Looking Back… in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

An estimated throng of 3,500 enjoyed the July 4th celebration at the Carroll County fairgrounds.

David Dyke, a member of Carrollton’s Boy Scout Troop 141 and son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dyke of Carrollton, received Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle rank.

Leroy G. Schell of Amsterdam was named commander of the Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars at the state encampment in Cincinnati.

Miss Janet Boggs of Carrollton was photographed with a group of midwestern young people walking in Times Square during a stop over in New York City. The group went overseas to live and work for several months with farm families in various European countries.

Members of the Conotton Valley Pony League baseball team, managed by Elmer Tope and assisted by Wells Coffy, included Bill Buckey, Richard Tinlin, Gary Coffy, Gary Pearce, Bill Tope, LeRoy Anno, Russell Gaines, Howard Anno, Ricky Huff, Bill Enold, Jack Clark, Danny Tope, Bob Sensel and Duane Busby.


From 1968 FPS Files

Investigation of a burglary at the Malvern Post Office was underway.

Twelve members of Carrollton’s Explorer Scout Post 141 and their advisor, H. O. Tinlin, left on a 15-day trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The group included Rick Lord, David Leichtamer, Tim Sarosky, Jim Myers, John Dowell, Steve Elson, George Hemming, Bill Dominick, Kim Cole, Tom Atchison, Kim Bosh and Jeff Harsh.

The 1968 corps of Warrior majorettes who made their first appearance with the Carrollton High School marching band at the 118th Carroll County fair included Sharon Skinner, head majorette; Barbara Lowdermilk, Jeanine Tinlin, Chris Stafford, Corky Stahler, Terri Close, Barbara Johnson and Nancy Drake.

The four volunteers who filled Carroll County’s Induction Call N. 219 for July into the Armed Services included Harley Day, Dennis Chaddock, Samuel Smith and Robert Boylan.


From 1978 FPS Files

Bruce Schmidt was awarded a three-year contract as superintendent of Brown Local Schools at Malvern.

The Carrollton Board of Education voted to expand the boundary of the Willis school area into Washington Twp.

Mark Miller and Mark McCullough left on a 16-day trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Karl Schumacher of Carrollton received an award from Gov. James A. Rhodes for his work with the mental retardation program in District 9, which included Carroll County.

Eddie Onslow of Scio, a 17-year veteran of minor league baseball with the International League in the early 1900s, was inducted into the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame and Cy Young Museum in Newcomerstown.


From 1988 FPS Files

Despite objections from five area residents, Carrollton Village Council passed an emergency measure regulating garage and other residential sales within the village.

Carrollton High School’s principal Tom Davis resigned to accept a position as principal at Springfield High School in Mahoning County.

Ray Blum, a longtime Carroll County coal mining operator, was honored by the Ohio Mining Reclamation Association.

Jeffrey Ohler was promoted to assistant vice president of Society Bank of Eastern Ohio.


From 1998 FPS Files

Michelle and Jennifer Carlton, two Carrollton area sisters, completed a project that involved planting 65 trees at the Carroll County fairgrounds to earn the highest Senior Girl Scout award possible.

Malvern Rotary Club marked six decades with a dinner and program in observance of the club’s 60th anniversary. Club officers were Sarah Reed, president-elect; Pam Wickersham, president; Marjorie Stollar, secretary-treasurer; Bill Duffie, sergeant-at-arms; Randy Smith, vice president, and Roger Bartley, past president and new trustee.

Grant Downes, a junior at Sandy Valley High School, and Christine Sevier, a junior at Malvern High School, attended a Capital youth tour sponsored by the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

Fair Vision, Inc. relocated to 70 N. Lisbon St.


From 2008 FPS Files

Minerva Fire Capt. Don Jordan bought and restored to their original condition, three New York City fire trucks involved in the aftermath of the terrorists attack on the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

Norma Clark, a staple at the Mechanicstown homecoming for the past 35 years, was the subject of a feature-photo story in the July 10, 2008, issue of the FPS.

Ethan Naylor, a 2008 graduate of Carrollton High School, signed a letter of intent to run track at Indiana Wesleyan University.