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Blum Shares Area Stories From Long Ago

SHELBY - The Shelby Genealogical Society met Thursday evening in the multi-purpose room of the Marvin Memorial Library. Joe Blum from New Washington presented the program by sharing interesting and unexpected facts about Shelby, Richland County, and Crawford County.

Blum taught History at Buckeye Central for 37 years. He is a member of the Crawford County Historical Society and the New Washington Historical Society. Blum stated, “I started by collecting news clippings of births, weddings and obituaries from the late 1800's. Currently I am up to 1911 and have recorded my findings on”

A fun fact Blum shared was about a watch found encased in a 4 1/2 pound cabbage head. Joyce Graves had the watch in her pocket when she was planting her garden that year and lost it. The watch must have dropped close to the cabbage plant and it grew around the watch. It must have been a Timex because it was “still ticking,” Blum noted...Read More

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Future Of Recreation Areas Discussed

SHELBY- Director of Utilities John Ensman provided background history on Shelby’s owned recreation areas, while Richland County Park District Representative Kyle Bailey discussed potential future thoughts for the properties during the regular Utilities and Streets Committee meeting last week.

Ensman explained the owned recreation areas of the city included the Shelby Wetlands and vacant land west of Reservoir Number Two.

The Shelby Wetlands has approximately 60 acres of land just west and north of Reservoir Number Three and the vacant land west of Reservoir Number Two is located where Reservoir Number One used to be established...Read More

SCHS Seniors Earn Some Special Parking Privileges

Like Joseph's coat in the Bible, the parking lot at South Central High school in Greenwich, is starting to look very colorful.
According to Tom Hellickson, principal at the high school, this was the result of some brainstorming by the senior class moms. Some research showed more funds were needed for the senior class trip and other senior activites planned for the school year...Read More

DNA To Be Extracted From Bones Found In NL Barn Last Year

Bones found in a barn located in New London last September were sent to Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania to hopefully be identified, according to Chief of Police Mike Marko.

This week, Marko said he received a call from one of the forensic pathologists at Mercyhurst seeking permission to extract DNA from the bones. He said, “Once the DNA is extracted it will be entered in a national database.”

Initially, Marko said it was thought the bones could have been a skeleton in the home on the property as it had been a doctor’s office at one time...Read More

Ashland County Soil And Water Presents Awards

The Ashland County Soil and Water Conservation District presented awards during the recently held annual meeting in Ashland.

Therman Moody was selected as the individual with a long career of achievement in agriculture and conservation by the Ashland SWCD Board of Supervisors and presented with the 2017 Horizon Award. Even at ninety-three years of age, Therman continues to inspire others with his positive attitude shared Supervisor Martin Michel...Read More

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