60 YEARS AGO
(From 1954 FPS Files)
The 104th annual Carroll County fair opened for a four-day run.
Walter Elson announced the opening of the Carrollton Home and Auto Supply store in the Helfrich building on public square.
The Park Hotel in Carrollton was sold to C. J. Bowers of Cincinnati. The hotel was purchased by J. J. and Nettie Matechek in 1936 and had been operated by them until the death of Mrs. Matechek when her daughters, Joanne and Mrs. Ruth Lawrence assumed the operation of the hotel.
The Carrollton Warriors won their second game of the season by defeating Springfield Local 38-0 with Carrollton gaining 400 yards rushing and 12 yards passing while holding Springfield to 46 yards rushing and 68 yards passing.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1964 FPS Files)
Plans were underway for the Carrollton Area Sesquicentennial celebration and homecoming in 1965. The temporary committee included E. E. Surbey, chairman; Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Price, secretary; Bob Tasker, G. Wayne Hothem, Joseph Carlisle, Dr. C. A. Lincke, Alvin R. Sheldon, Mrs. Richard Hornberger and Richard Hardgrove.
Robert Newell was elected president of the Carroll Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, succeeding Paul Shepherd.
Mrs. Clayton (Hilda) Tope, music instructor, and Sam Buehler, school custodian for 32 years, were honored by the Dellroy Parent-Teacher Association upon their retirements.
The Augusta High School Blue Devils won their first football game in four years by defeating the Scio Panthers 6-0 with Halfback and Co-Captain Paul Cogan scoring the lone touchdown on a 45-yard run.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1974 FPS Files)
An initial school site committee meeting was held to select a suitable site for a new junior high school for the Carrollton Exempted Village School District pending approval of a $1,920,000 bond issue at the 1974 general election.
After a lengthy pro and con discussion and deliberation, Carrollton village council voted not to hold “Trick or Treat Night” on a trial basis.
The Sandy Valley Cardinals, coached by Ted Valentine, upset the Carrollton Warriors 13-6.
Officers of the Carrollton High School choir for the 1974-75 year were Bill Davis, president; Becky Peterson, secretary; Lester Green, vice president; Vicki Sheldon and Lyle Drake, librarians; Rhonda Aston, publicity committee chairman and Cindy Bashaw and Patty Brown, committee members.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1984 FPS Files)
David Scott was appointed to the Carrollton Board of Public Affairs upon the death of Raymond Tope.
Malvern High School’s varsity cheerleading squad included Cindy Russell, Trisha Richards, Jan Romano, Jenny Madden and Vicki Olin.
The Carrollton Warriors won their fourth football game by defeating the Sandy Valley Cardinals 15-12.
A team of Carrollton men finished second in the Ohio Scramble Golf tournament at Windmill Lakes in Ravenna. The team included Jerry Glasser, John Spilker, Jeff Ohler and Rodger Roof while the Village TV golf team consisting of Larry Pontuti, Bert Favri, Dick Truman and Jim Schoch, won the team title in Carrollton Civic Golf League.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1994 FPS files)
The Carroll County Agricultural Society approved a new rental schedule and lease agreement for use of the fairgrounds and buildings.
Ronald Molnar, principal at Malvern elementary school, was called to active duty with his Coast Guard Reserve unit as a result of the Haiti crisis.
Carrollton High School’s cross country team, coached by Dan Wells, captured the Vets invitational cross country meet and also improved their dual meet record to 4-0 with a 16-43 win over Minerva. Team members were Karl Moore, Matt Lattin, Jerry Schafer, Levi Papai, Geoff Starnes, Kris Eick and Jake Watts.
Mark Wells sang “God Bless the USA” at the 1994 Carrollton Warrior Marching band show.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2004 FPS Files)
Whitni Marie Plunket was crowned Carrollton High School’s 2004 fall homecoming queen.
Inducted into the 2004 Carrollton High School Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame were the late Judge Tom Richards, Thomas J. Starr, the late Dr. Foster Herron Brooks, and Major General Thomas J. Fiscus.
“Patches,” an 11-year-old English Setter, was credited with saving the lives of the Jerod Decker family when their home at 121 Linn Ave. in Sherrodsville caught fire.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new home of Gotch and Company, Inc. at 1025 Kensington Rd., Carrollton.