Category: Local

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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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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Stirring Salineville area mural honors service on earth, in heaven

By Eric Lowe CCM Correspondent Artist Joey “Mushroom” Wilson reached out and touched the sky with a beautiful mural painting on a Carroll County horse arena. The mural attempts viewers’ thoughts of patriotism that will easily persuade community spirit, specifically on one’s love of country. “The mural pays tribute to God, country, and our military,” Wilson said. “Being proud of what you have and honoring the men and women, who

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State Patrol investigating SR 43 fatal crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials have not released the name of the person killed in a fatal crash on SR 43 near the Carroll-Jefferson County line Thursday afternoon. A press release issued by the New Philadelphia Post said the accident occurred near mile post 1 in Loudon Twpat 3:39 p.m. According to the release, the deceased driver was southbound on SR 43 and drove left of center, side-swiping another vehicle,

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Pressure canning tests set at Carroll OSU office

It’s just about time to fetch canners out of the basement or garage with fresh summer produce on its way.  When was the last time your dial gauge pressure canner was tested for accuracy? If it’s been more than one year, it’s time for a re-check. OSU Extension will test dial gauge pressure canners July 30 at the Carroll County Extension Office. Home canning is a relatively simple process, but

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Dirt school, old school, new school take on Truck Norris

Grandpa, son and grandson tackle truck restoration project By Leigh Ann RutledgeAssociate Editor Three men + Chevy pick up = Truck Norris.Three generations of Stackhouse men are rebuilding a 1987 Chevy square body 4×4 straight cab truck to its original glory, and then some. It will be dubbed “Truck Norris.” Chatting with the trio, you realize instantly automobiles are more than a means of transportation or a way to earn

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