Author: Thomas Clapper

Carrollton Middle School students earn superior ratings

Several Carrollton Middle School students earned superior ratings the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) adjudicated event April 13.Those receiving superior ratings are shown above. Front Row (from left): Jaden Logan, Mya Ruggieri and Brooklyn Detchon. Second Row: Leah McDonald, Gianna Fritz, Madelyn Lovette, Eva Nicholas and Isabella Chappell. Third Row:  Jasmine Schissler, Bray Jones, Jakob Husk, Ellie Shafer and Gracen Modranski. Not pictured: Destiny Burge.

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Minerva girls notch win

The Minerva Lions softball team picked up the team’s third win in a row with a 7-3 win over Alliance April 15. In the hard-fought battle, the visiting Aviators scored a run in the top of the first with a double by Hendershot. The Lions matched the run in the bottom half of the inning when Sierra Cress sent a 3-2 pitch over the left field wall for a homerun

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Strong pitching, offensive burst gives CHS win

Byt Dan Ries Sports Reporter Hayden Jenkins threw six strong innings allowing just one run while striking out 12 as the Carrollton Warriors defeated Marlington 4-1 on April 18 at Hensley Field. Garrett Broadwater returned to the lineup for the Warriors following an injury to his knee in his first at bat of the season. Jenkins started the game by striking out the first batter on three straight pitches. The

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Belle’s Adult Day Center to open May 6

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter   Belle’s Adult Day Center will open May 6 to care for Carroll County residents suffering from physical or cognitive disabilities.  Owner/Manager Mindy Weiland also owns Belle’s House assisted living and wanted to have a space to help more of those in need.  “I got the idea to open Belle’s Adult Day Center when I noticed that a lot of seniors were moving into Belle’s

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All-inclusive basketball program planned at Malvern

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter Malvern Village Council met with Teresa and Devin Swisher at its April 15 meeting to discuss a summer basketball program at Malvern Village Park.  The Swishers said this would be the second year doing this and last year was a success for what they wanted to do. They came to the meeting with a date and wanted to talk to Council about what they are

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Geckler gets 8-12 yearsin prison for shooting

By Carol McIntireEditorA Massillon man will spend the next eight to 12 years in prison for shooting a Carrollton teen with a bow and arrow and stabbing him last September.During a sentencing hearing April 15 in Carroll County Common Pleas Court, Judge Michael V. Repella sentenced Michael J. Geckler, 20, to prison after Geckler accepted a plea deal.Under the terms of the agreement, the prosecution agreed to nolle one charge

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Ernest Glenn King, 89

Ernest Glenn King, 89, a long-time Dellroy area resident, died early Thursday morning, April 18, 2024 at the Aviva Hills Assisted Living Center in Canton.  He was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Dellroy, Ohio and was the son of the late Clarence Button and Rose M. (Cramer) King.  His wife, Beth Marie (Fife) King, whom he married April 1, 1961, in the former Dellroy Presbyterian Church, died on Dec. 15,

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Thomas D. Rainsberger, 88

Thomas D. Rainsberger, 88, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, April 20, in Aultman Hospital.   He was born June 13, 1935, in Canton to Brice Arthur and Dorothy (Slates) Rainsberger. He worked for GTE and retired from Verizon after 37 ½ years of service. He owned Atwood Heating and Cooling along with his sons. He was also the owner of Rocky Ridge Apiary and a member of the Carroll County Bee Club. He graduated

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Nancy Carol Marquis, 90

Nancy Carol Marquis, 90, passed away at her home on April 17, 2024.  Nancy was born in Minerva on Oct. 12, 1933, to William and Emra (Inga) Reeder. Nancy found joy and fulfillment in various interests throughout her life, including bowling, ceramics, and dedicating her time to serving as a Girl Scout Leader, 4-H Advisor, and volunteering at the Senior Center. Her dedication to these activities touched the lives of

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Frank T. Romeo, 64

Frank T. Romeo, 64, of Carrollton, died Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, following a brief illness. Born on January 26, 1960, in Fairmont, West Virginia, he was a son of Thomas R. Romeo and the late Helen (Nottingham) Romeo. During his life, Frank served his community as a Highway Patrol Officer in West Virginia. He enjoyed watching TV, fishing, fantasy football, as well as all sports in

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Lincoln Wylder Ward

Lincoln Wylder Ward was born sleeping at home on the 15th of April 2024.  He was welcomed into this world by his parents Lucas Damian Ward and Nikki Jane King, and big brother, Lucas Wesley Ward. In addition to his parents and brother, he is survived by his grandparents, Tim and Connie Ward of Canton; grandfather, Rick King of Mechanicstown; grandmother, Julie King of Minerva; and many aunts, uncles, and

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Classifieds

Don’t want to pay  a $10 parking ticket? Lease a space in a private lot close to  the Courthouse and Public Square.  Reasonable rates.  Call 330-691-0118  or 330-805-7642.     Top prices paid for clean pre-owned guns, rifles, handguns and Thompson center muzzleloaders, estate purchases also. RUNZO’S Outdoor Sports on the strip St. Rt. 62 in Beloit  330-537-2137.  Check Us Out on FB.       Standing Timber & Walnut Trees. CALL Carroll County Logging 330-738-2050  or 440-897-0863

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Council approves purchase of license plate cameras

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter Carrollton Village Council agreed to move forward with the purchase of a Flock Camera system and discussed the parking situation in the village April 8. Community member and local business owner Grant Bake met with other business owners talking about parking structure and how it is affecting businesses downtown and customers. The top three responses to a survey conducted is there is no parking, it

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Late rally lifts Warriors over Aviators

By Dan Ries Sports Reporter The Carrollton Warriors scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning for a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Alliance Aviators  April 10 at Hensley Field with former Warrior Coach Curt Hensley in attendance. Alliance jumped out to a two-run lead in the top of the first.  A bunt attempt by the leadoff hitter resulted in a throwing error by the Warriors and the leadoff

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Library added to new elementary school

By Carol McIntire Editor   Carrollton Schools officials excitedly announced the addition of a library to the new elementary school during the April board of education meeting.  Superintendent Dave Davis kicked off the meeting with the announcement, saying the addition was made possible because the furniture bid came in under the estimate. “We met with the architect and Mrs. Dodds (Holly) and Mrs. Moyer (Tracy) chose the space and the

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Smiles, laughs abound as retirees gather

By Carol McIntire Editor When the kids were away school retirees had a chance to play last week at Carrollton Schools! Carrollton middle and high school students were not in session April 10, which offered a perfect opportunity for a group of school retirees to take over the commons (cafeteria area) for a get-together and luncheon.  Assistant Athletic Director Ron Colaprete organized the event with 51 persons attending.  “Many of

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Kent A. Thompson DVM, 62

Kent A. Thompson, DVM, passed away in his home on Friday, April 12, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Kent was born in Canton, Ohio on April 9, 1962, to the late Jess Thompson and Pauline Farmer. He was a 1980 graduate of Carrollton High School. Kent received his Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1989. Together he and his wife, Robyn, opened Thompson

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Daniel B. “Danny” Hendricks, 55

Daniel B. “Danny” Hendricks, 55, of Scio died Thursday, April 11, 2024, at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, OH, following a heart attack.    Born Jan. 28, 1969, in Steubenville, OH, he was the son of the late Ray B. Hendricks and Jacqueline K. Davis Hendricks. He graduated from Jewett-Scio High School in 1987 and worked most of his adult life as an over the road truck driver. Currently

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Built By Pottsy LLC celebrates 15 year anniversary

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter   Built By Pottsy LLC is celebrating its 15th year of operation on April 9 after building over 15,000 flowers.  “Honestly it feels pretty good to be doing this for 15 years,” said Aaron “Pottsy” Potts. “I never thought I would be 53 years old building metal flowers. It is cool my daughter Elizabeth is going to be 20 in May. She grew up seeing

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Pair of Havens home runs not enough

By Dan Ries Sports Reporter Senior Maleyna Havens hit two two-run home runs but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Warriors lost a heartbreaking 8-7 softball game to the Marlington Dukes April 6 at Marlington. Juliaunna Miller led off the top of the first for the Warriors by hitting a double over the third baseman’s head. Marleigh Osolin followed by outrunning a bunt, advancing Miller to third. Kearsten Ball  then laid

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CHS athletes named students of the month honors

Mackenzie Rummell and Hayden Jenkins are Carrollton High School’s April Senior Students of the Month.  Mackenzie Rummell is the daughter of Mike and Jen Rummell of Carrollton. She has one older sister, Nikki Rummell, 21, who is in college.  Rummell is involved in bowling, golf, theater program, Girl Scouts, National Honor Society, competitive dance, Student Council and trap shooting.  Her hobbies include cooking and painting.  She plans on attending college

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Malvern man facing sex-related charges

A Malvern man was indicted on sex-related charges during a half-day session of a Carroll County grand jury April 3. JEREMY C. MARSH, 46, of 5071 Citrus Road NW, Lot 15, Malvern, Ohio, was indicted on six counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor, each a second-degree felony, and six counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor, each a fourth-degree felony.  Prosecuting Attorney Steven D. Barnett

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Longtime village mowers honored for 40 years of dedicated service

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter   Parke and Betty Butterfield were honored with a plaque for their 40 years of service to the village at Carrollton Village Council’s March 25 meeting.  The Butterfield’s are stepping down after 40 years of mowing, Mayor Bill Stoneman and Village Administrator Mark Wells presented a plaque to the couple and offered their thanks and appreciation on behalf of the village. Parke and Betty have

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Former Colfor Mfg. property transfers twice in one week

The former Colfor Manufacturing facility in Brown Township was transferred to new owners March 27 and two days later, transferred again.According to a real estate transfer recorded in the Carroll County Recorder’s office March 27, Reserve Energy Exploration Company of Chagrin Falls purchased two tracts, 2.97 acres and 11.143 acres for $2 million.The same property was transferred to EOG Resources March 29 with no money exchanged.The facility is located at

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The Millstone Grind & Cafe to hold grand opening

By Thomas ClapperCCM ReporterNew business owners Andrew and Jenna Powell are realizing a lifelong dream by opening The Millstone Grind & Café in the former The Market at Milo restaurant.The business “soft opened” last week and is planning a grand opening April 16.“I always wanted to do a coffee shop for many years,” said Andrew Powell. “My wife Jenna and I put an order for gift cards from The Market

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Mary A. Montgomery, 78

Mary A. Montgomery, 78, of Carrollton passed away on Wednesday April 03, 2024 after a short illness.  She was born in Salineville on December 12, 1945, to the late Frank and Doris Russell. Mary married her high school sweetheart Don Montgomery on Feb. 14, 1966, and they celebrated 58 years of married bliss. Mary graduated from West Liberty with her A.S. Degree to become a Dental Hygienist where she and

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Allen Lee Mayle, 75

Allen Lee Mayle, 75, of Minerva, Ohio, passed away at Aultman Health Foundation on Monday, April 1, 2024. He was born on May 21, 1948, in Grafton, West Virginia to Virgil and Sarah (Minard) Mayle. Allen retired from LTV Steel after many years of being a dedicated employee, served as a foster parent for 18 years, and was a member of the Minerva Area Coon Hunters Association. His hobbies and interests

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Ohio’s Hospice celebrates Spring Spectacular Treasures of Time

Ohio’s Hospice celebrated its Spring Spectacular Treasures of Time March 16 with food, entertainment, silent and live auctions and as always, celebrity servers.  Celebrity servers have become the mainstays of the annual event which raised funds for local hospice care. 2024 celebrity servers, who raised a total of $36,671, included Gary and Nicole Chaddock, Brad Eick, Rick and Holly Morgan, Matt Kishman, Kate Offenberger, Janet Smith, Katie DeLane, Allan Furbee,

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Tucci named Division III coach of the year

Area athletes were among those who earned All-Ohio honors when the teams were announced last week by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Leading the list of awards was Malvern in Division III. Coach Dennis Tucci was named the coach of the year and J’Allen Barrino, who was named as a finalist for the Ohio Mr. Basketball award, was named to the first team. The 6-2 senior averaged 18.6 points per

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Warriors win opening day thriller

By Dan Ries Sports Reporter With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Carrollton’s Hunter Allison hit a single up the middle, scoring Cooper Haun from second for a 1-0 opening day win over the Garaway Pirates. A large home opening day crowd enjoyed the early spring warm weather March 25 with a strong breeze coming out of left field that would make any popup an adventure. Things didn’t

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How much of Carroll County will be in viewing area?

By Carol McIntire Editor Just how much of the April 8 total solar eclipse Carroll County residents will be able to view varies according to different maps, but it is still generating a great deal of interest. “Carroll County is not in the full or partial totality areas and is listed as outside the totality area,” noted Tom Cottis, Carroll County Emergency Management (EMA) director. “Because of the way people

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Velva Juanita Van Horn, 85

Velva Juanita Van Horn, 85, passed away peacefully at Greenbriar Health Care in Youngstown, on March 30, 2024.  She was born on July 11, 1938, in West Union, WV to Hubert and Trecie (Simmons) Van Horn Sr. Velva lived a vibrant and artistic life filled with her passions for singing in a country band, painting pottery, grooming poodles and dancing. Her creative spirit brought joy to those around her and she

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Driver at fault in fatal crash had multiple DUI convictions

By Carol McIntire Editor   The driver at fault in a March 20 fatal crash was sentenced just six days earlier on a reduced charge stemming from a felony indictment for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs and released. Patrick Snow, 71, of Malvern died in the crash, which occurred on Andora Rd. (County Rd. 10) in Augusta Twp. at 7:05 p.m. According to Sergeant Clinton D. Armstrong

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:When an individual calls 911, the call is answered by a radio dispatcher, an unsung hero behind the phone and radio. The dispatcher response is “911, do you need police, fire or medical?”Here is one hot topic. Recently, articles have been published in both the Columbus Dispatch as well as the Dayton Daily News reporting “Ohio’s volunteer fire departments face extinction, leaving large part of state at risk,”

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Classifieds

Don’t want to pay  a $10 parking ticket? Lease a space in a private lot close to  the Courthouse and Public Square.  Reasonable rates.  Call 330-691-0118  or 330-805-7642. Top prices paid for clean pre-owned guns, rifles, handguns and Thompson center muzzleloaders, estate purchases also. RUNZO’S Outdoor Sports on the strip St. Rt. 62 in Beloit  330-537-2137.  Check Us Out on FB. Wanting to buy – Machinist Tools, Machinist Tool Box, Power Tools, Hand Tools – call 330-459-4061.

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Legal Notices

Malvern Preschool awarded 5-Star rating  TO THE DEFENDANT: Estate of Michael John Lindsay, deceased (whose current address is unknown and cannot with reasonable diligence be ascertained), to the DEFENDANT Jane Doe, known or unknown spouse of Michael John Lindsay (whose current address is unknown and cannot with reasonable diligence be ascertained), to the DEFENDANT John Doe, known or unknown heir of Michael John Lindsay (whose current address is unknown and

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Malvern Preschool awarded 5-Star rating

Malvern Preschool was recently awarded a 5-star rating for meeting the quality standards established by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education.   Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) is a 5-star quality rating and improvement system which recognizes and promotes early learning and development programs that exceed the minimum health and safety licensing regulations.  Five-star programs exemplify high quality levels of developmentally appropriate instruction,

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Hillari Baker, Andrew Lane named CHS students of the month

Hillari Baker and Andrew Lane are the Carrollton High School Senior Students of the Month for March.  Baker is the daughter of Kelli and JR Baker of Carrollton. She has one sister age 22. She is involved in basketball, student council, NHS and has been a 4-year office aide. Her hobbies include collecting shoes and playing cards. She plans to go to college at Wheeling University and major in criminal

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CHS volleyball team doubles last year’s win output early on

The Carrollton boys volleyball team improved to 2-1 on the young season with a victory over the Howland Tigers in four sets 24-26, 25-16, 30-28, 25-19 last week. In only their second season, the team already doubled their win total from last year. The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first set before Howland tied things up at 5-5. The Warriors had seven net violations in the

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Easter week services

Following is information on Easter week services submitted to The Messenger: Community Good Friday Service March 29: The public is invited to attend the annual Community Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. at Cumberland Methodist Church. New Cumberland Methodist Church, Sherrodsville Wesleyan Church, Lake Drive Fellowship Church and Sherrodsville Calvary Church come together in unity each year for the service. The message will be brought forth by Pastor Dan Parson.

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Kesleen Adkins, 87

Kesleen Adkins, 87, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, and formerly of Massillon, died peacefully in her home on Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2024. She was born Jan. 4, 1937, in Huntington, West Virginia and raised in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Lennie (Willis) Sias. Her husband, Shelby Adkins, whom she married Dec. 24, 1955, passed away on Feb. 2, 2004. In addition to her parents and husband, she

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Legal Notice

Public Notice A Public Hearing will be held April 4, 2024 at 10;00 a.m. regarding the AIRPORT ZONING REVISION FOR THE CARROLL COUNTY – TOLSON AIRPORT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Carroll County, Ohio will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed Airport Zoning Revision for the Carroll County – Tolson Airport. The Airport Zoning Revisions are intended to provide procedures and standards in order to

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Rodney D. Shirley, 78

Rodney David Shirley Rodney D. Shirley, 78 of Strasburg passed away on Tuesday March 19, 2024 after a long illness.  He was born on Dec. 15, 1945, to the late Dudley and Pearl Shirley. He was a Vietnam Veteran. Rodney was married to the love of his life for over 38 years. He retired from Timken Roller Bearing and remained active in retirement by fishing at Atwood Lake. Survivors include

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Jesse S. Roof, 88

Jesse S. Roof, 88, of Carrollton, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2024, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. Born on Aug. 8, 1935, in Kilgore, Ohio, he was a son of the late Curtis and Faye (Gotschall) Roof. Jesse served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany from 1954 to 1956. Most of his life he spent working in construction and running equipment. He was

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Sherry Marlene Bailey

Sherry Marlene Bailey, 72 of Kensington passed away on Sunday March 17, 2024. She was born on June 14, 1951, to Clark and Goldie Saltsman. She married Edward T. Bailey. Sherry enjoyed doing crafts. Her passion was tending to her flowers. Sherry was very gifted playing the piano and loved to sing. Survivors include her mother Goldie Saltsman. Her husband Ed and their daughter Jennifer Bailey of Salineville. Two sisters

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Classifieds

Beat the parking ticket PRICE increase in Carrollton! Reserve a space in a private downtown lot and never pay a parking ticket again!  Close to Courthouse and Public Square.  Reasonable rates.  Call 330-691-0118  or 330-805-7642.       Top prices paid for clean pre-owned guns, rifles, handguns and Thompson center muzzleloaders, estate purchases also. RUNZO’S Outdoor Sports on the strip St. Rt. 62 in Beloit  330-537-2137.  Check Us Out on FB.   Standing Timber & Walnut Trees.

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Legals

TO THE DEFENDANT: Estate of Michael John Lindsay, deceased (whose current address is unknown and cannot with reasonable diligence be ascertained), to the DEFENDANT Jane Doe, known or unknown spouse of Michael John Lindsay (whose current address is unknown and cannot with reasonable diligence be ascertained), to the DEFENDANT John Doe, known or unknown heir of Michael John Lindsay (whose current address is unknown and cannot with reasonable diligence be

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Ron Ruegg Automotive celebrates 25th anniversary

Ron Ruegg Automotive is celebrating its 25th year anniversary of serving the community in 2024.  The business has been a family-owned business since 1999. Since Ron Ruegg was 10 years old, all he wanted to do was work and repair vehicles. He started at Wendell Ford in Waynesburg when he was younger washing vehicles. While he was attending Circleville Bible College to obtain his Associates Degree in Education, he also

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Record-breaking season comes to end for Malvern Hornets

 By Carol McIntire Editor The tournament trail ended for the Malvern Hornets Saturday at Ohio University in the regional final, but it was one of the most successful seasons in school history.  The Hornets, who entered the game as the only undefeated team in the state of Ohio (27-0), battled the Columbus Harvest Prep Warriors through three quarters before the Prep pulled away for a 64-44 win and a

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Malvern junior lands a spot in Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition

Artwork created by Malvern High School junior Sarah Rodgers was selected to be exhibited in Columbus as part of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.Rodgers’ artwork was titled “The Chop” and was judged over the past several weeks through regional and state rounds. The piece was selected as one of the top 249 pieces to be displayed in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 East Broad Street, Columbus,

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