Category: School

McClelland, Moore
named CHS January
students of the month

Colton Moore and Bayley McClelland are Carrollton High School’s Senior Students of the Month for January.Colton is the son of Brooke and Chad Moore, of Mechanicstown and he has a sister, Jada Moore in the ninth grade.Moore is on the golf team and is the chamber choir president. His hobbies include cooking.He is currently undecided but plans on going to Walsh University or Malone University. He plans to get his

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Expansion project planned at Utica Shale Academy

The Utica Shale Academy is looking to expand and has applied for $2.4 million to construct a new building in Salineville.Superintendent Bill Watson said an application was made to the Governor’s Office on Appalachia and would match current funds to help erect a $4.8 million, two-story facility on grounds that USA owns along East Main St. The site, which is located adjacent to the Hutson Building, would feature 5,090 square

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Stackhouse named BCC Student of the Month

Adult Education student Allison Stackhouse of Carrollton was named Buckeye Career Center December Student of the month.Stackhouse is a Carrollton High School graduate and enrolled in the BCC Dental Assisting program in order to get her start in the dental field. She attends school and works part-time. Stackhouse was nominated by her instructor Mrs. Crystal Polen.“Stackhouse goes above and beyond what is expected of her. She is always working ahead and

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Warriors get long-awaited win over West Branch

By Carol McIntireEditorCoach Nik Schweikert’s young team felt the sting of defeat Wednesday when they hosted the unbeaten Salem Quakers, 58-33 and rebounded for a 42-41 overtime road win against West Branch Saturday in their second overtime contest within a week. One week earlier the Warriors outlasted Alliance 76-69 in a game that took four overtime periods to decide the winner.Carrollton got off to a fast start in a home

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Edison Jr. High bands to perform Dec. 14

Edison Jr. High School musicians will celebrate the sounds of the season during a Christmas concert on Dec. 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain rises in the auditorium at 7 p.m., where audience members can enjoy a bevy of holiday tunes by the seventh- and eighth-grade bands and junior high jazz band. The event is by donation only and proceeds will help purchase music and instruments for

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James Lowther and Elizabeth Mayle named Carrollton HS Students of the Month

James M. Lowther and Elizabeth Mayle were named the Carrollton High School November Students of the Month.Lowther is the son of Robin Lowther of Carrollton. He has one brother age 18 and two sisters, ages 25 and 24.In school he is involved in National Honor Society, Band, Blessing in a Backpack, and he is a cafeteria helper. His hobbies include video games.Lowther plans on attending Kent State for computer programming.Who

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Carrollton FFA Chapter attends 95th annual National FFA convention

The Carrollton FFA Chapter recently attended the 95th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October. Fourteen members attended the convention sessions, toured Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NCAA Hall of Champions and Fastenal.Brooke Fritz, a 2020 Carrollton High School graduate, earned her American FFA degree.The daughter of Byron and Christina Fritz, she is a college student studying Ag Business. She is a past president of the Carrollton FFA Chapter and exhibited steers at

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Buckeye Career Center to host fall Open House

Buckeye Career Center will open its doors to prospective students, current students, family members, alumni, past staff and community members during the annual fall Open House. Nov. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.Visitors will have the chance to tour the building and visit any of the over 30 high school programs offered in the 2022-2023 school year. Attendees can meet instructors and academic teachers and view classrooms and program labs. Academic displays

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Minerva BOE approves bus garage project

Minerva BOE met on Oct. 17 to discuss several agenda items, including the bus garage project.The board approved the construction submissions and authorized the initiation of the request for proposal process and authoring the CCIP application for the bus garage project.Memorandums of understanding were approved with Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery and Minerva Local Education Association for the current and upcoming school year.The board also updated its Board

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Carrollton superintendent placed on paid leave, school board to meet Wednesday

 Carrollton Exempted Village School District Board of Education President Dan Ries called a special meeting of the board this Wednesday to ratify his placement of Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi on paid administrative leave. Ries told The Messenger he placed Quattrochi on leave earlier today (Oct. 17) regarding pending litigation, noting he could not discuss the matter. The administration sent an email to media outlets, as required by law, announcing

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Homecomings

Members of the Carrollton High School 2022 Fall Homecoming Court were announced last week. The queen will be crowned during pre-game festivities of the Carrollton vs. Alliance football game Sept. 30 beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m.Members of the court include: Madilynn (Madi) Baker, daughter of Brent and Shannon Baker of Carrollton and the late Jennifer Baker; Molly Brace, daughter of Beau and Marissa Brace of Carrollton; Maddie Burgett, daughter of

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Flight simulator allows students to ‘head to the Wild Blue Yonder’ while sitting in the classroom

Students can head to the Wild Blue Yonder without leaving the classroom through a unique new flight simulator at Southern Local High School. District Technology Director Josh Manist and his group of high school tech interns created a custom-built system for Emily Forbes Bowling’s aviation classes to help give her pupils a bird’s eye view as they learn about flying. Bowling said she wanted to add equipment for the past

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Carrollton BOE discusses HB 99, training hours required for staff to carry

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Carrollton Superintendent Dave Quattrochi announced the formation of a committee to discuss school safety during the June 14 board meeting.  The passage of Ohio HB 99 allows school staff to carry a gun with a minimum of 24 hours training with an eight-hour recertification yearly. Quattrochi asked for two board members to be on the committee, which will include the school resource officers, other

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Garden club marks 80 years of bringing beauty to Carrollton

Seated on the back porch of the museum, a few drops of rain threatened then disappeared. Having the celebration at the McCook House Museum was appropriate as the club has a long history with the museum. The club’s 70th anniversary luncheon was also held at the McCook House in 2012. The luncheon meeting was catered by The Grand Tea Room of Carrollton. Guest speaker was Dr. Carl Winters who spoke

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Summer meals offered at CMS

Carrollton Exempted Village School District is participating in the federally funded Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program. Under the Seamless Summer Option, nutritious meals are provided free of charge to all children 18 years and younger at Carrollton Middle School cafeteria on Scio Rd., Carrollton. Meals will be served June 6 – Aug. 4; breakfast, 8-9 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

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Zucal hired to lead Conotton Valley schools

By Jacquie Humphrey CCM Correspondent The Conotton Valley Board of Education hired John R. Zucal as the district’s next superintendent during a special meeting May 2. Zucal replaces Todd Herman who resigned during the April meeting to accept the superintendent’s position with Noble Local Schools.  Zucal, who was hired as Conotton Valley elementary principal at the beginning of the current school year, brings over 38 years of experience as an

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Leggett, Worth named CHS May students of month

Kaylee Leggett and Ryan Worth were named Carrollton High School May Students of the Month. Leggett is the daughter of Janice and Cason Leggett of Carrollton. She has an older sister, Bethany, 21, who is a senior in college. She is a member of the Carrollton High School marching and concert band, Spanish Club, National Honor Society and the Caring Helping Sharing Club. She was a member of the girls

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Kaylee Leggett receives coveted John Phillip Sousa band award

Carrollton High School band members were recognized for their accomplishments, dedication and musical talents during the annual high school/eighth grade concert, held April 21 in the high school performing arts center. Special awards Tobias Barnhart and Kole White received Director’s awards.  “Over the last four years, he’s shown great improvement. It’s been a please to watch him grow,” Director Dave Dickerhoof said in presenting Barnhart his award. “Kole has taken

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Voice of Democracy winners recognized

Fighting McCook Veterans of Foreign War Post 3301 recognized winners in the Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contests.  Winners and their families were treated to a dinner prepared by the VFW Auxiliary. Awards were presented by VFW Post 3301 Quarter Master Jim Newbold and Auxiliary President Tammy Newbold.  Elizabeth V. Mayle, a Carrollton High School student, was recognized as District 6 Voice of Democracy winner and Ryan S. Barnett,

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Carrollton prom queen, king candidates announced

The 2022 Carrollton High School king, queen and junior prince and princess will be crowned during the junior/senior prom April 30 in the CHS gym. Queen and king candidates, selected by the student body, include: Queen candidates include Josie Burgett, Kendall Mallarnee, Erin King, Skylar Salsberry and Izabelle Stull. King candidates include Austin Colletti, Austin Haney, Alex Lowery, Issac Moore and Doug Rininger.  Junior princess is Maddie Baker and prince

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Oberlin, Stephenson recognized

Tara Oberlin and Daniel Stephenson were named Carrollton High School March Students of the Month.Oberlin is the daughter of Deborah and Kyle Oberlin of Dellroy. She has two brothers, Brock Oberlin, 15, a freshman, and Michael Morrison, 21; and a sister, Heather Wiseman, 30.In school she is a member of the varsity bowling team, marching and concert band and dance line and chamber chorus. She is a member of the

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Edison finances in ‘wait, see game’ due to possible sale/closure of Stratton business

Edison Local Board of Education officials said it is too soon to tell how big a hit the district will take in its coffers amid rumors surrounding the potential sale or closure of Energy Harbor’s W.H. Sammis Plant in Stratton. School board members discussed the news during the March 17 regular board session at Edison High School but said so far funding matters remain in the clear. Superintendent Bill Beattie

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CHS to present ‘Clue” this weekend

Carrollton High School will present the play “Clue On Stage” March 24, 25 and 26 in the high school performing arts center. Performances are at 7 p.m. each night.Tickets are $5. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call 330-627-2134 or visit the high school office.Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro Parker Brothers board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The

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John Gregg students take on responsibility of assisting staff, leaders; cultivating a positive school environment

Students at John Gregg Elementary are gaining a sense of responsibility by assisting school leaders and staff members with some of their tasks. A student aide program began in February to help fulfill goals within the Edison Local School District’s five-year strategic plan. One goal is to build and protect a school culture where all staff and students accept responsibility in cultivating a respectful, safe and supportive school and classroom

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Aultman Health Foundation grant aims to improve health services in area schools districts

Carroll County will soon be able to meet its Community Health Improvement strategy of collaborating with schools to provide health care services on-site at schools. It has been shown that on-site services improve access to healthcare and helps keep students in school, improving both educational and health outcomes.   In working toward the goal, County Health Commissioner Kelly Engelhart, Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi and Brown Local Superintendent Mark Scott

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BCC students head to state contest

A number of Buckeye Career Center students are advancing to the Ohio HOSA Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference in March following success at regionals. Students from Carrollton and Conotton Valley were among those competing Jan. 22 in the regional competition at Massillon Perry High School.  First place recipients include Colette Brown (Exercise Science/Conotton Valley) in Nutrition; Myra Davis (Intro to Nursing/Carrollton) in Medical Terminology; and Chloe Stuber (Exercise Science/Conotton

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Walker recognized at BCC

Buckeye Career Center (BCC) Exercise Science senior Adam Walker was named one of three February Students of the Month.  Walker, along with Regan Baker, an Early Childhood Education senior from New Philadelphia, and Melissa Snyder, an adult education student in the Law Enforcement Training Academy, were chosen for representing February’s core value of success for all.  Walker attends BCC from Conotton Valley. He plays baseball for Conotton Valley and was

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Reed, Moore named CHS students of month

Carrollton High School seniors Caden Reed and Pheobe Moore were named February Students of the Month.  Reed is the son of Robin and Matt Reed of Carrollton. He has a sister who is in the 6th grade.  At school, he is involved in French and art classes. His special hobby is painting.  He plans to attend Tiffin University and become a genetic counselor.  What teacher, coach, family member or special

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CMS musical ‘Seussical JR.’ tickets available for Feb. 24-26 performances

Oooh and oooh – “the Winningest Walloping Waltzing Whiz-zinger” is coming to Carrollton Feb. 24-26 at 7 p.m. Seventy Carrollton students, all thinkers of strange and wonderful things, bring Dr. Seuss originals from the page to the stage with the production of “Seussical, JR.” From the jungle of Nool to Kalamazoo, students will unlock imaginations when they bring the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La

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Pre-construction work continues on K-5 school

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi expressed his desire to conduct a board of education work session to discuss progress on the new K-5 school building during the Feb. 8 meeting.  The district contracted with Lesko Architects of Cleveland to design the new building, which will attach to the present middle school/high school on Scio Rd.  Greenspace Construction Services, also of Cleveland, was the low bidder

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Wheels break loose on Edison school bus; driver’s calm actions prevent injuries

By Eric Lowe CCM Contributor Edison Local Superintendent Bill Beattie praised the efforts of a bus driver involved in an accident last Wednesday on SR 43 in East Springfield. Beattie said no students were injured, thanks to the skills of driver Vanessa Scott. An exclusive video of the incident taking place shows both tires, hub, and axle on the driver side detaching from her bus and flying into oncoming traffic,

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T-O-P spellers advance

A pair of seventh graders swept the top two places in the Carrollton Middle School Spelling Bee. Hayden Hixenbaugh claimed the championship crown by correctly spelling l-o-c-o-m-o-t-i-o-n. Rhemee Beadnell was the runner-up. Organizer Tim Albrecht said the middle school spelling bee included 19 participants from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Teachers in each grade conducted spelling competitions in the classroom with a designated number from each grade advancing to

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Outstanding elementary teacher ‘always helping students’

Lisa Truman tapped for Appalachian coalition award By Carol McIntire Editor Lisa Truman was recognized for being named the Outstanding Elementary Teacher at Carrollton Schools by the Coalition for Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS) during the Jan. 11 Carrollton board of education meeting.  Elementary Principal Matt Nicholas, who nominated Truman, said when asked for a nominee, he knew right away she was his selection, adding, “she is always helping students.”

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CHS winter homecoming court announced

Members of the 2022 Carrollton High School Winter Sports Homecoming Court were named last week, with the crowning of the king and queen set for this Friday. Royalty will be crowned between the junior varsity and varsity contest between Carrollton and West Branch Jan. 21. The junior varsity contest begins at 5:30 p.m. Members of the court are shown above. From left are: Levi Crider, freshman; Dakota Ketchum, sophomore; Collyn

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Rininger, King named students of month

Seniors Douglas Rininger and Erin King were named Carrollton High School December Students of the Month.  Rininger is the son of Gary Rininger and Tiffany Taylor of Carrollton.  He was a member of the Warrior football team and enjoys weightlifting.  He is undecided where he will attend college but wants to major in Education and become a teacher, with a minor in Sports Management.  Who has influenced him?  “Coach Wood.

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Conotton Valley announces 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

The Conotton Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced its selections for the Class of 2022.  Five individuals and one team will be inducted Jan. 22 during a ceremony at the high school. Inductees include Mindy Craig, Ed Galigher, Denise McGuire (deceased), Doug Smalley, Regina Scott-Statler, and the 1995 Football Team. Mindy Craig Craig is a 1987 graduate of Conotton Valley High School who lettered all four years

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Retiring treasurer honored, replacement hired

By Carol McIntire Editor Retiring Carrollton Schools Treasurer Roxane Mazur was recognized during the Dec. 14 meeting and her replacement named. Mazur, who is retiring Dec. 31 with 27 years of service, will be replaced by Amy Spears, who served as assistant treasurer under Mazur. Spears’ hiring is pending receipt of a valid treasurer’s license and will be for the period of Jan.1, 2022, through July 31, 2025. The board

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CCBDD considering building new administration offices

The Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) is considering selling the building at 540 High St. NW, due to its size.Board members heard Ray Heaston report meeting with staff at Diversified Engineering Nov. 15 to review the feasibility of building an administrative building at the Carroll Hills School location at 2167 Kensington Rd., Carrollton.The High St. building is over 11,000 square feet and only around 4,000 square feet is

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Herman proposes CV students attend core classes at home school, tech classes at BCC

By Jacquie Humphrey  CCM Correspondent Conotton Valley Local School District Superintendent Todd Herman presented school board members with the option of having Conotton Valley students who attend Buckeye Career Center complete the academic portion of their classes at Conotton Valley. Herman presented statistics he’d compiled on both attendance and financials of the arrangement. Herman stressed he is “not trying to compete with Buckeye as far as skills (training)” goes but

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Students inducted into National Honor Society

Several students were inducted into the Malvern High School National Honor Society recently. They included (front from left): Frank McClelland, Shane Rodgers, Samuel Foster, Seth Kandel, Daniel Untch, Ibai Garcia-Echeverria and Tristan Phillips. Back row: Marella Smith, Maddie Powers, Isabelle Witherow, Savannah Klotz, Gabrielle Ritter and Abigail Young. Absent Rhea El-Hayek.

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Students inducted into National Honor Society

The Carrollton High School National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony was held recently at the high school. Twenty-nine students were inducted. Parker Varney, president of the Carrollton chapter, served as emcee. Erin King, vice president, spoke on scholarship; Jessi Cramer, secretary, service; Josie Burgett and Kendall Mallarnee, historians, leadership and character, respectively. The chamber chorus performed the Star Spangled Banner, CHS alma mater and “Be A Light.” Jason Paxton serves

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Buckeye Career Center plans sophomore visits, fall open house

Over 1,000 sophomores from Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Holmes counties will explore careers and programs at Buckeye Career Center (BCC) Nov. 15-17.  The Sophomore Career Exploration Days allow high school sophomores to tour Buckeye Career Center and visit five of over 30 high school programs offered for their final two years of high school.  Buckeye Career Center public relations coordinator Shyanne Carroll explains the program is a continuation of prior experiences

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Who will wear the crown? CHS queen candidates announced

Five members of the 2022 Carrollton High School senior class are vying for the title of Homecoming Queen. The queen will be crowned by last year’s queen, Cailyn Bright, prior to the Carrollton vs. Alliance football game, slated to begin at 7 p.m. The candidates will also participate in the annual CHS fall homecoming parade Sept. 22. Lineup begins at 6:30. The parade will proceed from Industrial Dr. to SR

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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

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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.

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Simple question leads to Everglades adventure

‘Do you take teachers out into the Everglades with you?’ By Carol McIntire Editor Students in Kay Russell’s fifth grade class at Carrollton Elementary closed out the 2021 school year by accompanying their teacher on a trip to the Everglades without leaving their school desks. Russell and the students were part of an educational experience made possible by COVID-19. Yes, the coronavirus made the trip possible by forcing school districts

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School board, classified employees agree to 3-year deal

By Carol McIntire Editor Members of the Carrollton  Board of Education approved a new three-year contact with the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) Local #541 last week. The contract, which runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024, includes three percent pay increases each year along with a once-per-year lump-sum payment of $800. Treasurer Roxanne Mazur noted the one-time payment is made possible by oil and gas

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Pennock honored for BOE service

Minerva Local School District (MLSD) Superintendent Gary Chaddock presented Stan Pennock a Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award (STACVA) in recognition of his 28 years of service on the board of education during the May 25 Minerva Village Council meeting. The national STACVA program honored 100 extraordinary public service volunteers in localities with populations of less than 5,000 people. Pennock’s nomination, which was submitted by MLSD, the village of Minerva

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BCC Foundation awards scholarships

The Buckeye Career Center Foundation awarded 21 scholarships to Buckeye Career Center seniors. The presentations were made May 5 at Buckeye Career Center. The scholarships are unique as the money can be used for more than just higher education. “We are one of a very few scholarships that can be used for tools of their trade or adult vocational education,” explained Kimberly Hobart Fleming, Buckeye Foundation trustee and recognition awards

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Knipp, Culp named students of the month

Josh Knipp and Hope Culp were named Carrollton High School April Students of the Month. Knipp is the son of Joe and Rae Knipp of Carrollton. He has two older brothers, ages 22 and 23. He played football and enjoys hunting and fishing. Knipp plans to attend Kent State University and have a career with the State Highway Patrol. Who has influenced him and why? “My dad because he taught

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