Tuscarawas County roundup: News from the Dover-New Philadelphia region

Brothers Nicholas, 12, and Andrew Cleveland, 9, built a snowman who's interested in warmer weather. The snowman, located outside their home along Mount Pleasant Road in Dover, is hitchhiking to Florida.
Brothers Nicholas, 12, and Andrew Cleveland, 9, built a snowman who's interested in warmer weather. The snowman, located outside their home along Mount Pleasant Road in Dover, is hitchhiking to Florida.

Heart screening is Friday

DOVER – February, American Heart Month, is a time to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. The first Friday of February is Go Red Day. Members of the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital will be at the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday.

During this time, they will distribute information and conduct a heart and lipid panel with immediate feedback that can be shared with your physician. Fasting is required for this test, which is a finger stick. The cost of the screening is $9. Registration is required. To make an appointment, call 330-602-0779.

Presentation about Honduras Yoro Project is Monday

DOVER – Dover graduate Rachel Foltz, director of the Central American Medical Outreach in the Yoro region of Honduras, will present a program at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. Register for the program at www.doverlibrary.org/events or call the library at 330-343-6123.

Foltz will share her experiences after living and working in Honduras for several months, discussing the progress on plans to improve health care, education and community development in Yoro. Foltz is learning how to cook traditional Honduran meals, sampling their coffee, and hiking in the mountains.

Forestry group’s meeting topic is cost-share programs

DOVER – The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. Mike Hamilton, USDA-National Resources Conservation Service District conservationist, will discuss issues of drainage, financing and cost-share programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

He will explain the steps landowners need to take to apply for these programs. Numerous state service foresters will be present, because they also have a role in helping a landowner enroll.

No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at 330-343-6123.

The association is an organization of persons interested in improving their woodlands and in forestry-related topics. The public is invited to attend the free monthly meetings, held at the Dover Public Library.

Library to host Dino Dig on Saturday

DOVER – The Children’s Department of the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St., will hold its second annual Dino Dig at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Children can come to dig for dinos in sand, dust off some dino fossils and hatch a dino egg. The first 100 children signed up will also get a COSI take-home dinosaur kit. The library will also offer some fun dino snacks, coloring pages and other items to take home after the event. This event is open to children of all ages.

Registration is required; visit www.doverlibrary.org under events. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

Library board of trustees has vacancy

NEW PHILADELPHIA – The Tuscarawas County Public Library announces that it has an immediate vacancy on its Board of Trustees due to the expired term of its Sugarcreek representative.

This vacancy is one of three Board positions (out of seven) appointed by the Court of Common Pleas. Applicants must be residents of the Tuscarawas County Public Library District in Tuscarawas County and live in Sugarcreek or within the Garaway school district. Trustees of county library boards serve seven-year terms; the term for this board position will expire on Dec. 31, 2029.

The Tuscarawas County Public Library consists of mobile services and five facilities located in New Philadelphia, Bolivar, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, and Tuscarawas. The board has representatives from each of these communities.

Applicants are asked to forward a letter of interest and completed Board of Trustees application to board President Mary Burns, in care of the Tuscarawas County Public Library, 121 Fair Ave. NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Individuals will find information about the board vacancy, including the trustee application, at the library’s website at www.tusclibrary.org, including a description of the role and the trustee application.

Anyone with additional questions should contact library Director Michelle McMorrow Ramsell at 330-364-4474, ext. 237.

Immediate walk-in visits available for substance-use disorder clients

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Community behavioral health care provider OhioGuidestone has added Tuscarawas County to its Rapid Access Program.

This means anyone with substance-use disorder can get immediate help without an appointment by walking into OhioGuidestone’s outpatient center at 1433 Fifth St. NW between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesdays. Service hours will expand as the program progresses.

“The goal of the Rapid Access Program is to remove the barriers that get in the way of substance-use treatment and recovery," OhioGuidestone President and CEO Brant Russell said.

One of those barriers is having to wait for an appointment. Under Rapid Access, someone seeking help can meet with an OhioGuidestone nurse or nurse practitioner for an assessment and begin treatment right away. If they are a candidate for Medication Assisted Treatment, a provider will review the assessment and may prescribe medication that same day.

“We provide a full continuum of substance-use services in Tuscarawas County, including prevention, peer recovery supports, psychotherapy, intensive outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, residential treatment, and recovery housing," said Pam Trimmer, who oversees operations in Tuscarawas County.

Cutting the Cord programs at library Tuesday

NEW PHILADELPHIA – The Tuscarawas County Public Library System’s Main Library, 121 Fair Ave., will host two Cutting the Cord programs.

These programs, taught by technology training coordinator Leigh Burnham, will explore the alternatives to cable TV at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees can learn about streaming services and how to connect these services to a TV.

To register for these free programs or to check out more library programming, visit the library’s registration calendar at www.tusclibrary.org or call 330-364-4474.

Souper Bowl event is Saturday

SUGARCREEK – The Community Arts Council of Sugarcreek will host a Souper Bowl event from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sugarcreek United Methodist Church, 212 N. Broadway St.

Savage Strings will provide live entertainment with '60s to '90s music. Amy Stauffer McNutt will display her project of 50 comforters by age 50.

Attendees can buy a hand-crafted ceramic bowl made by a local artisan for $15 for as long as the supply lasts. A variety of soups will be for sale.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Tuscarawas County roundup: News from the Dover-New Philadelphia region