Exploring Ticks and Tick-Borne Illness

in Tuscarawas County

TuscParks, New Philadelphia High School, Ohio EPA and The Ohio State University Extension have put together an event to educate our community about ticks, the diseases they carry, and ways you can prevent tick-borne infections.  A panel of experts will help answer questions and share information about these disease spreading arachnids.

On Wednesday, April 12, 2023 starting at 6:00pm at the New Philadelphia High School. Our panel will be presenting and answering questions concerning tick biology, tick ecology, tick prevention, tick safety and the local tick research project.

The panel will consist of Dr. Megan Meuti (OSU Assistant Professor – Department of Entomology), Kip Brady (New Philadelphia High School Tick Research Project leader), Jeffery Burrier (Physician) and the New Philadelphia High School Lyme Disease Research Team (NPHS Science Students).

Informational tables and demonstrations will be offered after our panel discussions for attendees to gather information and see demonstrations of the research project. Karen and Kerry Metzger (personal experience with tick-borne illness), New Philadelphia Health Department (handouts), NPHS Lyme Disease Research Team (demonstrations), TuscParks (handouts), Caitlin Karl (Town and Country Veterinary Clinic), Summit Chemical Company and Sawyer Company (giveaways).


Concern about ticks and tick-borne illness in Tuscarawas County has intensified as the number of cases of human and animal infections rise. Most notable among these illnesses is Lyme disease, which is the most common vector-borne disease in the US, representing over 400,000 human cases each year. 

Pre-registration is preferred so handout materials can be prepared.  This link will not be active until 3.27.23

To register go to http://go.osu.edu/tuscticks2023

This event will be held at the New Philadelphia High School, 343 Ray Avenue, Front Entrance New Philadelphia, OH 44663.