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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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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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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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Heavy rains cause flooding

Carroll County EMA Director Tom Cottis is urging residents to be aware of water rising quickly in streams and creek. The area is expected to receive 1/2 to 3/4 inches of rain and Sandy Creek is expected to overflow its banks. Please take necessary precautions.

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Carroll County remains without a confirmed case of COVID-19

By Carol McIntire, Editor Carroll County remains without a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID -19) as of this morning (Thursday, March 19). Amy Campbell, office administrator at the Carroll County General Health Department, shared the news during the meeting of county commissioners.  She also expressed her appreciation to the government agencies, businesses and residents who are following recommendations issued by the health department. Kelly Engelhart, director of nursing at the

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HARCATUS will do HEAP interviews over phone

At HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Agency, the health and well-being of customers, staff and communities is our highest priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty we are all experiencing surrounding the Coronavirus.  The HARCATUS Family Support Center Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will no longer require face-to face appointments for households who are below the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and enrolling in HEAP, PIPP, or applying for the Winter Crisis

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Pesticide & Fertilizer Updates for Jefferson, Harrison counties

Erika Lyon, extension educator for OSU Extension Jefferson and Harrison Counties, sent correspondence regarding pesticide and fertilizer updates.  All remaining private recertification classes are postponed until further notice. OSU Extension educators will update the public as news is presented from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). ODA public facilities are closed until April 11. For commercial applicators, the following commercial pesticide applicator courses will be offered as a webinar: March

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Dairy Beef tag-in changes

Changes to the Process of Dairy Beef Feeder Tag-In from OSU -Extension: Dairy Beef Feeder tag-in is Saturday, March 28 from 9-11 a.m. Due to the mandate put forth by Governor Dewine and the State of Ohio, we are changing the process at tag-in that we have used in the past. Jr. Fair Chairman Ray Rummell and the Sr. Fair Board ask that everyone STAY in their trucks while in

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