“It is not uncommon to be in the outdoors and come in contact with a tick.  Tick populations and types of ticks are rising in our county and across the state of Ohio.  What surprises most people is that their own backyard is perfect habitat for them.  It is important to take precautions prior to spending time outside.  Upon returning check yourself, your pets and your children.  Everyone is vulnerable.” says Marsha Freeland.

Ticks and Tick Borne Illness
on the Rise in Tuscarawas County

New Philadelphia− The number of ticks and Lyme disease cases in Tuscarawas County is on the rise.  To help understand the types of ticks and tick borne illnesses we have in our area, TuscParks and Ohio State University Extension have put together an event to educate our community.  A panel of experts will help answer questions and share information about these disease spreading arachnids.

The event “Exploring Ticks and Discovering Tick Borne Illness” will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 starting at 6:30pm in the Tuscora Park dining hall. Our panel will be presenting and answering questions concerning tick biology, tick ecology, tick prevention and tick safety. The panel will consist of Tim McDermott (OSU State Specialist and Veterinarian), Kip Brady (New Philadelphia High School Tick Research Project), Jeffery Burrier (Physician) and Dana Fischio (New Philadelphia Health Department). Ashton Mullet-Moon along with Kerry (County Commissioner) and Karen Metzger will share their personal experiences with tick-borne illness.

This event will be held at the Tuscora Park Dining Hall, 161 Tuscora Park Avenue, NW New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Pre-registration is preferred so handout materials can be prepared. To register go to the link shown below or click on the register button below.  http://go.osu.edu/tuscticks2022


For any questions about the event, contact TuscParks at 330-365-3278 or visit the TuscParks Facebook page for more information. 

Please note that TuscParks does not manage Tuscora Park. It is managed by the city of New Philadelphia and RTY, Inc.