Geib Givebacks Grow by $225 after Week One of High School Football
Groundbreaking at the Bolivar Dam
For the past three football seasons, the Geib Funeral Homes sponsored "Geib Givebacks" in WJER's Dover and New Philadelphia football broadcasts. Each week, the Tornadoes and Quakers played for a group within their school systems, with $25 for each touchdown going to that week's selected group. This season, Geib Givebacks return but with a twist.
Now, Dover and New Philadelphia will work together to score one big Geib Giveback donation for a Tuscarawas County organization. For every touchdown scored, the donation will grow by $25, with the season-ending total awarded to a group selected by the public.
To participate, log on to the Geib Facebook page, and nominate a Tuscarawas County organization deserving of the donation. It can be a church or school group, civic organization, club, or non-profit deserving of the award. Starting with kickoff each Friday and going through Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., nominations will be taken and voted on. Each week, the group with the most Facebook votes will go onto the final ballot. Then be sure to come back and vote for the winner from 9 finalists during Dover-Phila Week.
So what are you waiting for? Log on to Facebook and nominate your favorite local organization to go into the running for this season's Geib Giveback award! The current total is $225, and it will grow with every touchdown. It's the Geib way of giving back to the communities they serve.
Miss Ohio Stops by WJER
Area dignitaries join 7th District Congressman Bob Gibbs and the US Army Corps of Engineers Col. Leon Parrott to break ground for the $44 million seepage barrier project at the Bolivar Dam.
Dover Lions Summer in the Park Concert Series
Miss Ohio 2014 MacKenzie Bart paid a visit to the WJER studios on August 25th to keep us updated on her progress as she travels the road to Miss America.
MacKenzie was crowned Miss Ohio on June 21st at the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program in Mansfield. Since then, she has used her status as Miss Ohio to promote Universal Newborn Screening, which she chose as part of her platform because her younger sister has a medical condition that was not caught on the newborn heel prick screen. MacKenzie is also a big proponent of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, and she encourages young women in particular to get involved in STEM subjects.
Although MacKenzie is taking some time off from school to fulfill her duties as Miss Ohio, she intends to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Sciences at the Ohio State University and further plans to obtain a Masters Degree in Broadcast Meteorology. As part of her education requirements, MacKenzie was excited to complete an internship with The Weather Channel.
Everyone at WJER wishes MacKenzie the best of luck as she competes for the title of Miss America 2015!
Due to expected precipitation, the Lions Clubs of Dover have postponed the final "Summer in the Park" concert of the season. Phil-n-the Blanks are now scheduled to perform on Thursday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Dover City Park Amphitheater and, as always, it's FREE to attend! If you get hungry during the performance, you can purchase snacks from the Dover Lions food stand.
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:
Grand Slam Contest
Sunday, August 24th at 3:00 p.m.: Nashville, Tennessee a cappella group Street Corner Symphony (runners-up on NBC's "The Sing Off")
Friday, August 29th at 9:00 p.m.: Rodney Carrington
Thursday, September 4th at 7:30 p.m.: Interactive Movie Experience - Singalong Grease
Saturday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m.: Who's Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Monday, September 15th at 6:00 p.m.: Rainforest Reptile Shows
Sunday, September 28th at 7:30 p.m.: Jekyll & Hyde
Thursday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m.: The Tempest
Wednesday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m.: Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County presents - The Crucible
Monday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.: Dancing Pros - Live
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.
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 beverages off of the McCafé menu at 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!
Contestants who had grand slams during their game:
Beverly Rieger of Strasburg (grand slam by Nick Swisher on June 19th)
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.