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Coroner releases name of kayaker recovered from Tuscarawas River

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Tuscarawas County Coroner's Office is revealing the name of a kayaker recovered deceased Tuesday from the Tuscarawas River although the cause of her death is still unknown. Information released Wednesday…


Dover Library offering Teen Tuesday programs

DOVER - Teen Tuesdays are returning to the Dover Public Library to give area students in grades 6 to 12 something fun to do after school. The free weekly program begins with an Amazing Race event on Tuesday, Sept. 24th, at 3…


Sewer rates set for new customers outside Dover

DOVER (WJER) - Council has approved sewer rates for new customers outside the city that will increase three dollars each January over the next five years. The rates will start at about $55 a month in October, which is what…


One person pronounced dead during river rescue

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation into a river rescue effort turned recovery with one apparent kayaker pronounced dead. Police Chief Mike Goodwin says his…


WEATHER

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 82. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. THURSDAY: Sunny, with a high near 83. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.


TODAY AT THE FAIR: Rodeo returns and seniors get in for $1

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Area riders and ropers will be showing off their rodeo skills as a crowd favorite returns to entertain Tuscarawas County fairgoers. The Rafter M Rodeo begins at 7:30 pm with steer wrestling, calf roping,…


Uhrichsville council approves COPS grant application

UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Council members are giving the police chief permission to go after a grant that would pay 75 percent of the wages and benefits for a 10th full-time officer. Chief Vince Beal says he’s been authorized…


Visiting author Mindy McGinnis to discuss opioid epidemic

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will be welcoming author Mindy McGinnis to close out the 2019 Visiting Author Series. McGinnis will be at New Towne Mall this Thursday beginning at 6 pm to…


Doug Casteel sentenced to 22 years in gun-related cases

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - A 30-year-old former Newcomerstown man is going to prison for up to 22 years for two crimes involving firearms. The aggregate prison term imposed against Douglas Casteel during back-to-back…


Village to come alive during Autumn Lantern Tour

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Visitors are getting an opportunity to tour Historic Schoenbrunn Village by the glow of candlelight during this weekend's Autumn Lantern Tours. The self-guided, nighttime tours are being offered Friday and…


Health officials emphasize emergency readiness

DOVER (WJER) - DOVER (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Health Department is using September as National Preparedness Month as an opportunity to educate the public. Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Natasha Yonley says September…


Safety dog to enhance Garaway school security

SUGARCREEK (Tusco TV) - Garaway school officials are adding a canine element to their efforts to improve building security. Superintendent Jim Millet says the board of education has agreed to participate in a school safety…


WEATHER

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. WEDNESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 82. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.


TODAY AT THE FAIR: WJER Band-O-Rama and discounted admission for safety forces

DOVER (Tusco TV) - The agricultural fun continues at the Tuscarawas County fairgrounds with a new clothing-making demonstration, a local marching band show, and discounted admission for safety forces members. Today is Safety…


State issues report cards for Ohio school districts

COLUMBUS (WJER) - The school district state report cards are out, and most Tuscarawas County school districts got an overall grade of “C.” Indian Valley and Tusky Valley were the exceptions, earning “Bs” from the Ohio…


Group takes anti-drug message to Tuscarawas County Fair

NEW PHILADELPHIA – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is using the Tuscarawas County Fair as an opportunity to share their prevention message. Coordinator Jodi Salvo says the group will have a booth set up under the…


Challenges forecasted in Dover schools financial report

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Dover school district officials are pointing to the latest financial forecast to illustrate the need for additional property tax dollars. Treasurer Andrew Bache says he’s projecting snowballing deficit…


Sheriff shares tips for fair safety

DOVER (WJER) - Tuscarawas County’s sheriff has some advice for any parents heading out to the fair with young kids this week. Orvis Campbell says small children can routinely slip away and become separated from their parents…


TODAY AT THE FAIR: Motocross and free admission for veterans

DOVER (Tusco TV) - The “best seven days of summer” are getting started at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds with livestock shows, a motocross championship, and a tribute to those who served to protect America's freedoms. The…


WEATHER

MONDAY: Isolated showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.


Police emphasize cash-handling safety after store robbery 

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Police are reminding the public about the importance of situational safety after an armed robbery at a Latin convenience store. New Philadelphia Police Detective Shawn Nelson says the robbery…


Dover Band Preview to showcase youth musicianship

DOVER (WJER) - Some of the finest marching bands around will be at Crater Stadium Saturday night for the 48th-annual Dover Band Preview.  Dover Band Director Chris Redd says there will be eight bands in all, including the…


Touch-a-Truck Saturday at Dover Public Library

DOVER (WJER) - Kids can climb aboard an ambulance, firetruck, cement mixer, and other big rigs at the Dover Library’s Touch-a-Truck event Saturday. Library Youth Services Manager Claire Kandle says families can learn about…


Tuscarawas County Art Guild hosting scholarship fundraiser

DOVER (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Art Guild is giving the community a taste of locally made art while also helping one student pursue their passion in the field. Member Samantha White says their Art Festival scholarship…


Dover High open houses planned as new school progresses

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Dover High School alumni are getting a few more chances to revisit their alma mater as it’s replacement nears completion. Superintendent Carla Birney says they’re hosting a series of weekend open houses…


Teens to compete for crown at county fair kickoff

DOVER (Tusco TV) - Half a dozen local girls and two boys will be competing to become Tuscarawas County Fair royalty to lead into the event some call the “best seven days of summer.” The Junior Fair King and Queen Contest…


WEEKEND WEATHER

FRIDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. FRIDAY NIGHT: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. SATURDAY: Chance of showers, mainly…


Expanded suicide prevention event moves to New Phila

NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Local suicide prevention advocates are hoping some changes to their annual awareness event will help their message reach a broader audience. Walk Into the Light Co-chair Kristie Wilkin says their…


Community remembers former New Phila councilman

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - The New Philadelphia Community is remembering a longtime city official who served with police and later council. Jim Locker passed away Sunday at the age of 88. Locker spent 30 years with the police…


Judge reduces bond man charged in death of Dellroy teen

CARROLLTON (WJER) - A Carroll County judge has lowered the bond for the man in custody for the April death of a 14-year old Dellroy boy. 30-year-old Matthew Little was arraigned Wednesday in Carroll County Common Pleas Court…


United Way kicks off 77th community fundraising campaign

NEW PHILADELPHIA - United Way of Tuscarawas County officials are introducing a new group of fundraising leaders as they kick off their 77th community campaign. Jennifer Jones has been tapped to chair this year's…


Fall tech programs starting at Dover Library

DOVER - The Dover Public Library is helping patrons learn the ins and outs of social media, tablets, and more with a series of free technology programs. The program on social media will be this Saturday starting at 3 pm.…


Times-Reporter writer honored for local history column

NEW PHILADELPHIA - A local columnist and reporter who has spent decades conveying the local life and history of the Tuscarawas Valley is being honored for his efforts with new local history award.  Moravian Congregations of…


WEATHER

THURSDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. FRIDAY: Slight chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. FRIDAY…


Small improvements reported for child injured by garage door

SUGARCREEK (WJER) - Family friends say the young Sugarcreek boy who was crushed by a neighbor’s garage door Monday is improving but not out of the woods yet. Jason Corley says 3-year-old Miciah Yoder is at Akron Children’s…