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Eadon retiring after 20 years in economic development

March 21, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (March 21, 2022) – A longtime economic development leader is calling it a career. Harry Eadon is retiring at the end of the month. In 2002, he became the first president of the Port Authority, later known as The Economic Development and Finance Alliance. Three years ago, […]

Man charged for firing gun during altercation with son

March 4, 2022

MILL TOWNSHIP (WJER) (March 4, 2022) – A township man is facing criminal charges for firing a gun during an argument with his son early Thursday morning. The son reported the incident to the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office just before 6 am, saying it happened in the driveway of his […]

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 […]

Hillyer introduces bill to rename overpass for fallen war hero

February 16, 2022

COLUMBUS (WJER) (Feb. 16, 2022) – Tuscarawas County’s representative in the Ohio House is asking lawmakers to rename an overpass outside of Uhrichsville after one of the city’s fallen war heroes.  Brett Hillyer is sponsoring House Bill 521, which would designate the one on Johnson Drive spanning U.S. 250 “Specialist […]

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 […]

Parts fly off semi, cause multiple wrecks on I-77

February 10, 2022

STRASBURG (WJER) (Feb. 10, 2022) – A New Philadelphia Post trooper is explaining what caused the traffic congestion near the village Wednesday evening. Troy Thompson says several vehicles were damaged when a semi-truck traveling south on I-77 shed some of its parts about a mile past exit 87.  “Three cars […]

Two arrested after deputy stops stolen pickup

February 10, 2022

WARWICK TWP (WJER) (Feb. 10, 2022) – Two men are facing criminal charges for a traffic stop during which authorities recovered suspected drugs and a stolen vehicle. Sheriff’s Sgt. Travis Stocker says it started around 1 am today when a deputy patrolling the Village of Tusky spotted the truck driving […]