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From 1956 FPS Files

Lloyd H. Smith of Sherrodsville was named one of 21 County Farmers of the Year in Ohio.

Rev. A. E. Leonard of Dellroy was elected president of the Carroll County Ministerial Association.

The serving of milk to kindergarten pupils and the first four elementary grades began at Carrollton public schools under the federal milk program.

The Carrollton Warriors smothered Dennison 33-0 when Frank Boggs carried for four of Carrollton’s five touchdowns.

The maximum speed limit on Ohio highways outside municipalities was raised from 50 to 60 miles per hour during daylight hours.



From 1966 FPS Files

The 116th annual Carroll County fair got under way with a record number of exhibitors and night harness racing under the new lights. Mary Ann Breckenridge of Malvern was crowned the 1966 Carroll County Dairy Princess.

Carroll County’s estimated population as of Jan. 1, 1966, was 21,675, a gain of 818 people over the official 1960 federal census figure.

Work was rapidly progressing on the Carroll County Airport project. Heavy earth moving equipment began working at the site.

Dwight Devitt was elected president of the Carroll County Farm Bureau Co-op Association’s board of directors.



From 1976 FPS Files

Genuine Parts Company completed a transaction to purchase six acres of land on Mace Rd. from Kenneth and Melba Widder to construct a warehouse and distribution center.

Robert D. Jones of Carrollton was appointed by Gov. James A. Rhodes to the Ohio Statewide Health Coordinating Council.

Death claimed the life of Carl Guess, a Carroll County native and former clerk of the Ohio House of Representatives at the age of 81.

Since members of the police and fire departments now had the new alerters in operation, the fire siren behind Carroll Electric building on Canton Rd. was disconnected.

The Carrollton-Sandy Valley football game ended in a 6-6 tie with Carrollton scoring a totaling 245 yards compared to the Cardinal’s 234 air attack.



From 1986 FPS Files

Donald Capper was installed as commander of the Dellroy Post 475 of the American Legion.

Fifty one family members, including Nela Harper, 92, helped Nela’s sister, Bessie Flanagan celebrate her 94th birthday anniversary.

Mel Croston booted a 32-yard field goal with 30 seconds left to give the Minerva Lions a 17-14 win over Tuslaw.

A bad snap proved costly to Southern Local High School as Springfield High School took advantage of the mistake to score a safety for an 8-6 win.



From 1996 FPS Files

A dedication ceremony and open house was set for Sept. 28 at the new Dellroy marshal’s department.

Carroll County Commissioners approved a $14,672 contract with Trisco Systems, Inc. of Lima to chemically clean the 1885 sandstone structure of the Carroll County Courthouse.

Riley’s United Methodist Church on SR 39, just east of Salineville, marked its 120th anniversary with a celebration service.

Candidates for Carrollton High School’s 1996 homecoming football queen were Erin Burkhart, Joy Colaprete, Katya Downs, Angie Kovalesky and Jamie Long.



From 2006 FPS Files

Annabelle Weber was crowned Carrollton High School’s 2006 homecoming football queen. Members of her court were Allyson Lowdermilk, Dulce Myers, Samantha Reed and Chelsea Sheets.

Receiving the Carrollton Music Study Club’s Person of the Year award were Mrs. Mary Anna Hutchison and Inez Davis.

Glee Hillcrest of Gween Dr., Malvern, was the feature of a story and photo on the publication of her book titled “Is there a Way Out of Here”? and her art work.

The Carrollton Warriors marched 80 yards to score the winning touchdown with 21 seconds left to give the Warriors a 31-28 win over rival Minerva Lions.