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Dalton touring agency owner dies while working under bus

DGKN staff report SUGAR CREEK TWP.  The owner of a bus tour agency died Sept. 16 after the charter bus he was working under fell on him. Don Martine, 59, owner of Third Day Travel, who is originally from Canal Fulton, was changing the oil under a charter bus at around noon Sept. 16 in…

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The Howard J. Wenger Legacy — Learning, earning & returning: Local farmer, philanthropist remains humble

PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography From left, daughter-in-law, Jill, oldest son, Jeff, grandson Coy, Howard Wenger, Stephanie Wenger’s boyfriend, Greg, daughter, Stephanie, grandson Preston, wife, Sandy, youngest son, H.J. A family with a sense of humor who also are animal lovers, the Wenger family included some pets in this recent family portrait. Murphy…

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Jeep raffle drives $100,000 to local charities

PHOTOS PROVIDED Kyle Simmons hands the keys to the Jeep to Justine Casey, of Shreve. Casey won the Jeep in a raffle to honor Eldon Gerber and to benefit local charities close to Gerber’s heart.   DGKN staff report KIDRON A Shreve woman drove away the lucky winner of a Jeep and countless others also benefitted…

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Lehman’s wins 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award

KIDRON  Lehman’s has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner. The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveler reviews from travelers around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Lehman’s stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to travelers. “We are…

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Brothers open training fitness facility in Dalton

DGKN photo Brothers Matt and Shawn Everhart offers various programs customized to each individual clients’ goals at their training facility at 1732 Deerfield N, Dalton. DALTON   Whether one wants to lose weight, get in shape, train for a particular sport or activity, or improve overall health, two brothers who opened a training facility in Dalton…

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Gerber’s Poultry celebrates 70 years

  Dwight Gerber and Gilbert Nussbaum help with the first chicken barbecue fundraiser put on by Kidron Volunteer Fire Department, which continues as a tradition decades later. Former Fire Chief John Sprunger is in the background.     Gerber’s Poultry celebrates 70 years. With more than 500 employees and more than 3 million chickens raised…

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Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Jams issues voluntary recall of Smokey BBQ Bacon and Spicy Chili Bacon jams because of undeclared soy allergen

FREDERICKSBURG   Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Jams in Fredericksburg is voluntarily recalling its Smokey BBQ Bacon Jam and Spicy Chili Bacon Jam, packaged in 9 oz. glass jars, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The recall is because of an undeclared soy allergen found in the Worcestershire sauce and hickory smoke ingredients…

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Kidron Easter Egg Hunt returns; Kidron Days bigger than ever

PHOTOS PROVIDED Colton Schlabach gives the Easter Bunny a high five in 2021. The family-friendly event returns April 23 to Kidron Community Park. Lakeisha Raber at the 2021 Kidron Community Council Easter Egg Hunt.  KIDRON  Mark your calendars for the return of the traditional Easter Egg Hunt in this community, as well as Kidron Days…

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Orrville Salvation Army surpasses goal during red kettle season

PHOTO PROVIDED The Haislip family rang the bell to collect money for the Salvation Army at Buehler’s through the Orrville Rotary Club.   Lindsey Bumgartner rings the bell at Buehler’s. The Orrville Salvation Army-Maiwurm Service Center is thankful to the army of volunteers that rang the bell this season to collect money at red kettles…

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Orrville Veterinary Clinic’s annual Horse Owners Meeting Jan. 26

Orrville Veterinary Clinic is excited to have Dr. Scott Hancock, Equine Professional Services Veterinarian from Boehringer Ingelheim, as the guest speaker for the annual Horse Owners Meeting. He will discuss Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Schmid Hall, 501 Hall St., Orrville. Most noticed in donkeys, ponies, Arabians, mustangs, and warmbloods,…

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