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  • Bid awarded for CFD equipment

    Carrollton City Council awarded the bid for a new Cascade and Compressor system for the Carrollton Fire Department at its meeting Monday, Feb. 25. The system is used to fill air cylinders used by the firefighters when they enter smoke-filled buildings.

    Breathing Air Systems from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was chosen with a bid of $40,986 with trade, meaning the fire department would trade-in its current cascade system to the company.

    The equipment will be paid for through a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant the department recently received.

  • Pair arrested over payment dispute

    A man who believed he was owed more money for repair work he did was arrested after he allegedly broke into another man’s home and beat him with a large wooden stick, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Curtis W. Sharon, 46, 150 Lucky Acres Drive, Sparta, worked on a piece of equipment for Thomas D. Mayberry. Sharon was paid approximately $1,200 for the work, but claimed Mayberry owed him more money, according to the release.

  • Middle School renovations to include new gymnasium, classrooms, locker rooms

    Plans are getting underway for Carroll County Middle School renovations.

    Much of the project’s focus will center on building a new gymnasium and transforming the current gymnasium into a new collaborative workspace expanding Project Lead the Way and the STEAM program.

    Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the estimated total project cost is $5.743 million; however that amount will change after the project is bid out.

  • Construction at Hwy. 36, Hwy. 47 to impact traffic

    Come Monday, March 4, motorists in two areas of Carroll County will face road closures as highway projects get under way.

    Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek will close Monday for 90 days for a bridge replacement project, while Hwy. 47 in Sanders will close for 60 days at the railroad crossing and intersection with Hwy. 36 for improvements to the approaches to the tracks.

  • Carroll history shines in new book

    Local residents will have the chance to visit with the author of an Images of America book that brings the history of Carroll County to life through photos.

    Carroll County Public Library hosts author Phyllis Codling McLaughlin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, for a book-signing event.

    The book features the communities, people, churches, schools, businesses and industries of Carroll County that all flourished because of their location along major rivers.

  • Paying their dues

    Local law enforcement continued its crackdown on those who do not pay court-ordered child support.

    The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office organized a roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19 targeting 25 people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties. As of Monday, 14 have been arrested and charged — two with non-support, a Class A misdemeanor, and the rest with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. They were all lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • New book strives to curb U.S. gun violence

    While working toward a doctorate in health policy at Johns Hopkins University, Carrollton native Daniel W. Webster watched the homicide rate in the Baltimore, Md., where the school is located, skyrocket in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    “During that time period, there was a real epidemic of gun violence in Baltimore,” Webster said in a phone interview last week. In 1993, the number of homicides rose to a staggering 353 cases in that city. “The issue seemed so important that it needed more research and analysis.”

  • Paying their dues

    Local law enforcement continued its crackdown on those who do not pay court-ordered child support.

    The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office organized a roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19 targeting 25 people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties. As of Monday, 14 have been arrested and charged — two with non-support, a Class A misdemeanor, and the rest with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. They were all lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Sheriff’s Office arrests wanted Ohio convicted sex offender

    A convicted sex offender from Ohio who allegedly left that state without properly notifying authorities was arrested in Carroll County on Jan. 30.

    Stanley S. Snow, II, 29, 1452 Goose Creek Road, Worthville, was sought by the U.S. Marshals and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The U.S. Marshal Service received a tip that Snow was in Carroll County and the agency requested the sheriff’s office assist in locating him.

  • Lloyd seeks to spread word about Haven of Hope

    Haven of Hope’s new executive director is hoping to spread the word about the nonprofit’s services for expectant mothers.

    Lisa Lloyd, who took over the job on Jan. 3, said she wants people in Carroll County and surrounding communities to know about Haven of Hope.

    “I feel like we could be serving so many more clients. There’s so many people that don’t know about us,” Lloyd said. “That’s one of my goals for this center is to be able to have it be common knowledge in every household in the community.”