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COUNTY NEWS Commissioners to take action on utility-scale solar projects for farmland

PHOTO FROM WAYNEOHIO.ORG The Wayne County Commissioners typically meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday mornings. Meetings are open to the public. People also can view meetings virtually and register for virtual meetings online at   WOOSTER   After one month of increasing public awareness of proposed utility-scale solar projects for farmland, Wayne County Commissioners decided June…

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State Route 226 designated a Gold Star Families Memorial Highway

PHOTOS BY DAN STARCHER | WAYNE COUNTY GOVERNMENT State Representative Scott Wiggam (center) poses with Gold Star Families (from left) Richard and Pat Winkleman, Chris Runkle, and Darin Lewis. The Winklemans lost their son Damon in 2009 while he was serving in Zabul province, Afghanistan, with the U.S. Army. Runkle lost her son, John Runkle,…

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Wayne County voters to weigh six levy issues

DGKN staff report Six local issues involving school districts, fire districts, township and local options are on the primary ballot for voters in Wayne County to consider when they head to the polls May 2. Taxpayers can find proposed levy information on the Wayne County Auditor’s website at According to Ohio law, property taxes…

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KVFD plans future with levy

KIDRON  A plan is in place to make sure that for years to come well-trained volunteers will continue to don safe reliable gear, use the latest equipment, and jump in updated squads or engines to provide efficient and effective emergency services. Kidron Volunteer Fire Department’s board of directors has discussed how to adequately fund capital…

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COUNTY NEWS: Land Bank helping revitalize Wayne County

Photo by Dan Starcher | Wayne County government With a crumbling foundation and having been listed for sale with no suitable offers, the Orrville Historical Building was recently demolished with help from the Wayne County Land Reutilization Corporation and the State of Ohio’s one-time Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program grant. In only its fourth…

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