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Energy companies, township trustees partner on park improvement project

Officials from Encino Energy and Energy Transfer (Rover Pipeline) joined Loudon Township trustees July 24 for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the updated Loudon Township Community Center Park.The park, located adjacent to the Community Center, received a major upgrade with funds provided by the two oil and gas companies.Encino provided $5,400 of the $7,400 project and Energy Transfer picked up the balance.“We are very grateful to receive the donations to

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Seth Kandel joins lengthy Eagle Scout list

Seth Kandel became Boy Scout Troop 155’s 129 Eagle Scout in December 2019 when his Board of Review was held.He completed his project, to plan and fill emergency “Go Buckets” at Brown Local School, in the spring of 2018. He provided a power point presentation, which included pictures and explanations for items inside the bucket as well as “outside the box thinking” for many items. The presentation included first aid

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Don’t be fooled by the fakes

By Barb LumleyLiving in a rural county and area where farming has been a way of life for many years and there has been many outstanding dairy farms, I am currently seeing the number of dairy farmers dwindling down to a very few. There are many reasons for the loss of dairy farms, however two of the things that definitely have an effect on dairy farmers are the low prices

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High school golfers tee off this week for 2020 season

In the midst of the uncertainty surrounding the high school fall sports season, at least one sport is moving forward: high school golf.CHS BoysThe Warriors of Carrollton officially started practice Aug. 1 and kick off the season this week with a busy schedule. Wednesday, they travel to Union Country Club at Dover to participate in the Tuscarawas Central Catholic Saints Invitational, Thursday they host Malvern at noon at Carroll Meadows Golf

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Born to drag race

Corey Griffith writes his page in family history book with back-to-back wins at World Footbrake Challenge By Leigh Ann RutledgeAssociate EditorCorey Griffith was born to drag race.Griffith grew up in the Summitville-Salineville area with his younger sisters, identical twins Casey and Carissa. The trio is the third generation of Griffiths to strap in the seat of a drag car on the starting line waiting for their light.The trio’s grandfather, Jim

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USDA collecting unsolicited seed packets

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) are investigating packages of unsolicited seeds residents are receiving.The USDA-APHIS and ODA are asking Ohioans who have received the unsolicited packages of seed, not to open, plant or throw the seed away. Instead, citizens should report receiving seeds and then submit the packages to the USDA using one of the

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Fifth COVID-19 death reported in Carroll County

Carroll County recorded its fourth and fifth COVID-19 related deaths in July.According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) website, a female between the ages of 70 and 79 died July 9 and a male over the age of 80 died July 21.As of 2 p.m. Aug. 2, Carroll County reported 110 total cases, 86 of which were recovered and 17 were active. Eighty-nine of those cases were confirmed and

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Energy officials confident in opportunities industry brings

By Carol McIntireEditorAs the Ohio Department of Energy was preparing to release its Appalachian Energy and Petrochemical Renaissance Report examining the economic progress provided by the oil and gas industry the world was hit by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.With the pandemic, oil and gas prices plunged leaving lease owners with much smaller royalty checks than they had become accustomed to over the last few years.Jackie Stewart, director of External Affairs

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Rippeth named assistant director of Adult Education at Buckeye Career Center

Buckeye Career Center (BCC) has new leadership helping guide its Adult Education department. Steve Rippeth began July 1 as the new assistant director of Adult Education. The position was vacant for one year following the untimely passing of Mike Lewis. Rippeth’s primary role will be supervising BCC’s full and part-time adult programs, as well as, managing day-to-day office operations. In addition, as part of his assigned duties, he will work with local

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Pandemic Racing: Harness horsemen thankful for the opportunity to race

By Carol McIntire, Editor Harness racing at the Carroll County Fairgrounds last week wasn’t what spectators, trainers, drivers and owners are accustomed to in mid-July, but it was RACING and, according to many of them, that’s all that matters. “I’m just glad I got to come,” said Dick Sutton of Minerva who was one of a handful of spectators who sat in the grandstand. “I raced horses on this track

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