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May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Road paving should begin in June

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Helping the county move another step closer to better roads, the Holmes County commissioners on Monday awarded a bid of just more than $2 million to begin the process of repaving county roads. The $2.11 million bid from Melway Paving Co.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
West Holmes Board hires several new coaches
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

West Holmes Board hires several new coaches

MILLERSBURG -- The West Holmes School Board meeting had a sporting feeling to it, as a new athletic director, boys and girls varsity basketball coaches and a new wrestling coach were hired and outgoing AD Lee Ann Race gave a glowing report of the winter sports teams.

By Kevin Lynchstaff Writer
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Wayne County Library board talks about levy

SHREVE -- The board of trustees listened to a review of "Levy 101" when Wayne County Auditor Jarra Underwood was a guest at the Wayne County Public Library meeting at the Shreve branch of the library on Monday evening, April 17.

By Linda Hall Staff Writer
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Public Record

Holmes County Sheriff's Office May 8 A report was made of a two-vehicle injury accident on Township Road 151 in Clark Township. May 9 A report was made of breaking and entering on County Road 100 in Ripley Township.

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May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Killbuck Township Fire Department tackling EMS issues

KILLBUCK TWP. -- What started with confusion about the need to renew a contract, but at an increased rate, culminated in a lengthy discussion about years of problems with the township's emergency medical service and how it may be fixed.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Inflammation the topic at Pomerene health talk
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Inflammation the topic at Pomerene health talk

CHARM, Ohio -- Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm on Monday, May 22 from 6-7 p.m.

May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Longtime board member Leppla resigns

MILLERSBURG -- The Holmes County Airport Authority accepted with regret the resignation of longtime board member Larry Leppla at its April meeting. "On behalf of all of the board members, I want to thank you for your years of service," Board President Roc Baker said.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Man gets fine but no jail for causing fatal crash

MILLERSBURG -- He pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, but, due to a charging error and language in the law that prohibits the operator of a buggy from being so charged, a Sugarcreek man ended up being convicted of failure to yield. On March 22, Robert S.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Sixteen receive P.M. Graham Family Scholarships
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Sixteen receive P.M. Graham Family Scholarships

This year the recipients include, Hiland High School: Clay Gerber, Grant Gingerich, Melissa Hostetler, Jaden Kandel, Darius Rolince, Hayley Schrock, Tallie Troyer and Isaiah Yoder; Waynedale: Hailey Schlegal and Sadie Schlegal; and West Holmes: Joanna Allison, Brandon Cool, Sabryn Cutlip, Kate Rodhe, Abigale Rusnak and Leslie Weekley.

Down with the old
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Down with the old

While buildings are going up at the new Holmes County fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge, buildings are coming down at the old fairgrounds. Mike Schenk/www.buydrphotos.

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Mount Hope students get peek at justice
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Mount Hope students get peek at justice

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- It's a window into the world of the American legal system. A group of eighth-graders from Mount Hope Elementary on Wednesday toured the Holmes County Courthouse, the last step in a lengthy historical study of national, state and local government.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Holmes County Fair Board honored
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes County Fair Board honored

Kathy Schlabach, Holmes County Fair Board member, accepts a plaque from Dan Troth (left) and Ric Beck, officers of Friends of Ohio Barns during a stop at the Shreiner Barn on the Friends of Ohio Barn Tour.

May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Education scholarships offered

MILLERSBURG -- The West Holmes Education Association is offering two $1,000 scholarships for West Holmes graduates majoring in education. Applicants must have junior or senior status at the college/university level and at least a 3.0 grade point average.

May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Fredericksburg Council learns status of fire trucks

FREDERICKSBURG -- The village council Monday heard a report by member Arnold Schrock concerning the status of two fire trucks ordered by the South Central Fire District.

By Paul Locher Staff Writer
Driver in mock fatality given harsh sentence
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Driver in mock fatality given harsh sentence

W. HOLMES DISTRICT -- A 16-year-old who failed to yield while driving his car, largely due to distractions including the use of a cell phone, caused the death of another driver and seriously injured one of his own passengers.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Common mistakes lead to fatality in mock crash
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Common mistakes lead to fatality in mock crash

E. HOLMES DISTRICT, Berlin, Ohio -- A car filled with four students, three of them unbelted, whips into the driveway of Hiland High School. A video of their in-car shenanigans, including driver distraction due to occupants, music, cell phone use, is broadcast on the digital sign at the ballfield.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Bam Bam's Backyard BBQ has grand opening
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Bam Bam's Backyard BBQ has grand opening

MILLERSBURG -- All the patrons who feast on his food during the fair will be able to enjoy Bam Bam's Backyard BBQ all year round as the restaurant celebrates its grand opening this weekend at 214 W. Jackson St. on Friday and Saturday.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Entry attempted into Mount Eaton bank
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

Entry attempted into Mount Eaton bank

MOUNT EATON, Ohio -- An attempted bank robbery early Monday morning was reported after a suspect tried prying open a door. But authorities are not sure of the connection with a rash of other robberies in the area.

By Steven F. Huszai Staff Writer
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Mount Eaton Elementary holds change drive to benefit New Leaf Center
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

Mount Eaton Elementary holds change drive to benefit New Leaf Center

MOUNT EATON -- The money collected by Mount Eaton Elementary School for New Leaf Center was no drop in the change bucket.

By Emily Morgan Staff Writer
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

Klan fliers cause unease

MILLERSBURG -- While offensive to some, local law enforcement officials say their best advice to residents is to simply ignore and pitch what appears to be white supremacist propaganda that is making its way around Holmes County.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer