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Carrollton students learn about nature

Fourth grade students at Carrollton Elementary were treated to a day outdoors with nature May 13. The Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), along with its partners, hosted a field day at the school complex on Scio Rd. Stations were set up in the fields behind the school and

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Elementary school construction moves inside, remains on schedule

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton Schools Board of Education members were treated to a tour of the new elementary building during the May 14 meeting.  Brian Malinsky, project manager for the general contractor Greenspace Construction Services, opened a temporary door on the south side of the high school cafeteria and

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Mill favorites now available

Most people think of the Algonquin Mill Festival as a once-a-year event.While the celebration is held annually on the second weekend of October at the Mill Complex in Petersburg, officials are offering residents a chance to enjoy mill products during the “off-season.”Officials are selling sauerkraut ($7 per quart), buckwheat flour

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Sunday morning blaze destroys mobile home

A fire of an undetermined origin destroyed a mobile home on a basement in Orange Township Sunday morning, May 19.  According to Carrollton Village Fire Department Chief Shane Thomas, the department was toned for a structure fire at the home of Riley and Karen Snair in the 7000 block of

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Tornado touches down at Leesville Lake

By Carol McIntireEditorA tornado that lasted just under a minute destroyed boats and boat docks at Leesville Lake May 17.Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tom Cottis said the tornado began developing at 1:33.55 p.m. and lifted and dissipated less than a minute later.“Security camera footage from South Fork

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Opinion

To the Editor:In an already challenging economy, seniors, veterans, the working class, all home and property owners are trying to provide for their families, feel protected in their own homes, while avoiding home foreclosures and vehicle repossessions that are already on the rise.Now Ohioan’s are suddenly stricken or will soon

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Malvern considers purchase of emergency siren

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter Malvern Village Council discussed purchasing an emergency siren at its May 6 meeting.  Village Administrator Derik Kaltenbaugh said he spoke to commissioners regarding emergency sirens and Commissioner Chris Modranski said the cost is between $20,000-$22,000.  “We know the commissioners are working on a grant but

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Leesville Lake area cottage damaged by fire

Carrollton Village firefighters responded to a fire May 11 that heavily damaged a cottage home near Leesville Lake.  According to Carrollton Fire Department Captain Chris Brooks, the department was toned just after 12 p.m. for a structure fire at 2011 Capper Dr. in an allotment near Leesville Lake. Brooks said

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Minerva businesses receive Chamber salute

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter Minerva Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner and Community Salute Awards on May 8 at the Minerva Community Building featuring special guest speaker Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik. Following the dinner catered by Kishman’s IGA, Minerva Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Denise

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