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Starlight School recognized

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

Student-built home ready for auction

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

What's a million look like?

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

Career Exploration Days give sophomores a hands-on experience

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

Career center to host open house

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

New Phila students invite community to fall play

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

Winning essay chosen in One Book, One Community

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

Antúnez named president of student organization

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

Initiative focus was on empathy and kindness

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

Thespians to perform 'An Evening of One Acts'

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

Students recognized at Buckeye Career Center

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

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.

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.

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.

BCC to open Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace

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

BCC names Students of the Month

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

Environmental education grant applications open

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio's environmental education grant applications are now open. Educators and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for the 2017 AEP Access to Environmental Education Mini-Grant program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Area Catholic schools to host open houses

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School in Dover, Immaculate Conception School in Dennison and Tuscarawas Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in New Philadelphia will resume classes soon and will host open houses.

Buckeye to host two events for new and returning students

Buckeye Career Center will start classes soon and will offer Buckeye Palooza for new students as well as its annual Orientation Fair for all high school students.

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.

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.

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.

Cattle Association to award scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Cattle Association will award scholarships to deserving students during the 2017 Tuscarawas County Fair.

Buckeye Career Center's adult education department currently enrolling

Buckeye Career Center continues to accept applications from potential students interested in high school and adult education courses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Phila sophomore to attend Interlochen

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

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.

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.

Students participate in Passport to Fishing program

Thanks to funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and many volunteer hours, local middle school students participated in the Passport to Fishing curriculum.

Kent State Tuscarawas to host open house

Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn more about Kent State University at Tuscarawas at an admissions open house.

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.

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.

USW to host Bike Safety Day

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

Local teen builds his own marimba

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

Art Guild has a host of shows coming up

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

Kiwanis awards 17 scholarships

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

Depot Museum to hold summer intern program

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

Spring is much more than warmer weather

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

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day comes to Dover

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

Leadership Tuscarawas is accepting applications for the next course term

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

Students to participate in Math Tournament

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

Buckeye Career Center’s 40th annual open house is approaching

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

Deadline for B-WISER summer camp is April 20

The deadline for the Buckeye Women in Science, Engineering and Research summer camp for girls is approaching.

Power to retire after more than 30 years in education

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School is currently seeking applicants for the principal position. After more than 30-plus years of working as a principal, Scott Power is set to retire.

Center for the Arts to host Student Computer Designed Art Exhibition

Kent State University at Tuscarawas and the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts are sponsoring the 13th annual Student Computer Designed Art Exhibition at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

Local teens participate in Ohio Youth in Government

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

BCC students assist Zoar Community Association

Buckeye Career Center students are again helping to provide electricity to vendors at the various Zoar Community Association festivals and events throughout the warmer months.

Performing Arts Camp open to musicians and singers

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will host its fifth annual Performing Arts Camp this June at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Free lecture to feature noted professor of biology

P. Dee Boersma will present a lecture at the 13th biannual Pelican Lecture at the College of Wooster's Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center.

York Elementary students learn about disabilities

Children at York Elementary in New Philadelphia spent a day immersing themselves in the experiences of others who must overcome various disabilities as part of their learning process. The day was part of ongoing efforts as part of Disabilities Awareness Month in March.

Students and alumni take the stage for spring production at Kent State Tuscarawas

"The Air Loom," the Kent State University at Tuscarawas 2017 Spring Student Production, is coming to the Performing Arts Center.

Claymont students get free haircuts at BBC prior to spring picture day

Claymont intermediate fourth- and fifth-graders were bussed to Buckeye Career Center to receive free haircuts from the cosmetology program juniors.

Buckeye Career Center prom

Buckeye Career Center prom court poses for a picture together.

Dover Rotary to sponsor 6 scholarships for local students

The Rotary Club of Dover will sponsor six $500 scholarships for graduating high school seniors of Dover High School and Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School.

Kent State Tuscarawas signs Teays Valley graduate to wrestling team

Kent State University at Tuscarawas announced the signing of Ashville Teays Valley High School graduate Isaiah Grier to wrestle for the Kent State Tuscarawas Golden Eagles wrestling team.

Medals just icing on the cake for exchange student

Semuede Andreis wanted to learn a new culture and English, but along the way he also claimed state titles in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle, making him the first state champion for New Philadelphia High School since 1940.

Buckeye Career Center names Students of the Month

Two Newcomerstown residents have been recognized as Students of the Month for March at Buckeye Career Center: Brent Bryant and Mark Grewell.

Renowned paleontologist to present dinosaur program at Kent State Tuscarawas

Dr. Mary Higby Schweitzer will do a presentation about dinosaurs at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Prom attendees must take a Breathalyzer test at BCC

Buckeye Career Center's prom is approaching. Each prom attendee will be required to take a Breathalyzer test before entering.

New Philadelphia students to present ‘The Shakespeare Mixtape’

New Philadelphia High School's music and theater departments will present "The Shakespeare Mixtape" in the Welty Auditorium.

Dover High School presents 'My Fair Lady'

The Dover High School Thespians will present their spring musical in the Dover High School auditorium.

Dover High School to present slide show of recent Costa Rica trip

Students and teachers from Dover High School will present on a recent trip to Costa Rica at the Dover Public Library.

TCC to host Celebration of the Arts

The Tuscarawas County Catholic Schools will host Celebration of the Arts at Tuscarawas Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School.

Honors Concert includes 170 local students

The East Central Ohio Educational Service Center announced the 2017 Middle School Honors Band and Choir Concert at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia.

Art scholarship available to students

The Tuscarawas County Art Guild will sponsor a $750 art scholarship to any Tuscarawas County high school senior planning to major in art or any college freshman majoring in art in fall 2017.

Help Design the Future community meeting at Dover High School

Dover School District and the architectural firm SHP will host the first in a series of community meetings regarding the design of the new Dover High School.

BCC students shine at district competitions

Buckeye Career Center students competed in the district FFA Career Development Event in Zanesville, and the early childhood education students also competed in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition. The students collected a number of honors at both events.

New Philadelphia’s Reiter signs to KSU Tuscarawas

Kent State University at Tuscarawas announced the signing of Josh Reiter, a New Philadelphia High School graduating senior, to its cross country team.

Scholarship to be presented at 21st Annette Kay Harstine Memorial Scholarship Recital

The 21st annual Annette Kay Harstine Memorial Scholarship Recital will be at the Shanesville Lutheran Church in Sugarcreek.

Dover Board of Education hires construction manager

In the four months since passage at the ballot, Dover City Schools is making progress toward a new high school, slated to open in 2019.

Dover grad receives prestigious award

Kelsie Eichel, a Dover High School graduate, is a recipient of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, one of the most prestigious graduate student prizes in the biological sciences.

Students attend Buckeye Career Center’s Career Carnival

Buckeye Career Center gave local eighth-graders the opportunity to explore possible career paths during the Career Carnival.

Scholarship opportunities available for Appalachian students

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio will accept scholarship applications to donor-established funds within FAO.

Pirates XC star Schwartz signs on to run at Kent State Tuscarawas

BJ Schwartz opted to stay close to home in moving on to the college ranks next season and signed to run cross country for Kent State Tuscarawas.

Neading signs to Kent State Tuscarawas

Kent State University at Tuscarawas announced the signing of Rikki Neading, a Dover High School graduating senior, to its cross country team.

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference registration open

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

‘Ancient Farming Practices of the Moundbuilders’ coming to the College of Wooster

DeeAnne Wymer will present "Before the Three Sisters: Ancient Farming Practices of the Moundbuilders" at the College of Wooster.

Dover Middle School takes first place in Power of the Pen

Dover Middle School seventh and eighth grade students earned first place in the district Power of the Pen Tournament.

New internship program allows students to apply their knowledge

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

35th annual Kent State Tuscarawas Engineering Expo

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

‘Freedom Summer’ to be shown at Kent State Tuscarawas

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

Learning in Forest Ecosystems: Students gain ecological literacy

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

College Club scholarships available

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

Registration open at area Catholic schools

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

David V. Stivison Appalachian Scholarship available for economically disadvantaged students

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

Nellie Stockwell Memorial Grant in Aid available

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

Art Guild scholarship available to art students

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

Dover School’s board hires architect for proposed high school

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

Seniors can apply for Democratic Women Scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Democratic Women Scholarship applications are now available.

Kindergarten registration open at New Philadelphia City Schools

New Philadelphia City Schools' kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year began Feb. 1 and will run through March 10.

Starlight School preschool 2017-18 registration now open

Starlight School preschool 2017-18 registration is now open for children who will be 3-years-old by Aug. 1.

Why is college so expensive?

An estimated 70 percent of college graduates leave school in debt. Local higher education officials point to a few reasons tuition continues to be high.

Scholarships available to Tuscarawas County students

Applications for the Richard Ronald Memorial Scholarship are available at all county high school guidance offices and at the East Central Ohio ESC in New Philadelphia.

Dover High School cheerleaders earn national recognition for service

The Dover High School cheerleaders recently received national recognition and will be featured in American Cheerleader Magazine and on ESPN's coverage of the National Cheer Competition this spring.

Catholic Schools Week celebrated locally

The Tuscarawas County Catholic schools will celebrate national Catholic Schools Week Jan. 29 through Feb. 4 with a variety of special activities and programs.

Marsha Freeland to speak at Women’s Success Series

Marsha Freeland, director of the Norma Johnson Center, will be the featured speaker at Kent State University Tuscarawas for the Women's Success Series.

Kent State Tuscarawas Blue Gold Night at the PAC

Kent State University at Tuscarawas will hold Blue Gold Night at the PAC in the Performing Arts Center. This event will enable attendees to choose what information they need regarding admissions and the academic programs at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Fifth graders excel in spelling

Dover Avenue Elementary School recently held the Dover Avenue Spelling Bee.

Buckeye Career Center hosted Pancakes with Parents

Buckeye Career Center hosted Pancakes with Parents on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Spring classes for kids get underway at Arts Center

Spring classes for kids coming up at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts.

College scholarships offered by Kiwanis

The Dover New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships of $500 each to qualified students living within the New Philadelphia or Dover school districts.

Schools must administer state-funded SAT or ACT this spring

Beginning this spring, all Ohio school districts and community schools must administer a state-funded college and career readiness test to juniors.

Students of the Month named at BCC

Buckeye Career Center has named Anthony Materna of New Philadelphia as the Adult Education Student of the Month and Marcus Schlabach as the High School Student of the Month.

KSU Stark and Sandy Valley Local Schools team up to offer College Credit Plus to local students

Kent State University at Stark has officially entered into a partnership with Sandy Valley Local Schools to offer College Credit Plus classes at Sandy Valley High School.

Ohio State University Extension to provide level 2 food safety training

The National Restaurant Association's manager training course will be offered at the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities in New Philadelphia.

BCC names Students of the Month

Wesley Vanfossen is Buckeye Career Center's December High School Student of the Month, and Cheryl Probert is Buckeye Career Center's Adult Education Student of the Month.

Students perform special holiday musical celebration

Students at Immaculate Conception performed a special holiday celebration.

First Steps to Literacy provides books for county newborns

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

Warming Tree helps local families this winter

This year marks the ninth year the children in the preschool and pre-k classes from Immaculate Conception Elementary donated items from their Warming Tree to the Salvation Army.

New engineering technology director named at Kent State Tuscarawas

Paul Dykshoorn of Alliance has been named director of the Engineering Technology Department at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Tusky Valley High School presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

Tusky Valley High School will present "A Christmas Carol," adapted by Ed Monk, in the Tusky Valley High School auditorium.

Fundraiser benefits Friends of Adult Education group

A fundraiser dinner and silent auction to benefit the Friends of Adult Education Buckeye Career Center is approaching.

Kent State Tuscarawas University Band to give free public concert

The Kent State University at Tuscarawas University Band will present a concert in Founders Hall Auditorium.

Applications accepted for Pork Producers scholarships

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

Buckeye Career Center announces Students of the Month

Hali Mehok and Amanda Leggett were named Students of the Month at Buckeye Career Center.

Annual FFA food drive benefits 85 families

The Indian Valley FFA completed their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, helping 85 families.

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