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Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative distributes $15,000 in scholarships

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. announced the winners of its annual college scholarship competition, held late February at the co-operative's Millersburg office.

Career center students spread kindness

Students in Bev Squirrell's English language arts classes at the Wayne County Schools Career Center spread some positivity by placing motivational quotes on lockers.

Free career counseling event at Wayne College

The University of Akron Wayne College invites students and the community to attend Milkshakes & Majors, a free career counseling event.

Register early for science program aimed at girls

The 2018 Expanding Your Horizons workshop is open to all fifth- and sixth-grade girls in Wayne, Holmes and Ashland counties.

Wooster captures first-ever state wheelchair basketball title

Wooster High School hosted the first high school wheelchair state basketball tournament the weekend of March 9, where the Generals bested the Tallmadge Blue Devils 31-23 for the crown.

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.

Central Christian to present 'The Little Mermaid'

Central Christian School will present "The Little Mermaid" at the Central Christian School Performing Arts Center.

Students raise funds for Closet of Hope

Students from the Wayne County Schools Career Center's criminal justice class raised $113.19 for Closet of Hope by collecting spare change from students and staff in the commons during lunch time.

And sew it is: Beacon Hill girls craft quilts for mothers with newborns

While Beacon Hill youth are provided with two days to go out into the area and perform community service, the eighth-grade girls went above and beyond in their recent project.

Smithville drama to present 'Guys and Dolls'

Smithville High School Drama Club will present "Guys and Dolls."

STEAM is a new club for area children

The Wooster Corps of the Salvation Army has added a new segment to its collection of Family Life Center offerings with its STEAM Club for area children grade k-12.

School board members to receive awards

Three Wayne County Schools Career Center school board members will receive Awards of Achievement from the Ohio School Boards Association at the annual spring regional conference.

Rie Matsuzaki serves as a student ambassador

College of Wooster junior Rie Matsuzaki has traveled and lived in places around the world, and it's that kind of experience she shares through her role as a student ambassador through the college's Student Ambassadors program.

Wayne College to host College Credit Plus information night

The University of Akron Wayne College will host a College Credit Plus information night for students entering grade 7-12 and their parents.

Central Christian School: Auction offers travel to asphalt to eggrolls

Central Christian School's annual auction will raise funds toward the school's annual operating budget.

Area students make dean's list

The College of Wooster released its fall semester dean's list.

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.

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.

Wayne College offers campus visit days

Attend an upcoming campus visit day at Wayne College.

Wooster named one of 200 'Colleges That Pay You Back' by The Princeton Review

A detailed data analysis by The Princeton Review has resulted in the College of Wooster being selected for and profiled in the 2018 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”

Diversity scholarships available to law students

The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Foundation has announced its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship.

Students recognized for essays

Four Wayne County Schools Career Center students received certificates and a gift card from American Legion Post 68 for having the highest career center test scores on the American Legion Americanism test.

O'Neil's “We, The Masses” to be featured at CWAM

The film “We, The Masses” by Los-Angeles-based artist Robyn O'Neil will be the feature exhibition in the Sussel Gallery at the College of Wooster Art Museum.

Nominations sought for distinguished alum award

The University of Akron Wayne College Alumni Association announced nominations are now underway for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Montessori School connects with community through nature preserve

Montessori School of Wooster has created a unique learning experience for youngsters that extends beyond the typical elementary and preschool educational world, and part of that learning experience is the new Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve.

Cosmetology students place at competition

Students in the cosmetology program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center recently competed in the Ohio Association of Beauticians contest in Columbus with two career center students both placing third.

Heartland has winter offerings

The winter schedule is now available at Heartland Point.

11th annual Andy Dye Memorial Tournament

The 11th annual Andy Dye Memorial Scholarship Tournament will be held at Wayne Lanes Bowling Alley.

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.

West Holmes and Waynedale female choir members enjoy once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing with The Three Tenors

When the Wooster Symphony Orchestra took the stage this Christmas season with The Three Tenors, a trio of area high schools participated in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the stage with them.

Applications being accepted for scholarship program

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Inc. announced to area high school students that applications are being accepted for its 2018 scholarship program. The member-owned electric utility will award 10 cash scholarships in all, totaling $15,000.

Class examines how social media marketing works

The principles of social media class at the University of Akron Wayne College is completing an experiential learning project in partnership with the Central American Medical Outreach.

Career center program has options for students

Last month three new students enrolled into the Wayne County Schools Career Center's new adult cosmetology program.

Career center open house highlights programs available to students

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

Shakes named winner of 2017 NWSA First Book Prize

Nicosia Shakes, assistant professor of Africana studies at the College of Wooster, was selected as the winner of the National Women's Studies Association/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize.

Chippewa senior elected president of BPA

Hailey Miller, a Wayne County Schools Career Center senior from Chippewa High School, has been elected president of the Ohio chapter of the Business Professionals of America.

Community art project encourages participation

Orrville Elementary School students created collaborative art pieces during Character Education Week, and now the community is invited to join the process.

Wayne County team places in FFA contest

Northwestern High School took second in the urban contest at the 65th annual Future Farmers of America contests.

Kindermusik makes its way to Wooster

Alicia Seling is the Kindermusik instructor for the program at Wooster Mennonite Church. The program also will be offered at Local Roots, beginning in January.

Wayne College offering FAFSA workshop

The University of Akron Wayne College will host free FAFSA workshops where representatives will be available to assist with completing the application process.

Career center to offer Seniors Only program

High school students entering their senior year who have completed most of their curriculum requirements and are on track for graduation in January or next May have an opportunity to add to their skills through Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center's new Seniors Only program.

WCSCC hurricane relief is a group effort

Wayne County Schools Career Center and other organizations put together a way to help animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Major discovery of royal tomb has strong Wooster ties

A major discovery of a royal tomb, provisionally dated 300-350 AD at the ancient Maya city of Waka' in Northern Guatemala, has direct ties to the College of Wooster.

Science advocate to speak at College of Wooster

Bassam Shakhashiri will make a pair of science presentations as the speaker of the Helen Murray Free Lectures at the College of Wooster.

Board of Developmental Disabilities celebrates 50 years of service

The Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities will celebrate 50 years with an open house at the Ida Sue School gymnasium.

COW to host archaeological lecture

R. Scott Moore, professor of history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will present “Trade and Commerce on Cyprus in the Roman Period” at the College of Wooster.

Lecture to focus on civil rights in popular culture

Kirt Wilson will present “Confronting America's Racial Paradox: The Civil Rights Movement in Popular Film and Political Imagination" for the Wooster Forum at the College of Wooster.

Constitution Day celebrated at WCSCC

The 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated at Wayne County Schools Career Center.

Environmental education grant applications open

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio's environmental education grant applications are now open. Educators and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for the 2017 AEP Access to Environmental Education Mini-Grant program.

University of Akron Wayne College to host Campus Visit Days

The University of Akron Wayne College will host Campus Visit Days.

Psychology professor to speak at Science Cafe

The Wooster Science Cafe will have Bryan Karazsia, dean for curriculum and academic engagement and associate professor of psychology at the College of Wooster.

Lecture addresses settlement in Gaelic Ireland

The College of Wooster will welcome Kieran O'Conor, professor of archaeology at National University of Ireland in Galway, as a part of the Archaeology Lecture Series at Scovel Hall.

Fall classes encourage lifetime learning

Heartland Point has announced its full schedule of fall classes.

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.

Wooster band members ask for support

The Wooster High School Music Parents Association will host Tag Day to support the Wooster High School band program.

New vocal director at Triway Junior High and High School

Creston native Lauren Colotto is the new vocal director at Triway Junior High and Triway High School.

Increased interest fills classes at MakerSpace

Schantz MakerSpace classes are open to the community and have seen much growth in the last year.

Scholarships awarded to 5 local women

The Wooster branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to five local women.

Career center grad finds employment in airline industry

Chelsea Lyons, a 2017 Wayne County Schools Career Center graduate, gained a job as a customer service agent with Spirit Airlines. She returned to the career center recently as a guest speaker.

Wooster High School's marching band steps into 86th year

Wooster High School's marching band will celebrate its 86th year.

Science Cafe gets new location

The Wooster Science Café, a series of presentations on current science topics of interest by scientists from Northeast Ohio, will commence its fifth season at a new location.

COW grad chosen for prestigious program in NYC

Elizabeth Backman graduated from the College of Wooster in May with a dual major in chemistry and geology and was one of 16 students chosen to participate in the American Museum of Natural History's Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Career Center's orientation set for Aug. 16

Student/Parent Orientation for all Wayne County Schools Career Center high school students is approaching.

Local students make dean's list at COW

The College of Wooster has released its spring semester dean's list.

Last chance to get certified without a test

OSU Extensions of Wayne and Holmes counties have scheduled a last-chance fertilizer applicator certification program at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus in Wooster.

New classes offered at Heartland Point

Heartland Point has announced its schedule for the next set of classes to be offered.

Center for the Arts will offer classes from knitting to pottery

Wayne Center for the Arts will offer classes to appeal to all ages.

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.

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.

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