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Puppy rescue prompts pet care reminder

July 17, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (July 17, 2024) – The Tuscarawas County Pound staff is urging everyone to spay and neuter their pets after taking in three litters of inbred puppies. Facility and Adoption Specialist Beth Lewis says a stray pickup the Friday before last became a rescue operation after the overwhelmed […]

Lyme Disease cases rising in Tuscarawas County

July 17, 2024

DOVER (WJER) (July 17, 2024) – The Tuscarawas County Health Department is sharing an urgent warning as local Lyme Disease infections soar to record levels. Communicable Disease Nurse Valerie Wallace says the 74 suspected cases reported to the agency between May 1st and the end of June is a 68-percent […]

State agency helping Dover schools assess facility needs

July 15, 2024

DOVER (WJER) (July 15, 2024)- As city property owners continue paying the bond issue that built the new high school, discussions are beginning about the future of the other buildings in the school system. The district has been working with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to assess the cost of […]

Grant buys body cam for every New Phila cop

July 15, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (July 15, 2024) – The city’s police officers are now sporting body-worn cameras. The police department received a grant to buy 30 of them that Chief Tessa Pohovey says have been in use for a couple of weeks now.  “So far, I”m really happy with them. I’ve […]

Renovated activity center debuts at Atwood Lake

July 15, 2024

MINERAL CITY (WTUZ) (July 15, 2024) – Atwood Lake Park is celebrating its newly renovated activity center. The space features an open area that can accommodate 158 people and a larger general store, with construction completed in roughly nine months. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Director Craig Butler was pleased with […]

Fees set for special events, food trucks in Uhrichsville

July 12, 2024

UHRICHSVILLE (WTUZ/WJER) (July 12, 2024) – Mayor Jim Zucal is standing behind a permit fee that organizers of the bi-weekly farmer’s market downtown say is burdensome and excessive. During Thursday’s city council meeting, members approved the permit application for special events requiring street closures. There’s a non-refundable $150 application fee […]

Nature center hosting annual butterfly exhibit

July 10, 2024

DOVER (WJER) – The exhibit offering an up-close look one of nature’s most colorful pollinators is making its yearly visit to the Norma Johnson Center.  The All-A-Flutter traveling butterfly enclosure will be there for the next 10 days, opening on weekdays from 10 until 4 and from noon to 4 […]

Curbside recycling to continue in New Phila

July 9, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (July 9, 2024) – City residents could soon be paying more for what they haul to the curb each week. Council’s Public Works and Economic Development Committee has requested legislation authorizing a $3 increase to the monthly sanitation fee beginning in October. There had been talk of […]

Local cancer center getting $7-million makeover

July 9, 2024

DOVER (WJER) (July 9, 2024) – Cleveland Clinic officials are revealing plans to enhance cancer care on the Union Hospital campus. The hospital system last week announced a $7-million investment into local radiation oncology services. Union Hospital Community Relations Director Darrin Lautenschleger says that will replace the cancer center’s aging […]