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2010-09-23 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Esteemed author Martin Morse Wooster presents eight case studies in his new edition of Great Philanthropic Mistakes to uncover how America's most powerful foundations -- despite having the very best of intentions -- go awry. In a revised and expanded second edition of his 2006 bestseller, Wooster places special focus on the work of the Ford Foundation in the 1950s and 1960s. Great Philanthropic Mistakes warns against the institutional...

2008-10-11 21:00:17

By PAUL LOCHER By PAUL LOCHER Staff Writer ORRVILLE -- There could be a whole lot of slippin'-and-a-slidin' going on around cities in Wayne County this winter, thanks to what is predicted to be a shortage of road salt. Orrville Safety-Service Director Becky Jewell told City Council on Monday that Orrville, like many cities across the United States, is expected to face a shortage of rock salt for road use this winter. "I think Orrville will have to do some things it has never done in...

2008-10-10 21:00:29

By CHRIS KICK By CHRIS KICK Staff Writer WOOSTER -- Wayne County residents who want to get a flu shot have another option to help make the process go a bit smoother. For the first year, the county is offering a drive-through flu shot service, to be held Oct. 25 at the Wooster Service Center, 1151 Mechanicsburg Road, next to the Wayne County Humane Society. While customers will not escape the needle and syringe, they are expected to enjoy the drive-through nature of the program,...

2008-10-10 21:00:21

By BRYAN SCHAAF By BRYAN SCHAAF Staff Writer WOOSTER -- Chris Donley feels that his band's new record is its finest to date. He's hoping the general public thinks so, too. Sindust, a hard rock band from Wayne and Ashland counties that receives radio play on more than 250 stations from coast to coast, will hold the official release party of its new record, "Not Trust Mirrors," on Saturday at Peabody's Downunder in Cleveland. "The production on this album is the best we've had so...

2008-10-10 21:00:16

By LINDA HALL By LINDA HALL Staff Writer WOOSTER -- At the Wayne County Schools Career Center, Count Week - - the week designated by the state Legislature to tabulate district attendance -- is an opportunity for some lighthearted competition. "Students who are here every day that week will have their names entered into a drawing," Marketing Director Danielle Connelly said. Special events, such as attendance incentives, field day and skill competitions, are opportunities that help the...

2008-10-04 21:00:18

By Betsy Bower Saint Anne's welcomes bishop RITTMAN -- Parishioners at St. Anne's will gather at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday to welcome Bishop Richard G. Lennon, as he makes his first pastoral visit to Rittman. Lennon was an auxiliary bishop in Boston before being appointed to Ohio on April 4, 2006. He was installed as the 10th bishop of the Cleveland Diocese on May 15, 2006. Following the liturgy, a reception will be held in the church. Annual harvest festival set WINESBURG --...

2008-09-26 21:00:25

By PAUL LOCHER By PAUL LOCHER Staff Writer ORRVILLE -- The University of Akron Wayne College has announced it has posted the highest enrollment number in its 36-year history, with 2,022 students being enrolled for the fall 2008 semester. "To have more than 2,000 students is a great achievement for us," said Wayne College Dean Jack Kristofco. "I believe it reflects the community's confidence in the education that Wayne provides." The record enrollment comes as the college is...

2008-09-24 21:00:29

By LYDIA GEHRING By LYDIA GEHRING Living Editor WOOSTER -- For many years, the Pregnancy Care Center has helped to support expectant mothers through various services, offered free of charge. According to the organization's Web site (www.pccwayne.org) it provides pregnancy testing; information on fetal development, abortion and the alternatives; maternity, baby clothes and accessories; client-counseling on relationships, parenthood, adoption planning, lifestyle and goal setting;...

2008-09-24 21:00:26

By CHRIS KICK By CHRIS KICK Staff Writer WOOSTER -- Alternative energy and conservation were among top issues debated Tuesday night at Trinity United Church of Christ where four candidates -- two for state house representative and two for state senate -- participated in a candidate speak event sponsored by Ecumenical Communities for a Compassionate Ohio. "It is incumbent upon all of us, whether we're in an elected office or whether we're in private entities to look at how we can more...

2008-09-22 21:00:25

By Jeanine Kendle Editor's note: This is the fifth of seven parts. By PAUL LOCHER Staff Writer WOOSTER -- By the 1870s American life was becoming increasingly oriented around the machine, a fact the educational process reflected. Technology added new dimensions to all aspects of life, and education in Wooster was no exception. While the "refined" classical subjects of Latin and music still occupied an important part of the local schools' curriculum, there was a marked expansion of...


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