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

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

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Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the difficulty of making dessert crepes.

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Columnist Karen Wilson discusses ways to fuel the creative process and solve problems.

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

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Agriculture News & Events

Good agricultural practices class at Local Roots

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

Revised label and new training required before use in 2018

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers of revised labels and new training requirements for applicators who intend to use dicamba herbicide products this year.

Cover crop the topic of choice at upcoming SWCD meeting

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

SCHS hosts Smithville Grange program

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

Ohio Historic Family Farms program list continues to grow

In 2017 the Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized 125 new century, sesquicentennial or bicentennial farms owned by the same family for at least 100, 150 or 200 consecutive years.

Master Gardener training to be offered

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

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

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

Local cooperative helping plain communities to preserve agricultural heritage

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

Finney honored with Distinguished Service Award

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

Baker to serve third 3-year term

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

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Business News & Events

Bach to speak at business lecture

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

Dine out to support Ballet Wooster

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

This doctor makes house calls

Janet Dailey, MD, is a family medical doctor whose focus is on providing the highest level of care for the lowest price around.

Celebrate Year of the Dog

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

Troyer joins lending team

Farmers National Bank has added Kidron native Justin Troyer as the newest member to the mortgage lending team.

Cheryl Kirkbride and Vikki Briggs elected to CSB Bancorp board

CSB announced that Cheryl M. Kirkbride and Vikki G. Briggs have been elected to the CSB board of directors.

Ohio Historic Family Farms program list continues to grow

In 2017 the Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized 125 new century, sesquicentennial or bicentennial farms owned by the same family for at least 100, 150 or 200 consecutive years.

Alternative therapies: A solution for pain and much more

While most people might be familiar with acupuncture for the treatment of pain, it's really so much more than that, and Therese Byrne launched her Happy Sunflower Acupuncture in Wooster with numerous treatment options.

Handcrafted toys made of locally sourced wood

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

Buehler's Fresh Foods names board of directors

Buehler's Fresh Foods announced the board of directors for their newly formed company. Dan Shanahan, president and CEO of Buehler's, was elected as chairman and is joined on the board by Jim Tapscott and Paul Nanula.

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Church News & Events

Night to Shine: A shining example of compassion

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

Watoto children's mission presents breakfast fundraiser for the kids

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

NewPointe to host Night to Shine

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

Annual celebration to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Anabaptist history class coming to Walnut Creek Mennonite

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

Community members serve Christmas breakfast to those in need

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

After-school arts program is free and open to all

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

Church to host community dinner

Wooster Mennonite Church will hold a community Christmas Eve dinner.

WaCPAC to present holiday-themed play

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

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Community News & Events

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

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

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

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

Scout Trade-O-Ree includes a pancake breakfast

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

Winesburg Post Office to host passport fairs

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

Olympic Dreams Celebration at Alice Noble Ice Arena

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

Night to Shine: A shining example of compassion

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

Benefit dinner for Central American Clean Water Campaign

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

Bach to speak at business lecture

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

COW students win national title

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

Open house highlights healthy lifestyle

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

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Cooking News & Events

Amazing Grazing wants chefs to share their favorites

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

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Education News & Events

Benefit dinner for Central American Clean Water Campaign

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

Open houses scheduled for kindergarten

Wooster Christian School invites parents and children to visit, explore and register for prekindergarten or junior kindergarten classes. There are two locations that serve the Wooster area.

COW students win national title

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

AAUW scholarship is available to female residents

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

Golden Bears promoting golden rule through social justice committee

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

College of Wooster Student Ambassador program: Profile of Bao Nguyen

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

Author to speak about shared meaning of race

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

Roccato is a part of Student Ambassadors program

Marco Roccato is a part of the Student Ambassadors program. The student ambassadors give presentations to all levels of schools in the area as well as churches, retirement communities, Scouting troops and so forth.

More than a game: Waynedale High School hosts HCTC Bucks to a glorious day of unity and acceptance

The entire staff and student body at Waynedale High School and Middle School welcomed the Holmes County Training Center Bucks basketball team for an exhibition game that warmed the hearts of all in attendance.

Libraries receive grant for Hidden Superstars of Science project

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

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

Open house highlights healthy lifestyle

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

Aultman Orrville to offer childbirth education class

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

COPD support group meets monthly in Orrville

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

Alternative therapies: A solution for pain and much more

While most people might be familiar with acupuncture for the treatment of pain, it's really so much more than that, and Therese Byrne launched her Happy Sunflower Acupuncture in Wooster with numerous treatment options.

Black tie affair benefits ALS research

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

Ohio has first pediatric flu death

The Ohio Department of Health reports that a 4-year-old boy from Montgomery County is the state's first pediatric flu death of the 2017-18 flu season.

Flu is more dangerous to older adults

In response to news that flu activity in Ohio is now widespread, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Aging urge older Ohioans and their families to be aware of seniors' elevated risk of complications from flu and to take steps to prevent its spread.

Optimism high even as drug overdoses trend upward

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

Quit smoking with help from Aultman

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

Class offered for new mothers

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

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

Think of trying to flip a wet tissue without breaking it and you get the idea

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the difficulty of making dessert crepes.

Boosting creativity and problem-solving

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses ways to fuel the creative process and solve problems.

Smoke alarms are a necessity to all houses

Columnist Laura Moore discusses the need for smoke alarms in homes and the disturbances they cause.

Too often as parents we are compelled to step in

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses a situation where he was tempted to intervene on his child's behalf but was glad he didn't.

Crepes are worth mastering

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses crepes and the techniques behind making them.

Our participatory democracy is on life support

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her disagreement with Ohio legislation like House Joint Resolution 5 and SB210.

Reader supports Harbaugh for Congress

In this letter to the editor, Martin Fisher of Prairie Township expresses support for Ken Harbaugh for Congress.

Do yourself a favor: Whatever it is, let it go

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses freedom and empowerment from letting things go.

The neighborhood diva was shocked by the little bungalow's popularity

Columnist Laura Moore discusses a condescending house that has changed its ways.

LeBron shouldn't get second opportunity to embarrass the city

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses why he thinks the Cavaliers should trade LeBron James.

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Political News & Events

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.

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