Mens Final Dover55 Mar13
Mens Final Cam6 NP48
Mens Final Cosh42 Clmnt14
Mens Final Fless15 IV36
Mens Final SV6 Gway41
Mens Final ECan7 RDG42
Mens Final Mar35 CAR28
Mens Final W Hol28 Woo35
Mens Final TV20 CVCA28
Mens Final Mlvrn28 Sburg6

Voting Begins for Geib Giveback Winner

For the past three football seasons, the Geib Funeral Homes sponsored "Geib Givebacks" in WJER's Dover and New Philadelphia football broadcasts.
This season, Geib Givebacks returned with a twist.

Now, Dover and New Philadelphia work together to score one big Geib Giveback donation for a Tuscarawas County organization. For every touchdown scored, the donation grows by $25, with the season-ending total awarded to a group selected by the public. All season long, local groups were nominated and voted on at

Your finalists are:

First Presbyterian Church of Uhrichsville - RACK Program
The D
irt Line
Greater Tuscarawas Ch
ildren's Chorus
Dover Soccer Ass
New Philadelphia South Ele
mentary PTO
Otterbein United Methodist C
F.O.P Lodge #4 - Christm
as with a Cop
Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Now it's time to vote f
or the winner! Going into week 9, the pot stands at $1,825, but that will grow in weeks 9 and 10! Click here to vote for the group you'd like to see get the cash! The winner will be announced during WJER's broadcast of the Dover-Phila game on October 31st. So get your votes in by midnight October 30th!

Geib Givebacks...the Geib way of giving back to the communities they serve.

Town Meetings on 1450

Tune in the week of October 27th for our Town Meetings as the WJER News team speaks with local candidates who will appear on your ballot on Election Day. Listeners will have the opportunity to call in with questions, or you can send your questions to to be included in the discussion.

Our schedule for the week will include:
Monday, October 27th
1:00 p.m. - Uhrich
sville Income Tax, Park Renewal and Aggregation Proposals with Mayor Terry Culbertson

Tuesday, October 28th
1:00 p.m. - 98th Dis
trict State Representative with State Rep. Al Landis and Jeremiah Johnson

ednesday, October 29th

1:00 p.m. - Tuscar
awas County Commissioner with Commissioner Kerry Metzger and John Miceli

rsday, October 30th

1:00 p.m. - Tusca
rawas County Juvenile Court Judge with Judge Linda Kate and Bob Preston
1:30 p.m. - 31st District State Senate with John Carlisle and State Rep. Jay Hottinger

Friday, October 31st
1:00 p.m. - 6th Dist
rict Congress with Congressman Bill Johnson, Jennifer Garrison, and Dennis Lambert

Tune in so you can be an informed voter when you head to the polls on November 4th!

Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari Wins Grand Slam 2014

WJER, First Federal Community Bank, and the Parkway Auto Group held the Grand Slam final drawing on Thursday, October 23rd at Parkway Ford in Dover. All twenty semi-finalists received prizes from First Federal Community Bank, WJER, Parkway, and the Cleveland Indians. Prizes included a car wash/interior cleaning/tire shine from Parkway Nissan, a WJER T-shirt, calendar, and pen, a goodie bag from First Federal, and a variety of prizes from the Tribe. At the end of the evening, Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari of Dover walked away with the $500 cash grand prize, and Beverley Rieger of Strasburg was our runner up. Beverley received four club seats to see the Tribe at Progressive Field during their 2015 season, and because Beverley was also the only one of our semi-finalists who had a grand slam during "her" game, she also received a gift card to Speedway and a First Federal Community Bank mug. Thanks to everybody who participated in this year's Grand Slam contest, and congratulations to Sharon!

Pictured: Carol Slemmer, Steph Wilson, and Sally O’Donnell of First Federal Community Bank, WJER's Bob Scanlon, first runner up Beverley Rieger, grand prize winner Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari, Dylan Mears, and Parkway Auto Group owner Glen Mears

Mary Hamilton Named Lucille Nussdorfer Woman of the Year

Mary Hamilton of Dover was named the 2014 Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year at the ninth annual awards banquet held on October 16th. Hamilton served as a registered nurse at Union Hospital for 52 years. She is a founding member of the Tuscarawas County Parks Department Advisory Committee and is a member of the North Country Trail Association and the Buckeye Trail Association.

Hamilton was one of five nominees up for the award. The other candidates included Kris Moreland of New Philadelphia, Becky Mastin of Dover, Joan Beorn of New Philadelphia, and Carol Ault of New Philadelphia.

The award is given out each year to honor the life and achievements of Lucille Nussdorfer, who founded the Dennison Servicemen’s Canteen that served 1.3 million soldiers during World War II.

Congratulations, Mary!

Pictured: Kris Moreland, Joan Beorn, Mary Hamilton, State Representative Al Landis, and Becky Mastin

Dover Avenue Elementary Wins Subway Tray

Dover Avenue Elementary is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Rachel Rothacher delivered the goodies to the staff.

Here's what they got: two Subway party trays each with 15 portions of mouthwatering sub sandwiches, a box of Subway cookies, Coca Cola and Diet Coke, balloons from the Balloonatique, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, 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 page under "Contests" for details.

Pictured: Colleen Smith, Zach Zesiger, Brittany Minnis, Brianne Yackey, WJER's Hannah Hubbard (front), Jessi Compton, Lauren Miller, Kathy Shutt, Cathy Bailey, and Reneé Sattler

Area Trick-or-Treat Schedules

It's almost Trick-or-Treat time in the valley! Check out our list of area Trick-or-Treat dates and times as well as Halloween events taking place this year:

Tuesday, October 28

w Philadelphia 6:00—8:00 p.m.
ver 6:00—8:00 p.m.

scarawas County Public Library 5:30, 6:30, or 7:00 p.m. (free ticket required)

dnesday, October 29

each City 6:00—8:00 p.m.

*New To
wne Mall 5:00—7:00 p.m. (no adult masks, please!)

rsday, October 30

nnison 6:00—7:30 p.m.

arre 6:00—7:00 p.m.,
community party at Towpath YMCA 7:00—8:30 p.m.

g 6:00—7:30 p.m.

richsville 6:00—7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 31

*Baltic 6:00
—8:00 p.m.
ar 6:00—7:00 p.m.,
Lions Club party at Bolivar Intermediate School 7:30 p.m.

hutten 6:00—7:30 p.m.,
Lions Club Trunk or Treat (same time), Fire Department will have snacks available during Trick or Treat

*Midvale 6
:00—7:00 p.m.

l City 4:00—6:00 p.m.,
costume judging contest at the primary school 6:15 p.m.

*Tuscarawas 5:30
—7:00 p.m.

urday, November 1

ton 2:00—4:00 p.m.

wn 3:00—5:00 p.m.

creek 4:00—6:00 p.m.,
party at Miller Avenue Elementary 6:00—7:00 p.m.

Special Halloween Programming on 1450

Tune in to WJER for spooky and suspenseful programs this Halloween!

Monday, October 27th
nse!” from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28th
“War of t
he Worlds” from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“Suspense!” from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29th

Dick Bartley’s Halloween Classic Countdown from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

“War of t
he Worlds” from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.

ht to you by Rainbow Party R
entals on E. 4th Street in Dover. Rainbow is the name to know for ALL of your Halloween needs...they are your "Halloween Headquarters"!

Share-A-Christmas Interviews

Applications for Share-A-Christmas will be accepted the week of November 3rd. Interviews for those wishing to apply for this year's Share-A-Christmas program will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (202 E. High Avenue in New Philadelphia) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following days:

Monday, November 3rd: People with last names A-E
Tuesday, November 4th: People with last names F-K
Wednesday, November 5th: People with last names L-O
Thursday, November 6th: People with last names P-T
Friday, November 7th: People with last names U-Z

*If you cannot make it on your assigned day, you will need to come on Wednesday or Friday before 3:00 p.m.

Please bring your Social Security number, a current utility bill or proof of residency, proof of income, and your ID. No applications will be accepted after November 7th.

If you have questions, please do not call the church! Instead, call the T4C office at 330-343-6012.

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:
Wednesday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m.: Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County presents - The Crucible
Monday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.: Dancing Pros - Live
Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30 p.m.: Kristine Jackson and Austin Walkin' Cane - Cabaret Series
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.

17th Annual Blood Battle

The 17th Annual Dover vs. New Philadelphia Blood Battle will be held on Wednesday, October 29th at the Tuscarawas County YMCA on Monroe Avenue in Dover. Blood donors are welcome to walk in between noon and 6:00 p.m. Residents of both communities as well as students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to donate blood for the team of their choice, and all donors will receive a T-shirt showing their support for one team or the other.

Those who are unable to attend the Blood Battle on October 29th can stop by the Union Hospital donor room before or after that day to give blood that will be counted toward their team’s total. The donor room at Union Hospital is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is located on the ground floor in the Union Hospital Laboratory.

Last year, the Quakers won the Blood Battle in a very close contest – New Philadelphia fans donated 32 total units while Dover fans donated 30 units. Dover still leads in the Blood Battle series with 10 victories compared to New Philadelphia’s six wins.

The winner of the Blood Battle will be announced during the Dover/Phila game on Friday, October 31st at Quaker Stadium.

Patty Smith's Deck Now Complete

Back in June, we drew Patty Smith of Zoarville as the grand prize winner in our 2014 Deck Ya contest. Patty's deck is now complete, and she wanted to thank all of our Deck Ya sponsors for the awesome prize package she received as the winner.

tty won an amazing prize package worth over $5,000 that included
* A deck package courtesy of Glass Lumber with construction by Reiger Improvements & Construction

* A $2
50 gift card from
Sherwin Williams

* A $500 gi
ft certificate from
Stutzman's Lawn & Landscaping

* A Cub Cadet 10
40 Lawn Tractor from
Krocker's Lawn & Garden

* A Stihl String Trim
mer courtesy of
Dover and New Philadelphia ACE
Hardware Stores
* A Broil-M
ate Gas Grill from
Dover and New Philadelphia Buehler's

* A $2
50 gift certificate from
Sugar Valley Meats

* A $249 s
teak knife set from
Warther Cutlery

Domino's Pizza Football Friday Night


Join WJER's Rob Brindley and Michael Roberts for Domino's Pizza Football Friday Night: The Pre-game Show every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Rob and Michael will have pre-game talk about key match-ups in the area.  The guys will also be giving away prizes including a certificate for a FREE Domino's Pizza!

Stick around after the game for The Post-Game Show. Rob and Michael are back with in-depth game analysis, all of the local scores with the Smith Ambulance Scoreboard Update, and even a chance to win a Domino's pizza!


You can stay connected and interact with the Football Friday Night team! Follow the guys on Twitter: @footballfridayn

Paul Tiratto

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