60 YEARS AGO
(From 1954 FPS Files)
Almost 1,000 people attended the football rally when Dave Hemming, Booster Club president, presented the control box for the new scoreboard to N. K. Blosser, representing the athletic department at Carrollton High School.
St. Martin Lutheran Church at Malvern celebrated its 75th anniversary.
Pony races were added to the 1954 Carroll County fair.
Doby, a red coon dog owned by Roy H. Gatts of Scio, formerly of near Carrollton, won the 27th annual National Leafy Oak Coon Dog field trials.
The 112th anniversary of the Christian Church in Augusta was observed.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1964 FPS Files)
Annexation of over 275 acres of Center Twp. land to Carrollton was approved by Carrollton Village Council. The annexation, formerly approved by the county Commissioners, included over 250 acres on the west side of St. Rt. 43 north to include the former Roudebush farm and west along St. Rt. 39 to Co. Rd. 45.
The 49 steers in the 1964 Junior Fair Livestock auction sold for per pound prices ranging from 26 cents to 38 cents.
Airman Tom Maple, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvie S. Maple of Rt. 1, Carrollton, completed the first phase of his Air Force basic military training at Lackland AFB in Texas.
Harness racing fans attending the Friday afternoon speed program at the Carroll County fair witnessed the breaking of the track record for pace when Robert G. Farrington drove “Just Pam” to 2:02 2/5 in the fourth race.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1974 FPS Files)
A Franciscan Community Meals program began in Carrollton with the deliverary to ten elderly people in the Carrollton area who received nutritional hot meals at noon daily.
Carroll County commissioners approved a resolution to establish a new road from St. Rt. 332 at the south edge of town northwesterly to the intersection of Co. Rd. 11 and Moody Ave.
Ground breaking ceremonies were held for the construction of Buckeye Joint Vocational School in New Philadelphia.
The first annual picnic was held for residents of Carroll Heights allotment.
Miss Debbie Costello was crowned the 1974 Sweet Adeline queen at a Moonglow following the Carroll Tones Sweet Adeline chapter’s show.
The Minerva Lions coasted by Sandy Valley in Minerva and in doing so grabbed for head Coach Tom Walters his 100th career win by defeating the Cardinals 30-0.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1984 FPS Files)
Among the alumni attending the 63rd annual Dellroy Alumni Association’s banquet were Wilbur D. Hunter, a 1911 graduate who was recognized as the eldest alumnus present, and State Trooper Anthony Medved, the guest speaker.
Dave Myers was the leading ground gainer for Carrollton, picking up 76 yards in eight carries, in the Warriors 21-12 win over the United Local Golden Eagles.
Steven Harter, a Carrollton High School graduate, was named a staff accountant in the Audit Division of Arthur Anderson and Co’s in Houston, TX.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1994 FPS Files)
Patricia A. Brumbaugh, who served as treasurer of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District since 1976, submitted her resignation to become effective Jan. 9, 1995.
Dr. John H. Shaffer was recognize by the congregation of Carrollton First United Methodist Church for his 35 years as director of the church’s Chancel choir.
A plaque, initiated by Mervin White, was erected at the Minerva fire station honoring firemen who were instrumental in the construction of the community’s swimming pool from 1952-56. They included Allen Clapper, Joe Davis, Bud Stoller, Skip Everett, Dick Haynam, Ray Willett, Dan Mason, Louis Meinerding, Irv Butler, William Severn, Jerry Rue, Art Hart and White.
Minerva’s Damin Clapper completed 15 of 17 passes for five touchdowns an 186 yards in the Lions 48-6 win over Orange.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2004 FPS Files)
Damage estimates continued to climb as Carroll County residents cleaned up from the latest round of summer flooding with the heaviest hit area of Malvern, Minerva and Sherrodsville.
The Church of Christ in Bergholz marked its 100th anniversary.
Dolly Moore, a Carrollton area artist, was featured in a photo story on her artistry in paint wall murals to hand-sewn quilts.
Barb Truman of Carrollton was one of 1,049 members of the Ohio Association of Realtors selected to receive the Award of Distinction during the group’s annual convention in Cincinnati.