A new Gold Star Mothers sign was posted at the Ravenna Warren Road and state Route 5 intersection. Chris Wortman of Champion, mother of the late Marine Sgt. Robert Carr, was present for Thursday's ceremony. Carr, 22, a specialist with the 1506th Infantry Battalion stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, was killed in March 2007 after a vehicle he was driving rolled over an improvised explosive device. He was serving his second tour in Iraq.
Chris Wortman of Champion, center, mother of deceased Marine Sgt. Robert Carr, gets a hug Thursday from World War II veteran and Newton Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3332 member Gideon A. Fetterolf Jr. of Newton Falls after he presented her with a U.S. flag. At right is Newton Falls Councilwoman Nancy Hoffman.