Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

Two prominent businesses on the west side of Carrollton’s Public Square were sold in the same week. Ernest V. Sloan sold his Western Auto Store to Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Gierhart of Berea and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bergman sold the Isaly Dairy Store to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Archer.

Homer Beckley was elected president of the Carrollton Civic Club, succeeding C. A. Marshall.

Members of the junior class at Augusta High School were staging the play “You’ll Die Laughing” under the direction of Mrs. John Howlett. The cast included Joan Kinsey, Norma Cogan, Joyce Leatherberry, Betty Borland, Helen Kinder, Beverly Brown, Margaret Reibolt, Charles Taylor, Sam Longsworth, David Parker, Alfred Zwahlen, George Weekly, Bob Mayes and Jerry Campbell.

A Carroll County Council for Retarded Children was organized at a meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association with Mrs. Franklin Fuss serving as the first president.


From 1968 FPS Files

Wilma Lambert and Gayle Morckel, a junior and senior, respectively, at Carrollton High School, were selected to receive the State Homemaker Degree at the Ohio FHA convention in Columbus.

A window replacement project was underway at the Carroll County Courthouse.

Connie Sue Harless, a senior at Carrollton High School, was named the recipient of the annual deFord Memorial scholarship.

Carrollton High School’s baseball team, under their new head coach Jim Clelland, was to open their 1968 season April 2 against Jewett. CHS team members included Harry Berry, Alan Scott, George Hemming, Randy Shaw, Denny Courtheyn, Tom Reed, Jim Hemming, Alan Miller, Rocky Smith, Bruce Rector, Glen Windram, Larry Vahalik, Denny Dayton, Bill Wohlwend, Gary German, Denny Hoobler, Roger Huffman and Bill Dearth. Larry Lucas and Jeff Ohler were managers.


From 1978 FPS Files

Carroll County Sheriff Dean R. Yeager received a framed resolution from Carroll Electric Manager John Rogers, making Yeager the first honorary member of the firm for his definite impact on returning the area to normalcy following the 1978 heavy snow fall.

The old Isaac Ulman house on Trump Rd. was saved when it was found that it had originally been a log house and was reconstructed by the Carroll County Historical Society at the Algonquin Mill.

Carol L. Fisk was accepted as an associate salesperson with the Harry R. Anderson Real Estate Agency in Carrollton.

Carrollton basketball award winners included Steve Williams, Barry Linder and Joe Cernava.


From 1988 FPS Files

Robert “Bird” Hendrix was employed as Carrollton’s new street superintendent, succeeding Dean Gotschall, who retired.

Eight members of Malvern’s Boy Scout Troop 155 used two bikes at five-mile intervals for the 310-mile trek to pedal their way to Washington, D. C. as part of the troop’s 50th anniversary. The “peddlers” included Patrick Hudson, Rob Kenny, Mark Smith, Mark Hudson, Philip Hudson, Dave Hull, Robert Rhiel and Todd Kinny. They were accompanied by Scoutmaster John Campbell and Scott Russell, a chaperon.

Members of the state qualifying team in the Odyssey of Mind competition from Carrollton were Rick Kellogg, Greg Yeager, Brad Barker, Shaun Burchfield, Jaron Schopfer and Skip Turkovich, all eighth graders at Bell-Herron Middle School. The team’s coach was Jan Schopfer.

Receiving awards at the boys and girls basketball banquets at Carrollton High School were Jon Rinkes, Steve Bernard, Robbie Main, Mike White and Rich Shuman; Angie Carter, Wendy Haun and Shawna Graubner.


From 1998 FPS Files

The proposed US Rt. 30 relocation through Carroll County was revived with the successful inclusion of $1 million in the federal transportation budget by Cong. Bob Ney.

After 13 years of being Fire Chief of the Minerva Volunteer Fire Department, Gary Chilson retired from that position, but remained a firefighter with the department, an avocation he enjoyed for 39 years.

The four area top spellers who were among the 50 word wizards in the Repository regional spelling bee included Jason Burns, representing Malvern schools; Jamie Rutledge, Carrollton; Ashley Clark, Minerva, and Amanda McVey, Sandy Valley.

Winning Carrollton varsity basketball awards for the 1997-98 season were Mark Davis, Steve Pridemore, Kevin Cogan, Craig Brown and Brian Cogan. Receiving Carrollton varsity wrestling awards were Nick Taylor, Kenny Wilson, Rob Baum, Richie Bausell and Mike Moreland.


From 2008 FPS Files

Tami Hulit was elected the new president of the Brown Local Board of Education following the resignation of Todd Maple.

Matt Iverson was named Explorer of the Year and received the Community Service Award as a member of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Explorer Post 2141.

Three Malvern basketball players were named to All-Ohio teams. They included Zak Capron, Tyler Tucci and Trevor Halter. Their coach, Dennis Tucci, was named Division IV Coach of the Year.

Members of the 2007-08 Carroll Hill Couge\ars cheerleading squad, coached by Renee Sprague and Danielle Burrier, included Riley Sprague, Amy See, Becky Bishop, Amy Crown, Jenny Moore, Leslie Pearson, Cheyenne Joy and Jennifer Santucci.