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2020 Carroll County Fair cancelled

The 2020 Carroll County Fair became a victim of COVID-19 this evening when members of the Ag Society voted 8-5 to cancel the 2020 County Fair and hold a virtual livestock auction during a special meeting. Details for the sale will be worked out by a committee. The sale will include still projects and large and small animals. The sale committee will meet with the junior fair sale committee to

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New traditions aren’t always a bad thing

Opinion By Leigh Ann RutledgeAs I drove around Public Square at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 23, I was amazed at the vast number of people gathered for the Carrollton High School Senior Class Parade.Chairs were sitting on the sidewalk in front of residences on S. Lisbon St., while others sat on their porches. I parked in the JOMAC parking lot on Scio Rd. diagonally across from Industrial Park Dr. A

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Motion filed to move Little trial

Attorney William Whitacre filed a motion for a change of venue in the trial of Matthew H. Little, citing pre-trial publicity as the basis for the request.The motion was filed May 22, the last day the defense was permitted to file motions under deadlines set by Common Pleas Judge Michael V. Repella, II.In his motion, Atty. Whitacre, Little’s attorney, noted the search for the victim, 14-year-old Jonathan Minard, was “highly

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County joins 2nd Amendment movement

By Carol McIntireEditorCarroll County is now a 2nd Amendment Preservation County.The action came June 1 after county commissioners received petitions May 28 containing the signatures of 789 county residents asking them to send a clear message to the Ohio Legislature that citizens are opposed to laws that infringe on their Second Amendment rights.Dustin Lucas, spokesperson for Ohio Stands United Carroll County, the group which circulated the petitions, said legislation was

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Cub Scouts plan cake sale on Public Square

The Cub Scouts of Pack 141 are planning a cake sale June 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gazebo on Public Square in Carrollton.The scouts will make and decorate their own cake for the sale to earn the cake decorating patch. Approximately 13 scouts are expected to participate.All cakes will be sold by donation on a first come, first served basis.

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Third COVID-19 death reported

Carroll County experienced its third death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) May 27.Amy Campbell, Health Dept. office administrator, said the victim was an 89-year-old Brown Twp. resident.An 87-year-old Carrollton woman was the first reported death and an Augusta Township man was the second death.As of the May 28, the county had a total of 31 cases – 25 confirmed and six probable cases. A one-month old baby is the youngest case

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Oral rabies vaccine baiting underway in Carroll, surrounding counties

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Wildlife Services Program, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Health and several local health departments, began distributing oral rabies vaccine (ORV) June 2 to immunize wild raccoons.Baiting is occuring in Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. Contingent upon good weather, the distribution of rabies vaccine-laden baits by aircraft and helicopter should be completed by June

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Side effects of COVID-19

Depression…anxiety…anger…thoughts of suicide…all parts of pandemic Mental health agencies dealing with increase in need for services By Leigh Ann RutledgeCCM ReporterMental Health facilities are seeing an uptick in clientele since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.J. J. Boroski, executive director of Community Mental Healthcare of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties, said people are seeking treatment for anxiety and depression, plus individuals are seeking help due to suicidal tendencies for a variety

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Rabies Clinic set

The Carroll County Humane Society first Rabies Clinic is June 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Malvern Park. All animals must be on a leash or caged; not pregnant and at least four months old. Cost is $7.

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Police confiscate large amount of fentanyl during traffic stop

Two Akron men are sitting in the Carroll County jail after Carrollton Police discovered “an enormous amount” of fentanyl during a May 29 early morning traffic stop. Carrollton Police Chief Bob Ellington told The Messenger Patrolman Lionel Woods initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on East Main St. just before 1 a.m. During the stop, 67.75 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl was confiscated.    “That’s equal

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