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Get to know… Bridget Britton

Town of Residence:

Uhrichsville, OH



I have been married to my husband, Josh Britton, for over seven years. We met in college at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH (Knox County). Josh and I met on our first day of school, and dated all four years, after he chased me a little bit throughout the first fall semester. We were engaged before graduation and married the summer of 2010. We have two cats, Hazel and Remy.



Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) OSU Extension educator for Carroll County

Minerva Library hosting spring book sale April 7-14

MINERVA – The Minerva Public Library provides an opportunity to say goodbye to winter and hello to new reading at the spring book sale.

The sale begins April 7 at 10 a.m. and runs through April 14. Books for all ages and interests will be for sale along with a selection of magazines, DVDs, music CDs, VHS tapes, and audiobooks. Sale proceeds support both the purchase of new library materials and support library programs.

The sale is open during regular library hours. New items are added daily.

The ever-popular $1 a bag sale, allowing patrons to fill a grocery bag full, will take place the final day of the sale.

Minerva Public Library is located at 677 Lynnwood Dr., just one block from US 30, in Minerva.

For more information, call 330-868-4101 or visit the website www.minervalibrary. info.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

CARROLL COUNTY – In conjunction with “April is Child Abuse Prevention Month,” Carroll County Job and Family Services (JFS) is planning activities throughout the month.

The activities promote awareness of the growing need for intervention and to alert the public of what they can do to help stop the cycle of abuse.

The community is encouraged to wear blue April 11 to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention.

The annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk will take place April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. This year’s theme is “Be a 30 Minute Hero: Be a hero to a child in need by picking your superpower: Support, Volunteer, Mentor or Donate.

Matrix Performing Arts sheds light through interpretation

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Accent Editor


A scene from the show.

MALVERN – Area residents will be treated to a unique performance by Matrix Performing Arts March 31 at 6 p.m. in Damascus Friends Church in Malvern.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the former school building. The performance will take place in the large gymnasium. Admission is $2 and benefits the church’s “Wildfire Youth” and the Backpack Project at Malvern High School.

Matrix Performing Arts is comprised of two ensembles, Matrix World and Matrix Open. The ensembles are made up of nearly 100 percussionists and dancers between the ages of 14 and 22. The performances will focus on teen suicide and the effect of the media-driven world on our society.

Rob Ferguson, of Cuyahoga Falls and formerly of Carrollton, founded the group in 1999. The mission of Matrix Performing Arts is to foster the artistic, intellectual and personal growth of young adults through the education and performance of visual art and music.

Ferguson has a long history in music. He began playing drums at age five and grew up in the Carrollton Schools band program. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degree in Music Performance from Kent State University and founded Ferguson Design Solutions.

Club seeking vendors for May Spring Expo

MALVERN – Lake Mohawk “Lake Life” (formerly the Fish and Social Club) is hosting a Spring Expo May 12 at the Main Beach and pavilion and is seeking vendors.

The event is open to the public and focuses on businesses that provide services or are patronized by the members of Lake Mohawk and surrounding communities.

According to the press release, many residents in Lake Mohawk do not know there are professionals in the area. The group is seeking vendors in construction, remodeling, landscaping, lawn care, roofing, siding, painting, house cleaning, pet sitting, etc.

Along with exhibitors, there will be a flea market. Matt Fox of the television show “Room by Room” will also be in attendance.

The Spring Expo is a fundraising event. Proceeds benefit “Lake Life.” The club carries forward the traditions of the Fish & Social Club and will continue to help provide and maintain facilities throughout the lake. The club also contributes to local functions, such as: Malvern after-prom, Boy Scouts, Malvern scholarships, after school backpack program, Carroll County Animal Protection League, fire department and more.

All vendors will be acknowledged with a business listing in the monthly newsletter.

To reserve your space, call 330-863-4488.

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