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May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Galion author publishes novel

"The Chronicles of M: Another Time, Another Place ... In the Beginning," a new book by Randall Dean Bryhn, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc. Are you looking for a new hero? Meet Lew. Son of an Elder in a nomadic tribe that has just put down roots in a new land.

Martin and DeeAnn Lemon
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Martin and DeeAnn Lemon

HOLMESVILLE -- Martin and DeeAnn (Hott) Lemon, 8109 Township Road 576, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Thursday. They were married May 11, 1962, in Central Christian Church, Wooster, by the Rev. Dr. Robert Tuck.

Hartzler-Renner
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Hartzler-Renner

SHREVE -- Jessica A. Hartzler of Shreve, daughter of Sandy Hartzler of Wooster and the late Tom Hartzler, and Joshua Renner of Shreve, son of Tracey Renner of Lakewood and Terry Renner of Orrville, exchanged marriage vows May 13.

Mushroom magic still evades his grasp
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Mushroom magic still evades his grasp

Five cold nights in May and it's beginning to look like maybe, just maybe, the trail is safe to travel once more. Gone are the zigzagging walkers who distractedly crossed the trail from one side to the other like closing time drunkards.

By John Lorson Columnist
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May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Food preservation programs planned

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's harvest by learning more about home preserving their fresh picked bounty. Join personnel from the Ohio State University Extension for free food preservation programs.

May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Waiting for the shower cleaner to work ...

I'm writing this while waiting for the shower cleaner to work. This is the housework task I hate the most. No matter what preparation is used, the results are the same. There are the fumes and the mess. And worst of all, in a short while it will all need to be done again.

By Karol Kallberg Columnist
'Our Town' brings community theater to Holmes County
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

'Our Town' brings community theater to Holmes County

MILLERSBURG -- It a classic story of life in small-town America, so there's something about Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" that is bound to ring true for a Holmes County audience.

By Tami Mosser Staff Writer
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

Lawn mowing means early morning noises

The noise is deafening around here this morning. As part of our homeowner's association fees we are entitled to a sometimes weekly mowing of our postage stamp-sized lawns. This requires at least four people.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Ducks are in a row for a chance to mow
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

Ducks are in a row for a chance to mow

It's not much of a secret that my mother-in-law and I have never been too keen on each other. We got off to a bad start. She was hoping for an MD, JD or PhD for a son-in-law and instead got me.

By John Lorson Columnist
What's up?
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

What's up?

Through May 14: "Leadership Arts in Africa," student-curated exhibition at The College of Wooster Art Museum, Ebert Art Center, 1220 Beall Ave. Art Center open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; Free and open to public. May 5-21: "Junie B.

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May 6, 2017 5:00 AM

What's up?

Through May 11: Wayne County High School Art Exhibit, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster; free. Through May 14: "Leadership Arts in Africa," student-curated exhibition at The College of Wooster Art Museum, Ebert Art Center, 1220 Beall Ave. Art Center open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.

May 6, 2017 5:00 AM

Close encounters of the doggie kind

I'm beginning to really dislike little dogs. Possibly one out of five people here at Del Webb has a dog. The majority of them are little dogs.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Possible evidence of outdoor play recently discovered
May 6, 2017 5:00 AM

Possible evidence of outdoor play recently discovered

My wife and I drove to her childhood home in Akron the other day to help her dad with some outside chores.

By John Lorson Columnist
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 AM

Thunderstorms bring strange bedfellows

I'm writing this in the middle of a good, old-fashioned thunderstorm with much needed rain pouring here in South Carolina. Shiloh, our 65-pound German shepherd collie mix, is terrified of storms and is now cowering under my desk.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Come sail away with Mohican Sailing Club
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 AM

Come sail away with Mohican Sailing Club

CHARLES MILL LAKE -- Prospective amateur sailors who sign up for classes presented by the Mohican Sailing Club should come prepared to learn the lingo and tie the knots. But there's more in store, like stories and the occasional poem.

By Tami Mosser Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 AM

Making plans ... maybe

Before the start of every week, I fill out a detailed calendar of all of our activities for the next several days. I include during-the-day activities, my work schedule, after-school activities and meal planning, which contains suggestions by all family members within earshot.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Flight of plastic duck a cause for introspection
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 AM

Flight of plastic duck a cause for introspection

You never really know how full your life has become until you watch a plastic duck take flight from your car roof as you speed down the highway. That's what did it for me, anyway.

By John Lorson Columnist
World-class organist to perform at Coshocton Presbyterian Church
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 AM

World-class organist to perform at Coshocton Presbyterian Church

Organist Dr. Bradley Hunter Welch will perform a double-header concert Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church on their Taylor and Boody Tracker organ in the church sanctuary and on the Bunn-Minnick pipe organ in the church's chapel.

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Celebrating a big birthday for a big brother
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Celebrating a big birthday for a big brother

"Well looky there, John! It's a catfish!" said Tim as I hoisted the pole up out of the water, holding it as high as my little arms could reach. Slimy, smelly and madder than all get-out, this was nothing like the fishes I had seen in Dr. Seuss' "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

By John Lorson Columnist
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Garlic mustard memories

There are times when you try to force yourself to make memories, and sometimes they just happen when you're least expecting it. It was a Sunday. We went to church and stopped at a family member's house to see the new kitchen and have a cup of coffee before going home.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist