Fair grandstand tickets going on sale
Tickets for the Wayne County Fair’s grandstand entertainment go on sale at 9 am Saturday at waynecountyfairohio.com and at the fair office. Office hours for tickets are 9 am-noon.
- Saturday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., OSTPA Truck/Tractor/Semi Pulls. Tickets: $15, $13, $11.
- Sunday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m., Lonestar. Tickets: $25, $23, $20.
- Monday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., Zach Williams. Tickets: $40, $35, $30.
- Tuesday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., Sara Evans. Tickets: $26, $24, $20.
- Wednesday, Sept. 2:00 p.m. Buckeye Rodeo. Tickets: $15, $13, $11.
- Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Demolition Derby. Tickets: $15, $13, $11.
Holmes registration deadline
Tuesday, July 5, is the deadline to register to vote or change name or address for Aug. 22 election.
Residents can register at the Holmes County Board of Elections in the Clinton Street Office Building at 75 E. Clinton St., Suite 108, Millersburg.
The Board of Elections office is open weekdays 8 am-4 pm On Tuesday, July 5, the office will be open until 9 pm Registration forms also are available at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or Holmes County District Public Library.
To check registration, change an address online, register online or print forms to register by mail, visit VOTEOHIO.GOV online.
To vote, a person must be a US Citizen, be a resident of the county and precinct in which one plans to vote, be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the general election, and have registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the election.
The primary election ballot includes races for nomination of members of state central committees, state senator, and state representative only.
Wayne registration deadline
Tuesday, July 5 is the deadline to register for the Primary Election to be held Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Voters may visit www.VoteOhio.gov or www.WayneCountyOH.gov to register online, check voter registration, change address, locate a polling place, view sample ballots, and find absentee voter information.
Residents also can register in person at one of the following locations:
- Wayne County Board of Elections office, 200 Vanover St. (second floor), Wooster. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm The office will be open Tuesday, July 5, until 9 pm
- Ohio Secretary of State’s Office
- BMV or Deputy Registrars
- Department of Job and Family Services
- Department of Health (including WIC)
- Department of Mental Health
- Department of Developmental Disabilities
- Any state-assisted college or university that provides assistance to disabled students
- County treasurer’s office
- Any public library
- Any public high school or vocational school
In person absentee (early) voting will begin Wednesday, July 6. Visit www.WayneCountyOH.gov to view a calendar with in person absentee voting hours.
Safety Town set for August
The Kiwanis Club of Wooster, through the assistance of many club members as well as parent and community volunteers, teach nearly 100 children each year about ways to stay safe at home, at school and in their neighborhoods.
Safety Town is designed for children ages 5-6 who will be entering kindergarten. It teaches kids safety techniques through stories, songs, art projects and field trips. The program runs for five days, Aug. 1-5. Children are dividing up into four groups of about 25 and rotate among stations and activities during the evening. Safety Songs are taught to the children each night, as well.
The program schedule is:
Monday: Car safety and use of safety belts. After story time and practicing with seatbelts attached to chairs in the classroom, they go outside to a mock Safety Village, which includes a freestanding traffic light. Children ride big wheels and learn how to maneuver through city streets safely.
Tuesday: Animal safety. With the assistance of the Canine Therapy Dogs association, children learn how to stand or lie on the ground around a strange dog in order to remain safe. They have the opportunity to pet and interact with the trained dogs as well.
Water Safety: Disney video supports the lessons on how to stay safe when swimming.
Police Safety: With the help of Wooster City Police Department, an officer attends Safety Town each year. The children learn from an officer that they are their friends and near to help when needed. Kids are taught to dial 911 for emergencies. They enjoy the interaction with the police officer and his cruiser and his Police Dog.
Wednesday: Crossing guards – in addition to the daily story and art project, each group will venture outside to the corner of the street and listen to what a school crossing guard teaches them. They are then taken to and from the corners of the block to practice what they’ve been taught.
Fire station: With the assistance of adult group leaders, the children get to practice crossing the street properly and walk to the Wooster City Fire Station #1. They are taken on a tour of the fire station and get an up close and personal look at the firetrucks and emergency vehicles. The firefighters also talk about families having a fire escape plan and how to exit a burning building.
Thursday: Poison control: Children learn about the potential dangers of common items found in the home that can cause serious harm.
bus-ride: Later in the evening, the groups learn how to properly board and exit a school bus: where to stand waiting for pick up and when to cross. The Wooster City Schools provides us with a bus/drivers each year to conduct this exercise. The children properly board the bus and get to have a ride around town, stopping at railroad crossing to reinforce proper procedures, there as well.
Friday: 9-1-1 for kids. Safety Town students learn through song, how to call for help when needed.
Playground: AAlthough this is a time for the kids to have some fun outdoors the Safety Town teachers discuss playground safety first.
Graduation: The ceremony is held during the last 30 minutes of the evening. Family is invited. Each child graduates and is given a diploma of completion. A reception of cookies and punch follows.