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Shirley Bridges is Decked by WJER

And the winner is...Shirley Bridges of New Philadelphia! Shirley's name was selected as the grand prize winner in our Deck Ya 2015 contest, and as the winner she'll receive an amazing prize package that includes a deck package ($1,000 value) from Keim Lumber Company, deck construction by Reiger Improvements & Construction, a $500 landscaping certificate from Stutzman's Lawn Landscaping, a Cub Cadet LT 42 lawn tractor from Krocker's Lawn & Garden, a Stihl string trimmer ($220 value) from ACE Hardware, a $100 bird feeder package from Agland Country Store, a Weber grill ($399 value) from Buehler's, a $250 gift certificate to Sugar Valley Meats, and a knife set and $250 gift certificate to Warther Cutlery.

To see Shirley's reaction when we surprised her with the announcement, click here.

 the prize package of the summer, and it all goes to Shirley Bridges of New Philadelphia! Congratulations, Shirley!

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
-Ages of children
-Special activities
-Registration infor

Upcoming Vacation Bible Schools:

First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia

-Beginning June 7th – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

-Ages 2 years - 5th grade

-Theme: Summer Fun at the Movies

-Activities include watching movies, stories, games, and lessons

-Free, no registration needed

Southside Gospel Chapel in Uhrichsville
-July 27th – 31st from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. with closing program on August 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
-Ages 2 – 13 years old
-Theme: To the Edge and Encounter the God of the Universe
-Activities include skits, puppet shows, Bible exploration activities, songs, crafts, games, and snacks
-For more information, call the church at 740-922-6971 

Shanesville Lutheran Church

-July 29th – 31st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

-Ages 4 years – 6th grade

-Theme: Flight School

-Pre-registration is due by July 1st. Register online at Click on “VBS Registration” at the top of the page, fill out the form, and click the “Submit” button. If you do not pre-register, plan to arrive at 6:00 p.m. on July 29th to register.


Park Christian Church in Dennison

-August 2nd only from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

-Ages 4 years – 6th grade

-Theme: Kids JAM (Jesus And Me)

-Activities include lunch, Kid Olympics, a carnival, and crafts


First United Methodist in New Philadelphia

-August 2nd – 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

-Ages 3 years (potty trained) – 5th grade

-Theme: Everest – Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power

-Activities include a light meal, epic Bible adventures, arts and crafts, games, and songs

-Register your child online at or by calling 330-339-6411

-The church is located at 201 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia


Tabor Ridge Community Church
-August 3rd - 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
-Ages 4 – 12
-Theme: Kingdom of the Son – A Prayer Safari
-Activities include Bible lessons, games, crafts, music, and snacks
-Register by calling 330-602-4425


Shepherd in the Valley Lutheran Church

-Tuesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 6th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Additional Bible School on Sunday, August 9th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (during regular church service)

-Theme: Outback Rocks

-Activities include supper served at 5:30 p.m., Bible verses, music, and crafts

-Register by calling 330-956-5506

Grace Community Church in Stone Creek
-August 4th - 6th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
-Ages 3 - 12
-Activities include crafts, learning sessions, and dinner for children and their families
-Register in person on August 4th or by calling 330-339-5007


Beach City First Lutheran Church

-Saturday, August 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

-Ages Kindergarten – 5th grade

-Theme: Run with Perseverance (focus on the scripture verse of Hebrews 12:1)

-Activities include running and physical fitness while learning about Jesus

Hope Christian Community Church in New Philadelphia

-August 10th – 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

-Ages 3 years – 5th grade

-Theme: Monsters Incapacitated, Faith is More Powerful than Fear (based on the Disney movie “Monsters Inc.”)

-Activities include singing, games, Bible-based lessons, crafts, and snacks. The whole family is invited to join on Friday night for a party with inflatables, face painting, food, and fun!

-Register for free online at

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 Billman's Appliance Center (formerly Foutz Appliance) in New Philadelphia.

Advance Auto Parts Wins Subway Tray

Advance Auto Parts in Uhrichsville is this week's winner 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 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 Party Tray Giveaway page under "Contests" for details.


Pictured: WJER’s Hannah Hubbard, Ed Lones, Mary Crabbin, and Jeff Watson

1450 WJER and New Towne Mall's Back-to-School Spirit Rally

Join WJER Radio as we show our school spirit at the New Towne Mall Back-to-School Spirit Rally on Tuesday, August 4th beginning at 5:00 p.m. Come to the New Towne Mall parking lot to show YOUR school spirit as cheerleaders from area high schools get the crowd pumped up for the upcoming school year!

Participating schools at this year's Spirit Rally include:
-Claymont Mustan
on Valley Rockets
-Coshocton Redskins
-Dover Tornadoes
-Garaway Pirates
-Indian Valley Braves
-Newcomerstown Trojans
-New Philadelp
hia Quakers
ood Generals

-Strasburg Tigers
-Tuscarawas Central Catholic Saints
-Tusky Valley Trojans

See you there!

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:
OhioMeansJobs helps businesses, too!

Hot Job of th
e Week:

Employer seeking: Fence Man/Carpenter

Job Code #
: T-245-6

: Able to lift heavy (90 pounds) bags of cement; able to accurately measure with a tape measure, set posts in concrete, stretch chain link, install wooden and vinyl fencing pickets, and use a nail gun and power tools; 2-3 years of experience; carpenter skills a plus; high school diploma/GED; at least 21 years old; must have a valid driver s license; pre-employment testing will include a reference check

Job Description
: Monday-Friday, 1st shift, full-time hours

Worksite Location
: Beach City, OH

How to apply

Email to:
x to: 330-756-6005

For more inform
ation, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

Nickel Day Coming Soon

Bust open your piggy bank and collect the nickels because Nickel Day is coming to Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 5th! Join your friends from WJER Radio as we broadcast live from the park to tell you about all the great activities you and your entire family can enjoy for a VERY affordable price!

s, swimming, and the first 1,000 bags of popcorn will be available for just a nickel. The pool will be open to swimmers from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the rides will be open from noon to 9:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by the WJER table to play nickel games and enter for a chance to win tickets to Cedar Point! It's going to be LOTS of fun, so mark your calendars and join us at Tuscora Park on August 5th!

Cedar Point Means Summer Fun for the Whole Family

Planning a trip to Cedar Point before the kids go back to scho
ol? Click here for all the information you'll need to plan your visit to America's Roller Coast!

Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center

The Kent State Performing Arts Center is nearing the end of another great season, but that means a new one is just around the corner! Check out the remaining performances for this season, and get a taste of what's to come:

Scheduled performances include:
Saturday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m.: Michael Stanley and the Resonators

Local Veteran Takes One More Flight

On June 17th, local veteran 91-year-old Howard Moomaw and his family were joined by more than 15 veterans at Harry Clever Airport in New Philadelphia for a Pinning Ceremony for Howard and the other veterans who were present but had not yet received this honor. Then, Howard completed a flyover of the area.

Howard is an Air Force veteran, a meteorologist. Having grown up with an interest in flying, it was no surprise he enlisted in the Air Force in the early days of World War I
I. In 1932, he watched the first flight of the USS Macon and served on a flying aircraft carrier. Howard was part of the team supporting the American effort against the Japanese in the China-Burma-India theatre.

Howard is currently receiving care at Community Hospice, and when he expressed interest in taking one last flight, his family supported his quest for taking to the air once again. Jan Miller, Patient and Family Liaison for Community Hospice, had the true honor of planning an experience for Howard and his family. On a day when the skies held a lot of moisture and the weather was questionable, pilot David Schluep of ProAv assured Howard the weather would improve, and as probably happened with Howard many times during his flying career, the skies cleared, and he climbed into the co-pilot seat. Those observing witnessed the glow of a man who was in familiar environs as Howard donned the headset and started communicating with pilot Schluep. The taxi and takeoff were perfect as Howard and his grandson and daughter lifted off from the airfield for a 35-minute flyover of the area. The seamless landing led Howard to ask his next question: “When can we go up again?”

The experience was a gift to Howard and his family from The Betty’s Gift Fund of Community Hospice.

Tuscora Park Lowers Weekday Ride Ticket Prices

Have you heard the news? Tuscora Park recently lowered the price of their weekday ride tickets to the "Weekday WOW!" price of just $0.75 each! Or you can purchase a book of 10 tickets for just $5! Find out more about the great things happening this summer at Tuscora Park by visiting their Facebook page.

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 Peach & Passion Fruit Iced Fruit 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.



7/31/15 6:00p Ohio State Kickoff Show
7/31/15 9:07p Cleveland Indians @ Oakland Athletics
8/1/15 8:37p Cleveland Indians @ Oakland Athletics
8/2/15 3:37p Cleveland Indians @ Oakland Athletics
8/3/15 9:37p Cleveland Indians @ LA Angels

7/31/15 12:00a Aultman Hospital Blood Drive
7/31/15 Dennison Railroad Woman of the Year Nominations
7/31/15 Family and Children First Supply Drive
7/31/15 Miss Akron-Canton Fundraiser- Golf World Series
7/31/15 New Philadelphia Summer Science Camp