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Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses ways to save on energy use.

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The family holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," will debut in December for a limited run of two weekends at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts on the arts gallery stage.

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Columnist Scott Daniels expresses his support for recycling.

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Columnist Herb Broda discusses what insects do to survive in the winter and how to make homemade birdfeeders.

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Parade entries are still being accepted, and New Philadelphia's annual Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade will feature an evening of entertainment for residents and visitors of all ages.

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Agriculture News & Events

Retreat designed for women in agriculture

OSU Extension will offer an Annie's Project Retreat at Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Lore City to provide education and a support network to enhance business skills of women involved in all aspects of agriculture.

Women in Agriculture to offer program

The Ohio State University Extension East Ohio Women in Agriculture program will offer other area women an evening of networking, idea sharing and a meal at Raven's Glenn Winery.

Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience coming in February

Ohio Farm Bureau's 2018 Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience is open to young agriculturalists.

OFBF members can receive discounts

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are now eligible for discounts on select John Deere equipment, parts, tools and workshop equipment.

Fair ends on a hot note

The 2017 Tuscarawas County Fair ended with a combination of both generosity and heat.

Animal and Me equals shared opportunity

What happens when you mix people with disabilities with 4-H members and their animals? More fun than you can imagine.

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.

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Business News & Events

Light Up Sugarcreek celebrates the season

Light Up Sugarcreek will offer families numerous Christmas activities and discounts from local shops.

Off The Wall adds music ministry

Off The Wall Music in New Philadelphia celebrated a busy grand opening with a store packed with people.

Season of Good Cheer highlights local merchants

The fifth annual Season of Good Cheer among merchants in downtown Dover is under way, and the holiday event boasts more participants and bigger Christmas gift prizes than ever.

Leadership symposium focuses on leading through servanthood

The Pathways Toward Servant Leadership Symposium at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center taught about how a servant leadership role in the business world can create opportunities for growth in more ways than one.

Transportation vendors sought

The Community Corrections Program is seeking proposals from individuals or companies who are willing to serve the needs of probationers and returning citizens by providing transportation.

Daytime care for adults throughout Northeast Ohio

Co-owners and husband and wife, John and Annette Saeger, opened the first Gilcrest Center in Doylestown in 2007, and its new Wooster location opened its doors in May of this year. They are hoping to include Tuscarawas County clients as well.

Seminar for entrepreneurs over age 50

Encore 50+ Informational Seminar is a business mentoring program for entrepreneurs over age 50, and it will take place at the Carrollton POWER Training Center.

Women's Success Series returns for 7th year

Three professional women who excel in their careers are being spotlighted by the 2017-18 Women's Success Series.

Take a B.Y.T.E. out of technology confusion with free business classes

The Dover Public Library will offer free classes to help participants grow their business or start a new one as well as network with other local business owners and learn how to use technology to help one's business.

TV critic and author to perform in Dover

The Largely Literary Theater Company will premiere its one-act play, "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone," at the Dover Public Library.

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Church News & Events

Off The Wall adds music ministry

Off The Wall Music in New Philadelphia celebrated a busy grand opening with a store packed with people.

Sacred Heart plans new parish hall to better serve community

Sacred Heart Church in New Philadelphia is working to grow in its ability to better serve parishioners with a planned $1.5 million parish hall.

St. Joseph adds additional free meal to those in need

The weekly soup kitchen at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Life Center will be open an extra night the week of Thanksgiving.

Zoar church to present 'High Hopes Rising'

The Zoar United Church of Christ will present "High Hopes Rising."

New Phila church to host Cleveland Opera

The Cleveland Opera will perform a staged and costumed production of Schumann's song cycles "Dichterliebe" and "Frauenliebe und Leben" sung in the original German with the English translation projected.

Pastor to speak at Remember the Children event

Bishop W.C. Martin will speak at the Remember the Children event at Light in the Valley Chapel in Sugarcreek.

Trunk or Treat at Dover's UMC

The Dover First United Methodist Church will host Trunk or Treat.

Blessing of Pets at Trinity a part of Feast of St. Francis

Trinity Hospital Twin City invites the public to bring their pets to a special blessing ceremony.

First Baptist Church to host free annual conference

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

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Community News & Events

Holiday classic comes to the Center for the Arts

The family holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," will debut in December for a limited run of two weekends at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts on the arts gallery stage.

New Philadelphia to host Christmas events

Parade entries are still being accepted, and New Philadelphia's annual Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade will feature an evening of entertainment for residents and visitors of all ages.

Therapy dog to visit library on Saturdays

Dover Public Library will allow children to come and read a story to the library's new canine friend Luna.

Light Up Sugarcreek celebrates the season

Light Up Sugarcreek will offer families numerous Christmas activities and discounts from local shops.

Village kicks off season with play, carols and tree lighting in Gnaden

Gnadenhutten Public Library will help kick off Christmas on the Square with “Christmas Comes to Miss Wood” at John Heckewelder Memorial Moravian Church.

Christmas in Zoar offers 2 days of holiday events

Early American and German holiday traditions are the focus of Christmas in Zoar.

Library to host Moreland book-signing

The Dover Public Library will host a special program featuring author Trang Moreland as part of its Nights at the Round Table Author Series.

Rotary revives Christmas card tradition

Members of the Rotary Club of New Philadelphia are offering Rotary Christmas cards and limited-edition prints for this holiday season with proceeds to be used by the Rotary Club for its many community service programs, scholarships and youth services.

Norma Johnson Center to host Luminary Trail event

The Norma Johnson Center will host a Luminary Trail Walk event in the red barn.

New Towne Mall celebrates the holidays with Santa's arrival

Santa Claus will be available to greet his guests and capture photo memories during retail hours at New Towne Mall.

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Cooking News & Events

Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms

Jeff Wilkinson has been growing shiitake mushrooms for several decades, and he will teach a class at Local Roots in Wooster, explaining how any home gardener can grow shiitake mushrooms.

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Education News & Events

Starlight School recognized

Starlight School's positive behavioral interventions and supports team has won one of only seven 2017 Gold Awards by the Ohio PBIS Network and the state support team for implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports.

Student-built home ready for auction

The most recent student-built Buckeye Career Center house is scheduled to be sold at auction.

What's a million look like?

Students at Dover South Elementary School recently reached their "Million Project" goal.

Career Exploration Days give sophomores a hands-on experience

Nearly 1,000 sophomores from Tuscarawas County, Carroll County and Holmes County will explore careers and programs at Buckeye Career Center.

Career center to host open house

Buckeye Career Center will open its doors to prospective students, current students, family members, alumni, past staff and community members during the annual Fall Open House.

New Phila students invite community to fall play

New Philadelphia High School will present its fall play, "Curtain Going Up!," by Gregory Johnston.

Winning essay chosen in One Book, One Community

The Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition hosted a writing contest for area youth that corresponded with its annual One Book, One Community initiative. Tuscarawas Valley Middle School eighth-grader Hannah Spicer wrote the winning essay that is contained in this article.

Antúnez named president of student organization

Buckeye Career Center senior Perla Antúnez of New Philadelphia has been named the Southeast Ohio region president for SkillsUSA.

Initiative focus was on empathy and kindness

One Book, One Community, a county-wide reading initiative of the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition, came to a close at the culminating event held Monday, Nov. 6 at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Thespians to perform 'An Evening of One Acts'

The Dover High School Thespians will kick off the 2017-18 school year with “An Evening of One Acts.”

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Family News & Announcements

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Health News & Events

Protect yourself and pets from ticks

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers tips on how to avoid tick bites before and after you hunt.

Chili cook-off to benefit addiction advocacy group

Trista Jackson, president of the local Neighborhood Hope Dealers organization, is putting together a fall fundraiser, which will in turn fund next year's annual Fight Against Heroine Rally at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover.

Trinity offers free health check

To help area residents discover their health risks associated with diabetes, Trinity Hospital Twin City's Diabetes Wellness Program will host a free hemoglobin A1C health screen.

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

'Food Evolution' showing includes panel discussion

“Food Evolution” will be shown at Fisher Auditorium on OSU's Wooster campus of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top-10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.

Women in Business Expo returns with The Pink Party

The Women in Business Expo will return and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with The Pink Party.

West Nile virus found in new locations

The Tuscarawas County Health Department was notified on Oct. 5 that two additional pools of mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Library to host music therapist

The Healing Power of Music, a free community educational program presented by the Dover Public Library and New Life Counseling, is scheduled in the community room at the library.

Meat recalled for sanitation concern

Newswanger Meats of Shiloh announced a voluntary recall of approximately 2,190 pounds of fresh, not frozen beef, pork, chicken and sliced deli products.

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Obituaries

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Opinion News

Being an Ebenezer Scrooge of energy

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses ways to save on energy use.

Time to rethink some of the things we're still dragging along

Columnist Scott Daniels expresses his support for recycling.

Winter survival is truly a remarkable story

Columnist Herb Broda discusses what insects do to survive in the winter and how to make homemade birdfeeders.

Cooking is work you can do smiling

Columnist Scott Daniels expresses his excitement for Thanksgiving as well as things he is thankful for.

Grocery shopping like a well-oiled machine

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses her system for quick grocery shopping.

Wearable technology: Keep yourself safe

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses ways to maximize the security on one's wearable technology.

High praise for Black Box Ensemble

Writer Scott Daniels gives a review of the Black Box Ensemble's recent production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

I was happy it was not the current administration that filled my head while I slept

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses a dream he had about making food for the White House.

Climate change and the food on your plate

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses how warmer temperatures are affecting agriculture and how climate change may affect things in the future.

Fall is a good time to soak up all this good fortune

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses fall traditions and Oktoberfest.

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Political News & Events

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

Farm Bureau to host Issue 2 debate

Spokesmen from both sides of state Issue 2, the highly publicized drug price ballot issue, will present their arguments for and against the measure on this weekend's Town Hall Ohio.

Tuscarawas County voters return to the polls this November

In addition to a pair of statewide initiatives, Tuscarawas County voters will decide many renewal or replacement levies; vote on several trustee, school board and village councils; and decide whether to grant liquor licenses to local businesses.

Tuscarawas County Democrats to feature Ken Harbaugh at Fall Dinner

The Tuscarawas County Democratic Party will host Ken Harbaugh at its Fall Dinner.

Commissioner Kerry Metzger announces retirement

Commissioner Kerry Metzger announced his plans to retire from elected public office at the end of his current term as county commissioner.

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