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Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Massillon man gets prison for domestic violence

MILLERSBURG -- A Massillon man on Jan. 20 was sentenced to 16 months in prison for admittedly assaulting a woman in July. Ross D. Rowley, 34, of 1750 Jefferson St. NE, previously pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to a reduced charge of domestic violence.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes Health District receives $300,000 grant

MILLERSBURG -- The Holmes County Health District has received a $300,000 grant from the Ohio EPA to replace and repair failed septic systems in the county. "As we get more details of the grant, we have to create a process.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes budget includes money for raises

MILLERSBURG -- A 2017 budget, to include money for employee raises, was approved Monday, Jan. 23, by the Holmes County commissioners.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes County bookmobile

Tuesday -- Stony Point Hardware, County Road 229 public, 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Stony Point Hardware, County Road 229 school, 1:15-2:15 p.m.; Tower View School, Township Road 607, 2:45-3:15 p.m.; J&M Engine, 3:45-4:45 p.m.; Beechvale, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesday -- Chestnut Ridge, 9-11 a.m.

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Millersburg businesses ready for Girls Night Out
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Millersburg businesses ready for Girls Night Out

MILLERSBURG -- Downtown Millersburg businesses will host an annual mid-winter party, pampering woman with a number of sales, specials and other activities for Girls Night Out from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Shreve receives equipment to digitally map utility lines

SHREVE -- The village of Shreve is going paperless, digitally mapping its water, storm and sewer lines with equipment donated by the Operator Training Committee of Ohio Inc. Physical maps only exist for the water and sewer lines.

By Emily Morgan Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes Fair Board accepts bid

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- The Holmes County Agriculture Society voted to accept the $1.885 million bid of Ivan Weaver Construction to be the general contractor for the construction of the new arena building at Harvest Ridge.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Jan. 30 buggy crash turns fatal

MOUNT EATON -- Another buggy crash turned fatal in Wayne County after the operator died early Wednesday morning. According to a release from the Wooster Post of the State Highway Patrol, Samuel E. Swartzentruber, 56, of Fredericksburg, died at Aultman Hospital in Canton at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday.

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Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

East Holmes District sets kindergarten registration dates

EAST HOLMES DISTRICT -- Parents with children who will enter kindergarten are asked to register their children at the building they will be attending during the 2017-2018 school year.

Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Accountants talk about tax laws at Chamber of Commerce meeting

CHARM -- A pair of accountants from Rea Associates were the featured speakers at the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday at Keim Lumber in Charm. Jordan Miller and Brian Kempf, both Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), shared their knowledge of changes to tax laws and provided updates to the Chamber of Commerce members.

By Kevin Lynchstaff Writer
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Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Ham dinner at Wilmot Fire Hall

An all-you-can-eat ham dinner (includes scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, dinner rolls, a slice of pie and beverage) will be served family style Sunday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wilmot Fire Hall, 204 Mill St.

Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Woman admits to assault on deputy

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- A Killbuck woman said she was high on LSD when she assaulted a Holmes County Sheriff's deputy responding to a disconnected 9-1-1 call in October. Kaetlyn M. Weber, 20, of 424 S. Main St., pleaded guilty Thursday in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to a single count of assault.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Millersburg man gets prison for injury crash

MILLERSBURG -- For being impaired and causing a July crash that caused another man to be hospitalized for more than a week, a Millersburg man was sentenced to 14 months in prison. Lesley L.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Donation to bowling team
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Donation to bowling team

Stephen P. Schwarzwalder, worshipful master of Garfield Lodge Number 528, Free and Accepted Masons in Shreve presented a check for $2,205 to Erin Rammel, coordinator of Team Triway Special Olympic program. The money was raised through a Garfield Lodge No.

Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Killbuck Council allows resident to opt out of trash contract

KILLBUCK, Ohio -- A Killbuck resident sought council's help in helping to get him out of a contract with Kimble Trash Removal.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Amish Country Theater expansion in Berlin Township outlined

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- There are three legs to hospitality -- entertainment, food and lodging, and the owners and operators of Amish Country Theater are looking to expand operations to include all three.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Fredericksburg Elementary launches laundry program
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Fredericksburg Elementary launches laundry program

FREDERICKSBURG -- A new laundry program at Fredericksburg Elementary School is helping to relieve the burden on families that struggle to consistently provide clean clothes for their children.

By Emily Morgan Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Community briefs

Holmesville Library HOLMESVILLE -- The spring session for preschool Story Hour at the Prairie Township/Holmesville Library begins Thursday, Feb. 2, from 10-11 a.m. Note, Story Hour will be every Thursday morning through May 18 at the library except Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20.

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Longenecker Mennonite presents 'Hawaiian Heist'
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Longenecker Mennonite presents 'Hawaiian Heist'

Longenecker Mennonite Church, 2200 Township Road 606 Winesburg, will present "The Hawaiian Heist," a mystery dinner theater by Nancy Bond Feb. 24-26. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday with the play starting at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday the doors will open at 4:15 p.m.

Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Pomerene Hospital's Feb. talk to focus on heart health

MILLERSBURG -- Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm on Monday, Feb. 20, from 6-7 p.m. The talk, titled "Heart Strong: Why a Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart," will be presented by Marcia Bitner, BSN, RN.