Hot Job of the Week
4:01 p.m.: The Dover City School buses are
running about 20 minutes late with their grade school rounds due to the
closure of Wooster Avenue.
3:42 p.m.: The closure is expected to last several hours.
3:27 p.m.: Dover Police are asking drivers to
avoid Wooster Avenue south of downtown Dover. The road is shut down
between Speedway and Front Avenue as city crews work to repair a pole
that is leaning over from today's strong winds, right by the Wooster
Avenue bridge. The problem was reported just before 3:00 p.m. Police
have no time estimate for how long the road will be closed. Stay tuned
to 1450 for details.
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: It’s the holidays! Should I still look for a job?
Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Project Estimator/Manager
Job Code #: T-234-6
Requirements: Four-year Engineering degree or equivalent combination of technical training and/or experience (two years of construction estimating, engineering, or similar experience); general knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control, and material pricing; solid management skills; knowledge of HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating software a plus; knowledge of ODOT specification manuals; a team player; able to work in a fast-paced environment; capable of multitasking and meeting deadlines; able to do medium lifting; at least 21 years old; valid driver’s license; pre-employment testing will include drug testing, a driving record check, and a reference check
Job Description: Responsible for review, analysis, and preparation of lump sum or line item bids related to construction bid opportunities; must be thoroughly familiar with specifications and contract documents of the project and have a working knowledge of the construction schedule; position includes responsibilities for post-award project coordination and administration; review bid posts; obtain project plans and specs for estimating; attend pre-bid meetings; procure project pricing from vendors; help resolve contract issues; ensure minority job spec requirements are met; develop and track necessary submittals; establish and maintain bid files; set up and prepare bids using Heavy Bid software; resolve subcontractor and supplier issues; receive requests, obtain estimates, update records, etc.; review and incorporate historical data from job cost and productivity reports; assist in coordination of field operations and field supervisors as needed; will use Microsoft Word and Excel, Timberline, and Heavy Bid software
Worksite Location: New Philadelphia, OH
Available Benefits: Health and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and 401k
How to apply: If you are applying at OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas or Stark, *fill out a referral form, attach it to your résumé, and turn it in to the Customer Service Desk. All other applicants can fax (330-602-2858) or email (email@example.com) their résumés. Please address it to ATTN: RC4 and include the job code reference #, your name, and either the job title or the T# for this position
For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at ohiomeansjobs.com.
$5,000 Holiday Shopping Spree
It's time for the 13th 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! Pick up a Shopping Spree gift guide here at WJER Radio, or send us a postcard with your name, address, and phone number to be entered for your chance to win. Click the Shopping Spree gift guide image at right 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 contest page (hover over "Contests" above and click on $5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree), and stay tuned to 1450 for details.
Area Basketball Pocket Schedules Now Available
Stop by WJER Radio to pick up a convenient area basketball pocket schedule to help you follow your favorite local teams this season!
WJER-Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive Coming Soon!
This year's schedule features:
* Conotton Valley
* Indian Valley
* New Philadelphia
* Sandy Valley
* Tuscarawas Central Catholic
* Ohio State
Pick up your very own schedule today!
Once again, WJER is teaming up with the Indian Valley FFA to host the annual Toy Drive to benefit Share-A-Christmas. Bring your donations of new and gently used toys, books, and bikes to the WJER parking lot on Wednesday, December 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Indian Valley FFA students will unload your car for you so you can stay warm! Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. Your donations will help brighten Christmas for kids right here in the Tuscarawas Valley through the Share-A-Christmas program.
Area Athletes Sign Letter of Intent, Receive Scholarships
Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center
WJER congratulates several area high school athletes who are taking their skills to the college level. On November 12th, Dover High School’s Frannie Brogan signed an NCAA Division 1 letter of intent to swim at Ohio State. With his senior season at Dover about to get underway, Brogan has already appeared in multiple state meets and is looking forward to swimming in the Big 10 for the Buckeyes. He is pictured with his parents, Dawn and Fran Brogan, and Dover High School swimming coach Brenda Wherley.
On the same day over at Tuscarawas Central Catholic, three athletes signed NCAA Division 1 scholarships. Seniors Sarah Varcolla, Gabby Fredericks, and Sydney Anderson will attend Youngstown State, Akron, and Kent State respectively. Varcolla will play volleyball, and Anderson and Fredericks will play softball. The girls are pictured, from
left to right, with Christopher Varcolla, T.C.C. volleyball coach
Meredith Smith, Jennifer Varcolla, Justine Fredericks, T.C.C. softball
coach Greg Puttenney, Mike Fredericks, and Steve and Toni Anderson.
Out at Garaway High School, senior pole vaulter Roxy Dunn received an NCAA Division 1 scholarship to continue her
education and sporting career at the University of Akron. Roxy is the defending Division 3 state champion. She is pictured with her father Ryan and mother Marlene by her sides, and standing behind her are former Garaway assistant track coach Adam Moser,
New Philadelphia pole vault coach Joel Arnold, Kyle Dunn, Garaway
girls head track coach Zach Mottice, pole vault coach Dave Mackey from the
Industrial Vault Club in Massillon, and Newcomerstown track
and pole vault coach Tom Addy.
Congratulations to all of these fine athletes on these remarkable accomplishments! We can’t wait to see what future holds for each of you!
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:
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.