WJER Salutes Administrative Professionals
WJER wants to salute YOUR administrative professionals for all the work they
do! Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 22nd, and we'll announce the names of all the hardworking administrative professionals in the Tuscarawas Valley on the radio the week of April 20th and enter them for a chance to win some great prizes!
Bosses: send us the names of your administrative professionals to enter them for a chance to win a "Job
Well Done" bouquet from Baker Florist in Dover and New Philadelphia and a gift certificate to the Dennison Yard, and we'll select five lucky entrants to receive this great prize package.
Enter your administrative professional by:
WJER app: Fill out and submit the entry form
Postcard: Administrative Professionals Salute, c/o WJER Radio, 646 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622
*Name, address, and phone # of business
*Administrative professional’s name
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.
Tribe Home Opener Ticket Giveaway
This week’s topic: Email Bloopers
Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: CNC Mill Lathe Operator
Job Code #: T-588-8
Requirements: High school diploma/GED and at least two years of experience; CNC plasma table experience helpful but not required; able to do medium lifting of up to 50 pounds; valid driver’s license; at least 21 years old; pre-employment testing will include drug testing
Job Description: CNC mill lathe operations; 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday; first shift
Available Benefits: Health insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, and 401k
Worksite Location: New Philadelphia, OH
Rate of Pay: $13.00 per hour
How to apply: Apply direct to company. Send your résumé:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: 330-343-3037
Or call Tina Schlemmer at 330-308-5934 ext. 209
For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at ohiomeansjobs.com.
Tune in to 1450 for your chance to win tickets to see the Tribe during their home opener series!
Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center
We've teamed up with Martin's Mobile Glass in New Philadelphia and Park Village Healthcare in Dover to give away four-packs of tickets to see the Indians take on the Tigers and the White Sox at Progressive Field.
Here's how it works: simply brush up on your Indians trivia, and then tune in during the Morgan in the Morning show April 6th-9th and listen for your chance to call in with the correct answer to Bill's trivia question. If you get through the phone lines and answer correctly, you'll win tickets to see the Cleveland Indians during their home opener series! Will your name be the next one added to our endless list of winners?
The Kent State Performing Arts Center still has lots of great performances in store for 2015! See what's coming up at the PAC the rest of this season.
Scheduled performances include:
Review: "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas
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.
Until I saw "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Kent State PAC on March 27th, I'd never really given much thought to how beloved children's character Peter Pan became the boy who would never grow up. As I kid, I just accepted that's how things were in Never Land without ever considering Peter's background story. But what a fascinating tale it is!
The humorous musical/play (I think there were maybe three or four songs in the whole show, which doesn't quite constitute a full-blown musical in my book) is told as if you're being read a story from a book, and the audience members are asked to use their imaginations as the tale unfolds. Just 12 actors make up the cast of characters, though it seemed like so many more! And there was only one woman in the show, though there were TWO female characters...yes, one was played by a man. The show was a bit chaotic and fast-paced at first, but it really started to get into a groove when the pirate captain Black Stache was introduced. He was so wildly over the top, downright goofy, and not at all what you'd expect from a pirate captain, which made everything he did hilarious. I will admit, though, the scene in the second act when he repeated the phrase "Oh my God" over and over and over and over again started to wear thin pretty quickly. It felt like it lasted for five minutes, though it was probably more like one and a half, but it could have easily been a minute shorter. Despite that, the entire cast really brought the characters to life in an engaging and fun way.
The most impressive thing to me about the whole show was how they utilized props and people to create a variety of sets that made you use your imagination. Throughout the entire show, the cast had a long rope that was used to create the shape of a doorway, the waves of the ocean, the outline of a boat, and SO many other things. In multiple scenes, several characters would form a line with their backs toward the audience to create a wall, and other characters would open "doors" in the "wall" by pulling one of the men out of the line, and then all the people in the line would suddenly turn around and start acting out the scene that was supposedly taking place on the other side of the door. I was particularly fond of the yellow rubber glove used to create a flying, squawking bird. I also liked how the actors made it seem like Tinkerbell was flying quickly from person to person with the simple use of tiny flashlights in each actor's hand. The creativity was really astounding.
So just how does Peter Pan come to be the boy who never grew up? Well, it's a long story that involves the switcheroo of two trunks (one filled with treasure and one filled with sand), magical amulets, the fearless determination of young Molly to switch the trunks with the help of three orphans she meets along the way (one of whom has no name but is eventually given the name Peter Pan), something called Star Stuff that has borderline-dangerous magical powers that allow you to be whatever you want to be, and so much more! Given Peter's rough history as an orphan who is constantly being lied to by adults, his wish to just be a boy for a little while becomes more than just a wish when he comes into contact with the Star Stuff. It's kind of trippy, very silly, and incredibly creative, which makes it easy to see why the show won five Tony awards in 2012.
I wasn't too sure what to expect when I decided to review a show I'd never seen or heard of that was touted as "a grownup's prequel to Peter Pan," but I'm glad I got to see it because it is truly a feat of creativity and imagination. The show runs right around 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission, but if you're anything like me, you'll need to carve out at least three-and-a-half hours of your life when you see the show because once it's over, you'll want to watch Disney's "Peter Pan" when you get home to continue the story and piece together everything you just saw with everything you've known since you were 4 years old. The Performing Arts Center continues to bring high-quality entertainment, and in this case maybe a childhood flashback or two, to the residents of our area. TTFN!
Tim Gilmore Wins a Trip for Two to Disney!
WJER wants to congratulate the grand prize winner in our Great Escape to Disney contest...Tim Gilmore of New Philadelphia! Tim was selected from 22 semi-finalists to win a trip for two to Disney that includes round-trip airfare, round-trip transfers from the airport to the hotel, a six-night/seven-day stay at the Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Hotel, and Disney seven-day base ticket/theme park admission. We held our grand prize drawing on Thursday, March 19th at the AAA in New Philadelphia where we gathered all of our semi-finalists and held a reverse elimination drawing to select our grand prize winner. Although we had only one grand prize winner, everyone who participated as a semi-finalist received a prize package that included a special edition Great Escape T-shirt courtesy of DTS Screen Printing & Embroidery, a pair of tickets to the I-X Indoor Amusement Park, a WJER screen cloth, and a Cleveland Indians schedule. Our second runner-up was Richard Robertson of New Philadelphia, who received additional prizes that included four tickets to a 2015 Cleveland Indians game and a certificate for a Hot-n-Ready meal deal from Little Caesars Pizza. Our first runner-up was Sharon Beamish of Sherrodsville, who received a one-year family membership to the Tuscarawas County YMCA as well as a Hot-n-Ready meal deal from Little Caesars Pizza. We'd like to thank everybody who participated in this year's contest from our good-spirited semi-finalists to our great sponsors...we had lots of fun, and we'll do it again next year! Congratulations, Tim!
To see more pictures of the fun we had during the grand prize drawing, visit our Facebook page.
Pictured: Grand prize winner Tim Gilmore of New Philadelphia poses with his wife, Danielle, after being selected as the big winner