Author: Leigh Ann Rutledge

Amie E. George, 67

Amie Eileen George passed peacefully in the care of family Saturday, April 18, 2021, at her residence in Westerville, OH, at the age of 67 after courageously living with metastatic cancer resulting from Cushing’s Disease. Amie was born in Carrollton and was a long-time resident of Wilkshire Hills.  She leaves behind her son and daughter, Jon Graef (Jessica Williams) and Jamie (Graef) Strayer (Jason); along with grandchildren, Dylan Chase and

Read More »

Elizabeth J. McDonald, 89

Elizabeth Jane McDonald, 89, of Flagler Beach, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021. She was born April 22, 1932, in Newport, RI. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Lisa Peters and Paulette Ricks (Richard); step-son, Russell McDonald; step-daughter, Sylvia McDonald; and her brother, Donald Jarvis (Joyce). She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 29 years, Curtis McDonald; her daughter, Nilene Postlethwaite; her step-son, Wayne McDonald; her

Read More »

Sharon L. McLean, 79

Sharon L. McLean, 79, of Carrollton passed away Tuesday morning July, 27, 202, at Carroll Golden Age Retreat.  Born Oct. 10, 1941, in New Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Ralph C. and Lillian Shirley Steele. Sharon was a lover of her Lord and was a member of Baxter’s Ridge United Methodist Church. Along with her late husband, Duane “Russ” McLean, whom she married July 30, 1960, she

Read More »

Classifieds

Services Stacy’s Deliveries – Will pick up your medication, groceries, food orders etc.  Plus take you to appointments (Doctor, Dentist or Hair) in Carrollton $5 and out of town within a 15 mile radius additional cost per mile.  Fully Insured, Licensed, Reliable.  References available upon request.  Call today and make life easier. 330-778-1517. Buying Guns Top prices paid for clean pre-owned guns, rifles, handguns and Thompson center muzzleloaders, estate purchases

Read More »

Local teams earn top-three placings in pony pull

Two feet separated the top two teams in the 52-inch class of the open to the world pony pull, held Saturday morning. Bill Cole of Mt. Vernon earned the win as his team of ponies, named Fred and Maggie, pulled the sled three-feet six-inches with 7,000 pound of weight loaded on it. Second place went to Bob Frances with a distance of one-feet, six-inches.  Third went to Camden Mattos of

Read More »

Recycled family items become ‘best of show’ winners

Jason Ulman began “recycling” when he was included in a video waste management filmed when he attended Willis Elementary School. Now an adult, Ulman of Salineville continues the practice. He received a Best in Show for his scarecrows, Irene and Ivan, in the Up-cycled or Recycled Division in the any other item made from recycled material. Previously, Ulman grew a garden and needed something to keep the crows away. Irene

Read More »

Youth make pulling debut at county fair

Among the many pullers at the Carroll County Fair Monday evening tractor pull were two boys who made their “maiden voyage” down the pulling track. One boy hopes to start a tradition, while the other one is the third generation of his family to pull transfer at the Carroll County. Landon Barna, 11, and Case Rector, 11, hooked to the Track Boss sled for the first of many hooks to

Read More »

Around the county…

July 28 – Free Community Blessings Drive-Thru Dinner 5-8 p.m. at Perry Twp. Hall in Perrysville. Sponsored by Perrysville and Pleasant Hill United Methodist churches.July 29 – Create a cement leaf bowl at Carroll County District Library at 5:30 p.m. Class may be messy; wear play clothes.July 31 – “Trust and Obey” Vacation Bible School 1-5 p.m. with music, games, stories & crafts at Perrysville United Methodist Church. Weiner roast

Read More »

Monster truck show tops fair attendance

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County Ag Society officials were over the top happy with attendance figures from the 2021 expo, which closed with a lot of noise and smoke Sunday night. Jessica Edie, who managed admission gates along with Rick Popadak and Bethany Davis, said 225,806 people paid admission at the gate, which does not include membership and exhibitor tickets or 4-H members. Tammy Sanderson, interim secretary said over

Read More »

Pick up your copy today!

Pick up the July 28 issue of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands today! Read about the Carroll County Fair including attendance, junior fair results and other activities. Other features include the Baker trial, the 9-11 ceremony study, classifieds and auctions and much, much more. The news you want from people you know!

Read More »

Lynnie L. Miller-Green, 73

Lynnie L. Miller-Green, 73, of Carrollton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Woodlawn Compassionate Care in Canton. Born Oct. 28, 1947, she was a daughter to the late Raymond and Eleanor Miller. Lynnie was a dedicated wife and mother. She married Sonny (Roy) Green, Jr. Aug. 21, 1971. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. She is survived by her sons, Buddy (Roy) Green III and Brandon

Read More »

Ruth J. McNutt, 91

Ruth J. McNutt, 91, of Carrollton, passed at Carroll Golden Age Retreat July 19, 2021. Born at home May 27, 1930, she was a daughter to James Paul and Ruth Gladys (Dolvin) Williams.  She was married to her husband, Alfred “Teddy Bear” McNutt for 43 years, before he passed in 1992.  She was a housewife and Sunday school teacher at Malvern Church of Christ and First Christian Church of Malvern

Read More »

Jury hears from eyewitness, 911 caller and deputy coroner on first day of testimony in Baker trial

By Carol McIntire Editor Jurors heard from the Stark County deputy coroner who performed the autopsy on Robert S. “Bobby” Sikon, III, the man who made the 911 call standing along SR 171 and the woman who was driving the truck Sikon was riding in Nov. 16, 2019: the day he was shot and killed by Carroll County Sheriff Deputy Jacob E. Baker. Baker is facing one charge of involuntary

Read More »

Lewis V. Cross, Jr., 72

Lewis V. Cross Jr., 72, of Sherrodsville, died early Tuesday morning, July 20, 2021, in Minerva Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Minerva, Ohio. Born Nov. 21, 1948, in Dover, he was the son of  the late Lewis Virgil Cross and Oneta Jean Roby Cross.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by  a sister, Terri L. Seran. Lewis retired as a cutoff machine operator from the Timken Company in Canton,

Read More »

Teens competing this week at National High School Finals Rodeo

Tana Drew, of Malvern, earned a position on the Ohio National High School rodeo team and is competing this week in Lincoln, NE, in the 73rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). A sophomore at Malvern Hornet Digital Academy, she is competing in girls cutting, breakaway roping and goat tying. Also competing at the NHSFR, are Dalton Walling, Isaiah Tullius , Chance Fryer and Cooper Smitley. Walling, the 2021

Read More »

Classifieds

Help Wanted Busy Local Eatery offering competitive pay, great tips, evening and weekends, experience needed.  Kitchen and Server positions available.  Stop by The Normandy Inn (Minerva) or call 330-868-6040. Carrollton Village Fire Department is looking for energetic, self motivated, goal oriented individuals to help serve its community on the yearly average of 250 calls.  Individuals will be required to pass a background check, drug test, and physical for firefighting activities

Read More »

County 4-H members earn opportunity to compete at state fair

Carroll County 4-H members who earned outstanding and/or state fair berths were recognized July 14 during a ceremony. To be eligible for an outstanding and/or state fair berth, members must have received an excellent at still project judging July 10. Members included: Cake Decorating Outstanding of the day: Hannah Romeo,  Roselle Fisher, Anna Miller and Olivia Maher. Jr. state fair delegate: Olivia Maher, delegate and Anna Miller, alternate.  Sr. state

Read More »

Transit hours temporarily cut due to employee shortage

By Carol McIntire Editor Hours at Carroll County Transit are being temporarily cut due to an employment shortage. Director Sonja Trbovich told county commissioners July 15 the lack of employees is forcing her to cut back hours to 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until she can hire additional employees. “I know it is going affect us because there is a need for service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” she

Read More »

Barbara “BJ” J. Baker, 69

Barbara “BJ” Jean Barker, 69, of Malvern, passed away at her residence Monday, July 19, 2021. Born Dec. 24, 1951, in Canton, she was a daughter to George and Harriet Jean (Walter) Wilkes. Barbara graduated from Minerva High School. She joined the Malvern Police Department in 1984, and joined the Carroll County Sheriff Department in 1994. She retired in January 2021.Barbara is survived by a daughter, Trevor Heavlin of East

Read More »

Katherine DaLonzo, 81

Katherine DaLonzo, 81, died July 12, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was greeted at heaven’s gates by the family she lost before her. She was the last survivor of her parents, and siblings. Katherine is the daughter of the late Lemuel David and Vada Virginia Rife. Kathy was born May 7, 1940, in Chattaroy, WV. She was 16 years old when she moved to Wellsville. That is where she

Read More »

Around the county…

July 22 – Book discussion “The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry at Carroll County District Library from 6-7 p.m. July 24 – 3D Monarch Painting at 1 p.m. with Cheri Bell at Carroll County Arts Center. New technique with hot glue and acrylic. See sample on Facebook page. Cost is $35 and includes all supplies.  July 26 – Card making at Carroll County District Library at 1:30 p.m. July 27

Read More »

Bees create buzz on Main St.

As beekeepers remove hive from old tree By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter What was all the buzz on W. Main St. in Carrollton July 12? Bees, bees and more bees! A tree located near the intersection of W. Main St. and Moody Ave. was slated for removal. However, two honey bee hives were located in two separate branches. Property owners Jeff and Leslie Lucas wanted the bees moved before

Read More »

Patricia Snyder, 73

Patricia (Patti Copeland) Snyder, 73, of Land O Lakes, FL, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Amarillo, TX, following a stroke she suffered July 7, 2021. Born Sept. 26, 1947, she was a daughter to the late Leonard (Bud) Copeland and Neva (Arbogast) Copeland. She will be sadly missed by her husband, J. Richard Snyder, whom  she married Oct. 8, 1977; son, Michael Bell of Atwood Lake; daughter, Lori

Read More »

Joyce A. Clark, 88

Joyce A. Clark, 88, of Mechanicstown, went to be with her heavenly Father Sunday, July 11, 2021. Born Sept. 1, 1932, in Knoxville, OH, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Wilma Alexander Sutton.   Joyce was a member of Corinth United Presbyterian Church in Mechanicstown, where she was the first woman to be an elder in the church. She was the final member of her sisters club, “The Dingy

Read More »

New half-million dollar show arena primed to welcome competitors

$.5 million structure mimics Rosebud Mining Complex Construction of a new half million dollar show arena at the Carroll County Fair Grounds was completed just in time for the 2021 expo. The new 70×140 foot building is a duplicate of the Rosebud Mining Complex (built in 2012) and is located on the site of the former Metal Barn at the north end of the fair grounds. Fair Board member Ray

Read More »

Fair Tab is on newsstands!

The July 14 issue of The Carroll County Messenger inlcudes a 40-page Fair Tab featuring fair schedules, event information, people who participate in fair events and those who make the fair run smoothly. Pick up your copy today!

Read More »

Alumni plans return to CHS for July 16 basketball fundraiser

Rosters are taking shape for the inaugural Carrollton Basketball Fundraiser Alumni Game. The games are scheduled to take place July 16 in the high school gym. Action begins at 6 p.m. with a girls alumni contest followed by the boys game. Those scheduled to play in the girls game as of July 9 includes Abby Laizure (class of 2021), Rachel Devine, Jessica Ujcich, Ali Poole, Cailee Husted, Tessa Isom (2012),

Read More »

Duane Abel adds screenwriter to his resume

Local cartoonist Duane M. Abel recently signed with United Front Films as a screenwriter, with his first project “A Papermill Pond Romance” to begin filming in the spring of 2022. The romantic comedy will be helmed by Lana Read, who last directed Abel in the upcoming “An Unintentional Christmas”. Abel resides in Carroll County with his wife and two boys. His comic strip series ZED appears in over 40 publications spanning 24 states

Read More »

OFCC approves funding for new elementary school

Award contingent upon Controlling Board approval A new Carrollton elementary school (pre-K-5th grade) is one of nine school construction projects approved by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) last week. The commission approved more than $242 million in state funding for nine projects. Combined with $208 million in local funding, the projects represent more than $450 million in public school construction work. Carrollton Exempted Village School District was approved for

Read More »

1880s document turns up in probate court

By Carol McIntire Editor A set of documents that have been sitting on a shelf in Carroll County Probate and Juvenile Court for likely more than 100 years were uncovered recently and shed light on events that took place in the 1880s in the county. Commissioner President Bob Wirkner displayed the documents during the July 8 meeting, saying they provided some interesting insight into the construction of the courthouse and

Read More »

Classifieds

Help Wanted Busy Local Eatery offering competitive pay, great tips, evening and weekends, experience needed.  Kitchen and Server positions available.  Stop by The Normandy Inn (Minerva) or call 330-868-6040. Carrollton Village Fire Department is looking for energetic, self motivated, goal oriented individuals to help serve its community on the yearly average of 250 calls.  Individuals will be required to pass a background check, drug test, and physical for firefighting activities

Read More »

Manslaughter trial begins next week

By Carol McIntire Editor The jury trial of a Carroll County sheriff deputy accused of the shooting death of Robert S. (Bobby) Sikon, III is scheduled to begin next week in common pleas court. Deputy Jacob Baker, 30, of Carrollton is charged with voluntary manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 16, 2019, death of Sikon, also a Carrollton resident, during a traffic stop on SR 171 in New Harrisburg. The

Read More »

Raymond T. Bryan, 80

Raymond T. Bryan, 80 of Perry Twp., in Salem, passed away at his home at 8:14 a.m., Friday, July 9, 2021. Born Aug. 31, 1940, in Canton, he was a son to the late George and Rita (Kelley) Bryan. Ray was a 1958 graduate of Carrollton High School in Carrollton, and has remained active with his class and involved with the planning of his class reunions. He served in the

Read More »

Diana M. Swonger, 71

Diana Margaret Swonger, 71, of Carrollton, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021, at Akron General Hospital.  Born Oct. 28, 1949, in Massillon, she was a daughter to Joseph Michaels and Greta (Wine) Michaels. Diana was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and animals of all kind.  She was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother, sister and friend. Diana is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard

Read More »

Kenneth E. Strohmeyer, 96

Kenneth Earl Strohmeyer, 96, of Chicago, IL, went to his heavenly home with Jesus Monday, July 5, 2021, at the Heritage Care Center. Woodley Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iowa Falls assisted the family with cremation care. Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Mingo Junction, he was a son to George and Margaret (Hilder) Strohmeyer. While attending high school, Ken was drafted into the Army during World War II and

Read More »

Kevin Booth, 56

Kevin Booth, 56, of Carrollton passed away in his home unexpectedly June 22, 2021. Born Dec. 8, 1964, in Canton, he was a son of Kenneth Booth Sr. of Perrysville and the late Nancy Swonger.   He a proud Marine,  husband,  father,  grandfather,  son,  brother, uncle,  cousin and friend. Though he struggled with things throughout his life, some things were undeniable: he was sensitive, loving and one of the most

Read More »

Beth M. King Memorial Service

A memorial service honoring the life of Beth Marie King, 81, a long-time Dellroy, area resident, who died  Dec. 15, 2020, will be held Saturday, July 24, in Christ Community Church,  20 E. Main St., Dellroy, with Rev. Scott Welch officiating. An hour of visitation will be observed in the church from 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial of her ashes will take place at a later date in

Read More »

Pick up your copy today!

This week The Messenger features stories on electronic monitoring, outstanding Hornet athletes, Kevin Butterfield’s new business venture, find a yard sale or auction and more.

Read More »

Butterfield treats your vehicle like his own

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor According to statista.com, U.S. motor vehicle sales reached between 14 and 15 million units in 2020. With individuals often owning more than one vehicle and families owning several, who has time to clean and properly care for all these vehicles? Kevin Butterfield has the time and experience, having been involved in detailing and mechanics his entire life. He opened Butterfield’s Auto Detailing at his

Read More »

2021 football divisions, regions announced

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) announced the football region assignments for the upcoming 2021 season last week. The 10-week regular-season begins the week of August 16, with the top 16 schools in each region qualifying for the playoffs. Divisional assignments for the upcoming 2021-22 school year will remain the same as the 2020-21 school year in all sports. In all sports, coaches have an unlimited number of days

Read More »

Alive Festival returns to Atwood Park

The Alive Musical Festival will take place July 15-18 at Atwood Lake Park. The Christian music festival begins Thursday, July 15, with performances by We the Kingdom at 7 p.m. and For King and County, both on the main stage. Friday, July 16 entertainment will be held on three stages, Main Stage, the new Woods Stage and the Family Fun Stage and feature performers such as Skillet, Andy Mineo, Kirk

Read More »

Around the county…

July – Mondays – Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. by donation at the West Twp. Community Center on SR 212 in New Cumberland.  Includes many sides, dessert and a drink. Plus, The Loft Resale Shop open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Tuesdays – Carrollton Rotary Club meets at St. John’s Villa at noon. July 8 – Stargazing event at 9 p.m. at Great Trail Golf Course in Minerva. Sponsored

Read More »

Chase lands Richmond man in county jail

A Richmond man who led authorities on a three-county chase June 3 entered no contest pleas to several charges and is serving jail time. Christopher Cutri, 31, of 5844 SR 152, Richmond, was charged by Amsterdam Police with Failure to Comply with the Signal or Order of a Police Officer, a third degree felony, after he sped away from Police Chief Tyler Yoho as he attempted a traffic stop on

Read More »

Donna J. Mangun, 85

Donna J. Mangun, 85, of Carrollton, died Monday, June 28, 2021, in Minerva Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 18, 1936, in Carrollton, to Wilbur “Bill” and Mary (Kandel) Johnson. She was a housewife and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she was very active. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1955. She is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Mangun, who died May 4,

Read More »

Trap shooters impressive at state singles tournament

Coach pleased with performance High winds and rain greeted members of the Carrollton Shooting Club who participated in the State SCTP Trap Singles Tournament, held June 21 at the Cardinal Center in Morengo. “For the high winds and rain we had, all the kids did a great job!” commented Coach Mike Rummell. “I am ecstatic on how well they performed, especially with the weather conditions they had to deal with.

Read More »

Lyme disease cases increase

Health officials encourage residents to protect themselves from ticks CCM Staff Report The number of cases of Lyme disease in Ohio and Carroll County has increased significantly over the last 10 years. According to the Ohio Department of Health, in 2010, 44 cases of human Lyme disease were reported. In 2019, that number jumped to 468. From 2018 to 2019, cases increased from 293-468. In comparison, Carroll County reported 35

Read More »

Around the county…

July – Mondays – Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. by donation at the West Twp. Community Center on SR 212 in New Cumberland.  Includes many sides, dessert and a drink. Plus, The Loft Resale Shop open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Tuesdays – Carrollton Rotary Club meets at St. John’s Villa at noon. July 3 – All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at Loudon Twp. Community Center 7:30-10 a.m. Dine in or carryout

Read More »

Civic Club back in action; plan Coley’s Stag Reunion

By Carol McIntire Editor The Carrollton Civic Club is back on the parade trail after a one-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. The group of civic-minded community members participated in the Memorial Day Parade with the traditional tossing of grilled hog dogs to parade goers. Dodds Funeral Home donated 1,500 hot dogs and buns for the occasion. Club officials said the supply was exhausted by the time the Big

Read More »

On Sale Now!

Find out how to protect yourself from ticks, get updated on area council news, how the Carrollton trap shooters scored at the state tournament and much, much more.

Read More »

Fair office opens July 7; passes on sale

The Carroll County Fair is less than three weeks away. Fair board interim secretary Tammy Sanderson is preparing for the July 20-25 expo by opening the secretary’s office next week. Hours prior to the fair include July 7, 8, 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. until noon, the week of July 12 -17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The office, located under the grandstand, will be open fair week

Read More »
Skip to content