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Village officials warn: Be careful what you flush or it could cost you cash

After an issue with sewage back-up Friday afternoon, Carrollton official are reminding residents be careful what they flush. A back up occurred in the block between N. Lisbon and N. High streets, including Butler Ave. The sewer department jetted the line and found disinfectant wipes caught in the lines. Officials explained, the village main line is 8-10 inches. Homeowners have a four-inch lateral line from their home which attaches to

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SL Elementary students take top art honors

Southern Local Elementary School (SLES) students exhibited their original works during the 2020 Columbiana County Student Art Show Feb. 27 in Lisbon. The event, sponsored by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center, showcased the talents of elementary through high school students and awarded the best creations. Representing SLES were (at left) third-grader April Beadnell and kindergartener Lizzie Pirogowicz, who each received honorable mention for their renderings. Also, participating were first-grader

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Nicholas boys excel on motocross track

By Leigh Ann Rutledge, Associate Editor Motocross is a family sport in the Nicholas household. The “SixNixMX” team finished their first full season in October 2019. Rett, 7, and Reed, 5, sons of Scott and Keri Nicholas of Carrollton, race in the Ohio Motocross Association District 10 circuit. The boy’s younger brother, Rein, is also showing interest in participating. Their uncle, Kevin Ott, has been riding motocross circuits for several

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Scott hired to lead Malvern schools

Mark Scott was hired as superintendent of Brown Local Schools during a recent special meeting. He replaces Scott Bowling, who resigned and accepted a position with the Stark County Educational Service Center. He resigned from his position as Minerva Elementary principal March 16 and will begin his duties at Malvern Aug. 1. He was awarded a three-year contract with a yearly salary of $107,500. “I cannot thank the Brown Local

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Learning continues on a somewhat normal basis for CCCA students

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor For students at the Carroll County Christian Academy, learning continues on a somewhat normal basis. Classes are underway daily using modern technology, thanks to Matthew Womack, teacher and youth director of the church who has set up a virtual classroom for students in K-12. Teachers are set up in their individual classrooms and provide instruction as normal. K-4 teachers record while teaching class as

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COVID-19 hits home; takes life of CHS graduate

Augusta native succumbs to virus Sunday in Stark County hospital Carroll County Health Commissioner Wendy Gotschall confirmed the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Carroll County during a press conference Sunday morning. A second case was confirmed by Gotschall Monday morning. The first case was a Harrison Twp., Carroll County, resident. The second case is epidemiologically linked to the first case. She noted the first person diagnosed is in the

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Human remains discovered in Fox Twp.

The remains of an individual discovered March 21 in Fox Twp. were transported to the Stark County Coroner’s office for identification. Carroll County Sheriff Dale R. Williams said his department received a call at 2:38 p.m. from the owner of property off Torch Rd. The owner recently purchased the land and was putting property stakes in the ground. Williams said the owner was riding a four-wheeler and looked into the

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County agency officials share information, phone numbers for assistance

By Carol McIntire, Editor Officials from five county agencies laid out plans and available services during an afternoon press conference March 23. Commissioner Jeff Ohler noted the purpose of the session was to “collectively come up with a plan to meet the needs of shut-ins who don’t have their own means of transportation to purchase food, prescriptions and other basic needs.” Tonya Myers, director of the Senior Friendship Center, which

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Carrollton Livestock Sale continues under revised guidelines

Effective March 20, 2020: CYA Exchange LLC, dba Carrollton Livestock Auction, is committed to keeping the agricultural industry strong and intends to continue having sales with a few adaptations. We are working closely with the Carroll County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to continue operating as part of the food transmission process. If you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of illness, please remain home. We

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First coronavirus case confirmed in Carroll County

Carroll County Health Commissioner Wendy Gotschall confirmed during a press conference this morning a Harrison Twp., Carroll County, resident has been diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19). She said the person is in the 65 and over age category, but did not disclose the sex of the person or at which hospital they were diagnosed. Gotschall said she was notified last night by Stark County Health Dept. officials there was a

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