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Tuscora Park Carousel Receives National Award Recognition

The Tuscora Park carousel has been honored with the Historic Carousel Award from the National Carousel Association. Members of the NCA visited the park on July 7th to see the carousel and present the award. The Tuscora Park carousel is the 34th carousel in the nation to be honored by the NCA.

The National Carousel Association says the park’s carousel meets the criteria for the award, which includes historic significance, innate quality and character, a proven program of restoration and mainteĀ­nance, a regular operating schedule, and the support by an organization that will keep it operating for the public.

NCA Director Patrick Wentzel presented a plaque honoring the carousel to a delegation including Mayor of New Philadelphia Joel Day, Assistant Park Director Chase Hostetler, RTY Ride Operations Manager Bud Schoelles, and RTY President Carey Gardner. After the award presentation, NCA members and their family members enjoyed a ride on the carousel to celebrate.

The Tuscora Park carousel was manufactured by the Spillman Engineering Co. in the mid 1920s, likely built for a traveling carnival. The City of New Philadelphia acquired the carousel and the Wurlitzer Band Organ that provides the music in the early 1940s, and it has been a fixture in Tuscora Park ever since.

RTY, Inc., the non-profit organization directed by the New Philadelphia Rotary Club, spearheaded a fundraising effort several years ago that resulted in mechanical and electrical renovation of the carousel. The wood pavilion that houses and protects the carousel was also renovated and repainted.

The NCA Historic Carousel Award plaque will be placed on a column of the pavilion building near the rider entrance.

Pictured: The plaque that will be placed on a column of the carousel pavilion building near the rider entrance; Chase Hostetler, Joel Day, Bud Schoelles, and Carey Gardner receive the National Carousel Association’s award plaque from the NCA’s Patrick Wentzel

WJER Weekend Lineup

Check out w
hat's happening on 1450 WJER this weekend!

Friday, July 22nd
*39th Annual Times-Reporter Charity All-Star Football Game
Bill Morgan and Sandy Valley Head Coach Zach Gardner
          Coach's Corner: 6:15 p.m.
          Kickoff: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 23rd
*Randy Fox
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
*Plant Talk with Fred Hower
        8:00 a.m.

*Kelly Kyle
         10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The '80s: featuring July 23rd 1983
        1:00 p.m.
*Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles
  Pre-game:  6:37 p.m.
        First Pitch: 7:05 p.m

Sunday, July 24th
*Jan Craig
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
*The Dave Koz Radio Show featuring Euge Groove

         10:00 a.m. to noon
*Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles
Pre-game: 1:57 p.m.
          First Pitch: 1:35 p.m.

*Dick Bartley's Classic Countdown featuring July of 1974
          6:00 p.m.

WJER Announces Vacation Bible Schools

It's time for Vacation Bible School! Send us your VBS information, and we'll announce it on 1450. Reports air on WJER weekdays after the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. news.

Please include:
-The name of the church
-Date and times of the VBS
-Age range of children who may participate
-Special activities
-Registration infor

Upcoming Vacation Bible Schools:

Dover Alliance Church
-July 18th - 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to noon
-Ages 4 through 5th grade
-Theme: Deep Sea Discovery
-Activities include worship, missions, projects, games, crafts, and Bible fun
-For more information or to register your child, call Nikki at 330-364-3113 or visit 

Dover First United Methodist Church
-July 18th - 22nd from 6:00 to 8:50 p.m.
-Ages pre-school through 5th grade
-Theme: Surf Shack (beach themed)
-Activities include music, games, cool science experiments, and more!
-Register your child online at or stop by the church office weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Dover Apostolic Church (held at the playground at Dover City Park)
-July 20th - 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to noon
-Ages 4 to 12
-Theme: Which emoji are you?
-Register online at or call 330-447-1378

Jerusalem Church
-July 25th - 29th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
-Ages pre-K through 5th grade
-Theme: Surf Shack (beach theme)
-Activities include music, mission, crafts, games, and Bible fun
-Register your child by calling the church at 330-339-2242 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or in person at the church during VBS hours

Bible Baptist Church of Dover (located inside Monroe Mall)
-July 25th - 29th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
-Ages Kindergarten through 6th grade
-Theme: Paul's Missionary Journeys
-Activities include Bible teaching, crafts, games, and snacks
-Register your child by calling 330-316-7096 or by emailing

Sugarcreek Community (Union Hill Methodist Church, Shanesville Lutheran Church, Sugarcreek United Church of Christ)
-July 27th – 29th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Shanesville Lutheran Church 
-Ages 3 through 7th grade
-Theme: Ocean Commotion
-Activities include songs, crafts, games, goodies, and dramas
-Pre-register your child by July 1st. Register online at or Registration forms are also available at the Gospel Shop, Sugarcreek Community churches, and the IGA. Fill out and return to P.O. Box 478, Sugarcreek, OH 44681 or email to

The Vacation Bib
le School reports are brought to you by Pangrazio's Pizza & Spaghetti House in d
owntown Dennison and downtown Dover as well as New Life Counseling in downtown Dover.

Tuscarawas Insurance Agency Wins Subway Tray

The Tuscarawas Insurance Agency in New Philadelphia is this week's winners 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 box of Subway cookies, Coca Cola and Diet Coke, 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: Rita Fisher, Susan Heichel, WJER’s Hannah Hubbard, Brad Bowers, and Bill Weisgarber (not pictured: Zach Mottice, Alicia Haney, and Donna Burtscher)

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:
Dealing with the stress of losing your job

Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Material Handler

Job Code #
: T-613-7

: 18 years old; high school diploma or equivalent with previous industrial plastics experience preferred; able to proficiently drive a forklift; physically able to lift up to 50 pounds consistently; pre-employment testing will include drug testing and a reference check

Job Description
: Drive a forklift, mix batches of plastic materials, and load presses; clean hoppers, dryers, and grinders; move production to warehouse; *Please note: work week will be 40-50 hours, afternoon shift (training will be on day shift); current work schedule is 4 days per week/12-hour shifts but will be going to 5 days per week/8-hour shifts

Available Benefits
: Medical and dental insurance will be offered after 90 days for full-time employees (employee will pay a portion of their coverage), paid holidays, and vacation

Worksite Location
: Bolivar, OH

How to apply
: *Submit a résumé and completed referral form to the Customer Service Desk at either location of OhioMeansJobs – OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas (1260 Monroe Street, New Philadelphia, OH 44622) or OhioMeansJobs Stark (822 30th Street, Canton, OH 44709). *Out-of-area applicants can email their résumé (attachment preferred) to Please include the job order number and the job title in the subject line.

For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

Make Cedar Point Your Summer Destination

The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®, Cedar Point, does it again breaking 10 world records with the all-new Valravn – the TALLEST, FASTEST, LONGEST dive coaster in the world! This recording-breaking dive coaster climbs 223 feet into the sky before holding you over the edge for four seconds. Then, it's a 75 mph, 90-degree dive straight down toward the midway before you flip upside-down three times and plunge into a second dive during this unforgettable three-minute journey!

Cedar Point offers more than 150 rides, shows, and attractions, making it THE must-do attraction of the year. Their world-class selection of overnight accommodations in and around the park will make your visit a memorable getaway. Cedar Point’s hotel properties are the closest hotels to the fun, and guests who stay at a Cedar Point hotel property get early entry into the park – resort guests get in ONE HOUR before the general public!

Buy in advance and save at

Grand Slam Contest

It's time once again for the Grand Slam contest! For each Cleveland Indians game, we will choose one contestant. If the Tribe hits a grand slam during the game, our contestant for that day will be entered into a drawing to win $500 courtesy of First Federal Community Bank. Even if the Indians don't hit a grand slam, our contestant will still receive four FREE small Mango Pineapple Smoothies from any McDonald's in Tuscarawas County. At the end of the season, we will draw one name from all the contestants who had grand slams during "their" games and award the $500!

Be sure to register at any First Federal Community Bank location, any of the Parkway Auto Dealerships on Commercial Parkway in Dover, or right here at WJER Radio for your chance to win. Tune in to 1450 WJER to catch all the Cleveland Indians action this season.

Click "Read More" for official rules and details.


Michael Roberts

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7/24/16 100 Book Club
7/24/16 Claymont Preschool Applications Availiable
7/24/16 Dennison Railroad Dept. Polar Express Tickets
7/24/16 Dover Asks Electric Customers to Reduce Use
7/24/16 Harcatus Family Support HEAP Cooling Program