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J.M. Smucker Co. workers protest COVID-19 vaccinations

PHOTOS BY KURT IMMLER | DGKN A crowd holds signs Thursday evening protesting The J.M. Smucker Co.’s recent notice to employees that they are expected to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. DGKN staff report ORRVILLE  Dozens held signs Thursday protesting The J.M. Smucker Co.’s recent vaccine mandate for U.S. salaried employees, and expectation that all U.S.…

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Wayne County students receive Everence Financial scholarships

From left, Austin Zuercher, Joel Kornhaus and Emily Daniels received Everence Financial scholarships. KIDRON  Joel Kornhaus of Fredericksburg, and Austin Zuercher and Emily Daniels, of Wooster, have received Everence Financial scholarships of $1,000 to pursue their college degrees, according to a news release. Kornhaus attends Eastern Mennonite University; Zuercher attends Huntington University; and Daniels attends…

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Dari-ette hosts free end-of-summer event

DGKN staff report DALTON  The Dalton Dari-ette is hosting a free event 1-8 p.m. Aug. 13 to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. The community is invited to a day of fun at the popular drive-in, 240 S Mill St., which includes a bouncy house, volleyball, corn hole, face…

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New park planned at P. Graham Dunn

An artist’s rendering of the park planned for the P. Graham Dunn property shows a bridge over a brook, ponds, walking path, trees and more. ARTWORK PROVIDED DALTON  Aligning with the inspiring and hopeful atmosphere P. Graham Dunn aims to create, a new park that the founder is proposing on the property of the manufacturing…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Kristen Kiko becomes fourth generation auctioneer

Kristen Kiko, a licensed realtor, has now become a fourth-generation auctioneer with KIKO – Realtors, Auctioneers & Advisors. Kristen started with KIKO as a realtor in 2016. She then went on to become an Apprentice Auctioneer before passing the Ohio Auctioneers exam and successfully becoming a licensed auctioneer, according to a news release. As a…

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Local businesses sponsor grad keepsakes

Dalton High School graduating seniors received nice keepsakes in a tote bag thanks to local businesses, including T-shirts and vinyl posters.  DGKN staff report DALTON  Like last year, it was a tough and unusual school year. Students had the option to return to the classroom this school year but the pandemic closed the high school…

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Sales, specials put spotlight on Kidron

DGKN staff report KIDRON  Kidron Days are back! Residents and visitors in the scenic community of Kidron are in for a treat this weekend with activities, specials at local businesses, and community garage sales Friday and Saturday. More than 30 businesses are participating in the annual Kidron Days with special sales and gift certificate giveaways.…

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