Looking Back in our files



(From 1956 FPS Files)

Edgar Manfull was elected president of the Carrollton Chamber of Commerce. Other officers were Hugh Sweeney, vice president; Robert Hills, treasurer, and Ned Sheets and Percy McFadden, co-secretaries.

Clyde Kretziner Jr., a senior at Malvern High School, placed first in Carroll County in the General Scholarship test for seniors.

Walter Mills leased the room recently vacated by The City Loan on W. Main St. where he planned to move his jewelry store.

Winners in the Health and Safety poster contest in the Carrollton grade school, whose picture was published in the Feb. 16, 1956 issue of The FPS, were Carol Hall, Mary Walton, Theresa Gaughan, Jon Smith, Judy Anthony, Janet Ray, Cynthia Blazer, Bobbie Niemiec, David Dyke, John McFadden and Joe McElroy.



(From 1966 FPS Files)

During National Boy Scout Week in February 1966, three Carrollton Scouts received high awards. Receiving Scouting’s highest award -that of Eagle Scout – were David Allmon, son of State Rep. and Mrs. William T. Allmon, and David Tinlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Tinlin. His brother, Eagle Scout Dick Tinlin, received the God and Country award from the First Presbyterian Church pastor, Rev. David McCalmont.

Ten men, including five married, filled Carroll County’s 190th Induction Call. They included Jay Allen Garrett, Kenneth Rogers, Ray E. Baker, Edward Gregory Morgan and Nelson O. Wilson. Married men answering the call were Walter E. Murphy Jr., Alfred Steven Logan, Harry Dean McCarty, James Scott Long and Terry Lee Hoyt.

Erika Papai, a Carrollton High School senior, received the annual deFord Memorial scholarship.

The Free Press Standard received two first place awards and an honorable mention at the 1966 Hooper Newspaper Show in Columbus.



(From 1976 FPS Files)

Connie Kiedrowicz, a sophomore at Carrollton High School, was selected by the District 665 Rotary committee to visit Brazil as Rotary Club exchange student.

Raymond Roof, a Democrat, and Glenn Marshall, a Republican, were sworn in to begin new four-year terms on the Carroll County Board of Elections.

The Free Press Standard was among 294 Ohio weekly newspapers with a total circulation of 1,734,859.

Members of Carrollton’s eighth grade basketball team, coached by Vaughn Cogan, which won the junior high championship tournament at Claymont, were Jim Logan, Doug Knisely, Rob Lawson, Mark Maurer, Mark Deitz, Doug Coffy, Dwayne Haines, Roger Morckel, Dick Schrader, Joe Cernava and Carl Campbell.

A minstrel show, titled “Swanee River Jubilee” and staged by the Carrollton Jaycees, won state recognition at the All-State meeting of the Ohio Jaycees in Columbus.



(From 1986 FPS Files)

Carrollton High School’s varsity basketball team, coach by Dave Olinger, won the Senate League tournament by defeating the Tusky Valley Trojans in a hair-raising 57-55 finish. It was Carrollton’s first league championship since the 1974-75 season.

Alicia Buch, a Malvern eighth grade student, took first place honors in her school’s spelling bee, topping 26 other contestants. She, along with ten other top spellers from Malvern, qualified for the Carroll County spelling bee set for March 21 at Carrollton High School.

Mrs. Nilah Ankrom, a senior faculty member at Carrollton High School, served as a presenter at the Ohio Mock Trial Program’s teacher training workshop held in Columbus.

Gymnasts honored at Carrollton High School’s 1985-86 girls’ gymnastic banquet included Jolie Guchemand, most valuable player and Coach’s award, and Becky Miller, most improved.



(From 1996 FPS Files)

Tim Klotz, s senior at Malvern High School who started his own business as a sandblaster, was the subject of a photo-feature story in the Feb. 15, 1996 FPS.

Vocal and instrumental music students at Conotton Valley High School who earned superior (I) ratings at the District 9 solo and ensemble music contest included Oscar Fish and Elizabeth Gray, both vocal; Ashley Caldwell, Jeremy Bowling, Tiffany Caldwell and Stephanie Bowling.

Carrollton First Presbyterian Church announced the appointment of James W. Nicholson as staff organist and bell choir director.

Kenneth Grigsby, formerly of Carrollton, was named manager of utilities and environment, in the Timken Company’s steel business.



(From 2006 FPS Files)

Clayton Burks, a senior at Carrollton High School, was one of 18 from Ohio winning a trip to Washington, DC, for his high score on the American Legion’s Americanism and Government test.

Jenifer Kaser became the new owner of the Virginia Restaurant and Lounge when her mother, Neala Howell, passed the keys over to her.

Winners in 6th grade Science Fair at Malvern elementary school were Doug Bly, Connor Smolinsky, Chad Lee, Doug Hawley, Lynette Cavelli, Tessa Kandel, Taylor Zeiger, Regina Ruegg, Cameron Mazziotta, Christi Cates, Logan Sellers and Jamantha Jensen.

The Carrollton Warriors basketball team, coached by Joe Rinkes, qualified for the NBC championship by defeating Louisville 52-38, bringing the Warriors conference record to 11-1.