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Chumney Task Force seeks to identify individual

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Ohio Attorney General’s Office along with the Tuscarawas County and Coshocton County Sheriff’s Departments have released two photos in connection with the murder investigation of Doyle and Lillian Chumney. The first picture shows a young white man wearing a dark hoodie inside a gas station or convenience store, and the second appears to show a minivan, possibly green. Both come from security camera footage and are time-stamped about 2:10 a.m., January 21st, which would have been nine hours before the 911 call first reporting the Chumneys missing from their Strasburg home. Authorities say the person in the picture is not a suspect at this time, just someone they want to interview. The pictures are now up on the WJER Facebook page as well. Anyone who thinks they recognize the individual or the vehicle is asked to call one of the agencies investigating the murders:
Tuscarawas County Sheriff: 330-339-2000
Coshocton County Sheriff: 740-622-2411
Strasburg Police: 330-878-7011
Bureau of Criminal Investigation: 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446)


Advance America Wins Subway Tray

Advance America in New Philadelphia is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Beth Scanlon 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: Mandie Smart, Heather Barrick, Barb Watson, Debra Farrar, and WJER's Hannah Hubbard

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: What can my former employer say about me? 

Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking
: Office Clerk/Typesetter

Job Code #: T-6-1

Minimum high school diploma/equivalent; able to type a minimum of 50 words per minute; must be a multi-tasker with the ability to learn on the fly; able to take instruction professionally but take charge, if needed

Job Description: The Budget newspaper is currently seeking a creative individual to join their production department; hours are Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the occasional Saturday

Rate of Pay: $10.50 to $13.00 per hour (based on skills, ability, and education)

Worksite Location: Sugarcreek, OH

Benefits: Medical, sick leave, vacation, and paid holidays

How to apply: *Apply direct to the employer with résumé and cover letter.
By fax: 330-
By mail: The Budget, Attn: K
im Petry, P.O. Box 249 Sugarcreek, OH 44681
*Be sure to mention OhioMeansJobs Stark/Tuscarawas Counties as the source of how you heard about this position when applying direct to the employer.

For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

Red Cross Seeks Hometown Hero Nominations

The American Red Cross of Stark and Muskingum Lakes, in partnership with WJER Radio, WTUZ Radio, and the Times-Reporter, is accepting nominations for its annual Hometown Hero Awards. Winners are chosen by a panel of civic volunteers and community leaders and honored at the Hometown Hero Awards Breakfast on April 24th. Additionally, the Red Cross will hold a “Hometown Heroes” youth (K-12) writing/coloring contest, presented by The Times-Reporter.

Click here to nominate an individual. Nomination forms are also available at the Red Cross, public libraries, and area businesses.

Each year, the Hometown Hero Awards honor local individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on the community or have demonstrated the values of courage, character, humanity, or personal initiative. Nominees must reside or be employed in Carroll, Harrison, or Tuscarawas County. The heroic event must have occurred in 2014 but may have taken place outside of Carroll, Harrison, and Tuscarawas Counties.

“This event is the perfect opportunity to honor the everyday heroes in our own communities,” said Kim Kroh, Executive Director of the Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter. “There are so many stories of individuals who have risked their lives to save that of another, or used a skill, like CPR, to help a stranger or loved one. The Red Cross believes that it is important for our community to recognize those individuals and their great works.”

The Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter will honor and celebrate the selected stories at a Hometown Hero Awards Breakfast at 8:30 a.m on April 24th at the Tuscora Park Pavilion (161 Tuscora Avenue NW, New Philadelphia). Tickets are available on the website or by calling 330-343-8633.

For more information about the youth writing/coloring contest, click here.

The deadline for both the hero nomination and the writing/coloring contest is March 13th.

Tuscarawas County Bridal Expo Coming Soon

The 2015 Tuscarawas County Bridal Expo will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas. Brides-to-be can meet with more than 40 wedding specialists during this FREE event! Speak with bridal consultants, caterers, DJs, florists, photographers, cake experts, hair stylists, and more to plan a reception to remember. Don't miss mini style shows throughout the day featuring bridesmaid dresses and tuxes, and enter to win one of several $250 door prizes!

Michael Roberts will broadcast live from the event from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., so stop by and say "hi" as you take in all the wonderful wedding displays.

For more information, contact Baker Florist at 330-364-5521.

Big Chuck Visits WJER

On January 21st, Big Chuck Schodowski stopped by the WJER studios to chat with Kelly Kyle about his lifetime in television. Since 1960, Chuck has been on and behind the camera as well as in the director’s chair. He collaborated with Ernie Anderson on the groundbreaking Ghoulardi show and continued to host a late-night show across four decades. He also wrote and directed 2,000 hilarious sketches! Chuck was in the Tuscarawas Valley for a program put on by the Dover Public Library and the Historic Canal Dover Association, and everyone at WJER would like to thank him for paying a visit to our radio station!

Locals Making a Splash in Ball State Basketball

A big 1450 WJER congrats to Moriah Monaco, a 2014 Dover graduate, and Ryan Patterson, a '91 Claymont grad, both of whom were in Akron on January 21st to help lead Ball State to a 77-73 win in Mid-American Conference women's basketball over Akron.

Monaco, a freshman, played a key role off the Cardinals bench in the victory, scoring 6 points, grabbing 3 rebounds, and dishing out an assist. On the season, Monaco is averaging 5.5 points and 2 rebounds per game while shooting 33% from 3-point range.

Patterson is in his 3rd season as an assistant coach at Ball State and has had an important role in leading the Cards to a 5-1 record in the MAC. BSU is currently in first place in the conference's West division.

Tuscarawas County Community Food Pantries

The food pantries located throughout Tuscarawas County rely on continued support from churches, businesses, and individuals to donate food and/or monetary contributions. Please contact your local food pantry regarding items for which they currently have the greatest need. Clients needing assistance are asked to go to the food pantry located within their ZIP code area.

Greater Dover-New Philadelphia Food Pantry
Church of the Harvest, 420 W. 3rd Street, Dover

Open to everyone
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-noon

Bolivar United
Methodist Church

560 Poplar Street, Bolivar

Emergency pantry that serves Bolivar, Mineral City, New Cumberland, Somerdale, Strasburg, Zoar, Zoarville, and the Tusky Valley school district
By appointment only (office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

Carpenter's Cupboard
Strasburg United Methodist Church, 206 2nd Street NW, Strasburg

Serves Strasburg, the "878" area code, 44680 ZIP code, and the Strasburg school district
3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
*Please bring your photo I.D. and a current bill or bank statement with your name and address for proof of residency

Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church
220 N. Walnut Street, Gnadenhutten

Serves the Gnadenhutten area with non-perishable food items and paper products
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Soup Kitchen
613 N. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover
Open to everyone
Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center

The Journey's End Ministries
205 River Street, Newcomerstown
Open to everyone
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Dover Featured on "Today in America"

The City of Dover was recently featured in a segment on "Today in America" hosted by Terry Bradshaw. Click here to watch the 5-minute video and see why Dover truly is a great place to live!

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:
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.

Kelly Kyle
New Philadelphia vs. Claymont (girls)

1/31/15 2:00p Bridal Expo
1/31/15 2:00p New Philadelphia vs. Claymont girls
1/31/15 7:30p Cleveland Cavaliers @ Minnesota Timberwolves
2/1/15 6:00p Dick Bartley's Classic Countdown
2/2/15 Groundhog Day