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Unemployment Benefits

If you need to file an unemployment claim, visit unemployment.ohio.gov. A step-by-step guide to file your unemployment claim is available in the upper-right corner of the page. Your benefits are retroactive to when you became eligible. If possible, file claims during non-core business hours.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services is a non-profit civil legal aid. They serve low-income individuals in a number of counties throughout southeastern Ohio, including Tuscarawas County. Their services are free to those who qualify. Some of the issues they are able to help with are: unemployment compensation, access to public benefits through job and family services (such as SNAP, cash assistance and medical care), evictions, housing and financial difficulties. You may contact them by phone Monday—Friday 8:30am to 5pm. 330-339-3998

Thursday, March 4, 2021
DPL’s StoryWalk at Dover City Park

Have you heard about the Dover Public Library’s StoryWalk located around the pond at Dover City Park? As you walk counter-clockwise around the pond, you will come to posts that contain two-page spreads of a picture book. By the time you have come full circle, you will have read the book in its entirety. There are two books installed in the StoryWalk per month from March through October, and only one book is installed per month from November through February. Individuals, families, and organizations can sponsor a title for the StoryWalk for just $50. The StoryWalk was made possible because of a partnership between the Dover Public Library and the Dover Parks Department. For more information, visit doverlibrary.org/departments/kids/storywalk.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
HARCATUS offers Winter Crisis Program

HARCATUS and Columbia Gas are reminding customers about financial assistance that is available to help with paying your gas bill. Income-eligible customers may receive a one-time energy assistance grant through the Winter Crisis Program. These grants can provide much needed help to those whose service has already been shut off, or those currently facing shut off due to non-payment. Anyone interested in applying for this grant should contact HARCATUS at 1-855-806-9650 to verify income and schedule an appointment.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
‘Little Free Pantry’ @ Tusc. Main Library

The Dover/New Philadelphia Salvation Army has teamed up with the Tuscarawas County Public Library System in its most recent effort to meet the basic needs of area residents. A Little Free Pantry has been installed adjacent to the County Library’s Main building on First Drive. Little Free Pantries provide a quick and easy solution for anyone going through hardship and experiencing food insecurity. The concept of the Pantry is that you take what you need and leave what you can. The Salvation Army will help keep the pantry filled and monitor that the items inside meet the safety and date range guidelines for food pantries. Anyone is welcome to contribute!

Thursday, March 4, 2021
21 in 21’ reading challenge @ NP Library

Adults in Tuscarawas County are being encouraged to step outside their reading comfort zone and participate in the County Library’s 21 in 21’ Reading Challenge. Participants are challenged to read 21 different books from specific genres throughout 2021. Those that complete the challenge will receive a free “The Library Is My Happy Place” mug. To start you must download the Beanstack Tracker app on a smart phone or tablet or by visiting TuscLibrary.Beanstack.org
A paper version is also available in the latest edition of ‘Between the Lines’. The challenge runs until December 31st, 2021. For more information please call any branch of the County Libraries.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition Scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition is offering two $500 scholarships to eligible Tuscarawas County high school seniors who plan to continue their studies at an accredited post-secondary institution. Selection will be based on an essay response, school involvement, extracurricular and community-based activities, and service to the community. Students must submit a completed TCLC scholarship application form and a 300-500 word essay response to the question: How have you or how would you improve literacy in your community? Applications are available in guidance offices at area schools or on the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition Facebook page. Scholarship applications can be emailed to TuscarawasLiteracy@gmail.com by March 31st. Winners will be notified by April 16th.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
New Phila City Schools Kindergarten Registration

New Philadelphia City Schools Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will begin March 1st. Students who are 5 years old on or before August 1st, 2021 are eligible. You may register your child online at npschools.org. Click the “Registration” link under the “Parent” drop-down menu. Then click the “Kindergarten Registration” link (which will not be available until March 1st). To complete the process, you will need to provide a birth certificate with a seal, proof of residence (utility bill), legal documents (if applicable, pertaining to custody), and immunization record. For more information, call the Central Registration office at 330-364-0600 ex. 4007.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Registration Open at TCC Schools

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Schools are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Immaculate Conception and TCC Elementary have classes from pre-school through 6th grade. Tuscarawas Junior/Senior High School houses 7th through 12th grade. The schools participate in Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to families whose household income is at 250% or less of federal poverty guidelines. Pre-school and pre-kindergarten students are encouraged to register early as those classes usually fill up quickly. The schools are accepting applications from students at all grade levels. Online applications and more information are available at be-a-saint.org.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Donations for John & Ann Page Memorial Scholarship

The family of John and Ann Page has established a scholarship for Claymont High School seniors through the Claymont Foundation. The Pages spent many hours serving those in need through The Pillars Club, which they established, and they also provided scholarship to students from area schools. If you would like to make a contribution to the scholarship fund, please send donations to the John and Ann Page Memorial Scholarship c/o Claymont Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 222, Uhrichsville, OH 44683. For more information, contact the Claymont Foundation via email at foundation@ClaymontSchools.org.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Kiwanis Club Scholarship Opportunity

The Dover-New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships of $500 each to qualified students living within the New Philadelphia or Dover school districts and are available to those entering their freshman through senior year of college in 2021-2022. Applications are available at Buckeye Career Center, Dover and New Philadelphia High School, QDA, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, and Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School. Applicants will be evaluated on academic achievement, school activities, community service, and financial need. Additional consideration will be given to those who participate in Kiwanis Circle K or Key Clubs and those who will attend Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The deadline is March 15th.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
BBB Scholarship Essay Contest

The Better Business Bureau Charitable & Educational Fund is now accepting submissions for their scholarship essay contest for high school seniors. The contest asks students to reflect on living a life of integrity and ethics and to describe the role of integrity in a business environment and how it affects the success of an organization. The top 4 essays will be awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. The contest is open to high school seniors attending schools in Stark, Carroll, and Tuscarawas counties. There is no GPA requirement to apply, and scholarship funds can be used towards attending any career, technical, college, university, or trade school after high school graduation. The deadline to apply is March 26th. For more information or to apply, visit bbb.org/canton/bbb-life-lessons-essay-contest.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
New Phila City Schools K-1 Building Transfers

New Philadelphia City Schools are now accepting applications for K-1 Building Transfers. Applications will be accepted online only at npschools.org under the “Parent Portal” link, and no early submissions will be accepted. K-1 Building Transfers will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and as space is available. For more information, call the Central Registration office at 330-364-0600 ex. 4007.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Silent auction for Norma Johnson Center on Faceboo

The Norma Johnson Center will be hosting its annual silent auction virtually this year. The auction will feature donations from local businesses, artists, and restaurants. Auction items are listed on their Facebook page and bidding will be open until Friday, March 12th. Winners will be notified by March 15th and items will be available for no-contact delivery. Funds raised at the auction will go towards the Norma Johnson Center’s mission to promote the conservation and preservation of natural resources through education, community outreach, and personal experience.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
TCC sophomore class meatball fundraiser

Help the Tuscarawas Central Catholic sophomore class and eat well at the same time. The sophomore class is selling Peach Fragasse sauce and meatballs and Dinolfo’s salad dressing to enjoy in your own home. All money raised will go towards the general class funds and in support of their 2022 Prom. Orders are due by Monday, March 15th and pick up will be on Sunday, March 28th, from 11am to 1pm. Sauce is $7 a quart and comes regular or hot. Meatballs are $6 for 6 and Dinolfo’s dressing is $5 a pint. Or you can try it all for $15 (1 quart sauce, 6 meatballs and a pint of dressing). Presale orders only! Questions or details on how to order call or text 330-365-6166.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
21 in 21’ reading challenge @ NP Library

Adults in Tuscarawas County are being encouraged to step outside their reading comfort zone and participate in the County Library’s 21 in 21’ Reading Challenge. Participants are challenged to read 21 different books from specific genres throughout 2021. Those that complete the challenge will receive a free “The Library Is My Happy Place” mug. To start you must download the Beanstack Tracker app on a smart phone or tablet or by visiting TuscLibrary.Beanstack.org
A paper version is also available in the latest edition of ‘Between the Lines’. The challenge runs until December 31st, 2021. For more information please call any branch of the County Libraries.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition Scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition is offering two $500 scholarships to eligible Tuscarawas County high school seniors who plan to continue their studies at an accredited post-secondary institution. Selection will be based on an essay response, school involvement, extracurricular and community-based activities, and service to the community. Students must submit a completed TCLC scholarship application form and a 300-500 word essay response to the question: How have you or how would you improve literacy in your community? Applications are available in guidance offices at area schools or on the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition Facebook page. Scholarship applications can be emailed to TuscarawasLiteracy@gmail.com by March 31st. Winners will be notified by April 16th.

Friday, March 5, 2021
New Phila City Schools Kindergarten Registration

New Philadelphia City Schools Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will begin March 1st. Students who are 5 years old on or before August 1st, 2021 are eligible. You may register your child online at npschools.org. Click the “Registration” link under the “Parent” drop-down menu. Then click the “Kindergarten Registration” link (which will not be available until March 1st). To complete the process, you will need to provide a birth certificate with a seal, proof of residence (utility bill), legal documents (if applicable, pertaining to custody), and immunization record. For more information, call the Central Registration office at 330-364-0600 ex. 4007.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Registration Open at TCC Schools

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Schools are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Immaculate Conception and TCC Elementary have classes from pre-school through 6th grade. Tuscarawas Junior/Senior High School houses 7th through 12th grade. The schools participate in Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to families whose household income is at 250% or less of federal poverty guidelines. Pre-school and pre-kindergarten students are encouraged to register early as those classes usually fill up quickly. The schools are accepting applications from students at all grade levels. Online applications and more information are available at be-a-saint.org.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Donations for John & Ann Page Memorial Scholarship

The family of John and Ann Page has established a scholarship for Claymont High School seniors through the Claymont Foundation. The Pages spent many hours serving those in need through The Pillars Club, which they established, and they also provided scholarship to students from area schools. If you would like to make a contribution to the scholarship fund, please send donations to the John and Ann Page Memorial Scholarship c/o Claymont Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 222, Uhrichsville, OH 44683. For more information, contact the Claymont Foundation via email at foundation@ClaymontSchools.org.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Kiwanis Club Scholarship Opportunity

The Dover-New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships of $500 each to qualified students living within the New Philadelphia or Dover school districts and are available to those entering their freshman through senior year of college in 2021-2022. Applications are available at Buckeye Career Center, Dover and New Philadelphia High School, QDA, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, and Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School. Applicants will be evaluated on academic achievement, school activities, community service, and financial need. Additional consideration will be given to those who participate in Kiwanis Circle K or Key Clubs and those who will attend Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The deadline is March 15th.

Friday, March 5, 2021
BBB Scholarship Essay Contest

The Better Business Bureau Charitable & Educational Fund is now accepting submissions for their scholarship essay contest for high school seniors. The contest asks students to reflect on living a life of integrity and ethics and to describe the role of integrity in a business environment and how it affects the success of an organization. The top 4 essays will be awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. The contest is open to high school seniors attending schools in Stark, Carroll, and Tuscarawas counties. There is no GPA requirement to apply, and scholarship funds can be used towards attending any career, technical, college, university, or trade school after high school graduation. The deadline to apply is March 26th. For more information or to apply, visit bbb.org/canton/bbb-life-lessons-essay-contest.

Friday, March 5, 2021
New Phila City Schools K-1 Building Transfers

New Philadelphia City Schools are now accepting applications for K-1 Building Transfers. Applications will be accepted online only at npschools.org under the “Parent Portal” link, and no early submissions will be accepted. K-1 Building Transfers will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and as space is available. For more information, call the Central Registration office at 330-364-0600 ex. 4007.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Silent auction for Norma Johnson Center on Faceboo

The Norma Johnson Center will be hosting its annual silent auction virtually this year. The auction will feature donations from local businesses, artists, and restaurants. Auction items are listed on their Facebook page and bidding will be open until Friday, March 12th. Winners will be notified by March 15th and items will be available for no-contact delivery. Funds raised at the auction will go towards the Norma Johnson Center’s mission to promote the conservation and preservation of natural resources through education, community outreach, and personal experience.

Friday, March 5, 2021
TCC sophomore class meatball fundraiser

Help the Tuscarawas Central Catholic sophomore class and eat well at the same time. The sophomore class is selling Peach Fragasse sauce and meatballs and Dinolfo’s salad dressing to enjoy in your own home. All money raised will go towards the general class funds and in support of their 2022 Prom. Orders are due by Monday, March 15th and pick up will be on Sunday, March 28th, from 11am to 1pm. Sauce is $7 a quart and comes regular or hot. Meatballs are $6 for 6 and Dinolfo’s dressing is $5 a pint. Or you can try it all for $15 (1 quart sauce, 6 meatballs and a pint of dressing). Presale orders only! Questions or details on how to order call or text 330-365-6166.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Church of the Holy Trinity Lenten Fish Fries

The Church of the Holy Trinity/Knights of Columbus #13081 will hold their annual six-week run of Lenten Fish Fries. This year’s fish fries will be drive-thru/pickup only, and participants will have two menu choices: a 4-piece fried fish dinner or a 2-piece baked cod dinner. Both are $10 and include hush puppies, French fries, cole slaw, and one other choice of either rice or mac & cheese. Desserts will also be available for an additional charge. Meals can be picked up between 4:00 and 7:00pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Zoar on the following Fridays: March 5th, March 12th, March 19th, and March 26th.

4:00p - 7:00p Friday, March 5, 2021
21 in 21’ reading challenge @ NP Library

Adults in Tuscarawas County are being encouraged to step outside their reading comfort zone and participate in the County Library’s 21 in 21’ Reading Challenge. Participants are challenged to read 21 different books from specific genres throughout 2021. Those that complete the challenge will receive a free “The Library Is My Happy Place” mug. To start you must download the Beanstack Tracker app on a smart phone or tablet or by visiting TuscLibrary.Beanstack.org
A paper version is also available in the latest edition of ‘Between the Lines’. The challenge runs until December 31st, 2021. For more information please call any branch of the County Libraries.

Saturday, March 6, 2021
Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition Scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition is offering two $500 scholarships to eligible Tuscarawas County high school seniors who plan to continue their studies at an accredited post-secondary institution. Selection will be based on an essay response, school involvement, extracurricular and community-based activities, and service to the community. Students must submit a completed TCLC scholarship application form and a 300-500 word essay response to the question: How have you or how would you improve literacy in your community? Applications are available in guidance offices at area schools or on the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition Facebook page. Scholarship applications can be emailed to TuscarawasLiteracy@gmail.com by March 31st. Winners will be notified by April 16th.

Saturday, March 6, 2021
New Phila City Schools Kindergarten Registration

New Philadelphia City Schools Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will begin March 1st. Students who are 5 years old on or before August 1st, 2021 are eligible. You may register your child online at npschools.org. Click the “Registration” link under the “Parent” drop-down menu. Then click the “Kindergarten Registration” link (which will not be available until March 1st). To complete the process, you will need to provide a birth certificate with a seal, proof of residence (utility bill), legal documents (if applicable, pertaining to custody), and immunization record. For more information, call the Central Registration office at 330-364-0600 ex. 4007.

Saturday, March 6, 2021
Registration Open at TCC Schools

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Schools are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Immaculate Conception and TCC Elementary have classes from pre-school through 6th grade. Tuscarawas Junior/Senior High School houses 7th through 12th grade. The schools participate in Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to families whose household income is at 250% or less of federal poverty guidelines. Pre-school and pre-kindergarten students are encouraged to register early as those classes usually fill up quickly. The schools are accepting applications from students at all grade levels. Online applications and more information are available at be-a-saint.org.

Saturday, March 6, 2021
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