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Fundraiser promotes fitness for young students

Parkview Elementary School will hold its second annual Fit-n-Fund run in an effort to raise $11,000 to create a welcoming, safe and fun outdoor space for its students and the surrounding neighborhood.

Ohio requires children to be properly immunized to enter school

The Wayne County Health Department is reminding parents that Ohio requires children to be properly immunized for entrance into kindergarten, seventh grade and 12th grade. Vaccines are offered during walk-in clinic hours at the health department and other locations.

Advocate of healthy living encourages a family garden

Stephen Wegendt is an Orrville resident who is passionate about the advantages of living an active lifestyle. He has taken it upon himself to research a healthier lifestyle and is enthusiastic about sharing his findings.

Health Talks scheduled for April in Orrville

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three Health Talks in April.

Wooster Community Hospital named one of nation's 100 Top Hospitals

Wooster Community Hospital Health System was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.

Prescriptions for opioids down

Opioids prescribed to Ohio patients declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2017.

Aultman to offer class for new moms

To meet the needs of new mothers, Aultman Orrville Hospital will offer a breastfeeding class in the hospital's obstetrics department.

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.

Aultman offers Health Talks

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three Health Talks in January as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

Lose-a-Ton/Win-a-Ton contest aims to get Orrville fit

Join the Lose-a-Ton/Win-a-Ton contest to get fit. The Growing Healthy Habits Coalition, based at Aultman Orrville Hospital, is reaching out countywide to challenge teams to successfully meet their weight-loss goals and be entered into a drawing for a grand prize of $2,000.

Class is a lifesaver to those who have a loved one with serious mental illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Wayne and Holmes Counties is offering a free 12-week Family-to-Family education program for families and friends of individuals with mental illness. The upcoming Family-to-Family workshop will take place in Wooster.

A matter of life and death: The dangers of carbon monoxide

Aptly named the silent killer, carbon monoxide can build up in a home from a wide variety of sources, particularly in the winter.

Aultman offering childbirth education class

Aultman Orrville will offer a childbirth education class in the hospital's community room.

Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands: Become a donor and save a life

A Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands will be held at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg.

Lyme disease numbers keep climbing

As of Oct. 27, Wayne County has had a total of eight cases of Lyme disease for 2017.

Wayne County Community Health Improvement Plan released

The Wayne County Community Health Improvement Plan has listed strategies to address various health concerns for Wayne County residents.

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

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

Labor takes on role of medical director at OneEighty

Dr. Nicole Labor will join OneEighty as medical director.

'Food Evolution' showing includes panel discussion

“Food Evolution” will be shown at Fisher Auditorium on OSU's Wooster campus of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Choose Food program addresses eating disorder

Choose Food is a decision to raise awareness of and fight against eating disorders.

Hospice seeks volunteers

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers throughout the Northeast Ohio region.

3 Health Talks to be held in November

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three Health Talks in November as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top-10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.

Thyroid disease topic of next Health Talk

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host one Health Talk in October as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

Horses infected with West Nile virus

The Wayne County Health Department received confirmation that four unvaccinated horses in Wayne County have tested positive for West Nile virus in the last month.

Project addresses transportation barriers

The Wayne County Health Department, Community Action Wayne/Medina, the Wayne County Family and Children First Council, and the Wayne County Transportation Coalition have completed the first phase of a project on transportation barriers to maternal and child health-care appointments.

Prepared vegan food options grow along with public demand

Brianne Helms is a baker and creator of Vegan by BB. The Wayne County business produces vegan baked goods.

Mental Health and Recovery Board seeking a 10-year replacement levy

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties is seeking a 10-year replacement levy in the upcoming election to be held this November.

Kombucha: Home brewers don't just brew beer and wine

Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea that purports to have various health benefits. It has now gained enough popularity that it has gone mainstream.

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.

Orrville Walks Fun Run 5K scheduled

Heartland Point and Aultman Orrville Growing Healthy Habits will host an Orrville Walks Fun Run 5K.

Heart Walk includes a Whiz Bang! show

Aultman Orrville Hospital and the American Heart Association are helping to educate the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA about the importance of keeping their hearts healthy.

New mothers can benefit from class

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

Farm Bureau to offer free water tests for members

Farm Bureau members throughout Ohio can get free nitrate testing of their well water.

Health talks focus on vegan diet and back pain

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host two health talks in September as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

Locals and visitors become certified to teach tai chi

A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health funded a project to certify local teachers in the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program.

Fall Hiking Challenge encourages outdoor exploration

The Friends of Wooster Memorial Park have created the Fall Hiking Challenge to encourage people to get out and explore the natural beauty of the 325-acre park.

Annual gathering of local NAMI to host acclaimed speaker

Frederick J. Frese, Ph.D., will present “Dream the Impossible Dream: Recovery is Possible” at the annual gathering of the local National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Help available to quit smoking

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

Local pair takes on triathlon for ALS awareness

Diane Bonfiglio and her close friend Jill White, both from Ashland, will compete in the upcoming Ironman Chattanooga to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Race to benefit Operation Christmas Child

The Ohio East Area Team of Operation Christmas Child is sponsoring a Family Fun Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at the Norma Johnson Center.

Race includes running, paddling and mountain biking

Camp Tuscazoar will host its first Tuscazoar Adventure Race. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the camp. Participants will run about 6 miles for the first leg, paddle 4 miles on the Tuscarawas River for the second leg and mountain bike 7 miles to complete the race.

The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income seniors

Community Action Wayne/Medina and Ohio Development Services Agency will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months.

Aultman to offer class for expectant mothers

Aultman Orrville will offer a childbirth education class in the hospital's community room.

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host health talks

Aultman Orrville Hospital will host three health talks in August as part of a monthly educational speaker series.

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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