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Chamber planning for annual awards banquet

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The year’s top achievements in business and community involvement will take center stage next month at the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce annual awards celebration. President and Ceo Scott…


Claymont honors departing board members

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - The Claymont school board members set to turn over their seats to two newcomers are being recognized for their service to the district. Outgoing board members Jim Shamel and Sky Abbuhl were presented…


BCC senior Angel White nominated for Presidential Scholars Program

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Buckeye Career Center is recognizing senior Angel White for being selected to apply for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. The Teaching Professions student from Indian Valley was one of only five career…


Fire ravages Fairfield home, displaces family

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP (WJER) - Firefighters say they may never learn how a fire started that destroyed a rental home Monday morning. Fairfield Township Fire Chief Don Frey says it happened around 10 am at a two-story, wood-frame…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Cloudy, with a high near 41. TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 22. WEDNESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 30. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.…


Investigation launched after inmate suicide

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Tuscarawas County's sheriff says his office is conducting an internal review after an inmate on suicide watch died from what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries. Orvis Campbell says the…


Dover plans late winter move into high school

DOVER (WJER) - The Dover School District is counting down to moving day for high school students. Superintendent Carla Birney says the building is now about 80-percent complete. The exterior is finished as crews are putting…


Autopsy ordered after infant dies in Dover

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Dover police and the Tuscarawas County Coroner’s Office are investigating after a three-month-old died at a city residence over the weekend. Police call records indicate the 911 call came Saturday just…


New Phila schools facilities plan advances to ballot

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - New Philadelphia school officials have set the stage for voters to decide whether to support the district’s facilities masterplan. The school board voted during a special meeting to officially put…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Rain. High near 54. MONDAY NIGHT: Rain, mainly before 11pm, then a chance of showers after 1am. Low around 38. TUESDAY: Slight chance of rain showers before 10am, then a slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a…


Zoar Christmas celebration this weekend

ZOAR – Historic Zoar's popular Christmas event is returning this weekend with all the activities attendees have come to expect along with a few new additions. Christmas in Zoar is set for Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and…


Cities celebrating the season with holiday parades

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Holiday joy is taking over downtown streets this weekend. The New Philadelphia Christmas parade steps off at 6:30 pm tonight from Tuscora Park onto North Broadway. Rick Arredondo of the New…


Holiday festivities this weekend at Schoenbrunn

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Historic Schoenbrunn Village officials are giving visitors a chance to experience a traditional, Moravian Christmas during two special events this weekend. Dennison Depot Executive Director Wendy…


Kids invited to get creative with Junie B. Christmas show characters

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The Little Theatre is taking their Christmas show characters beyond the stage this year as a part of the holiday performance. Director Kathy Blair-Bergstrom says characters from “Junie B in Jingle…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Scattered sprinkles before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 46. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.…


Charges sought in Dover child abuse case

DOVER (Tusco TV) - City police detectives say they’re planning to seek felony charges in a child abuse case that’s sparked outrage and criticism across social media. Captain Chad Mowrer says they’ve been investigating since…


Ceremony to honor local veteran killed at Pearl Harbor

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Twin Cities leaders are remembering Tuscarawas County’s first WWII casualty on the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Uhrichsville Councilman Eric Harmon says there will be a ceremony Saturday morning…


County engineer conducting no-passing zone updates

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s Engineer is making sure drivers have a clear line of sight on portions county roads that allow passing. Joe Bachman says the commissioners have approved a contract allowing…


Civil War Round Table to host annual Trivia Night

DOVER - The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table will be holding a special Civil War-themed trivia night in memory of longtime member. The trivia night will be on Thursday, December 12th at 7 pm in the Dover Public…


Share-A-Christmas toy drive delivers again

The 2019 Share-A-Christmas program will have plenty to work with following the annual WJER - Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive. The collection brought in a record 23-truckloads in all that have since been taken to the former…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. FRIDAY: Slight chance of rain between 10am and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 44. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low…


Holiday nursery rhyme display back at Tuscora Park

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Story Book Lane organizers are putting the finishing touches on this year’s display to have it ready to greet visitors at Tuscora Park for the weekend. City workers installed the two dozen Mother…


Phila chief weighs in on license plate changes

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The city’s police chief says Ohio’s front license plates should stay put even though state legislators have voted to remove the requirement. Goodwin has joined law enforcement agencies and…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Chance of snow before 4pm, then a chance of snow showers after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance of snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. THURSDAY: Mostly…


New Phila to address landlord-tenant trash issue

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The city’s law director is looking to Canton for ways to reduce the mounds of garbage that can pile up on the city’s curbs. Marvin Fete says landlords evict tenants and then throw everything from the…


Line break impacting water service in Uhrichsville 

UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) - The Twin City Water and Sewer District is working to restore service to city customers after a 10-inch water line break. Superintendent Donnie Fawcett says crews were conducting routine maintenance when…


Christmas Tree warming hearts and hands at Holiday Inn Express

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Holiday Inn Express and Suites is decorating for a good cause this holiday season. The local hotel has a Mitten Tree set up in its front lobby to collect warm winter items for people staying at Friends…


West Lafayette native earns Dispatcher of the Year honors

NEW PHILADELPHIA - A local highway patrol dispatcher is being honored for his outstanding service in 2019. William "Willie" Courtright of Coshocton has been selected as the New Philadelphia Post's Dispatcher of Year and the…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Cloudy, with a high near 37. TUESDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of snow showers between 11pm and 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 31. WEDNESDAY: Chance of snow showers before 10am, then a slight chance of rain and snow…


Volunteers sought for United Way tax filing program

NEW PHILADELPHIA - United Way of Tuscarawas County officials are seeking volunteer tax preparers to help low- to moderate-income residents prepare and file their 2019 income tax returns. Volunteer applications are currently…


WJER Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive Wednesday

DOVER (WJER) - The community is getting its annual chance to be Santa’s helper for families in the local Share-A-Christmas program. The WJER -Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive is Wednesday from 7 am to 7 pm at the radio station on…


Ohio hunters ahead in harvest compared to last year

COLUMBUS (WJER) - State wildlife officials say harvest numbers are already up as deer hunters head back into the woods for the seven-day gun season. Spokeswoman Jamey Emmert says so far in archery season Ohio hunters have…


Canton woman sentenced for machete robbery involvement

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The Canton woman accused of helping the machete-wielding bandit get away after robbing a Lawrence Township gas station will spend the next three years on probation for her involvement. …


County pays off 911 system upgrades

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are borrowing from the general fund to pay off the balance for countywide 911 system improvements. Commissioners on Monday agreed to transfer $2.2-million to…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Little or no snow accumulation expected. MONDAY NIGHT: Chance of snow showers, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Little or no snow…