Author: Leigh Ann Rutledge

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Pick up a copy of the May 18 issue of The Carroll County Messenger. Inside you will find information on Malvern and Minerva high school graduation ceremonies, high school sports and other school news. A salute to senior citizens is included, along with council news, classifieds and more. To receive The Messenger in your inbox or mailbox, call the office at 330-476-6343.

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Teen proposes building dog park for scout award

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter A village teen would like to build a dog park in the village. Kaylee Joseph, a junior at Carrollton High School, visited Carrollton Council during the May 9 meeting. She has been a member of Girl Scouts for nearly 12 years and is working on her Gold award, which is equivalent to the Eagle Scout award.  She told council she would like to build

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Off Street Parking Offstreet parking available in downtown Carrollton.  Paved lot. Close to Courthouse and Public Square.  Reasonable rates.  Call 330-691-0118  or 330-805-7642. Buying Guns Top prices paid for clean pre-owned guns, rifles, handguns and Thompson center muzzleloaders, estate purchases also. RUNZO’S Outdoor Sports on the strip St. Rt. 62 in Beloit  330-537-2137.  Check Us Out on FB. Wanted Standing Timber & Walnut Trees. CALL Carroll County Logging 330-738-2050  or 440-897-0863 Local and 25 Years Experience! Household

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Rockets win sectional title, advance to face Trojans

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter An error by the River Pilots and a triple by Chloe Stuber was the turning point in the opening round of tournament action May 10 at Conotton Valley High School. The Lady Rockets defeated River 6-3 to advance to in the East District Division IV Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) sectional competition. Stuber’s hit came in the bottom of the fourth when the

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Hardware owners: Happy, helpful and full of life

By Carol McIntire Editor If it’s a tiny not-often found part for a sink, dryer or even a new screen for a window, you’re looking for, you’ll find it and much more, at Dellroy Hardware! Brothers Greg and Jon Young and Jon’s wife, Doe are the owners of the 5 E. Main St., Dellroy, business where they are enjoying their second career in life. Greg, the more vocal of the

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Around the county…

May 18 – Carroll County Health District board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the office, 301 Moody Ave., Carrollton.  May 18 – Jam Session and Dance 6-9 p.m. at Loudon Twp. Community Center, SR 9, Kilgore. Doors open at 5 p.m. Donation at door. Bring own snacks. Coffee and punch provided. Classic country and oldies. Open mike. 50/50 drawing. For info, call Pixie at 330-323-0623. May

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Malvern students named Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based match of year

Two Malvern School students were recently recognized as Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Match of the Year for East Central Ohio.    Tristan Phillips and Jack McFall were selected from hundreds of matches covering eight different school districts. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program has been thriving in Brown Local Schools for several years creating friendships and memories that can last a lifetime.  Phillips is a senior and McFall a seventh

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Herbert L. Booth, 92

Herbert Lee Booth, 92, of Paris, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Minerva Healthcare & Rehabilitation.  Born August 18, 1929, in Belington, WV, he was a son to Hayward and Alice (Moore) Booth. Herbert was a World War II veteran serving in Yugoslavia and Italy. He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he worked as a rim inspector and forklift driver. He also worked as a farmer raising beef

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Tommy L. Colvin Jr., 36

Tommy Lee Colvin Jr., 36, of Scio, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Elyria, OH. Born June 12, 1985, in Salem, he was a son to Tommy Lee Colvin Sr. and Cathy (Triplett) Colvin.  Tommy proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years, serving in Iraq and Fallujah. He was a member of the Carrollton VFW and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He is survived

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Debbie A. Bennett, 53

Debbie A. Bennett, 53, of Carrollton, passed away in her home May 12, 2022, following an extended illness. Born April 14, 1969, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Janet Johnson Gordon.  Debbie was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Dallas Cowboy fan, and when she was not watching sports, she enjoyed gardening. Her biggest joy was spending time with her two granddaughters.  She is survived by

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Dellroy man, 32, indicted on 43 sex-related crimes

A Dellroy man was indicted by a Carroll County grand jury for 43 sex-related charges, including first degree felony rape.  Michael Ray Merrill, 32, of 4228 Graph Rd., Dellroy, was indicted May 5 on two counts of Rape, five counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, all fourth-degree felonies (F4), 18 counts of Illegal use of a Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material (F2) and 18 counts of Illegal Use of a Minor in

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Zucal hired to lead Conotton Valley schools

By Jacquie Humphrey CCM Correspondent The Conotton Valley Board of Education hired John R. Zucal as the district’s next superintendent during a special meeting May 2. Zucal replaces Todd Herman who resigned during the April meeting to accept the superintendent’s position with Noble Local Schools.  Zucal, who was hired as Conotton Valley elementary principal at the beginning of the current school year, brings over 38 years of experience as an

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Around the county…

Mondays – Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. by donation at the Warren Twp. Community Center on SR 212 in New Cumberland. Includes many sides, dessert and a drink. Plus, The Loft Resale Shop is open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.    Tuesdays – Carrollton Rotary Club meets at St. John’s Villa at noon.  May 12 – Yarnians meet at the Carroll County District Library at 1 p.m.  May 13 –

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Jazz music, arts & crafts and more featured at Minerva festival

The 10th annual Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival comes to Minerva’s historic North Market Street May 14, featuring a wide range of musical styles, as well as interactive art activities for all ages, food, and fine crafts. Professional bands scheduled to perform include Henrique Alvim at 12:30 p.m., playing Brazilian jazz guitar; Erbo & the Buzz Factor at 3 p.m., playing jazz with steel drums; and the Alliance Symphony

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Raymond E. Lashley Sr., 69

Raymond Edward Lashley, Sr., 69, of Carrollton, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Born Jan. 14, 1953, in Perrysville, he was a son to Carl Lashley and Vina Smith.  Raymond retired in 2002 from G.T.E. where he worked as a utility line man. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His passion was his family, especially his kids and grandkids.  Raymond married Helen “Sue” (Bake) Lashley April 20,

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Tim McNutt, 65

Tim McNutt, 65, of Carrollton, died suddenly Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  Born March 23, 1957, in Canton, he was a son to the late Alfred and Ruth (Williams) McNutt. Tim had many friends who he gladly helped when they needed answers or had car problems. He knew Fords, old tractors, or large trucks; just about anything on wheels; having worked at four different Ford Dealerships and two NAPA stores. He

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Gary L. Tekip, 76

Gary Lee Tekip, 76, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday May 4, 2022.  Born July 25, 1945, to Raymond and Madeline P. (Atkinson) Tekip.  He was a superintendent for Superior Paving for over 25 years. Gary was very proud of owning and operating his own company, Generations III Paving, with his son and grandsons. He enjoyed playing his guitar and was a member of several bands throughout the years. Most of

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Ronald S. Gotschall, 70

Ronald Scott Gotschall, 70, of Carrollton, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022.  Born Nov. 16, 1951, in Canton, he was the son of Nadine (Raines) Gotschall of Louisville and the late Scott Gotschall. Ronald worked as a certified welder by trade. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Diana Fortney; daughter, Veronica Gotschall; son, William (Anna) Gotschall; grandson, Seth Taggart; granddaughter, Lillian Gotschall; sister, Debra (Dave)

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Salute to Agriculture

Pick up a copy of the May 4 issue of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands this afternoon. Find out the latest news on agriculture and read about an area farm family and other farmers. Catch up on council news, school news and see who was named prom king and queen. The OVAC softball championship winner and winners from the Larry Cogan Track Invitational are inside. To get the news

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Health district agrees to sell 2nd St. building

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter The Carroll County General Health District (Health District) will begin negotiations to sell property, enforce an order issued by the board and institute new septage regulations. The board met April 20 and approved a resolution allowing Kelly Engelhart, health commissioner, to sell and negotiate proceeds from the sale with the Carroll County Commissioners for property located at 24 2nd St. NE, Carrollton.  The building

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Buying Guns Top prices paid for clean pre-owned guns, rifles, handguns and Thompson center muzzleloaders, estate purchases also. RUNZO’S Outdoor Sports on the strip St. Rt. 62 in Beloit  330-537-2137.  Check Us Out on FB. Wanted Standing Timber & Walnut Trees. CALL Carroll County Logging 330-738-2050  or 440-897-0863 Local and 25 Years Experience! Household Mattress Sale! All sizes – Bed-In-Box, Hybirds, Twin – Full – Queen – King – Foam and MORE! Check

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Kaylee Leggett receives coveted John Phillip Sousa band award

Carrollton High School band members were recognized for their accomplishments, dedication and musical talents during the annual high school/eighth grade concert, held April 21 in the high school performing arts center. Special awards Tobias Barnhart and Kole White received Director’s awards.  “Over the last four years, he’s shown great improvement. It’s been a please to watch him grow,” Director Dave Dickerhoof said in presenting Barnhart his award. “Kole has taken

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Hoffee, Beaver take home top awards from Cogan Invite

By Carol McIntire Editor Longtime Carrollton track coach Larry Cogan was center stage Friday for the invitational  track meet that carries his name. Cogan, who coached and taught at Carrollton schools for over three decades was clad in his “official event starter” uniform Friday night at Community Field for the seventh annual event.  In his true spirit of always putting athletes first, Cogan’s main concern as the running events began  was to

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Lady Rockets claim OVAC championship

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Associate Editor The Conotton Valley Lady Rockets are back-to-back OVAC Champions! The Rockets won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) 1A Championship April 29 at I-470 Complex in Wheeling, WV, by defeating the Beallsville Blue Devils 10-0 in five innings.  Sophomore Masy Baker put the Rockets on the board in the first period. On a full-count, she hit a three-run homer which bounced off the

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Pair of services planned May 5 for National Day of Prayer

Two National Day of Prayer observances are planned in Carroll County this week.  Carroll County Ministerial Association will once again host an observance in the village. All county residents are invited to gather May 5 on Public Square at noon as local communities and the country are lifted up in prayer. Anyone with a need for personal prayer is asked to remain after the event when organizers will be available

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The invention called the Devil’s rope

BARBWIRE By Barb Lumley  Years ago, if the settlers wanted to build a corral or fence to confine their livestock the choice of materials was limited. They might use small trees, branches, hand-cut rails or pickets or even stones. In the western states livestock owned by ranchers could travel for miles over acres and acres of land and then would have to be rounded up before they could be sold.

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Around the county…

Mondays – Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. by donation at the Warren Twp. Community Center on SR 212 in New Cumberland. Includes many sides, dessert and a drink. Plus, The Loft Resale Shop is open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.    Tuesdays – Carrollton Rotary Club meets at St. John’s Villa at noon.  May 4 – Jam Session and Dance 6-9 p.m. at Loudon Twp. Community Center, SR 9, Kilgore.

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Meeting birth family ‘was like coming home’

For Perry Township resident Sherry McCort By Carol McIntire Editor To say the past few months have been a whirlwind for Sherry McCort would be an understatement. Nearly seven years to the day after Ohio unsealed birth records of people whose adoptions were finalized between 1964 and 1996, the Perry Township, Carroll County, woman met members of her birth family for the first time.  “I was adopted in 1968 at

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James E. Strawder, 68

James Edward Strawder, 68 of Carrollton, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.  Born June 6, 1953, in Canton, he was a son to the late Fred and Eileen (Nape) Strawder.  Jim worked at Good Year and Ohio Poly for 30 years. He transported the Amish for the past 10 years in Carrollton.  Jim married Katherine Louise (Lucas) Strawder Sept. 16, 1978. She passed away Aug. 30, 2017.                                                                                        Jim was

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Lady Rockets advance to OVAC championship game

The Conotton Valley Lady Rockets advanced to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) 1A championship game with a win Monday night. Conotton Valley shut out Paden City 10-0 April 25 in semi-final competition at I-470 Complex in Wheeling, WV. Sophomore pitcher Masy Baker threw a perfect five-inning game striking out 13 and throwing 51 pitches.   The Lady Rockets will face Beallsville April 29 at 5 p.m. at the I-470 Complex

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On sale Tuesday!

The April 27 issue of The Carroll County Messenger can be picked up on newsstands Tuesday afternoon. Inside you will find information on the May 3 primary election, area council reports, school news and more. Learn about an area family who share a love of martial arts, activities and dinners planned and catch up on area sports teams. To subscribe, call The Messenger office at 330-476-6343.

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Around the county…

April 27 – Free Community Blessings drive thru Dinner at Perry Twp. Hall 5-7 p.m. Sponsored by Perrysville and Pleasant Hill UMC. For more information, call 330-627-7593. April 27 – Diamond Painting with Janet Smith from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll County Arts Center. $30 with all supplies to complete project. Call 330-627-3739 to register.  April 29 – Minerva Public Library board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the library community

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Truck destroyed by fire; Bible survives with minor damage

Great Trail firefighters were called to the truck fire on Water St. at 6:16 p.m. Upon arrival two minutes later, they found the truck, a 2018 Ford F-150, completely engulfed in flames.  The truck was owned by Austin Meese, a local pipeline worker who lived in a rental property on Bridge Street.   Meese provided details on how the fire started. “I parked my truck up close to the house like I

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Family passes down love of martial arts

Clendenin children follow in footsteps of dad, grandpa  By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor A love of karate runs deep in the Clendenin family of Carroll County. For Ella, Mason and Charles Clendenin, karate is a family affair. The three train at Tri-County Martial Arts in Waynesburg with Master Wayne Burley and Master Bill Corn.  Ella, 11, and Mason, 7, train with their dad, Charles. Charles’ father, practiced karate,

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Ruth Ann VanMeter, 92

Ruth Ann VanMeter, 92, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Aultman Woodlawn.   Born April 19, 1930, in Pattersonville, she was a daughter to Frank and Mary Frances (McConnell) Mills. Ruth was a farm wife and loved to garden and play cards. Ruth is survived by two daughters, Connie (Walt) Johnson of Minerva and Amy (Tim) White of Lexington KY; two sons, Larry (Anna) VanMeter of Minerva and

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Troy W. Roudebush, 50

Troy Wayne Roudebush, 50, of East Rochester, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Aultman Health Foundation.   Born May 2, 1971, in Alliance, he was a son to the late Joseph and June (King) Roudebush.  Troy had lots of friends and enjoyed spending time with them playing Dungeons and Dragons.  He was loved by all. Troy was an avid reader and read lots of books online.  He was a science

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Sandra R. Shank, 79

Sandra Roberta Shank, 79, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022.   Born Nov. 2, 1942, in Pekin, she was a daughter to Earl and Dorothy (Steigner) Keister.  Sandra worked as a bartender at the Eagles. She enjoyed reading books and doing crossword puzzles. Sandra is survived by her husband of 44 years, Charles of Minerva; three daughters, Malinda Carroll and April Shank, both of Minerva, and Lori (James) Lee of

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Hunter K. Brown, 77

Hunter Keith Brown, 77, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Aultman Compassionate Care in Canton. Born July 30, 1944, in Arbovale, WV, he was a son of the late Warren and Grace Johnston Brown.  Hunter proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was known for being a hard worker, retiring from Republic Steel after 32 years. God has received a great husband,

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Warrior bats sizzle in United Local shutout

Cayden Rininger and Jimmy Little combined for a two-hit shutout of United Local to begin a busy weekend of baseball for the Carrollton Warriors. The host Warriors scored three runs in the first inning, four in the second and six in the third behind a strong pitching and hitting effort. Rininger went three innings of the five-inning contest with a strikeout and three walks. Little went the final two innings

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Beaver sets powerlifting mark

Logan Beaver set a state powerlifting record at his first competition in Youngstown. Beaver, 16, and his lifting partner, Brandon Cline participated in the USPA Powerlifting competition recently. Beaver set state records in the 220 lbs. weight class for bench with 292.3 lbs.; deadlift, 523.5 lbs. and total 1,223 lbs. (which included his 407.8 lbs. squat). A junior at Carrollton, Beaver is a member of the varsity football team and

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Voice of Democracy winners recognized

Fighting McCook Veterans of Foreign War Post 3301 recognized winners in the Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contests.  Winners and their families were treated to a dinner prepared by the VFW Auxiliary. Awards were presented by VFW Post 3301 Quarter Master Jim Newbold and Auxiliary President Tammy Newbold.  Elizabeth V. Mayle, a Carrollton High School student, was recognized as District 6 Voice of Democracy winner and Ryan S. Barnett,

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Carrollton prom queen, king candidates announced

The 2022 Carrollton High School king, queen and junior prince and princess will be crowned during the junior/senior prom April 30 in the CHS gym. Queen and king candidates, selected by the student body, include: Queen candidates include Josie Burgett, Kendall Mallarnee, Erin King, Skylar Salsberry and Izabelle Stull. King candidates include Austin Colletti, Austin Haney, Alex Lowery, Issac Moore and Doug Rininger.  Junior princess is Maddie Baker and prince

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Buying Guns Top prices paid for clean pre-owned guns, rifles, handguns and Thompson center muzzleloaders, estate purchases also. RUNZO’S Outdoor Sports on the strip St. Rt. 62 in Beloit  330-537-2137.  Check Us Out on FB. Wanted Standing Timber & Walnut Trees. CALL Carroll County Logging 330-738-2050  or 440-897-0863 Local and 25 Years Experience! Household Gordon’s is having a Storewide Sale on furnishings, Living room, Dinettes, Bedroom, T.V. Stands, Bookshelves and Much More!  Check

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Ruth Ann VanMeter, 92

Ruth Ann VanMeter, 92, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Aultman Woodlawn.   Born April 19, 1930, in Pattersonville, she was a daughter to Frank and Mary Frances (McConnell) Mills. Ruth was a farm wife and loved to garden and play cards.Ruth is survived by two daughters, Connie (Walt) Johnson of Minerva and Amy (Tim) White of Lexington KY; two sons, Larry (Anna) VanMeter of Minerva and Robert

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Sanda R. Shank, 79

Sandra Roberta Shank, 79, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022.   Born Nov. 2, 1942, in Pekin, she was a daughter to Earl and Dorothy (Steigner) Keister.  Sandra worked as a bartender at the Eagles. She enjoyed reading books and doing crossword puzzles.Sandra is survived by her husband of 44 years, Charles of Minerva; three daughters, Malinda Carroll and April Shank, both of Minerva, and Lori (James) Lee of Augusta;

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Judge hands down consecutive sentences in horse starvation case

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County Municipal Court Judge Gary Willen handed down the stiffest sentence Diane Sibaugh has received to date for starving horses, but not until after he expressed his disgust in the case. “There is not a reason in the world for this. You could have contacted the Humane Society and said ‘I can’t handle this’ and they would have found somebody. Didn’t work. You didn’t do

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Go green!

The April 20 issue of The Carroll County Messenger features a “Go Green” and “Earth Day” special section. Learn how your household can go green and read about a new business started by an area teen who can also help you go green. Read the latest court news, sport and school news and find out how many meals the Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry organization has provided. The new

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Campbell and K-9 Nuke become crime-fighting team

Carroll County Deputy Micah Campbell has partnered with K-9 Nuke in the K-9 department of the Sheriff’s department.  K-9 Nuke, 3, is a Dutch Shepherd who has been with the department and was formerly teamed with Deputy Kyle Trisnar. Campbell joined the department in October 2019 and became interested in working with Trsinar and Nuke in narcotics. When Trisnar left the department, Sheriff Dale Williams asked Campbell if he would

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Downtown Parking Offstreet parking available in downtown Carrollton.  Paved lot. Close to Courthouse and Public Square.  Reasonable rates.  Call 330-691-0118  or 330-805-7642. Buying Guns Top prices paid for clean pre-owned guns, rifles, handguns and Thompson center muzzleloaders, estate purchases also. RUNZO’S Outdoor Sports on the strip St. Rt. 62 in Beloit  330-537-2137.  Check Us Out on FB. Wanted Standing Timber & Walnut Trees. CALL Carroll County Logging 330-738-2050  or 440-897-0863 Local and 25 Years Experience! Household New

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