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Girl Scouts efforts earn them prestigious Silver Award

Hailey Edie (left) and Jaden Cook received the Girl Scout Silver Award during a ceremony Aug. 24 at Centreville Village.

CARROLLTON – Two Girl Scouts were honored Aug. 24 during a ceremony at Centreville Village in Carrollton.

Jaden Cook and Hailey Edie earned the Girl Scout Silver Award which is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. The award encompasses the mission of Girl Scouting of building “girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.”

Colleen Joseph, leader of Girl Scout Troop 60225, explained the Silver Award represents a girl’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. The first four requirements of the Silver Award help girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills and make a commitment to self-improvements.

Girls earn the award by focusing on an issue they care about, building a team, exploring their community, picking, planning and putting their Action Project in place. The minimum time for earning the Girl Scout Silver Award is investing 50 hours, Joseph noted.

Transformation complete: Atwood Resort becomes The Bluffs

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent

New signage at the entrance welcomes patients and guests to The Bluffs, formerly known as Atwood Lake Resort and Conference Center.

DELLROY – The former Atwood Lodge Resort has new signs, new employees and a new life in Carroll County as The Bluffs. The Bluffs will be a branch of the national organization known as Addiction Campuses.

“The Bluffs, a new 80 acre property is set to become a state of the art clinical environment featuring all levels of innovative addiction treatment therapy,” stated Director of Public Relations Brian Sullivan.

Construction and remodeling work was completed by Benchmark Construction of New Philadelphia. New signs were installed along State Route 542. The largest part of the project was to install a new sprinkler system, which is complete.

The campus is slated to be open and fully operational by late September. A grand opening, which will be open to the public, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 17. At the open house, there is an event surprise planned for anyone attending from the area.

Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Carrollton schools

By Carol McIntire and Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS staff reporters


Law enforcement officials are searching Carrollton Schools after a school official received a bomb threat earlier this morning.

School employees search the roof the high school for any evidence of a suspicious device.

As parents were attempting to drop their children off for elementary school about 8:30 a.m., they were met by law enforcement officials who told them the school was on lockdown and to take the children home.

A Carrollton police officer at the scene would not answer questions from The Free Press Standard, only confirming all Carrollton schools were on lockdown and he would not be there if it wasn’t his job and suggested we leave the area.

Students from the elementary, high school and middle schools were evacuated and walked to area churches and the county courthouse, where parents were permitted to pick them up.

A teacher leaving the building told the FPS a bomb threat was emailed to a school administrator and the buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

Dellroy and Augusta schools were not locked down and were not dismissed early, according to  Supt. Dr. David Quattrochi.

Open house planned Sept. 12 at Carroll DD offices

The open house at the newly renovated building housing the Carroll County Developmental Disabilities administration offices at 540 N. High St. in Carrollton is Sept. 12 – not Sept. 25 – as reported in last week’s issue.

Starting at 6 p.m., the open house will include information on the required privatization and a provider fair where visitors may talk with local providers about what services they provide.

Aug. 24 fire leaves family of four homeless

By Carol McIntire


Firefighters spray a hot spot that re-ignited in a house/commercial structure on Bridge St. in Malvern Aug. 24.

MALVERN – Firefighters from four departments battled a fire Aug. 24 in downtown Malvern that destroyed a residence and former commercial business.

Great Trail Fire District Chief Ralph Castellucci said his department was called to the blaze at 116 N. Bridge St. at 4:27 p.m. and within three minutes he was at the scene.

“The fire was through the roof when I arrived,” he said. “It started in the area of the garage attached to the personal residence. It was pretty intense.”

Two adults and two children were home when the fire broke out and called the fire department, Castellucci said. He said the owner arrived home 20-30 minutes before the fire started.

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