More than 270 sites will be available tomorrow (April 29) where Ohioans can safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs on “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” from 10 a.m. to More »
Numerous Carrollton High School students planning to attend the April 29 high school prom have taken a pledge to have a “Safe, Sober, Fun Night.” The students signed a prom promise that More »
By Leigh Ann Rutledge FPS reporter CARROLLTON – Taco Tuesday has a new meaning for students in Carrollton Schools. The Spanish “ Tapas de Carnitas” was voted the judges favorite in More »
CARROLLTON – Work is expected to start April 24 that will restrict traffic on State Route 9 (SR 9) north of Carrollton as part of the $1.13 million intersection improvement project that More »
More than 270 sites will be available tomorrow (April 29) where Ohioans can safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs on “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in an effort to provide safe, convenient and responsible means for disposal of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse and medications.
In Carroll County, the site is the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, located at 43 Second St. SE. Carrollton.
“Prescription drug abuse and misuse has devastated Ohio communities. Too often, individuals can get prescription drugs from the family medicine cabinet or from family and friends who no longer use the medicine they were legally prescribed,” Said Senator Sherrod Brown said. “That’s why this DEA-sponsored Drug Take Back Day is so important in Ohio. All prescription medications—especially addictive opioid painkillers—should be disposed of safely to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.”
By Carol McIntire
A three-run fourth inning lifted the Carrollton Warrior softball team to a 5-4 win over Marlington April 17. A day later, the Warriors hosted Lousville and were shut out 3-0 by the Leopards. Both games were Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) contests.
Against Marlington, the Warriors pounded out six hits, including a two-run homer off the bat of Shelbee Stidom, in the fourth inning.
Courtney Shine had a double and scored a run for the winners. Jazzlyn Pidgeon, Brenne Campbell and Caitlyn Brady also had hits for the winners.
Carrollton struck first, scoring two runs in the first inning. Marlington plated three runs in the top of the third inning to take the lead and added a run in the top of the fourth inning.
Kate McFarland led the Dukes with a home run.
Shelbee Stidom improved her record to 7-1 on the season with the win. She pitched a complete game, striking out eight batters and walking three.
Ellie Smith took the loss for Marlington. She walked five batters and struck out two in three innings of work. Olivia Powers came on in relief and pitched the final three innings, walking one batter and striking out one.
With the win, Carrollton improved to 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the NBC. Alliance fell to 8-2 on the season and 3-2 in the league.
Louisville pitchers Kirsten Wharmby and Sarah Cantley combined efforts on the mound to shut out the Warriors in a league game the next night at Carrollton.
Wharmby pitched four innings and gave up one hit. She walked one batter and struck out three. Cantley pitched three innings, giving up one hit. She walked one batter and struck out four.
The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when the Leopards scored their first run.
A single and walk for the Warriors started a rally in the bottom of the inning that was short-lived as a fielder’s choice removed a runner at third. A fly ball to center field and a pop up the catcher caught ended the inning.
In the top of the fifth with two outs, Louisville added two more runs to the scoreboard.
Stidom shut the Louisville offense down the final two innings, but the Warrior offense failed to get on the board.
Stidom took the loss for Carrollton, going the distance on the mound. She gave up six hits, walked four batters and struck out five.
Pidgeon and Rickee Stidom collected the only Warriors hits.
The loss dropped the Warriors to 7-5 overall and 4-2 in the league.
Carrollton was scheduled to host Indian Creek April 24, traveled to Salem April 25 and return home April 27 to host West Branch. All games start at 5 p.m.
Lindsay Caldwell, a senior at Conotton Valley High School, is the 2017 Franklin B. Walters Award Recipient for Harrison County.
She is the daughter of Jay and Erica Caldwell of Bowerston. She is a member of the National Honor Society, varsity volleyball and softball teams, and attends Kent State as a CCP student.
She will graduate as the Salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Caldwell plans to attend Kent State Tuscarawas and pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education.
The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Program was established by the ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) to promote and recognize outstanding academic achievement. One senior from each county in Ohio will receive this annual honor. Recipients should demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as indicated by high school grades, test scores and school activities and awards.
By Carol McIntire
CARROLLTON – The state fire marshal is investigating a fatal house fire that occurred in the early morning hours of April 19.
Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said his office received a 911 call at 1:08 a.m. that a home at 4160 Jade Rd. was on fire. The caller noted the home “looked like it was a total loss.”
Mike Ruby, a member of the Dellroy Fire Department, said his department was the first on the scene and found the double-wide trailer completely destroyed. “The home had burned to the ground already and the debris was burning at that point,” said Ruby. He estimated the fire had been burning four about an hour before it was reported.
Firefighters recovered a body from the burnt structure, which was taken to the Stark County Coroner’s office for identification.
Carroll County Coroner Dr. Mandal Haas said positive identification of the body had not been made as of Tuesday.
“We obtained dental records and a pediatric dental specialist is expected to look at them this week,” said Haas. “Even though we are pretty sure of the identity of the person, I will not release a name until we are certain.”
Williams said the homeowner was not home at the time of the fire. He said the owner, Julie Broadwater, arrived at the scene later in the morning hours.
Firefighters from Mohawk Valley, Dellroy, Great Trail and Carrollton departments assisted at the scene along with Quad Ambulance and personnel from the Sheriff’s Dept.
By Carol McIntire
BROWN TWP. – An Oklahoma man became the second person to die on Carroll County highways this year when his motorcycle crashed April 19 in Brown Twp.
Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said Mitchell Alexander Brown, 38, of Sayre, OK, was killed in the crash, which occurred at 2:34 a.m. about three-tenths of a mile east of Minerva on Arbor Rd.
Williams said Brown was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Arbor Rd. As the motorcycle crested a hill, it went off the right side of the roadway, hit and sheared off an electric pole and came to a stop. Brown’s body was found about 15 feet from the pole.
Carroll County Coroner Dr. Mandal Haas pronounced Brown dead at the scene. Relatives were making arrangements to have the body returned to Oklahoma.
Williams said Brown was working in the gas and oil industry and was living in the Malvern area.
Sheriff Williams said the county’s first fatality was recorded a couple weeks ago when a Lake Mohawk man’s car went over an embankment and down a hill at a private residence in Lake Mohawk. He was awaiting a coroner’s ruliing to determine if the accident would be ruled a highway fatality.