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Voter registration deadline looms

Monday, April 9 is the deadline to register for the primary election to be held on Tuesday, May 8.

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

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

Kathleen Clyde to run for secretary of state

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

House Bill 250 benefits and strengthens Ohio's bicycle community

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

Great Decisions lecture series offers 3 speakers and a screening

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

Poll workers needed for May primary

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

Power to the Polls rally is building on a movement

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

Volunteers sought for Bridging Along Beall

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

LaRose-backed bill moves to the House

The Senate passed legislation sponsored by State Sen. Frank LaRose that would waive the skills test for a commercial driver's license for veterans who have applicable military certifications.

Hall named as state director for USDA Rural Development in Ohio

The Trump administration recently appointed David L. Hall, a native of Millersburg, as state director for USDA Rural Development in Ohio.

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

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

Farm Bureau to host Issue 2 debate

Spokesmen from both sides of state Issue 2, the highly publicized drug price ballot issue, will present their arguments for and against the measure on this weekend's Town Hall Ohio.

Public has opportunity to meet candidates

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

Poll workers sought for November election

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

Signatures sought to end gerrymandering

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

Coming together for community

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

Gibbs received Freedom Fighter Award

In recognition of his 92-percent rating from FreedomWorks, a grassroots advocacy group that promotes free markets and individual liberty, Congressman Bob Gibbs received the Freedom Fighter Award.



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