Author: Carol McIntire

Robert Joseph Whaley, I, 85

Robert Joseph Whaley, 85, of Carrollton, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, February 3, 2023 in Carroll Healthcare. He was born February 6, 1937 in Steubenville, OH to the late Ellsworth Whaley and Ruby (Stoneking) Weekly. He retired from Davey Tree, a US Air Force Veteran, and loved to garden, hunt and fish. He is also a member of the North Suburban Church of Christ. He is survived

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Wirkner elected president of multi-county commissioners, engineers association

By Carol McIntireEditorCarroll County Commissioner Robert “Bob” Wirkner is looking forward to his tenure as president of the Southeast District of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) and County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) known as the Southeast Ohio Commissioners & Engineers Association.The veteran commissioner was elected to lead the group for a one-year term during the annual CCAO winter conference held Dec.7-9 in Columbus.The southeast district includes Athens,

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School officials released on bond at arraignment hearing

By Carol McIntire Editor Four persons charged in connection with a scheme to sell air purifiers to Carrollton Schools and conceal the transaction faced a judge for the first time Jan. 5. School Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi, whose resignation was accepted Dec. 9 by the board of education, School Board Member Michael Pozderac, Teacher Jackie Pozderac and Gus Nickolas all appeared for arraignment hearing before Common Pleas Judge Michael V.

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Malvern man dies in early morning fire

A Malvern man died in an early morning fire Dec. 22 in the 300 block of E. Grant St. Great Trail Fire Department Chief Ralph Castellucci said his department was dispatched to the single family home at 5:46 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found fire venting from the home with multiple explosions from oxygen tanks in the home, used by a male resident who lived there. That resident was found deceased.

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Richard Lewis Mutton, 71

Richard Lewis Mutton, age 71, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at his home near Scio surrounded by his loving family.    Born July 13, 1951, in Carrollton, he was a son of the late Wilbur Mutton and Edna Kotora Mutton. Richard graduated from Carrollton High School and married another Warrior graduate, Charlene Poole Mutton April 8, 1972. Richard managed Archers Dairy for several years before going to work at Dowdel’s

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Melanie Anne Wartluft, 53

Melanie A. Wartluft, 53, of Mechanicstown, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. She was born Jan. 15, 1969, in Salem to Ray and Nancy Ketchum and graduated from Carrollton High School. She enjoyed making crafts by knitting, crocheting and making quilts. Her passion was her family and doing activities with them. Melanie will be remembered as a person who never met a stranger. She married Gary Wayne Wartluft Jr. June

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Wayne “Jake” Williamson, 94

Wayne “Jake” Williamson, 94, of Carrollton, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 8, 2022, in the Carroll Golden Age Retreat. A son of the late Ralph and Elma Palmer Williamson, he was born May 24, 1928 in Steubenville, Ohio. Jake worked for Ohio Power for 43 years before his retirement, he was also a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was an avid horseback rider and sports

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Valorie Coe DeCarlo, 72

Valorie Coe DeCarlo, 72, of Carrollton, sadly left us Dec. 8, 2022, following a long battle with cancer. Valorie was born in Carrollton, OH, Nov. 26, 1950, to Coe and Mae Smith. She was a 1969 graduate of Carrollton High School. She married the love of her life, Mario DeCarlo, on Aug. 30, 1970. Together they built a wonderful life spanning 52 years of marriage that blessed them with three

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Carrollton Schools officials indicted in scheme to sell air purifiers to district through shell companies

Editor’s note: The following news release was posted on Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber’s website this afternoon. Three Carrollton Exempted Village Schools officials have been indicted for their involvement in a scheme to sell air purifiers to the District using two shell companies, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Friday. Superintendent David Quattrochi, school board member Michael Pozderac, and teacher Mary “Jackie” Pozderac, along with a fourth individual, Gus

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Quattrochi submits resignation, school board calls emergency meeting

By Carol McIntire, Editor Following a published story earlier today on grand jury indictments filed against Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi, Board Member Mike Pozderac and his wife, Jackie Pozderac, a teacher in the district, the board released a statement saying Quattrochi submitted his resignation. An emergency meeting of the board is scheduled Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in the Bell-Herron meeting room in the middle school/high school on

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Carrollton Schools superintendent, board member, teacher indicted on felony charges

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi, School Board Member Mike Pozderac and Pozderac’s wife, Jackie, a teacher in the school district, were secretly indicted by a Carroll County grand jury Dec. 7. All three were indicted on 10 counts, including Theft in Office, Grand Theft by Deception, three counts of Having an Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract, Telecommunications Fraud, Money Laundering, Engaging in a Pattern

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Nov. 8 general election unofficial final results (all 23 precincts reporting)

Nov. 8 unofficial final results Governor/Lt Governor: Michael DeWine/Jon Husted (R)        7986                Nan Whaley/ Cheryl L. Stephens (D)  1944 Write ins: 112 U S Senator: Tim Ryan (D)                                       2710  J.D. Vance (R)                                     7272 write-ins John Cheng, Matthew R. Esh, Stephen Faris, Shane Hoffman and Lashondra Tinsley. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Jennifer L. Brunner (D)                       2396 Sharon Kennedy (R)                            7616 Justice of the Supreme Court (Jan. 1, 2-23 term): Pat

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Nov. 8 Election results

CANDIDATES Absentee results Governor/Lt Governor: Michael DeWine/Jon Husted (R)        2140                Nan Whaley/ Cheryl L. Stephens (D)  868 Write ins: 17 (Timothy Grady/Dayna Bickley, Craig Patton/Collin Cook, Renea Turner/Adina Pelletier, Marshall Usher/Shannon Walker) U S Senator: Tim Ryan (D)                                       1138  J.D. Vance (R)                                     1863 write-ins John Cheng, Matthew R. Esh, Stephen Faris, Shane Hoffman and Lashondra Tinsley. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Jennifer L. Brunner (D)                       1058 Sharon Kennedy (R)                            1959

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Carrollton superintendent placed on paid leave, school board to meet Wednesday

 Carrollton Exempted Village School District Board of Education President Dan Ries called a special meeting of the board this Wednesday to ratify his placement of Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi on paid administrative leave. Ries told The Messenger he placed Quattrochi on leave earlier today (Oct. 17) regarding pending litigation, noting he could not discuss the matter. The administration sent an email to media outlets, as required by law, announcing

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Randy L. Crowl

Randy L. Crowl, 68, of Malvern, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 in the Arbors of Minerva from complications from diabetes and kidney disease.  He was born Sept. 11, 1954, in Canton to William and Margaret (Locke) Crowl. He was a truck driver for O. D. Hoke and Son and then drove for All Out as a water truck driver.  His real love was cars. He spent some time working for Tom Klimko Car

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Alberta Nichols, 82

Alberta M. Nichols, 82, of Carrollton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. She was born in Carroll County Jan. 22, 1940, to the late Ray and Bertha Carr. Alberta graduated from Conotton Valley H.S. in 1957. She married Jerry Lee Nichols on June 5, 1959. Jerry passed away on Dec. 12, 2009. after they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Alberta was assistant vice president of the Citizens Banking Company. After

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Donna Mae McIntire, 79

Donna Mae McIntire, 79, of the Harlem Springs area, died Oct. 12. Born Sept. 7, 1943, she was a daughter of the late James Paxton and Ruth (Guess) McIntire. She was preceded in death by a brother, Duane Lee McIntire, in 1994 and an infant brother. She is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Pete (Carol) McIntire Brian (Julie) McIntire, James (Debbie) McIntire, Janice (Rick) Pyles, Kim Owens (Dave Adams),

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Carrollton defensive stand preserves 39-34 league win

By Carol McIntireEditorForty-eight minutes of football between two high-powered offenses came down to the final three minutes of the game at Sebo Stadium in Salem Friday night.The Salem Quakers’ high-powered offense, engineered by quarterback Jackson Johnson, and the Carrollton Warriors’ punishing ground game, led by senior tailback Chase Oehlstrom, were unstoppable for over three quarters of play.Then, in a matter of minutes, both defenses came to life. It was Carrollton’s

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Building a better park

By Carol McIntireEditorOver a half century ago, a park was dedicated in Amsterdam in honor of the village’s beloved Doc Rogers.Fifty-six years later, walkers, joggers and kids of all ages continue to enjoy the quietness of the park, the walking track, picnic pavilions, basketball court and kids play equipment.Improvements were made to the park over the years, including the construction of a baseball field, but over the past several years

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Rocket Center to host first athletic event next Monday

Conotton Valley High School is excited to open the Rocket Center Gymnasium for athletic contests starting Monday, Oct. 10. The first match in the new gym will be the Rockets volleyball team taking on the Strasburg Tigers at 5:30 p.m. At this time the Rocket Center will only be open for athletic contests and practices. A grand opening ceremony for the community is being planned for a later date. “This

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Lois Hilliard

Lois Hilliard, 92, of Carrollton, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat in Carrollton, Ohio. A daughter of the late Earl J. and Ethel F. (Walters) Mandley, she was born on Jan. 17, 1930, in Minerva, Ohio. Lois was a resident of Carrollton for over 70 years, graduating from Carrollton High School.  She retired from the Carroll Healthcare Center as an LPN.  Lois was an avid

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Walter B. Shaver

Walter B. Shaver, 93, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday morning Oct. 1, 2022 with his family by his side. A son of the late Walter B. and Lottie Felton Shaver, he was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Rowlesburg, West Virginia. During the Korean War, Walter served in the Army as a tank operator. Following his discharge from the Army he worked in Alaska as a coal miner for two years.

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David Johnson “Homer”

David Johnson “Homer”, 70, of Carrollton, passed away while fishing at their camper in southern Ohio. Dave was born in Gauley Bridge, W.Va, son of the late William and Helen Simono Johnson. Dave retired due to declining health in 2015 after owning and operating Johnson’s Drywall for 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karen Dowdell Johnson “Gracie”; along with sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, extended family,

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Tammy Elizabeth Lewis, 53

Tammy Elizabeth Lewis, 53, of Canton died Sept. 24 in her home. She was born Aug. 20, 1969, to the late Linda (McLean) Lewis and Larry D. Lewis. She grew up in the Carrollton and graduated from Carrollton High School. After graduation she moved to the Malvern area and recently moved to Canton. Survivors include her daughter, Whitney Hartshorne of Canton; a son, Hayden Miller of East Canton; and several

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Dellroy woman dies from injuries sustained in SR 43/171 crash

A Dellroy woman involved in a traffic crash Sept. 8 in Carroll County, died last week of injuries she sustained in the crash. Sergeant Gary Wolfe of the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said Angela K. Bowie, 48, of Dellroy died Sept. 15 in Aultman Hospital, where was transported following the crash, which occurred at the intersection of SR 43 and SR 171. A highway improvement

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Rockets come up short against Trojans

A week after coming up one-point short shy of the Malvern Hornets in a cross-county battle Aug. 26, the Conotton Valley Rockets ran into a roadblock when they traveled to Newcomerstown to take on the Trojans Sept. 2. The Rockets stayed within striking distance in the first half, trailing 8-6 after the first period and 22-20 at halftime. The Trojans edged ahead in the third quarter with two scores while

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Hornets hold off Waterloo for 28-20 win

By Carol McIntire, Editor Three games into the 2022 season, the Malvern Hornets played for the first time in front of their home crowd and put on an offensive show for the fans. The Hornet offense put up over 400 yards of offense in a 28-20 win over Waterloo, that included passing touchdowns of 21 and 10 yards. It was nice to get a win in our home opener,” Coach

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Warriors steam roll St. Thomas Aquinas

By Carol McIntire, Editor Carrollton Coach Jim Tsilimos’ Warrior football team set the tone for a 63-6 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights on the first possession of the game. “I told them we were going to come out, kick off, get the ball and score and that is exactly what they did,” Tsilimos said following the victory. Carrollton kicker Lawson sent the ball sailing into the end zone

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Encino Energy partners with Carroll County agencies to improve safety

Two area entities will share a grant from Encino Energy through their Community Partnership Program. The Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Carroll County 911 will benefit from the $20,000 check presented recently in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the EMA building. Devin Herrington, EMA deputy director, explained they will use their portion to upgrade the MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communication System) radios. The MARCS system provides statewide, secure,

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Warriors top Lions in EBC matchup at Great Trail

Senior Jaxon Rinkes fired a one-under-par 35 at Great Trail Golf Course Sept. 1 to help the Carrollton Warriors remain undefeated in boys golf action. It was the first of two meetings between the Warriors and Minerva Lions this season with the Warriors posting a 152-179 win.  Colton Moore carded a 37 and Isaac Warner a 38 for the winners. Cayden Rininger and John Birong both added 42s for the

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Non-profit helps veterans get back to the outdoors

By Carol McIntire Editor Shortly after the sun rose above the trees in a lush green valley just west of Carrollton Aug. 14, Veterans Outdoor Adventures (VOA) and volunteers began to gather. The temperature was cool for an August morning, but just right for the job the group was about to undertake. As was the norm, deer ran through the valley that morning. The wooded hillside provided the perfect site

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Clemons family begins process to revive Dellroy Drive-In

By Carol McIntire Editor An area family is dipping into a new adventure as owners of Dellroy Drive-In. Nick and Kourtney (Anderson) Clemons finalized the purchase of the long-time Dellroy eatery Aug. 26. “We are super excited about the purchase,” said Kourtney, sitting inside the restaurant, located at the intersection of SRs 39, 212 and 514 in the center of the small village. “As soon as we saw it was

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David V. Patton, 87

David V. Patton, 87, of Steubenville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, at Trinity West.  He was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Steubenville.  Dave was the son of the late Joseph & Ida Mae Pekruhn Patton.  He was a 1952 graduate of Steubenville High School, where he was a proud member of the 1952 State Runner-Up Men’s Basketball Team.  Upon graduation, he served in the Army and later worked

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James William Jefferies, 93

James William Jeffries, 93, of Paris, OH, passed away at Carroll Golden Age Retreat/County Home Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.  James was born in Grafton, West Virginia Nov. 29, 1928, to Leonard Alvin and Charlotte Elizabeth (Klepfel) Jeffries.  James drove truck for Fry Brothers Coal.  He also farmed.  He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing.  James is survived by three daughters:  Crystal (Bob) Bowman of Mechanicstown, Melody (Don) Weaver of North

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Florida man transported to hospital following town hill crash

A Florida man was transported to Aultman Hospital by EMT ambulance following an accident Aug. 16 the closed “town hill” just east of Carrollton for several hours. According to a crash report filed by Carroll County Sheriff Dept. personnel, the department received a call at 3:08 a.m. of the crash. Antawan Glover of Winter Haven, FL, was driving a semi-truck and trailer hauling a sand box northeast on SR 43

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Aug. 2 primary election results

Less than 10 percent of the registered voters in Carroll County turned out for the second primary election of 2022. According to unofficial results released by board of elections officials, 1,788 ballots were cast, or 9.8 percent of the 18,208 registered voters in the county. Of the votes cast, 1,429 were cast in person on election day, 212 via early voting and 147 via mail ballot. In the only contested

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Public Notice

STATE OF WISCONSIN  CIRCUIT COURT RACINE COUNTY Traditional Mortgage Acceptance Corporation 3900 Capital City Blvd. Lansing, MI 48906 Plaintiff, v. The Lee A. Guenzler and Pearl D. Guenzler Revocable Trust u/a/d February 23, 2005 a/k/a Lee A Guenzler and Pearl D Guenzler Revocable Trust Agreement dated The 23rd Day of February, 2005 c/o Oliver L. Guenzler, Successor Trustee 4241 Duchess Road Sherrodsville, OH 44675                                     Defendant. THE STATE OF WISCONSIN,

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Livestock Quotes July 11

CYA Exchange, LLC Sale Date: 7/11/2022 Total # of Head Sold: 148 Cattle Feeder Cattle Light Steers & Bulls 250-525# $134.00 to $160.00 Heavy Steers & Bulls 525-900# $106.00 to $159.00 Light Heifers 250-525# $135.00 to $143.00 Heavy Heifers 525-900# $125.00 to $150.00 Dairy Steers & Bulls 250-900# $58.00 to $78.00 Cows Bred Cow by the head — to $975.00 Cow/Calf Pairs by the pair $1,250.00 to $2,400.00 Good Cows

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Linda Lou Buehler, 85

Linda Lou Buehler, 85, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2022, at the Golden Age Retreat.  Born April 17, 1937, in Short Creek, OH, she was the daughter of Bernard Nichols and Inez (Smith) Nichols.  She married Dwight E. Buehler on June 8, 1957.  She is survived by her husband, Dwight, and four daughters; Tuesday L. (Tim) German, Dawn S. Buehler, Candice (Doug) Ruby, and Traci Buehler (Shawn Spahr); five

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Working together, agencies find solution to road issue

By Carol McIntire Editor Meter and Merth roads in Augusta Township will soon  be prepared to adequately handle the weight of semi trucks delivering material to a Carroll County business, thanks to a collaboration between township, county and state agencies. Miller’s Rolling Acres Metal, a metal and lumber supply company, is located at the dead-end of Merth Rd. about a mile off Andora Rd. When Levi Miller and his family

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Man holds Sherrodsville postal worker at gun point

By Carol McIntire Editor An Akron man is being held in the Carroll County jail after holding a gun to the head of a Sherrodsville post office employee June 18. Sheriff Dale Williams said the man, 47-year-old Justin Gerald Bendo, whose address is listed as Akron, was staying at a home his parents own on Lodge Rd. (SR 542). He is being held on preliminary charges of Aggravated Menacing, Inducing

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Livestock Quotes June 20

CYA Exchange, LLC Sale Date: 6/20/2022 Total # of Head Sold: 110 Cattle Feeder Cattle Light Heifers 250-525# — to $131.00 Heavy Heifers 525-900# $124.00 to $136.00 Cows Bred Cow by the head $675.00 to $800.00 Cow/Calf Pairs by the pair — to $1,250.00 Good Cows $95.00 to $102.00 Medium Cows $83.00 to $94.00 Canner Cutters $78.00 to Down Bulls Bulls <1500# $83.00 to $119.00 Fat Cattle Steers $137.00 to

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Frank and Bonnie Foit

Frank H. Foit, 67, and Bonnie A. Foit, 66, of Carrollton, passed away in their home Saturday, June 18, 2022.   Frank was born on June 11,1955, to the late William and Sara (Watts) Foit in Canton, OH. Bonnie was born on September 1, 1955, in Kankakee, IL, a daughter of the late Robert Honzik and Doris Plant Culp. They were married on October 10, 1980. Frank retired from Summit DD

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PUBLIC NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on June 28, 2022, at 7:00 PM, a public hearing will be held on the Budget prepared by the Union Township Trustees of Carroll County, Ohio, for the next succeeding fiscal year ending December 31, 2023. Said hearing will be held at the office of the Union Township Trustees at 4155 Scio Rd. SW, Carrollton, Ohio. Wes Frew Fiscal Officer Union Township Carroll

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