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Bomb threat leads to evacuation of county courthouse

By Carol McIntire Editor   The Carroll County Courthouse was evacuated July 19 as a precaution after an envelope was received in the mail containing “white powder” and a bomb threat. Sheriff More »

Local girl’s talent shines in national dance competition

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   To say Emily Grove likes dance is an understatement. The energetic, flexible 10-year old, can walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk. Not only is she able to bend, More »

Romeo, Days crowned fair king, queen

By Carol McIntire Editor   An aspiring actor and a college student were crowned Carroll County Fair king and queen during a ceremony Tuesday, the opening day of the 167th annual expo. More »

Family gathers for centennial reunion

MALVERN – For 100 years, members of the Wadsworth family have celebrated the 4th of July with a family reunion. This year was no exception. They have gathered at Malvern Park since More »

Matt Fockler named principal at Buckeye Career Center

Buckeye Career Center (BCC) has a new principal for the 2017-2018 school year. The board of education recently hired Matt Fockler to fill the position vacated by former Principal Jay Davis at More »

 

CHS classes of 79-83 hosting ‘just for fun’ golf outing July 29

Carrollton High School graduates of classes 1979-1983 have the opportunity to participate in a “just for fun” golf competition.

The 1st annual Golf Outing is set for July 29 at Carroll Meadows Golf Course in Carrollton. Tee times begin at 8 a.m.

Cost for the two-person scramble is $40 per person and includes golf and cart.

Space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Terry Peterson at 330-322-4722.

 

 

Rodeo scheduled in Minerva July 15

MINERVA – The second annual Minerva Chamber Rodeo comes to Minerva Municipal Park July 15 with activities for the whole family.

Children’s activities begin at 3 p.m. with pony rides, a petting zoo, stick-horse making and other crafts, and food and commercial vendors.

Kids’ rodeo events, sponsored by Minerva Area YMCA and Minerva Rotary Club, begin in the arena with stick-horse races and preliminaries for mutton busting, in which children weighing 50 pounds or less compete to see who can stay on the back of a sheep the longest. Helmets and vests are provided.

At 7 p.m., the rodeo, presented by Buckeye Rodeo Company, begins with Minerva’s Kyle Hudson singing the national anthem. In addition to bull riding, sponsored by Ricky Corbett of Matco Tools; bareback bronc riding, The Hart Mansion Restaurant; saddle bronc riding, Red Barn Home Furnishings; calf roping, Kiko Company; team roping, Uptown Auto Service; steer wrestling, Mapes State Farm; and barrel racing, Studio C Salon; the mutton busting finals and the calf scramble for kids will take place.

Family gathers for centennial reunion

Descendants of the Wadsworth family gathered for the 100th Family Reunion July 4 at Malvern Community Park. Reunions have been held at the park in Malvern since 1958.
Tawanna Anderson is shown in the front row, fourth from the right.

MALVERN – For 100 years, members of the Wadsworth family have celebrated the 4th of July with a family reunion.

This year was no exception.

They have gathered at Malvern Park since 1958. The family originated in the area, living in Malvern, Minerva, New Harrisburg and Waynesburg. Tawanna Anderson of Louisville, a descendent and event organizer, gave a brief history of the reunion, stating for many years the reunion was held on what is now the Great Trail Farm outside Malvern. The farm was part of the original family farm and was owned by “Uncle Jake.”

Anderson’s grandmother, Velma Wadsworth Masters Jones, attended the first reunion in 1917, and was the last surviving member of the group. Velma grew up in Waynesburg. She passed away in 2015 at age 102.

A few family members live in the Malvern-Minerva area. Others are scattered around Ohio. Family from Atlanta, GA, and Virginia came to be a part of the 100th family reunion.

Carrollton council accepts Ann Green land donation

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS Reporter

 

Carrollton council was gifted a 1.16 acre portion of Ann Green Park from long-time owner Stan Bright during the meeting Monday night.

Bright informed council has sold his property that incedes a portion of Ann Green Park. However, he did not sell the portion that is part of the park. He decided he would donate the acreage, if the village would accept. The only thing he asked was for council to cover the cost of separating the parcel and recording it. The total is $153.50.

Bright also told council the stipulation remains in place if the village stops using the property as a community park, the 1.16 acres reverts to the current owner of the property.

Council accepted the donation and approved covering the separation cost.

Matt Fockler named principal at Buckeye Career Center

Buckeye Career Center (BCC) has a new principal for the 2017-2018 school year.

The board of education recently hired Matt Fockler to fill the position vacated by former Principal Jay Davis at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Fockler comes to Buckeye after serving as the Newcomerstown High School principal for the past four years. He also previously served as assistant principal and principal at Dover Middle School.

“I’ve seen many students benefit from Buckeye Career Center and have had outstanding relationships with the staff here and I’m very excited to be a part of that,” said Fockler.

In outlining his top priorities, Fockler wants to keep students at the top of his list.

“My goal is to put students in the best position they can be to be successful and meet the challenges that are in the workforce.”

Fockler began his duties this month. He and his family reside in Dover.

 

 

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