Offenberger named state DJFS director of the year

By Nancy Schaar FPS Correspondent   Kate Offenberger, director of Carroll County Job and Family Services was recently named Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association 2017 Outstanding Director of the Year. More »

Notebook project aids in learning

Third and fourth grade students at the Carroll County Christian Academy are studying the classification of animals in science class. To help them understand animal families, each student created a science notebook More »

Trailer park residents looking for miracle to stop scheduled water shutoff

By Nancy Schaar FPS Correspondent   Sandy Creek Mobile Home Estates (formerly Kidder Mobile Home Park) residents will have water shut off to their homes Jan. 22, unless a miracle shows up. More »

Warrior girls take over 2nd place in NBC

By Carol McIntire Editor   Carrollton took over sole possession of second place in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) Saturday with a 52-37 win over the Salem Quakers. Both teams previously lost More »

Farm Bureau sets policies for 2018

Delegates at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 99th annual meeting held Dec. 6-8 in the Columbus Convention Center set the organizations priorities for 2018. Along with Carroll County Farm Bureau President More »


High school students invited to explore healthcare careers through Union Hospital program

Area high school students considering or wanting to learn more about careers in healthcare can participate in a free hands-on program hosted over the next few months at Union Hospital.

The first Union Hospital TECH Career Program will be held Jan. 20, from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the hospital, where students will learn about UH TECH, tour Union Hospital, receive hands-on experience in the Laboratory Department, and learn basic hands-only CPR and use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) device.

UH TECH stands for “Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare” and has helped hundreds of high school students be inspired to pursue a career in healthcare. Each UH TECH Career Camp session takes students to departments of the hospital to learn from the professionals about their job, the technology they use, and the education needed to enter the field.

School board approves sale of house built by Buckeye students

After rejecting a high bid of $227,500 at their November meeting, the Buckeye Career Center Board of Education approved the sale of a Buckeye built house at their Dec. 19 meeting.

The house at 535 Corral Dr. NE in New Philadelphia was sold to Helena Doss (address not attainable) for $252,900. The buyer purchased the property through Realtor Kathy Pietro with Barnett Realtors of New Philadelphia.

In other business, the Board:

– VOTED to participate in the Ohio School Boards Associations Legal Assistance fund for 2018 at a cost of $250;

– APPROVED Kimberly Love and Donna Pepper as high school substitutes for the 2017-18 school year;

Village firefighters seeking 2-mil levy on May primary ballot

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS Reporter


Carrollton Council welcomed two new members and two returning members during the Jan. 8 meeting

Mayor Bill Stoneman administered the oath of office to newcomers Brittany Tangler and Corey Yeager, along with Wilma Lambert and Tom Parker, who were re-elected.

Stoneman presented members with the rules for council for 2018 and assigned members to committees. They include: Finance/Legislative/Audit: Lambert, chairman, Christopher Modranski and Chris Barto; Personnel/Safety: Barto, chairman, Parker and Lambert; and Public Works: Parker, chairman, Yeager and Tangler.

Trial underway in Common Pleas Court

A Carroll County petit jury of seven women and one man is deciding the ownership of a “Disputed Road” in Fox Twp.

The jury trial, which got underway Monday in Carroll County Common Pleas Court, involves a complaint filed Jan. 25, 2016, by the State of Ohio and Robert D. Eish of 10258 Olive Rd. NE, Salineville, vs. the Fox Twp. Board of Trustees, who include Tim N. Dayton, Todd E. Brown and Ryan Roberts.

Also named as defendants are John A. Stephenson of 9072 Salineville Rd. NE, Salineville, Charles W. Madison of 3 Cleveland Ave., Salineville, and William G. Beadnell of 10084 Olive Rd. NE, Salineville.

Eish is seeking a declaratory judgment that Fox Twp. has no interest in the disputed road, of which he claims ownership.

Following selection of jury Monday, Eish was the first witness called to offer testimony before the jury.

According to records in the Carroll County Clerk of Courts office, a total of nine witnesses are subpoenaed for the plaintiff and 12 for the defendants. The three-day trial is scheduled to extend through this Wednesday and possibly Friday if needed.

Trailer park residents looking for miracle to stop scheduled water shutoff

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


Water is scheduled to be shut off to homes in Sandy Creek Mobile Homes Estates (formerly Kiddler Mobile Home Park) Jan. 22.

Sandy Creek Mobile Home Estates (formerly Kidder Mobile Home Park) residents will have water shut off to their homes Jan. 22, unless a miracle shows up.

“I don’t know what we’re supposed to do.  We found out just before Christmas the owner is months behind in the water bill and can’t pay it.  The water bill is included in our rent.  Where are we supposed to go?” asked trailer park resident Candace Shepherd.

The trailer park has 43 lots available but only 28 are currently occupied.  A resident said many of the empty homes are owned by Russell Reed, but are not inhabitable.

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