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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. Two passengers in his truck were not injured.

SR 9 crash claims life of Scio woman

By Carol McIntire
Editor

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 SUV, 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.

Safety improvements continue on SR9/171 intersection

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Crews from Central-Allied Enterprises of Canton pave a portion of SR 9 near the intersection of SR 171 June 1 as a bulldozer works on grading an adjacent hill. SR 9 is open this week to traffic. The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to close SR 171 at the intersection to complete work at the intersection.

Crews from Central-Allied Enterprises of Canton pave a portion of SR 9 near the intersection of SR 171 June 1 as a bulldozer works on grading an adjacent hill. SR 9 is open this week to traffic. The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to close SR 171 at the intersection to complete work at the intersection.

CARROLLTON – Motorists using SR 9 and SR 171 north of Carrollton will have to be patient a while longer as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) continues work on a $1.13 million safety improvement project at the intersection of SR 9 and SR 171.

The project was first introduced to Carroll County officials in November 2015 when ODOT officials visited the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) asking for the donation of about five acres of land to accommodate the project.

Jason Beranek, engineering project manager, told CIC members, the problem at the intersection is bigger trucks turning from SR 171 onto SR 9 do not have the visibility to safely make the turn.

The land donation was requested to cut back a hill, horizontally realign SR 9 and raise the vertical profile of SR 9 so there will be a platform for big rig drivers to have adequate visibility before crossing or turning onto SR 9.

The CIC approved the request.

Commissioners deny trustee’s request to vacate portions of roads after hearing from residents

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent

 

Carroll County Commissioners hosted five public hearings last week to address requests for road vacations.

Engineer Brian Wise requested small portions of non-maintained roads be vacated, including portions of Harvest, Thistle, Honor, Hope and Hemp roads.  A hearing was held separately for each road located in Rose Township.

Prior to the hearings, which we advertised for several weeks in The Free Press, all three county commissioners, county engineer and several others physically viewed all the roads suggested to be vacated by Rose Twp. trustees.  Commissioners have three options to choose from regarding the suggested vacation of roads: approve the township trustees request, deny the request, or send the entire matter back to trustees for further discussion or action.

Several people attended the hearing who own land or live adjacent to the non-maintained road.  None of the residents in attendance were in favor of vacating Harvest road.

Kimble out as waste district’s recycling handler

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent

 

Following back-and-forth financial presentations by Kimble Companies and Barb Walton, director of the Carroll –Columbiana – Harrison (CCH) Solid Waste District, it came down to Kimble meeting proposed operating costs of the district – and they didn’t.

As a result, waste district board members voted not to renew a contract with Kimble Companies and agreed to go into business for themselves during a May 31 special meeting.  Harrison County Commissioners Paul Coffland and Dale Norris voted no. The remaining commissioners from the three counties voted in favor of the motion.

The district board attempted to obtain a lower bid from Kimble to provide pick up service for recyclables for the district.  When bids were submitted last month, Kimble’s bid was up 57% from 2016 costs.

The district paid Kimble $384,000 or $30,000 per month in 2016.  The bid submitted for 2017 was $47,000 per month or $458,818 for a year.  The second and third years of the contract increased even more than the first year proposed.

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