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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 […]

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 […]

Casino-themed fundraiser postponed for second year

February 9, 2022

DOVER (WJER) (Feb. 9, 2022) – Organizers of the Casino Royale fundraiser to benefit the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured are pushing it back another year because of COVID-19 concerns.  Executive Director Pat Warther says with cases so high in recent weeks, they decided to move the event that […]

Safe Communities seeking feedback from drivers

February 9, 2022

DOVER (WJER) (Feb. 8, 2022) – The community is getting a chance to help guide the efforts of the local traffic safety coalition. The Tuscarawas County Health Department is inviting anyone who drives in the county to complete the Safe Communities Coalition’s online survey. Director of Health Promotion and Community […]