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CIC approves transfer to fund SR 9, 171 water, sewer project

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


CARROLLTON – The Carroll County Community Improvement Corp. agreed to transfer monies to fund a State Route 9 (SR 9) and SR 171 water and sewer project during a July 13 meeting.

Commissioner Jeff Ohler said a sale contract for the project from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is expected any day. Contracts for ODOT are prepared by the Ohio Attorney General’s office and then reviewed by state legal counsel.

He noted the contract will be reviewed for form and function by the Prosecutor Steve Barnett. Following his approval, the contract will be submitted to the CIC for signatures and final approval.

Carrollton council accepts Ann Green land donation

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS Reporter


Carrollton council was gifted a 1.16 acre portion of Ann Green Park from long-time owner Stan Bright during the meeting Monday night.

Bright informed council has sold his property that incedes a portion of Ann Green Park. However, he did not sell the portion that is part of the park. He decided he would donate the acreage, if the village would accept. The only thing he asked was for council to cover the cost of separating the parcel and recording it. The total is $153.50.

Bright also told council the stipulation remains in place if the village stops using the property as a community park, the 1.16 acres reverts to the current owner of the property.

Council accepted the donation and approved covering the separation cost.

Harlem Springs woman banned from filing law suits in court

A Harlem Springs woman, who has filed numerous law suits in Carroll County courts, has been banned from filing any additional ones.

In a three-page judgment entry filed July 3 in Carroll County Common Pleas Court, Judge Linton Lewis, sitting by assignment of the Ohio Supreme Court, found Ann Yeager of 3546 Steubenville Rd. SE, Amsterdam, to be a vexatious litigator and issued an order prohibiting Yeager from instituting legal proceedings, continuing any legal proceedings and making any application, other than the application for leave to proceed under the Ohio Revised Code in any legal proceedings instituted by the Plaintiff or other persons in the Court of Claim, Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court or County Court.

The action came following a full evidentiary hearing scheduled for June 2 regarding an other civil action filed Sept. 13, 2016, by Yeager against Orrville and Elwanda Wise of 5285 Steubenville Rd. SE, Amsterdam, at which Yeager failed to appear.

Filing deadline nears for November election

Deadline for filing petitions for the November election is less than a month away!

According to Vickie Reed, Carroll County director of elections, petitions for non-partisan offices is Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 4 p.m.

Offices to be elected in 2017 include:

Village Offices

Village councils in Carrollton, Dellroy, Leesville, Magnolia, Malvern and Sherrodsville where four are to be elected in each and Minerva, where two are to be elected.

Sandy Valley student killed in SR 171 crash

By Carol McIntire


WAYNESBURG -A Sandy Valley High School student was killed in a single-car crash in the early morning hours of July 6 in Carroll County.

Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said William G. Grogg, 15, of 26th St., Canton, was killed in the crash, which occurred on SR 171 (Waynesburg Rd.) just east of Waynesburg.

“The crash was so close to the Stark-Carroll County line you could stand at the scene and see the Stark County line sign,” said Williams, adding the crash occurred at about 1:30 a.m.

Williams said Grogg was a passenger in a 2007 Lincoln MKX driven by Dawn Marie Oliver, 20, of Fort Laurens Rd. NW, Bolivar. The vehicle was westbound on Waynesburg Rd. and had just passed the intersection of Knight Rd. when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway on a straight stretch. The vehicle continued through a field, came back onto the roadway, traveled off the right side of the roadway again and overturned. Grogg, a middle backseat passenger, was ejected from the vehicle.

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