menu Home

Local News


Canal Dover Festival returns through Sunday

May 24, 2024

DOVER (WJER) (May 24, 2024) – The Memorial Day weekend tradition known as the Canal Dover Festival is getting back into full swing for its 43rd year. Dover Exchange Club Treasurer Terry Auman says the midway opens for lunchtime today and the live music begins at 4 p.m. Club President […]


Two area school systems welcome facility dogs

May 22, 2024

ZOARVILLE (WJER) (May 22, 2024) – Tusky Valley students have someone new to turn to for comfort and support during the school day.  The district recently welcomed a pair of therapy dogs that Superintendent Derek Varansky introduced during last Monday’s school board meeting. Hank is part of the elementary school […]



Leak blamed for ballpark bathroom closure

May 20, 2024

UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) (May 20, 2024) – The restrooms at Uhrichsville’s Jackson Field are back open after some plumbing repairs. Mayor Jim Zucal says it appears faulty toilets were responsible for the 23,000-gallon leak that the Twin City Water and Sewer District alerted the city about last week. “I was told […]



Stone Creek man walks away from farming plane crash

May 20, 2024

BUCYRUS (WJER) (May 20, 2024) – Multiple media outlets in western Ohio are reporting that a Tuscarawas County man sustained just minor injuries from an agricultural plane crash over the weekend. According to the reports, The Ohio State Highway Patrol Crawford County post told them the pilot was 51-year-old Nathaniel […]


Sunday afternoon fire destroys Dundee area home

May 20, 2024

DUNDEE (WJER) (May 20, 2024) – Wayne Township firefighters say a Dundee area trailer home is a total loss following a weekend fire. Nobody was injured. The fire was in the 7900 block of state Route 516 NW and called in to 9-1-1 just before 4:15 p.m. Fire Chief Josh […]


Arts Partnership debuts second set of Love Tusc sculptures

May 17, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (May 17, 2024) – The second phase of the Tuscarawas Arts Partnership’s sculpture tour project is now complete. Ten more Love Tusc sculptures made their debut Thursday evening during a preview party at the Kent Tusc Performing Arts Center including one that will be displayed on the […]


Plans unveiled for expanded homeless shelter

May 17, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (May 17, 2024) – The Friends of the Homeless are revealing their vision for a larger and more modern shelter behind the current one on East High Avenue. The group held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday evening at the future site ‘Jack’s House of Hope.’   “We have already […]


Health officials promote Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 16, 2024

DOVER (WJER) (May 16, 2024) – Tuscarawas County Health Department Officials are offering advice for Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May. Director of Promotion and Community Relations Jennifer Demuth says check your skin after a hike in the woods or tall grassy areas for ticks that carry Lyme disease-causing bacteria. […]