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Former Strasburg fire chief says he’s running for mayor

May 19, 2022

STRASBURG (WJER) (May 19, 2022) – Village voters may end up seeing the former fire chief’s name on the ballot in a future election. Andy Slemmer during Tuesday’s village council meeting announced his candidacy for mayor, even though the next election for the office isn’t until 2023. “Go ahead. Vote […]

Strasburg Council approves third lane along Wooster Avenue

May 18, 2022

STRASBURG (WJER) (May 18, 2022) – North Wooster Avenue through Strasburg will be getting a designated lane up the middle for drivers needing to make lefthand turns. Mayor Steve Smith proposed the change, which council members approved Tuesday evening. He says the Ohio Department of Transportation is paying for the […]

Second suspect in body dumping case pleads not guilty

May 18, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (May 18, 2022) – The man accused of helping his girlfriend dump a Dover woman’s body alongside a Goshen Township Road last October is contesting a grand jury indictment charging him with gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. 38-year-old Daniel Fitzgerald pleaded not guilty […]

67-year-old admits to robbing store clerk at gunpoint

May 17, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (May 17, 2022) – A Guernsey County man has admitted in court to robbing the clerk at an Oxford Township store at gunpoint last fall. 67-year-old Neil Timbers pleaded guilty to a single count of robbery during a pre-trial hearing Tuesday morning. A grand jury had indicted […]