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

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Columnist Laura Moore discusses a kitchen a relative is remodeling.

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Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses his love for fast food.

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

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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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Agriculture News & Events

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.

Palmer amaranth is one invasive species that should be on every farmer's radar

One invasive species that should be on every farmer's radar is Palmer amaranth. As of late 2016 Palmer amaranth was present in 19 counties in Ohio.

Poison hemlock is easy to identify

Poison hemlock is an invasive species native to Europe and North Africa that first came to the United States as an ornamental plant.

WEDC AgVenture Tour is an adventure

Get a solid feel for the economic impact of agriculture in Wayne County when the Wayne Economic Development Council presents the WEDC AgVenture Tour for 2017.

Wayne SWCD offers ag container recycling

The Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District will host an ag container recycling event at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster.

The world welcomes this foursome of fuzzy friends

On Monday morning, June 19 a nanny pygmy goat at the farm of David Wengerd in Bunker Hill gave birth to a quartet of pygmy goats.

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.

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Business News & Events

Fairy gardens are tiny new worlds

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

CSB constructing building in downtown Orrville

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

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.

Larry's named Top 100 Dealer

Larry's Music Center in Wooster, Wadsworth and Millersburg has been named as a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants.

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Church News & Events

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.

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.

Watoto Choir to perform in Millersburg

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

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Community News & Events

Smithville residents honor Downey

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

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

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

Say hello to Sunflower

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

Girls Scouts take to the outdoors at weeklong camp

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

Fairy gardens are tiny new worlds

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

Ralph Jones Memorial Tournament coming to Miller Field

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

Host families sought for exchange students

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

See 'Steel Magnolias' and help a local cancer patient

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

CSAs provide seasonal food each week

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

Free clothing giveaway offered in Orrville

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

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Cooking News & Events

This smoke is your life until Halloween at least

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses how he will be grilling on his kettle grill until Halloween at least.

Dads are a pretty precious commodity

Columnist Scott Daniels recalls his dad's disdain for any vegetable other than the potato.

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.

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Education News & Events

Host families sought for exchange students

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

Bluffton University has announced the dean's list for the spring term

Bluffton University has announced the dean's list for the spring term.

Wee Care receives grant from WCCF

Wee Care Center children have received the benefits of a new freezer and dishwasher booster, thanks to a grant from the Wayne County Community Foundation.

Hart named Student of the Year at WCSCC

Wayne County Schools Career Center seniors were commended for their achievements recently at the 11th annual Senior Recognition Ceremony at Wayne College in Orrville, and Esther Hart from Wooster received Student of the Year.

Kent State Tuscarawas to host open house

Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn more about Kent State University at Tuscarawas at an admissions open house.

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.

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.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

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.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

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

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

On paper it sounds easy

Columnist Laura Moore discusses a kitchen a relative is remodeling.

There is a place for fast food

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses his love for fast food.

Why don't you just focus?

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses focus and time management.

Move over kids: Grandma's heading for the playground!

Columnist Herb Broda discusses outdoor exercise areas for older adults and stargazing.

Refrigerator pickles are easy to make

Columnist Scott Daniels talks about pickles and a recent attempt he made at making his own jar of pickles.

How we spend time is determined by what we find most important

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses his view that the way we spend our time reflects our priorities in life.

Fun names just make a lot of sense

​Columnist Bruce Stambaugh remarks about the unique names of both Rockingham County and Holmes County.

We've unintentionally marginalized masculinity

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses his view on what it means to be a man and how this needs to be taught to young men today.

This smoke is your life until Halloween at least

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses how he will be grilling on his kettle grill until Halloween at least.

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Political News & Events

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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