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Lyme disease numbers keep climbing

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

Wayne County Community Health Improvement Plan released

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

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

Labor takes on role of medical director at OneEighty

Dr. Nicole Labor will join OneEighty as medical director.

'Food Evolution' showing includes panel discussion

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

Choose Food program addresses eating disorder

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

Hospice seeks volunteers

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

3 Health Talks to be held in November

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

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

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

Thyroid disease topic of next Health Talk

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

Horses infected with West Nile virus

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

Project addresses transportation barriers

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

Prepared vegan food options grow along with public demand

Brianne Helms is a baker and creator of Vegan by BB. The Wayne County business produces vegan baked goods.

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

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

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

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

Students to sponsor 5K to benefit Whit's End

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

Orrville Walks Fun Run 5K scheduled

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

Heart Walk includes a Whiz Bang! show

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

New mothers can benefit from class

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

Farm Bureau to offer free water tests for members

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

Health talks focus on vegan diet and back pain

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

Locals and visitors become certified to teach tai chi

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

Fall Hiking Challenge encourages outdoor exploration

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

Annual gathering of local NAMI to host acclaimed speaker

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

Help available to quit smoking

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

Local pair takes on triathlon for ALS awareness

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

Race to benefit Operation Christmas Child

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

Race includes running, paddling and mountain biking

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

The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income seniors

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

Aultman to offer class for expectant mothers

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

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host health talks

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

Class allows new moms to gain confidence

Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer a breastfeeding class in the hospital's obstetrics department.

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.

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.

Wooster resident a state and national advocate for health care coverage for all

Wooster resident Paula Chenevey shares her story and expresses her support of the Affordable Care Act.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aultman Orrville to host Health Talks

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

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.

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.

Growing Healthy Habits Champion

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

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.

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.

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.

East meets West when engineer shifts gears to holistic practice

It was when Stahl went to a health and wellness expo that she first learned about Bioenergetic Medicine and the Biopulsar Reflexograph. Now she speaks about Eastern healing techniques and philosophies.

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