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Old Dover high school auction postponed

DOVER  - Due to Gov. Mike Dwine’s stay-at-home order, Dover City Schools and Wallick Auctions are postponing the auction of items from the old Dover high school, originally scheduled for April. The plan is to the auction for…


President of Tusc. County United Way discusses launch of COVID-19 Community Response Fund

(TuscoTV News - Ryan Houk reporting from New Philadelphia). Let’s be honest, times are tough. Luckily, individuals and organizations are doing their best to ease the shared struggle. We sat down with United Way of Tuscarawas…


Villagers, start your composts: Bolivar begins retrieval on March 30th

BOLIVAR (TuscoTV) - Street Superindent and Zoning Inspector David Franks told us today that the Village of Bolivar will begin compost pick up this coming Monday, March 30th. Franks says the decision came from a combination of…


County Emergency Management Agency seeks help for equipment needs

DOVER, OH – In support of first responders, The Tuscarawas County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security seeks donations of personal protective equipment (PPE). They are reaching out to the community in hopes of…


Two charged in infant traffic injury

COSHOCTON -  Two individuals have been officially charged in relation to a traffic accident last Monday. On March 17th, Fransy Espinnoza Caballero of Ruston, LA was charged with 4th Degree Felony Aggravated Vehicular Assault,…


UPDATE - TCJFS suspends N.E.T. transportation

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Effective today, Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services announces they’re stopping Non-Emergency Transportation for clients. Under the recommendation of the County Commissioners, TCJFS employees will…


BCC to close its doors

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Buckeye Career Center Superintendent Bob Alsept said in a press release Friday that the Career Center will be closing its doors in response to Gov. Dewine’s announcement that all schools should close from…


TCJFS remains open

*AS OF MARCH 12, 2020* NEW PHILADELPHIA - Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services issued a press release stating their office will remain open amid the current Coronavirus emergency. They say the agency will remain open, but…


Important Corona-based Courthouse and County Office updates 

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Per Gov. Dewine’s Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency, the Tuscarawas County Commissioners ordered the closing of the Courthouse and County Office Building from March 17th to April 6th. The…


TCJFS closed to public, services still available

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The County Commissioners have closed all county buildings to the public, but Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services is still operating with employees inside the building. The public cannot enter the…


Fire at Freddy’s is a total loss

DOVER (WJER) - Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Dover is a total loss as the result of a fire Thursday morning. A passerby first reported the restaurant fire along North Wooster Ave. at 4:30 a.m. Dover Fire Captain…


Just Stay Home: A presumptive case of COVID-19 in Tusc. County with more expected.

It’s time to get serious about COVID-19. Not scared, not short-sighted, but serious.  Last Saturday, The Tuscarawas County Health Department received the first “presumptive positive” test result for coronavirus COVID-19 from…


Uhrichsville man charged with attempted rape

COSHOCTON - Russell L. Carpenter, 27, of the Uhrichsville area has been officially charged with 1st Degree Felony Attempted Rape says the Coshocton County Sheriff’s office. On Monday, March 2nd, the Sheriff’s Office began…


BCC wraps 8th-grade Career Carnival

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Nearly 1,300 area students from Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Holmes Counties embarked on Buckeye Career Center during the week of March 2-6, 2020 for BCC’s annual Career Carnival.  The students were given the…


Leadership Tuscarawas Seeks Applicants for 2020-2021

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Leadership Tuscarawas is accepting applications for its 2020–2021 Signature Program class through May 15th. The program focuses on developing the growth of participants as community leaders through…


Professor, author, and now Mother, Mentor and Muse

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TuscoTV) - Dr. Nicole Willey has had an eventful February. In addition to her normal role as Professor of English and Coordinator of the Faculty Mentoring Program at Kent State University at Tuscarawas,…


“Share Your Story” with the TCYD

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Tuscarawas County Young Democrats invite the public to the “Share Your Story” Healthcare Town Hall on Tuesday, March 10th starting at 6 p.m. The Hall takes place at the Tuscarawas County Democratic…


Tuscarawas County Awarded Critical Infrastructure Grant Funding

PRESS RELEASE - The Tuscarawas County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the State Office of Community Development has awarded Tuscarawas County $500,000.00 for its Project Year Critical Infrastructure Grant…


Local author reads debut novel at Main Library

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TuscoTV) - Amy Diemling of Dover read excerpts from her debut novel, Ridingleaze, last evening at Main Branch Library downtown. We sat down with her beforehand to learn about the novel and her experience…


National Tour of Llama Llama Live! at the PAC

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Llama Llama Live!, a new musical by the Bay Area Children's Theatre is coming to KSU at Tusc. Performing Arts Center on March 14th at 4:30 p.m. The musical is based on Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama…


Civil War Round Table to debate the removal of Southern monuments

DOVER - The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table meet March 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Dover Public Library. Former Presidents John Fazio and Mel Maurer will present, "Opposing Viewpoints on the Removal of Southern Civil War…


Community action, interaction encouraged at Bolivar Council meeting

BOLIVAR (TuscoTV) - The Bolivar Village Council held their monthly meeting Monday evening to discuss pay raises, Zoning updates, resolving water loans, and the Strawberry Festival, among other issues. Fire Chief Shawn Lynch…


Police Chief champions Sergeant following pay raise

BOLIVAR (TuscoTV)  “I genuinely love our residents, and they made their decision. But I just felt that the man is worth more than what he has.” So says Bolivar Police Chief Randy Haugh while addressing the Bolivar Town…


BCC hosts 8th grade Career Carnival

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TuscoTV) - Buckeye Career Center aims to prepare local 8th graders for the shifting future of trade careers. To do so, they’re hosting their annual Career Carnival this week at the BCC in New Philadelphia.…


Tuscarawas County sees increase in flu activity

  DOVER - It’s still not too late to receive your flu vaccine. The Tuscarawas County Health Department is administering regular flu vaccines to both children and adults. To make an appointment, call 330-343-5555 ext. 181.…


Kent State Tuscarawas Hosts Parent Night

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Do you or your students need help with your upcoming college experience? Kent State University at Tuscarawas hears your call. That's why they’re hosting Parents Night at the Science and Advanced Technology…


“World War II Akron” comes to Tusc. Main Library

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Ever wonder what Akron, Ohio was like during the Second World War? Author Tim Carroll can shed some light. Carroll brings his book World War II Akron to the Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Main…


NPHS names February Students of the Month

NEW PHILADELPHIA - New Philadelphia high school recognizes Fiona Armstrong and Noah Mutti as Students of the Month for February. Armstrong, a junior at NPHS, plays for the tennis team and enjoys extracurricular activities…


See the new Dover high school at a sneak peak March 11th.

DOVER - Dover City Schools invites you to attend an open house for the new Dover high school on March 11, from 5 - 7 p.m.  Although the building is not completely finished, this is an opportunity to see the building before…


Smith Ambulance to discontinue service in the twin cities. 

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (WJER) -The future of EMS service in the twin cities is back up in the air with Smith Ambulance announcing plans to withdraw from the region. Owner Bob Smith says Uhrichsville’s decision to start their own…


Kent State Tuscarawas Library Director Names a Women’s Center 2020 Mother, Mentor and Muse

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Kent State University Women’s Center selected Cherie Bronkar as one of their 2020 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses. Bronkar serves KSU Tuscarawas as library director and student government advisor and also…


"Every house should have one." Free smoke detectors for Lawrence Township homes.

BOLIVAR (TuscoTV) - The Bolivar Fire Department and The American Red Cross would like to see a smoke detector in every Lawrence Township home. Fire chief, Shawn Lynch says his department partnered with the Muskingum branch…


MWCD Board of Directors Announces Next Executive Director

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce their appointment of Craig W. Butler as the organization’s next Executive Director. Butler will begin his duties…


Finding Neverland National Tour at the PAC

The national tour of the award-winning Broadway musical Finding Neverland is coming to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University - Tuscarawas on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice…


Murder charge for local woman

COSHOCTON (TuscoTV) - Theresa L. Rose, 50, of the Coshocton area was charged yesterday with Unclassified Felony Murder, says the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office. The charge follows an event on February 19th when the…