Kerry Metzger moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio, in 1978. He gave up his dental practice to become a Tuscarawas County Commissioner. In this capacity he oversees the purchase of land for bridge planned to connect the Towpath Trail over I-77 as well as working to secure the lands needed to extend the trail from Dover to New Philadelphia. He discusses the hiring of Gail Doyle as Park Director, the development of a technology-based industrial park, and the environmental hazards posed by a large landfill. He describes kiosks built for the Dover Toll House and Front Street Brewery and the broader effort to make Dover a gateway to Amish Country. Cost of bridges doubles.
Metzger, Kerry (interviewee)
Tucci, Paula (interviewer)
Rivers Roads and Rails 2008
"Kerry Metzger Interview, 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 517067.
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