• UNION HOSPITAL - Movement Disorder Exercise Class Offered

    Union Hospital, the Tuscarawas County YMCA, and the Movers and Shakers Against Parkinson’s of Tuscarawas County will sponsor an event designed for those affected by a Movement Disorder. The program will be Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m at the Tuscarawas County YMCA , 600 Monroe St. in Dover. The evening program will introduce participants to Tai Chi and seated yoga, two forms of exercise and motion that have proven beneficial for those affected by Movement Disorders. The program is offered free of charge but advance registration is required. Sign up for the program by visiting www.unionhospital.org and clicking on “Health Events,” or by calling the UH Community Relations office at (330) 602-0778.

  • Smoking Marijuana Just Once Per Week May Cause Brain Damage

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The old egg in a frying pan thing is back. This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. A new study, released today in the Journal of Neuroscience, indicate that for young, recreational marijuana users, smoking as little as one joint a week can cause structural abnormalities in the brain.

  • UH Achieves Primary Stroke Center Certification

    Union Hospital in Dover is now a certified Primary Stroke Center. In making the announcement, Carey Gardner, director of Community Relations says this achievement marks a significant step forward for patient care at Union Hospital. “Gaining the status of a certified Primary Stoke Center assures our community that we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible stroke care,” Gardner said. “According to DNV, our accrediting organization, a Primary Stroke Center has the right equipment, personnel and training to quickly assess and treat strokes.” The DNV certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and American Stroke Association. It means Union Hospital addresses the full spectrum of stroke care; diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, education, and is measuring and evaluating patient outcomes. Gardner says a team of 23 doctors, nurses, and departments involved with stroke care began work in late 2011 with a goal to improve outcomes for stroke patients. A barrier to improving outcomes was the time between the patient’s arrival at the Emergency Department and examination by a neurologist. “When a stroke begins, time is critical to treating the patient and limiting the risk of death or lifetime disability,” according to Nathan Johnson, M.D., medical director of the Primary Stroke Center. “Emergency staff received additional training and we developed “Stroke Alert” protocols that involved many hospital departments. This is all designed to speed the process of testing, evaluating, and treating the stroke patient.” Dr. Johnson says the key to the program has been the Telestroke Network, started on March 1 of last year, in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic. “The Telestroke Network has reduced the delay in neurology care. Within minutes we can have the neurologist alongside the stroke team in the ER treatment room.” “The Telestroke technology provides live two-way audio and video communication at the patient’s bedside,” Gardner said. “The ER team and Clinic physician work together to evaluate the patient and determine the most appropriate treatment.” “Since we began the stroke program we’ve increase our ability to treat a patient with the “clot-buster” drug that has the potential to stop the stroke and limit its disabling effects,” Dr. Johnson said. “Our relationship with the Clinic also provides for the efficient transfer of patients to the Clinic when they require treatment beyond our capabilities.” Gardner says that further recognition for Union Hospital’s stroke care program came in January from the American Heart Association /American Stroke Association. UH received the “Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award” by meeting quality guidelines for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. “This award from the American Heart Association and certification as a Primary Stroke Center demonstrates our commitment to quality patient care,” Gardner added. “It’s something we are all proud of at Union Hospital and is news we are very pleased to share with the local community that relies on this hospital for quality care, close to home.

  • Dover continues ECOL baseball streak, tops New Philadelphia

    Junior Blake Blair drove in three runs with a pair of hits and winning pitcher junior Kyle Abel went five innings and helped his cause with a pair of ground outs RBIs as Dover topped New Philadelphia 9-3.

  • Anti-drug coalition addresses the myths of marijuana use

    he Anti-Drug Coalition of Tuscarawas County wants the community to be informed about marijuana in light of a proposed ballot initiative that would legalize medicinal use of the drug in Ohio. About 15 people attended the coalition’s The Blunt Truth About Marijuana presentation at the Dover Public Library on Monday night. The presentation addressed several common myths about the legalization of marijuana. The Ohio Right Group is collecting signatures to get the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment on the November ballot. The group has until July 2 to gather 385,000 signatures. Medicinal marijuana use is legal in 20 states, including Colorado and Washington where recreational use is also legal, and Washington D.C. Jodi Salvo, coordinator of the coalition, said the proposed Ohio amendment is vague and as it is written does not require a prescription or any monitoring by a doctor. “Our amendment is scary,” she said. “What they are proposing is not medicinal.”

  • Personality Profile: Todd T. Taylor, radio DJ turned singer

    Name Todd T. Taylor (aka Carmen P. Civiello Jr.) Hometown Uhrichsville Education Dennison St. Mary’s, Midwestern Broadcasting of Chicago, Ill. What do you do for a living?

  • Courthouse display carries a message

    Blue and silver pinwheels twirled in the breeze yesterday on the Tuscarawas County Courthouse steps through May 1 in conjunction with Pinwheels for Prevention, Prevent Child Abuse Ohio’s statewide public awareness campaign. For the 10th year in a row, the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign has been designed to show the public that child abuse and neglect happens in every community, including Tuscarawas County.

  • Tuscarawas County administrators say jails meet, surpass principles

    Administrators in two Tuscarawas County jails say the new Ohio minimum jail standards will have little or no effect on their operations — as the current standards being utilized already meet, and in many cases exceed, the proposed standards.

  • Districts Going Viral to Connect with Voters

    In the weeks leading up to the May 6 primary election, area school districts with tax issues on the ballot are utilizing every method available to convince voters to say yes — from traditional yard signs to virtual town hall meetings on Facebook.

  • Help West School

    The City of New Philadelphia is seeking funding opportunities through the Ohio Development Services Agency for Neighborhood Improvements. The City would like to make the following improvements at West Elementary: Resurface the basketball court, street improvements – which includes the bus lane, curb and sidewalk improvements, flood and drainage improvements, parking lot improvements all of which will be located around West Elementary School, and replace fire hydrants throughout the West Elementary neighborhood area. Public participation is imperative for the City to be considered for this funding The City is requesting that residents offer comments and/or letters of support for the project to be directed to: Erin Begue, Funding Administrator * W.E. Quicksall and Associates,Inc * 554 West High Avenue * New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Or e-mail:erb@wequicksall.com

  • Marijuana by Mail Intercepted

    Two Dennison men were questioned Monday by law enforcement officials after U.S. postal inspectors intercepted 9.5 pounds of marijuana that was being mailed to a S. Second Street address. Both men were released, with a report being sent to the Tuscarawas County prosecutor for possible charges. According to a press release from Detectives Scott Ballentine and Jeff Moore of the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office, postal inspectors from the Cleveland bureau contacted the detectives after intercepting the package. Shipping labels showed that it came from Tacoma, Wash. Detectives in turn notified Dennison police.

  • Amsterdam, Hamburg, bikes and the Autobahn

    If you know me personally, you probably could have guessed that I wasn’t cut out for Amsterdam. I like to think that I’m not afraid of new things. I don\'t get nervous traveling alone to new countries or staying in hostels with eleven other strangers. I’m not afraid of getting lost in places where no one speaks English or of balancing on walls over canals. I thought that I was a fearless traveler – until I went to Amsterdam. I realized this weekend that new things can be very overwhelming and scary.

  • Workers Take Tourney Timeout

    Keeping up with their tradition, area attorneys gathered together at the Broadway Brewhouse on Thursday afternoon to watch the opening games of the NCAA basketball tournament. “We’ve probably congregated for the last 10 years of either the Big Ten tournament or the opening round of the NCAA to watch Ohio State,” said Bob Stephenson, a Tuscarawas County assistant prosecutor. Stephenson was joined by his friends — fellow assistant prosecuting attorney Scott Deedrick, and Bob Preston, an attorney with Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh in Canton. “It’s like a holiday every year,” Deedrick said about the March Madness atmosphere. “I usually take Thursday and Friday off every year if I can to watch games. It’s just a tradition.” And that, Deedrick acknowledged, may mean one thing for businesses everywhere: distracted workers.

  • Overholt\'s debut album being featured on Noise Trade site

    New Philadelphia native and singer/songwriter Trey Overholt’s music is getting some exposure on Noise Trade and is being featured on the website’s homepage over the next couple of weeks. His debut album called “Goner” is going to be released in April, and he has a few cuts on the website that people can download. Overholt wrote all the songs on the upcoming album. Noise Trade initiated contact with Overholt to be featured as a New and Notable artist. “It’s unique in that anyone can put their music on it and people can download it for free,” Overholt said. “The fact (Noise Trade) reached out to me was great.” You can check out Overholt’s music by visiting noisetrade.com/treyoverholt/goner. He also has his own website overholtmusic.com and is on Facebook, as well.

  • Quaker coach counts positives in resignation

    After nearly 20 years of coaching in the New Philadelphia girls basketball program, Kelly Herron is now a super fan of the Quakers. Herron, the head coach for the past five seasons, submitted his resignation to the Board of Education during Monday night’s meeting. “I sincerely appreciate the opportunity that I have been given the past five seasons,” Herron said. “I will carry with me nothing but positive memories of my experiences and the relationships that I have made with faculty, parents, fellow coaches and, above all, the students who have dedicated themselves to the proud tradition of being a New Philadelphia Quaker.” http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20140318/News/140319206#ixzz2wSXcPgZm

  • Major upgrade – Renovation project underway at Trinity Hospital Twin City

    The project calls for the installation of a new sprinkler system and upgrading the fire alarm system, along with other safety improvements, in the original hospital, which is slightly over 45,000 square feet in size. The new section — which opened in March 2009 — is about 43,000 square feet.

  • Highway Patrol to open OVI checkpoint Monday

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Sunday that an OVI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated) checkpoint will he held in Tuscarawas County on Monday evening. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “Based on provisional data there were 307 OVI related fatal crashes in which 339 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lieutenant Mark Glennon, commander of the New Philadelphia Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designated to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.” The location of the checkpoint will be announced Monday morning.

  • Superintendent Bond is a learner for life

    His three years as superintendent at Buckeye Career Center have turned Roger Bond into a passionate advocate for vocational education. “Please take a look at this as an option for your kids,” the veteran educator tells parents. The career center gives its students an excellent hands-on education that will benefit them whether they are going to work right out of school in a skilled trade or are headed to college, he said. “It’s a great environment,” Bond said. “The instructors are very good, they care and they’re focused on what’s best for the kids.” He added, “It’s a very good place, but it’s not fully utilized by the community.” Looking back, Bond said he should have attended the career center when he was in high school. “This is my environment. I’m a hands-on person.” Bond’s time at Buckeye will officially come to an end on July 31 as he retires from education, ending a career that spans 33 years. Nearly all that time was spent in Tuscarawas County

  • Dover, John Glenn finally meet in regional semifinals

    A lot of people were disappointed in late January when the Dover-John Glenn regular-season boys basketball clash was postponed because of a snowstorm and never made up. Count Bob Von Kaenel as one of them. “You kind of wish we had a better gauge of it,” said the longtime Dover head basketball coach. “We’re a little less familiar with them, but at the same time, they’re a little less familiar with us.” Despite the cancellation, many thought the two programs could eventually meet in the postseason. That meeting is Thursday at 8. Dover (20-4) will face John Glenn (22-3) in the Division II regional semifinals in the Convocation Center on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. Don\'t miss the coverage on TV2 Friday at 1:00pm & 7:00pm, Saturday at 1:00pm & Monday at 6:00pm

  • Man dead after shooting on Seibert Hill Road

    The Tuscarawas County Sheriff\'s Department is responding to a reported shooting in the 3700 block of Seibert Hill Road SW. One man is dead at the Seibert Hill property and another man drove to the First Baptist Church located on the Southside of New Philadelphia where he reportedly attempted to take his own life. The man was life flighted from the scene to an unknown facility. Check www.TimesReporter.com for more details as they become available.

  • Cattle rescued from Strasburg barn fire

    More than two hours after two large, joined, two-story bank barns at the Andreas Stock Farm off U.S. Route 250 north of Strasburg were reported ablaze, a tense drama unfolded and five beef cattle emerged alive from the lower level. The survival of a Maine-Anjou bull and four yearling heifers is “the success story of the day,” said Strasburg Fire Chief Dan Varner. “It’s a miracle,” said Becky Amistadi, a nearby neighbor, as she watched. Read more: http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20140304/News/140309708#ixzz2v6fWpH8L

  • Telethon record as Rainbow Connection raises more than $211,000

    Organizers of the 41st annual Rainbow Connection Telethon were ecstatic Sunday as the telethon set a record for donations. After nine hours of broadcasting on Cable TV2, and live streaming on the Internet, the telethon ended with $211,257 for the Tuscarawas County Society for Children and Adults Inc. That’s $4,005 more that last year’s telethon record total, and is “a phenomenal number,” said Carmel Haueter, Rainbow Connection executive director. “As much as I believe in what we do, I am so pleased,” Haueter said after the day’s auctions were closed and its pledges counted. “Who would have thought we could have raised $211,257?” The “we” Haueter was referring to are the telethon’s many volunteers, donors, host groups, celebrity co-hosts, corporate sponsors, masters of ceremonies, and the “enormous amount of people” who called in pledges — many right up the telethon’s final minute. “It take all of us. It takes every one of us,” Haueter said. She also acknowledged the local news media for “helping to get the word out.” A popular auction item was the week’s stay at the Beautiful Beach Colony Retreat at Navarre Beach, Fla., which this year went for a high bid of $2,100. Haueter said donor Cindy Elsasser said if someone would pay an additional $2,100, she would donate an extra week at the retreat — and someone did. Elsasser and her husband, Jon Elsasser, a celebrity co-host, also donated a Canal Tavern of Zoar brunch, which went for a bid of $275. A second brunch was offered for the same money, and was sold for the same price. Another popular item this year was the family-friendly Elvis slot machine donated by a former Dover resident. It raised $850 at auction. Two Ohio State University autographed footballs brought in $1,300 each. “We’ve had a whole parade of people in here today, just bringing money in,” Haueter noted. She said two little girls did a Valentine dance and donated money. “It’s just absolutely amazing,” Haueter said. Haueter was concerned that Sunday’s morning snowfall might create problems for the many children who conducted canister drives in conjunction with the telethon, and was relieved when they all came in safe. The children, she added, raised more than $1,000 for the telethon. Rainbow Connection donations benefit disadvantaged and disabled county residents. The donations are used to buy medical supplies and equipment and assist in the payment of medical bills, prescriptions and technological assistance. Tuscarawas Society for Children and Adults also offers programs for children with cancer and diabetes and programs on hearing enhancement and muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.

  • Amish Country Lodging Council presents over $24,000 to local charities

    The Amish Country Lodging Council presented the proceeds from the Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns to three local charities at the January board meeting. Recipients of the donations were the Love Center Food Pantry, Life Care Hospice of Holmes and Wayne Counties, and Kleidon and Associates representing the University of Akron’s School of Nutrition and Dietetics. Each organization received over $8,000.

  • Dover takes step to clear path for proposed new high school

    By a unanimous vote, council members approved an emergency resolution to restate the city\'s commitment to vacate W. Fifth Street, between Tuscarawas Avenue and Walnut Street, and alleys necessary in the area of the proposed new high school \"in the event that Dover voters approve a levy to build a new high school in that area.\"

  • New Philadelphia home destroyed by fire

    Firefighters from both Dover and New Philadelphia departments pull the front wall of the garage down while cleaning up hot spots at a house fire at 1440 Third St. SE, New Philadelphia, Thursday

  • More Snow!!

    The Conrad brothers, (l-r) Blake, 4, Cody, 6 and Shawn, 8, enjoy their snow day together in the front yard of their Wilkshire Hills home Wednesday.

  • Memorial will honor Malvern\'s veterans

    Malvern Historical Society members Sonia Strock (left) and Linda Byrd look over the brick frame of what will be a memorial for Malvern-area residents who served in the military. Names will be listed on honor rolls to be displayed in the window spaces between the piers. The memorial is in the 100 block of E. Porter Street

  • Tom Strickling helps to preserve historic homes

    Why is it important to preserve historic homes in the area?: Not just homes but downtown as well. Historic districts bring charm and tourists to an area. A preserved historic home holds its value better than a modern home and in many cases the cost is very comparable. It takes more time and work to preserve a home but in the end all the hard work pays off

  • Minerva\'s Phil Davison tops CNN\'s list of greatest rants

    CNN\'s Jeanne Moos counted down her favorites for a segment that aired on the cable channel and its website. Davison\'s fiery six-minute speech was captured on video by Stark County blogger Martin Olson. It went viral and Davison soon found himself featured on national news shows and parodied on comedy shows like \"Tosh.0.\" He even appeared in a car ad.

  • Garaway BOE to revisit decision to close elementary schools

    The Garaway Board of Education will revisit the decision by the district to close elementary schools in Ragersville and Dundee. Newly elected board member Daniel Fearon announced at Monday\'s meeting that he intended to make a motion in February to rescind the closure of the schools. The board voted on June 10 to close the elementary buildings at the end of the 2013-2014 school year as cost-savings measure

  • Storytime at library has evolved

    Many aspects of storytime at the five locations of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System are the same. But storytime, today, has evolved to include iPads, Apple TV, and the use of interactive educational apps and sometimes YouTube videos.

  • Dover basketball benefits from Whetstone sons' devotion

    Ron Whetstone got the surprise of his life when his sons honored him by building a film room for the Dover High School basketball team.

  • New Philadelphia High School athletes help Salvation Army with Christmas donations

    New Philadelphia High School athletes help the Salvation Army with Christmas donations. Students from the football teams, golf team and QT dance team sorted and packed food, and assembled gift boxes for Christmas Delivery.

  • How have food stamp cuts affected local residents?

    As the economy began to improve, Jack Ream noticed fewer and fewer people visiting the food pantry in Dover — until last month. "The week before Thanksgiving we had 713 families," he said. "Up until then, we leveled out between 600 and 650 families."

  • First woman officer joins Uhrichsville Police Department

    URICHSVILLE Donna Patterson needed a career change. She got it recently when she was hired by the city of Uhrichsville as its first full-time female police officer. Patterson began her duties Nov. 26. "She had the best test scores, plus with the degree she carried, she was just the best," Mayor Terry Culbertson said. Patterson, 48, was born in Dennison, and attended school in the Harrison Hills school district until her senior year. She transferred to Claymont schools, and attended Buckeye Career Center in the health care field.

  • Polar Express takes off Friday

    There are still tickets available for The Polar Express, a train ride that brings to life the children's experiences in Chris Van Allsburg's famous book. Children and their parents will be taken on a 1 1/2 hour ride from the Dennison Depot to the "North Pole" in Newcomerstown. Along the way they will receive cookies, hot chocolate, visit with Santa's Elves, and later the Jolly Old Elf himself and his wife, Mrs. Clause. Storytellers will be available in each train car, and passengers will sing along to some of their favorite holiday tunes

  • Toy drive in Dover a huge success

    The T4C Share-A-Christmas toy drive Wednesday brought in 15 truckloads and raised $3,589, which was above last year.

  • New Philadelphia High School wins $100,000 in safe-driving contest

    New Philadelphia High School has won $100,000 from State Farm for placing in the Top 5 in the insurance company's national Celebrate My Drive program.

  • New Phila's Johnson shares top D-III honor

    Times-Reporter staff report COLUMBUS New Philadelphia’s Jamal Johnson shared Division III Offensive Player of the Year honors as the 2013 Associated Press All-Ohio high school football squads were named Tuesday. Johnson shared the top offensive award with Luke Kennard of Franklin and DeShone Kizer of Toledo Central Catholic.

  • Lowden sewer system nears completion

    LOWDEN The sanitary system in Lowden — a project nearly four years in the making — is set to be completed soon. Construction on the $476,000 project began in August and was mostly complete by October with some minor adjustments that have yet to be finished this year. The Tuscarawas County Commissioners approved a nearly $800 change order on Monday, which once completed, will finish the project.

  • Police: Teen admits to stealing car, twice

    NEW PHILADELPHIA Police say a 16-year-old boy admitted stealing a neighbor's car twice — once taking it for a joyride before he returned it, and again early Monday before he abandoned it in a parking lot with a flat tire.

  • N. Phila grad has hands full (of fun) at Macy's parade

    The wind held off just enough. Gusty winds were a factor for the balloon-handling crew of the patriotic Uncle Sam in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, but “overall we had a wonderful experience,” said New Philadelphia native Sara Wortman, as she recapped the “experience of a lifetime” last week in New York City.

  • Some things you didn't know about Christmas Trees

    'Tis the season when many from the area will start shopping for a Christmas tree. Trees are available throughout the area at both lots and tree farms, including the "cut-your-own" locations. The idea of the Christmas tree has been around for generations. Here are a few things you may or may not have known about the Christmas tree: