Hot Job of the Week

Tune in to 1450 WJER every Monday during the afternoon show as we chat with Amy Miller of OhioMeansJobs about the “Hot Job of the Week.” Not only will Amy give details about a specific job each week, but she'll also discuss tips, strategies, and helpful hints for job seekers.

This week’s topic:
Email Bloop

Hot Jo
b of the Week:

Employer seeking
: CNC Mill Lathe Operator

Job Code #
: T-588-8

: High school diploma/GED and at least two years of experience; CNC plasma table experience helpful but not required; able to do medium lifting of up to 50 pounds; valid driver’s license; at least 21 years old; pre-employment testing will include drug testing

Job Description
: CNC mill lathe operations; 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday; first shift

Available Be
: Health insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, and 401k

Worksite Location
: New Philadelphia, OH

te of Pay
: $13.00 per hour

How t
o apply
: Ap
ply direct to company. Send your résumé:
By email:
By fax
: 330-343-3037
Or call Tina Schlemmer at 33
0-308-5934 ext. 209

For more info
rmation, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

Tribe Home Opener Ticket Giveaway

Tune in to 1450 for your chance to win tickets to see the Tribe during their home opener series!

We've teamed up with Martin's Mobile Glass in New Philadelphia and Park Village Healthcare in Dover to give away four-packs of tickets to see the Indians take on the Tigers and the White Sox at Progressive Field.

Here's how it works: simply brush up on your Indians trivia, and then tune in during the Morgan in the Morning show April 6th-9th and listen for your chance to call in with the correct answer to Bill's trivia question. If you get through the phone lines and answer correctly, you'll win tickets to see the Cleveland Indians during their home opener series! Will your name be the next one added to our endless list of winners?

Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center

The Kent State Performing Arts Center still has lots of great performances in store for 2015! See what's coming up at the PAC the rest of this season.

Scheduled performances include:
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.

Review: "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas

Until I saw "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Kent State PAC on March 27th, I'd never really given much thought to how beloved children's character Peter Pan became the boy who would never grow up. As I kid, I just accepted that's how things were in Never Land without ever considering Peter's background story. But what a fascinating tale it is!

The hum
orous musical/play (I think there were maybe three or four songs in the whole show, which doesn't quite constitute a full-blown musical in my book) is told as if you're being read a story from a book, and the audience members are asked to use their imaginations as the tale unfolds. Just 12 actors make up the cast of characters, though it seemed like so many more! And there was only one woman in the show, though there were TWO female characters...yes, one was played by a man. The show was a bit chaotic and fast-paced at first, but it really started to get into a groove when the pirate captain Black Stache was introduced. He was so wildly over the top, downright goofy, and not at all what you'd expect from a pirate captain, which made everything he did hilarious. I will admit, though, the scene in the second act when he repeated the phrase "Oh my God" over and over and over and over again started to wear thin pretty quickly. It felt like it lasted for five minutes, though it was probably more like one and a half, but it could have easily been a minute shorter. Despite that, the entire cast really brought the characters to life in an engaging and fun way.

The most i
mpressive thing to me about the whole show was how they utilized props and people to create a variety of sets that made you use your imagination. Throughout the entire show, the cast had a long rope that was used to create the shape of a doorway, the waves of the ocean, the outline of a boat, and SO many other things. In multiple scenes, several characters would form a line with their backs toward the audience to create a wall, and other characters would open "doors" in the "wall" by pulling one of the men out of the line, and then all the people in the line would suddenly turn around and start acting out the scene that was supposedly taking place on the other side of the door. I was particularly fond of the yellow rubber glove used to create a flying, squawking bird. I also liked how the actors made it seem like Tinkerbell was flying quickly from person to person with the simple use of tiny flashlights in each actor's hand. The creativity was really astounding.

So just h
ow does Peter Pan come to be the boy who never grew up? Well, it's a long story that involves the switcheroo of two trunks (one filled with treasure and one filled with sand), magical amulets, the fearless determination of young Molly to switch the trunks with the help of three orphans she meets along the way (one of whom has no name but is eventually given the name Peter Pan), something called Star Stuff that has borderline-dangerous magical powers that allow you to be whatever you want to be, and so much more! Given Peter's rough history as an orphan who is constantly being lied to by adults, his wish to just be a boy for a little while becomes more than just a wish when he comes into contact with the Star Stuff. It's kind of trippy, very silly, and incredibly creative, which makes it easy to see why the show won five Tony awards in 2012.

I wasn't too s
ure what to expect when I decided to review a show I'd never seen or heard of that was touted as "a grownup's prequel to Peter Pan," but I'm glad I got to see it because it is truly a feat of creativity and imagination. The show runs right around 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission, but if you're anything like me, you'll need to carve out at least three-and-a-half hours of your life when you see the show because once it's over, you'll want to watch Disney's "Peter Pan" when you get home to continue the story and piece together everything you just saw with everything you've known since you were 4 years old. The Performing Arts Center continues to bring high-quality entertainment, and in this case maybe a childhood flashback or two, to the residents of our area. TTFN!

-Hannah Hubbard

Review: Tartan Terrors and "Memphis" at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas

The Tartan Terrors are a perfect example of what can happen when five extraordinarily talented people join creative forces to try something new. In short: imagine a very fast Irish fiddle tune being augmented by a wah-wah pedal.
The Tartan Terrors, who bill themselves as North America’s Premier Celtic Event, aren’t just blowing smoke. Mostly hailing from Canada, they delivered a fantastic, fun, brilliant show that had the audience begging for more at the end. I really had no idea what to expect, and was very happily clapping and foot tapping through the entire show. Two guitarists and a standard rock drummer provided the main music, while the band’s Artistic Director, Ian Wilkes Irmisch, played Irish drum, or Bodhran. Topping all was the astonishing Daniel Pentecost (of Nashville, TN), adding fiddle and bagpipes—rock bagpipes. The audience never stopped clapping through traditional Irish music, some Monkees and Johnny Cash. One tune pointed out the group’s commitment to aiding cancer research: “Pink is Just a Color.” The musicians were joined onstage for most numbers by co-director Ellen Wilkes Irmisch, who displayed a wide background in Irish dance, interpretive dance, ballet and tap. There were plenty of funny bits, lots of Irish drinking jokes, and a full appreciation for the nature of performing in Buckeye Country.
I’m not kidding—if ever the Tartan Terrors come our way again, they are not to be missed. The Performing Arts Center at KSU deserves great credit for bringing a wide variety of performances to the area. You never know what you might see! Tartan Terrors was among the best.

Memphis, which played the PAC March 7th, is a multiple Tony award winning musical, including Best Musical, and there is no doubt why. The touring company more than did justice to the show before a packed house.
Memphis, loosely based on the story of Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, follows the tale of Huey Calhoun and his relentless effort to bring black rhythm and blues to a white audience in the early 1950s. Encountering resistance from both races, he falls in love with a brilliant singer who can never be his. His first foray into radio finds him in the #1 spot in Memphis, and a hit TV show follows.

There were so many unbelievable voices among the performers that I’m sure I must have looked foolish with my jaw dropped through much of the show. Zuri Washington, playing the talented Felicia, has a range and voice that floored the audience over and over.
The chorus was perfect in pitch and timbre and were neither too much in the background nor too much in your face—and danced spectacularly throughout. The show had absolutely flawless execution. Set changes went off without anyone noticing they were happening, then were greeted by audible gasps from the audience. I really don’t know how they pulled some of it off.
The end of the show brought the audience genuinely to its feet. To my mind, there are few things as silly as an obligatory standing ovation; they should be reserved for extraordinary performances. This one deserved it. Memphis was an amazing show, start to finish.

-Scott Daniels

Tim Gilmore Wins a Trip for Two to Disney!

WJER wants to congratulate the grand prize winner in our Great Escape to Disney contest...Tim Gilmore of New Philadelphia! Tim was selected from 22 semi-finalists to win a trip for two to Disney that includes round-trip airfare, round-trip transfers from the airport to the hotel, a six-night/seven-day stay at the Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Hotel, and Disney seven-day base ticket/theme park admission. We held our grand prize drawing on Thursday, March 19th at the AAA in New Philadelphia where we gathered all of our semi-finalists and held a reverse elimination drawing to select our grand prize winner. Although we had only one grand prize winner, everyone who participated as a semi-finalist received a prize package that included a special edition Great Escape T-shirt courtesy of DTS Screen Printing & Embroidery, a pair of tickets to the I-X Indoor Amusement Park, a WJER screen cloth, and a Cleveland Indians schedule. Our second runner-up was Richard Robertson of New Philadelphia, who received additional prizes that included four tickets to a 2015 Cleveland Indians game and a certificate for a Hot-n-Ready meal deal from Little Caesars Pizza. Our first runner-up was Sharon Beamish of Sherrodsville, who received a one-year family membership to the Tuscarawas County YMCA as well as a Hot-n-Ready meal deal from Little Caesars Pizza. We'd like to thank everybody who participated in this year's contest from our good-spirited semi-finalists to our great sponsors...we had lots of fun, and we'll do it again next year! Congratulations, Tim!

To see more pictures of the fun we had during the grand prize drawing, visit our Facebook page.

Pictured: Grand prize winner Tim Gilmore of New Philadelphia poses with his wife, Danielle, after being selected as the big winner

Tuscarawas County Community Food Pantries

The food pantries located throughout Tuscarawas County rely on continued support from churches, businesses, and individuals to donate food and/or monetary contributions. Please contact your local food pantry regarding items for which they currently have the greatest need. Clients needing assistance are asked to go to the food pantry located within their ZIP code area.

Greater Dover-New Philadelphia Food Pantry
Church of the Harvest, 420 W. 3rd Street, Dover

Open to everyone
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-noon

Bolivar United
Methodist Church

560 Poplar Street, Bolivar

Emergency pantry that serves Bolivar, Mineral City, New Cumberland, Somerdale, Strasburg, Zoar, Zoarville, and the Tusky Valley school district
By appointment only (office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

Carpenter's Cupboard
Strasburg United Methodist Church, 206 2nd Street NW, Strasburg

Serves Strasburg, the "878" area code, 44680 ZIP code, and the Strasburg school district
3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
*Please bring your photo I.D. and a current bill or bank statement with your name and address for proof of residency

Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church
220 N. Walnut Street, Gnadenhutten

Serves the Gnadenhutten area with non-perishable food items and paper products
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Soup Kitchen
613 N. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover
Open to everyone
Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center

The Journey's End Ministries
205 River Street, Newcomerstown
Open to everyone
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Eric St. John

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