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  1. 1,000 paper cranes the goal at Wooster librarySat, 23 Sep 2017 05:54:37 GMT
    Just as Sadako, the young girl who became an international symbol of peace, reportedly fell short of folding 1,000 paper cranes before her death, so, too, did the library in its quest to reach that total by the International Day of Peace, which was Thursday. Sadako Sasaki was two years old when Hiroshima was bombed; and even though the blast literally blew her out of her house and she and her mother were caught in "black rain" while fleeing, Sadako lived a healthy life for another 10 years. More...
  2. Catawba Island Museum to debut in 2018 under guidance of local antique expert Connie BattertonFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:29:58 GMT
    Local antique expert Connie Batterton will serve as curator of the Catawba Island Historical Society's Union Chapel Museum when it officially opens its doors in 2018. Batterton brings more than three decades of antiquities experience to the new museum, beginning with Antique Mall sales in the mid-1980s. More...
  3. Head down to the valley for Sunday's Cabin FestFri, 22 Sep 2017 11:49:46 GMT
    Little more than 4 miles from Wooster, a rebuilt pioneer cabin sits off Lattasburg Road , where a wooded drive is distinguished by little more than the state's "8" mile marker. To get to the cabin, you drive down a path, turn left and then drive way down a steep hill. More...
  4. Firefighters battle house fire on Clear Creek Valley RoadFri, 22 Sep 2017 07:30:27 GMT
    A family of 10 credits a smoke detector for saving their lives moments before finding flames engulfing a main floor bathroom. "We feel blessed because everybody's safe. More...
  5. Savoring the moment - Ashland County Fair livestock sales in full swingFri, 22 Sep 2017 03:15:17 GMT
    For nine years, Samantha Augustine has shown market steer and this year, as in others, she achieved success which she called exciting but also sad. This year, Augustine was the grand champion for market steer. More...
  6. Resident rescued in Bever Street fireThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:47:13 GMT
    Wooster Fire Department received a call at 6:18 a.m. for a structure fire at 657 Bever St. on Thursday morning. Wooster Fire Department responded with four units to an active fire, according to Chief Barry Saley. More...
  7. Wayne County Library extends agreement with RittmanWed, 20 Sep 2017 23:58:04 GMT
    The library has signed a new memorandum of understanding with the city of Rittman, extending until after the November election the agreement it has for a new building combining city functions and a new branch of the library. On the ballot for the library is a renewal of a 1-mill levy first passed in 1993, plus an additional 0.1 mill. More...
  8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds conversation on social justice at College of WoosterWed, 20 Sep 2017 04:55:23 GMT
    In a living room-like setting on the stage of the Scot Center's Timken Gymnasium at The College of Wooster, about 3,000 ticket holders enjoyed "An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar." Abdul-Jabbar had made it clear ahead of time he wasn't there to talk about basketball, although a couple of sports questions surfaced. More...
  9. Wooster 'carmageddon' set for 2018Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:13:35 GMT
    If you hate driving to or through the city's "north end" now, just remember it could always get worse. Unfortunately in 2018, it most certainly will get worse as City Council unanimously approved a resurfacing project for state Route 83/Burbank Road Monday night. More...
  10. Roundup: McDonald's Makes Change to Happy Meal; End of an Era in ...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:13:16 GMT
    Roundup: McDonald's Makes Change to Happy Meal; End of an Era in the Magazine World; & Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy Roundup: McDonald's Makes Change to Happy Meal; End of an Era in the Magazine World; & Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy On a scale of 1-10, how sad is it that all these baseball players like watching re-runs of Friends, a show that was hot 20+ years ago? Then again, I DVR shows like 90210 and Mr. Belvedere. [ NYT ] Keep saying it until it sinks in: Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson will get a shot to be NFL QBs. More...
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  1. Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating roomTue, 19 Sep 2017 20:47:34 -0400
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room. More...
  2. Geneva toilets flush with cashMon, 18 Sep 2017 13:03:22 -0400
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes, they said on Monday. More...
  3. Staying fit: Japan's elderly hits record in challenge to labor marketMon, 18 Sep 2017 06:58:28 -0400
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world's most rapidly aging societies. More...
  4. Pet deaths in Japan: dignified but dog-gone expensiveMon, 18 Sep 2017 06:48:41 -0400
    At Pet Rainbow Fiesta, a pet funeral expo, held in Tokyo on Monday, visitors were given a host of options on performing rites for dead pets, including cremation, constructing a household altar and making offerings of incense. More...
  5. Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbitsFri, 15 Sep 2017 14:46:08 -0400
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than "cute pets" as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages. More...
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