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  • Computer upgrades for SO; Roads remain a major issue for county

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall asked James King of Noble Technology to evaluate the department’s computer systems. Marshall said the recommendation was for three new hard drive upgrades instead of five at $389.97 each. King also will transfer the data from the old drives to the new drives. The labor is estimated to take six to eight hours at $80 per hour for a maximum cost of $640.

  • Donate blood with the Red Cross during National Volunteer Month

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference.

  • Educational foundation seeks two at-large directors

    The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County — an independent 501(c)3 — is accepting nominations for its two open positions for at-large directors for 2018 – 2019. All directors serve as volunteers. Individuals may nominate themselves.

  • The Egg Sprint at Easter on the Square
  • Bed and Breakfast could reopen in the historic Highland House

    An Owen County couple moved one step closer toward re-opening a bed and breakfast in Carrollton.

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning determined it had no objections to Dr. David and Tracy Ison continuing the operation of a bed and breakfast in the historic Highland House, located at 1705 Highland Ave. The home was owned and operated as a bed and breakfast by Don and Ruth Mougey, and the Ison’s were set to close on the house April 9.

  • Abatement issues, events discussed at council meeting

    Carrollton City Council agreed to rescind its abatement of property at 502 Paradise Alley at the request of the family that is now acting to resolve roof issues that led to it being cited for unfit building conditions.

    Mary Coghill, the daughter of property owner Walter Coghill, came to council asking that they be allowed to proceed with work she has arranged to have the roof issues fixed so the city does not have to raze the house.

  • Primary candidates to share their views at forums April 18-20

    Voters will have the opportunity to learn more about candidates seeking to be judge-executive, magistrate, sheriff, jailer and circuit court clerk during three forums April 18, 19 and 20 at Carroll County Middle School.

    The News-Democrat and Carroll County High School FFA are again teaming up again to present these forums beginning each evening at 6 p.m. in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium. They first worked together in 2014 to host a candidate forum for judge-executive candidates.

  • Council selects a design for new splash pad coming to Point Park

    The highly anticipated Point Park splash pad took a step forward Monday as Carrollton City Council chose a sports theme during a meeting with DWA Recreation, a parks and recreation equipment company in Harrison, Ohio. The company will return with a package of bid specifications, 3D drawings, a gallon per minute calculation and total cost for council’s approval before the project is bid out. Carrollton’s splash pad will sit where the current sand volleyball courts are located near the bathrooms. The volleyball courts will be relocated.

  • Live Your Passion | X = Xylephone, Anna Webster

    When the news staff of The News-Democrat created a feature series that involved the alphabet, it knew the letter X would require some creative thinking. The “Live Your Passion” series was no different. Who has a hobby or passion that begins with X? When you start going through the dictionary and looking at all the words that begin with X, the one word just jumps out at you is xylophone.

  • Council discusses salary increases for FY 2018-2019

    Carrollton City Council was divided at a recent meeting about the percentage of raise to budget for city of Carrollton employees in fiscal year 2018-2019.

    Councilmen Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Doug Hill and Kevin Craig were in favor of budgeting a 3 percent across-the-board raise, while Councilman Jeffrey Dickow and Councilwoman Hayley Franklin favored a 4 percent raise. Council discussed the raises at day two of its annual budget workshop meetings, held March 15-16.