Kari DeLong-Hunt Wins $5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree


We have a winner! On December 18th, we held our grand prize drawing for our $5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree contest, and Kari DeLong-Hunt of Strasburg was selected as the grand prize winner! We gathered 21 semi-finalists in the New Towne Mall food court and held a reverse elimination drawing to give us our big winner. As the winner, Kari receives a $250 gift certificate to the 20 local businesses who sponsored this year's contest, which includes New Towne Mall, G.A. Fisher Diamond Jewelers, McDonald's, Sugar Valley Meats, Blazin' Burgers, Warther Cutlery, the Grove Gift Shoppe, the Dennison Yard, Subway, Tusc Valley Financial, Super Fitness, Agland Country Store, David Warther Carvings & Gift Shop, Broad Run Cheese House, T.V. Specialties, Canal Tavern of Zoar, the Tuscarawas County YMCA, the Manor Restaurant, Domino's Pizza, and Mako's Market & Pharmacy. Although Kari walked away with the $5,000 shopping spree, each of our 21 semi-finalists received prizes that included a gift box from Broad Run Cheese House, a bottle of Crystal Springs bottled water,  a limited edition WJER T-shirt, and a WJER notepad and pen. Our first runner up was Brenda Wilmes of New Philadelphia who also received four tickets to a 2015 Cleveland Indians game. We'd like to thank everybody who signed up for a chance to win as well as our fantastic sponsors who made this giveaway possible. Merry Christmas and congratulations, Kari!

Pictured: WJER's Michael Roberts informs Valerie DeLong, who sat in for her daughter Kari, that Kari's name was drawn as the grand prize winner while Valerie gives Kari the great news over the phone; Valerie DeLong and grand prize winner Kari DeLong-Hunt stopped by the WJER studios the following morning to talk about winning; Kari shows off all her prizes







12 Trays of Christmas

The WJER elves are piling subs and cookies into their sleigh for the "12 Trays of Christmas" contest! We'll select one business for each of the 12 business days leading up to Christmas to receive a delivered lunch that included Subway subs and cookies, Coke and Diet Coke, cups, napkins, balloons from the Balloonatique, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, calendars, and more! Have you entered your office for a chance to win? Click here for contest details.

For the tenth tray of Christmas, we stopped by Valley View Animal Hospital in Dover:

Pictured: WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Shauna Gundy, Hallie Jenkins, April Schaar, Diane Davis, and Deana Grasselli


For the ninth tray of Christmas, we headed over to Starlight School in New Philadelphia:

Pictured: Angel Herbert (holding balloons), Farrah Raines (kneeling), WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Joyce Robson, Emily Suzuki, Brian Collett, and Katy Ganz


For the eighth tray of Christmas, we went to the Dennison Fire Department:

Pictured: Brett Knepper, Fire Chief Dave McConnell, Taylor Dryden, WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Kyle Drodati, and Kyle Milligan


For the seventh tray of Christmas, we visited the Quickprint Center in New Philadelphia:

Pictured: WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Robert Shackelford, Todd Shackelford, and Samantha Reneker


For the sixth tray of Christmas, we stopped by Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services:

Pictured: WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Beth Kiggans, Melani Jones, Beverly Gerber, Kathy Fisher, and Robb Rectanus


For the fifth tray of Christmas, we visited our friends at Twin City Automotive in Uhrichsville:

Pictured: WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Jim Bear, Jim Parris, and Don Decker Jr.


For the fourth tray of Christmas, we went to the Manufacturing Engineering/Tool Design department at Gradall in New Philadelphia:

Pictured: Rick Sherrets, Ron Stahl, Alonzo Parrish, Derrick Zahner, Melanie Wright, WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Trent Lenhart, Wendy Harshey, and Eric Lorenz


For the third tray of Christmas, we walked next door to see our friends at Edward Jones on the Boulevard in Dover:

Pictured: Jennifer Stewart, Kiley Kendall, and WJER's Hannah Hubbard


For the second tray of Christmas, we stopped by the Dover office of Trinity Medical Group:

Pictured: WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Kim Armstrong, Helen Schaar, and Ashley Perrine



For the first tray o
f Christmas, we visited the Dover Post Office:



















Pictured: Shonette Freshwater, Natalie Burns, Karen Gibbs, Mark Digenova, Teresa Dunaway, Jerry Murphy, WJER's Hannah Hubbard, and Lisa Kropff







Dover Rotary's "12 Days of Christmas" Winners

The Dover Rotary Club and WJER Radio are excited to announce the first winners in the Rotary’s “12 Days of Christmas” prize giveaway:

Friday, December 19th
$125 pre-paid Vis
a card
Rock VanFossen of Strasburg
Shana Sclater of New Philadelphia
Sarah Pierce
Tina Byers of Dover

Thursday, December 18th
$100 cash
Jeanine Kennedy of Dover
Vicki Pompey of New Philadelphia
Julie Deibel
Angie Welch
Dale Covy of Dover

Wednesday, December 17th
$50 Breitenbach gift basket
Barb Traver of Dover
Michelle Martin of Dover
Bev Antonelli of Dover
Sue Wells of Strasburg
Paula Reynolds of Bolivar
Mark Fearon of Strasburg

Tuesday, December 16th
An 8-pound HoneyBaked ham
Dover Chirocare
Maria Marien
Tammy Fellers of Tuscarawas
Linda Ott of Beach City
Jim Demuth
Becky Sexton
Simone Basiletti of Dover

Monday, December 15th
One Domino's pizza per month for 8 months
Lindsay Harshey of New Philadelphia
Ashley Eick of New Philadelphia
Community Hospice of New Philadelphia
Mary Anne O'Donnell of Dover
Beth Jones of Dover
Brad Zimmerman of New Philadelphia
Rheda McCartney of Dover
Julius Meryo of Dover

Friday, December 12th
$30 gift certificate to Uncle Primo's
Sandy Noletti of New Philadelphia
Ben Stein of Dundee
Sue Scopel of Dennison
Abby Contini of Dover
Rose O'Donnell of Dover
Sally Fadorsen of Dover
Shana Sclater of New Philadelphia
Patricia DeVault of New Philadelphia
Ruth Richard of Dover

Thursday, December 11th
$30 gift card to the Sunnyside Store

Tiffany Stephens of Dover

Diane Aydt of Dover

Sandy Cooley of Dover

Sean McCarty of Cincinnati

Bob Orr of Dover

Joleen Reichman of Gnadenhutten

Jeanne Gentry
Sherry Cole of New Philadelphia

Kara Heil of New Philadelphia

Jack Dooling of Dover


Wednesday, December 10th

$25 gift card to Buehler's Fresh Foods
Lisa Had
ley of New Philadelphia

Bob P
hipps of Hartville
Jack Re
am of Dover
Keegan McCarty of Grove City
Tim
Aul of Dover
Les McGrath
of Strasburg
Lyle Tope of Dennison
Brad Longacher of Dover
Sally Waltz of Dover
Dave Savage of Dundee

Chrissie Hen
sel of Strasburg

Tuesday, December 9th
$25 gift card to Jill Lane's Hair Unlimited
Mickey Hamsher of Dover
Mary Lou Miller of Dover
Michelle Smith of Sherrodsville
Rita Couts of Bolivar
Jackie Turner of New Philadelphia
Betsy Wideman of New Philadelphia
Debbie Cummings of Bowerston
Tom & Lynn O'Donnell of Dover
Julie Smith of Dover
Fred Liberatore of New Philadelphia
Mike Ciereszewski of New Philadelphia
Daly Covy of Dover


A total of 78 prizes will be given away during the contest. Winners will be contacted by a member of the Dover Rotary. The $1,000 grand prize is made possible by Novogradac & Company LLC in downtown Dover. The proceeds from this event allow the Dover Rotary to help a wide variety of local groups and organizations throughout the year.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Dover Rotary, call Jack Dooling at the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union or any Rotary member.







Christmas Music on 1450

'Tis the season for 1450 to become your holiday music connection! We've officially flipped the switch and are playing Christmas music through December 26th. Tune in for your favorite Christmas songs...new and old!

Also join us Christmas Eve, December 24th beginning at 12:30 p.m. for continuous Christmas music...it's our gift to you! Gather family and friends and enjoy the holiday with a musical backdrop. It's 36 hours of commercial free Christmas music! We'll have the oldies, the classics, and some new favorites. We'll also have a special encore presentation of Casey Kasem's Top 60 Christmas Countdown brought to you by Ziegler Tire.








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 week’s topic: How to deal with job search stress at the holidays

Hot Job of the Week:
Emplo
yer seeking
: Marketing Specialist


Job Code #
: T-537-9


Requ
irements
: High school diploma/GED; expert in Excel, Access, and CRM/CIS marketing data usage solutions; strong knowledge of multi-media brand development, implementation, and tracking; at least 18 years old; reliable transportation and valid driver’s license

Job Description: Collaborate to create, promote, and enhance partner relationships; successfully perform lead generation; carry out market research studies; assist in developing marketing programs; create and administer marketing solutions via website, video, email, and literature; organize and facilitate project-specific email and postal campaigns; track and report the results of marketing campaigns; help develop and track marketing budgets; compile metrics and create spreadsheets; attention to detail in marketing strategies; attend meetings; utilize best practices; meet deadlines and adhere to all policies and procedures; other marketing-related tasks as designated by management

Worksite Loc
ation
: Millersburg, OH


Availa
ble Benefits
: Health insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, and 401k


Ra
te of Pay
: Negotiable

Ho
w to apply
: *If you are applying at OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas or Stark, fill out a referral form, attach it to your résumé, and turn it in to the Customer Service Desk. Out-of-area 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 more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at
ohiomeansjobs.com.







McInturf Realty Presents 18th Annual Christmas in the Park

The 18th Annual Christmas in the Park presented by McInturf Realty will be held on Sunday, December 21st from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia. Bring the whole family out for this fun and festive event, which will feature carriage rides through Storybook Lane, pictures with Santa, cookies in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, a live nativity, an ice sculptor, pony and carousel rides, live reindeer, refreshments, and much more! It's McInturf Realty's gift to the community, so be sure to stop by for some holiday fun!






Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center

The Kent State Performing Arts Center recently unveiled their 2014-2015 season lineup, and you can expect lots of great performances this year!

Scheduled performances include:
Tuesday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m.: Holiday Spectacular on Ice
Thursday, December 18th at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Saturday, January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 4th at 3:00 p.m.: STOMP
Thursday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m.: Sister Act
Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 p.m.: The Southern Fried Chicks' Cage-Free Comedy Tour
Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m.: Flashdance the Musical
Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m.: Million Dollar Quartet
Thursday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m.: Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid
Sunday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m.: Get the Led Out - the American Led Zeppelin
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.











Area Basketball Pocket Schedules Now Available

Stop by WJER Radio to pick up a convenient area basketball pocket schedule to help you follow your favorite local teams this season!

This year's schedule features:
* Carrollton
* Claymont

* Conotton Valley
* Dover
* Garaway
* Indian Valley
* New Philadelphia
* Newcomerstown

* Sandy Valley
* Strasburg
* Tuscarawas Central Catholic
* Tusky Valley
* Ohio State


Pick up your very own schedule today!





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