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Salem Propane opens Minerva facility

Employees of Salem Propane are shown above at the newly purchased bulk propane storage plant in Minerva. From left are: Caleb Swope, operations; Dick McElroy, sales; and John Baker, owner.

Employees of Salem Propane are shown above at the newly purchased bulk propane storage plant in Minerva. From left are: Caleb Swope, operations; Dick McElroy, sales; and John Baker, owner.

Salem Propane based out of Salem, Ohio is a locally owned and independent company that has been serving residential, agriculture and commercial customers in Northeast Ohio for over 10 years. They are excited to announce they will be expanding and offering service to a whole new area of customers by acquiring a new 30,000 gallon bulk propane storage plant operation located in Minerva.

“The Minerva location is a great addition to the company’s existing propane operations in Salem. It allows us to continue to expand and bring our friendly local service at the lowest possible prices to customers in the Minerva, Malvern, Carrollton, East Canton, Summitville, Kensington, Mechanicstown and surrounding area. We always put the customer first,” said John Baker, Salem Propane owner.

Salem Propane is different than other propane companies and works hard to pass cost savings on to its customers by not charging any extra fees, according to Baker, “It’s very simple. The price we give the customer is the price the customer pays per gallon with no extra fees. That’s it. Our focus is serving the customer and being friendly. We’ve heard many stories from new customers how they saved hundreds of dollars by switching to us. Plus we typically deliver within a day or two, which is a strength of being based locally.

“We are providing high volume propane supplies to area chicken and hog barns. They require a constant reliable source of propane to keep the animals warm, especially during fall, winter and early spring,” he said. Adding the company’s business customers include factories that use propane to power tow motors.

“We understand the needs of local folks, farmers, businesses and families trying to make it in today’s economy,” he concluded.

For information, or to sign up for delivery, call Salem Propane at 330-337-3561.

Story behind the name of new Carrollton business is not one to soon be forgotten

By Carol McIntire



CARROLLTON – A new Carrollton business comes with a special purpose. It’s providing employment to persons with special needs.

New business named for Grandma Belle offers assisted living, memory care

By Carol McIntire



CARROLLTON – A new Carroll County business is providing an alternative to assisted living and skilled nursing care.

Mindy Weiland recently opened the doors at Belle’s House, an assisted living, and memory care home, located at 3241 Antigua Rd. SW, Carrollton. Weiland, a physical therapy assistant, has over 20 years experience in her field and 14 years of experience in nursing home and assisted living facilities.

Dowell Dental Group purchases business of retiring local dentist

A well-known Carrollton dentist has retired and his practice has been purchased by another local dentist.

Dr. Carl Winters, who began his dental practice here in 1974, sold his practice and building at 25 3rd St. NE to Dr. Stephen Dowell, who operates dental offices under the name of Dowell Dental Group at five locations in Carroll, Stark and Tuscarawas counties, including the two Carrollton offices at 549 2nd St. NW in Carrollton and 25 3rd St. NE and one at 817 E. Lincolnway, Minerva.

25th anniversary celebration planned at local Ace Hardware

Homer and Sandy Mills purchased a building and gas station business on Canton Rd. on the north side of Carrollton just before the Labor Day holiday in 1991. They closed the business one day and opened up the next, using a cigar box for a cash drawer.

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