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Minerva kicks off holiday season with downtown celebration

Minerva’s Discover Downtown celebration returns Friday, Nov. 10 from 5-9 p.m.

The event highlights the arts, Christmas shopping and food and drink available on N. Market St.

The Market Street Art Spot will feature the illustration and calligraphy work of Susan Crawford, as well as live music by Roger Romeo and refreshments from 5-9 p.m.

Renewed Creations by Lewis will be open until 8 p.m., offering antiques and vintage housewares and collectibles.

Kishman’s IGA will offer craft beer and wine tastings with food pairings 6-8 p.m. Cost is $5 for five tastes.

At Simply Scarves . . . and Such, visitors can make and take a holiday card for a $1 donation from 4-7 p.m. All proceeds go to Hannah’s House.

Treasured Sensations will be open until 8 p.m., offering holiday specials and new merchandise, and hosting the LuLaRoe trailer in front of the shop.

Minerva Music Center will be open until 8 p.m., offering coffee, cookies and cider and Sphon’s CCW & Armory will be open until 7 p.m.

The Minerva Historical Society’s Haas Museum will be open 6-8 p.m.

Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant will be open until 10:30 p.m., offering an extensive menu and full bar, and Sandy Springs Brewing Company will be open until 10 p.m., with hand-crafted beers on tap, as well as sandwiches, flatbreads, and appetizers.

Holland’s Restaurant will be open until 7 p.m. with a full menu.

The Roxy Theatre will host a pop-up shop with vendors and crafters. The 12 Days of Christmas raffle tickets will be available there, as will tickets for the Minerva High School production of “Alice in Wonderland.”

Elsewhere in town, Hope Community, 133 Bonnieview Ave., will host a music night, beginning at 7 p.m. and featuring Jerod Boone, as well as coffee and board games.

For more information, contact the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-868-7979 or



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.

Health Dept. Open House draws large crowd

A steady flow of county residents, public officials and township trustees attended the Carroll County General Health District educational Open House held Nov. 2.

Staff members were on hand to describe the services and programs offered by the health department. Leann Cline, health commissioner, answered questions regarding the upcoming public health levy that is on the Nov. 7 election ballot. Amy Campbell, accreditation coordinator, presented the 2017 Carroll County Community Health Improvement Plan and provided information on public health accreditation.

For more information, contact the health department at 330-627-4866 or visit

The Carroll County General Health District is located at 301 Moody Ave. SW, Carrollton.

Full ballot expected to attract voters to polls Nov. 7

It’s time to pick non-partisan candidates and decide issues at Tuesday’s Nov. 7 general election.

The 16 polling locations in Carroll County will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Carroll County Board of Elections has estimated that 54% of the 18,190 Carroll County registered voters – or 9,823 – will exercise their right to vote Tuesday.

Registered voters may also cast an absentee ballot until 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Carroll County Board of Elections office located on the ground level of the Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton if they do not choose to go to the polls.

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. 

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