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Investigation begins into early morning fatal fire

On Sept. 29 at 4:19 a.m., the Great Tral Fire District was dispatched to a shed fire at 2256 Alliance Rd., Malvern, where there was a fatality. The shed was being used as a residence. “The building was fully engulfed,” said Chief Ralph Castellucci. “This is a fatality, fire units are working with the State Fire Marshall, coroner’s office and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.”

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Minerva to host Oktoberfest on Oct. 1 at Municipal Park

The fall season will be celebrated at Minerva’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 1, noon-7 p.m., in Municipal Park.There is no admission charge to attend the festival.The day’s activities begin with a Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 9 a.m.-noon, in the park, organized by Minerva Memory Makers. For more information about the walk, contact Theresa Linder, 330-205-5561.Live music begins at noon with The Polka Pirates, playing polkas and other tunes, followed by

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Homecomings

Members of the Carrollton High School 2022 Fall Homecoming Court were announced last week. The queen will be crowned during pre-game festivities of the Carrollton vs. Alliance football game Sept. 30 beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m.Members of the court include: Madilynn (Madi) Baker, daughter of Brent and Shannon Baker of Carrollton and the late Jennifer Baker; Molly Brace, daughter of Beau and Marissa Brace of Carrollton; Maddie Burgett, daughter of

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Growing up in Malvern, 1960s style

Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter Dr. Tom Romano shared his insider’s view of his father’s Red’s Night Club and Bowling Alley as well as a bird’s eye view of 1960s Malvern hosted by The Malvern Historical Society on Sept. 16.  Romano is a professor at Miami University of Ohio and has written seven books. He began recalling childhood memories and wrote 30 prominent ones and stuck them on a board.  Romano

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Calvin Graham appointed acting sheriff

By Carol McIntireEditor Colonel Calvin Graham was appointed Acting Carroll County Sheriff during the Sept. 26 meeting of county commissioners. Graham fills the position left vacant by the death of Sheriff Dale Williams Sept. 24.He was sworn in immediately by Common Pleas Judge Michael V. Repella, II.According to Carroll County Board of Elections officials, since Williams was a Democrat, the Carroll County Democrat Central and Executive Committee has not less

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Sheriff Dale Williams remembered as a dedicated public servant

CCM Staff Report Carroll County Sheriff Dale R. Williams is being remembered as a man of dedication to his county, his profession and those he served.The office he led for the last 18 years announced his death on Facebook the morning of Sept. 24, saying, “It is with our deepest sympathy that we inform the community that after 18 years of proudly serving Carroll County as your sheriff, Dale R.

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Dellroy woman dies from injuries sustained in SR 43/171 crash

A Dellroy woman involved in a traffic crash Sept. 8 in Carroll County, died last week of injuries she sustained in the crash. Sergeant Gary Wolfe of the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said Angela K. Bowie, 48, of Dellroy died Sept. 15 in Aultman Hospital, where was transported following the crash, which occurred at the intersection of SR 43 and SR 171. A highway improvement

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Van Horne Grand Tea Room readied for first anniversary celebration

The historic Van Horne building sits at the corner of West Main and North Lisbon Sts. in Carrollton exactly as it did when construction was completed in 1827.It is an elegantly simple building that has witnessed countless changes to the landscape and makeup of Carrolton. It has been home to simple shops and elegant balls and has been both the center of local culture and at times has sat abandoned

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VFW Post 3301 auxiliary receives state’s top honor

V.F.W. Fighting McCook Post 3301 Auxiliary and President Tammy Newbold received the State of Ohio V.F.W. Auxiliary Award, the highest honors for the state of Ohio.Awards were presented at the 2022 convention held in Sandusky.There are 200 auxiliaries in the state of Ohio and out of that five receive outstanding president awards, five receive runner-up presidential awards, and President Tammy Newbold received the top honor.Auxiliaries are required to complete all

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Church corn maze offers fun, Biblical message

The Perrysville Church is hosting The Amazing Grace Maze on the following Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 22, 4-7 p.m. A community wiener roast will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, 4-5:30 p.m.The maze has eight rooms and goes from the book of Genesis to Revelations.“Last year we did not have corn and had to use cardboard,” said Pastor Dixie Hendricks. “This year we planted an actual corn maze.”Those

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Sherrodsville man’s good deed does not go unnoticed

By Thomas ClapperReporterChester and Shannan Francois of Francois Enterprises, LLC. surprised Toys For Tots Coordinator and Marine Bob Stratton of Sherrodsville with a free makeover of his Toys For Tots car.Stratton lost his business, Lincolns and Things, his cars and Toys For Tots toys to a fire on Dec. 6, 2021. Approximately 8,000 toys for the Tuscarawas County Toys for Tots program were lost in the fire.Mechanically Stratton’s car could

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Malvern celebrates with Dancing in the Park, funds raised go to community improvements

The Malvern Community Development Fund (MCDF) sponsored the annual Dancing in the Park event Sept. 10 that included stage performances by Luke Shreffler, Liberty Bridge Band, Saxy Rob and DJ’s Big Band. There was children’s play area, basket raffle, beer garden, as well as several food and craft vendors. The 911 Traveling Memorial was available for viewing to honor those who lost their lives in the tragic attack. With the

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New downtown Malvern mural honors village’s heritage

By Thomas Clapper, reporter Downtown Malvern is now home to a large mural honoring the village heritage by the Malvern Community Development Fund (MCDF) and several volunteers.  The project came about last year when the idea was brought to the committee and approved as the MCDF 2021 project for Dancing in the Park. MCDF Vice President Doug Wood came up with an online link for anyone to give input and

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Encino Energy partners with Carroll County agencies to improve safety

Two area entities will share a grant from Encino Energy through their Community Partnership Program. The Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Carroll County 911 will benefit from the $20,000 check presented recently in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the EMA building. Devin Herrington, EMA deputy director, explained they will use their portion to upgrade the MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communication System) radios. The MARCS system provides statewide, secure,

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Non-profit helps veterans get back to the outdoors

By Carol McIntire Editor Shortly after the sun rose above the trees in a lush green valley just west of Carrollton Aug. 14, Veterans Outdoor Adventures (VOA) and volunteers began to gather. The temperature was cool for an August morning, but just right for the job the group was about to undertake. As was the norm, deer ran through the valley that morning. The wooded hillside provided the perfect site

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Clemons family begins process to revive Dellroy Drive-In

By Carol McIntire Editor An area family is dipping into a new adventure as owners of Dellroy Drive-In. Nick and Kourtney (Anderson) Clemons finalized the purchase of the long-time Dellroy eatery Aug. 26. “We are super excited about the purchase,” said Kourtney, sitting inside the restaurant, located at the intersection of SRs 39, 212 and 514 in the center of the small village. “As soon as we saw it was

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Step back in time to the French, Indian era at Great Trail Festival

The 41st annual Great Trail Festival will take place Aug. 27, 28 and Sept. 3-5 at the festival grounds on SR 43 outside of Malvern.The festival is a French and Indian era re-creation near the famous Great Indian Trail. It is a special celebration of American Folk Art with contemporary and country crafting, including Storybook Craft Village, where visitors will find handcrafted gifts and keepsakes.The State of Ohio Tomahawk Throwing

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First car remains a member of Dunlap family

Gene Dunlap can proudly say he still owns his first car, a 1969 Camaro.  Dunlap’s dad brought the Fathom Green Chevy home from North Carolina and sold it to the late Scott Reed. Scott had the car painted Inca Gold by well-known painter, the late Dick Reed. When Scott decided to sell the car, Dunlap, who was 15, purchased it.  It sat for a year until he was old enough

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Manbeck says ’68 Camaro SS is ‘home to stay’

By Carol McIntire Editor Bob Manbeck’s “Kool Ride” dates back to his high school days.  The Kilgore area man was in junior high school when Chevrolet produced the 1968 Camaro SS which sported a 396 engine with a four-speed on the floor. A few years after he graduated from Jewett-Scio High School in 1974, in the late 1970s, he purchased one of those “muscle cars.” “My cousin owned the car,”

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Canton man dies from injuries in SR 212 crash

A Canton man died Aug. 20 from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on SR 212 in Carroll County.  Sergeant Gary Wolfe of the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at approximately 5:37 p.m.  seven-tenths of mile east of the Tuscarawas County line.  Wolfe said Paul V. Tuzzio, 53, was westbound on SR 212. While negotiating a curve to the left, his 2007

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Heading to the Big Apple

Emily Phillips realizes her dream with scholarship to Columbia University; embarks on career in medicine By Carol McIntire Editor When Emily Phillips packs her bags and heads to New York City to attend Columbia University later this week, she will embark on a path not many from this area have experienced.  Phillips, the daughter of Jim and Jamie Phillips of Amsterdam, was among the lowest percentage of students ever accepted

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Florida man transported to hospital following town hill crash

A Florida man was transported to Aultman Hospital by EMT ambulance following an accident Aug. 16 the closed “town hill” just east of Carrollton for several hours. According to a crash report filed by Carroll County Sheriff Dept. personnel, the department received a call at 3:08 a.m. of the crash. Antawan Glover of Winter Haven, FL, was driving a semi-truck and trailer hauling a sand box northeast on SR 43

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Fall Sports Preview

Pick up a copy of the Aug. 17 issue of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands Tuesday afternoon. The issue features the fall sports preview for Carrollton, Conotton Valley, Malvern and Minerva schools. Read about the upcoming expectations for football, golf, soccer, cross country and volleyball for the schools. Also The Messenger has upcoming events, council news, classifieds and more. To get The Messenger delivered to your mailbox or inbox,

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Council accepting letters for open seat

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Carrollton Council announced the village is accepting letters of intent to fill a vacant council seat during the Aug. 8 meeting.  Letters must be received by Aug. 19 at noon. They can be dropped off at the Municipal Building on 2nd St. NE or emailed to clerk@villageofcarrollton.com. The vacant seat is that of the late Tom Parker. Council has 30 days to fill the

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Dellroy homecoming parade exceeds expectations

By Carol McIntire Editor A large crowd of people lined the streets of Dellroy Aug. 12 for the annual homecoming parade and the procession did not disappoint.  Forty-nine entries proceeded along the route, throwing candy that filled bags, baskets and even the pockets of many onlookers on the sidelines.  Dellroy Hardware owners John and Greg Young served as grand marshals for the parade, smiling and waving to the crowd as

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First cases of monkeypox reported in Carroll County

Health Department offers list of symptoms, methods of transmission, where to go for help Carroll County General Health District (CCGHD) was notified last week by a county healthcare facility of two male cases of monkeypox.  CCGHD is conducting the investigation along with the healthcare facility to identify individuals that may have been exposed to evaluate their risk and eligibility for Monkeypox prevention measures. Monkeypox began as a global outbreak in

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Aug. 2 primary election results

Less than 10 percent of the registered voters in Carroll County turned out for the second primary election of 2022. According to unofficial results released by board of elections officials, 1,788 ballots were cast, or 9.8 percent of the 18,208 registered voters in the county. Of the votes cast, 1,429 were cast in person on election day, 212 via early voting and 147 via mail ballot. In the only contested

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Local News Local Views

The Aug. 3 issue of The Carroll County Messenger is on newsstands this afternoon. Pick up a copy and learn what Dorothy Cole, who turns 101 on Aug. 4, credits for her longevity. This issue features back-to-school news (yes already), various council minutes and more. Read about Great Trail Fire District’s new fire house, the new Board of Elections board member and find out what made the 2022 Carroll County

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Brother-sisters battle for top poultry honor at county fair

The 2022 Carroll County Fair was a family affair for the Zeedyk family and one they will be talking about for years to come. Carter, Abigail and Elyse, the children of Matt and Erica Zeedyk, dominated the 4-H poultry showmanship contest with their knowledge and skill. Formerly from the Dellroy area, the Zeedyks moved to Tuscarawas County a few years ago, but remained in Carroll County 4-H and are members

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Aston fills seat on elections board

Todd S. Aston (left) of Carrollton was sworn in to fill a Republican seat on the Carroll County Board of Elections July 28.  Aston, of Deerhaven Dr. SW, replaces Jeff Mangun who resigned effective June 30. He represents Carrollton A precinct on the Republican Central and Executive Committee and served as a poll worker the last two elections.  He was sworn in by Carroll County Clerk of Courts William Wohlwend (shown

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Former Colfor building donated to Great Trail Fire District

Great Trail Fire District and American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) (known locally as Colfor) last week jointly announced the donation of five acres of land and a building to the fire district.  Great Trail Fire Chief Ralph Castellucci said a relationship between the two parties was formed Sept. 22, 2020, when a fire occurred at the business, located at the intersection of SRs 43 and 183 at Malvern. “The fire

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Carroll Meadows hosting GOP golf outing

Carroll Meadows Golf Course in Carrollton will host the 2022 annual Carroll County Republican Party golf outing Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. Golf Committee Chairman Bob Wiley has a few new things in store as well as bringing back the favorites the event is known for. The steak dinner “right off the grill”, raffles and an expanded beverage offering are just a part of the happenings. Ohio Supreme Court Justices

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Leesville mayor resigns, replacement sworn in

By Jacquie Humphrey  CCMCorrespondent Leesville Mayor Kaitlin Bernhart appointed former mayor John Traxler and resident James Hall to council seats during the July council meeting. Both were sworn into office by Solicitor Jenna Hokes.  Bernhart then presented her resignation to council, effective immediately. Council President Mara Malterer was then sworn in as the village’s new mayor.  The changes in offices and new appointments leave Leesville with one vacant council seat. 

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Fair review issue!

Pick up your copy of the July 27 issue of The Carroll County Messenger to see who the winners were in junior fair and senior fair events, sale information and more. On newsstands Tuesday afternoon! To have The Messenger sent to your mailbox or inbox, call 330-476-6343.

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Royal court, outstanding cowgirls reign over fair

By Carol McIntire Editor The Fair Royalty and Cowgirl/Cowboy crownings were moved to the Ashton Event Center this year to accommodate a larger crowd and the gathering didn’t disappoint.  Hannah Petersen, the 2021 fair queen, returned to crown the new queen.  Haley Householder and Kendall George were crowned fair queen and princess and Dustin Ulman was named fair king during the Monday night event. Elizabeth Mayle was named first runner-up

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It’s county fair week!

Pick up a copy of the July 20 issue of The Carroll County Messenger and read the story of two vendors at The Carroll County Fair. For one vendor, it’s their inaugural trip and for the other it’s a return trip. Find out more! Read about council activities, upcoming events and check out the classifieds, public notices and auctions. Plus, see a few highlights from the 7-on-7 football scrimmage with

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Malvern Council approves raises for employees

After a 16-minute executive session Malvern Council approved raises for village employees during the July 6 meeting.  Councilman Craig DeLong made the motion to enter an executive session for compensation of a public employee or official. Council approved with Barb Burgess abstaining. Council members,  Mayor Bob DeLong, Village Administrator Derik Kaltenbaugh and Fiscal Officer Ashley Neading joined the session.  Upon returning to regular session, Councilman Tom Holmes made the motion to

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Pair of Ohio Historic Farms to be recognized during county fair

Two Carroll County farms will be added to the list of Ohio Historic Family Farms during the 2022 Carroll County Fair.  The Lee Township farm known as The Corramahon West Trust 2013, Shannon R. Noble, and the Paul S. Hadorn and Paul J. Hadorn farm in Orange Twp. will be recognized at 5:15 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the Ashton Event Center, just prior to the Junior Fair Large Animal

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Flight simulator allows students to ‘head to the Wild Blue Yonder’ while sitting in the classroom

Students can head to the Wild Blue Yonder without leaving the classroom through a unique new flight simulator at Southern Local High School. District Technology Director Josh Manist and his group of high school tech interns created a custom-built system for Emily Forbes Bowling’s aviation classes to help give her pupils a bird’s eye view as they learn about flying. Bowling said she wanted to add equipment for the past

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IT’S COUNTY FAIR WEEK!

The Carroll County Fair runs July 19-24 and features jr. fair shows, grandstand entertainment, rides, foods and more.  The Carroll County Messenger contacted two fair vendors, DeMaiolo’s Concessions and City Limits Western, for interviews.  DeMaiolo’s Concessions sells elephant ears, funnel cakes and French waffles.  Bob Alger of Austintown, who operates DeMaiolo’s Concessions, said, “Carroll County is the place we do the best, selling elephant ears.” He sells more elephant ears

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Carroll County Fair tab is here!

Pick up a copy of the July 13 issue of The Carroll County Messenger which includes the official Carroll County Fair tab. The fair tab features schedules and information regarding the 172nd fair which runs July 19-24. Read about fair participants and more. Also read about area news, a bicentennial celebration and more. To receive The Messenger in your mailbox or inbox, call 330-476-6343.

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Ag Society president excited about 2022 expo

Royalty crowning moved to Monday, rodeo returns to grandstand Saturday By Carol McIntire Editor The curtain will rise next week on the 172nd Carroll County Fair and Fair Board President Jessica Ujcich is excited about what is in store. “We are excited about the grandstand lineup as well as the junior fair and midway concessions,” said Ujcich, who is taking the reins of the ag society as president after serving

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Tana Drew earns opportunity to compete in finals rodeo

Tana Drew will compete in the 74th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) July 17-23 in Gillette, WY. Drew, a junior at Malvern High School, will complete in breakaway roping, barrel racing, goat tying and cutting.  Drew also won the Ohio High School rodeo year-end state championship in breakaway, goat tying and cutting and was reserve champion in barrel racing.  Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 44 states, five

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Baxter’s Ridge Church plans bicentennial celebration

Baxter’s Ridge United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary, Sunday, July 17. Don Perks, a retired pastor, will deliver the morning message. Special music will be provided by Mark Allen Chapman and local singers.  The morning service will be at 10:30 a.m. with food, fellowship and music by local musicians to follow. The event will last until 3 p.m. Special music, thoughts and remarks from former pastors, Charles Kettering,

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Grand jury hands down F1 rape indictments; drug possession, domestic violence, other charges

A Waynesburg Rd. man was indicted on two counts of first-degree felony rape by a Carroll County grand jury July 6. Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Steven D. Barnett said Corey S. Stamm, 31, of 7216 Waynesburg Rd., Waynesburg, was also charged with two counts of Sexual Battery. Barnett said Stamm repeatedly engaged in sexual conduct with a female juvenile between October 2020 and March 2022. Stamm was one of 14

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On newsstands today!

Pick up your copy of the July 6 issue of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands. Read about the creation of new jobs in the county, HB 377 for Appalachian counties, wages, relocations and more. Find out what 4-H members will compete at the state level with their still projects, read school news and learn about the Civil War soldiers reenactment planned at the McCook House Civil War Museum. To

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County 4-H members receive outstanding project honors, earn state fair berths

Members of the Carroll County 4-H program who received outstanding and qualified for state fair competition were announced June 25.  To be eligible for an outstanding and/or state fair berth, members must have received an excellent at Still Project judging earlier in the day.  Members included: Cake Decorating Outstanding: Roselle Hennebert and Leah Grigsby. State Fair delegates: Hennebert, jr. beginner; Grigsby, jr. intermediate. Clothing and Textiles Outstanding: Elizabeth Melching, You

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$500 million coming to Ohio’s Appalachian counties, applicants enouraged to ‘think big’ on applications

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County Commissioner Chris Modranski was one of several representatives from the 32 Appalachian counties in Ohio on hand at the Governor’s Columbus residence last week when Mike DeWine signed House Bill 377 in law. The bill creates the Appalachian Community Grant program, which will provide $500 million in funding to provide both sustainable and transformative projects for the 32 counties. “The funds will be disbursed

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New wage package approved for GAR employees; relocation of OSU Extension office discussed

By Carol McIntire Editor County commissioners approved a new wage package to retain current staff and attract new employees at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat (GAR).  Commissioners met with GAR Superintendent Dawn Faulk for just shy of a half hour to discuss compensation of employees. Upon returning to session, President Chris Modranski noted there is a need to hire new staff and also retain current employees.  “In light of the

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Truck-train crash remains under investigation

By Carol McIntire Editor SR 171 between SR 43 and SR 9 was closed four days last week to clean up damage from a train – truck wreck that occurred June 27.  Sgt. Gary Wolfe of the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the investigation continues in the wreck, which occurred about 3 p.m.  “The biggest piece of the puzzle has not been solved as I have

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