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Memorial Day Events Around the Valley

Check out these events taking place around the valley this Memorial Day. Our Memorial Day updates are brought to you by
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Parade starts at 10:00am at Dover High School and travels to Maple Grove Cemetery with a ceremony to follow. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Memorial Hall.

New Philadelphia
: The parade will assemble at 10:00am in the First Christian Church parking lot at the corner of 3rd Street NW and W. High Avenue. The NPHS band will assemble at 10:30am. The parade will be led by the New Philadelphia Police Department and the Sherriff followed by the Honor Guard, grand marshal, any veterans who wish to march, a large American flag carried by members of the Elks club, boy scouts, floats, and the New Philadelphia Fire Department. The parade starts at 10:45am and will travel to the City Square where the Memorial Day program will begin at 11:00am. Seating will be available. The featured speaker will be Douglas Russell. In the event of heavy rain, the parade will be canceled, and the program will be held in the NPHS gymnasium.

: Parade starts at 10:30am and travels to West Lawn Cemetery for a memorial service, followed by a featured speaker at the Village Park.

Beach City
: Parade starts at 9:30am at the Community Park (located at the corner of Routes 212 and 93) and travels to the South Lawn Cemetery on 2nd Avenue SE for a program with featured speakers.

Parade starts at 10:00am from the grade school and ends at Fort Laurens where a ceremony will follow. The featured speaker will be Tusky Valley Schools Superintendent Mark Murphy.

: Parade through downtown starting at 10:00am with a service immediately following at the cemetery.

Uhrichsville: Services at St. Mary Cemetery at 8:00am, Haverfield Park at 8:30am, and the Dennison Railroad Depot at 9:00am. Then a parade will leave from the Depot and travel to Union Cemetery where a ceremony will take place at the Civil War Memorial at 10:00am followed by a service at the New Soldiers Plot at 11:00am. The day’s events will conclude with a service at Newport UMC at 11:30am. The emcee for the day’s events will be Robert Michels, guest speaker Chuck Stout, Chaplain Rev. John Clark, special readings by Eric Harmon, and Deceased Veterans read by Robert Cerana. Events will also feature Terry Wright, the Claymont Band, American Legion Post 491, and Elks Lodge 424.

: A parade will step off at 8:00am from the fire department and travel to Dundee Cemetery (on Dundee Strasburg Road) where a memorial service will follow.

: The parade will assemble at the square at 9:00am and walk to the Gnaden-Clay Union Cemetery for a program that will include a flag raising, the Indian Valley High School Band National Guards, poems and songs, senior recognition of those going into military, a featured speaker, a rifle salute, and a community gathering that will feature contests for the Best Decorated Bike and the Best Dressed Pet as well as local singers, crafts for kids, cookies, and the museum open for all.

: Lineup will begin at 10:30am at the school, and the parade will step off at 11:00am. Food and beverages will be served at the fire station on Barnhill Road following the parade.

Mineral City
: The American Legion parade starts at 10:00am in front of Steineck’s Bakery and travels to the Mineral City cemetery on Hill Street where a ceremony will follow.

: Navarre VFW parade starts at 1:00pm and travels to the East Union Lawn Cemetery with a ceremony to follow.

New Cumberland:
Lineup for the parade will be on Lake Drive in front of the church. The parade will begin at noon and will travel to New Cumberland Cemetery where a memorial service will follow. A lunch will be served at the Warren Township Community Center starting at 11:00am for a freewill donation.

Service at 11:00am at West Lawn Cemetery.

Port Washington
: Services at Union Cemetery beginning at noon. A parade will follow the service and will travel to Main Street to the Village Hall and fire department. There will also be a chicken BBQ at the fire station, and the old Town Hall will be open for free tours from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

: Ceremony conducted by the American Legion Homer Weiss Post 494 at Ragersville Cemetery starting at 10:30am followed by a parade at 10:45am to Zion UCC for a program featuring guest speakers and students. A luncheon hosted by the Ragersville Historical Society will follow in the pavilion behind the museum. The museum will be open to tour.

: Parade starts at 10:00am at the city building and travels down Bodmer Avenue to the cemetery for a ceremony with featured speaker attorney Richard Fox. The program will also feature school children reciting “In Flanders Field” and the Gettysburg Address. In the event of rain, the program will be held at the school house. After the program, a luncheon by the Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the fire station.

: The parade starts at approximately 9:25am on W. Main Street outside the home of Norma Shutt and travels to East Lawn Cemetery for services. Miller Avenue Elementary student Morgan Schlabach will recite “In Flanders Fields,” and Miller Avenue Elementary student Aedan Miller will give the Gettysburg Address. The featured speaker will be United States Marine Corps Veteran Byron Roubanes. The event will also feature the Garaway High School Band, girl scouts, cub scouts, and boy scouts. A short ceremony will take place at Union Hill Cemetery directly following the program to honor all veterans buried there.

A parade will line up at the middle school and step off at 10:30am. The parade will travel to the Village park, where a service with a featured speaker will follow.

Walnut Creek
: A parade will step off at 7:30am from the corner of State Routes 39 and 515 and will feature the Highland Band. It will travel to downtown Walnut Creek for a memorial program.

: Parade begins at 9:00am followed by a reading and featured speakers at the cemetery.

A procession begins at 8:30am from the fire station and travels to Zoar Cemetery where a ceremony will follow. The featured speaker will be Tusky Valley Schools Superintendent Mark Murphy.

WJER Radio Live Broadcast Schedule

Check out our live broadcast schedule below to see if our rolling radio will be rolling your way sometime soon!

Saturday, May 26th, 10:00am to noon
Marty dogs broadcast from Williams Furniture, Floor Covering & Sleep Center/America's Mattress

Wednesday, May 30th, 10:00am to noon (and every Wednesday)
Williams Furniture, Floor Covering & Sleep Center/America's Mattress

Wednesday, June 6th, 3:00 to 5:00pm (and every Wednesday thru October 10th)
Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market

Saturday, June 9th
, 12:30 to 2:30pm
New Towne Mall/Big Brother Big Sisters Touch a Truck

XPO Logistics Wins Subway Tray

XPO Logistics in Uhrichsville is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Carrie Williams delivered the goodies to the staff.

Here's what they got: two Subway party trays each with 15 portions of mouthwatering sub sandwiches, a tray of Subway cookies, balloons, Radiograms, sports schedules, and more all delivered just in time for a fabulous lunch!

If you'd like your office to win this awesome prize package, visit our Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway page under "Contests" for details.

Pictured: Jenna Allensworth, Adam Haught, and WJER’s Hannah Hubbard

Hot Job of the Week

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

This week’s topic:
Never, never, never! Things not to say in a job interview.

Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Maintenance Technician A – 2nd Shift

Job Code #
: T-651-5

: Able to do medium/heavy lifting of up to 75 pounds; intermediate knowledge of blueprint and schematics, plumbing, pneumatic devices and troubleshooting, steam boilers and operating systems, hydraulic devices and troubleshooting, and installing electrical conduit and wire circuitry; knowledge of water treatment testing, use of milling machine, drill and hydraulic press, and pipe threading machine; intermediate knowledge of lubrication and forklift operation and repair; excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills; complete knowledge of safe work practices (PPE, LOTO, Confined Space, Hot Work); advanced knowledge of mechanical machinery and electrical circuits and troubleshooting; knowledge of electrical safe work practice; knowledge of low- and high-pressure boilers and steam systems; Journeyman Mechanical or Electrical certification or documentation of training of electrical and mechanical knowledge or equivalent preferred; welding certification preferred; Fork Lift and Scissor Lift certification required; pre-employment testing will include a criminal background check, drug testing, and a reference check

Job Description
: Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager; routine preventative maintenance and downtime activities for the facility and equipment; must work safely and independently in conjunction with fellow maintenance and production personnel as tasks demand; develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the process, process equipment, controls, maintenance tasks, and the maintenance store areas; maintain communication links with coworkers and members of production crews, maintenance personnel, and supervisors; perform necessary functions to log and record maintenance work activities and parts checkout; work with Engineering on assigned projects 

Worksite Location
: Beach City, OH

Available Benefits
: Health and free dental insurance, free short-term disability, free life insurance, employer-contributed HAS, 401K, profit-sharing, long-term disability, educational assistance, vacation, paid time off, 10 paid holidays, summer fun day, Wellness program, and parties and charitable activities

How to apply
: *Apply direct with résumé to the employer by: 
Email: jeana@progressivefoam.com
Fax: 330-756-2616
Phone: 330-756-3200
In person: Progressive Foam Technologies 6753 Chestnut Ridge Road, Beach City, OH 44608
*Be sure you mention OhioMeansJobs Stark and Tuscarawas counties as the source of how you heard about the position when applying direct to the employer.

For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

Talkin' Tribe with Bobby D

Get the inside scoop on your Cleveland Indians every Wednesday morning on WJER! Join WJER Sports Director Bill Morgan each Wednesday at 7:20am as he talks with Cleveland Indians Vice President of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio. They'll discuss news about upcoming events, games, and special notes about the Tribe. WJER is the Sports Voice of the Valley and your home for Cleveland Indians baseball!

The Bobby D Show is brought to you by
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