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Dover-New Philadelphia rivalry hits the pool

January 26, 2022

DOVER (WJER) (January 26, 2022) – The New Philadelphia-Dover rivalry hits the Tuscarawas County YMCA pool Wednesday. The Quakers and Tornadoes have competed against each other this season at multi-team events. However, neither coach can recall the teams ever facing off one-on-one. New Philadelphia sixth-year coach Nathan Levengood says he’s […]

Donations still needed to keep blood flowing to hospitals

January 25, 2022

CLEVELAND (WJER) (Jan. 25, 2022) – The organizations supplying blood to hospitals throughout Ohio and across the nation say there’s still an urgent need for donations to recover from the worst shortage in more than a decade. The American Red Cross has been reporting less than a one-day supply of […]

Dover High certified as eco-friendly school

January 25, 2022

DOVER (WJER) (Jan. 25, 2022) – Dover’s superintendent is calling the high school’s designation as one of the most environmentally-friendly educational buildings in the nation a source of pride for the community.  Karie McCrate says she was thrilled to learn that the U.S. Green Building Council had awarded the school […]

Tuscarawas County students answer snow day challenge

January 25, 2022

GNADENHUTTEN (WJER) (January 25, 2022) – School districts across Tuscarawas County have used recent snow days to inspire students to do something good for their neighbors. Newcomerstown, Claymont, Indian Valley and others challenged kids to shovel snow, make someone a card or play with younger kids. Students are sending in […]

Chamber of Commerce announces 62nd annual award winners

January 24, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (January 24, 2022) – The Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2021 businesses, citizens and volunteers who are recipients of the Chamber’s 62nd annual awards. Chamber President Scott Robinson says they’re presenting the awards virtually again this year. He is recognizing the winners on the […]

House of Hope campaign aims to build new homeless shelter

January 24, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (January 24, 2022) – Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County has started a fundraising campaign to build a new shelter. The First Presbyterian Church in New Philadelphia owns the existing shelter at 211 E. High Ave. Pastor Joe Svancara, also the president of the Friends of […]

Elections board director says map dispute could delay primary

January 24, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Jan. 24th, 2022) – Tuscarawas County voting officials say the holdup over approving new state legislative maps could delay the spring’s primary. The Ohio Redistricting Commission has now for a second time approved new state House and Senate boundary maps from 2020 census data without bipartisan consensus. […]