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  • Arrests made in Sanders burglary

    Two Carroll County men were arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center June 2 for allegedly breaking into a residence and stealing miscellaneous items.

    Clinton B. Sanders, 33, of Sanders, was charged with burglary first degree and theft by unlawful taking over $500. Troy A. Craig, 39, of Worthville, was charged with burglary first degree and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Sheriff’s Office looking for info on vandals

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about vandalism committed at the Robert M. Westrick county park.

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman said electrical wires were cut twice during the week of June 6 at various locations throughout the park. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported the incident to the sheriff’s office on June 9.

    According to the incident report, there was also damage to some of the electrical boxes. There was nothing reported stolen from the park, Kinman said.

  • Street closures approved for Race Fest 2011 event

    Carrollton City Council approved a number of street closures on July 6 for the downtown Race Fest event, held in hopes of attracting traffic from the NASCAR Sprint Cup race to downtown Carrollton.

    From 5 p.m.-midnight, the streets will be closed at the alley between Fifth and Sixth streets along Main Street to the alley next to Carrollton Inn off of Third Street.

  • Fun for all at the fair
  • Residents continue campaign for youth activities

    Local residents continued the ongoing discussion of finding additional activities for the youth of the community.

    Byron Rodgers of Carrollton presented Carrollton City Council with information he picked up on a recreational facility in Burlington, Kan. The center was built by a nuclear plant and includes a swimming pool, weight room, child care facility and basketball court. Rodgers said he would like to see a similar recreational center built in Carrollton. “I think it would really benefit Carrollton,” he said. “This is a great idea all-around.”

  • Carroll County awarded the StormReady designation

    Carroll County is StormReady.

    The National Weather Service awarded the designation June 6 that shows the county is prepared for severe weather outbreaks through its advanced planning, education and awareness efforts that are in place.

    NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mary Jo Parker and Meteorologist In Charge Kenneth J. Haydu from the Wilmington, Ohio weather office presented county and CAP officials with their first StormReady sign at the meeting.

  • Welch’s Restaurant creates non-smoking area

    The reviews are mixed regarding the establishment of smoking and non-smoking areas of Carrollton’s historic Welch’s Riverside Restaurant on Main Street.

    Smokers, who once had the run of the entire restaurant, have been relegated to tables in a back room and a portion of the main dining room. Smoking now is prohibited in the entire front of the restaurant and most of the main room.

  • Beautification project

    Early Sunday morning, Walmart manager Lisa Brown, several Walmart employees and their children met at the store’s outdoor shop to organize a flower brigade. The volunteers planted four pickup loads of flowers and bushes and laid a trailerful of mulch on Hwy. 227 at the ramps to I-71. Brown said Walmart wants to be a partner in the community and to help in anyway it can to make people proud to live here and encourage visitors come back.

  • Ghent car fire

    The Ghent Fire Protection District extinguished a car fire on Hwy. 227 Wednesday.

    Vickie Payton had just pulled up to Jeff Flood State Farm at 2030 Hwy. 227 when she smelled and saw smoke coming from the car. She attempted to lift the hood, but it was already on fire.

    Payton, her daughter and her two grandchildren exited the vehicle and were unharmed.

  • Crusade for Children