Category: Business

New local business owner helps residents ‘go green’ with spray foam insulation

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor A Carrollton teen wants to help customers save money and go green. Isaac Lucas, 19, started a spray insulation business, Advanced Spray Foam, recently. Still in high school, he will graduate in May from Carrollton High School and Buckeye Career Center where he studied Energy Operations. Lucas was with a family friend who owns the spray machine and was going out on a job

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Ark Water owners thank Jesus for 25 years in business

By Carol McIntire Editor Ark Water of Carrollton has been meeting the water needs of Carroll and the surrounding counties for the past 25 years.  Rick and Diana Locke set up shop in a building at 131 E. Main St. in November 1996 and have been calling it their second home ever since.  “It’s been a great experience,” said Diana, who manages the office. “Rick worked for a water company

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Ribbon cutting marks opening of new Scio business

Village Pizza Pasta and More opens door at 204 E. Main St. By Carol McIntire Editor Jeff and Beth Beaver cut the ribbon on their new business, Village Pizza Pasta & Moore in Scio March 11, flipped the switch on the window sign to “OPEN” and invited guests inside the 204 E Main St., Scio, eatery. Members of the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the opening

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Inside or out, the Stocker family can beautify your home

Entrepreneurs own Sherrodsville area woodworking shop, greenhouse By Carol McIntire Editor When it comes to improving your home inside and out, Steve and Val Stocker have you covered. Steve is the owner of Stocker Woodworking where he creates custom-made furniture and Val owns Sherrod Greens Flowers. Both businesses are located at their home on Sherrod Ave.  The couple is retired from other professions and now devote their time to helping each

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Evanich Accounting & Tax open at new location

Evanich Accounting & Tax celebrated the opening of its new location at 108 N. Main St., Minerva, with a ribbon cutting Feb. 14. The new location, the former Minerva PNC branch, consolidates in one office the entire Evanich Accounting & Tax staff, which was previously in two locations, 106 N. Main St. and Fox Avenue in Paris. Village and Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce officials were on hand for the

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Back in business

Scio Tire up and running after March 2021 fire closes facility By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Perseverance paid off for Scio Tire when the doors opened for business (again) Dec. 9, 2021. Tom and Jodi Mack of Scio started Scio Tire, located at 39200 Jewett Scio Rd. just outside Scio, in 2016. They purchased the property with a building which included living space. They built a two-bay garage shortly

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Kelsey Robinson joins Aultman Therapy Services team

Aultman Carrollton Therapy Services recently added a new physical therapist to its therapy staff, Kelsey Robinson, DPT. She received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University (YSU) in May 2021. Aultman Carrollton Therapy welcomes Robinson and the pediatric clinical experience she brings. During her clinical experience, Robinson evaluated and treated pediatric students at Crestview Local Schools and Lisbon Exempted Village Schools. Currently, She is working on developing and

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You dream it, E-Z Graphics designs it

Kevin Ketchum expands internet business, opens shop in downtown Carrollton By Carol McIntire Editor Kevin Ketchum is putting a new twist on the traditional t-shirt shack.  The Mechanicstown native opened E-Z Graphics and Print at 86 W. Main St. Carrollton, about three months ago and is applying graphics to just about anything a customer wants.  “I’ve been interested in graphics and designs for a long time. I started playing around

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GPS celebrates expansion project with ribbon cutting

CCM Staff Report Golden Protective Services (GPS) celebrated a move to the company’s new location on SR 332 last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the new facility. Charles James, National Accounts/Ohio Operations for GPS, expressed his appreciation to those who made the project possible. “GPS was fortunate enough to have an elite team of contractors and services, as well as state and local government officials who

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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

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Amy Rutledge presented OAC Champion Award

Ohio’s Appalachia Country (OAC) presented Amy Rutledge, former Carroll County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director, the 2020 OAC Champion Award April 14 during the quarterly meeting. The award was presented in appreciation of Rutledge’s extraordinary efforts, and significant and long-term contribution to the organization as well as the travel and tourism industry in Appalachia Ohio. She will now be recognized as an OAC Honorary Member. Honorary membership is offered

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Carrollton Auto Sales is truly a family operation

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Jacob and Elisha Citro opened Carrollton Auto Sales on the corner of SRs 43 and 171 approximately six months ago. The family-owned business sells quality pre-owned vehicles. Almost every vehicle is no older than 15 years and has less than 150,000 miles. Every vehicle is inspected and repaired by an ASE certified mechanic before being offered for sale. He supplies a three-month powertrain warranty

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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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Owners of Top Notch Feeds utilize industry experience in new business venture

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County’s newest business, Top Notch Feeds, offers an option to owners of livestock, horses, pets and even those who feed wildlife. The business, located at 3120 Steubenville Rd., Carrollton, opened Oct. 26 under the ownership of two locals – Evan Ferguson and Keith McLean. Both men have experience in the feed industry. Ferguson grew up on a farm, showing cattle. He received an associate degree

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Grants available to help county small businesses

Carroll County Economic Development is launching a small business grant program to assist Carroll County small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Known as Carroll County CARES – COVID-19 Small Business Grant, the program is offering a total of $150,000 to help small businesses. Small businesses which qualify are eligible to receive up to $10,000. “The pandemic has been hard on our local small business owners and negatively affected our local economy,”

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Timberlake opens new firearm business in Carrollton

Timberlake Firearms opened its doors at its new location on Canton Rd. in March.Owner Tim Timberlake previously operated the business from his home beginning in 2018 when he received his FFL (Federal Firearms License). Due to the growing influx of people in and out of his private residence, he decided to open the store.Located at 618 C Canton Rd., Carrollton, patrons enter the store from a door on the north

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Amsterdam hardware providing essential service to community during pandemic

By Eric Lowe CCM Contributor An Amsterdam business owner remains steadfast during times of uncertainty for other small businesses and homeowners. Carl Randalson has owned and operated Red Shed hardware store since 1982 and a car wash on the premises as far back as 1971. “The hardware store will remain open during the Covid-19 pandemic”, Randalson said. “The store will continue business, helping provide residents and customers with much-needed supplies,

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Members of staff at the Betty Kaye bakery, stood behind a counter filled with baked goods

Betty Kaye Bakery: Pleasing palates for 70 years with homemade goodness

For the past 70 years, Betty Kaye Bakery has been serving up some of the sweetest treats you’ll find anywhere.
If you don’t believe it, just ask their customers who come from near and far for one of the famous “Betty Kaye brownies” that have been a staple at the 72 W. Main St., business since John and Betty Kansala purchased it in 1950

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