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Love cartoons? Former resident, author to unveil his top picks June 27 at county library

CARROLLTON – Award-winning author and former Free Press Standard sports editor and Carrollton resident Marty Gitlin will host a fun and funny presentation about his new book, “A Celebration of Animation: The More »

Boone family goes from BIG to tiny

By Carol McIntire Editor   DELLROY – Chris and Shannon Boone recently became part of a new trend sweeping across the country known as the Tiny House Movement. The couple traded their More »

Friday storm wrecks havoc in Orange Twp.

By Carol McIntire Editor   ORANGE TWP. A front that stalled out just north of the Carroll-Tuscarawas county line wrecked havoc on the area Friday evening. Carroll County Emergency Management Agency Director More »

Want relaxation, fellowship, fun? Try woodworking!

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   Members of a wood carvers group are the Carroll County Arts Center featured artists for June. Everything from animal and scenic carvings to bowls, toys More »

Carrollton thrower Alivia Bentley wins Division I shot put title

By Carol McIntire Editor   COLUMBUS – Alivia Bentley vaulted from third to first place on her final throw to become the Division I girls state shot put champion Saturday in Jesse More »

 

Boone family goes from BIG to tiny

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Shannon (left) and Chris Boone stand on the deck of the 480 square foot tiny house with their daughter, Kathryn.

DELLROY – Chris and Shannon Boone recently became part of a new trend sweeping across the country known as the Tiny House Movement.

The couple traded their 2,200 square foot, two story home in Sherrodsville for a 480 square foot tiny house near Dellroy and they love it.

It all started in October 2016 when Chris and Shannon purchased 10.25 acres of vacant land on Glendale Rd.

“We are fans of the TV show Tiny House Nation and had plans to build an 800-square foot home on the property,” Shannon explained. “I was tired of taking care of a big house and felt all the time I spent taking care of the house was taking away from time I could spend with my daughter, Kathryn.”

Luck was on the couple’s side when Chris came across a 12×14 Weaver barn his employer had for sale.

Girls basketball camp scheduled

Chandra Myers, new Carrollton High School girls basketball coach, and members of the staff are hosting a Warrior basketball camp June 26-28 in Bell-Herron Middle School gym.

Camp for grades 6-8 will be held from 9-11 a.m. and girls in grades 2-5 will attend from 6-8 p.m.

Assistant coaches Pete Husted and Mark Spears (also the JV coach) will assist with the camp as will members of the Lady Warriors basketball team.

Collin Meek wins state championship; first in Bell-Herron school history

Collin Meek

CARROLLTON – Collin Meek finished seventh grade with a shiny medal to his name.

Meek won the state speech tournament becoming Bell-Herron Middle School’s first speech state champion.

The tournament, held earlier this year, was the first state tournament Meek had competed in. He participated in the Interpretation, Humor, Drama, Poetry and Prose.

Meek chose “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt as his speech. He had to memorize it and act out the seven minute and 45 second speech. It begins when the crayons begin to fight amongst themselves and write letters to their owner.

Seniors sweep special awards category at baseball awards night

Carrollton High School baseball team members who received special awards at the annual banquet include (from left): Bryce Ferrell, Chayse Marmo, Mike Yoder and Brice Weiland.

CARROLLTON – Four seniors swept the special awards category at the 2018 Carrollton High School baseball banquet.

Chayse Marmo won both the hitting and pitching awards, Bryce Ferrell won the defensive award and Mike Yoder and Brice Weiland both won “Warrior Way” awards.

Marmo also received a three-year letter, and was recognized as a first team Eastern District selection and second team Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) pick.

Ferrell received his third year letter and was an NBC Honorable Mention pick.

Both Yoder and Weiland were newcomers to the baseball team this year. Both received first year letters.

Others recognized during the banquet included:

First year lettermen: Austin Lewis, Chris Gromley, Nick Leonard, Jared Martin and Caden Buxton.

Friday storm wrecks havoc in Orange Twp.

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Flash flood waters from a storm that dumped nearly five inches of rain in Orange Twp. Friday evening rendered Dawn Rd. impassible near the Eastern Ohio Sports Complex.

ORANGE TWP. A front that stalled out just north of the Carroll-Tuscarawas county line wrecked havoc on the area Friday evening.

Carroll County Emergency Management Agency Director Tom Cottis said a section of the township in the area of Dawn and Dana roads received 4.94 inches of rain in less than two hours.

“Initially it looked like the area would get about a quarter inch rain,” Cottis said, noting he received a call from an official at the Eastern Ohio Sports Complex inquiring about the pending storm. “I contacted National Weather and was told it could be a little more than was initially thought. National Weather called me back later and said the storm stalled out over the area and they could get about five inches of rain.”

Dorms at the camp were flooded as was a basketball court and the area where an in-ground pool is located. Between two and three feet of water covered the court and swimming pool, Cottis said.

“None of the kids at the camp were ever in danger,” Cottis noted. “They were moved out of the dorms prior to the storm hitting.”

He said two buses hauling students to the camp were stranded on Dawn Rd. when a flash flood hit the area. The buses were stranded for about four hours, but no one was injured,” Cottis noted.

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