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From 1957 FPS Files

Hugh K. Sweeny was elected president of the Carrollton Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Ed J. Manfull.

Paul R. McGhee, Jr. of Augusta High School led Carroll County seniors in the state general scholarship test given by the Ohio Department of Education in January.

Joan Sickafoose and Burdene Bowman, both graduates of Sandy Valley High School, were members of the Capital University concert band which presented a concert at Sandy Valley High School.

Beth Fife of Dellroy was one of 14 area Kent State University coeds with high scholastic averages honored at the third annul scholarship recognition dinner. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Fife of Rt. 1, Dellroy, Beth was a 1956 graduate of Carrollton High School.



From 1967 FPS Files

A violent wind storm lashed through Carroll County, causing severe damage, including a collapsed garage at the Eugene Stone residence on SR 43, south of Harlem Springs, and the roof being lifted off a building at Guess Mfg. near Mechanicstown.

A bill introduced in the Ohio legislature would provide pay raises for county elected officials. Some of the increases for Carroll County offices included commissioners from $3,900 to $4,680 and county sheriff from $6,100 to $7,320.

Leading in every quarter, the Harlem Springs team, coached by John Randolph, defeated Augusta 23-15 in the championship game of the Carrollton district junior high basketball tournament. Members of the Harlem Springs champ team, all eighth graders, were Randy Cotton, Brian McLean, Arthur Coe, Robert White, Bill Ronald, Ken Ohler, Mike Kohler, Skip Baker, Randy Shaw, Dwayne Yeager and Wendell Becker.



From 1977 FPS Files

Teena Slack, a senior at Carrollton High School, was crowned the school’s 1977 winter sports homecoming queen by 1966 queen Deb Manfull. Members of Slack’s court were Tammy Bratten, Patty Heckman, Tami Mann and Julie Herron.

Deputy Sheriff Norman Eddy was shown in a front page photo with the newly completed and updated police radio communication and surveillance system at the Carroll County jail.

Jim Shepherd of Den 6 and Dave Myers of the Webelos were first and second place winners in the Carrollton Cub Scout Pack 142 pinewood derby.

Carrollton’s heavyweight Jamie Reed, 138 pounder John Neider and lightweight Kyle Kent were winners in the Senate League wrestling tournament held at Lake High School.



From 1987 FPS Files

Esther Grunder was installed as noble grand of Campbell Rebekah Lodge in Carrollton.

Gary Haas, a junior at Carrollton High School and son of Rick and Carol Haas of 1161 Roswell Rd., Carrollton, won two unanimous decisions at the Silver Bell Boxing tournament held in Weirton, WV.

Newly elected officers of the Malvern Area Business and Professional Association were Eileen Rohrer, president; Martin Untch, vice president; Susan Wackerly, secretary; Martin Chapman, treasurer, and Jim Woods, board member.

Joe Beadnell, owner of the Sohio service station in Carrollton, received a Mystery Shoppers Program performance award for 1986.



From 1997 FPS Files

Dominick Olivito, 12-year-old son of Atty. and Mrs. Dominick (Cindy) Olivito of Penny Rd., Carrollton, was named the winner of the 1987 Carroll County spelling bee when he correctly spelled the word “parasite” plus the word “luncheonette”. The runnerup was Laura Hawkins, a 6th grader at Kilgore elementary school.

Newly elected officers of the Carroll County unit of the American Cancer Society were Beth Johnston and Rose Seck, co-presidents, and Carol Puckett, secretary.

Chris Jenkins, a Carrollton High School junior enrolled in the Natural Resource program at Buckeye Career Center, received the Achievement of the Month award at Buckeye.

Members of Carrollton High School’s wrestling team who won the Sissonville Wrestling tournament were pictured with the winning trophy. The team included Tyson Schrickel, Darrell Shafer, Chuck Youngen, Aaron Childs, Chris Clark, Chad Keyser, David Webber, Doug Jones, James Ossler, Nick Taylor, Mike Moreland, Nathan Jones and Marc Keyser.



From 2007 FPS Files

Carrollton Schools Supt. Kevin Spears received a new five-year contract from the Carrollton Board of Education and approved 2% pay raises for the next two academic school years for eleven other licensed administrators.

  1. S. Congressman Zach Space, D-Dover, visited with farmers and those involved in agriculture programs in Carroll County as part of a district-wide farm tour across the 18th Congressional District.

The Malvern Christian Care Center was moved from Robertson’s Home and Building Center on SR 43 to new location at 715 E. Porter St.

The three Carrollton High School wrestlers who qualified for the district wrestling tournament included seniors Craig Kampfer, Terry Snyder and Travis Plavka.


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