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COUNTY NEWS: Sheriff signs with Project Lifesaver to help those with cognitive disabilities

PHOTO PROVIDED Wayne County Sheriff Deputy Trent Hankins practices using a Project Lifesaver location device that tracks individuals wearing a transmitter. The devices are worn by individuals with cognitive disabilities. WOOSTER  The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has recently partnered with Project Lifesaver to help locate individuals with cognitive disabilities, like memory loss, that have strayed…

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WAYNE COUNTY NEWS: Health commissioner to head overdose committee

WOOSTER  While Health Commissioner Nick Cascarelli is getting ready to lead a new committee that he would like to convene by the middle of the year, his ultimate hope is that it’s a committee that isn’t needed. Cascarelli was recently appointed by Wayne County Commissioners to implement and chair the Overdose Fatality Review Committee to investigate…

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Dalton Village Council special meeting canceled

DGKN staff report DALTON  Dalton Village Council is canceling its special meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 31 because of the possibility of lack of a quorum. The purpose of the meeting is to: * Vote on resolutions regarding the submission to electors of the Village of Dalton the question of levying a tax for the…

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Kidron-native Hofstetter begins 2023 as county commissioner

Photo by Dan Starcher, Wayne County public communications coordinator Wayne County Commissioner-elect Jonathan Hofsetter, left, is sworn into office by Municipal Court Judge Timothy VanSickle. Hofstetter took office Jan. 1. DGKN staff report Incoming Wayne County Commissioner Jonathan Hofstetter was sworn into his new role on Dec. 22 by Municipal Court Judge Timothy VanSickle. Hofstetter…

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The Sugar Creek Township Board of Trustees has an opening for the position of Trustee due to the resignation of Trustee, Jonathan Hofstetter. The term of this position will be for 1 year beginning January 1, 2023 and ending on December 31, 2023. The position will then be filled by the voters of Sugar Creek…

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Dalton votes to pull out of East Wayne Fire District

DGKN staff report DALTON  After nearly 10 years of being part of the East Wayne Joint Fire District, Dalton Village Council voted Dec. 27 at a special meeting to withdraw from the district leaving the village of Marshallville as the sole member, which dissolves the fire district. The resolution approved by the majority of Dalton…

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