17th Annual Blood Battle

The 17th Annual Dover vs. New Philadelphia Blood Battle will be held on Wednesday, October 29th at the Tuscarawas County YMCA on Monroe Avenue in Dover. Blood donors are welcome to walk in between noon and 6:00 p.m. Residents of both communities as well as students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to donate blood for the team of their choice, and all donors will receive a T-shirt showing their support for one team or the other.

Those who are unable to attend the Blood Battle on October 29th can stop by the Union Hospital donor room before or after that day to give blood that will be counted toward their team’s total. The donor room at Union Hospital is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is located on the ground floor in the Union Hospital Laboratory.

Last year, the Quakers won the Blood Battle in a very close contest – New Philadelphia fans donated 32 total units while Dover fans donated 30 units. Dover still leads in the Blood Battle series with 10 victories compared to New Philadelphia’s six wins.

The winner of the Blood Battle will be announced during the Dover/Phila game on Friday, October 31st at Quaker Stadium.

Area Trick-or-Treat Schedules

It's almost Trick-or-Treat time in the valley! Check out our list of area Trick-or-Treat dates and times as well as Halloween events taking place this year:

Tuesday, October 28

w Philadelphia 6:00—8:00 p.m.
ver 6:00—8:00 p.m.

scarawas County Public Library 5:30, 6:30, or 7:00 p.m. (free ticket required)

dnesday, October 29

each City 6:00—8:00 p.m.

*New To
wne Mall 5:00—7:00 p.m. (no adult masks, please!)

rsday, October 30

nnison 6:00—7:30 p.m.

arre 6:00—7:00 p.m.,
community party at Towpath YMCA 7:00—8:30 p.m.

g 6:00—7:30 p.m.

richsville 6:00—7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 31

*Baltic 6:00
—8:00 p.m.
ar 6:00—7:00 p.m.,
Lions Club party at Bolivar Intermediate School 7:30 p.m.

hutten 6:00—7:30 p.m.,
Lions Club Trunk or Treat (same time), Fire Department will have snacks available during Trick or Treat

*Midvale 6
:00—7:00 p.m.

l City 4:00—6:00 p.m.,
costume judging contest at the primary school 6:15 p.m.

*Tuscarawas 5:30
—7:00 p.m.

urday, November 1

ton 2:00—4:00 p.m.

wn 3:00—5:00 p.m.

creek 4:00—6:00 p.m.,
party at Miller Avenue Elementary 6:00—7:00 p.m.

Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center

The Kent State Performing Arts Center recently unveiled their 2014-2015 season lineup, and you can expect lots of great performances this year!

Scheduled performances include:
Thursday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m.: The Tempest
Wednesday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m.: Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County presents - The Crucible
Monday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.: Dancing Pros - Live
Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30 p.m.: Kristine Jackson and Austin Walkin' Cane - Cabaret Series
Tuesday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m.: Holiday Spectacular on Ice
Thursday, December 18th at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Saturday, January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 4th at 3:00 p.m.: STOMP
Thursday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m.: Sister Act
Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 p.m.: The Southern Fried Chicks' Cage-Free Comedy Tour
Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m.: Flashdance the Musical
Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m.: Million Dollar Quartet
Thursday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m.: Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid
Sunday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m.: Get the Led Out - the American Led Zeppelin
Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 p.m.: Memphis
Friday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m.: Peter and the Starcatcher
Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m.: The Mikado
Saturday, May 16th at 7:30 p.m.: Night Ranger
Saturday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m.: Franc D'Ambrosio with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic

Tune in to 1450 WJER on Wednesday afternoons for ticket giveaways and updates from Mike Morelli, General Manager of the Performing Arts Center, to find out what's happening at the PAC throughout the season.

Geib Givebacks

For the past three football seasons, the Geib Funeral Homes sponsored "Geib Givebacks" in WJER's Dover and New Philadelphia football broadcasts.
Each week, the Tornadoes and Quakers played for a group within their school systems, with $25 for each touchdown going to that week's selected group. This season, Geib Givebacks returned with a twist.

Now, Dover and New Philadelphia work together to score one big Geib Giveback donation for a Tuscarawas County organization. For every touchdown scored, the donation grows by $25, with the season-ending total awarded to a group selected by the public.

To participate, log on to the Geib Facebook page, and nominate a Tuscarawas County organization deserving of the donation. It can be a church or school group, civic organization, club, or non-profit deserving of the award. Starting with kickoff each Friday and going through Wednesday, nominations are taken and voted on with "likes" or comments. Each week, the group with the most Facebook votes will go onto the final ballot. Then be sure to come back and vote for the big winner during Dover-Phila Week.

So what are you waiting for? Log on to Facebook and nominate your favorite local organization to go into the running for this season's Geib Giveback award! The current total is $1,300, and it will grow with every touchdown. The current finalists are the NP South Elementary PTO, Otterbein United Methodist Church, FOP Lodge #4 Christmas with a Cop, The Dirt Line, Dover Soccer Association and the Greater Tuscarawas Children's Chorus. You have two more chances to add your organization to the list of finalists! It's the Geib way of giving back to the communities they serve.

Patty Smith's Deck Now Complete

Back in June, we drew Patty Smith of Zoarville as the grand prize winner in our 2014 Deck Ya contest. Patty's deck is now complete, and she wanted to thank all of our Deck Ya sponsors for the awesome prize package she received as the winner.

tty won an amazing prize package worth over $5,000 that included
* A deck package courtesy of Glass Lumber with construction by Reiger Improvements & Construction

* A $2
50 gift card from
Sherwin Williams

* A $500 gi
ft certificate from
Stutzman's Lawn & Landscaping

* A Cub Cadet 10
40 Lawn Tractor from
Krocker's Lawn & Garden

* A Stihl String Trim
mer courtesy of
Dover and New Philadelphia ACE
Hardware Stores
* A Broil-M
ate Gas Grill from
Dover and New Philadelphia Buehler's

* A $2
50 gift certificate from
Sugar Valley Meats

* A $249 s
teak knife set from
Warther Cutlery

Domino's Pizza Football Friday Night


Join WJER's Rob Brindley and Michael Roberts for Domino's Pizza Football Friday Night: The Pre-game Show every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Rob and Michael will have pre-game talk about key match-ups in the area.  The guys will also be giving away prizes including a certificate for a FREE Domino's Pizza!

Stick around after the game for The Post-Game Show. Rob and Michael are back with in-depth game analysis, all of the local scores with the Smith Ambulance Scoreboard Update, and even a chance to win a Domino's pizza!


You can stay connected and interact with the Football Friday Night team! Follow the guys on Twitter: @footballfridayn

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