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$5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree

It's time for the 16th Annual $5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree! One lucky winner will receive $5,000 in prizes from 20 area businesses just in time for Christmas!

Look for the official Shopping Spree gift guide in the November 17th edition of the Times-Reporter, or pick up a gift guide here at WJER Radio. Starting Monday, November 20th, you'll also be able to register at any of our participating sponsor locations, including:

• Amish Door Village
Broad Run Cheese House
Dennison Yard
Dover Healthy Alternatives
The Grove Gift Shop
Kent State Performing Arts Center
McDonald Niklaus Custom Framing & Gifts
New Towne Mall
Rodriguez's House of Stones
Saltwell Western Store
Sugar Valley Meats
Tusc Valley Financial
Tuscarawas County YMCA
T.V. Specialties
Warther Cutlery
Yoder’s Hometown Market

Simply fill out the original entry form, or send a postcard with your name, address, and phone number to WJER Radio c/o Shopping Spree, 646 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622 to be entered for your chance to win! Click here to see where you could be shopping this holiday season if you are selected as the grand prize winner! Find complete rules and details on our $5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree contest page, and stay tuned to WJER for details!

Union Hospital Nutrition Services Wins Subway Tray

The Nutrition Services Department at Union Hospital in Dover is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Valerie Slabaugh 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, 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 Party Tray Giveaway page under "Contests" for details.

Pictured: WJER’s Hannah Hubbard, Shantelle Mackey, Barb Hall, Debbie Stemple, Kelly Milburn, Dianne Walla, and Lisa Swiger

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:
Does what I put on social media really matter?

Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Accountant

Job Code #
: T-633-9

: Associate’s degree in Accounting (Bachelor’s degree preferred); coursework in job-costing recommended; perfectionist by nature with no tolerance for financial sloppiness; highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data and usage of Excel spreadsheets and MS Work; very good writer, in order to handle the occasional administrative needs of the department; very good verbal skills; excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when important deadlines cause greater-than-normal departmental pressures; organization skills, attention-to-detail, auditing skills, good interpersonal communications, and the ability to meet deadlines; strong commitment to internal and external customer service; ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality; pre-employment testing will include a criminal background check, drug testing, a reference check, employment testing, and a physical examination 

Job Description
: Responsible for providing financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; prepare reports and tax returns; support the Accounting Supervisor/Manager in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting Department; relieve the VP Finance Controller and Tax Specialist of certain responsibilities that will allow them to spend a greater portion of the time on Financial Statement and Tax preparation and analysis, Budget and Variance issues, and Forecasting; maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules on the software system; provide monthly detail for General Journal entries; insure proper recording of new purchases and disposals; maintain accurate financial and tax records for related companies, including account reconciliations, payroll, and tax returns; provide the financial statements on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis for consolidation; accurately prepare tax returns for the affiliated group of companies, including but not limited to sales/use tax, payroll tax, workers compensation, commercial activities tax, and Form 1099; assist on tax-related matters where needed; provide back-up duties to other areas of accounting including but not limited to AR, AP, and Payroll; perform other such accounting, financial, tax, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time, quite often on short notice, by the VP Finance, Accounting Supervisor, or Tax Specialist; maintain files as needed within the department; prepare correspondence as needed within the department

Worksite Location
: Dover, OH

Rate of Pay
: Starting wage will be based on experience, education, skills, and abilities

Available Benefits
: Health and dental insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, educational assistance, and 401K

How to apply
: *Apply direct with résumé to the employer online at
*Be sure you mention OhioMeansJobs Stark/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

Send a Special Message with the WJER Birthday Box


Send out a special message to your loved one in the WJER Radiogram with the Birthday Box!

The WJER Radiogram is printed every weekday (Monday—Friday) and features local and national news, weather, and sports. We print about 900 Radiograms each day and deliver them to more than 50 area restaurants in Dover, New Philadelphia, and Strasburg just in time for lunch.

Reserve the Birthday Box to send out a special birthday, anniversary, or other congratulatory message to a friend, family member, or loved one on their special day.


• Message appears for one day in the news section of the Radiogram
• Cost = $10.00
• Must be paid in advance with cash or check
• Days are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis
Due to space limitations, your message cannot exceed 70 characters (including spaces). We will do our best to include your entire message, but we may need to edit it to fit in the allotted space.

Call us at 330-343-7755, email us at, or stop by WJER during business hours to place your special message today!


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