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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn to mountain bike at Tuscazoar

Camp Tuscazoar will offer an introductory how-to series aimed at mountain bike beginners on Monday evenings, starting June 19.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

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

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

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

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

Dover Public Library to host first Beautiful You event

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

YMCA opens doors for Healthy Kids Day

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

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day comes to Dover

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

Union Hospital program can help smokers quit

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

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

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

Parkinson’s Boot Camp coming to Dover

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

Koch joins Community Family Health Center as nurse practitioner

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

Blood screening available twice in April

The Dennison Rotary, in conjunction with Trinity Hospital Twin City, will host the Spring Community Health Blood Screening.

Diabetes can be preventable for some individuals

The Tuscarawas County YMCA will offer a United Way-funded diabetes prevention program that is free and open to the community.

Cancer Screening Day scheduled for uninsured individuals

The Regional Cancer Center of Union Hospital will offer a free Cancer Screening Day for adult men and women in the community who are uninsured or underinsured.

Rep. Landis launches local drug-free initiative

State Representative Al Landis in coordination with Jodi Salvo and the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition, officially launched the "Got Your Back" Ohio Drug-Free Initiative, which will be promoted across the 98th Ohio House District to encourage students to remain drug free.

Spring Healthcheck scheduled for March 18

The annual Spring Healthcheck will be at Union Hospital.

Trinity to offer low-cost health check for adults

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

Wear orange March 16 to show support for MS initiative

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month in Ohio, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is asking people to show their support by wearing orange.

NAMI event open to anyone wanting to learn more about mental health

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Tuscarawas and Carroll counties will hold its first family support event at ACE Inc.

Next Walk with a Doc approaching

The next Walk with a Doc event is just around the corner at Union Hospital.

Garaway Senior Center offers free exercise classes

The Garaway Senior Center, a satellite of the Tuscarawas County Senior Center, offers weekly exercise classes to help retain or gain back flexibility, strength and range of motion.

8th annual Shamrock Run registration now open

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

Union Hospital hosts free classes for dealing with chronic pain

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

Walk with a Doc will be Saturday, Feb. 4

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

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

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

Partnership kicks off preventive health campaign

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

‘Food Over Medicine’ program to be presented

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

Trinity Hospital Twin City will host free diabetes support group

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

Union Hospital UPS Family Health Center North to open

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

Health screen helps detect issues early

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

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

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

Free weight loss and diabetes prevention mini seminar

The Tuscarawas County Public Library and Trinity Hospital Twin City have teamed up to provide a free weight loss and diabetes prevention mini seminar at the New Philadelphia Library.

Resolution Run highlights dedicated participants

Community Mental Healthcare will host The Resolution Run at Anytime Fitness in Dover.

Trinity Hospital wins Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care award

Trinity Hospital Twin City has received an Excellence in Patient Care award presented by Studer Group, a Huron Healthcare solution.

East meets West when engineer shifts gears to holistic practice

It was when Stahl went to a health and wellness expo that she first learned about Bioenergetic Medicine and the Biopulsar Reflexograph. Now she speaks about Eastern healing techniques and philosophies.

Health checks offered at Mako's in Uhrichsville

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

Trinity Hospital Twin City receives national recognition

Trinity Hospital Twin City announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health for overall excellence in Patient Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction.

Trinity Hospital Twin City will host free diabetes support group on healthy holiday eating

Trinity Hospital Twin City will host a free monthly diabetes support group meeting, and the next meeting will discuss healthy holiday eating.

Trinity Hospital Twin City hosting health screen at Mako’s Market

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

Union Hospital Walk with a Doc will feature Dr. Lindsey Moore

Dr. Lindsey Moore will be the featured doctor at Union Hospital's next Walk with a Doc event.

YMCA offers diabetes prevention

The Tuscarawas County YMCA is encouraging residents of Tuscarawas County to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes through health programs.

Diabetes Screening Day scheduled at Union Hospital

The annual Diabetes Screening Day will be held in the Union Hospital auditorium. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the hospital Community Relations Department.

Trinity Hospital Twin City to host In the Pink health event

Trinity Hospital Twin City is inviting all area residents to In the Pink, a free health event to combat breast cancer through education, awareness and survivor recognition.

Annual Blood Battle with Dover against New Philadelphia approaching

The 19th annual Dover versus New Philadelphia Blood Battle will be waged at the Tuscarawas County YMCA.

Women’s health program to be hosted by Dr. Orafu

A program hosted by Dr. Chinyere Orafu will wrap up the annual Paint Tusc Pink project.

Union Hospital to consider partner

The Union Hospital Board of Trustees has begun a process that it hopes will lead to an affiliation of the hospital with a larger health care system by the start of 2018.

Community health screen offers low-cost choice for residents

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

Two men join forces to help others

Dave Meese of New Philadelphia and Craig Barnett, a former New Philadelphia High School teacher, have started a support group for those who have gone through prostate cancer.

Popular Paint Tusc Pink campaign returns during month of October

Tuscarawas County businesses, schools and offices are invited to cover themselves in pink paint, posters and displays for the annual Paint Tusc Pink campaign to generate attention for breast cancer awareness in October.

Union Hospital co-sponsoring free hearing screenings

During Audiology Awareness Month in October staff at Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons in Dover will offer free hearing screenings.

Trinity Hospital to host free Alzheimer’s and dementia mini seminars

Trinity Hospital Twin City has teamed up with Ten Lakes Center to provide two free educational mini seminars called Always Remember - Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Trinity diabetes support meeting to cover eye health

Trinity Hospital Twin City is hosting a free diabetes support group meeting about the effect of diabetes on eye health.

New Philadelphia Kiwanis Health Profile will be Sept. 24 at Union Hospital

The 25th Annual New Philadelphia Kiwanis Community Health Profile is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6-11 a.m. at Union Hospital at Dover.

Trinity to offer health check at Mako’s

On Friday, Sept. 9 Trinity Hospital Twin City's Community Outreach Department will host a health screen from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at Mako's Market, 240 E. Third St.

Local Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 10 in Strasburg

More than 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease including more than 2,500 in Tuscarawas County.

Dover Public Library will host Fit for Fall Walking Challenge

The Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St., will host another Fit for Fall Walking Challenge. Participants are encouraged to walk or exercise 3-5 hours a week for the chance to earn prizes.

West Nile Virus discovered in two locations in Tuscarawas County

Tuscarawas County Health Department and New Philadelphia City Health Department were notified Wednesday, Aug. 31 that two pools of mosquitos tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

Incentive program helps moms quit smoking

Tuscarawas County Health Department Baby & Me program is a free program open to pregnant women of any age, and there are no income restrictions.

Union Hospital to host free smoking cessation classes

Union Hospital will offer free smoking cessation classes to help residents improve their health and wellness and live a tobacco-free life.

Union Hospital presents diabetes self-management course

The Union Hospital Community Health & Wellness staff is offering a free six-week small-group workshop specifically designed for adults with diabetes or prediabetes.

Registration underway for Trinity Hospital Fit for Life programs

Trinity Hospital Twin City invites area adults who are at risk for diabetes to register for the fall diabetes prevention program.

Trinity to offer free and low-cost health check

On Friday, Aug. 12 Trinity Hospital Twin City's Community Outreach Department will host a health screen from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at Mako's Market, 240 E. Third St.

2nd Annual Little Theatre 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 20

The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County will have their second annual 5k run/walk on Saturday, Aug. 20. They invite people to come in their creepiest and kookiest to help kick off the first two productions of the 2016-17 season.

Local event raises awareness and the need for global support for breast-feeding

The fourth annual Big Latch On will be held on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Tuscora Park to help promote the benefits of breast-feeding for babies.

Shedding light on Lyme and tick-borne illness

Karen Whitescarver will present her personal story about the impact of Lyme disease at the Aug. 3 East Central Ohio Forestry Association meeting at 7 p.m.



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