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


Carroll County Arts Announces

Art for Everyone Demonstration


On Thursday, August 21 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm  the Art for Everyone program will feature a watercolor demonstration by Wanda Frease of North Canton.  The program will be held at the Carroll County Arts Center, 204 West Main Street, Carrollton.


Wanda has studied with local artists, participated in master classes, and is a member of the Canton Artist League, Canton Museum of Art,. North Canton Little Art Gallery, Carroll County Arts, and is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society.


Wanda enjoys painting century homes and she currently has work in both public and private collections.  Several of her paintings are also on display at the Carroll County Arts Center.

Photography Show Winners Announced


Carroll County Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Photography Show and Contest awarded recently at the Carroll County Arts Center.


Architecture category:

1st place---Ann Lloyd,"Stairway to Yesterday"; 2nd place---Taerie Kelly, "Reflections"; 3rd place---Linda Rose, "Windows to Spring".


Carroll County category:

1st place---Nada Grubbs, "Wild Child"; 2nd place---Ann Lloyd,"Air Jordans???"; 3rd place---Barb Bryant, "Smiling Goat".


Wildlife category:

1st place tie: Mindy Wieland, "Are You My Mother?" and Fred Dudley, "Can I Have One?"; 2nd place---Taerie Kelly, "Last Drink"; 3rd place---Fred Dudley, "Intensity"; Honorable Mention---Taerie Kelly, "Praying Mantis on the Prowl".


Scenic Category:

1st place---Mindy Wieland,"Fishing"; 2nd place---Elaine Reese, " Frosted Morning"; 3rd place---Suzanne Spahr-Dudley, "Country Road"; Honorable Mention: Suzanne Spahr-Dudley, "Nostalgia"; Tori Bright, "100 Years of Beautiful"; Dan Wells,"Leesville Lake; Kennedy Grogg, "Evening Glow".


Best of Show:

Tori Bright, "Sap Droplet" from the Scenic category.


Peoples Choice:

Fred Dudley, "Can I Have One?"(a raccoon) from the Wildlife category.


The photos will be on display until August 22nd at the Carroll County Arts Center in the second floor gallery. Hours at the Center are Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00 except on the 3rd Saturday with the Kidz Klass at 10:00 AM, closed Wednesday and Sunday unless there is a special function.  For more information, call 330-627-3739, or visit us at

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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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