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Straight line winds, not a tornado, blamed for tree damage

Straight line winds are being blamed for these uprooted trees on Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District t between Atwood Valley private property owners and Atwood Lake July 5.

CARROLL COUNTY – Damage left behind from a storm that hit parts of Carroll County July 5 looked like a tornado hit the area.

Carroll County Emergency Agency (EMA) Director Tom Cottis said the damage was actually caused by what are known as straight line winds.

“The winds were estimated at 70 miles per hour (mph) with peaks at 80 mph,” Cottis said. The storm hit the Dellroy area mid afternoon (3-4 p.m.) and followed a nearly straight line to Carrollton, ripping trees out of the ground, downing power lines and causing flooding.

“Many of the trees in the Dellroy area had a twisted look to them like a tornado hit,” Cottis said. “With straight line winds, the wind blows trees in one direction and then, when the wind dies down, the trees recoil and the wind hits again, it twists the tree and give it a tornado appearance.”

Gridders pay forward with community service project

Members of the Carrollton Warriors football team load mulch into a wheelbarrow as part of a community service project at the Carroll County Health Dept.

Members of the Carrollton football team completed a community service project at the Carroll County Health Dept. last week.

Coach Phil Mauro said the boys pulled weeds and mulched at the Moody Ave. agency.

“We basically gave the place a face lift,” said Mauro, who pitched in and helped his team. “This project is a way for us to pay forward and help make a difference in our community.”

Mauro said Carrollton sports teams recently sponsored a blood drive to benefit the wife of a Warrior football coach at the high school. Fifty pints of blood were drawn during the event.

Mauro expressed appreciation to everyone who helped make the event a success.

“Students Jaret Lane and Mac Tubaugh organized the event, Coach Amanda Tressa and the volleyball team helped out as well as the parents. We appreciate the help of everyone and the support of the community,” he said.

There’s plenty to see, do at 168th county fair

By Carol McIntire


A youngster touches a bronze statue known as the Silent Battle during a visit to the Eyes of Freedom: The Lima Company Memorial earlier this year. The statue will be on display as part of the memorial’s appearanc at the Carroll County Fair.

Country singer Jo Dee Messina will headline the entertainment schedule at the 2018 Carroll County Fair, which kicks off a six-day run July 17.

Fair Board President Mike Lozier said the board is pleased to be able to bring musical entertainment back to the fair stage.

“We received numerous requests to bring a concert back to the fair,” Lozier said. “We are happy to be in a position to make that happen this year.”

Track seats are on sale for the concert at $10 each plus processing. Grandstand seats are free.

“We’re making it affordable to bring the entire family to the fair for the concert,” Lozier noted. “The $10 gate fee includes the price of rides and, with the free grandstand, the entire family can enjoy a day at the fair. We want to thank our sponsors for helping make the concert possible.”

The show begins at 7 p.m. July 21.

County Girls Who Code ‘hack away’ in competition at Akron Art Museum

Members of Girls Who Code Carroll County pose by a display for the University of Akron. The group participated in a “Hackathon” competition with the University of Akron Girls Who Code Club.

AKRON – The Girls Who Code Carroll County teamed up with the University of Akron Girls Who Code club to host a Code Hopper Challenge “Hackathon” recently at the Akron Art Museum.

AT&T sponsored and funded the challenge, including covering registration and transportation. The event included lunch, t-shirts, a guest speaker, activities, awards and more. Adriann Guy, IT administrator at Blue Technology in Cleveland, opened the event with an inspiring talk to the group of approximately 40 girls.

The Carroll County club, assisted by the Akron club, spearheaded and organized the event which was open to any girl in Northeast Ohio ages 11-18.

Attendees received a coding challenge with the theme “Welcome to the Akron Art Museum” at 11 a.m.

Compliant or Standard?

There will be a new look, new process and new options for motorists who renew an Ohio driver’s license beginning July 2.

The new Driver’s License and Identification card (DL-ID) will have a new look with greater security features and identity protection for customers, according to officials from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

Motorists will continue to visit their local deputy registrar to renew a driver’s license, but will not receive the license that day. They will receive the license in the mail about 10 days after they apply or renew a license at the deputy registrar. An Ohio Interim Identification form will be issued to customers for use while the new permanent DL-ID card is processed and mailed. The Interim Identification card will expire 45 days after the date it is issued. The new DL-ID will be valid for four years and require a new photograph with every renewal.

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