Cookie bakers busy preparing for Mill Festival

By CAROL MCINTIRE Editor   PETERSBURG – It’s cookie baking time at the Algonquin Mill. Volunteers are busy baking 10 different varieties of cookies for the annual Algonquin Mill Festival, scheduled Oct. 13, More »

T-shirt sales help hurricane victims

CARROLLTON – Residents can buy a t-shirt locally and help those displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Carrollton High School junior Celia Meek was on social media watching reports of the destruction More »

Candidates announced for Carrollton homecoming queen

The student body at Carrollton High School selected five ladies to serve on the 2017 homecoming court. One of those ladies will be crowned homecoming queen during a ceremony prior to the More »

Turnovers costly as Quakers down Warriors 27-14 in NBC opener

By Carol McIntire Editor   CARROLLTON – On paper, the Carrollton Warriors and Salem Quakers were virtually locked in a dead heat Friday at Community Field. On the football field, Salem was More »

Erich Haas publishes second book in baseball trilogy

CARROLL COUNTY – Erich Haas has come out swinging in the second inning. He has completed book two in the three-book series based on a fictional high school baseball team. “The Quest More »


RTIP considers grant to assist with US 30 project

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


MINERVA – Members of the RTIP (Regional Transportation Improvement Project) were pleased with steps taken to move closer to procuring funding for the expansion of US 30.  The project would provide the first four-lane highway in Carroll County and include a spur with direct links to Malvern and Carrollton.

The governing board met last week in Minerva to move forward with seeking requests for proposals (RFP’s) for a consultant to assist with the project. Discussion was held trying to determine if the group needed to seek specific criteria for a consultant or to use a broad spectrum and let the consultant give them their ideas to get the project going.

Stark County Commissioner Richard Regula said he thought the consultant should tailor the proposal to what is needed and cover what RTIP is going to do. 

Rockets find end zone three times; earn 20-7 victory

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Sports Reporter


Conotton Valley quarterback Mikey Cottis (10) attempts to elude a Chalker defender during the Rockets’ win Friday.

After saying he was excited for his first win, Conotton Valley Coach Brant Gardner was at a loss for words.

Conotton Valley defeated the Chalker Wildcats 20-7 for their first victory of the season and added a celebratory factor to the homecoming festivities.

After the Rockets led 6-0 at halftime, Chalker scored with a little over five minutes left in the third quarter. With the extra point, they took over the lead 7-6. However, two interceptions in the second half helped preserve the Rocket victory.

Following the Chalker score, Rocket quarterback Mikey Cottis threw an interception giving Chalker the ball on the 35-yard line. Chalker was heading for the end zone when a botched snap resulted in quarterback Trystan Mollohan throwing a pass that was picked off by Rocket senior Jake White.

The Rockets began the series on their own 23-yard line. Gaining ground, the third quarter ended with a Rockets first down on the 11-yard line. Quarterback Matt Caldwell took the ball into the end zone for a touchdown and carried it in for the two-point conversion. Nine seconds into the fourth quarter, the Rockets were leading 14-7. With players getting anxious, both teams had four-and-outs and penalties for delay of game, illegal formation and off sides. Chalker was marching down the field when a bobbled snap and an incomplete pass left them with a third-and-12 on the 22 with 3:17 left on the clock. Mollohan threw an incomplete pass bringing up fourth down.

Girls second at NBC meet, Bartlow sets new school record

Grace Bartlow putts during the Northeastern Buckeye Conference league tournament last week at Great Trail Golf Course. Bartlow set a new school record for low score on an 18-hole course with a 79.

MINERVA – Grace Bartlow set a new school record and the Carrollton girls golf team finished second in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference league meet last week at Great Trail Golf Course in Minerva.

Marlington won the tournament with a 348, Carrollton carded 356 and Minerva finished third with 373.

Barlow, a senior, shot a 79 on the 18-hole course, which is a new Carrollton record.

Jordan Van Meter of Minerva was medalist for the tournament, firing a 76.

Other scores for Carrollton included: Emily Kean (86), Abby Shockey (100), Erin Shockey (91) and Regan Weiland (108).

Other scores for Minerva included: Baeli Waller (98), Kennedy Grogg (100), Megan Keister (99) and Kaylee Norris (101).

Edison homecoming set; court selected

The 2017 Edison High School homecoming queen will be selected during the Wildcats’ game against Union Local Sept. 22 at Cartwright Memorial Stadium.

Among the ladies vying for the crown are (seated from left): Allison Crawford and Kayla Marie Huff. Standing behind: Alexa Rae Irvine, Frankie Marie Russell, Ekaterina Anne Scaffidi, Logan Marie Perry and Abbigael Rose Balzano.

Sign up for girls STEM Day open

An All Girls STEM Day is planned Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in support of the United Nations International Day of the Girl.

The event, designed to encourage young girls to consider possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math, is sponsored by Carrollton Schools in conjunction with IST and REC Foundation.

The day will provide engaging activities and give girls the opportunity to listen to and interact with women who are leaders and role models in these fields.

Guest speaker will be Heidi Cressman, director of the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Akron.

Participants will experience four hands-on workshops:

-VEX Robotics: Build and program a robot to do what the operator tells it to do;

-Girls Who Code: Learn about the Core4 computer science concepts that form the basis for all computer programming languages and how they can be combined to build a game, make music or create digital art;

-Girl Scouts STEM Activities: Engineering challenges and hands-on science experiments;

MIT App Inventor: Girls will create their own version of Snapchat as an app.

Cost is $25 and includes a “This Girl Can” t-shirt. Registration is limited to the first 100 girls in grades 2-12.

The event will be held at Bell-Herron Middle School in Carrollton.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/2j0Ooj6.

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