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City assembles group to market vacant Howden Buffalo site.

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Officials have a plan to figure out why they can’t fill the vacant Howden Buffalo property. Mayor Joel Day says he met with state representative Brett Hillyer, officials from Ohio Means Jobs, and…


ECOESC celebrates Young Authors, Young Illustrators at KSU Tusc.

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TuscoTV) - The East-Central Ohio Educational Service Center hosted it’s Young Authors and Young Illustrators program last Friday at Kent State University Tuscarawas. This marks the first year of the event in…


The Moxie Strings are coming to town

Contemporary string duo The Moxie Strings will tour area schools and then perform at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas, February 29, at 7:30 p.m. Hailed as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The…


KSU Tuscarawas named Military Friendly school

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Kent State University at Tuscarawas has earned the 2020–2021 Military Friendly® School designation. Military Friendly is a part of the military ratings division, VIQTORY Media, a service-disabled,…


History Patriot Youth Rally Saturday at New Towne Mall

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Area museums and educational organizations are again bringing local history to life with a free event this weekend at New Towne Mall. The Dennison Depot Museum System is hosting its 10th-annual…


BCC names Students of the Month

NEW PHILADELPHIA  - Buckeye Career Center has named its February Student of the Month recipients. Two high school students were chosen for demonstrating February’s core value of success for all. An adult education student…


"To save one life." Author Kate Fagan keynotes TACA Teen Mental Health Night

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TuscoTV) - The Tuscarawas Area Counselors Association (TACA) hosted it's annual Teen Mental Health Night, Tuesday evening at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas. The event was…


KSU rebrands Young Authors program

NEW PHILADELPHIA - For the first time, Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus’s Young Authors program has expanded to be called Young Authors and Illustrators. Schools from around the county have students taking part in the…


TAP to host ArtsThrive for local artists, businesses

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Tuscarawas Arts Partnership (TAP) will host its second ArtsThrive Program at My Museum Tattoo in New Philadelphia between the months of March and May. Returning for a second time, the ArtsThrive Program…


Baseball history at Dover library

DOVER - Scott H. Longert, well-known baseball historian, will talk about his book entitled Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Prewar Years 1937-1941, on Thursday, February 27 at the Dover public…


KSU Tuscarawas professor to co-edit book on fatherhood

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Dr. Nicole Willey is an educator, a writer and a parent—a recipe for literary success. The Kent State University at Tuscarawas English professor is the co-editor of a newly published book, Feminist…


United Way, PAC to host TCWU fundraiser

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The United Way of Tuscarawas County on behalf of the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured will host “Casino Royale,” on Saturday, Feb. 22nd at the PAC.  The event, celebrating 11 years of service to…


Living historian to present at Civil War Roundtable

DOVER - The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Dover Public Library. The featured presenter will be living historian Chris Hart who will present,…


Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital rated among the nation’s best.

DOVER - Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital has received the highest possible rating from the federal government in the most recent “Hospital Compare” report. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its…


KSU Tusc. presents Blue Gold Night

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Kent State University at Tuscarawas will hold Blue Gold Night at the PAC on Monday, Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This interactive admissions expo enables attendees to choose what information they need…


Buckeye Career Center hosts Director for a Day

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Buckeye Career Center kicked off Career and Technical Education month by inviting local community and business leaders to be Director for a Day, Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Five area business and community…


Precinct election officials needed

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (WJER) - Board of Elections Director Gail Garbrandt is looking for precinct election officials to work the voter precincts in March. Garbrandt says applications for poll workers are available at the Board of…


Tusc. Library and Women in History present an evening with Harriet Tubman

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TuscoTV) - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System hosted a living history program about Harriet Tubman at the Main Library Tuesday night. Public Service Associate and Coordinator of Adult Programming…


Tuscarawas County primary ballots certified

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (WJER) - The ballots for Tuscarawas County’s March primary have been certified. The Board of Elections approved them Wednesday and sent them to the state for approval as well. Issues around the county…


Census, Strawberry Festival feature at Bolivar council meeting.

BOLIVAR (TuscoTV) - Mayor Rebecca Hubble led the Bolivar Village Council in its first February meeting Monday night. Hubble says the village should anticipate the impending Census, as Bolivar will be counted this year.…


Litty’s, Sugarfuse! receive top honors at Chocolate Love A’fair

DOVER - Chocolate is a big hit. Just ask the members of the Union Hospital Auxiliary, whose 21st annual “Chocolate Love A’fair” event held Feb. 1 was another outstanding success. All 400 tickets to the event were sold and…


Tuscarawas County gains a new Eagle Scout

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners officially recognized Nathan Ruggeri of Dover with the distinction of Eagle Scout during their meeting Monday morning. Nathan, a Dover high school junior and…


County library re-opens in grand fashion

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TuscoTV) - The ribbon was cut Thursday afternoon on the grand re-opening of the main branch of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System at 121 Fair Ave. in New Philadelphia. Ceremonies kicked off with…


CIT training for local law enforcement

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office will host a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training from February 3rd to February 7th at the Tuscarawas County Justice Center. The course teaches officers how to…


Fatal crash near Somerdale

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY - One man was killed in a single vehicle traffic crash yesterday morning on SR 212 near milepost 13. The New Philadelphia post of the Ohio State Highway patrol is currently investigating says Lt. Mark…


A fire detector for every home

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Fire chief Jim Parrish is taking home fire prevention personally. Parrish says he’s raising money to purchase smoke detectors for each of the city’s 8,000 households. He says most fire-related…


Free books for county kids

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Ohio’s first lady is kicking off a program to boost local childhood literacy.  Fran DeWine visited the Tuscarawas County Public Library in New Philadelphia Monday to announce the launch of the Ohio…


Carrolton man guilty of attempted murder, other charges

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TuscoTv) - The suspect of a stabbing last August in Dover was found guilty of multiple charges including attempted murder yesterday in the court of Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge Edward O’Farrell.…


Dover Rotary to hold annual carnation sale

DOVER - The Rotary Club of Dover will hold its Annual Community Carnation Sale on Thursday, February 13 from 4:00-6:00 PM and on Friday, February 14 from 1:00-6:00. Carnation Sale locations are Fundays, located at 1345 4th…


Three charged in aggravated murder, obstruction

COSHOCTON - On January 27th, Candy K. Petrekovich, from the Barberton area, was charged with Aggravated Murder, an Unclassified Felony and William “Billy” Watson, 47, from the Coshocton area, was charged with Obstructing…


Dover labeled a top city in nation-wide ranking

DOVER (Tusco TV) - The city of Dover was named one of the best in American to reside, based on a national ranking by the website, 247wallst.com. Mayor Richard P. Homrighausen says the city is honored by the distinction.…


Owner charged in dog shooting

EAST SPARTA (Tusco TV) - Stark county sheriff's officials say a Massillon man was arrested Wednesday in an ongoing animal abuse investigation involving a dog found injured last week in East Sparta. Kevin Fishburn, 23, is…


Uhrichsville museum presents 3rd annual Clay Reverse raffle

DENNISON, OH- Join the Museum of Clay Industry and Folk Art on March 14th, 2020 for our 3rd annual Clay Reverse Raffle from 5:00pm-8:30pm at the Century Club (Knights of Columbus) in Dennison. Enjoy a delicious dinner catered…


Man charged in Coshocton shooting

On January 20th, 2020, at 2:54pm, the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting incident in the 600 block of John St in the City of Coshocton. One adult male was transported to a local…


MC considers MLK Day event an inspiring success

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Rev. Rasheed As-Samad and Dover First Baptist Church hosted its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Tribute Monday night. Master of Ceremonies Marvin Fete says it was a rousing event. Fete says…