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Local man to run for 24-hours to help boy with cancer

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - A Bolivar man will be pushing himself to the limit this weekend -- all to help a boy with cancer. Stephen Strawn is inviting friends to join him as he runs on a treadmill for 24 hours at Planet…


Uhrichsville house to burn during live-fire training

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Firefighters are letting residents know not to be alarmed if they see them battling a blaze on the west side of town tomorrow morning. Chief Justin Edwards says the Uhrichsville Fire Department and…


Nativity scene reborn on Dover city property

DOVER (WJER) – The city’s Nativity Scene is back up and on city property at the corner of Wooster and Third Street in front of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Law Director Doug O’Meara says the city moved the Nativity to…


Holiday lighting ceremony tonight in downtown New Phila

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The City of New Philadelphia is lighting up the town to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The city has its annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony tonight at 6 pm by the gazebo on the square. Rick…


Pedestrian struck on East High dies after accident

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Police are investigating a Thursday night crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Chief Mike Goodwin says it happened shortly after 9 pm when an elderly driver struck a 47-year-old city…


Village working toward water treatment plan

MIDVALE (Tusco TV) - Village officials are continuing to assess their options for reducing the amount of manganese in the town’s water. TnT Engineering President Terry Gellner met with Midvale’s public affairs board earlier…


Dover Library waiving fines for food drive donors

DOVER (Tusco TV) - The Dover Public Library is giving patrons a chance to pay off their overdue fines with food. Director Jim Gill the library will waive up to $1 in fines for each non-perishable food item donated during the…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. SATURDAY: Chance of snow showers in the morning with, then rain likely after noon. Mostly…


The Polar Express retuning to Dennison Depot

DENNISON - The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is again giving visitors a chance to take a festive holiday journey aboard The Polar Express. Rides are scheduled throughout the month of December and offer families a magical…


Village gets grant for playground addition

TUSKY (WJER) - Tusky’s Mayor is talking about how they plan to use a grant coming from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Dana Moore says the village is getting an ODNR grant for just over $7,800 to add playground…


Claymont to seek 5-mill operating, improvement levy hybrid

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - Claymont school leaders are looking to replace two expiring levies and a bond issue with a single, continuing property tax. The district’s board of education voted Monday to seek approval for a permanent…


Dover Library to host climate change program

DOVER - The Dover Public Library will welcome Dr. Randi Pokladnik on Monday, Nov. 25th, for a free program about climate change. Dr. Pokladnik will explain what climate change is, how it began, how we can adapt during the…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Slight chance of showers after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 52. THURSDAY: Chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 40. FRIDAY: Slight chance of showers before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny,…


Local men charged in Summit County drug bust

COLUMBUS – Two Tuscarawas County men are facing felony drug charges after troopers found them with 288 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Akron. 22-year-old Jaelin Whitman of New Philadelphia and 25-year-old…


Election certification changes Claymont school board outcome

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - There has been an apparent outcome change in this month’s race for Claymont school board. In the unofficial election night count, Michelle Wolf had a three-vote lead over Kenny Trimmer for the second…


MWCD awarded $22K for Atwood kayak launch

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - A couple of local entities have made the list of state grants being awarded for park projects throughout Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is providing $3.3-million for 85 projects in 66…


Uhrichsville donates unclaimed bikes to Share-A-Christmas effort

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Uhrichsville officials are taking advantage of an opportunity to clean out the city garage while making the holiday season a little brighter for local families. Mayor Rick Dorland says council…


Historic Zoar offering new Christmas tours

ZOAR -  Historic Zoar officials are giving the community a chance to experience the atmosphere of a traditional 19th-century Christmas. The village will be offering a new series of Christmas tours that give visitors the…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. THURSDAY: Chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers likely, mainly after…


Florida man sentenced for local card skimming role

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The second of three Cuban immigrants accused of installing a skimmer on a Dover Township gas pump will spend a year on probation for his involvement. Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Judge…


County employees undergo active shooter training

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s sheriff has been giving county employees a new training experience for identifying and reacting quickly to an active shooter situation. Orvis Campbell recently brought an AK-47…


Storybook Lane operators looking for donors

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The New Philadelphia Rotary Club is again asking for financial assistance to keep a holiday tradition going. Club member Tom Police says they need donors to help with maintenance costs for the…


Claymont board votes to arm staff members

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - Claymont school leaders are adding another line of defense to protect students and staff from armed intruders. The school board voted 3-2 Monday to create an employee response team authorized to carry…


Uhrichsville seeking safety levy renewals

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - City officials are making arrangements to put two expiring safety levies up for renewal in the next election. Council recently passed the first of two resolutions to place the city's five-year fire…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Cloudy, with a high near 44. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 47. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.


Canton man confirmed dead in officer-involved shooting  

CARROLLTON (Tusco TV) - Carroll County sheriff's officials say Ohio BCI is investigating how a routine traffic stop in New Harrisburg escalated into a fatal, officer-involved shooting. Sheriff Dale Williams in a statement…


Forum to educate parents on youth vaping trend

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Tuscarawas County public health and anti-drug coalition officials are joining forces to get parents up to speed on youth vaping and its dangers. The two groups are hosting a free community forum…


Negotiations starting for county-Bolivar water deal

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s Metropolitan Sewer District could be gaining some new customers in bulk as they enter negotiations with the Village of Bolivar. Director Mike Jones says the County Commissioners…


Christmas With a Cop back on patrol

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Police officers are getting the word out now about their annual program that allows them to play Santa Claus and interact with kids in a different light. FOP Tuscora Lodge #4 President Bob Everett…


Kent State Tuscarawas band to present free concert

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Band is inviting community members to join them for a musical journey around the globe during a free concert at the Performing Arts Center. The band will present…


County budget talks begin

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Tuscarawas County commissioners are learning about the operating needs of dozens of county-run offices as they work to build next year’s budget. Joe Sciarretti says they’ll be meeting with…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Sunny, with a high near 50. MONDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds, with a low around 31. TUESDAY: Slight chance of showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 43. TUESDAY NIGHT: Sight chance of showers before 1am.…


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…