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Newcomerstown Police captain tapped as next chief

November 14, 2022

NEWCOMERSTOWN (WJER) (Nov. 14, 2022) – A Newcomerstown Police captain will soon be leading the department. Opha Lawson Jr. is being promoted to chief beginning January 13th. Mayor Pat Cadle says Lawson is second-in-command to the department’s current chief, Gary Holland, who’s retiring after 13 years in the position. “[Chief […]


Rockets bring home flag football championship

November 14, 2022

Under the direction of head coach Shawn Ciekanski, the Rockets finished the 2022 Flag Football season with a 9-0 record. They won five games during the regular season against tough teams from Union, Stark, Belmont, and Wood counties. However, it was on Nov. 12 at the Special Olympics Ohio State […]



Jury trial for longtime Dover mayor begins

November 9, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (November 9, 2022) – The trial of longtime Dover Mayor Richard Homrighausen started at 1 p.m. Wednesday in front of a jury of six men and six women. Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Judge Elizabeth Thomakos is overseeing the case. It will continue at 9 a.m. Thursday […]


Tusc YMCA’s new leader getting acclimated to role

November 9, 2022

DOVER (WJER) (Nov. 9, 2022) – The Tuscarawas County YMCA’s new CEO is introducing herself to the community.  Meagan Shaheen stepped into the role last Monday after 19 years with the YMCA of Central Stark County where she worked her way through the ranks to become a district executive director.  […]


Rainy forecast delays communitywide scarf distribution

November 9, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Nov. 9, 2022) – The Scarf Project is pushing back its yearly distribution because of the rain in the forecast. The group’s 7th communitywide scarf bombing was scheduled for this Friday at 14 locations across Tuscarawas County. Founder Toni Kaltenbaugh says it will now take place a […]


2022 general election results and updates

November 8, 2022

Click HERE for unofficial results from the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections or HERE for updates from the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office after the polls close at 7:30 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press.   […]


Dirt bike racers earn local, national accolades

November 8, 2022

Local student dirt bike racers wrapped up their National Season in October. These kids, along with their families, traveled over 9,000 miles this year to compete against the ‘Best of the Best’ in the world of off-road dirt bike racing in the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC). They placed […]


High School Golf District All-Stars and Academic All-Ohio

November 8, 2022

The Eastern District Golf Coaches Association has announced its East District All-Stars and Academic All-Ohio recipients. On the girls side in Division II, state runner-up Garaway sweeps the top honors, with Coach of the Year Angie Miller and Player of the Year Sammi Miller, who was the area leader with […]


Election Day arrives with packed midterm ballot

November 8, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Nov. 8, 2022) – Tuscarawas County voting officials expect a large turnout at the polls for the general election today. Voters will be deciding on races for U.S. Senate, Congress, statewide offices, and two Tuscarawas County commissioner seats, along with various replacement and renewal tax levies. Tuscarawas […]