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Sandy is a senior boy who is ready to find a quiet home. He is 11 years old but in excellent health.

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Tuscarawas has its first probable human West Nile virus case of 2017 being reported by the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

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The Dover Public Library will host author Glen Hammel as part of its Nights at the Round Table Author Series.

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HARCATUS is looking for PIPP Plus customers who have dropped off the program and cannot keep up with the monthly charges or are facing disconnection of service.

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New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445 will participate in the VFW's Voice of Democracy program in Tuscarawas County. All high school students in Tuscarawas County are able to participate with the opportunity to win scholarships.

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Agriculture News & Events

Ohio grape and wine industry contributes $1.3 billion to state's economy

The Ohio Grape Industries Committee released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, which finds Ohio's grape and wine industry has a significant impact of $1.3 billion on the state's economy and provides 8,067 full-time jobs.

Local workshop connects seed savers and plant breeders

To address the need for learning and to foster community among seed savers and plant breeders, a series of "Seed to Sustainability" workshops will be offered throughout the state with the first workshop in Wooster.

Message in a bottle: Lou McFadden's rare dairy collection to hit auction block in September

More than 400 of Lou McFadden's milk bottles and other assorted memorabilia will go up for auction. The McFadden milk bottle collection has grown to grand popularity and will have items for auction in the Kaufman Auction Center in Sugarcreek.

Organic Farming Conference coming in November

The third Organic Farming Conference will be a two-day event due to the increase in interest in organic farming, gardening and homemaking.

TVPPA's 54th show will feature the Ford family

Participants will be able to talk with owners and operators of equipment to learn more about the history of these vintage machines. There will be traction engines steamed up and working the farming equipment. All steam engines have been state inspected, and all operators have an Ohio boilers...

Cattle Association to award scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Cattle Association will award scholarships to deserving students during the 2017 Tuscarawas County Fair.

Fertilizer certification workshop planned

Farmers who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of land to crops grown primarily for sale are required by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to be certified, and the Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will offer a certification workshop.

Palmer amaranth is one invasive species that should be on every farmer's radar

One invasive species that should be on every farmer's radar is Palmer amaranth. As of late 2016 Palmer amaranth was present in 19 counties in Ohio.

Poison hemlock is easy to identify

Poison hemlock is an invasive species native to Europe and North Africa that first came to the United States as an ornamental plant.

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Business News & Events

Film festival offers guests a unique experience

The inaugural Tuscarawas Valley Film Festival will screen independent movies on Thursday evenings for four consecutive weeks at the Quaker Cinema.

BBB to host shred and E-cycle event

The Better Business Bureau will host a free community event for shredding and E-cycling.

First Care moves to Dover's north end

First Care, which has been located in the Oxford Center at Dover for many years, will be open at the Oxford location through Friday and then will open at 8 a.m. in its new location at 110 Dublin Drive in Dover.

Ohio grape and wine industry contributes $1.3 billion to state's economy

The Ohio Grape Industries Committee released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, which finds Ohio's grape and wine industry has a significant impact of $1.3 billion on the state's economy and provides 8,067 full-time jobs.

David Warther Carvings to participate in Museum Day Live!

David Warther Carvings will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live! initiative.

Nurse practitioner to serve individuals with psychiatry needs

Personal and Family Counseling Services has added Ketura L. Jackson, a certified nurse practitioner, to serve individuals with psychiatry needs.

Conservation initiative raises awareness about bird window strikes

Hundreds of millions of birds in the United States die each year as a result of window strikes. The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative is working to raise awareness of this problem to help birds make it safely to their destinations during migrations.

Food bank event crowns new People's Choice chef and scores donations for hunger relief

The Akron Canton Regional Food Bank marked a major milestone in hosting the 10th annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Millersburg to host Antiques in the Alley

Antiques in the Alley is an outdoor antique show located throughout Historic Downtown Millersburg, where people can shop for antiques, furniture, collectibles, new and old yard and garden accents, glassware, flowers and plants, kitchen items, and just about everything in between.

Sidewalk sale highlights downtown businesses

The New Philadelphia Business and Community Association announced that the 63rd annual downtown New Philadelphia Sidewalk Sales are approaching.

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Church News & Events

First Baptist Church to host free annual conference

First Baptist Church of New Philadelphia will host its third annual Certainty Conference.

Organist to be honored at Sugarcreek

The Shanesville Lutheran Church will have a public celebration to thank Mary Sue Schlegel for her 60 years of service as their church organist and also for her many years of service to the community as a music educator.

Area Catholic schools to host open houses

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School in Dover, Immaculate Conception School in Dennison and Tuscarawas Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in New Philadelphia will resume classes soon and will host open houses.

Church hosted second annual Hat Sunday

The Shanesville Lutheran Church of Sugarcreek celebrated its second annual Hat Sunday on July 30.

Race to benefit Operation Christmas Child

The Ohio East Area Team of Operation Christmas Child is sponsoring a Family Fun Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at the Norma Johnson Center.

Gospel Jamboree seeking singers for program

The 18th annual Gospel Jamboree will be at Camp Kaphar in Uhrichsville. Singers may reserve a spot in the program.

New Phila church welcomes choir

First Presbyterian Church of New Philadelphia will host the Chancel Choir and Youth and Young Adult Instrumental Ensemble from Calvary Presbyterian Church in North Canton as a part of its worship service.

Brick by brick: Local church to break ground on expansion

LifeBridge Community Church in downtown Dover is growing in numbers and expanding its space.

School supply ministry helps area families

The event will include carnival games outside to entertain children while they wait in line until the doors open at 9 a.m. There will be snacks for children who arrive early and coffee for parents while waiting in line.

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Community News & Events

Ohio Swiss Festival celebrates rich culture

Since 1953 the village of Sugarcreek has hosted the Ohio Swiss Festival on the fourth weekend after Labor Day each autumn. This year's festival is approaching.

Sandy is looking for a quiet home

Sandy is a senior boy who is ready to find a quiet home. He is 11 years old but in excellent health.

Local man recovering from West Nile virus

Tuscarawas has its first probable human West Nile virus case of 2017 being reported by the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

Author to present program about local Swiss cheese history

The Dover Public Library will host author Glen Hammel as part of its Nights at the Round Table Author Series.

Utility assistance available for qualifying customers

HARCATUS is looking for PIPP Plus customers who have dropped off the program and cannot keep up with the monthly charges or are facing disconnection of service.

New Phila VFW announces scholarship program

New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445 will participate in the VFW's Voice of Democracy program in Tuscarawas County. All high school students in Tuscarawas County are able to participate with the opportunity to win scholarships.

Job-assistance programs offered at county library

This fall the Tuscarawas County Public Library System will offer three classes for people of all ages who are seeking employment and career help.

Film festival offers guests a unique experience

The inaugural Tuscarawas Valley Film Festival will screen independent movies on Thursday evenings for four consecutive weeks at the Quaker Cinema.

Bike & Brew event coming to Zoar

Tickets for the annual Bike & Brew in Zoar are on sale now with the event coming in October.

One of a kind quilt to raise money for 4-H

A unique quilt involving 4-H members will be auctioned off on Thursday at the Market Livestock Auction in the main show arena with a portion to go to the 4-H scholarship fund.

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Cooking News & Events

Not knowing how the sausage is made misses the mark

Columnist Scott Daniels says you only realize how many times you have to bend, twist and lift things in the kitchen once you can't do so very easily.

You're making everything taste like bottled Italian dressing

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses marinades and his belief that Italian dressing is not the way to go unless making a salad.

Learn the fundamentals of pie baking

The Dover Public Library will host a program called The Art of Pie with home economist Ruth Burky to instruct participants on the fundamentals of making pie.

Pie contest open to amateur bakers

Members of the community are invited to participate in Pie in the Library: A Community Pie Contest at the Dover Public Library.

Cleanliness matters in a proper kitchen

Just as it is second nature to think constantly about other drivers, traffic laws, safety measures and road conditions while you're driving, so you should be thinking about what you are doing while you cook and be mindful of how sloppy food preparation can easily make people very, very sick.

This smoke is your life until Halloween at least

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses how he will be grilling on his kettle grill until Halloween at least.

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Education News & Events

New Phila VFW announces scholarship program

New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445 will participate in the VFW's Voice of Democracy program in Tuscarawas County. All high school students in Tuscarawas County are able to participate with the opportunity to win scholarships.

Fundraising with a touch of magic for community

Well-known magician Rick Smith, Jr will appear with a full Las Vegas-style illusion and variety show to raise funds for school projects this year at Dover High School's auditorium.

New sports added for Special Olympians

Three programs were added to the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities including flag football, softball and pep club. With the addition of these sports, TuscBDD now offers 12 sports to local athletes.

Insects are a guide to biodiversity

New Philadelphia High School science teachers Kip Brady and Jennifer Black led students deep into the forest at the Norma Johnson Center in search of termites for an insect project.

Interactive learning through demonstrations and hands-on activities

Public, private and home-schooled students will learn about life on the battlefield and the home front during Historic Zoar Village's Civil War School Day.

Bands to perform at preview show

The New Philadelphia High School Quaker Marching Band and the New Philadelphia High School Band Boosters will host the annual Tuscarawas County Band Preview in the Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium in Tuscora Park.

VFW Post 1445 in New Philadelphia has launched Operation Assist

VFW Post 1445 in New Philadelphia has launched Operation Assist, a fundraising effort to assist New Philadelphia elementary school teachers (grade K-5) in meeting the needs of their less fortunate students with school supplies.

Thomas earns scholarship

Kylie Thomas, a 2017 graduate of Tusky Valley High School, was the recipient of the Nellie Stockwell Memorial Grant in Aid.

Area Catholic schools to host open houses

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School in Dover, Immaculate Conception School in Dennison and Tuscarawas Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in New Philadelphia will resume classes soon and will host open houses.

Buckeye to host two events for new and returning students

Buckeye Career Center will start classes soon and will offer Buckeye Palooza for new students as well as its annual Orientation Fair for all high school students.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

Local man recovering from West Nile virus

Tuscarawas has its first probable human West Nile virus case of 2017 being reported by the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

Utility assistance available for qualifying customers

HARCATUS is looking for PIPP Plus customers who have dropped off the program and cannot keep up with the monthly charges or are facing disconnection of service.

First Care moves to Dover's north end

First Care, which has been located in the Oxford Center at Dover for many years, will be open at the Oxford location through Friday and then will open at 8 a.m. in its new location at 110 Dublin Drive in Dover.

HealthyTusc to begin updated community health assessment

In 2015 the HealthyTusc coalition embarked on an unprecedented collaboration between Tuscarawas County agencies and organizations to develop the first-ever collective Community Health Assessment for Tuscarawas County. The final report was funded by eight local agencies and commissioned by 22...

Nurse practitioner to serve individuals with psychiatry needs

Personal and Family Counseling Services has added Ketura L. Jackson, a certified nurse practitioner, to serve individuals with psychiatry needs.

7 pools tested positive for West Nile virus

The Tuscarawas County Health Department has been conducting trapping for the culex species of mosquito throughout the summer in Tuscarawas County. TCHD was notified on Sept. 1 that seven pools of mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion received opioid addiction training

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development's Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs welcomed Jody Salvo from the Carroll-Tuscarawas Anti-Drug Coalition for the monthly in-service training in August.

Kiwanis to host health screenings

The 26th annual Dover-New Philadelphia Kiwanis Community Health Profile is scheduled.

Kent State Tuscarawas 5K returns to Harry Clever Field

Registrations are being accepted for the 2017 Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association Glowway Run 5K.

Farm Bureau to offer free water tests for members

Farm Bureau members throughout Ohio can get free nitrate testing of their well water.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

'Love, Loss and What I Wore' to debut at TCCA

Scott Daniels reviews the Black Box Theatre Ensemble's production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” The show brilliantly ties the unfolding of the female experience to the clothes associated with each of life's key moments.

I am beginning to see how Canada maintains its fabled cheaper health care system

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the high cost of making eggs Benedict.

Faith communities working toward a sustainable future

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future and the group's statewide meeting in Dover.

Some education requires more than texts and lectures

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses hands-on skills and applying knowledge.

Making pasta on a cool September day

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses making pasta from scratch.

Holidays moved to a Monday for a longer weekend was a stroke of genius

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses Labor Day weekend and the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.

Rezoning at Mohican makes room for logging

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses rezoning to take place in Mohican Memorial State Forest.

The breeze stilled and the katydids quit buzzing

Feature writer Nancy Davis shares her experience in Dover, Tennessee, where she viewed the eclipse in totality.

The whole thing had been plotted by vacation angels

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses his recent vacation in South Carolina and the food he had while there.

A long drive makes for an unforgettable solar eclipse

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her trip to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where she viewed the recent eclipse in totality.

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Political News & Events

Gibbs received Freedom Fighter Award

In recognition of his 92-percent rating from FreedomWorks, a grassroots advocacy group that promotes free markets and individual liberty, Congressman Bob Gibbs received the Freedom Fighter Award.

NAM awards Gibbs for supporting manufacturing

The National Association of Manufacturers and Ike Tripp of Etna Products presented Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-OH-07, the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted in the congressman's office on Capitol Hill during the NAM's Manufacturing Summit.

Congressional candidate Ken Harbaugh off to a strong start

Ken Harbaugh, running to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District, announced strong early fundraising results for the second quarter of 2017.

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