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New officers take helm of Animal Protection League

The Carroll County Animal Protection League (CCAPL) reorganized during the Feb. 2 meeting at the Senior Friendship Center in Carroll County.
This year’s goal is to continue construction on the no-kill animal shelter located on SR 43 between Carrollton and Malvern. The group is amending and revising mechanical plans. Once they are corrected, they will be submitted to state officials for approval and permits. 
Donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to: CCAPL, PO Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615.
Shown above are new officers and board members for 2017. 
They include (front from left): Joyce Angerer, secretary; Patti Willoughby, treasurer; Eileen Rohrer, president; and Lorna Whaley, vice president.
Standing behind are board members David Schnebelen, Lynne Prince and Harriette Bolen.
The Carroll County Animal Protection League (CCAPL) reorganized during the Feb. 2 meeting at the Senior Friendship Center in Carroll County. This year’s goal is to continue construction on the no-kill animal shelter located on SR 43 between Carrollton and Malvern. The group is amending and revising mechanical plans. Once they are corrected, they will be submitted to state officials for approval and permits.  Donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to: CCAPL, PO Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615. Shown above are new officers and board members for 2017.  They include (front from left): Joyce Angerer, secretary; Patti Willoughby, treasurer; Eileen Rohrer, president; and Lorna Whaley, vice president. Standing behind are board members David Schnebelen, Lynne Prince and Harriette Bolen.

The Carroll County Animal Protection League (CCAPL) reorganized during the Feb. 2 meeting at the Senior Friendship Center in Carroll County.
This year’s goal is to continue construction on the no-kill animal shelter located on SR 43 between Carrollton and Malvern. The group is amending and revising mechanical plans. Once they are corrected, they will be submitted to state officials for approval and permits.
Donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to: CCAPL, PO Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615.
Shown above are new officers and board members for 2017.
They include (front from left): Joyce Angerer, secretary; Patti Willoughby, treasurer; Eileen Rohrer, president; and Lorna Whaley, vice president.
Standing behind are board members David Schnebelen, Lynne Prince and Harriette Bolen. (FPS/Leigh Ann Rutledge)

‘Tribe of Dan’ is focus of Leatherneck meeting at McCook House Museum

Marine McCook meeting

By Leigh Ann Rutledge

Accent Editor

 

Members of the Marine Corps League Chapter Ohio Leathernecks learned about past military personnel during their Feb. 2 meeting.

Richard Cunningham could be the next contestant on The Price is Right

The Cunninghams

By Leigh Ann Rutledge

Accent Editor

 

KILGORE – “I would have won the showcase today!” are the first words uttered by Richard Cunningham Thursday when The Free Press Standard arrived at his home for an interview.

Local man not only plays music on a guitar, he makes them

John Ledford playing guitar

By Leigh Ann Rutledge

Accent Editor

 

After completing a “feasibility study” John Ledford was hooked.

Ledford, of Carrollton, retired from the Timken Company in 2009, around the same time he finished his “feasibility study”. Feasibility Study is not a graph or pie chart nor does it have numbers or percentage signs.

Southern Local students join Go Red, heart campaign, set jump-a-thon

SALINEVILLE- Things are jumping at Southern Local Elementary School (SLES), where students are holding the annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

In honor of American Heart Month in February, students kicked off the month-long moneymaker with a special presentation Jan. 26 in conjunction with the American Heart Association (AHA). Kathy Randolph, SLES physical education teacher, is leading the benefit with help from Tracy Behnke, youth marketing director with the Great Rivers Affiliate of the AHA in Youngstown. According to officials, students started their collections early and the goal is to meet-if not surpass-last year’s amount of $5,000.

“We showed a presentation on where the money goes and who it helps to get kids charged up and enthusiastic about raising money,” Randolph said. “We have a $5,000 goal this year.”

This year’s theme is “Zoo Crew” and students can earn prizes based on the amount of money they collect. Gifts include animal figurines, stuffed animals, a lanyard, T-shirt, playground ball, Zoo Sand, Moon Doggle, Air Power Soccer and Ezy Roller, as well as a series of bonus prizes. Students will collect money from family, friends, and neighbors but donors may also contribute online at www.heart.org/jump.

Randolph said healthy tips will be shared throughout February and promotions will take place during gym class. The main event will occur Feb. 24 when kids will be active for the actual Jump-a-thon. Music teacher Ryan Smith will assist with the dance while PTO members will volunteer their time to help.

“They will jump rope, hula hoop, do an obstacle course and dance, plus there are two new surprises,” she added. “We make it a fun activity.”

The school amassed more than $5,000 last year-it’s highest amount to date-and has incentives in place should students attain or surpass this year’s goal. Randolph said she, SLES Principal Kristy Sampson and Columbiana County Sheriff Deputy Brandon Hoppel, the school resource officer, will dress as zoo animals to thank the kids for their effort.

Students are excited to participate and help others.

“It’s fun to jump around and do a bunch of fun things,” said fifth-grader Gabe Blissenbach. “[People] may not have money or time to take care of themselves, so this really helps them and puts a smile on their faces and it makes us happy.”

“It helps people who have heart problems,” added fourth-grader Ethan Richards.

Randolph said it was a good cause and she wanted the students to enjoy doing their part.

“I hope the kids have a great time and meet our goal again,” she concluded.

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