Two local women were co-winners of Kishman's IGA 2007 Hometown Shopping Spree. Kishman's IGA owner, Tom Kishman, presented a check to Becky Campbell of East Rochester, while Deb Heuer of Minerva received a check from Kishman's IGA Special Promotions Coordinator Dan Toalston. Both women received a $25 gift check.
Area basketball fans know just how good Malvern sophomore Tyler Tucci is. Apparently so does the rest of the state. Tucci capped a brilliant season with his selection to the Division IV All-Ohio first team. "It's an amazing accomplishment," stated Malvern Head Coach Dennie Tucci. "Somebody out there really thinks he does a good job and so do I." A big reason for the selection is the players around Tyler, noted Coach Tucci, "Trevor Halter and Zak Kapron are two of the better players in the area and that's why Tyler averages nine assists a game." Kapron wasn't forgotten by the voters as he was selected to the special mention squad. The junior averaged 16.8 points and 11 rebounds per game, while shooting 57 percent from the field.
District 4 of Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association announced its all-district teams with Minerva girls head coach Pepper Locke being named as the Division II Coach of the Year. Locke earned the honor as e led his Minerva Lady Lions to an overall record of 16-8, a first ever district championship and a regional berth.
The Malvern sixth grade science fair was recently held with 12 students receiving a rating of superior for their projects. They are Donald Lehmiller for circuits, Bre Ann Baughman for pin hole camera, Ashley Rogers for seeds, Jeremy Cerny for communications, Brad Maffett for sound and light, Cathy Schneider for tornados, Kim Romano for water pollution, Eric Shingleton for Pluto, Mary Bower for clouds, John Myers for electricity, Danny Wilson for hatching chickens and Donna McMillen for waterfalls. According to coordinator Jeff Bennett, 67 students participated in this year's fair. Judging the entrants were Mrs. Wolford, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Bennett.
Early last winter, Peoples Drug held a Corporate give-away promotion. Dwain Cogan of Minerva won a Magnavox television. Presenting the prize is store employee Howard Speakman. Other prize winners and their prizes were: Barbara Cater of Minerva, Sharp Microwave oven; and Casey Tucci of Malvern, telephone answering machine.
Malvern elementary fourth-grader Matt Hoopes had the winning poster at the Carroll County Health Department's annual dental health poster contest. His poster will now go to the Ohio Department of Health District office in Akron to compete with other local health department winners in the region. Those posters selected as first place winners at the district level will go on to compete for top honors statewide. His poster was one of over 300 to be judged at the County level. The poster competition was open to all area fourth grade students in observance of National Children's Dental Health Month. This year's theme was "Smith Ohio Style."
Mrs. Eunice Offenberger, president of American Legion Post 357 Auxiliary, congratulated Miss Lou Haynam, Minerva High School senior, selected as a state winner in the 14th annual Americanism and Government Test, sponsored by the Ohio American Legion and its Ladies Auxiliary.
Malvern High School Drama Club will present their production of "The Miracle Worker" written by James Gibson and directed by Miss Bille Sue Dunn. The play tells the story of the childhood of Helen Keller and her struggle to communicate with the rest of the world after she is discovered to be deaf and dumb. Georgianna Dunn plays Helen Keller, and Lavern Davenport is Annie Sullivan.
A ground-breaking ceremony will take place at Christ Church of the United Church in Robertsville with Rev. M.G. Clausing, pastor emeritus of Christ Church presiding. The ceremony will signal the beginning of a $115,000 addition and remodeling of the present church. The Christ Church in Robertsville was founded in 1875. This will be the first addition to the present church building, which was erected in 1926. Plans include a two-story educational wing addition, housing 11 classrooms.
Miss Janice Pottorf was awarded a medal for her story "Any Two Earthboys" in the annual Read Magazine creative story writing contest, held each year at Mary Irene Day grade school. Eighth-grade English students taught by Mrs. Claude Nihart took part in the contest. Second place award went to Daryl Baxter. He wrote "The Mysterious Lighthouse." Room winners were Melanie Blythe, "An Adventure in Rome; "Safe at Last" was written by Eddie Ujeich; "An Unforgettable Experience" was the title of Debby Toalston's story; and Robert Hart wrote "What Love Hath Wrought." Judges were Mrs. Roger Dieringer and Mrs. Larry Pontuti.
Mrs. Ellen Furey Owens, owner of Ellen's Beauty Shop, formerly the Salon DeDorie on Bonnieview Avenue, has announced that Mrs. Mildred McCombs of Hanoverton is the manager of the local shop. Peggy Ann Snyder of Alliance began her duties as an operator for the shop this week.
Word has been received that Floyd C. Myers, local automobile dealer and pro-owner of the Edgewater Golf and Country Club, has recently opened a new 9-hole golf course at Palmetto, Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Myers, who spend considerable time during the year at their Florida ranch, held the grand opening for their course last week. The challenging course known as the Palmetto Pines Golf Course is located near and parallels their ranch and is 3,008 yards long. Mr. Myers has plans scheduled to make it an 18-hold course. The links is laid out along the same lines as Edgewater.
James Donaldson, a war veteran, has announced the opening of his new business, the Donaldson Service Station at Yeagley Corners. The new and modern station is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of routes 80 and 153 and was formerly known as the Myers Service Station. Mr. Donaldson plans to operate the station seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Crowl resigned their positions with the Farm Bureau Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Crowl, former owners of The Crowl Lumber Co., sold their business to the Farm Bureau in December 1943. Since that time, Crowl continued as local manager. Gy Morrow, Stark County manager, announced Monday that the business would be under his supervision until a new manager is chosen to handle the Minerva branch.