60 YEARS AGO
(From 1954 FPS Files)
A cornerstone laying ceremony was held for the new $252,000 Carroll County Home.
LaVern McClave was crowned Carrollton High School’s 1954 homecoming queen by Pat Madden, the 1953 queen. Members of Queen LaVern’s court were Beverly Maple, Janice Hirst, Kathryn Bell and Kay George.
Ralph Hall McCartney, 48, of Augusta, former editor of The Free Press Standard died as a result of injuries received Oct. 20 when his car collided with a train at Franklin Square, two miles west of Leetonia.
A $500,000 bond issue was on the November ballot for construction of a fireproof building for classrooms and a gymnasium and repair to present buildings.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1964 FPS Files)
Candidates for Carroll County offices in the November 1964 presidential election were: Russell Barrett, Wilbur Boggs, J. Wendell Herron and Kenneth Widder for county commissioner; Charles L. Carter and Richard C. Walton for county auditor; Paul C. Champer and Dean R. Yeager for county sheriff, and E. Weaver Casper and Robert W. Johnson for county treasurer.
Lynda Price was crowned Carrollton High School’s 1964 homecoming queen. Members of her court were Patty Nichols, Vickie Smith, Frances Dyke and Linda Bonar.
The Carrollton High School marching band was scheduled to perform during halftime of the National Professional Football League game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Pitt Stadium.
Lynn Fox was re-elected president of the Carroll County Historical Society.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1974 FPS Files)
The lone race for a county office in the 1974 November election pitted Democrat Incumbent Russell Barrett against Carl McLaughlin, a Republican and a newcomer to the political scene.
A proposed $1,920,000 bond issue was on the November ballot for the construction of a new junior high school and additions and remodeling to existing buildings.
Carrollton Music Study Club observed its 50th anniversary. Among those honored were Mrs. S. S. Hall, a member since the club was charted in 1924; Mrs. J. D. Cramblett, Club president; Mrs. Clayton Tope of Dellroy who held several state offices, and Mrs. I. K. Saltsman, a past local Music Club president who also held several sate offices.
Kathy Aston, a Carrollton High School junior, was elected secretary of the North East Student Librarians Association.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1984 FPS Files)
Political hopefuls in the 1984 county contested races included Robert Price, Robert E. A. Smith, Van Smith, Robert Kellogg and Richard C. Walton for the two terms of county commissioner, John S. Campbell and John T. Smiley for prosecutor, Denton Turnipseed and John R. Yeager for treasurer, Dorothy Leatherberry and Gregory L. Newell for recorder, Bryan Grubbs and James E. Stull for Clerk of Courts, and William T. Allmon and Patricia J. Anderson for Common Pleas Court judge, Probate and Juvenile division.
A Carroll County Board of the American Heart Association was reorganized with Dr. David Kukura, a local physician being named county board president.
Carl Vandegrift was elected president of the Minerva Kiwanis Club.
The Springfield Tigers rolled to a 37-8 win over Sebring with Tiger running back Scott Gatchel reaching a milestone in his career as he passed the 1,000 yard mark for the season with 1,146 yards.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1994 FPS Files)
Charles Carter and Bruce Schmidt were seeking the county commissioner’s post.
Dorothy Saltsman was featured in an Accent story about Caring for Kids.
Bill Clark, manager of Super Duper, received the Masonic Lodge Community Service award in recognition for his community activities and involvement in raising funds from food stands and dinners for the Carrollton High School Speech and Debate team.
A new scholarship fund was established by the late L. Jane Lytle and S. Bert Lytle.
The Minerva Lion pounced on the Carrollton Warriors for a 41-21 win.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2004 FPS Files)
County contested races in the 2004 general election included Bethany Barnett and Jeff Yeager for treasurer, Wesley “Bud” Day and Dale Williams for sheriff, Robert “Bob” Herron and Russ Virgin for county commissioner (Jan. 2 term) and Jim Griffeth and Tom Wheaton for county commissioner (Jan. 3 term).
Brenda Rippeth, guidance counselor, and Loretta Mangun, a language arts teacher at Carrollton High School, were recognized as Outstanding Educators by the Ohio Appalachian Center of Higher Education.
A total of 61 applications were received by Carrollton Mayor Jason Eddy for the position of village administrator.
David L. Powell was named senior pastor at Carrollton Baptist Temple.
Brock Ball and Theresa Hall were named Students of the Month for October at Carrollton High School.
The Carrollton Warriors pulled to a big 31-28 win over defending champs Northwest.