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May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Thinkingabout health

Federal funding for meals on wheels is on the chopping block.

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service
We smoke too much in Ohio, so our health ranking stinks
May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

We smoke too much in Ohio, so our health ranking stinks

If Ohio cut its smoking rate, it would save lives and potentially millions in health-care costs. There's a lot of room for improvement, according to a new report from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

By Catherine Candisky Gatehouse Ohio Media
May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Community Calendar

MINERVA Friday, May 19 Minerva Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m., Classic 57' Restaurant. Monday, May 22 Paris Lion's Club, 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, New Franklin. Tuesday, May 23 Community Civic Club, 6:30 p.m., Classic '57 Restaurant.

Minerva Local School buses pass annual inspections
May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Minerva Local School buses pass annual inspections

Minerva Local Schools' buses were inspected May 8, from top to bottom, and inside and out. Inspectors with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Road Maintenance Unit checked each bus's engine compartment, undercarriage, exterior chassis and body, and interior of the school-bus body.

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May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Minerva Senior Center Menu

Monday, May 22: Barbecue and plain pork roast, sliced baked potato,vegetable tray, ice cream/cookie. Tuesday, May 23: Lasagna, garlic bread, seven-layer salad, strawberry shortcake.

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio Historic Family Farms info available

Patricia Oyer, Carroll County Recorder, is continuing an effort to boost the number of historic family farms in Carroll County. A program, known as Ohio's Historic Family Farms, was established in 1991 by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Malvern Senior Menu

Monday, May 22: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, apple, bread/margarine. Tuesday, May 23: Scalloped potatoes with kielbasi, succotash, warm peaches, corn bread/margarine. Wednesday, May 24: Chicken thigh, baked potato with sour cream, Mandarin oranges, bread/margarine.

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Malvern council to crack down on junk vehicles

Malvern Village Council passed the first reading of an ordinance declaring junk vehicles a nuisance at its May 15 meeting. Ordinance 12--2017 declares certain junk vehicles to be a public nuisance subject to penalty and abatement by removal.

By Thomas Clapper tclapper@the-review.com
May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Employment prep program offered at OhioMeansJobs

Carroll County Family and Children First Council's GED preparation classes and tutoring services (also known as the Employment Preparation Program) are being offered at OhioMeansJobs Carroll County, the County's Jobs Center for employment and training services.

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

West Township Ruritans prepare for summer events

The West Township Ruritans met on May 1 at East Rochester United Methodist Church for their monthly meeting. Members of the church served a roast beef dinner. Marianne Gergel, president, called the meeting to order. Mark Overholt led the members in singing a verse of "America.

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May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Minerva man's murder trial ready to start

CARROLLTON -- Prosecution and defense began the courtroom battle over the fate of Kenneth Blanchard, the 69-year-old Minerva man facing a murder charge in connection with a fatal shooting last Aug. 31.

By Malcolm Hall Gatehouse Ohio Media
Prom royalty
May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Prom royalty

Minerva held its prom at Krassas Event Center on April 29. Selected as king and queen were Noe Gonzales, the son of Mamie and Enrique Gonzales; and Alexis Grogg, the daughter of Amanda and Michael Grogg. Post prom was held at the high school and was enjoyed by all.

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Community Meals honors volunteers

The 41st annual Minerva Community Meals appreciation dinner was held April 25 at the St. Gabriel Catholic Church to honor the many volunteers who put in thousands of hours over the course of the year. Ruth Felger received special honors for her service.

Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival set for Saturday
May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival set for Saturday

The seventh annual Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival comes to Minerva's historic North Market Street on Saturday, May 20, featuring a wide range of musical styles, as well as interactive arts activities for all ages. Professional bands will include Musical Memories Orchestra at 11:30 a.m.

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Three elected to Minerva Alumni HOF

John Allen Campbell, Class of 1986; Richard N. Mikes, Class of 1967; and Joan Marie (Deagan) Wolf, Class of 1979, will be inducted into the Minerva High School Alumni Hall of Fame at a banquet at the Minerva Methodist Church Wesley Hall on Saturday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m.

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Minerva Rotary Club offers flag program

The Minerva Rotary Club flag is offering to post American flags in front of homes and businesses on six national holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Patriots Day-911 and Veterans Day.

May 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Minerva Village Spring Cleanup is May 13

The Minerva Village annual Spring Cleanup for the Village of Minerva will be held Saturday, May 13. All trash to be hauled, must be in disposable containers and placed at the curb by 6 a.m. These containers must not exceed 50 pounds each.

Top 10 percent, educators honored at Minerva
May 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Top 10 percent, educators honored at Minerva

Minerva Local Schools' held its second annual Top 10 Percent and Honored Educator Night on April 18 at Edgewater Golf Course. This was a night where 13 seniors, who are attending Minerva High School, R.G.

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Unity Walk a huge success
May 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Unity Walk a huge success

The Minerva Area YMCA held its 25th annual Unity Walk on April 30. Teresa Arrasmith, executive director of the Minerva Area YMCA, noted this year was slightly different with two of the participating groups walking on alternate dates due to a scheduling conflict.

Carroll County Relay For Life is May 20
May 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Carroll County Relay For Life is May 20

The annual Carroll County Relay For Life is slated for Saturday, May 20, noon until midnight, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Bark For Life will be held at this time as well. This year, Minerva and Carrollton have merged together to form one event.