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Merchants hosting Small Business Weekend event July 13, 14

CARROLLTON – Carrollton’s Small Business Weekend, set for July 13 and 14, will feature specials, discounts and prizes.

Customers will be able to sign up at participating businesses for a chance to win $100, $50 or $25, courtesy of the Carrollton Business and Retail Association. Some of the specials being offered include a free cold beverage and discounts on purchases.

A list of participating businesses will be available at those businesses and online by July 11 at the Carroll County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook pages.

Businesses have until June 29 to sign up to be included on the list. Locations are also being sought for pop-up shops.

Anyone interested in participating may call Kimberly Lewis at the Carroll County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce at 330-627-4811.

Jeske reappointed to airport board

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


Carroll County commissioners unanimously appointed the appointment of Al Jeske to the Carroll County Airport Authority board for another five year term recently.

The appointment was delayed since April 26, while commissioners considered information provided to them regarding Jeske’s position on the board while he is also the airport manager.

The appointment for a term of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2023, was made with the condition that Jeske cannot serve as airport manager in any capacity while a member of the board.

Ohio Revised Code (ORC) states one person may not hold both positions.  The Ohio Attorney General’s office ruled several times, as well as the county prosecutor, that it is illegal for one person to hold both positions.

Architect tentatively selected for clock tower project

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


CARROLLTON – County Commissioners tentatively selected Perspectus Architecture as the architecht for the courthouse clock tower renovation project.

Commissioners met with representatives from Braun and Steidl Architects, Michael D. Yeagley and Associates, and Perspectus.

Representatives provided information regarding their services, techniques and experiences in repairing historic structures.

Scott Hellis of Ohio Regional Development Corporation was on hand to assist commissioners with pertinent questions regarding the restoration project.

Ten departments battle scrap yard blaze

Firefighters from 10 area departments battled a fire at Countryside Recycling from the front (left picture) and the back (right picture) last Thursday.

CARROLLTON – Black smoke filled the sky and explosions could be heard for miles when a pile of scrap vehicles caught fire at Countryside Recycling Service May 31.

Carrollton Village Fire Department was called to the 1236 Lincoln Ave., Carrollton, business at 2:28 p.m. Fire Chief Shane Thomas said a track-hoe was being used to move scrap vehicles when a gas tank ignited and the fire spread.

Brian Shuman, owner of the business, stated there were no injuries and no damage to any buildings. Cars, semi trailers and school busses were burnt. Tires from the trailers and busses, as well as a few gas tanks, exploded.

“I am still sorting out the mess, salvaging all the copper and aluminum I can,” Shuman explained. “The number of cars destroyed is around 600. We saved another 300 by clearing a fire break before firemen arrived.”

Thomas said nearly 80 firefighters from Carrollton Village, Carroll County, Fox Twp., Loudon Twp., Dellroy, Leesville, Sherrodsville, Augusta, Minerva and Great Trail fire departments worked the fire scene.

Minerva Fire Dept. supplied their Ladder 3 truck because of the height and extent of the flames, Thomas noted.

Council approves employee transfer request

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS Reporter


CARROLLTON – Following a 30-minute executive session, village council approved an employee transfer during the May 29 meeting.

Tom Ferrell, street department supervisor, will transfer to the open laborer position in the sewer department effective June 3. Ferrell’s salary will be adjusted to the position. The village will advertise to fill his position. Until a new supervisor is hired, Ryan Jellick, assistant supervisor, will fill in.

In an unrelated matter, Johnathan Nitz who resides on Park Ave., asked council to reconsider closing an alley behind his property. Due to a garage near the front of his property, the back area of his property becomes landlocked with the closing of the alley. Other residents whose property borders the alley were also in attendance. Mayor Bill Stoneman told Nitz council would not reconsider the closing.

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