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Carroll County Toys for Tots Program to distribute toys Dec. 5

Families in need have one more week to sign up for the county Toys for Tots distribution.For the ninth year, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and its members are partnering with Toys for Tots to help on distribution days across eastern and southeastern Ohio.Carroll County’s distribution, hosted by EOG Resources,

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Two-day Coats for Kids distribution planned

Thomas Turnipseed’s Allstate Insurance is once again distributing for the annual Coats For Kids on Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church banquet hall on Moody Ave.Coats will be handed out to anyone in need with size ranges from 2T

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Santa, Mrs. Claus plan Minerva visit Dec. 3

Minerva’s historic North Market Street will be transformed into a Downtown Wonderland on Saturday, Dec. 3, 3-6 p.m., with a wide variety of free Christmas treats, crafts, activities, music and more, as well as the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.The Christmas parade will step off at 3 p.m. from

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Ringing in the holiday season

Christmas officially arrived in Carrollton Saturday as the village kicked off the season with a variety of events.Merchants celebrated Small Business Saturday, civic organizations and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) revealed decorated business windows, the Carrollton Business Women lit up the night with

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1884 Goodwin painting sells for $6,000

Caroll County Animal Protection League (CCAPL) member Karen Polony, of Canton, purchased a painting with the idea of possibly selling it at the association’s 2018 benefit dinner and silent auction in October.Members looked at the painting closely and started looking up the artist to discover the painting might be of

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Holiday Event Calendar

The Christmas season is underway and several events are planned to celebrate.Organizations planning activities can submit information by emailing 26: The 52nd annual Jewett Craft Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 80 tables of homemade crafts, farmhouse décor, prims, jewelry gifts, various food stands, and free parking sponsored by Jewett

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village comes
to life

Holiday events officially kick off in Carrollton Nov. 26 with the reveal of window displays in local buildings, ceremonial lighting of Public Square and the annual Christmas parade.The events begin at 4 p.m. with the window reveal, followed by judging of the displays by the Carrollton Business Women.Colorful displays will

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John’s Bakery and Café opens in former Classic ’57 building

By Thomas ClapperReporterJohn’s Bakery and Café is open and continues to provide the same services as the previous Classic ’57, but with the promise of future additions.John Myers returned to his hometown of Minerva after 35 years and multiple successful businesses in San Antonio, Texas, with the intention of retiring.

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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

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Carrollton elementary programs also provide history lessons

By Carol McIntireEditorCarrollton elementary students honored veterans and received a lesson in history from those who served during Nov. 11 ceremonies.Students in grades 1-5 gathered in the gymnasium for the annual celebration, kicked off with individual readings by students. Fifth grader Haylee Lucas capped off the readings by introducing her

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