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Man who stole SUV from gas station turns himself in

February 24, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Feb. 24, 2022) – A Cleveland-area man has apparently confessed to stealing an SUV from a New Philadelphia gas station earlier this week.  Sgt. David Morris says he got a call Wednesday evening from a sheriff’s sergeant in Lake County saying the man walked into their station […]

Grant to buy confined space gear for firefighters in two cities

February 14, 2022

UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) (Feb. 14, 2022) – The city’s firefighters will soon have specialized gear for responding to emergencies in confined spaces. Chief Judd Edwards says it’s being paid for with a $15,000 grant from the Berkshire Hathaway company that they’re splitting with the New Philadelphia Fire Department. “Phila Fire hosted […]

New Phila Schools awarded grant to pay for TESOL training

January 31, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Jan. 27, 2022) – Educators have been jumping at the chance to add a special endorsement to their licenses without the expense.  New Philadelphia City Schools Programming Director Laurie Hall says around 50 teachers have applied to take the five courses needed to become TESOL-certified for free […]

At-home COVID tests now available for free by mail

January 19, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Jan. 19, 2022) – City Health Commissioner Vickie Ionno is encouraging area residents to sign up to have free COVID-19 testing kits delivered to their doorsteps. Ionno says you can visit to request a four-kit bundle for your household through a mail-order program the Biden administration […]

Harbor Freight to open New Phila store by late winter

January 17, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Jan. 17, 2022) – A Harbor Freight company representative is explaining why they decided to open a store in New Philadelphia and what the community will gain from the investment.   Director of Corporate Communications and Content Craig Hoffman says the company has hired local contractors to transform […]