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Dover labeled a top city in nation-wide ranking

DOVER (Tusco TV) - The city of Dover was named one of the best in American to reside, based on a national ranking by the website, 247wallst.com. Mayor Richard P. Homrighausen says the city is honored by the distinction.…


Owner charged in dog shooting

EAST SPARTA (Tusco TV) - Stark county sheriff's officials say a Massillon man was arrested Wednesday in an ongoing animal abuse investigation involving a dog found injured last week in East Sparta. Kevin Fishburn, 23, is…


Uhrichsville museum presents 3rd annual Clay Reverse raffle

DENNISON, OH- Join the Museum of Clay Industry and Folk Art on March 14th, 2020 for our 3rd annual Clay Reverse Raffle from 5:00pm-8:30pm at the Century Club (Knights of Columbus) in Dennison. Enjoy a delicious dinner catered…


Man charged in Coshocton shooting

On January 20th, 2020, at 2:54pm, the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting incident in the 600 block of John St in the City of Coshocton. One adult male was transported to a local…


MC considers MLK Day event an inspiring success

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Rev. Rasheed As-Samad and Dover First Baptist Church hosted its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Tribute Monday night. Master of Ceremonies Marvin Fete says it was a rousing event. Fete says…


Library announces grand re-opening

The Board and staff at the Tuscarawas County Public Library System couldn't agree more. A ribbon-cutting with the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce is planned for Thursday, January 30th at 3:00 pm with the re-opening…


Duplex fire handled quickly; cause unknown

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Unrichsville Fire Department responded to a confirmed duplex fire with entrapment at 439 East 4th St. early Sunday morning. Fire Chief Justin Edwards says the department was fortunate to have…


WEATHER

MONDAY NIGHT - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. TUESDAY - Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. TUESDAY NIGHT - Mostly clear, with a low around 18. WEDNESDAY - Sunny, with a high near 39. (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE)


Health Department warns against pet-related bacteria

DOVER (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Health Department officials are telling residents how they can protect themselves against a bacteria linked to pet-store puppies amid a multi-state illness outbreak. Nursing Director Amy…


Weather

SATURDAY - Showers, mainly before 4pm. High near 44. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. SATURDAY NIGHT - A chance of rain showers before 9pm, then a…


Dennison seeks help with new ambulance contract

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - Village officials are asking township neighbors to help them back up Smith's Twin City ambulance after signing a new, three-year contract with the company. Council President Greg DiDonato says owner Bob…


Deadline to renew dog licenses approaching

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The Tuscarawas County auditor is encouraging dog owners to pick up new tags before January 31st, to help find their pet if it gets lost, and to avoid paying a penalty. Larry Lindberg says 2020…


Dover First Baptist Church announces keynote speaker for MLK Day celebration

DOVER - The First Baptist Church of Dover, Ohio will host its annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day on January 20th. The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle will…


Ice skating area coming soon at Dennison park

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - Dennison officials plan to flood parts of their local park in hopes of providing a natural skating rink for residents. Council President Greg DiDonato says it’s funny, because the city normally tries to…


Free course helps students fly

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - A free aviation course which started many future pilots on their career paths, returns to Harry Clever Field this month. Terry Henry with the Experimental Aircraft Association says the Wright Flight…


Flu shots less effective, still helpful

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Health Department officials say they notice little difference in flu cases this year, despite the vaccine being less effective than the department hoped. Doctors say this year’s…


Arts grant announcement

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY - The Tuscarawas Arts Partnership (TAP) announces its first grant to support arts initiatives in Tuscarawas County. The Tuscarawas Arts Support Grant (TASG) is awarded to projects and programs with a focus…


"A Brave Face" author to speak at Dover Library

DOVER - The Dover Public Library will be welcoming author and Northeast Ohio native Barbara Marlowe on Thursday, January 23rd, to share the inspirational story as told in her book "A Brave Face: Two Cultures, Two Families,…


Zoar Book Club to begin meeting

ZOAR – Historic Zoar's Book Club is starting back up for a series of discussions on “Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community" by Kathy Fernandez. The club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month starting January…


Weather

THURSDAY - Isolated snow showers between 1pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. THURSDAY NIGHT - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. FRIDAY - Partly sunny, with a high near 34. FRIDAY NIGHT - Snow likely after…


Man confesses to shooting cat with arrow

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (Tusco TV) - For the second time since late December, the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of a local cat being shot by an arrow. Sheriff Orvis Campbell says the most-recent…


Man who tried to use fake bill found passed out in stolen pickup

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - A 24-year-old Dover man is facing possible felony charges after police found him in a shopping center parking lot in a stolen pickup truck. Police call logs indicate Brian Lee Smith Jr. was…


Sheriff warns of debt collection scam

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Tuscarawas County’s sheriff is advising residents not to trust anyone asking for money over the phone after someone claiming to be from his office scammed a Millersburg woman out of thousands of…


Sheriff’s office asking for tips in burglary investigation

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a late-model white van spotted at the scene of a break-in and theft Friday night in Goshen Township. Detective Sergeant Adam Fisher says…


Senior Citizens Night: Dinner and a Musical

NEW PHILADELPHIA - New Philadelphia City Schools will be hosting a night of dinner and theatre on Thursday, Feb 20, 2020. Dinner will begin at 6:00 PM with the show following at 7:00 PM. The Welty Middle School Musical…


Highway patrol searching for driver in car vs deer vs bicycle

DUNDEE (WJER) - State Highway Patrol dispatchers say troopers are still trying to piece together what happened this morning between a vehicle a deer and a bicycle rider that left one person in the hospital. Reports show…


Buckeye celebrates school board recognition month

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Buckeye Career Center is celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January 2020 to build awareness and understanding of the vital function a board of education plays in our society. BCC's board of…


Chautauqua Book Club announces upcoming meetings

DOVER - The Dover Public Library's Chautauqua Book Club is announcing its upcoming discussion titles and dates. The Chautauqua Book Club is one of the oldest continuous book discussion groups in the U.S. The local chapter…


Weather

WEDNESDAY - A chance of showers after 4pm. Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 54. WEDNESDAY NIGHT - A chance of showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.…


Uhrichsville approves EMS deal with Smith, asks neighbors to pay for backup

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - City leaders have voted to approve a new EMS contract with Smith Ambulance, but officials from Dennison and surrounding townships say it’s not the one they collectively bargained for. Council voted…


Help Wanted: American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY - The American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for their Road To Recovery program, which provides cancer patients with free rides to treatment. This year, an estimated 71,850 Ohioans will be diagnosed…


VITA program expands free tax filing services

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY (WJER) - The United Way of Tuscarawas County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will reach five times as many people in its second year. President Robin Waltz says last year the VITA program helped 100…


Power plant expects smooth inspection

DOVER (WJER) - The city of Dover will perform its annual power plant shutdown and inspection this spring, but this year’s will be a bit more thorough. City council recently approved a $545,000 expenditure to cover the costs…


WEATHER

TUESDAY Partly sunny, with a high near 54. TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. WEDNESDAY A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog between 8am and 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 53.…


New tech helps Dover FD save lives

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Firefighters will have a new tool to assist them at structure fires this year. Dover Fire Chief Russ Volkert says each member has been issued a personal thermal imaging device from Seek Thermal. He explains…