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Caring Hands formed to lend a helping hand

By Carol McIntire Editor   Carroll County residents in need of a helping hand have somewhere to turn, thanks to a new local, non-profit agency. Carroll County Caring Hands (CCCH) was formed More »

All good things come to an end, but the memories last forever

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   When rock band Motley Crue announced their final tour they said, “All bad things must come to an end.” When Chris Jones, Coley’s Reunion committee More »

Warrior football team sits down at banquet table

By Carol McIntire Editor   Coach Phil Mauro thanked members of the Carrollton Warriors football team for their perseverance and inner strength during the 2017 campaign. “Because of those two qualities and More »

Favor for family leads to business venture

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   CARROLL COUNTY – A favor for a relative resulted in a career for Kristen Huffman. In May 2015, Huffman’s aunt asked her to make a More »

Judge urges civilians to fulfill their obligations to veterans

By Carol McIntire Editor   CARROLLTON – Dominick E. Olivito Jr. spoke of the commitment veterans and soldiers make to the United States through the words of former presidents during the annual More »

 

McCook House annual candlelight tour set Nov. 24

CARROLLTON – The annual Festival of Trees will take place Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 1-3 in the McCook House Civil War Museum in Carrollton.
Curator Shirley Anderson will have the home decorated in holiday splendor of the Civil War era. A collection of 18 trees, decorated by various groups will be displayed throughout the museum. Groups include the Algonquin Mill volunteers, three garden clubs, boys and girl scouts, 4-H clubs, animal protection league, the 1860s Ladies Study Group and more.
The museum will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. A self-guided candlelight tour will be take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 24.
Cost is by donation and benefits the Carroll County Historical Society.
The McCook Civil War Museum is located at the top of Public Square in Carrollton.
In the photo, Diane George, an Algonquin Mill volunteer, decorates a “cookie tree” located in the upstairs hallway. The tree features plastic and metal cookie cutters, cinnamon apple rolled & cut ornaments, gingerbread men and chocolate chip cookies.

Minerva students win Safe Communities Teen ROADeo title

The Minerva teen ROADeo team captured the traveling trophy at the Safe Communities Carroll County Teen ROADeo competition held recently at Lake Mohawk. The winning team, comprised of Alex Kimble, Sara Hoopes, Anthony Vasilliu, Shane Walters, Connor Fritz and Trey Carl, is shown above.

Safe Communities Carroll County held the 3rd Annual Teen ROADeo in Carroll County Sept. 27 at Lake Mohawk’s Main Beach Clubhouse in Malvern.

The purpose of the event is for young drivers to have a positive interaction with law enforcement and become more safety conscious behind the wheel and better drivers.

Buckeye Career Center, along with Carrollton, Conotton Valley, Malvern and Minerva high schools each put a team of five to six students together to participate and compete in the fun and educational event.

The morning consisted of the students completing a 100 question multiple-choice test. The exam assessed the knowledge of how well young drivers know the rules and laws of the road. Winners of the test included: Josh Breedlove, Buckeye Career Center, first place, winning $100; Tre Leggett, Carrollton, second place, $75 Speedway gas card; Jake Wise, Malvern, third place, Speedway $50 gas card; and Austin Haney, Buckeye Career Center, fourth place, $25 Speedway gas card.

Holiday season kicks off in Carrollton this weekend

CARROLLTON – The holiday season kicks off in Carrollton this weekend with a variety of events.

Santa Claus is scheduled to make his first official visit to the village during the annual Christmas parade Nov. 25, sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Lineup begins at noon on Third St. NE (high school street). The parade steps off at 1 p.m. Those planning to enter the parade should enter Third St. off Park Ave. and follow the instructions of Rotary Club members.

Caring Hands formed to lend a helping hand

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Carroll County Caring Hands Board Member Carol McIntire (left) accepts the organization’s first funds from Abigail Matoszkia. Matoszkia made Christmas ornaments and two pictures, which she sold, and donated the proceeds to the organization.

Carroll County residents in need of a helping hand have somewhere to turn, thanks to a new local, non-profit agency.

Carroll County Caring Hands (CCCH) was formed just over a year ago and obtained non-profit status with the state of Ohio in July.

A group of seasoned fundraisers saw a need in the county for this type of service and acted upon it.

“We volunteered our time for a national non-profit organization for many years,” said CCCH President Melanie Campbell. “We raised a lot of money that was sent out of the county with only a very small percentage returned to help our local residents through the programs they offered. There was a void. We had local residents who needed help and couldn’t get it. It was frustrating. We got together and decided to do something about it. That’s how Caring Hands was born.”

The group’s first donation came from Abigail Matoszkia in a small tie-string bag. Her $20 donation came from money she raised making Christmas ornaments and a couple pictures and selling them.

“Our goal from the start was to raise funds locally and then keep them local for disbursement, to families who need a helping hand,” said Debbie Herrington, a board member.

All good things come to an end, but the memories last forever

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Accent Editor

 

When rock band Motley Crue announced their final tour they said, “All bad things must come to an end.”

When Chris Jones, Coley’s Reunion committee member, announced the final Coley’s Stag Reunion, he stated, “All good things must come to an end.”

Like Crue fans, Coley’s patrons, friends and family members will have a final blow-out, complete with t-shirts, and a chance to look back on 20 years of reunions.

Those attending the Nov. 24 reunion will share, not only reunion memories but, memories from the original establishment which was called, “An Institution of Higher Learning.”

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