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Bomb threat leads to evacuation of county courthouse

By Carol McIntire Editor   The Carroll County Courthouse was evacuated July 19 as a precaution after an envelope was received in the mail containing “white powder” and a bomb threat. Sheriff More »

Local girl’s talent shines in national dance competition

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   To say Emily Grove likes dance is an understatement. The energetic, flexible 10-year old, can walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk. Not only is she able to bend, More »

Romeo, Days crowned fair king, queen

By Carol McIntire Editor   An aspiring actor and a college student were crowned Carroll County Fair king and queen during a ceremony Tuesday, the opening day of the 167th annual expo. More »

Family gathers for centennial reunion

MALVERN – For 100 years, members of the Wadsworth family have celebrated the 4th of July with a family reunion. This year was no exception. They have gathered at Malvern Park since More »

Matt Fockler named principal at Buckeye Career Center

Buckeye Career Center (BCC) has a new principal for the 2017-2018 school year. The board of education recently hired Matt Fockler to fill the position vacated by former Principal Jay Davis at More »

 

Bomb threat leads to evacuation of county courthouse

By Carol McIntire

Editor

 

The Carroll County Courthouse was evacuated July 19 as a precaution after an envelope was received in the mail containing “white powder” and a bomb threat.

Sheriff Dale Williams said the envelope was received by a clerk in the Clerk of Courts office. The clerk gave the letter to Clerk of Court Bill Wohlwend, who immediately contacted Williams.

“We contacted BCI, FBI and the HAZMAT team from Stark County,” Williams said, adding the investigation continued with the group gathering at the county fire station. “As the investigation continued, we learned a similar envelope was also received at courthouses in Coshocton and Columbus. The material in those envelopes was tested quickly and it was learned the white powder was a sugar substitute.”

Williams said once officials learned the white powder was not dangerous,  the envelope was opened and a note was found inside saying the courthouse was going to be bombed.

“As a precaution, we evacuated the courthouse in the afternoon and searched the building and nearby vehicles. Nothing was found.”

Williams said the FBI continues to investigate the case.

4-H members named to 2017 Outstanding Court

Eight long-time 4-H members were named to the 2017 Outstanding Court and introduced during the Project Exhibit Day awards ceremony held July 16.

Michelle Moon, Carroll County 4-H program assistant, told the crowd, to apply for outstanding court, members must be at least 16 years old, have been a member of 4-H a minimum of five years and been an honor member for at least three years.

An extensive application must be submitted requiring “My 4-H Story,” a two-page paper, activity checklist, awards, leadership and committee involvement and offices held. Also citizenship and community service projects participated in through 4-H.

“These are the best of the best,” Moon stated.

Shown at right are the members of the 2017 Outstanding Court. They are (front from left): SadieAnn Romeo, Olivia Romeo and Dominque Costarella.

Standing behind are: Dalton Ulman, Joseph Thompson, Cassidy Bajornas and Jacob Romeo. Spencer Varney was absent when the photo was taken.

Local girl’s talent shines in national dance competition

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Accent Editor

 

Emily Grove does a chin stand in competition.

To say Emily Grove likes dance is an understatement.

The energetic, flexible 10-year old, can walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk. Not only is she able to bend, tuck, roll and flip, she is very articulate in explaining what dance competitions involve.

Grove competed in the Showstoppers National Finals in Sandusky the end of June and placed fifth overall in the nation out of 55 competitors in the 9-11 age group.

The fifth place honor was achieved by combining the scores of the different categories for her age group in the finals. Emily place first in the character category. This category required her to use dance, acrobatics and tumbling to act out a character. She also competes in the open category where participants can do all types of dance. There are 12 different types of dance in the competitions. Routines are usually 2 minutes and 45 seconds to three minutes long.

She chose Evie from the Disney show “The Descendents”. The Disney website describes Evie as, “the daughter of the Evil Queen. She is great at creating her own fashions and can communicate with her magic mirror.”

“I chose Evie because she is all about fashion and style,” Emily explained. “I was taught at a young age about beauty. Plus she has blue hair.”

Sandy Valley player added to T-R All-Star game roster

Evan Keck of Sandy Valley has been added to the roster for the 40th annual Times-Reporter Charity All-Star Football Game as a member of the East squad.

Keck replaces his teammate at Sandy Valley, Darren Finn. Keck will play wide receiver and outside linebacker.

The game is scheduled July 21 at New Philadelphia’s Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Other participants and their positions include:

Atkinson takes over reins of CHS boys soccer program

A Carrollton High School (CHS) graduate is heading back to his roots.

A.J. Atkinson, a 2009 CHS graduate and soccer player, was hired to lead the boys soccer program during the June 13 meeting of the school board.

Carrollton Athletic Director Jason Eddy said A.J. played soccer throughout his childhood in Minerva and Carrollton, and as a senior, he was the starting goalkeeper for the 2008 Warriors. After graduating from Carrollton, A.J. earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2013 from Kent State University.

He worked the past four years as a reporter and a marketing assistant and was a substitute teacher at CHS this past school year. He is attending college classes to receive his teaching licensure. He served as the girls softball junior varsity coach this past season for Coach Tim Albrecht.

Coach Atkinson’s goals for the season include improving the current skills of the players, introducing new strategies, and continuing to develop the youth soccer program. Ryan Borland of East Rochester was hired as an assistant coach at the June 12 board meeting.

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