Love cartoons? Former resident, author to unveil his top picks June 27 at county library

CARROLLTON – Award-winning author and former Free Press Standard sports editor and Carrollton resident Marty Gitlin will host a fun and funny presentation about his new book, “A Celebration of Animation: The More »

Boone family goes from BIG to tiny

By Carol McIntire Editor   DELLROY – Chris and Shannon Boone recently became part of a new trend sweeping across the country known as the Tiny House Movement. The couple traded their More »

Friday storm wrecks havoc in Orange Twp.

By Carol McIntire Editor   ORANGE TWP. A front that stalled out just north of the Carroll-Tuscarawas county line wrecked havoc on the area Friday evening. Carroll County Emergency Management Agency Director More »

Want relaxation, fellowship, fun? Try woodworking!

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   Members of a wood carvers group are the Carroll County Arts Center featured artists for June. Everything from animal and scenic carvings to bowls, toys More »

Carrollton thrower Alivia Bentley wins Division I shot put title

By Carol McIntire Editor   COLUMBUS – Alivia Bentley vaulted from third to first place on her final throw to become the Division I girls state shot put champion Saturday in Jesse More »


Tractor pulling season in high gear

Mike Kruprzak of Amsteram heads down the track at Kilgore on his way to a first place distance in the 6,500 lb. A class on a Famall 460 named Humble Henry.

KILGORE – The summer tractor pulling season is in high gear in Carroll County. The first transfer pull of the season at the Loundon Twp. Fire Dept. attracted a large number of pullers. Each weight class featured two divisions – maximum speed of 4 miles per hour (mph) (A class) and maximum speed of 8 mph (B class).

The event was originally scheduled to be held in May, but rain forced it to be rescheduled and held June 2. They include:

4,500 lbs. A (14 hooks): Bryan Sponaugle, Oliver 88, 355.6 ft., first; Zeph Casper, Allis Chalmers WD45, 322 ft., second; Chuck Knox, Farmall 300, 317.9 ft., third.

4,500 lbs. B (8 hooks): Joe Manbeck, Oliver 88, 309.7 ft., first; Leo Krantz, Oliver, 301.1 ft., second; Erin Clark, 300.2 ft. third.

Area students restore tractor

Buckeye Career Center’s Agricultural & Diesel Technology and Commercial Truck Technology students completed two large automotive projects before the end of the school year.

Two Ag & Diesel students, Gwendalynne Barber of Carrollton, and David Buehler of New Philadelphia, along with Zachary Beckett of Conotton Valley, worked on a 1950s Allis Chalmers D-14 tractor. The trio rebuilt the tractor’s transmission, refurbished the unit and painted the exterior orange. The Auto Collision Repair lab assisted in the painting process.

The classes also worked much of the school year constructing the dump truck portion of a 2004 International and refurbishing many other features.

Shown with the 1950s Allis Chalmers D-14 tractor are Zachary Beckett, Gwendalynne Barber and David Buehler, juniors in the Ag & Diesel Technology class.

Dellroy awaits word on possible special audit

By Jacquie Humphrey
FPS Correspondent


DELLROY – Solicitor Jason Jackson informed village council during the June meeting last week he received a letter from the State Auditor in regards to a letter received from a Dellroy resident concerned about missing ordinances and records.

Jackson said the letter indicated the village may need to perform a special audit. He noted Clerk Candice Ruby is aware of, and has been working to resolve, the issue.

Jackson responded to the letter, advising Ruby has been working on the issue and the status of the village records is as Ruby found it, left from prior administrations.

Robo Warriors successful at World Championship

Members of the Carrollton Robotics team “Robo Warriors” are shown at VEX IQ World Championship in Louisville, KY.
They are (from left): Eli Folk, Austin Lozier, Ivy Slutz and Kaylee Joseph.

LOUISVILLE, KY – Two Carrollton Schools robotics teams competed in the VEX IQ World Championship in May in Louisville, KY.

The teams were part of the 400 teams from all over the world in the Middle School Championship and 400 additional teams in Elementary division.

Kaylee Joseph, a 7th grade student at Bell-Herron Middle School (BHMS), and Ivy Slutz, a 5th grade student at Carrollton Elementary, earned the Innovate Award Trophy. They were invited to submit their STEM Research project and Engineering Notebook after multiple Excellence Awards throughout the season. The Innovate Award is based on the work on the notebook. The Vex IQ Innovate Award recognizes a team’s ability to implement an effective and efficient robot design process. The Engineering Notebook and discussion with judges demonstrated the team’s ability to produce a quality robot with minimal adult assistance. Only teams that submit Engineering Notebooks are eligible for the Innovate Award. The award is given to a top contender for the Design Award. Key criteria for the award includes: Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete and organized document of the robot design process; Team demonstrates effective management of skills, time and material resources; Students understand and explain how they developed an effective game strategy and robot design; Students demonstrate teamwork and effective communication skills.

Company plans to provide Internet service to residents

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


CARROLLTON – Access Ohio Valley Internet Services partners Ray Freund and John Szczublewski presented information to county commissioners last week regarding Internet services they plan to provide county residents in the near future.

The company has a large presence in Jefferson County and is focused on providing service to areas where it is not available through a wireless network design similar to a cellular network.

“We focus on rural areas, or valleys or other areas where reception is difficult to receive. We reach out to the under-served or non-served communities,” said Szczublewski.

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