Day: May 10, 2023

William “Bill” Kovacik

William “Bill” Kovacik, 54, of Carrollton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 8, 2023. Born Aug. 16, 1968, in Coshocton, Ohio, he was the son of Lorraine Hixenbaugh and the late Peter Kovacik. Bill was a member of the Carrollton Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He is survived by his mother, Lorraine (William) Tauzel of Carrollton. Visitation for Bill will be held Friday, May 12, 5-7 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of

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Martha Lou Becker

Martha Lou Becker, 83, of Homeworth, passed away at Canterbury Villa of Alliance on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.  Martha was born in Cadiz, Ohio on Feb. 25, 1940, to John and Ruth (Liming) Cargill.   Martha worked as a cook in the West Branch Local School District. She played the piano for 70 years at area churches. She also played several other instruments including the dulcimer.  She enjoyed sewing, painting, and was a great

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Ralph A. Whipkey

Ralph A. Whipkey, 55, of Mineral City, died Sunday, May 7, 2023 in the Cleveland Clinic.  He was born July 11, 1967, in Canton to the late Richard and Stella (Wendell) Whipkey. He was a multi-state licensed fire suppression inspector and installer and was a tree trimmer. He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1985 where he played percussion in the Carrollton High School Band through his high school years.

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Hung jury in Stamm rape case

By Carol McIntire  Editor After nearly six hours of deliberation, a Carroll County petit jury was unable to reach a verdict in the rape and sexual battery case of Corey Stamm, formerly of Carroll County and now of North Canton.  Common Pleas Judge Michael V. Repella, II called the jury back into the courtroom just after noon today. The judge asked the jury foreperson for a simple “yes” or “no”

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