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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.

Spring is much more than warmer weather

Columnist Herb Broda discusses ways to enjoy spring with all of one's senses.

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.

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.

Wayne County Career Center students advance to nationals

Wayne County Schools Career Center junior early childhood education and care students competed at the Ohio Educators Rising state conference with four students advancing to nationals.

Dalton School benefit with Ernest Byner to speak

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

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.

Wooster bucking national trend when it comes to international applicants

College of Wooster has received more than 1,000 applications from international students, a record 1,087, which represents a 27 percent increase over the 2016 record number.

Scholarship winners announced

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. announced the winners of its annual college scholarship competition.

Kingsway offers ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

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

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.

Wayne College will host 14th annual Writers Workshop

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

Central Christian School to host open house

Central Christian School's preschool open house is approaching. No reservations are necessary.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lori Makin-Byrd named Title IX coordinator at the College of Wooster

Lori Makin-Byrd has been named Title IX coordinator and director of sexual violence prevention and response at the College of Wooster.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference motivates girls

The 2017 Expanding Your Horizons Conference will offer fifth- and sixth-grade girls 22 possible hands-on workshops to learn in. Each girl will attend three workshops in small groups of about 10 students.

Kingsway invites community to 25th anniversary celebration

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scholarship opportunities available for Appalachian students

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio will accept scholarship applications to donor-established funds within FAO.

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.

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.

Wills to present ‘The Origins of Jewish Identity in Ancient World’

Lawrence Wills will present "The Origins of Jewish Identity in Ancient World" at the College of Wooster.

Dalton Local’s kindergarten registration scheduled

Dalton Local School's kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be at Dalton Elementary School.

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.

HOSA winners headed to state contest in April

Fifteen Wayne County Schools Career Center students placed at Health Occupations Students of America's skill competitions and have qualified for the state contest.

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.

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.

Business entrepreneurship students now on the job

Two students who have taken the business entrepreneurship program are now working as co-op students at Schaeffler Academy in Wooster, part of its human resources department.

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.

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.

James Dicke II to speak at Wilson Lecture in Business Economics

James Dicke II will speak at the James R. Wilson Lecture in Business Economics at the College of Wooster.

Columbia University professor to speak at Wooster

Philip Kitcher will be at the College of Wooster to give a lecture as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program.

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.

WCSCC parent-teacher conferences set for Feb. 16

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

Wayne College to host Campus Visit Days

Campus Visit Days at the University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville will be held on two days and is approaching.

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 College to host International Festival

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

Why is college so expensive?

An estimated 70 percent of college graduates leave school in debt. Local higher education officials point to a few reasons tuition continues to be high.

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.

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.

Upcoming classes include baking bread and flower arranging

Heartland Point has announced its classes for February.

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.

Schools must administer state-funded SAT or ACT this spring

Beginning this spring, all Ohio school districts and community schools must administer a state-funded college and career readiness test to juniors.

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.

Area students named to fall dean’s list at Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University announced the dean's list for the fall semester with some local students being recognized.

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.

Exchange Club awards scholarships to students

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

Pasho earns NSCAA All-America

Central Christian senior forward Kevin Pasho was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America soccer player.

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.

Waynedale receives sponsorship from pipeline company

Kinder Morgan donated $83,000 to Southeast Local School's athletics and band and choir with some of the funds directed toward upgrades to Waynedale's athletic facilities.

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.

Wayne College seeks nominees for distinguished alumni awards

The University of Akron Wayne College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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.

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.

WCSCC hosts sophomores and announces open house

More than 990 sophomores from all over Wayne County were scheduled to visit the Career Center on Nov. 17, 18 and 21 to learn about career and technical training in Wayne County.

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.

Smithville High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted new members

The Smithville High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 25 new members on Nov. 3.

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.

Kent State Tuscarawas sets new priority admissions application deadline

Kent State University at Tuscarawas has established a new priority admissions application deadline, which positions applicants for earlier scholarship consideration.

Open house at WCSCC

The Wayne County Schools Career Center will host an open house.

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.

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.

Cooper to be remembered at Wayne College event

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

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.

Kingsway to present ‘Peter Pan’

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

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.

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.

Symposium showcases Wooster’s commitment to experiential learning

The College of Wooster will again showcase its extensive experiential learning program at a symposium, and this year there will be an awards ceremony for the first time.

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.

Poet Robin Beth Schaer to present a reading of her works

The College of Wooster will welcome poet Robin Beth Schaer to campus for a reading of her works.

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.

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.

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.

OSU ATI builds research green at Hawk’s Nest

This year's addition of a new faculty member and the installation of a research green at Hawk's Nest Golf Club in Creston will provide more learning opportunities for students at Ohio State ATI.

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.

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.

Campus Visit Days at Wayne College

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

Support improvement levy

In this letter to the editor Rob Delane asks residents of the Wayne County Joint Vocational School District to approve a permanent improvement levy.

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.

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.

Special Needs Scholarship Program application window now open

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

WCSCC opens advanced manufacturing and robotics lab

Wayne County Schools Career Center will open new RAMTEC facility.

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.

Wayne Career Center will host parent-teacher conferences

The Wayne County Schools Career Center will host parent-teacher conferences.

Students receive bilingual instruction from poets

Students in the Spanish classes of Melissa Rooney and Chris Matthews at Wooster High School will have a rare opportunity to work with two poets: Dr. Terry Hermsen from Otterbein University and Dr. Christian Formoso from Chili.

Bands perform on school day at fair

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

ATI students are making a difference in Ghana: Stories, picture books, chickens, solar light and so much more

Every year D. R. Elder, D.M.A., associate professor and coordinator at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, makes a trip to Ghana. The trip is associated with a global studies class, and others may go and assist in the work there.

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.

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.

College of Wooster’s Academy of Religion free public lecture series

The Academy of Religion lecture series will begin Sept. 14 and continue every Wednesday through Oct. 19 at The College of Wooster.

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.

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.

Heartland Point announces schedule of educational classes

Heartland Point announced its schedule for academic classes from Aug. 25 through Sept. 15.

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.

Schools identifying special-needs children

In an effort to serve young people with disabilities, school districts in Ohio are in the process of locating and evaluating children from birth through 21 years of age. Disabilities may include development delays, health impairments, autism and traumatic brain injury.

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.

Kingsway Preschool and prekindergarten classes registering now

Kingsway Christian School Early Childhood Education, 11138 E. Old Lincoln Way, Orrville, is now enrolling for September classes.

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.

WCSCC to host orientation before start of school year

Student/Parent Orientation for all Wayne County Schools Career Center high school students will be Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 1-6 p.m. Students may attend any time during that time frame.

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...

Aultman Orrville Hospital will hold Safe Sitter program

Aultman Orrville Hospital is offering the Safe Sitter training course for adolescents age 11 and older on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Aultman Orrville Community Room.

Safety Town provides vital information to keep kids safe in their communities

The Kiwanis Club of Wooster will hold the Kiwanis Safety Town program Aug. 1-5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Building, 244 W. South St., Wooster.

Safety Town provides vital information to keep kids safe in their communities

The Kiwanis Club of Wooster will hold the Kiwanis Safety Town program Aug. 1-5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Building, 244 W. South St., Wooster.

Creative writing program offered at Ashland

Ashland University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Summer Residency Program is July 16-29 and will feature afternoon craft talks and evening readings on the AU campus.

Bluffton University announces dean’s list for spring term

Bluffton University has announced its dean's list for the spring term. Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean's list. Undergraduates from the area are Katelyn Amstutz, Dalton, and Savanah Hofstetter, Dalton.

Orrville students to perform improv show

The Orrville High School Drama Club invites you to a family-friendly improv comedy show July 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and July 17 at 2 p.m. The show will be performed at Orrville High School Auditorium.

Malone University Alumni and Friends to host gathering at Secrest

A Gathering of Malone University Alumni and Friends will be held on Sunday, July 17 from 4-6 p.m. at the Miller Pavilion at Secrest Arboretum.

Shawnee State University announces president’s list for spring semester

Nathan Ewing of Millersburg, a student in the physical therapist assistant program, and Madison Smith of Orrville, a business administration major, made Shawnee State University's president's list for the spring semester.

Leap of faith sparks ambitious career

2016 University of Akron nursing school graduate D'Aria Stewart received a spark of interest in the medical field, which led to a passion for serving others, a bachelor's degree in nursing and a promising career with the Cleveland Clinic, and it all began at Wayne College.

You Help You program helps partipants take charge of their health and wellness

A free six-week community education class will focus on taking charge of one's own well-being. Offered through a partnership between Buehler's Fresh Foods and The Cleveland Clinic, the summer class will meet on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. at Buehler's in Orrville in the Community Room, 1114 W. High...

Billings makes dean’s list at Denison

Tyler Billings of Wooster was one of 304 students named to Denison University's 2016 spring semester dean's list by Provost Kim Coplin.

Report found fewer Ohio children accessed summer meals

The Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation report released recently by the Food Research & Action Center found that modest growth from 2013 to 2014 in the percentage of eligible children participating in the Summer Food Service Program in Ohio was erased in 2015.

Student and instructor receive awards at national leadership conference

Wayne County Schools Career Center interactive media student Matthew Wolf of Chippewa and interactive media instructor Jennifer Rue received awards at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Boston in May.

High school seniors are honored for completing two-year career-tech practical nursing program

Nine high school practical nursing seniors received pins signifying the completion of their two-year career-tech program during a candlelight ceremony.

Wayne County Schools Career Center seniors were commended for their achievements

Wayne County Schools Career Center seniors were commended for their achievements recently at the 10th annual Senior Recognition Ceremony at Wayne College in Orrville. Superintendent Kip Crain presented Lilly Smucker, a practical nursing student from Smithville, as Student of the Year.

Culinary Arts students compete in invitational

Wayne County Schools Career Center culinary arts students placed fourth in the 22nd Annual Ohio Culinary Arts Invitational Tournament at Normandy High School in Parma. The students had two hours to prepare and serve a meal, complete with cleanup.

Engineering students donate toys to benefit area youth

Wayne County Schools Career Center engineering technologies seniors recently donated 19 wooden tow trucks to the Marine Toys for Tots program.



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