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FBI investigating officer-involved shooting death

One person is dead after a shooting July 15 in Carroll County that involved an FBI officer. The FBI office in Cleveland released the following statement July 16 regarding the shooting, which occurred at about 11:15 a.m. “The FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting which occurred July 15, 2024, at

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Fire destroys Brush Rd. barn

Two days after fire destroyed a 40×100-feet barn used to store hay and straw, smoke continued to escape from bales of hay exposed when the structure collapsed. Augusta Volunteer Fire Department Chief Charles Wright said his department was toned June 12 at 8:50 p.m. for a fully involved structure fire

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CHS history now ‘in the books’

By Carol McIntire Editor Thanks to a local historian, the 154-year history of Carrollton High School is, as they say, “in the books.” It’s literally “in the books” thanks to Ronald J. (Ron) Colaprete, who recently finished and published a 400-plus page book that chronicles the history of the school

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Two injured in oil pad flash fire

An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the flash fire on an oil pad that sent two men to the hospital. Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tom Cottis said the flash fire occurred on an oil pad on Branch Rd. in Loudon Twp. just after

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Fireworks return to fairgrounds with a BANG!

By Carol McIntire Editor The return of fireworks to the Carroll County fairgrounds to celebrate July 4th was a huge success and plans are already in the works for next year. Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Ladies Auxiliary #2185 said the event, held July 5, was such

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McCook Museum to celebrate the nation’s birthday

The McCook House Museum will celebrate our nation’s birthday on Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The itinerary will be a visit from the OVI 29th reenactors demonstrate the dress and habits of Union Soldiers. Dr. Mandal Haas speaks at 12:30 p.m. about Gettysburg. Dulcimer’s will perform at 1 p.m.  Homemade

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Millions in state budget funds pledged to tri county projects

Several Carroll, Columbiana and Harrison County projects received funding from House Bill 2, the state’s two-year construction budget for capital projects throughout the state.The Capital Budget will make historic invests in local community projects, according to Monidca Robb Bladel, who represents Carroll and Columbiana counties in the Ohio House, and

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9-year-old tops field of worm racers

The County County District Library held its annual worm race championship this year titled “Big Wandering Worm Off!”  Andrew Sommer, 9, took the first-place spot out of the four finalists.  Sommer, who took the big prize was the youngest competitor in the finals joined by finalists Mason Wetherwax, 13; Victoria

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