Town Meetings on 1450
Tune in all this week for our WJER Town Meetings as the WJER News team speaks with local candidates who will appear on your ballot on Election Day. Listeners will have the opportunity to call in with questions, or you can send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the discussion.
Voting Begins for Geib Giveback Winner
Thursday, October 30th
1:00 p.m. - Tuscarawas County Juvenile Court Judge with Judge Linda Kate and Bob Preston
1:30 p.m. - 31st District State Senate with John Carlisle and State Rep. Jay Hottinger
Friday, October 31st
1:00 p.m. - 6th District Congress with Congressman Bill Johnson, Jennifer Garrison, and Dennis Lambert
On Monday, we were joined by Uhrichsville Mayor Terry Culbertson as he discussed the Uhrichsville Income Tax, Park Renewal and Aggregation Proposals:
On Tuesday, we discussed the race for 98th District State Representative with State Rep. Al Landis and Jeremiah Johnson:
On Wednesday, Commissioner Kerry Metzger and opponent John Miceli talked about the race for Tuscarawas County Commissioner:
Tune in so you can be an informed voter when you head to the polls on November 4th! The Town Meetings are brought to you by the First National Bank of Dennison.
Area Trick-or-Treat Schedules
For the past three football seasons, the Geib Funeral Homes sponsored "Geib Givebacks" in WJER's Dover and New Philadelphia football broadcasts. 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. All season long, local groups were nominated and voted on at Facebook.com/GeibCares.
Your finalists are:
First Presbyterian Church of Uhrichsville - RACK Program
The Dirt Line
Greater Tuscarawas Children's Chorus
Dover Soccer Association
New Philadelphia South Elementary PTO
Otterbein United Methodist Church
F.O.P Lodge #4 - Christmas with a Cop
Tuscarawas County Humane Society
Now it's time to vote for the winner! Going into week 10, the pot stands at $2,200, but that will grow at the Dover-Phila game! Click here to vote for the group you'd like to see get the cash! The winner will be announced during WJER's broadcast of the Dover-Phila game on October 31st. So get your votes in by midnight October 30th! Right now with 608 votes, your top three leaders are The Dirt Line, Dover Soccer Association and the Tuscarawas County Humane Society.
Geib Givebacks...the Geib way of giving back to the communities they serve.
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:
Domino's Pizza Football Friday Night LIVE from Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium
Thursday, October 30th
*Dennison 6:00—7:30 p.m.
*Navarre 6:00—7:00 p.m., community party at Towpath YMCA 7:00—8:30 p.m.
*Strasburg 6:00—7:30 p.m.
*Uhrichsville 6:00—7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 31st
*Baltic 6:00—8:00 p.m.
*Bolivar 6:00—7:00 p.m., Lions Club party at Bolivar Intermediate School 7:30 p.m.
*Gnadenhutten 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.
*Mineral 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.
Saturday, November 1st
*Carrollton 2:00—4:00 p.m.
*Newcomerstown 3:00—5:00 p.m.
*Sugarcreek 4:00—6:00 p.m., party at Miller Avenue Elementary 6:00—7:00 p.m.
Join WJER's Rob Brindley and Michael Roberts for Domino's Pizza Football Friday Night: The Pre-game Show LIVE from Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium this Friday at 5:30 p.m. Rob and Michael will have pre-game talk about the 111th meeting of Dover and New Philadelphia as well as other key Week 10 match-ups in the area. The guys will be giving away prizes including a certificate for a FREE Domino's Pizza! They also have free limited edition autographed pictures to give the fans! If you're going to the game, make sure you stop by and say hi to the guys!
Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center
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
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:
Hanhart Agency Wins Subway Tray
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.
The Hanhart Agency in Dover is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Rachel Rothacher delivered the goodies to the staff.
Review: Wynonna at the Kent State Performing Arts Center
Here's what they got: two Subway party trays each with 15 portions of mouthwatering sub sandwiches, a box of Subway cookies, Coca Cola and Diet Coke, balloons from the Balloonatique, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, and more all delivered just in time for a fabulous lunch!
If you'd like your office to win this awesome prize package, visit our Subway Hump Day page under "Contests" for details.
Pictured: Charles Castricone, Karen Brinkley, Flo, Brenda Burton, and WJER's Hannah Hubbard
The commanding voice of Wynonna Judd could be heard throughout the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center Friday night and probably across the city of New Philadelphia for that matter. This was Wynonna’s second visit to the PAC, and I could see why they invited her back! As a country music fan my entire life, I would never pass up an opportunity to hear a country legend, but I must admit I was a little nervous going into her show, as the majority of her hits topped the charts before I was 10 years old. The good thing is classic country never dies, and I was pleasantly surprised with her song selection and performance.
Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari Wins Grand Slam 2014
Wynonna and her band “The Big Noise” are exceptional musicians, and their chemistry on stage was easily noticed by the crowd. The group performed the expected "She Is His Only Need," "No One Else on Earth," and "To Be Loved by You” with individual solos in between. Upon what we thought was the completion of the show, the band re-entered the stage for a few final songs. Wynonna asked for requests and appeased many by playing “Grandpa” with the crowd singing along to every word.
Wynonna is a self-proclaimed storyteller, and she lived up to that title Friday night. Wynonna talked about her mother, Naomi, and their sometimes difficult but loving relationship. She also mentioned that her husband “Cactus,” who is also her amazing drummer, was involved in a serious motorcycle crash and was not expected to play ever again. He overcame that doctor’s prediction and is one of the best drummers I have ever heard. He also lost his leg in the accident and excitedly showed the audience his prosthetic as Wynonna looked on laughing. (He must do that at every show.) Wynonna also praised their “bonus” son Justin, who is also a part of the band and is married to Cactus’ daughter. Justin had just received a new guitar, and his grandparents were in the audience. You could tell he was excited to play in Tuscarawas County that night.
Intimacy really stood out at this show. As I said before, Wynonna likes to tell stories, and she did that in between almost every song. If she wasn’t talking on her own, she was involving the audience, once even calling out a man named Curt who was wearing a camo sweatshirt. Curt attempted to leave the front row during a slow song. Wynonna interrupted and told him (sarcastically) that it was not acceptable to leave during a slow song. She also asked a police officer if he was “packing” a gun when he attempted to calm down a happy fan in the front row. But the most heartwarming part of the show happened after the first couple songs. A young girl named Mia ran to the stage to hand Wynonna some roses. Wynonna then invited Mia on stage, and we found out Mia received show tickets for her birthday. Wynonna was just surprised Mia knew who she was and could name her favorite songs, as Mia appeared to be nearly 10 years old! While Wynonna admitted she probably wouldn’t remember Mia’s name forever, we all know Mia will never forget that moment on stage with her idol.
Wynonna expressed she was feeling extra “sassy” Friday after waking up in Ohio with extra large hair that day, and boy was she right! The show was high energy and included both slow and upbeat songs. I would definitely see this sassy redhead again! Thank you to the PAC for bringing in such a great artist and inspiration to children like Mia.
WJER, First Federal Community Bank, and the Parkway Auto Group held the Grand Slam final drawing on Thursday, October 23rd at Parkway Ford in Dover. All twenty semi-finalists received prizes from First Federal Community Bank, WJER, Parkway, and the Cleveland Indians. Prizes included a car wash/interior cleaning/tire shine from Parkway Nissan, a WJER T-shirt, calendar, and pen, a goodie bag from First Federal, and a variety of prizes from the Tribe. At the end of the evening, Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari of Dover walked away with the $500 cash grand prize, and Beverley Rieger of Strasburg was our runner up. Beverley received four club seats to see the Tribe at Progressive Field during their 2015 season, and because Beverley was also the only one of our semi-finalists who had a grand slam during "her" game, she also received a gift card to Speedway and a First Federal Community Bank mug. Thanks to everybody who participated in this year's Grand Slam contest, and congratulations to Sharon!
Mary Hamilton Named Lucille Nussdorfer Woman of the Year
Pictured: Carol Slemmer, Steph Wilson, and Sally O’Donnell of First Federal Community Bank, WJER's Bob Scanlon, first runner up Beverley Rieger, grand prize winner Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari, Dylan Mears, and Parkway Auto Group owner Glen Mears
Mary Hamilton of Dover was named the 2014 Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year at the ninth annual awards banquet held on October 16th. Hamilton served as a registered nurse at Union Hospital for 52 years. She is a founding member of the Tuscarawas County Parks Department Advisory Committee and is a member of the North Country Trail Association and the Buckeye Trail Association.
Hamilton was one of five nominees up for the award. The other candidates included Kris Moreland of New Philadelphia, Becky Mastin of Dover, Joan Beorn of New Philadelphia, and Carol Ault of New Philadelphia.
The award is given out each year to honor the life and achievements of Lucille Nussdorfer, who founded the Dennison Servicemen’s Canteen that served 1.3 million soldiers during World War II.
Pictured: Kris Moreland, Joan Beorn, Mary Hamilton, State Representative Al Landis, and Becky Mastin
Applications for Share-A-Christmas will be accepted the week of November 3rd. Interviews for those wishing to apply for this year's Share-A-Christmas program will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (202 E. High Avenue in New Philadelphia) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following days:
Monday, November 3rd: People with last names A-E
Tuesday, November 4th: People with last names F-K
Wednesday, November 5th: People with last names L-O
Thursday, November 6th: People with last names P-T
Friday, November 7th: People with last names U-Z
*If you cannot make it on your assigned day, you will need to come on Wednesday or Friday before 3:00 p.m.
Please bring your Social Security number, a current utility bill or proof of residency, proof of income, and your ID. No applications will be accepted after November 7th.
If you have questions, please do not call the church! Instead, call the T4C office at 330-343-6012.