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Local man arrested in West Viginia overdose case

MORGANTOWN, WV (WJER) - A case involving heroin-laced vape pens in the next state over has safety officials warning people about purchasing vaping products off the street. Morgantown, West Virginia police say two students…


Halls decked at Reeves museum for holiday tours

DOVER (WJER) - The Dover Historical Society has the J.E. Reeves Home and Museum all set up for the holidays. Christmas season tours started there this week. Social Media Coordinator Kami Stanley says all 17 rooms have been…


Rudolph soars to PAC stage

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The stage adaptation of the highest-rated Christmas TV special of all time is coming to the Performing Arts Center. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" will be presented on November 26th at 7:30…


OhioMeansJobs offering holiday money management workshop

NEW PHILADELPHIA - OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas County, United Way of Tuscarawas County, Inc., and DoverPhila Federal Credit Union are partnering to offer a financial literacy workshop on holiday budgeting and spending.  “Master…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 40. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. SATURDAY: Sunny, with a high near 39. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 21.…


Red Kettle Campaign begins to support local Salvation Army

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The red kettles are back at retailers throughout Tuscarawas County with volunteers braving the elements to collect donations for the local Salvation Army. New Philadelphia Post commander Lt.…


Police still searching for third pursuit suspect

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The city’s Police Chief says they think they know who fled Wednesday’s one-car crash that ended a high-speed chase through town. Mike Goodwin says they are following multiple leads as they look…


Expanded communitywide scarf distribution set for Friday

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (Tusco TV) - Scarf Project volunteers will again be sharing the gift of warmth during their fourth-annual communitywide scarf distribution. Project founder Toni Kaltenbaugh of New Philadelphia says they will…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 40. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. FRIDAY: Sunny, with a high near 40. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.


Church holding benefit concert for Noah’s Hope Child Advocacy Center

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - A local church is putting on a concert to raise awareness and funds for a local charity. Schoenbrunn Moravian Church is holding its “Concert That Cares” Thursday at 7 pm. Pastor Ben Lippert says it’s…


Open house planned to unveil county office building makeover

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Tuscarawas County commissioners are inviting the public to come and check out the recent improvements made to the county office building. Joe Sciarretti says they’re having an open house there…


Christmas Tree Festival opens Saturday at Warther’s

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Warther’s Christmas Tree Festival organizers are gearing up for another season of giving to support Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. The 26th-annual festival opens Saturday and runs through November 24th at…


Depot adds sensory-friendly Polar Express car

DENNISON - The Dennison Depot Railroad Museum is making sure people with sensory needs have an enjoyable experience aboard this year's Polar Express. Depot officials recently announced the addition of a sensory-friendly ride…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 29. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 23.


PFCS to discontinue parent support program

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Personal and Family Counseling Services is working to make sure the local families participating in their Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program get the support they need when the program shuts down…


New Phila improves fire protection rating

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The New Phila fire department’s latest evaluation could mean savings on insurance for residents. Fire Chief Jim Parrish says the city’s fire protection services got the second-highest rating possible…


BCC grads achieve national FFA honor

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Buckeye Career Center is applauding two former students and FFA members for achieving national honors. Britney Wayts (Ag. & Diesel/Carrollton) and Ashley Smitley (Natural Resources/Indian Valley)  were each…


Library to host program on Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria

DOVER - World traveler Fred Wyman be hosting is returning to the Dover Library for a look at one of the most intriguing and mysterious figures in European history. Wyman will present a program on Mad King Ludwig II of Bavaria…


Event to highlight addiction, recovery efforts in Tusc County

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition officials are celebrating a year of advances in the local fight against addiction, and they’re hoping to keep the momentum going with an event tonight at the…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Chance of snow showers, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 13. WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds,…


Buckeye to host Fall Open House

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Buckeye Career Center will again be opening its doors to prospective students, current students, family members, alumni, past staff, and community members. BCC's fall Open House is Thursday from 5:30 to…


Civil War Round Table to host acclaimed Custer reenactor

DOVER - A nationally-recognized reenactor and living historian will bring to life one of America's most enigmatic and controversial military figures during the next installment of the Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table.…


Dover students salute veterans

DOVER (WJER) - The Dover school district’s youngest students have been gaining a new understanding and appreciation of our nation’s servicemembers for Veterans Day. South Elementary has a wall of heroes display, showing the…


WEATHER

VETERANS DAY: Rain, mainly after noon. High near 42. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. MONDAY NIGHT: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 10pm. Low around 24. New snow accumulation of less than one…


Communities, businesses honor military veterans

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (WJER) - The valley is joining the nation today in honoring the men and women who have suited up to defend our country.  Several communities and schools have programs Monday for Veterans Day. Tuscarawas…


Remaining codefendants sentenced in 2018 shooting case 

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The two women whose trial testimony helped prosecutors secure convictions against the three behind a drug deal turned shooting last year in Oxford Township are now finding out the consequences of…


OhioMeansJobs hosting veterans appreciation, resource event

NEW PHILADELPHIA - OhioMeansJobs Stark and Tuscarawas Counties will be offering a Veterans Resource Panel & Appreciation Event this Tuesday to celebrate and support local men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces. The…


Students learn about crime and punishment during fall Law Day

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Tuscarawas County court officials are continuing to educate local students on the ins and outs of the American justice system. Students from Conotton Valley, Central Catholic, and Indian Valley…


Health department hosting drive-thru flu shot clinic

DOVER (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Health Department is eliminating any excuses for skipping the flu vaccine this year. Nursing Director Amy Kaser says they’re once again hosting a drive-thru flu clinic Saturday, November…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. SATURDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 7 to 14 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.…


Dover school board frontrunners ready to collaborate

DOVER (Tusco TV) - The second and third-place vote-getters in Dover’s school board race say they’re ready to work together to address Dover’s financial challenges. Challengers Kyle Stemple and Michael Studer are set to…


Close races hinge upon election certification

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Voting officials say they still have work to do before this week’s election counts. Tuscarawas County Board of Elections Director Gail Garbrandt says there are 118 provisional ballots and as many as…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 2pm. High near 42. THURSDAY NIGHT: Chance of snow showers between 10pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.…


Close race for second Claymont school board seat

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - One of the four people hoping to join the Claymont Board of Education appears to have cinched one of two open seats although the results are still too close to call for the second vacancy.…


WJER ELECTION REPORT

- Unofficial 2019 General Election Results - DOVER BOARD OF EDUCATION - The unofficial results are in for Dover’s school board race. It was Kyle Stemple, Michael Studer and John Maxwell coming in with the popular vote.…