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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.

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Columnist Scott Daniels talks about pickles and a recent attempt he made at making his own jar of pickles.

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Under a federal appropriation from Congress to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, Tuscarawas County has been awarded funds of $10,864.

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The New Philadelphia Business and Community Association has joined with Healthy Tusc to promote an active lifestyle in New Philadelphia by sponsoring a bicycle rack sculpture for the downtown. The NPBCA is asking for community support for this effort.

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

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Agriculture News & Events

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.

The world welcomes this foursome of fuzzy friends

On Monday morning, June 19 a nanny pygmy goat at the farm of David Wengerd in Bunker Hill gave birth to a quartet of pygmy goats.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

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Business News & Events

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.

Food Truck Fridays returns to New Towne Mall

New Towne Mall will hold its second Food Truck Friday event on July 14, offering locals the opportunity to come together and enjoy a variety of food options all in one place.

Silverthorn joins TuscBDD

The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities announced the hiring of Kerri Silverthorn of New Philadelphia to fill the position of community relations/special projects coordinator as transitional superintendent Nate Kamban will step into his new role as superintendent on July 1.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

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Church News & Events

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.

Watoto Choir to perform in Millersburg

Watoto Children's Choir will perform at NewPointe Community Church at its Millersburg campus.

Legacy Church seeks vendors for yard sale

Legacy Church in New Philadelphia will host multiple yard sale vendors, crafters and independent sales reps.

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Community News & Events

Historical Society to offer trail tours

The Tuscarawas County Historical Society will conduct free guided tours of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail at Zoar.

Trumpet cast to perform a classic and a new musical

Members of the cast and crew of “Trumpet in the Land” will present Neil Simon's classic comedy “The Odd Couple” and the new Ray Roderick musical, “The Rat Pack Lounge."

Fundraiser benefits medical missions

A fundraiser dinner at Dutch Valley Restaurant will raise funds for medical missionary work through Medical Ministry International.

Host families sought for exchange students

There are many exchange students representing several nations who are waiting for host families in the United States, and East Central Ohio represents an ideal spot for them to gain an understanding of Middle America.

Symposium brings Quantrill back to Dover

This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Funds awarded to expand Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

Under a federal appropriation from Congress to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, Tuscarawas County has been awarded funds of $10,864.

Little Theatre auditions for 'Play On!' scheduled

Auditions for the comedy “Play On!” by Rick Abbott will take place at the Little Theatre.

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.

Tuscarawas Pioneer Power Association to host Dover Steam Show

The 54th annual Tuscarawas Pioneer Power Association Dover Steam Show will be in Dover at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.

Boron takes silver in Taekwondo competition

Daniel Boron, a Taekwondo athlete from Full Force TKD/NexGen Taekwondo, competed at the USAT National Championships in Detroit, Michigan, winning the silver medal.

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Cooking News & Events

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.

Dads are a pretty precious commodity

Columnist Scott Daniels recalls his dad's disdain for any vegetable other than the potato.

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Education News & Events

Host families sought for exchange students

There are many exchange students representing several nations who are waiting for host families in the United States, and East Central Ohio represents an ideal spot for them to gain an understanding of Middle America.

Symposium brings Quantrill back to Dover

This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Butterfly Exhibit returns to Norma Johnson Center

Fran LeMaster's traveling butterfly exhibit by “All A Flutter” has been a huge hit at the center for the last couple of years. This free exhibit allows visitors to step inside the enclosure and view several native Ohio butterflies up close and personal.

BCC welcomes new principal

Matt Fockler comes to Buckeye after serving as the Newcomerstown High School principal for the past four years. He also previously served as assistant principal and principal at Dover Middle School.

New Phila sophomore to attend Interlochen

Adam Exley, 14, of New Philadelphia has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp.

Golf outing benefits Harbor House

The annual golf outing is vital to ensuring Harbor House has the resources to meet the needs of women and children in the Tuscarawas Valley who are survivors of domestic violence or are recovering from addiction.

Coach trip to Gnaden and Goshen is free

As a follow-up to the Indian Salli Schrock Reunion, organizers have scheduled a coach trip to Gnadenhutten and Goshen Indian sites.

Students participate in Passport to Fishing program

Thanks to funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and many volunteer hours, local middle school students participated in the Passport to Fishing curriculum.

Kent State Tuscarawas to host open house

Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn more about Kent State University at Tuscarawas at an admissions open house.

Winners announced in 4-H demonstration contest

The 4-H demonstration competition is an elective that offers members the opportunity to polish their public-speaking skills and a chance to represent their county at the Ohio State Fair.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

Historical Society to offer trail tours

The Tuscarawas County Historical Society will conduct free guided tours of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail at Zoar.

New Phila seeks support for bike rack

The New Philadelphia Business and Community Association has joined with Healthy Tusc to promote an active lifestyle in New Philadelphia by sponsoring a bicycle rack sculpture for the downtown. The NPBCA is asking for community support for this effort.

Community baby shower invites new and soon-to-be moms

The Tuscarawas County Health Department has been selected as a recipient of an infant safe sleep mini grant through Baby 1st Network to purchase giveaways for a community baby shower.

Programs provide bike helmets and education to students

Kindergarten students at several area schools receive helmets each spring as part of a safety program sponsored by EmergiMed Inc. at Union Hospital. Fourth-grade students in Dover also earn helmets as part of a bicycle safety poster creation contest sponsored by Dover police officer James E.

Rally aims to raise awareness about addiction

Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition and Newcomerstown Community Action Network have partnered to host the second annual Tuscarawas United Addiction Awareness Rally at the David Barber Civic Center in Newcomerstown.

Trinity offers diabetes support group

Trinity Hospital Twin City will host a free diabetes support group meeting in its second floor St. Raphael Conference Room.

Low-cost health checks available at Mako's

Trinity Hospital Twin City's community outreach department will host a health screen at Mako's Market in Uhrichsville.

Are you game? Teams sought for Corporate Cup

The Rotary Club of Dover will host the 2017 Tuscarawas Valley Corporate Cup at Crater Stadium and Dover City Park.

100-mile ride included in addiction-awareness rally

The Tuscarawas United Addiction Motorcycle Challenge Ride and Addiction Awareness Rally are scheduled during the month of July in Dover and Newcomerstown.

Race to Save Face raises awareness and funds

The Race to Save Face is an annual event that raises money and awareness for a disease that is so excruciatingly painful that it is known as the suicide disease.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

Refrigerator pickles are easy to make

Columnist Scott Daniels talks about pickles and a recent attempt he made at making his own jar of pickles.

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.

Summer fun: Keep it simple so that it is simply fun

Columnist Karen Wilson offers simple ways to have fun with the family during summer.

I've decided the lamb's ear must go

Columnist Laura Moore discusses her difficulties with getting rid of the beautiful but highly invasive lamb's ear.

Regenerative design solves the large-scale trash problem

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses regenerative design, an idea that seeks to parallel nature and attempts to be waste free while being used to design buildings, create landscapes and manufacture consumer products.

Fresh air makes a house happy

Columnist Laura Moore discusses open windows and screen doors along with the creatures outside that like to invade a home when able.

Auto safety devices that can help seniors with older cars

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses devices that can help seniors drive safely.

Some birds are rarely seen away from the oceans of the world

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses ocean-dwelling birds and some rare bird sightings.

The best wine is the wine you like

Ohio has a long and important history in wine-making, beginning in the 1820s along the Ohio River. Ohio was the largest producer of wine in the United States until crop failures and the Civil War brought things to a standstill.

70 times 7 until it hurts

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her perspective on freedom and giving.

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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.

Water infrastructure is a bipartisan effort

Republican Bob Gibbs represents Ohio's 7th Congressional District and is the former chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment. He writes this column to praise the president on some bipartisan reforms that passed the House nearly unanimously.

Harbaugh ends launch week in Holmes and Tuscarawas counties

After an eight-day launch week with 30 scheduled events, Ken Harbaugh made a stop in Holmes County before heading to Tuscarawas County where he spoke to several dozen residents at an event hosted by the Tuscarawas County Democratic Party.

VoteVets endorses Harbaugh for Congress

The largest progressive veterans group in America, VoteVets PAC, is endorsing Ken Harbaugh for Congress in Ohio's 7th District.

Space releases statement about president's decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement

The following statement is from former Ohio Congressman Zack Space, chair of the CoalBlue Project Board of Directors:

Ken Harbaugh to challenge Gibbs in 2018

Navy veteran Ken Harbaugh announced his campaign to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District in Congress.

Voters to decide several issues on May 2 ballot

Tuscarawas County residents have several issues on the ballot for the primary elections.

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Public Records

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