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The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Main Library will celebrate the importance of literacy for children of all cultural backgrounds.

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Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the difficulty of finding the motivation to make good meals when eating alone.

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Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the petrochemical industry looking at the Ohio River Valley as a new location.

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The Friends of the Dover Public Library will host its annual poetry night in the community room of the Dover Public Library.

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Kent State University at Tuscarawas is sponsoring the 17th annual Scholarship Golf Outing.

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Agriculture News & Events

ODA accepting grant proposals

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which will provide funding for projects to enhance the competitiveness of crops such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and nursery crops.

Farmers encouraged to attend informational meeting

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will have representatives at a free, short meeting to help farmers learn the basics of the rules, risks and fines associated with manure application. Participants also will be able to ask questions and learn how to prevent manure from ending up in water or what to...

Good agricultural practices class at Local Roots

Anyone interested in the best practices for growing produce locally is invited to sign up for an upcoming Ohio State University class to be held in downtown Wooster at Local Roots Market and Cafe.

Revised label and new training required before use in 2018

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers of revised labels and new training requirements for applicators who intend to use dicamba herbicide products this year.

Cover crop the topic of choice at upcoming SWCD meeting

Holmes, Coshocton, Wayne and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation districts will host a soil health meeting about cover crops planning systems on farms at the Holmes County Library.

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Business News & Events

A career waiting to happen: Mast offers free truck driving training program

The trucking industry is expected to see a shortage of around 300,000 drivers over the next five years. This presents a huge opportunity for new drivers, and Mast Trucking takes pride in developing skilled drivers who are trustworthy, respectful, committed and teachable.

Girls' Night for Good: A benefit for Harbor House

A grand evening for ladies is planned at Fine Arts Skin and Laser in Dover. The inaugural Girls' Night for Good will offer a sampling of numerous self-spoiling treatments and opportunities for spa-like pampering.

Dan's offers savings that will floor you

After just over a year in business, the explosive growth of Dan's Wholesale Carpet & Flooring has prompted owner Daniel Beers to dive head first into an expansion. A sister store is slated to open in Dover in early March.

Pizza palace on wheels

Bahler Street is a pizza palace on wheels featuring inventive pizzas named after Rocky and Courtney Shanower's literary favorites.

Rainbow Connection Telethon to raise funds for Tusc

The Tuscarawas Society for Children and Adults Rainbow Connection Telethon will be streamed live via the organization's website and on Spectrum Cable systems channel 1021.

10th annual Cause for Paws to benefit local Humane Society

Cause for Paws is a local event that is collectively arranged in an effort to benefit the animals served by the Tuscarawas County Humane Society.

Celebrating life

All monuments offered at Stevenson Memorials are comprised of the highest quality granite and come with a 500-year guarantee.

Park Village keeps residents safe and independent

Both campuses of Park Village Health Care offer a continuum of services, from independent living, to assisted living, to specialty care assisted living, to skilled nursing.

Chipotle fundraiser benefits Starlight

Starlight School recently celebrated its Gold Award achievement, and the Chipotle Dine to Donate event will be used to purchase items for the PBIS store and special activities.

Building relationships to last

With an average of 30 cars on the lot at all times, Tusc Auto Sales makes an effort to have a nice variety that appeals to everyone, which includes featuring vehicles in a variety of different price points.

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Church News & Events

Faith Christian Church hosting teen mental health forum

Faith Christian Church will host a panel of experts on the subject of teen mental health.

Philharmonic to perform Palm Sunday concert

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic and Adult Chorus will present a free concert titled "Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs" on Palm Sunday and under the direction of conductor Eric Benjamin.

New Philadelphia church celebrates 160 years

This March marks the 160th anniversary of First Baptist Church of New Philadelphia, and the church will host a special service to celebrate its 160 years of ministry.

New Philadelphia church to host special holiday service

The public is invited to celebrate the annual St. Patrick's Day Celtic Worship Service at the First United Church of Christ.

Winfield United Methodist Church will host its sixth annual Jerusalem Walk

The Jerusalem Walk is a live drama with a cast of 35 dressed in garments of that time period, and it will be held at Winfield United Methodist Church.

New Phila church to host devotions and lunch

The Lent Devotions and Lunch will be held at the New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church.

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Community News & Events

Rock the Walk supports Alzheimer's Association

This year's annual Rock the Walk event will be held at the VFW in New Philadelphia.

El Día De Los Niños coming to county library

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Main Library will celebrate the importance of literacy for children of all cultural backgrounds.

Art on the Alley connects the community

Art on the Alley is open to residents of Tuscarawas County who work in a variety of mediums.

Dover library to host poetry night

The Friends of the Dover Public Library will host its annual poetry night in the community room of the Dover Public Library.

Golf event to benefit scholarships

Kent State University at Tuscarawas is sponsoring the 17th annual Scholarship Golf Outing.

Legendary cartoonist to speak in Dover

Cartoonist Tom Batiuk will speak at the Dover Public Library.

Barbershop chorus show marks 42nd year

The 42nd annual Schoenbrunn Valley Barbershop Chorus spring show will be at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Library to host free retirement planning seminar

The Tuscarawas County Public Library will host Edward Jones financial advisor Kiley Kendall at its Main Library for a free retirement planning seminar.

OSU historians to speak at library

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County will host Jack Park, Ohio State football radio commentator and Ohio State football historian, at the Dover Library's community room. Park will be joined by co-author Maureen Zappala.

Production postponed at Little Theatre

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The new dates have yet to be determined.

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Cooking News & Events

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Education News & Events

Golf event to benefit scholarships

Kent State University at Tuscarawas is sponsoring the 17th annual Scholarship Golf Outing.

Friends of the Library offering grant to local students

Applications are currently being accepted for the Friends of the Tuscarawas County Public Library — Nellie Stockwell Memorial Grant in Aid.

Scholarship available for Claymont students

The Clayland Lions Club has announced that applications for its memorial scholarships are now available in the guidance department of Claymont High School.

Chinese classes for school-age students offered

Starting this spring, the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center will offer Chinese language classes to elementary-age children.

Warwick School banquet invites former students

Tuscarawas Warwick School Homecoming and Alumni group are planning their upcoming banquet at Indian Valley Middle School.

Young students host buddies for a day

Children age 3, 4 and 5 from Immaculate Conception School in Dennison invited one of their favorite role models to school for an afternoon of bonding and building during Building with Buddies.

Buckeye Career Center FFA members placed at area competitions

Over the past several weeks, numerous Buckeye Career Center FFA members have placed at area competitions.

New Phila students honor lives lost, begin conversation

New Philadelphia High School students approached teachers and administrative staff in an effort to coordinate a peaceful memorial on Wednesday, March 14 to honor the 17 individuals who suddenly lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Compton to appear at Harstine Memorial Recital

The public is invited to attend the 22nd annual Annette Kay Harstine Memorial Scholarship Recital at the Shanesville Lutheran Church in Sugarcreek.

Strasburg students rehearse spring play

Strasburg High School will present "The Misadventures of the Musketeers."

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

Healthy Kids Day supports local youth

The Tuscarawas County YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day.

Faith Christian Church hosting teen mental health forum

Faith Christian Church will host a panel of experts on the subject of teen mental health.

Dental services expand at Community Family Health Center

Individuals enrolled in Medicaid who have CareSource, Paramount Advantage and United Healthcare as their managed care plan are now able to schedule dental appointments at Community Family Health Center in Dover. Individuals covered by Medicaid or who use the sliding-fee scale may continue to...

Fitness festival needs volunteers

Organizers of the Union Hospital Run for Home are recruiting volunteers to help during the various community fitness festival events to be held around Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia.

Trinity to offer gentle fitness class

Trinity Hospital Twin City will host a free gentle fitness and chair yoga class at Trinity Hospital Twin City's first floor St. Francis Conference Center.

Registration open for Run for Home Fitness Festival

Hundreds of runners and walkers are getting ready for the 11th annual Union Hospital Run for Home to be held in and around Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia.

Prescriptions for opioids down

Opioids prescribed to Ohio patients declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2017.

Family night hosted by NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, local chapter NAMI of Tusc/Carroll, will host a family night at ACE Inc.

Kent to host Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Night

The Kent State Performing Arts Center will hold a free Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Night.

Health checks offered at Mako's Market

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

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

Cooking for one is a challenge

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the difficulty of finding the motivation to make good meals when eating alone.

The proposed Appalachian storage hub and why you need to be worried

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the petrochemical industry looking at the Ohio River Valley as a new location.

It's an exciting time to be in our part of the cornfield

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses upcoming developments in the area that he is excited about.

You know what it is? It's St. Elmo's Fire

Columnist Missy Herrera relishes her time spent alone.

Leg-hold traps, CITES and the international fur industry

Columnist Randi Pokladnik responds to a recent letter to the editor that disagreed with her previous opinion column on a leg-hold trap and kill season for bobcats.

Many old-time cocktails are gone from bartender mental menus

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses his preferences on martinis.

Reader believes leg-hold traps are cruel

In this letter to the editor, Gerldine Chapman of Wooster expresses her support for Randi Pokladnik's recent column.

Killbuck resident supports Harbaugh for OH-7

In this letter to the editor, Suzanne E. Watson of Killbuck expresses her support for Ken Harbaugh for OH-7.

Ohio trapper shares opinion on bobcat proposal

In this letter to the editor, Ohio State Trappers Association President Keith Daniels expresses his disagreement with columnist Randi Pokladnik's stance on the bobcat proposal.

The lowly daffodil is actually a chemical powerhouse

Columnist Herb Broda discusses the medicinal value of daffodils and other plants.

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Political News & Events

Gibbs endorsed by local leaders

In a demonstration of grassroots support among local leaders in Ohio's Seventh Congressional District, the Gibbs for Congress campaign released its first round of endorsements from elected officials in all 10 counties.

Teens are shaping current gun debate

Teenagers are shaping the current gun control debate by appealing to politicians, corporations and the general public.

Candidate for OH-7 to host Town Hall

Ken Harbaugh, candidate for the OH-7, will host a “Country Over Party” Town Hall at the Walnut Creek Community Center.

Portman to give keynote at Lincoln Day Dinner

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will be the keynote speaker at the annual Tuscarawas County Lincoln Day Dinner at The Toolshed at Breitenbach Winery.

Ress to run for 98th District

New Philadelphia resident Greg Ress has announced his intention to run for the open 98th District Ohio House of Representatives seat currently held by Al Landis.

Poll workers needed for May primary

In Ohio it takes more than 35,000 workers to staff polling places across the state for election day, and all 88 county boards of elections are in need of people willing to serve.

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