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Health commissioner resigns amid budget mess

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


CARROLLTON – Leann Cline has resigned from her duties as Carroll County Health Commissioner.

A press release was issued Monday by the Health Board announcing the resignation, which was effective March 10.

Employees were informed of the resignation Monday by Dr. Scott Stine, Health Board president, as they arrived at work.

Stine scheduled an emergency meeting of the health board this Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the upper level of the health department, located at 301 Moody Ave. SW, Carrollton.   The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the current status of the health department. The meeting is open to the public.

The FPS contacted Stine to ask if Cline provided a reason for leaving.

Driver in fiery SR 39 crash indicted by grand jury

CARROLLTON – A Sherrodsville area man has been indicted by the Carroll County grand jury as a result of a fiery traffic accident last September that left a Dellroy woman seriously injured.

Christopher C. Erickson, 25, of 6211 Fable Rd. SE, Sherrodsville, was indicted on one count each of aggravated vehicular assault, a 3rd degree felony, and vehicular assault, a 4th degree felony, and two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, each 1st degree misdemeanors.

According to Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Steven D. Barnett, Erickson was involved in a motor vehicle crash Sept. 29 with another vehicle on SR 39, west of Dellroy.

Chamber bridal show venue changed

CARROLLTON – Tickets are on sale for the Carroll County Bridal Show March 24 at Bell-Herron Middle School Gym in Carrollton.

This is a change of location from the previous announcement.

The event is sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and will be held 1-7 p.m. with a dance demonstration at 3 p.m. and a fashion show at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce office, 61 N. Lisbon St., Carrollton, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

The event features Carroll County hotels, venues and photographers, as well as caterers, djs, photo booths, hair stylists, choreographers, videographers and more from the surrounding area.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce at 330-627-4811.

Dellroy area historical barn destroyed by fire

DELLROY – Fire destroyed an historic barn located just outside the village limits Monday evening.

Fire Chief Emerson Huffman said his department was toned about 8:45 p.m. for a barn fire at the Thomas Patterson property, located at 1911 Explorer Rd.

“When we arrived the barn was fully engulfed,” he said. “It was a total loss.”

About 25 firefighters from Dellroy, Carrollton Village and Sherrodsville Station 20 were on scene for about two hours. They used water from three tanker trucks and a drop pond at the scene to extinguish the blaze.

Huffman said the fire remains under investigation.

He said Patterson planned to restore the two-story wooden frame barn which was most likely built in the late 1800s or early 1900s. It stood adjacent to a slaughter house that was dismantled and moved to the Algonquin Mill Farm in Petersburg a few years ago.

The loss was covered by insurance.

Ambulance, fire dept. discussions continue at Sherrodsville

By Carol McIntire


SHERRODSVILLE – Village council postponed action on disbanding the fire department and signing a contract with a private fire department during the Feb. 19 meeting.

Mayor Ken Moffat said the village safety committee “threw around ideas and came to the consensus they are not willing to throw in the towel yet” during a recent meeting.

“We know our funds are limited,” Moffat told council, “but we do have options, one of which is to put a levy on the ballot to support the department. If we do pass a levy, the next question is, will we have bodies to put in the (fire) truck?”

Moffat spoke to Fire Chief Al Sadolsky about how to recruit village residents.

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