ahead self-sufficiency program

Community Action Wayne/Medina launched Getting Ahead in Wayne County. Having started this fall, the program received a boost for its own sustainability for 2017 through a $10,000 grant.

Resolve to keep learning at Heartland Point

Heartland Point has announced its winter season of classes.

Rose is looking for a family all to herself

Meet Rose, a 7-year-old grey and orange spayed female who desires a home with no other cats. She will do best in a low-activity home where she can come to you for attention.

Broadway's '42nd Street' sets up at the Performing Arts Center

Freelance writer and columnist Scott Daniels gives a review of "42nd Street," which is coming to the Kent State University Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia.

Senior dog still has love to give

Frisco is a senior dog who enjoys being petted and the company of humans. Frisco does well with dogs and cats but needs a home with older children.

Traditional Indian food will soon be available in Wooster

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

Jewell guest speaker at Women’s Network luncheon

Becky Jewell, manager of the Heartland Trail for Rails-to-Trails, was the guest speaker at the Wayne County Women's Network luncheon.

Amish Country readies for a special visit

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

GIVE 365 makes a collective impact on Wayne County

GIVE 365 Wayne County is accepting grant applications from area nonprofits.

Aultman Orrville welcomes Wayne County’s first baby of 2017

Aultman Orrville Hospital has announced the first baby of the year as well as another milestone at the hospital.

Ohio CPA firm donates to Help Can Hunger campaign

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

Wayne County Schools Career Center offers services to the community

Wayne County Schools Career Center offers many services to the public at a discounted rate, and many departments work with the community to perform pro bono services.

Input welcome for Wooster Bike Path Plan

On Dec. 20 the City of Wooster Engineering Division held an open-house-style public meeting to give local residents the opportunity to view and comment on design work for phase one of the Wooster Bike Path Plan.

Butternut loves to play

Butternut is a 2-year-old female Boxer/Bulldog mix who would love a fenced-in yard to run around in. She is good with other dogs and cats and would make a great family dog.

Community gathering in honor of Martin Luther King Day

In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday the community is invited to celebrate an event at First Presbyterian Church in Wooster.

Say hello to Dawson

Meet Dawson, a 5-year-old brown and white neutered Coonhound mix available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society.

Dwight Bender and friends overcome tragedy to exemplify the best of life

Dwight Bender's life has been inundated by tragedy, but through it all he has remained faithful and upbeat. The Bender family will be at the breakfast fundraiser Jan. 14, where they will share this incredible journey of hope and faith.

Wayne College pumped about grant

The Wayne County Community Foundation approved a grant to the University of Akron Wayne College from the John Kaylor Memorial Fund.

Goodwill sends people into the workforce

Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes County helps adults and even youth receive job training, job experience, work and life skills, counseling if needed, mentoring and ultimately job placement in a larger business.

New location for Ballet Wooster

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

11th annual Mohican Winter Fest offers the best of winter

The 11th annual Mohican Winter Fest will be in downtown Loudonville with numerous family events.

People to People helps residents when they need it most

People to People serves approximately 1-in-10 Wayne County residents yearly and has assisted approximately 10,000 people in 2016 alone.

Mary is the Cat of the Week

Mary is a 1-year-old spayed female torbie cat who will need a low-activity home. She would do best in a quiet, well-established home and will need to be in a home with no other cats.

Jake is full of energy

Jake is a Labrador Shepherd mix that is 14-months-old. He loves people and would need someone who is committed to his exercise needs.

Exchange Club awards scholarships to students

The Wooster Exchange Club Scholarship winners for 2016 were awarded at a luncheon held at the Wooster Inn.

Feast of the Epiphany concert features accomplished pianist

A special evening of music will mark the Feast of the Epiphany at OrrVilla Retirement Community when accomplished local pianist Peter Douglas performs for residents and guests.

Aultman Orrville to offer health talks in January

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

Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club Capital Campaign nears goal

Having launched a Capital Campaign, the Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club is trying to raise $1.5 million to add an additional 10,000 square feet to its current building.

United Way continues initiative to reduce poverty in the region

To tackle the poverty issue, United Way of Wayne and Holmes County has targeted two key areas to focus on in 2017: workforce development and youth development.

A healing journey from addiction to yoga

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

The givers become receivers during TAG Charities Win a Car for Christmas Bob and Nancy Howard humbled to be tabbed as this year’s recipient

Bob and Nancy Howard of Orrville were the winners of the TAG Charities Win a Car for Christmas giveaway that took place this holiday season.

Essay contest reinforces the responsibility to effect positive change

The Maltz Museum's Stop the Hate essay contest invites students from Wayne and other area counties to participate for a scholarship and cash prizes. The contest also is in need of adult volunteers to read entries.

Diamond is looking for a patient family

Diamond is a 7-year-old female cattle dog. She would do best in a home with older children and is going to need a special family with patience and love.

Noel is waiting for her family at the WCHS

Noel can be very outgoing once she gets used to her new environment. She takes treats very gently and would do best in almost any home as long as she has time to adjust to a new place.

Students honored by American Legion

Two Wayne County Schools Career Center students received certificates and a cash prize from American Legion Post 68 for having the highest Career Center test scores on the American Legion Americanism Test.

Shrock appointed to nursing advisory group

Jacqueline Shrock was recently appointed to the Ohio Board of Nursing's Advisory Group on Nursing Education in Columbus.

PRMI lends a Christmas season helping hand to children in Jamaica

More than 30 employees from Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. corporate office and branches all over the country flew to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to aid 79 children living at the SOS Children's Village.

Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties looking for volunteer drivers

Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties is in critical need of volunteers to deliver meals in Wooster.

Free training offered to prospective foster parents

For those interested in becoming a foster family, Encompass Foster Care and Adoption will provide a series of free training classes that are required to become a licensed foster parent.

Girls on the Run is looking to expand to more locations in Wayne County

Girls on the Run is currently looking for new sites to host programming in Wayne County.

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting to be held in Mt. Hope

The Fifth Annual Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting will be in Mt. Hope and will be the first event held at the new Mt. Hope Event Center on the campus of the Mt. Hope Auction.

Donations needed for bicycling program for at-risk youth

Anazao, a nonprofit organization serving Wayne and Holmes counties, is reaching out to the community for donations so they can provide more biking opportunities to more local kids.

Marshallville goes green with a solar field and prototype Green Street

Mayor Bob Brooker of Marshallville supports a project that began nearly seven years ago when American Municipal Power Inc. began to look for solar sites among their member towns.

Fewer Ohioans live in self-sufficient households 7 years after recession

The number of Ohioans living in households with incomes low enough to make them eligible for help from Food Banks has increased by more than 356,000 people since the end of the Great Recession.

Kristel wants to put her rough start behind her

Kristel is a 3-year-old female Rottweiler mix who has had a rough life. She is loving and playful and would enjoy another canine companion to play with. Her forever home will have to be feline free.

The Wayne County Public Library announces the launch of the Wi-Fi lending program

The Wayne County Public Library has implemented a new program offering Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout.

Hansel seeks a quiet home where he’s the only cat

Hansel is shy at first, but he warms up quickly. He doesn't like to be around other cats and would do best in a low-activity home where he is the only one.

The Giving Tree: Helping animals for 30 years

Sherri Dancy has been rescuing, caring for and finding homes for stray and abandoned animals for many years. Her organization, Homeless Hares, works primarily with rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and hamsters. Dancy has set up a Christmas Giving Tree at Wooster's Rural King Ohio.

Brown’s Lake Bog excellent example of the impact of Ohio’s last glacier

Fall and winter might just be the favored time to visit Brown's Lake Bog Preserve, a 100-acre Nature Conservancy property just two miles west of Shreve.

Ohio Proud launches new website to better serve consumers

Ohio Proud, a marketing program that helps consumers identify food and agricultural products produced in the state, announced the launch of its newly revamped website.

Precycling: Eliminating trash before it begins

Precycling is a concept introduced 20 years ago by the Environmental Protection Agency via a media campaign.

Festival of Trees highlights needs of Red Cross

The 25th Annual Festival of Trees is the American Red Cross Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter's largest and only fundraiser. It took place Dec. 6 and also was a celebration of the chapter's 100th anniversary serving Wayne and Holmes counties.

New Beginnings Band is available for benefits

The New Beginnings Band is currently looking for benefit engagements for the 2017 season. There is no charge to book the band for a benefit.

Zero-Waste Pancake Breakfast fills your belly, not the landfill

The Wooster High School Music Parents Association will hold their Zero-Waste Pancake Breakfast for the third year in a row.

Location changed for Foodbank’s monthly free food distribution for Wayne County residents

Beginning January 2017, the Direct Food Distribution will be moving from the Wayne County Fairgrounds to the Wooster Hope Center's new facility and will be held over two days with more convenient hours for community recipients.

TUBACHRISTMAS promises a festive performance

TUBACHRISTMAS has delighted audiences for more than four decades while Wooster's version has been going strong for 20 years and will take place again here soon.

Meal on Wheels prepares clients for extreme weather with blizzard boxes

Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties has given blizzard boxes to its clients.

Community of the Curious: A Wayne County first

The University of Akron Wayne College is gearing up to host first-ever Mini Maker Faire in Wayne County.

Orrville Lions welcome new members

Orrville Lions Club met recently at Heartland Point and formally welcomed three new members.

Jackie is the WCDS Dog of the Week

Jackie is a 1-year-old female Boxer mix. She is a fun and energetic dog that needs an active family who enjoys hiking and long walks to meet her exercise needs.

Red Cross urges blood donation as one last gift to give this holiday season

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady.

Sing us a song: Local children audition for Ohio Light Opera

Ohio Light Opera held auditions for children for an upcoming production.

Orrville Railroad Heritage Society will host Mr. and Mrs. Claus

The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society's Christmas at The Depot took place Saturday, Nov. 26.

Author Annie Tipton to talk Dickens at Dover Library program

The Dover Public Library will host author Annie Tipton as part of its Nights at the Roundtable author series.

‘The Skater’s Night Before Christmas’ author to speak in Wooster

Doug Brown will read his book and share holiday fun at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas will perform at Kent State Tuscarawas

Mannheim Steamroller will perform live for two performances at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Lightwire Theater’s ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ on stage at Kent State Tuscarawas

Lightwire Theater's "A Very Electric Christmas" is coming to Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Old-Fashioned Holiday at the Farmhouse set for Dec. 10

The University of Akron Wayne College announced the return of its popular annual community event, Old Fashioned Holiday at the Farmhouse.

Local holiday lights shine around the world

Tom Hammond has developed a computerized home light display that is connected to a website that allows others to choose the settings.

Chiara String Quartet returns to Wooster

The Wooster Chamber Music Series will present the Chiara String Quartet in concert at Scheide Music Center on the College of Wooster campus.

Wooster Figure Skating Club presents program

The Wooster Figure Skating Club will present its A Holiday in Vegas skating program.

The Wooster City Police Department teams up with Santa to share kindness and connect with the community

Wooster City Police Department will kick off two holiday programs: Cash for Christmas and Blue Santa.

Wooster resident to be inducted into Senior Hall of Fame

Elizabeth Beddow of Direction Home announced that Wooster resident Beverly J. Fairhurst would be inducted into the Akron-Canton Senior Citizen Hall of Fame.

Deb is available for adoption at the WCHS

Deb is a sweet, young cat who would do best in a low-activity home as a lot of activity scares her.

Win a Car for Christmas rolls out Chevy Cruze as its 2016 prize

The wheels have arrived from the North Pole, and one fortunate recipient in the 2016 TAG Win a Car for Christmas giveaway will be cruising around in a Chevy Cruze.

Wooster family holiday tradition is a gift to the community

Christmas in Motion will be in Wooster at the Kobilarcik family home. The family has recently come to the decision that next year, 2017, will be the last for this long-standing community Christmas tradition.

Storck Film Design: A bit of Hollywood in Wooster

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

Hazel loves to play

Hazel is a 2-year-old female pit bull/terrier mix with a high energy level. She is loving and playful but will need someone committed to her needs of consistent, daily exercise.

Polar Express tickets still available

Polar Express at the Dennison Depot is an annual event that celebrates the magic of Christmas for children of all ages.

Wayne County NARFE meeting update

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Wayne County Chapter 2218, met Nov. 17, and the chapter's Christmas party will be held at Das Dutch Kitchen.

Annual Holmes County Share-A-Christmas benefit concert

Jann Hershberger's 2016 show will take place at Martins Creek Mennonite Church. The musical celebration of Christ's birth serves as a benefit concert for Holmes County Share-A-Christmas.

Lions light up the season

Lighting your home for Christmas can bring the gift of better vision to an area preschooler as the Wooster Noon Lions Club presents the Lights for Sight sale.

Orrville Community Theater presents a holiday double feature

The Orrville Community Theater will present two holiday shows back to back during its Double-Play Christmas production.

Wooster Jazz Ensemble presents ‘Holiday Jazz and More’

The College of Wooster's Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will perform in Freedlander Theatre. Featured guest soloist will be saxophonist Scott Burns.

Orrville Community Band celebrates its 20th concert season

The Orrville Community Concert Band will provide a free hour-long concert under the direction of John Robinson as the band celebrates its 20th concert season.

Wooster’s Downtown Walking Tour of Churches is a holiday tradition

Both the stories behind and the architecture of eight places of worship will be highlighted during the Downtown Walking Tour of Churches in Wooster.

Wayne County Community Foundation announces 2016 fall grants

The Wayne County Community Foundation Board of Trustees met in November and approved grant awards for the fall competitive grant cycle.

Jet is full of energy

Jet is a 2-year-old Rottweiler mix who is available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society. He has a lot of energy and will need opportunities to exercise daily.

Serving Soup and Bread to feed the community: Simple lunch offered to all

The College of Wooster's student-run, nonprofit Soup and Bread program provides a deal for a meal while helping gain funds to feed others.

Area children will receive gifts through Toys for Tots program

Area Lions Club members collected more than $2,500 worth of toy donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

Experience Christmas in Zoar

Early American and German holiday traditions are the focus of Christmas in Zoar.

What’s in your stocking? Win a Car for Christmas returns to make someone’s holiday season special

For the past several years the local organization known as TAG Charities has been gifting local people in need with a brand new car during its Win a Car for Christmas contest.

Green Local drama boosters partner with Music Parents

Drama boosters are hosting the third annual Breakfast with Santa with a pancake and sausage breakfast in the Green Local cafetorium. Visitors can then stop by the auxiliary gymnasium where the Green Local Music Parents are sponsoring a Christmas Bazaar.

Smithville Community Historical Society’s Christmas in the Village

Pioneer Village in Smithville will offer numerous activities at Christmas in the Village.

Smithville Community Historical Society to host meeting

The general meeting of the Smithville Community Historical Society will be held in the Historic Church of God.

‘Flights of Fancy’ in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center

Three College of Wooster music faculty members will present a concert in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center.

Dog license is a dog’s ticket home

Residents of Wayne County can purchase their dog's license at the Wayne County Auditor's Office on Liberty Street or at the Wayne County Dog Shelter on Burbank Road.

Managing farm financial stress

Recognizing the level of stress that exists in the farm community, a program titled Managing Farm Financial Stress has been scheduled at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus in Wooster.

Johnson Woods: A far away feeling close by

Johnson Woods is one of the largest of Ohio's remaining old-growth forests.

Giving pets a chance helps their humans too

Founded in 2006, Give Pets a Chance has helped provide care for more than 1,875 animals. The organization is currently holding a membership drive through Feb. 1.

Popular travel website names Wayne County a destination

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

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to host beef industry update meeting

A beef industry update meeting provided by the Ohio Cattlemen's Association will take place in Ashland County.

Penny is the Dog of the Week

Penny is a friendly and active dog who would enjoy a canine companion, but she will need a slow introduction with cats as she is very playful.

Therapy dogs recognized at annual meeting

When Caring Therapy Canines held their annual meeting on Nov. 13 at the Church of the Cross in Madisonburg, awards were presented for the 2016 Member of the Year and 2016 Therapy Dogs of the Year.

Dalton Historical Society Calendar focus is on 1967

The 2017 Dalton Community Historical Society Calendars are available for sale at Ambolina's and Dalton Hardware.

Shopping locally keeps dollars in the community

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

April is waiting for her family

April is a 3-year-old orange and white domestic shorthair cat that is available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society. It takes her time to adjust to a new environment, but she is outgoing once she gets to know you.

Smucker establishes endowed scholarship in business at Ashland

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

Wayne County Career Center: Options and opportunity

Wayne County Career Center has numerous programs available to its students with another in the works.

WCSCC students help decorate downtown Orrville

Wayne County Schools Career Center landscaping and turf management students spent a school day helping to decorate downtown Orrville for the holidays.

Farmers Trust brings new hire to serve Wayne and Holmes county

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

Ohio wins one-third of AFBF’s County Activities of Excellence awards

Ohio county Farm Bureaus won one-third of the nation's top county programs.

Central Christian students to sing at OrrVilla

The Central Christian High School Varsity Singers will make a stop at the OrrVilla Retirement Community during their annual schedule of local appearances.

Public invited to attend annual tailgate party at WCSCC

The Wayne County Schools Career Center is gearing up for its annual Ohio State versus Michigan tailgate party.

From pharmacist to musician with a few stops along the way

Mark Tillack will perform in Lakeville. Learn how his life has taken him from a pharmacist to a musical performer and more.

Keep local history alive with a membership to the Wayne County Historical Society

Wayne County Historical Society is seeking new membership and community partnerships.

Orrville to celebrate Home for the Holidays

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

Local model railroads keeping on track with old-fashioned fun

Stephen Leslie is a part of the group behind the annual Route 30 Express, a self-guided tour along Route 30. The event is held annually in November to coincide with National Model Railroad Month.

Theatre and Dance Department to host fall dance concert

The College of Wooster's Theatre and Dance Department will present its annual fall dance concert.

Window Wonderland coming to downtown Wooster

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

LifeCare Hospice receives donation of equipment

LifeCare Hospice received an equipment donation from various people and organizations.

Competition and inspiration: Local woman proves it’s never too late to pursue a dream

Many years after her dream of showing horses took form, Ruth Kaplan returned to the arena to win both state and national recognition this year.

Cooper to be remembered at Wayne College event

The Wayne College athletics department will host Remembering Kimyata Cooper #22 Forever A Wayne Warrior.

Say hello to Roscoe

Roscoe is a 2-year-old shepherd/hound mix that needs an active family to give him plenty of opportunities to play. He would thrive in a home with another dog and is good with cats.

East Chippewa Men’s Vocal Chorus to perform at OrrVilla

The East Chippewa Men's Vocal Chorus will perform at OrrVilla Retirement Community.

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

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

Write for Rights: A small investment of time saves lives

Write for Rights is an annual international campaign to speak up for those who are suffering injustice and human rights abuse.

Burbank to dedicate mural and honor veterans

The dedication of the "Village of Burbank Veteran's Mural" and the ceremony to honor veterans will take place in the Burbank Community Park.

Dalton Holidays Festival to hold 40th anniversary

The 40th annual Dalton Holidays Festival will offer numerous holiday events for families.

OCDC seed grants for new and emerging cooperatives are now available

The Ohio Cooperative Development Center at The Ohio State University South Centers is offering reimbursement seed grants to groups interested in exploring or growing a cooperative.

Civil War Roundtable to feature Lynne Bury

Lynne Bury of Marshallville and current national historian of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic will speak on the founding and history of the organization at the Wayne County Civil War Roundtable at the Wooster Library.

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

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

Pavers tell a story at Smithville Veterans Memorial

The installation of new pavers at the Village Park site will bring multiple stories to the public.

Wooster Symphony: Bringing Gershwin to life

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffrey Lindberg, will perform at Gault Recital Hall on the campus of The College of Wooster.

Ginger is the WCHS Dog of the Week

Ginger is an active and friendly dog. She will need daily exercise and attention. She gets excited around dogs, so a slow introduction is recommended, but she does fine with cats.

Keys to so much more than a front door

Sonia Evans celebrated at the recent house warming/dedication ceremony for her brand new Habitat for Humanity home in Wooster.

Combat veteran to speak at Veterans Day ceremony

Quentin K. Crank will be the featured speaker at Wooster's Veterans Day Ceremony.

New transportation business serves special needs adults

Denny and Diana Frazier will start Precious Angel Transportation LLC. They are currently in talks with workshops in both Wayne and Holmes counties and plan to begin operations in December.

Kingsway to present ‘Peter Pan’

Kingsway Christian School will present J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan."

Wooster celebrates Boys and Girls Club Month in November

A proclamation by the mayor of Wooster has designated November as Boys and Girls Club Month.

WCDS Dog of the Week is Chloe

Chloe is a very high-energy gal and will need someone that will be committed to her exercise needs. She will need to be in a feline-free home, but she is very good with people.

There is local support for NaNoWriMo participants

National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring writers. The group sponsors numerous educational programs for all ages.

TAASC seeks sponsors and participants for Winter Sports Challenge

The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition will host their 18th annual Winter Sports Challenge at Snow Trails in Mansfield this winter.

Faculty at Large Lecture explores international public policy

Bas Van Doorn will speak at the Faculty at Large Lecture of the fall semester at The College of Wooster.

Wooster students to present ‘Guys and Dolls’

The Wooster High School Drama Club will present their fall musical production, "Guys and Dolls," at the Wooster High School Performing Arts Center.

Fine Arts Symposium includes a public concert

Central Christian High School in Kidron will suspend normal operations in favor of devoting an entire day to the arts for the second Fine Arts Symposium.

New classes offered at Heartland Point

Heartland Point will offer a number of classes in November.

Eagle Scouts given awards at Living Water Church

Andrew Martin, Caleb Gibson and Zachary Jones were presented with their Eagle Scout awards on Oct. 2 Court of Honor at Living Water Church.

One-night fundraiser benefits Massillon Museum

The Friends of the Massillon Museum will host Gin and Jazz fundraiser.

Holiday House: Sharing holiday joy, helping others

Holiday House is a biennial event held to provide important programs for victims of domestic violence in the community. Every two years a wide variety of community members and local businesses come together to create this unique holiday event.

Lonestar in concert at the Kent State Tuscarawas PAC

The award-winning country music group Lonestar will be in concert at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Federal funds from Ohio Traffic Safety Office help save lives in Wayne County

The Ohio Department of Public Safety Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded $42,000 in federal traffic safety funding to Anazao Community Partners for federal fiscal year 2017.

Smithville Community Historical Society to meet

The general meeting of the Smithville Community Historical Society will take place at the Historic Church of God.

Acclaimed American Chamber Players coming to Wooster

The American Chamber Players will play in Wooster as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

Ally is the Dog of the Week

Ally is a pit bull terrier mix who would make a great companion and is good with other dogs.

Local business provides so much more than a product

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

In-person voting continues at Wayne County BOE

The Wayne County Board of Elections will offer extended hours for in-person absentee voting.

Sammy is the Cat of the Week

Meet Sammy, a 3-year-old grey and white neutered male available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society. He is already front declawed.

Wayne County Dog Shelter and Girl Scouts: Making a difference

More than 65 area Girl Scouts, parents and troop leaders went to the Wayne County Dog Shelter, determined to make a difference on Make a Difference Day.

Novelist James Hannaham to speak at College of Wooster

The College of Wooster will welcome novelist James Hannaham to campus for a reading of his works.

Buckeye Book Fair has something for all readers

The 29th annual Buckeye Book Fair will be at Fisher Auditorium in Wooster.

Escape Room opens in Wooster

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

Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey Run/Walk expects 800 participants

The Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey 5K is approaching to once again raise money for those struggling with leukemia and lymphoma.

Wreaths Across America will provide wreaths for Smithville cemeteries

A veterans committee in Smithville has received a gift to provide wreaths for the three abandoned cemeteries within the village.

Aultman to host education speaker series

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

People to People: So many ways to make a difference

People to People Ministries has many ways to help the community but is in need of many volunteers for the upcoming projects.

Community Action Wayne/Medina is seeking public transportation options

Leslie Baus of Community Action Wayne/Medina is seeking ways to obtain public transportation in Wayne County.

Wooster Community Hospital expands with new facilities and new faces

Angela Rincon is the new director of development at Wooster Community Hospital. She will help to grow the services available and assist with the new cancer facility.

Group celebrates 10 years of friendship and music

Sonnenberg Station, an 18-voice choral group, has been performing for 10 years. Area audiences can enjoy their performances throughout the coming season.

Wootown Treat Trail returns and adds costume contest

Wootown Treat Trail will return to downtown Wooster with multiple events for families and kids.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold annual Madrigal Feaste

Every year the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship puts on a Madrigal Feaste, which is an early form of dinner theater.

Wayne County Schools Career Center gains access to Adult Diploma Program

Any adult age 22 or older living in Ohio that does not have a secondary credential (high school diploma or GED) qualifies to participate in the Adult Diploma Program.

MOCA House to host Expressions of Hope art auction

Every month for the past three years Melissa Csepel has committed to creating a painting for the Expressions of Hope auction, which will take place at the MOCA House's new location.

Nonprofit program links volunteers with individuals in need of a guardian

The Wayne County Volunteer Guardianship Association is a local nonprofit program linking volunteers with individuals in need of a guardian.

Meet Lexi at the Humane Society

Lexi would be a great lap cat but is looking for a quiet home where she is the only cat.

Smithville students make a difference

Eighth grade students at Smithville Schools recently volunteered at Village Park, the Fire Station and the Smithville Community Historical Society.

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

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

Kidron-based choral ensemble to perform throughout region

Sonnenberg Station is an 18-voice male choral ensemble based in Kidron. Now in its 10th year, the group has performed in more than 50 different venues to audiences throughout Ohio and will perform throughout the region.

Veterans invited to Wayne College for free luncheon

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

Something for Seniors program will be at Dutch Kitchen

Something for Seniors program invites seniors to gather at the Dutch Kitchen. The program will feature singer/songwriter Juanita Phillips from Charleston, West Virginia.

Local physician is making a difference in Ghana

A local physician is helping women in need of health care in Ghana.

Wayne College likely to see improvement under the direction of Tudor

Dr. Jarrod Tudor is the dean of the University of Akron Wayne College and its fellow branches. He is working to create more programs for the branches.

From the field to the stage

Wooster High School Marching Band will present an evening of music in the WHS Performing Arts Center.

Dedicated volunteers participate in Wayne County Adopt-a-Highway program

Twenty Adopt-a-Highway groups on almost 50 miles of assigned road with 144 volunteers collected hundreds of bags of litter

Goshen College group to perform at OrrVilla

Parables, a student worship ensemble from Goshen College, will perform at OrrVilla Retirement Community.

Tablescapes: An exhibit of creative table decoration

Tablescapes, an exhibit of creative table décor for all occasions, is coming to Wooster.

Community Trick-or-Treat events

A variety of Trick-or-Treat events are scheduled in the region.

Small-town theater company prepares to welcome ‘The Reluctant Dragon’

Orrville Community Theater will debut their fall production with numerous volunteer opportunities for children and adults.

Film to address body image issues and a need for change

Taryn Brumfitt is on a mission to change the perception of body image. Her documentary film will be shown in Orrville.

Jill has had a rough life

Jill is a 5-year-old retriever/terrier mix. She loves to be with people and loves to be petted, but she needs to be in a home with older children. She is good with other dogs and cats.

Newly formed nonprofit aims to be a resource

Connexus was born to offer assistance and training in navigating conflict. It is a new nonprofit looking for volunteers to assist in some upcoming events in Wayne and Holmes counties.

All it takes is a brush and a beverage

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

Wayne County family forum: What gets in the way of learning?

Wayne County Public Library, Wooster branch, will have a family forum in the main conference room about what gets in the way of learning.

Al is ready for adoption

Meet Al, a 2-year-old white and grey spayed female cat who is available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society.

Music therapy now a part of Wee Care

Wee Care Center Inc. and Imagine the Possibilities Music Therapy & Piano Studio LLC, both of Wooster, have announced a new partnership.

Wayne County Schools Career Center honored graduates

Wayne County Schools Career Canter recognized over 130 adult education graduates.

Local College of Wooster graduate comes full circle

Connie Storck is back at school at The College of Wooster. She uses the audit program to take one course a semester.

Cooking with Kate approaches home cooking with a new perspective

Join Kate Shumaker, OSU Extension educator and registered dietitian, at Cooking with Kate for a new perspective on food.

Campus Visit Days at Wayne College

The University of Akron Wayne College will have Campus Visit Days in the Student Life Building.

Wayne County Library offers a wealth of free programs for children

The Children's Department at Wayne County Public Library offers a unique wealth of events, activities, resources, creative work, play spaces, and ongoing programs for families and children from birth through preteen.

Speaker at NAACP dinner to address voting rights

Voting Rights in an Election Year will be the keynote address at the Wooster-Orrville NAACP annual Freedom Fund Dinner with Katrice Williams from the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio as the keynote speaker.

Julliard String Quartet to perform

The world-renowned Julliard String Quartet will perform in Wooster as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

The beet goes on for annual Kidron festival

Kidron celebrates the beet at annual festival that draws visitors from all over the region.

Random Acts of Kindness: United Way is counting on you

Laura Newberry-Yokley of the United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties is assisting in a campaign to track and record 10,000 acts of kindness to promote the organization's larger program to move 10,000 people out of poverty by the year 2025.

World-class music right here in Northeast Ohio

The 2016-17 Wooster Chamber Music Series is set with multiple world-class acts.

Apple Butter Making Day coming to Smithville

The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold an open house for the annual Apple Butter Making Day.

Brady is playful and gentle

Brady is a 2-year-old retriever/shepherd mix. He would be great for an active family with older children; however, he will have to be in a home with no cats.

Smithville homecoming royalty crowned at volleyball game versus Hillsdale

Seniors Justin Fath and Brett Bauman were crowned homecoming royalty at the Smithville volleyball game versus Hillsdale.

Aultman Orrville Hospital nurse honored as Cameos of Caring Award recipient

Regina Martin, BSN, RN, CLC, has been named one of the 2016 Cameos of Caring Award recipients.

Maxx is ready to go home

Meet Maxx, a strong but gentle dog who is available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society.

Dancin’ in Wooster: Contra and English country dances for everyone

Bill Alkire and Susan English teach classes on recreational dance in Wayne County at Valley College Grange.

Greentown Native Americans doomed by breach of faith

In Ashland County sits a historical marker about the Greentown Delaware Village. Thanks to the efforts of the Greentown Preservation Association, people can learn about the history of this village.

A cappella sensation to perform at PAC

The contemporary a cappella sensation, VoicePlay, will be onstage at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Special Needs Scholarship Program application window now open

Ohio students with special needs can now apply for a Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship.

She sold her cow to get to Broadway

Rebecca Watson grew up on a 20-acre farm between Wooster and Shreve but made it to Broadway after hard work and sacrifice.

Wooster Public Library will host Tim Frye to discuss the Ida Sue School

Wooster Public Library will host a free program about the Ida Sue School.

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host 3 health talks

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

WCSCC opens advanced manufacturing and robotics lab

Wayne County Schools Career Center will open new RAMTEC facility.

Birdseed sale underway at The Wilderness Center

The Wilderness Center is holding its annual birdseed sale.

Moreland Community Heritage Day celebrates agriculture

The sixth annual Moreland Community Heritage Day is coming, and this time it will be different.

Birdeye snags first place win at chamber outing

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

Tickets available for popular Zoar Ghost Tour

Historic Zoar Village will hold Haunted Ghost Tours along with Trick or Treaty Tours at Fort Laurens.

Lions keep highway clean

The Orrville Lions perform trash pickup several times a year for the Orrville community.

Yoga still an important part of life for octogenarian

Mary Nicholls returned to her Monday night yoga after a yearlong battle with health issues.

Wayne Savings Community Bank donates computers

Firefighters and EMTs will soon be able to take state exams at the Wayne County Fire & Rescue Association Regional Training Facility.

Enchanted Forest Walk engages children in the great outdoors

The Wilderness Center in Wilmot will host the 28th Annual Enchanted Forest Walk, a family-friendly event that combines education and fun as participants learn about life in the woods.

Wayne County Library: Everything from robotics to resumes

Wayne County Public Library offers numerous learning opportunities with a number of technology classes and programs.

Heartland Point releases upcoming class schedule

Heartland Point class schedule is full of educational options for students of all ages.

Wes Moore to headline Wooster Forum

Wes Moore, a New York Times bestselling author, Rhodes Scholar, U.S. Army veteran and social entrepreneur, will give The College of Wooster Peter Mortensen Lecture.

Riley loves to play with toys

Riley, a 2- to 3-year-old Rottweiler mix, loves to play with toys and her tennis ball. She needs a loving home that is feline-free.

Embrace 2016 designed to encourage a life of Biblical mentoring for women

Embrace 2016 will promote mentoring programs for women of all ages. The upcoming conference is designed to provide guidelines and insight into the mentoring role.

Trout Unlimited offers fly fishing workshops

The local chapter of Trout Unlimited will welcome novice fly fishers to their free clinics at the Apple Creek in Wooster.

Granite Games: ‘It was awesome’

Janine Lytle, the 26-year-old Wooster native, competed in the Granite Games while training for upcoming events.

Orrville Community Chorus announces rehearsal schedule

The Orrville Community Chorus announced the rehearsal schedule for the Chorus' annual performance of "Messiah" by G.F. Handel.

Orrville resident wins new mixer

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

It’s almost autumn, and the Jewish New Year draws near

Every year sometime in the fall Jews in Wooster and all over the world join in community for the High Holy Days, the beginning of the spiritual New Year according to the Jewish calendar.

Wayne County Library: It’s ‘knot’ just books

Wayne County Library will offer numerous crafting classes and workshops.

Wooster Recreation Department taking registration for youth basketball league

The Wooster Recreation Department will take registration for the Wooster Youth Basketball League for grade 3-6.

Barnes Preserve grand opening and Casey’s Trails dedication

The grand opening of The Barnes Preserve and the dedication of new trails will take place, allowing access to the woods with an ADA-approved trail for those who would normally need assistance.

Smithville Community Historical Society will hold annual picnic

Smithville Community Historical Society will host its annual picnic with four speakers for the event.

Read a lot into it: It’s time for the AAUW-Kiwanis Used Book Sale

The annual AAUW-Kiwanis Used Book Sale is happening again, providing well-used funding for Wooster's AAUW scholarship funds and more recently many Kiwanis projects as well.

Rex is the WCDS Dog of the Week

Rex is a smart dog but needs an experienced owner who can guide and train him a bit.

Vulture’s Knob to host Oktoberfest event

Oktoberfest at Vulture's Knob in Wooster will hold fun for family and those interested in mountain biking.

College of Wooster will host a free public performance

Pianist and composer Brian Dykstra and violinist Thomas Wood will present a faculty recital at The College of Wooster.

Stripe is the WCHS Cat of the Week

Stripe will make a great lap cat but is a little shy at first. She will fit nicely into a low-activity home.

Bands perform on school day at fair

Numerous high school bands performed at the Wayne County Fair Monday, Sept. 12.

The American Shakespeare Center performs ‘Our Town’ Nov. 4

The American Shakespeare Center returns for its 18th consecutive year to The University of Akron Wayne College, performing Thornton Wilder's "Our Town."

Moms of Multiples Club to host fundraising sale

Moms of Multiples Club is holding its semiannual clothing and equipment sale at the Ida Sue Gym on 266 Oldman Road, Wooster.

Something for Seniors program will begin

The Something for Seniors program will kick off its first gathering of the year.

Longenecker Mennonite Church moves to new facility

Members and friends of the Longenecker Mennonite Church are celebrating the move to new facilities.

Politics and faith, the power of transformative conversation: Sharing our stories

Rev. Sandy Sorenson spoke in the Wooster church sanctuary during a human rights event: Our Faith, Our Vote.

Wooster Healthy Living Fall Fitness Challenge: Year 2

A range of activities and classes can be sampled for two months during Wooster Healthy Living's Fall Fitness Challenge.

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

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

Massillon Museum Studio M to exhibit ‘Creature Comforts’

Studio M in the Massillon Museum Fred F. Silk Community Room will feature work by Staci Marie Leech-Cornell.

Book sale scheduled at Orrville Public Library

The semiannual Used Book Sale by the Orrville Public Library Friends is approaching and accepting donations of gently used books.

Irish Sessions in Wooster provide a venue for musicians

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

Tuscarawas Genealogical Society to hold genealogy lock-in

The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society will sponsor a genealogy lock-in at the society's library at 307 Center St., Dennison.

Orrville celebrated National Chamber of Commerce Week for the first time

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

Curly is the WCHS Cat of the Week

Curly, a 1-year-old spayed female cat, is gray and orange and would do best in a low-activity home.

Underground Railroad believed to include stops in Holmes and Wayne counties

Wayne and Holmes counties have a history that connects to slave abolition and the Underground Railroad.

Longs to be honored with philanthropy award

Greg and Kathy Long have been named the 2016 Friend of Philanthropy Award recipients. The couple will be recognized by the Wayne County Community Foundation on Oct. 13.

Nursing students hired on the spot

The most recent adult state-tested nursing assistant class at Wayne County Schools Career Center culminated with all four participating students being offered jobs on the spot.

Drama ‘Heaven’s Gate & Hell’s Flames’ focuses on life decisions

The drama "Heaven's Gate & Hell's Flames" is set to take place Sept. 25-27 at Heritage Community Center in honor of Tyson Miller. The Christian drama is designed to make people think about how the decisions they make can alter their life after death.

Civil War Roundtable to feature Canton native

The Wooster Library will have John C. Spaziani of Canton as Confederate Gen. Samuel Cooper for the Civil War Roundtable event on Sept. 20.

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

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

Today’s Kitchen Store hosts PBS chef Sara Moulton

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

Chair yoga: You don’t have to stand for it

Chair yoga is, as the name implies, a style of yoga that is done while remaining in a chair. Kathy Russiska leads classes twice weekly at Local Roots in downtown Wooster.

Solar energy workshops allow for instruction and hands-on learning for participants

The Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network will offer a one-day workshop on Sept. 15 and a five-day workshop Oct. 24-28.

Author to read from book that offers insight into the lives of people touched by Middle East unrest

Nahida Gordon will read excerpts from her book at The Wooster Book Company on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m.

Library to host series of food-related workshops this fall

The Wayne County Library will have a series of free workshops, classes and events related to food throughout the year.

MCC names Eric Kurtz as new director

The Mennonite Central Committee Great Lakes board of directors has named Eric Kurtz as the executive director.

Pria is the Dog of the Week

Pria is available for adoption at the Wayne County Dog Shelter in Wooster.

Gardener helps butterflies flutter by

Recent years have seen a serious decline in the monarch population, but Deborah Singer, owner of Deborah's Garden Market in Wooster, is working to help this situation.

Emmy-nominated musician Philip Giffin to speak at Wayne College

Philip Giffin, a Hollywood composer, arranger and record producer, will discuss the television and movie music business on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in The University of Akron Wayne College auditorium.

Kane is the Dog of the Week

Kane has been featured before as the Dog of the Week. Perhaps this time he will find his forever home. Are you ready to adopt?

LifeCare Hospice to offer volunteer training

LifeCare Hospice will offer volunteer training in Wooster beginning on Monday, Sept. 19 at 1900 Akron Road.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will hold dinner and meeting

Wayne County Sheriff's Office will present its 2016 BSSA Northeast District Dinner and Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Church of the Savior, 480 Fry Road, Wooster.

Orchestras to pay tribute to Sarah Vaughan

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra will join forces with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to offer a tribute to late jazz legend Sarah Vaughan on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel, 340 E. University St.

‘Mennonite Girls Can Cook’ authors to visit Sugarcreek for premiere of play

Fans of "Mennonite Girls Can Cook" cookbooks and website can meet many of the women at the local premiere of Blue Gate Musicals comedy/theatrical production this September in Ohio.

NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties holds annual gathering

The NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties annual gathering took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Wooster with 140 guests in attendance.

Meet Iris, a kitten who loves to play

Meet Iris, a solid black 3-month-old spayed female kitten who is available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society. She gets along with other cats, loves to play and would do well in almost any home.

WooMan Bike Tour is in its 7th year

The seventh annual WooMan Bike Tour is Sept. 18 and starts and finishes at Ride On in Wooster. Riders can choose from three different routes for three different adventures, and registration begins at 7 a.m.

Year-round markets benefit farmers and their customers

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

Steppin Out Missions: Steppin into deep waters to help others

Community Bible Church and Steppin Out Missions are going to repair nearly 40 homes. They need volunteers for this work to help others in need.

Garlic tasting included 16 varieties of the well-known allium

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

Local residents pursue alternative energy sources

Why would people in Wayne County, Ohio, install solar panels on their roof? Learn why local residents are pursuing alternative energy sources.

Making a difference without ever leaving home

Mother and daughter team up to write letters for Amnesty International on behalf of human rights abuses during Amnesty's annual Write for Rights campaign.

Wooster Arts Jazz Fest is in its 13th year

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

Intentional community: Bringing people together with a plant-based potluck

The free vegan community potluck is held the third Thursday of every month at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 353 E. Pine St., Wooster, in Mackey Hall.

The greatest international scavenger hunt the world has ever seen?

The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen will happen in Wayne County and all over the world. GISHWHES is a crazy mash-up of totally off-the-wall fun and interesting challenges.

Sweet Luna likes other dogs and cats

Luna is 46 pounds and approximately 4 years old. She is extremely loving and affectionate. She will listen when called, walks very well on a leash, knows how to sit and is gentle with treats.

Historical talk on Fredericksburg Jail is Sept. 7

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

Wooster Symphony Orchestra announced 101st season

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2016-17 season lineup and the beginning of its second century of music.

Encompass opened their doors to the community with an open house

On Tuesday, Aug. 16 Encompass Christian Counseling, Foster Care and Adoption Services welcomed community members to visit the new location on 637 College Ave. in Wooster.

Buckeye Furniture Expo a success for local builders

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

LifeCare Hospice received grant for Community Care Fund

LifeCare Hospice received a $5,000 grant from the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation for their Community Care Fund on Aug. 1.

AEP introduces Community Energy Savers program in Wooster

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, and the City of Wooster launched the Community Energy Savers program on Aug. 1 to help residents and businesses reduce energy usage and costs.

Memphis is the Dog of the Week

Meet Memphis, an 8-month-old neutered male pit bull mix available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society. He gets along with both cats and dogs, is very interested in toys, and loves to run.

Play, learn and grow at Dalton branch’s new Early Literacy Area

The Wayne County Public Library has announced the opening of the Early Literacy Area at the renovated Dalton branch.

Ramseyer Farm celebrates fall with ‘Peanuts’ and pumpkins

The Ramseyer Farm will host a number of activities this fall from Sept. 1 through Oct. 30 including corn mazes, a Grandparents Day and a movie night.

The Carpenter’s Cup is building community in Smithville

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

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life will hold Precious Baby Photo Contest at Wayne County Fair

Wayne-Holmes Right to Life is now accepting contestants for their annual Precious Baby Photo Contest, which will be during the Wayne County Fair.

Rising need for information prompts health talk series

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three health talks in September as part of a monthly education speaker series. All health talks will begin at 6 p.m. in Aultman Orrville community room and are free.

Returning to roots: What could bee better?

Travis Riemer is a boat builder, yoga teacher, massage therapist, Tibetan Medicine student and fledging beekeeper, and he recently returned to the local area and began teaching at The Studio on Liberty, where he will offer several new classes this fall.

Biking for human rights

During World War II the Japanese Imperial Army was supplied with sex slaves who were also known as comfort women, and Wooster recently became a point on the map of a cross-country trek to educate the world about this human rights issue.

Professional dreams coming true right in their own backyard

As Ohio Light Opera summer season comes to a close, three local performers discuss their experience with OLO.

Rex needs a family willing to give him a chance

Meet Rex at the Wayne County Dog Shelter. He enjoys attention and is very friendly. He is a smart dog that knows how to sit, lay and catch treats.

Science Cafe returns for 4th year

The Wooster Science Café will return for its fourth season with a once-a-month event where a presenter provides an introduction to the evening topic and then facilitates a Q-and-A period. See the article for a preview of the topic for each month.

Long reclaims Ohio’s Best Bagger title in Wooster

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

‘The World Peace Diet:’ A discussion led by award-winning author Dr. Will Tuttle

Will Tuttle, Ph.D., has traveled the world lecturing on his unique ideas of how to eat for spiritual health and social harmony. He is currently in the midst of a world tour and will be in Wooster.

‘Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal’ comes to Wooster

"Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal" exhibition will have its 2016-17 season opening at The College of Wooster Art Museum in the Ebert Art Center, 1220 Beall Ave., from Sept. 13 through Nov. 20. The opening reception will be Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m.

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

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

Say hello to Ginger at the WCHS

Meet Ginger, a 2-year-old spayed female Mountain Cur/Boxer mix available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society.

Marge still waits for a home

Marge, a 9- or 10-year-old Border Collie mix, waits patiently at the Wayne County Dog Shelter. She is deaf but very responsive, wagging her tail when looked at or spoken to. She needs a loving home without other dogs or cats.

Community will tackle hunger at annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The ninth annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, will be held on Aug. 30 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Cornerstone PlayLab dedication brings out hundreds

A lot of time, money and generosity went into the making of Cornerstone Playlab, and hundreds of people attended its dedication in support and celebration.

Color your world calm: Coloring for adults at the Wayne County Library

The Wayne County Library Coloring for Adults group started out meeting once per month and has expanded. They can now be found twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. at the Wayne County branch in upstairs Meeting Room 2.

NAMI course helps families and caregivers of adults living with mental illness

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, starting Sept. 6.

The Old Stone Fort: Quite possibly Ohio’s oldest structure

The origins of Old Stone Fort in Coshocton County date back centuries. Historians say it is quite possibly the oldest structure west of the Appalachian Mountains, and it is very likely to be the oldest structure in Ohio.

Rufus prefers humans to felines

Rufus is a uniquely handsome cat who would love to be your new companion.

Holmes and Wayne vets will be honored with a fully funded trip and parade

An Honor Trip, organized by the Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative, will send 24 area veterans to Washington, D.C. Aug. 26-28 for a three-day visit, followed by a welcome home parade in Shreve.

Discovery and connection through adventures with horses

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

Genealogical Society celebrates 50 years

The Genealogical Society celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Wayne County Public Library. The society has worked hard to make it easier for men and women to track down their family records.

Northwestern builds a greenhouse

Northwestern Local School District expands educational opportunities with its latest project of a 30-by-100-foot greenhouse that will allow students in multiple disciplines to have real-life experience with the physical, biological and entrepreneurial components of the learning lab.

Wayne County Library’s fall kickoff: Crafting for a Cause

Arlene Whitmer and Jeanne Browning developed Wayne County Library's Crafting for a Cause to share their love of crafting and give back to the community.

Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association will discuss weed management on Aug. 16

Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association will meet on Aug. 16 at the Local Roots store, 140 S. Walnut St., Wooster at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

Meet Boomer, a playful and active dog

Boomer is a 5-year-old male hound mix. He is a very playful, talkative and active dog that enjoys being petted and having companionship.

TVPPA Steam Show is in its 53rd year

This year marks the 53rd annual Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association show and features vintage iron, tractors manufactured between 1959-1980.

Golf Scramble a success for local advocacy group

The Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty held their 25th annual Benefit Golf Scramble recently. There were 28 teams participating and $14,000 was raised to benefit OneEighty.

Give It Up! helps smokers kick the habit

Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer another session of tobacco cessation classes and continues to lead the fight in tobacco-use treatment in the community. The next round of the Give It Up! tobacco cessation program will begin Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. in the Aultman Orrville Conference Room.

Edward and Lula Richard Collection to be displayed at Warther Museum

For the first time the Edward and Lula Richard Collection will be displayed for the public at the Warther Museum from Sept. 2 through Sept. 12.

‘The Little Dutch Girl:’ OLO presents the first US production since 1931

Ellen Pill gives a review of Ohio Light Opera's production of "The Little Dutch Girl."

Makers Market Festival of East Sparta will hold its final two events

Makers Market Festival at East Sparta Community Building, 9516 Chestnut Ave. SE, is about growing community roots.

Railroad Days in Orrville to feature model train displays

In conjunction with the Orrville Lion's Club Rib and Music Fest, the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society will sponsor Railroad Days at the historic Union Depot.

Salsa Sizzle to benefit CAMO

Salsa Sizzle is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6-11 p.m. at the Wooster Inn. The annual event brings the community together to raise funds for the important work of Central American Medical Outreach, an organization that provides medicine, shelter and aid to those in need in Honduras.

Wayne County Community Foundation awarded numerous scholarships for thousands of dollars

The Wayne County Community Foundation awarded 219 scholarships totaling more than $462,000 to high school and college students for the 2016-17 academic year.

Jen Kessel named VP of operations at Aultman Orrville

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

Apple Creek Fire to celebrate 75th anniversary

Apple Creek Fire and EMS will host a 75th Anniversary Open House Aug. 13.

7 new Lions leaders return to Ohio from Japan

Seven Ohioans were installed as Lions district governors at the Lions International Convention in Fukuoka, Japan, on July 3.

2nd annual Cruisin’ in the ‘Ville in the Heart of Wayne County

Smithville United Methodist Church will host the second annual Cruisin' in the 'Ville in the Heart of Wayne County on Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 4 p.m.

Numerous walking events promote healthy activity in Orrville

Walk with a Doc continues in August and Orrville Walks also will take place to promote healthy activity for people of all ages.

Johnson joins Holmes-Wayne Electric Foundation

Matt Johnson was recently appointed to the Holmes-Wayne Electric Operation Round Up Foundation Board. The foundation is governed by a five-member board that volunteers time and skills to help manage the program.

Paws in the Park Pawty is a tail-wagging good time

For one day only every August, dogs are welcome to bring their toys, floats and friends into Freedlander Pool to help raise funds for The Wayne County Human Society. Paws in the Park Pawty takes place Aug. 14 with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Kobe has a few tricks up his...uh...sleeve

Kobe is a 6-year-old neutered male shepherd/lab mix. He is very loving and friendly, and he is playful and loves to run. Kobe will sit, shake and speak for treats.

First Church of God to host Gospel Singspiration

Singspiration will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 with preshow gospel piano by Timothy Noble at 1:30 p.m. at First Church of God, 1953 Akron Road in Wooster. The full program begins at 2 p.m.

Christian author to speak at New Philadelphia bookstore

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

You can meet Abigail at the Humane Society

Abigail is available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society. She is a 5-year-old energetic bull terrier mix who loves to run and play, but also loves to cuddle and get petted.

12th annual Heart and Soul race benefits United Way

Three races Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Wooster will go a long way toward helping thousands of people in need in Wayne and Holmes Counties. The 12th annual Buehler's Heart and Soul Race for United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Heartland Point announces learning opportunities for August

Heartland Point announces its event schedule for August with various classes for art and learning.

Internationally recognized nonviolent resistance activist to speak

In direct response to increased local interest in social justice, a number of Northeast Ohio peace groups invited Iyad Burnat to speak both about his work in the occupied West Bank as well as to share the nonviolent methods used to bring about positive change in communities on Aug. 10.

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

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

‘The Mikado:’ Here’s a How-de-Do!

Ellen Pill gives her review of The Ohio Light Opera's production of "The Mikado."

CAW/M family fun event to highlight 50th Anniversary Celebration

Community Action Wayne/Medina will celebrate 50 years of success through free family fun events in Wooster and Medina.

Smithville Community Historical Society to host annual Antique Market at Mishler Mill

The annual Smithville Community Historical Society's Antique Market will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 on the lawn of the Mishler Weaving Mill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Millersburg Church of God has planned fundraising trip to Creation Museum sites

The Food Pantry at Millersburg Church of God has planned a fundraising trip Aug. 15-16 to explore God's amazing wonders through the Creation Museum's sites including the new Ark Encounter.

Local residents receive Everence scholarships

Two students from Northeast Ohio have received Everence college scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. The area recipients are Madeline Troyer of Millersburg, who received a $750 scholarship to pursue a degree at Messiah College, and Anna Ressler of Apple Creek, who received a $750 scholarship...

CAW/M family fun event to highlight 50th Anniversary Celebration

Community Action Wayne/Medina will celebrate 50 years of success through free family fun events in Wooster and Medina on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18.

Millersburg Church of God has planned fundraising trip to Creation Museum sites

The Food Pantry at Millersburg Church of God has planned a fundraising trip to explore God's amazing wonders through the Creation Museum's sites including the new Ark Encounter.

Retirement is an adventure for trio of local building professionals

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

Girl Scout Day Camp offers outdoor experience in the city

From July 11-15, Christmas Run Park in Wooster was a breeding ground for leadership skills, creativity and camaraderie. A total of 56 campers, 15 counselors and 17 adults gathered for the annual Girl Scout Day Camp, which was themed "Summer Games."

Downtown Wooster initiates a pilot composting project

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

Italy comes to Wooster: Festa Italiana 2016

Wooster will celebrate its Italian heritage at the eighth biennial Festa Italiana on Saturday, Aug. 13.

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

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

Smithville Historical Society to host annual Antique Market

The annual Smithville Community Historical Society's Antique Market will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 on the lawn of the Mishler Weaving Mill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ohio State ATI will host Garden Open House Aug. 5-6

Ohio State ATI will host annual Garden Open House on Friday, Aug. 5 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Extensive free parking is available on campus, which is located at 1328 Dover Road, Wooster.

Ohio State ATI will host Garden Open House Aug. 5-6

Ohio State ATI will host annual Garden Open House on Friday, Aug. 5 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Extensive free parking is available on campus, which is located at 1328 Dover Road, Wooster.

Ann: Active, independent and in need of a home

Meet Ann, a black and white 2-year-old spayed female available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society.

Meet Lacy at the Dog Shelter

Lacy is a 2-year-old female hound spaniel mix. She is a very loving lady with a lot of energy and desires to be adopted by an active family.

Walk with a Doc in downtown Orrville on Aug. 4

Join Aultman Orrville Hospital President and CEO Marchelle Suppan, DPM, MBA, at Heartland Point on Aug. 4 to Walk with a Doc. Walk with a Doc is a year-round walking program that operates in communities across America and abroad to encourage healthy physical activity for people of all ages.

Orrville resident’s plan to restore statue takes off

Wendell Hostetler helped launch a plan to restore the Orrville statue near the cemetery. The area around the statue also will be refurbished by the city to become a small park-like area.

Local balloon pilot will participate in the first ever National Women’s Championship

Local balloon pilot Shannon Rote will participate in the first ever Women's National Championship for hot air ballooning.

Remembering Jim Carmichael

Friends and family remember Jim Carmichael, who passed unexpectedly on July 13 at age 76. He had become a mentor for many aspiring to life in public service, having served as the chairman of the Wayne County Republican Party, the mayor of Shreve and from 2001 to 2009 as an Ohio state representative.

New Mt. Hope Event Center will hold 2017 Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show

The Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show and the Amish Country Spring Home and Garden Show, previously held at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton, Ohio, will move to Mt. Hope Event Center in 2017.

United Way Kickin’ It For Kids will kick off Saturday, Aug. 6 to help children

Children of low-income families in Wayne and Holmes counties are often at nutritional and educational risk during times when school is not in session. The second annual United Way Kickin' It For Kids kickball tournament fundraiser will kick off Saturday, Aug. 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Freedlander Park...

‘The Dancing Years:’ Only the 2nd fully staged American production

Ellen Pill gives her review of Ohio Light Opera's "The Dancing Years."

Ohio Light Opera’s ‘La Vie Parisienne’ c’est magnifique

Ellen Pill gives her review of Ohio Light Opera's performance of "La Vie Parisienne."

Meet Tyson at the Wayne County Dog Shelter

Tyson is a 4-year-old neutered male Mastiff mix. He is big but also very calm, loving and affectionate.

Celebrate the WCPL Dalton Branch grand reopening

The Wayne County Public Library has announced the grand reopening and open house of the renovated Dalton Branch on Saturday, July 30.

For the 5th year, Movie Under the Stars to evoke nostalgia

"The Lion King" will show at the amphitheater at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center on Friday, July 29. The Wooster Hope Center hosts the Movie Under the Stars for families every summer.

Wayne County Airport celebrates reopening of runway

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

OLO’s ‘Have a Heart’ receives rave reviews

Ellen Pill gives her review of Ohio Light Opera's production, "Have a Heart."

C.C. is the Dog of the Week

Meet C.C., a 4-year-old spayed female cattle dog mix that is available for adoption at the Wayne County Humane Society. C.C. is looking for a low-activity home with no small children, but she would be fine with other dogs and cats.

Independent restaurants showcased in downtown event

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

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