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Body Dumping Suspect to Get New Counsel, Trial Could be Pushed Back

Nick McWilliams reporting – Citing a “breakdown” in the relationship between Daniel Fitzgerald and his appointed legal counsel, Tuscarawas County Judge Michael Ernest has appointed a new defense attorney in his case. The 38-year-old Fitzgerald is facing charges related to the dumping of Amber Sherrell’s on White...
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Man Falls, Dies from Injuries

A Sunday morning call related to a fall victim had Arrowhead Joint Fire District EMTs responding to Miller Road, in New Philadelphia. They responded around 9am and were advised through central dispatch that the 64-year-old male patient fell from a ladder while using a chainsaw and that he had been injured.

Tusky Valley's Back to School Blast returns

ZOARVILLE — After a long break, the Back-To-School Blast will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Tuscarawas Valley Middle School. There will be free food, games, music and information about local organizations, giveaways, see class lists, free haircuts, and school fees can be paid.

K9s and a 5K: Flash Dash and Doggie Fest return to KSU Tuscarawas

NEW PHILADELPHIA — Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association & Geib Funeral Home and Crematory are partnering for the Flash Dash 5K-9 run and 0.5-mile fun run/walk at the Tuscarawas campus, 330 University Drive NE on Sept. 10. Participants can compete in the traditional timed run or walk individually or bring a well-behaved dog to join them in the contests. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Race time is 10 a.m.

Back-to-School Sales Tax Exemption This Weekend

Mary Alice Reporting – To coincide with Ohio’s sales tax exemption on certain items, a supply drive for local teachers is being held at New Towne Mall. The tax-free weekend runs from August 5th through the 7th and applies to certain items. These include:. An item of clothing...

Cheer Spirit Rally this Evening

Mary Alice Reporting – Visit the New Towne Mall later this afternoon for a showcase of school spirit. The 2022 Spirit Rally, today from 5 pm to 8 pm, will feature 11 local cheerleading squads performing on stage to kick off the 2022-23 sports season. Mall General Manager Tori...

New Coshocton gym aims to boost student athletes

COSHOCTON — Giving student athletes a leg up on the competition is the goal of a new gym Steve and Ashley Justice are running out of their home.  Coshocton Tribe X-Treme Gym recently opened and has more than 45 clients ranging from second grade to graduated seniors. Cost is $10 an hour with group rates,...

Canton Audubon Society plans birding hike

If you love birds, or would just like to learn more about them, the Canton Audubon Society plans an early-morning walk Saturday at Stark County's only designated "Important Birding Location." The event for Audubon members and non-members will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at The Wilderness Center. In addition to...

Aces of Trades: 'He jumped in with both feet'

COSHOCTON – Growing up, he dreamed of building houses. And he did, sort of. “For 10 years,” said Bob Campbell, “I was a property manager for commercial and residential properties along with being a realtor. Then for the past 18 years, I was a self-employed sub-contractor doing home repair and remodeling.”

Indian Valley Teacher Recognized by Ohio Lottery

Nick McWilliams reporting – An elementary school teacher at Indian Valley Local Schools is being recognized by the Ohio Lottery. Fifth grade math teacher Julia Nicol has been selected as the Teacher of the Month. The Port Washington Elementary teacher is credited with a consistently challenging curriculum that keeps...

MWCD Celebrates Park and Recreation Month

Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the essential and powerful role local park and recreation professionals — such as the staff at the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) — play in building stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient communities all across the country.
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Airport Corner #27: Nice gift

By: Carl La Rue, local pilot & businessman. News, facts and personal opinion, speaking for himself and not as a representative of the airport or this website. You just never know who you’re going to meet until you walk up to them and start talking. That’s what happened when I met Ernie Halter at the Cambridge airport on June 26th. Being a Sunday, the airport was unattended and he was taking on fuel from our self-service gas pump.

Under the big tops in Zoar: Yenke Peddler antiques

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The historic village of Zoar welcomes its annual outdoor festival, The Antiques and Artisans Show, this weekend. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This is one of the best shows featuring Americana as its primary appeal....

Hot dogs, cool cats

Maven, a 3-year-old neutered male, is among the cats available at the Tuscarawas County Humane Society Animal Shelter, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia. A long-haired cat, he is very friendly and lovely. Adoption hours at the shelter are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and closed Thursday. The phone number is 330-343-6060 and the website is