Tuscarawas County Recognized for Industrial Expansion and Relocation

Tuscarawas County and the New Philadelphia/Dover area has been named by Site Selection magazine, a national publication on economic development and industrial site development, as a micropolitan region with the second most industrial expansion and relocation in the United States during 2014. Site Selection defines a micropolitan region with a population of 250,000 or less and tabulates the industrial growth of 585 micropolitan regions throughout the country.

The East Central Ohio Building Authority recorded over $27 million in industrial building expansion in Tuscarawas County during 2014. In addition to industrial facility expansion, information was provided to Site Selection magazine on the location of 11 shale oil and gas service companies in Tuscarawas County during 2014. These companies added a total value of 775 jobs to the county and had a significant impact on Tuscarawas County’s number-two ranking in Site Selection magazine.

Pictured: Tuscarawas County dignitaries were proud to receive the second-place ranking

Hot Job of the Week

Tune in to 1450 WJER every Monday during the afternoon show as we chat with Amy Miller of OhioMeansJobs about the “Hot Job of the Week.” Not only will Amy give details about a specific job each week, but she'll also discuss tips, strategies, and helpful hints for job seekers.

This w
eek’s topic:
Help! I don’t have any job skills!

Hot Job of t
he Week:

ployer seeking
: Entry Level Production Utility Operator

b Code #
: T-578-8

: High school diploma/GED; able to do heavy lifting of up to 100 pounds; at least 18 years old; pre-employment testing will include a criminal background check, drug testing, and a driving record check

Job De
: Handling and processing of production materials in a chemical plant; unloading raw materials; pumping; transferring; loading reactors; loading totes and drums; unloading and loading tank trucks and railroad tank cars; company provides extensive training regarding safety, job responsibilities, chemical plant processing, plant procedures, and plant rules; full time, rotating shifts, must be available to work a flexible schedule

rksite Location
: Dover, OH

te of Pay
: $22.66 per hour

lable Benefits
: Health and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and 401k

How t
o apply
: If you are applying at OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas or Stark, *fill out a referral form, attach it to your résumé, and turn in in to the Customer Service Desk. All other applicants can fax their résumés to 330-602-2858 or email them to rc4@omjwork.com. Please address it to ATTN: RC4 and include the job code #, your name, and either the job title or the T# for this position.

For mor
e information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at ohiomeansjobs.com.

Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center

The Kent State Performing Arts Center still has lots of great performances in store for 2015! See what's coming up at the PAC the rest of this season.

Scheduled performances include:
Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 p.m.: Memphis
Friday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m.: Peter and the Starcatcher
Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m.: The Mikado
Saturday, May 16th at 7:30 p.m.: Night Ranger
Saturday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m.: Franc D'Ambrosio with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic

Tune in to 1450 WJER on Wednesday afternoons for ticket giveaways and updates from Mike Morelli, General Manager of the Performing Arts Center, to find out what's happening at the PAC throughout the season.

Red Cross Seeks Hometown Hero Nominations

The American Red Cross of Stark and Muskingum Lakes, in partnership with WJER Radio, WTUZ Radio, and the Times-Reporter, is now accepting nominations for its annual Hometown Hero Awards. Winners are chosen by a panel of civic volunteers and community leaders and honored at the Hometown Hero Awards Breakfast on April 24th. Additionally, the Red Cross will hold a “Hometown Heroes” youth (K-12) writing/coloring contest, presented by The Times-Reporter.

Click here to nominate an individual. Nomination forms are also available at the Red Cross, public libraries, and area businesses.

Each year, the Hometown Hero Awards honor local individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on the community or have demonstrated the values of courage, character, humanity, or personal initiative. Nominees must reside in or be employed in Carroll, Harrison, or Tuscarawas County. The heroic event must have occurred in 2014 but may have taken place outside of Carroll, Harrison, and Tuscarawas Counties.

“This event is the perfect opportunity to honor the everyday heroes in our own communities,” said Kim Kroh, Executive Director of the Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter. “There are so many stories of individuals who have risked their lives to save that of another, or used a skill, like CPR, to help a stranger or loved one. The Red Cross believes that it is important for our community to recognize those individuals and their great works.”

The Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter will honor and celebrate the selected stories at a Hometown Hero Awards Breakfast at 8:30 a.m on April 24th at the Tuscora Park Pavilion (161 Tuscora Avenue NW, New Philadelphia). Tickets are available on the website or by calling 330-343-8633.

For more information about the youth writing/coloring contest, click here.

The deadline for both the hero nomination and the writing/coloring contest is March 13th.

Great Escape to Disney

WJER is excited to bring you the 33rd edition of the Great Escape! This year, we’ll fly two lucky listeners to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for the vacation of a lifetime!

The winners will spend six nights and seven days at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, w
hich features beautiful rooms, great food, seven heated pools, a quarter-mile walking/jogging trail, fishing and watercraft rentals, and more! Our winners will also receive seven-day base ticket theme park admissions.

Sign up for your chance to win at any of our participating sponsor locations:
77 Bar & Grill
889 Commercial Parkway, Dover

Agland Co
untry Store
1062 W. High Avenue, New Philadelphia

Dee's Restaurant
Fillmore Avenue, Dover (across from the YMCA parking lot)

Dover Healthy Alternatives
320 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover

DTS Screen Printing & Embroidery
(formerly Dennison T-Shirt Graphics)
131 Commercial Avenue SE, New Philadelphia

Finishing Touch Flooring & Carpet Cleaning
3422 New Zoarville Road NE, Zoarville (on State Route 800)

The Grove Gift Shoppe
128 W. 2nd Street, Dover

Lahm Motor Co.
119 N. Broadway, Sugarcreek

Little Caesars Pizza
539 W. High Avenue, New Philadelphia

Mako's Market & Pharmacy
240 E. 3rd Street, Uhrichsville

The Manor Restaurant
753 S. Wooster Avenue, Strasburg

May Valley Floors
1628 E. High Avenue, New Philadelphia

The Me
dicine Center Pharmacy
551 W. High Avenue, New Philadelphia

Signs To Go
812 Boulevard, Dover

Sugar Valley Meats
2149 Dutch Valley Drive NW, Sugarcreek

Sunshine Signs
800 W. 3rd Street, Dover

Super Fitness
400 Mill Avenue SE, New Philadelphia (inside New Towne Mall)

Tuscarawas County YMCA
600 Monroe Street, Dover

Twin City Pharmacy & Gift Shop
21 Grant Street, Dennison

Warther Cutlery
331 Karl Avenue, Dover

WJER Radio
646 Boulevard, Dover

Yoder's Hometown Market
1020 N. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover

Stay tuned for details on how you can win this FANTASTIC prize!

For a complete list of rules, click "Read More."


Tuscarawas County Community Food Pantries

The food pantries located throughout Tuscarawas County rely on continued support from churches, businesses, and individuals to donate food and/or monetary contributions. Please contact your local food pantry regarding items for which they currently have the greatest need. Clients needing assistance are asked to go to the food pantry located within their ZIP code area.

Greater Dover-New Philadelphia Food Pantry
Church of the Harvest, 420 W. 3rd Street, Dover

Open to everyone
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-noon

Bolivar United
Methodist Church

560 Poplar Street, Bolivar

Emergency pantry that serves Bolivar, Mineral City, New Cumberland, Somerdale, Strasburg, Zoar, Zoarville, and the Tusky Valley school district
By appointment only (office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

Carpenter's Cupboard
Strasburg United Methodist Church, 206 2nd Street NW, Strasburg

Serves Strasburg, the "878" area code, 44680 ZIP code, and the Strasburg school district
3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
*Please bring your photo I.D. and a current bill or bank statement with your name and address for proof of residency

Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church
220 N. Walnut Street, Gnadenhutten

Serves the Gnadenhutten area with non-perishable food items and paper products
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Soup Kitchen
613 N. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover
Open to everyone
Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center

The Journey's End Ministries
205 River Street, Newcomerstown
Open to everyone
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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