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Jul 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Ohio Wildlife Council grills new DOW chief at meeting

Normally docile, the Ohio Wildlife Council meeting Wednesday was the stage of a vitriolic showdown between council members and controversial new Division of Wildlife Chief Mike Miller.

By Andrew Keiper Gatehouse Ohio Media
Petering axed, others reassigned; when will carnage end?
Jul 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Petering axed, others reassigned; when will carnage end?

The ax has been sharpened, and the trees are falling fast. It's a metaphor of what's happening these days in the Ohio Division of Wildlife. The saddest part, though, is those swinging the ax are cutting the wrong wood.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jul 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Lenape Trails trap schedule The Lenape Trails Sportmen's Club trap schedule for the next three months is Aug. 4 and 16 and Sept. 1, 15 and 29 and Oct 13 and 27. Shoots begin at 6 p.m. The club also shoots archery every Monday night from 6 p.m. to dark.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jul 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Calls of ear-tagged deer have been helpful

Holmes County residents have been helpful in letting Division of Wildlife staff know where escaped ear-tagged fallow deer and whitetail deer are hanging out.

By Art Holdenoutdoor Editor
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Scott (Nelson) named women's tennis coach at Denison Univ.
Jul 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Scott (Nelson) named women's tennis coach at Denison Univ.

After three seasons as assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Denison, Jamie Scott has been promoted to head women's tennis coach of the Big Red, the school announced in a press release Thursday.

Lakeville's Jesse James rides again ... and again
Jul 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Lakeville's Jesse James rides again ... and again

LAKEVILLE -- Jesse James Hickman is a fifth-grader at Lakeville Elementary in West Holmes Local School District. His name is hard to forget once you hear it. It is harder to forget the young man when you meet him.

By Deb Jenkins Special To The Daily Record
Chautauqua draws fishermen and philosophers
Jul 15, 2017 5:00 AM

Chautauqua draws fishermen and philosophers

MAYVILLE, N.Y. -- Every once in awhile, you need one of those fishing trips where the destination is ripe with bass, musky and walleye, but the cultural activities, dining and accommodations also please the little lady in your life.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jul 15, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Silver Dollar trap practices The Silver Dollar Sportsman Club in Wooster will hold trap practice shoots open to the public on Sundays from noon4 p.m. Experienced members also will be on hand to help new shooters learn how to shoot trap and increase their skills.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jul 15, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks advance to regionals for 9th year in row

ENON -- Hiland bats came alive in the state championship game of the Little League Senior Division (15-16) Monday. The Hawks scored four times in the first inning and then rode the strong pitching effort of Kevin Borntrager to a 10-3 victory over Maumee.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Former Knights crowned Smithville 3-on-3 champs
Jul 15, 2017 5:00 AM

Former Knights crowned Smithville 3-on-3 champs

The 10th annual Smithville All-Sports Hall of Fame 3-on-3 League concluded recently. This year's league champions were West Holmes graduates Jon Miller, Ben Snyder, Steve Rucki and Gabe Snyder.

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A quick start propels Hiland
Jul 8, 2017 5:00 AM

A quick start propels Hiland

WOOSTER -- The Hiland Hawks wasted no time jumping all over West Holmes with nine runs in the first inning, adding on in every inning to post a 20-9 triumph over the Squires in six innings to claim the Wayne-Holmes Silver League championship Tuesday at PNC Park in Wooster.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Jul 8, 2017 5:00 AM

All-Daily Record baseball

Player of the Year -- Tyson Gingerich, Hiland, senior, 2B The Hiland baseball team was an incredible 61-3 over the last two seasons, winning the Div. III state title in 2016 and finishing second this spring.

Wooster rolls, forces a W-H Bronze title game
Jul 1, 2017 5:00 AM

Wooster rolls, forces a W-H Bronze title game

WOOSTER -- Wooster Bronze was faced with a win-or-go-home scenario Saturday night, and the Blue and Gold opted to play another day, pasting the West Holmes Squires 11-1 in five innings in the championship semifinal of the Wayne-Holmes Summer Baseball Bronze Division.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Fallow deer still on the loose in Holmes County, some with fawns
Jul 1, 2017 5:00 AM

Fallow deer still on the loose in Holmes County, some with fawns

The saga continues. Holmes County's whitetail deer population (both wild and farmed) is doing well, and it seems maybe even the county's fallow deer herd is growing.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Lenape Trails shoots The Lenape Trails Sportsman Club (15413 Salt Creek Road, Mount Eaton) announced its summer archery and trap shooting schedules. The Lenape Trails Sportmen's Club trap schedule for the next three months is July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and 16 and Sept. 1, 15 and 29.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Ned Rig's numbers can't be overlooked
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Ned Rig's numbers can't be overlooked

Admittedly, I've been pretty much a three-lure fisherman the past 15 years. Give me an inline spinner, a black plastic Senko-style worm, or a jig and twister tail, and I'll catch pretty much anything.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Legislation introduced to extend Ohio hunting and fishing rights to disabled vets

COLUMBUS--State Representatives Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville) introduced legislation today to update Ohio's hunting and fishing laws. The legislation, House Bill 272, makes two changes.

Mishler wins title
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Mishler wins title

The top finishers in the boys 13-14-yearold division at the Salt Fork Junior Golf Tournament were (from left) Gavin Gress of River View, third place; Carter Mishler of Hiland, first place; and Sam Santille of Harrison Central, second place.

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Fishing is good for Sportsman Show's DR drawing winner
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 AM

Fishing is good for Sportsman Show's DR drawing winner

TORONTO -- When Leroy Keim was about to leave the Mount Hope Event Center after visiting this past January's Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show, he and his son Brian decided there was one more thing they had to do.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Report turkey, grouse sightings The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to participate in surveying wild turkeys and ruffed grouse by reporting sightings of these two species.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor