60 YEARS AGO
(From 1953 FPS Files)
Santa Claus arrived in Carrollton riding in a red convertible furnished and driven by Harry Iler of Iler Chevrolet Co.
Robert Longsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Longsworth of near Augusta, was the first place winner in the Carroll County Prince of Peace contest.
Dr. John H. Murray, prominent Carrollton physician, died at his home on Butler Ave. in Carrollton as a result of a heart seizure, having served Carroll County residents for 33 years.
The Carrollton Warriors broke open the basketball season with a “bang” taking Scio into camp by a score of 48-47.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1963 FPS Files)
A meeting to explore the possibilities of establishing a vocational school in this area was scheduled or Dec. 19 at Carrollton High School.
Rex Henry, 28, of 239 McKinley Ave., Carrollton, rolled a 299 game while bowling at Kinser Lanes in New Philadelphia.
Rev. Fred Schmidt was named the new pastor at First Assembly of God Church on Park Ave. in Carrollton.
Samuel S. Hall, president of Surety Rubber Co. in Carrollton since its organization in 1928, retired from active management of the local firm, but will remain in management of the Martins Ferry Glove Co. in Uhrichsville.
A 2.42-mile section of St. Rt. 183 in Carroll County was to be widened and repaved, beginning east of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad crossing at Oneida and extending to a point 300 feet west of the New York Central Railroad crossing in Minerva.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1973 FPS Files)
The Carl Noble family of 4118 Steubenville Rd. SE, Amsterdam, was named as the 1973 recipient of the Goodyear Conservation Farm Family of the Year Award at the annual joint dinner meeting of the Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District and Carroll County Dairy Association.
Visions of envy were apparent among several male hunters at the Carrollton Frozen Food Locker checking station when Mrs. Walter (Betty) Shaver of 325 Park Ave., Carrollton, checked in a 17-point deer which she shot earlier that day in Union Twp.The deer field dressed at 183 pounds.
Receiving special awards presented by Head Coach Tom Postlethwait at Carrollton High School’s 1973 football banquet were Earl Miller, Greg Pisklo, Ron Prichard, Frank Tallman, Jeff Noble, Matt Flammang, Steve Becher and Ken Stoneman.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1983 FPS Files)
Joseph Sommer, a Carroll County property owner, was serving as chief of staff in the office of Ohio Gov. Richard Celeste.
The 55-voice Carroll Community Messiah Chorus under the direction of Samuel D. Shie presented a program of Christmas music at Carrollton First Presbyterian Church.
A plan to build eight additional classrooms at Carrollton High School was approved by the Carrollton Board of Education.
Cory Lutton, 13-year-old son of Chuck and Carol Lutton of Carrollton, was featured in a story about his sport of kart racing.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1993 FPS Files)
Dianna Thomas of 174 4th St., Carrollton, was hired by the Carroll County Board of Health for a part-time nursing position to replace Betty Warrington who was retiring Jan. 1.
Former Carroll County Clerk of Courts Frederick “Bub” Hemming died after suffering an apparent heart attack while playing golf at Carroll Meadows Golf Course.
Novella Jenkins of Malvern was presented a proclamation by Rep. Greg Didonato from the Ohio House of Representatives in appreciation for serving 20 years as a Foster Grandparent. Diana Kocher also was presented a House resolution honoring her 21 years of leadership as coordinator of the Foster Grandparent program.
Tonya Negutt and Brian Fuller were named Students of the Month for November at Carrollton High School where both were seniors.
Returning lettermen to the Warriors basketball team were Ray Hill and Karl Moore.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2003 FPS Files)
Local artist Lynn Fox was on hand at the Carroll County Holiday lights to sign the 2002 Carroll County holiday ornaments that featured his artwork.
Carrollton High School was commended by the State Board of Education for attaining an “Excellent” rating on the 2002-03 Local Report Card.
Jonathan A. Olivito, a junior at Carrollton High School, and Myleigh A. Guthrie, a junior at Conotton Valley High School, qualified for the final round of Ohio University’s 57th annual American history contest.
The seven returning lettermen on Carrollton High School’s 2003-04 basketball team, coached by Joe Rinkes, were Trevor Campbell, Chad Hoobler, Carl Fry, Pete Husted, Brent Tharp, Matt Velain and Matt Spears.
Returning lettermen for the 2003-04 Carrollton Warrior varsity wrestling team were Brian Stertzbach, Jesse Jones, Josh Sandman, Dave Jenkins, Charles Trawinski, Ryan Pape, Tony Mizer, Zach Hilty, Dan Colin, Kyle Trisnar, Derek Noble and John Sommer.