Couple’s selfless dedication to youth, ag society, recognized by chamber president

By Leigh Ann Rutledge FPS Staff Member   DELLROY – April 12 was a magical night for a Carroll County couple at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, held at More »

Warrior rally falls short, Marlington takes win

By Carol McIntire Editor   An illegal pitch called against Carrollton pitcher Shelbee Stidom walked in a run that was the difference in a league contest April 10 at the Field of More »

Every day is Earth Day at FFA Camp Muskingum

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   PALERMO – Everyday is Earth Day at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. “Take only pictures, leave only footprints, kill nothing but time.” This is what Nature’s More »

Dukes take two wins from Warriors

By Carol McIntire Editor   In their only action last week, the Carrollton baseball team fell twice to Marlington in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action, both on cold and windy days. The Warriors More »

Run, Larry, Run!

By Carol McIntire Editor   Movie fans from the 1990s likely remember a scene from the 1994 blockbuster movie “Forrest Gump” in which Tom Hanks, who plays Forrest Gump, is sitting on More »


CHS freshman’s artwork on display in Columbus

COLUMBUS – As part of a yearlong celebration of the arts and arts education, the artwork of Cecelia Corbin, a freshman at Carrollton High School, has been selected for the 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

Now in its third year, the exhibition is open to the public at the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts lower level Statehouse connector from January through December 2018. The Riffe Center is open during regular business hours year-round.

The Ohio Arts Council joined with the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Art Education Association to mount a student exhibition representing all 99 House districts in Ohio. The exhibition recognizes the talent, creativity and innovation of students who receive high quality arts education instruction as part of their academic experience in school. It represents art by some of Ohio’s finest high school artists.

For more information, contact Cora Slack, Ohio House of Representatives communications department, at 614-466-3800 or cora.slack@ohiohouse.gov or Justin Nigro, operations and public affairs director, at the Ohio Arts Council at 614-728-4445 or justin.nigro@ oac.ohio.gov.

CHS vocal dept. concert is April 25

CARROLLTON – The Carrollton High School vocal music department will present their annual spring choir concert and senior recognition Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

The concert is free and open to the public and will include song selections from Newsies, Wicked, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen & The Greatest Showman, according to Mrs. Mindy Domer, CHS choir director.

During the program, the 2018 vocal music seniors will be recognized and awards will be presented to outstanding singers.

Brown Local approves certified staff contracts

MALVERN – Contracts of 23 certified and three classified staff were approved at the April 9 meeting of the Brown Local Board of Education.

The certified staff contract renewals included:

Pearl Bare, Georganne Bryan, Vanessa Fawcett, Natalie Kee, Tiffany Smith, Karli Virtue and Darren Ware, all 2 year; Thomas Betsa, Alainee Calo, Julie Fairless, Kristi Hoffman, Ashley Miklas, Catherine Rowe, Katie Rowles, Tiffany Stanek, Jeremy Taylor, Jamie Wenger, Robert Wilson, Chad Butcher, Robert Doerschuk, Seth Goshorn, Abigail Lowe and Tiffanie Pyles, all 1 year.

The three classified contract renewals included Johnathan Barnes and Jeff Lambert, both 2 years, and Tammy Wilson, continuing contract.

Keep track of your favorite Boston Marathon runners

Area residents can keep track of area participants in the April 16 Boston Marathon through the Boston Athletic Association website.

Readers can go the website at www.baa.org and click on “BAA races” at the top of the page. Click on Boston Marathon, and then click on “Event Information,” scroll down to “ATT Athlete alerts” and follow the directions to set up an account.

Residents can also text the word RUNNER to 234567 or register online at ATTAthleteAlerts.com.

Readers should enter the bib number for the participant they wish to follow to be opted in to receive up to eight messages. Bib numbers can be found on the Boston Marathon website listed above.

Area runners and their bib numbers include:

Larry Rutledge, 22849;

Steve Slates of Delloy, 4536;

Holly Bittaker McCullough, formerly of New Harrisburg and now of Texas, 20594. Bittaker, the daughter of Ron and Shirley Bittaker, is running in her first Boston Marathon.

Great Divide Ruritan flea market, craft show set; vendors sought

MECHANICSTOWN – The Great Divide Ruritan Club is sponsoring a flea market and craft show April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mechanicstown Fireman’s Park.

Tables will be filled with a variety of items inside and out. Coffee and sweets will be available during the day. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu will feature pulled pork, hot dog, coney and sloppy jo sandwiches, chili, nachos and cheese and an assortment of beverages.

Vendors are welcome. Tables are still available inside for $6 or bring your own and set up outside for $5.

Proceeds are used for the Easter Egg Hunt, Candidates Night, Christmas baskets, fire victims and various charitable organizations throughout the year. The club also donates to the Fox Twp. Fire Dept. and maintains the Ruritan Park.

For information, call 330-738-2805.

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