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Millersburg woman dies in Friday traffic crash
Feb 25, 2017 2:39 PM

Millersburg woman dies in Friday traffic crash

SALTCREEK TWP. — A Millersburg woman lost her life Friday night, the result of a single-vehicle crash along state Route 241.Deborah S.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Mount Hope wastewater by the numbers

■ 7 residential households currently served. ■ 21 businesses currently served. ■ 23 full-time jobs to be created. ■ 50 part-time jobs to be created. ■ 1,985 originally constructed by Wayne Dalton.

Expansion of Mount Hope wastewater plant nears
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Expansion of Mount Hope wastewater plant nears

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Bringing plans to expand the Mount Hope wastewater treatment plant a little closer to reality, the Holmes County commissioner on Monday signed a grant agreement with the Appalachian Regional Commission.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Feb 25, 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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Principal McKey promotes love of reading
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Principal McKey promotes love of reading

E. HOLMES DISTRICT -- Regarded as somewhat of a guru in children's literature, Dan McKey said he wasn't always a reader. McKey has worked for 36 years in the East Holmes Local School District.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Ohio Main Street workshop brings guests to Millersburg
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Ohio Main Street workshop brings guests to Millersburg

MILLERSBURG -- Historic Downtown Millersburg played host to Heritage Ohio and several representatives from Main Street communities throughout the state on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Holmes fire responders honored for saving Millersburg man's life
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes fire responders honored for saving Millersburg man's life

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- While the house was destroyed, there was no loss of life; and for their efforts in ensuring all were brought to safety, the Holmes County commissioners recently honored those who responded to a Dec. 2 house fire.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Vital Stats

Divorces HOLMES COUNTY ■ Brian J. Mast, 6860 County Road 201, Millersburg, and Lisa J. Mast, 3521 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, Fla. They were married in 2011. ■ Gabriel O. Weiser, 15600 Township Road 453, Loudonville, and Jennifer O.

Feb 25, 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.

Vendors will offer variety of furniture, products
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Vendors will offer variety of furniture, products

MOUNT HOPE, Ohio -- If you are looking for top quality hand-crafted products, the 2017 Amish Country Spring Home and Garden Show is the place to find everything you need under one roof.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
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Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes County Fair Board receives Extension report

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Hallie Rutt, 4-H Extension Educator presented the Extension Report at the Holmes County Fair Board meeting last week.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes Center for the Arts gives presentation to county commissioners

MILLERSBURG -- Representatives of the Holmes Center for the Arts delivered an informational presentation to the Holmes County commissioners on Monday, Feb. 13, to seek assistance in finding the organization a permanent home.

By Kevin Lynchstaff Writer
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Millersburg Council approves memorial sign

MILLERSBURG -- The village of Millersburg has approved a request to install a sign on South School Street honoring the memory of Millersburg native Larry Dean Barton. Barton was killed in Vietnam on March 21, 1967, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of his death.

By Kevin Lynchstaff Writer
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Public Record

Holmes County Sheriff's Office Feb. 7 A report was made of arson in the 100 block of Township Road 106 in Mechanic Township. A report was made of phone harassment on Township Road 55 in Monroe Township.

2016: It was a big year for Republicans
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

2016: It was a big year for Republicans

WALNUT CREEK, Ohio -- Addressing the Republican Party, it's future and the "historic opportunities that we have to embrace the victories of 2016 and build upon them," Jane Timken was the featured speaker at Holmes County's recent Lincoln Day Dinner. Timken, elected Jan.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
'A special event'
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

'A special event'

HOLMESVILLE -- The Holmes County Training Center Bucks put on an impressive basketball clinic for Holmesville Elementary School students, who challenged the Bucks to some friendly competition on Friday morning.

By Emily Morgan Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Behind the Barrel

Starting Monday, Feb. 27, U.S. Route 62 will be closed during daytime hours for two weeks between Brinkhaven and Stillwell in Holmes County for tree trimming work. Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, U.S.

Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes County bookmobile: Feb. 27-March 3

Monday -- S. Mount Hope School, County Road 77, noon-12:45 p.m.; Pleasant Hill School, Township Road 656, 1-1:45 p.m.; Winesburg Public, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday -- Robert Barkman Township Road 176, 1-1:30 p.m.; Crist Troyer Jr., Township Road 178, 1:45-2:15 p.m.

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Students are baristas of school cafe at Berlin Elementary School
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Students are baristas of school cafe at Berlin Elementary School

E. HOLMES DISTRICT, Berlin, Ohio -- While maybe not quite what J.S. Bach had in mind when he composed "The Coffee Cantata," piping hot cups of java are bringing smiles to the faces of staff and students at Berlin Elementary, making "Manic Monday" a little less so at the school every week.

By Christine L. Pratt Staff Writer
Holmes County kicks off bookmobile fundraising
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes County kicks off bookmobile fundraising

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- The library is a special place in any community, and being able to bring the library services to those who can't make it into town is part of what make Holmes County's library on wheels, the Bookmobile, such a great asset to the community.

By Kevin Lynchstaff Writer