WJER-Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive Coming Soon

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.

Goodyear Blimp and U.S. Marine Corps to Collect Toys

The Goodyear blimp, nicknamed “Santa Claus Express” for the holidays, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will conduct their fourth joint maneuver benefiting the Toys for To
ts Foundation.

The event provides the public the opportunity to make a donation to Toys for Tots while driving through The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s Wingfoot Lake blimp hangar on December 5th, 6th, and 7th. Drive-through hours are noon to 10:00 p.m. on December 5th and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on December 6th and 7th.

“In the spirit of the holiday season, we are delighted to be working with the Marines to open our doors to the community in support of the Toys for Tots program,” said Paul Fitzhenry, the company’s senior vice president, Global Communications. “We have seen a tremendous response to this event in recent years and look forward to a great turnout this year to give people the opportunity to see our newest airship, Wingfoot One, up close.”

Goodyear and the Marines will build on the success of previous drive-through events at Goodyear’s airship bases. Over the past three years, those efforts delivered more than 20,000 toys and $30,000 directly benefiting the Toys for Tots program.

This year, for the first time, Goodyear is offering 25 lucky entrants a chance to win a ride for two on Wingfoot One. An official entry form for the Goodyear Toys for Tots Blimp Ride Sweepstakes can be obtained either by visiting a participating Goodyear company-owned store in Ohio or by calling 800-344-9859. The form can be submitted at the event or via mail.

Open only to drive-through vehicle traffic, the airship hangar will be filled with music of the season and decorated in the holiday spirit. 

There is no charge, and a donation is not required to drive through, enjoy the holiday scene, and see the blimp. The Goodyear airship base is located at 841 Wingfoot Lake Road in Suffield, Ohio.

All details are available online at www.goodyearblimp.com, on the Goodyear Blimp Facebook page, and by calling 800-344-9859 or 330-796-8151.

Allied Machine & Engineering Shipping Department Wins Subway Tray

The Shipping Department at Allied Machine & Engineering in Dover is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Rachel Rothacher 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: (left to right) Chance, Nick, Hannah, Richard, Michelle, Adrienne, Bob, WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Denise, and Russ

Area Athletes Sign Letter of Intent, Receive Scholarships

WJER congratulates several area high school athletes who are taking their skills to the coll
ege 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 sig
ned 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.

And at Indian Valley High School, senior Mitchell Lehigh signed his letter of intent o play golf at Wright State University on November 18th

ongratulations to all of these fine athletes on these remarkable accomplishments! We can’t wait to see what future holds for each of you!

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.

is 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 Co
de #
: T-234-6

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 De
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

ksite Location
: New Philadelphia, OH

ailable Benefits
Health and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and 401k

How t
o 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 (rc4@omjwork.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!

This year's schedule features:
* Carrollton
* Claymont

* Conotton Valley
* Dover
* Garaway
* Indian Valley
* New Philadelphia
* Newcomerstown

* Sandy Valley
* Strasburg
* Tuscarawas Central Catholic
* Tusky Valley
* Ohio State

Pick up your very own schedule today!

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:
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.


Shopping Spree 2014
11/29/14 10:30a Ohio State vs. Michigan
11/29/14 7:00p Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers
11/30/14 11:30a Cleveland Browns @ Buffalo Bills
11/30/14 6:00p Dick Bartley's Classic Countdown
12/2/14 6:30p Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks