As we change from spring to summer, we ask all residents to drive with caution as our road crews mow and repair township roadways. It is also important to take note of some important changes happening in the City of Dover and surrounding Tuscarawas County.

Township trustee John Miceli spoke at the Dover High School groundbreaking event on May 17 in front of nearly 1,000 attendees. The new $46.2 million high school was approved by voters in 2016 and will likely by completed at the end of 2019. The project will begin with the removal of Fifth Street and preparing the current building for two more years of use.

Passing by 144 votes during the May 8 primary election, a two-year Tuscarawas County sales tax increase will provide necessary upgrades to the county’s 911 system. These improvements include the purchase of an $11.6 million radio system to replace the current system, an 11-year agreement with Motorola for equipment and software upgrades, the purchase of 1,200 radios for county and local fire and police departments, and the joining of Multi-Agency Radio Communications System–which will give the county access to five additional towers throughout the state.