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Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Stockdale family: Son remains critical but optimistic for recovery, memorial service planned for

CLEVELAND -- Jacob Stockdale remains in critical condition at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, and family members are optimistic for his recovery, according to a news release issued Monday night.

Gatehouse Ohio Media Report
Millersburg Council concerned about cluttered sidewalks
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Millersburg Council concerned about cluttered sidewalks

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Numerous complaints from patrons about stores in downtown Milllersburg blocking the sidewalks in town with their merchandise, sparked a discussion amongst council members about whether or not to enforce an existing law about items on the street.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Spending a quiet Sunday afternoon

As I write this, it is a quiet June Sunday afternoon. The sun shone for a while, but some clouds are moving in -- perhaps there will be a shower of rain. For some that will be good, as I heard a farmer from one area say that his soybeans needed rain.

By Barb Lumley Columnist
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Shopper Deadlines

News News stories, briefs, meeting notes, photos and features are due by noon of the Monday before the Saturday publication date. Ads Display ads, Monday at noon; Classified ads, Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Public Record

Holmes County Sheriff's Office June 5 A report was taken of an assault on Township Road 566 in Prairie Township. Jaycent Staats, 33, Canton, was arrested for burglary and theft. Ryan Ernst, 25, Shreve, was arrested for OVI.

Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Loudonville man faces prison for weapons violation

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- A Loudonville man on Tuesday denied being in possession of a loaded gun during a May traffic stop. Donnie M. Spurlock, 23, of 3055 County Road 3175, Lot 91, Loudonville, pleaded not guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Woman denies felony domestic violence

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Arrested Saturday, a Millersburg woman has denied criminal charges she assaulted her boyfriend. Melissa L. Johnston, 48, of 800 S. Washington St., Lot 3, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in Holmes County Municipal Court to a single count of domestic violence.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Free ballroom classes offered

Holmes Center for the Arts will be holding two free ballroom classes outside the Holmes County Courthouse on July 21 and July 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. On July 21, the emphasis will be swing dancing. On the 28th, the emphasis will be salsa dancing. Anyone can attend the class.

Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Behind the Barrel

U.S. Route 62 will be closed next month between Stillwell and Killbuck for a culvert replacement project. Starting, Monday, July 10, the road will be closed for 28 days between Township Road 31 and Township Road 66. Traffic will be detoured on state Route 514 north to SR 520 east back to U.

Harvest Ridge hires events manager; Steve Miller fills the newly created position
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Harvest Ridge hires events manager; Steve Miller fills the newly created position

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- With the ultimate goal of turning the Holmes County Fair into just another activity at Harvest Ridge, new manager of Steve Miller has grand plans for making use of the space and facilities at Harvest Ridge.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
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Presentation on knee arthritis treatment available
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Presentation on knee arthritis treatment available

MILLERSBURG -- Pomerene Hospital and Rodney Miller, MD will be presenting "Knee Arthritis Treatment: From Stem Cells to Custom Knee Replacement" at Keim Lumber in Charm on Monday, June 26, at 6 p.m.

Barbey earns Eagle Scout rank
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Barbey earns Eagle Scout rank

In an outdoor Court of Honor on June 3, Eric Barbey of Troop 355 in Holmesville, received the highest rank in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout.

Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes County bookmobile

Monday -- Jonathan Hershberger, County Road 201, 12:45-1:45 p.m.; Winesburg Public, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday -- Spring Meadow School, Township Road 362, 12:30-1 p.m.; M. Raber, County Road 229, 1:15-2:30 p.m.; Mount Hope Post Office, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hiland Bike, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Land transfers

Clark Township -- Malinda Mast to John Oren Jr. and Claire Miller, 4511 State Route 557, $50,000. Hardy Township -- Benjamin and Jody Sohar to Anthony M. Beachy, 8177 Private Road 340, $189,000. Killbuck Township -- Patrick and Erin Obrst to Craig E. and Tracy L. McCombs, 2.

Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Homesville/Prairie Township Library

The Holmesville/Prairie Township Library Summer Reading Program begins on June 7. It will be Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. The theme will be: "Be a Winner in Our Town: Read!

Army band to perform in Millersburg
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Army band to perform in Millersburg

MILLERSBURG -- After making a couple different trips to Wooster to see the 122nd Army Band of the Ohio National Guard, a Millersburg couple thought it would be nice to have something in their own community.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Thunder Over Holmes County a family-friendly bash
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Thunder Over Holmes County a family-friendly bash

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Thunder Over Holmes County, a celebration of our nation's independence will be celebrated over two days, Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1, in Historic Downtown Millersburg (HDM).

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Bond violations earn Wooster man prison term

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Arrested for drunken driving while under indictment, a Wooster man who also failed to appear for sentencing, earned a prison term for a local drug charge. Michael J. Parsittie Jr.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
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Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Donations for Holmes bookmobile continue

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Donations keep coming in for the bookmobile, and Holmes County District Public Library Director Bill Martino expects a few more as they are running out of space on the back of the bus for major donors.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Fireworks to be in Mount Eaton on Saturday, June 24

MOUNT EATON -- The annual Paint Township/Mount Eaton Fireman's Festival and Fireworks will be held today at the elementary school. Admission is free. Fireworks begin at 10:15 p.m. There will be a chicken barbecue starting at 4:30 p.m. The cost is a donation.