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Siedel reaches career milestone

Conotton Valley senior Emily Siedel reached a career milestone Oct. 13 in the 1A Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) Volleyball Semifinal. “Emily Siedel had a memorable night as she tallied 17 digs to reach 1,000 career digs!” Coach Jennifer Gordon stated. However, the Rockets fell to Wellsville in three, 13-25, 18-25, 18-25. Kendall Schaar had six kills and nine digs. Autumn Brown added five kills and nine digs.

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Hutchison sparks Hornets 35-26 come- from-behind win over South Central

By Carol McIntire Editor Malvern is moving on to the third round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) playoffs. The No. 5 seeded Hornets defeated the South Central Trojans 35-26 Friday in front of a home crowd and will play No. 4 seed Dalton Oct. 23 at Dalton in a Division VII Region 25 contest. The Hornets received a bye the first week. The hosts put points on

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Carrollton survives 21-13 against Marion-Franklin, advances to third round

By Carol McIntire Editor Survival is the only thing that matters when post season tournament time rolls around: teams survive to play another week. Saturday night on the south side of Columbus, the Carrollton Warriors survived against a strong, physical Marion-Franklin team and advanced in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division IV football tournament with a 21-13 victory. “This is tournament football,” Warrior Coach Jim Tsilimos told his team

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Firefighters put in long day Oct. 15

Area firefighters responded to three calls within a matter of hours Oct. 15. Carrollton village firefighters were toned for a second-floor apartment fire in the downtown area at 1:32 a.m. Chief Shane Thomas told The Messenger he immediately knew the dangers a fire could cause in the downtown area and requested Sandy Creek bring their ladder truck. Thomas said the renter of the single-person apartment was not home when the

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Halloween events are a go!

Halloween 2020 falls on Oct. 31 and villages, churches and others are holding trick-or-treat and events this year, some of which are taking on a new form. Oct. 31 Trick-or-Treat and events: Anyone wishing to participate should turn their porch light on. Amsterdam: 5-7 p.m. Amsterdam Community Church, Bear Rd.: Trunk-or-treat 5-7 p.m. Bergholz: 4-6 p.m. Bowerston: 5-6:30 p.m. Carrollton: 5:30-7 p.m. Carrollton Church of God: Free food, candy, music

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Veterans invited to participate in parade

Carroll County veterans are invited to participate in a special Veterans Day program at Carrollton High School Nov. 11. School officials are planning a special salute to veterans that includes a parade at the school on SR 332, as well as refreshments. American Legion Post 428 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Fighting McCook Post 3301 are encouraging all county veterans to participate as students pay tribute to their service. Ed

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Ruritans donate dictionaries

Carrollton and Dellroy Ruritans presented dictionaries to third grade students at Carrollton Elementary School Oct. 6. Since the 2004-2005 school year, the Ruritans have sponsored and distributed nearly 2,600 dictionaries through The Dictionary Project. A certificate presented to the Ruritans noted, “Your support makes it possible for students in Carrollton and Dellroy to receive a dictionary for their own personal use that they will be able to use for a

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Baker, Bright chosen as students of month

Jacob Baker and Cailyn Bright were named Senior Students of the Month for September at Carrollton High School.Baker is the son of Brent and Shannon Baker of Carrollton. He has two brothers and two sisters, Madilynn, 15, a sophomore; Juliana, 7, 2nd grade; Clayton, 5, preschool; and Lane, 2.At CHS, he is vice president of the senior class and a member of the National Honor Society and Youth2Youth. He is

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‘Never give up’ motto leads Kempf to world records

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Dustin Kempf can explain why you should never give up in two words – “world record.” Kempf of Carrollton set a world record in squat and total at the 2020 River City Fall Throwdown Oct. 3 in Dayton, KY. The last meet he participated in he failed out in all the categories. Kempf set the world record in squat lifting 520 lbs. He also

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MOVING ON

Warriors blank Bexley 48-0, advance in OHSAA playoffs By Carol McIntire Editor The last time Carrollton played an Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) football playoff game, Defensive Coordinator Storm Hill was a member of the team. That was 2004. The Warriors lost to the Lake Blue Streaks in the first round. Saturday night, on their home field, the Warriors erased that mark when they shut out the Bexley Lions 48-0

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