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Teens charged in homeless beatings

August 16, 2019

Two teenagers have officially been charged for allegedly beating a pair of homeless men with rocks and baseball bats while they slept in the stairwell of a church last month in downtown Wooster.  The teens, who are both from Wooster, are charged with counts of delinquency by reason of felonious and misdemeanor assault in Wayne County Juvenile Court, where they’ll have their initial hearings next week.  A third suspect, an 18-year old, has yet to be charged.

United Way says campaign off to a good start

August 16, 2019

This year’s fundraising campaign for the United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties is off to a good start.  According to the United Way, it has already raised 20 percent of this year’s ambitious $1.43 million goal.  $20,000 of that was raised at this month’s Heart and Sole Race, which took place on August 3rd.  United Way officials say that this year’s goal is ten percent higher than last year’s simply because the need is out there.

Parks district given old landfill site

August 16, 2019

The Holmes County Parks District has acquired some new land.  The former Holmes County Landfill.  County commissioners, at a meeting this week, approved transferring the land over to the parks district, which is also hoping to secure a grant so that it can purchase the land that surrounds the landfill.  The land is located off of State Route 241, between Millersburg and Benton.  The county closed the landfill back in 2009.

Scotty McCreery coming to the Wayne County Fair

August 9, 2019
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