Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

Work began on the construction of a new two-story addition to the First National Bank at Carrollton, which is presently the Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

Five members and their two advisors of Explorer Scouts of Post 141 left on an expedition to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Scouts included William Woodruff, Tom Miller, Doug Tinlin, Francis Huffman and Dwight Stevenson. Advisors accompanying the Scouts were H. O. Tinlin and James S. Rila.

Rev. M. Leroy Antram was installed as pastor of Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church of Malvern and Corinth United Presbyterian Church of Mechanicstown.

Mrs. Beulah McFarland was installed as president of the Ohio Home Demonstration Council.

John A. Murray, son of Dr. and Mrs. John A. Murray of Carrollton, graduated as a doctor of medicine from the University of Pittsburgh.

Norma Bright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bright of Rt. 1, Amsterdam, was a delegate to Buckeye Girls State at Capital University in Columbus from Carrollton High School, where she completed her junior year.


From 1968 FPS Files

Nine Carrollton High School music students were selected to attend music camp at Capital University in Columbus. They included Bruce Wingerter, Wanda Brothers, Ellen Richards, Rick Weals, Karen Allison, Judy Shulenberger, Marilou Kail, Bonnie Newell and Sherry Thompson.

Bray Toot of Dellroy, who completed 44 years as a teacher, principal, superintendent and coach at several area schools, retired.

Marilou and Janet Kail, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kail of Rt. 4, Carrollton, were selected to sing with the 300-voice All-Ohio Youth choir.

John Shotwell of Carrollton was elected president of the Carroll County Firemen’s Association.


From 1978 FPS Files

Beginning July 1, residents of the villages of Amsterdam, Bergholz and Richmond and seven area townships in Carroll and Jefferson counties, were to have a new 24-hour ambulance service provided by BRASS Emergency Medical Ambulance District.

Mrs. Kenneth (Alice) Boggs of Carrollton received a 50-year pin from Carroll Chapter 315, Order of Eastern Star, and Mrs. Doris Preston of Leesville received a 50-year pin from Orange Lodge, Order of Eastern Star.

Dewey E. Breckenridge and Glenn Marshall were each re-elected as chairmen of their respective political parties. Breckenridge as chairman of the Carroll County Democrat Central and Executive Committee and Marshall as chairman of the Carroll County Republican Central and Executive Committee.

Sharon Roudebush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roudebush of Harlem Springs, graduated from Massillon City Hospital School of Nursing.


From 1988 FPS Files

Former Carroll County Common Pleas Court Judge Paul M. Perkins died at the age of 78.

Rees Insulation, a family business started in 1958 by Harold Rees and Levant Fidler, was passed down to a third generation when Jeff Rees took over the reins of from his father, Ronnie.

Conotton Valley High School students who were award winners at Buckeye Career Center’s awards ceremony included Amy Beamer, Amy Lendon, Brenda Hidey, Amy Maxwell, Tracy Baker, Billy Specht, Tim Byrd, Mike Thomas and Autumn Haney.

Richard Robertson was installed as the new commander of Minerva’s American Legion Post 357.


From 1998 FPS Files

Two teachers retiring with 30 years of service each were recognized at the June Carrollton Board of Education meeting. They included Mrs. Suzanne Tozzi, a sixth grade teacher at Dellroy school, and Craig Winters, local elementary principal and teacher at Dellroy school.

Jeremy Benington, a Carrollton High School sophomore, was a member of the Canton Player’s Guild production of ”Fiddler on the Roof.”

Rev. William D. Cross was named the new pastor at St. Joseph Church in Amsterdam, succeeding Rev. Virgil L. Reischam.

Ten teams and approximately 140 walkers were gearing up for Carroll County’s first Relay for Life event planned for June 26-27 at the Carroll County fairgrounds.


From 2008 FPS Files

Jim and Dechelle Thompson were the seventh generation to manage the Thompson cattle farm on June Rd., just outside Malvern near Lake Mohawk.

Three longtime Carrollton school employees were honored at the June meeting of the Carrollton Board of Education. They included Curtis Hensley and Rose Seck, both 35 years, and Gerry Marteney, 29 years.

Judy Turkson opened Angel Bay & Such on US Rt. 30 at the east edge of Minerva. She was assisted in her business venture by her sister, Deb Fox, and her son, Dan Turkson.

Felice Dunn of near Bowerston was recognized for her 20 years of participation as a longtime vender at the Carrollton Farmers Market.