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Chief Provides Update On The New Fire Station

SHELBY- Fire Chief Mike Thompson reported on the progress of the construction of the new fire station during Wednesday afternoon’s regular Safety Committee meeting.

Thompson explained the metal had been delivered to the construction site.

“They delivered that two days ago and they are laying block right now. They will be going around the perimeter and then they will start on the hose tower. So, this is all pretty exciting,” Thompson said.

Regarding furnishings for the new station, Thompson added he had been in contact with Friends of the Black Fork.

“I spoke with them and so far they have raised $21,000 to this point. They are still accepting donations to go toward the furnishings,” Thompson said...Read More

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Council Feels Pressure From State To Pass Tax Ordinance

SHELBY - Although Ordinance 3-2018 left a bad taste in the mouths of Shelby City Council members, they ultimately passed the first reading of the legislation when they met Monday night.

Ordinance 3-2018 amends Chapter 881 (earned income tax regulations effective beginning January, 1, 2016) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Shelby to adopt sections 718.80 through 718.95 of the Ohio Revised Code. It authorizes state officials to collect and administer municipal net profit taxes with the passage of House Bill 49....Read More

Schools Use Training For Safety

The Willard City Schools conducted a lockdown and partial evacuation of campus on Monday. The Willard Police Department, Willard Fire & Rescue and the Huron County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the drill, according to Superintendent Jeff Ritz.

“It went like a typical drill,” he said. “Our goal is to make sure students are prepared, know what they are doing and are cooperating.”

There is nothing typical about the reason for the drill, he noted. With all of the students under one roof, as opposed to the outlying buildings of the past, efforts can be focused on one building. In the past, several of the schools were outside the city limits...Read More

NL Local Schools Receives Health Education Grant From FTMC

New London and Western Reserve Local Schools and Wellington Exempted Village School District along with six other schools will receive Health Education Grants from Fisher-Titus Hospital.

Fisher-Titus Health Education Grants have been supporting health and science initiatives in classrooms since 1996 according to CEO Matt Gross.

“This year nine local schools will receive a total of $36,000 to achieve goals and make science and health education fun for students.

“As leaders in our local schools, we recognize your strong commitment to the communities we serve and will once again distribute $36,00 in recognition of your important work,” said Gross during the annual luncheon....Read More

Area FFA Students Enjoy Variety Of Events

A group of four area students will be studying during FFA week because they placed first in New London’s North Central Equipment competition. The four students were: Hunter Richie, a senior at Shelby High School (SHS); Reegan Leonhardt, a junior at Colonel Crawford; Dylan Finnegan, a sophomore at SHS and Kirby Vogt, a freshman at SHS. As a team of two, each team was expected to fix five different agriculture machines. The equipment ranged from a tractor to a skid loader. The four students placed first and will advance to the state competition in March at the University of North Western, Lima. Also in March, Vogt and Finnegan will both compete for scholarship money.

Plymouth's chapter of FFA provided a supporters breakfast during FFA week. Alumni, family and area farmers were greeted by the members working hard to prepare the meal. The students dressed in FFA apparel to show their pride....Read More

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