Day: February 23, 2021

Porter, Beadnell advance in Spelling Bee competitions

At Minerva: Michael Porter, an eighth grade student at Minerva Middle School, became the spelling bee champion Feb. 3 after spelling the word “foolscap” correctly in the 13th round. He will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee March 6 at GlenOak High School Theater and potentially to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the spring. Isiah Willison, a sixth- grader, was the runner up. Students qualified for the competition by

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 HELP WANTED The Village of Carrollton is accepting applications and resumes for the position of Village Police Chief.  An application, job summary description, duties, qualifications, education and experience guidelines are available on the Village of Carrollton website or in the lobby of the Municipal Building, located at 80 2nd St. SW in Carrollton, Ohio. In addition to an annual salary of $56 K, health insurance, and Ohio Police and

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Virtual tour of Buckeye Career Center is Feb. 26

Buckeye Career Center (BCC) is releasing a new way for prospective students, their family members, and the community to tour the career center during the existing health pandemic.  BCC will release to the public a 360-degree virtual tour Feb. 26  at 2:30 p.m. on the career center’s website. It can be found by visiting Visitors will then click on the blue “Virtual Tour” box in the top right corner.

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Fair board approves entertainment schedule; junior fair rule changes ok’d

By Leigh Ann RutledgeCCM ReporterPlans are underway for the Carroll County fair July 20-25, complete with junior and senior fair activities and events.The Carroll County Agricultural Society discussed entertainment and ground acts, as well as fundraising efforts during the Feb. 16 meeting.Tractor pulls were a main topic of conversation. Zeb Casper told the group the committee wanted to have the Monday evening tractor pull for local residents, which would include

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Cardinals, Warriors earn state berths

By Carol McIntire Editor Two area girls bowling teams and one individual are bound for the state bowling championships, slated for Feb. 26 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. Sandy Valley and Carrollton qualified as teams after placing one-two at the district event Feb. 17 at Legacy Lanes in Coshocton. The Cardinals and Warriors also placed first and second at the sectional event one week earlier to qualify for district competition.

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Atkinson changes plea; to undergo mental evaluation

Arlen Atkinson will undergo a mental evaluation to determine his competency to stand trial for murder, arson, kidnapping and felonious assault. Judge Michael V. Repella, II signed an entry Feb. 16 instructing Forensic Diagnostic Center of District 9 at Byesville to conduct the evaluation. During a Feb. 11 hearing, Atkinson’s attorney, public defender Stephen Kandel, asked for the evaluation after Atkinson withdrew a not guilty plea and entered a not

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Monroe, Washington twp. trustees set PPE distribution days

Monroe and Washington township trustees are planning to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased with CARES (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security) Act funds to residents over the next two weeks. Monroe Twp. Trustees are planning a second distribution day Saturday, March 6, from 9-11 a.m. at the township building. Care packages include masks, thermometers, gloves and sanitizer. Trustees noted residents of the village of Dellroy are invited to attend.

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Firefighters battle blaze near Bergholz

By Eric Lowe CCM Contributor At approximately 5:30 a.m. Feb. 22, Bergholz Fire department received a call regarding a structure fire at the home of Jeff and Jessica Puckett at 8473 Township Road 263 in Bergholz. Homeowner Jeff Puckett told the Messenger he left the residence just minutes before he received a call telling him the home was on fire. “I just left for work and I no more than

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