Looking back at 1970


60 YEARS AGO (From 1955 FPS File) Seven Carroll County 4-H members and two advisors attended the Ohio 4-H Club Congress and State 4-H Advisors conference in Columbus. They included Dorothy Yost, Mary Stahler, Shelby Danley, Darlene Russell, Neala Jones, Janey Croy, June Boyd, David Capper, Jim Houyouse and Mrs. Rodney Mercer. The new “Skyway” drive-in theatre was opened at the junction of Rts. 43 and 80, just east of Malvern, costing over $100,000 and accommodating some 600 cars. Over 2,000 students returned to their classrooms in the nine Carroll County schools, according to County School Supt. Robert H. Longsworth. Orval C. Walsh, a retired Carrollton mail carrier, was killed when his light plane crashed Sept. 10 six miles south of Lake Nipissing in Ontario, Canada.

50 YEARS AGO (From 1965 FPS File) Robert W. Johnson began his duties as treasurer of Carroll County, succeeding Mrs. Robert (Lois) Frampton who had been county treasurer since Feb. 1, 1964. The Free Press Standard observed its 134th anniversary with the first publishing date of Vol. 1 No. 1 of the Centreville Recorder being Sept. 8, 1831. The 1965-66 school year began Sept. 7 with a first day enrollment of 2,734 in the Carrollton Exempted Village Schools and 1,110 in the three county schools. Leading the cheers at Carrollton High School’s football games were Sandy Gaines, Judi Mathison, Cyndi Ripple, Kathy Piatt and Co-Captains Edna Shotwell and Mary Walton. Their coach was Mrs. Nilah Ankrom.

40 YEARS AGO (From 1975 FPS File) New postage rates went into effect, but letter rates remained at 10 cents. Steve Lumley, an 11-year-old Carroll County boy, won first place in the intermediate calf class of the 4-H junior fair show at the 1975 Ohio State Fair. NO TURN ON RED signs were installed at traffic signal lights at the intersection of N. Lisbon St. and 2nd St. and W. Main St.-Canton Rd.-Moody Ave.-St. Rt. 39 intersection. Among the 1,077 students attending Carrollton High School was Armanda Telles, a 17-year-old girl from San Salvador, Central America. Chuck Hutchison, a Carrollton High School graduate and former OSU gridder, went to the Cleveland Browns training camp.

30 YEARS AGO (From 1985 FPS File) Minerva Village Council named Daniel E. Moss as their new service director. A new two-year bargaining agreement was approved between the Brown Local Board of Education and Malvern Education Association, increasing the base salary from $13,800 to $14,750. Mrs. Larry (Sandy) Ledford was elected president of the Carrollton Parent-Teacher Organization. The Carrollton Warriors posted a 10-0 win over United Local.

20 YEARS AGO (From 1995 FPS File) The Carrollton High School Warrior Marching Band, under the direction of Art Glenn, performed to a crowd of Canadian Americans at Hamilton Tiger Cat stadium in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Daryl Spahr was pictured with his 19-pound cantaloupe he grew in his garden on Chase Rd. The Minerva Lions roared to a 27-7 win over Orange. The Village Sleep Center, operated by Joe Jolly and his wife, Bev, opened in the Carroll Plaza on Canton Rd.

10 YEARS AGO (From 2005 FPS File) Forty-one members of Malvern’s Boy Scout Troop 155 who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout were honored at the Troop’s 100th Eagle Scout Family Night held at the Little Country Church fellowship hall. Bill Rutledge, a life-long resident of Carroll County, retired from the Carroll County Volunteer Fire Department with 20 plus years of volunteer service. The third annual Scarecrows on the Square was underway in Carrollton. The Malvern Hornets came from behind for a 34-21 win over Southern Local for their first Friday night game under the lights at Malvern.