Category: Business

Jack Leggett excited to greet customers in new barber shop

By Carol McIntire Editor At 67-years of age, for many seniors the word RETIREMENT would be at top of their “to-do” list and in capital letters. Not so for Jack Leggett. The lifelong Carroll County resident is going full speed ahead with his barber career, but in a new location. “We decided to downsize,” explained Leggett. “We closed the shop on Carrollton St. in Malvern and sold the property last

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Evanich Accounting purchases K.W. Hoopes; retains staff, locations

Evanich Accounting & Tax LLC has purchased K.W. Hoopes & Associates and will retain the locations and staff members of both firms. Kenny Hoopes, CPA, CFA, founded K.W. Hoopes & Associates in 1985, and he is beginning the transition to retirement. “My staff and I look forward to joining the Evanich team. We have already begun working with Rudy and his staff to integrate our systems,” Hoopes said. Rudy Evanich,

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Farkas’ dream leads her to Carrollton

Kara Farkas is following her dream after taking a turn in the road, and is realizing her dream in Carrollton. Farkas, a Cuyahoga Falls High School resident, dreamed, as a young child of becoming a funeral director. “I’ve had an interest in the field since I was a youngster,” she related. “The emotional aspect families go through when they lose a loved one was important to me and I wanted

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Thrift shop offers ‘plenty to tickle your fancy’

By Leigh Ann RutledgeAssociate EditorImagine walking into a store and just looking, not for something specific, just looking.Inside this store, inventory changes often and you are not sure what is going to be on display. You may see a t-shirt with your favorite sports team, a cool pocket knife or an old glass bottle that will go perfect on your shelf.Maybe you see a Harley Davidson collectible, a necklace that

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No-wait vaccination list established

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County General Health District officials were notified last Thursday of four additional COVID-19 deaths. According to Kelly Engelhart, director of nursing, the deaths were all males, ages 64, 65, 72 and 82. She noted the number of cases in the county is trending downward, just as cases across the state are doing. “The daily count is down to between 18 and 20 cases, which is

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Local industry plans purchase, expansion

Golden Protective Services investing $800,000 in purchase, renovation of former DLH building Golden Protective Services (GPS), in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Carroll County Economic Development, last week announced plans to purchase and renovate a building in the Carrollton Industrial Park on SR 332 south of Carrollton.  The total investment to purchase, renovate, and add new machinery and equipment is reported to be over $800,000. The company

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Bergholz couple ‘goes for their dream’

Open handbuilt shop known as Anchor’s Point Repair By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Nestled on a corner of 500 acres in Jefferson County is a small engine repair shop and showroom. The handbuilt wooden structure houses Anchor’s Point Repair, located just outside Bergholz. The shop is owned and operated by Michael Reiboldt, who repairs equipment powered by a small engine requiring gasoline. He is assisted by his apprentice, son

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Ribbon cutting marks opening of new senior living facility

By Carol McIntire Editor The transformation of the former Days Inn at Carrollton into a licensed assisted living  and retirement community is complete.  Guests were invited to tour the 1111 Canton Rd. facility, now known as Senior Suites at Century Farms, last week during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The facility offers accommodations for over 60 residents at differing levels of care and is owned by Quest Healthcare Development Inc. of

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Chamber welcomes new director

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau officials welcomed  Anna Bolanz as the new executive director last week. A Carroll County native, Bolanz brings several years of experience in sales, marketing and management to the position. “This is my dream job,” she said. “I grew up here and my husband, Robert, and I are raising our two children here. I am excited to be part of the

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New local business is ‘Knotty by Nature’

Woodcrafter’s dream comes true with opening of Carrollton store By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Each time visitors walk into Knotty by Nature Wood Works LLC, they can expect the scenery to be different. The new business, located at 86 W. Main St., Carrollton, features tantalizing window displays of the wide array of other items available inside. Owner Rebecca Mikesell grew up in Jefferson County and now resides outside Carrollton.

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