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Ian Cultrona sentenced to 11 years for Oxford Twp. shooting

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - A former Dover man found guilty for his role in last year’s robbery turned shooting in Oxford Township has been ordered spend the next 11 years behind bars. Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court…


Free legal seminars to focus on family law

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Area law groups are teaming up to make it easier for married couples to legally separate in Tuscarawas County. Common Pleas Court Administrator Elizabeth Stephenson says the Tuscarawas County Bar…


Missing boy found safe during search and rescue operation

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff is thanking everyone who came out to help them find a missing 8-year-old who got lost in the woods Sunday afternoon. Orvis Campbell says the boy was chasing after…


One killed, three injured in 4-wheeler crash

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER)  - State troopers believe alcohol was a factor in an ATV crash that killed the driver and injured three female passengers near Strasburg early Sunday.  The State Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Austin…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.


Route 416 paving to begin Sunday

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Ohio Department of Transportation officials say motorists may experience some nighttime delays in New Philadelphia starting Sunday as the state Route 416 paving project that was originally planned for…


Fire on two properties under investigation

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Firefighters and police are working together to determine if a fire that did small damage at two properties was criminal in nature. Fire Lt. Matthew Graham says a caller first reported a small brush…


Rockets headed toward a strong spring finish

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (Tusco TV) - The Tuscarawas County Rockets are keeping the momentum going into the spring after capturing their second consecutive state basketball championship. Tuscarawas County Special Olympics…


Dover Friends of the Library to hold annual book sale

DOVER - The Friends of the Dover Public Library will be selling off books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more during their annual book sale fundraiser. The four-day sale runs this Friday and Saturday (May 17-18), and continues next…


Spicer enthralls Tuscarawas County Republicans 

DOVER (WJER) - A recent White House press secretary has been sharing behind the scenes stories of Donald Trump’s rise to the Oval Office while encouraging Republicans to stay active. Sean Spicer spoke at the Tuscarawas…


Driver takes matters into his own hands to stop runaway trailer

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Police say quick thinking and self-sacrifice saved a one-vehicle accident from becoming much worse. New Philadelphia Police Captain Ty Norris says a pickup towing a large generator was approaching…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2pm, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 74. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. SATURDAY: Chance of…


Student-built Buckeye Houses fetches $278k at auction

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Buckeye Career Center officials say two New Philadelphia residents now have the keys to their new Brookside Dr. home following nearly two years of student construction work. Superintendent Bob…


Claymont addresses sub removals

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - The recent labor strike is still creating tension at Claymont, with the school board now taking heat from staff for removing several substitutes from the district’s roster.  Technology Aide Betty…


Tuscarawas County Community Foundation accepting grant applications

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) -  A community foundation that has doled out more than $4-million in grants since 2001 is getting ready to spread even more funding around for projects that enhance Tuscarawas County.  Tuscarawas…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Increasing clouds, with a high near 74. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. FRIDAY: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.…


Chocoholics to unite in downtown Dover for annual fundraiser

DOVER (WJER) - This weekend, the lure of chocolate will turn downtown Dover into an old-fashioned, hustling and bustling town center. The 4th annual Downtown Dover Chocolate Walk will be Saturday evening from 5 to 8 pm. The…


Battle against rabies spread continues on multiple fronts

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (WJER) - The United States Department Of Agriculture will be flying over Tuscarawas County next week, dropping raccoon rabies vaccine packets. New Philadelphia Environmental Health Director Lee Finley says…


Highway patrol stepping up seat belt enforcement

NEW PHILADEPHIA (Tusco TV) - The local highway patrol post is getting ahead of the summer travel season with a reminder for people to buckle up every time they hit the road. New Philadelphia Post Commander Lt. Mark Glennon…


Fallen officers honored

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The local Fraternal Order of Police president is refusing to let those who died in the line of duty be forgotten. Bob Everett says Wednesday was Peace Officer Memorial Day, with officers wearing…


Resignation creates vacancy on Garaway school board 

SUGARCREEK (Tusco TV) - The Garaway Board of Education has an opening to fill with their board president stepping down less than a year into his second term. Rob Coburn turned in his letter of resignation on May 6th, saying…


New Phila researching tire chalking alternatives

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - City officials are scrambling to find an alternative to tire chalking as a way to monitor cars parked too long on the street. Law Director Marvin Fete says the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in…


Council considers trap, neuter and release policy

DOVER (WJER) - City council appears closer to establishing a trap-neuter-return policy for the community’s feral cats. Council President Shane Gunnoe says city officials will explore potential options for allowing approved…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low…


Vehicle break-in prompts manhunt, lockdown in Newcomerstown

NEWCOMERSTOWN - Law enforcement agencies from around the area searched all morning and into the afternoon but were unable to locate an armed, bloody man reportedly seen breaking into a truck on Goodrich Avenue. The incident…


Uhrichsville moving forward with park levy renewal

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Council is taking the necessary steps to place the city’s park levy back on the ballot this fall. Council voted last week to approve the second of three resolutions needed to put the half-mill park…


Newcomerstown reconvenes cemetery board

NEWCOMERSTOWN - The village cemeteries now have a legislative body dedicated to looking after them. Newcomerstown council recently voted to form a three-person cemetery board comprised of Councilwoman Kristie Wilkin and…


Garaway levy generating optimism

SUGARCREEK – (WJER) - Garaway school officials are getting started on planning for upgrades around the district thanks to last week’s operating levy approval.  The 10-year, 4-mill levy passed by about 60 votes after two…


Registration for EMS breakfast closes Thursday

BOLIVAR – Ohio Billing, Inc. is inviting anyone interested in paying tribute to our EMS responders to register ahead of this Thursday's deadline. Ohio Billing Inc. annually hosts a complimentary breakfast to recognize EMS…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 60. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. WEDNESDAY: Slight chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers, mainly…


Uhrichsville kicks off community cleanup collection

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Residents are getting an opportunity to clear out their clutter this week during the city’s three-day spring cleanup. Uhrichsville’s 2019 Community Cleanup is this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at…


Teacher accused of sexual misconduct resigns from Newcomerstown schools

NEWCOMERSTOWN (Tusco TV) - The Newcomerstown High School teacher and drama director accused of sexual misconduct against a student is no longer an employee of the school district. 33-year-old Adam Lefler of Midvale was…


Commissioners create transportation improvement board

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are establishing a new board to facilitate transportation projects in the county. The commissioners recently passed a resolution approving the creation of the…


Group reminding parents of underage drinking consequences

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Parents who host parties during this prom and graduation season are being reminded of the facts about underage drinking. Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition Coordinator Jodi Salvo says the…


Sportsmanship takes center court at Multi-County Friendship game

STRASBURG -  Tuscarawas County's Special Olympic coordinator is thanking everyone who helped make this year's multi-county friendship basketball game another huge. Richelle Lefler says their third-annual friendship game was…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a high near 53. MONDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. TUESDAY: Chance of showers before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.…


Drug ingestion suspected in death of Tuscarawas County Jail inmate

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Tuscarawas County Coroner is revealing preliminary results of the autopsy for a former New Philadelphia woman who died at the Tuscarawas County jail. Dr. Jeff Cameron issued a statement Friday afternoon…


Area students honored during Arts Signing Day

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Fourteen high school seniors are being recognized for deciding to pursue future careers in the arts. The Tuscarawas County Arts Partnership recently held their second-annual Art Signing Day at the Kent…


Kent Tusc senior achieves university-wide award

NEW PHILADELPHIA - A local mother of 10 is being recognized for overcoming adversity to achieve academic success. Kent State University at Tuscarawas student Alison Romeo of Bowerstown was one of nine students throughout the…


Strasburg firefighter Andy Slemmer promoted to chief

STRASBURG (TUSCO TV) - One of the village’s veteran firefighters is stepping up to the department’s highest position. Members of the Strasburg Fire Department recently voted to appoint Andy Slemmer as the replacement for…


Hospice craft and car show benefit set for Saturday

DOVER (WJER) - A Tippecanoe woman is giving the public something they can enjoy to serve a cause near to her heart. The Craft, Vendor & Car Show benefit for Community Hospice returns to the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds…


Kent Tusc unveils student-built rescue robot

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TUSCO TV) - Kent State Tuscarawas engineering students are showing off a tool they built to keep first responders safe in dangerous situations. Instructor David Schlosser’s mechanical engineering students…


Historic Zoar Village offering free tours during Maifest

ZOAR – People can enjoy all that Historic Zoar has to offer this Saturday for the cost of admission to the village's Maifest celebration. The National Landmark Historic District will be offering museum free tours this…


Open house, auction planned for student-built Buckeye House

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The next Buckeye House will be going up for sale to the highest bidder, but not before the public gets a chance to walk-though and see the results of the students' hard work. Buckeye Career Center students…


Sheriff's office investigating inmate death

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a local woman died at the county jail. Sheriff Orvis Campbell issued a statement Thursday night saying that 21-year-old Megan Larrick…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 67. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. SATURDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 63. SATURDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers, mainly after…


Village receives $500k estimate for Simonds abatement 

NEWCOMERSTOWN - Village officials now have a better idea of what it’s going to cost to get a decaying former factory on Heller Drive ready for demolition, and it’s significantly more than they expected. Mayor Pat Cadle says…


Board of Elections prepares for certification

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Tuscarawas County voting officials say there’s still some work to do regarding Tuesday’s Primary Election. Board Director Allan Sayre says there are 37 provisional ballots as well as some…


Kent Tusc offering scholarships to transfer students

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Kent State University at Tuscarawas is recognizing the academic achievements of students transferring to the campus by giving them scholarships to help with the cost of tuition. Any transfer student with a…


New robotic welder in operation at Buckeye Career Center

NEW PHILADELPHIA – A piece of equipment being used to expand manufacturing training in the Tuscarawas Valley is now operational at Buckeye Career Center. A nearly $110,000 Lincoln Electric robotic welder now sits in the…


Employers ready to hire during Tuscarawas County Job Fair

NEW PHILADELPHIA - OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas County is teaming up once again with U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs, WJER Radio, Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.  THURSDAY: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 63.  FRIDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near…


Warwick Township roads set for maintenance

WARWICK TOWNSHIP (WJER) - Voters are tired of the potholes, passing their township’s five-year, 3-mill street levy Tuesday. The levy passed by a 24 percent margin with just 121 voters casting ballots. It will begin collecting…


Garaway levy passes on second attempt

SUGARCREEK (WJER) - Voters inside Garaway School District said yes to a 10-year, four-mill operating levy. The school board came back with the levy this year after it failed in November. It passed 53% to 46%, and will…


Former mayor closer to recapturing seat

DENNISON  (WJER) - The incumbent mayor in Dennison has apparently lost his bid for reelection during the Democratic primary.  Unofficial results give challenger and former mayor Tim Still 100 votes compared to 57 for current…


Sugarcreek fire & EMS levy passes by wide margin

SUGARCREEK (WJER) - Voters proved their desire to maintain a full-time fire department, passing the 3.5-mill, 5-year replacement levy for fire and EMS services. The issue passed 202 to 90 Tuesday. Fire Chief Kevin Miller says…


Haney thwarts Dorland's reelection bid

UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) - The city's Democratic voters are reorganizing council chambers with the primary challenger Mark Haney taking down incumbent Rick Dorland by a 35-vote margin. Haney brought in 195 votes over Dorland’s…


Voters reject Dover schools levy

DOVER (WJER) -  Voters rejected the school district’s five-year, 6.9-mill operating levy Tuesday by almost a thousand votes. 2,530 people voted against the levy, about 61%, compared to 1,589 who voted for it. Superintendent…


Former Sugarcreek police officer sentenced for drug theft

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TUSCO TV) - A former Sugarcreek policeman will be serving jail time and surrendering his peace officer certification for stealing K9 training drugs from the back of a cruiser last September. 33-year-old…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. THURSDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers and possibly a…


May 7th Primary Election - Unofficial Results

RACES: Uhrichsville Mayor (DEM) - Rick Dorland 160 (45.07%) Mark Haney 195 (54.93%)* Dennison Mayor (DEM) - Jeffrey W. Dryden 57 (36.31%) Tim Still 100 (63.69%)* TAX LEVIES: Warwick Township - Additional -For: 74…


Kent Tusc student takes first place in university-wide writing contest

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Kent State Tuscarawas freshman Jason Keller is being commended for winning first-place honors in the university’s eight-campus Virginia Perryman Awards in Freshman Writing. His essay titled “Feeling Your…


Trinity Hospital Twin City hosting community health screen

UHRICHSVILLE - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department will be host a health screen this Friday, May 10th, from 7:30 to 11:30 am at Mako’s Market (240 East Third St). Blood tests to measure total…


Dover Library to host beginners ukulele class

DOVER - The Dover Public Library invites patrons ages 8-18 and parents to learn how to play the ukulele at a special musical event. The library will be hosting a program titled "You Can Ukulele" on Saturday, May 11th,…


Survivors group awards grants for youth suicide prevention

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (Tusco TV) - Several Tuscarawas County schools are getting a boost to their suicide prevention programs from a group whose members have all experienced the devastation of a suicide loss. The…


Stray cat trap and release group seeks council truce

DOVER (WJER) - Dover’s city council meeting got a little contentious last night when a group of citizens asked council to allow them to continue caring for stray cats. The citizens told council they have been feeding the…


New Phila Police seize fentanyl, cocaine and more during traffic stop

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TUSCO TV) - The city police department is sharing the outcome of a recent traffic stop that kept large quantities of four different types of drugs from hitting the streets. The New Philadelphia Police on…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.


Sugarcreek fire chief explains fire and EMS levy

SUGARCREEK (WJER) - Sugarcreek’s Fire Chief is explaining the need for the village’s Issue 7 on the ballot. Kevin Miller says this would replace the current 2.5-mill levy set to expire at the end of the year for fire and…


Dundee man arrested after two high-speed chases

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TUSCO TV) - A 27-year-old Dundee man is facing possible felony charges for leading officers on two high-speed chases in less than a week’s time. Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell says Nathan W. Miller…


Voting officials prep for a light election day

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Tuscarawas County voting officials are expecting a light day tomorrow for the primary election.  The ballot is highlighted by the Dover School District operating levy, while the Democratic mayors in…


Garaway making another attempt to pass operating levy

SUGARCREEK (WJER) - Garaway schools are back on the ballot asking voters to support a 10-year, 4-mill operating levy. The same levy failed in November by about 170 votes. Superintendent Jim Millet emailed WJER some…


Uhrichsville mayoral candidates face off

UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) - Democratic voters in Uhrichsville will be deciding if they want to see their mayor serve another four years or replace him with the Council President. Mayor Rick Dorland is facing a challenge from Mark…


Dennison mayoral candidates make their case

DENNISON (WJER) - Democratic voters in Dennison are seeing a rematch in the mayor’s race from four years ago.  Former Mayor Tim Still is challenging incumbent Jeff Dryden on the ballot Tuesday. Still says he has missed being…


Dover students learn about civics during city hall field trip 

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover Avenue third-graders have a better understanding of local government after taking a field trip to the city’s headquarters. Teachers Denise Grimm and Beth Maybaugh took their students downtown Friday…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Sunny, with a high near 73. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. TUESDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. TUESDAY NIGHT: Chance of…


Appeals court reverses vehicular homicide conviction, sends case back to court

NEW PHILADELPHIA - An appeals court ruling is reopening a 2017 vehicular homicide case that sent a Baltic man to prison. The 5th District Court of Appeals issued a ruling April 29th reversing the conviction of 33-year-old…


Dover parents asking for levy support

DOVER (WJER) - School representatives are working to get their supporters to show up at the polls next Tuesday.  Parents Mike Lauber and Ann Bruno appeared on a special WJER Election Report to explain the need for the…


Hospital auxiliary donates $240k for 70th fundraising year

DOVER (WJER) (May 2, 2019) - Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary members say it was another successful year of fundraising as they mark their 70th year supporting the hospital. Auxiliary President Kiley Kendall says…


Township officials pushing for street levy approval

WARWICK TWP. (WJER) - State cuts, increasing paving costs and miles of bad roads have led one Tuscarawas County Township to the ballot this spring. Warwick Township is asking its residents to approve a five-year, three-mill…


Fort Laurens to welcome Benjamin Franklin actor during opening day events

Bolivar, Ohio - Historic Zoar Village is kicking off its 2019 season this Saturday with an opportunity for visitors to interact with some famous historical figures. The festivities kick off at 11 am with a presentation on…


Main Library to close for four weeks starting May 6th

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Public Library officials are announcing a four-week closure of their Main Library in New Philadelphia. Director Michelle McMorrow Ramsell says the library will be closed starting May…


Dover Library kicking off Canal Town Book Festival

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is welcoming readers and authors this weekend for its first-ever Canal Town Book Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday at 6 pm with an appearance and book signing by nationally…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and 2am. Cloudy, with a…


Ceremony marks completion of new Kent Tusc entrance

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State Tuscarawas is celebrating another milestone in its history with the completion of a new entryway from East High Avenue. Staff, students, and community members gathered in front of the…


Strasburg awards contract for downtown building demo

Strasburg, Ohio - A downtown eyesore could be coming down by the end of May to make way for a new public green space. Village Solicitor Attorney Richard Fox says they’re now in the final planning stages for the demolition of…


Area churches to unite for Day of Prayer services

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - People throughout the county are embracing the power of positivity today as part of the nationwide Day of Prayer observance. The National Day Of Prayer was established by President Harry Truman in…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. THURSDAY NIGHT: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. FRIDAY: Showers likely, with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Cloudy, with a high…


City health department continues search for rabies-exposed cat

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tusco TV) - City public health officials are sharing information to help residents keep themselves and their pets safe as they continue their search for a cat exposed to the rabies virus. New…


Noah's Hope still seeking donations for big move

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - An organization serving some of the most traumatized children in the county needs a little more help as moving day draws closer. Director Mandy Prosser says Noah’s Hope has operated out of a…


Heritage Home Association hosting annual garage sale

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County will be hosting their annual benefit garage sale this Sunday, May 5th, from noon to 5 pm at the historic Patrick House in New Philadelphia. The sale…


Buckeye FFA members headed to state convention

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Buckeye Career Center’s FFA chapter is heading to Columbus this week for the Ohio FFA Convention. FFA chapter Vice President Shelia Troyer (Hiland/Ag & Diesel) will be honored during the convention…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. THURSDAY: Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near…


Newcomerstown teacher arrested, placed on leave over sex allegation involving student

Uhrichsville, Ohio - A Newcomerstown high school teacher is facing criminal charges for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with one of his students. Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s detectives said in a news release…


New Phila leaders drum up some excitement for Arbor Day

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City leaders put on a show during their Arbor Day presentation at South Elementary Monday morning. Mayor Joel Day, Service Director Ron McAbier, and the city’s service department leaders were…


Judge overrules Ian Cultrona’s acquittal request 

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tusco TV) - A 36-year-old former Dover man convicted for his role in a robbery turned shooting is still facing prison time after a Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court judge overruled his request for…


Newcomerstown hosting annual Community Cleanup collection

Newcomerstown, Ohio (Tusco TV) - The village is again helping residents clear their basements, garages and storages areas of unwanted and hard to dispose of items. Mayor Pat Cadle says Newcomerstown’s annual Community Cleanup…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Slight chance of showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 60. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. WEDNESDAY: Chance of thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.…


Dover man charged for death of Nick Winters following fight

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - A Tuscarawas County grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against the man involved in a fight that led to the death of 38-year-old Nick Winters. Tuscarawas County Prosecutor Ryan Styer…


Uhrichsville council approves bid for roof replacement

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The city’s mayor says people working in their East Second Street headquarters won’t have to get out the buckets when it rains for very much longer. Rick Dorland says AM Roof Restoration of Dundee will be…


Kent Tusc to host grand opening for new Gateway Entrance

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas officials are inviting the community to attend the official unveiling of the campus' new Gateway Entrance. A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the…


Engineer's report highlights need for additional funding

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s engineer is highlighting the impact a lack of funding for road maintenance and repair can have for county drivers. Joe Bachman’s report shows vehicle accident rates in…


Former CAC director honored with 2019 Voice for All Children award 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Noah’s Hope Child Advocacy Center officials are closing out their monthlong child abuse prevention and awareness campaign by recognizing a woman who has been at the forefront of those efforts in…


Contract awarded for Courthouse Annex makeover

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The interior of the Tuscarawas County Courthouse Annex will be getting a fresh, new look and losing its 30-year-old wallpaper. Tuscarawas County Commissioner Al Landis says Gor-Con Construction of…


Group announces 2019 Heroes of Preservation

Dover, Ohio - The Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County is recognizing a group of local individuals for their efforts to preserve and restore historic homes and buildings. Members will be presenting their 2019 Heroes…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. MONDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 54. TUESDAY: Chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a…


Tuscora Park's carousel band organ tuned up for summer

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia Rotary members are singing the community’s praises after resetting the newly restored and tuned carousel organ at Tuscora Park. Member Carey Gardner says the organ was hauled…


Dennison taking signups for Spring Cleanup Days collection

Dennison, Ohio - Dennison residents are getting a chance to clear out some clutter just in time for spring cleaning. Village Administrative Assistant Tammie Taggert says anyone who lives within the Dennison corporation limits…


Volunteers make the best of wet weather during Day of Caring

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (Tusco TV) - The United Way of Tuscarawas County’s volunteer army didn’t let a challenge from Mother Nature dampen their giving spirit during today’s communitywide Day of Caring. United Way Community…


Uhrichsville council considering repeal of strikebreaker ordinance

Uhrichsville, Ohio - City administrators are asking council to repeal a decades-old municipal ordinance that created some friction during Claymont’s 22-day labor strike. Mayor Rick Dorland says he and Law Director JJ Ong are…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 58. FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 38. SATURDAY: Increasing clouds, with a…


Twice fired New Phila police officer draws national spotlight

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - USA Today and CBS are both highlighting a local example as part of their reporting on police officers with past convictions rising through the ranks. The USA Today article focuses on how former…


Former Addy funeral director indicted for embezzlement

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A former Newcomerstown funeral director paying off a $2.3 million civil judgment to his former employer is now the subject of a criminal indictment. A Tuscarawas County grand jury handed down a…


25th-annual Teen Roadeo inspires next class of safe drivers

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Health Department officials are marking a quarter-century of helping students the importance of safe driving. Safe Communities Coordinator Kelly Snyder says the 25th annual “Teen Driving…


Commissioners award bid for downtown building demo

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Commissioners say they’re going to be able to have a vacant New Philadelphia building torn down this summer for less than they expected. Commissioner Al Landis says Ohio Erie…


Drug Take-Back Day collections this Saturday at county hospitals

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Tuscarawas County residents will have another opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets during the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition’s spring Drug Take-Back Day collection this Saturday. …


PAC to announce lineup for 10th performance season 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas officials are preparing to unveil the lineup for the Performing Arts Center's 10th season. The performance schedule will be announced during a members-only event at…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 67. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 54. FRIDAY: Showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 61. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of…


Award-winning juggler to give free performance

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Jim's Place in New Philadelphia will be filled with excitement on Saturday, April 27th, beginning at 2 p.m. when the Tuscarawas County Public Library welcomes International gold medalist juggler Matt…


Health department offering educational program on sewage treatment systems

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Health Department will be holding a class for homeowners on how to maintain a home sewage treatment system.  The class will be held on April 30th at 6 pm at their headquarters at 897 East…


New Philadelphia opposing request to shorten Harry Clever runway

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia’s Airport Commission chair says the city is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to keep its airport runway the way it is. John Zucal says the FAA initially contacted the…


County YMCA hosting Healthy Kids Day event this Saturday

Dover, Ohio - Tuscarawas County YMCA officials are inviting area families to stop by the Y this Saturday for an afternoon of games and fun activities to get kids ready for a fun and healthy summer. Membership, Marketing and…


Group seeking removal of Welty’s Ten Commandments plaque

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The New Philadelphia City School District is being asked to remove a religious display from Welty Middle School. The Freedom From Religion Foundation of Wisconsin says a parent made them aware…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds, with a high near 64.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.  THURSDAY: Chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly…


Douglas Casteel pleads guilty in robbery turned shooting

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A 30-year-old Newcomerstown man has pled guilty for his role in an armed robbery and shooting last year in Oxford Township. Douglas M. Casteel pled guilty Monday to counts of conspiracy, aggravated…


Group to host forum on Alzheimer's in Tuscarawas County

Dover, Ohio – The Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is inviting community members, caregivers, and others to attend a community forum on addressing Alzheimer's in Tuscarawas County. The forum will be this…


Free hearing screenings set for May

Dover, Ohio - The hearing professionals at the office of Ohio Head & Neck Surgeons will be offering free hearing screenings on May 6th, 8th and 10th at their office on the campus of Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. Screening…


Solid waste district clearing up contamination confusion

Bolivar, Ohio (WJER) - The Stark-Tusc-Wayne Recycling District is telling everyone what they can do to help out the district beyond Earth Day. Administrative Director Rachel Rothacher says they are asking people to help…


Program to give manufacturing students a free ride to college

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas officials are working to ensure that financial barriers are no longer an obstacle for the next generation of engineering and manufacturing workers. Engineering…


New director brings experience to ODOT District 11

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - A Dover man is now in charge at the Ohio Department of Transportation’s local office. Tom Corey was recently appointed deputy director for the ODOT District 11 headquarters in New…


MWCD staff plant 1,100 trees near Tappan

Deersville, Ohio - The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is highlighting its staff's year-round commitment to being good stewards of the land. On April 16th, MWCD staff planted nearly 1,100 trees in a dredge disposal…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 72. TUESDAY NIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 3am. Mostly…


Man convicted in Oxford Twp shooting files request for acquittal

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The defense attorney representing a Coshocton man convicted for his role in a robbery turned shooting that injured a Newcomerstown teen is going back to the judge to ask for an acquittal. 36-year-old…


Police rep wants elections out of school buildings

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscora Lodge Fraternal Order Of Police president is calling attention to an elections practice that he says has become a security threat in the changing times. Bob Everett says he’s…


Dundee man killed by rolling log

Dundee, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s officials say a Dundee man has been killed in a farming accident.  911 call records indicate 65-year-old Ronald Zahner died after being struck by a large log that was rolling…


County fatal crash numbers in line with last year

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Traffic fatalities in Tuscarawas County are on pace with last year’s statistics about a third of the way through the year. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports there were four fatal crashes…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. TUESDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. TUESDAY NIGHT: Showers likely…


Stray cat situation creating mixed feelings in Dover business district

Dover, Ohio - A Dover business has found itself at the center of a social media controversy over a colony of stray cats and a group's efforts to care for them. Anjum Azhar is the owner of 77 Inn & Grill on Commercial Parkway.…


Dover officials join ODOT salt contract, hope for better prices

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - This winter’s topsy-turvy road salt situation leaves Dover city officials with many questions about what will happen next winter, but that didn’t stop council from joining ODOT’s road salt contract for…


Speaker series to feature Kent Tusc dean

Bolivar, Ohio – The Bolivar-Zoar Rotary is welcoming the dean of Kent State University at Tuscarawas to wrap their 2019 Speaker Series. Dr. Brad Bielski will be the third and final speaker in this year's series. He will be at…


Tuscora Park Foundation granted non-profit status  

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscora Park Foundation members say they are ready to get to work now with their non-profit status officially approved. Foundation President Mike Ernest says the federal government approved the…


NP schools' Quaker Dome becoming preschool hybrid

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia officials say their field house on East High Avenue is quickly becoming a shared educational space for the district’s youngest students. Superintendent David Brand says…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Showers. High near 65. FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers, mainly before 1am. Low around 46. SATURDAY: Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. SATURDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly before 9pm.…


County Democrats endorse Twin City mayoral candidates

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Democratic Party is getting behind two candidates vying to become the future mayors of Dennison and Uhrichsville in the May 7th primary. Party Chairwoman Gail Garbrandt says…


Troopers warning of distracted driving dangers

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Local State Highway Patrol troopers are urging people to pay attention when they get behind the wheel. New Philadelphia Post Commander Lt. Mark Glennon says they will be reiterating their…


New Cy Young Park shelter to open in time for summer picnics

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Cy Young Park will have another for people to plug in their crockpots during summer get-togethers. Newcomerstown Mayor Pat Cadle says construction is wrapping up on a new picnic shelter replacing one…


ODOT kicks off 2019 project list

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2019 construction season is here. ODOT District 11’s construction schedule this season has 16 projects totaling $27 million in Tuscarawas County.  …


Tours of new Dover High School construction site coming in May

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - - School officials say residents can put on their work boots the first weekend in May for an early look at the new high school. Superintendent Carla Birney says they are opening up the Walnut Street gate…


ABBA tribute Arrival from Sweden coming to New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia, Ohio - One of the world's most popular ABBA tribute shows is coming to the stage at the Performing Arts Center. Arrival from Sweden has been hailed by fans worldwide as the best ABBA tributes around with…


Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital honors volunteers

Dover, Ohio - Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital is recognizing the people who donate their time to help them give patients the best possible care. The hospital recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to thank…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. FRIDAY: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely. High near 62.…


Council briefed on two houses considered for demolition

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - A Dover house targeted for demolition by the city may have received a last-minute stay of execution. Dover City Council on Monday had been scheduled to vote on tearing down the home at 529 Shawnee Drive…


Event to showcase local volunteer opportunities

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The local United Way is again helping connect caring residents to the organizations that could use their passion. The Volunteer Connect Fair is this afternoon at Tuscora Park featuring 20 local…


Search continues for cat who came into contact with rabid bat

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City health department officials are sharing a photo of a cat who had an encounter with a rabid recently in hopes of tracking down its owner. Environmental Health Director Lee Finley says they spotted…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. THURSDAY: Slight chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. THURSDAY…


Claymont OAPSE members headed back to work after spring break

Dennison, Ohio - Claymont school officials say students will see things getting back to normal when they return from spring break after a 22-day labor strike. The Claymont Board of Education voted Monday to accept their last,…


Historic Zoar Village hosting Spring Homeschool Day

Zoar, Ohio - The lives of religious Separatists in 19th century Zoar will come to life for homeschool students when Historic Zoar Village holds Spring Homeschool Day April 26th. Participating students will learn what life was…


Commissioners pay Dover $250,000 for sewer settlement 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are moving to finalize the transfer of about 300 county sewer district customers to the City of Dover. The commissioners earlier this week authorized a…


Municipal court kicks off new work program

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia Municipal Court is now allowing some offenders to trade jail time for community service work. Court Administrator Judee Dzigiel says the recently-established Municipal Court…


Sheriff’s office investigating tornado siren malfunction

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s officials say they are working to figure out why some sirens failed to go off during Sunday's tornado warning. Sheriff Orvis Campbell says the 911 dispatch center is…


Search on for cat who caught rabid bat

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City health officials are looking for a cat that has been in contact with a bat confirmed this week to be infected with rabies. Environmental Health Director Lee Finley says his department was…


Simonds contractors asked to bid on Cooley Hotel demo

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Newcomerstown officials are trying to save some money by having two abandoned buildings torn down at the same time. Mayor Pat Cadle says they recently met with two different contractors interested in…


Trinity Auxiliary group hosting bake sale fundraiser

Dennison, Ohio - The Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary is hosting a bake sale fundraiser this Thursday at two locations. The sale run from 9 am to 2 pm at the First National Bank of Dennison on  Grant…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. WEDNESDAY: Slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around…


County EMA assessing damage from Sunday's storm

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The county’s Emergency Management Agency director is asking for people to report any storm damage from Sunday. Alex McCarthy says the National Weather Service issued the tornado warning after…


Fire destroys two garages, damages third

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Firefighters say no one was injured in an early-morning blaze that destroyed two garages on the city’s east side. Uhrichsvile Fire Captain Wes Dillon says they were called out just after 1 am Monday for a…


ODOT begins interstate road work

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Ohio Department of Transportation wants motorists to be aware of a pair of new road construction projects. ODOT Spokesperson Lauren Borell says prep work was scheduled to begin Friday on…


Skyline to sponsor BCC Drug-Free Club barbeque

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Skyline Champion Homes is partnering with Buckeye Career Center to host a barbeque for the members of the career center's Drug-Free Clubs of America chapter. The event will be Friday, May 3rd, from 11…


Bolivar-Zoar Rotary to host community health check

Bolivar, Ohio – The Bolivar-Zoar Rotary is once again helping area residents keep tabs on their health. The club will be hosting a community health check on April 20th from 6 to 10 am at Zoar Volunteer Fire Department. For…


Kent State Tuscarawas wrestlers earn All-American honors

New Philadelphia, Ohio  - One of Kent State Tuscarawas' freshmen wrestlers has succeeded in capturing All-American honors. Elijah Nash took fifth place at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National…


911 system upgrades inching toward completion

New Philadelphia, Ohio Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s officials say they are continuing progress towards bringing the new county 911 system online. Communications Manager Ryan Lawrence says he’s been waiting to hear back on…


Library to host an evening with photographer Susan Cramer Stein

Dover, Ohio - An award-winning photographer will be sharing the stories behind some of her award-winning images during a program at the Dover Public Library. The library will present "Through My Lens: An Evening with…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Scattered rain and snow showers, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Little or no snow accumulation expected. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. TUESDAY: Slight chance of showers after…


Litter pickup, shredding event on tap for this weekend

Mineral City, Ohio (WJER) - Drivers might want to watch out for volunteers along state Route 800 just south of Mineral City on Saturday morning.  Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership Coordinator Marissa Lautzenheiser…


County library system hosting Doughnut Fun Run

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Public Library is again hosting a competitive run that tests your fitness and stomach capacity this weekend. Public Relations Associate Molly Calhoun says they are…


Picketers pack up: Claymont workers vote to approve offer, call off strike on day 22

Dennison, Ohio - Claymont’s union-represented custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and teachers aides may be heading back to work after more than three weeks on strike. Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local…


New Dover schools treasurer wraps up first week on the job

Dover, Ohio - The new Dover City Schools treasurer is starting to get settled in as his first full week on the job comes to a close. Andrew Bache is stepping into the role of former treasurer Marsha Clark, who started her…


ODOT sends message to drivers during Work Zone Safety Week

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Ohio Department Of Transportation is telling drivers that safer roads save lives in an effort to protect those working out there. ODOT District 11 held a press conference Thursday behind…


Commissioners recognize sexual assault awareness month 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are shedding light on an issue that has impacted an estimated 1 in 71 men and 1 in 5 women. The commissioners recently issued a proclamation to declare April Sexual…


Rockets to take on responders during charity basketball game

Strasburg, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Special Olympics coordinators are sending off their successful basketball season with two final games for the community to enjoy. Richelle Lefler says the Rockets will be facing off…


Feister claims top spot in national tournament

Midvale, Ohio - A young wrestler has extended his recent winning streak with a national championship title. Midvale’s Brayton Feister traveled to Reno, Nevada over the weekend, becoming the 2019 Reno World’s National 10 and…


New Phila officials unveil 2019 paving list

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City leaders are trying to make the most of the money available to them as street paving season approaches. Service Director Ron McAbier says they’ve settled on a list of seven areas that need…


Former White House press secretary to speak at county GOP dinner

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - An early Trump administration official who became a familiar face on television is now making his way to Tuscarawas County. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is set to be the keynote speaker…


No major findings during Claymont health and safety inspections

Dover, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Health Department officials have been monitoring the Claymont schools during the ongoing labor strike but they say so far they haven’t observed any major problems. Environmental Health Director…


Dover superintendent weighs in on school funding proposal

Dover, Ohio - Dover school officials say they can't wait around for state lawmakers to approve additional funding if they want to save their schools.Superintendent Carla Birney says the bi-partisan Cupp-Patterson school…


BCC instructor named Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center Adult Education Utility Lineworker instructor Alan Zimmerman has been named the Post Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education. He…


Leadership Tuscarawas seeking class applicants

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Leadership Tuscarawas is accepting applications for its 2019–2020 Signature Program class through May 15th. The Signature Class begins with an intensive two-day opening retreat. Following the retreat,…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 70. FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. SATURDAY NIGHT: Chance of…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. FRIDAY: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 70. FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy,…


Squat Cops supporting county humane society with fundraiser

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A young entrepreneur is using his pet waste removal service to pick up some extra cash for the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. Squat Cops owner and founder Jacob Bruce says any Tuscarawas County…


Uhrichsville couple arrested for cookie delivery

Uhrichsville, Ohio - A Trenton Avenue couple is facing felony charges over a batch of sugar cookies delivered to a group of union picketers. Uhrichsville Police Sgt. Mike Hickman says 29-year-old Bo Cosens and 25-year-old…


Dover joining Ohio Valley Athletic Conference

Dover, Ohio - The Tornadoes are joining another athletic conference beginning next school year, but district officials say it won’t impact any regular-season competitions. Superintendent Carla Birney says the school district…


Commissioners react to DeWine's public defender funding plan

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are applauding Governor Mike DeWine’s decision increase funding for indigent defense reimbursement as part of his proposed budget. Commissioner Chris Abbuhl says…


New Phila advances cemetery space plan

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia leaders plan to use their recently approved cemetery endowment fund to revitalize the city’s burial grounds system. Cemetery Committee Chair Aimee May says council recently…


Dover Public Library to host poetry workshops

Dover, Ohio  - The Dover Public Library will be hosting two workshops on haiku poetry in observance of National Poetry Month. Both workshops will be on Saturday, April 13th, in the library's Community Room.  The first session…


Area libraries hosting Easter programs

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System is inviting the community to spring into its locations for their celebratory Easter events. Attendees will enjoy Easter-inspired storytimes, crafts, sing-alongs and Easter egg hunts…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds, with a high near 55. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of showers before 1am, then a slight chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high…


Dover previews new fire station

Dover, Ohio (WJER) -  The city’s new fire station on the north end of town is on schedule to be operating before the end of spring. Dover Fire Chief Russ Volkert on Monday evening gave city council members a tour of the…


Royalty crowned at Buckeye Career Center prom 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is announcing its 2019 prom royalty. Gabe Gump of New Philadelphia and Ann Marie Zucal of Dover were crowned this year's prom king and queen, with juniors Lane Rennard of Indian…


State Rep. Brett Hillyer encouraged by school funding talks

Columbus, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s state representative says most school districts in the county would get more money from a proposed overhaul of the state’s school funding system. The bipartisan proposal calls for…


Newcomerstown approves bid for street improvement project

Newcomerstown, Ohio -Several Newcomerstown streets are getting a complete overhaul this summer, at a cost of just over a million dollars. Mayor Pat Cadle says council recently approved the $887,000 bid submitted by William…


Commissioners praise governor for reimbursement proposal

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are applauding Governor Mike DeWine’s decision increase funding for indigent defense reimbursement as part of his proposed budget. Commissioner Chris Abbuhl says…


New Phila schools to share staff opinions on again facilities

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia School District officials say they are approaching the pivotal point in deciding how to deal with overcrowding at the district. Superintendent David Brand says community…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low…


Dover schools announce senior citizen pass prices

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Senior citizens now know how much they’ll be paying for passes to get into sporting events, band concerts and other student performances next school year.  The district will be charging $40 for the senior…


Historical society picks "Zoar Blue" as first 2019 book club reading

Zoar, Ohio – The Tuscarawas County Historical Society has selected Janet Hickman's “Zoar Blue" as the first reading for their 2019 book club. The historical fiction novel tells the tale of two young people living in the…


Commissioners recommend speed change in Newcomerstown

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners want to lower the speed limit for a road shared by the county and Newcomerstown. The commissioners passed a resolution last week asking ODOT drop the speed…


Library hosting program on 18th-century dentistry

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Main Library is inviting the community to learn about historic and modern dental practices. The library system is hosting a free program titled  "Filling…


Groups calling on parents to discourage underage drinking

New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition and Prevention Action Alliance are asking parents to make the right call by not supplying their teens with alcohol. Coalition Coordinator Jodi Salvo says…


Trinity Hospital Twin City hosting low-cost health screen

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department is will be hosting a low-cost health screen on Friday, April 12th, from 7:30 to 11:30 am at Mako’s Market. Blood tests to measure total…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Chance of showers, mainly before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low…


Uhrichsville man jailed for threat against Claymont picketers

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Police say additional charges are pending against a South Center Street man whose social media posts landed him in jail last week. Sgt. Mike Hickman says they arrested 29-year-old Bo Cosens Thursday for…


Runners on their mark for this weekend's Run for Home races

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Coordinators are reminding drivers they’ll be sharing some roads with runners this weekend between Dover and New Philadelphia. The 12th annual Run for Home races and fitness festival are…


Judge postpones decision on Twin City strikebreaker ordinances

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Judge wants more information before ruling on the Twin Cities’ anti-strikebreaker ordinances. Judge Edward O’Farrell made the request Friday during a hearing for…


Historic Zoar Village opens for the season

Zoar, Ohio - Historic Zoar Village is ready to welcome visitors this Saturday when it reopens for the season. The village offers guided and self-guided tours through its museums and garden that take visitors back to the 19th…


Claymont teachers lending support to OAPSE co-workers on strike

Dennison, Ohio - Claymont teachers are speaking out on the impact of the district’s ongoing labor strike as they throw their support behind their OAPSE co-workers. The Claymont Education Association issued a statement…


Library to host spoken word performers

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System is celebrating National Poetry Month with an appearance by two nationally-recognized spoken word performers. Poets William Evans and Barbara Fant will be…


Charmed Gifts to host succulent arrangement class

New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia artist and former Charmed: Gifts with Meaning store manager Deb Herbert will be leading a class on succulent arrangement as part of the shop's Coffee and Crafts events. The class will…


Therapy dog helping children read at New Philadelphia library

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Certified therapy dog Lucy and handler Becky Knecht will be visiting the Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Main Library twice a month to read with area children. Lucy's visits are part of the…


Voter registration deadline approaching

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Board Of Elections will have extended hours on Monday, April 8th, to help potential voters beat the deadline to register to vote in the May 7th primary election. Board Of…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Rain likely, mainly between 9am and noon. Cloudy, with a high near 57. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. SATURDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 67. SATURDAY…


Dover opens yard waste drop-off

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The city is again accommodating residents who are ready to spruce up their properties for the spring. Service Director Dave Douglas says they have opened up their yard waste drop-off collection site at…


Skimmer suspects enter not guilty pleas

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Three men from three different states accused of placing a skimming device on a pump at a Dover Township gas station were back in court Thursday for arraignment on felony charges. 39-year-old Adrid…


Uhrichsville mayor makes case for re-election

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The city's incumbent mayor is telling Uhrichsville Democrats why they should re-elect him to another four-year term. Rick Dorland is being challenged for the Democratic nomination by Council President…


Jury delivers guilty verdicts in Oxford shooting case

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A 36-year-old Coshocton man now faces prison time for his role a robbery turned shooting that injured a Newcomerstown teen. Jurors handed down their verdict against Ian Cultrona Wednesday after more…


Dover hopeful about funding restoration after funding dip

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover’s auditor says the city’s income tax collections took a hit in 2018 thanks to changes allowing the state to collect and retain a portion of business taxes. Nicole Stoldt says Dover received about…


United Way seeking volunteers for Day of Caring

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The United Way Of Tuscarawas County is looking for volunteers who want to give back to the valley. Community Resources Director Susan Reidenbach says their annual Day of Caring is Friday, April…


McKinley expert to speak in Historic Zoar Village

Zoar, Ohio - Historian Christopher Kenney will be bringing America's 25th president to life in the next installment of the Historic Zoar Village's free speaker series. Kenney will give a first-person account of the life of…


Dennison to test tornado sirens tests monthly

Dennison, Ohio (WJER) - Dennison Fire Chief Dave McConnell says the statewide tornado siren test in March proved beneficial for the community’s testing system. He says leading up to the March 20th test, the village discovered…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 59. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds, with a low around 38. THURSDAY: Chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 53. THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain likely, mainly after 10pm.…


Deliberations underway in Ian Cultrona trial

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Twelve Tuscarawas County men and women are deciding the fate of a 36-year-old Coshocton man accused in a drug deal turned shooting. Deliberations started Tuesday in the trial of Ian Cultrona after…


OAPSE requests ruling on Twin City anti-strikebreaker laws

New Philadelphia, Ohio - OAPSE union officials are going to the courts to settle a dispute over Claymont’s use of replacement workers during the ongoing labor strike.The union filed a complaint in Tuscarawas County Common…


Newcomerstown shooting trial continues into Tuesday

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The jury trial for a Coshocton man charged in the robbery turned shooting out of Oxford Township in December continued through Monday afternoon. Jurors heard from Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s…


Uhrichsville finalizes paving list

Uhrichsville, Ohio - City officials are asking residents to remain patient while they try to get caught up on paving. Mayor Rick Dorland says they had to narrow down their paving list again this year after estimates from the…


New Phila workers agree to one-year pay freeze

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The city’s union-represented service and clerical employees will not get raises this year, but that could change in 2020 and 2021 if the city’s financial standing improves. Mayor Joel Day says…


Commissioners open bids for warehouse demo

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are now considering bids for a demolition project happening just down the street from their offices. Commissioners say the three-story building at 160 1st…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. WEDNESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 59. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.


New Phila council approves $30 million budget

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The city’s 2019 budget is short on big projects but high on hopes for more revenue in the future. Council last week approved this year’s city budget of just over $30 million. Councilman Rob…


Kent Tusc seeking teams, sponsors for scholarship golf outing

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas accepting signups and sponsorship for its 18th annual Scholarship Golf Outing. The outing will be on Friday, April 26th, at the Oak Shadows Golf Club. The…


Performing Arts Center to present The King and I

New Philadelphia, Ohio - One of Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless classics is coming to the stage at the Performing Arts Center. The PAC will present the Tony Award-winning musical "The King and I" on April 17th beginning at…


Library system promoting childhood literacy with Books for Babies program

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System is continuing to promote early childhood literacy by putting books in the hands of Tuscarawas County parents. The library has been providing books to new…


Extremely Rare Bird Visits Tuscarawas County

People are flocking to New Philadelphia Ohio for a glimpse at a multi-colored bird not typically found in the area. The tiger bunting -- a species of tiger bird -- was reportedly spotted near Digital Marketing Group on…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Sunny, with a high near 42. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.


Jury to hear closing arguments today in Ian Cultrona case

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Attorneys are expected to deliver their closing arguments today in the trial of a Coshocton man facing up to 25 years in prison for his alleged role in an attempted robbery turned shooting that…


New Philadelphia building new cemetery

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City officials are set to begin constructing their new cemetery on the east side of town. Mayor Joel Day says the state auditor recently approved the city access to its cemetery endowment fund,…


Overdose death decline through 2018

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s Coroner says the overdose statistics from 2018 are showing some promise for the anti-drug advocates in the county. Dr. Jeff Cameron says in 2018, his office recorded eight drug…


County begins new round of CDBG funding

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas county officials are beginning a new round of funding for the Community Development Block Grant program. Economic Development Director Scott Reynolds says they will be holding their…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 52. SATURDAY: Showers likely, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 58. SATURDAY…


Uhrichsville mayor addresses "strike breaker" ordinance

Uhrichsville, Ohio (WJER) - Uhrichsville’s mayor is addressing the city’s neutral stance on the OAPSE non-teaching staff strike happening at Claymont schools. Mayor Rick Dorland says Uhrichsville Police will not be arresting…


Ian Cultrona on trial for Oxford Twp shooting

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court jurors are learning more about an attempted robbery turned shooting last year in Oxford Township as prosecutors lay out their case against Ian Cultrona. Cultrona…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Slight chance of rain after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 59. . THURSDAY NIGHT: Chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 46. FRIDAY: Rain likely, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise,…


Strasburg church offering faith-based recovery training

Strasburg, Ohio - A local church is partnering with the Tuscarawas County Anti-drug Coalition to get more community members trained to help people struggling with substance abuse or other life-controlling issues. Strasburg…


Information sought on missing Coshocton man

Coshocton, Ohio - The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office is asking the community to help them locate a 40-year-old man who was reported missing on March 22nd. Sheriff Timothy Rogers says Walter "Pat" Westfall was last seen on…


Area legal groups to present People's Law School

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Bar Association is partnering with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services to present People’s Law School featuring local attorneys and experts. Common Pleas Court Administrator…


More improvements coming to Canal Dover Park

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The city’s fire chief says residents will see a dramatic difference at Dover Canal Park in the coming year. Russell Volkert says the project to utilize and beautify the park has already seen the razing of…


New Phila schools music program earns national recognition

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia City School District is being recognized for its outstanding commitment to music education for the 4th consecutive year! New Philadelphia City School District is one of less than…


Garden Gurl hosting classes at Historic Zoar Village

Zoar, Ohio – Gardener, shop owner and Tusco TV television personality Heather Pariso will be teaching two classes in Historic Zoar Village during the month of April. In the Succulent Pot-in-a-Pot Class on April 6th, the…


Dover Library to host brain benders workshop

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will be hosting a brain benders workshop on Saturday, April 6th, at 2 pm in the library's Community Room. This free 8-week program sponsored by New Dawn Retirement Community and…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 55.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.  THURSDAY: Slight chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.  THURSDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers. Cloudy, with…


Union, school officials speak out as Claymont strike continues 

Dennison, Ohio - Both sides in Claymont’s ongoing labor dispute are speaking out amid a strike by the district’s union-represented bus drivers, cafeteria workers, teachers aides and custodians. Superintendent Scott Golec gave…


Mark Haney kicks off bid for Uhrichsville mayor’s office

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Council President Mark Haney is gearing up for a ballot rematch against the incumbent mayor. Haney hosted a campaign event Monday at the 311 Wine Room to kick off his bid against fellow Democrat Rick…


Rockets pumped up for community game after state wins

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Rockets are celebrating a few more big wins ahead of Tuesday night’s community basketball game. Tuscarawas County Specials Olympics Coordinator Richelle Lefler says the Rockets Silver and Rockets…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 48. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. WEDNESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 56. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.


Trailer fire displaces Goshen Township family

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City firefighters say the cause an early morning structure fire in Goshen Township remains under investigation. Lt. Bobby Smith says they were called out about 5:30 to find a fully involved…


Tusky Valley counting on pipeline to bring new schools

Zoarville, Ohio (WJER) - Tusky Valley School District officials hope to get approved for state funding this summer for major building improvements without having to burden taxpayers. Superintendent Mark Murphy says the…


BCC business students qualify for National Leadership Conference

New Philadelphia, Ohio – A group of Buckeye Career Center students will be heading to California this spring to represent their Business Professionals of America chapter during the National Leadership Conference. They are…


Newcomerstown houses to burn during live fire training

Newcomerstown, Ohio - A Newcomerstown business is giving the village an opportunity to take care of a few eyesores and county firefighters a chance to take part in a live fire training. Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad…


Mushroom expert and author to speak at Dover Public Library

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will be hosting a program on mushrooms and mushroom hunting on Saturday, March 30th, starting at 10 am. The program will be led by Walt Sturgeon, a field mycologist with over 40 years of…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Chance of rain, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 48. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. TUESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 46. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly…


Fresno woman killed in crash

Coshocton, Ohio - Coshocton County Sheriff's officials are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a 32-year-old Fresno woman. Sheriff Timothy Rogers says deputies responded just before 8 am Sunday to an overturned…


TCHD offering free TB testing for world awareness day

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Health Department leaders say they are helping raise awareness about a deadly disease. Health Commissioner Katie Seward says World Tuberculosis Day is Sunday, March 24, to educate…


Group hosting program on downtown revitalization

Dover, Ohio - The Canal Dover Association will be hosting a seminar on downtown revitalization at the Dover Public Library on Tuesday, April 2nd, from  9 am to noon.  The featured speaker will be Jason Duff of Bellefontaine,…


Updated DARE program going strong in Twin Cities

Uhrichsville, Ohio - A new generation of Twin City students is learning how to make good decisions through a revamped version of a classic youth drug and alcohol prevention program. Sixth-graders at Claymont Junior High this…


Twin City Chamber announces 2018 award winners

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The Twin City Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2018 award winners ahead of their annual recognition banquet on April 16th. They include: Twin City Award: Carl Sowers; Business of the Year: Claymont…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Chance of rain and snow. Cloudy and breezy with a high near 40. Little or no snow accumulation expected. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of snow showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. SATURDAY: Mostly…


Claymont workers on strike after near-deal falls short

Dennison, Ohio - Claymont bus drivers, custodians, secretaries and cafeteria workers have followed through with their threat to strike. District and OAPSE negotiators went back to the table Thursday afternoon and continued…


Buckeye Career Center announces March Students of the Month

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center officials are pleased to announce their March Student of the Month recipients. Commercial Truck Technology senior James Garabrandt of Indian and Valley Graphic Arts senior…


Group hosting free program for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Dover, Ohio - The Greater East Ohio Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with the Dover Public Library to host a free program for the caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Alzheimer’s Association Program…


Dover hires Andrew Bache as district treasurer

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The Dover school district has selected its next treasurer. The board approved a two-year contract for Andrew Bache of Dover during a special meeting Wednesday morning. Superintendent Carla Birney says…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 49. THURSDAY: Chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. FRIDAY: Chance of rain and snow with little or no accumulation expected. Mostly…


Claymont superintendent speaks out ahead of threatened strike

Dennison, Ohio - Claymont's superintendent is going to social media to get information out to their school families ahead of a looming strike. Scott Golec addressed some of the community's questions and concerns in a video…


Abandoned dog and pig adopted together by Stark County family

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A dog and a pig left abandoned overnight last week outside of the Tuscarawas County Humane Society are getting to live out their happily-ever-after together on a Stark County farm. THCS staff member…


High court judge opens up during local visit

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The first African American woman voted to The Ohio Supreme Court is including the valley as she visits more of the communities she serves through the state. Justice Melody J. Stewart of…


New Phila house coming down for new high school parking lot

City school officials are working to get more students and staff out of the street side parking spaces and into a new parking lot at the high school next school year. Superintendent David Brand says the school board agreed to…


Strasburg picks 2019 paving projects

Strasburg, Ohio - Village officials are planning to take care of a few more bumpy roads this year through the countywide paving program. Council member Roads and Alleys Committee Chairman Don Wallick says the village has a…


Statewide tornado siren test today 

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Sirens will ring throughout the area this morning as Tuscarawas County joins in a statewide test of tornado warning systems. Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell says the sirens will go off…


Dover Library to Host Program on Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Parkway

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will host a free community program on the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday, March 23rd, beginning at 10am in its Community Room. Presented by Outreach Librarian Linda…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds, with a high near 52. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 38. THURSDAY: Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. THURSDAY NIGHT:…


BCC to host career-technical, military signing day

New Philadelphia, OH (March 14, 2019) – Buckeye Career Center will again host a career and technical education signing day to honor students who have committed to full-time employment or a position within the military. The…


New Philadelphia Municipal Court issues 2018 report

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia Municipal Court officials are reviewing their work and efficiency from 2018. Municipal court officials are reviewing their work and efficiency from 2018. Court Administrator…


Two former homes in Dover targeted for demolition

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Two vacant houses are facing demolition following action by city council Monday. Service Director Dave Douglas says the homes, at 218 W. 12th St. and 529 Shawnee Drive, are in disrepair and were abandoned…


Joseph Sanders sentenced to 7 years for injuring 2-year-old

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Uhrichsville man accused of causing life-threatening injuries to a toddler will be spending the next five to seven years in prison. 22-year-old Joseph M. Sanders entered a plea of no contest…


Uhrichsville backing bill to restore local government funding

Uhrichsville, Ohio - City leaders are getting behind an Ohio House bill that seeks to restore state funding to local governments. Council passed a resolution last week in support of Ohio House Bill 54. The resolution was…


Claymont, union plan final meeting as strike deadline looms

Dennison, Ohio - Claymont school officials and union negotiators will have one more chance to reach a deal to avoid a threatened strike by non-teaching union members. OAPSE Field Representative Lynda Bolon says the parties…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 37.


New Philadelphia officials discuss river safety improvements

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - A local watershed coordinator is working alongside city leaders to make sure the river is safe for paddlers with two new boat ramps drawing nearer to completion. Huff Run and Mud Run Watershed…


Commissioners accepting requests for CHIP funding

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Commissioners are again seeking requests for Community Housing Improvement Program funds. Community And Economic Development Director Scott Reynolds says his department…


Uhrichsville council approves 2019 spending

Uhrichsville, Ohio - City council members have given their seal of approval to resolution allocating just under $4.7 million from the city’s budget to cover this year’s expenses. Uhrichsville Auditor Julie Pearch says their…


Buckeye seeking career fair exhibitors

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center officials are looking for local businesses to participate in their upcoming career fair.  BCC’s annual Career Connections Career Fair will be on Thursday, April 18th, from 12:15…


Country supergroup Diamond Rio coming to PAC stage

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Six-time vocal group of the year Diamond Rio is coming to town for a show at the Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 28th, beginning at 7:30 pm. This six-man group has been turning songs into…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.


Dover woman killed in Stark County crash

Canton, Ohio – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-car crash that claimed the life of a 66-year-old Dover woman Sunday morning. Authorities say Mollie Hughes was southbound on Sherman Church Road SW in…


Little Theatre hosting annual charity show this Saturday

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County is inviting the community to come out for an evening of local entertainment to benefit an organization spreading neighborly love throughout Tuscarawas County.…


Man charged for abandoning animals outside local shelter

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office has tracked down the man caught on camera abandoning a golden retriever and a pot-bellied pig in front of a local animal shelter Wednesday night. Deputies made…


St. Patty’s Day partygoers urged to celebrate safely

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, and local law enforcement and health officials are imploring revelers to make responsible choices as they celebrate. Safe Communities of Tuscarawas County…


Claymont makes plans to operate through strike

Dennison, Ohio (WJER) - Claymont School District officials are asking parents to make arrangements to get their kids to and from school in the event of a strike next week. The school board met Thursday, agreeing to keep the…


Dover students make their mark on new Dover High School

Dover, Ohio - Current and future Dover High School students are leaving a permanent imprint on their future school building. Superintendent Carla Birney says students in grades 8-12 had an opportunity this past week to sign a…


Group goes to social media to solve animal abandonment case

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Humane Society is using the power of social media to try and identify a person recorded abandoning two animals overnight. A security camera video posted on the group’s…


Twin Cities Kids Coalition hosting prom dress collection

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The Twin Cities Kids Coalition is partnering with Claymont High School to make sure every student is able to attend this year’s prom. Coalition coordinator Wendy Mann says they are collecting new and…


Women’s Success Series to feature Dr. Chinyere Orafu

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Dr. Chinyere Orafu will be sharing her success story as the featured speaker for the final installment of the 2018-2019 Women's Success Series. Dr. Orafu is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist…


Trinity Hospital Twin City Employee Auxiliary hosting Book & Gifts Sale

Dennison, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Employee Auxiliary is hosting a book and gifts sale on Monday, March 18th, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm in the hospital’s first floor St. Francis Conference Center (819 N. First St).…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Increasing clouds, with a high near 51. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of rain showers before 1am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 32. SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.…


BCC students qualify for state competitions

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A number of Buckeye Career Center students are advancing to state career and technical student organization championships in the coming months. BCC hosted the Southeast Regional SkillsUSA competition…


Senator Sherrod Brown pushing for college tuition solution

Washington, D.C. (WJER) - Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senator is pushing for a few ideas to get the cost of college under control. Sherrod Brown says he has introduced a bill called the Debt-Free College Act. It would offer…


Fort Laurens to host Revolutionary War speaker this Saturday

Bolivar, Ohio – Fort Laurens is kicking off their 2019 Free Speaker Series this Saturday with a presentation by Alan Fitzpatrick. He will discuss the three sieges of the Fort Henry, including the siege of 1782, and the…


Church seeking volunteers to help pack meals for hungry children

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - NewPointe Community Church wants to pack the former JCPenney store at New Towne Mall with volunteers who will return the favor by packing meals for hungry kids around the world. NewPointe…


Q&A: Local author Patricia Miller chats about latest novel

A local writer is hitting the author’s circuit again after releasing the much-anticipated sequel to her debut novel. Patricia Miller of Sugarcreek recently debuted “Joshua: Breaking Free,” the second installment of her young…


Bank donates electronic sign for new Dover High School

Dover, Ohio - Dover school district officials are thanking a local business for footing the cost of an electronic sign for their new high school. Superintendent Carla Birney says First Federal Community Bank is donating more…


Anti-Drug Coalition hosting medical marijuana forum 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is hosting a community forum to help clear up any confusion over Ohio’s new medical marijuana law. Coordinator Jodi Salvo says the group has recruited a pair…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Slight chance of showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers. Low around 47. FRIDAY: Increasing clouds, with a…


Midvale water board hires firm to conduct financial analysis

Midvale, Ohio - Village water board officials are taking a look at the department’s financial outlook so they can start planning for future improvements. Board member Keith Thomas says they approved a contract Monday with TnT…


New Phila Council to continue revising permit ordinance

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Council members hope to come to a final decision on a contested safety permit ordinance at their next meeting. This ordinance would require fire department inspections and permits for a variety…


Policy change bringing assistance to more foster families

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services officials say some recent state policy changes will allow them to provide more support for children in kinship placements. Director David Haverfield says…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. THURSDAY: Rain likely, with thunderstorms possible after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain…


Claymont school employees file strike notice

Dennison, Ohio - Claymont’s non-teaching employees and support staff are going on strike after nearly two years of contract negotiations. Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 390 notified the district’s board of…


Local JFS officials thrilled with state funding proposal

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County officials are encouraged by the governor’s proposal to almost double the state’s funding for job and family services agencies. Local JFS Director David Haverfield says Mike…


Bus stop flasher held on $100k bond

Carrollton, Ohio - A Carrollton man charged with public indecency for exposing himself to an elementary student is now being held on a $100,000 bond. Carroll County Municipal Court Judge Gary Willen issued the bond order…


Former guidance counselor ordered into diversion program

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A former Garaway guidance counselor accused of returning textbooks from the district's College Credit Plus program and pocketing the refund has been ordered into a diversion…


Dover schools staff forgo pay raises for next school year

Dover, Ohio - Dover school staff and administrators are temporarily forgoing pay raises as the district works to improve its financial outlook. Superintendent Carla Birney says the union representing the district’s classified…


New Philadelphia Business & Community Association sets new focus

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The New Philadelphia Business And Community Association says it’s shifting its focus to help businesses take advantage of economic opportunities in the city. NCBA Interim Director Rick…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Slight chance of light rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. THURSDAY: Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a high near 67. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers…


BCC's Frank Polen chosen for national leadership success program

New Philadelphia, Ohio – A Buckeye Career Center administrator has been chosen to serve as a member of the inaugural class of scholars for the 2019–2020 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program. Director of Curriculum,…


Bielski to continue leadership role as Kent Tusc dean

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas’ dean and chief administrative officer will continue to lead the campus. Dr. Bradley Bielski was recently reappointed to serve another five-year term following a…


Dover Library to host Harry Potter-themed escape room

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is offering a fun challenge based on the Harry Potter franchise. The library will be hosting an escape room challenge where teams of 2 to 4 members will solve puzzles and clues to escape…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 47. TUESDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. WEDNESDAY: Slight chance of light rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low…


Rainbow Connection tops itself again with annual telethon

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - A local charity that assists people in need with medical bills and handicapped-accessible equipment purchases has reason to celebrate again today. The Rainbow Connection raised over $260,000…


Millersburg man dies after colliding with Dover driver

Holmesville, Ohio (WJER) - Holmes County Sheriff’s deputies say they are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed the operator and also involved a Dover woman. Deputies say 26-year-old Michael Rose of Lakeview Drive in…


Carrollton man caught exposing himself to elementary student

Carrollton, Ohio - Carroll County Sheriff's officials say they arrested a 45-year-old Carrollton man Friday after he was caught exposing himself to an elementary student. Sheriff Dale Williams says Gary D. Lee, Jr., was taken…


County EMA director shares tornado safety tips

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - State and local officials want residents to be prepared for severe weather as spring approaches. Tuscarawas County Emergency Management Agency Director Alex Mccarthy says residents should…


TuscBDD celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Officials with the Tuscarawas County Board Of Developmental Disabilities say they have special events happening all through March for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Superintendent…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 45. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. TUESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 44. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.


Medical issue causes crash on I-77

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Troopers say a medical condition was the likely cause of a single-vehicle crash on I-77 South that sent a 61-year-old Uhrichsville man to the hospital Friday afternoon. New Philadelphia Post Sgt. Gary…


Rainbow Connection hosting annual telethon

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - A local charity and its supporters are returning to TV and computer screens this weekend raising money for disadvantaged children and adults. The Rainbow Connection has its annual telethon this…


Explosive crash in Carroll County kills Pennsylvania man

Carroll County, Ohio (WJER) - Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams says the tanker crash that killed a Pennsylvania man and has kept State Route 332 closed since Thursday evening is the worst vehicle fire he has seen in his…


Little Caesars employees use CPR to save co-worker's life

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Three pizza shop workers are being praised for their heroic actions during a life-and-death situation. Twenty-two-year-old Brody Ferris of New Philadelphia says he was working at the Little Caesar’s…


Performing Arts Center offering free percussion workshop

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Performing Arts Center is giving young musicians another opportunity to learn from a nationally-known recording artist. General Manager David Mitchell says they will be offering free percussion…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Cloudy, with a high near 39. Light southeast wind. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. SATURDAY: Chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 51. SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain, mainly…


Preliminary hearing postponed for skimmer suspects

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s prosecutor says three Cuban men charged in the credit card skimmer case out of Dover Township will have some more time before facing formal charges. Ryan Styer says the men…


Puppy training to become Uhrichsville’s next K9 cop

Uhrichsville, Ohio - A Uhrichsville Police sergeant is seeing if a new dog has what it takes to become the city's next K9 officer. Mike Hickman says he’s grooming an 11-week-old German Shepherd puppy named Nitro to take over…


State releases 2018 Concealed Carry License numbers

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s officials say there are some differences between the state and local numbers for concealed-carry permits issued last year. Statewide, CCW renewals increased a…


Library MakerSpace Festival to celebrate STEAM-based learning

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Public Library System officials are inviting area families to join them for an afternoon of STEAM-based learning. Public Relations Association Megan Kovalaske-Grimm says they will be…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. THURSDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of snow showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. FRIDAY: Chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 38. New snow…


ODOT plow driver praised for heroic actions

Strasburg, Ohio - Strasburg firefighters are giving some recognition to an ODOT plow truck driver who sprung into action Tuesday afternoon to help a Stark County man who went into cardiac arrest. Chief Dan Varner says a woman…


Dover city budget allocates more paving funds

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The city of Dover will spend almost twice as much on road paving this year following council’s approval of the 2019 budget Monday night. Finance Committee Chairman Don Mauer says the $66.3-million in…


New Phila mayor highlights growth and challenges in annual report

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The city’s mayor is hoping the momentum continues from 2018 after reviewing progress in his state of the city report. Joel Day says New Phila saw economic success in 2018 with businesses moving…


Starlight artists hosting annual sale and exhibit

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Starlight Enterprises is teaming back up with the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts to showcase the creative talents of area artists with disabilities. Starlight Community Connections Manager…


Buckeye Career Center to break ground on new training facility

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is increasing its footprint on career and technical education with the addition of a new Energy Operations and Utility Lineworker training facility. The 15,000-square-foot…


Trinity Hospital hosting community health screen

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department will be hosting a health screen this Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 am at Mako’s Market (240 East Third St). Blood tests to measure total cholesterol…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as zero. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. THURSDAY NIGHT: Chance of snow, mainly…


Newcomerstown shooting suspects scheduled for trial

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Trials for the group of people accused in a Newcomerstown robbery turned shooting on December 5th have been scheduled in Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court. Ian Cultrona, 36, will be the…


Skimmer suspects arraigned on breaking and entering charges

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The three men accused of attaching a credit card skimmer to a gas pump at the Dover BP station last week have been arraigned in New Philadelphia Municipal Court. 39-year-old Adrid…


Remembering Tommie: TCC students carry on legacy of former classmate killed in accident

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas Central Catholic eighth-graders are honoring the memory of a classmate by supporting a cause in her name. The students presented a check for more than $700 during a pep rally Friday…


Celtic Rush to Perform at Dover Public Library

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is celebrating St. Patty's Day with the return of the popular Irish pub band Celtic Rush this Sunday, March 10th, beginning at 6 pm. Celtic Rush is a traditional Irish band that performs…


New Philadelphia airport hangar project taking off

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City officials are signaling the near completion of the long-awaited city airport hangar project. Airport Commission Chair John Zucal says the 12-bay hangar will be ready to house planes within…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Chance of snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy,…


Uhrichsville lot fenced in and ready for police K9 training

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The police department’s K9 Unit leader is thanking council and the community for helping them establish a new training facility. Sgt. Mike Hickman says they were able to fence in a donated lot in the 1200…


Man charged in Newcomerstown robbery returned to county jail

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The 36-year-old Coshocton County man facing attempted murder and felony assault charges in connection with a robbery turned shooting near Newcomerstown has been returned to the county jail.…


Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table to present An Evening with General Alvin Voris

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table's next meeting will focus on the life of Union General Alvin Coe Voris. Civil War reenactor and speaker Ted Dudra will bring the Voris' story to life on Thursday,…


Tickets on sale for Union Hospital Auxiliary’s Tea in the Garden

Dover, Ohio - The Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary is putting a new twist on one of its annual springtime events. The group’s annual Tea in the Garden is scheduled for Saturday, March 30th, beginning at 11 am at a…


New Phila council approves grass clipping disposal ordinance

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City council members say they’re passing a springtime ordinance now, ahead of yard work season. New Philadelphia council member Kelly Ricklic says they agreed to restrict residents from placing…


Three in custody for suspected skimmer at Dover gas station

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Sheriff's officials say charges are pending against three men suspected of placing a skimming device on a pump at a Dover Township gas station. Detective Sgt. Adam Fisher says…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 23. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -2. TUESDAY: Increasing clouds, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -3. TUESDAY NIGHT:…


Card skimmer found at Dover BP gas pump

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a card skimmer was discovered at a Dover gas station. Deputies responded Friday morning to the BP station at 1120 N. Tuscarawas Ave. after an…


Little Theatre taking nominations for variety show charity

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County is looking for a worthy local cause to support with this year’s Community Caring Variety Show, and they’re asking the community for suggestions. Secretary Kait…


Uhrichsville prepares for Smith Ambulance cutbacks

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The Uhrichsville Fire Department is stepping up to make sure residents continue to have access to around-the-clock emergency medical services as Smith Ambulance scales back its Twin Cities operation.…


New Phila passes parking ticket leniency law

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City officials are cutting downtown shoppers some slack if their parking meter expires while they’re in town. Council Member Kelly Ricklic says council passed an ordinance giving drivers the…


Group hosting forum on youth mental health and risky behaviors

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County school counselors are bringing the community back together for another discussion on the challenges facing today’s youth. The Tuscarawas Area Counselors Association is partnering…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of rain, snow and freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. SATURDAY: Chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.…


Valley congressman speak out on bill blocking emergency wall funding

Washington, DC (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s congressmen are speaking out about the house resolution against President Trump’s emergency declaration at the southern border. Republican 6th district Congressman Bill Johnson…


Local health departments release report on communicable diseases

Dover, Ohio - Tuscarawas County public health officials are sharing some important information to help reverse some troubling trends in last year’s communicable disease data. The Tuscarawas County Health Department recently…


New Phila council delays vote on business inspections

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Council members have agreed to hold an ordinance dealing with business permits for a fourth reading to give it more consideration after hearing some concerns. The legislation would require…


Akron-Canton food bank kicks off Harvest for Hunger campaign

Akron, Ohio - The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is again calling on the community to help feed hungry families across northeast Ohio through its 28th-annual Harvest for Hunger campaign. Harvest for Hunger is the food bank's…


Buckeye Career Center to host career carnival

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Buckeye Career Center officials are inviting area eighth-graders to explore possible career paths during their week-long career carnival. This year's carnival runs March 4-8th at the career center's…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. THURSDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of snow between 1am and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. FRIDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 43. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a…


Felony drug cases up in Tuscarawas County in 2018

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Prosecutor’s Office had a very busy year in 2018. Prosecutor Ryan Styer recently released a report on the cases his office handled last year. He says they saw a 50-percent…


County engineer weighs in on proposed gas tax increase

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s engineer is reacting to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s $7.43 billion transportation budget proposal announced earlier this week. Joe Bachman says the state’s current 28-cent…


Ohio attorney general offers tips for avoiding tax scams

Columbus, Ohio - Ohio’s attorney general is weighing in on what people can do to protect themselves from tax refund scams. Dave Yost says tax season provides an ideal opportunity for would-be thieves to try to separate…


Two Dennison streets targeted for paving

Dennison, Ohio - Village officials have their sights set on two downtown roads for improvements this spring. Councilman Greg DiDonato says they’ll be spending just over $50,000 to have Newton Asphalt pave the 700 block of…


Power outage drags on for some 

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - AEP officials say wind gusts, broken utility poles and downed power lines have contributed to delays in restoring electricity to areas still powerless after the weekend’s wind storm. American…


Outages forcing food to be tossed

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Health department officials say people who haven’t had power since Sunday are out of luck when it comes to saving food still in their refrigerators. Tuscarawas County Health Department Environmental…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance of rain and snow before 9pm, then a chance of snow between 9 and 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 23.  THURSDAY: Partly…


Community invited to learn about BCC programs tonight at Adult Ed Open House

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Buckeye Career Center is inviting people thinking about a job switch to stop by today and see what’s available. Curriculum Director Frank Polen says they are hosting an adult education open…


Area prevention groups meeting with state lawmakers in Columbus

Columbus, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition members and youth prevention leaders are hitting the road again for the chance to have some face time with our state lawmakers. Coordinator Jodi Salvo eight coalition…


Club makes final payment on Quaker Dome facility

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City school officials and booster members are expressing their appreciation to the community for helping pay off the Quaker Dome early. Quaker Club representative Tom Farbizo says they made…


Buckeye Career Center announces February Students of the Month

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is announcing its February Student of the Month recipients. Two high school students were chosen for the honor for demonstrating February’s core value of “success for all,” and…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. WEDNESDAY: Chance of snow in the morning and rain in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. WEDNESDAY NIGHT:…


Sandy Valley staff prevent fire in middle school science classroom

Magnolia, Ohio - East Sparta volunteer firefighters are praising Sandy Valley staff members for their quick response in preventing a fire Sunday evening in a middle school science classroom. Captain Michael Felcyn says…


New Phila firefighters return to apartments for electrical issue

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Firefighters say a New Philadelphia apartment complex will need some electrical upgrades after a second breaker box there malfunctioned over the weekend. New Philadelphia Fire Captain Matt Tharp says…


Road crews busy with cleanup after windy weekend

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Engineer’s Office crews have been responding to calls all over the area trying to make the roads passable for drivers. Road Superintendent Steve McQueen says they’ve probably…


County EMA reopens warming centers amid power outages

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The county’s Emergency Management Agency is again making sure that people without power from the wind storm have somewhere safe to go in this cold. Tuscarawas County EMA Director Alex McCarthy…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Sunny, with a high near 31. Windy, with gusts as high as 32 mph. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.  TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.  TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around…


Kent Tusc announces engineering contest winners

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department has announced the winners of two recent competitions for area high school students. Area high school students completed…


Kent Tusc announces bridge contest winners

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department has announced the winners of this year's Regional Bridge Building Competition. The competition was held on this past Thursday…


Dover man on the run apprehended in Pennsylvania

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Sheriff’s detectives say they’ve located a 36-year-old Dover man who had been on the run ahead of his trial for his alleged role in a December robbery-turned-shooting near Newcomerstown. Ian…


Uhrichsville councilman disqualified from primary ballot

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Board of Elections has finalized the ballot for the upcoming election, and Uhrichsville’s Ward 3 councilman didn’t make the cut. Director Allen Sayre says the board met Tuesday…


Community Hospice Rigatoni Dinner fundraiser this Saturday

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - A popular fundraiser to assist Community Hospice with patient care services will bring people and their appetites together this weekend. The 27th-annual rigatoni dinner returns to Central…


AEP donates utility truck to Buckeye Career Center

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Buckeye Career Center officials are showing off their latest educational tool for the utility linesman adult ed students. American Electric Power has donated a 2006 International Digger Derrick…


OhioMeansJobs hosting financial literacy workshop

New Philadelphia, Ohio - OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas County is partnering once again with United Way of Tuscarawas County and DoverPhila Federal Credit Union to offer a program to help residents better manage their money.…


Dover Library to host program on Cleveland stadiums

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will host a program on the history of Cleveland's stadiums on Saturday, March 9th, beginning at 2pm. The Stadiums of Cleveland will be presented in the library's Community Room by Greg…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 43. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.  SATURDAY: Rain likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 51.  SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain, mainly before 5am. Low around 45. …


Canton family grows by five with recent adoption

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A Canton area couple has doubled the size of their family with the adoption of five foster children. Derek and Jennifer Miller were cheered on by friends and family as they finalized the adoption…


BCC serves nearly 400 breakfasts during Pancakes with Parents event

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center students and parents recently enjoyed breakfast together at school. The career center held it's 3rd-annual Pancakes with Parents event on Wednesday, February 13th. Superintendent…


YMCA hosting informational meeting on Teen Leaders Club

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County YMCA is giving area middle and high school students an opportunity to learn more about their Teen Leaders Club. The Y will host an informational meeting about the club this Sunday, Feb.…


Goshen trustees appoint Darissa Lute to fiscal officer position

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Goshen Township Trustees are extending their welcome to their newly-appointed fiscal officer. Trustees have appointed township resident Darissa Lute to finish out the unexpired term of Amanda Spies,…


Newcomerstown increasing monitoring at former landfill site

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Village officials are working to increase surveillance at a former landfill site. Newcomerstown Mayor Pat Cadle says several of the wells at the village-owned site have started burping methane, so he…


JFS issuing partial March benefits early for SNAP recipients

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services Office says they are catching clients up on their snap benefits following the government shutdown. Executive Director David Haverfield says…


Wabash Avenue closed for water line repair

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City officials say drivers will want to find a way across town today other than Wabash Avenue near the stadium. New Philadelphia Service Director Ron McAbier says they have the road closed…


Buckeye Career Center announces spring open house

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is opening its doors to prospective adult students during its winter open house. The BCC Adult Education Open House is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the…


Upside down piano player coming to town to educate and perform

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Performing Arts Center is continuing its tradition of connecting local students with internationally recognized artists. General Manager David Mitchell says piano man Jason Farnham will be…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.


Oxford Twp robbery suspect back at large

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The county’s sheriff says they are searching for one of the suspects accused in a robbery-turned-shooting near Newcomerstown. Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell says his office received…


Dennison man indicted on drug charges

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A 34-year-old from Dennison has been indicted by a Tuscarawas County grand jury for multiple-drug related offenses. Charles N. McIntyre is charged in the 10-count indictment with multiple felony…


Dover encouraging residents to report potholes

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The city’s service director says his department is doing their best to fix the streets as winter continues crumbling asphalt all around the county. Dave Douglas says his crews are out every time the…


Bolivar-Zoar Rotary launches free speaker series

Bolivar, Ohio – The Bolivar-Zoar Rotary is gearing up for the launch of a new speaker series designed to address important community issues. Anyone is welcome to attend the series to learn more about how they can enhance…


Local church serving up exotic meats during Wild Game Dinner

Fresno, Ohio (WJER) - Alligator, bison, turtle and kangaroo will all be on the menu this weekend at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. The church’s annual Wild Game Dinner and Atomic Wing Contest will have two seatings at…


Dover Library offering more free tech classes

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is offering more free technology classes to the public. A hands-on class on Microsoft Excel will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 23rd beginning at 10:30am. Participants will learn data…


Buckeye healthcare students advance to state competition

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Another group of Buckeye Career Center students is advancing to state-level competition. The following students recently competed at the HOSA Future Health Professionals regional competition at Canton…


Museum passes offered to county library users

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Public Library System cardholders now have greater access to recreation and the arts with a new Museum Pass service. Museum Pass allows patrons to use their library card to check out…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 11am, then rain and sleet between 11am and noon, then rain after noon. High near 42. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain, mainly…


Dover woman charged for pursuit

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A 34-year-old Dover woman has been charged for leading police from Dover and New Philadelphia on a pursuit through both cities last Friday afternoon. Tia M. Thurman is charged with aggravated…


Architect shares costs of New Phila school improvements options

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The community is starting to get an idea of how much it might cost to improve the New Philadelphia school buildings.  Architect Rodwell King of the GDP Group shared an estimated cost for several…


Uhrichsville mayor addresses pothole concerns

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The city’s mayor is asking residents to be patient as they work to deal with all the potholes that formed over the winter. Rick Dorland says they’re already starting to get complaints about bumpy roads…


JFS program supporting youth transitioning from foster care

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services officials are drawing attention to a program that helps foster kids integrate into adult life. Children’s Social Services Supervisor Lisa Wodkowski…


Buckeye business students qualify for state competition

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Members of Buckeye Career Center’s Business Professionals of America club have qualified to participate in the organization's state competition on March 14th in Columbus. Qualifiers from BCC main…


Library system offering free tax clinics

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System is partnering with HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Agency to offer a series of free tax clinics for Tuscarawas County residents. The clinics will be…


Local explorer to discuss trip to Peru

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will host world traveler Fred Wyman as he presents Travel Talk: Peru on Saturday, Feb. 23rd, beginning at 10 am. Wyman will share a photo slide show of his recent journey to the South…


Kent Tusc hosting 37th-annual Engineering Expo

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas is celebrating National Engineers week with their 37th annual Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo. The expo is free and open to the public and will be held this…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.  TUESDAY NIGHT: Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Snow accumulation of around an inch possible. WEDNESDAY: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before…


Dover woman arrested after pursuit

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Police say 34-year-old Dover woman was taken into custody Friday after a pursuit that ended on West High Avenue. The incident began shortly after 2 pm when the woman created a disturbance at a Dover…


Fire damages New Philadelphia apartments

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City fire officials say they were able to perform a quick knockdown on a fire at a New Philadelphia apartment complex before it spread too far Thursday evening. New Philadelphia Fire Chief Jim…


Robbery suspect sentenced for previous charges

New Philadelphia, Ohio - One of the accused gunmen in an attempted robbery-turned-shooting last year in Oxford Township has been sentenced to a six-month jail term for two unrelated cases. Lucian A. Lambes, 22, of…


Youth history rally returning Saturday to New Towne Mall

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Area museums and educational organizations are uniting again to bring history to life at New Towne Mall. The T-County Youth Patriot History Rally returns this Saturday from 10 to 4 for six full hours…


Linda Davis returns to Uhrichsville Council

Uhrichsville, Ohio - A returning city councilwoman is getting back up to speed after a short break from public service.  Uhrichsville Council veteran Linda Davis was back behind the council desk Monday after a coin flip won…


United Way celebrates supporters to close out fundraising campaign

New Philadelphia, Ohio - United Way of Tuscarawas County officials are thanking supporters and volunteers for another year of giving. The organization wrapped up its 76th annual fundraising campaign with its yearly luncheon…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Isolated showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 45.  FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.  SATURDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 34.  SATURDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of snow after 4am.…


School district  announces next round of community meetings

New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia school officials are seeking more input from the community as they start to narrow down their facility improvement options. Superintendent David Brand says they’ll be having another…


Newcomerstown finances looking good for 2019

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Newcomerstown officials are looking at a bright financial outlook as the village continues to rebound from a fiscal emergency. Fiscal Officer Lisa Stiteler says Newcomerstown has come a long way in…


New Phila council rezoning Quaker Dome for preschool use

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City council is working to match up the zoning at the Quaker Dome with the school district’s plans to put preschool classrooms there. New Philadelphia city council will soon vote on proposed…


Former New Phila fire station getting new life

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The city prosecutor’s office is getting more room and storage space through a move that won’t cost taxpayers. Law Director Marvin Fete says his office will be relocating from the municipal…


Registration open for Doughnut Fun Run

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System is taking registrations for will its 5th annual 5K race. The Doughnut Fun Run Challenge will be held on Saturday, April 13th, beginning at 10 a.m.…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 38. FRIDAY: Chance of rain and snow before 3pm, then a slight chance of snow between 3 and 5pm with…


Dover Police asking for help identifying coin thief

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a coin machine shakedown. Dover Police Detective Jason Peters says a man stole all the quarters from a coin machine at the Finish…


Tuscarawas County engineer addressing pothole problem

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The county engineer is telling motorists to be cautious driving with potholes popping up all over. Joe Bachman says with the large temperature swings, road conditions have continued to…


New Philadelphia Municipal Court welcomes victims advocate

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The newest addition to the New Philadelphia Municipal Court system is introducing herself. The city prosecutor’s office has chosen Debbie Lebold to become their first victim’s advocate through…


New Phila school board approves contract for Quaker Dome renovations

New Philadelphia, Ohio - School district officials have taken the next step toward creating a new learning environment for its youngest students. The district’s board approved a contract Monday to renovate a portion of the…


Akron Zoo animals to visit Bolivar Branch Library

Bolivar, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Bolivar Branch invites local families to learn about animal habitats with live animals from the Akron Zoo. The animals will be visiting the Bolivar Fire Station…


Dover library offering college entrance exam workshop 

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is hosting a college entrance examination workshop for future college students and/or their parents this Saturday, Feb. 16th,  beginning at 10am. This program is designed to prepare…


Groups offering free prevention trainings

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Two groups are teaming up to educate the community on the best practices for drug use prevention. The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is partnering with Personal & Family Counseling Services to…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.  THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy,…


Garaway students practicing kindness with week-long challenge

Sugarcreek, Ohio - Garaway students are embracing the power of positivity this week in honor of Valentine’s Day. High school Spanish teacher Valerie Hershberger says district students will be completing simple but meaningful…


Local anti-drug coalitions meet up in Washington DC

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Supporters pushing for a drug-free Tuscarawas County are adding some resources to their fight. The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition spent five days last week in Washington, DC, with about 3,000…


Valley congressmen weigh in on border security talks

Washington, DC (WJER) - The two congressmen representing Tuscarawas County say they want lawmakers to reach a deal to keep the government open this week and properly fund border security. Negotiators have until Friday to…


Dover Rotary to hold Valentine's week carnation sale

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Rotary Club is inviting community members to purchase a bouquet for that special someone while supporting the club's charitable endeavors. The club will hold its annual Community Carnation Sale this…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Rain. High near 50.  TUESDAY NIGHT: Rain before 10pm, then rain and snow likely between 10pm and 11pm, then snow likely after 11pm. Low around 26.  WEDNESDAY: Chance of snow, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high…


Restaurant hosting dine-to-donate night for Starlight School program

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Chipotle restaurant in New Philadelphia is lending a hand to a Starlight School program that gives incentives to students for doing the right thing. A third of the proceeds from sales from 4 to 8…


Kimble extends land agreement for Towpath extension

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The Ohio and Erie Canalway coalition is continuing a partnership with the Kimble company and Tuscarawas County to add four more miles to the Towpath Trail. Coalition President Dan Rice says…


Concealed-carry initiative approved for JFS workers

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services officials are hoping to improve security at their New Philadelphia office with a new employee concealed-carry initiative. Director David Haverfield says…


New Philadelphia schools hosting Senior Citizens Night

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia school officials are inviting city residents ages 65 and older to join them for Senior Citizens Night on Thursday, Feb. 21st, beginning at 5 p.m. Participating seniors will enjoy…


Trinity Hospital Twin City volunteers holding plant sale

Dennison, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s United Volunteer Auxiliary is hosting a plant sale to benefit the hospital. The group is taking orders for 10-inch hanging baskets now through Friday, March 1st, at 4 pm.…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Rain and snow likely before noon, then rain. High near 37. Daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. MONDAY NIGHT: Rain. Low around 36.  TUESDAY: Rain. High near 50.  TUESDAY NIGHT: Rain likely…


Fourth suspect pleads not guilty in Oxford Twp robbery case

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A  28-year-old Newcomerstown woman was back in court Friday for her alleged role in a failed robbery attempt and shooting.  Samantha S. Owen was arraigned Friday on counts of attempted murder,…


Fire ravages New Phila duplex

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City firefighters say no one was injured in a blaze that broke out at a duplex in the 700 block of Ray Avenue Thursday evening. Lt. Robert Snyder says the call came in just before 8 pm, and units…


Mineral City firefighters hosting grocery and merchandise auction

Mineral City, Ohio - Mineral City Volunteer firefighters are hoping to raise some funds and save their supporters some money with an event they’re holding this weekend. Firefighter Dave Collier says they’re having a grocery…


Candidates, issues filed for May primary

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County election officials are planning for a lite primary election. County Board of Elections Director Sarah Kneuss says quite a few precincts won’t have anything on the ballot for the May…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -2. SATURDAY: Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -1.  SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly…


Coin flip determines new Uhrichsville council member

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - County Democrats had to turn to an unconventional method to fill the ward 4 Uhrichsville council seat vacancy. The four-member Democratic Central Committee had to flip a coin to determine a…


Dover Library announces Recipe Club programs

Dover, Ohio - The Recipe Club at the Dover Public Library is inviting the community to share and learn about delicious dishes during their Recipe Club's winter and spring meetings.  The club meets the 2nd Saturday of each…


Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office hosting crisis intervention training

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is helping area law enforcement agencies better respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis. Sheriff Orvis Campbell says his office is facilitating a…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Rain with the possibility of thunderstorms between 2 and 3pm. High near 61.  THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain with a chance of thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of rain between 2 and 4. Low around 27.  FRIDAY:…


Newcomerstown schools ready to break ground on field house

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Newcomerstown school officials are giving an update on a project that will create more opportunities for Trojan athletes. Superintendent Jeff Staggs says the school board recently approved a contract…


Buckeye Career Center welcomes Directors for a Day

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Buckeye Career Center put some officials from different sectors into the director’s seat to witness what students are offered daily. Business leaders, dignitaries and department heads were…


Dover looking to demolish two vacant houses

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover officials are planning on getting rid of some eyesores inside the city. Dover Auditor Nicole Stoldt says council has declared the properties at 501 Sterling Ave. and 349 W. 5th St. blighted,…


United Way offering free tax filing service

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The United Way of Tuscarawas County is helping residents get the most out of their refunds with a volunteer tax filing program. President and CEO Robin Waltz says they’re partnering with the United…


Civil War Roundtable meeting to focus on two historic battles

Dover, Ohio - The next meeting of the Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Roundtable will focus on two battles considered by some to represent the turning point of the War Between the States. The group will welcome historian John C.…


OhioMeansJobs to offer seminars for employers

Canton, Ohio - OhioMeansJobs Stark & Tuscarawas Counties is offering a series of free seminars to help employers overcome their hiring challenges. “How to Increase Your Labor Pool” is designed for employers and their human…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Rain, mainly before 4pm. High near 54.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance of rain before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 47.  THURSDAY: Rain, mainly after 11am. High near 61. …


Wendy’s holding dine-to-donate event for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - A restaurant chain is again coming through for an organization that matches up children and teens with the influence of a caring adult. Owner Chris Lane says their seven area Wendy's locations…


Travis Alberts remembered for love of community

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia residents and leaders are mourning the loss of an active community member. Travis Alberts passed away suddenly on Saturday at the age of 47. He was a New Philadelphia Rotary…


Tuscarawas County Auditor receives state award

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s auditor is being recognized for his office’s diligence.  Larry Lindberg recently received the state’s Financial Reporting Achievement award for their accurate reporting of…


Dover Library hosts DIY gaming program for teens and tweens

Dover, Ohio - Tweens and teens ages 8-18 are invited to the Dover Public Library's DIY Game Day on Saturday, February 9th, at 2 pm.  Participants will be challenged to make their own board games they can take home to play…


Library to host program on history of Little Theatre

Tuscarawas, Ohio - Local theatre lovers are invited to the Tuscarawas Branch of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System on Tuesday, February 12th, beginning at 6 pm.  Kait Gallagher-Wilsterman will share the history of…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.  TUESDAY NIGHT: Chance of rain, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.  WEDNESDAY: Rain. High near 54.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain. Low around 48. 


Former Kent QB named Super Bowl MVP

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - At Super Bowl 53, former Kent State quarterback turned wide receiver Julian Edelman was named the game’s MVP after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. WJER’s Bill Morgan spoke with Kent football…


New Phila Police replace dash cams

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The city’s police chief says his department can now record almost all of their traffic stops. Mike Goodwin says he used a federal justice assistance grant to purchase two new dashboard-cameras…


Heath department offering help for septic improvements

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Health Department is offering a program to help low-income residents improve their septic systems. Environmental Health Director Caroline Terakedis says they can again help Tuscarawas…


Hospital hosting health screen at Mako’s Market

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department is offering low-cost health screenings this Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 am at Mako’s Market at 240 E. Third St. Blood tests to measure total…


Library system incites reading in area laundromats

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - County residents can now enjoy one of their favorite pastimes while doing their laundry thanks to a partnership with the Tuscarawas County Public Library System. The library has placed a purple book…


Students participate in the Global Game Jam at Kent Tusc

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Students from three different campuses recently put their game-making skills to the test during the Global Game Jam at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas.  Global Game Jam (GGJ) is a worldwide…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Chance of showers after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 61.  MONDAY NIGHT: Showers, mainly before 1am. Low around 41.  TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.  TUESDAY NIGHT: Chance of rain, mainly…


Rival schools team up for United Way fundraiser

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Dover and New Philadelphia students are helping up the United Way of Tuscarawas County raise funds for the community with a new campaign called Rivals United. This is a friendly fundraiser competition…


PAC partnering with local nonprofits for upcoming kids show

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Peforming Arts Center is partnering with two local nonprofits for an upcoming live performance of Emmy-winning kids show. Peg + Cat LIVE! will make its local debut on Saturday, February 16th, at…


Committee looking for new county elections board member

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Democrats are on the lookout for some Board of Elections candidates. Executive Committee member Martha Campbell says they need someone to replace Doug O’Meara on the…


Patrol targeting impaired driving for Super Bowl Sunday

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Highway Patrol is encouraging football fans to celebrate safely this Super Bowl Sunday by planning ahead and designating a sober driver. Troopers will be cracking down on impaired drivers on Super…


BCC celebrating Career and Technical Education Month

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is celebrating Career and Technical Education Month throughout the month of February with various events for students and the community. Activities for the community begin with…


Library offers assistance with Android devices

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will hold an Android for Beginners class on Saturday, February 2nd, at 10 am at the Main Library in New Philadelphia. This class is meant for anyone who is…


Goshen Township hires deputy fiscal officer

Goshen Township - Township trustees are taking swift action to replace their former fiscal officer. The trustees met Thursday to formally accept the resignation of Amanda Spies and hire a deputy fiscal officer to serve as a…


Author and Vietnam vet to speak at Dover library

Dover, Ohio -  Author and Vietnam veteran Dave Lange will share stories of his childhood and military service when he appears at the Dover Library on February 16th at 2 pm as part of the library's Visiting Author…


WEEKEND WEATHER

TODAY: Snow, mainly before 11am. High near 22. Daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.  SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.  SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy,…


Tuscarawas County Dog Warden checking upon outside dogs

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The county dog warden is asking for others to keep an eye out for pets being neglected in the extreme cold. Terry Warner says he’s been going out with police and deputies checking on dogs in…


Oxford Twp robbery suspects held without bond

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court judge has ordered that two of the three men charged in connection with a shooting in Oxford Township be held without bond. Judge Edward O’Farrell issued the…


Local chefs helping kick hunger during NFL fundraiser

Strasburg, Ohio - Two area chefs are bringing some local flavor to Super Bowl’s official pregame charity event.  Shy Cellars’ Sherry Schie and her daughter Tara are en route to Atlanta to represent the Pro-Football Hall of…


Anti-Drug Coalition targeting medical marijuana education

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s Anti-Drug Coalition is raising some concerns they have over the legalization of medical marijuana. Coalition Coordinator Jodi Salvo says with medical marijuana dispensaries…


Lawmakers speak out as government reopens

Washington, DC (WJER) - Washington, DC (WJER) - Our representatives in Washington are talking about what they want to see next with another government shutdown possible in three weeks. Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown says…


Buckeye Career Center to welcome guest directors

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Buckeye Career Center is kicking off Career and Technical Education month by inviting local community and business leaders to be “Director for a Day” on February 5th. The program allows area business,…


WEATHER

TODAY: Sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -19.  TONIGHT: Snow likely, mainly after 2am. Low around 5 with wind chill values as low as -3. Accumulation of around an inch possible. FRIDAY: Snow…


Mail carriers battling arctic blast

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The cold weather hasn’t been enough to keep postal carriers from doing their jobs. Dover Postmaster Lisa Kropff says she has 10 city carriers and six rural carriers who all reported to work to deliver…


TUSCARAWAS COUNTY WARMING CENTERS

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas Couty Emergency Management Agency reminds residents that they can visit the following locations to escape from the cold:  DOVER   Dover Public Library, 525 S. Walnut St, 9 am to 8 pm;…


Tuscarawas County Sheriff promotes officers

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing the outstanding work of two of its officers by promoting them to the rank of sergeant. Deputy Matt Stein and Detective Adam Fisher both got their…


TCC students assemble care kits for disaster victims

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Personal And Family Counseling Services are calling a recent student-led charitable campaign a success. Youth Prevention Services Manager Hannah Yoder says Tuscarawas Central Catholic sophomore…


AAA offers cold weather tips for homeowners

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - AAA officials are parking the cars for a couple days and offering some tips on how to make sure your home survives the cold snap. Spokesman Jim Garrity says sub-zero temperatures bring the…


WEATHER

TODAY: Areas of blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -27. TONIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -24.…


Tuscarawas County Sheriff screens jail footage to dispel abuse rumors

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County’s Sheriff is calling on local media to help him dispel recent rumors alleging inmate abuse at the county jail. Tusco TV and WJER were among the agencies invited to a private…


Tuscarawas County files suit against opioid makers, distributors

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County officials are moving to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for practices they say contributed to the area’s opioid crisis. County commissioners announced last week that…


WIND CHILL WARNING

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for east-central Ohio effective from 5 am Wednesday to 5 pm Thursday. Rapidly falling temperatures may create flash freeze conditions Tuesday morning. Very cold…


WEATHER

TODAY: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Accumulation of less than a half inch possible. TONIGHT: Isolated snow showers between 1am and 2am, then a chance of snow after 2am. Mostly…


Trail group raising funds for study

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The East High Avenue Corridor Committee is getting closer to figuring out how they can tie several attractions and businesses together in New Philadelphia using bike trails. Tuscarawas County…


Valley bracing for arctic chill

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Forecasters are saying get ready this week for what could be some of the coldest weather we’ve had in years. Ohio News Network Forecaster Jeff Booth says an arctic air mass is arriving by mid-week. We’ll…


Tuscarawas County Sheriff addresses inmate abuse rumors

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell is setting the record straight in response to a widely-spread rumor alleging inmate abuse at the county jail. Campbell says he personally visited the jail over…


Area organizations, individuals honored during Chamber banquet

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce has honored another group of businesses, organizations and individuals during its annual awards banquet. Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital President…


Indian Valley stadium project inching forward

Gnadenhutten, Ohio - Indian Valley’s superintendent says it will be a while yet before work begins on the district’s new football stadium and athletic facility. Ira Wentworth says the project is slowly moving forward,…


WEATHER

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.  TONIGHT: Rain before 11pm, then rain and snow likely between 11pm and 1am, then snow after 1am. Low around 20. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. TUESDAY:…


Cathy Cottis steps down from Uhrichsville council

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Uhrichsville City Council is losing its senior member. Longtime Ward 4 Councilwoman Cathy Cottis stepped down Thursday to begin her new role as Union Cemetery Board clerk. Cottis says she's enjoyed…


Secretary of State visits Tuscarawas County

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Ohio’s new secretary of state stopped by Tuscarawas County Wednesday to tour the county Board of Elections and say thanks to our local men and women in law enforcement. Republican Frank LaRose…


New Phila officials go over holiday trash collection schedule

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City officials are reminding residents how their trash pickup schedules work during a holiday week. New Philadelphia Service Director Ron McAbier says the sanitation employees still work some…


Scarf Project expanding into Massillon

Massillon, Ohio - A grassroots movement to provide warm winter accessories to people in need is expanding its reach in Stark County. The Scarf Project of Stark County has a new drop-off location in Massillon for people to…


Library to host local author Dan Fuller

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library system is proud to welcome author and Emeritus Professor Dan Fuller for a discussion on his new book chronicling the history of Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Fuller is…


WEEKEND WEATHER

TODAY: Scattered flurries before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -2.  TONIGHT: Slight chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as…


JOANNA’S PASSION: Benefit to fund lifelong dream of local woman killed in crash

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Friends and family of a local woman killed last month in a car crash are working to keep her memory alive by starting an animal shelter in her honor. Twenty-four-year-old Joanna Sellards of…


Two arrested after high-speed chase along I-77

Canton, Ohio - Troopers say two Akron men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading units on a high-speed chase along I-77. State Highway Patrol District 7 Crime Unit commander Lt. Todd Criss says the chase began when…


Wrestler Brayton Feister wins national championship title

Midvale, Ohio - A young wrestler is back in the spotlight after claiming a championship title recently in the Tusla Nationals.  Brayton Feister dominated his competition in the tournament's 10u division at 100 pounds with…


OhioMeansJobs offering financial literacy workshop

New Philadelphia, Ohio - OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas County is partnering with the local United Way and DoverPhila Federal Credit Union to offer a free financial literacy workshop for area residents. “Make Your Tax Refund Work…


Buckeye postpones parent breakfast

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center has rescheduled its Pancakes with Parents event due to Thursday morning's weather conditions. The event has been moved to Wednesday, February 13th, from 7:45-8:45 am. 


WEATHER

TODAY: Chance of snow, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. TONIGHT: A chance of snow showers, mainly between 11pm and 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind…


Homeless shelter seeks donations to get through funding delay

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County’s homeless shelter is looking to the community to help them keep their doors open as they wait for funding to come through from the state. Friends of the Homeless Executive Director…


Attic fire displaces Dover family

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - City firefighters had to be called in to finish the job Tuesday morning after a resident attempted to extinguish an attic fire, only to have it reignite about an hour later.  Dover Fire Captain Brooks…


Noah's Hope Child Advocacy Center names new director

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The next director of the Noah’s Hope Child Advocacy Center in New Philadelphia is getting ready to make the transition. Mandy Prosser will be leaving her position as Children’s Services Supervisor…


Dover Library seeking volunteers for Outreach Department

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is looking for volunteers to help deliver books and other materials to patrons unable to visit the library.  The Library is looking for at least two volunteers to help deliver books to…


Dover schools accepting open enrollments

Dover, Ohio - Dover City Schools will once again offer interdistrict open enrollment with school systems throughout the State of Ohio.  New students who wish to enter Dover City Schools for the 2019-2020 school year may…


WEATHER

TODAY: Showers before noon, then rain after noon. High near 48. TONIGHT: Rain before 1 am, then rain and snow between 1 am and 2 am, then snow likely after 2 am. Low around 28. New snow accumulation of less than one inch…


Oxford Twp robbery suspects charged with attempted murder

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A Tuscarawas County grand jury has returned multi-count indictments against four of the five people implicated in the shooting of a teenager during an attempted robbery in Oxford Township. Douglas M.…


Dover hires next high school principal

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover’s school board is counting on a familiar face to lead their high school into its future. Last week, the board agreed to hire Brooke Grafe to replace Teresa Alberts, who recently announced her…


Safe Communities announces billboard contest winners

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Two local high school students are helping warn people about the dangers of distracted driving. Tuscarawas County Safe Communities and State Farm insurance again challenged area high schoolers to…


Groups hosting law seminar for local gun owners

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Prepare 2 Defend is partnering with U.S. Law Shield to host a gun law seminar on February 21st at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Founder's Hall…


Women’s Success Series to feature Tracy Stevens 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The next installment of the Women’s Success Series will feature Tracy Stevens, external affairs manager for Dominion Energy and Kent State University at Tuscarawas adjunct faculty. The event is on…


WEATHER

TODAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values as low as -3.  TONIGHT: Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.  WEDNESDAY: Rain. High near 45.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain before 11pm,…


Two killed in Wayne County plane crash

Apple Creek, Ohio – The Wooster State Highway Patrol Post is investigating a plane crash in Sugar Creek Township that killed two Apple Creek men. Post Commander Lt. Stephanie Norman says a Douglas DC3TP crashed on Hackett…


Sheriff's Office investigating death at Camp Tuscazoar  

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating the death a 53-year-old Fairfield Township man who was found deceased over the weekend inside a camper at Camp Tuscazoar. Sheriff Orvis…


TuscBDD launches video series

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities is highlighting their services to the community with a new video series. Community Relations and Special Projects Coordinator Kerri…


New Phila Fire Department adds seven new members

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Firefighters have some extra manpower now thanks to an $800,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Fire Chief Jim Parrish says they have sworn in seven new firefighter EMT’s in…


Hamfest Electronics and Computer Show set for Sunday 

Strasburg, Ohio - The Tusco Amateur Radio Club will be hosting their annual Hamfest Electronics and Computer Show on Sunday, January 27th, at Wallick’s Auction Center.  For 29 years, this show has attracted Amateur Radio…


Chautauqua Book Club announces upcoming meeting dates 

DOVER, Ohio - The Chautauqua Book Club at the Dover Public Library is announcing its schedule of upcoming discussion titles and dates. Founded in 1878 at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, the Chautauqua…


TUSCARAWAS COUNTY WARMING CENTERS

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas Couty Emergency Management Agency reminds residents that they can visit the following locations to escape from the cold:  DOVER   Dover Public Library, 525 S. Walnut St, 9 am to 8 pm;…


WIND CHILL ADVISORY

Pittsburgh, Ohio - The National Weather Service has issued a WIND CHILL ADVISORY through 1 pm Monday for portions of Northeast and East Central Ohio including Tuscarawas, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes,…


WEATHER

TODAY: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -7.  TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2.  TUESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values as low as -6.  TUESDAY NIGHT:…


ODOT getting ready for winter weather blast

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - State transportation officials say their plow trucks will be ready for whatever Mother Nature decides to drop on us this weekend. ODOT District 11 spokesperson Lauren Borell says they will be…


EMA director urges residents to prepare for weekend storm

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s Emergency Management Agency director is urging residents to get prepared for the winter storm that’s heading our way this weekend. Alex McCarthy says heavy snowfall will…


BWC officials offering snowstorm safety advice

DOVER (WJER) - The Bureau of Workers Compensation has some safety tips with harsh winter weather in the weekend forecast.  Safety Consultant Cari Gray says winter storms bring a higher number of car accidents and fall…


New Phila schools continue improvement discussions

New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia school officials are continuing their dialogue with the community as they look at their building options. Parents, staff and community members had another opportunity Thursday to help…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Cloudy, with a high near 34.  FRIDAY NIGHT: Cloudy, with a low around 27.  SATURDAY: Snow before 1pm, then snow and freezing rain. High near 32. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch possible. New snow…


Tickets on sale for 20th-annual Chocolate Love A'Fair

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary is targeting those with a sweet tooth for their annual fundraiser. Tickets are now on sale for the 20th-annual Chocolate Love A’fair. Hospital spokesman…


Dover library to host small business tax prep workshop

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will host a workshop for self-employment and startup companies on Monday, January 28th, beginning at 6:30 pm. Presented by Chris Walters, this program will educate small business owners…


Buckeye Career Center announces January Students of the Month

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is announcing its January Student of the Month recipients. Two high school students were chosen for the honor for demonstrating January’s core value of critical thinking, and an…


County employees show community support through fundraisers

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County employees have once again shown their generosity for helping others by contributing to worthy causes with activities like their Friday dress-down days. Administrative…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Snow showers, mainly after 3pm. High near 34. Accumulation of less than a half inch possible. THURSDAY NIGHT: Snow showers, mainly before midnight. Low around 33. Accumulation of less than a half inch possible.…


BBBS, Newsymom launch new pen pal program for waiting Littles

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio is kicking off the new year with a new program and a new partnership they hope will have a big impact on the lives of area children. The organization…


Icy conditions keep troopers, road crews busy

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The drizzle has made things tricky for drivers today, and for people just trying to walk across driveways or sidewalks. State Highway Patrol New Philadelphia Post commander Lt. Mark Glennon…


Dover schools announce grade-level building assignments

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - School district officials have some details for Dover parents with elementary students about where their kids will be heading next school year. On Monday, the Dover school board approved a plan to house…


Hospital employee auxiliary hosting quarter auction fundraiser

Tuscarawas, Ohio - The Trinity Hospital Twin City Employee Auxiliary is hosting a benefit quarter auction this Sunday, January 20th,  at the Tusky Community Center (212 E. Cherry St). Doors open at 2 pm, and the auction…


WEATHER

TODAY: Cloudy, with a high near 34.  TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.  THURSDAY: Snow likely before 2pm, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34.  THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain and snow, becoming all snow…


Fundraiser to support services for children impacted by abuse

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Dover Exchange Club is once again showing its support for the Noah’s Hope Child Advocacy Center. The club's Children’s Foundation Chairman, Kevin Korns, says their annual BBQ chicken fundraiser…


Huff Run Watershed winter community meeting set for tonight

Mineral City, Ohio (WJER) - Huff Run Watershed Conservancy District officials are still talking about waterway revitalization even in the winter months. Coordinator Marissa Lautzenheiser says their winter community meeting is…


Facility dog Mustang retires from Claymont High School

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Claymont High School’s facility dog has gone into early retirement, but school officials say students don’t need to worry because another companion is on the way. Principal Amy Conn says Mustang, the…


Dover schools planning reduced levy attempt

DOVER (WJER) - The Dover School Board is dialing-back their next ballot attempt this spring. On Monday, the school board submitted a request to the county auditor to certify a 6.9-mill operating levy request for the May…


Dover Public Library resumes free tech classes

Dover, Ohio -  The Dover Public Library's popular technology classes are back on now that the remodel is complete. The library will be offering two free programs during the month of January:  Web Design - Saturday, January…


WEATHER

TODAY: Cloudy, with a high near 28. TONIGHT: A slight chance of snow after 10pm.  WEDNESDAY: Chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance of snow after 1am. 


Shutdown to impact SNAP benefits for Tuscarawas County residents

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - County residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can count on at least one more month of benefits before funding for the federal program runs out at the end of this month.…


Nominations sought for 2019 Zeisberger-Heckewelder awards

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Historical Society wants to honor a new class of residents working to preserve local history. Curator Kim Jurkovic says they are accepting nominations for the annual…


Uhrichsville planning water park improvements 

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The Uhrichsville Water Park will have some noticeable improvements when it opens back up this spring. Mayor Rick Dorland says largest project they’re planning for the park in 2019 is the replacement of…


Crash fatal for Uhrichsville woman

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Highway Patrol Post is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Warwick Township that claimed the life of a Uhrichsville woman Saturday evening. Troopers say 56-year-old Jackie L.…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.  MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.  TUESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.  TUESDAY NIGHT: A slight chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a…


Tuscarawas County Health Department celebrating 100 years

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Health Department is marking a century of serving the valley. The health department was formed in 1919, during a time when there were more than 2,100 health districts around Ohio…


National Tour of RENT makes stop in New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia, Ohio - An award-winning Broadway musical is coming to the stage at the Performing Arts Center. The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour takes the PAC stage on Thursday, January 24th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets…


Dover schools begins search for new treasurer

Dover, Ohio - Dover school officials are looking for someone to oversee the finances of the district after their current treasurer resigns at the end of the year. The Dover Board of Education recently accepted the resignation…


Community invited to weigh in on the future of New Phila schools

New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia school officials are seeking input from the community as they prepare to draw up a road map for the district’s future. Superintendent David Brand says they will be hosting a series of…


WEEKEND WEATHER

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. SATURDAY: Snow likely, mainly after 2pm. High near 31. Accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. SATURDAY NIGHT: Snow, mainly before…


Stolen trailers, ATVs recovered during Beach City drug raid

Beach City, Ohio - A 37-year-old Beach City man has been charged with receiving stolen property and additional charges are expected after large amounts of suspected drugs and drug manufacturing chemicals, a stolen trailer and…


Dover revisits decision to move holiday nativity display

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - City council members are still grappling with their decision to remove a nativity scene from the city square following threatened litigation from an outside group. Dover Law Director Doug O’Meara says…


Hillyer adjusting to state rep role

Columbus, Ohio (WJER) - Our new 98th District state representative says it’s been a productive first couple days on the job. Republican Brett Hillyer was sworn in Monday to begin the 133rd General Assembly session. He says…


Local districts celebrate School Board Recognition Month

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Area districts are taking some time to acknowledge the contributions school board members make to their communities, schools, and students. January is School Board Recognition Month, and New…


WEATHER

TODAY: Isolated snow showers before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 25.  TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.  FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.  FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. 


Fourth raccoon in Tuscarawas County tests positive for rabies

Dover, Ohio - Area public health officials are alerting the public of another that another rabies positive raccoon was found in Tuscarawas County. Tuscarawas County Health Commissioner Katie Seward says this raccoon was…


Bolivar cancels 2019 Strawberry Festival

Bolivar, Ohio - The village’s annual celebration of all things strawberry is off for this year. Bolivar Mayor Rebecca Hubble says they had to cancel their 2019 Strawberry Festival because of downtown improvements that will be…


Tax break extended for Eagle Machinery

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County officials are giving Eagle Machinery some more time to become profitable before making it pay all of its taxes. County commissioners gave their stamp of approval this week to an…


Paralyzed Trumpet in the Land actor dies six months after fall

Canton, Ohio (WJER) - A Canton area man has died six months after falling and becoming seriously injured performing in Trumpet in the Land. Sixty-three-year-old Doug Downie tripped and hit his head on a railing at Schoenbrunn…


PFCS Masquerade Ball set for next Saturday

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Area residents are invited to enjoy an evening of elegance and mystery while supporting services for local individuals and families impacted by substance abuse, mental illness and domestic…


Safe Communities offers tips for safe winter driving

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Winter weather has officially arrived in the valley, and Tuscarawas County Safe Communities is sharing information to help drivers stay safe during their travels. Coordinator Kelly Snyder says the…


WEATHER

TODAY: Snow showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. TONIGHT: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Snow…


Dover and Sugarcreek Ritzman locations to close after CVS buyout

Medina, Ohio (WJER) - A regional pharmacy chain takeover means customers in Tuscarawas County will have to go elsewhere for their prescriptions. Ritzman Pharmacy has announced through a press release that it’s selling its 20…


Dover feeling impact of reduced tax collections

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - They city’s auditor says they are seeing the effects of the state’s centralized income tax collection system. Nicole Stoldt says with businesses now able to file through the state, Dover saw a slight drop…


Services set for former Dennison mayor Paul Collins

Dennison, Ohio (WJER) - A former Dennsion mayor who was active throughout the Twin City community has passed away. Paul Collins, 62, died Sunday after a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Dennison and also served…


New Phila schools taking kindergarten sign-ups 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now underway in the New Philadelphia City School District. Registration will run through March 8th and is open to students who turn 5  on or…


Local United Way hosting post-holiday dress-down fundraiser

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The United Way of Tuscarawas County is asking area business and organizations to support local health and human services programs by hosting an employee dress-down day. United Way Community Resources…


Reeves grant recipients give thanks

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The Reeves Foundation has finalized another year of charitable donations, and recipients are showing their appreciation. Dover school district Superintendent Carla Birney says the foundation awarded Dover…


Dover schools announces kindergarten registration

Dover, Ohio - Dover schools are opening kindergarten registration from January 7th through March 1st. Students must be five on or before August 1, 2019, to enter kindergarten in the fall. Parents may register their children…


WEATHER

TODAY: Showers likely, mainly between 4 and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 59.  TONIGHT: Cloudy with a chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of snow showers. Low around 28. Snow accumulation of less than a half…


Commissioners approve new public meeting schedule

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The county commissioners are making a slight change to their meeting schedule for 2019. Newly-appointed Board of Commissioners President Joe Sciarretti says they decided to move their Wednesday…


Challenger League offering $10 signups for spring baseball season

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The county’s Challenger Baseball league is kicking off its 10th year with discounted signups for their upcoming season. Tuscarawas County Challenger League President Jennifer Flaherty says they’re…


Police release name of pedestrian killed Friday on Tuscarawas Ave

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Police have now released the name of the pedestrian struck and killed on Tuscarawas Avenue at the Ray Avenue intersection Friday evening.  Police Chief Mike Goodwin says 54-year-old John…


Kent Tusc announces Fall 2018 President’s and Dean’s lists

FALL 2018 PRESIDENT’S LIST Carrollton - Clayton W. Hutt, Benjamin D. Pallett; Dennison - McKenna M. Cannon, Cynthia R. Coffman; Dover - Zachary G. Houze, Kade M. Rainsberg, Matteo J. Rini, Olivia A. Schoelles; Dundee - Jason…


Al Landis begins new role as Tuscarawas County commissioner

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - (WJER) New Tuscarawas County Commissioner Al Landis says he is ready to take on some different challenges after serving eight years in the Ohio house. The former 98th District state representative…


WEATHER

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.  TONIGHT: Showers, mainly after 9pm. Low around 46.  TUESDAY: Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.  TUESDAY NIGHT: A chance of rain showers before…


New Phila man dies after being hit by truck

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Police aren’t yet releasing the name of a New Philadelphia man who died after being struck by a truck on Tuscarawas Avenue Friday evening. New Philadelphia Police Sgt. David Morris says they received…


Dog owners reminded to purchase tags by Jan. 31st

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The county auditor is reminding local pet owners to purchase their 2019 dog licenses before the price doubles on February 1st. Tuscarawas County Auditor Larry Lindberg says people can purchase a 2019…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.  FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain likely, mainly before 1am. SATURDAY: Chance of rain before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.  SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. …


Civil War Round Table to host program on Lincoln's Funeral Train

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table is inviting the community to join them next Thursday for a presentation on the funeral procession for President Abraham Lincoln. Jerry and Marilyn Payn will give a…


Teens invited to explore healthcare careers with UH TECH program

Dover, Ohio - Area high school students wanting to learn more about careers in healthcare can participate in a free, hands-on program at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital that kicks off in January. The Union Hospital TECH…


BMV unveils new title certificate for motor vehicles and watercraft

Columbus, Ohio - Beginning this month, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will implement a new Ohio Certificate of Title in collaboration with county Clerk of Courts Title Offices. BMV officials say the appearance of the…


Tuscarawas Central Catholic students give back over break

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas Central Catholic School officials say the kids still managed to gain some valuable learning experiences during their break over the holidays. TCC Elementary and Immaculate Conception…


Strasburg awarded grant to demo former Marburger's building

Strasburg, Ohio - Village officials are preparing to transform a downtown eyesore into a public green space. Solicitor Attorney Richard Fox says the village was recently approved for Clean Ohio grant funding to cover roughly…


WEATHER

TODAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.  TONIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 29.  FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. South wind 3 to 6 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT:  Mostly cloudy with a low around 33. Chance of rain,…


Plainfield man accused of rape subject of 41-count indictment

Coshocton County, Ohio - A Coshocton County grand jury has released 41-count indictment against a Plainfield man previously indicted on rape charges. Jeffrey D. Ellis, 33, was originally indicted in September on four counts…


Local troopers respond to fewer crashes during New Year’s holiday

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Officials from the local State Highway Patrol Post have finished tallying the numbers from their New Year’s reporting period, and they say they’re pleased with the results. Post commander Lt. Mark…


Sen. Rob Portman weighs in on government shutdown

Washington, DC (WJER) - Republican Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman is saying he hopes negotiations in Washington can both reopen the government and strengthen border security —  but he says these talks could have gone on…


New Philadelphia planning for traffic challenges

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - New Philadelphia officials say one of their resolutions is to address the traffic issues projected to arise from growth through the city. Mayor Joel Day says one concern with construction of the Kent…


New countywide 911 system nearing completion

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s officials say they’re still a few months away from launching the new countywide 911 system. Communications Manager and 911 Coordinator Ryan Lawrence says they just got…


Tippecanoe woman killed in Washington Township crash

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia State Highway Patrol Post is investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Harrison County woman Wednesday morning. Sgt. Robert Simone says a 1996 Ford…


Commissioners approve new courthouse light schedule

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Commissioner have finalized a new lighting schedule for the Tuscarawas County Courthouse. Commissioner Joe Sciarretti says they recently made several modifications to the…


Kerry Metzger reflects on 31 years of public service

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A longtime community leader is looking back on more than three decades of public service. Kerry Metzger began his retirement this week after 16 years as a Tuscarawas County Commissioner and a total of…


AEP upgrading to smart meters

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - American Electric Power is about to give customers in the New Philadelphia area a better understanding of their energy usage. Spokesman Scott Osterholt says the company will be replacing the…


WEATHER

TODAY: Cloudy, with a high near 41.  TONIGHT: Chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 31.  THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 38 and a low around 27. FRIDAY: Sunny, with a high near 45…


Former Sugarcreek Police officer indicted for drug theft

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A Tuscarawas County grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against a former Sugarcreek Police officer accused of stealing drugs used for canine training. David M. Strubel, 33, of Bolivar is…


Kerry Metzger recognized for service to Tuscarawas County

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - County officials are showing their appreciation for Commissioner Kerry Metzger as he begins his retirement. Commissioners Chris Abbuhl and Joe Sciarretti recognized Metzger on Monday for his more…


HOLIDAY WEATHER

TODAY: Rain. High near 56. NEW YEAR'S EVE: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Low around 40. NEW YEAR'S DAY: Cloudy, with a high near 41. TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy, with a low around 29.…


New Philadelphia Post welcomes new sergeant

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Highway Patrol Post is welcoming a new assistant commander. Sgt. Robert J. Simone began his new role earlier this month after serving as a trooper for the patrol posts in Canton,…


Commissioners approve new employee weapons policy

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - An update to the county’s weapons policy is giving employees more flexibility to carry on the job. Tuscarawas County Human Resources Manager Kris Lowdermilk says the update gives county commissioners…


Death of New Philadelphia man after fight ruled a homicide

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The county prosecutor says charges will now be considered over the death of a New Philadelphia man. The Stark County Coroner’s office has listed the cause of death for 38-year-old Nicholas L.…


Community comes through for those in need this season

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Some local charities are thanking the community for another successful year of giving. The numbers are in from the local Share-A-Christmas program, and organizer Louise Worsham says the…


Advisor encourages optimism despite market turbulence 

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - A New Philadelphia financial advisor says there is still a lot to be optimistic about despite a shaky month on Wall Street. The Dow closed up more than a thousand points Wednesday for its…


Patrol stepping up enforcement for New Year's holiday

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Highway Patrol Post is urging people to think ahead and designate a sober driver as they plan their holiday celebrations. Post commander Lt. Mark Glennon says they typically see…


Attorney JJ Ong tapped as Uhrichsville law director

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The city has a new law director to handle its legal affairs, and he’s no stranger to the Twin Cities community.  Attorney JJ Ong was hired by council Thursday to replace outgoing law director Brett…


Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital offering low-cost health screenings

Dover, Ohio - Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital is helping people to get a head start on their resolutions to pay closer attention to their health in 2019. The hospital will be kicking off the new year with a series of low-cost…


Local Red Cross seeking nominations for 2019 Hero Awards

Canton, Ohio - The Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking the community to help them recognize local heroes who have gone above and beyond to help during emergency situations in 2018. Executive…


Tuscarawas County Commissioners approve 2019 budget

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners have approved the 2019 general fund budget ahead of their normal schedule. Commissioner Chris Abbuhl calls it a balanced $25.1 million spending blueprint…


WEATHER

TODAY: Increasing clouds, with a high near 50. TONIGHT: Rain, mainly after 7pm. Low around 46. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, showers likely, mainly before noon, with a high near 60. FRIDAY NIGHT: chance of showers before 8pm .…


Smooth travel weekend for local state highway patrol

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - State troopers say drivers did a good job getting to their holiday destinations this season through Tuscarawas County. New Philadelphia Post commander Lt. Mark Glennon says during the Christmas…


Police investigating bomb threat at New Philadelphia Walmart

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Police are investigating a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of a Bluebell Drive business Sunday night. Chief Michael Goodwin says shoppers and employees were evacuated from the New…


New Phila Police issue warning after attempted sexual assault

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City police are urging residents to pay attention to their surroundings and report any suspicious activity after an attempted sexual assault outside a North Broadway residence. New Philadelphia Police…


Record numbers of travelers expected for Christmas holiday

Columbus, Ohio - State officials are forecasting that a record-4.6 million Ohioans will travel more than 50 miles from home this holiday, and 90 percent of them will travel by vehicle. The last time Christmas fell on a…


YOUR PICKS: Tuscarawas County holiday light displays

DENNISON - Decaminada Christmas Display - 6061 Wolf Run Road SE; Shinaberry Christmas Display - 606 Fuhr St. DOVER - Snyder Christmas Lights - 5856 St. Peters Church Road; Stutzman Christmas Display - 3145 Blacksnake Hill…


Group encouraging proper drug disposal during the holidays

New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is emphasizing the importance of proper drug disposal, especially during the holiday season. Coordinator Jodi Salvo says the hustle and bustle of the holiday…


Dover schools receive donations for facility improvements

Dover, Ohio - The Dover school district is getting its Christmas presents a little early this year. During their last meeting before the holiday break, the Dover Board of Education accepted $130,000 in grants and donations…


Community helps Dennison Fire Department feed local families

Dennison, Ohio - The Dennison Fire Department is thanking the community for helping them put food on the tables of 100 Twin Cities families this holiday season. Chief Dave McConnell says their month-long Share-A-Christmas…


Strasburg moves forward with ProVia utility extensions

Strasburg, Ohio - Village officials are giving a helping hand to a local business planning to build in their newly-formed Joint Economic Development District with Franklin Township. Members of Strasburg Village Council agreed…


Buckeye students contributing to new Child Advocacy Center

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Some Buckeye Career Center students are getting to put their skills into action by assisting with the future home of the Noah’s Hope Child Advocacy Center. The CAC is leasing-to-own a property…


PFCS seeking donations for Masquerade Ball

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Personal & Family Counseling Services is asking the community to help them make their 10th annual Masquerade Ball fundraiser another big success. PFCS Assistant Director Jamie Smith says they’re…


Dover joins Safe Routes to School program

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - City leaders are doing their part to make sure students have a safe walk to class every day. Dover City Council has agreed to partner with the school district to join the Ohio Department of…


Salvation Army making final Red Kettle push

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The local Salvation Army office is going with a new approach to put its Red Kettle Campaign over the top this year. Lt. Andrew Allen says they are having something called a $20 challenge. Any…


Newcomerstown launching community notification system

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Village officials have a new way to share information with Newcomerstown residents. Mayor Pat Cadle says they’re in the process of launching a new community announcement system to keep people informed…


Rabid raccoon found in Warren Township

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - County public health officials are again reminding pet owners to make sure their animals are protected against rabies after another raccoon in the county tested positive for the virus.…


Tuscarawas County Chamber announces award recipients

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce is announcing its 60th annual awards banquet honorees. Kent State University at Tuscarawas is the recipient of the group's Large Business of the Year award…


BCC announces December students of the month

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is announcing its December Student of the Month recipients. Two high school students were chosen for the honor for demonstrating December’s core value of creativity. An adult…


Comedians Jon Reep & Etta May bringing laughs to PAC stage

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Stand-up comedians Jon Reep and Etta May will be joining forces to bring plenty of laughs to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University - Tuscarawas on January 12th at 7:30 p.m. Jon Reep is…


Commissioners approve water and sewer increases

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Customers served by the Tuscarawas County Metropolitan Sewer District will be paying slightly more next year. The Tuscarawas County Commissioners recently approved rate increases of 2 percent…


ODOT to pave SR 39 stretch

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - City officials say it’ll eventually be a smooth drive along one route into Dover. Service Director Ron McAbier says the Ohio Department of Transportation will pave the section of State Route 39 that…


New Philadelphia Health Department distributing naloxone kits

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City public health officials are working to get more of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone out into the community. New Philadelphia Health Commissioner Vickie Ionno says the city health…


Dover moves ahead with elementary reorganization

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Board of Education is moving forward with a plan to reorganize its elementary buildings by grade level. The unanimous decision came during a special meeting Monday attended by at least forty members…


PFCS offers tips for managing holiday stress

New Philadelphia, Ohio – While a joyous time of year full of celebration and spending time with family and friends, the holiday season can also present a dizzying array of demands, parties, shopping, baking and…


Search continues for new Uhrichsville law director

Uhrichsville, Ohio (WJER) - The city will have to wait a little while longer to figure out who will be its next law director. Current law director Brett Hillyer has to step down as he gets set to become the 98th district…


Twin Cities Kids Coalition seeking donations for community youth center

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The Twin Cities Kids Coalition is seeking donations to help them renovate a former Uhrichsville business into a community youth center. Coordinator Wendy Mann says they’re planning to buy the former…


Midvale considering water supply options

Midvale, Ohio - Village officials say they’ll be keeping the community in the loop as they explore different options to reduce the level of manganese with the town’s water supply. Water Board President Randy Cadle says the…


BCC students repair and donate 50 bikes to Share-A-Christmas

New Philadelphia, Ohio -  Buckeye Career Center’s annual bicycle drive to benefit T-4-C’s Share-A-Christmas received a boost for the 2018 campaign. Community members and students donated 30 used bikes that were repaired by…


Delays expected today on I-77 

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - ODOT officials say drivers can expect brief delays today on I-77 south of Strasburg for utility work. Around 10:30 a.m., Charter Communications will be installing an overhead fiber cable over I-77…


One dead, one seriously injured in crash on Rt. 250

Scio, Ohio - Troopers say a Canton woman was killed and a New Philadelphia woman was seriously injured in a traffic crash that closed down state Route 250 for several hours Saturday morning. Lt. J.R. Fetty of the Steubenville…


Christmas tradition returning Sunday to Tuscora Park

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - A Christmas celebration put on by McInturf Realty is back for its 22nd year at Tuscora Park. Christmas in the Park is this Sunday from 4 to 8 pm with all the familiar favorites including a live…


Dover Library celebrating renovation completion

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The Dover Public Library is getting set for its big reveal. Director Jim Gill says the library will have a grand reopening and open house from 1 to 4 pm this Sunday to show off the half-million dollars in…


Wave of bomb threats affects Tuscarawas County agencies

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - A wave of email bomb threats being reported across the country has affected multiple agencies in Tuscarawas County. At the Tuscarawas County Courthouse, sheriff’s deputies were busy Thursday…


Oxford Township robbery suspects appear in court

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Five people charged in connection with an alleged robbery in Oxford Township that resulted in the shooting of a 17-year-old juvenile appeared in Southern District Court Thursday for preliminary hearings. …


Trinity Hospital Twin City hosting health screen

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department will be hosting a community health screen this Friday, December 14th, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mako's Market (240 East Third St). Free blood…


Claymont library combatting rumor about branch closing 

Dennison, Ohio - Claymont public library officials are dispelling the rumor that they'll be closing their Dennison branch. Library Board President Bob Michels says the rumor began circulating several months ago after they…


Salvation Army seeking donors for holiday gift collection

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Dover-New Philadelphia Salvation Army is renewing its plea to the community with Christmas less than two weeks away. Lt. Andrew Allen says they have an angel tree set up at their…


Search on for new Uhrichsville law director

Uhrichsville, Ohio (WJER) - City residents with a law degree and interest in local government could find a new role as Uhrichsville’s law director. Tuscarawas County Republican Party Central Committee Chair Joel Day says they…


Uhrichsville man charged in hospitalization of 2-year-old

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Detectives say a Uhrichville man has been charged in connection with the hospitalization of a 2-year-old child. The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21-year-old Joseph M. Sanders of…


Million dollar bonds set for robbery suspects

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Five suspects charged in connection with a robbery in Oxford Township are being held at the Tuscarawas County Jail on million dollar bonds. Douglas M. Casteel of West Lafayette and Lucian A. Lambes of…


Dover schools accept retirements of principal, high school teacher

Dover, Ohio - The Dover school district is preparing to say goodbye to two high school staff members. The Dover Board of Education voted on Monday to accept the retirements of Principal Teresa Alberts and Spanish teacher…


New Philadelphia ok's two boat ramps

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City leaders are giving canoers and kayakers more ways to enjoy the Tuscarawas River. Service Director Ron McAbier says the city received acceptable bids to install boat ramps at the Coniglio…


Oil pump fire contained at Dover Chemical

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Firefighters from several area departments were called out to Dover Chemical early Tuesday morning when a mechanical failure caused a hot oil pump to catch fire. Dover Fire Lt. Joe Minocchi says damage…


Dover group to present alternative to grade level reconfiguration

Dover, Ohio - A group opposing Dover’s elementary school reconfiguration says they’re prepared to present an alternative plan. Dover Supporting Excellence organizer Jenna Pilcher says the group has developed a plan that would…


Newcomerstown shooting, robbery suspects captured

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Detectives the two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery and shooting last week in Oxford Township near Newcomerstown have both been apprehended. Lucian A. Lambes and Douglas M. Casteel were both…


New Philadelphia Post investigating two fatal crashes

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - State troopers are still trying to learn more about two separate fatal crashes in the county in recent days. Joanna Sellards, 24, of Newcomerstown died after her car crashed into the back of a…


Volunteer firefighter hit by truck while riding bike to station

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Highway Patrol post is investigating a hit-and-run crash that injured a Wayne Township volunteer firefighter early Saturday morning. Sgt. Robert Simone says the 28-year-old…


New Philadelphia master plan progressing

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia officials are getting closer to having a blueprint for where they hope to lead the city over the next 11-years. University of Cincinnati School of Architecture Professor…


Buckeye Pride Shop now open to the public

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Buckeye Career Center’s newest addition to the Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace is now officially open to the public. The Buckeye Pride Shop features Buckeye Career Center apparel and is operated by…


Community honors local man on anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Uhrichsville, Ohio (WJER) - Twin Cities residents braved the cold Friday morning to honor James Haverfield, a local who paid the ultimate sacrifice aboard the USS Arizona. Haverfield was serving in Pearl Harbor on December…


Local funeral home remembering President Bush

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The community is getting an opportunity to pay respects as President George H.W. Bush. Toland Herzig Funeral Home owner John Herzig says they now have a guestbook in their Famous Endings Museum at their…


Two wanted for aggravated robbery following Oxford Twp shooting

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office says two suspects believed to have been involved in a shooting earlier this week in Oxford Township remain at large. On December 5th at approximately 3:17 pm,…


Jonah Carson honored as Cambridge District Trooper of the Year

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Trooper Jonah Carson of Zanesville is being recognized by his peers for his exemplary work. Carson previously received Post Trooper of the Year honors for his work at the New Philadelphia Post, and…


Fire damages New Philadelphia trailer

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Firefighters are working to figure out what caused a trailer in the Shel Mar estates to catch on fire Thursday afternoon. Captain Matt Tharp says they responded to a trailer in the 100 block of…


YMCA fitness area closes for cleanup after treadmill catches fire

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover firefighters say no one was hurt when a treadmill caught fire inside the YMCA wellness building. Lt. Brian Stewart says they arrived on scene a little after 5 pm Thursday to find smoke inside the…


Michael W. Smith bringing Christmas Show to PAC stage

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Christian music icon Michael W. Smith is bringing his Christmas tour to New Philadelphia. The award-winning performer is set to take the stage at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University…


Trinity hospital auxiliary hosting book sale

Dennison, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Employee Auxiliary members will be hosting a books and gifts sale on Monday, December 10th, from 7 am to 3 pm in the hospital’s first floor St. Francis Conference Center. The sale…


Community toy drive brings in 23 truckloads of donations

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Tuscarawas County residents again showed their support for the more than 900 families in need in the Share-A-Christmas program. The WJER – Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive was held throughout the day Wednesday…


Ceremony to honor local man killed in Pearl Harbor

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The Twin Cities community will be honoring a local man who was among those killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. A memorial ceremony for Uhrichsville native Ensign James W. Haverfield will be held…


Driver charged after high-speed chase

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A Dennison man is facing multiple charges in connection with a high-speed pursuit that began on the west side of the city early Wednesday morning. Michael D. Western, 43, is being charged with OVI,…


Sheriff Orvis Campbell receives statewide honor

Tuscarawas County, Ohio – Tuscarawas County's own Sheriff Orvis Campbell is being recognized for his outstanding work. Sheriff Campbell is being honored by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association with their 2018…


Rockets swimmers win big in Columbus

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Rockets are celebrating an incredible year after a strong showing at the State Swim Meet. Tuscarawas County Special Olympics Coordinator Richelle Lefler says 10 Special Olympic athletes and three…


Holiday events on tap for this weekend

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Communities throughout the county will be welcoming the holiday season with special events this weekend. The New Philadelphia Christmas Parade is this Friday, December 7th, beginning at 6:30 pm with…


Newcomerstown Christmas parade set for Saturday

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Christmas Parade is this Saturday, December 8th.  Lineup begins at 11:30 am at the high school. The parade starts at 1 pm. Parade-goers and…


Health Department offering more substance abuse help

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - County health officials are making sure residents know about the services available for people struggling with addiction. Tom Strimbu is a recovery care provider for the Tuscarawas County…


Drivers encouraged to prepare for winter travel

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Winter will soon be in full effect in the Tuscarawas Valley, and local safety advocates say now is a good time for drivers to start preparing. Tuscarawas County Safe Communities Coordinator Kelly…


Elementary plan concerns raised at community meeting

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover school officials have met with community members to hear concerns surrounding the district’s plan to reorganize the elementary schools into a grade leveling system. During a community meeting called…


Friends of Adult Education to host pasta dinner fundraiser

New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Buckeye Career Center Friends of Adult Education will host its annual pasta dinner and silent auction this Saturday, December 8th, from 5 to 7pm at Buckeye Career Center. The cost is $10 per…


​​​​​​​New Phila schools to seek input on facilities improvement plan

New Philadelphia, Ohio -  School officials say they’ll be involving the community as they work to develop a master plan for building improvements. Superintendent David Brand says the New Philadelphia Board of Education will…


Warther's Christmas Tree Festival award winners announced

Dover, Ohio - The Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary is announcing the People's Choice Award winners from their 25th-annual Warther's Christmas Tree Festival. “Ho Ho Lego” was the selection of the People’s Choice Award…


Christmas Tour of Homes set for this Sunday

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Residents will soon get an opportunity to see what some of the most unique houses or buildings in the area look like from the inside for the holidays. The Heritage Home Association of…


WJER-Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive this Wednesday

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - It’s time to round up those new or gently used toys again for the kids in the Share-A-Christmas program. The annual WJER–Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive is at the radio station this Wednesday from 7 am to 7…


Man arrested for OVI after rear-ending ambulance

New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia police say a Dennison man is being charged with multiple offenses including OVI after rear-ending an ambulance Friday evening. The accident occurred just after 10 p.m. at the…


Garaway welcomes new board member

Sugarcreek, Ohio - The Garaway school district is asking the community to join them as they welcome the newest addition to their Board of Education. The district’s board of education met Friday and appointed John Shrock as…


Hospital volunteers to host holiday bake sale 

Dennison, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City's United Volunteer Auxiliary invites the community to pick up some holiday goodies and support a worthy cause. The group is hosting a bake sale this Friday, December 7th, from 9…


Education group raising funds for local kids museum

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - A local group trying to get young kids interested in science, technology and the arts wants to establish a permanent home. Steam Centers board chair Sam Wottle says since last year, they’ve…


Thousands attend 25th-annual Warther’s Christmas Tree Festival

Dover, Ohio - Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary is thanking the community for making the 25th-annual Warther’s Christmas Tree Festival another huge success. Several thousand people stopped by the Warther’s Carvings…


Fatal crashes down in Tuscarawas County

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - There have been fewer traffic deaths this year in Tuscarawas County, but area public safety officials say they still have more work to do. New Philadelphia State Highway Patrol Post Commander Lt.…


Holiday events in and around Tuscarawas County

Holiday events in and around Tuscarawas County FRIDAY, 12/7 - New Philadelphia Christmas Parade - 6:30 p.m.; SATURDAY, 12/8 - Midvale Christmas Parade - 1 p.m.; Light Up Sugarcreek (Rescheduled from Dec. 1st) - 4 to 7…


Couple arrested after multi-county crime spree

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Deputies say a couple who stole a car from outside a Bolivar business and fled from troopers in Stark County may also have been responsible for at least a dozen vehicle break-ins in Lawrence Township…


Dover Library announces temporary closing

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is closing down several areas temporarily for renovations. Director Jim Gill says they'll be closing down the Community Room, Lounge and Technology Room starting Monday, December 3rd, as…


SR 93 to be restricted north of Sugarcreek

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Motorists traveling on state Route 93 north of Sugarcreek may experience delays beginning Monday. ODOT will be restricting the road to one lane at the intersection of SR 93 and Skyline Drive for…


Dover Library to host Teen Mini-Con Lock-In

Dover, Ohio – The Dover Public Library invites teens in grades 6-12 to an after-hours event with elements of an anime convention. The library's Teen Mini-Con Lock-In is this Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. and features games,…


Suspected meth recovered in New Phila drug raid

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Police say a search of city residence resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine. On November 27th at approximately 2 p.m., the New Philadelphia Police Department…


Uhrichsville creates economic development committee

Uhrichsville, Ohio (WJER) - City leaders are taking a direct approach to bringing money into the city. Council is forming an economic development committee, chaired by Eric Harmon, to find grant opportunities that will…


New Phila addresses dilapidated properties

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City leaders have approved new building and fire codes that will give the city more leverage over owners of unsightly and unsafe properties. On Monday, council passed an ordinance allowing the…


City moves nativity to avoid litigation

Dover, Ohio - City officials say they’ve moved a holiday nativity display onto private property to avoid a legal battle with an out-of-state group. Mayor Richard Homrighausen says the city moved the display after the Freedom…


Library system hosting holiday programs

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The county library will be ringing in the holiday season with special events at all five of its locations during the month of December. The free, festive programs are for all ages and will include…


City health department offering flu shots

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The city’s health commissioner is encouraging people to come into the clinic to get their flu vaccines for the season.  New Philadelphia Health Commissioner Vickie Ionno says some clinics have…


Slick conditions keep county road crews busy

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - County officials say the road conditions Tuesday may have caught some drivers off guard. Tuscarawas County Engineer Joe Bachman said his trucks were out most of the day treating isolated icy…


Twin City Kids Coalition extends holiday collection

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The Twin Cities Kids Coalition is assembling holiday care packages for Claymont families, and they’re giving the community some extra time to contribute toward the cause. Coordinator Wendy Mann says the…


Garaway planning third attempt for levy

Sugarcreek, Ohio - The Garaway Board of Education is hoping the third time's the charm for an emergency levy that failed by narrow margins during the last two elections. The group met Monday for a work session and agreed to a…


New Phila lighting ceremony set for Friday

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The City of New Philadelphia is preparing to light up the town for the holiday season, and the community is invited to join in the celebration. The New Philadelphia Christmas Lighting Ceremony will…


Kent Tusc professor holding book signing

New Philadelphia, Ohio - On Saturday, December 1st, the Dover Public Library will welcome Kent State Tuscarawas Emeritus Professor Dan Fuller for a signing of his book on the history of the local campus. Fuller has been…


Holiday events in and around Tuscarawas County

Holiday events in and around Tuscarawas County FRIDAY, 11/30 - Journey to Bethlehem @ Walnut Creek - 4 to 9 p.m.; Gnadenhutten Christmas on the Square - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; New Philadelphia Christmas Lighting Ceremony - 6…


Brothers arrested in Uhrichsville drug raid

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Police say two brothers are in custody for outstanding warrants and will likely face felony charges in connection with a Friday morning drug raid at a residence on the south side of the city. Sgt. Mike…


Dennison Fire seeking donations for Share-A-Christmas collection

Dennison, Ohio - The Dennison Fire Department is asking the community to help them provide food for local families this Christmas. Dennison Fire Chief Dave McConnell says the station is collecting donations from now until…


Fire damages Auburn Township home

Sugarcreek, Ohio - Sugarcreek firefighters say no one was injured in an Auburn Township house fire that triggered a multi-county response Wednesday morning. Sugarcreek Fire & Rescue spokesman Jacob Mahaffey says the station…


New Philadelphia church shares holiday meal with community

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The First Christian Church in New Philadelphia is again making sure everyone had an opportunity to stuff themselves for Thanksgiving. The church hosted its 18th-annual community Thanksgiving…


Buckeye Career Center announces November Students of the Month

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is announcing its November Student of the Month recipients. November’s female Student of the Month is Floral Design student Sierra Cortright. She is the daughter of Archie…


Author and Dover native Loretta Marion to speak at Dover Library

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is inviting the community to spend an evening with author and Dover native Loretta Marion on Thursday, November 29th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Marion is the author of several mystery…


Faulty computer equipment triggers smoke alarm at hospital

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover firefighters say they were relieved to find the source of smoke that had them called out to Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital overnight. Captain Brooks Ross says a battery backup for the hospital’s…


Strasburg council promotes Warrick to police chief

Strasburg, Ohio - One of Strasburg Police Department’s own has risen through the ranks to become the village’s new police chief. Strasburg council met Tuesday and tapped Sergeant Dave Warrick to head up the village police…


New Phila police asking for help identifying rape suspect

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - New Philadelphia police are investigating an alleged rape stemming from a home invasion early Tuesday morning. Police Chief Mike Goodwin says a female victim reported a man entered her…


No one injured after truck strikes house

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover firefighters say everyone appears to be okay after a truck crashed into a house while five people were inside. Captain Brooks Ross says a red truck veered over the curb and into the porch of the…


Board of Elections certifies November 6th results

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Board of Elections has now certified the results of this month’s vote with no outcome changes. Board Director Allan Sayre says there were 470 provisional ballots and 113…


YMCA to host youth masquerade ball 

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County YMCA is hosting a masquerade ball for area high school students on Wednesday, November 21st, from 8 to 11 p.m. The event is open to all Tuscarawas County high school students and will be…


Starlight collecting items for Share-A-Christmas families

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Starlight Enterprises is once again partnering with T4C to help make the holiday season a little merrier for people and families in need. CEO Cassie Elvin says Starlight has several different…


Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular coming to PAC

New Philadelphia - The Performing Arts Center is inviting the community to start the holiday season in style during the Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular on December 18th beginning at 7:30 p.m. Christmas Wonderland…


Dover group seeking alternatives to school district cuts

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover community members are asking the school district to hear them out before moving forward on proposed cuts following the operating levy defeat at the ballot box. A group called “Support Dover…


Claymont teacher investigation ends with five resignations

Dennison, Ohio - The Claymont Board of Education’s investigation into the conduct of six staff members has ended with five resignations. On Monday, the board voted to approve resignation agreements with teachers Darcie Apple,…


Kent Tusc band and choir to unite for holiday concert

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Band and Choir will present a holiday concert titled "Tis the Season," at the Performing Arts Center on Thursday, December 13th, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will…


Library helps area resident learn something new each month

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Many New Year's resolutions fizzle out in the first few weeks or months. For Donna German-Schultz, she has managed to keep her promise for the past eleven months. Schultz says she started out…


Red Cross chapter sends first relief worker to California

Canton, Ohio (WJER) - The local Red Cross office is sending one of its own to assist those who have lost everything in the California wildfires. Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter Disaster Program Manager Tim Reichel is the…


Commissioners approve tax abatement for ProVia expansion

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - County Commissioners have given their seal of approval to a tax agreement between Franklin Township Trustees and ProVia. During their meeting Monday, commissioners approved a Rural Jobs and…


Police stop felon from taking man's gun collection

New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia Police are expecting numerous felony charges to be filed against a 76-year-old with an extensive criminal history that they say orchestrated a power-of-attorney scheme to obtain and…


Commissioners considering water and sewer rate increases

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are considering some service rate hikes based on a recommendation from the director of the county’s metropolitan sewer district. During his annual update to…


Kent Tusc announces new scholarship for arts students

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The local campus of Kent State University is offering a new scholarship for students majoring in music, theater or art. The Dorothy B. Lutsch Fine & Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship will promote…


Midvale Elementary hosting community Thanksgiving feast

Midvale, Ohio - Midvale Elementary staff members and volunteers are showing their appreciation for their school community with a special meal during the week of Thanksgiving. Principal Ryan Wells says a group of about 40…


Stergios moving on from Child Advocacy Center

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The director of Tuscarawas County’s child advocacy center is taking on a new role after more than 6 years with the agency. Vanessa Stergios announced her resignation this week from the Noah’s…


Police lodge seeking donations for Christmas with a Cop program

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Members of the Tuscora Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police will be providing a unique holiday experience for children and families through their Christmas with a Cop program, and they’re are…


Health survey to lead to action plan

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Area health officials are beginning their action plan now that the data is in from a recent community health survey. Healthy Tusc Chair Kim Nathan says they’ve identified some trending health…


Turkey Trot 5k returning to YMCA

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County YMCA is inviting the community to get active before enjoying their Thanksgiving Feast. The 17th-annual Turkey Trot 5k begins at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Tuscarawas County YMCA in…


Volunteer group distributes more than 850 scarves

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - More than 850 residents will be a little warmer this winter thanks to the efforts of The Scarf Project. Project founder Toni Kaltenbaugh says project volunteers hung the scarves at eight different…


Warther knives featured on national television

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - A Dover brand has made its return to national television. Warther Marketing Director Katie Cunningham says their cutlery knives and cutting boards were once again featured on the ABC TV show “The View”…


QDA Foundation partnership pays off for New Phila

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The city is seeing more of the benefits from a partnership with the Quaker Digital Educational Foundation.  A few years ago, the two parties agreed to begin selling advertising space on 11…


Organizations team up for disability awareness program

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Two community organizations are teaming up to help Tuscarawas County students gain a new understanding of individuals with disabilities. The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities…


Community gearing up for annual Share-A-Christmas campaign

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - More than 60 local schools, churches, businesses, clubs and organizations are banding together to share the joy of the holidays through the annual Share-A-Christmas campaign. Food donations will be…


Film series documents lives touched by addiction

New Philadelphia, Ohio - More than 150 people attended the Tuesday evening premiere of “From the Heart… A Life Worth Saving”, a new, four-part series featuring the stories of lives touched by addiction. The series captures…


Family arrested for Pike County murders

Waverly, Ohio - A husband, wife, and their two adult sons have been arrested for the murders of eight people in rural Pike County. The arrests were announced Tuesday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Pike County Sheriff…


Midvale mayor steps down, accepts street superintendent position

Midvale, Ohio - Recent personnel changes have shaken things up inside Midvale Village Hall. Last week, members of the Midvale Village Council approved the resignation of Mayor Doug Cross effectively immediately and tapped him…


Fire damages Dundee home

Dundee, Ohio (WJER) - Strasburg firefighters say they were able to prevent a fire from destroying a mobile home in Dundee early today. Strasburg Fire Chief Dan Varner says the fire began at around 4 a.m. in the 9200 block of…


City to hire victims advocate

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER)- New Philadelphia’s law director says his office will soon be more equipped to help crime victims navigate the legal process. Marvin Fete says the city has received a $46,000 grant through the…


YMCA Wreath Auction open for bidding

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The halls of the Tuscarawas County YMCA are decked out for the holidays, and its decorations are up for sale to the highest bidder. Marketing Director Kathleen Johnson says the Y’s 12th annual Silent…


Carousel organ will play on at Tuscora Park

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - The Valley has come to the rescue of the Tuscora Park carousel organ. New Philadelphia Rotary Club member Carey Gardner says the fundraiser that started in August to completely renovate and…


Sandyville man killed in crash

Pike Township, Ohio - The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Sunday morning crash that claimed the life of a Sandyville man. On Sunday, November 11th, at approximately 5:16 a.m., the Stark County Sheriff’s…


Hospital names Janet McGuire 2018 Excellence Award winner

Dennison, Ohio - Janet McGuire of Uhrichsville has been honored with Trinity Hospital Twin City's 2018 Excellence Award. Each year, the hospital's Mission and Standards Team presents the excellence award to an employee who…


Volunteers preparing for community-wide scarf distribution 

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The volunteers of The Scarf Project are gearing up for their third-annual community-wide scarf distribution. The scarves will be hung on Wednesday, November 14th, weather permitting, and will be free…


Agency offering help with health insurance enrollment

New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Free help is available for people needing some direction signing up or changing their plan through the health insurance marketplace. The open enrollment period started this month and goes…


Uhrichsville reverses ban on sidewalk signs

Uhrichsville, Ohio - A new ordinance approved by city council will give entrepreneurs an additional way to promote their businesses. During their regular meeting on Thursday, council approved legislation to allow businesses…


Fundraiser nets $7k for Uhrichsville K-9 Unit

Uhrichsville, Ohio - The Uhrichsville community continues to rally behind the city’s canine crimefighter. Last weekend, the Police Department held a reverse raffle to support its K-9 program. Sgt. Mike Hickman says the…


Video premier to highlight stories of addiction and hope

New Philadelphia, Ohio - An event next week at Quaker Cinema will highlight the devastating impact of drug abuse and the message that every life is worth saving. On Tuesday, November 13th, the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug…


Library system to host veterans program

New Philadelphia, Ohio - In honor of Veteran's Day, the Main Library of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a program titled Black Troops in the Civil War on November 15th at its Main Library in New…


Economic development project earns award

Columbus, Ohio - A project designed to bring advanced manufacturing training to the region has been honored with a prestigious state award. During its 2018 Annual Summit, The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA)…


Commissioners dedicate time capsule

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A snapshot of Tuscarawas County in the year 2018 will be preserved for future generations. On Monday, county commissioners dedicated a time capsule filled with Tuscarawas County memorabilia to mark…


Hospital volunteers to host silent auction, craft and bake sale

Dennison, Ohio - The Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary is hosting a silent auction and craft and bake sale this Friday, November 9th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital’s first floor St. Francis…


Voters greenlight new stadium for Indian Valley

Gnadenhutten, Ohio -  A big win on the football field last Friday followed by a second victory this week at the ballot box has spirits soaring at Indian Valley. On Tuesday, district voters approved a 2-mill, 28-year bond…


Landis lands commissioner seat

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Republican Al Landis will be making the jump from state representative to Tuscarawas County Commissioner after picking up about 63-percent of the vote against opponents Democrat Sharon…


Gibbs wins big over Democratic challenger 

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The 7th District Congressional race didn’t turn out to be so close after all. Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs easily coasted to victory for his 5th term, getting about 59-percent of the vote…


Hottinger headed back to State Senate

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The Valley will continue having the same representation in the Ohio Senate. During Tuesday’s election, 31st District Senator Jay Hottinger easily won his bid for reelection, earning about…


Johnson re-elected in 6th Congressional District

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The congressman whose district includes Southern Tuscarawas county is going back to Washington for a 5th term. Republican 6th District Congressman Bill Johnson picked up about 68-percent of…


Hillyer tapped to represent 98th District

Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The 98th District Ohio house seat will remain in Republican Hands. Uhrichsville Law Director Brett Hillyer had about 68-percent of the vote against his Democratic opponent, businessman and…


Failed levy bringing changes to Dover schools

Dover, Ohio - District officials will be moving forward with a series of cost-saving measures after a decisive defeat of their 8.9-mill levy during Tuesday’s election. Prior to the election, the district announced a wide…


Garaway ok after levy defeat

Sugarcreek, Ohio - Garaway school officials say they’re disappointed after another narrow levy defeat in Tuesday’s election but aren’t planning to make any immediate cuts. During the November 6th General Election, voters…


Garaway mourning loss of school board member

Sugarcreek, Ohio -  The Garaway school community is mourning the loss of Board of Education member Daniel Fearon, who succumbed to an extended illness overnight. His passing came just hours before his colleagues were due to…


2018 GENERAL ELECTION - Tuscarawas County Results

2018 GENERAL ELECTION - Unofficial Tuscarawas County Results - FINAL - 100% of precincts reporting - COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Donald Ackerman - 2,638 Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari (D) - 9,135 Al Landis (R) - 20,065* LOCAL TAX…


2018 GENERAL ELECTION - Unofficial Statewide Results

2018 GENERAL ELECTION - Unofficial State Results - FINAL - 100% of precincts reporting - All results are unofficial and provided by county boards of elections. * denotes winner GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR: Richard Cordray &…


Trinity Hospital Twin City health screen set for Nov. 9

Uhrichsville, Ohio, - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department will be offering free blood pressure checks and low-cost blood tests during a community health screen this Friday, November 9th, at Mako's…


Scholarships offered for workforce training

Canton, Ohio - The Workforce Initiative Association will be holding scholarship application sessions for Stark and Tuscarawas County residents interested in training in CNC machining, welding, Class A CDL license and other…


Healthy turnout expected for Election Day

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County election officials are expecting a big turnout today at the polls as voters cast their ballots for the 2018 Midterm Election. Tuscarawas County Board of Elections Deputy Director…


Dover to partner with ODOT for paving project

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - City officials are preparing for a street paving project being spearheaded by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Dover Service Director Dave Douglas says city council is working on legislation…


Village working out details of Simonds demolition

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Efforts to tear down a decaying village landmark are quickly gaining momentum. Last month, Newcomerstown officials learned that the village’s application to take ownership of the former Simonds…


Warther’s Christmas Tree Festival begins Saturday

Dover, Ohio - Widely recognized as the kickoff to the holiday season in the Tuscarawas Valley, the annual Warther's Christmas Tree Festival opens this weekend for its 25th year of making memories. The Silver Anniversary…


Buckeye Career Center offering special deals for veterans

New Philadelphia, Ohio  – To honor local veterans for their service, Buckeye Career Center will be offering specials in the Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace. Veterans can take advantage of daily meat and floral specials in the…


Two facing charges following Coshocton drug raid

Coshocton, Ohio - Two individuals are facing charges after a large amount of suspected fentanyl was located during a search of a Coshocton residence. On November 1st just before 3 p.m., Detectives from the Coshocton County…


County chamber seeking nominations for 2019 awards

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2019 awards. Awards include Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Educator of…


Officials expecting steady turnout for last day of early voting

New Philadelphia, Ohio -  It was a busy weekend for the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections, and officials are anticipating another steady day today for the final day of in-person absentee voting for the November 6th Midterm…


Drug take-back events bring in 332 pounds of prescriptions

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Local leaders are pleased with the results of the prescription drug collection held recently at the two Tuscarawas County hospitals. On Saturday, October 27th, the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug…


Career Center to host sophomores for Career Exploration Days

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Nearly a thousand sophomores from Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Holmes counties will explore careers and programs at Buckeye Career Center during this year's Sophomore Career Explorations Days. From…


Group to host program on the Battle of Mobile Bay

Dover, Ohio - The next meeting of the Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table will feature an engaging and informative look at the Naval battle at Mobile Bay. On Thursday, November 8th, beginning at 7 p.m., the group will…


Traffic delays expected Friday on Route 39

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Motorists who travel along West High Avenue in New Philadelphia can expect delays on Friday, November 2nd, as crews install new traffic signals. Traffic will be restricted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the…


ODOT urges motorist, pedestrian safety with upcoming time change

Columbus, Ohio - Ohioans will gain an extra hour of sleep when the clocks roll back this Sunday at 2 a.m. The time change also means the sky will be getting dark earlier, making it more important than ever for motorists to…


Students visit county courthouse for Law Day

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Students from three area high schools recently stepped out of their classrooms and into the courtroom for a real-world lesson on the U.S. justice system. On Thursday, students from Indian Valley,…


Local leaders to unite for hope during opioid awareness event

Carrollton, Ohio – Local agencies are coming together to host an event designed to combat the opioid crisis by educating youth and empowering individuals to build strong communities. Hope for Ohio will be held on Saturday,…


County commissioners nominate Healthy Tusc for national award

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Board of Commissioners have nominated Healthy Tusc for the 2019 Dr. Nathan Davis Award. Recognized nationally, the Dr. Nathan Davis Awards are one of the most prestigious honors…


Quarter auction to fund Christmas experience for displaced children

Sugarcreek, Ohio - An event this weekend will help bring the joy of the holidays to area children living in emergency shelters and residential treatment facilities. The 9th-annual Operation Grinch Dust Quarter Auction will be…


Renovations underway at New Philadelphia library

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The first phase of a $5.2 million library renovation project is underway in New Philadelphia. In mid-October, crews began staging work areas and excavating the site for a three-bay garage and mobile…


New Phila announces leaf pickup schedule

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Residents are being asked to collect their fallen leaves in prepartion for the citywide leaf pickup that begins next week. Crews will begin picking up leaves in the downtown area on Monday, November…


Man charged following Coshocton home invasion

Coshocton, Ohio - A 29-year-old man from the Coshocton area is facing charges in connection with a Monday night home invasion at a city residence. On October 29th just after 9 p.m., the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office…


Share-A-Christmas signups set for next week

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Individuals and families experiencing financial hardship will have an opportunity to apply for holiday help during signups for this year’s Share-A-Christmas program. Signups and interviewing for this…


Commissioners approve new dog pound fees

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The fees for several services provided by the Tuscarawas County Dog Pound will increase beginning next year. On Monday, the Tuscarawas County Commissioners approved a new fee schedule for the county…


Dover-New Phila Kiwanis Club Pancake Day this Saturday

The Kiwanis Club of Dover-New Philadelphia will be holding its annual “Pancake Day” pancake breakfast this Saturday, November 3rd, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Philadelphia Tuscora Park Pavilion. The breakfast will help…


Dover Public Library to program on Bigfoot

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will host a public program on the Bigfoot phenomenon this Saturday, November 3, beginning at 2 p.m. Presented by Bigfoot researcher and author Doug Waller of the Southeastern Ohio…


Groups to present results of health and wellness survey

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Two community organizations will present a snapshot of the health and wellness of Tuscarawas County during an event Friday morning at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. In the spring of 2018,…


Cupola back on top of courthouse dome

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The decorative cupola removed earlier this year from the top of the Tuscarawas County Courthouse has been returned to its rightful place. On Monday, a crowd of onlookers gathered in the building's…


Fire destroys Wainwright house where body was found

Wainwright, Ohio - Authorities are unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed the Wainwright house where the decomposing body of a 71-year-old military veteran was discovered last year.  Just before 6 p.m. on…


Newcomerstown teen killed in crash

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - State troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Newcomerstown teen Saturday morning. The accident occurred on Stonecreek Road (CR 21) on October 27 just before 2…


ELF the Musical makes first tour stop in New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A musical based on a beloved holiday movie is coming to New Philadelphia. ELF the Musical makes the first stop on its nationwide tour at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 7, beginning…


Buckeye Career Center announces October students of the month

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center has named the October Student of the Month recipients. Two high school students were chosen for demonstrating October’s core value of Communication. An adult education student…


Free tech classes resume at Dover Library

Dover, Ohio -  Tech classes are going strong at the Dover Public Library during renovations, giving patrons additional opportunities to learn something new. Upcoming classes include Microsoft PowerPoint Improv on November 6th…


Weekend Weather

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Hangar project back on track with help from students

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A new hangar will be under construction soon at the city-owned airport thanks to the efforts of students and staff from Buckeye Career Center. Earlier this year, the city secured a $504,000…


Community Mental Healthcare announces opposition to Issue 1

Dover, Ohio - The Board of Directors of Community Mental Healthcare is taking a strong stance against Ohio Issue 1. Last month, the agency's governing board voted to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment that would…


Second fire at vacant house prompts alert from Uhrichsville Fire officials

Uhrichsville, Ohio - City residents are being asked to keep an eye on vacant properties in their neighborhoods following a fire at an unoccupied house, the second in eight days’ time. The most recent fire occurred just before…


Women's Success Series announces 2018-19 speakers

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Three diverse, professional women who excel in their careers are being highlighted by the 2018-19 Women’s Success Series. Dover Schools Superintendent Carla Birney kicks off the series on November…


OhioMeansJobs offering Halloween week workshops for job seekers

Canton, Ohio - A panel of human resource professionals and business owners will share their wisdom and experiences with job seekers at a special workshop hosted by OhioMeansJobs Stark & Tuscarawas Counties. The “Ask An…


Strasburg library hosting fall festival

Strasburg, Ohio - The Strasburg Branch of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a Fall Fest on Tuesday, October 30th, at 4 pm. Participants will celebrate the fall season with a slow cooker challenge, games,…


County Health Department announces drive-thru flu vaccine clinic

Dover, Ohio -  A drive-thru clinic set for this Saturday at the Tuscarawas County Health Department will give residents an opportunity to get their flu vaccine from the comfort of their car. The county Health Department will…


City planning temporary fix for Trenton Avenue 

Uhrichsville, Ohio - City officials are planning some temporary repairs to a section of Trenton Avenue riddled with potholes. Uhrichsville Mayor Rick Dorland says he and Service Director Joe Bollon met recently with officials…


TuscBDD earns highest possible state accreditation award

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (TuscBDD) is celebrating the earning of a three-year state accreditation award, the highest possible award granted by the state of Ohio.…


Missing man found alive

Dover, Ohio - A 78-year-old man reported missing from his Dover residence was located alive Tuesday afternoon. According to Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell, Lloyd Bleininger was found deep on private property after…


Kent Tusc to host screening of suicide documentary during free community event

New Philadelphia, Ohio - An event at the Performing Arts Center will delve into a topic that can be difficult to talk about but one that’s weighing heavy in the hearts and minds of many in the local community. Beginning at…


Drug take-back event set for Saturday at two locations

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Area residents can help protect themselves and their families by disposing of unneeded or unwanted prescriptions during a drug-take-back event happening this weekend at two locations. The take-back…


Senator talks testing with Buckeye students and staff

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A group of Buckeye Career Center students recently got the chance to voice their thoughts on state testing to an Ohio lawmaker. State Senator Jay Hottinger visited BCC last Friday. The senator dined…


Two arrested after leaving Midvale home targeted for drug trafficking search

Midvale, Ohio - Two men are facing charges following a traffic stop in Midvale Saturday evening. Just before 10 p.m. on October 20, a Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on a gray Chevrolet Impala seen…


Dover-New Phila Blood Battle a win for patients

Dover, Ohio - The big game between Dover and New Philadelphia on the football field is scheduled on Friday, Oct. 26, and the community can experience the rivalry by donating blood the day before the game. The 21st Annual…


Area students observing Red Ribbon Week 

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - High school students throughout Tuscarawas County will be wearing red ribbons this week as a sign of their commitment to drug-free living. Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide campaign lasting from…


Trinity Hospital Twin City hosting Reverse Raffle fundraiser

Midvale, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Employee Auxiliary is hosting a Reverse Raffle fundraiser this Saturday, October 20th, at Moose Island in Midvale. The event begins with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a live band at…


BCC staff donate hog to Authentic Church for student meal program

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center staff recently donated a processed hog and non-perishable food items to Authentic Church in New Philadelphia to benefit the church's Blessings in a Backpack program. The donation…


Silent walk to raise awareness about modern-day slavery

New Philadelphia, Ohio -  A silent, single-file procession through the streets of New Philadelphia will shed light a growing problem that’s often hidden in plain sight. Tuscarawas County’s 2nd-annual A21 Walk for Freedom…


Village invites visitors to step back in time during Colonial Trade Faire

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Ohio's first mission settlement will come alive this weekend for a celebration of colonial life and craftsmanship. The 10th-annual Colonial Trade Faire will take place this Saturday and Sunday,…


County library system to host program on spotting fake news 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a program titled Don't Be Fooled by Fake News? on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6 p.m. at its Main Library. The program will provide educational…


Community leaders unite against Issue 1

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County’s community leaders are uniting against a proposed constitutional amendment that they say is bad for the county and bad for Ohio. During a press conference convened Thursday by the…


Death of New Philadelphia man under investigation

Dover, Ohio - Police are investigating the death of a New Philadelphia man seriously injured in an early-morning fight on Race Street last Friday. At approximately 3:45 a.m. on October 12, the Dover Police Department received…


Buckeye educators learn from local business leaders

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center educators are now better prepared to connect the needs of the local workforce to the curriculum being taught to BCC students. Last week, staff participated in an in-service day…


Tusky library to host fall festival

Tuscarawas, Ohio - All are welcome at the Tuscarawas Branch of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 6 p.m. for an evening of fun activities to celebrate the fall season. The Falling into…


Friends group to host book sale fundraiser at Main Library

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Friends of the Tuscarawas County Public Library's New Philadelphia group will be kicking off National Friends of the Library week with a book sale at the Main Library in New Philadelphia. The…


Dough Co. to celebrate opening of new location in Sugarcreek

Sugarcreek, Ohio - Sugarcreek’s newest doughnut shop is open for business and ready to welcome the community this Saturday during its Grand Opening celebration. From 5 a.m. to noon, the team at the new Dough Co. on Dover Road…


Strasburg council approves water rate increases

Strasburg, Ohio - The village’s water customers will be seeing an increase in their monthly bills beginning next year. On Tuesday, members of the Strasburg Village Council approved incremental water rate increases for the…


New contract boosts pay for county's JFS workers

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Employees of Tuscarawas County’s Department of Job and Family Services will see their paychecks increase by 3 percent each year over the next three years under a new contract approved last week by…


Village to take ownership of Simonds industrial site

Newcomerstown, Ohio - A plan to tear down a decaying Newcomerstown landmark and repurpose its 36 acres of property for public purposes can now begin moving forward. On Tuesday, Newcomerstown Solicitor Robert Stephenson…


Country songstress Lorrie Morgan coming to New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia, Ohio - One of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times will be performing in New Philadelphia. Singer Lorrie Morgan will take the stage at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State…


New Philadelphia Senior Class announces Spaghetti Dinner

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Senior Class at New Philadelphia High School will be sponsoring the Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, October 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The cost for dinners is $6…


Library system offering genealogy programs

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Individuals interested in learning what it takes to be a part of the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Ohio, and other lineage societies are invited to take part in a special…


New Philadelphia resurfacing project delayed

New Philadelphia, Ohio -  The next phase of a resurfacing project expected to begin this week in downtown New Philadelphia has been postponed until further notice. City Service Director Ron McAbier says crews were due to…


Cause of fire at vacant Uhrichsvile house ruled undetermined  

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, the Uhrichsville Fire Department received a call about smoke coming from the upstairs windows of a vacant two-story home in the 400 Block of West Fourth…


Tusky Valley accepts resignation of head football coach

Mineral City, Ohio - During a special meeting on October 12, the Tuscarawas Valley Board of Education approved a resignation agreement with former head football George Zagales. Zagales, who also served as the strength and…


Ceremony planned to mark completion of upgrades at Sandyville treatment plant

Mineral City, Ohio - Upgrades to the Sandyville/East Sparta Wastewater Treatment Plant are nearly complete, and the Tuscarawas County Metropolitan Sewer District will be marking the occasion with public ceremony later this…


Two facing charges after fleeing from police

Midvale, Ohio - Two men are facing charges after fleeing from a Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s deputy Sunday afternoon, causing an area-wide manhunt in Midvale and Barnhill. The incident began just after noon on October 14 when…


Festival to celebrate fall in the Twin Cities

Uhrichsville, Ohio -  The Twin Cities of Dennison and Uhrichsville will be celebrating the arrival of autumn with a day of crafts, contests, and activities. The 7th-annual Twin City Fall Festival will be held this Saturday,…


Tuscarawas Arts Partnership to host 3rd-annual Arty Party

Dover, Ohio - For its third year, the Tuscarawas Arts Partnership (TAP) will host its annual Arty Party to support the vision of promoting a visible, sustainable, local arts culture through advocacy, education, and…


District outlines facilities plan during public hearing

Gnadenhutten, Ohio - Tusky Valley district officials are offering additional information about a plan to fund future facility improvements with the tax revenue generated by the Rover Pipeline. During a public hearing on…


Dedication planned for veterans memorial

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A place to reflect on the contributions of military veterans and pay tribute to lost loved ones is ready to be unveiled to the community. A dedication ceremony for Community Hospice’s new Veterans…


Library system to host indoor trick-or-treat event

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Families are invited to venture on the Pumpkin Trail during the Tuscarawas County Public Library’s annual indoor trick-or-treat event at its Main Library. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October…


Federal law changes can help you protect your identity – for free!

Columbus, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says recent federal law changes will help consumers prevent identity theft before it happens. As of September 21, initial fraud alerts now last for one year, and security…


Event to showcase volunteer opportunities in Tuscarawas County

New Philadelphia, Ohio - An event set for tomorrow in New Philadelphia will connect residents with opportunities to put their time and talents to use for a worthy cause. The 2018 Volunteer Connect Fair is scheduled for…


COMING IN 2019: Changes in store for New Philadelphia intersection

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City officials are moving forward with plans to upgrade the intersection of Bluebell Drive and West High Avenue with crosswalks and new pedestrian-friendly traffic signals. During their October 8…


Absentee voting begins today in Tuscarawas County

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County voters don't need to wait until November 6 to cast their ballot in the upcoming election. Tuscarawas County Board of Elections Deputy Director Sarah Kneuss says ballots will be…


Dover Public Library to host program on Dorothy Fuldheim

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will host a program on iconic Cleveland journalist, author and lecturer Dorothy Fuldheim on Thursday, October 18, at 6:30 PM. Sponsored by the College Club of Tuscarawas County, this…


Dover schools outlines cost-saving measures to be implemented should levy fail

Dover, Ohio - Dover school officials say changes and reductions will be necessary to maintain a balanced budget should voters fail to approve the district's 8.9-mill emergency operating levy during the November 6 General…


Registration deadline today for Nov. 6 election

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Unregistered voters wishing cast a ballot in the November 6 election have until 9 p.m. this evening to register. The Tuscarawas County Board of Elections will remain open until the 9 p.m. deadline to…


Claymont staff members relieved of duties pending outcome of internal investigation

Dennison, Ohio - Five Claymont employees have been relieved of their duties with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation into conduct in violation of a district policy. According to an emailed statement from the…


Attorney General DeWine warns of tech support scams

Columbus, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of tech support scams, which have been reported by dozens of Ohioans in recent weeks. Tech support scams (also known as computer repair scams)…


Pipeline revenue to fund facility improvements at Tusky Valley

Zoarville, Ohio - The utility tax revenue generated by the Rover Pipeline will help shape the future for the Tuscarawas Valley Local School District. Treasurer Mark Phillips says a tax valuation was recently assigned for the…


ODOT announces restriction on Route 800

Beginning on Monday, October 8, traffic will be restricted in both directions on Route 800 between Dover Dam and Route 416 (7 Mile Drive) for a slide repair project being handled by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The…


New Philadelphia announces signups for gas aggregation program

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A agreement between the City of New Philadelphia and Constellation will allow residents and business owners to purchase natural gas for a consistent and competitive rate.The city recently renewed its…


Dover Light and Power to host open house Oct. 7

Dover, Ohio - Dover Light and Power will be kicking off Public Power Week (Oct. 7-13) with an open house at the Dover Light and Power Plant on Sunday, October 7. From 1 to 4 p.m., the community will have an opportunity to…


Area fire departments to host Fire Prevention Week events

Tuscarawas County, Ohio -  Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13, and area fire departments will be marking this year’s nationwide observance with special activities and safety demonstrations throughout the week. Fire…


Art on the Alley returning for fall showcase

New Philadelphia, Ohio - An event this weekend in downtown New Philadelphia will showcase the musical, performing and visual art talent that abounds in Tuscarawas County. The second Art on the Alley event will take place this…


Colonial Homestead Artisan's Guild Antique Appraisal - Holmes County Antique Festival

The Colonial Homestead Artisan's Guild will be holding an antique appraisal at their Millersburg location on Saturday Oct 6th. Live music, and food will be available


Sugarcreek Police officer accused of stealing drugs

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A Sugarcreek Police officer has been charged with felony drug theft after being captured on surveillance video entering a secured area from which inventory was later determined to be missing. Officer…


Viral sensation Backtrack to perform and work with area students

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Performing Arts Center continues its tradition of connecting local students with internationally recognized artists when viral a cappella sensation Backtrack visits the area October 18 –…


Accident fatal for Coshocton woman

Coshocton, Ohio - The Coshocton County Sherrif's Office is investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of 71-year-old Coshocton woman Wednesday evening. On October 3rd just after 7 p.m., dispatch received a 911…


MWCD announces winter drawdown schedule, reservoir projects

New Philadelphia, Ohio - As part of the flood risk management operation of the reservoirs and dams in the Muskingum River Watershed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducts annual temporary drawdown of the normal…


Atwood fall festival kicks off Friday at new location

Mineral City, Ohio - A beloved three-day celebration of all things autumn kicks off this Friday at Atwood Lake Park and features a major change that organizers say vendors and attendees are sure to appreciate. The 36th annual…


Dover Public Library to Host Baby & Me Parent & Caregiver Series

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library will host a parent and caregiver series called Baby & Me beginning October 15. This series of practical workshops will teach parents and caregivers how to make informed decisions…


Dover's Logan Kazelman recognized as Champion of Change

New Philadelphia, Ohio – A Tuscarawas County high school student was honored in Columbus by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio (ADAPAO). Logan Kazelman, a junior at Dover High School, was the recipient…


Area trick or treat dates and Halloween events

TRICK OR TREAT Thursday, October 25: New Towne Mall - 5 to 8 p.m., West Lafayette - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, October 26, Newcomerstown (business) - 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 27: Dover - 6 to 8 p.m., Roswell…


Tuscarawas Avenue closure extended through Friday

Dover, Ohio - A section of Tuscarawas Avenue that has been closed to traffic since last Tuesday won’t reopen until the end of this week, according to Dover city officials. Safety Director Gerry Mroczkowski says the two-block…


Trinity Hospital Twin City to host blessing ceremony for pets

Dennison, Ohio -Trinity Hospital Twin City invites the public to bring their pets to a special blessing ceremony on Thursday, October 4. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Father Thomas Gardner from the Immaculate Conception Church of…


Indian Valley sets informational meetings on proposed stadium

Gnadenhutten, Ohio - Members of the Indian Valley school community will have several more opportunities to learn about an upcoming bond issue and the district’s plans for the construction of a new football stadium. During the…


Four facing charges following shots fired complaint

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Four individuals are facing charges following a complaint of shots fired in Uhrichsville neighborhood Sunday evening. On September 30 just after 7 p.m., officers from the Uhrichsville Police Department…


Surgical oncologists to be featured during Paint Tusc Pink kickoff

Dover, Ohio - Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital will kick off Tuscarawas County's annual Paint Tusc Pink community breast cancer awareness program this Wednesday with a free informational event for area women. A Ladies Night…


Third bat with rabies found in New Phila

On Friday, the city Health Department announced that a bat collected in the southwest part of the city was positive for rabies. Environmental Health Director Lee Finley says the bat was found alive on the floor in the…


Memorial dinner to raise funds for substance abuse education, recovery services

New Philadelphia, Ohio - An event later this month will raise funds and awareness for local recovery programs and substance abuse services while honoring the memory of a young man whose life ended too soon. The third-annual…


Kent Tusc to host second-annual Latino Festival

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas is teaming up with Latino Cultural Connections and the Committee for the Celebration of Hispanic Heritage to present the second-annual Latino Festival this…


Life-size dinosaur to visit Tuscarawas County

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library will be roaring with excitement on Saturday, October 13, at 1 p.m. when The Carnegie Museum of Natural History of Pittsburgh presents a program featuring a…


Tuscarawas County to turn pink for breast cancer awareness

Dover, Ohio - It’s time again to turn Tuscarawas County a strong shade of pink for breast cancer awareness. Area businesses, schools and offices are invited to cover themselves in pink paint, posters and displays throughout…


Student-led breakfast benefit to support school impacted by Hurricane Florence 

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Newcomerstown High School students are pitching in to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence and are reaching out to the local community to support their efforts. On Saturday, September 29, the…


ODNR enacts new carcass rules, disease surveillance program ahead of statewide deer hunting seasons

Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is reaching out to area hunters to help it monitor local deer populations and prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. The most recent cases of the disease were…


Plans for field house at Newcomerstown stadium move forward

Newcomerstown, Ohio - The Newcomerstown school district’s vision of an all-sport indoor athletic facility is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Wednesday, the district’s board of education authorized administration to…


New Phila to consider fines for false alarm calls

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City officials continue to discuss the possibility of fining residents and businesses for repeated false alarms. New Philadelphia Fire Chief Jim Parrish and Police Chief Michael Goodwin were on hand…


Route 93 to close Sunday, September 30

Sugarcreek, Ohio - Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation say a planned two-week closure of a portion of state Route 93 north of Sugarcreek will now begin on Sunday, September 30, starting at 7 a.m. The Ohio…


Library system to host fall cooking programs

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will be partnering with Chris Kendle from the OSU Extension office this fall for a series of programs designed to warm up your belly and your kitchen.…


Buckeye Career Center names September Students of the Month

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center has announced September's Students of the Month. Two high school students were chosen for the honor for demonstrating responsibility/accountability, this month’s core value. An…


Communities partner to share message of hope

New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is partnering with more than 70 local churches to bring hope to communities impacted by drug addiction. On Sunday, September 30, churches of all denominations…


Meet the Candidates event set for October 4

Dover, Ohio - With the November election less than two months away, the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce is moving forward with plans for a “Meet the Candidates” event. The program is scheduled for next Thursday, October…


Route 416 paving to begin next week

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The next phase of the state Route 416 paving project is expected to begin next week, according to New Philadelphia City officials. Mayor Joel Day says the grinding and resurfacing portion of the…


Festival to celebrate village’s Swiss heritage

Sugarcreek, Ohio - A beloved celebration of the area’s Swiss heritage and culture is returning this week to Downtown Sugarcreek. The 66th-annual Ohio Swiss Festival begins this Wednesday, September 26, and runs through…


United Way of Tuscarawas County kicks off 76th annual campaign

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Chris and Emily Lane of Dover have been tapped to chair the United Way of Tuscarawas County's 2018 campaign. Each fall, the United Way of Tuscarawas County takes on an ambitious fundraising campaign…


Library programs to explore urban legends

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - For years, urban legends have been passed on by word of mouth. This fall, the conversation will continue when the Tuscarawas County Public Library system hosts a program on myths and mysteries of…


Dennison approves demolitions

Dennison, Ohio - Village residents will see two more rundown homes torn down this fall. Last week, Dennison Village Council approved the demolition of two former residences. One is at 701 Center St., and the other is at 217…


New Philadelphia schools hosting community forums

New Philadelphia, Ohio - As part of its long-standing commitment to engaging in open and meaningful dialogue with parents and members of the community, the New Philadelphia school district will be hosting two different public…


Route 93 construction delayed

Sugarcreek, Ohio - A planned two-week closure of a portion of state Route 93 north of Sugarcreek has been delayed until further notice. The Ohio Department of Transportation had planned to close the route between Gerber…


Chef to Chef: An artist and his craft

At an early age, Eric Zamudio loved fine cuisine and traveling with this parents. As he got older, that love blossomed into a desire to work in fine dining. Self-diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Eric realized…


Branch Library to host a program about Ohio Staycations

Tuscarawas, Ohio - The Tuscarawas Branch of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System will welcome Dee Grossman, Executive Director of the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, for a special program on Ohio…


Area attractions offering free admission Saturday during Smithsonian Museum Day

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Seven museums and historical sites in Tuscarawas County will be offering free admission this Saturday during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th-annual Museum Day Live event. Museum Day Live is a one-day,…


Tuscarawas County YMCA helping seniors prevent falls

Dover, Ohio - Saturday, September 22, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and the Tuscarawas County YMCA is teaming up with the National Council on Aging and the Falls Free Coalition to help community members protect…


Road work to begin Monday on Route 93

Sugarcreek, Ohio - Motorists who travel along state Route 93 between Sugarcreek and Dundee will have to take a different route starting on Monday. The Ohio Department of Transportation will be closing the road about 3.5 miles…


Two more raccoons test positive for rabies

Area public health officials say two raccoons collected in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties have tested positive for the rabies virus. The first rabies case was announced by the Carroll County Health Department Monday and…


Dover man killed in crash

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal, one-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 21-year-old Dover man Thursday evening. According to troopers, Charles R.…


Twin Cities to celebrate 922 Day

Dennison, Ohio - Residents are invited to celebrate their Twin City roots during a special event this weekend at McCluskey Park. The 10th-annual 922 Day celebration is set for Saturday, September 22, with family-friendly…


Police investigating robbery at Dover business

Dover, Ohio - Dover Police are continuing their investigation of a suspected robbery that occurred over the weekend at a business on South Wooster Avenue. On Saturday morning at 8:38 a.m., dispatch received a call in…


WEDNESDAY AT THE FAIR: Country music star Rodney Atkins to headline grandstand stage

Dover, Ohio - Fair-goers are in store for a special treat tonight when nationally-known country music recording artist Rodney Atkins performs on the grandstand stage. Atkins’ career in country music spans more than two…


Strasburg police chief resigns

Strasburg, Ohio - The search is on for a new head of the Strasburg Police Department following the sudden resignation of Chief Robert Kutcher. On Tuesday evening, village council members voted to accept Kutcher’s resignation…


New Philadelphia Health Department announces mosquito spraying

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City health officials are continuing their efforts to reduce the population of the species of mosquito known to carry the West Nile Virus. New Philadelphia Environmental Health Director Lee Finley…


New Philadelphia hosting document-shredding event

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City residents will have an opportunity to dispose of unwanted documents and records in a secure manner during a community shredding event this weekend. The city of New Philadelphia is partnering with…


TUESDAY AT THE FAIR: Livestock events, marching band showcase on tap for Day 2

Dover, Ohio - Fair week may have gotten off to a soggy start this year, but there’s sun and plenty of fun in the forecast as the fairgrounds reopens for day two. Junior Fair events for the day begin at 9 a.m. and include a…


Fire damages Dennison home, cause remains unknown

Dennison, Ohio - The State Fire Marshal is investigating a blaze that caused an estimated $60,000 in damage to a North Second Street home and its contents. Dennison Fire Chief Dave McConnell says the call came in at 4:21 a.m.…


Tuscarawas County Sheriff offers fair safety tips for parents

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Department is encouraging parents to follow some simple tips to keep their children safe during fair week. Parents are advised to take a picture of their children before leaving…


Coshocton man killed in single-vehicle crash

Coshocton, Ohio - The Coshocton County Sheriff's Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 33-year-old Coshocton man early Sunday. Sheriff Timothy Rogers says that at approximately 6:15…


MONDAY AT THE FAIR: Free admission for veterans, motocross and more

Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County fair board is teaming up with Wendy's to offer free fair admission to military veterans. Today only, veterans and active-duty service members who present a valid military id at the gate can…


Downtown Uhrichsville intersection getting LED stop signs

Uhrichsville, Ohio - City officials are preparing to say goodbye to the orange barrel stop sign at the intersection of Eighth and Water streets and hello to two new LED stop signs. Mayor Rick Dorland says the signs were…


Fair week kicks off Sunday with King and Queen Contest

Dover, Ohio - The crowning of a new Junior Fair King and Queen will kick off the 2018 edition of the Tuscarawas County Fair in royal fashion. The contest begins at 6:30 p.m. in the main show area and will feature seven area…


OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Students ready to serve at Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The student-run Joe Carlisle Carlisle Café & Marketplace is back in business at Buckeye Career Center. Last week, students in the career center's Floral, Meat Cutting and Hospitality programs opened…


Strasburg seeking grant to convert dilapidated property into community park

Strasburg, Ohio - Village officials are eyeing state grant funding to convert an eyesore in the downtown area into a public green space. Strasburg’s Solicitor, Attorney Richard Fox, says the village is planning to apply for…


Community invited to join the fight against Alzheimer's during fundraising event

Dover, Ohio - The 2018 Tuscarawas County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for this Saturday, September 15. Individuals and teams can register online in advance or in-person on the day of the event. Same-day registration begins…


Free Divorce Legal Clinic set for September 19

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County residents planning to file for divorce may be eligible to free receive assistance during the Divorce Legal Clinic on September 19. The clinic will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Emmanuel…


Schoebrunn Village to offer evening Lantern Tours

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The community is invited to explore Historic Schoenbrunn Village by the glow of candlelight during this weekend's Autumn Lantern Tours. Ordinarily closed to the public between Labor Day and Memorial…


Police search but unable to locate trailer court squatter

Philadelphia, Ohio - Police say a man who broke into and may have been squatting in a vacant trailer in the Shel-Mar Estates mobile home park remains at large but is not believed to be a danger to the public. Sgt. Paul Rossi…


Anti-drug coalition warns of e-cigarette that looks like USB stick

New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is warning parents and educators about an electronic cigarette that is continuing to grow in popularity among young people. An electronic cigarette, or…


Trinity Hospital Twin City to host community health screening

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City will offer free and low-cost screenings during a community health screening event on Friday, September 14, at Mako’s Market. Free blood pressure checks will be available during…


Kent Tusc to host Campus Reunion to mark 50th anniversary

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas will welcome alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends back to the university for its 50th Anniversary Campus Reunion on Wednesday, September 12. The gathering…


Authors Wanda and Jean Brunstetter to visit area libraries

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Fans will have an opportunity to meet author Wanda Brunstetter when she and her daughter-in-law and co-author, Jean Brunstetter, visit two local libraries later this month as part of the Tuscarawas…


Walk into the Light to raise funds, awareness for suicide prevention

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Suicide prevention advocates in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties are sending the message that there is help and there is hope. The area's fourth annual suicide prevention walk - “Walk into the Light” -…


Commissioners to consider fee increases for Tuscarawas County Dog Pound

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Tuscarawas County residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on proposed fee increases for the Tuscarawas County Dog Pound. Earlier this year, Tuscarawas County Commissioners asked county Auditor…


Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters partnering for after-school program

New Philadelphia, OH - Two local charities are teaming up to present a weekly after-school program for area youth. The Learning Zone is a new program for students in grades K-5 being offered by the Salvation Army of Dover-New…


Library system offering 'Adulting 101' life skills classes

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System is joining other libraries across the country in offering Adulting 101 workshops for teens and adults this fall. Workshops include: Sewing Basics (ages…


Tuscarawas County businesses reminded to prepare for sales tax increase

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Auditor’s Office is reminding area businesses to reprogram to their cash registers before the sales tax increases on October 1. During the May 8 primary election, Tuscarawas…


Second rabid bat found in New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia public health officials say a second bat in the city has tested positive for the rabies virus. Environmental Health Director Lee Finley says the bat was collected deceased in the…


Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition receives Drug-Free Communities grant

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A large federal grant will support the efforts of the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition over the next five years. Coordinator Jodi Salvo says the coalition learned in August that it had been…


Dover Library accepting submissions for literary magazine

Dover, Ohio - The Dover Public Library is seeking submissions for the third volume of its Tapestries of Tuscarawas County literary magazine. Tapestries of Tuscarawas County is a magazine that features stories, art and…


Tusky Valley removes Zagales as head football coach

Mineral City, Ohio - The Trojans will battle it out against rival Sandy Valley this Friday without Head Football Coach George Zagales, who has been relieved of his duties with pay pending the outcome of an internal…


Courthouse renovations nearing completion

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The dome on top of the Tuscarawas County Courthouse is just weeks from being fully restored. Tuscarawas County Community and Economic Development Director Scott Reynolds says the project is really…


Kent Tusc to celebrate 50th anniversary

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The community is invited to help Kent State Tuscarawas celebrate its 50th year of providing world-class educational opportunities at a campus that’s close to home. To mark the historic occasion,…


Library system seeking artifacts

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System wants to know "What's in Your Attic?" From now through December 1, the library system will be seeking original county library artifacts including photos,…


ProVia to build near Strasburg, add 197 jobs over five years

Strasburg, Ohio - A multi-million-dollar expansion by Walnut Creek-based building products manufacturer ProVia is expected to create nearly 200 additional jobs in the area over a five-year period. ProVia’s Director of…


Former Coshocton public housing director pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The former Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has pleaded guilty in a federal public corruption case. Gregory J. Darr, 64, of Coshocton,…


Cities feeling pinch of salt price increase

Tuscarawas County - Officials in Dover and New Philadelphia are hoping for a mild winter after learning that the county's price for road salt has more than doubled since last year. Both cities purchase their road salt through…


Bridge work to restrict traffic on 212

Bolivar, Ohio - Motorists who travel on state Route 212 may want to allow themselves some extra time to get to their destination beginning this week. Officials for the Ohio Department of Transportation say traffic will be…


Rabies virus confirmed in raccoon in Sherrodsville  

Sherrodsville, Ohio - Public health officials in Carroll County say a deceased raccoon collected this week in Sherrodsville has tested positive for the rabies virus. Kelly Engelhart is the director of nursing and public…


Suspect arrested for battery thefts

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Authorities say charges are pending against a male suspect accused of stealing at least 119 batteries from heavy equipment in Tuscarawas and Holmes counties. Detective Adam Fisher of the Tuscarawas…


Rabid bat found in New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City public health officials say a bat that was collected near the Schoenbrunn Estates development has tested positive for the rabies virus. New Philadelphia Environmental Health Director Lee Finley…


Tickets on sale for Warther's Christmas Tree Festival Preview Party

Dover, Ohio - Tickets are on sale now for the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary's 25th-annual Christmas Tree Festival Preview Party on Friday, November 9, at 6 p.m. at the Warther's Carvings museum in Dover. Preview…


Indian Valley senior named Teen Ambassador

Gnadenhutten, Ohio - Indian Valley senior Vanessa Sanders has been appointed to serve as a Teen Ambassador for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board consists of students from…


Highway Patrol focused on impaired drivers for Labor Day

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State Highway Patrol will be stepping up its efforts to remove impaired drivers from Ohio's roadways this holiday weekend, and motorists are being asked to do their part by following all traffic laws,…


Trinity Hospital Twin City to offer insulin and medication education program

Dennison, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Diabetes Wellness Program is hosting a free program titled “Understanding Insulin Medications” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10, at the hospital’s second-floor St.…


Jammin Food Truck Fest returning to Historic Schoenbrunn Village

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Area residents are invited to bring their appetites to Historic Schoenbrunn Village this weekend for a special end-of-summer celebration featuring live music, games and more than a dozen food…


Additional mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Health Department reports that three additional pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The pools were collected near the Southside Community Park, Possum…


Indian Valley to host informational meeting on bond issue

Gnadenhutten, Ohio - Voters and families in the Indian Valley school district will have an opportunity to learn more about an upcoming bond issue and the district’s plans for the construction of a new football stadium during…


Dover festival to celebrate the end of summer

Dover, Ohio - An event featuring live music, fireworks, and family-friendly fun will close out the summer this Sunday at Dover City Park. The City of Dover’s Annual End of Summer Celebration is set for Sunday, September 2,…


Animal Encounters to be offered at Tuscarawas County libraries

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's popular Animal Encounter @ your Library series will be returning again this fall with six live animal events that include a variety of animals from birds…


Kent State Tuscarawas 5K returning to Harry Clever Field

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Registrations are being accepted for the 2018 Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association Glowway Run 5K, presented by Geib Funeral Home and Crematories. The 5K run and 1.5-mile Fun Run/Walk will be held…


New Philadelphia City Council accepts firefighter grant

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Fire Department will be adding six additional firefighters to its roster following the acceptance of a federal grant for fire and emergency response staffing. Members of the New…


Tippecanoe couple killed in weekend crash

Harrison County, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a Saturday afternoon crash near Freeport that claimed the lives of Tippecanoe couple. Sgt. Shawn Yoho of the Steubenville Post says the accident occurred…


Paving begins in downtown Uhrichsville 

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Construction crews will be out in full force this week in downtown Uhrichsville as a multi-road repaving project gets underway. Mayor Rick Dorland says a total of seven roads will see improvements,…


Uhrichsville extends Kimble trash and recycling contract

Uhrichsville, Ohio - Kimble will remain the citywide trash and recycling service provider for the city of Uhrichsville for five more years. On Thursday, members of Uhrichsville Council unanimously approved a five-year…


Mosquitos in Rush Township test positive for West Nile

Dover, Ohio - Another pool of mosquitoes in Tuscarawas County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Tuscarawas County Health Department has been conducting trapping throughout the summer for the species of mosquito…


Mosquito spraying to continue in New Phila, Goshen Township

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The next round of mosquito spraying by the New Philadelphia Health Department will focus on the northeast side of the city and southern part of Goshen Township. Environmental Health Director Lee…


Plainfield man arrested on two counts of rape

Coshocton, Ohio - Authorities say a man from the Plainfield area has been charged with two counts of rape in connection with an ongoing child abuse investigation. On August 21, Detectives from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s…


Weekend race to help feed hungry kids in Tuscarawas County

Dover, Ohio - Area residents are invited to lace up their running shoes and show their support for a program that provides weekend meals to hungry students throughout Tuscarawas County. On Saturday morning, the NewPointe…


Local library system receives prestigious national award

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System is the proud recipient of the 2018 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant. Extension and Technical Services Manager and grant writer Andrea Legg says…


Trinity Hospital Twin City recognizes volunteers

Dennison, Ohio - During a special volunteer appreciation and recognition luncheon this summer, Trinity Hospital Twin City honored all members of the Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary. Additionally, nine…


Tuscarawas County Community Foundation awards grants

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Community Foundation has awarded more than $348,000 in grants this year to more than 30 area nonprofit organizations and governmental entities in an effort to improve the quality…


Strasburg to consider water rate increases

Strasburg, Ohio - Strasburg residents may see an increase in their water bills in the near future. Village Finance Committee Chairman Jeff Smith says the committee is planning to recommend a series of incremental water rate…


West Nile confirmed in two Tuscarawas Valley horses

Reynoldsburg, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Agriculture says the first two horses to test positive for West Nile virus this year were from the Tuscarawas Valley. ODA Communications Director Mark Bruce says the…


Tuscarawas Regional Technology Park to welcome first business

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A Dover-based company will be the first to build in the 170-acre Tuscarawas Regional Technology Park. Gemini Industrial Machine Group recently announced plans to build a new, 25,000-square-foot…


Rock-n-Run 5K and 10K Race set for Sept. 1 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The United Way of Tuscarawas County is inviting area runners and walkers to participate in its 10th annual Rock-N-Run on Saturday, September 1, beginning at 9 a.m. Susan Reidenbach is the community…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Cloudy, scattered showers and storms, Hi 81 TONIGHT:  Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers, Lo 64 WEDNESDAY:  Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers and storms, Hi 71 THURSDAY:  Sunny, Hi 75  


Route 416 repairs to begin next week 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia city officials say repairs to state Route 416 will begin next week. City Service Director Ron McAbier reports that the $1.2 million project is being completed in partnership with the…


Dover council approves additional funds for traffic light installation at Dublin Drive

Dover, Ohio - A project recently authorized by Dover City Council will help control traffic flow in the area where a new fire substation is being built. On Monday, council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Service…


Woody Hayes statue unveiled during ceremony

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Buckeyes fans from around the country gathered recently at Lee Stadium in Newcomerstown to witness the dedication of a life-size statue of former longtime Ohio State head football coach and hometown…


New Philadelphia announces mosquito spraying schedule

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Health Department says it will begin spraying for mosquitoes this week in selected areas within city limits. Spraying is being conducted in response to two pools of mosquitoes…


Dover man killed in weekend crash

Dover, Ohio - Authorities are investigating a weekend crash in Lawrence Township that claimed the life of a 25-year-old Dover man. According to the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Brandon Goodman was…


WEATHER

TODAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 83; TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, showers likely, mainly after 2 am, Lo 71; TUESDAY: Cloudy, showers likely, storms also possible after 11 am, Hi 78; WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, breezy at times, Hi 72.


Dennison approves field lease for new youth football league

Dennison, Ohio - Dennison’s McCluskey field will serve as the home field for a newly-formed football and cheerleading league for youth in the Twin City area. On Thursday, members of Dennison Village Council voted unanimously…


Seed exchange continues at New Philadelphia library

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library is encouraging residents to become novice backyard gardeners through its Seed Library and seed exchange program. The Seed Library is located in a former card…


Newcomerstown schools to implement new student drug testing policy

Newcomerstown, Ohio - Newcomerstown school officials say the district will no longer be administering random drug tests to students. During their August meeting, members of the Newcomerstown Board of Education voted to repeal…


Drug use suspected in Rt. 250 collision

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Authorities say drug use may have played a role in an accident that temporarily shut down Route 250 Thursday and triggered a chain reaction of crashes. Sgt. William Bower of the New Philadelphia Post…


Truck-pulling competition to raise funds for youth mentorship programs

New Philadelphia, OH - Members of the community are invited to put their strength and endurance to the test while supporting a great cause during this year’s Pulling for Kids' Sake fundraiser. Pulling for Kids' Sake is an…


Dog-friendly event to raise funds for cancer research

Mineral City, Ohio - Area dog-lovers and their canine companions are invited to join in the fight against cancer this Saturday during a special event this weekend at Atwood Lake Park. Relay for Life of Carroll County’s…


Mosquitoes in York Township test positive for West Nile

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Two additional pools of mosquitoes collected in Tuscarawas County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Tuscarawas County Health Department has been conducting trapping for the Culex species…


WEATHER

TODAY: Cloudy, showers likely, with thunderstorms possible after noon, Hi 79; TONIGHT: Cloudy, showers and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight, Lo 69; FRIDAY: Cloudy with showers and storms, Hi 82; SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy,…


Library system to host Sensory Carnival

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a Sensory Carnival on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Main Library in New Philadelphia. The event, offered in partnership…


Stolen items recovered during overnight search in Coshocton County

Coshocton, Ohio - The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office reports that three adult men are in custody in connection with several local thefts and breaking-and-entering incidents. On Tuesday, August 14, deputies located a stolen…


Wood Carving Competition starts Friday at Tall Timber Resort

New Philadelphia, Ohio - A special event being held this weekend at Wood’s Tall Timber Resort will showcase the expert craftsmanship of wood carvers from around the country. The resort’s fourth-annual Wood Carving Competition…


New Philadelphia teens facing charges following assault, cell phone theft

New Philadelphia police say two city teens are being charged in connection with the theft of a cell phone and assault of a military veteran. The charges stem from an assault that occurred early in the morning on August 11 in…


Mosquitoes in New Philadelphia test positive for West Nile

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Two pools of mosquitoes collected within the New Philadelphia city limits have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The New Philadelphia Health Department was notified Tuesday that traps set on…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 85 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers, Lo 68 THURSDAY: Cloudy, showers likely with storms possible after noon, Hi 81 FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, showers likely, PM storms possible, Hi 82


Site work begins for new Menards location

New Philadelphia, Ohio - City officials say construction crews are now in the area and beginning site work at the future home of a Menards home improvement store on Bluebell Drive. New Philadelphia Mayor Joel Day reports that…


New Philadelphia seeking grant for Wabash Ave. improvements

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The City of New Philadelphia is seeking state grant funding to help cover the cost of roadway and infrastructure improvements near Tuscora Park. Service Director Ron McAbier says the city is planning…


District awards $18 million in local contracts for new high school

Dover, Ohio - Dover school district officials say local nearly half of the contract dollars awarded for the construction of a new high school will be going to local contractors. The $46 million project is being overseen by…


​​​​​​​WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and storms, Hi 83 TONIGHT: Mostly clear, patchy fog after 3 am, Lo 65 WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 86 WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, a slight chance of showers and storms, Lo 68…


Dover Steam Show returning to Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds

Dover, Ohio - Visitors are invited to take a journey back in time and learn about the tools and techniques of a bygone era when the Dover Steam Show returns this weekend to the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. The Dover Steam…


Indian Valley Graduates Awarded Scholarships From Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital

Dover, Ohio - Recent Indian Valley High School graduates Lynnsey Erb and Makayla Keathley are the recipients of $1,000 scholarships from Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. Erb is the daughter of Joe and Heather Erb of…


Fall train rides returning to Dennison Railroad Depot

Dennison, Ohio - The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is bringing back its popular Fall Foliage train rides and offering some new excursions for families, couples and veterans. This year’s train rides will be offered the two…


Coshocton County Sheriff to begin traffic blitz Friday

Coshocton County, Ohio - The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up their efforts to target unsafe driving during a two-week traffic blitz set to begin this Friday. The traffic blitz is scheduled for August 17…


New Philadelphia Police seeking person of interest in assault of veteran 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The New Philadelphia Police Department asking the public to help identify a person of interest in an assault on a 70-year-old military that took place early Friday morning. At approximately 5:05 a.m.,…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly sunny, scattered showers and PM storms, Hi 83 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, isolated showers and storms , Lo 62 TUESDAY: Partly sunny, scattered showers and PM storms, Hi 83 WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 86 


Nine additional locations test positive for West Nile Virus

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Health Department says nine additional pools of mosquitoes collected in Tuscarawas County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The locations of the traps that collected…


Rides in historic planes to be offered at New Philadelphia airport

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will have a rare opportunity to take to the skies in a DC 3 airliner or B-25 bomber during this summer’s Living History Flights. This year’s Living History Flights…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, a chance of isolated showers and storms, Hi 82 TONIGHT: Scattered showers and storms more likely, Lo 65 SATURDAY:  Partly sunny, scattered showers and storms possible, Hi 82 SUNDAY:…


Tax issued filed for November 6 election

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Voters in Tuscarawas County will see a variety of issues on the ballot during the upcoming election, including a 28-year bond issue for Indian Valley schools, a 1 percent municipal income tax increase…



Vaccine drop planned in response to raccoon rabies case

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Federal wildlife officials are stepping up their efforts to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in Tuscarawas County. Officials from the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health…


Career center to host Buckeye Biddy Race

New Philadelphia, OH - Buckeye Career Center is again hosting a free cross-country race for young runners in Tuscarawas County and beyond. The Buckeye Biddy Race will be held on Thursday, September 13, at Buckeye Career…


School safety levy defeated

A multi-district school safety issue was defeated by a margin of 3 to 1 in Tuesday’s Special Election. The 1.49-mill continuous levy was to be used to fund safety improvements and mental health services in 16 local school…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Cloudy, scattered showers and storms, Hi 81 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers and storms, Lo 65 THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 84 FRIDAY: Partly sunny, Hi 83


Mosquitoes in Village of Tuscarawas test positive for West Nile

Tuscarawas, Ohio - Area public health officials are encouraging residents to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites after two pools of mosquitoes in the Village of Tuscarawas tested positive for West Nile virus. The…


Newcomerstown to unveil Woody Hayes statue during festival

Newcomerstown, Ohio - A new statue in downtown Newcomerstown will serve as a permanent tribute to one of the town’s favorite sons. On Saturday, August 18, the town will welcome Ohio State Buckeyes fans from around the state…


Barflies to close out Smoking Summer Jazz Series

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The final installment of the 2018 Smoking Summer Jazz Series will showcase homegrown musical and visual arts talent in a single venue to create a unique entertainment and fine-dining experience. On…


Stark County to vote today on school safety issue

Voters in 16 local school districts will determine the fate of a multi-district school safety issue during today’s Special Election.  If approved, the levy would provide approximately $226 per student in funding to each…


New Ohio law increases penalties for fentanyl possession

Columbus, Ohio - A new state law signed last week by Ohio Governor John Kasich takes aim at a dangerous synthetic opioid that has been fueling a massive increase in overdose deaths statewide. The law goes into effect October…


Indian Valley announces back-to-school information

Gnadenhutten, Ohio - Students attending grades 1-12 in the Indian Valley Local School District are set to begin classes for the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, August 22.  Kindergarten students will use a two-day phase-in…


Dennison Fire Department collecting school supplies

Dennison, Ohio - The Dennison Fire Department is accepting school supply donations for its second annual Fill the Truck community collection drive. Donations can be dropped off at the station anytime through August 17 or…


Tuscarawas County YMCA awards scholarships

The Tuscarawas County YMCA announces that five local students have received scholarships totaling $10,000 from the Thomas J. Patton/YMCA Scholarship Fund. This year's recipients are Dover graduates Lane Moore (2018), Drew…


Stocking EpiPens, Narcan in School a Topic of Conversation

- The New Philadelphia City School District is discussing ways to be proactive in the event there would be an allergic reaction or overdose during school days or at events. Currently, EpiPen’s are available for individual…


Indian Valley Teacher Named District 9 Teacher of the Year

– For the third time, an Indian Valley educator has been selected as District 9’s Teacher of the Year. As a high school English teacher, Lisa Wolfe has exemplified exactly what it means to have a passion for teaching and…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly sunny, isolated PM, Hi 92 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and storms, Lo 70 TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and storms, Hi 87 WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, showers and storms likely,…


Body identified as missing teen

Coshocton, Ohio - Authorities say a body recovered Friday has been identified as a missing teen. At approximately 8:34 p.m. Friday, the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received a call about a body in a pond near the area…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers, with storms also possible after noon, Hi 84 TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, a slight chance of rain after 3 am, Hi 65 SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 87 SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 89 


Rabies in Tuscarawas County: What you need to know

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Health Department continues to work closely with state officials to monitor wildlife near the area where the remains of a rabies-positive raccoon were collected. The local…


Guernsey County Man Sentenced to Prison for Rape of Juveniles

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Guernsey County man has been sentenced to spend a decade in prison after pleading guilty to raping two juveniles. John M. Dugan, 43, of Cambridge…


One Animal Fatality in Dennison House Fire

– An initial call for a smoke investigation led the Dennison Fire Department to a fire at 27 S Fourth Street in the Village of Dennison. Officials rescued four dogs and one of two cats that occupied the residence. Chief…


NP Seeking Funding for Wabash Repairs

-   The City of New Philadelphia is hoping grant funding will help them to make necessary repairs along Wabash Avenue. The pipes on Wabash Avenue are over 70 years old, and the City has decided to replace those existing, yet…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and storms, Hi 82 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers and storms, Lo 65 FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers and storms, Hi 83 SATURDAY: Mostly sunny,…


Missing man located

Tiltonsville, Ohio - Officials say a York Township man that had been reported missing from Tuscarawas County has been found safe in Jefferson County. The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Department reports that 42-year-old Doney…


Positive case of rabies found in raccoon in Tuscarawas County

Area public health officials are reporting the first case of animal rabies in Tuscarawas County. On Wednesday afternoon, the Tuscarawas County Health Department was notified by the Ohio Department of Agriculture that a…


United Way of Tuscarawas County to host school supply collection

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The United Way of Tuscarawas County is partnering with HARCATUS Head Start to collect school supplies for area preschoolers as part of the second-annual Stuff the Bus campaign. Donations will be…


Indian Valley educator named Teacher of the Year

Gnadenhutten, Ohio - Indian Valley High School English teacher Lisa Wolfe has been recognized by the Ohio Board the Department of Education as the 2019 Teacher of the Year for District 9. She and 10 other regional awardees…


Tusc Visitor Center Gets Make-Over

- Facade improvements are coming to the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The front of the downtown New Philadelphia location will feature 21 iconic buildings within the county. Executive Director Dee Grossman…


Newcomerstown Industrial Park Expanding

– The Industrial Park in Newcomerstown is expanding with a new distribution center for 31 Inc. The new distribution center will sit on a 17-acre site. No official date has been given for when this project will be finished.


WEATHER:

TODAY: Cloudy, a chance of rain and storms, Hi 79 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, a slight chance of showers and storms, Lo 64 THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, a chance of PM showers and storms, Hi 83 FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, a…


Ohio Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday

Clothing and school supply purchases will be exempt from sales tax during Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday this weekend. The holiday starts Friday at midnight and ends on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Tax-exempt items include clothing items…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Showers and thunderstorms, Hi 78 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, showers and storms likely, Lo 67 WEDNESDAY:  Mostly cloudy, showers and storms likely, Hi 80 THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, Hi 82


Dover schools headed back to the ballot

During a special meeting on July 31, the Dover Board of Education voted unanimously to place a 5-year, 8.9-mill additional tax levy on the ballot for the November 6 general election. The levy will be used to cover current…


Tusc Sheriff looking for missing York Township man

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the public for assistance in locating a missing person with disabilities. Doney R. Raines, 42, of York Township, is believed to have left his…


Authorities Searching for Missing Juvenile

– The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 15-year-old juvenile Samuel J. Walters. Walters is approximately 5 foot 7, 118 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes. Officials have been searching the area…


OhioMeans Jobs Offers Money Workshop

- Three businesses are partnering to bring a financial workshop for area residents. “Master Your Money – Simple Tips to Improve Cash Flow” will offer methods to reach financial goals. This is the second time they have…


Indian Valley Student Elected to Teen Ambassador Board

- A local student is one of over 300 students to be named to the Ohio Attorney General Office’s Teen Ambassador Board. Participants represent more than 160, and Vanessa Sanders will represent Indian Valley Schools and…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms, Hi 80 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, showers and storms still possibly, Lo 64 TUESDAY: Showers and storms, Hi 79 WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, a chance of…


Fort Laurens Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Honored

– Residents are asked to join Sons of the American Revolution chapters for a ceremony recognizing the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot at a local fort. As a way to memorialize the unknown casualties of the Revolution, the Tomb at…


12-Year-Old Boy Drowned at Camp

– A 12-year-old boy drowned Wednesday afternoon at Round Lake Christian Camp. The Ashland County Coroner identified the boy as Melvin Aborbie of Pickerington. According to Ashland County Officials, the dive team…


New Phila Fire Department Quickly Contains Condo Fire

- The New Philadelphia Fire Department was able to contain a structure fire quickly on Wednesday evening. The department was called to 213 Clubside Lane NW Wednesday around 5:30pm. Uhrichsville, Sugarcreek and Bolivar were…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly cloudy Hi 81 TONIGHT: Mostly clear, Lo 59 SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies, Hi 78 SUNDAY: Partly sunny, Hi 79


Annual Corn Fest Opens in Strasburg

- The two-day festival begins this Friday featuring live music and a car show. The 37th Annual Strasburg Corn Festival creates a fun, family atmosphere at Franklin Park. To start the event on Friday, Ren will provide music on…


New Phila Mosquito Spraying

– Beginning at dusk Thursday evening, mosquito spraying will take place in the northeast section of New Philadelphia. Residents with respiratory problems should take appropriate precautions. In the event of rain, high winds,…


Hospice Garage Sale Accepting Donations

– Donations are now being accepted for the annual Community Hospice Giant Garage Sale at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. Those who are wanting to donate should plan to enter through the Tuscarawas Avenue entrance to drop…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Gradually increasing clouds, Hi 85 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies, chance for showers and storms, Lo 62 FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies, Hi 80 Partly cloudy skies, Hi 78


Indian Valley Progressing on New Stadium

- The Indian Valley School District is looking for the community’s support for a new stadium project in Gnadenhutten. The Board of Education approved a 2-mill bond issue, estimated around $7-million over 28 years, to…


Man Sentenced for Corrupting Another with Drugs

– A reserved sentence was handed down for a 27-year-old charged in connection with the death of a Dennison man. Robert Bayliss pleaded no contest in June to the amended charge of corrupting another with drugs. Bayliss was…


New Philadelphia School to Place Renewal on Ballot

– New Philadelphia school district is taking steps to place a five-year renewal on the November ballot. This levy is for general operating expenses within the School system. The board has to approve three resolutions in…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies, Hi 82 TONIGHT: Gradually clearing skies, Lo 67 THURSDAY: Partly cloudy skies, Hi 85 FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy skies, clearing towards the afternoon, Hi 78


One Transported After Motorcycle Accident

– A woman is in the hospital with unknown injuries after a single-vehicle crash in Sugarcreek Township. State Highway Patrol responded to Golf Course Road NW around 11:40am. The motorcycle, driven by a Sugarcreek man, was…


Dover Library Prepares for Renovations

– The main adult section at Dover Public Library will move to their community room as renovations begin. This work is part of the library’s Capital Campaign to update the library’s electrical system and remodel several…


No Major Injuries in Two-Vehicle Crash

– No one was seriously hurt during a Sunday accident involving two-vehicles near Bolivar. The accident occured at milepost 93 on I-77 just before 12:40pm. Two different vehicles, both heading southbound, were involved. Two…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Mix of sun & clouds throughout the day,PM thunderstorms likely, Hi 82 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, showers & thunderstorms likely, Lo 62 WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies, scattered showers possible, Hi 80…


Two Day Closure Expected for SR 93

- Commuters traveling on SR 93 in Sugarcreek will need to seek an alternate route beginning Today, July 23rd. The Ohio Department of Transportation will close the intersection at Hickory Dr. starting at 8:00am on Monday and…


Humane Society Hosts First Car Show

– Proceeds from a car show will go back to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. The event takes place Friday, July 27th in Dover and all community members are invited to join the festivities. It’s $10 per car and…


Claymont Library Purchases Building

– Claymont Library is seeing growth and to accommodate, they have purchased the adjoining church building, after the Dennison Rotary donated the full amount of $50,000. They will now start on renovation projects to expand…


WEATHER:

TODAY: chance of scattered afternoon & evening showers, Hi 82 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers, Lo 67 TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, showers possible, Hi 83 WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies, Hi 82 


Schoenbrunn Hosts Frontier Skills Day

– Residents are invited to step back in time to learn about what life was like on the Ohio frontier. This Saturday at Schoenbrunn Village, adults and children can learn everyday 18th century skills including fire starting,…


Condo Subdivision Plan Changes to Housing Project

– Residential homes will be built instead of a condominium subdivision in New Philadelphia on 2nd Street NW. At a Planning Commission Meeting, Gary Lawver with Lawver Construction proposed that housing units would be a better…


Manufacturing Week Capped Off with Festival

– Tuscarawas County seventh and eighth graders have been exploring the world of manufacturing at the Tuscarawas County Dale Lauren Foland Manufacturing Camp this week.  To cap off the week, they will host a manufacturing…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly sunny, showers likely and possible a storm, Hi 78 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, showers and a chance of storms, Lo 68 SATURDAY:  Mostly cloudy, showers and possibly a storm, Hi 76 SUNDAY:  Mostly…


Officials Investigate US 250 Crash

– Motorists traveling on US 250 through New Philadelphia were held at a standstill for almost two hours during rush hour traffic yesterday. The crash occurred just after 6:00 pm near mile marker 15. It involved a semi-truck…


Tusc EMA Brings in Course for Business Planning

– The Tuscarawas County Emergency Management Agency is providing a class to help businesses develop to form a blueprint for unplanned events. The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) creates a system of prevention and recovery for…


Additional Pools Test Positive for West Nile Virus

– The Tuscarawas County Health Department was notified Monday of four additional pools of mosquitos that tested positive for the West Nile Virus. This comes after the first initial pool was discovered earlier this month in…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Sunny, Hi 78 TONIGHT: Clear, Lo 55 THURSDAY: Sunny, Hi 83 FRIDAY: Partly sunny, a chance of PM showers and storms, Hi 86 


Newcomerstown Boil Alert Issued

– Newcomerstown officials have issued a boil alert following a water main break Saturday evening. Assistant Water Superintendent Jeff Walters said a top came off of a valve which led to heavy flooding in the area of West Main…


Gateway Entrance Construction Begins at KSU Tusc

– A plan to ease traffic congestion due to growth at a local campus has begun and completion is expected by 2019. Phase 1 of a master plan creates a new entrance to the Kent State University at Tuscarawas campus. The new…


Circle K Building Comes Down

Construction is progressing for a Uhrichsville gas service station. The Circle K site in Uhrichsville is under development as crews work to move the gas station building and pumps for a new look. City Mayor Rick Dorland says…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly sunny, Hi 84 TONIGHT: Mostly clear, Lo 60 WEDNESDAY: Sunny, Hi 79 THURSDAY: Sunny, Hi 82 


Three in Custody for Controlled Substances

– Early Friday morning, Uhrichsville Police responded to a fight related call at the Red Roof Inn. No one was located; however, while doing a search, officers observed a man rummaging through a vehicle. After identifying the…


Crews Prepare for I-77 Bridge Project

– Workers with Shelly and Sands Inc. will start preparation work Monday, July 16th for a repair project. The Ohio Department of Transportation notes that the bridge on Interstate 77 is over State Route 258 south of…


Authorities Identify Body as Male

– Officials are looking for information regarding a severely decomposed body that was discovered Wednesday evening in Dover. Dover Police Detective Captain Chad Mower said the body was found west of West 8thStreet and Center…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Increasing clouds, scattered showers and storms, mainly after 2 pm, Hi 87 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, PM showers and storms likely, Lo 70 TUESDAY:  Gradually becoming sunny, Hi 82 WEDNESDAY: Sunny, Hi 77 


Body Discovered, Investigation Begins

– Detectives are searching for clues surrounding the discovery of a body. Dover police units were called Wednesday around 5:30 PM to the 800 block of Center Street. The body was found in a wooded area. Evidence was collected…


Checkpoint Planned in Tuscarawas County

– State Highway Patrol Troopers will be out in the community sometime this week for an OVI checkpoint. The sobriety stop is to educate, deter, and intercept impaired drivers. New Philadelphia Post Lt. Mark Glennon points out…


City’s Application for Airport Hangar Loan Approved

– Harry Clever Airport will have a new 12-bay airplane hangar once bids go out. The Ohio Department of Transportation’s State Infrastructure Bank notified the City of New Philadelphia recently of the loan application…


WEATHER:

- TODAY: Sunny, Hi 84 TONIGHT: Mostly clear, Lo 60 FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 88 SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, a slight chance of PM showers and storms, Hi 91 SUNDAY: Partly sunny, a chance of afternoon showers…


WEATHER:

- TODAY: Sunny, Hi 83 TONIGHT: Mostly clear, Lo 57 THURSDAY: Sunny, Hi 84 FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 89 SATURDAY: Partly sunny and hot, a chance of PM showers and storms, Hi 90


Separate Appeals Dismissed by 5th District Court

– Two men sentenced in unconnected cases filed complaints with the 5th District Court of Appeals and the judges have ruled in favor of the local court. Randy Vento, who is serving a life in prison term for a 2016 attack on a…


Officials Remind Residents of Neighborhood Watch Programs Following Burglary

  – The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a burglary that occurred early Wednesday morning in the city. Officials received a call from a concerned neighbor when they noticed a home being broken into…


West Nile Virus Found in Tuscarawas County

– The Tuscarawas County Health Department issued a notice Monday morning that a pool of mosquitos tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The Health Department has been conducting surveillance throughout the county since…


Claymont Hires New Superintendent

– A local school district has a new superintendent for the 2018-2019 school year.  Claymont School Board members voted 5-0 to approve a three-year contract to hire Scott Golec into the position. Monday evening, he thanked…


Volunteer Fire District Awarded Grant

– A local volunteer fire service was awarded a grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to purchase equipment to significantly reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. The Delaware Valley Fire District…


WEATHER:

- TODAY: Mostly sunny, scattered showers and storms, Hi 87 TONIGHT: Mostly clear, scattered showers and storms, mainly before 7 pm, Lo 60 WEDNESDAY: Sunny, Hi 83 THURSDAY: Sunny, Hi 84


Final Co-Defendant Sentenced in Luke Cabbage’s Murder

Compelling viewpoints during the Friday afternoon sentencing of Kyle Boyd caused Judge Edward O’Farrell to take almost half an hour to consider the outcome for the charges of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy in the…


WEATHER:

- TODAY: Gradually clearing skies, Hi 79, TONIGHT: Clear, Lo 55, SATURDAY: Sunny, Hi 79, SUNDAY: Sunny, Hi 84


Troopers Investigate Fatal I-77 Crash

– Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left two men dead. On Saturday, New Philadelphia Post units responded around 3:25PM on Interstate 77 near milepost 82, at Dover. An SUV driven by…


Officials Urge Residents to Celebrate Safely

– Ahead of the Fourth of July celebration, the New Philadelphia Fire Department encourages residents to follow a few safety tips. Firework injuries account for a large portion of emergency room visits this time of year.…


Farmers Market Date Changes

– The Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market’s date is changed due to Independence Day. The normal Wednesday event will be featured at the Dover Fairgrounds Tuesday, July 3rd. The Market will still be held from 3 pm until 7 pm…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly sunny, a chance of showers and PM storms, Hi 88 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers and storms, Lo 72 TUESDAY: Partly sunny, a chance of showers and PM storms, Hi 91 INDEPENDENCE DAY:…


Gnadenhutten Man’s Death Ruled Homicide

– The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of 62-year-old David Robinson as a homicide. Robinson died October 22nd in an Akron hospital a week after he was beaten while mowing his lawn in…


Adults Asked to Mentor Local Youth

– Volunteers are needed to mentor Tuscarawas County children to improve their lives and give them someone to look up to. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio has been serving youth since 1973 with a total of 6,500…


Award Winning Elvis Entertainer Offers Free Show

– The Tuscarawas County Public Library will be rocking out this Saturday at 1:00pm to some familiar tunes. International award-winning performer and Akron native, Caesare Belvano will put on his critically acclaimed Elvis…


WEATHER

- TODAY: Sunny, Hi 88 TONIGHT: Clear, Lo 66 SATURDAY: Sunny and hot, Hi 92 SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and hot, Hi 92 MONDAY: Mostly sunny, a chance of showers and PM storms, Hi 92


Boat Ramp Construction goes to Bid

– Two construction projects on the Tuscarawas River should be complete for water activities next year. Plans are finalized to add boat ramps in the City of New Philadelphia to boost recreational activities. Service Director…


OhioMeansJobs Offers Special Workshop for Job Seekers

– Job seekers in Tuscarawas and Stark Counties will now have an opportunity to get work-ready methods at a free workshop. Those interested in learning more about skills and personal qualities that employers are seeking are…


Mayors Discuss Guns in Schools

– The fear of shootings in schools is still on the minds of mayors and what possible solutions are. During a Mayor’s Association of Ohio meeting, this topic was brought up and those in attendance, including New…


WEATHER

TODAY: Partly sunny, Hi 82 TONIGHT: Mostly clear, Lo 62 FRIDAY: Sunny, Hi 87 SATURDAY: Sunny, Hi 94 SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 92


City Continues Spraying for Mosquito’s

– With weather permitting, mosquito spraying will take place in sections of New Philadelphia. The Health District says on Tuesday, June 26th, spraying will occur in the southeast and southwest sections of the city, with…


County Releases 2017 Water Quality Report

– Customers can now view the full water quality report for four Tuscarawas County water systems. Tuscarawas County Metropolitan District officials note that there are no issues with the results in all districts. Overall,…


Ohio House Recognizes Kent State Tuscarawas’ 50th Anniversary

- A local University branch is celebrating their historical 50thanniversary and Ohio leaders are honoring this achievement. Kent State University at Tuscarawas Dean Brad Bielski attended a meeting at the Ohio House recently…


WEATHER:

- TODAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 78 TONIGHT: Mostly clear, Lo 58 TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 81 WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with showers and storms, Hi 80


Tuscarawas County - Hepatitis A: What You Need To Know

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV).


Drugs Influences Shooting after Theft

– A 25-year-old is facing charges after an accidental shooting and theft. Last weeks shooting in the 400 block of North Broadway resulted in Frank Heldt accidentally shooting himself in his lower leg. Prior to this, the…


WWI Hero Celebrates 100th Birthday

– Children and adults are invited to learn about the remarkable story of Private Bing, a bulldog who inadvertently saved lives during World War I. The Dennison Railroad Depot is celebrating the bulldog’s 100th birthday on…


New Philadelphia’s 17th Annual Farmer’s Market

– An annual farmers market is ready to kick-off their 17th season. The New Philadelphia sale will take place every Tuesday morning from 7:30 am to 11 am, will take place in the main parking lot at Tuscora Park. This weekly…


WEATHER:

- TODAY Partly sunny, Hi 79 TONIGHT: 70% chance of showers, Lo 66 FRIDAY:80% chance of storms in the evening, Hi 73, Lo 65 SATURDAY: Showers likely, thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hi 75, Lo 64…


ICE arrests 146 people in raids at meat supplier in Canton, Massillon, Salem

According to ICE, 146 undocumented immigrants were arrested during raids at four Fresh Mark facilities in Massillon, Canton and Salem. The agency says Tuesday's enforcement action is part of a year-long, ongoing investigation…


New Philadelphia Intersection to see Major Improvements

– Motorists will soon see a major improvement to the traffic flow at the Interstate 77, US 250, and West High Ave interchange. ODOT will begin work on Thursday, June 21st. SR 39 will be reduced to one lane of traffic…


City Health Dept. Files for Accreditation

– A local health department officially submitted an application for a state-mandated accreditation this week ahead of the July 1st deadline. The application process consists of three pre-requisites of a completed health…


WEATHER:

TODAY: Cloudy, showers and storms likely, mainly after 1 pm, Hi 81 TONIGHT: Cloudy, scattered showers and storms, mainly before 8 pm, Lo 59 THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, Hi 81 FRIDAY: Cloudy, showers and storms…


Sheriff’s Office Search for Wanted Men

A neighboring sheriff’s office is asking for help to locate two men considered armed and dangerous. According to the Coshocton County Office, they are actively looking for 32-year-old Todd McCoy, from the Coshocton area,…


Design Plans Laid Out for School Playground

A new playground is expected to be ready for use this fall for students at Claymont Intermediate. The total cost for the new equipment and work is almost $100,000.


WEATHER:

TODAY: Cloudy, scattered showers, with storms also possible after 2 pm, Hi 83 TONIGHT: Cloudy, a chance of showers and storms, Lo 66 WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, showers and storms likely, Hi 80…


BCC Seeks Donations for Drug-Free Program

     Buckeye Career Center strives to make their campuses a drug free environment by launching a new initiative. At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, BCC will begin a chapter of the Drug-Free Clubs of America…


Uhrichsville Brings On board New Firefighter

A new addition to a local fire department will essentially ease the burden of a lot of overtime pay and not having enough manpower. Curtis McGarry recently passed his National Registry, becoming the newest paramedic to the…


Miss Clayland Named 1st Runner-up to Miss Ohio

Matti-Lynn Chrisman of Cambridge was crowned Miss Ohio at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield Saturday evening.Among the 20 contestants vying for the crown was Madeline Carter, Miss Clayland who was named 1st…


Poison Hemlock Spreading Through Tuscarawas County

Poison hemlock is spreading through Tuscarawas county. Here's what you need to know.