Day: January 9, 2024

Commissioners re-organize fornew year

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter Carroll County Commissioners re-organized and appointed Commissioner Robert Wirkner as president at the Jan. 4 meeting.  “I would like to thank Commissioner Chris Modranski for his service as president,” said Wirkner who will now lead each meeting.  Commissioner Donald Leggett II was chosen as vice president. Other appointments include: Christopher R. Modranski to the OMEGA Executive Board with Robert E. Wirkner as alternate for a

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Grunder named Ohio Legion Educator of the Year

Stuart Grunder, history and social studies teacher at Minerva High School, has been selected as the 2023-2024 Department of Ohio American Legion Educator of The Year.  Grunder was nominated by American Legion Post 357 of Minerva. The award presentation will be made during the Department Mid-Winter Conference of the Year Awards Banquet Jan. 20 in Columbus. Grunder has been teaching for 34 years. He graduated from Bowling Green State University

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Wellsville wins cat-mouse game at Malvern

By Carol McIntire Editor Malvern played a cat and mouse game with Wellsville through two and one-half quarters of a Dec. 30 game. The Hornets, hosts for the non-league contest, scored first and the Tigers cut the lead to within a couple points.  The scenario continued over and over throughout the early going. With just over three minutes left in the third quarter, the Tigers got their second wind, took

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Once beaten Warriors hold off late Marlington rally

By Dan Ries Sports Reporter Marlington Dukes senior forward Chelsea Evanich scored 40 of her team’s 46 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Carrollton Lady Warriors basketball team from winning 55-46 Jan. 3 in the Carrollton High School gym. Evanich, a 5”11’ Seton Hill University recruit, hit 13 shots from the field and was 11-12 from the free throw line. She scored 21 points in the first half,

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From crane operator to Black Hawk pilot

By Carol McIntireEditorAs a youngster, Andrew O’Brien had an attraction to blue skies, puffy clouds and airplanes.The Carrollton native earned his private pilot’s license while still in high school, June 25, 2007. After attaining his goal, he landed a job and left the field of aviation, but it never left his mind.“There’s nothing cheap about flying and owning airplanes,” O’Brien said from his new home in Colorado last week. “I

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Council approves fix for water discoloration

By Carol McIntireEditorCarrollton Council approved spending $197,000 to purchase new filters for the village’s water plant, but not before council fired several questions at the department superintendent.Several village residents attended a Jan. 2 special meeting, many with concerns over discolored water in their homes.Water Superintendent Derik Kaltenbaugh acknowledged the filters are the cause of the discoloration of water in some sections of town as the filters are not working properly

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