Carroll County Arts Announces

Featured Artists for September and

Art For Everyone Program


Carroll County Arts is pleased to announce the Featured Artists for September are Therese Cook and her daughter, Laurel Ehret.  Therese does encaustic painting with beeswax and Laurel does encaustic photography with wax.


Therese is an Arts Board member from Malvern and Laurel is from Cleveland.

The show will open Sunday, September 14th  with a reception from 2 - 4 p.m.  at the Carroll County Arts Center, 204 West Main Street, Carrollton.  Admission is free and open to the public. The artists’ work will be on display through the third week in October.


Art for Everyone will be scheduled for Thursday, September 24th for an encaustic demonstration by Therese Cook. Those attending will have the opportunity to try the encaustic technique. Registration is requested so that there will be enough room and materials for all those that wish to participate. The Art for Everyone evening will run from 6:30 -  8:30 p.m. Call 330-627-3739 to register for the demonstration.

Carroll Concerned Citizens Announce Public Meeting

To Review ODNR Updates to Mining Water Replacement Rules


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has updated the Procedural Directive that dictates if and how domestic and agricultural water sources are replaced when coal mining impacts water wells or springs.


On September 4, Cheryl Socotch, Administrator of Remining and Field Hydrology at ODNR, will review the regulatory requirements, highlight recent changes, and the process for initiating a water replacement investigation.  She will also discuss options for landowners to better document their pre-mining water quality and quantity and answer general questions.  Ms. Socotch will not be able to comment specifically on individual landowner issues or any pending coal permit applications. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Church of Christ, 353 Moody Ave. Carrollton.  It is free and open to the public.


“The initial 9,600 acre phase of the proposed Rosebud Carrollton Mine has already identified dozens of landowners who will either lose their water or have a likelihood of negative groundwater impacts.  It is critical that people understand ODNR’s water replacement process, its shortcomings and the landowner’s responsibility in that process.” said Paul Feezel Chair of Carroll Concerned Citizens who will be hosting the meeting.


Future plans from Rosebud include mining north and very near the  Carrollton Village’s water well system and the abandoned Wynn/Tripp mine on SR 171.  This water well field is considered to be a backup source for landowners at risk of water loss from the first phase of mining planned for South of the Village.


Free Workshops Offered

To Job Seekers


Carroll County Connections, a nonprofit employment resource center, will hold two free workshops to help those looking for jobs. Both workshops will be located at 55 East Main Street (rear entrance), Carrollton. 


The Oil and Gas Informational Workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 19  at 10 a.m. It is designed to provide information about jobs in the growing oil and gas industry.


A Resume Workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m.  A poorly designed resume can ruin a job seeker’s chances of getting an interview.  This workshop will help you avoid common mistakes when preparing a resume.


Carroll County Connections also offers services and the use of computers to help individuals searching for employment; provides information on schools, helps those needing to prepare a resume; and provides connections to representatives of the Workforce Investment Act, Rehabilitation Service Commission,  Veterans, and Trade Adjustment Act.  Further, the organization assists those wanting to obtain a GED. 


For more information about Carroll County Connection’s services, or to register for a free workshop, contact Carroll County Connections at 330-627-3804



Youth Summer Employment Program Available at

Carroll County Department of Job and Family Services


The Carroll County Department of Job and Family Services has received funds from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for a summer employment program for TANF eligible youth.

The 2014 TANF Summer Youth Employment Program will run from May through October 31, 2014.  To qualify for the program, a youth must be 14 to 24 years old, with a minor child in their household, and have a family income of 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Non-custodial parents who meet the age requirement and pay child support could also qualify.

Eligible youth will participate in employment readiness training as a part of this year’s program, and will register on the State’s OhioMeansJobs website.  Youth will be matched with participating employers and will work for those employers for the summer.

Staff hope to recruit a wide variety of businesses to participate in this year’s program.  In past years, youth have worked in some of the following fields – clerical, automotive, hospitality, bee keeping, recycling, retail, landscaping, child care, nurses’ aide, camps, and general labor.

Interested youth should contact OhioMeansJobs Carroll County Jobs Center (55 East Main Street, rear, Carrollton) or call 330-627-3804.  Staff will need the following information from those who apply to the program:  name, physical address, email address, phone number, and date of birth.

Interested employers should contact Bill Offenberger at 330-627-3804.


 Malvern Library


The Malvern Branch of the Carroll County District Library is located at 710 East Porter Street.  For information about the programs and other services of the Malvern Branch Library, call 330-863-0636, or visit their website at

 Let’s Help


The Carroll County Animal Protection League

Build Its Shelter!

Members of the Carroll County Animal Protection League (CCAPL) are working hard to raise funds for a shelter where they can “love and care for domestic animals until the pets acquire their forever homes."

You can help this important cause by supporting its events:



Membership in the CCAPL is only $15 for adults, or $5 for a juniors (under age 18). Send your membership donation to Carroll County Animal Protection League, P.O. Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615-0353

Become a Donor

Send a donation to Carroll County Animal Protection League, P.O. Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615-0353. Or, go to the group’s website at or and use Paypal to make your donation. The group is a non-profit, charitable organization and all donations are income tax deductible.

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