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Faulty line blamed for oil spill

State, county and township officials responded to a crude oil spill in Orange Twp. last weekend.

Carroll County Emergency Management Director Tom Cottis said county officials were alerted to an oil spill on Crane Rd. Aug. 12 at about 5:45 p.m.

Leesville firefighters and Sherrodsville Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc. responded and found a supply line from an oil well in the Clinton formation failed and caused the spill.

Excavation continues at new school site; crews preparing to pour foundation

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent



Excavation work continues at the site of the new Carrollton school building on SR 332 just south of Carrollton. Officials expect to begin pouring concrete on the foundation within the next week.

Carrollton Schools board of education members received a progress update on construction of the new school during the Aug. 8 meeting.

“We are moving a lot of dirt. It is full steam ahead. There will be many more contractors and office trailers coming to the site in the months ahead,” said Andrew Lowther, project manager for Shook Construction.

Lowther provided an update on excavation to prepare the building site on State Route 332 for the new Carrollton schools building.

“There is no more grass.  Trailers have been mobilized and the building pads are about 80 percent done.  By mid August, we should be pouring the concrete foundation and then the block work begins,” said Lowther.

dlhBowles to close Carrollton plant, 94 jobs lost

By Carol McIntire


A second manufacturing facility is scheduled to close in Carrollton in less than one year.

Officials from dlhBowles notified state officials at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) Office of Workforce Development Rapid Response Section they plan to begin reducing the number of employees in the Industrial Park facility recently annexed to the village of Carrollton (SR 332 south of the village) in October and permanently close in March 2018.

In a letter dated Aug. 8, Charles Andrews, vice president of Human Resources for dlhBowles, said they anticipate the reductions occurring in three-to-four groups and 94 employees will be affected including 69 laborers. Employees are not represented by a union.

Malvern man jailed; charged with 11 felony counts

A Malvern man remains in jail after he was charged with 11 felony counts in Carroll County Municipal Court Aug. 11.

Gregory Barrino, Sr., 55, of 607 Church St., Malvern, was arrested Aug. 10 by Carroll County deputies after a several month investigation for trafficking in drugs.

Barrino was charged with eight counts of trafficking in marihuana, a felony of the fifth degree; two counts of possession of cocaine, a felony of the fourth degree and one count of having weapons under disability, a felony of the third degree.

“Deputies will be pressing hard in the county to keep our county safe from narcotics trafficking,” Sheriff Dale R. Williams said.

Barrino is being held on $50,000 cash surety bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 16 before Municipal Court Judge Gary Willen.

Man killed in ATV accident

A former Carrollton resident was killed early Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, in an ATV accident in Loudon Twp. around 12:33 a.m.

According to Carroll County Sheriff Dale R. Williams, Connor Keane, 21, of 1945 CR 2, Yorkville, was riding in a Gator-type ATV on private property along Aster Rd. approximately one mile west of SR 164. The ATV was traveling west along Aster Rd. when it was driven too close to the drop off edge of a hill. The ATV overturned over an embankment. Keane was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Carroll County Coroner Dr. Mandal Haas.

No other injuries were reported. The incident remains under investigation.

Loudon Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. (VFD), Carroll County VFD and EMT Ambulance assisted deputies at the scene.

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