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Drug Take Back Day: Drop off site open in Carrollton

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.”

Body recovered from house fire; coroner waiting on ID

By Carol McIntire


Poles from the porch structure and the cement block base were the only remaining pieces of a double-wide home that was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of April 19. Coroner Dr. Mandal Haas is awaiting identification of a body discovered in the rubble.

Poles from the porch structure and the cement block base were the only remaining pieces of a double-wide home that was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of April 19. Coroner Dr. Mandal Haas is awaiting identification of a body discovered in the rubble.

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.




Oklahoma man dies in motorcycle crash

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.

Warrior Test Kitchen winners add new twist to an old favorite

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS reporter


Carrollton Police Chief Bob Ellington (left) views information provided by the winning team in the Warrior Test Kitchen Challenge at Carrollton Schools recently. Three of the four winning team members are shown in the background.

Carrollton Police Chief Bob Ellington (left) views information provided by the winning team in the Warrior Test Kitchen Challenge at Carrollton Schools recently. Three of the four winning team members are shown in the background.

CARROLLTON – Taco Tuesday has a new meaning for students in Carrollton Schools.

The Spanish “ Tapas de Carnitas” was voted the judges favorite in the first “Warrior Test Kitchen Challenge” held March 23.

The team, Los Guerros, comprised of Sadie Pozderac, Diana Luyster, Kira McHale and Brianna Carson, is the Spanish II class under the direction of Robin Hauenstein, created the dish to be similar to a taco salad in a taco bowl. A baked flour tortilla was filled with pulled pork, a homemade cheese sauce and fresh salsa with tomatoes, peppers and onion.

Barbara Burns, school nutrition services, was in charge of the challenge, which was held in conjunction with “March is National Nutrition Month.” Teams could be student-led with 3-4 students coordinating with a teacher or teacher/staff teams. The teams were to design a recipe/entrée they would like to see served in the school cafeteria. Each recipe was required to contain a commodity food (beef/chicken/cheese, etc.) and a red/orange vegetable or dark green vegetable.

A panel of judges including students, community leaders and selected staff/cooks would rate the creations on three categories: Taste, presentation/appeal and creativity. Burns judged on ease of menu incorporation. The winning recipe will become a part of the school menu.

A total of 11 teams competed in the event using the Family/Consumer Science room to cook/bake their creations.

“I wasn’t expecting 11 teams,” Burns stated. “They (recipes) were all so good. It just stole my heart.”

With so many good recipes and such creativity, Burns announced not only will the winning recipe be included on the school menu, but the creations placing in the top three by each set of judges will be incorporated in the menu.

The panel of judges consisted of: Sheriff Dale R. Williams, Carrollton Chief of Police Bob Ellington, Carroll County Juvenile and Probate Judge John Campbell, Zach Van Voorhis, resource officer; Butch Wood, dean of students at Augusta and Dellroy elementary schools; Matthew Nicholas, Bell-Herron Middle School principal; Chris Barto, dean of students, Carrollton Elementary; Rose Seck, school board member; Paula Zippay, high school cook; Tyler Abrahims, chef; and Marcia Schaffer, librarian.

They tasted foods, questioned team members and voted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 “being great.”

Second place went to Mrs. Payne de Chavez’s Spanish IV team, The Zodiacs, who created En “CHA-CHA” ladas. Along with Payne de Chavez, students included: Asthon Coad, Gabe McNeely, Kendal McFarland, Brianna Dawson and Mikayla Brannick.

Renee Leslie’s math team, The Hash Slingers, placed third with their “Hash Brown Skillet Bowl.” The team included: Shelby Koah, Quinn Meredith and Taylor Keefer.

The other judges were fifth grade students. They chose The Principal (Dave Davis) Cooks and his Chipotle Chicken Build a Bowl as their winner.

Second place was a tie between Les Filles Voilettes and their Pizza Grilled Cheese and The FFAer’s Ham & Cheese Pinwheels.

Belinda Mach and her French IV team of Deanna Carlisle, Morgan Timberlake, Tori Snider and Ellie Nichols, created the Pizza Grilled Cheese.

Kaitlyn Laugison’s FFA team consisted of: Emmy Days, Bailey McKarns, Travis Rutledge and Adam Bryan.

Burns plans to have the two winning recipes on the menu by the end of April and hopes to feature the top three by the end of the school year.

“We will be working with the senior team members to learn how they created their dishes before the end of school,” Burns stated. “Over the summer, we will work to get all the winners incorporated in the menu for next year.”

Burns noted, she has had a lot of requests from students wanting her to hold the challenge every year. “We would like to make that happen. This is too good of an event to let go,” she said. “I have even had students ask if it could be held after school or with another event.”

Burns thanks her daughter, Emily Burns, for the idea. Emily works for the Colorado Department of Higher Education and is a “big” for the Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her “little” wants to be a chef so they competed in a cook-off in February in Denver, CO, with their “Fall in Love with Me Macaroni & Cheese.”

Other recipes included: Weiner Winks with dipping sauce, Nacho’s Italiano, Summer Delight Lemonade, Fancy Man’s Mac & Chicken and Chicken Gyro’s Salad.

Each team received a one-hour chef consultation and cook guidance and matching aprons and t-shirts.

The Warrior Test Kitchen Challenge was sponsored by the Carrollton Café and Ohio Department of Education Team Nutrition Grant to help revitalize the cafeteria menu.



Work begins next week on SR 9, SR 171 project, detour planned

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 began last fall.

Next week, SR 9 traffic will be maintained in one lane with flaggers for pipe installation prior to the road closing May 1 for 30 days.

Starting May 1, SR 9 traffic will be detoured on SR 39 west to SR 43 north to SR 171 east back to SR 9, and reverse.

The project will improve the intersection by horizontally realigning SR 9 (Kensington Rd.) and raising the vertical profile of SR 171 (Waynesburg Rd.).

Tree and stump cutting work was completed last year to allow for required utility relocations.

ODOT’s contractor is Central-Allied Enterprises Inc., from Canton. The completion date is Sept. 30, 2017.



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