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Dellroy council considering police contract

By Jacquie Humphrey
FPS Correspondent


DELLROY- Village council is contemplating entering into an agreement with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department to provide police protection to the village.

During the Sept. 11 meeting, Council President Joe Mabie, acting as Mayor in the absence of Doug Ruby, initiated a discussion on the possibility of entering into a contract with the county sheriff.

According to Mabie, the cost would be $20 per hour for 25 hours of coverage per month.

Councilman Dave Lucas asked about arrangements for the village allowing the Sheriff’s Department to utilize the defunct Marshall’s office as a satellite office, in exchange for police protection, a subject previously discussed by council.

Lucas told council he would like to have either the sheriff or a representative from the office present at the October meeting to discuss the matter.

Mabie told council he feels it may be a good idea to contract with the Sheriff’s Department, but did not want to see the village enter into a commitment for a set amount of hours when the entire amount might not be needed and the funds could be used elsewhere.

Treasurer Candice Ruby said it is her understanding the village would be able to dictate the hours for the coverage, with council advising of when they feel police presence in the village would be most useful.

No action was taken pending discussion at the October meeting.

In other business, council:

-HEARD fund balances reported as follows: $33,493.08 in the General Fund, $7,273.93 in the Street Fund, $1,074.44 in the State Highway Fund and $3,047.72 in the Fire Protection Fund.

-HEARD second reading of an ordinance prohibiting marijuana processing sites, medical marijuana dispensaries, producers, processors, wholesalers, cultivators and retailers within the village.

-HEARD second reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of personal property owned by the village.

-HEARD second reading of an ordinance restricting the keeping of certain animals in the village.

-APPROVED a resolution amending appropriations in the general fund by $8,000.

-LEARNED that the gazebo at the park has been painted.

-ANNOUNCED movie night will be held on Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building. This month’s feature will be Boss Baby.

-SCHEDULED the next meeting October 9 at 7 p.m. in village hall.

Fox Twp. VFD holding benefit pull Sept. 15, 16

The Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. is hosting their annual Benefit Truck and Tractor Pull Sept. 15 and 16 on SR 39 in Mechanicstown.

Friday night’s classes include:

  • Antique – 3,500, 4,000, 4,500, 5,500 and 6,500 lbs.; 3,000 RPM, not cut tires.
  • 4×4 Pick-ups – 6,500 lbs.; No hang on weights or cut tires; headers with mufflers are ok.
  • Farm Stock Non-Turbo – 7,500, 8,500 and 9,500 lbs.; Must have working PTO and hydraulics.
  • Open Antique – 6,000 and 7,000 lbs.; 6,000 RPM; cut tire permitted.

Weigh in begins at 6 p.m. Pull at 7 p.m. $10 hook fee per class with 60 percent payback in all classes.

Drug, alcohol charges dominate grand jury indictment list

CARROLLTON – Drug and alcohol cases dominated the 16 indictments returned by the Carroll County grand jury following an all-day session Sept. 6.

The indictments were returned after the eight grand jury members examined 17 witnesses, covering the 16 cases.

In addition to the three drug indictments, three Sherrodsville men were indicted for breaking and entering businesses in that town while a Carrollton man was indicted for robbing a Malvern gas station. A Bowerston area man was indicted for felonious assault in a domestic dispute and a Malvern area man was indicted for domestic violence after he allegedly assaulted the mother of his child.

Drug Cases

The three drug indictments, which included a father-son, included:

Personal experience leads to multi-school district effort to assist hurricane Harvey victims

SALINEVILLE – The Southern Local School District is showing its generosity to children affected by the ravages of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX, by holding a weeklong school supplies collection.

The district is joining other schools in the area as part of a special outreach program created by Lisbon resident Josh Kupka, who was in Galveston working for a military defense contractor when the hurricane hit.

Kupka was delivering military vehicles and became stranded in Texas due to the flooding. He said some of his colleagues were performing boat rescues after the storm, but he wanted to find another way to help and reached out to schools around his hometown to collect school supplies for children who had lost so much.

Transformation complete: Atwood Resort becomes The Bluffs

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent

New signage at the entrance welcomes patients and guests to The Bluffs, formerly known as Atwood Lake Resort and Conference Center.

DELLROY – The former Atwood Lodge Resort has new signs, new employees and a new life in Carroll County as The Bluffs. The Bluffs will be a branch of the national organization known as Addiction Campuses.

“The Bluffs, a new 80 acre property is set to become a state of the art clinical environment featuring all levels of innovative addiction treatment therapy,” stated Director of Public Relations Brian Sullivan.

Construction and remodeling work was completed by Benchmark Construction of New Philadelphia. New signs were installed along State Route 542. The largest part of the project was to install a new sprinkler system, which is complete.

The campus is slated to be open and fully operational by late September. A grand opening, which will be open to the public, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 17. At the open house, there is an event surprise planned for anyone attending from the area.

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