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Firefighters put in long day Oct. 15

Area firefighters responded to three calls within a matter of hours Oct. 15. Carrollton village firefighters were toned for a second-floor apartment fire in the downtown area at 1:32 a.m. Chief Shane Thomas told The Messenger he immediately knew the dangers a fire could cause in the downtown area and requested Sandy Creek bring their ladder truck. Thomas said the renter of the single-person apartment was not home when the fire broke out. “The state fire marshal investigated and believes the fire started in pile of trash in the alley behind the building when a cigarette was dropped from a

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Halloween events are a go!

Halloween 2020 falls on Oct. 31 and villages, churches and others are holding trick-or-treat and events this year, some of which are taking on a new form. Oct. 31 Trick-or-Treat and events: Anyone wishing to participate should turn their porch light on. Amsterdam: 5-7 p.m. Amsterdam Community Church, Bear Rd.: Trunk-or-treat 5-7 p.m. Bergholz: 4-6 p.m. Bowerston: 5-6:30 p.m. Carrollton: 5:30-7 p.m. Carrollton Church of God: Free food, candy, music and more from 5-7 p.m. It is an outside event so face coverings are recommended but not required. Carrollton First UMC /The Bridge: Trunk-or-treat from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Carroll

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Ruritans donate dictionaries

Carrollton and Dellroy Ruritans presented dictionaries to third grade students at Carrollton Elementary School Oct. 6. Since the 2004-2005 school year, the Ruritans have sponsored and distributed nearly 2,600 dictionaries

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Siedel reaches career milestone

Conotton Valley senior Emily Siedel reached a career milestone Oct. 13 in the 1A Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) Volleyball Semifinal. “Emily Siedel had a memorable night as she tallied

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