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Former Tuscarawas County Commissioner and Warwick Township Trustee Belle Everett spent two days collecting signatures for a proposed ballot measure to change the way Ohio draws its congressional districts.

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Columnist Bruce Glick discusses birding at two locations and an increase in new birders of all ages.

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Columnist Laura Moore discusses the rapid growth of grass and battles to keep the lawn and garden looking nice.

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The Ohio Department of Health has reported a rapid growth of the blacklegged tick population, which has been found in 60 counties including Tuscarawas, Holmes and Wayne County. There will be a symposium in honor of May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

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Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her writing and a home system she describes as blissful chaos.

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Agriculture News & Events

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.

Rural Action to host 2 riparian workshops

Rural Action will host riparian workshops in partnership with Carroll and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

ODA seeks to recognize farm families leading in conservation

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2017 Conservation Farm Family Awards.

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference registration open

Ohio State University Extension will host the fourth annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center.

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Business News & Events

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.

From New Mexico back to Ohio: The dream of a healing center

Shelly M. Stephens is a licensed massage therapist at Wind & Waves Massage Therapy Studio with the goal of opening a healing center in the future.

Bihler and SUPERB unite to deliver more value to global customers

Bihler of America Inc. of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and SUPERB Industries Inc. of Sugarcreek have announced the formation of a strategic alliance between the two companies.

Solid Rock makes Fashion Week a local event

Solid Rock Photos is observing its third annual SRP Fashion Week and will host its SRP Fashion Rocks! fashion show at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Homegrown magician returns for show in Millersburg

Area residents will have the opportunity to see Ed Ellis perform at the Millersburg Brewing Company. Ellis is based in Ohio and available for any kind of performance from large venues to holiday parties.

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Church News & Events

Legacy Church seeks vendors for yard sale

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

Chili cook-off benefit at Beach City church

Beach City First Lutheran Church will hold a chili cook-off fundraiser at the Beach City Fire Station. All proceeds will benefit the First Lutheran Church.

Initiative aims to provide bikes for residents in need of transportation

Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County has partnered with New Pointe Community Church in Dover for a bicycle purchase. The local church has started a GoFundMe campaign to help the shelter purchase bicycles for transportation needs.

Trio from the University of Mount Union to perform in New Philadelphia

The faculty piano trio from the University of Mount Union will give a performance at the First United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia.

Jerusalem Walk returns for 5th year at Winfield UMC

Winfield United Methodist Church will host its fifth annual Jerusalem Walk.

Ribbon Festival includes nearly 100 students

Area piano, vocal and string students performed when members of the Tuscarawas County Chapter of the Ohio Music Teachers Association held its 13th annual Ribbon Festival at the Dover Alliance Church.

Community garden has plots available in New Philadelphia

Renting a spot in the community garden at the First Presbyterian Church in New Philadelphia is $20 per year. The community garden was started in 2016.

Free concert at Dover church

David Staton will come to Dover First United Methodist Church as part of the church's 2017 free community concert series.

New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church to hold Lent devotions

New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church will hold Lent devotions and lunch every Wednesday through Lent.

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Community News & Events

American Legion to host Memorial Day services

Memorial Day services, sponsored by Homer Weiss Post 494 of the American Legion of Sugarcreek, have been scheduled.

USW to host Bike Safety Day

Riding a bicycle safely is the theme for this year’s Bike Safety Day, which will be at the United Steelworkers Union Hall Local 2737 in Dover.

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.

Petros to speak about wrongful death at book signing

The Catholic Commission-Wayne, Ashland, Medina, Wooster Interfaith Justice Group and Behind Bars and Beyond invite the public to “A Conservative Journey against the Death Penalty: The Reality of Wrongful Convictions in Ohio.”

Emmy and Grammy winners headline 2017-18 PAC season

The 2017-18 season schedule was revealed at a special event for Performing Arts Center members. The upcoming season was tailored using feedback received from a survey of ticket purchasers.

Legacy Church seeks vendors for yard sale

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

Classic Cruisers Car Show is one more reason to enjoy Millersburg Antiques in the Alley

Millersburg Antiques in the Alley celebration throughout Historic Downtown Millersburg will take place along with the inaugural Classic Cruisers of Holmes County Car Show, which will be in the parking lot behind the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce building.

One of the true giants of fundraising to present roundtable in Orrville

The public is invited to attend a seminar from one of the giants of fundraising, Henry B. Freeman, Ph.D., as he shares his experience from over 35 years in advancement.

Celebrity Spelling Bee benefits Literacy Coalition

The seventh annual Celebrity Spelling Bee to benefit the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition is set to be at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in the advanced science and technology building.

Volunteers sought for annual riverfront cleanup

A riverfront cleanup day is scheduled, the latest of several such efforts along the Tuscarawas riverbank in Dover.

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Cooking News & Events

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Education News & Events

USW to host Bike Safety Day

Riding a bicycle safely is the theme for this year’s Bike Safety Day, which will be at the United Steelworkers Union Hall Local 2737 in Dover.

Local teen builds his own marimba

The upcoming Wayne County Mini Maker Faire, which will be the first for Wayne County, is an opportunity for people like Jon Michel, who made his own marimba with the help of his dad.

Art Guild has a host of shows coming up

The Tuscarawas County Art Guild will have members displaying art work for numerous upcoming events.

Kiwanis awards 17 scholarships

The New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club awarded 17 scholarships of $500 each to local students for a total of $8,500.

Depot Museum to hold summer intern program

High school and college students can join the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum as summer interns.

Spring is much more than warmer weather

Columnist Herb Broda discusses ways to enjoy spring with all of one's senses.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day comes to Dover

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day will be celebrated at Dover Park by the pond. Individuals who have studied tai chi will gather at the park to share their tai chi practice.

Leadership Tuscarawas is accepting applications for the next course term

Leadership Tuscarawas, the well-regarded local training program to develop community leaders, is accepting applications for the 2017-18 course term.

Students to participate in Math Tournament

The East Central Ohio Educational Service Center announced the 2017 Math Tournament at Buckeye Career Center is approaching. The Math Tournament is a two-day event for students grades 5-8.

Buckeye Career Centerís 40th annual open house is approaching

Buckeye Career Center will host its open house while celebrating its 40th anniversary of training junior and senior high school students for a variety of careers.

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

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.

Wooster resident a state and national advocate for health care coverage for all

Wooster resident Paula Chenevey shares her story and expresses her support of the Affordable Care Act.

Tick-bite prevention is essential to slow the spread of Lyme disease

Tick season is already in full force in the region, and Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of infected ticks.

Dover Public Library to host first Beautiful You event

Dover Public Library's Beautiful You program will have speakers, pizza, live music, manicures, activities for kids and something for women of all ages.

YMCA opens doors for Healthy Kids Day

“Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative of the YMCA,” said Steph Wills, organizer of the event at the YMCA in Dover. “It's estimated that 1.2 million kids will be engaged in the same activities at the same time at more than 1,600 YMCAs in the United States.”

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day comes to Dover

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day will be celebrated at Dover Park by the pond. Individuals who have studied tai chi will gather at the park to share their tai chi practice.

Union Hospital program can help smokers quit

The WorkWell workplace wellness staff at Union Hospital will help all smokers who want to kick the habit by offering free classes during the next several months.

From New Mexico back to Ohio: The dream of a healing center

Shelly M. Stephens is a licensed massage therapist at Wind & Waves Massage Therapy Studio with the goal of opening a healing center in the future.

Parkinsonís Boot Camp coming to Dover

Dr. Benjamin Walter will bring Parkinson's Boot Camp to Dover at the First United Methodist Church.

Koch joins Community Family Health Center as nurse practitioner

The Community Family Health Center has announced the addition of Shannone Koch.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

The seasons are determined for me more by my closet than by the calendar

Columnist Herb Broda discusses summer activities to do outside.

We allow that little guilt monster to deprive us of so many good things to eat

Columnist Scott Daniels encourages readers to enjoy life and food.

Magee Marsh and the biggest week of birding

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses birding at two locations and an increase in new birders of all ages.

Strawberry jelly and blissful chaos

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her writing and a home system she describes as blissful chaos.

Flowers are never a bad idea as a gift

Columnist Randi Pokladnik recalls memories of her mother's love for trees and flowers.

Spring is much more than warmer weather

Columnist Herb Broda discusses ways to enjoy spring with all of one's senses.

'Man Who Came to Dinner' gets rave review

Writer Scott Daniels gives a review of the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County's "The Man Who Came to Dinner."

What exactly is shortcake?

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses shortcake and a family argument at Easter dinner on the matter.

Consider adopting a new eco-consciousness

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her view on nature and the human race.

A lesson learned from packing to move

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses a lesson learned while packing for the move to Virginia.

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Political News & Events

Voters to decide several issues on May 2 ballot

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

Local teens participate in Ohio Youth in Government

Tuscarawas County YMCA teens attended the 66th Annual Ohio Youth in Government State Assembly in Columbus.

New Philadelphia has had a year of accomplishments

New Philadelphia Mayor Joel Day released the State of the City report. The 15-page document highlights the accomplishments of his administration during its first year.

Tusc Dems welcome David Pepper to annual event

Ohio Democratic chairman David Pepper will be featured at the annual Tuscarawas County Democratic Party Chairman's Event in Zoar.

State of the State ticket lottery open until March 24

Gov. John R. Kasich invites Ohioans interested in attending the 2017 State of the State address to submit their names online.

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Public Records

New Philadelphia has had a year of accomplishments

New Philadelphia Mayor Joel Day released the State of the City report. The 15-page document highlights the accomplishments of his administration during its first year.

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