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Masked man with machete robs Bolivar Speedway

BOLIVAR (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s officials say a masked man claimed he had lost his job and had four kids to feed before robbing the Speedway in Bolivar with a machete early Wednesday morning. Detective Sergeant…


Access Tuscarawas awarded $5,000 grant for HUB program

DOVER - The non-profit Access Tuscarawas is using a $5,000 grant from the CareSource Foundation to expand its Bridges to Wellness HUB program. The HUB program connects area residents to identified health and social services…


Smooth start for reconfigured Dover schools

DOVER (WJER) - Elementary school officials say it was a smooth start to the new school year Wednesday with the reconfigured buildings. Staff welcomed pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students into their new home at South…


Schoenbrunn to present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Historic Schoenbrunn Village officials are inviting visitors to join them for a lively retelling of the famous Washington Irving short story by the glow of a bonfire. Tickets go on sale September 1st for…


Cleanup continues at fire devastated flea market

SUGARCREEK (Tusco TV) - Vendors are continuing to sort through the rubble in the aftermath of a structure fire that gutted the Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market early Wednesday morning. Manager Ashley Spears says the fire…


OVI checkpoint tonight on SR 800

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is teaming up with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office to target impaired drivers. The agencies will have a checkpoint set up Friday from 7 to 10 pm on North High Street (SR…


New Philadelphia city auction Monday

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The City of New Philadelphia will be holding an auction on Monday, August 26th, at 6 pm at the General Services Garage, located at 1234 Commercial Avenue SE (SR 416).  Auctioneer Rick Keffer will conduct…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. SATURDAY: Sunny, with a high near 76. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. SUNDAY: Sunny, with a high near 79.…


Uhrichsville veteran gets free roof replacement

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Two companies and a trade association are teaming up to give a 69-year-old Army veteran some peace of mind by fixing up his Twin City home. Uhrichsville native Chuck Fox is getting his roof replaced…


Lippencott sentenced to 11 years for death of David Robinson

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The 31-year-old former Gnadenhutten area man who pled guilty to murder and manslaughter charges for the 2017 death of David A. Robinson has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. The sentence…


Garaway approves arming staff

SUGARCREEK (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s sheriff is ready to offer support to Garaway following the school board’s decision to start arming teachers. Orvis Campbell says he feels this will keep students safer, as it takes…


Congressman tours hospital in support of telehealth services

DOVER (WJER) - Congressman Bill Johnson was at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover this week to learn about the facility’s telehealth services. Telehealth refers to using telecommunications and information technology for…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between noon and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. THURSDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. FRIDAY: Partly sunny,…


Registration underway for Fit for Life classes

DENNISON – Trinity Hospital Twin City is welcoming registrations from community members who would like to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes through Fit for Life classes. Registration is taking place now through…


Veterans job fair at Cleveland Browns stadium

CLEVELAND (WJER) - Anyone who has served in the armed forces looking for work is being invited to a special event in Cleveland to meet with employers focusing on their unique skills.  The groups Recruit Military and Disabled…


Dover getting rid of aging vehicles

DOVER (WJER) - City officials are looking to clear out some garage space by auctioning off or scrapping some old vehicles that have not been used in some time. City council earlier this week agreed to get rid of two fire…


History to come alive Saturday during Dover Civil War Day

DOVER (Tusco TV) - The Dover Public Library is teaming up with the Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table to bring the war between the states to life this weekend at the Canal Dover Park. Library Director Jim Gill says the…


Morning blaze guts Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market

SUGARCREEK (Tusco TV) - The state fire marshall is investigating an early-morning blaze that ravaged Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market Wednesday. Fire Chief Dr. Kevin Miller says the fire broke sometime during the early morning…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. THURSDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms,…


Library renovations wrapping up

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Tuscarawas County Public Library System officials are updating the community on the progress of a renovation and expansion project happening at Main Library in New Philadelphia. Director Michelle McMorrow…


Dover fire substation opens

DOVER (WJER) - Dover’s fire chief says the new station on the north side of the city is already having a positive impact after being open less than two weeks. Russ Volkert says response times are faster on that side of town…


Dog missing for two months from Stark County found in Dover

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The Tuscarawas County Dog Warden’s Office is showcasing a heartwarming reunion between a dog missing for more than two months and its owner to remind people about the importance of…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. TUESDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. WEDNESDAY:…


Troopers stress school bus safety

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The state highway patrol is preaching caution and patience for motorists as children begin heading back to school. The New Philadelphia Post reports there were nearly 4,000 traffic crashes involving…


Tuscarawas County students head back to school

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (WJER) - Area students are headed back to the classrooms this week. Newcomerstown starts back up today, and it’s also the first day for new students attending Buckeye Career Center. Buckeye Superintendent…


SPECIAL REPORT: Records reveal Claymont strike costs

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - Public records are revealing the financial impact of Claymont’s 22-day labor strike. The district’s union-represented bus drivers, cafeteria workers, teachers aides, secretaries, and custodians were on…


Patrol identifies wrong-way driver killed on I-77

OXFORD TWP (Tusco TV) - New Philadelphia Post troopers have released the identity of the wrong-way driver killed early Sunday morning after driving off a closed bridge on I-77. Sgt. William Bower says 33-year-old Kari Kerley…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. TUESDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Mostly…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. SATURDAY: Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny,…



Seats available for Leadership Tuscarawas bus tour

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Leadership Tuscarawas is again offering seats to the public for its annual county bus tour. This informative tour provides an opportunity for people to tour the Tuscarawas County and visit places they may…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Isolated showers between 11am and noon, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. THURSDAY NIGHT: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Patchy fog after…


Rock'n'roll icon Art Garfunkel to perform in New Philadelphia

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Iconic singer, Grammy-winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Art Garfunkel is coming to New Philadelphia for an intimate show at the Performing Arts Center on September 10th at 7:30 pm.…


Organization offering free business workshops for local artists

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Tuscarawas Arts Partnership (TAP) is using an Ohio Arts Council grant to launch a series of free business workshops to help artists take their creative endeavors to the next level. The ArtsThrive…


Firefighters seeking donations for school supply collection 

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - Village firefighters are asking the community to help them make sure Twin City students and teachers have what they need to be successful as they prepare to head back to school. Fire Chief Dave McConnell…