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Sneak Peek - Carrollton’s new school is taking shape By DON RUTLEDGE FPS Staff Writer

FPS Photo / Kimberly Lewis

The cafeteria and dining area for both high school and middle school students still has equipment (as shown) to be installed. The photo was taken from the second floor of the new school.

Construction on the new Carrollton schools is on schedule with an official dedication date set for Aug. 3. That is the latest update given by Carrollton school officials regarding the $42 million plus complex for grades 6-12 being constructed on boardowned property on state Route 332, south of Carrollton. The complex for middle school and high school students in grades 6-12 will officially open in August when classes resume for the 2019-20 school year. According to Ed Robinson, director of programs for the Carrollton Exempted Village School District, the owner occupancy (school district) is set for mid-June for the new Carrollton High School-Middle School and for mid-July for the new Field House being constructed on the site of the former barn. A dedication for the new state of the art facility, along with building tours, will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. with guided tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school’s new site on state Route 332, just south of town. A moving date for teachers and school

employees is tentatively set for the last week of June, Robinson said. The total cost of the complex being constructed on ground purchased in 1989 by the Board of Education is $42,752,000. Of that amount, Carroll County Energy, located on SR 9, just north of Carrollton, is providing $1.3 million for 30 years – totaling $39 million through an Enterprize Zone Agreement. The remaining 41% of the total is provided by the Ohio Facility Construction Commission, which amounts to approximately $16,071.036. Building Overview The new 1,033 student Carrollton High School – Middle School is Phase I of a two-phase PK-12 project designed by Lesko Architecture and built by Shook-Touchstone Construction. The Carrollton Exempted Village School District has partnered with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) to share the total cost of the project and has added LFI’s (locally funded initiatives) for a new Performing Arts Center and Field House. The building plan is organized around a central core that includes a


Man faces indecency charges for allegedly exposing himself By NANCY SCHAAR FPS Correspondent

FPS Photo / Nancy Schaar

Firefighters from six fire departments, along with the Carroll County Emergency Management Agency and Carroll County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a tanker truck accident Thursday evening, which kept state Route 332 closed until Monday. The driver, David William Ross of Pennsylvania died in the crash.

Tanker driver dies in crash State Route 332 re-opens to traffic By NANCY SCHAAR FPS Correspondent State Route 332 re-opened to traffic Tuesday, March 12, after being closed throughout the weekend near the site of a tanker truck accident. Drivers are asked to please use extra caution in the area. Ohio Department of Transportation officials were examining the roadway to determine what repairs need to be made and to replace the guardrail damaged in the crash. Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said the call came in to 911 dispatch at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, March 7, that a tanker truck had crashed, rolled and was on fire on state Route 332, south of Carrollton. The truck was owned by Farmers Propane and had just received a full load at the Scio gas plant. It is estimated the truck held 10,000 gallons of propane. The driver of the truck, David William Ross, was 48 years old and lived in Meadville, Pennsylvania with his wife and children ages 12 and 18. Ross did not survive the crash. Ross’ wife told authorities she had received a text message from her husband at 5:36 p.m. while his truck was being loaded at Scio. Williams said Farmers Propane had tracked the rig until Penny Road where they lost contact with Ross. “This appears to have been an accident. A terrible accident. I have spoken with Mrs. Ross and we will do everything we can to find the answers regarding this crash. Anytime a life is lost, it is one life too many,” stated Wil-

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A 45-year-old Harrison Township man is being held in the Carroll County jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond set Monday on charges of public indecency. Following an investigation regarding a man who was allegedly exposing himself to small children, Carroll County deputies arrested Gary Dean Lee Jr. of 2011 Jasmine Road NW, Carrollton. He was taken into custody at his residence without further incident and taken to the Carroll County jail. Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said that information was provided to resource officers and Carrollton school officials. Williams directed a plainclothed deputy to ride the school bus Friday, March 8. Deputies followed the school bus in an unmarked vehicle. Deputies reported Lee was observed by officers pulling down his pajama pants and exposing himself to a young child. He was immediately arrested by officers and taken to jail for processing. Lee later admitted to officers that he had committed the act and had done so on other occasions as well. An arraignment hearing was held Monday afternoon in Carroll County Municipal Court before Judge Gary R. Willen. Willen presented Lee with three counts of public indecency, all second-degree misdemeanors. All three charges include up to 90 days in jail and a maximum $750 in fines. Lee told Willen he does odd jobs for a living.

GARY DEAN LEE, JR. Lee was given a $100,000 cash surety bond without the 10% option since the alleged crime involved a sevenyear-old girl. Lee entered a not guilty plea to the charges, involving incidents on March 5, 6 and 8. Willen ordered that Lee, if released on bond, have no contact with any child under the age of 18 and will be placed with a GPS monitor, at the defendant’s cost. He must also remain at least 1,000 yards away from any child under the age of 18. Lee will have his pretrial hearing Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. His trial is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at 9 a.m. Lee remains in the Carroll County jail.

Sunday, March 17 FPS Photo / Nancy Schaar

Crews spent nine hours Sunday, March 10, working to remove the tanker truck from a lake off of state Route 332.

liams. The investigation is on-going and not complete according to Williams, but at this time it appears the truck went off the right side of the road on the crest of a small hill and the truck jackknifed as it slid down the hill off the side of the road and into a small lake. As the truck jackknifed and slid down the side of the hill into the lake, it damaged 275 feet of guardrail and three utility poles. The fire and intensity of the heat of the burning tanker prohibited rescue

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workers from removing Ross. The deceased was removed from the scene by Carroll County Coroner Dr. Mandal B. Haas. The autopsy will be performed in Cuyahoga County. The accident scene is being re-structured by officials in order to determine exactly what happened. From evidence at the scene, it appears an inside tire may have had a blow out and the ex-

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COMMON PLEAS COURT (Addresses as listed on Court records) New Cases Filed U. S. Bank National Association of Coppell, TX, vs. Ollie O. Kieffer as heir of estate of Ralph E. Kieffer, 6089 Antigua Rd. SW, Sherrodsville, et al, complaint for foreclosure and judgment for $102,208.30 due on a promissory note, a home equity line of $132,420, executed June 25, 2008. Easy Rentals LLC of Nashville, TN, vs. Roger Felton of 9 N. Liberty, Dellroy, and 35 S. Church St., Sherrodsville, complaint for recovery of an 8x14-foot mini barn and recovery of rental purchase agreement and disclosure statement in the amount of $1,808.52. Salem Building Rentals LLC of Murfressboro, TN, has filed a complaint for breach of contract and replevin against Tanya D. Branson of 5600 Autumn Rd. SW, Carrollton. Plaintiff seeks recovery and restoration of a Lofted Playhouse, a 14x40foot portable storage building obtained by the defendant in a written rental agreement of Feb. 23, 2018, plus back due rent of $2,462.40. Case Ordered Stayed Proceedings have been ordered stayed due to the filing of a Chapter 13 petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court by the defendant in a foreclosure action filed Dec. 6, 2017, by Wells Fargo Bank of Fort Mill, SC, vs. Jacob J. Sergeuk II of 281 5th St. NW, Car-

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rollton, et al. Divorce Granted A divorce has been granted to each party on the grounds of incompatibility in the divorce action filed Sept. 18, 2018, by Ryann A. Friend of 5125 Canton Rd. NW, Carrollton, vs. John W. Friend of 278 S. Lisbon St., Carrollton. Commission Appointment Richard C. Jones, Jr. has been appointed a member of the Carroll County Public Defender Commission to serve a four-year term ending July 31, 2023. Criminal Cases The case of Derrick L. Coulter, 32, of 9122 Nelson Lane, Malvern, has been rescheduled to March 14 for a merits hearing on a violation of a five-year probation imposed Aug. 7, 2018, when Coulter was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs, resisting arrest and driving under the influence; $50,000 cash or surety bond set May 5 continued. Probable cause has been found that Bobbianne M. Ennis, 38, of 5081 Citrus Rd. NW, Lot 5, Malvern, has violated a threeyear intervention plan imposed Oct. 26, 2018, upon conviction of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia offenses; bond set a $25,000 cash or surety and case continued to March 14 for sentencing. Christopher A. Barnhouse, 27, of 220 Canyon Rd. SE, Carrollton, has entered a not guilty plea to a March 6 indictment

charging him with abduction, aggravated possession of drugs and domestic violence; defendant released on $25,000 recognizance bond and case continued to March 21 for pre-trial. Harvey L. Strausbaugh, 54, of 6345 Center St. SW, Carrollton, has entered a not guilty plea to a March 6 indictment charging him with domestic violence; bond set at $100,000 cash or surety and case continued to March 1 for pre-trial. Bond has been set at $100,000 cash or surety in the case of Douglas P. Pinkerton Jr., 34, of 108 ½ Grant Blvd., Minerva, who was indicted March 6 on two counts of assault; case continued to March 14 for arraignment. The case of Larry F. Hepner Jr., 57, of 508 W. Main St., Carrollton, indicted Jan. 9 for aggravated possession of drugs and driving under the influence, has been continued to March 21 for a change of plea and sentencing; $25,000 recognizance bond set Jan. 17 continued. The case of Brandon L. Dorsey, 30, of 8575 Lee Rd., Malvern, indicted Jan. 9 for aggravated possession of drugs, driving under suspension and aggravated trafficking in drugs, has been continued to a two-day trial set for April 10 and 11; $25,000 cash surety bond set March 12 continued and final pre-trial scheduled for March 21. Civil Actions Dismissed The other civil action filed Aug. 18, 2017, by R E Gas De-

COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT Carrollton Police Department cases – Stacy Russell of 328 Lincoln Ave. NW, Carrollton, vehicle accident violation, $50 fine, $100 costs; reckless operation, case merged. Brenden Stack of 1141 Steubenville Rd. SE, Carrollton, muffler/ smoke violation, $50 fine, $70 costs. Shane Jenkins of 102 Hilltop Dr., Scio, speed (68/45), $130 bond. Dog Warden’s case – Timothy Tobin of 2011 Park Rd. SE, Carrollton, no dog tags, $130 bond. State’s Carrollton Police Department case – Zachery Kucera of 1012 Canton Rd. NW, Apt. 2, Carrollton, criminal damages, $150 fine, $95 costs, 80 days of a 90-day jail sentence suspended on conditions. Magnolia Police Department case – Lauren Collins of Cranberry Twp., PA, speed (42/25), $130 bond. Ohio State Highway Patrol’s

velopment LLC of State College, PA, et al, vs. Sure Royalty LLC of 100 Cinder Rd. NE, Carrollton, et al, has been dismissed according to an agreed stipulation dismissal. The other civil action filed Nov. 28, 2018, by Capital One Bank of Columbus vs. Jeffrey W. Leyda of 9190 Bachelor Rd. NW, Waynesburg, has been dismissed on a notice of the plaintiff. Judgment Granted Razor Equipment Services LLC, doing business as Razor Rents of 3160 Canton Rd. NW, Carrollton, has been granted judgment for $67,597.80 in an other civil action filed Dec. 14, 2018, against Clear Fork Energy Services LLC of Fort Worth, TX; matter with respect to the remaining defendant Louis E. Martin III, doing business as Eddie Martin of Fort Worth, TX, continued for further proceedings. Tort Action Dismissed The other tort action filed Nov. 13, 2018, by George M. Reese of 1215 Steubenville Rd. SE, Carrollton, vs. Homer and Vicki Hall of 1209 Steubenville Rd. SE, Carrollton, has been dismissed on a notice of the plaintiff. Foreclosure Dismissed The foreclosure complaint filed Feb. 25, 2019, by Wells Fargo Bank of Fort Mill, SC, vs. Joshua Daniel Wright of 110 5th St. NE, Carrollton, has been dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.

cases – William Tyler of 57 Gallo Rd., Carrollton, speed (68/55), $115 bond. Tiara Sanders of Cooksville, TN, speed (67/55), $115 bond. Sheriff’s Department cases – Mason Heaton of 1219 Worley Ave. NW, Canton, no operators license, $100 fine, $70 costs; marked lanes violation, case merged. Charles Frantum of 8824 Andora Rd. NE, East Rochester, speed (68/50), $130 bond. Anita Hole of 7279 Cashmere Rd. SE, Scio, stop sign violation, $130 bond. State’s Minerva Police Department case – Michelle Bennett of 350 Carolyn Court, Apt. 10, Minerva, disorderly conduct, case merged; disorderly conduct, $50 fine, $188.60 costs, 25 days of a 30day jail sentence suspended on conditions. Civil Cases New eviction and contract note actions filed during the past week included:

March 7 – A complaint of a juvenile was investigated by deputies at an Arbor Road residence. March 8 – Thefts were reported at a Washington Street, Sherrodsville, residence. March 9 – Vandalism was reported at a Brass Road, Mineral City, property. March 9 – A temporary restraining order was reported violated at an Explorer Road, Dellroy, residence. March 10 – Deputies received a report of a juvenile causing problem at an Arbor Road, Minerva, residence.

Eviction Action Addison Vincent of 7575 Goodland Ave., Waynesburg, vs. Melissa Imes of 116 W. Canal St., Malvern. Contract Note Actions LVNV Funding LLC of Greenville, SC, vs. Denee Wright, also known as Deneen Plott of 1065 Arbor Rd. NE, Minerva, $561.80. Midland Funding LLC of San Diego, CA, vs. Jessica Wardell of 5151 Dublin Rd. SW, Bowerston, $1,096.53. Discover Bank of Independence, OH, vs. Emmy J. Elliott of 431 Garfield Ave. NW, Carrollton, $6,238.51. LVNV Funding LLC of Greenville, SC, vs. Adam McCann of 511 Paige St., Carrollton, $1,199.36. LVNV Funding LLC of Greenville, SC, vs. Kenneth Saunier of 164 Spring Rd. NW, Minerva, $550.39. Unifund CCR, LLC of Cincinnati vs. Richard L. Mathie

of 2011 Jasmine Rd. NW, Carrollton, $1,355.41. Judgments Granted Cavalry SPV I, LLC of Vahalla, NY, from Randall L. Ile of 2042 Washington St. NW, Minerva, $4,144.96. Consumers National Bank of 614 E. Lincoln Way, Minerva, from L. L. C., c/o Penny Newman Statutory Agent of 902 E. Porter St., Malvern, $571.79. Portfolio Recovery Associates of Norfolk, VA, from Tyra J. Warrington of 2206 Steubenville Rd. SE, Carrollton, $3,053.91. Contract Notes Dismissed Claim for $3,310.10 filed June 28, 2018, by Jefferson Capital Systems LLC of St. Cloud, MN, vs. Jolene Edwards of Box 154, Sherrodsville. Claim for $771.63 filed Dec. 17, 2018, by LVNV Funding LLC of Greenville, SC, vs. Cassie Palmisano of 806 Salineville Rd. W, Salineville.

Accident Reports March 5 – A Grant Street, Malvern, woman was cited for improper passing after she attempted to pass a vehicle driven by a Canton Road, Carrollton, woman. The second vehicle turned left and was struck by the Malvern woman’s vehicle. March 6 – A Bark Road, Dellroy, woman stopped at a stop sign at Bachelor and Bark roads and then pulled into the intersection and struck a Waynesburg woman’s vehicle. March 6 – A Bark Road., Dellroy, man made a turn onto Arrow Road and struck a vehicle driven by a Graph Road, Dellroy, man. March 7 – A Salem woman was traveling northwest on Bark Road when in order to avoid hitting a deer in the roadway, she went across the center line, traveled off the right side of the road, went into a ditch,

hit an embankment and ended up striking a utility pole. When deputies arrived, the woman was found at a nearby house getting warm. She complained of arm and chest pain and was seeking medical attention. March 8 – A Germano Road, Amsterdam, woman went off the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail. March 9 – A Thompson Street, Carrollton, resident struck a deer on Cobbler Road in Washington Township.

Marriage Licenses John A. Ruiz, 56, and Lisa L. Daugherty Hudson, 51, both of 163 Oneida Trail, Malvern. Steven E. Davis, 59, and Jane K. Davis, 58, both of 9261 Citrus Rd., Malvern.

CARROLL COUNTY BOARD OF DD SEEKS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER The Carroll County Probate Judge John Campbell is currently seeking individuals interested in serving on the Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities(CCBDD) Board of Directors. Individuals who are residents of Carroll County, Ohio, citizens of the United States, and are interested and knowledgeable in the field of developmental disabilities and other allied fields. Prospective board members should have professional training and experience in business management, finance, law, health-care practice, personnel administration or government service.

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The staff of the Carroll County Auditor’s office received their oaths of office last week from Carroll County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Repella.

County auditor renews oath

Carroll County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Repella gave the oath of office to Carroll County Auditor Lynn Fairclough to begin her second term of office March 7. Her term begins March 11, 2019. Fairclough ran unopposed in the November 2018 election. Fairclough again thanked the voters for their support and promised to continue to be very diligent in all aspects of her office. There have been many changes in the Auditor’s Office and duties since she followed Leroy VanHorne as county auditor. VanHorne retired in February of 2014 and county commissioners approved Fairclough to be acting auditor for the last few days of his term before her own term started. The CAUV taxes, the gas and oil taxes and other areas of the office continue to change and grow. “I have the best staff and they work very hard with me to take care of the county finances,” said Fairclough.

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Carroll County Sheriff ’s Reports Incident Reports March 4 – Foul play was suspected at a Blossom Road, Mechanicstown, property. March 5 – A report was filed regarding an adult who was texting a minor on Snail Road in Bergholz. March 5 – A Paige Street, Carrollton, woman reported she was a victim of extortion. March 7 – Aggravated menacing was reported at an Eagle Roadresidence. March 7 – Deputies were called to assist another agency at a Cumberland Road residence.

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Carroll County Common Pleas Judge Michael Repella gives Auditor Lynn Fairclough the oath of office March 7 as she begins her second term as auditor.

Carrollton residents are warned of pothole pop-ups By NANCY SCHAAR FPS Correspondent Carrollton Village Administrator Mark Wells advised residents to use caution while driving on village streets. “Be aware, potholes that are opening up in the streets may not have been there yesterday,” he cautioned. The village street department is doing what they can to fill potholes as they crop up at this time of year, but residents just need to be patient and cautious until weather permits the potholes to be taken care of, according to Wells. Following a lengthy discussion, council agreed to give the first reading of an ordinance that will let the village, if they so choose, to grant service credit from other villages or subdivi-

sions for accrued vacation time. “With this in place, we can hire good experienced workers. It gives us the opportunity, but is not mandatory,” said Wells. In other business, council: - LEARNED that DiPietro Excavating has advised materials are on site and digging will begin next week on the Route 9 water extension project. - GAVE second reading to an ordinance to employ Clemans, Nelson & Associates to update the village Personnel Policy and Procedure manual. - ALSO gave second reading to an ordinance that will establish a committee to develop a strategy to protect the village water source. - WILL accept applications for a part time position of a laborer for the village street department. The beginning rate of pay is $12 per hour.

Medical Marijuana Forum set The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition will be hosting an Ohio Medical Marijuana Forum at Kent State Tuscarawas on Tuesday, March 19, 6-8 p.m., in the Science and Advance Technology Center.

Dr. Lori Kuehne, MD, a Hospice and Palletive medicine specialist and Marcie Seidel, OCPS, a member of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee, will be guest speakers.

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Commissioners move forward with repairs By NANCY SCHAAR FPS Correspondent Building Maintenance Supervisor Ed Eick presented improvements and repairs that need to be done in the Board of Elections offices. The offices are in need of new and additional shelving, electrical updates and security measures need to be added. “I have what we need to build the shelves, they are metal, and will be moveable too. It would cost about $10,000 for a contractor. If we do it ourselves we can keep the cost down to about $5,200,” said Eick. A public viewing of Pollard Road has been set for Monday, April 1 at 11 a.m. A request was received from Cole and Emma Johnston requesting the vacating of that township road. A public hearing regarding the disposition of Pollard Road will be held Monday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the commissioner’s board room. Commissioner Clerk Supervisor, Janice Leggett, updated the board on a $100,000 Historical Grant that had been received by the county in 2017. Recipients chosen to receive the grant were: County Genealogical Society, $2,530 to reprint the county atlas; Magnolia Area Historical Society, $2,000 for Treasures and Tours; Agricultural Society $31,810 for upgrading the open class dairy barn; Historical Society for Perrysville Methodist Church

$47,740 to renovate the church; and Malvern Historical Society $15,920 to repair and renovate their building. All projects have been completed except for Malvern Historical Society. They have been unable to find a contractor willing to do the specified work. Commissioner’s agreed to see if a contractor can be found or the funds will have to be returned and applied to another project. The society has six months to come up with a plan of action. In other business commissioners: - MET in executive session for 30 minutes with Golden Age Retreat Superintendent Ollie Scott to review nine applications for the position of superintendent. Commissioner Lewis Mickley and Scott will interview the top five applicants and select two, which Commissioners will then interview and make a decision regarding the position. - APPROVED a change in the Opioid lawsuit involving numerous counties so that it may be given a broader scope. - AUTHORIZED a special hauling permit for United Hardwood for Bramble Road in Perry Township with a $37,500 bond set by the county engineer. - RECEIVED the dog pound report with one impounded, three adopted out, none redeemed, zero destroyed, one citation for no license and no citations for running at large.

TRUCK from PG. 1 plosion of that sent the outer tire off the truck. It was found alongside the road, beyond the final resting place of the truck. Williams and his deputies responded to the scene, along with county EMA, Carrollton Village Fire Department, Dellroy, Scio, Bowerston, Fox, and Perrysville Township fire departments. Phone service was disrupted to the area of the crash and on Friday afternoon, it was still unclear as to when service could be restored. Williams, his deputies and


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many firefighters were at the scene throughout Thursday night. Emergency personnel worked for more than nine hours at the lake on state Route 332 Sunday to remove the truck and tanker. Ross had driven more than one million miles during his years as a truck driver. “He had one heck of a clean record. He was a good driver. We don’t know what happened yet, but he was a good driver. We are just beginning the investigation to determine what happened last Thursday,” said Williams.

SCHOOL from PG. 1 cafeteria and dining hall, Performing Arts Center, music and band classrooms, a high school gymnasium and Middle School gymnasium along with multiple locker rooms. The two academic wings, with the Middle School on the west side and High School on the east side of the building, are oriented facing north and south to provide optimal natural daylight to each classroom. The academic wings are intended to support 21st Century learning and instruction. The first and second floor wings are each designed with classrooms surrounding flexible and adaptable Extended Learning Studios that can accommodate group activities of every size. The new building has four Extended Learning Studios that are 2,835 square foot each and have four adjacent classrooms with operable partitions that can be opened between classrooms as well as the Studios in order to provide maximum flexibility with a total area of over 6,000 square feet. The new building also has Career-Technical space including a 1,782 square foot shop and adjacent classroom. The new school Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is engineered and constructed with a forced air system that utilizes boilers to heat hydronic piping and a chiller to cool hydronic piping for air conditioning. Performing Arts Center The Performing Arts Center in the new Carrollton High School-Middle School is a state-of-the-art, theatre-style auditorium. This theatre house has seating for 513 and includes an accessible orchestra pit for musical productions. The stage has 2,891 square feet behind the proscenium (curtain) and

there will be additional square footage in front of the proscenium when the orchestra pit filler is in place. Backstage spaces include a 400 square foot scene shop with overhead door access from the driveway to backstage and for construction of stage sets that leads directly to the stage. This backstage area includes a 370 square foot drama storage room for props and costumes, and separate boys and girls dressing rooms connected to a common makeup room. This Performing Arts Center also includes a sound system designed for stage productions and recordings, a video system to allow recording of rehearsals and productions and a large screen projector with an electrically operated screen for video presentations. The sound and lighting control can be operated from the control room during productions, as well as a house position to allow flexibility for performances and rehearsals. The stage has a fully rigged fly-loft to allow stage sets, acoustical shells, and lighting to be flown out overhead and a catwalk to access the auditorium lighting positions for productions. Field House Facilities The Field House – being constructed on the site of the former barn, which was sold and dismantled - is a 22,500 square foot physical education and physical fitness “stand alone” classroom facility at the front of the new campus along State Route 332. This facility will house a fullcourt basketball and volleyball playing area with painted court lines that will be finished with a rubberized playing surface surrounded by a painted, 2-lane indoor track. The main court area is designed

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The state-of-the-art, theatre-style auditorium with seating for 513 includes an accessible orchestra pit for musical productions and a 2,891 square foot stage, a portion of which is shown at far left.

to include two full-length batting cages that consist solely of beam clamps, pulleys, cable, galvanized steel cage frame, net and electric winch. The 7,272 square foot gymnasium area has ample space for overall baseball and softball training. This area could also house a limited indoor football or soccer practice in inclement weather. The field house will also include a fitness center/weight room and a varsity wrestling room that are both approximately 2,000 square feet, an auxiliary program/classroom, a complete varsity locker room with 70 lockers and a complete junior varsity locker room with 67 lockers. The facility will also house a training room, restrooms, shower rooms, laundry and storage areas, along with three offices for various staffing. Other Information Drop-off location and parking

Real Estate Transfers Christopher Roman, MTGLQ Investors LP and Carolyn Rennicker-Sinsel, et al, to Pamela J. Engel, 4.000A, Sherrodsville, $99,200. Darlene M. Creager, Rodney A., Beth A., Michael D. and Jane Wood to Joseph C. and Katherine A. Wollam, 0.276A, Brown Twp., $93,000. Michael J. Anderson and Melissa D. Vance to Michael J. Anderson and Melissa D. Vance Co-Trustees, M-Pire Joint Trust to Dorothy M. Gween, Home Savings Bank Trustee and Dorothy M. Gween Trust, 8.370A, Fox Twp. Willard C. and Patricia A. Balint to Christopher B. Balint, 5.661A, East Twp. Eric E. Johnson and Jennifer T. Ahn to Brian L. Wagner Trustee and Brian L. Wagner Trust, Lots 1511-1512, Lake Mohawk, $385,000. Timothy J. St. John to Robert E. and Ruth D. Miller, Lots 53-55, Lakeshore Park, Orange Twp., $40,000. Richard Moody, Beth Ann Moody Bush, Beverly Caldarelli, Beverly Moody, Maribel Moody and Bradley Bush to Bruner Land Company, Inc., 5.102A, Brown Twp., $18,600. Richard and Maribel Moody, Beth Ann Moody Bush, Bradley Bush, Beverly Caldarelli and Beverly Moody to Charles D. Freeman, 7.0A, Brown Twp., $43,900. Rosemary J. Hopp to Summer Matics and Marlene Miller, Lots 35 and 36, Minerva, $97,000. Carrollton Farmers Exchange Company to Paulette Real Estate Holding LCC, 2.171A, Carrollton, $345,000. George Daniel and Paula J. Dutton to Sajjaad Naazir and Renee A. Bishop-Naazir, Lot 1, Lakeshore, Orange Twp., $72,000. Ronald L. and Janice L. Krumlauf to Ronald L., Janice L. and Bruce L. Krumlauf, Lot 8, Lakeview Allotment, Monroe Twp. Benjamin E. and Stephanie

Geiser to Zachery M. Poole, 6.838A and 1.077A, Harrison Twp., $116,500. Marilyn K. and William A. Jones to Daniel H. and Mona J. Meenan, Lot 647, Lake Mohawk, $4,400. James E. and Debora G. Husted to Nathan C. and Emily B. Springer, Lot 970, Lake Mohawk, $179,000. Dorothy E. Boyle to Frank R. Efinger III and Tina M. Efinger, 2.409A, Brown Twp., $13,000. Elaine D. Seeds, dec’d. to Luke Sigler and Sarah Bray, 13.010A, Perry Twp. Sarah Bryan to Luke Sigler, 13.010A, Perry Twp. Clarence W. and Amelia Gascon to Robert and Martha Reed, Lots 64-67, Malvern. Robert H. and Martha J. Reed to Robert H. and Martha J. Reed, Lots 64-67, Malvern. Dana M. Mackey to Mark A. Richardson, 0.512A, Monroe Twp., $20,000. Stephen D. and Shannon L. Weisbrod to Joseph and Amanda Kakascik, Lots 24 and 25, Thompsons Ridgeview, Harrison Twp., $294,900.

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A view of the front entrance of the new Carrollton High School-Middle School looking west with the high school wing in the foreground and the middle school academic wing in the distance on the west end.

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area: The middle school parent drop-off is at the west end of the building and high school drop-off is at the east end. The north student parking lot has 168 spaces and the teacher/ visitor lots have 95 spaces, of which 7 are handicapped. Some will also be marked for carpool and fuel-efficient vehicles to comply with the Leadership in Energy and Environment requirements. Kitchen-Cafeteria: The middle school and high school will use the same dining area that has seating for 356. Plans are for three separate lunches. The kitchen has been designed and built to accommodate the entire K-12 building. The future elementary is designed with a separate dining hall. Furnishings: All furnishings in the building are new and included in the budget. Auctions for old items: Furnishings not being used in the new, unified Carrollton elementary school will be auctioned online beginning May 24. Details will follow soon. Disposition of old buildings: The budget for construction also includes the abatement and demolition of Bell-Herron Middle School (not including the gymnasium), Augusta Elementary and Dellroy Elementary Schools. These buildings are scheduled for demolition by the end of October. The Free Press Standard expresses its appreciation to Supt. Dr. David Quattrochi, Director of Programs Ed Robinson, Shook Construction Project Manager Andrew Lowther and Lesko Architects Moh Ayat and David Andreano for providing the above information. Also to Mackenzie Kaser, a Shook Construction Project Engineer who conducted a recent private tour for The FPS Editor Kimberly Lewis and a staff member.

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Free Press Standard | OBITUARIES

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Henry Rohr

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Carroll County to benefit from DeWine’s proposals

Obituaries Jerry L. Sell

At an audience of county children services agency leaders last Lawrence (Larry) Henry Rohr Jerry L. Sell, 69, of Dover, week in Columbus, includpassed at age 77. Ohio, died Tuesday afternoon, ing Kate Offenberger, Carroll He was born March 10, 1941 March 5, 2019 in the CommuCounty Job and Family Services and went home March 6, 2019 nity Hospice Truman House at Director, Gov. Mike DeWine at Arbors at Minerva.  New Philadelphia. announced an unprecedented He was preceded in death by He was born May 23, 1949 in 95 percent increase in the state’s his parents, Henry Rohr and Dennison, Ohio, and was the investment in protecting abused Agnes (Rambo) Rohr.  son of Lois Ann Lightell Sell of and neglected children. He will be missed by Mary New Philadelphia, Ohio, and That $74 million announceJane (Archer) Rohr; daughthe late Willard Dean Sell.  In ment, along with related spendter, Julie (Rohr) Griffith; and addition to his father, he was ing proposals, makes good on son, Todd (Marla) Rohr.  He preceded in death by a daugha campaign promise that Ohio leaves behind grandchildren, ter, Kristy Lee Sell. should not be last in the nation Heather Griffith, Cheyenne Jerry worked various jobs when it comes to the state’s reMyers, Phoenix Rohr and Tythroughout his lifetime, insponsibility for funding such a ler Mathes.   Siblings left becluding employment at the critical program. hind are Michael Rohr, Julie Scio Pottery, The Times-Re“This proposed investment is (Jim) Baltrinic, Fred Rohr, and porter, and  many years as a very needed in Carroll County. Phillip (Johanna) Rohr. He has coal miner.  He was Christian We have experienced a signifiseveral nieces and nephews. He by faith and enjoyed watching cant increase in placement costs loved gardening and sharing football on television, most for the multi-system youth who the crop. He was a member of the Fishing Club, Garden Club, particularly the Ohio State Buckeyes. are remaining in agency custoand Hunters Club. He was a huge supporter of Disabled Veterans. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Samantha dy for longer periods of time, Funeral services were Monday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the Gotschall L. Mauge of Bowerston, OH; a son, Jerry Lynn Sell of Clearwater, increased demands for intensive Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Chaplain Jonathan FL; a brother, Doug (Susie) Sell of Carrollton, OH; nine grand- homebased services to famiTokosh officiating. Burial took place at Sunset Hills Burial Park children and a great-grandson. lies and children with complex in Canton Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. Calling hours were held A memorial service was conducted Sunday, March 10, 2019 in needs and the lack of a sufficient Sunday, March 10 from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of the Dellroy United Methodist Church, 1 W. Main St., Dellroy, number of local foster homes to flowers, the family has asked that donations be sent to Disabled OH with  Rev. Kenneth Ogg officiating.  Interment of his ashes provide care for our children,” Veterans Wounded Warrior Project, and/or Hospice of Alliance.  will take place at a later date at Longview Cemetery in Bowerston.  Offenberger said. We want to thank Hospice and Arbors for the care and support The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville is handling “Gov. DeWine is standing up they have given. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the arrangements. Contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to for the vulnerable children and online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome. the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 70 families of Carroll County,” she W. Streetsboro St., Suite #201, Hudson, OH 44236. To leave an continued. Jeffrey L. Ramold online condolence message please visit the funeral home website. “This investment will help us address the crisis in our children Jeffrey L. Ramold, 60, of Carrollton, died March 5, 2019 at AultDale Dowdell services system by providing man Hospital. funding for the rising placeHe was born Dec. 7, 1958 in Nebraska City, NE, the son of GerDale Dowdell, 76, of Carrollton, passed away early Tuesday ment costs, serving families ald and Vera Lee (Fitzekam) Ramold. morning, March 12, 2019 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Oho. struggling with addiction and Jeff liked fishing, hunting, and gardening. A son of the late Fred and Viola Sell Dowdell, he was born Feb. 9, mental illness, supporting relaHe is survived by his wife, Teresa Ramold; two daughters, Les- 1943 in Canton, Ohio. tives who are caring for children lie (Kris) Norton and Lisa (Jake) Lusic; six grandchildren, Hailey, Dale was a member of the Carroll County Antique Collectors impacted by parental substance Roxanne, Callie, Luke, Jake, and Josh; father, Gerald “Jerry” Ra- Club and the United Presbyterian Church. use, preventing children from mold; two brothers, Carl and James; and two sisters, Christine and He is survived by his wife, the former Connie Reed; two daugh- coming into foster care, and Cindy. ters, Christine Dowdell of Minerva and Sherry (David) Rader of providing more suitable placeHe was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Lee Ramold. North East Maryland; two step-sons, Kenny Tinlin of Carrollton A memorial service was held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Carroll- and Dale (Bobbie Jo) Tinlin of Carrollton; two grandchildren; a ments for children who do have to come into custody,” Offenton Baptist Temple in Carrollton, Ohio. sister, Karen (Dave) Johnson of Carrollton; and nephew, Roy (Car- berger added. His final resting place is Sunset Hills Burial Park in Canton.  la) Dowdell II of New Philadelphia. In addition to increasing the Condolences to the family may be made at Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, State Child Protection AllocaRoy G. Dowdell. tion by $30 million per year, Funeral services will be Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. in up from $60 million, to give CARROLL COUNTY BIDDING NOTICE Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Rev. Lewis Johnston offi- struggling county agencies the INVITATION TO BID ciating. Burial will follow in Harlem Springs Cemetery. Visitation ability to pay the rising costs of CAR VAR GR PHASE 2 PID# 99488 will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Funeral home.  serving children, Gov. DeWine Sealed bids, in accordance with Carroll County's plans and specifications for the CAR VAR GR PHASE 2 PID# 99488 in Carroll County, Ohio, will be received at the Offices of the Carroll County Commissioners, County Courthouse, 119 S. Lisbon St., Carrollton, Ohio 44615, until 9:30 am local time on April 1, 2019, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked: BID - CAR VAR GR PHASE 2 PID# 99488 Specifications and other contract documents are on file for review at, and copies of same may be obtained from: Carroll County Engineer's Office, 200 Kensington Rd NE, Carrollton, Ohio 44615. (Phone 330-627-4110) The Engineer’s Estimate for this project is: $150,000.00 Construction Work shall be completed 210 Calendar Days after date of Notice to Proceed. Each bid shall be in conformity with the Ohio Revised Code and all bids and certificates shall be upon the forms furnished with the specifications. All bids shall be delivered to the offices of the Carroll County Commissioners at or prior to the date and hour specified for receiving bids. In the case of corporations not chartered in the State of Ohio, the bid shall be accompanied by a proper certificate of the Secretary of State, certifying that such corporation is authorized to do business in Ohio. "Disadvantaged Business (DBE) Requirement. DBE participation goals (Subcontracts, materials, supplies) have been set on this project for those certified as DBE's in accordance with the TEA - 21 (1998) and 49 CFR, Part 26, and qualified to bid with ODOT under Chapter 5525 of the Ohio Revised Code (O.C. R.)". The DBE Goal for this project is: 3% Each bidder shall be in current good standing on the Ohio Department of Transportation Pre-qualified Contractors List kept by the Office of Contracts. Construction work shall be subject to the Federal prevailing wage rates established for Ohio by the Secretary of Labor’s general wage decision. The Carroll County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received which is deemed most favorable to the County at the time and under the conditions stipulated. The commissioners further declare that they will award the contract for this project to the lowest and best bid, which may not necessarily be the lowest bid. No single factor will control the Board's decision to award, and the Board reserves the right to exercise its full discretion. Bidders shall comply with the Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity requirements set forth in the specifications. A Bidder / Contractor will be deemed committed to the goal of such bid conditions by submitting a properly signed bid. Each bidder must insure that all employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin. Record Retention – As the LPA, ODOT or the United States government may legitimately request from time to time, the contractor agrees to make available for inspection and/or reproduction by the LPA, ODOT or United States government, all records, books, and other documents of every kind description that relate to this contract. Drug-Free Work Place – The Contractor and all subcontractors for this project must be enrolled in the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Drug-Free Workplace Program or in a similar program approved by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and in good standing with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Contractors that are not previously enrolled in a drugfree workplace program must enroll in such a program within 10 days of the bid opening. Any Contractor that does not meet this requirement will have their bid deemed non-responsive and cannot be awarded the contract. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CARROLL COUNTY /s/ Janice Leggett Janice Leggett, Clerk Posted February 28, 2019 Published in The Free Press Standard March 7, 14 & 21, 2019

announced: - $25 million for multi-system youth will prevent parents from having to relinquish custody of children with developmental disabilities or severe mental illness so that they can get the treatment they need; - $8.5 million to support struggling grandparents and other kin care providers who unexpectedly find themselves caring for children, and to invest in recruiting much-needed foster parents; - $5.5 million to expand the Bridges program for youth who emancipate from our system without achieving permanency; - $4.5 million to expand evidence-based programs like Ohio START, which Carroll County has been implementing the past few months, and 30 Days to Family to prevent children from coming into foster care; - $2.6 million to help our caseworkers be more efficient and productive in the field. “The Governor is saving a system in crisis and making wise investments,” Offenberger said. “These programs will alleviate the pressure on our county agency budget, which has struggled to pay rising costs. But more importantly, he is saving children and families by improving their chance for a better future,” she added. Carroll County is a longstanding member of Public Children Services Association of Ohio, which is working with county agencies across the state and other stakeholders to support the Governor’s proposals. “The Governor’s leadership, with the support of his Administration, will afford Ohio’s vulnerable children and families the quality services that will strengthen our state across the board. As an association, we stand ready to work with our local legislators on the Governor’s proposals,” Offenberger said.

Mangun, Tubaugh to lead Board of Elections A new chairman has been elected by the Carroll County Board of Elections and a new director has been appointed by the Board. At a reorganizational meeting held March 4, Jeff Mangun, a Republican, was elected chairman of the four-member board who includes John Barnett and Georgette Huff, both Democrats, and Robyn Sutton, a Republican. Amanda Tubaugh, a Democrat, was named director, succeeding Vickie Reed, a Republican, who is deputy director. Office clerks are Polly Jones and Bobbi Jo Tinlin. Regular meetings for 2019 have been set for the second Monday of each month, except for May when the board will meet at May 7 at 5:30 a.m. for a special election and Nov. 5 at 5:30 a.m. for general election. All meetings will be held in the Carroll County Board of Elections office on the ground level of the Carroll County Courthouse. Shown in the above photo seated in front are Vicki Reed, deputy director, and Amanda Tubaugh, director. Standing (from left) are Board Members Robyn Sutton, John Barnett, Jeff Mangun and Georgette Huff.

Grand jury indicts six during March session During a half-day session March 6, the Carroll County grand jury returned six indictments after hearing testimony from eight witnesses. According to Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Steven D. Barnett, indictments were returned against the following: CASSY R. JENSEN, 39, of 10003 Linden Rd. NW, Minerva, who was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a 5th degree felony, and one count of possessing drug abuse instruments, a 2nd degree misdemeanor. Barnett said Minerva police

officers allegedly discovered Jensen in possession of mathamphetamine and syringes while investigating another matter Jan. 23. MOLLY A. O’CONNOR, 36, of 14249 Iowa Ave., Alliance, and THOMAS C. BOALS, 19, of 20455 N. Benton West Rd., North Benton, were each indicted on one count of trespassing in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present, each 4th degree felonies. O’Connor was also indicted on one count of possession of heroin, a 5th degree felony; one count of possessing drug abuse

LEGAL NOTICE In the matter of Cole and Emma Johnston, et. al., requesting that the Board of Commissioners of Carroll County proceed to vacate a roadway described as follows: Situated in the Township of Center, County of Carroll and State of Ohio; known as and being a part of the Northwest and Southwest Quarters of Section 2, Township 15N of Range 6, also being a portion of Pollard Road. A complete legal description is available by contacting the Commissioners’ Office at 119 S. Lisbon Street, Suite 201, Carrollton, Ohio 44615 or 330-627-4869 or online at A viewing by the Commissioners is scheduled for April 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the site of the road. A public hearing will be held on April 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ meeting room in the Courthouse (119 S. Lisbon Street, Suite 201, Carrollton, Ohio). The public is invited to attend both meetings. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CARROLL COUNTY /s/ Janice E. Leggett Janice E. Leggett, Clerk Supervisor Posted March 7, 2019 Published in The Free Press Standard March 14 and March 21, 2019

instruments, a 2nd degree misdemeanor, and one count of drug paraphernalia offenses, a 4th degree misdemeanor. Boals was indicted on an additional count of burglary, a 3rd degree felony; one count of possessing criminal tools, a 5th degree felony, and one count of petty theft, a 1st degree misdemeanor. The Prosecutor said Carroll County Sheriff’s deputies responded Jan. 30 to investigate a break-in at a cabin in the Leesville Lake/Sherrodsville area where Boals is alleged to have entered. The investigation revealed several items were removed from that cabin and found in the nearby woods. Upon further investigation by deputies, both O’Connor and Boals were allegedly found inside a second nearby cabin, where they did not have permission to be. O’Connor was subsequently found in possession of heroin, syringes, and other drug paraphernalia. Several items, including gloves, screwdrivers, and a hammer that were allegedly used to facilitate the break-in of the first cabin, were also discovered by deputies. HARVEY L. STRAUSBAUGH, 54, of 6345 Center St. SW, Carrollton, was indicted on one count of domestic violence, a 4th degree felony. It is alleged that Strausbaugh assaulted a family member Feb. 5 at his Perry Twp. residence. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Strausbaugh

was previously convicted of domestic violence in Ashtabula County. CHRISTOPHER A. BARNHOUSE, 26, of 2434 Melody Lane, Carrollton, was indicted on one count of abduction, a 3rd degree felony; one count of possession of drugs, a 5th degree felony; one count of domestic violence, a 1st degree misdemeanor, and one count of domestic violence, a 4th degree misdemeanor. It is alleged that Carroll County Sheriff’s deputies responded Feb. 3 to a Carrollton area residence for a domestic disturbance involving Barnhouse and his parents. Prosecutor Barnett said it is alleged that Barnhouse allegedly assaulted his mother, also restraining her, using her as a “human shield.” During the course of the investigation, Barnhouse was also allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine. DOUGLAS P. PINKERTON JR., 34, of 108 ½ Grant Blvd., Minerva, was indicted on two counts of assault, each 4th degree felonies. It is alleged that Pinkerton allegedly assaulted a Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy and Village of Carrollton Police officer during a disturbance Feb. 21 caused by Pinkerton while he was being housed in the Carroll County jail. Arraignment hearings are scheduled for Thursday, March 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m. before Carroll County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael V. Repella II.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Looking Back Compiled by Don Rutledge

60 YEARS AGO From 1959 FPS Files Three 1958 Carrollton High School graduates completed training at the Elkhart Medical and Dental Technique in Elkhart, IN, and graduated as qualified dental nurses. They included Lou Ann Myers, Janet Hardgrove and Linda Beamer. Atty. I. K. Saltsman was elected president of the Carrollton Rotary Club, succeeding Joe Butler. Miss Janet Boggs of New Harrisburg told about her year-long stay in Scotland as an IFYE delegate at the annual Carroll County 4-H Advisors banquet. Charles Temple, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Temple of Carrollton, was the 1959 winner of the Roy D. Metcalf award as outstanding man at Kent State University. Mrs. Walter Bell was elected president of the newly-organized women’s club, Alpha Soroses, in Malvern. 50 YEARS AGO From 1969 FPS Files Miss Johnna McCauley, a senior at Carrollton High School, was named a district winner in the American Legion’s 1968 Americanism and Government test. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Kishman’s IGA newly-completed store in Carrollton. Karen L. Saylor was recommended for the appointment of home economics agent for the Carroll County Extension Service. Five Carrollton area men, representing a total of 79 years of save driving, were among 77 employees of Columbia Gas of Ohio’s Alliance Division recognized at a breakfast in Alliance. Local award winners included Paul Temple, local gas company manager, 32 years; Herman Miller, 18 years; Ramon Carson, 14 years; Raymond (Dale) Mallarnee, 10 years, and Robert Walter, five years. Twenty young men filled Carroll County’s Induction Call No. 227 for March into the Armed Forces. They included Kenneth Beamer, Jon Paul Grove, Robert R. Threatt, Kenneth L. Bennett, Gary R. Leatherberry, David J. Bertini, Willard C. Balint, Roy A. S. Huff, Paul L. Fritchley, Delmer L. Wilson, Dale R. Mitchell, Earl D. Warner, Ronald A. Yeager, Rickey W. Shafer and Charles Leroy Knight, plus Enlistees Loy Keith Leggett, James L. DeNicola, Dean Beamer, Donald J. Eish and John J. Kemmer. 40 YEARS AGO From 1979 FPS Files A 7:51 p.m. March 13 explosion completely destroyed four classrooms at Conotton Valley High School, but no one was hurt. Tom Walters was named superintendent of Minerva Local Schools, succeeding Donald H. Cassidy. Joy Smith and Valerie Wohlwend were named Jayceettes of the Month for February. They jointly chaired the project, Make a Child Smile. Lisa Baldwin, a senior at Carrollton High School, was crowned the school’s 1979 Music Prom Queen. Members of her court were Trisha Johnson, Kim Mallarnee, Karen Miser and Charlotte Cummings. 30 YEARS AGO From 1989 FPS Files The five administrative contracts approved by the Carrollton Board of Education included Fred Boggs, Bell-Herron Middle School principal; Michael Maiorca, assistant superintendent; Mrs. Julie Shuman, Gifted and Talented coordinator; Craig Winters, Carrollton elementary school principal, and Patrick Peterman, assistant principal at Carrollton High School. Nancy S. Feller of Malvern, was appointed executive secretary of the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce. Carrollton basketball seniors and award winners were pictured in the March 16, 1979 issue of The FPS holding a Senate League Champs banner. They included Rob Main, Jon Rinkes, Chris Barto and Bart Wilking. 20 YEARS AGO From 1999 FPS Files Scott Kocher, a Malvern 8th grader, and Bethany Stine, an 8th grader at Carrollton’s Bell-Herron Middle School, were named winner and runner-up, respectively, of the Carroll County spelling bee. Kocher’s older sister, Megan, won the County spelling bee in 1995. Billie Rowe was sworn in as a member of Minerva Village Council. Barb Lumley’s Bar-B-Hills Red and White dairy herd received the Manager of the Year award at the Carroll County Dairy Promotion Board’s banquet. Marissa June Kinney and Travis Snode were named Students of the Month for February at Carrollton High School where both were seniors. Finishing as runners-up in their respective weight classes at the state wrestling tournament were B. Jenkins, 125-pound junior; Senior Nick Taylor, 119-pound, and Sophomore Kenny Wilson, 112-pound. 10 YEARS AGO From 2009 FPS Files Robert Hanshaw was sworn in as the new councilman at Dellroy. Carrollton’s Robert Burkhart, a sophomore, placed seventh at the state wrestling tournament. For the third time in the past 11 years, a Minerva Middle School student was the runner-up in the regional spelling bee in Canton. Samantha Jordan, a 7th grader, lost out from winning the regional event when she misspelled the word “philately”.

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Free Press Standard | OPINION

Pastor’s Pen

When I was growing up my father worked as a bakery driver on the east side of Cleveland. Many of you reading this article will not know what I’m talking about since that job no longer exists. Convenience stores weren’t around back then, so bread, rolls, cakes and similar items were delivered to your door. Dad worked long hours, so I usually only saw him on the weekend. Because our family didn’t have much money, family activities often consisted of a ride in the car, with my mom preparing a picnic supper. When Sunday afternoon came around, we would hop in the car. Dad normally had a destination in mind, but he didn’t like to use roadmaps. As a result, we drove on many back roads that the average tourist would have avoided. But dad insisted he was never lost. He would say, “If we end up where we wanted to go, we weren’t lost. We were just taking a scenic route.” I use roadmaps, but I still love the back roads. Nevertheless, I have been lost many times – not on the highway but trying to find my way in life. There have been many times when I was not sure about what to do next. Family concerns, health problems, an uncertain future, and many other worries made me wonder if I was going in the right direction. One solution when we face such worries is to keep going and hope things turn out okay. But that is a risky road to travel. Thankfully we have a map that will show us the way and we need to use it. The words of Jesus are our roadmap. His words point us in the right direction in life. There was a time the disciples of Jesus were uncertain of where they were headed. Jesus explained, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” When we follow Jesus and allow Him to be the Way, we will never be lost. And the journey on such a spiritual highway will be filled with love, joy, hope and peace. Pastor Jim Painting

This St. Paddy’s Day, don’t rely on the ‘Luck o’ the Irish’ For decades, Americans across the country have come together to celebrate their Irish heritage (Irish or not) over a pint of green beer and community festivities. Sadly, all this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home. In 2017 alone, 59 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18). The act of drinking and driving can rip people from their friends and loved ones forever. For this reason, Safe Communities Carroll County is working to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving. Even one drink can be one too many. If you’re heading out for the Irish festivities, plan ahead and remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving Tragically, March 17 has become a dangerous holiday on our nation’s roads. According to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, more than one-third (37%) of all motor vehicle crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. The early hours of March 18, 2017, were the most dangerous. Between midnight and 5:59 a.m., three-fourths (75%) of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. During the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period in Carroll County there were two crashes, none resulted in a fatality and none were alcohol related crashes! “St. Patrick’s Day should be a fun holiday for our community members, but we expect everyone to take responsibility for their actions,” said Natasha Yonley, Safe Communities coordinator. “Whether you’re driving yourself or your friends, make sure you stay sober or plan for a sober ride home. Remember: It’s not just about you. There are other people on the roads who want to get where they are going safely. Don’t let alcohol cause you to be a risk to yourself and others on the road. Drinking and driving is an act of selfishness. Before you put your keys in the ignition, remind yourself: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If you feel a buzz, you are in no shape to drive.” Drunk driving isn’t the only risk on the road: Drug-impaired driving is also an increasing problem on our nation’s roads. If drivers are impaired by any substance—alcohol or drugs— they should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Driving

while impaired is illegal, period. The bottom line is this: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. It’s that simple. Drinking and driving should never be combined. It’s essential to plan a sober ride in advance if the holiday celebration will include alcohol. The alternative could change your life, not to mention the lives of your passengers, of pedestrians, or of other drivers and passengers nearby. This holiday season, Safe Communities Carroll County urges drivers to designate a sober driver before heading out for the evening. If you plan on drinking, plan on not driving. Safe Communities Carroll County has partnered with three local restaurants to provide a designated driver incentive this year on Saint Patrick’s Day. Check out Knickers Bar and Grill for Designated Driver incentives. Also, check out the Safe Communities Facebook ( ccsafecommunities) for additional locations as they become available. Thank you to these local businesses for helping to acknowledge the importance of designating a driver. First and foremost: Plan ahead. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously—your friends are relying on you. Party with a Plan Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely. If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact Local Law Enforcement. Have a friend who is about to drive after drinking? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely. If you are buzzed, do not drive. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. As of March 12, Carroll County has had one traffic-related fatality and Ohio has had 147 traffic-related fatalities. In 2018, at this same time Carroll County had two traffic related fatalities. Safe Communities Carroll County is led by the Carroll County General Health District. For more information regarding Safe Communities Carroll County please contact Natasha Yonley, MPH, CPH, Safe Communities Coordinator at 330-627-4866 ext. 1526 or

Backyard Homesteading Workshop set The Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its Backyard Homesteading Workshop on Thursday, March 14, 6 p.m., at the Friendship Center, 100 Kensington Road N.E., Carrollton. This month’s topics are “Raising Small Animals, such as Rabbits: Meat and Marketing;”

“Chickens: Various Uses for Small Scale;” and “Other Small Animals to Consider.” To register for this free workshop, call 330-627-9852. Those interested may register up to March 14. For a full list of upcoming meetings, see www.carrollswcd. org/backyard-homesteading.


U.S. Marine Corps, ret. Albert Braun was born Sept. 5, 1889, on a farm where the city of Los Angeles now sits. He grew to be a tall, muscular young man and 26 years later, he was ordained as a Franciscan friar. As Father Braun, his first assignment was a missionary among Mescalero Apaches in southern New Mexico, where he grew to love and respect the native culture. He diligently built the Mescalero church, St. Joseph’s Apache Mission, from stone and mortar he quarried by hand in the Sacramento Mountains. It is now on the National Registry of Historic Places. When the United States entered World War I, Father Braun served as an Army chaplain in France and caught shrapnel in his right jaw during the battle of the Argonne Forest. He bandaged it himself and continued, unarmed delivering last rites and helping the wounded through a bloody night that would ultimately earn him a Purple Heart. After World War I, he joined the Army Reserves and continued his missionary work in California and New Mexico. In 1940, a year after the Mescalero church was completed, Father Braun was called to active duty by the Army and assigned to the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay, Philippines. He was taken

prisoner by the Japanese in 1942 and survived the Bataan Death March. His ability to smuggle in bananas and vaccine for all the prisoners earned him the nickname “Al Capone” by his fellow prisoners. He suffered through torture, beatings and disease. He led the POWs in prayer and kept their spirits up while his weight fell from 195 to 115 pounds. He was liberated in 1945 and received the Legion of Merit and the Silver Star before retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1949. After World War II, Father Braun taught school in a poor part of Phoenix, largely populated by Mexican-Americans. He also became a life member of the American Legion and served as department chaplain. In his later years, he received the Arizona Medal of Honor and was named to the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. Most of our veterans continue to contribute in a very positive way to our communities throughout the United States, and elsewhere, after they are discharged or retire from the service. There are many untold interesting stories to be told. I encourage you all to ask those family members and friends about their service to their country. They themselves along with their stories should not be forgotten. Also, those on the battle field right now should not be forgotten. Please keep them in your prayers.

Letter to the Editor As I was motoring  down Route 43  to Carrollton to visit some folks in the Carroll Health Center (I like to refer to it as “The Cottage” because it looks like a cottage on the outside) jamming big time to Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On;” eating my donut; enjoying the ride when all of a sudden I saw a big billboard on the side of the road that said, “KEEP YOUR DOG INSIDE.” At first, I thought how cool it is that we are reminded to keep our pets inside in bad weather. But, once I scarfed down my donut and cleared my brain from the sugar, I said to myself, “Self. Why in the world do we need to put a reminder on a billboard to keep our dog inside due to 6-below degrees or tornado’s approaching or 100-degree summer days? I mean, I don’t  see billboards messaging “KEEP YOUR CHILDREN INSIDE.” Although, I do have a short story about that. I mean about keeping the kids outside. My mom and dad lived right next door to us here at the Lake. They came  here in 1967 and we moved here in 1970. Jimmy was 3, Jason was 1 and the girls came later. Eventually, the boys were in kindergarten/grade school. I LOVED that yellow bus. Loved it! Loved whoever invented that yellow bus. Get up in the morning; feed them; dressed them; bundled them up; gave them their lunch bag and hoped and prayed the big yellow  bus would be on time. Anyway, one January we had a very heavy snow storm. School was cancelled for almost 2 weeks. I knew it was cold outside, but having those boys inside day-in and day-out was nutso. So I bundled them up; put the snow boots on and out they went. I sat down in my wingbacked chair and gave a sigh of relief. I just didn’t realize how long they were out there when I got a call from my Mom. “Terry Rae! Do you know your children have been outside in the cold weather for an hour! Go get your boys and take them inside!” I gave some thought on what she told me to do, but I was in my  chair eating  a donut. “No, mom. They are not coming in! I have two more donuts to eat!” She  said, “Terry!  I am going to send your father outside and tell him to take your boys in your house!” The next thing I heard was my Dad  bringing  the boys in my house. As I looked at Jimmy’s and Jason’s rosy cold cheeks, my Dad said he was not going to leave them with me yet, but rather he was going to take them to their house for a little bit; let them warm up and then he will bring them back. I told him I appreciated that. Then away they went. A couple hours later, my Dad called to tell me the boys are coming home. My Dad was a peach. Calm, cool and collected. BUT HE had instructions for ME: “TERRY RAE. KEEP YOUR CHILDREN INSIDE!!”                                                                              (Love that billboard) Terry Vahila Malvern


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Sherry’s Book Corner Hi kids! Have you ever been down and out and thought no one really cared? Think again! Somebody does care and loves you. I found this story very eye opening! You know, the kind that grabs at your heart and never lets go. Sometimes we need to read these types of stories to keep our mind in check with ourselves and the world. Just like our main character, Castle. Due to the way he is raised, he has a hard time doing what’s right, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t try. I think you will like another main character like I do. His name is Mr. Charles. He owns a small neighborhood market. Almost every day Castle would buy a package of sunflower seeds from Mr. Charles. Soon they became friends. Mr. Charles sensed that Castle had talent. Soon, he made up a special motto just for him. “You can’t be great if you’re late!” Now what do you suppose that means? You’ll just have to read the story to find out!

By Sherry Kline Bolitho

Until next time, believe in yourself because others believe in you! Your friend, Sherry Sherry Kline Bolitho Children’s Book: Title: Ghost Track: Book 1 Author: Jason Reynolds Publisher: Simon & Schuster Price: $17.99 Age group: 10-adult Available at the Carroll County District Library Castle Cranshaw, soon to be known as Ghost, lives with his mother at Glass Manor. It is a certain kind of neighborhood. The kind where your no-name sneakers fit too sloppy, your clothes are two sizes too big, and your mother cuts your hair and everyone knows it. Ghost wants to play ball, but he ends up on a track team instead. His coach says it will make him a better ball player if he runs track. Ghost is fast. His talent for speed is extraordinary. But he also has a talent for anger. With the help of those who care about him and his future, he soon finds out what it means to be a team player. 

Events Calendar ONGOING EVENTS BLUE CREW Prayer Walk in Dellroy every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. Check Christ Community Church calendar at or Facebook posts for specific Prayer Walks. Have a prayer request? Contact 330735-2127 or cccmsa@loveled. org. CAREGIVER SUPPORT Group at The Friendship Center from 2:30-4:30 p.m. every 3rd Monday of each month. For more info. call Pat Lake, RN at 800-945-4250 ext. 4901. CARROLL COUNTY Democratic Central & Executive Committee meeting in the lower level of the Friendship Center at 6 p.m. the following 2019 dates: Apr. 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. THIS WEEK EVENTS DAFFODIL FINGER Print Painting with local art instructor Jackie Poz at the C.C. Arts Center, 204 W. Main St., March 15 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes materials and supplies. Space is limited. Register at Eventbrite or call the Center at 330-627-3739 to reserve your spot and make payment arrangements. RIBS & CRAB legs at Carrollton Vet’s Club March 15. FISH FRY at VFW March 16 from 5-8 p.m. Take-out available. Open to the public. Music by Keith Barnett from 6-8 p.m. LUCKY CHARM Bingo presented by Sherrodsville Lion’s Club (80 Hill Dr., Sherrodsville), March 16. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6:30 p.m. One packet play is $20 and $5 for each additional. SPAGHETTI DINNER at Amsterdam VFW hosted by Post 232 Auxiliary, March 16 from 3-7 p.m. All proceeds benefits Bergholz VFD. SPAGHETTI DINNER at

Mt. Zion UM Church, 2004 Bellflower Rd., Minerva, March 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dinners by donation. Carry-out available. Everyone welcome! Benefits Trustee Board of the church. CAREGIVER SUPPORT Group at The Friendship Center, March 18 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. For more info. call Pat Lake, RN at 800-945-4250 ext. 4901. UPCOMING EVENTS LIVING ART Series: Succulent Plant & Sip Event at Knickers Sports Bar & Grill, 1130 Meadowbrook Ln. NE, March 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. Your first sip is on us! RSVP by March 18. Call the Art Center at 330-627-3739 to make required prepayment of $35 to reserve your spot. SPAGHETTI DINNER & Auction at Leesville Faith Community Chapel Annex (St. Rt. 212 on the circle in Leesville), March 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Auction to begin at 6:30. Carry-out available. Adults $8, kids age 4-9 $4, under 3 free. Proceeds benefit SURE Thing Missions trip to WV in June. For more info. call the church at 740-269-9024. RIGATONI DINNER at Minerva Senior Center (1200 Valley St.), March 31 from noon-2:30 p.m. Dinner includes rigatoni, tossed salad, garlic bread, cupcake & beverage. Donations are accepted. For more information call 330868-6004 or stop by the Center. Thank you for your continued support! SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet April 9 at 5 p.m. Program presented by Jackie Ludwig - Make and Take Craft. Fee required. Call for details 330-936-2211. SUBURBAN GARDEN Club April meeting - must call

330-936-2211 for details about location and fee. 4TH ANNUAL Harrison Career Center FFA Tractor, Truck, Engine & Car Show, May 5 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Harrison Co. Fairgrounds (550 Grant St., Cadiz, OH). Admission is by donation. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Benefits the Harrison Career Center FFA. Join us for food, music & family fun! For more info. contact 330-440-5578 or email: SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet May 14 at 6 p.m. at C.C. District Library. Program on Container Planting by members. Bring container. Fee for plants used. SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet June 11 at 1:30 p.m. at C.C. District Library. Presenting program for Summer Reading Participants. SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet July 2 at 6 p.m. at Carroll County Arts Center. Program on creating flower arrangements for display at art center. SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at C.C. District Library. Program demonstration by Chef Eric.  SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at C.C. District Library. Master Gardener Program on Growing and Drying Herbs. SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at C.C. District Library. Pumpkin Painting. Bring brushes. Preparing for Holiday Tree. SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at C.C. District Library. Christmas arrangement design. Bring container and greenery.  SUBURBAN GARDEN Club to meet Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at Donna’s Deli. Annual Christmas Gala and officer installation. Fee to attend.

Augusta News Garrett, Hull are elders at Stillfork Presbyterian Robert Garrett and Homer Hull were installed as elders of Stillfork Presbyterian Church in Augusta by Rev. Ryan Hale at a recent Sunday service. Ash Wednesday services held Ash Wednesday services were

held this Wednesday at Corinth United Presbyterian Church with a soup and salad dinner preceding the services. Gorsuch sisters perform Jacquelin and Calliege Gorsuch, daughters of Rich and Arry Gorsuch, participated in their first competition for Misty

Karlen’s Dance group in Boardman. Jacquelin scored a gold with a second place in her age division and was also in the top ten recognition for her solo. Calliege scored a gold award for her first solo and also finished in the top ten in her age division.

Coalition for a Drug-Free Carroll County

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Commissioners proclaim March as Developmental Disabilities Month Carroll County Commissioners signed a proclamation for the Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities for the month of March. Seated from left are Cole Starkey, John Lafferty, Commissioner Lewis Mickley and Commissioner Jeffrey Ohler. Standing from left are Jenny Moore, Cindy Jones, Commissioner Bob Wirkner and Director of Carroll Hills programs,

Mathual Campbell. Cole and John were enjoying pajama day at school. There are many activities planned for the month of March. There are bowling events, a Hawaii day, red, white and blue day, crazy hat day, cupcake wars, and many other fun events. Please check their website or call the school for a full list of events, days, and times.

Recently visiting Carroll Hills School are (from left) Carroll County Dairy Princess Runner-Up Tenley Schott, Miss Ohio Matti-Lynn Chrisman, Dairy Princess Shelby Rhodes and Carroll County Ms. Agriculture USA Brittany Rohr.

Rohr named Carroll County Ms. Agriculture USA Queen Brittany Rohr of Kensington, was recently named the 2019 Carroll County Ms. Agriculture USA Queen. Miss Agriculture USA is a new non-profit agriculture promotion organization featuring queens of all ages who promote, celebrate and educate about all the diverse aspects of agriculture. Brittany is the daughter of David and Cheryl Rohr of Kensington. She graduated from The

Ohio State University Agriculture Technical Institute with a degree in Business Management with a specialization in Agriculture. Rohr’s agricultural interests include helping at her family dairy farm, and raising goats. She was an 11-year honor member of Carroll County 4-H and currently a 4-H advisor, she was also a 4-year FFA member, receiving her American degree in 2014.

She is the Office Associate for OSU Extension Carroll County. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling and spending time with family. If you would like Brittany to make an appearance at your event, please contact We are AGvocates for Agriculture! For more information about the Miss Agriculture USA organization, visit

Minerva library to show Mary Poppins sequal, hold Peep-o-Rama Contest Looking to add a touch of magic to your life, or even “just a spoonful of sugar”? Come to Minerva Public Library Tuesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. for a showing of the recently-released Mary Poppins sequel. Listen to new musical numbers and watch as Mary Poppins works her magic on the lives of the now-grown Banks children. All ages are welcome and no registration is required. So what are you waiting for? Spit spot! Speaking of sweet things, the Minerva Public Library is gearing up for its annual Peep-o-Rama Contest. Create a shoebox diorama starring marshmallow peeps Saturday, March 16 from 1-4 p.m. or Monday, March 25 from 2-7 p.m., then enter it into the library’s contest for a chance to win a prize! You bring the diorama theme ideas and the library will provide the shoeboxes, the peeps, and the craft materials. Can’t make it into the library for either Peep-o-Rama makerspace time? You can still make a peep diorama at home and drop it off in the Youth Services Department to enter the contest. All ages are eligible to enter and the deadline for entry is April 1 at 8 p.m. With all the cold weather we’ve been having recently, ev-

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Minerva Library will host its Peep-o-Rama Contest, starring marshmallow Peeps on Saturday, March 16, and Monday, March 25.

eryone is getting antsy from being cooped up indoors… particularly young children. If you’re in search of something to do with these energetic toddlers and preschoolers, consider visiting Minerva Public Library’s Sensory Spot. Dig for leprechaun gold in a bin of rice dyed as green as the Irish countryside, play with the library’s magnetic board, light table, and playdough, and much more! All activities are designed to help develop motor and thinking skills.

The Sensory Spot is open in March on Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturdays by request. No registration is required and no age limit is imposed. Drop in and see what the talk is about! The Minerva Public Library is conveniently located at 677 Lynnwood Dr., one block from US Route 30 in Minerva. For more information, call the library at 330-868-4101, visit the library online at, and follow the library on Facebook.

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Sports Editor

COLUMBUS - For three years, Ben Pasiuk has been so close. Three state runner-up finishes, but all of his work finally paid off. Saturday, March 9 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Pasiuk capped off his historic career for Carrollton with a Division II 160-lb. State Championship with a 6-2 decision over Norwalk’s Ethan Hernandez. After the first period, the match was scoreless. Pasiuk started the second period with an escape followed by Hernandez being hit with his second stall-call, giving Pasiuk a 2-0 lead. Pasiuk extended his lead to 6-1 with a pair of takedowns in the second period to seal the state championship. “It feels amazing,” Pasiuk said after winning the championship. “It’s a tremendous feeling. I don’t know anything better than this feeling. I couldn’t have done it without God...knowing that He’s there to push me through anything, with Him, anything is possible.” As soon as the clock struck zero, Pasiuk stood to his feet, acknowledged all the Warrior fans, including his grandpas, John and Jim, and

mother, Chris. After his hand was raised as champion, he then ran into his father’s arms, sharing a long embrace, as he watched his hard work and dedication to the sport finally pay off. “Honestly, this has been one of the best programs I think in Ohio, the support we have and the coaches we have, they’re always there pushing us. St. Paris Graham is always on top, but they recruit. We have all people who were born in Carrollton and raised there. It’s been great having all these people around me.” Pasiuk ends his season 44-1 and career with an outstanding 203-13 record. “I was pretty confident in him,” Coach Ken Pasiuk said following the championship match. “I’m just so excited for him. He worked hard and you can see what happened.” “Having my dad there, knowing he wants the best for me no matter what...having him there I’ve felt so comfortable,” Pasiuk said about his head coach father. This is Carrollton’s second state champion since 2017, Aidan Pasiuk. As for a dynasty? Coach Pasiuk remained humble and thanked the coaches who preceeded him. “It’s easy to coach here when you have a town like we have. The people who come to our matches and support our kids,” he said. “I

didn’t build that, that’s a lot of people. It takes a lot more than just one person to do that.” Carrollton senior Brandon Daniels won his opening match of the tournament with a 2:21 pin over Bay Village Bay’s Mason Cover but was knocked out of the championship conversation on the second day when Cole Hivnor of Mentor Lake Catholic defeated him in the championship quarterfinal by 12-7 decision. Daniels had one goal on his mind after the loss, finish third. He did just that, in style. He rebounded with a 17-10 win over Indian Valley’s Jake Armstrong in the consolation match to advance to the consolation semifinal. Down 6-5 to Indian Hill’s John Mark Williams with under :10 left in the match, it went to overtime when Williams was called for his second stall of the match, tying it at 6-6. Daniels knew he had a chance to win the match in overtime, and he wasted no time. Thirty seconds into overtime, Daniels shot on Williams and grabbed his leg and got in position to take him down to the mat, to win it 8-6. He stood up and beat his chest, yelling “let’s go!” He couldn’t have shown any more emotion after advancing to the third-place match. It was nothing but a revenge match for Daniels. He was set to face Hivnor again.

After the first one-minute period, the match remained 0-0. Daniels took control in the second period, throwing Hivnor to his back and pinning him one-minute into the second period, placing third and ending his career with a record of 171-48. When asked about the high he felt after winning his last high school match, Daniels said: “I’m definetly going to remember that one.” “It’s rough,” Daniels said about wrestling his last match. “I’m going to miss it. A lot. I want to thank my parents for all the support, my coaches, Benny for grinding every day in the wrestling room.” “Having Brandon [Daniels] as a partner all year - we pushed each other and told each other we were going to be state champs,” Ben Pasiuk said. “He lost his one match but he still came back and got third. That shows his character and how determined he is. We’ve been working and busting our butts for this oppurtunity.” As a team, the Warriors finished 10th as a team at state with 44 points. Three others Carrollton wrestlers qualified for the state tournament: Domanick Speelman, David Woolever and Alex Carrothers. Photos by Jordan Miller

Ben Pasiuk jumps into his father’s, Ken, arms after winning the state championship.

Brandon Daniels flexes his muscles after placing third at state.


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Carrollton hires state championship winning coach to lead football program By JORDAN MILLER

Sports Editor

Jim Tsilimos

It didn’t take long for the Carrollton Exempted Village School District to fill their vacant football coaching position. On January 25th, Carrollton’s Head football coach announced his resignation. March 12th, the Carrollton school board approved the hiring of former, long-time Lisbon coach Jim

Tsilimos. “Coach Tsilimos brings a similar type of experience as Phil (Mauro),” Carrollton Superintendent Dr. Dave Quattrochi said. “We are very fortunate to have someone with his expertise come in and coach our fine young men.” Tsilimos spent 25 years with the Lisbon Blue Devils in two stints, being the school’s all-time wins leader with 146. He hung up his whistle in

Malvern junior Tyler Banta (left) wrestles Oak Harbor’s Cameron Dickman during last week’s championship state preliminary match.

Banta knocked out of state tournament on day one

COLUMBUS - For the first time in nearly a decade, the Malvern Hornets had a wrestler qualify for the state tournament. Malvern junior Tyler Banta qualified to state but had a short

trip as he lost his first match to Cameron Dickman of Oak Harbor by a major decision of 17-8. Versailles’ Jacob Poling knocked Banta out of the

2017 but says he’s missed coaching. “After 60 days of retirement, I was kind of bored,” Tsilimos said. “I told my wife, I’m used to being around kids, not retired people.” During his time with the Blue Devils, Tsilimos led the team to a Division V State Championship and 14-0 season in 1995. His team appeared in the Regional Finals in 2003. He’s made eight playoff trips with his three most recent in

2015-2017. “His record speaks for itself,” Dr. Quattrochi said. “I think he will be a great role model and coach at Carrollton. We’re excited to have him.” Tsilimos plans on bringing his expertise to the Carrollton field for the 2019 season. “The number one thing is I’m back in coaching,” Tsilimos said. “I’m going to come to work every day and give 100 percent. That’s how I was raised and

that’s how I learned how to coach.” Tsilimos was named Columbiana County Coach of the Year six times, as recent as 2016. Tsilimos inherits a team which went 5-5 last season and 3-7 the season before under Mauro. “We’re definitely going to run the football and play great run defense,” Tsilimos said. He added that he does plan on keeping Mauro’s coaching staff.

Decker at state state Deckerplaces placeseighth eigth at COLUMBUS - Minerva sent three wrestlers to the state tournament: Ethan Mueller, Jarrett Burress and Drake Decker. Burress went 0-2 in the tournament. Mueller lost his first match, rebounded by winning his second match but was knocked out of the tournament in his second consolation match on Friday. Decker earned himself a spot on the podium with a 1-0 decision over Sandusky Perkins’ Max Oprzadek. Decker wrestled for 7th place and fell by an 8-0 major decision to Batavia’s Brandon Sauter.

FPS Photo | Jordan Miller

tournament in the first round of consolation matches with a 7-5 decision. Banta closes out his Malvern Hornet’s junior season with a winning record of 31-14.

CHS grad places fifth at NCAA nationals CLEVELAND 2017 Carrollton High School graduate Aidan Pasiuk wrestled his way to a fifth-place finish at the Division II NCAA National wrestling tournament last week. Pasiuk lost his opening match of the tournament 3-2 to and fought his way through to make it onto the podium. “"I felt that I wrestled tough, considering I had to work my way back after getting beaten my first match," Pasiuk said in an interview with Andrew Woodley, Wheeling Jesuit’s Sports Information Director.

"There is always room for improvement, and I'll get to show that next year. To be in a team race feels awesome. We walked in this tournament doubted and now are one of the best programs in the country! This just shows where you can be with hard work and discipline." Pasiuk defeated Brody Conner of UIndy 9-2 in the second round of prelims. He went on to pin Bailey Kelly of Maryville in 1:18 and Griffin Osing of Southwest Minn. St. 18-1.

Photo courtesy of Beth Lampe

Sandy Valley Head Coach Gary Offenberger celebrates with a hug from his son, Keegan Offenberger after the Cardinals won the Division III District Title.

Aidan Pasiuk


Cardinals basketball team advances to regionals with win over Garaway By CHRIS MODRANSKI

Sports Writer

Dover – Sandy Valley has had a tough time getting past the Garaway Pirates over the years. The Cardinals have dropped 15 of their last 16 to the Pirates during the last 10 years. That record doesn’t matter anymore. Sandy Valley (19-6) took down Garaway 67-53 to take the Division III District Title this past Friday in front of a packed house at Dover High School to

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Members of the Carrollton cheer competition squad pose together after finishing 15th at the state cheer competition last weekend in Division III.

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Members of the Minerva cheer competition squad pose together after finishing third at the state cheer competition last weekend in Division III.

fouling each play. Fortunately, for the Cardinals their foul shooting was on point converting 16 of 20 attempts securing the victory and sending the Cardinals to the Regional Finals. Sandy Valley’s Demetrius Evens led the way with 16 points. Brodie Kelley added 15 points while Dante Tucci chipped in 14 points. The Cardinals will travel to Athens to play at the Convocation Center Thursday at 6:15 PM against Wheelersburg Pirates.

Strasburg too much for Hornets in district action By CHRIS MODRANSKI

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advance to regionals. This is the third time in school history Sandy Valley has won the District Title and the first time since 1990. The Cardinals got out to an early lead and controlled the game from the tipoff. At one point Sandy Valley had a 20point lead over the Pirates. Despite the lead the Pirates didn’t go away. The rallied off of Braden Yoder’s game-high 25 points, which included seven threes. The Pirates came within five points halfway through the final frame before resorting to

Dover – The Malvern Hornets fell by a final score of 49-40 to the Strasburg Tigers boys’ basketball team Tuesday night during the Division IV District Semifinal matchup held at Dover High School. This is the third time the Hornets (18-8) have lost to the Tigers (19-7) this season. Malvern’s defense was stout early on and kept Strasburg off the scoreboard for the first 4:30 of the game. Malvern’s Kenneth Martin got the Hornets on the scoreboard early after receiving a backdoor cut from Derk Hutchinson which he converted into a layup. The Hornets struggled to score over the next couple of minutes until John

Browning converted a pull-up jumper in the paint. Strasburg’s Mitch Neidenthal ended their drought with a three-pointer which energized the Tiger faithful. The Tiger’s connected on two more straight shots before Browning connected from short range as the first quarter buzzer sounded. Strasburg led 8-6 headed into the second frame. Malvern opened the second quarter by sending the Tigers to the charity line on three of the first four possessions in the frame. The Tigers connected on six of their seven foul shots. Malvern would remain within striking distance at the end of the quarter only trailing by three points at halftime, 19-16. Strasburg came out of the intermission to face off against a feisty Hornet defense which

applied full-court pressure and set double-team traps all over the court. Strasburg’s starting five, all seniors, was able to rely on their experience to fight their way out of the defensive schemes and continued to pour the ball into the basket securing the victory and a trip to the District Title game. Malvern’s John Browning dumped in19 points (9 in the fourth quarter) while Michael Minor and Derk Hutchinson each added eight points. Strasburg’s brothers Mike and Mitch Neidenthal combined for 29 points. DJ Seward poured in 10 points and Jacob Farthing added eight points (six for six from the charity line). Strasburg’s season came to an end on Friday night as they lost to the Hiland Hawks 58-48.

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Congratulations to all area wrestling state qualifiers and placers! Carrollton - Ben Pasiuk 160 lbs. champion

- Brandon Daniels 170 lbs. third place - Alex Carrothers 182 lbs. - David Woolever 106 lbs. - Domanick Speelman 126 lbs.

Minerva - Drake Decker 106 lbs. eighth place

- Jarrett Burress 285 lbs. - Ethan Mueller 132 lbs.

Sandy Valley - Cam Blair 182 lbs. - Jacob Newell 145 lbs.

Malvern - Tyler Banta 126 lbs.


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Tips for staying safe with keyless system Auto manufacturers have long embraced technology that can streamline the automotive experience for drivers. For example, several years ago keyless entry and ignition systems were introduced, initially on high-end vehicles before they became standard on many other models. Keyless entry systems require a fob, which sends a signal to the receiver inside the vehicle. The fob transmits a low-frequency code to the car’s internal computer system, which engages the locks and will allow the driver to push a button on the dashboard or console to start the vehicles. The fob can be stashed away in a pocket or purse and still send the signal, which makes it convenient for drivers. Drivers with arthritis or hand injuries also may find keyless systems an asset. Because fobs work on wireless systems, hackers potentially can intercept the fob-to-car signal. That enables a thief to not only open the vehicle’s doors, but also to potentially drive away as well. Even though the fob/ car security pairing is unique and can create billions of codes, researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands and the University of Birmingham found that, by intercepting the wireless signal just twice, they

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Keyless entry and ignition systems might be convenient, but they require caution and common sense.

could narrow down the possible combinations from billions to just 200,000. After that, a computer can figure out the code in just half an hour and unlock the car. Potentially, a thief can gather car codes as drivers enter their vehicles during the day, then return later to steal a number of cars. Thieves who purchase signal amplifiers also pose a threat. These amplifiers magnify the reach of the fob signal so that a vehicle owner can be in his or her house with the fob, but the thief can walk up to the car and open it — even if the fob is far enough away that it should not

engage. One way to circumvent this is to buy a signal-blocking pouch that can hold the key fob. Also, an old-school steering wheel or gear shift lock is an effective way to provide another layer of protection. Drivers also should be aware of their surroundings as they approach their vehicles. Thieves may count on keyless entry systems to be able to hop into a vehicle once the owner gets within range and drive away. Vehicle technology thrives to make driving as convenient as possible, but some features also may make things more convenient for prospective thieves.


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Tips on how to reduce vehicle maintenance costs Major repairs to a vehicle can be expensive. When unanticipated repairs are necessary, drivers’ budgets can be thrown out of whack, potentially causing a domino effect that compromises their ability to pay their bills on time. Whether your vehicle is brand new, a few years old or reaching milestones on its odometer with every mile driven, there are ways to care for the vehicle so you aren’t caught off guard by costly repairs down the road. • Read your owner’s manual. A vehicle owner’s manual is a great resource that can help drivers keep their cars and trucks running strong for years. Every vehicle, whether it’s purchased brand new from a dealership or preowned from a preowned dealer or private citizen, should come with an owner’s manual. Don’t worry if you purchased a preowned vehicle from a private citizen who lost the manual, as many manufacturers have manuals available for free on their websites. Print manuals may cost some money. Drivers may be able to find their manuals elsewhere online on a site such as, which has thousands of manuals from various automakers available. Once you have the manual in hand or on your computer, visit the maintenance section to familiarize yourself with the manufactur-

er’s recommended maintenance guidelines. Adhering to those guidelines is a great way to keep your car running strong for years on end, and it might just save you from the hassle of sudden expensive repairs. • Protect the engine. The engine is arguably the most expensive part of your vehicle to replace, so protecting it should be a priority. Routine oil changes and oil filter replacements is a great way to protect the engine. Manufacturer guidelines vary

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Whether your vehicle is brand new, a few years old or reaching milestones on its odometer with every mile driven, there are ways to care for the vehicle so you aren’t caught off guard by costly repairs down the road.

in regard to oil change and oil filter replacement intervals, but such recommendations can be found in your manual. • Hone your DIY skills. Drivers also can save money on maintenance by doing some of their own minor vehicle repairs. YouTube is home to many DIY tutorials that can teach drivers how to change their own oil and replace the filters on their vehicles. Routine repairs are relatively easy, and many tutorials can walk you through them step-by-step. Depending on how much you drive, learning to do your own minor vehicle repairs may save you hundreds of dollars per year. • Perform routine inspections. Older vehicles may or may not alert drivers via noises or leaks that they’re in need of repair. Routine inspections of hoses, brakes and tires, which should always be properly inflated, can let drivers know if their vehicles are experiencing problems before those problems grow and become something costly. Vehicle maintenance costs tend to be most expensive when drivers ignore routine maintenance or miss signs that their cars and trucks might be struggling. By adhering to manufacturer maintenance guidelines and paying attention to their vehicles, drivers can reduce the cost of keeping their cars on the road.

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Seniors can safely stay behind the wheel A greater sense of independence is often cited as the reason so many young people anxiously await the day they earn their drivers’ licenses. But the connection between driving and independence is not lost on seniors, either. Aging can take its toll on drivers, prompting such drivers’ families to feel as if their loved ones’ ability to safely operate motor vehicles has been compromised. However, many seniors can still safely operate motor vehicles, and those who do can take steps to ensure they’re as safe as possible behind the wheel. • Avoid driving on days when aches and pains are strong. Aches and pains are common side effects of aging, and seniors know that some days are better than others. Seniors’ ability to control their vehicles may be compromised on days when stiffness, aches or pains seem particularly strong, so it’s best to avoid driving during these times. Fatigue may set in on

days when aches and pains require extra effort to perform relatively simple tasks, and drivers of all ages should avoid driving while tired. • Don’t skip medical checkups. Few seniors may look forward to their medical checkups, but visits to the doctor can reveal issues that can help seniors be safer on the road. Schedule routine vision exams so eyeglass prescriptions are always up-todate. In addition, seniors should discuss hearing screenings with their physicians so they can ensure they can always hear sirens and other motorists while on the road. Great strides have been made in regard to helping people with fading hearing hear better, and seniors would be wise to take advantage of such advancements, which include hearing aids that can be connected to smartphones. • Familiarize yourself with medication side effects. Whether they do so temporarily or permanently, many seniors take medications, and every medi-

cation comes with side effects. When filling a new prescription, carefully read the dosage and description label to ensure that it’s safe to drive while taking the medicine. Make note of how you feel when taking a new prescription, avoiding driving if the medication makes you feel fatigued or drowsy or affects your motor functions. If the side effects of a new prescription are making it difficult to safely operate a vehicle, discuss potential alternatives with your physician. • Avoid driving in certain conditions. Driving in inclement weather, during rush hour and at night makes many drivers uncomfortable, regardless of their age. But such conditions can be especially dangerous for aging drivers whose vision and reaction times might be fading. Seniors who avoid driving in harsh conditions and heavy traffic may be more comfortable behind the wheel, thereby reducing their risk of accident or injury. Seniors need not give up their

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Many seniors can still safely operate motor vehicles, and those who do can take steps to ensure they’re as safe as possible behind the wheel.

drivers’ licenses at the first signs of aging. But adjusting certain

behaviors and exercising extra caution can help these men

and women stay safe behind the wheel.

Check these fluids before your next road trip For many traveling enthusiasts, few things are more enticing than the open road. Road trips have long been popular, and that popularity appears to be on the rise. According to a report from MMGY Global, a travel and hospitality marketing firm, road trips represented 39 percent of vacations taken by United States travelers in 2016. Road trips also remain popular in Canada, where vast, rugged terrain makes for idyllic trips. Before embarking on road trips, motorists would be wise to inspect their vehicles to ensure their getaways are not derailed by car troubles. • Brake fluid: Squeaky brakes are not the only potential indicator of brake problems. Brake fluid, which should always be topped off before beginning a road trip, also might shed light on potentially serious problems. According to the National Motorists Association, brake fluid

looks honey-like and translucent when fresh. A puddle beneath a vehicle that is clear to brown and slick indicates a brake fluid leak, which can ultimately lead to a complete failure of the brakes. The NMA recommends brake fluid be changed at least once every three to four years. • Transmission fluid: When fresh, transmission fluid is red, darkening over time. However, transmission fluid should never appear brown or black, which indicates potential internal damage to the transmission. To determine if there are any issues with the transmission fluid, the NMA recommends drivers wipe a cool dipstick between their thumb and index finger. If even the slightest bit of grit is felt when wiping the dipstick, the transmission is likely in need of work. • Oil: Drivers should change their vehicles’ oil before embarking on road trips, especially if such trips will be lengthy.

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Before embarking on road trips, motorists would be wise to inspect their vehicles to ensure their getaways are not derailed by car troubles.

The NMA notes that fresh oil is light to dark amber and translucent, and that is how oil typically looks immediately after

an oil change. Oil darkens over time, and that is natural (black oil indicates it’s time for an oil change). However, oil that ap-

pears cloudy or milky indicates that coolant is getting into the

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Develop a vehicle maintenance schedule The oft-sudden expense of vehicle repairs can throw monthly budgets into disarray. Maintaining a routine service schedule is one way for drivers to keep repair costs down. The online automotive resources says many car owners do not adequately prepare for scheduled maintenance, and may not give maintenance a thought until it’s too late. The first step drivers take upon purchasing a new or preowned vehicle should be to familiarize themselves with the vehicle’s owner’s manual, which is filled with valuable information and likely includes maintenance interval recommendations. Next, drivers should learn about their vehicle, which is particularly relevant when buying a preowned vehicle. Getting to know how the car or truck rides, as well as any sounds it may make, can provide drivers

with a solid foundation they can then use to keep their cars running strong. Routine service typically includes tire rotation, oil changes and topping off of fluids. So just how long between service appointments can a car go? Here are some generalized estimates. • Oil change: Oil chemistry and engine technology have improved so much that most cars can go well beyond the once-recommended 3,000 mile interval between oil changes. Now many vehicle manufacturers recommend between 5,000 and 10,000 miles between changes, advises Edmunds. Drivers should err on the side of caution if they do a lot of stop-and-go driving and short trips. Other drivers may want to invest in vehicles that have oil change maintenance minders built in. A light or countdown will come on the dashboard, indicating when the oil

has reached the end of its usefulness. • Tire rotation: Rotating tires helps prolong the life of the tires and alleviates uneven tread and wear. During the rotation, each tire is removed and relocated to a different position to ensure that all the tires will wear evenly. Michelin Tires states that tires should be rotated around every six months, or between 6,000 and 8,000 miles. • Vehicle fluids: Your best bet is to see what the manufacturer recommends in regard to fluids such as transmission fluid, differential oil, brake fluids, coolant, etc. Some transmissions need regular maintenance, while others can go 150,000 miles between changes, according to the vehicle information site The Drive. Coolant typically can last 100,000 miles. For these types of changes, it may be best to go to a mechanic or service center familiar with your

oil, perhaps due to gasket problems. Drivers who are not getting their vehicles’ oil changed before a road trip should at least check their oil before leaving to inspect the color of the oil and ensure the vehicle has enough oil. • Windshield washer fluid: The unknown of the open road is part of what makes it so appealing. While many road trippers plan their trips during the summer and fall when the weather tends to be both pleasant and predictable, there’s no guarantee inclement weather won’t rear its ugly head. Filling the windshield washer fluid reservoir before embarking on a trip ensures drivers’ visibility won’t be adversely affected by unforeseen issues that can soil windshields. Checking fluids before embarking on a road trip can help drivers avoid breakdowns and ensure a safe, fun trip.

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Area pastors Matrix Performing Arts to present ‘Another Point of You’ plan Lenten Matrix Performing Arts will be Akron, was founded in 1999. doing a performance Saturday, Matrix Open is directed by Rob services March 23, at 6 p.m. at Damascus Friends Church in Malvern. The cost is $5 and proceeds from the event will go to the church building fund for general repairs. This year, Matrix is proud to present “Another Point Of You.” Exploring the weight of public opinion in what people feel the world expects them to be, Matrix Open reminds people that whenever they need to find themself, just look in the mirror and “that person” will always be there. Matrix Performing Arts, from

Ferguson, who grew up in Carrollton. The group is made of student performers between the ages of 14 and 22 who audition each fall to gain membership. These performers travel from other states to perform here in Ohio with Matrix Open. They rehearse each weekend from Friday night through Sunday afternoon here locally from October to April. Their shows are captivating, entertaining, and loud. Those attending will not be disappointed. Make plans to see Matrix March 23 at Damascus Friends Church in Malvern.

Senior Center Menus March 18-23 Carrollton Friendship Center Malvern Nutrition Site Sherrodsville Lions Club Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. daily. Cost is $2. For reservations, call the Friendship Center a 330-627-7017; Malvern Senior Center, 121 Wood St. (inside United Methodist Church, Malvern, 330-205-6654 – dial “1” if using a landline; Sherrodsville Center at 740-2692200, all before 8:30 a.m. Monday – Chicken thigh, noodles, green beans, pears, juice, bread/margarine. Tuesday – Stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, corn, peaches, dessert, roll/margarine. Wednesday – Ham & bean soup, pickled beets, oranges & pineapple, tossed salad, crackers, corn bread. Thursday – Cheeseburger, lettuce/tomato, tater tots, vegetable, buns. Friday – Baked fish, parsley potatoes, carrots, banana, juice, bread/margarine. Minerva Senior Center For reservations, call the Senior Center at 330-868-6004 by noon on the day you plan to attend. Take-out meals are available daily until 6 p.m.

All meals are served with bread and butter (margarine) and dessert. Milk and beverage are included. Diabetic salads, and desserts are available upon request. The cost is $6. Monday – BBQ or plain pork roast, potato salad, ranch beans, pink stuff. Tuesday – Stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, citrus coleslaw, cake. Wednesday – Savory boneless chicken w/dressing, peas/bean salad, fruit. Thursday – Beef roast, mashed potatoes/gravy, plentiful P’s salad, cake. Friday – Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, ice cream/cookie.

Leesville chapel to hold dinner, auction March 23 Leesville Faith Community Chapel Annex on state Route 212 in Leesville will host a spaghetti dinner and auction Saturday, March 23. Serving will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Carry-out will be available.

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Amsterdam Community Church of God Pastor David Guess Main Street, Amsterdam Phone 740-543-3927 Sunday Worship 10:30 A.M. & 7 P.M. Children’s Programs Wednesday 10:30 A.M. and 7 P.M. Kilgore Evangelical Church 8114 Germano Rd. S.E. Amsterdam Sunday School 10 A.M. Worship 11 A.M. Eve. 6 P.M. Wed. Bible Study 7 P.M. 330-739-5035 AUGUSTA Augusta Christian Church 8150 Andora Rd., NE, Augusta Phil Fairchild Phone 330-738-3302 Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Worship 10:30 A.M. BERGHOLZ Bergholz Faith Community Church Pastor Chad Thompson Rt. 524, Bergholz Phone 740-768-2835 Worship 10:45 A.M. CARROLLTON Baxters Ridge United Methodist Church Rev. Richard Wallace Office: 330-735-3187 4006 Jade N.W., Carrollton Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Worship Service 10:30 A.m. (Handicap Accessible) Carroll United Presbyterian Church Rev. Lewis Johnston 265 Second St. S.W. Carrollton Phone 330-627-4109 Sunday Worship 9:15 A.M. Adult & Children Sunday School 10:30 A.M. Carrollton Baptist Temple Pastor: David L. Powell 1211 Lincoln Ave. N.W., Carrollton Phone 627-5124 Sunday School 10 A.M. Worship 11 A.M., 6 P.M. Wed. 7 P.M. Wed. Kings Kids & Youth 6:30 P.M. Free transportation for all services Carrollton Bible Chapel “Community Fellowship in Jesus Christ” Senior Pastor Dr. Chuck Wilson 365 Steubenville Rd. S.E. Carrollton Phone 627-7376 Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Sunday Worship 10:30 A.M. Youth Groups Wed. 6:30 P.M.

A series of Tuesday evening Lenten services, sponsored by the Carroll County Ministerial Association, will be held on the following dates at the following locations, all beginning at 7 p.m.: March 19 at Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Rd. SE, Carrollton; March 26 at Carrollton First United Methodist Church, 253 S. Lisbon St., Carrollton; April 2 at Carrollton First Presbyterian, 200 N. Lisbon St., Carrollton; April 9 at Kilgore Evangelical Church, 8114 Germano Rd. (SR 9), south of Kilgore; April 19 Good Friday service at Carrollton Wesley Chapel, 569 12th St. NW, Carrollton. There will be a brief time of fellowship following each service and light snacks will be provided by each of the churches. The public is invited to come, discern and strengthen their own call this season of Lent.

Bowerston library to offer Spanish event

Youngsters from birth through pre-school are invited to attend a children’s story time series being offered at the Bowerston Library in Bowerston. Mrs. Pilar Gonzalez, a Spanish teacher at Conotton Valley High School and a citizen of Spain, has organized a Spanish story time to be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, March 21 and 28 at the Library. Mrs. Gonzales will teach some things about her native home, reading to youngsters and teaching them some Spanish. She also will be doing crafts with the kids who can work on creating their own craft. Everything is provided and everyone is invited to attend.

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Members of the cast for the production of the musical Back to the 80’s March 22 and 23 at Malvern High School are shown in the above photo. Kneeling (from left) are Emma Jones, Mandy Brown, Gabi Ritter, Makiaya Skelton, Spencer Catlett and Adam Moser. Standing (from left) are Chyanne Ford, Blake Prince, Marella Smith, Vincent Osborn, Maggie Champer, Miss Jeneva Ford, Jayla Ray, Cailin Wade, Allen Clarke, Zach Babiczuk, Braden Young and Jeremiah Lominack. Not pictured are Kim Crowl, Jeremy Lashley, Jonathan Martens, Aireona Oberlin, Madison Phillips and Jasmine Poole.

Malvern goes ‘Back to the 80’s’ March 22-23 Back to the 80’s – the totally awesome musical, will be presented at Malvern High School Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Julie Fairless, the director, at 330-8631355 ext. 3136, or via email at

fairlessj@brownlocalschools. com. The story involves Cory Palmer (played by Braden Young) who reminisces about his life in high school and wonders where his classmates have ended up. His younger self, (played by Allen Clark), has a crush on Tiffany (Emma Jones) who has a crush on Michael (Adam Mos-

er), the cool football player. Feargal McFerrin (Vincent Osborn) is the class nerd, who believes CD’s and computers will be big in their futures, much to his classmates’ amusement. “A nice ensemble cast playing friends and teachers of these characters will perform many favorites from the 80’s. It will be totally rad, dudes!”, Fairless said.

Few tickets remain for ‘Lion King’ Only a few tickets remain for a Saturday matinee for the production of Disney’s Lion King in Carrollton’s Bell-Herron Middle School gym March 21-23. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased by contacting Mindy Domer, the music director, at 330-627-8228.

Under the direction of Ron and Alzana Nuzzolillo, the cast includes over 100 students from all schools within the Carrollton Exempted Village School District. Playing lead roles are Olan Domer as Mufasa/Zimba; Jared DeGarmo as Rufki; Olivia Kienzle, Nala; David Hanson, Scar;

Grace Barnhart, Zazo; Grayson Rodgers, Young Simba; Kara Zacapala-Diaz, Young Nala; Spencer Varney, Timon, and Trevor Zinda as Pumbaa. Also assisting with the production are Vonda Barnhart, choreographer, and McKenzie Hagy, stage manager.


Carrollton Believers Fellowship “A God Experience for the Whole Family” Pastors Frank & Fran Leghart 3006 Waynesburg Rd., Carrollton Phone 330-627-4848 Mailing address: PO Box 146, Carollton, OH 44615 Services: Sunday 10 A.M. Wednesday 7 P.M. Children’s classes & Nursery at all services BLAZEYouthMinistry-Weds.7P.M. Carrollton Church of God Pastor Jarron Fry 371 Moody Ave., Carrollton Phone 330-627-4406 Sunday Worship 10:30 A.M. Carrollton Church of The Nazarene Rev. Grace Baughman 274 Fifth St., N.W. Carrollton Phone 330-862-8016 Sunday Worship 11 A.M. Sunday School 10 A.M. Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church Pastors Lee Iden 1177 Cinder Rd. NE, Carrollton Phone 330-614-4395 Sunday Worship 11:45 A.M. Church of Christ (Christian Disciples) Mark Statler 353 Moody Ave. S.W. Carrollton Phone 627-4451 Worship 10:00 A.M. Sunday School 9 A.M. The Family Worship Center Full Gospel Church Pastor Diana Bowling-Ruoff 225 N. Lisbon St., Carrollton Phone 330-627-5589 Sunday Worship 10:00 A.M. Children’s Church after Praise & Worship Wed. Night Prayer 7-8:00 P.M. First Presbyterian Church Rev. Mike Doak 200 N. Lisbon St., Carrollton Phone 627-4330 Church Service 10:30 A.M.

First United Methodist Church Rev. Daniel Loomis, Senior Pastor Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh, Assoc. Pastor 253 S. Lisbon, Carrollton, 627-7671 Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Worship 8:15 A.M., 10:45 A.M. The Bridge (Carroll County Fairgrounds) Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Harsh Bible Church Minister Ed Good 4236 Lunar Rd., Carrollton Phone 330-494-7559 Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Worship 10:30 A.M. Sunday Evening Service 6 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study 7 P.M.

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Heaven’s Edge Apostolic Church Pastor Bill Grimes 1196 Brenner Rd. NE, Carrollton Phone 330-324-7969 Sunday Service 10 A.M. Thursday Bible Study 7 P.M.

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Rev. Steve Smith 89 Canyon Rd. S.W., Carrollton Worship 9:45 A.M. Sunday School 11 A.M. Office & Church Phone 330-627-2219 North Suburban Church of Christ Minister: Steve Wilsford 1067 N. Lisbon, Carrollton Phone 330-627-1111 Sunday - Bible Study 9:45 A.M. Sunday Worship 10:55 A.M., 6 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study 7 P.M. Free Bible Study Correspondence Course - P.O. Box 613, Carrollton, Old Path Bible Baptist Pastor David Crisco 295 E. Main St., Carrollton Phone 330-575-4773 Sunday Bible Study 10 A.M. Sunday Service 11 A.M. WednesdayBibleStudy 6:30P.M. Seventh-day Adventist Pastor William Rodriguez 450 12th St., Carrollton 330-627-7777 or c: 440-465-4299 SaturdayServices Sabbath School 2 P.M. Church Service 3 P.M. Thursday Bible Study @ 6:30 p.m. Handicap accessible Trinity Lutheran Church Rev. Andrew Riggs 275 N. Lisbon, Carrollton Phone 627-4840 Worship 11 A.M. Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Wesley Community Chapel Rev. Gordon Warner 569-12th St. N.W. Carrollton Phone 627-2917 Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Worship 10:45 A.M. Sunday Evening Service 6 P.M. Wednesday 7 P.M. Youth and children ministries VoAsh Lake Chapel Non-Denominational Church 6702 Morningside Dr. SW, Carrollton Pastor Ben Boggess Worship: Sunday, 10 a.m. Bible Study: Monday, 6:30 p.m. MECHANICSTOWN Herrington-Bethel United Methodist Church Pastor Allen Hill 4009 Arbor Rd., Mechanicstown Phone 330-627-5291 Worship Service at 9:30 A.M.


Christ Community Church Pastor Scott Welch 20 East Main St., Dellroy, Ohio Phone 330-735-2127 Men’s Group 8 A.M. L4 - Learning for Life 9 A.M. Worship Service 10 A.M. Kids Church 10 A.M. Dellroy Church of the Nazarene Pastor Damon Spurgeon 7 Liberty St., Dellroy Phone 735-2609 Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Worship 10:30 A.M. Wed. Kids ROCK 5:30-7 p.m. Ladies Bible study 6-7:30 p.m Youth group 6:30-8 p.m. JEWETT Harrison Hills United Pentecostal Church Pastor Phillip Spellman 87800 Cadiz-Jewett Rd., Jewett Phone 740-946-2851 Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Worship 10:45 AM, Youth Service 5 PM Tuesday Bible Study 7:30 PM KILGORE / HARLEM SPRINGS Kilgore-Harsh Memorial United Methodist Church Rev. Mark Thomas Kilgore Kilgore Worship 9:30 A.M. Sunday School 10:30 A.M. Harsh Memorial Harlem Springs Phone 739-3472 Sunday School 10 A.M. Worship 11 A.M. Tuesday Contemporary Praise and Worship Service, followed by small groups and youth group - 6:30 to 7 P.M. MAGNOLIA Sandy Valley Baptist Temple Pastor Matt Smith 530 Elson St. P.O. Box 482 Magnolia, Ohio 44643 Ph: 330-866-3254 Sunday School 10 A.M. Sunday Preaching 11 A.M. Sunday Evening 6 P.M. Wednesday Evening 7 P.M. MALVERN Damascus Friends Church Malvern Campus Malvern High School, 401 W. Main St. Mark Wells, Campus pastor 330-605-8435 Contemporary Sunday Services: 9:30 Adult Sunday School 9:30 A.M. High-middle school 11 a.m. Children’s Reign Forest, both services

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First Christian Church of Malvern Kenny Thomas, Senior Minister Brandon Schwartz Jr./Sr. High Youth Minister Kevin Crater, Children’s Minister 4046 Coral Rd. NW., Malvern Phone 330-863-1303 8:30 a.m. - Heritage Service 10 a.m. - Connection Service 11:30 a.m. - Connection Service Malvern United Methodist Church Pastor Frank Zugaro 121 Wood St., Malvern Phone 330-863-0009 Worship: 9:30 A.M. Sunday School: 11 A.M. Youth: Sunday evenings at 6:30 P.M. New Vine Baptist Church 423 East Porter St., Malvern Pastor Steve Gilreath Phone 330-627-5972 Sunday Morning Worship: 11 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship: 6 P.M. Adult Bible Study and Youth Group: Thursday at 7 P.M. Resurrection Lutheran Church Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Pastor Kevin Mcleod 105 S. Reed Ave. Malvern (location former the Village Florist) Services: Sunday at 9:30 A.M. Sunday School follows Service 330-205-2359 or 330-863-0178 St. Martin Lutheran Church 301 West Main St., Malvern Sunday School 9 A.M., followed by coffee Worship 11:00 A.M. Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday stmartin-malvern 330-863-1375 MINERVA Catholic Community of Minerva and Malvern Pastor Rev. Fr. Victor Cinson Office 330-868-4498 P.O. Box 275, Minerva, OH 44657 St. Gabriel 400 W High St., Minerva Saturday: 6 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Weekday: Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. St. Francis Xavier 125 Carrollton St., Malvern Saturday: 4 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday: Monday & Wednesday 8 a.m.

Mt. Zion Church of God 13353 Lincoln St., Minerva Pastor Leamon R. Whitehead 330-868-1016 Sunday morning service 10 A.M. Sunday evening service 6 P.M. Thursday evening service 7 P.M.

Pleasant Grove-Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Pastor John Carpenter 330-895-2011 (Cell) 740-262-8103 Pleasant Grove 5230 Arrow Rd. N.W., Minerva Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. Mt. Zion 2004 Bellflower Rd., Minerva P.O. Box 163, Augusta, 44607 Phone 330- 895-2016 Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 A.M. Bible Study every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (Vertical chair lift available, elevator like) PERRYSVILLE Perrysville-Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Pastor Dixie Hendricks Rt. 164, Perrysville Sunday School 9:30 A.M., Worship 10:30 Pleasant Hill Scio Rd. S.W. (Rt.332), Carrollton Worship 9 A.M. Sunday School 10 A.M. SALINEVILLE Greenbrier Non Denominational Church Harold Barber, pastor 330-738-3301 5207 Apollo Rd., Salineville Worship Service 10 A.M. Riley’s United Methodist Church Pastor Patrick Smith Rt. 39, Salineville Worship 9:30 A.M. WAYNESBURG St. James Church Rev. Joseph Zamary, Pastor 400 W. Lisbon St., Waynesburg Phone 330-866-9449 Mass Saturday 4:30 P.M. Mass Sunday 9 A.M.

Grace Chapel 22797 Ellsworth Ave., Minerva 330-868-6700 Sunday services meet at Minerva High School (501 Almeda Ave) Visit website for times and details

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Legals LEGAL NOTICE Unknown Spouse, if any, of Daniel O. Fraser, whose last place of residence is 8075 Swift Road Northwest, Waynesburg, OH 44688, Unknown Spouse, if any, of Carrie A. Fraser nka Carrie A. Mihal, whose last place of residence is 311 Bernower Ave. Southwest, Lot 1, Massillon, OH 44646, but whose present place of residence are unknown, will take notice that on January 23, 2019, The Huntington National Bank filed its Complaint in Case No. 2019CVE29227 and on February 4, 2019 its Amended Complaint in the Court of Common Pleas Carroll County, Ohio alleging that the Defendants Unknown Spouse, if any, of Daniel O. Fraser, Unknown Spouse, if any, of Carrie A. Fraser nka Carrie A. Mihal, have or claim to have an interest in the real estate described below: Permanent Parcel Number: 03-0002337.000 Property Address: 8075 Swift Road Northwest, Waynesburg, Ohio 44688 The legal description may be obtained from the Carroll County Auditor at 119 South Lisbon Street, Suite 203, Carrollton, Ohio 44615, 330627-2250. The petitioner further alleges that by reason of default of the Defendants in the payment of a promissory note, according to its tenor, the conditions of a concurrent mortgage deed given to secure the payment of said note and conveying the premises described, have been broken, and the same

has become absolute. The petitioner prays the the Defendants named above be required to answer and set up their interest in said real estate or be forever barred from asserting the same, for foreclosure of said mortgage, the marshalling of any liens, and the sale of said real estate, and the proceeds of said sale applied to the payment of Petitioner's Claim in the proper order of its priority, and for such other and further relief as is just and equitable.

County, SR 9-21.64 and is a BRIDGE REPAIR project. The date set for completion of this work shall be as set forth in the bidding proposal. Plans and Specifications are on file in the Department of Transportation.


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BY: REIMER LAW CO. Peter L. Mehler, Attorney at Law Attorney for Plaintiff-Petitioner P.O. Box 39696 Solon, Ohio 44139 (440) 600-5500 Published in The Free Press Standard March 14, 21 and 28, 2019. NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Columbus, Ohio Division of Construction Management Legal Copy Number: 194015 Sealed proposals will be accepted from pre-qualified bidders at the ODOT Office of Contracts until 10:00 a.m. on April 18, 2019. Project 194015 is located in Carroll

Published in The Free Press Standard March 14 and 21, 2019. SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE of REAL ESTATE

CASE #18CVE29140 RESIDENTIAL BANCORP Plaintiff -vsTAYLOR J. NORMAN, ET AL Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled Action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the lobby of the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, in Carrollton, in the above named County, on TUESDAY, the 26th day of MARCH, 2019, at 10:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock A.M. If the property does not receive a sufficient bid, said property will be offered for sale again on TUESDAY, the 2nd day of APRIL, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. *LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CARROLL COUNTY RECORDERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OFFICE, 119 PUBLIC SQUARE, SUITE 205, CARROLLTON, OH

*Said Premises Located at: 6085 AVALON ROAD NW, MALVERN, OH 44644 03-0002445.000 *Said Premises Appraised at $90,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount at the first sale date. If the property does not sell at first sale date and is offered at the second sale date, the sale will start with a "No set minimum bid". The purchaser shall be responsible for cost, allowance, and taxes that the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to cover. Neither the Sheriff's Office nor any affiliates have access to the inside of said property, including appraisal for bank loans, and is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. TERMS OF SALE: Deposit due on the day of the sale, personal, certified or cashier's check accepted. Balance due upon confirmation of the sale by the court. If the appraised value of the property is: Less than or equal to $10,000 = Deposit of $2,000 More than $10,000 but less than or equal to $200,000 = Deposit of $5,000 More than $200,000 = Deposit of $10,000 Buyer beware that he/she may be responsible for any and all outstanding costs not covered by sale proceeds. DALE R. WILLIAMS, SHERIFF CARROLL COUNTY, OHIO REIMER ARNOVITZ CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO L.P.A.

440-600-5500 Attorney Published in The Free Press Standard February 28 and March 7 and 14, 2019. PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing has been set by our Village Planning Commission for Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:00 o'clock p.m. in the Municipal Building located at 80 2nd Street SW, Carrollton, Ohio to discuss rezoning of a property from residential to commercial. Darla Tipton Clerk-Treasurer Village of Carrollton, Ohio Published in The Free Press Standard March 14, 2019. OEPA PUBLIC NOTICE The following matters are the subject of this public notice by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public notice, including any additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information, a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: tions.aspx or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-6443037 email: Draft NPDES Permit Renewal - Subject to Revision Leesville WWTP State Rt. 212, Leesville, OH Facility Description: Waste-

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ID #: 3PA00039*BD Date of Action: 03/12/2019 Published in The Free Press Standard March 14, 2019. IN THE PROBATE COURT OF CARROLL COUNTY, OHIO John S. Campbell, Judge IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF BREANNA MADISON RHOADS CASE NO: 20199003 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons and to Joshua Rhoads, whose last known address is 2198 Canyon Rd., Carrollton, OH 44615, that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Carroll County, Ohio, requesting the change of name of Breanna Madison Rhoads to Breanna Madison Rakes. The hearing on the application will be held on the 11th day of April, 2019, at 9:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock A.M. in the Probate Court of Carroll County, located at 119 S. Lisbon St., Suite 202, Carrollton, OH 44615. ~s~ Lindsey Dawn Rakes 5138 Brocade Rd. Amsterdam, OH 43903 Published in The Free Press Standard March 14, 2019.


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Browse ‘N Buy expands and plans grand re-opening By NANCY SCHAAR FPS Correspondent

Browse ’N Buy of Carrollton will be hosting a grand re-opening for their store located at 789 N. Lisbon St. Operations manager for Community Hospice Browse ‘N Buy stores in Carrollton, Dover and Uhrichsville, Holly Flickinger, said this is just a great time for their store. “The Hospice offices that were located in the building have been moved to Canton Road. We had three rooms at this location to set up our items for sale. It was always very full. We used the one back room for volunteers to sort and price items to be offered for sale,” said Flickinger. Flickinger said they went from 2,200 square feet to over 2,800 square feet. The Dover store is larger than Carrollton’s but the 37 members of the volunteer staff are kept very busy handling donations and selling merchandise, gently used and brand new items, to customers. Carol VanFossen, Carrollton Browse ‘N Buy store manager, said with the Hospice offices moving out, it just opened up

the rest of the building to showcase merchandise for sale. “For the first time, we can take large furniture like couches, tables, stoves, maybe even a refrigerator. We have a room for furniture, a library nook with books and VHS tapes, DVD’s and CD’s. We have a children’s room with clothing, toys, books and much more. We have a room for linens, tablecloths, bedding and pillows. We have a kitchen room. And the main room at the entrance has the men and women’s clothing and shoes,” said VanFossen. VanFossen said they’d sold their first clothes dryer at Carrollton and sold a table and chairs before it was even unloaded into the building. The funds from all the sales of any of the items stay in the community. The funds are used to help those in need. “It’s a feel good job. We take care of anyone in need. Fire victims, someone who’s been flooded out, anyone who needs help. We are here,” said VanFossen. VanFossen has been with hospice for ten years with four and a half years managing the Carrollton store. She said the community is giving more than ever and now with all this room she thought they would be even

busier. The Dover store opened about 20 years ago and last year a store was opened in Uhrichsville. “We can do so much more now. No one is ever turned away. When someone’s insurance and Medicare have been used up, then we can step in and help. We’ve also started a bereavement camp which is helping a lot of people,” said VanFossen. Van Fossen said the entire organization is successful only because of the volunteers. She said they have 37 at Carrollton. She said they come in early, they stay late and they work very hard to keep it all going. “It takes a lot of dedication and the volunteers are essential to the day to day operations of the store,” said Flickinger. It is recommended before anyone brings large pieces of furniture to donate to the store, they should call ahead to make sure the store has volunteers available at that time to help unload and move it into the showroom. Beds, dresses and other furniture are accepted but they are not permitted to sell any mattresses. They are usually just placed outside of the store and if anyone wants them, they can have them.

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Enjoying the new furniture room at Hospice Browse ‘N Buy on Lisbon Street are store manager Carol VanFossen, Holly Flickinger, Operations Manager for all three Hospice stores in Dover, Uhrichsville, and Carrollton, and Carrollton Assistant Manager Connie Days.

Assistant store manager Connie Days said they will accept donations of seasonal items year round. They have storage areas where Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc. are stored until time for that season. The store is open Monday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Van-

Fossen said they will probably expand store hours to be open every day until 5 p.m. in the near future. The grand re-opening of the Carrollton store will be March 29 and 30. The entire store will be priced at half off of everything in the store, except for furniture. VanFossen said she thanks the community for their support.

The customers like the fact that the funds from purchases go directly for patient help, according to VanFossen. Flickinger said if you haven’t been to the store, you need to stop in. She said you’ll probably find Carol there to say hello and offer to show you around. Flickinger said Carol and the staff make you feel right at home.

Airport seeks grant to finish fence project By NANCY SCHAAR FPS Correspondent

The Carroll County Airport Authority board approved a grant application for funding to complete the perimeter fence project. Consultant Lance Wanamaker told the board the application was not completed and would need to be reviewed, approved, and signed by the board. Since

the deadline for the grant submission was before the next scheduled meeting of the board in May, Wanamaker said they would have to have a special meeting to handle this task and suggested a special meeting be held March 25. Instead, the board chose to give blanket approval to Wanamaker to finish the application and submit it. Wanamaker said with the grant

application in place they can then prepare to ask for bids for the project. Board President John Cross announced that only one person, Dave Fitzgerald, has expressed interest in taking the job of airport manager. Cross said he would appoint a committee to prepare a list of duties and compensation for the position. “After he has seen that list, and still wants it, he can present his

resignation,” said Cross. Fitzgerald is a current and longtime member of the airport authority board. It was ruled by the county prosecutor and the Attorney General’s office that you cannot be a member of the airport board and also hold the managers position. Member Harry Stansbury questioned if the manager’s job had been advertised. Member Karen Tuttle said that it had been listed

on the airport’s website. Commissioner Lewis Mickley informed the board that he had looked into who were the members of the Airport Zoning Board and the Airport Zoning Board of Appeals. Mickley said a letter was to have been sent to board members but no one said they had received it. Mickley said he received an opinion from the county prosecutor that the three county

commissioners were to be on the Airport Zoning Board. Although that was established when the airport board was created, it had not been kept up over the years and the prosecutor said that any action at this point from commissioners would be challenged if brought to court. “We’re going to hire someone that will tell us how to get there. We need to get the FAA happy again,” said Mickley.

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