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Health check includes breakfast and e-cycle dropoff in Zoarville

The Rotary Club of Bolivar-Zoar will host its annual spring health check, e-cycle dropoff and community pancake breakfast at Tuscarawas Valley High School in Zoarville.

Healthy Kids Day supports local youth

The Tuscarawas County YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day.

Faith Christian Church hosting teen mental health forum

Faith Christian Church will host a panel of experts on the subject of teen mental health.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health checks offered at Mako's Market

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

Free flu shots offered

Since there is no end in sight for this influenza outbreak, the Health Department wants to remind residents it is not too late to get a flu shot.

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.

Black tie affair benefits ALS research

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

Students can explore careers in health care

Area high school students considering or wanting to learn more about careers in health care can participate in a free, hands-on program hosted over the next few months at Union Hospital.

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.

Flu is more dangerous to older adults

In response to news that flu activity in Ohio is now widespread, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Aging urge older Ohioans and their families to be aware of seniors' elevated risk of complications from flu and to take steps to prevent its spread.

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."

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.

Additional case of bacterial meningitis confirmed

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

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.

Death from bacterial meningitis reported

The Tuscarawas County Health Department was notified by the Tuscarawas County Coroner's Office recently of a death of an Indian Valley High School student from a case of bacterial meningitis.

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.

Free and low-cost health checks available

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

Protect yourself and pets from ticks

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

Chili cook-off to benefit addiction advocacy group

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

Trinity offers free health check

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

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

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

'Food Evolution' showing includes panel discussion

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

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

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

Women in Business Expo returns with The Pink Party

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

West Nile virus found in new locations

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

Library to host music therapist

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

Meat recalled for sanitation concern

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

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.

CMH adds 16 new providers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Kiwanis to host health screenings

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hepatitis C up in the county

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus, which is sometimes referred to as HCV. Tuscarawas County has seen an increase in the spread of this disease.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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