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Carroll County voters approved State Issue 1 and turned down State Issue II and the countywide health levy at the Nov. 7 election.
Unofficial results show voters approved Issue I, known as Marcy’s Law, by a 4,984 to 1,124 margin and defeated Issue 2, known as the Prescription Drug Act, 5,266 to 843.
The countywide health levy was defeated by a 3,759 to 2,357 margin.
Voters in the village of Carrollton approved a 1.2 mill levy for current expenses by a 454 to 259 margin and Dellroy voters approved a 2 mill levy for current expenses by a vote of 58-14.
Voters in Carroll and Stark counties who reside in the village of Magnolia, approved a .5-mill levy for cemeteries by a 50-14 margin and a 3-mill levy for current expenses by a 53-12 margin.

Township levies
AugustaTwp.: 1.1-mill fire levy (approved): Yes, 50; No, 21.
Center Twp.: Cemetery levy (approved): Yes, 642; No, 382.
East Twp.: .8-mill fire levy (approved); Yes, 137; No, 59.
Perry Twp.: 1-mill fire levy (approved): Yes, 164; No. 78.
Rose Twp.: 1.0-mill fire levy (approved): Yes, 210; No, 94.
Rose Twp.: 2.69-mill road levy (approved): Yes, 203; No, 103.

Ambulance District
Quad Ambulance (Stark and Carroll counties) (approved): Yes, 601; No, 197.


Local options
Que Pasa, Carrollton: D-1, D-2, D-3 and D-5 liquor permits (approved): Yes, 269; No, 139.
Que Pasa. Carrollton, Sunday sale of liquor (approved): Yes, 239; No, 167.
Airport Restaurant, Center Twp.: D-1 and D-2 liquor permits (defeated): Yes, 121; No, 196.
Airport Restaurant, Center Twp.: Sunday sale of liquor (denied): Yes, 104; No, 215.
Tozzi’s Restraurant (Stark Co.): Sunday sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages (passed) Yes, 38; No. 11.

Generous donation doubles number of children who will receive weekly Blessing in a Backpack

Members of the Caring, Helping and Sharing (CHS) Club donate their time each Thursday to pack bags for the Blessings in a Backpack program. They sort and deliver the bags to various classrooms.
They include (from left clockwise): Ashlee Sheppard, Holly Sheppard, Lily Reed, Emily Schaar, Raegan Sears, CHS Club Advisor Belinda Mach, Avery Toothman, Adam Arbogast, Kenny Barkan, Haven Krichbaum, Lexi Swearingen, Alex Ulman, Erica McCauley and Diana Gomez.

CARROLL COUNTY – An $8,000 donation will allow nearly 300 school age children to participate in the “Blessing in a Backpack” program.

Carrollton Schools cafeteria was working under a grant from the Carroll County Health Department, preparing 146 backpacks each week. The grant ended Sept. 30.

Utica East Midstream, LLC, presented the donation asking for the funds to be used during the 2017-18 school year. A letter from an area manager stated, “Given there are 40 weeks between school and holiday breaks, we are asking $200 be used weekly.”

Barb Burns, cafeteria supervisor and a registered dietician, explained the donation will allow almost double the amount of children to participate.

Blessings in a Backpack is designed to provide non-perishable food every Friday to identified school children who would benefit from supplemental nourishment over the weekend.

Each Thursday, members of the Caring, Helping and Sharing (CHS) Club pack disposable bags with two entrée items, two breakfast items and two healthy snacks. Burns orders the food, and with having the specific amount to spend, will be able to add additional food to the bag most weeks.

School officials hoping auction will give new life to 1800s barn

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


The 1800s barn to be auctioned by the Carrollton Exempted Village School District Nov. 18, currently houses the maintenance department for facilities located at the complex.

An old landmark in the county will be auctioned off by the Carrollton Exempted Village Schools Board of Education Nov. 18 and the board is hoping someone will purchase the barn, dismantle it and move it to a new location, preserving its historical value.

During the August school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Dave Quattrochi said they learned that the  best location on the 157 acre farm property for a new field house for athletes is the site of the old D. O. Rutan barn.

Construction of a new school for grades 6-12 is already underway on the property at a location west of the barn. A field house is part of the project.

The land (former farm) was developed by David O. Rutan.  He purchased the property in 1870 when he married Anna Ebersole.  The original 50 acres he purchased was on the lower side of SR 332 and held an old log cabin and other log outbuildings.  The farm grew as he purchased more land and extended all the way to Antigua Rd. 

Warriors outlast Lions 32-26 in overtime thriller

By Carol McIntire


Carrollton senior running back Chase Flanagan (32) cuts back and into a hole opened by the block of Jace Miles (52) on Minerva senior Connor Fritz (7) during the Carrollton vs. Minerva game Friday as  Lions defensive back Brock Croston (5) closes in on the play.

MINERVA – The Carrollton vs. Minerva football game Friday was as a rivalry game should be: a see-saw back-and-forth, heart stopping battle with the score knotted at the end of regulation that is ultimately decided by overtime.

Minerva struck first, taking the opening kickoff and marching 55 yards to the end zone. Carrollton tied the game and went ahead and the Lions regained the lead, all in the first half. Carrollton took the second half kickoff, marched 68 yards down the field for a touchdown. They built a 26-13 lead before the Lions came roaring back in the fourth quarter to tie the game as time expired.

Carrollton scored first in the overtime period, but the extra point kick sailed past the goal post wide to the left, giving the Lions an opportunity to notch their first win of the season. An interception by Carrollton senior Teagin Mohn in the end zone gave the Warriors a 32-26 win.

“It was a great game,” said Carrollton Coach Phil Mauro following the win. “We stopped them once in the overtime period, but a roughing the passer call gave them new life. We were fortunate Teagin was in a position to get the interception that clinched the win.”

Helping increase Monarch butterfly population turns into school-wide activity

Members of Travis Ledford’s first grade class at Carrollton Elementary raised Monarch butterfly larve and released them. Shown above is a class and butterfly selfie taken by Ledford.

Those who attended the Carroll County Arts Garden Art Stroll Aug. 19 not only had the chance to visit seven unique gardens, but to witness the miracle of nature.

One of the stops on the tour was Carrollton Schools POWER Building on SR 332. Garnet Brown, building coordinator, had an aquarium filled with Monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars. During the garden stroll, butterflies were hatching. Others were being released outside.

Brown gave The FPS an update on the fate of the Monarchs. Brown successfully raised and released 130 Monarchs that would have perished in the hayfield on her family’s farm when her father mowed hay. (Her father now knows what to watch for when in the field.)

She noted there are four stages of egg laying during the summer for the Monarch butterfly. The butterflies released during and after the garden stroll were from the last laying stage. They are the butterflies that migrate to Mexico and California.

Brown also gave monarch larva to five classroom teachers throughout the district so students could see first hand the different stages of Monarch metamorphosis.

“We also participated in research to be contributed to the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology,” Brown explained. “This research was relatively simple. It involved testing individuals for parasitic spores before the butterflies were released.”

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