What are you thinking? Does insensitivity know no bounds? I’m talking to you. You know who you are, and if the county deputies or the Malvern police find you, they will arrest you and invite you to spend a little vacation time in the Gray Bar Hotel with Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams as your host.
What are you thinking? Does insensitivity know no bounds? I’m talking to you. You know who you are, and if the county deputies find you, they will arrest you and invite you to spend a little vacation time in the Gray Bar Hotel with Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams as your host.
I’m talking to those who think it’s cool to steal grave markers from veterans graves. More than 100 of the brass markers are missing from Bethlehem Cemetery in Brown Township. Williams said he and deputies recovered a five-gallon bucket full of grave markers, but they were cut up and sold to an area scrap yard in April for the whopping total of $200. So now we know the going rate for desecrating the graves of those who served to protect you and your freedoms.
The markers indicate the war or branch of service and hold cemetery flags. They also have the names of the veterans. The American Legion Valley Post 375 in Malvern say they have no records indicating which graves are veterans and some graves could not be marked with flags for Memorial Day services.
Williams apparently has a “person of interest” from Stark County, but anyone with information that can help stop this insanity should call the sheriff at 330-627-4121 or the sheriff's tip line at 330-627-TIPS.
RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS
It’s time to get rid of those old electronic items you no longer need or use. The Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District will be accepting articles from at 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.
Items to be accepted are computers, TVs, VCRs, microwaves, fax machines and most other electronic items. These will be accepted at no cost.
Passenger car and small truck tires will be accepted for 50 cents each, in cash only, for up to 10 tires, the most allowed to be transported without a tire transportation license. For those bringing more than 10 tires, a $2 per tire charge will be added. Tires must be without rims and be free of debris and water.
For information, call 330-627-7311.
Operating hours at the USDA Farm Service are changing as the agency moves to a part-time status. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through July 27. On July 30, the hours change to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday only.
For an appointment, call 330-339-5585.
Nine slots remain for Carroll County residents in the Ohio State University Quit Smoking Project, which is partnering with the OSU Extension office in Carroll County. The project will provide telephone support and up to eight weeks of nicotine patches for 61 adults in the county.
Page 2 of 2 - To participate, smokers need to be: residents of Carroll County; 18 years or older; no recent, major health issues; be a daily smoker; and not pregnant. Men and women can participate. People also must be willing to try to quit in the next month.
Anyone interested in participating should call Heather Keller at 330-771-7228.
SEEKING KING AND QUEEN
The 2012 Carroll County Fair King and Queen Contest is under way. The contest is open to all Carroll County teens 16 to 19 years old as of last Jan. 1, and they must be a member of one or more organizations represented on the Junior Fair Board: 4-H, FFA, Girl/Boy Scouts, etc.
Applications are available in the junior and senior fair books or by calling Karla Wells at 330-627-4548. Contestants must be available during fair week to perform daily duties. Entries must be postmarked by June 22, with interviews starting at 6 p.m. July 2 at the Senior Friendship Center at the fairgrounds. Mail entries to: Fair Royalty Contest, in care of Karla Wells, 233 McKinley Ave. NW, Carrollton, OH, 44615.
The Sharing Bread Program at Carrollton First Presbyterian Church will serve free meals from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday. The church is at N. Lisbon and Second streets.
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