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Film festival finale Thursday

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The Tuscarawas Valley Film Festival wraps up its 2019 run that’s been featuring different independent movies at Quaker Cinema in New Philadelphia Thursday night. Board Member Ty Simmelink says the…


State finds Tusky's books “unauditable”

TUSCARAWAS (Tusco TV) - Tusky’s mayor says they’re working to correct an accounting issue that caused the state to declare their books “unauditable.” Dana Moore says they recently received a letter from the state auditor’s…


Revolutionary War Speaker at Fort Laurens this Saturday

BOLIVAR - Fort Laurens officials will welcome author and historian Larry Nelson this Saturday for a presentation on the Battle of Fallen Timbers as part of the site's free Speaker Series. Nelson will examine the events…


County library system to celebrate Woodstock

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Tuscarawas County Public Library System officials are inviting the community to join them for as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Dr. Leslie Heaphy from KSU Stark will present stories,…


New Phila to discuss transportation alternatives in town

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition coordinators want to help develop new travel routines by creating safe and convenient alternatives to using a car to get around New Philadelphia. Coalition President…


Uhrichsville Council approves Clay Museum leases

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - City officials are solidifying Uhrichsville's Clay Museum partnership with a pair of updated lease agreements. The agreements unanimously approved during last week's city council meeting include a…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Chance of showers before 1pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 42. THURSDAY: Slight chance of…


Appeals court upholds school board candidate rejection 

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Sheila Martin won’t get to run against the two incumbents in the New Phila school board race after missing the ballot requirement by one signature. The Fifth District Court of Appeals issued a…


Hillyer weighs in on gun safety proposal 

COLUMBUS (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s representative in Columbus is commenting on Governor Mike DeWine’s legislative proposal to curb gun violence following the mass shooting in Dayton. 98th district state representative…


Paving underway in Uhrichsville

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Ten city roads are getting a fresh coat of asphalt as this year’s paving program gets underway in Uhrichsville. Mayor Rick Dorland says Shelly & Sands has been in town since late last week getting…


Library postpones teen Halloween lock-in

DOVER – Dover Public Library officials are announcing that their after-hours Halloween Lock-In for area teens originally scheduled for this Friday, October 18th, is being postponed. Interested patrons may contact the Library…


Parents invited to Newcomerstown teen issues forum

NEWCOMERSTOWN (Tusco TV) - Newcomerstown school officials are bringing parents together for a conversation on teen mental health and modern-day dangers. Curriculum Director Seth Corder says there's a “Let’s Talk” forum…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. TUESDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 50. WEDNESDAY: Showers, mainly before noon. High near 55.…


Dover withdraws 6.9-mill levy request

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Dover school officials are canceling their ballot request for additional operating dollars after hearing some positive financial news from the county auditor. The Dover Board of Education voted Monday to…


“Spontaneous combustion” blamed for salvage yard fire

LAWRENCE TWP (Tusco TV) - Bolivar’s fire chief says they’re not sure what caused a large pile of scrap material to catch fire Sunday afternoon at a local salvage yard. Shawn Lynch says the department responded to Speedie Auto…


Local school districts to gain from new property appraisals

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Real estate values are up in the county auditor’s triennial appraisal report, which means more property tax revenue for all local school districts starting next year. Tuscarawas County Auditor Larry…


Holiday meal help available to veterans

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Veterans Service Office is reminding veterans about its offer to feed them for the holidays. Veterans Service Officer Jim Thornton says they will be giving out coupons for…


Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition launches new website

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is enhancing its youth substance use prevention efforts with a new online resource for parents. The group recently launched its newly-revamped website at…


Historic Zoar taking Ghost Tours reservations

ZOAR – Historic Zoar Village officials are inviting spirit seekers to learn about the town's haunted history this October during a series of special tours. The village will be offering Ghost Tours on October 18th, 19th, 25th…


Dover Library hosting Digital Detox program

DOVER - The Dover Public Library is inviting the community to learn about the benefits of digital detoxing as part of a countywide reading initiative. OSU Extension Educator Christine Kendle will teach participants various…


WEATHER

COLUMBUS DAY: Sunny, with a high near 60. MONDAY NIGHT: Clear, with a low around 38. TUESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 69. TUESDAY NIGHT: Showers likely after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 48.


Church packs 10,000 meals during Sunday service project

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Dover First United Methodist churchgoers are doing their part to alleviate world hunger with their most recent service project. Pastor Dave St. Aubin says around 70 volunteers stuck around after services…


Dennison man sentenced for drug trafficking  

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - A 35-year-old Dennison man willing be serving a mandatory four years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated drug trafficking and other charges from a 2018 Uhrichsville drug raid. Charles…


Angie Thomas named Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The 2019 Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year has been named for her contributions to the community. The Dennison Depot presented the award to Angie Thomas of Bolivar at a banquet Thursday night.…


Historic Zoar featured on PBS television series

ZOAR (WJER) - Zoar community officials say the historic town will be making an appearance on national television next year. Community Association President Jon Elsasser says Chef Walter Staib filmed an episode of “A Taste of…


Newcomerstown looking at kiddie pool alternative

NEWCOMERSTOWN (Tusco TV) - Village officials are considering a resident’s suggestion for making the park pool more fun for kids to visit over the summer. Mayor Pat Cadle says they’re looking into the feasibility of installing…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.  SATURDAY: Showers likely, mainly before 8am. Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing,…


Library exhibiting works by Starlight artists

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Dover Public Library officials are using the library’s rotating gallery space to highlight the artistic talents of people with disabilities. Technical Services Assistant Jan Ridenour says the Starlight…


Firefighters layout open burning regulations

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - City fire safety officials are explaining the best practices for open burning as part of their annual prevention week. New Philadelphia Fire Lt. Mike Pearch says open burning pertains to any fire you…


JFS officials promote kinship caregiver funding

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services officials say state funding is available for people taking over caregiver responsibilities for children in their family. Director David Haverfield says…


Library hosting "Stephen King Experience"

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Tuscarawas County Public Library System officials are inviting the community to join them for a journey into the mind of one of America's masters of horror. The library system will host "Stephen King…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Sunny, with a high near 74. THURSDAY: Clear, with a low around 49. FRIDAY: Sunny, with a high near 76. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.


Vintage baseball game set for Sunday in Zoar

ZOAR - Historic Zoar Village is inviting the community to come out and enjoy the great game of baseball played the old-fashioned way. The village has assembled a vintage baseball team to take on the Ohio Village Muffins this…


Little Caesars serves lunch to soup kitchen patrons

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - A local pizza shop has been able to provide some variety for those who come to the Dover-New Phila Salvation Army for its soup kitchen at lunchtime. New Philadelphia Little Caesars Co-Owner Andrea…


Newcomerstown field house nearing completion

NEWCOMERSTOWN (Tusco TV) - Newcomerstown school officials say the field house that’s been under construction at Lee Stadium since last spring should be opening its doors after the first of the year. Superintendent Jeff Staggs…