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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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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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Cartoonist Tom Batiuk will speak at the Dover Public Library.

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

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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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters announces promotions and reorganization

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio has announced the promotion of Beverly J. Pearch to president and CEO of the nonprofit organization based in New Philadelphia.

4-H club already preparing for the fair

Tusky Valley Farmers 4-H club met on Thursday, April 12 at Zoar Road Gun Club.

Zeisberger Heckewelder Award winners announced

The Tuscarawas County Historical Society has announced the newest recipients of the Zeisberger Heckewelder Award for 2018.

Zoar is ready for visitors

The Zoar Community Association will offer bicycle rentals that offer open-air touring of Historic Zoar Village, Fort Laurens, Dover Dam and surrounding towpath trails.

Concert to feature local man's music

Members of the Tuscarawas Chapter of Ohio Music Teachers Association will present a free concert of music composed by the late Robert Vandall.

Tombstone research class to be held at library

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a genealogy class titled Tombstone Research: The Dash Between the Dates at its Main Library.

Trumpet singers take on Broadway

Trumpet singers Bart Herman, Larry Sams, Kami Stanley, DeeAnne VanScoy and Missy Zickel will present the “On Broadway” music revue.

Soccer4All provides a soccer experience for kids with special needs

Soccer4All in Dover is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a soccer experience for kids with special needs.

Healthy Kids Day supports local youth

The Tuscarawas County YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day.

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' opens April 20

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” this season's drama for the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County, will open soon.

Students to join Philharmonic for annual concert

In a concert titled "Make Mine Bernstein," the Tuscarawas Philharmonic will celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.

Computer-generated art to be displayed at TCCA

Students from the computer design, animation and game design program at Kent State Tuscarawas, Stark and Kent campuses; the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts; and Synergy Sign and Graphics are sponsoring the 14th annual Student Computer Designed Art Exhibition.

Bereavement camp focuses on young people

The “You're Not Alone” Youth Camp focuses on providing a safe, welcoming and inviting time for youth age 7-17 who have experienced loss in recent years.

Get fit at the YMCA

Registration is underway for YMCA spring classes.

Dover Public Library to host Poland Travel Talk

The Dover Public Library will host a travel program on Poland.

Lucas of OSU fame to visit Dover

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County will bring Jerry Lucas, former Ohio State basketball player, to Factory Street Pub & Grill.

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.

Radio station hosts T-shirt design contest

Local noncommercial radio station WDNP announced its summer kick-off party.

Launch party set for FANS

The FANS Network Launch Party will be at Charmed: Gifts with Meaning.

Writers' Guild welcomes local author

The Tuscarawas County Writers' Guild will host author Trang Moreland.

Library to offer notary class

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host the Ohio Society of Notaries for a comprehensive Ohio-specific notary training at the Main Library.

Library accepting poetry submissions for book

April is National Poetry Month, and Dover is celebrating local youth poetic talent by accepting submissions for inclusion in the second annual Children's Poetry Book, which will be published in May.

Area residents give back with Day of Caring

The United Way of Tuscarawas County is putting the finishing touches on the 2018 Day of Caring, which will kick off at Tuscora Park.

Fundraiser is brewing up to benefit the Zoar Wetland Arboretum

From new plant species propagation to dairy preservation techniques, Zoar has made significant contributions to the area. Now one of the village's chief assets is getting a little funding boost as the Zoar Wetland Arboretum will benefit from a fundraiser at Lockport Brewery in Bolivar.

Leadership Tusc to present at library

Leadership Tuscarawas will present at the Dover Public Library.

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.

Library makes house calls

The county library makes homebound deliveries to customers every two weeks. Those receiving materials are able to place their own items on hold or receive items selected by library staff based upon their likes and preferences.

Adopt-a-Crag: Clean-up event at Beach City seeks volunteers

A clean-up sponsored by the Ohio Climbers Coalition will be in and around Dundee Falls at Beach City.

TuscBDD thanked community for strong support of Starlight School

At the March 2018 regularly scheduled board meeting for the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, support for Starlight School was acknowledged.

Dover celebrates National Library Week with 2 events

Dover Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with two events for children.

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...

Need a bike? Rent a bike

Eight new bicycles stand ready to ride adult visitors throughout the village to areas not typically included on Zoar's walking tour. It is the first free-standing bike rental station in Tuscarawas County.

Fundraiser approaching for Twin Cities Kids Coalition

The Twin Cities Kids Coalition recently took over another organization, Safe Kids of Tuscarawas County, renaming it Tuscarawas County Safe Kids, and a craft and vendor show fundraiser for the Twin Cities Kids Coalition is approaching at Uhrichsville Foursquare Church's The Lighthouse.

Leadership Tusc to host conference

Leadership Tuscarawas will host the second annual Conference of Excellence at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Municipal Court releases annual report

The New Philadelphia Municipal Court released its annual report for 2017.

Reading club focus is on sports

The Dover Public Library is now registering kids for its annual Little Tornado Reading Club.

Decorate your eggs at coloring party

The Dover Public Library will host an Easter Egg Coloring Party.

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.

Garaway Local School District is asking voters to approve 2 levies

Garaway Local School District is asking voters to approve two levies in the upcoming primary election.

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.

Help with heating still available

Application forms for the State of Ohio Home Energy Assistance Program are available at area senior centers, libraries, social service agencies and food banks.

Foto Fest invites area photographers to enter contest

The Wilderness Center Nature Photo Club will hold its 25th annual Foto Fest event at The Wilderness Center in Wilmot.

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic to sponsor annual Performing Arts Camp

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will host its sixth annual Performing Arts Camp this June at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center. Registration forms are now being accepted for the string and chorus programs.

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.

Program highlights Galapagos Islands

The Dover Public Library will host a program titled "The Galapagos Islands."

Rabinowitz and Pluto to appear in Dover

The Dover Public Library will host An Evening with Terry Pluto and Amanda Rabinowitz.

All invited to share at history day event

The Warren Township Community Center will host a history day.

Dispose of unwanted electronics responsibly

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a drive-thru electronic waste and computer recycling event.

Rockets are state bound

The Rockets Maroon team went on to play the Madison County Blue Tigers on Sunday, March 11 at Newark High School for the Ohio Special Olympics Eastern Section title and clinched an appearance in the state tournament.

Online purchase scams are the riskiest type of fraud

The Better Business Bureau released a report on scam information and trends from 2017.

Crime doesn't pay for New Philadelphia fraudster

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Securities Commissioner Andrea Seidt announced March 12 that a New Philadelphia man has been sentenced to repay tens of thousands of dollars he stole by selling fraudulent securities in Tuscarawas County.

Contest and Golden Oak Award winners honored at NJC banquet

Contest winners and the Golden Oak Award winner were honored at the annual Norma Johnson Center Silent Auction and Recognition Dinner.

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.

Library to offer 2 Cut the Cord programs

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Main Library will host two Cutting the Cord programs.

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.

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.

Reeves to host book-signing

Author Don Maurer will give a talk about his new book, “George Elford and the Story of the Dover Basketeers,” and sign any copies purchased at the Reeves Carriage House.

Strasburg students rehearse spring play

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

Teens are shaping current gun debate

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

Plans for north end fire station move forward

The Dover Fire Department will get a new substation on the north side of town after 20 years of planning.

Bikes sought for late spring giveaway

United Steel Workers Union Local 2737 is seeking donations of bikes to be given away for Bike Safety Day.

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.

Author to open Free Speaker Series at Ft. Laurens

Fort Laurens' inaugural 2018 Free Speaker Series event will host author and artist Alan Fitzpatrick, who will discuss how many white settlers captured by Native Americans during Ohio's 18th-century wars chose not to return to colonial society and instead fought alongside their captors.

Are you up to running for doughnuts?

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host its fourth annual 5K, the Doughnut Fun Run Challenge.

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.

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.

Art Club project includes foil drawing

Kids will have a chance to create their own foil drawings during the second Art Club session at Dover Public Library.

Irish band to perform in Dover

The Dover Public Library will host popular Irish pub band Celtic Rush.

Fish fry benefits Mud Run Watershed

The Mud Run Watershed Streamkeepers and Rural Action invite the community to attend their fifth annual Fish Fry Fundraiser at the Tuscarawas VFW.

Ohio to stop issuing same-day state driver licenses

In an effort to ensure greater security and identification protection for customers and to comply with federal regulations, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is introducing a single, central point of production for state driver licenses and identification cards.

38 Special to appear at PAC

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas will host 38 Special.

Boy Scouts to host pasta dinner

Boy Scout Troop 72 will host its annual spaghetti dinner at St. John United Church of Christ in Strasburg.

BCC student using her voice to advocate for others

A Buckeye Career Center senior is using her experiences in working with the local Latino population to educate others.

Tuscazoar celebrates Maple Days

Camp Tuscazoar will host its annual Maple Days Breakfast and other maple syrup events.

Nicole Donant-Moore to organize FANS program

Helping others with developmental disabilities is the goal of Nicole Donant-Moore as she helps develop a new program for the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

County library to host MakerSpace Festival

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will hold its third annual MakerSpace Festival at the Main Library in New Philadelphia.

Tuscarawas Philharmonic to present Irish concert with special guests

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will present an Irish concert titled "Ireland: Songs and Stories" at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Meeting rescheduled in Dover

Barry Brown, petroleum engineer, will present "Recent Oil and Gas Litigation and Legislation: A Tale of Two Cities" at the East Central Ohio Forestry Association's next meeting.

Reeves Foundation and local donors fund Zoar VFD trail response unit

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department recently completed a two-year project to obtain and place a trail response and assistance unit into service. Its main purpose will be to respond to calls on the Ohio and Erie Canal Trail and Zoar Wetlands Arboretum.

Free Speaker Series returns with a presentation about Ohio's role in Underground Railroad

Historic Zoar Village will begin its first Free Speaker Series in 2018 with a presentation about Ohio's role in the Underground Railroad.

Program helps low-income families

The Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus is a special program for low-income customers of regulated utilities such as AEP, Dominion East Ohio Gas and Columbia Gas.

Regular patron utilizes library's 3-D printer

Jack Pottmeyer has been using the Tuscarawas County Library System for decades. Recently he has been using the Main Library exclusively for its MakerSpace.

Mud Run meeting rescheduled

The Mud Run Streamkeepers and Rural Action will hold a community meeting to discuss a report about the possible contaminants in the Tuscarawas River along with the results of how much of those contaminants are present.

Work day set at Canal Lands Park

The Tuscarawas County Parks Department will host a trail work day at Canal Lands Park.

Sole Purpose and WDNP partner for fundraiser

Sole Purpose, a nonprofit outreach ministry of the young members of Dover First Moravian Church, seeks to put shoes on the feet of children in need.

Scholarship available from Historical Society

The Tuscarawas County Historical Society is accepting applications for the Thomas and Lucille Yeager Memorial Scholarship.

Celebrate National Read Across America Day

National Read Across America Day is coming up next month, and Dover Public Library invites area resident to participate with them.

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.

Tax deadline for manufactured homes is approaching

Jeff Mamarella, Tuscarawas County treasurer, said all first-half 2018 manufactured home tax bills have been mailed and are due by March 1.

Former Dover Basketeer pens book

Don Maurer, who was a member of the Dover Basketeers at the peak of their fame, wrote a book that tells their tale with stories and pictures from his voluminous collection of memorabilia.

Bridges Out of Poverty workshop offered

Tuscarawas Board of Developmental Disabilities invites residents to attend a day of training and presentation for Bridges Out of Poverty.

Camp Buckeye to host bluebird box workshop

Camp Buckeye will host a workshop about bluebirds and building a bluebird box.

Little Theatre to hold Variety Show

The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County and another local organization will hold the Variety Show with all proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Homeless Shelter.

Discover a new career while serving others

This spring adult students can discover a new career path in the direct support professional field at Buckeye Career Center through a 30-hour course.

Sled dog program offered at library

Dover Public Library will hold an evening of learning about sled dogs.

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.

Trinity annual spring plant sale underway

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

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.

County library system implements tobacco-free campuses

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System has joined other smoke-free campuses in Tuscarawas County.

Documentary photographer to speak at county library

The Tuscarawas County Public Library's main library will host an evening with award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey.

DPL to present Disaster Preparedness 101

The Dover Public Library will host a program called Disaster Preparedness 101.

PAC welcomes award-winning artists to Come Hear Series

An Intimate Evening With: Royal Wood and Diana Chittester will feature two award-winning artists in one evening of music at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Bowl for Kids' Sake supports BBBS

With more than 300 children served each year, the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters' largest annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids' Sake, supports the important, life-changing work of the program.

Around the world in 11 months: Frieda Ibarra preparing for race of a lifetime

Frieda Ibarra has poured her heart and soul into serving the Latino youth throughout Tuscarawas County. Now she is currently in fundraising mode as she prepares to take the journey of a lifetime, participating in Adventures in Mission's World Race, an 11-month Christian mission outreach program...

Masquerade Ball generates record donations

Personal and Family Counseling Services hosted its ninth annual Masquerade Ball at the Union Country Club in Dover to raise funds for the children and families PFCS serves.

Pro to lead photo workshop at TCCA

Terry Barnhill, a professional photographer with more than 40 years of experience, will facilitate a photography workshop at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

Nature Photo Club invites newcomers to meeting

The Nature Photo Club will host its next meeting at the Wilderness Center.

Casino Royale a sure bet for local clinic

The United Way of Tuscarawas County will host the Oscar Party, presenting Casino Royale, at the Kent State University Performing Arts Center. The fundraiser will benefit the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured.

Welty winter musical is a Disney classic

Welty Middle School will present its winter musical, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr."

Night to Shine: Volunteers make a difference

There was no limit on fun as the second annual Night to Shine at NewPointe Community Church celebrated the unique personalities of their developmentally disabled guests.

File your taxes for free

HARCATUS Tri-County CAO Family Support volunteers and a few local libraries are once again partnering with the Ohio Benefit Bank to help moderate- and low-income individuals with their federal and state income tax returns.

Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo coming to Kent

Kent State Tuscarawas will have resource people available to discuss the academic preparation needed for jobs in various fields of engineering technology.

Pro skater to speak at library

Pro skater, author and motivational speaker Doug Brown will speak at the Dover Public Library.

'Cinderella' comes to the PAC

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."

Writers' Guild reschedules meeting

The Tuscarawas County Writers' Guild rescheduled its January meeting for this month.

Local BCC students do well in competition

Eight Buckeye Career Center HOSA members are preparing for state after placing at regionals.

Library programs supplement home-school curriculum

Dover Public Library is ready to kick off its new round of activities for home-schooled kids this month.

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.

Public welcome to count birds

Camp Muskingum invites the community to participate in a citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds.

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.

Erth's 'DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE' coming to Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas will have two shows of Erth's "DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE."

McGinnis to return to Dover

Dover Public Library will welcome back young adult author and Edgar Award winner Mindy McGinnis for a special author program.

Third Thursday series offers rock-painting program

The Dover Public Library will host a program on making Kindness Rocks.

Rotary carnation sale begins Tuesday

The Rotary Club of Dover will hold its annual community carnation sale at Fundays in New Philadelphia and Softies in Dover.

Overdue Open House in its eighth year

The Dover Public Library will host its eighth annual Overdue Open House. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dover Public Library's Time to Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign.

Help for heating bills

The State of Ohio HomeEnergy Assistance Program has been helping low-income households reduce heating expenses during the winter months.

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.

Art Guild to show work in Canton

Members of the Tuscarawas County Art Guild will have a fine art display at the Stark State College.

Bridging the cultural gap through understanding

Latino Cultural Connections and the Tuscarawas County Library are collaborating with an informative meeting at the Tuscarawas County Library in the reading room.

Veteran Services is here to help

Tuscarawas County Veteran Services is a local government office dedicated to serving veterans or veteran family members who may need assistance determining their eligibility for VA benefits.

Auditions for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' set

Auditions for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will be held at the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County.

Emmy winner Vicki Lawrence performs at the PAC

Emmy winner Vicki Lawrence will bring her show, "Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show," to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Library to host family Valentine's dance

The Dover Public Library will host a family Valentine's dance.

Tuscarawas Philharmonic to present 'Carnivale!'

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will perform "Carnivale!," a celebration of the vibrant music of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Annual winter hike is set for Feb. 10 at NJC

The Norma Johnson Center will host its annual winter hike.

Little Theatre offers 'Meet Me in St. Louis'

Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County's winter production, "Meet Me in St. Louis," will be performed for an 11-day run.

Health checks offered at Mako's Market

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

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.

Pancakes with Parents serves 300

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Buckeye Career Center hosted its second annual Pancakes with Parents event.

Civil War Round Table will host author

The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table will host author and Penn State Behrend University history professor Dr. Joseph Beilein at the Dover Public Library.

Ohio EPA scientist to speak at Mud Run Watershed meeting

The public is invited to learn about the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's recent Total Maximum Daily Loading report for the Tuscarawas River.

Register now to be guaranteed entry to Century Ride

Only 14 spots remain open for the annual Huntington Towpath Century Ride. With a cap of 135 riders, register now to be guaranteed entry.

Uhrichsville man receives the Carnegie Medal

A Uhrichsville man received the Carnegie Medal for outstanding civilian heroism during a ceremony at the Masonic Lodge in Dennison. Carnegie Hero Fund Commission board member Evan S. Frazier presented the award to Harold “Buddy” Shaw. Vincent Santaniello was not able to attend the...

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.

Spring art classes for kids to begin at TCCA

Spring art classes for kids will begin soon at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

Annual fundraiser set for Feb. 4

The Dover Exchange Club Children's Foundation will host its ninth annual carryout chicken barbecue at Fundays.

Wings of Hope Winter Gala is Feb. 3

The Barnett Realtors of New Philadelphia will host their annual Wings of Hope Winter Gala at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Foster grandparents sought to help children in the classroom

The Corporation of Appalachian Development is in need of individuals willing to serve in local classrooms in the role of foster grandparents.

Solar United Neighbors of Ohio will hold an informational session

Solar United Neighbors of Ohio will hold an informational session on solar energy in the west conference room at the Wayne County Library in Wooster.

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.

Living history interpreter to visit county library

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System Main Library will host living history interpreter Sandra Quick as she presents the program, “Phillis Wheatley: Finding Her Voice.”

Globetrotters partner with Red Cross

The American Red Cross has joined forces with the Harlem Globetrotters as its official charity partner through the team's Great Assist initiative to help communities across the country prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, and the Globetrotters will play at Timken Gymnasium inside...

Community meeting to discuss new high school set

Dover High School will host a community meeting in the auditorium to provide an overview of the Dover High School design process and construction updates.

Challenger Baseball sign-ups are Feb. 11

The Challenger Baseball league offers people with intellectual and physical challenges (5 years to adults) the chance to learn and experience the game of baseball while making friends and having fun.

T-County History Patriot Youth Rally is Feb. 17

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum has announced that it will hold the eighth annual Patriot Rally at New Towne Mall in New Philadelphia.

Forestry Association to host petroleum engineer

The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will welcome Barry Brown, petroleum engineer, who will discuss recent oil and gas litigation and legislation.

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.

Photography exhibit highlights the lives of refugees

In its first stage, New Arrivals, a visual exhibit titled “Dis[place]d: seeking refuge” will open at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

Restoration projects continue in the watershed

The Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership met at the Mineral City Fire Station to discuss new and ongoing projects, funding, and possible future reclamation endeavors.

New Spanish Club forming at library

Dover Public Library is now registering members for its new Spanish Club.

Feed your mind at the library

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will partner with Chris Kendle from the OSU Extension office this winter/spring for food programs.

Local author to present new book about the Basketeers

Dover native and author Don Maurer will discuss his new book, "George Elford and the Story of the Dover Basketeers."

Art guild hosts show and tell

Tuscarawas County Art Guild members met at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts in New Philadelphia, and the guild's display at Stark State College in Canton will begin in February.

Popular Animal Encounter programs continue at county library system

The five locations of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System will have animals of all shapes and sizes this spring.

Series shares information about helping local pollinators

Sustainable Wildlife Area Restoration Movement will host a free four-part educational series titled SWARM Seminar Series.

Sheriff to host CIT Training

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office will host a Crisis Intervention Team Training at the Tuscarawas County Justice Center in New Philadelphia.

Women's Success Series welcomes Kiko

Jennifer Kiko, community relations director at CommQuest Services and former field representative for Rep. Bob Gibbs, will be the featured speaker for the next Women's Success Series.

TWC Nature Photo Club to meet

Nature Photo Club will meet at the Wilderness Center. The guest speaker will be award-winning photographer Richard Patrick from Louisville.

Radio enthusiasts invited to Hamfest

The Tusco Amateur Radio Club will gather for the 28th annual Hamfest Electronics and Computer Show in Strasburg at Wallick Auction Center.

Trinity Hospital Twin City names new leader

Trinity Health System announced that Teresa Gagliardi has accepted leadership of Trinity Hospital Twin City in the position of vice president of hospital operations and site administrator.

Clinic receives grant for patient dental care

The Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured recently received a grant from North Canton Medical Foundation for $7,000 to provide needed dental care for the patients of the clinic.

Real estate taxes due soon

Tuscarawas County Treasurer Jeffery S. Mamarella said all first-half 2017 real estate taxes have been mailed and are due by Friday, Feb. 16.

Discover a new year, new you at the library

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System seeks to inspire and encourage the community with its 2018 New Year's resolutions as it hosts a New Year, New You series.

Children's author to speak at library

Andrea Legg, extension and technical services manager at the Tuscarawas County Public Library, has written a nationally recognized children's book called "Flap Your Wings, Little Robin." She will speak at the Dover Public Library as part of the Nights at the Round Table Author Series.

Art Club for Kids coming to library

Dover Public Library is now accepting registration for two sessions of Art Club for Kids.

Author to offer book-signing and self-defense training

The Dover Public Library will host author Aaron Jannetti for a book-signing.

County library's Genealogy Club offers specialty programs

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's main library has a lineup of programs for genealogy enthusiasts to attend this spring.

Gaming Club returns to library

Young gamers are welcome to join children's library assistant Syrena Troyer for an evening of board games, Legos and Nintendo WiiU.

Storytime includes music for youngsters

A new round of Storytime sessions at Dover Public Library for infants, toddlers and preschoolers will begin soon.

NewPointe to host Night to Shine

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

Handcrafted toys made of locally sourced wood

Based in Newcomerstown, Russ Riggle makes and sells wood toys. He became serious about making toys as a business five or six years ago.

Black tie affair benefits ALS research

The Trample ALS Ball will be at Redwood Hall on the campus of Ashland University.

Space seeks auditor post

Former congressman and Tuscarawas County native Zack Space is running for state auditor.

Neil Diamond Tribute at Lions Lincoln Theatre

The Diamond Project, featuring an 11-piece band, will perform the hits of Neil Diamond at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

Grammy winner to make only Ohio stop at PAC

Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack will make her only Ohio visit on her "All the Trouble" tour at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas.

County library offering assistance with new gadgets

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's main library will host a series of programs for anyone who received a new gadget this year for the holidays.

Come meet Carl today

Carl is a very affectionate 1-year-old male cat who absolutely loves dogs. He has been neutered and has had all his shots.

Garaway Turf Project to begin late spring

Because of the work and pledges of community individuals and businesses years ago as well as the generosity of the Baltic State Bank, the Garaway Athletic Boosters made the final payment on the Belden Center construction financing on Dec. 29.

Recipe Club is open to all

The Recipe Club at the Dover Public Library has announced its winter and spring 2018 programming dates and topics.

OSU scholarship deadline looms

The application deadline for several scholarships being offered by the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County is approaching.

Kent State Tuscarawas professor edits award-winning nursing book

Kent State University at Tuscarawas nursing professor Dr. Mariann Harding served on the editing team of the 10th edition of the award-winning book, "Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems."

Crisis unit receives top marks from state

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has awarded Community Mental Healthcare a perfect review, following an inspection of the crisis stabilization unit at Dover.

Chocolate Love A'fair tickets available soon

Tickets will go on sale soon for the 19th annual Union Hospital Auxiliary Chocolate Love A'fair.

Nominations sought for Zeisberger Heckewelder Award

The Tuscarawas County Historical Society is looking for nominations for its annual Zeisberger Heckewelder Award.

Writers' Guild to host first meeting of the new year

The Tuscarawas County Writers' Guild meeting will be for story sharing, conversation and critiques.

Acclaimed jazz artists slated to perform at the Tool Shed

Darren Galambos is bringing some of the biggest names in jazz to Breitenbach Wine Cellars with the aim of having upscale concerts with the feel of an intimate venue.

Rockets make a splash at state swim meet

Eleven swimmers represented Tuscarawas County at the Ohio Special Olympics State Swim Meet. Close to 500 athletes competed in the two-day event, and the Rockets came away with several medals and ribbons for their efforts.

Library to offer free program for better health

The Dover Public Library will host a free community program on healthy living called "Getting Back on Track for the New Year."

Being there: Program offers opportunity to mentor

Supporting evidence suggests kids who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters benefit by developing improved self-confidence and greater resiliency.

Dover Library and High School seek submissions for teen literary magazine

This spring local teens in grade six through 12 are invited to submit their original writing and artwork to the Dover Public Library for a chance to be published in the latest edition of the library's teen literary magazine, Tornado Alley.

On the air and now online

Local nonprofit radio station, WDNP 102.3 LPFM, debuted online Jan. 1.

Commissioners seek funding for new 911 system

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office has reached a deal with Motorola to replace the 911 system that has been in place since 1993.

Common Pleas Court improves rules and other programs

The Court of Common Pleas, General Trial Division, has announced that the court's Local Rules of Practice have been re-organized in order to be more easily understood and located.

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children's Chorus to begin its spring semester

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children's Chorus will have its first rehearsal for the spring semester at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

New Basics Brass Band to perform and work with area students

New Basics Brass Band will perform at the Performing Arts Center, and prior to their performance, they also will visit elementary schools in the Dover, New Philadelphia and Tuscarawas Central Catholic school districts for in-school assemblies.

Resolve to join a book club

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System offers 12 adult book clubs that span its five locations in Bolivar, New Philadelphia, Strasburg, Sugarcreek and Tuscarawas.

Students design winning billboards

Buckeye Career Center's Mackenzie Petrie of Strasburg High School and Kyle Dunn and Cordell Shetler of Garaway High School were recognized for designing the winning entries for a safe-driving billboard contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance and Safe Communities of Tuscarawas County.

Anabaptist history class coming to Walnut Creek Mennonite

Marcus Yoder, director of The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center (Beholt) in Berlin, will teach a class on Anabaptist history at Walnut Creek Mennonite on consecutive Wednesday nights.

First Steps to Literacy's trust fund provides books for county newborns

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System continued its efforts this year in providing books for babies through its First Steps to Literacy: Books for Babies trust fund.

J.J. Boroski to serve in new leadership role

The board of trustees of the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers has elected J.J. Boroski to serve as its board president.

Mid-Ohio Growers meeting is a chance to meet, educate and share ideas

Now in its sixth year, the Mid-Ohio Growers meeting will be an all-inclusive event for those involved in vegetable, fruit and flower production.

Christmas with a Cop brings smiles to area families

This year's Tuscarawas County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Four's Christmas with a Cop helped 37 children in 13 families throughout the area. The FOP actively seeks out families in need of assistance with gifts for their children and puts those gifts directly in the hands of wide-eyed kids...

End the year with yoga

Winter Serenity Yoga will be held at the Tuscarawas County YMCA.

Grant keeps students fed over holiday break

The Tuscarawas County Health Department, through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health, has partnered with Blessings in a Backpack, a national program to help reduce the number of children who are at risk for hunger.

Dover resident releases her first book

Mascot Books announced the release of "Flap Your Wings, Little Robin" by Andrea Legg of Dover.

Ready, set, read 100 books in a year

The Dover Public Library is inviting the community to a reading challenge called The 100 Book Club. Participants are invited to read 100 books of their own choosing over the course of 2018 and to record their accomplishments in a reading log.

Lehman's Hardware of Kidron to host maple syrup class

Lehman's of Kidron will host a maple syrup class in late January for those who are just getting started with their own maple syrup ventures. It will offer a unique, hands-on experience that covers the whole syrup-making process from start to finish.

Additional case of bacterial meningitis confirmed

The Tuscarawas County Health Department received confirmation of a second case of bacterial meningitis.

Local cooperative helping plain communities to preserve agricultural heritage

Founded in 2003, Green Field Farms, located between Fredericksburg and Wooster, is a local farming cooperative that is doing much to help preserve the farming lifestyle for plain communities in Wayne and Holmes counties as well as elsewhere in Ohio.

Snow doesn't stop Toys for Tots event

In a first-time event, the United States Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program distributed toys to area children from Crossroads Restaurant near East Sparta.

ECOFA welcomes Frink

At the upcoming meeting of the East Central Ohio Forestry Association, Colton Frink will speak on his experience as a forestry major at West Virginia University.

A murder you say? Hmmmm

Dover Public Library will host Write to Murder: A Murder Mystery Dinner, based on the long awaited sequel to “Write to Kill," with all proceeds going toward the library's capital campaign.

Rodney Atkins to headline Tuscarawas County Fair

Rodney Atkins will be the feature entertainer at the 2018 Tuscarawas County Fair.

Strasburg teacher honored with grant

Strasburg second-grade teacher Kendra Wolgamott was awarded a $2,500 grant as the winner of the national Thank America's Teachers contest.

This kitten needs a home

Sirius Black is a 6-month-old male who has awesome markings and a great personality to match. His adoption fee has been reduced to $45 for a limited time.

Some traditions travel with immigrants

The Latino population of Tuscarawas and surrounding counties, as its people move their lives into a new and often unfamiliar culture, have brought with them many traditions and rituals from their homes in Latin America.

Library offers blood-pressure cuffs to check out

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System has recently expanded its collection to include items the public can check out beyond traditional library materials. Digital blood-pressure machines are the latest addition available to check out.

BCC students contribute to Share-A-Christmas

SkillsUSA, one of Buckeye Career Center's career technical student organizations, recently held a canned food drive to benefit Share-A-Christmas, collecting 3,493 items.

Riverfront access important to economic development in new plan

Dover presented the new master plan to revitalize the downtown area and showcase its riverfront park.

Buckeye Career Center accepts donation

Buckeye Career Center has accepted the donation of two heating and cooling units from Refrigeration Sales Corp. to benefit BCC's heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration lab.

PFCS to host ninth annual Masquerade Ball

The Masquerade Ball at the Union Country Club in Dover is Personal & Family Counseling Services of New Philadelphia's most important fundraiser of the year.

Grammy winner Rick Springfield to play PAC

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician, Rick Springfield, will bring his "Stripped Down" show to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas.

Woman is still in the saddle making dreams come true

At age 60 Ruth Kaplan exceeded her dream when she was named the 2017 Reserve Champion in Hunt Seat Equitation at the annual Quarter Horse Congress with her 15-year-old palomino.

Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns is one sweet ride

Visitors came from as far as Tennessee for the 10th annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns. Since its inception in 2008, the Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns has raised more than $112,000 for area charities.

Sugarcreek Arts Council honors Mrs. J as part of the Celebrate the Arts night

Katherine Jimison was honored as the Friend of the Arts during the Sugarcreek Arts Council Celebrate the Arts Banquet. Her husband Don Jimison accepted the award for her.

Display glows bright with help from friends

An area man suffers a huge medical setback, but his Christmas spirit is wholly intact as he and his friends and family continue the holiday tradition of a large lighting display in Goshen.

Warming Tree covered in 300 donated items

A Warming Tree in both of Ronna Coventry's classrooms at Immaculate Conception School was decorated with items needed to keep someone warm this winter by children in the preschool and pre-k classes.

Hound dogs Marley and Murphy honored

Members of the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition met at the Dover Public Library to posthumously present hound dogs Marley and Murphy with the Friend of Literacy Award.

Students are in the giving season

The students at Immaculate Conception School in Dennison and Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School in Dover participated in food and toy drives to benefit the Share-A-Christmas program.

Achievement Award winners named

Twenty county Farm Bureaus were honored for outstanding programming over the past year. Their recognition as Achievement Award winners came during the 99th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau.

Fourth-grade class hosts pajama drive

Kay DeMonte's fourth-grade class at Immaculate Conception School organized a pajama drive in conjunction with Scholastic Books for the ninth annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive.

Sheriff's Office creates evidence specialist position

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office has appointed Sgt. Ryan Hamilton to be Tuscarawas County's first evidence technician. Donations are needed to help raise money for a specially designed evidence-collection vehicle.

11 artists receive awards at annual show

The Tuscarawas County Art Guild's Fall Art Exhibit at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts was attended by more than 65 guests. There were 11 artists who received awards with artist Ed Steffek of Port Washington winning Best of Show.

PAC offers a Christmas show like no other

"Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold" will be at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas.

Claymont senior chosen for model search competition

Olivia Pangrazio, daughter of Nino and Traci Pangrazio of Dennison and a senior at Claymont High School, recently was selected as one of eight winning portfolio applicants for the Destination: Seniors nationwide high school model search.

Writers' Guild to host holiday party

The Tuscarawas County Writers' Guild will celebrate the holidays at its Christmas Party at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

You could win $10,000 helping the Trojans

The Tusky Valley Athletic Booster Club is offering an opportunity for some lucky member of the community to win as much as $10,000.

Elvis will be in the house

Walt Sanders and his 10-piece Cadillac Band will perform a special tribute to Elvis including many of his Christmas songs at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

Heritage Home Association awards historic plaque

The Heritage Home Association honored Chuck and June Knaack's home with a plaque to mark their home as a historic structure in the county.

The Toys for Tots campaign needs your help

Natural disasters have put one area Christmas charity behind on donations. Find out how you can help.

Learn to make holiday ornaments

Participants age 8 and up are invited to Dover Public Library to learn how to make a variety of holiday ornaments.

Church celebrates 13th annual Cookie Walk

The 13th annual Cookie Walk will be at First United Church of Christ.

'Nutcracker' marks 25th year in the community

There's an unmistakable excitement in the air at Tuscarawas Dance Arts Center in Dover as the cast of the 2017 production of "The Nutcracker Ballet" prepares for its most recent run.

Bugaboo is waiting for her family

Bugaboo is a large kitty who would be a great cat for someone looking for a companion. She is spayed and up to date on her shots.

Civil War historian to speak at library

The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table will host Civil War historian and author Roger Pickenpaugh, who will discuss his book, “Johnson's Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers.”

One area farmer proves just how important networking is for small farmers

Leah Miller, a semi-retired sheep farmer in Holmes County, teaches connecting, networking and facilitating with Leadership Holmes County.

Hospice recognizes Hero of the Year

Two ladies recognized as the Hospice Hero of the Month in August also received the Hospice Hero of the Year for 2017.

Spread the Warmth provides free coats

Community Hospice has announced the creation of the Spread the Warmth project.

Rockets season to get underway

For the first time, the Rockets will give out the Spirit of Tuscarawas County Award. To be considered for the award, Special Olympics will pick the host school that has the most fans and loudest cheering section.

Students of the Month named at career center

Buckeye Career Center has named its November Student of the Month recipients.

A matter of life and death: The dangers of carbon monoxide

Aptly named the silent killer, carbon monoxide can build up in a home from a wide variety of sources, particularly in the winter.

Church continues area's long-running holiday traditions

Sharon Moravian Church near Tuscarawas will continue one of the longest-running holiday traditions in the state when they again present their Moravian Christmas Putz.

D'Ambrosio returns to the PAC

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas will welcome back Broadway legend Franc D'Ambrosio to perform his musical memoir, “Christmas in New York.”

Free and low-cost health checks available

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

Eight-second ride: Area youth to compete in bull riding

Cooper Smitley, an eighth-grader at Indian Valley Middle School, has earned a spot in the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Stock up on sweets at Trinity's bake sale

The Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary will host a bake sale at the First National Bank of Dennison.

Coca and Christmas are available for adoption

Coca is the Dog of the Week, and Christmas is the Cat of the Week. Both are available for adoption at the Tuscarawas County Humane Society.

Museum offers dinner and a performance

The Newcomerstown Historical Society will present a Christmas performance and dinner.

Moravian stars available at local church

The First Moravian Church at Dover will offer Moravian stars for purchase.

KSU at Tuscarawas band to present free concert

The Kent State University at Tuscarawas university band will present a holiday concert in the Performing Arts Center.

'A Tuna Christmas' is Larkin's directorial debut

"A Tuna Christmas" is Josh Larkin's first venture in directing at the Little Theatre.

2018 dog licenses will go on sale soon

Dog licenses for 2018 will go on sale soon.

Reeves to host Candlelight Tours

The Reeves Museum will host Nutcracker Candlelight Tours. Each room of the Reeves Mansion will be dimly lit with costumed Nutcracker dancers from the Tuscarawas Dance Arts Center.

Project Help seeks support for adults served by Horizons

Horizons Inc. of Tuscarawas and Carroll counties is dedicated to improving the lives of those with developmental disabilities within eight counties in Ohio. Project Help, which tries to provide a merry Christmas for each of the approximately 100 clients currently served by Horizons, is underway.

Gingerbread competition accepting entries

Registration is now underway for the annual community gingerbread house competition as a part of the Reeves Holiday open house.

Children's Chorus to perform before parade

The Dover Public Library will host a free holiday concert performed by the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children's Chorus.

Tickets on sale now for Globetrotters

The College of Wooster will welcome the Harlem Globetrotters for a night of entertainment.

Fraternal Order of Police sponsoring benefit for children

The Fraternal Order of Police, Tuscora Lodge #4, is sponsoring its “Christmas with a Cop” program to benefit area children.

Palmer to speak on profession to construct pipe organs from wood

The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will meet at the Dover Public Library in the community room with Jay Palmer to describe the process used in his profession to construct pipe organs from wood.

DNP 102.3 to host coat and food drive for Salvation Army

Local nonprofit radio station WDNP 102.3 is partnering with the Dough Co. to help local individuals served by the Salvation Army stay warm this winter.

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.

Legacy Christian Ensemble to perform at Ohio Star Theater

The Steve Green Christmas Concert at Ohio Star Theater will host Steve Green and Legacy Christian Ensemble to share the good news of Christmas through music.

Share-A-Christmas program seeks donations

The Share-A-Christmas program has a goal of $120,000 that Tuscarawas County residents can help them achieve. Besides monetary contributions, there also are opportunities to donate at a food or toy drive.

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.

Youth gun season numbers down from last year

The youth deer-gun season is one of four youth-only hunting seasons designed to offer a dedicated hunting experience for young hunters. Youth hunting seasons also are available for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl.

Off The Wall adds music ministry

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

Author with local ties to host book-signing

Loretta (Haskett) Marion will discuss her writing journey as part of Dover Public Library's Nights at the Round Table Author Series.

Tour of Homes features 8 homes and a church

The annual Christmas Tour of Homes is entering its 23rd season with eight historic or unusual homes and one church chosen for the tour this year.

Doing good for others: Alternative Gift Market

The upcoming Alternative Gift Market in Wooster will provide opportunities to support nonprofits and projects that address education, environment, poverty, hunger and medical needs.

Chautauqua Book Discussion Group to focus on award winning book

As part of its Chautauqua Book Discussion Group, the Dover Public Library will host a special book discussion of Sam Quinones' award-winning book on the nation's opiate epidemic.

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.

You can win a car for Christmas

One fortunate recipient in the 2017 TAG Win a Car for Christmas giveaway will be cruising around in a Chevrolet Cruze.

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.

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.

Reserve a seat at Santa's Very Merry Christmas Breakfast

Trumpet in the Land's annual Santa's Very Merry Christmas Breakfast will be in the Tuscora Park Place Teen Center.

Rockets have continued a busy fall sports season

The Rockets had numerous athletes place in swimming and placed fourth in flag football. Basketball season has now begun, and the schedule of play has been announced.

Naragon named personnel manager and librarian for Philharmonic

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic has announced the hiring of Jayne Naragon as personnel manager and librarian.

Unconditional love expressed this holiday season

Project Grinch Dust will be held at Applebee's and will allow 15 percent of a diner's check to be donated to Friends of the Homeless when presenting the printable ad found on the Friends of the Homeless Facebook page.

Food for Fines waives overdue fees

The Dover Public Library will sponsor its annual Food for Fines Week, accepting donations of nonperishable food items to benefit T-4-C's Share-A-Christmas program.

Craft fair benefits those with cerebral palsy

New Philadelphia Elks Lodge will have its ninth annual Holiday Craft Fair.

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.

Enjoy Christmas in Roscoe Village

The 46th annual Christmas Candlelighting Ceremonies in Roscoe Village are approaching.

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.

Family concert focuses on literacy

The Dover Public Library will offer a free family concert, starring Eric Litwin.

Upward program raises money for OCC

The 2017 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season concluded with a monstrous effort to help children in need through the Operation Christmas Child program.

Red Kettle Campaign begins Nov. 16

The Salvation Army's Kettle Campaign will begin soon and is in need of volunteers.

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.

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."

The Van-Dells to perform at the Lincoln Theatre

The Van-Dells, the nation's number-one '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll tribute, will perform at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

All welcome for community paint night

The Dover Public Library will host a community paint night with local artist Jayne Swartzwelder.

'Meet Me in St. Louis' auditions set

The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County is holding auditions for the musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis."

Zoar church to present 'High Hopes Rising'

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

Basic tips for buying 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.

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.

Tuscarawas County YMCA holds Leaders Club elections

The YMCA Leaders Club elected new officers at its recent club meeting.

5 months and counting

Darkness is a 6-year-old short-haired cat with a shiny black coat. She has spent five months at the shelter and is ready for a home of her own.

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.

Learn the art of origami

The Dover Public Library will host two origami classes.

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.

Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum announce Christmas events

The Reeves Museum will host holiday events for the 2017 Christmas season.

Drop-off sites set for this year's OCC initiative

This month five locations in the Tuscarawas County area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child.

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.

Nature Photo Club meets Nov. 18

Nature Photo Club will meet at the Wilderness Center.

Tree Festival marks 24th year

The 24th annual Union Hospital Auxiliary Warther's Christmas Tree Festival will be at Warther's Carvings in Dover.

Tickets on sale for Annie Moses Band show

Christmas with the Annie Moses Band will play the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Foster Brown closes Free Speaker Series

Fort Laurens' final 2017 Free Speaker Series event will take place in the Fort Laurens Museum auditorium.

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.

Learn about watershed reclamation in the region

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management will hold open-house sessions during the week of Nov. 6 to discuss the proposed projects they will pursue in 2018.

Artist is raising funds for Operation Christmas Child

The 2017 Tuscarawas Valley Christmas Cards, painted by artist Christy Bloom, are now available, and the proceeds will go toward items and shipping for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

Vets to be honored at Fort Laurens

Fort Laurens will honor veterans with a ceremony, luncheon and presentation at the Fort Laurens grounds and museum.

OneEighty workshop sheds light on domestic violence

"In Her Shoes" was presented in a recent domestic-violence workshop in Millersburg through OneEighty.

Trinity to host 'Deck the Halls' silent auction

The Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary will host a “Deck the Halls” silent auction as well as a craft and bake sale at the hospital's first-floor St. Francis Conference Room.

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.

Center for the Arts to present 'Love Letters'

Trumpet in the Land will perform the A.R. Gurney classic, "Love Letters," in the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

Winter Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans heating assistance

The HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Organization and Ohio Development Services Agency will help eligible Ohioans stay warm during the cold winter months.

New clock to be dedicated on the square in Dover

Downtown Dover is about to get even more picturesque with the installation of a 16-foot, four-face post clock on the southeast quadrant of the square at Wooster Avenue and Third Street.

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.”

'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.

Individuals find success at jobs in the community

At the October regularly scheduled board meeting for the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, people living with developmental disabilities who are employed locally as well as area agency providers and TuscBDD's employment navigator shared with the board about their employment...

Library series welcomes nonprofit, SWARM

As part of its Nonprofit Spotlight Series, the Dover Public Library will host a community program featuring presenters from the Sustainable Wildlife Area Restoration Movement.

Scarf project adds multiple new locations

A local project growing by leaps and bounds provides more than just warmth to Tuscarawas County.

New Phila woman is a sharp shooter

Kimberly Hobart Fleming of New Philadelphia won the Hawaii State Pistol Championship.

Donations will assist shelter residents

Buckeye Career Center staff recently donated a processed hog and nonperishable food items to Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County.

Ohio youth encouraged to apply for citizenship educational experience

The Ohio Youth Capital Challenge will select up to 40 youth who are in at least the ninth grade and between the age of 14 and 18 during the current school year to participate in the annual program.

Historical Society to hold annual banquet

The Tuscarawas County Historical Society will hold its annual Winter Banquet at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center in Dover.

Program helps educate public about fake news

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a program titled "What is Fake News … Really?" at its Main Library.

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.

County Library to host Artisan and Local Author Faire

The County Library System will hold an Artisan and Local Author Faire at the Main Library in New Philadelphia.

Young players go undefeated in Fall Ball season

Playing 10 games in Strasburg for the Fall Ball season in double headers spread over several weeks, the Garaway girls 8U softball team, coached by Courtney and Nathan Miller, emerged with a perfect record.

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.

Joe Burger to speak at Annual Scholarship Game Day event

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County will host 2016 OSU football captain Joe Burger as the special guest for its Annual Scholarship Game Day event at the Factory Street Pub & Grill in Dover.

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum unveils engine

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum will have a public unveiling party for the recent restoration of Chesapeake and Ohio 1940s-era steam engine 2700.

Women Supporting Success supports Reeves Museum

The Women Supporting Success donated over $700 to the Reeves Museum at the Oct. 19 meeting.

Charlotte is the Cat of the Week

Charlotte is a large, quiet and independent cat who gets along well with other cats, is up to date on vaccines and flea and tick prevention, and is spayed.

Berea woman earns Miss Clayland title

Madeline Carter, 20, of Berea took the title of Miss Clayland 2018 at the 62nd annual scholarship pageant.

Dan Rice to speak about Zoar and the Ohio and Erie Canal

The award-winning Historic Zoar Village Speaker Series will continue with a discussion about how the Ohio and Erie Canalway was built in Northern Tuscarawas County.

One Book, One Community: Bringing wonder to life

One Book, One Community will be in Founder's Hall at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia with the selection of the book, "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio.

Library can help preserve family treasures

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a program at its Main Library that will teach attendees how to create a visual legacy for future generations.

Spaghetti dinner benefits children in foster care

The Dover Exchange Club's annual spaghetti dinner benefit will be at the Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School's Parish Hall.

Tony Award-winning play to be performed at TCCA

The Southeast Ohio premiere of the Tony Award-winning comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," will have a limited run of three performances at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

Students recognized at Buckeye Career Center

Buckeye Career Center honored three students as the October Students of the Month.

Art Guild welcomes nontraditional painter

Alec Alderman, a 2013 Indian Valley graduate, provided the program for the Tuscarawas County Art Guild's meeting at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

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.

Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience coming in February

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

The Buckeye Book Fair: An Ohio tradition for 30 years

The 30th annual Buckeye Book Fair will take place at Fisher Auditorium.

Kent Tusc PAC to present 'Wizard of Oz'

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas will present "The Wizard of Oz."

Reeves to host Murder Mystery Dinner

The Reeves Museum will host its annual Murder Mystery Dinner.

Eagle informational program offered

Brad Perkins, executive director for the Ohio Forestry Association, will present an informational program, “The Fall and Rise of Bald Eagles in Ohio,” for the ECOFA meeting at the Dover Public Library.

Zoar receives awards for traveling exhibit

A pair of traveling exhibits commemorating the 200th anniversary of Historic Zoar Village have received awards of distinction from both the Communal Studies Association and the Ohio Local History Alliance.

Foundation to host annual dinner

The 2017 annual meeting of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation is scheduled at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia.

Science advocate to speak at College of Wooster

Bassam Shakhashiri will make a pair of science presentations as the speaker of the Helen Murray Free Lectures at the College of Wooster.

Teachers become the students for a day

Area educators in the arts gathered at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts for a professional-development day. The group of 16 teachers in attendance represented school districts from all over Tuscarawas County.

4-H club to host fall fundraiser

The Happy Harvesters 4-H club of Strasburg will host its first Fall Craft and Vendor Show at Don R. Wallick Auctions.

Library to present famous Ohioans program

The Dover Public Library will host a program on famous Ohioans.

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.

Astronaut Scott Parazynski speaks at Performing Arts Center

Scott Parazynski, the only astronaut to have climbed Mt. Everest, spoke of his adventures in space and climbing Everest at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center for the return of its distinguished lecture, TuscTalks.

Vane Scott to speak at Marine Corps Dinner

The 242nd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps will be celebrated locally with a dinner, cake-cutting ceremony and guest speaker at the Tuscarawas County Senior 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.

Books, music, movies and a monthly art show

The Dover Public Library will put its community room to good use through various different ways.

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.

Donations sought for garden club's wreath sale

Krantz Garden Club is accepting new members and is seeking donations of Christmas ribbon and ornaments.

Brinkman named member of TuscBDD

At the September 2017 regularly scheduled board meeting for the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the board cordially welcomed a newly appointed board member: Julie Brinkman.

Indian Valley students do well in soil and forestry contests

Nine Indian Valley FFA members competed in the District 8 Soils and Forestry Contests on Sept. 28.

Trunk or Treat at Dover's UMC

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

Area Trick-or-Treat events

Local Trick-or-Treat events are approaching.

Rotary 5K funds scholarships

The Rotary Clubs from Dover and New Philadelphia are sponsoring the second annual Dover-Phila Rotary 5K Challenge to be held at Dover's Crater Stadium. Proceeds will benefit each club's scholarship fund for graduating seniors from Dover and New Philadelphia.

See Zoar in a different light

Historic Zoar Village's annual Lantern Ghost Tours are approaching.

Halfmoon to speak about Native Americans

Stacey Halfmoon, director of American Indian relations at the Ohio History Connection, will discuss the history of Native Americans in Ohio at Fort Laurens' next Free Speaker Series event.

Reeves to host Night at the Museum

The Reeves Museum will host its new Night at the Reeves Museum event.

Pageant will determine Miss Clayland

Seven young women will vie for the title of Miss Clayland 2018 at Claymont High School.

Mall welcomes trick-or-treaters to popular event

New Towne Mall will host its new Boo Bash event with trick-or-treating inside the mall.

Dover artist heads mural project in New Philadelphia

A cooperation between Starlight Enterprises Incorporated and the Ezekiel Project created a new mural in the alley at the intersection of Ashwood Lane and Second Drive in downtown New Philadelphia. Two more murals are planned in the coming weeks.

Fort Laurens taking reservations for Ghost Tours

Fort Laurens Ghost Tours will offer visitors walking tours led by costumed living history interpreters.

Canadian vocal group makes a stop at the PAC

Cadence will play the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

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.

Meet Sebastian

Sebastian is the Cat of the Week. He is a larger cat that is about 5 years old.

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.

BCC to open Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace

Buckeye Career Center is preparing to open its newly constructed Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace to the public.

Soiree to benefit local artists

TAP's annual Arty Party event gathers the community together to benefit Tuscarawas County arts and culture.

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.

Festival highlighted Latino culture

The success of the first Latino Festival, held at Kent State University Tuscarawas, means the day will see a return engagement annually for years to come.

Annual Fall Tour highlights progress being made in watershed

Rural Action and the Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership invites interested community residents and visitors to join in the annual Huff Run Watershed Fall Tour.

Fall Flapjack Flip at Tuscazoar

Camp Tuscazoar will host its annual Fall Flapjack Flip pancake breakfast to raise funds for the historic camp.

Series highlights life and work of Agatha Christie

The Dover Public Library will host a series of programs on mystery novelist Agatha Christie.

Affolter crowned Rose Queen by New Phila Lions

Tess Affolter, a senior at New Philadelphia High School, was announced as the 2017 Rose Queen for the New Philadelphia Lions Club's Rose Week activities.

Writers' Guild October meeting writing prompt announced

The Tuscarawas County Writers' Guild writing prompt for the Oct. 18 meeting is “What is your theory on ghosts?”

Valley Quilt Guild to host show

The Valley Quilt Guild of Tuscarawas County will present its biennial quilt show at the First United Methodist Church in Dover.

BSA Buckeye Council gains new leadership

Jesse Roper II will assume the position of Scout executive of the Buckeye Council, effective Nov. 1.

Enchanted Forest coming to TWC

The Wilderness Center's Enchanted Forest is approaching.

Trinity to offer low-cost health check in Uhrichsville

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

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.

Watch for scams in wake of Equifax data breach

In the wake of the Equifax data breach, con artists are trying to capitalize on the upsetting situation.

Say hello to Pedro

Pedro is a 2-year-old tuxedo cat with a medium-length coat. He is affectionate and was featured in August but has still not found his family.

CMH adds 16 new providers

Community Mental Healthcare is accepting new patients after hiring additional providers to meet the growing need in the community.

Cast sought for holiday play

The Gnadenhutten Public Library is looking for adult and child actors for a play the library is presenting as part of Gnadenhutten's Christmas on the Square.

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.

Library to host Anne Frank program

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the "Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank, the Main Library of Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a program titled "Miep Gies and Anne Frank: Friendship and Moral Courage."

Kombucha: Home brewers don't just brew beer and wine

Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea that purports to have various health benefits. It has now gained enough popularity that it has gone mainstream.

The PAC welcomes Grammy Award winner

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will play at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas.

Home-energy assessment can reduce costs

One way to boost a home's energy efficiency is through a home-energy assessment.

Twin City Fall Festival continues to grow

The sixth annual Twin City Fall Festival will be in downtown Uhrichsville.

Library to host swanky event at local eatery

The Great Gatsby Affair will be at Bread Head Bistro in downtown Dover to help raise money for the Dover Public Library Time to Check Out Your Future capital campaign.

'Play On' to be performed at Little Theatre

The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County will present “Play On."

Tuscarawas Philharmonic and Malone University Chorale to celebrate Zoar bicentennial

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will join with the acclaimed Malone University Chorale to present "The Promise of Living."

Alpine Hills Museum receives major gift from Wally Byam Airstream Club

The Wally Byam Airstream Club presented the Alpine Hills Museum in Sugarcreek with a donation of $10,000.

Heimatfest is an opportunity for Zoar descendants to come home

Historic Zoar Village's upcoming Heimatfest will feature a series of activities geared toward local history enthusiasts and descendants of the Zoar founders, the Society of Separatists.

Pink Card Party fundraiser set

Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary will host a Pink Card Party and Dinner to raise funds for Trinity Hospital Twin City and to promote breast cancer awareness and education activities.

Violet is the Cat of the Week

Violet is a shy girl who has spent five-and-a-half months at the shelter waiting for her family. This sweet 2-year-old would make a wonderful family pet. Her adoption fee has been reduced for a limited time.

Delaware Days celebrates the Native Americans of the region

The sixth annual Delaware Days event will be at the Victory Assembly of God in Newcomerstown.

Gnadenhutten Library has much to celebrate in October

The Gnadenhutten Public Library's board of trustees are using the library's annual Book Month Block Party to celebrate some milestones.

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.

Polar Express volunteer training begins Oct. 4

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum will hold Polar Training at the Dennison Presbyterian Church for youth volunteers who want to be elves or dancing chefs and adults who would like to be Polar Express storytellers, storyteller assistants, train car hosts and Santa.

One Book, One Community selection promotes kindness

The Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition's One Book, One Community project has chosen the number-one New York Times Bestseller, “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio as its selection for 2017. Discussions of the book will be held through the end of October at various locations.

Tickets available for Miss Clayland Raffle

The Miss Clayland Scholarship Program is selling tickets for its annual Miss Clayland Scholarship Program Raffle.

Healthy Tusc aims to improve health

As a result of the 2015 Tuscarawas County Community Health Needs Assessment, the Healthy Tusc Task Force convened to select and create action committees to address four priority health needs: obesity, substance abuse, mental health and dental health.

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.

TuscTalks Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes veteran astronaut

Dr. Scott E. Parazynski, a veteran of five Space Shuttle missions, a physician, an explorer and an entrepreneur, will give the inaugural TuscTalks Distinguished Lecture Series.

Ghost tours offered at Dennison Depot

The Dennison Depot Museum will host ghost tours.

Library to host Nonprofit Spotlight series

The Dover Public Library will host a new programming series called Nonprofit Spotlight with a different local nonprofit featured each time.

Fair ends on a hot note

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

Science fiction author to visit county library

Teen author Melissa Landers will be at the Tuscarawas County Public Library's main location for the final installment of the 2017 Visiting Author Series.

OSU Alumni scholarship applications being accepted

Applications are available in all Tuscarawas County high school guidance departments for the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County scholarships.

Monster Dash returning to 'Trumpet in the Land'

"Trumpet in the Land" will host its fourth annual Monster Dash.

'Dracula' coming to the hills of New Philadelphia

"Trumpet in the Land" will present "Dracula" at the Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre.

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.

Drag racing event new at the fair

It was no drag at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds on Thursday night when a new drag racing event was held.

SEI to host Fall Food Truck Rally and Harvest Day Celebration

Starlight Enterprises Incorporated of New Philadelphia will present a major community event at their two locations in New Philadelphia with the Fall Food Truck Rally and Harvest Day Celebration.

Fundraising continues for new ice rink

The Build a Winter Dream committee will hold a Think Pink for the Rink Quarter Auction at Dover Memorial Hall to raise funds for the ice rink and Dover City Schools Relay for Life.

These boxes have carried their last bologna sandwiches

Jack Fisher of Bolivar has a collection of lunchboxes of more than 1,000 pieces, one that took over 20 years to assemble.

Tuscarawas County Fair features regional entertainment

The Tuscarawas County Fair's Country Music Blowout kept the grandstands rocking all night on Wednesday.

Ohio Swiss Festival celebrates rich culture

Since 1953 the village of Sugarcreek has hosted the Ohio Swiss Festival on the fourth weekend after Labor Day each autumn. This year's festival is approaching.

Sandy is looking for a quiet home

Sandy is a senior boy who is ready to find a quiet home. He is 11 years old but in excellent health.

Local man recovering from West Nile virus

Tuscarawas has its first probable human West Nile virus case of 2017 being reported by the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

Author to present program about local Swiss cheese history

The Dover Public Library will host author Glen Hammel as part of its Nights at the Round Table Author Series.

Utility assistance available for qualifying customers

HARCATUS is looking for PIPP Plus customers who have dropped off the program and cannot keep up with the monthly charges or are facing disconnection of service.

New Phila VFW announces scholarship program

New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445 will participate in the VFW's Voice of Democracy program in Tuscarawas County. All high school students in Tuscarawas County are able to participate with the opportunity to win scholarships.

Job-assistance programs offered at county library

This fall the Tuscarawas County Public Library System will offer three classes for people of all ages who are seeking employment and career help.

Film festival offers guests a unique experience

The inaugural Tuscarawas Valley Film Festival will screen independent movies on Thursday evenings for four consecutive weeks at the Quaker Cinema.

Bike & Brew event coming to Zoar

Tickets for the annual Bike & Brew in Zoar are on sale now with the event coming in October.

One of a kind quilt to raise money for 4-H

A unique quilt involving 4-H members will be auctioned off on Thursday at the Market Livestock Auction in the main show arena with a portion to go to the 4-H scholarship fund.

Mini mobile garden competition at fair adds fall flavor

A new competition for gardeners at the fair attracted five entries this year and greatly adds to the festive atmosphere of fair week.

BBB to host shred and E-cycle event

The Better Business Bureau will host a free community event for shredding and E-cycling.

First Care moves to Dover's north end

First Care, which has been located in the Oxford Center at Dover for many years, will be open at the Oxford location through Friday and then will open at 8 a.m. in its new location at 110 Dublin Drive in Dover.

Needlepoint class offered in Zoar

Historic Zoar Village will offer a basic needlepoint class in the Sewing House.

Reeves to open for free for Museum Day Live! event

The Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live! event.

'Love, Loss and What I Wore' to debut at TCCA

Scott Daniels reviews the Black Box Theatre Ensemble's production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” The show brilliantly ties the unfolding of the female experience to the clothes associated with each of life's key moments.

HealthyTusc to begin updated community health assessment

In 2015 the HealthyTusc coalition embarked on an unprecedented collaboration between Tuscarawas County agencies and organizations to develop the first-ever collective Community Health Assessment for Tuscarawas County. The final report was funded by eight local agencies and commissioned by 22...

Library to offer family game nights

Dover Public Library will have monthly family game nights.

Youth art classes set to begin

Fall classes for kids will begin soon at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

Memoir details surviving childhood leukemia

Matt Tullis, an Apple Creek native and leukemia survivor, wrote a memoir. He will launch it in Wayne County with a reading and book signing after the Akron Marathon.

Dennison Depot kicks off restoration of elite steam engine

After waiting for 20 years, Chesapeake & Ohio Steam Engine Number 2700, currently located on the east end of the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, will finally undergo restoration.

Lauren Rennicker and Clayton Sprowl reign over 2017 fair

Lauren Rennicker of Dover and Clayton Sprowl of Port Washington will reign as queen and king of the 2017 Tuscarawas County Fair.

Programs designed for genealogy enthusiasts

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System has a lineup of programs for genealogy enthusiasts to attend.

Judging: Another opportunity to learn at the fair

Learning about their projects is not over at fair time. Feedback from the judges is one important way 4-H members continue to improve.

David Warther Carvings to participate in Museum Day Live!

David Warther Carvings will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live! initiative.

TCPL to host Makerspace Mondays

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host MakerSpace Mondays at all five of the system's locations.

New 4-H projects help members grow

The results of the youth involved in the 4-H program will be on display at the Tuscarawas County Fair.

Fundraising with a touch of magic for community

Well-known magician Rick Smith, Jr will appear with a full Las Vegas-style illusion and variety show to raise funds for school projects this year at Dover High School's auditorium.

Local author to hold book signing

Author Becky Swartzbaugh will be at a book signing at the Dayspring Christian Bookstore in downtown New Philadelphia for her book, "Clare Bear."

Whoopi is the Cat of the Week

Whoopi is a 3-year-old domestic shorthair in search of a family who will give her a forever home. She is affectionate and enjoys being a lap kitty, and she gets along well with other cats.

Fun and safety are priorities at the fair

The Tuscarawas County Fair is approaching with numerous events, and planning has been taking place to ensure the event is safe for everyone.

The dirt on the dirt at the fair

A lot of work is put into arranging the dirt to keep the Tuscarawas County Fair events truly entertaining.

Dog show raises funds for K-9 officers

The Breitenbach Dog Show was held on Saturday, Sept. 9. All proceeds went to the Police K-9 Association of Canton.

Bike winner announced

The winning ticket for a Trek Verve Street and Trail bike, valued at $400, was drawn Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Zeisberger Trail and Parks meeting. The raffle was part of a fundraiser for ZTAP, which realized $810 in proceeds from the project.

Nurse practitioner to serve individuals with psychiatry needs

Personal and Family Counseling Services has added Ketura L. Jackson, a certified nurse practitioner, to serve individuals with psychiatry needs.

Animal and Me show brings fairgoers of all abilities together

In its second year, the Animal and Me show at the Tuscarawas County Fair will provide a chance for people with and without special needs to have fun.

Public debate doesn't enter local re-enactment event

The Historic Zoar Civil War weekend, held the second weekend in September this year, is a biannual event attracting thousands of re-enactors, civilian presenters, area students and spectators wanting a peek into life in the 1860s. This year the weekend saw the restaging of the Battle of Antietam.

Child Passenger Safety Week raises awareness

Child Passenger Safety Week will aim to help parents choose the right car seats for their children and to teach parents how to use them correctly.

'Love, Loss and What I Wore' to premiere at TCCA

The local premiere of the award-winning drama, "Love, Loss and What I Wore," presented by the Black Box Ensemble Theatre, will debut at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

Wilderness Center holding annual birdseed sale

The Wilderness Center is holding its annual birdseed sale with discounted rates on a variety of seed selections.

Reeves to host 25th Vintage Style Show

This year the Reeves Museum will host its 25th anniversary Vintage Style Show in the Carriage House of the J.E. Reeves Home.

Theater troupe partners with Center for the Arts

The Black Box Ensemble Theatre announced its all-new theater season for Tuscarawas County and Southeast Ohio.

7 pools tested positive for West Nile virus

The Tuscarawas County Health Department has been conducting trapping for the culex species of mosquito throughout the summer in Tuscarawas County. TCHD was notified on Sept. 1 that seven pools of mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus.

New sports added for Special Olympians

Three programs were added to the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities including flag football, softball and pep club. With the addition of these sports, TuscBDD now offers 12 sports to local athletes.

Conservation initiative raises awareness about bird window strikes

Hundreds of millions of birds in the United States die each year as a result of window strikes. The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative is working to raise awareness of this problem to help birds make it safely to their destinations during migrations.

Poster contest promotes kindness

All public libraries in Tuscarawas County are currently accepting submissions for the Kindness Poster Contest.

Fisher is ready to go home

Fisher is a shy 5-year-old cat who came to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society when he was found with a fish hook stuck in his mouth. Shelter staff removed the hook and treated his mouth. He has been neutered and brought up to date on shots and preventatives.

Ford and Lincoln vehicle Bonus Cash offer now available to Farm Bureau members

Ohio Farm Bureau members are now eligible to receive $500 Bonus Cash on new eligible Ford vehicles and $750 Bonus Cash on eligible new Lincoln vehicles.

Miss Clayland Pageant accepting applications

Applications are now available for the Miss Clayland Scholarship Pageant.

Even with zoning there are limitations

The Building and Zoning Department is designed to protect the health and safety of Dover residents.

Library to host 9/11 program

The Dover Public Library will host "I'm Not a Hero: Remembering 9/11."

Quarter auction to benefit ice rink in Dover

An approved budget, plan and location have all been decided upon for the Build a Winter Dream ice rink project. The first Team Spirit Quarter Auction is set in September to raise funds for the project.

Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion received opioid addiction training

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development's Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs welcomed Jody Salvo from the Carroll-Tuscarawas Anti-Drug Coalition for the monthly in-service training in August.

Camp Tuscazoar pig roast tickets on sale now

Camp Tuscazoar will host its annual pig roast fundraiser at the camp dining hall.

East meets West in new exhibit at arts center

A gallery reception for a new international exhibition featuring artwork created by artists from China and Ohio will be held at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts in New Philadelphia.

Zoar Fire Department's pancake breakfast scheduled

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department relies on fundraisers like their pancake breakfast to fund the all-volunteer department.

Dennison Depot to hold auditions for 'Polar Express' train characters

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, operating its 18th year of Polar Train Rides, will vastly expand the cast of "Polar Express" this year in conjunction with Rail Events requirements. Auditions are approaching.

Stumptown Steam Threshers to host 55th show

The 55th annual Stumptown Steam Threshers Reunion and Show will be held at the Stumptown grounds.

Kiwanis to host health screenings

The 26th annual Dover-New Philadelphia Kiwanis Community Health Profile is scheduled.

Food bank event crowns new People's Choice chef and scores donations for hunger relief

The Akron Canton Regional Food Bank marked a major milestone in hosting the 10th annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Writers' Guild hosts contest

The Tuscarawas County Writers' Guild is holding a writing contest with the topic, "Broken Crayons Still Color."

Charmed to host celebration of creativity and art

Charmed: Gifts with Meaning will have its first Coffee and Canvas event.

Original Production Troupe to perform 'One Night Only'

The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County Original Productions Troupe will present “One Night Only.”

Library to host variety of fall programs

The Dover Public Library will host a number of programs for the fall season.

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.

Annual dog show coming to Breitenbach

Breitenbach Wine Cellars will host its ninth annual dog show.

14th annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show set

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association announced the 14th annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show is approaching.

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.

Storytime includes bilingual and special-need events

Fall storytimes will be offered at the Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Main Library as well as its Bolivar, Strasburg, Sugarcreek and Tuscarawas branches.

Insects are a guide to biodiversity

New Philadelphia High School science teachers Kip Brady and Jennifer Black led students deep into the forest at the Norma Johnson Center in search of termites for an insect project.

Kent State Tuscarawas 5K returns to Harry Clever Field

Registrations are being accepted for the 2017 Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association Glowway Run 5K.

Farm Bureau to offer free water tests for members

Farm Bureau members throughout Ohio can get free nitrate testing of their well water.

EAA Chapter 1077 will hold its annual pancake breakfast

EAA Chapter 1077 will hold its annual pancake breakfast as well as its lunch and fly-in.

Scenic 5K supports Canal Lands Park

The Tuscarawas County Canal Lands Development Committee will hold its 5K run/walk event with proceeds from the race directly benefiting the development and maintenance of the Canal Lands Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail in Tuscarawas County.

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.

Annual hog roast benefits Hospice

Berner Trucking will host its annual hog roast to benefit Community Hospice.

Singer has mitten paws

Singer is a polydactyl cat who is about 2 years old and would do best as the only cat in a home. She is up to date on shots and spayed.

Helen Welch to perform show at Kent State Tuscarawas PAC

World-acclaimed singer Helen Welch will bring her new show, "Yesterday Once More: A Musical Celebration of the Carpenters," to the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

ECOFA to host 'Birds in the Forest' program

The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will have Matthew Shumar to speak on the subject, "Birds in the Forest."

Teen Tuesdays to return to the library

Dover Public Library's Teen Tuesdays will return this fall with a series of five events inspired by Teen Read Week and funded by the 2017 Young Adult Library Services Association/Dollar General Teen Read Week Program Grant.

Union Hospital to hold free chronic disease classes

Professional nurses from Union Hospital's community health and wellness department will host a free six-week Healthy U Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children's Chorus to begin its fall semester

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will continue its year-round children's chorus under the direction of Laura Barkett. Rehearsals are approaching.

Dover woman wins steaks for a year

Pat Sippel, of Dover, wins Certified Angus Beef brand steaks for a year through a promotion at Buehler's Fresh Foods.

Art guild tours unique museum

Tuscarawas County Art Guild held their August meeting on the road when they visited the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home's Famous Endings Museum in Dover.

Locals and visitors become certified to teach tai chi

A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health funded a project to certify local teachers in the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program.

Interactive learning through demonstrations and hands-on activities

Public, private and home-schooled students will learn about life on the battlefield and the home front during Historic Zoar Village's Civil War School Day.

Volunteers sought for Gospel Jamboree

The 18th annual Gospel Jamboree will be at Camp Kaphar.

Spanish-American War to be topic of free speaker series

Fort Laurens will host its bimonthly Veterans Free Speaker Series event with a presentation about the Spanish-American War.

Ohio's largest Civil War re-enactment is at Zoar

More than 1,500 re-enactors will depict Civil War-era life on the home front and battlefield with a special recreation of the Battle of Antietam at Historic Zoar Village.

Bands to perform at preview show

The New Philadelphia High School Quaker Marching Band and the New Philadelphia High School Band Boosters will host the annual Tuscarawas County Band Preview in the Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium in Tuscora Park.

TuscBDD seeks to gain insight from survey

TuscBDD developed a community survey that is available online to people in Tuscarawas County to gain insight about how aware the community is of the board and the services it provides to people living with developmental disabilities.

Diversity is celebrated with upcoming art show

Maria Luz Garcia and her husband Jogendro Kshetrimayum will speak at an upcoming art show and competition at the Dover Library called Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Dover and New Philadelphia.

Zoar Volunteer Fire Department receives improved Public Protection Classification

The Insurance Services Office announced that the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department has received an improved Public Protection Classification.

Organist to be honored at Sugarcreek

The Shanesville Lutheran Church will have a public celebration to thank Mary Sue Schlegel for her 60 years of service as their church organist and also for her many years of service to the community as a music educator.

Pedro is the Cat of the Week

Pedro is a 2-year-old tuxedo cat with a medium-length coat. He has a very long body, tail and whiskers and is affectionate. He is neutered and up to date on all his vaccinations.

United Way kicks off 75th campaign with Rock-N-Run

The United Way of Tuscarawas County invites area runners and walkers to participate in its ninth annual Rock-N-Run at the DoverPhila Federal Credit Union.

VFW Post 1445 in New Philadelphia has launched Operation Assist

VFW Post 1445 in New Philadelphia has launched Operation Assist, a fundraising effort to assist New Philadelphia elementary school teachers (grade K-5) in meeting the needs of their less fortunate students with school supplies.

Thomas earns scholarship

Kylie Thomas, a 2017 graduate of Tusky Valley High School, was the recipient of the Nellie Stockwell Memorial Grant in Aid.

Schoenbrunn offers new event

Historic Schoenbrunn Village will host native games, songs and stories at its Simple Songs, Stories and Games event.

Jericho Big Band to end season at Tuscora Park

Jericho Big Band will perform at the Tuscora Park Amphitheater in New Philadelphia.

Little Theatre opens season with children's classic

The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County will open its 2017-18 season with a cast of all children for its production of "The Velveteen Rabbit."

Zoar Fire Department's pancake breakfast scheduled

Zoar Volunteer Fire Department Inc. will host a pancake breakfast.

TVPPA's 54th show will feature the Ford family

Participants will be able to talk with owners and operators of equipment to learn more about the history of these vintage machines. There will be traction engines steamed up and working the farming equipment. All steam engines have been state inspected, and all operators have an Ohio boilers...

Lucas Bohn: Finding the funny

Comedian Lucas Bohn will perform “Lesson Plans to Late Night” at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Zoar maintained a brewery for much of the communal settlement's history

Dr. Douglas Palmer, professor of European History at Walsh University, spoke about the history of alcohol consumption at the Zoar School House, where Lockport Brewery, the first new brewery in Tuscarawas County in more than 65 years, set up a tasting station upstairs for audience members afterward.

Local art to grace PAC program covers for a second year

Each artist will be featured separately throughout the year. The artists' bios will be printed inside the programs. In addition all five pieces of original art will be displayed in the PAC lobby for visitors to enjoy.

Agatha's past is a mystery

Agatha was abandoned at the shelter after having been shaved. She is one of the most affectionate cats at the shelter and is waiting for her new family.

Race to benefit Operation Christmas Child

The Ohio East Area Team of Operation Christmas Child is sponsoring a Family Fun Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at the Norma Johnson Center.

Race includes running, paddling and mountain biking

Camp Tuscazoar will host its first Tuscazoar Adventure Race. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the camp. Participants will run about 6 miles for the first leg, paddle 4 miles on the Tuscarawas River for the second leg and mountain bike 7 miles to complete the race.

Reeves to host Jr. Fire Academy

The Reeves Museum will host its third annual Little Boys Adventure in the Carriage House of the museum. This program will promote understanding of the many ways the fire department protects and aids the community and will encourage trust and respect of local fire fighters. The Dover Fire Department...

Volleyball fundraiser underway

Dover volleyball will host a chicken barbecue fundraiser to help fund the 2017-18 season.

Camp Buckeye to hold annual pig roast

Camp Buckeye will hold its annual pig roast to help support the camping ministry. Dinner will include roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, dessert and a beverage.

Poker run to benefit area animal shelters

The first Run for Shelter poker run is approaching and will raise funds for local animal shelters.

Pride Valley Force '02 provides a chance for young talent to grow

Pride Valley Force '02 traveling softball team out of Tuscarawas County worked its way into a top-16 finish in a mammoth field of 180 teams at the World Series in Columbus, Ohio.

Sport Fish Consumption Advisory is a resource for local anglers

Ohio anglers have a resource to determine the safety of eating what they catch in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's annual Sport Fish Consumption Advisory.

Fred Delphia to be honored at tribute event

Frederick Delphia will be honored with a special reunion tribute in Dover High School's auditorium and cafeteria.

New Phila band fundraiser will save you money

New Philadelphia High School's Marching Quaker Band members are having their annual band discount card sale.

Food Truck Fest adds wine tasting and yoga

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum System will host its third annual Jammin' Food Truck Fest in the lower level of Historic Schoenbrunn Village.

Library to take Mobile STEAM Lab on the road

This month the Dover Public Library is launching a new service for area schools and groups with its first Mobile STEAM Lab.

Reeves to host a 'Teddy Bear Picnic'

The Reeves Museum will host its annual Little Girls' Tea with the theme of “Teddy Bear Picnic.”

Greco season finale will include new selections

The Dominic Greco Concert Band will conclude the 2017 summer concert season at Tuscora Park.

Schoenbrunn to hold auditions for fall production

Historic Schoenbrunn Village will hold auditions for this year's production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” for children and adults.

Bugaboo is the Cat of the Week

Bugaboo has been at the Tuscarawas County Humane Society for three and a half months. She is an affectionate cat, approximately 2 years old and would be a great addition to any loving home.

Woman of the Year nominees accepted

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year award.

Kodachrome Babies to perform in Orrville

The Kodachrome Babies, made up of sisters Hannah Hubbard and Mallory Gerstacker of Tuscarawas County, will perform at Orr Park as a part of the 30th annual Orrville Performing Arts concert series.

Local leadership group is seeking speakers for youth event

Leaders of Tomorrow, under the umbrella of Leadership Tuscarawas, is seeking requests for proposals to speak at the fourth annual Leadership Summit to be held at the Performing Arts Center of Kent State Tuscarawas.

'Kids Caring for Community' program touches the lives of seniors

Nearly a dozen children from preschool to fifth grade gathered at Hennis Care Centre in Dover as part of their summer reading project at Dover Public Library.

Book sale helps support capital campaign

The Friends of the Dover Public Library will hold their annual book sale. Thousands of books, audio books, DVDs and other items will be available for a donation to the Friends of the Library.

Library to provide protective eyewear for eclipse viewing

The Dover Public Library will provide free glasses for members of the community in preparation for the total solar eclipse that is approaching.

Every dog has his day at annual fundraiser

Fun for the whole family will be emphasized during the Wayne County Humane Society's August fundraiser, Paws in the Park Pawty.

Millersburg to host Antiques in the Alley

Antiques in the Alley is an outdoor antique show located throughout Historic Downtown Millersburg, where people can shop for antiques, furniture, collectibles, new and old yard and garden accents, glassware, flowers and plants, kitchen items, and just about everything in between.

Dover Public Library to host OSU football author

The Dover Public Library will host author Robert J. Roman as part of its Nights at the Round Table author series.

Golf outing funds Pathway to Wellness

Wilkshire Hills Golf Course will host a benefit golf outing to raise funds that will directly benefit Pathway to Wellness.

Learn the fundamentals of pie baking

The Dover Public Library will host a program called The Art of Pie with home economist Ruth Burky to instruct participants on the fundamentals of making pie.

Give them a sign: They can't help if they can't find you

First responders provide advice on how to help them provide assistance in times of need.

Pie contest open to amateur bakers

Members of the community are invited to participate in Pie in the Library: A Community Pie Contest at the Dover Public Library.

Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society seeks fair sponsors

The Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society will present a Fair Sponsorship Program, available for businesses or individuals.

On the road to helping coffee growers one cup at a time

Morgan Darr, who at age 19 is the founder of the Salt + Light Coffee Co., is planning a fall trip to Haiti to meet coffee farmers, plant trees alongside them and hear their stories as a part of her vision of a company that helps create a more sustainable way of life for coffee farmers.

Passport to Fishing program brought to new audience

Rural Action and Starlight Enterprises Inc. brought Passport to Fishing to Tuscora Park on July 10. Other Passport to Fishing events are approaching.

Writers' Guild seeks submissions

The Tuscarawas County Writers' Guild invites people to share their story, fiction or creative nonfiction, in a short story writing contest.

Literacy Coalition to host shred event in Dover

The Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition will host a document-shredding and destruction event in the parking lot of First Federal Community Bank.

Seed library continues to grow

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System's seed-lending library is available.

Darkness is waiting for her family

Darkness is a 6-year-old short-haired cat with a shiny black coat who is front declawed and likes to be petted. She does not like dogs, but she gets along with other cats.

Gospel Jamboree seeking singers for program

The 18th annual Gospel Jamboree will be at Camp Kaphar in Uhrichsville. Singers may reserve a spot in the program.

Dover Public Library to host StoryWalk-athon

The StoryWalk-athon is part of the library's Kids Caring for Community Summer Reading Program and is a fundraiser for a local family.

ECOFA welcomes scenic river manager

The East Central Ohio Forestry Association's Matthew Smith will speak about the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program during a free public meeting, which will be at the Dover Public Library.

Big Latch On supports babies, moms and families

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week and the Global Latch On, the Breastfeeding Coalition of Tuscarawas County and the Tuscarawas County Health Department WIC Breastfeeding Program are taking part in the global celebration to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.

Art guild meeting featured self-taught artist

The Tuscarawas County Art Guild's July meeting featured artist Jane Hazell of Tippecanoe. Guild President Bill Koch made numerous announcements of things to come for the guild.

I-77 to be restricted overnight between Strasburg and Bolivar

Nighttime work to restrict Interstate 77 next week.

Sidewalk sale highlights downtown businesses

The New Philadelphia Business and Community Association announced that the 63rd annual downtown New Philadelphia Sidewalk Sales are approaching.

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.

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.

Large senior seeks home

Garfield is a large, older cat who came to the shelter when his human passed away. He is a quiet cat in search of a family who will provide a loving home for him during his golden years. His adoption fee has been sponsored.

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.

East Holmes 12U falls to Tusc. County in district semifinals

It took a little while for Tusc. County's bats to get going against East Holmes starter Nolan Yoder, who rolled through the first two innings, striking out three and not allowing a hit, but the game's turning point came in the third inning.

Greco Band has 2 upcoming concerts

The Dominic Greco Concert Band under the direction of Frederick Delphia has two upcoming concerts in Sugarcreek and Dover.

Writer's Guild welcomes guest speaker

The Tuscarawas County Writer's Guild will have its monthly meeting with author Marlene C. Miller to speak.

Mid-Summer's Night Art Affair reaches 15-year milestone

The Mid-Summer's Night Art Affair is one of the year's most anticipated shows at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts in New Philadelphia and is approaching.

HEAP Summer Cooling Program offers assistance

Until Aug. 31 the HEAP Summer Cooling Program may help with one unpaid electric bill or to repair central air conditioning.

Talent, tenaciousness and coffee fuel cartoonist

Douglas Laubacher is on the way to being a nearly full-time cartoonist while also teaching cartoon classes.

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.

Brick by brick: Local church to break ground on expansion

LifeBridge Community Church in downtown Dover is growing in numbers and expanding its space.

Ream recognized for years of service as he retires

Jack Ream stepped down from head of the Greater Dover-New Philadelphia Food Pantry's board of directors. He was recognized on Thursday, July 6, and he has plans for new ways to help others.

Petite Ella waits for her family

Ella is a 2- to 3-year-old tabby who is in search of a loving family. She is spayed and up to date on all her vaccinations and enjoys being petted.

New date for Zoar Harvest Festival

This year's Harvest Festival date was moved to accommodate the growing number of visitors, antique dealers and artisans who come to the area and stay overnight.

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.

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.

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.

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.

YMCA selects new CEO

The Tuscarawas County YMCA announced the selection of Tiffany Foxx as the new CEO.

Flintknapper to demonstrate at Roscoe

Steve Kitchen from Wooster will return to Roscoe Village to demonstrate flintknapping and answer any questions.

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.

Dennison family creates display to honor vets

A display honoring the military has been added to a pond on Wolf Run Road in Dennison by a local family.

Trinity recognizes volunteers

During a special volunteer appreciation and recognition luncheon in June, Trinity Hospital Twin City honored all members of the Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary.

Library to host Northeast Ohio Rocks! program

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will mark the one-year birthday of Northeast Ohio Rocks! by hosting three separate hide-and-seek programs.

Reeves to host Ice Cream Social

New this year, Starlight Art on High will have products and art available for purchase on the front porch of the house. Dover Public Library also will set up an activity tent.

Library to host program about Grandma Gatewood

The Dover Public Library will host a program on Emma Gatewood, legendary Ohio hiker who was known as Grandma Gatewood, in the library's community room.

Wilderness Center offers something for all ages

The Wilderness Center will host a number of learning events. For those interested in learning how to live more sustainably, The Wilderness Center will hold a day-long permaculture symposium on Saturday, July 22.

Art Guild members share stories and art

The Tuscarawas County Art Guild's June meeting focused on the members sharing their works of art with special stories to go along with them.

New Phila sophomore to attend Interlochen

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

Family shares experience of life with cerebral palsy

The Dover Public Library's Story Walk-a-Thon is approaching along with some smaller fundraisers, at which donations can be made to help defray some of the costs of travel for Nevaeh Beal's treatments for cerebral palsy.

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.

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.

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.

'Revolution on the Tuscarawas' returns to Fort Laurens

Fort Laurens will host its annual "Revolution on the Tuscarawas" Revolutionary War encampment and re-enactment.

First Town Days Talent Show is first rate

The competition was fierce at this year's annual First Town Days Talent Show in Tuscora Park as area performers heated up the midway stage on Sunday, July 2.

Local beekeepers sweeten up lives in Northeast Ohio

Michael and Natalie Carr are co-owners of Small Batch Honey Company in New Philadelphia. Marion and Joseph Yoder are owners of Shepherd's Market in Big Prairie. The Carrs, Yoders and other local beekeepers produce raw honey.

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.

Humane Society welcomes new director

Haley Predragovich is the new director at the Tuscarawas County Humane Society after taking over the position on June 19.

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.

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.

Right on point: Artisan uses age-old technique

Kevin Noon is a full-time sharpener and will spend a day at Local Roots Market & Cafe in Wooster.

Explore the night sky at the library

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will provide an opportunity for residents to explore the night sky at its Main Library.

Dover sophomore earns high score on engineering exam

A Dover High School student is the first sophomore at the school to achieve the highest score possible in the end-of-year principles of engineering exam.

Tea celebrates powerful women of the 18th century

During the open-house-style program visitors will sample teas and desserts from each woman's home nation. The museum will open for tours both before and after the event.

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.

Watoto Choir to perform in Millersburg

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

Amelia: Hardship hasn't broken her spirit

The Tuscarawas County Humane Society’s most urgent need is financial assistance to go toward the cost of continued care for a puppy named Amelia.

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.

Day of Caring brings companies together for volunteer work

More than 100 volunteers from area companies spent the day working throughout Tuscarawas County at historical and tourism sites, trails, and area nonprofit organizations during the United Way Day of Caring.

Chocolate Walk celebrates downtown merchants

The second annual Chocolate Walk in downtown Dover will raise funds for a large four-sided bronze clock to be placed on the square downtown.

Presentation will explore the intrigue of eclipses

Dr. David Hurd will give a presentation on the intrigue of eclipses and the basics behind them at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Volunteers recognized at Community Hospice breakfast

Community Hospice hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, April 22. Around 150 volunteers from all counties made the trip to the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek to participate in a breakfast buffet and short program of events.

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.

24th annual Dandelion May Festival celebrates all things dandelion

The Dandelion May Festival will allow participants to see, taste and enjoy dandelions at Breitenbach Wine Cellars, held in the Roadhouse Amphitheater adjacent to the winery.

Library to host used book sale

The Friends of the Tuscarawas County Public Library will host a used book sale at the Main Library in New Philadelphia.

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.

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.

Kent Tuscarawas University Band to present a concert

With a theme of "A Suite Celebration," the performance will include a variety of marches, chorales, cinematic works, dance suites and a ballet transcription.

Art Guild has a host of shows coming up

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

Buckeye trees planted near Quaker Stadium for Arbor Day

New Philadelphia City officials, high school football team players and band members gathered Thursday morning, April 27, the day before Arbor Day, to pay homage to Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium's history and namesake as two buckeye trees were planted, one at each end of the stadium.

Depot Museum to hold summer intern program

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

Antique Motorcycle Ride begins and ends in Sugarcreek

The first Antique Motorcycle Club of America's Buckeye Chapter and Motor Maids Ride will begin and end at the Dutch Valley Restaurant in Sugarcreek.

Historical Society welcomes new Hall of Distinction inductees

The Dover Historical Society held its 59th annual meeting at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center in Dover to recognize the Class of 2017 honorees inducted into the society’s Hall of Distinction.

David Apsley to speak at ECOFA meeting

East Central Ohio Forestry Association will meet at Dover Public Library on May 3 at 7 p.m. David Apsley, natural resources specialist at the Ohio State Extension, will speak on "Rate of Return on Your Trees, Monitoring Growth and Price Trends."

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.

Voters to decide several issues on May 2 ballot

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

'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."



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