WJER and Parkway Nissan Team Up for Tribe Ticket Giveaway

WJER Radio and Parkway Nissan want to send you to see the Tribe!

Tune in the week of J
uly 28th during the Morgan in the Morning show and listen for your chance to call in and win a four-pack of tickets to see the Cleveland Indians take on the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, August 5th at 7:05 p.m., which is Dollar Dog Night at Progressive Field!

Watch for Parkway Nissan’s new showroom coming soon! See full details at www.iloveparkway.com.

New Philadelphia Sidewalk Sales
Debbie Knisely, the Administrative Director for the New Philadelphia Business & Community Association, stopped by the WJER studio on Wednesday to chat with Kelly about the New Philadelphia Sidewalk Sales, which are taking place July 24th-26th in downtown New Philadelphia. The theme of this year's sale is "We're Feelin' Groovy," so expect lots of peace signs, '60s music, and flower power as you browse the great deals available during the sale.

Check out the schedule of events:
Thursday, July 24th
'60s music throughout the day
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.: Daniels & Rinehart

Friday, July 25th
'60s music throughout the day
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Big Bad Bodacious Brass Band
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Live music by Jim Smith

Saturday, July 26th
11:00 a.m. - noon: Hula hoop/Twister contest and prizes, Cartooning for Kids by Anastasia Merritt
Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Critter Cookoff (best in each category wins a $50 Northeast Outdoor gift certificate and a trophy)

See you at the sales!

TV Specialties Wins Subway Tray

TV Specialties 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: Jeff Coyle, Jeff Border, Matt Gibb, and WJER's Hannah Hubbard

Goodyear Blimp Receives New Name

Wingfoot One
has been selected as the name for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest airship.


Wingfoot One was selected from nearly 15,000 names submitted in an online public contest. A panel narrowed submissions to 10 finalists before public voting determined the name of the newest addition to the Goodyear fleet of airships.


With nearly 35% of the public vote, Wingfoot One received the most votes of the 10 finalists and will take its place in Goodyear airship history as the name connected with the first of a new generation of state-of-the-art airships.   


Wingfoot One was submitted by Akron resident Charlotte White, who will receive a day of activities with Wingfoot One. The other nine finalists who submitted names will receive a set of Goodyear tires.  


“Seventy six years of living in Akron and I never got to ride on the blimp,” said White, whose stepfather retired from Goodyear. “I'm just thrilled to win the contest. I never thought it could happen. I can't wait to ride it.”    


Goodyear’s use of the Wingfoot trademark dates back to 1901 when the company first used it in advertising to promote the launch of its new Straight Side tire. Inspired by a statue of the Roman god Mercury in his home, Goodyear co-founder Frank Seiberling conceived of the idea of using the Wingfoot trade mark as a symbol of the company’s global ambitions. 

The new blimp is in the final stages of flight testing and will be officially christened in a ceremony to be held next month. After the christening, Wingfoot One will travel the United States and take its place as a fixture over the country’s biggest sporting, news, and entertainment events.


WJER has a special relationship with the Goodyear blimp, as our Amy Smith flew over Tuscarawas County in the Spirit of Akron in 2010, broadcasting live to the community. Goodyear gave a WJER listener a blimp ride, as well as a blimp ride donation for auction by the Muskingum Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross, purchased by Dr. Kurt Garren. Everyone at WJER congratulates Goodyear on the new airship, and we wish Charlotte White the ride of her life!


Pictured above: Charlotte White received a surprise visit at her home in Akron, OH from the new Goodyear Blimp and Doug Grassian, Senior Manager of Airship Communications at Goodyear, announcing her name submission of “Wingfoot One” as the new name for the Goodyear Blimp.
Photo 2: Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium as photographed by WJER's Amy Smith from Goodyear airship "The Spirit of Akron" in 2010.

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: How to answer the question “Have you been fired?”

Hot Job of the Week:

Employer seeking: Welder

Job Code #: T-549-8

Requirements: High school diploma/GED; valid driver’s license; at least 18 years old; experienced welder; able to travel to worksites; able to do climbing, frequent stooping, and repetitive movements; able to work in all temperatures; will be required to use your own car; able to do heavy lifting of up to 100 pounds; able to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends (day shift); pre-employment testing will include a criminal background check and drug testing

Worksite Location: Newcomerstown, OH

Rate of Pay: $20.00 per hour

Available Benefits: 401k, health, and paid holidays

How to 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. Out-of-area applicants can fax their résumé to 330-602-2858 or email it to rc4@omjwork.com. 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. Apply at OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas (1260 Monroe Street, New Philadelphia, OH 44622) or OhioMeansJobs Stark (822 30th Street, Canton, OH 44709).

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

Performing Arts Center Lineup Revealed

The fifth season of the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas features an all-star lineup of 23 outstanding performances. Announced during the annual season unveiling on July 19th, the season begins August 29th with the multitalented comedian Rodney Carrington and also includes music, smash-hit Broadway shows, family programming, and the ever-popular dance performances.

“The 2014-2015 schedule offers a variety of Broadway shows, which are very popular with our patrons,” said Dr. Brad Bielski, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State Tuscarawas. “We are very excited about bringing to our stage the national tour of the Tony award-winning Million Dollar Quartet, which will certainly be a crowd pleaser. We expect tickets to sell very rapidly for that show. Other Broadway shows are the national tours of Jekyll and Hyde, the hilarious Sister Act, the Tony award-winning musical Memphis, and Flashdance the Musical.


“Plus, we have a very unique performance coming in December – Holiday Spectacular on Ice, professional figure skating right on our stage! The dynamic concerts include Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Get the Led Out – The American Led Zeppelin, and Night Ranger  a classic rock band. And there is a very clever, all-female comedy event Southern Fried Chicks’ Cage-Free Comedy Tour.”

Returning to the Performing Arts Center stage, due to overwhelming demand, will be the iconic orchestra Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, the percussion performance of STOMP, and the youth-oriented Rainforest Reptile Shows.

This will be the second year the Performing Arts Center offers a Cabaret dinner show. “The blues duo of Kristine Jackson and Austin Walkin’ Cane will perform with the audience seated on stage,” said general manager Mike Morelli. “This seating in close proximity to the performers creates a unique and intimate evening. Dinner is served on stage during the performance.”


Other quality productions that will appeal to families are Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid; Peter and the Starcatcher, the imaginative play about the origins of Peter Pan; Singalong Grease; the classic Gilbert & Sullivan comic light opera Mikado; and The Tempest. According to Morelli, The Tempest is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund - a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.


An additional family event is Dancing Pros: Live - a live competition show created by some of the most accomplished Dancing With The Stars pros Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo. Audience members use electronic voting remotes to vote for the couple they want to win the live competition that night. The performance is hosted by actor and talk show host Alan Thicke.

“Our schedule also features two music productions that are being presented in partnership with area community arts organizations,” Morelli said. “We are partnering with the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County to present The Crucible in October, and our season ends in June with Franc D’Ambrosio, presented with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic - our resident company at the center.”

More than 450 people attended the unveiling. Entertainment was provided by the jazz duo of Jack Steward and Bob Venturi. 

Season packages (four or more events) go on sale July 28th while single event tickets will be available beginning July 31st. Performing Arts Center members can take advantage of presale opportunities July 21st – 25th. A complete list of performances and ticket prices is available online www.tusc.kent.edu/pac.


Tickets can be purchased by mail, in person at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 330-308-6400, or online at www.tusc.kent.edu/pac. The box office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.

Dover Lions Summer in the Park Concert Series

The Lions Clubs of Dover are kicking off their 5th Annual "Summer in the Park" concert series, which takes place on selected Thursday evenings throughout the summer at the Dover City Park Amphitheater. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and are FREE to attend! And if you get hungry during the performances, you can purchase snacks from the Dover Lions food stand.

Mark your calendars and be sure to bring your friends and family to the great performances on the schedule this season:
July 24th - Stockdale Family Band
August 7th - Ron Retzer
August 21st - Phil-n-the-Blanks

Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center

The Kent State Performing Arts Center has another season of great performances this summer!

Scheduled performances include:
Thursday, July 31st at 7:30 p.m.: Country Music Association award winner and two-time Grammy nominee Jo Dee Messina
Sunday, August 24th at 3:00 p.m.:  Nashville, Tennessee a cappella group Street Corner Symphony (runners-up on NBC's "The Sing Off")

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.

Make a Difference...Help Dress A Child

Since 1970, the people of Tuscarawas County have come together to help children in need begin a new school year with new school clothing. Dress A Child is committed to serving the children living in poverty in Tuscarawas County. Their mission is to provide children in grades K-12 whose families fall below the Federal Poverty Guideline with new school clothing. 100% of all donations go towards clothing vouchers for the children. Parents are given a voucher from Dress A Child, not cash or a check, which is redeemable at participating stores.

If you would like to help with this year's Dress A Child program, consider one of the following ways to contribute:
* Make a cash donation. Mail your check, made payable to Dress A Child, to 4447 Swonger Road NW, Dover, OH 44622. Donations received by July 30th will be included in the 2014 voucher amount.
* Volunteer to help with shopping. Shopping will occur during the first week of August. If interested in volunteering, call Beth at 330-365-1307.

Make a difference in the lives of local children by helping Dress A Child!

Hospice Garage Sale Seeks Donations

The 25th Annual Community Hospice Garage Sale will be accepting donated items this week at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. Help will be available to unload donations, which can be dropped off at the fairgrounds July 15th through July 26th, at the following times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Volunteers will accept toys, household goods, sports and exercise equipment, baby items, holiday decorations, and books at the Commercial Building just inside the Tuscarawas Avenue gate. Clothing can be dropped off at the large tent next door. Furniture, tools, pet supplies, and garden and patio items can be taken to the Merchants Building just above the Commercial Building.

The sale opens July 31st with preview night from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. A $6 admission fee will give shoppers first chance to buy top-quality merchandise. The sale will continue August 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with free admission, and it will conclude August 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to noon with free admission and everything 50% off.

All p
roceeds from the sale help p
ay for the care of Community Hospice patients who do not have insuranc
e, are underinsured, or who have medical-related expenses.


For more information about the sale, contact Community Hospice at 330-343-7605.

Investment Advice with Elaine Parrot

What will Elaine do with Kelly's $50?

Tune in Thursday afternoons after the 3 o'clock news to get important investment advice from Elaine Parrot of the Cavalena Group at Raymond James Financial Services in Dover. Elaine has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, and she uses that experience to provide relevant news topics, tips, and guidance to listeners with an interest in investing. If you need financial advice, contact the Cavalena Group at Raymond James Financial Services at 330-343-2212 or visit www.raymondjamesohio.com.

Stay tuned to 1450 to see what happ
ens with Kelly's $50 and to find out what Elaine could do with YOUR money with the help of the Cavalena Group at Raymond James Financial Services!

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 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 Nic
k 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.


WJER Announces Vacation Bible Schools

Send us your Vacation Bible School information, and we'll announce it all throughout the summer on 1450. Reports air on WJER weekdays after the 11:00 a.m. news.

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-The name of the church
-Date and times of the VBS
-Ages of children
-Special activities
-Registration information

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