Unfortunately, many events and places around the Tuscarawas Valley are being cancelled or closed due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including:

• Wednesday, April 8: Food on the Fly at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church
• Monday, April 20: Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition ASK training
• All Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital community health and wellness programs (until further notice)
• Wednesday, May 13: Food on the Fly at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church
• All Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce meetings and activities (until Monday, May 18)
• Caregiver Support Group at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center (until further notice)
• Singles Together of Tuscarawas County (until further notice)
• Fish dinners at Central Catholic High School, Memorial Hall, Winfield UMC, and Holy Trinity in Zoar (until further notice)
• Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities: All FANS Network events, Special Olympic events/activities, Tuscarawas County Advocacy Council Meetings, and provider trainings (until further notice)

Ohio State University Extension Tuscarawas County:
• The 1.50 training for advisors has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00pm at the Extension office
• 4-H Quality Assurance has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds
• The QA portion ONLY has been rescheduled for Monday, May 16 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds (details to be announced)

• Dover Alliance Church: No services or events (until further notice)
• St. James Lutheran Church in Tuscarawas: No services or Heavenly Hot Dogs (until further notice)
• Strasburg United Methodist Church: In-person worship services and bible studies (until further notice)
• First Presbyterian Church in New Philadelphia (until further notice)
• First Christian Church in Dover (until further notice)
• Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Philadelphia: All worship services and events (until further notice)
• New Philadelphia Church of Christ: No services (until further notice)
• Grace Lutheran Church in Dover: All worship services and church activities, including Palm Sunday and Holy Week services (until further notice)
• Dover Church of Christ: No services (until further notice)
• Jerusalem Church in New Philadelphia (until further notice)
• First United Church of Christ in New Philadelphia: On-site services are canceled, but services will be livestreamed on their Facebook page (until further notice)
• Chili Crossroads Bible Church: Services, addiction meetings, and devotionals are being offered on their Facebook page (until further notice)

• Strasburg Village Hall: Please use the drop box for payments (until further notice)
• Tuscarawas County Senior Centers: Includes Dover, Garaway, Claymont, West Chester, Mineral City, and Newcomerstown (until further notice)
• Tuscarawas County Courthouse and Office Building (until further notice)
• Claymont Public Library: Includes Uhrichsville and Dennison branches (until further notice)
• New Philadelphia City Hall, located inside the John Knisely Municipal Centre (until Monday, May 4)
• Warren Township Community Center: All public activities (until further notice)
• Tuscarawas County YMCA (until further notice)
• Fort Laurens Museum & Zoar Village (until further notice)
• Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority: Office closed, but business still being conducted via phone, email, and fax (until further notice)
• All county offices (until further notice)

Tuscarawas County Health Department:
The Tuscarawas County Health Department has modified services to the public, and limited essential services are being provided through specific procedures:
Nursing and Clinics—Most nursing services and programs are currently operating on a limited basis. Please call BEFORE coming into the office.
• For WIC: Please call in the parking lot before entering the building at 330-343-5555 x154.
• For Reproductive Health and Wellness clinic, Medical Clinic or Immunizations: 330-343-5555 x125.
• For all other programs, including BCMH, please contact your Public Health Nurse at 330-343-5555 x178.
Birth and Death Records—Records can be received through mail or online. If you are unclear of the procedure for accessing a birth or death record, call 330-343-5555 x125 or email
Narcan Kits—Tuscarawas County residents can request Narcan kits online at
Environmental Health Services—Please call 330-343-5550 or email for alternatives to in-person access for the following programs:
• Water Wells
• Septic services
• Point of Sale Inspections
• Food service
• Pools
• Campgrounds
• Nuisances or other complaints

Tuscarawas County Public Library System:
The TCPL has temporarily closed all book returns at each of its five locations. Customers who currently have items checked out are asked to keep them until the library reopens. There will be no fines or fees for the items that are currently checked out to anyone with a Tuscarawas County Public Library card.

New Philadelphia Municipal Court:
For details, visit and click the link that says “Click here to see the New Philadelphia Municipal Court Temporary Order in Response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Public Health Crisis” 

Tuscarawas County Court of Common Pleas:
The Court of Common Pleas, General Trial Division, as well as the Probate Juvenile Division will no longer accept court filings via the Treasurer’s Office drive-through window.  The courts prefer the methods below, but if an item must be hand delivered it can be delivered to the Clerk Court’s Title Office utilizing the door off the courtyard from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. 
• The General Division (Judge O’Farrell and Judge Thomakos) will continue to accept court filings via regular mail, via fax to 330-343-4682, and via email to
• The Probate Juvenile Division (Judge Kate) will continue to accept court filings via regular mail, fax to 330-364-3190, and via email to,,

Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services:
JFS is currently closed to the public. A mailbox is inside the door for clients to leave documents. The following are numbers and email addresses to contact for services:
• Agency email to send forms/verifications:
• Agency phone for questions: 330-339-7791 (follow prompts)
• Agency email for questions:
• Agency website for information:
• Children Services referral email:
• Agency fraud referral phone number: 330-339-7791 (follow prompts)
• Information is also available in Spanish at and by calling 330-339-7791. For any additional questions, please call the agency at 330-339-7791.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources:
All ODNR cabins, golf courses, public restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds, state park marinas, All-Purpose Vehicle (APV) areas, and campgrounds (including group camps, horse camps, and family camps) are closed until further notice. Bridle trails and mountain bike trails remain open for their designated uses, hiking is still permitted on all state forest trails (including APV trails), and public outdoor spaces and all other trail systems (including small remote backpack camps) as well as Division of Forestry gun ranges will remain open. When utilizing these areas, visitors must follow social distancing guidelines.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District:
Offices and park/marina buildings are closed to the public until further notice. MWCD staff will be available during normal business hours. Please call if there are questions that can be addressed over the phone. If in-person meetings are required, arrangements can be made as long as they are in compliance with CDC  recommendations. 

The Dover-Phila Food Pantry will remain OPEN. Volunteers please arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift.

Stay tuned to 100.9 FM or AM 1450 for the latest updates.

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:
Need a job now? Check out the "Hiring Now" link on

Hot Job of the Week: Deflecto in Dover

Many employers are being required to close due to the COVID-19 shelter in place order, causing many people to be laid off. However, there are also a lot of employers that are hiring right now. 

Normally when an employer needs to post a job on OhioMeansJobs, they have to have an active job order with our county. However, there are so many employers right now who are hiring immediately, OMJ has created an enhancement to their website which is to make it easier for employers to post jobs and for job seekers to find those jobs. 

If you go to the page, the front page has a large red "Hiring Now" banner and there is a "Hiring Now" tab. When you click on either the banner or the tab, it takes the job seeker to the hiring now page which for each employer who is hiring shows:
*The company logo
*Where the available jobs are - by city
*What positions are currently available
*An "apply now" link to take you to the way to apply, whether it's through a company website, an email, or if there are multiple ways to apply.

If an employer wants to have their job listed on the "Hiring Now" tab, they can go to the page and under the "contact" tab click "employer contact form." Simply fill out this form and it will be submitted to be added to the "Hiring Now" page. 

If you have questions about the "Hiring Now" tab, whether you are an employer or a job seeker, call OhioMeansJobs at 330-364-9777.

A Message from Cleveland Clinic

In response to the Northeast Ohio community’s generous requests to provide assistance during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Cleveland Clinic is launching a COVID-19 Community Response Campaign. 

“During challenging times like these, we see the good in people shine through,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “We are exceedingly grateful that people throughout the community have asked how they can help. The Community Response Campaign is Cleveland Clinic’s effort to direct people’s generosity, time and resources to provide meaningful impact for our patients and caregivers in a variety of ways.”

Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 Response Campaign priorities include:
Donate to support Cleveland Clinic caregivers – Support the needs of frontline caregivers with items such as gift cards for meals from local restaurants:  

Contribute needed supplies
- To be prepared for a potential surge of patients in the coming weeks, Cleveland Clinic is asking the community to help source the following supplies such as hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes:  

Donate to COVID-19 treatment and research
– Cleveland Clinic researchers have various projects related to COVID-19 underway, including the use of predictive analytics to develop individualized risk models for patients.  

Make masks
– Follow instructions on making approved masks to help us support the community: These donated masks will be used to help reinforce cough etiquette in our community. Cough etiquette, which includes covering your cough, is an important way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect those around us. These donated masks will not be used by caregivers as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for clinical care. Masks made at home can be dropped off at Union Hospital at the Information Desk inside the Main Entrance. (You also can call us before dropping off your donation and we can work out arrangements – 330.343.3311 Ext. 2409.) The hospital also is cooperating with the Tuscarawas County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for distribution of personal protective equipment in the community. Masks made at home may also be mailed to Cleveland Clinic, 8937 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44195.

Support Vitalant Ohio and American Red Cross blood drives
– There is an urgent need for blood donations and Vitalant Ohio and the American Red Cross are hosting blood drives throughout the community: and Vitalant Ohio manages the blood donation drives at Union Hospital and supplies blood and blood products to the hospital.

Full details about donations can be found here:  

Information about Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).

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