This is the last week to enter the $5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree

It's that special time of year again! Time for special events with friends and family...brightly colored lights...and a $5,000 shopping spree for one local winner!

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That's right! It's time for the 20th annual WJER $5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree! You can register at a participating sponsor (listed below) or mail your entry to "Shopping Spree" in care of WJER Radio, 646 Boulevard, Dover, OH, 44622.

Entries will be accepted through Sunday, December 5th
. Once registration ends, we'll select 20 semi-finalists to participate in our grand prize drawing, and one winner will be chosen from our semi-finalists during the grand prize drawing on Tuesday, December 14th at New Towne Mall. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift card from each of our participating sponsors, including:

  • Broad Run Corner
  • Design by Julie
  • Domino's
  • Dover-Phila Heating & Cooling
  • Downtown New Philadelphia
  • Finishing Touch Flooring & Carpet Cleaning
  • The Grove Gift Shoppe
  • Keim in Charm
  • McDonald's
  • Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (you cannot register here)
  • New Towne Mall
  • Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas
  • Saltwell Western Store
  • Subway
  • Sugar Valley Meats
  • T-County Boxing Academy
  • Tuscarawas County YMCA
  • We Lov Pets!
  • Yaggi's Cheese House
  • Yoder's Hometown Market

Someone is going to win a $5,000 Local Holiday Shopping Spree…will it be you? Look for the official Shopping Spree booklet in the Thanksgiving edition of the Times-Reporter, and send in your completed entry form for your chance to win BIG this holiday season!

1. Complete the original entry form (no photocopies) or send a postcard to WJER Radio, 646 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622. One entry per person, per day, per location.
2. One winner will be selected by random drawing.
3. Entries must be received by Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Winner will be selected on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021.
4. You must be 18 or older to win. You may win the grand prize only once.
5. Winner will receive gift certificates totaling $250 from each participating sponsor. Some exclusions may apply, and expiration dates may vary. Certificates have no cash value. No substitutions. Gift certificates must be redeemed for merchandise, NOT CASH.
6. Employees of WJER Radio and participating sponsors (and their immediate family members) are not eligible to win.
7. Winner must reside in Tuscarawas County or its 6 surrounding counties.
8. If you're selected as a semi-finalist, you or a representative you appoint must attend the grand prize drawing on Tuesday, December 14th.

Hot Job of the Week

Tune in to WJER every Monday during the afternoon show as we chat with a representative of OhioMeansJobs about the “Hot Job of the Week.” Not only will we give you details about a specific job each week, but we'll also discuss tips, strategies, and helpful hints for job seekers.

This week’s topic:
 What your non-verbals say about you

Hot Job of the Week: Warehouse - Forklift/Combilift Operator

Job Code #: T-769-7

How to Apply: Email your resume to: (Please include job title and "T" number in subject line)

Worksite Location: Dover, Ohio

Number of Job Openings: 1

Extreme Trailers, LLC is the premier manufacturers of industry-leading products for the commercial trucking industry. Our industry-best tare weight flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, dump trailers and more are changing the way customers think about maximizing their profits while reducing inefficiency. 

Job Description: Will load/unload materials from trucks (flatbed or van), up to 53' long and stack product using an overhead crane. Will verify product coming in and out and do picking/staging of product for internal/external customers. Will manually load/unload material onto or off of a pallet; conduct inventory cycle counts; perform labeling of inventory when received. May assist drivers w/ securing loads, if needed. Will communicate effectively with customers and team members and perform additional tasks assigned, as necessary. 

Details: Starting wage: $15.00 per hour, 40 hours per week, 4 - 10 hour days, Monday thru Friday, 1st shift, 7am to 5pm. 

Qualifications:  Must be at least 18 years old, possess a HS diploma/equivalent w/ a minimum of a forklift operator license and/or min. 3 years of forklift & Combilift experience preferred; Must have experience using an overhead crane. Must be detail-oriented; be able to multi-task and have the ability to operate heavy equipment. Must be self-motivated, willing to learn, dependable. Must be physically able to do medium lifting up to 50lbs. 

Available Benefits: Medical & Dental Insurance, Paid Holidays, Sick leave, Vacation 

Pre-employment Testing: Reference Check

For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

WJER Radio Live Broadcast Schedule

Check out our live broadcast schedule below!

Wednesday, December 1st, 7:00am to 7:00pm
WJER/Indian Valley FFA Toy Drive in the WJER parking lot

Friday, December 3rd, 1:00 to 2:00pm
Carlisle Gifts

Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway - Enter for Your Chance to Win!

Each Tuesday morning during the 10 o'clock hour, we draw an office to win a Subway party tray with 30 portions of mouthwatering sub sandwiches along with delicious Subway cookies. Be sure to tune in to hear if we call out the name of YOUR office! If we do, you'll have 14 minutes and 50 seconds to call us at 330-364-WJER (9537) to let us know you're tuned in. If you call in time, we'll deliver Subway goodies to your office for a fabulous lunch to get you over that mid-week hump.

To enter your office in the Subway Hump Day contest, just send us the name, address, and phone number of your business:
WJER Radio, 646 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622

WJER's Lost & Found Service

Did your furry friend go missing? Did you find an animal roaming loose in your neighborhood? Maybe you found a set of keys. Whatever you lost or found, WJER Radio is here to help with our Lost & Found service! Click here to view our Lost & Found list or to submit and entry to be included (entries require administrative approval and will not appear immediately). If you include a picture of the lost or found item with your entry, we will share the picture and info on our Facebook page as well. You can also email Lost & Found pictures and info to, or you can call us at 330-343-7755 Monday thru Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm to report a Lost & Found entry over the phone. We are thrilled each and every time an animal is reunited with its owner, and we're happy to help you the next time you need our Lost & Found service!

When submitting information about a lost or found animal, please include as many of the following details as possible:
• Male or female
• Breed
• Fur color
• Unique markings/characteristics
• Wearing a collar/tags
• Area where the animal went missing (city and nearby business or street name)
• Date the animal was lost/found
• Contact phone number
• Photo of the animal

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