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God presents Mark Hice with a new purpose in life

By Carol McIntireMark Hice first bite of food RBG website



CARROLLTON – Mark Hice thought he knew his purpose in life.

He’s a husband, the father of two grown children and a grandfather. He retired from his job at the Timken Company in April 2014 and was enjoying life on the farm. What more could there be?

Hice learned a few months ago, God has another plan for him: to help others.

The Arrow Rd., Carrollton, man was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in September 2016, underwent surgery to remove his esophagus in December, celebrated his 61st birthday in January and is now putting his life back together.

He says God laid out a plan for him and now he intends to do his part and share his experience with others.

“Early detection is the key to surviving this,” said Mark, sitting at the kitchen table of his home. “I had the warning signs, but chose to ignore them.”

Atwood owner, business associates share plans for alcohol, drug rehabilitation center

Monroe Twp. meeting Burns RBG

By Nancy Schaar

FPS Correspondent


DELLROY – William Burns, the new owner of Atwood Resort, and two business associates who will be establishing a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center on the property, outlined their plans for the facility for area residents during a Monroe Township Trustee meeting Feb. 15.

Resolution tabled that would allow armed personnel in Carrollton schools

By Nancy Schaar

FPS Correspondent


CARROLLTON – A resolution that would permit armed staff in a school safety zone was tabled by the Carrollton Exempted Village School District Board of Education Feb. 14.

Minerva police officer injured in pursuit crash

By Carol McIntire



MINERVA – Two people were injured in a police chase Sunday morning on the south side of Minerva in Carroll County.

Carrollton council considers adding gas aggregration plan

By Leigh Ann Rutledge

FPS Reporter


CARROLLTON -Carrollton council tackled a hefty agenda during the Monday night meeting.

Council approved an ordinance to enter into an energy consulting and management agreement with Trebel, LLC, for electric aggregation for the village with the possibility of natural gas aggregation. Councilman Chris Modranski abstained.

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