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Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Brown BOE approves staff contracts, new hire

Brown Local Board of Education approved staff contracts during a brief April 17 meeting. Board members approved the hiring of new art teacher Katie Rowles for the 2017-18 school year effective Aug. 1.

By Sara Klein News Leader Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Lt. Governor urges Ohioans to attend 'Welcome to Medicare' events

COLUMBUS -- Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is urging Ohioans newly eligible for Medicare to attend free "Welcome to Medicare" events sponsored by the Ohio Department of Insurance.

Tips to help cool down air-conditioning costs
Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Tips to help cool down air-conditioning costs

(NAPS) When temperatures rise, many people automatically crank up the air conditioners to stay cool. However, it may surprise them to learn that air conditioners use about 5 percent of all electricity produced in the U.S., costing homeowners more than $11 billion a year in energy expenses.

Easy maintenance projects
Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Easy maintenance projects

(NAPS) Tackling a few do-it-yourself projects now can help you keep your home in tip-top shape all year long. Top up your attic insulation. Many older homes have inadequate levels of insulation in the attic that wouldn't meet today's building code.

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Smart innovations to make your home more comfortable
Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Smart innovations to make your home more comfortable

(StatePoint) Innovations in smart technology continue to make our lives easier -- and now that extends to appliances and amenities for added convenience and control. Here are three to consider.

Increase the value of your home quickly and affordably
Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Increase the value of your home quickly and affordably

(NAPS) When it comes to making your home more attractive to potential buyers, one of the most important considerations is right at your feet: the floor.

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

VFW to host steak fry May 6

Donald G. Whetstone Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4120 in Minerva is holding its Steak Fry, on Saturday, May 6, 58 p.m. or until sold out. The cost is $11 at the door which includes steak, baked potato, salad and dessert. This event is open to the public.

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Augusta Class of '55 reunion set for Saturday

Augusta Class of '55 will meet Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m. at Minerva Classic '57. Classmates have been contacted, but anyone who was missed and graduated Augusta High School in 1955 may call 525-7785 for a reservation.

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Malvern Middle/High School Honor Rolls

Malvern Middle/High School students earning a place on the Honor Roll (3.51-4.00) for the Third Nine Weeks includes (* indicates 4.0): Sixth-Grade: Garrett Ault*, Seth Kandel, Savannah Klotz, Frank McClelland*, Maddox Powers, Alexander Roberts, Daniel Untch and Kate Walker.

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Commissioners make their picks for Ohio History funding

Nearly all of the proposals submitted for funding from Carroll County's Ohio History Connection Fund are set to receive a grant if the state approves recommendations announced at the April 17 meeting of the county's board of commissioners.

By Sara Klein News Leader Staff Writer
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Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Community Calendar

MINERVA Thursday, April 20 Minerva Area Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., Haas Museum. Friday, April 21 Minerva Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m., Classic 57' Restaurant. Monday, April 24 Paris Lions Club, 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church.

Donkey Basketball
Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Donkey Basketball

Donkey basketball returns to Minerva High School on Friday, April 28, 7 p.m. Two games will be played: Minerva High School staff versus seniors, and Minerva Police versus the fire department. Tickets are $6 in advance and available at all schools. Cost at the door is $8.

The best time to buy a new car and other cost-saving tips
Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM

The best time to buy a new car and other cost-saving tips

Shopping for a new car can be an exciting and sometimes stressful process. A vehicle is one of the largest purchases a person will make in his or her lifetime, so choosing an automobile requires careful research and some comparison shopping.

Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM

How to maintain car's value over the long term

When shopping for a new car, savvy buyers know finding the right car involves more than just finding the most comfortable or flashy vehicle. Numerous factors, including resale value, determine what makes a car the right car for a particular buyer.

Surprising factors impacting the decisions of car buyers
Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Surprising factors impacting the decisions of car buyers

(StatePoint) -- While make and model are still dominant factors on car lots, today's consumers have a new set of priorities, thanks to increasingly sophisticated in-vehicle technologies being offered in new cars.

Minerva area woman gets 11 years in prison for child rape
Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Minerva area woman gets 11 years in prison for child rape

CANTON -- A 25-year-old woman will spend 11 years in prison after admitting Monday to sexually abusing two young girls. Alisha M. Baggott pleaded guilty to rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition before Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge Taryn Heath.

By Ed Balint Gatehouse Media
Emergency services staff receive awards
Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Emergency services staff receive awards

Carroll County commissioners presented awards to emergency services staff at their April 6 meeting as part of the county's Emergency Services Appreciation and Recognition program.

By Sara Klein News Leader Staff Writer
Locklear places first in Stark County Math Tournament
Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Locklear places first in Stark County Math Tournament

Alaena Locklear (right) won first place at the Stark County Math Tournament held in Massillon. She placed first in the category of algebra, data and probability. Her mother Steffany is wearing her 1993 Minerva Math Olympics shirt. Like mother, like daughter.

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Hybrids help drive down fuel use
Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Hybrids help drive down fuel use

(NAPS) -- Protecting the planet can be a beautiful thing, especially when it comes to driving a new kind of hybrid car.

Money-back guarantees can add appeal to safety-critical auto repairs
Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Money-back guarantees can add appeal to safety-critical auto repairs

(NAPS) - When your vehicle's brakes wear out, they probably "chirp" or grind. When your tires become worn, you can see the loss of tread depth. Failed headlamp? Worn wiper blades? The evidence is right in front of you.