Electric plant open house Saturday

ORRVILLE — Did you ever wonder what happens each time you flip on a light switch in your home? You can find out first-hand this Saturday as the Orrville Utilities Electric Division presents an open house in honor of its 100th anniversary.

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the electric plant at 1100 Perry St., will feature tours of the plant, showcasing how electric power in the community has evolved over the years. Visitors will get to see technology ranging from an early turbine generator, to coal-fired generators purchased from the Manhattan Project which developed the atomic bomb in the 1940s - and which are still in use - to the very latest technology which is a natural gas-fired turbine generator which was put into operation early this year.

In addition, there will be historical displays and refreshments, and plant personnel and administrators will be on hand to answer questions.

Grosjean Road to be closed

WOOSTER — Grosjean Road will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 20th for railroad bridge repairs.

Wayne College to have movie night

ORRVILLE — With the return of students to campus, The University of Akron Wayne College will be featuring an end-of-summer movie night at 8 p.m. this Saturday, which is free of charge and open to the public.

Guests are invited to bring their blankets or lawn chairs to watch Wonder Woman, featured on a 25-foot screen. The movie will be shown on the lawn between the main classroom and Student Life buildings. Attendees will also be able to take a selfie with Wonder Woman herself before the movie.

Located at 1901 Smucker Road, the college offers free parking. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be moved indoor. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Walk for Scouts scheduled

ORRVILLE — In order to boost heart-healthy practices and establish good habits at a young age, Aultman Orrville Hospital and the American Heart Association are helping to educate the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. about the importance of keeping their hearts healthy with a special walk this Saturday.

The walk will be held at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration for the walk and Whiz Bang!, a science and sport show, will open at 9 a.m., with the walk commencing at 9:30 a.m.

The first 100 Scoouts who sign in at the Wayne County Heart Walk with proof of being a Scout will receive a "Walker Patch" for participating.

The collaboration was formed with a single goal in mind, that being to raise awareness of heart disease, stroke and the risks they pose for men, women and children. By emphasizing good heart-healthy habits early in life, Scouts can be on their way to a lifetime of healthy living.

For questions about the program, contact Loretta Raff, Aultman Orrville Hospital, 330-684-4789.

Orrville to have Community Yard Sale Days

ORRVILLE — The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Community Yard Sale Days on Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to Lori Reinbolt, chamber president, Orrville’s Yard Sale Days typically boast more than 100 residential yard sales, plus sidewalk sales and discounts at local merchants.

Everything Rubbermaid’s truckload sale is an annual attraction and always draws a large crowd, Reinbolt said, noting that the Rubbermaid truck will be parked at the south end of Portico Plaza, 1330 N. Main Street. She said buyers are advised to come early for the best selection of merchandise.

Journey in Time, 1314 Wadsworth Road, will have House of Woody’s BBQ on site for the event, and vendor spaces will be available for rent in the parking lot for both Friday and Saturday. Those interested should call 330-465-6709.

Also offering vendor spaces for rent on the lawn of the Smith Orr Homestead, 365 W. Market St., will be the Orrville Historical Society. Call 330-414-6044.

Orrville residents wishing to have their sale advertised in the printed listing may register their sale with the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce. A $5 posting fee is required. Sales can be registered online, or pick up a registration form at the Chamber or Orrville City Hall, 207 N. Main St.

Reinbolt said the deadline to register yard sales is Sept. 22.

A full listing of residential yard sales, as well as discounts offered by local businesses, will be available the afternoon of Sept. 25 at www.orrvillechamber.com. Printed copies will be available at city hall, the Orrville Public Library and Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce.

For additional information, contact Stephanie Hurt, office manager, at 330-682-8881.

Arthritis Expo available

ORRVILLE — The Wayne County Arthritis Expo will take place Thursday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Community Room at Aultman Orrville Hospital, 832 S. Main St.

Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and with the support of the George T. Dunlap Foundation, among others, this free educational event offers a trio of speakers and topics. Padma Vellanki, M.D., will speak on "Treatment Options for Inflammatory Arthritis," while James W. Gesler, M.D., will talk about "Debunking Myths about Joint Replacement" and Sonya Morse, D.P.M., will present on "Foot and Ankle Pain."

Aultman says more than 50 million Americans, including an estimated 300,000 children, live with arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. In Ohio alone, 2.6 million residents have arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes, leading the fight for the arthritis community and helping to conquer everyday battles.

Register online for the Expo at www.Arthritis.org/ExpoWayneCounty.