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  • Bus crash survivor visits city

    Nearly a quarter of a century after the bus crash on Interstate 71 changed his life forever, survivor Harold Dennis returned to Carrollton last week as part of a project to make a documentary about the tragedy.

    Dennis spoke Wednesday to the Carrollton Rotary Club at General Butler State Resort Park, talking some about his personal experiences and also about “Impact,” the movie he is producing with several others to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • Prestonville buys land for new city building

    The city of Prestonville is purchasing 5 acres of land on New Castle Pike for a new city hall and recreation center.

    At its April 9 meeting, the city commission voted to purchase the land from Debbie and Tommy Couch for $20,000, as long as the title search on the land is clear.

    Mayor Vickie Burgin said Monday that City Attorney Alecia Hubbard had completed the title search on the property and it does have a clear title. Burgin said Hubbard gave her the OK to move forward with acquiring the land.

  • Fun for all at Ghent Easter event
  • 2012 Easter on the Square winners
  • Two men arrested in Walmart theft

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men on Thursday, March 29 who confessed to stealing to feed their heroin addiction, according to a news release.

    A member of the security team at the Carrollton Walmart contacted the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, March 29 to report two men inside the store who were believed to be stealing DVDs and PlayStation games and Xbox games. Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell responded to the call.

  • Police looking for clues in Ghent burglaries

    Two burglaries in neighboring areas of Black Rock Road in Ghent are under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Victor Proctor, 3195 Black Rock Road, reported his home was broken into on April 2 while he was out of the county for a few hours, the sheriff’s office reported in a news release. Proctor alleged the burglar pried open a back door and broke a window to gain entry to the mobile home. Once inside, the burglar took a 42-inch LG television.

  • Domestic dispute sends husband to hospital

    A domestic dispute between husband and wife ended with the man being flown by helicopter ambulance for treatment of stab wounds.

    Wanda Louise Brown, 57, 41 S. Cemetery Lane, Worthville, was arrested for second degree assault on Thursday, April 5, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Brown is accused of stabbing her husband, 63-year-old Robert Brown, in the stomach and left leg with a butcher knife.

  • Fiscal court considers coordinating holiday closing dates

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to look at developing a new holiday schedule for its employees to reduce confusion for the public.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county offices and state offices in the courthouse follow different holiday schedules, meaning some may be closed when others are open.

    “The public doesn’t understand that,” he said.

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  • Carrollton City Council briefs - April 11, 2012

    First reading for city employee raises

    Council approved the first reading to amend the fiscal year 2012-13 salary scale to reflect a three percent pay raise across the board for all city employees. The change would take effect July 1. The second reading will be April 23 at the next meeting.

    Carports, lowering grass height discussed

    City council may be changing its ordinances to include carports and to change the acceptable grass height.