60 YEARS AGO
(From 1955 FPS Files)
The Carrollton Warriors basketball team, coached by Myron Burt, won the East Central Ohio League basketball championship by defeating Cadiz 68-41 on the home court.
Mrs. Katherine McCook Knox of Washington, DC, gave the first installment of the family papers of the “Fighting McCooks” to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Mrs. Knox was the daughter of General Anson McCook, known from Carroll County records as the “Tribe of John.”
Fourteen employees started production at Minerva’s new industry, Minerva Aluminum Co., located in the Fry block of E. Lincoln Way.
The Malvern Rotary Club held its golden anniversary by entertaining their ladies and a number of guests.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1965 FPS Files)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry VanBuren Jr. of Tuscarawas County were appointed superintendent and matron of the Carroll County Home.
David Hall and Robert Couch Jr., both members of Carrollton’s Boy Scout Troop 141, became Eagle Scouts, Scouting’s highest rank.
Airman First Class Donald A. Duvall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vic Duvall of Rt. 2, Carrollton, was selected Outstanding Airman of the Month for Headquarters Squadron, 1001st Air Base Wing at Andrews AFB MD.
Mae Smith was elected president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Carrollton Chamber of Commerce.
Members of Carrollton High School’s reserve basketball team, coached by William Reese, were Pat Herron, Mike Coffy, Dennis Chaddock, Marion Noble, John Foltz, Dennis Newell, Scott McClester, Ron Mills, Dick Rutledge and Larry Karns.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1975 FPS Files)
John Beck was rehired on a two-year contract as Superintendent of Carrollton Exempted Village School District.
Mike Fawcett and Richard Burns were named delegates from Carrollton High School to attend the annual American Legion’s Buckeye Boys State at Oho University in Athens. George (Skip) Ford was the alternate.
James Clay announced his resignation as Carroll County Extension agent to accept a job as animal industry area Extension agent in the Jackson (Ohio) Extension Service area.
Chosen as delegates from Carrollton High School to the American Legion Auxiliary’s Buckeye Girls State from Carrollton High School were Carole Houfek and Vicki Weir. Carol Yoder was the alternate.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1985 FPS Files)
The former New Harrisburg school, which had been vacant since 1968, was scheduled to be sold at an auction.
Carrollton Village Council learned the village owned two lots rather than one lot where the village garage was located on Park Ave.
Members of Minerva High School’s Academic Challenge Team were Mary Schoeppner, Martha Rice, Teresa Newman, Debra Carter and Suzanne Arnold. The team’s advisor was Mrs. Delilah Arnold.
Saying it is a “chance to control his own destiny”, Carrollton High School Football Coach Mark Peters resigned his position after five years at the Warrior helm to accept a head coaching position at Greenburg Central Catholic School in Greensburg, PA.
Gary Chaddock (Minerva’s current superintendent) was the subject of a feature story in which the Minerva High School junior was undefeated in duel meets for all three years of his high school wrestling career.
The Carroll County Courthouse observed its 100th anniversary.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1995 FPS Files)
Jessica DeSimone, a senior at Carrollton High School, qualified to participate in the National Speech tournament in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Jim Gardner was sworn in as Sherrodsville’s new village councilman succeeding Robert McConnell who resigned.
Carroll County Auditor E. Leroy VanHorne was sworn in for his second term in office.
Corey Bartley, a member of Minerva’s Boy Scout Troop 150, received his Eagle Scout award.
The Malvern High School wrestling team outdistanced a field of six teams to win the Inter Valley Conference wrestling tournament.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2005 FPS Files)
John Bodo was named the new director of the One Way Youth Center in Carrollton.
Ten graduates of either Salineville High School or Southern Local High School were inducted into the Salineville-Southern Local Athletic Hall of Fame. They included Thomas Lee, Albert Girone, Sara Lee Smith, Bob Burns, Dean Devitt, Jeff Faloba, Mike Sergent, Bill Pits, Brad Hart and Stephanie Crawford.
Instrumental and vocal music students at Sandy Valley High School who received superior (I) ratings at the District 8 solo and ensemble music contest included Katherine Wingate, Christine Wingate, Ryan Turner, Katy Fedeli and Cassie Conner.
A search was underway for a new superintendent at Buckeye Career Center, following the resignation of Eugene Fries.