Hear Regional Semi-Final Games online!
On Wednesday, May 25, catch Strasburg vs. Symmes Valley High School Softball Division 4 Regional Semi-finals from Pickerington.  Bill Morgan and Denny Trimmer will bring you the pre-game at 4:45PM and the first pitch at 5PM.  

On Thursday, May 26, New Philadelphia will take on Steubenville in High School Division 2 Regional Semi-final Baseball. The pre-game will begin at 1:45PM and the first pitch will be at 2PM.

Both games can be heard here (online) at wjer.com (just click on the "Listen In" button), on Time Warner Cable's DMG TV-2 and on our free app.  If you haven't already downloaded our free app, scroll down and click on the link to the right at the bottom of this page.






Kent State Performing Arts Center Announces 2016-17 Schedule






WJER Weekend Lineup



Check out w
hat's happening on 1450 WJER this weekend!

Friday, May 27th
*Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors 
          Pre-game: 8:00 p.m.
          Tipoff: 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 28th
*Paul Tiratto Morning Show
        
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
*Plant Talk
with Fred Hower
        8:00 a.m.
*Williams Furniture annual "Marty Dog" Broadcast
        
10:00 to Noon
*Casey Kasem's American Top 40: featuring the Top 10 Producers of the '70s
        1:00 p.m.

*Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles
       
Pre-game: 3:37 p.m.
        First Pitch: 4:10 p.m.


Sunday, May 29th
*Jan Craig Morning Show
         
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
*The Dave Koz Radio Show featuring Jeff Lorber

         10:00 a.m. to noon
*Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles
         
Pre-game: 12:37 p.m.
          First Pitch: 1:10 p.m.
*Dick Bartley's Classic Countdown featuring Summer Hits
          6:00 p.m.







PFCS Enjoys the Subway Tray

Congratulations to this week's winner of WJER's Subway Hump-Day Party Tray Giveaway: Personal & Family Counseling Services in New Philadelphia! We delivered plenty of tasty Subway subs and cookies, Coke and Diet Coke, balloons, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, Cleveland Indians schedules and lots of other goodies... all because their office tunes in to 1450 WJER during their workday. Would your office enjoy a delivered lunch from your friends at WJER? Be sure to enter your office for a chance to win this fabulous weekly prize package! Check our contest page for details.  Pictured above are Liz, Nancy & Aubrey from PFCS with WJER's Valerie Slabaugh.






Memorial Day Events Around the Valley

Your next family adventure awaits at MWCD Lake Parks!


Dover
: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at Dover High School and travels to Maple Grove Cemetery with a ceremony to follow.

New Philadelphia
: Parade will assemble at 10:00 a.m. in the First Christian Church parking lot. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and will travel to the City Square where the Memorial Day program will be held. A luncheon for all veterans, guests, and honorees will then beheld at the New Philadelphia VFW Post #445. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be canceled, and the program will be held in the NPHS gymnasium.

Baltic
: Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street at the intersection of State Routes 93 and 651, then travels to West Lawn Cemetery for a memorial service, followed by a featured speaker at Village Park.

Beach City
: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Park (located at the corner of Routes 212 and 93). The guest speaker will be Mr. Dean Miller of Amazing Grace Ministries.

Bolivar
: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at Fort Laurens with a ceremony to follow.

Dundee
: Ceremony at 8:00 a.m. followed by a parade that starts at the Fire Station and travels to Dundee Cemetery (located on Dundee-Strasburg Road).

Carrollton
: Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on 3rd Street NE and concludes at West View Cemetery where a ceremony will follow.

Gnadenhutten
: Parade starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Fire Station/Town Hall.

Midvale
: Participants will meet at Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. and walk to the Veterans Memorial for a ceremony at 11:00 a.m.

Mineral City
: Parade starts at 9:00 a.m. downtown in front of Steineck’s and travels to the Mineral City cemetery where a ceremony will follow.

Navarre
: Parade starts at 1:00 p.m. and travels to the cemetery with a ceremony to follow.

Newcomerstown: Annual Program begins at 11am at West Lawn Cemetery, featuring a speaker and 21-gun-salute.

Strasburg
: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. and travels down Bodmer Avenue to the cemetery for a ceremony with featured speaker Tuscarawas County Commissioner Belle Everett.

Sugarcreek
: Parade starts at 9:00 a.m. on Main Street outside the home of Dave Shutt and travels to East Lawn Cemetery where the Garaway Marching Band will perform, featured speaker Vietnam veteran Ron Troyer will give a presentation, Marissa Blauch will recite “In Flanders Fields,” and Jillian Borter will recite the Gettysburg Address. When the Sugarcreek ceremony ends, the American Legion will split off and travel to Union Hill Cemetery and then to the Ragersville UCC Cemetery for a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at the pavilion at the Ragersville Historical Society.

Tuscarawas
: Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on School Street and travels to Village Park where a ceremony will follow.

Uhrichsville
: Begin with a ceremony at 8:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, then to Haverfield Park for a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., then to the Dennison Depot for a ceremony at 9:00 a.m., then a parade will march to Union Cemetery for a ceremony at 9:30 a.m., then to Union Cemetery for a service at 10:00 a.m., then to the Veterans Plot at Union Cemetery for a ceremony around 10:30 or 10:45 a.m., then to Newport Cemetery for a ceremony at 11:00 a.m.

Walnut Creek
: Ceremony at 8:00 a.m.







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:
The art of networking

Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Medical Assistant

Job Code #
: T-295-14

Qualifications
: At least 21 years old; have completed and possess valid documentation of Medical Assistant certification with a minimum of 12 months of experience in an electronic health record and medical office; insurance pre-cert/authorization experience; valid driver’s license; able to lift up to 20 pounds consistently; pre-employment testing will include employment testing and a reference check

Job Description
: Responsible for triage of patient phone calls to the LPB or message to the doctor through electronic health record (AllMeds); prepare patients for the appointment by accompanying them to the exam room; verify patient information by interviewing the patient (reviewing and/or recording medical history, taking vital signs, and confirming the purpose of the visit); will be cross-trained to assist in the Allergy Lab; employer will offer on-the-job training on administering an allergy test, mixing allergy vials, and giving allergy injections; support patient care delivery by helping the doctor during examinations, preparing lab specimens, sterilizing medical instruments, and authorizing during refills as directed; will complete Pre-certs/authorizations to insurance companies for surgery requests, prescriptions, and tests; *PLEASE NOTE* Workdays are Monday-Friday, 1st shift

Rate of Pay
: $12.00-$14.00 per hour (based on experience, skills, and abilities)

Available Benefits
: Medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, paid vacation, and retirement plan other than a 401K

Worksite Location
: Dover, OH

How to apply
: *Apply direct with résumé and cover letter to the employer by email (hmcdonald@drgarren.com) or by fax (330-343-4410). *Be sure to mention OhioMeansJobs Stark/Tuscarawas Counties as the source of how you heard about the position when applying direct to the employer.


For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at
ohiomeansjobs.com.







Kids League Reports on WJER

Listen to the Kids League Report for the results of all of the Little League and Minor League baseball games in the area!


Coaches: pick up a Kids League form at WJER or download it here and fill it out after each game. Then, place your results in the mailbox on the side porch of WJER, fax it to 330-364-4538, or email it to wjer@wjer.com. Please do not phone in results! Be sure to include the team coach's name and phone number.


We will announce the Kids League Report on 1450 WJER Monday through Saturday at 7:10 a.m., 4:45 p.m., and following the Cleveland Indians games. We will also have a weekly random drawing from the results we receive for a free Domino's Pizza party for your team, so send them in today!

Winning teams so far this season include:
April 18th - 24th: R.A. Moser (coach Ron Dumermuth)
April 25th - May 1st: Hanhart Insurance (coach Kevin Fitzgerald)
May 2nd - 8th: Rotary Club (coach Eric Pfeiffer)
May 9th - 15th: Quickprint (coach Greg Triplett)

The Kids League Report is brought to you by
Domino's Pizza, Wood Electric, and Wood's Tall Timber Lake Resort







Friendly Reminders from PFCS

Because we are in the midst of prom and graduation season, your local Personal & Family Counseling Services organization is reminding area residents that when it comes to underage drinking, parents who host lose the most.

What parents should know:
-As a parent, you cannot give alcohol to your teen’s friends under the age of 21 under any circumstance, even in your own home, even with their parent’s permission.
-You cannot knowingly allow a person under 21, other than your own child, to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possessing alcohol.

If you break the law:
-You can face a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
-Others can sue you if you give alcohol to anyone under 21 and they, in turn, hurt someone or damage property.
-Law enforcement can confiscate any alcohol, money, or property used in committing the offense.

Things you can do as a parent:
-Refuse to supply alcohol to anyone under 21.
-Be at home when your teen has a party.
-Make sure alcohol is not brought into your home or property by your teen’s friends.
-Talk to other parents about not providing alcohol at events your child will be attending.
-Create alcohol-free opportunities and activities in your home so teens will feel welcome.
-Report underage drinking to local law enforcement.

Underage drinking facts:
-29% of parents and teens know of parents who host teen alcohol parties.
-25% of teens attended a party where alcohol was served to underage youth in the past two months, while parents thought the number was closer to 15%.
-Every day, 5,400 young people under 16 have their first drink of alcohol.
-Studies reveal alcohol consumption by adolescents results in brain damage – possibly permanent – and impairs intellectual development.
-Children who are drinking alcohol by 7th grade are more likely to report academic problems, substance abuse, and delinquent behavior in both middle and high school. By young adulthood, early alcohol use was associated with employment problems.

Talking to kids about alcohol:
-Show you disapprove of underage drinking.
-Show you care about your child’s happiness and well being.
-Show you are a good source of information about alcohol.
-Show you are paying attention and you’ll notice if your child drinks.
-Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding underage drinking.
-Keep it low-key. Don’t worry…you don’t have to get everything across in one talk. Many small talks are better.

Talk to your kids about drugs, too:
-Talk frequently.
-Show interest.
-Be careful what you say.
-Be careful how you say it.
-Know the facts about drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
-Be respectful and genuine.
-They talk, you listen.
-Scare tactics don’t work.
-Control your emotions.
-Take advantage of teachable moments.

Additional information and educational resources:
www.personal-family-counseling.com
www.DrugFreeActionAlliance.org
www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov
www.starttalking.ohio.gov







Make Cedar Point Your Summer Destination

The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®, Cedar Point, does it again breaking 10 world records with the all-new Valravn – the TALLEST, FASTEST, LONGEST dive coaster in the world! This recording-breaking dive coaster climbs 223 feet into the sky before holding you over the edge for four seconds. Then, it's a 75 mph, 90-degree dive straight down toward the midway before you flip upside-down three times and plunge into a second dive during this unforgettable three-minute journey!

Cedar Point offers more than 150 rides, shows, and attractions, making it THE must-do attraction of the year. Their world-class selection of overnight accommodations in and around the park will make your visit a memorable getaway. Cedar Point’s hotel properties are the closest hotels to the fun, and guests who stay at a Cedar Point hotel property get early entry into the park – resort guests get in ONE HOUR before the general public!

Buy in advance and save at
www.cedarpoint.com







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 Mango Pineapple 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.

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