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Sooner than expected

State funding available this year for construction of new Carrollton elementary school By Carol McIntire Editor Financing options are being explored for a new pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school building for the Carrollton Exempted Village School. Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi shared the “exciting” news with board of education members during the Feb. 9 board meeting. The building is scheduled to be constructed behind the new school complex on Scio Rd.

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Carrollton FFA to celebrate FFA Week with events, breakfast

Carrollton FFA officers are planning a variety of activities to take place Feb. 22-26 during National FFA Week, 2021.  There will be spirit day each day of the week. Students can dress like a teacher on Monday.  Tuesday will be beach day, complete with Hawaiian shirts. Students can dress for the wild west Wednesday, while Thursday is reserved for throwback to your favorite decade. For Friday, students may need to borrow

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Marshall, Gomez win spelling bees

By Carol McIntire Editor Seventh grader Branden Marshall correctly spelled “esteem” with two e’s and then slowly and decisively spelled f-o-r-b-i-d-d-e-n to win the Carrollton Middle School Spelling Bee Feb. 4 in the high school performing arts center. Marshall and sixth-grade student Emma Nicholas were the only two spellers remaining in a field of 16 after five rounds of competition. Nicholas incorrectly spelled “esteem” with one e, which gave Marshall

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Winter royalty crowned

Classmates select Stoneman, Zinda to wear crowns Seniors Rebecca Stoneman and Trevor Zinda were crowned Carrollton High School Winter Homecoming queen and king Feb. 2 prior to the Carrollton vs. Salem basketball game. Stoneman was crowned by 2020 Queen Kylee Smith and Zinda was crowned by 2020 King Adam Arbogast. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the homecoming dance was not held and there was no theme for the event. Stoneman

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Ferralli wins Edison Spelling Bee

Luke Ferralli, a seventh-grade student at Edison Jr. High School, won the 2021 Edison Local School District Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at Edison High School. Ferralli, son of Joe and Carey Ferralli of Richmond, was one of 30 participants from three district schools and will now advance to the Jefferson-Harrison Regional Spelling Bee with a chance to attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Also finishing in

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Winter royalty crowning set Feb. 2

Carrollton High School Winter Homecoming royalty will be crowned between the junior varsity and varsity basketball game against Salem Feb. 2 in the high school gym. Members of the court were voted on last week by students. Those selected to the court are shown above. Front row: (center) seniors Trevor Zinda and Rebecca Stoneman. Second row (right): seniors Talen Timberlake and Lizzie McNutt. Third row (left) junior Alex Adkins and

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Buckeye Career Center sophomore visitation event is Feb. 1-5

Buckeye Career Center will host area sophomores Feb. 1-5 for in-person visits. The event, which usually occurs in November, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will occur with extra precautions in place.  The visits are intended for students in Tuscarawas, Carroll and Holmes counties who are interested in learning more about the career center’s 30 high school career-technical programs. The event allows students to pick five labs to

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Conotton Valley’s Autumn Brown named student of the month

Conotton Valley senior Autumn Brown was one of three persons named January students of the month at Buckeye Career Center. Two high school students were chosen for the honor for demonstrating January’s core value of critical thinking. One adult education student was also chosen for the honor.  Brown is a level two senior in Exercise Science  and Sports Medicine and a level one senior in Auto Technology. At BCC, Brown

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Brown Local teachers-school board agree on new 3-year pact

The Brown Local Board of Education approved an agreement with the Malvern Education Association at the Jan. meeting with pay increases in each of the next three years. The two parties mutually agreed to reopen negotiations and to follow an Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) format.  Successful Interest Based Bargaining is effective when all stakeholders have a relationship built on trust and collaboration. The agreement remains the same for the current

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Could the Rocket Center include a pool?

By Jacquie Humphrey CCM Correspondent The Conotton Valley Board of Education discussed re-adding a swimming pool to the design of the eagerly anticipated Rocket Center during the December meeting when members of the community were present. Swimming pools were removed from the design earlier in the year as concerns about decreased future funding came to light. After additioanl consideration the board is contemplating adding one, multi-function pool to the design

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Jaden Barkan, Emma Bodo named CHS December students of the month

Jaden Barkan and Emma Bodo were chosen as the Carrollton High School Students of the Month for December. Barkan is the son of Kenny and Jessica Barkan of Dellroy. He has three brothers, Kenny, 19, a college student; Micah, 15, a sophomore; and Kale, 13, an 8th grade student. He is a member of the Spanish Club and plays baseball in and out of school. He lifts at All In

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Thirty-two new members inducted into CHS National Honor Society

Thirty-two new members were inducted into the Carrollton High School National Honor Society (NHS) Nov. 24 in the high school Performing Arts Center. NHS officers welcomed parents and members, and Dave Davis, high school principal, presented opening remarks. NHS President Rebecca Stoneman gave a description of the emblem and introduced the other officers. Secretary Jacob Baker spoke about character. Vice President Cailyn Bright spoke on leadership. Historians Hailey Edie and

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‘Stuff the Bus’ drive set for Dec. 16

Carrollton School District is bringing back “Stuff the Bus” next week for a food and essential supplies drive. The drive will be held Dec. 16 during the district food distribution day and will benefit the Carrollton Schools CARE Team, which supports over 100 families in the district. “They now need our help more than ever,” said Ed Robinson, director of programs for the district. A bus will be available in

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Virtual open house planned at Buckeye Career Center

Buckeye Career Center’s annual open house is going virtual in 2020. The event will be held Dec. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., by way of the Buckeye Career Center website and Zoom video conferencing platform. The event will be available to prospective students, their family members and the community. Each of the 33 programs will have their own Zoom session for students to enter at 15-minute intervals. Sessions will start at

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Zinda, Stoneman named Students of Month at CHS

Seniors Trevor Zinda and Rebecca Stoneman were named Carrollton High School Students of the Month for November. Zinda is the son of Aaron and Jodi Zinda of Carrollton. He has a younger brother, Ben, who is a sophomore. He is a member of the band, jazz band and brass choir. He participates in speech and debate, plays and musicals, CHS Club, Youth to Youth Club, Radio Control (R/C) Club and

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Biographies of CHS students who died in defense of U.S. now available to the public

Carrollton High School graduate Jason Eddy is known for his interest in history, particularly history that involves his community. Eddy, who is now athletic director at his alma mater, utilized his research talents to compile biographies of Carrollton High School students who gave their lives in defense of the United States. That compilation includes soldiers from World War I, Spanish-American War, Operation Enduring Freedom, Vietnam War and World War II.

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Teens receive FFA American Degree via virtual service

Three area high school graduates recently received the FFA American Degree during a virtual ceremony, during what was scheduled to be the National FFA  Convention. Ida Eglie and Autumn Whiteleather are both 2019 honor graduates of Minerva High School and Lynden Ferguson is a 2019 graduate of Carrollton High School. To receive the award, they had to complete seven requirements. 1. Have received the State FFA Degree, have been an

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Halloween + Math games = Learning experience for all!

Carrollton elementary students in Kay Russell’s 5th grade class made Halloween a fun and learning experience for underclassmen last week. The students, dressed in Halloween costumes, taught math lessons to students in second and third grade classrooms. “The idea was to improve math skills in the district in a fun way,” said Russell. Students moved throughout the Bell-Herron gymnasium to different stations where the third graders interacted with the under-

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Edie, Naylor named students of the month

Hailey Edie and Justin Naylor were named the Carrollton High School Students of the Month for October. Edie is the only child of Steve and Heather Edie of Bowerston. She is a member of the Carrollton High School marching and concert bands, Caring Helping Sharing Club and  is a student leader for Youth to Youth Club. She is a member of National Honor Society and serves as one of the

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Minerva BOE reaches agreement with educators, public service employees

The Minerva Board of Education (BOE) reached tentative agreements with both the Minerva Local Education Association (MLEA) and the Minerva Local Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE). The Minerva BOE approved the agreement at the Oct. 9 meeting in the Minerva High School Library.  The BOE and MLEA mutually agreed to reopen negotiations and to follow an Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) format. Successful IBB works when both parties have a

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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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Brinker obtains license, takes over as elementary asst. principal

Contract renewals were among the topics discussed at the Southern Local school board meeting Sept. 15, where pacts were approved for one school administrator and two district staff members.Officials granted Southern Local Elementary Assistant Principal Emily Brinker a two-year contract after she obtained her administrative license in the midst of her current pact.“Instead of adjusting her contract in the middle, the board agreed to give her another full year,” said

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Minerva Homecoming crowning to take place at assembly; preside over game

 The Minerva High School fall homecoming crowning will take place, just not prior to the Friday night football game like in years past.  Students will assemble in the football stadium for a homecoming assembly Friday, Sept. 25.  The Homecoming Court will be presented and the king and queen will be announced. Those chosen for the court include: Brendan Bennett and Molly Boldizar, Alex Granat and Ellyse Donahue, Pierson Laha

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Stackhouse honored

Carrollton senior Mason Stackhouse was named Buckeye Career Center September Student of the Month for demonstrating the core value of responsibility/accountability. Stackhouse is a double lab student, enrolled in Auto Collision and Construction Technology. He works as an auto detailer at Guess Motors, is a member of Farm Raisers 4-H Club and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. He golfs and plays baseball for Carrollton. He eventually hopes to open a

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Bright wears homecoming crown

CCM Staff Report Carrollton High School senior class president Cailyn Bright was crowned 2020 homecoming queen during a ceremony Sept. 18 prior to the Carrollton vs. West Branch football game. Bright, the daughter of Dave and Dana Bright of Carrollton, is a three-time qualifier to the state bowling tournament, a scholar athlete and a first team Eastern Buckeye selection in both volleyball and bowling. Academically, she is a member of

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Carrollton homecoming set Sept. 18

A Carrollton High School senior will be crowned homecoming queen during festivities Sept. 18 at Community Field on SR 332. Along with the crowning, senior night for fall sports will be held. All festivities will take place prior to the 7 p.m. kick-off of the battle of the Warriors. Carrollton hosts West Branch in the Eastern Buckeye Conference match-up. Candidates include from left: Abby Laizure, daughter of Shane and Shelli

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Still time to enroll in Adult Education classes at BCC

Interested area residents still have time to apply for full-time Adult Education courses at Buckeye Career Center. Full-time adult courses begin Sept. 14. Available Adult Education programs include: Cosmetology; Dental Assisting; Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration; Heavy Equipment/CDL-A Operator; Law Enforcement Training Academy; Medical Assisting; Medical Office & Billing Specialist; Utility Lineworker and Welding Technology. The programs last nine months, with the exception of Cosmetology (two-year program), and meet

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Extreme heat could trigger remote learning at Carrollton Elementary

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Pandemic regulations aren’t the only thing affecting whether or not school buildings are open to students, extreme heat is  a major factor for Carrollton Elementary. In order for students to attend school in the traditional manner, they, along with staff, are required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dave Quattrochi issued an all-call to parents Aug. 26.  “I want

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High school golfers tee off this week for 2020 season

In the midst of the uncertainty surrounding the high school fall sports season, at least one sport is moving forward: high school golf.CHS BoysThe Warriors of Carrollton officially started practice Aug. 1 and kick off the season this week with a busy schedule. Wednesday, they travel to Union Country Club at Dover to participate in the Tuscarawas Central Catholic Saints Invitational, Thursday they host Malvern at noon at Carroll Meadows Golf

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Rippeth named assistant director of Adult Education at Buckeye Career Center

Buckeye Career Center (BCC) has new leadership helping guide its Adult Education department. Steve Rippeth began July 1 as the new assistant director of Adult Education. The position was vacant for one year following the untimely passing of Mike Lewis. Rippeth’s primary role will be supervising BCC’s full and part-time adult programs, as well as, managing day-to-day office operations. In addition, as part of his assigned duties, he will work with local

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Rocket Center Launches

The new Rocket Center was launched today when ground was broken for the new $17.3 million facility that will attach to Conotton Valley High School. Superintendent Tom Herman said the only things missing from the original $24.7 million plans are two swimming pools. Construction should begin in the next couple weeks. Plans are have it open by Labor Day 2021.

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Edison board approves $6.4 million in improvements to elementary schools

Additional upgrades are planned in the Edison Local School District after officials approved an estimated $6.4 million bid for its two elementary schools June 5.The school board approved a contract with Grae-Con Construction of Steubenville to improve Stanton and John Gregg Elementary schools with new windows, restrooms and HVAC systems. Superintendent Bill Beattie said the $6,408,000 project is predicated upon the availability of materials.“We’re hoping to start mobilizing and begin

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Scaled-down Rocket Center plans approved

Groundbreaking expected July 6 By Jacquie HumphreyCCM CorrespondentA new bid package for the proposed Rocket Center was reviewed and approved during the June meeting of the Conotton Valley Board of Education.After approving a project total of $24,172,755 in March, the board agreed at the April meeting to scale down the project, due to financial concerns over a possible reduction in Rover tax funding and the undetermined economical impact of COVID-19.Declaring

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Advisors present awards, recognize area FFA members

At Carrollton Carrollton FFA members were recognized through a video presentation developed by Kelli Pridemore and Ryan Borland, advisors.Tabby Ferren received the 2020 Honorary Degree. She has been an active participant in the FFA Alumni and a great supporter of Carrollton FFA. She assisted with the fruit sale, FFA Week and worked at the cider stand at the Algonquin Mill Festival.Outstanding AwardsStar award winners included: Madilynn Baker, star greenhand; Jessi

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Malvern students awarded scholarships

Malvern High School 2020 scholarship recipients were announced during a video ceremony May 20.Winners included:•The Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award program: Cailin Wade;•Aultcare 2020 Service and Leadership Scholarship: Vanessa Stanbro, $500;•Daughters of the American Revolution nominee: Ryan Peshina;•Carson Scholars Fund Award winner: Kenneth Martin;•Lake Mohawk Property Owners Association – Ski Club: Makayla Bowe and Lauren Foster, $500;•Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc.: Peshina and Zach Untch, $1,000 each;•OAPSE: Bowe, $250;•Colfor: Bowe,

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Bell-Herron scholarship winners announced

COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 Bell-Herron awards presentation in May, but the show did “go on” as students were notified of scholarship awards.The following scholarships were awarded:Bell-Herron – Dr. Glenn Dowell, Sr. Scholarship: Lexianne Deleon, Carson Dolvin, Brooke Fritz, Jaret Lane and Grace Barnhart.Bell-Herron – Earl & Marie Carlton Scholarship: James Birong, Andrew Gotschall, Michelle Zheng, Kara Williams, Melina Bell, Jennie Stine, Haidyn Shuman and Abigail Shockey.Bell-Herron –

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Schaar, Arbogast named CHS Most Outstanding Seniors

Adam Arbogast and Emily Schaar were named 2020 Carrollton High School (CHS) Most Outstanding Seniors.The students were recognized during a virtual ceremony and presented awards when they picked up diplomas at the individual graduation ceremony. Winners were selected from the list of students of the month for the 2019-2020 school year.Arbogast, the son of Bruce and Cindy Arbogast of Carrollton, was named September student of the month.At CHS, he was

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Lane, Roberts awarded alumni scholarship

The Augusta Alumni Association Scholarship committee awarded two $500 scholarships to current college students who attended Augusta Elementary.The recipients are Katelynn Roberts and Jaret Lane. Roberts attends Kent State Tuscarawas majoring in Veterinary Technology. She is the daughter of Kurt and Tiffany Roberts. Lane attends The Ohio State University majoring in Electrical Engineering.He is the son of Ryan and Janet Lane.The alumni association is grateful to Evelyn “Eb” Kinsey, formerly

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A new tradition for Carrollton graduates? Class of 2020 banners line village streets; thanks to community effort

“It’s amazing what can be done when a community comes together.”Those words were spoken by Ed Robinson, director of programs for the Carrollton Schools, regarding an effort to hang picture banners of members of the class of 2020 on poles throughout the downtown area and along Canton Rd.Jon Rinkes, owner of Rinkes Insurance and father of 2020 graduate Jillian Rinkes, approached Superintendent Dr. Dave Quattrochi and staff about purchasing banners

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Online registration underway for new students, kindergarten in CEVSD

New student and kindergarten registration is now open for Carrollton Exempted Village SchoolsThose who need to register a student for the 2020-2021 school year, may now do so online at https:// tinyurl.com/CEVSDOnlineregistration.Children living in the Carrollton District who will turn five on or before Aug. 1, 2020, are eligible to enroll in kindergarten. It is necessary for new students to have the following documents when registering a child: child’s birth certificate;

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CHS graduate is first to receive STEM diploma

Andrew Gotschall, a 2020 graduate of Carrollton High School (CHS), Is the first CHS senior to earn a STEM Honors Diploma.Gotschall was a graduate with distinction and earned an honors diploma. He was a four-year member of the CHS Academic Hall of Fame, a four-year tri-athlete, scholar athlete and a member of the National Honor Society. He graduated fourth in his class with a 3.96 GPA while taking every advanced

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BFFs share graduation tradition

Buckwheat the cow joins Macey Stevens for bell ringing By Carol McIntireEditorMacey Stevens planned for the day she would celebrate her graduation from Carrollton High School as a member of the first class to graduate from the new high school on SR 332.When the traditional graduation ceremony was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stevens knew she would miss out on the longstanding tradition of ringing the bell in front

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A parade of their own: Communities plan salute to seniors

Graduation and the ceremonies surrounding it may be different this year, but schools and communities are coming up with new ways to honor graduates. Senior awards are being announced via virtual ceremonies as are many scholarships. Parades are planned in several communities and signs are popping up in yards like blooming flowers. Nearly all area schools switched to a platform where graduates received their diplomas individually during a designated time

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Nuske qualifies for national medical photography competition

Buckeye Career Center students recently participated in the virtual HOSA Health Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference.Carrollton student Jocelynn Nuske (Exercise Science) placed second in Medical Photography and earned the opportunity to compete in national competition June 23-27.Other students who also competed in the state conference include: Andreaiona Edwards, Carrollton, (Medical Assisting) placed seventh in Life Support Skills; and Juliet Humphrey, Conotton Valley, (Intro to Nursing) was a member of

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Carrollton Schools food distribution site moving April 21

The Carrollton location for picking up meals for students in the Carrollton School District is changing. Beginning tomorrow, April 21, the distribution point is moving to the new Carrollton High School/Middle School. Times remain the same, 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. To pick up food packages, drive up to the main entrance of the new school. Students who walked to the elementary pick-up site to pick up meals will receive them

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Dates change for Carrollton Schools meal drop-off service

Carrollton school officials continue to distribute meals to students in the school district. There is no charge for the meals and they are available to all children, regardless of income, similar to the summer feeding program offered at the school. The schedule, which was in place last week, has been changed. Grab and go meals will be distributed Tuesday and Friday. (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE SCHEDULE LAST WEEK.) Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi said the change

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SL Elementary students take top art honors

Southern Local Elementary School (SLES) students exhibited their original works during the 2020 Columbiana County Student Art Show Feb. 27 in Lisbon. The event, sponsored by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center, showcased the talents of elementary through high school students and awarded the best creations. Representing SLES were (at left) third-grader April Beadnell and kindergartener Lizzie Pirogowicz, who each received honorable mention for their renderings. Also, participating were first-grader

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Scott hired to lead Malvern schools

Mark Scott was hired as superintendent of Brown Local Schools during a recent special meeting. He replaces Scott Bowling, who resigned and accepted a position with the Stark County Educational Service Center. He resigned from his position as Minerva Elementary principal March 16 and will begin his duties at Malvern Aug. 1. He was awarded a three-year contract with a yearly salary of $107,500. “I cannot thank the Brown Local

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Learning continues on a somewhat normal basis for CCCA students

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor For students at the Carroll County Christian Academy, learning continues on a somewhat normal basis. Classes are underway daily using modern technology, thanks to Matthew Womack, teacher and youth director of the church who has set up a virtual classroom for students in K-12. Teachers are set up in their individual classrooms and provide instruction as normal. K-4 teachers record while teaching class as

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