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The New Philadelphia High School internship program allows students to spend time at two area businesses, working and exploring their career options.

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Columnist Scott Daniels discusses pork and whether or not it has to be cooked well-done.

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"Better Days" columnist Teri Stein discusses an unfortunate event about losing a wedding ring diamond while grocery shopping.

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Columnist Karen Wilson discusses her view on learning as a lifelong process.

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Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary is hosting a plant sale.

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Agriculture News & Events

Longtime Ag Society directors retire

Charlene Kehl and Bud Lahmers, two longtime directors of the Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society, were recently honored for 33 years of service to the group.

USDA seeks comments on proposal to establish a new, organic research and promotion program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a proposal for a new, industry-funded research and promotion program.

Sprowl chosen to represent lamb and wool industry

Taylor Sprowl was selected as the 2017 Coshocton/Tuscarawas Lamb and Wool Queen.

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting to be held in Mt. Hope

The Fifth Annual Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting will be in Mt. Hope and will be the first event held at the new Mt. Hope Event Center on the campus of the Mt. Hope Auction.

Ohio Proud launches new website to better serve consumers

Ohio Proud, a marketing program that helps consumers identify food and agricultural products produced in the state, announced the launch of its newly revamped website.

Basic tips for purchasing firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood.

Farm Bureau selects Discussion Meet final four

Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2017 Discussion Meet: Shana Angel of Bolivar, Danielle Burch of Salem, Katie Lee of Magnolia and Micaela Wright of Arcanum.

New Philadelphia farmer named chair of Farm Bureau Young Ag Pros

Greg and Theresa Corcoran of Chillicothe were recently elected chair couple of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Young Agricultural Professionals state committee while Eric Prysi of New Philadelphia was elected co-chair.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 98th annual convention brings in 338 delegates

During Ohio Farm Bureau Federation 98th annual convention, topics such as the role of agriculture in protecting water quality, wildlife damage to crops and livestock, and the drug epidemic were discussed.

Applications accepted for Pork Producers scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Pork Producers are accepting applications for their $500 scholarships awarded to area students.


Business News & Events

Annual luncheon celebrates United Way volunteers and supporters

The United Way of Tuscarawas County celebrated the conclusion of its 2016 fundraising campaign at the organization's annual meeting and awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 16.

You are welcome: A sign of the times

Robin Beth Schaer decided to create small, welcoming signs and offer them to local businesses and residents at no charge.

‘Yours Truly From Ohio: Stop One’

Philista Marie Mills and Jasmine Mills, sisters from Dover, have been presenting their own fashion ideas on the runway. Next up for the pair is the Tuscarawas Bridal Expo at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Amish Country readies for a special visit

Twenty operators from the American Bus Association will roll through Amish Country as part of an intriguing three-day tour that has been designed to showcase the best and most interesting stops through the tri-county area.

County Chamber announces award recipients

Area businesses and individuals will receive special recognition at the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet.

Charmed: Gifts with Meaning, a consignment store to serve the community

Opening in early 2017, Charmed: Gifts with Meaning aims to provide more opportunities for those with developmental disabilities.

Trinity Hospital Twin City names 2016 Excellence Award winner

Trinity Hospital Twin City's mission and standards team recently recognized its fourth annual Excellence Award winner.

Season of Good Cheer winners announced

Winners for the fourth annual Season of Good Cheer in downtown Dover were announced.

Hospice Hero to be recognized monthly by local businesses

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory is introducing a new Hospice Heroes program to recognize caring hospice staff members and volunteers.

Wilkshire Golf Course awarded 2016 Course of the Year

Wilkshire Golf Course was recently awarded the honor of Golf Course of the Year by the Ohio Golf Course Owners Association.


Church News & Events

Mark Lowry will perform at Dover First United Methodist Church

Mark Lowry is coming to Dover First United Methodist Church in April.

New event kicked off honoring those with developmental disabilities

NewPointe Community Church at Dover hosted a Night to Shine. More than 190 people with developmental disabilities attended the event, coming from as far away as Columbus.

Area groups work to combat drug epidemic

The Hope Collective will present a program at Kent State University at Tuscarawas and will feature Pastor Doug Abner of the Appalachian Centre for Transformation who will speak about the addiction epidemic.

Methodist church to host conference for women

Dover First United Methodist Church will host a conference for women titled Aspire.

Tulip fundraiser benefits Union Hospital and beautifies downtown

The Tulip Ladies at First Moravian Church of Dover have set out to beautify the downtown neighborhood surrounding the church building and will benefit the Union Hospital Breast Imaging Center and its patients at the same time.

NewPointe to host Night to Shine prom for people with special needs

NewPointe Community Church, at their Dover campus, announced they will serve as one of more than 350 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine.

Local church to observe El Dia de Reyes with Tres Magos procession

Tres Magos began in Dover with St. Joseph's Catholic Parish more than a decade ago and is approaching.

New Philadelphia church to offer special service

New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church seeks to reach out to those experiencing sadness or loss during the holidays with a special Longest Night Service.

Rooted in tradition: St. Joseph’s invites all to Lessons and Carols

Rooted in traditions reaching back more than 100 years, Saint Joseph's Church in Dover will again fill its large sanctuary with holiday hymns and carols. The service of Lessons and Carols brings together the musical ministries of numerous area churches.

Annual Christmas cantata to be held in Strasburg and Mineral City

The annual Christmas cantata sponsored by the Mineral City St. Paul's Community Church will be held in both Mineral City and Strasburg.


Community News & Events

Dover Rotary seeks support to install vintage-style post clock

Dover Rotary and other organizations are working to get an installation of a 16-foot, four-face post clock on the southeast quadrant of the square at Wooster Avenue and Third Street.

Gift shop to host celebration of grand opening

Charmed: Gifts with Meaning, an art and crafts consignment shop supported by the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, will hold its grand opening.

Meet Doc, the Cat of the Week

Doc has been at the Tuscarawas County Humane Society since he was a kitten. This 10-month-old cat is ready for a family and home, and his adoption fee has been reduced to $40.

Plant sale benefits Trinity Hospital Twin City

Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary is hosting a plant sale.

Establishing state standards is a milestone for Ohio Collaborative

The Ohio Collaborative developed the first police standards ever used in Ohio, and the Sugarcreek and Gnadenhutten police departments have completed certification with the Ohio Collaborative community-police advisory board.

Singhaus to head capital campaign at YMCA

Bill Singhaus was selected to be the chairman of the 2017 YMCA Annual Campaign by the YMCA's board of directors.

‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood — Live!’ on stage at Kent State Tuscarawas

"Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - Live!" will be on stage at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

The COAD Senior Companion Program is looking for volunteers and clients

Seniors 55 and older can volunteer with the COAD's Senior Companion Program and earn a stipend and mileage reimbursement.

Library has full schedule for school-age children

The Dover Public Library's children's department has a variety of family-friendly events scheduled in the coming weeks.

Rex Ray to speak at Dover Public Library

The Dover Public Library will host Dover native and author Rex Ray as part of its Nights at the Roundtable Author Series.


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Education News & Events

New internship program allows students to apply their knowledge

The New Philadelphia High School internship program allows students to spend time at two area businesses, working and exploring their career options.

35th annual Kent State Tuscarawas Engineering Expo

Kent State University at Tuscarawas will hold the 35th annual Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo.

‘Freedom Summer’ to be shown at Kent State Tuscarawas

Kent State University at Tuscarawas will present "Freedom Summer" in the Founders Hall auditorium.

Learning in Forest Ecosystems: Students gain ecological literacy

Kip Brady, biology and chemistry teacher at New Philadelphia High School, helped start the LIFE Project, which takes students out in the field to study forest biodiversity for the purpose of educating students and the community.

College Club scholarships available

The College Club of Tuscarawas County has announced its scholarship program for the 2016-17 academic year.

Registration open at area Catholic schools

Registration is now open for the 2017-18 school year at the Tuscarawas County Catholic schools.

David V. Stivison Appalachian Scholarship available for economically disadvantaged students

HARCATUS Tri-County CAO, in collaboration with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development and the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education, has announced the COAD David V. Stivison Appalachian Scholarship Fund.

Nellie Stockwell Memorial Grant in Aid available

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

Art Guild scholarship available to art students

The Tuscarawas County Art Guild is sponsoring a $750 art scholarship award to any Tuscarawas County high school senior planning to major in art or any college student already majoring in art.

Dover School’s board hires architect for proposed high school

Dover City Schools' board of education and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission have selected the architecture firm SHP Leading Design to design the new Dover High School.


Family News & Announcements


Health News & Events

8th annual Shamrock Run registration now open

The New Philadelphia Business and Community Association will hold the eighth annual Shamrock Run/Walk 5K.

Union Hospital hosts free classes for dealing with chronic pain

Two registered nurses at Union Hospital who have been professionally trained in strategies to manage chronic pain and all of the related issues it can produce will lead the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program.

Walk with a Doc will be Saturday, Feb. 4

Union Hospital's free monthly walking program, Walk with a Doc, will feature Dr. Jeffrey Burrier, a family physician with the hospital-operated practice of Newcomerstown UPS.

Healthy U Lay Leaders desire to facilitate programs in AAA-9 service area

The Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, is looking for caring, committed leaders with the desire to make a difference in their community by leading an evidence-based workshop.

Partnership kicks off preventive health campaign

The Tuscarawas County YMCA and The United Way of Tuscarawas County are kicking off a preventive health campaign to raise awareness about the health risks associated with diabetes and high blood pressure.

‘Food Over Medicine’ program to be presented

The Dover Public Library will host a program titled Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life.

Trinity Hospital Twin City will host free diabetes support group

Trinity Hospital Twin City will host a free diabetes support group meeting in its first floor St. Francis conference room.

Union Hospital UPS Family Health Center North to open

Union Hospital and its hospital-owned medical provider network, Union Physician Services, will improve health care access and basic services for many of its patients when it opens UPS Family Health Center North in Dover.

Health screen helps detect issues early

Trinity Hospital Twin City's Community Outreach Department will host a health screen at Mako's Market.

First Walk with a Doc of 2017 to be held Saturday at Union Hospital

Union Hospital's first monthly Walk with a Doc of 2017 is approaching, and this month's featured topic will be a presentation from Mary Marshall.




Opinion News

Pork doesn’t have to taste like a leather coaster

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses pork and whether or not it has to be cooked well-done.

Plastic bags are bad for more than just the environment

"Better Days" columnist Teri Stein discusses an unfortunate event about losing a wedding ring diamond while grocery shopping.

Learning is a lifelong thing

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses her view on learning as a lifelong process.

Fondue lends itself to good conversation

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses fondue and the various ways to prepare it.

Assault of the Ohio River: Waste dump or drinking water?

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the Ohio River and her view on industrial waste from fracking.

Romantic notions about Valentine’s Day can be squashed like the February stink bugs if you look too closely

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses notions about Valentine's Day and gives the history of the holiday.

Community thanked for their generosity

In this letter to the editor Christy Bloom thanks the community for its support of Operation Christmas Child.

Annual campaign still seeks community support

Guest columnist Robin Waltz discusses the campaign for United Way of Tuscarawas County and requests aid to finish strong.

The nuclear option: Is it really the right option?

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses nuclear energy and alternative energy sources.

Somehow I feel cheated by what adulthood turned out to be

Columnist Scott Daniels recalls a restaurant from his past and discusses how his expectations of adulthood have been betrayed.


Political News & Events

County welcomes new commissioner and coroner

Tuscarawas County has new public officials who began their terms in 2017: a new county commissioner and coroner.

Democrats to select coroner and Board of Elections rep

The Tuscarawas County Democratic Party Central and Executive committees will meet soon to select a new Tuscarawas County coroner and a representative to serve on the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections.

Thomakos reflects on career as she enters fourth term

Judge Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos was the first woman to sit on the Common Pleas Court General Trial Division bench in Tuscarawas County. After 18 years of hearing cases, 2016 marks Thomakos's election to a fourth six-year term.


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