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Looking Back… in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

An estimated throng of 3,500 enjoyed the July 4th celebration at the Carroll County fairgrounds.

David Dyke, a member of Carrollton’s Boy Scout Troop 141 and son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dyke of Carrollton, received Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle rank.

Leroy G. Schell of Amsterdam was named commander of the Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars at the state encampment in Cincinnati.

Miss Janet Boggs of Carrollton was photographed with a group of midwestern young people walking in Times Square during a stop over in New York City. The group went overseas to live and work for several months with farm families in various European countries.

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Working in the Ohio oil and gas industry for more than three decades, I see firsthand the importance of plugging orphan oil and gas wells. House Bill 225 was recently signed into law that addresses orphan wells. It is going to have substantial positive ramifications to everyone in our state.

The bipartisan bill is a win for the environment and a win for the oil and gas industry when it officially becomes law in September. State Representative Andy Thompson sponsored the bill and was a tireless advocate. Those within the industry appreciate and thank him for his successful efforts.

An orphan well is an oil or gas well that has no identifiable owner. Most of these wells were drilled decades ago, some in the 1800s. Those of us within the industry have recognized this issue and have long advocated for ramping up the Ohio’s plugging program. HB 225 requires the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to spend 30% of the Oil and Gas Well Fund’s resources on plugging orphan wells and requires ODNR to provide additional reporting on the number of wells plugged.

Looking Back… in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

Three teachers at two schools in the Carroll County school system resigned to accept positions in the Carrollton schools. They included Harold Drum, Mrs. Helen McFerren, and Mrs. Erma Leatherberry.

Volunteers filling Carroll County’s Induction Call No. 98 into the Armed Services were George F. Myers, James E. Pearson and Alton H. Ecrement.

Miss Barbara Jeanne Finley, a 1957 graduate of Carrollton High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cavitt of Carrollton, was crowned Miss Midwest of 1958.

Bob, Ted and Jerry Glasser, known as the Three Gs, appeared on the American Grandstand TV program.

Letters to the Editor

To The Editor:

I spent from June 10 through June 23 touring Carroll County with my friend Dan Milleson. He is running for Ohio’s 95th House District and, in an effort to learn more about the district and get to know people, he is spending one week in each of the five counties that make up the district.

Though I live close to the border of Carroll County and have family and friends there who have helped me with my familiarity of the area, we found so many hidden gems! I would like to thank the businesses and residents of Carroll County for welcoming us and showing us your hospitality!

Some takeaways from the week:

Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities is asking for your help



We need your help!

Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities is in the process of developing our next 3 – 5 year strategic plan. We are required by law to develop a strategic plan and value this process to improve the quality of our organization. We know what we have to do to be compliant with laws, but we need your input to make sure our services are meeting your needs.

Our goal as a Board is to provide quality services to meet the needs of our community. We need to know your needs and how we can better serve you. The Board has developed a very short survey to gather your valuable feedback. Last day to complete the survey is July 13, 2018. Thank you in advance for your time and support.

To access the survey, please follow this link:


Mathual J. Campbell


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