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Suspicious Person Call Ends with Active Warrant Arrests

Mary Alice Reporting – The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office received a call Monday, at about 12:45 pm, for a suspicious person call that ended with two arrests. The caller did note that one individual was waving a handgun around as Deputies responded to Wes Court Road, in Newcomerstown, and located three men. One was identified as Charles Woodby, who was wanted for an active warrant. Upon a search, a needle and pipe were found on his person, according to reports.
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Road Closures in Tuscarawas County

Nick McWilliams reporting – Two local roads will be closed this week, restricting traffic. On Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., a culvert replacement will close Oldtown Valley Road from Kohler to Schupps Hill Road. The total closure will not permit any vehicles. Additionally, Oldtown Valley will close from...
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Newcomerstown, OHTimes Reporter

Call about man waving gun results in arrests near Newcomerstown

• A deputy arrested a 39-year-old man on a warrant Monday afternoon after responding to a complaint about him waving a handgun in the air in the 7000 block of Wes Court Road SW in Oxford Township near Newcomerstown. A deputy heard what sounded like a single gun shot in the area. He found a backpack, an empty holster and .45-caliber ammunition. The suspect was later found near U.S. Route 36 with the handgun. Another man, 32, was also arrested on a warrant.
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Dale Hileman fund awards grants

The Dale Hileman Fund recently announced its 2021 grant awards, which will support organizations working to promote economic growth in the region. The Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation received funding to support the purchase of Icehouse curriculum and educational resources for 15 local entrepreneurs. The organization aims to promote economic...
Dover, OHwtuz.com

HazMat Training Planned in Dover

The Tuscarawas County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will be hosting their annual HazMat response exercise on Tuesday, June 15th along the RJ Corman rail line near Crown Road in Dover. This exercise will take place between 8:00am and 12:00pm. Local fire departments and the members of the Tuscarawas County...
Mineral City, OHTimes Reporter

Crime report

• Two citizens detained a man caught trying to cut a catalytic converter from a truck in the 3400 block of New Zoarville Road NE, south of Mineral City, early Tuesday morning. The residents held the suspect until deputies arrived. The 52-year-old Mineral City man was arrested and jailed on charges of criminal trespass, possession of criminal tools, criminal mischief and assault. The citizens said they saw the thief on their Ring doorbell. The incident was reported at 3:42 a.m.
Deersville, OHTimes-Leader

Dive team receives donation to purchase new suits and gear

DEERSVILLE — The Dover and New Philadelphia Fire Departments Joint Rescue and Recovery Dive Team purchased six new dive suits after receiving a $17,000 donation form the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation and Encino Energy. Rainfall did not deter a group of people from gathering recently for the check presentation at...
Tuscarawas County, OHTimes Reporter

College notes: Grace Vesco earns all-region softball honors

North Canton Hoover graduate Grace Vesco was named Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Year after a standout season with the St. Francis (Pa) softball team. Vesco, who has many relatives, including grandparents, in Tuscarawas County, also was named first-team All-Great Lakes Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Vesco finished with a 22-4 record and two saves with a 1.00 earned run average.
Tuscarawas County, OHTimes Reporter

Crime report

• Two complaints about counterfeit money were filed Sunday. AutoZone, at 859 Boulevard in Dover, said a couple paid for a purchase with a fake $100. A man bought tickets with a fake $10 at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia. He said he got the bill as change, but paid for his tickets again.
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Dover Chemical Building Damaged in Blaze

Just before midnight, Dover firefighters responded to Dover Chemical for a reported fire and upon arrival, the center building was involved along with a nearby piece of equipment. A second alarm called in the Tuscarawas County Haz-Mat team; as well as, five other fire departments and other first responders, with...
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Freedom Fest Returns to New Towne Mall

Nick McWilliams reporting – The annual Freedom Fest celebration will return at New Towne Mall in two weeks. For the third year, the family event will feature singer Chris Higbee, along with food and a beer garden in the parking lot across the access road from Applebee’s. Proceeds from the garden will go to Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County.