Unfortunately, many events and places around the Tuscarawas Valley are being cancelled or closed due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including:

• Friday, April 3: Women’s Success Series with Sarah DiFazio at Kent State Tusc (rescheduled for August 21)
• Saturday, April 4: Baltic Conservation Club Spring Trap Shoot
• Saturday, April 4: ACT test at Dover High School
• Saturday, April 4: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center
• Saturday, April 4: Prom at Buckeye Career Center
• Wednesday, April 8: Food on the Fly at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church
• Tuscora Park Oldies Night Concerts (until the end of March)
• All Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital community health and wellness programs (until May)
• Wednesday, May 13: Food on the Fly at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church
• All Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce meetings and activities (until Monday, May 18)
• Caregiver Support Group at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center (until further notice)
• Singles Together of Tuscarawas County (until further notice)
• Fish dinners at Central Catholic High School, Memorial Hall, Winfield UMC, and Holy Trinity in Zoar (until further notice)
• Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities: All FANS Network events, Special Olympic events/activities, Tuscarawas County Advocacy Council Meetings, and provider trainings (until further notice)

Ohio State University Extension Tuscarawas County:
• The 1.50 training for advisors has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00pm at the Extension office
• 4-H Quality Assurance has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds
• The QA portion ONLY has been rescheduled for Monday, May 16 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds (details to be announced)

• Dover Alliance Church: No services or events (until end of March)
• St. James Lutheran Church in Tuscarawas: No services or Heavenly Hot Dogs (until end of March)
• Strasburg United Methodist Church: In-person worship services and bible studies (until end of March)
• First Presbyterian Church in New Philadelphia (until end of March)
• First Christian Church in Dover (until end of March)
• Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Philadelphia: All worship services and events (until Wednesday, April 1)
• New Philadelphia Church of Christ: No services (until Sunday, April 5)
• Grace Lutheran Church in Dover: All worship services and church activities, including Palm Sunday and Holy Week services (until Thursday, April 30)
• Dover Church of Christ: No services (until further notice)
• Jerusalem Church in New Philadelphia (until further notice)
• First United Church of Christ in New Philadelphia: On-site services are canceled, but services will be livestreamed on their Facebook page (until further notice)
• Chili Crossroads Bible Church: Services, addiction meetings, and devotionals are being offered on their Facebook page (until further notice)

• Strasburg Village Hall: Please use the drop box for payments (until Friday, April 3)
• Tuscarawas County Senior Centers: Includes Dover, Garaway, Claymont, West Chester, Mineral City, and Newcomerstown (until Friday, April 3)
• Tuscarawas County Courthouse and Office Building (until Monday, April 6)
• Claymont Public Library: Includes Uhrichsville and Dennison branches (until Monday, April 13)
• New Philadelphia City Hall, located inside the John Knisely Municipal Centre (until Monday, May 4)
• Warren Township Community Center: All public activities (until further notice)
• Tuscarawas County YMCA (until further notice)
• Fort Laurens Museum & Zoar Village (until further notice)
• Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority: Office closed, but business still being conducted via phone, email, and fax (until further notice)
• All county offices (until further notice)

Tuscarawas County Public Library System:
The TCPL has temporarily closed all book returns at each of its five locations. Customers who currently have items checked out are asked to keep them until the library reopens. There will be no fines or fees for the items that are currently checked out to anyone with a Tuscarawas County Public Library card.

Tuscarawas County Court of Common Pleas:
The Court of Common Pleas, General Trial Division, as well as the Probate Juvenile Division will no longer accept court filings via the Treasurer’s Office drive-through window.  The courts prefer the methods below, but if an item must be hand delivered it can be delivered to the Clerk Court’s Title Office utilizing the door off the courtyard from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. 
• The General Division (Judge O’Farrell and Judge Thomakos) will continue to accept court filings via regular mail, via fax to 330-343-4682, and via email to
• The Probate Juvenile Division (Judge Kate) will continue to accept court filings via regular mail, fax to 330-364-3190, and via email to,,

Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services:
JFS is currently closed to the public. A mailbox is inside the door for clients to leave documents. The following are numbers and email addresses to contact for services:
• Agency email to send forms/verifications:
• Agency phone for questions: 330-339-7791 (follow prompts)
• Agency email for questions:
• Agency website for information:
• Children Services referral email:
• Agency fraud referral phone number: 330-339-7791 (follow prompts)
• Information is also available in Spanish at and by calling 330-339-7791. For any additional questions, please call the agency at 330-339-7791.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources:
All ODNR cabins, golf courses, public restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds, state park marinas, All-Purpose Vehicle (APV) areas, and campgrounds (including group camps, horse camps, and family camps) are closed until further notice. Bridle trails and mountain bike trails remain open for their designated uses, hiking is still permitted on all state forest trails (including APV trails), and public outdoor spaces and all other trail systems (including small remote backpack camps) as well as Division of Forestry gun ranges will remain open. When utilizing these areas, visitors must follow social distancing guidelines.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District:
Offices and park/marina buildings are closed to the public until further notice. MWCD staff will be available during normal business hours. Please call if there are questions that can be addressed over the phone. If in-person meetings are required, arrangements can be made as long as they are in compliance with CDC  recommendations. 

The Dover-Phila Food Pantry will remain OPEN. Volunteers please arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift.

Stay tuned to 100.9 FM or AM 1450 for the latest updates.

A Message from Cleveland Clinic

In response to the Northeast Ohio community’s generous requests to provide assistance during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Cleveland Clinic is launching a COVID-19 Community Response Campaign. 

“During challenging times like these, we see the good in people shine through,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “We are exceedingly grateful that people throughout the community have asked how they can help. The Community Response Campaign is Cleveland Clinic’s effort to direct people’s generosity, time and resources to provide meaningful impact for our patients and caregivers in a variety of ways.”

Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 Response Campaign priorities include:
Donate to support Cleveland Clinic caregivers – Support the needs of frontline caregivers with items such as gift cards for meals from local restaurants:  

Contribute needed supplies
- To be prepared for a potential surge of patients in the coming weeks, Cleveland Clinic is asking the community to help source the following supplies such as hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes:  

Donate to COVID-19 treatment and research
– Cleveland Clinic researchers have various projects related to COVID-19 underway, including the use of predictive analytics to develop individualized risk models for patients.  

Make masks
– Follow instructions on making approved masks to help us support the community: These donated masks will be used to help reinforce cough etiquette in our community. Cough etiquette, which includes covering your cough, is an important way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect those around us. These donated masks will not be used by caregivers as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for clinical care. Masks made at home can be dropped off at Union Hospital at the Information Desk inside the Main Entrance. (You also can call us before dropping off your donation and we can work out arrangements – 330.343.3311 Ext. 2409.) The hospital also is cooperating with the Tuscarawas County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for distribution of personal protective equipment in the community. Masks made at home may also be mailed to Cleveland Clinic, 8937 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44195.

Support Vitalant Ohio and American Red Cross blood drives
– There is an urgent need for blood donations and Vitalant Ohio and the American Red Cross are hosting blood drives throughout the community: and Vitalant Ohio manages the blood donation drives at Union Hospital and supplies blood and blood products to the hospital.

Full details about donations can be found here:  

Information about Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).

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4/6/20 Clayland Lions Club Scholarship
4/6/20 Dover compost site will NOT reopen
4/6/20 Kindergarten registration for Garaway
4/6/20 Leadership Tuscarawas accepting applications
4/6/20 NP Children/teens eat free during school shut down