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Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Amish school requests Mount Eaton water

MOUNT EATON -- An Amish school set for construction on the outskirts of Mount Eaton is seeking to tap into the village's water supply, which may prove difficult given the moratorium on allowing new customers outside the village.

By Emily Morgan Staff Writer
Trees on State Route 226 causing headaches for Shreve
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Trees on State Route 226 causing headaches for Shreve

SHREVE -- Shreve village council is considering options to remove the 105 trees that line North Market Street.

By Emily Morgan Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns establishes endowment

The Ninth Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns was held on Dec. 10 and 11 and attracted more than 1,300 guests to the area for the two-day event. This was a magical occasion which featured 12 inns on a progressive, drive-it-yourself tour through the beautiful snow covered hills of Ohio Amish Country.

Event to benefit for Mount Hope man hurt in 2011 car accident
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Event to benefit for Mount Hope man hurt in 2011 car accident

MOUNT HOPE -- Family and friends have been coming together to help raise funds for a young man who was severely injured in a car accident in 2011. On Friday, May 5, Homestead Furniture will be combining two of their favorite events: Food Truck Friday and the Go Eddie 5k in an effort to raise as much money as possible for Eddie Miller.

By Kevin Lynchstaff Writer
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Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Big Prairie man admits possessing, growing drugs

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- After a judge ruled evidence seized during the search of a Big Prairie man's home could be used as evidence against him, despite a typographical error on the search warrant, the man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to allegations of growing and possessing drugs. Charles M. Bucher Sr.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Millersburg merchants agree that special events in town are a boon for businesses
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Millersburg merchants agree that special events in town are a boon for businesses

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- One thing the merchants of Historic Downtown Millersburg (HDM) all agree on, is any event that brings people to town is good for business and therefore good for the fortunes of the village.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Survey of Millersburg businesses seeks out needs and desires
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Survey of Millersburg businesses seeks out needs and desires

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- The Business Enhancement Committee of Historic Downtown Millersburg (HDM) recently completed a comprehensive business retention and expansion survey. The purpose of the survey was to better understand the perceptions, desires and needs of the businesses located in downtown Millersburg.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Millersburg residents seek help to reroute water from creek
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Millersburg residents seek help to reroute water from creek

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Long-time village resident Gary Asche and his wife Cindy came to council asking the village for help with a problem concerning water running from a culvert under state Route 83 (Wooster Road) through their backyard.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Fredericksburg Fourth of July celebration to take new direction

FREDERICKSBURG -- The village's annual Fourth of July celebration will take a new direction this year, now that the Fredericksburg Ruritan Club, which for many years organized the event, has dissolved.

By Paul Locher Staff Writer
Drivers cautioned against distractions, including cell phones
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Drivers cautioned against distractions, including cell phones

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Distracted driving is any non-driving activity that has the potential of distracting a driver from the primary task of operating their vehicle. It's increasingly problematic and responsible for a growing number of crashes.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
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Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

More activities at Lehman's

Lehman's is offering various events in spring and summer 2017.

Celebrating the journey to simplicity
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Celebrating the journey to simplicity

KIDRON, Ohio -- Customers are the lifeblood of Lehman's Hardware, and on Saturday, May 6, those customers will be celebrated at the Kidron Store in a daylong Customer Aprreciation Day event.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Supporting OneEighty
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Supporting OneEighty

Winning trophies at the OneEighty 5K Color Run at Lake Buckhorn on April 8 were Norman Lambright (left), Loretta Lambright, Lynette Mattison, Lincoln Snow, Jonathan Turner. Not pictured is Lisa McKelvey.

Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Community briefs

Spring yard sales on May 6 KILLBUCK -- Killbuck will hold the Spring Yard Sales on Saturday, May 6, beginning at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Killbuck Community Improvement Corp. All businesses and residents are encouraged to participate.

Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Massillon woman denies child support violation

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- A Massillon woman on Thursday denied she failed to pay court-ordered support for her child over the course of more than a year. Melanie A. Specht, 37, of 430 Amvale Ave. NE, pleaded not guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to two counts of non-support of dependents.

Tour time in Holmes County
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Tour time in Holmes County

Members of the Holmes County Economic Development Council and Holmes County leaders recently toured a few of the many manufacturing businesses in the county.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Phillips gets prison for sex with a minor
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Phillips gets prison for sex with a minor

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Confronted with additional evidence against himself, a Killbuck man on Thursday admitted to having consensual sex with a 14-year-old girl. David A. Phillips, 29, formerly of 151 ° S. Main St.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Millersburg Council clarifies ODOT road work

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Clarification over what is being done by the crews working at Glen Drive and state Route 83/US Route 62 (South Washington Street) was sought by village residents.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
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Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes County bookmobile

Monday -- Winesburg Elementary, 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.; Wes Keim, County Road 186, 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Mary Shetler, County Road 77, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Winesburg Public, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday -- Valley View Wood, Township Road 166, 1-1:30 p.m.; Brush Run School, Statae Route 643, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Region briefs

5K and fun walk offered MILLERSBURG -- In honor of Nurses Week, the Pomerene nursing staff will be holding a 5K and 1-mile fun walk at the Holmes County Trail on Saturday, April 29. All proceeds from the race will go to the Hebron Recovery Group Inc.