Looking Back


60 YEARS AGO (From 1955 FPS File)

Participants in The Ralph Sterling Centennial celebration parade included Mrs. Margaret Fisher, who organized the parade; John Kempthorne, former sheriff who led the “Old Moody Band”; Walter Mills, representing an Indian scout; Dr. Robert Fisher, representing the first circuit preacher, and Dr. Ray George, representing Peter Bohart, founder of Centreville. Carroll County volunteers answering induction call LXIV included Kenneth L. Carman, leader, of Mineral City, Merle G. Hiner of Minerva, John R. Yeager and Keith A. Baker, both of Harlem Springs, William A. Campbell Jr. of Carrollton, Jason Ludy of Waynesburg and Richard J. Otte of Dellroy. Robert Boggs of Rt. 4, Carrollton, and William Dayhuff of Dellroy were elected to the Carroll County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for three-year terms each. James Hart, proprietor of the Hart Motor Company in Salineville, was host to 61 Little Leaguers and champions from Salineville and vicinity at an outing at the Atwood Yacht Club.

50 YEARS AGO (From 1965 FPS File)

Glynis Richards of Windsor, Brisbane, Australia, arrived in Carrollton to attend classes as a junior at Carrollton High School for the 1965-66 school year under the sponsorship of the Carrollton Rotary Club. Thomas A. Goetz, 35, was named the new principal at Augusta elementary school. Announcement was made of the planned Oct. 31 retirement of Harry F. McLaughlin Sr., who had served as Carrollton’s Postmaster since 1951. Graduating from Aultman Hospital School of Nursing were Elizabeth Pothorski, a 1960 graduate of Carrollton School; Rita Shultz and Genia Gromley, both 1962 CHS graduates. The Class F team in the Carroll County Hot Stove Baseball League, sponsored by the Carroll County Veterans Club, won the county HSL championship by defeating the Richmond HSL team 8-0. Managed by Rex Henry and Mike Bosh, team names were Randy Huffman and Mike Henry, bat boys; John Morgan, Tom McCloskey, George Shotwell, Kim Bosh, Gary Palmer, Roger Huffman, Greg Smith, Kevin Merrick, Alan Miller, Rockey Smith, Ricky Thompson, Bill Grim, Richard McCloskey and Terry Ankrom.

40 YEARS AGO (From 1975 FPS File)

Twenty new teachers joined the faculty of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District. They included Mrs. Carmella J. Scopel, Miss Deborah Ingold, Miss JoAnn C. Walker, Miss Jeanine Tinlin, Mrs. Kathy Hutchison, Miss Sharon Slentz, Mrs. Janet Schopfer, Miss Joyce Reeder, Mrs. Kathleen Wallace, Mrs. Janet B. Thomas, Miss Eileen B. Wuthrick, Miss Denise Cheviron, Mrs. Virginia Bird, Douglas Moser, Robert Dye, Lowell Bacon, Thomas V. Rutledge, Miss Nancy Fogg, Miss Barbara Gates and Richard Edie. The Carrollton Warriors Marching Band’s 1975 majorette corps included Lori McLaughlin, Diane Bitgood, Darlene Crabbs, Jane Yoder and Kathy Guess, head majorette. Leading the cheers for Carrollton High School’s home and away football games for the 1975 season were Jackie Salisbury, Tammy Williamson, Nancy Jenkins, Debbie Manfull and Lori Shick. Members of Carrollton High School’s 1975 cross country team, coached by Craig Winters, were Greg Roof, Kevin Spears, Scott Wade, Bret Harsh, Jim Jarosz, Jeff McClelland, Mark Knisley, Roger Lanka, Barry Gaines, Jerry Kirkpatrick, Frank Jarosz, Randy Borland, Keith Brady, Ralph Brady, Jeff Gween, Dave Stewart, Mike Burns and Glenn McConnell.

30 YEARS AGO (From 1985 FPS File)

A strike by the teachers’ union was averted in the Carrollton Exempted Village School District upon the ratification of a new three-year contract with the Carrollton Education Association which provided for a salary increase from the $13,800 base to $14,700. Jeff Crowl was appointed to Malvern Village Council to fill the unexpired term of Don Whittington who resigned. The Carrollton Warriors kicked off their 1985 season with a close 16-14 win over Tuslaw.

20 YEARS AGO (From 1995 FPS File)

Carroll County joined four other counties – Belmont, Harrison, Columbiana and Jefferson – in forming a Joint Community Corrections Planning Board of Eastern Ohio to help ease the transition of a new Ohio Senate Bill in which counties will be required to keep more felons in their own jails rather than sending them to state facilities. Minerva and Carrollton squared off in a classic golf match to start the season’s competition and the visiting Warriors came away with a narrow win based on a fifth man tie breaker by Travis Ledford who shot a 49 for the Warriors and edged Minerva’ Brock Powell by one stroke. Mary Beth Shirk, daughter of John and Judy Lowdermilk of Carrollton, was named Hospital Pharmacist of the Year by the Ohio Society of Hospital Pharmacists.

10 YEARS AGO (From 2005 FPS File)

Jeff Yeager took over as Carroll County’s new treasurer, carrying on the Yeager name by succeeding his uncle, John R. Yeager. “Quilt Square Park” was established on a county owned lot former site of Mills Jewelry on W. Main St. in Carrollton. Five Carroll County 4-H Club members received trophies at the 2005 Ohio State Fair for their projects. They included Ryan Buck, Jeff Simmons, Tyler Moore, Joseph Sabella and Grace Sabella. Ten new teachers joined the faculty of the Carrollton School District. They included Mrs. Patricia Wey, Mrs. Lisa Truman, Mrs. Holly Johns, Ms. Kristina Edie, Ms. Rhonda Marshall, Mrs. Michelle Eddy, Mrs. Stephanie Glasure, Fred Schluter, Ned Lauver and Mrs. Cheryl Bell.