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‘Big Fish’ lands on Carrollton stage

CARROLLTON – Carrollton High School Drama will present the production “Big Fish” March 15-17 at 7 p.m. in the Bell-Herron Middle School auditorium.

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to the fullest – and then some. Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him, especially his wife, Sandra. When their son, Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Cast members include Robert Husted, Olan Domer, Bailey McKarns, Bethany Leggett and Zach Parsons.

Tickets are $5 presale or $8 at the door. For tickets, call Mindy Domer at 330-627-8228 or

Big Fish is directed by Ron and Alzana Nuzzolillo with vocal direction by Mindy Domer. McKenzie Hagy is the stage manager.

Shown above are cast members Bailey McKarns and Robert Husted.

Robotics teams qualify for world competition

MARION – Two VEX IQ Robotics teams earned the right to compete in the VEX World Championship April 29, 30 and May 1 in Louisville, KY.

The teams won the Ohio State Championship Feb. 23 in Marion and will compete against teams from all over the world. This is the third competition season for the Robotics team and the third year Carrollton teams have participated at the Worlds Championship.

The team of Eli Folk and Austin Lozier, both 6th grade students at Bell-Herron Middle School, won the Teamwork Challenge where they competed with a two team alliance to earn as many points as possible in the VEX IQ Challenge and earned the highest score in the state of Ohio at 198. They also won the Sportsmanship Award at the competition.

Malvern students celebrate ‘Oklahoma!’ 75th anniversary

MALVERN – Take a trip out west when the Malvern Drama Department presents Oklahoma! March 23 and 24.

Shows begin at 7 p.m. in the Malvern High School cafetorium.

2018 is the 75th anniversary of the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production, which has pleased crowds and shows America’s pioneering spirit just after the turn of the century.

Set in a western Indian territory on the verge of becoming a new state, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful backdrop to the love story between a cowboy, Curley, and Laurey, a fiery farm-girl.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling Julie Fairless at 330-863-1355, ext. 3136 or via email at

Shown above are cast members.

They are (from left): Jake Wise, Maggie Champer, Natalie Cox, Cailin Wade and Ike Moser. Vince Osborn was absent when the photo was taken.

Area students set to compete in spelling bee

CANTON – Students from four area schools are among the contestants for The Canton Repository’s 72nd annual regional final spelling bee to be held this Saturday, March 3, at GlenOak High School Theater.

The bee, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is presented by Malone University and is free and open to the public. Students from Carroll, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties are among the participants.

Representing the Carrollton Exempted Village School District will be John Pesta, a 7th grade student at Bell-Herron Middle School. He is a son of Dan and Kathy Pesta of Carrollton.

Brown Local School District’s representative for the second consecutive year is Skyla Gaumond, a 7th grader at Malvern school who was the winner in last year’s bee and represented her school at the Repository bee. She is a daughter of Pam Benedict of 140 E. Mohawk Dr., Malvern.

Minerva School District will be represented by Anderson Kibler, a 7th grader at Minerva Middle School and daughter of Sheri and Stephen Kibler of Baird Ave., Paris.

The Sandy Valley School District will be represented by Mackenzie Davis, a 6th grade student at Sandy Valley Middle School and daughter of Faw and Kellie Davis, and Lincoln White, a 5th grader and son of Eric and Laura White.

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

I want to thank all the special people of our community who came out to support the Boy Scout Troop 141 Ham Dinner.

You, the people, not only support these young men but you show what a community can do when they come together for a cause and a lot of traditional fellowship.

Some of the special people who helped include: Bill and John Abrahims, Betty Kaye Bakery; Cathy and Kim Mills, Ace Hardware; Jimmy’s BBQ, school janitors, Wendy Davis, school cook; Todd Rutledge, Tom Konst, Terri Simmons, Patsy Varner and Lavern Davenport.


Virgil Schlabach, scoutmaster

Mark Walters, assistant scoutmaster

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