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Downtown Dennison hosting holiday kickoff this weekend

November 25, 2022

DENNISON (WJER) (Nov. 25, 2022) – Mayor Greg DiDonato is expecting a big turnout for Sunday’s holiday lighting event and downtown cruise-in.  He says they’re more prepared for the event’s second installment that evening from 5 to 7:30 after underestimating the popularity of the first one last year. “The first […]


NP school board buys property to store, service vehicles

November 25, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Nov. 25, 2022) – We now know which property New Philadelphia school officials were trying to purchase as a new home for the district’s bus garage and maintenance building. It’s a 6,400-square-foot commercial building on three acres of land at 764 State Route 416, just past the […]




4-vehicle crash with USPS box truck closes I-77 Tuesday

November 23, 2022

BOLIVAR (WJER) (Nov. 23, 2022)  – The State Highway Patrol says a crash scene involving a U.S. Postal Service box truck and three cars had I-77 completely closed in both directions at Bolivar for about a half hour Tuesday night. Troopers say it began when the northbound postal truck started […]


Strasburg FD trading three aging trucks for new pumper-tank

November 22, 2022

STRASBURG (WJER) (Nov. 22, 2022)  – Council has approved Fire Chief Steven Laskey’s request to retire Engine 1203 and put the money toward a new multi-purpose vehicle. A company that sells used emergency response vehicles has agreed to pay $35,000 for the more than 20-year-old engine. Council authorized the sale […]



FOP seeking donations for Christmas with a Cop

November 18, 2022

DOVER (WJER) (Nov. 18, 2022) – Members of the local FOP chapter will again be delivering Christmas gifts to area children in a caravan of police cruisers.   Tuscora Lodge President Bob Everett says this will be the 13th year for their Christmas with a Cop program where officers get to […]


Police investigating break-ins at mall, shopping plaza

November 15, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Nov. 16, 2022) – Police are still trying to figure out who shattered windows at multiple stores in and around New Towne Mall early Tuesday morning. Officers initially responded to an alarm activation call at 1:45 from the company monitoring Marshalls, where they found a broken window […]