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Saturday crash claims life of Scio woman

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Firefighters survey the scene of a fatal crash on SR 9 near the intersection of Arbor Rd. Saturday. The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet Suburban were ejected from the vehicle. The passenger, Ashley N. Bethel, later died at Mercy Hospital. The driver, Marshall McMillen, remains a patient at University Hospital at Cleveland.

Firefighters survey the scene of a fatal crash on SR 9 near the intersection of Arbor Rd. Saturday. The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet Suburban were ejected from the vehicle. The passenger, Ashley N. Bethel, later died at Mercy Hospital. The driver, Marshall McMillen, remains a patient at University Hospital at Cleveland.

AUGUSTA – A Scio woman died June 10 as a result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash earlier in the day on SR 9 south of Augusta.

Ashley N. Bethel, 22, of 9136 Kilgore Ridge Rd., Scio, was ejected from a vehicle in which she was a passenger and sustained severe head trauma, according to Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams.

She was flown by life-flight helicopter to Mercy Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries later in the afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban, Marshall W. McMillin, 27, of the same address, was also ejected and transported to Mercy Medical Center by Stat Medivac life-flight. He was later transferred to University Hospital in Cleveland where he underwent several hours of surgery later that night. He remains in the trauma intensive care unit in stable condition.

The family said Marshall will require additional surgery.  His mother said they appreciate all the love and support they are receiving and will provide updates as they are available.

A back-seat passenger, Reagan Beasley, 18, of 91370 Kilgore Ridge Rd., Scio, was not ejected from the vehicle.

Fair royalty applications due June 23

Now is the time to enter the Carroll County Fair Royalty Contest.

Entry forms are available in the junior and senior fair books or by contacting Karla Wells at 330-627-4548.

The king and queen contest is open to Carroll County teens between 16 and 19 years of age, as of Jan. 1 of the current year, who are a member of one or more of the organizations represented by the Junior Fair Board: 4-H, FFA, Girl/Boy Scouts, etc. The prince and princess contest is open to Carroll County youth between 9 and 13 years of ages as Jan. 1 of the current year. Entrants in the prince and princess contest are obligated to follow the same rules as the senior division.

Contestants must be available the week of the fair, as they will need to be in attendance at major functions. The queen, king and court are expected to perform daily duties at the fair and must be available to complete those duties.

Buckeye Career Center fish weighs more than record holder; technicality keeps it out of the book

Buckeye Career Center Instructor John Oliver (right) pulls the prized fish from the indoor tanks before moving it outdoors while Aric Gardner (left) from Indian Valley and Matt Mendenhall (middle) from Conotton Valley look on.

Buckeye Career Center Instructor John Oliver (right) pulls the prized fish from the indoor tanks before moving it outdoors while Aric Gardner (left) from Indian Valley and Matt Mendenhall (middle) from Conotton Valley look on.

NEW PHILADELPHIA – It was nearly a record-breaking day May 31 for students in the Buckeye Career Center (BCC) Natural Resources program.

Juniors spent the morning transporting BCC-grown tilapia from tanks near the building to the larger ponds on the backside of campus as students prepared to leave for summer break. One of those fish happened to be a red hybrid tilapia that weighed-in at 7.335 pounds, which is more than the current line-caught 6 pound world record holder for that specific tilapia species.

The unique fish was spawned at BCC four years ago and continues to grow. According to Natural Resources Instructor John Oliver, the potential to officially break the world record, by catching the fish on a line, is still possible.

“We’re currently working with the Outdoor Dream Foundation, which works to give outdoor experiences to terminally ill or sick children. They are interested in bringing a child in to fish for it,” said Oliver. No fishing is typically allowed at the BCC ponds but Oliver is willing to make an exception for the foundation.

Oliver is also pleased with the educational experiences his students receive from raising the fish.

“It motivates students. We’re not just learning aquaculture, we’re also learning environmental science while caring for ponds, surveying land and protecting our fish,” said Oliver.

The red hybrid tilapia can live up to 8 years.

 

 

 

Shale natural gas production continues to increase

COLUMBUS – Natural gas production continues to increase in Ohio.

The first quarter 2017 oil and natural gas production report, released last week by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), shows a 12.86 percent increase in natural gas production over the first quarter of 2016. Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 371,921,659 Mcf (371 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, compared to 329,537,838 Mcf for the same period in 2016.

Oil production for the first period dropped 28.2 percent for the first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2016, but was up from the fourth quarter of 2016. It was also an increase over the fourth quarter of 2016, when wells produced 345,241,751 Mcf of natural gas.

Natural gas and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and condensate are not separated on the report.

Teens injured in SR 39 crash

Two area teenagers remain hospitalized after a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon at 2:37 p.m. on Roswell Rd. (SR 39) in Monroe Twp.
Abigail G. Rainsberg, 18, of 24 S. Arch St., Dellroy, was driving a Nissan Sentra east on SR 39.
William P. Patsouras, 50, of Lakewood, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado west on SR 39.  He told deputies he passed out and when he came to he was in the east bound lane of travel. Rainsberg’s vehicle came around the curve and was hit head on by the truck, coming to rest in the middle of the roadway across both lanes of travel.
Patsouras’ truck hit a phone box and came to rest on the bank on the left side of the road.
Rainsberg and Kimberly M. Cross, 18, of 3199 Avalon Rd., Carrollton, a passenger in the front seat, were trapped in the vehicle.  Abigail, Cross and Tzak Rainsberg, 15, of 24 S. Arch St., Dellroy, also a passenger in car where transported to Aultman Hospital by EMT Ambulance. Abigail was treated and released. Cross remains in intensive care. Tzak was flown to Akron for treatment.
Patsouras was treated at the scene by Smith Ambulance personnel.

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