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BARKS ‘N’ BOOKS Canines, crafts, costumed characters all make reading fun at DES program

PHOTOS BY KATIE GOOD | Katie Good Photography PHOTOS BY KATIE GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY Students, family members, local author Lisa Amstutz, therapy dogs, Dalton Branch Director Teresa Jager and others enjoyed a superhero theme for Dalton Elementary School’s Family Literacy Night March 7. DGKN staff report DALTON  Family Literacy Night returned to Dalton Elementary School March…

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Wayne County Health Department new mobile unit – coming to a town near you

DGKN staff report WOOSTER  The Wayne County Health Department, paid for through a grant by the Ohio Department of Health, has acquired a mobile unit, according to a news release. While the Health Department has long performed outreach, it can now do it full service. The Health Department provides education, vaccines administration and Covid testing…

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Wayne Center for the Arts has winter exhibits, classes

WOOSTER  The new year brings new classes and exhibits to Wayne Center for the Arts.  “The Golden Ratio: Celebrating 50 Years of Creativity” opened earlier this month, showcasing 23 artists whose works span a variety of different mediums from ceramics, digital art, quilts, and more. The exhibit is part of WCA’s year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration,…

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‘Seamless transition’ expected for fire/EMS 

A “seamless transition of services” is expected when East Wayne Fire District ceases to operate at noon Dec. 30 and the villages of Dalton and Marshallville each have their own fire departments taking over. Both villages have been working to take steps to form their own fire departments since Dalton decided to withdraw from East…

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Dalton Village Council meets Dec. 26

PUBLIC MEETING Dalton Village Council will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Village Hall for the purpose of discussing and approving an insurance policy for the Dalton Fire Department, approving the modification of dates on various contracts pertaining to the fire department, approving an ordinance waiving residency requirement for…

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Christmas spirit alive in Kidron: Sonnenberg Village hosts walk, hymn sing, concert

ARCHIVE PHOTO Central Christian School is partnering with Kidron Community Historical Society to present “A Christmas Walk: A Live Nativity Adventure” Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10 at Sonnenberg Village, 13497 Hackett Road, Apple Creek. Visit www.ccscomets.org for tickets or tickets may be purchased at the village. KIDRON  The Christmas story will come to…

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Navarre man dies after two-vehicle crash in Paint Township

PAINT TWP.  On Wednesday, Nov. 15, at approximately 3:53 p.m., the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a severe injury traffic crash on Harrison Road (County Road 2) at the intersection with South Kansas Road (Township Road 179) in Paint Township, according to a news release from…

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ELECTIONS 2023: Close unofficial results show voters choosing some new faces in local government in eastern Wayne County

In final unofficial results, the Wayne County Board of Elections summary report showed that newcomer Blake Nussbaum barely edged out incumbent Dennis Finley in the Dalton mayoral race in the November election. Nussbaum received 341 or 50.22 percent of the votes and Finley received 338 or 49.78 percent of the votes.  DGKN staff report In…

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