Couple’s selfless dedication to youth, ag society, recognized by chamber president

By Leigh Ann Rutledge FPS Staff Member   DELLROY – April 12 was a magical night for a Carroll County couple at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, held at More »

Warrior rally falls short, Marlington takes win

By Carol McIntire Editor   An illegal pitch called against Carrollton pitcher Shelbee Stidom walked in a run that was the difference in a league contest April 10 at the Field of More »

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Dukes take two wins from Warriors

By Carol McIntire Editor   In their only action last week, the Carrollton baseball team fell twice to Marlington in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action, both on cold and windy days. The Warriors More »

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Couple’s selfless dedication to youth, ag society, recognized by chamber president

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS Staff Member


Ray and Rhonda Rummell were presented with the President’s Award at the annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner last week. Shown above (from left) are: Amy Rutledge, Chamber executive director, recipients Rhonda and Ray Rummell, and Tait Carter, chamber president.

DELLROY – April 12 was a magical night for a Carroll County couple at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, held at the Atwood Yacht Club.

Ray and Ronda Rummell of Sherrodsville received the President’s Award and seven Carroll County businesses, whose capital investments totaled over $11,468,900, received Golden Shovel Awards.

Around 90 guests were treated to “The Magic of Gary Morton” who wowed the audience with his card and rope tricks.

“At this time, I would like to highlight two members of the community who go above and beyond for the betterment of Carroll County, its people and its children,” said Tait Carter, chamber president. “The information gathered on these two was remarkable. They have committed so much of their time; I wish I could go into detail on everything they have done. I have done my best to condense the list, but it was impressive, to say the least.”

After graduating college, Ray and Ronda married in 1971 and traveled the western part of Ohio for career-reasons. More than 37 years ago, they returned to where they were born and raised, Carroll County, and raised three children who all live in the county.

Health board back at full strength with appointment of two new members

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


CARROLLTON – Two new members were named to the Carroll County Health Board during a special meeting of the General Health District Advisory Council last week

Wendy Wiley was chosen to fill one year remaining on the term of John Evans.  Evans resigned at last month’s meeting after refusing to serve as board president.

Wiley has an associate’s degree in nursing, a degree in accounting, is a licensed practical nurse, has 15 years experience and is continuing her education at Ohio University.  She currently works at Aultman Hospital.

School board opts not to take action to join group seeking tax levy

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


CARROLLTON – The Carrollton Schools board of education did not take action to join other school districts in the Stark County Educational Service Center (ESC) territory in a levy request to raise funds for school safety during the April 10 meeting.

The governing board of the Stark County ESC recently voted to create a county school financing district that encompasses 22 school districts the ESC serves and allows the service center to levy a tax in the territory for the purpose of school safety and security and mental health in the schools. Funds from a 1.49 mill continuing tax levy, if approved at a special August 7, 2018, election, would then be divided among the districts.

Along with Carrollton, area districts included in the group are Minerva, Sandy Valley and Brown Local. Others include Canton Local Schools, Fairless, Jackson, Lake, Marlington, Northwest, Osnaburg, Perry, Plain, Tuslaw, Alliance, Canton Central, Louisville, Massillon, North Canton, Dalton, Green and Strasburg.

Steeple to Street

I John 4

Test the moral and spiritual implications of any new idea. Does it agree with Scripture? Will it make me more like Christ?

Because God is the source of all real love, everyone who is like Him has a spirit of love.


The quality of Love (4:19) We love Him because He first loved us.

The Source of Love

God personified love (4:8, 16)

God Loved us (4:19)

God gave His son for us (4:9, 10)

Christ laid down His life (3:16).

Bats come alive as Warriors top Lions 12-2 for second win

By Carol McIntire


Warrior Teagin Mohn (black shirt) attempts to slide under the tag of Minerva catcher Alex Kimble during a Northeastern Buckeye Conference game April 11 at Carrollton. Mohn was tagged out on the play. The Warriors won the contest 12-2.

CARROLLTON – Carrollton split a pair of league games on the baseball diamond with their cross-county rival, the Minerva Lions, last week.

The Warriors dropped an 8-1 loss in the cold and snow last Tuesday at Minerva and returned home on a sunny and fairly warm Wednesday to top the Lions 12-2.

At Minerva, the Warriors took the early lead, scoring in the top of the first inning. They held the Lions off the board until the bottom of the fourth inning, when they put together a string of hits that scored six runs. The Lions added two runs in the sixth.

Carrollton’s offense consisted of four singles, two off the bat of Jeffrey Bolanz and one each from Chayse Marmo and Bryce Ferrell.

The Lions had eight hits, led by Brock Croston with singles. Connor Wright, Dominic Slentz and Charlie Bolanz each had a single.

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