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Churches join forces to raise hope as Recovery Month closes

September 22, 2023

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Sept. 22, 2023) – This Sunday, thousands of local churchgoers will see how faith transformed the lives of two people battling addiction. More than 140 churches with a combined membership of more than 8,000 are participating in Empower Tusc’s Hope Sunday initiative. All will play a video […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters moves to former retail store

September 21, 2023

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Sept. 21, 2023) – Moving to New Towne Mall is already paying off for the organization that pairs local kids with volunteer mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio is now operating out of the former FYE store. President and CEO Beverly Pearch says it’s […]

Local man arrested for shooting in Newark

September 21, 2023

NEWARK (WJER) (Sept. 21, 2023) – A New Philadelphia man is charged with attempted murder for a shooting in Licking County that left two people wounded. 32-year-old Ryan Authement is being held in the jail there on a $500,000 bond following his arrest at a home in the 500 block […]

Girls Soccer: West Holmes tops Dover 3-1

September 21, 2023

Two penalty kicks off handballs were the difference as West Holmes defeated Dover 3-1 Wednesday in a clash of the top two teams in the East District. Dover Coach James Kline: We knew it was going to be a tough game. West Holmes has a lot of really talented players […]

Tuscarawas County JFS director resigns

September 20, 2023

DOVER – The director of Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services has resigned. County Commissioners Wednesday morning accepted the resignation of David Haverfield effective that same day. He had led the local JFS since 2015. Haverfield recently drew the ire of commissioners because of what one of them described as […]