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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

Weekend Weather: FRIDAY - Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, Hi 51, Lo 43. SATURDAY - Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Hi 48, Lo 42. SUNDAY - Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Hi 48, Lo 41.


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…


Resignation of Strasburg police chief prompted by substance abuse allegations

Strasburg, Ohio - Public records are shedding light on the recent resignation of Strasburg Police Chief Robert Kutcher. According to records contained in Kutcher’s personnel file, the resignation comes following an internal…


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…


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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.