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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.”

Public asked to welcome memorial to Carroll County

By Carol McIntire


The public is being asked to participate in a patriotic welcome for the Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial to Carrollton July 16 as it arrives for a six-day visit at the Carroll County Fair.

The memorial, an emotional tribute to the 23 men of Lima Company (18 from Ohio) killed over a five-year period in 2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, contains life sized portraits of the fallen Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Their eyes reflect the thousands of men and women who gave their lives and served the United States of America. Their boots stand at the base of the portraits, making the gift of their service even more personal.

An R&L Carriers semi trailer carrying the memorial is scheduled to arrive at Adventure Harley Davidson in New Philadelphia in the early afternoon. Motorcyclists who would like to join a caravan to the Carroll County Fairgrounds are asked to meet at Adventure prior to the 4:45 departure time.

Patsouras accepts plea, sentencing set Aug. 13

A Lakewood man could face up to 36 months in jail after accepting a plea bargain last week.

William P. Patsouras, 51, entered a no contest plea to three counts of vehicular assault in Carroll County Common Pleas Court July 6 in connection with a 2017 traffic crash that left three teens seriously injured.

The head-on crash occurred on SR 39 between Carrollton and Dellroy June 13, 2017, when Patsouras’ westbound truck hit an eastbound vehicle driven by Abigail G. Rainsberg, then 18, of Dellroy.

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.

Deputy Shane Beohm, K9 Otis return to duty

Sheriff Dale Williams (left) is shown with Shane Beohm and his K9 partner, Otis, who recently resumed their duties with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Dept.

Shane Beohm and his K9 dog, Otis, are back on duty with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

The two were off duty the past few months after Shane suffered a stroke and went through a rehabilitation program. Otis recently recertified and on his first assignment back, alerted to contraband.

“He continues to make his presence known,” said Beohm. “Otis is a dual trained dog – he does narcotics and patrol-related duties. We are glad to be back. We have a strong commitment to law enforcement and this office.”

A golf scramble is scheduled July 14 at Carroll Meadows Golf Course to help defray costs associated with the care of Otis. Beohm said proceeds help pay veterinarian bills and for equipment of the K9 vehicle and Otis.

Cost is $60 per person for the scramble, which begins at 8 a.m. To sign up, contact Shane at 330-324-5584 or Melanie Beohm at 330-904-1904. Make checks payable to the Carroll County K9 Fund.

“I appreciate everyone who supports the K9 fund,” said Sheriff Dale Williams, adding he is pleased to have Shane and Otis back with the department.

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