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Johnson's Unique Antiques Open For Business

SHELBY- Johnson’s Unique Antiques is officially open and ready for business.

On Monday, Owner of Johnson’s Unique Antiques Ron Johnson and his wife, Muriel, were welcomed by Mayor Steven Schag and others for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Johnson’s Unique Antiques is located at 82 West Main Street.

“We often use the term ‘red letter day’ and this is for Ron and Muriel Johnson. If you have an opportunity to go through these rooms, it is fascinating to see all the antiques that are in there. They are very nice and clean and well organized. I really admire the work that Ron and Muriel have put into this,” Schag stated.

Schag explained just how important ribbon cutting ceremonies were to the community...Read More

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East Madison Waterline Project Gets Some Attention


SHELBY- A number of city projects were discussed including the East Madison Avenue waterline project and the Waste Water Treatment Plant during Thursday’s regular Utilities and Streets Committee meeting.

Director of Utilities John Ensman explained engineers estimated the East Madison Avenue project to be about $99,800. Ensman added the water line is an Issue 2 project where 50 percent of project is paid by state funds (OPWC and 50 percent of the project is paid by city funds (502 Fund-Water Capital Improvement).

The bid opening took place on July 6 at 10 a.m., where three bids were opened. Ensman stated all three bids were under the engineers estimate. The three bids were: $91,777, $86,580, and $81,535. Ensman added the Project Coordinator was finalizing the bid award process...Read More

District, Classified Employees Agree To Three-year contract

The Willard Board of Education and the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local #291, representing classified employees in the district, have agreed to a new three-year contract. The board approved the agreement at its July meeting after a 20-minute executive session at the beginning of the meeting.

In the agreement, those represented by OAPSE, will receive a 2-percent raise the first year and a raise of 1.5-percent each the second and third year. Classified employees include bus drivers, custodians, cooks, secretaries, library aides, study hall supervisors, educational aides, bus mechanics, bus mechanic helper, building maintenance, building maintenance helper, food service driver, attendance officer and EMIS coordinato...Read More

No Response From NL Council On East Main Sidewalk Bill

Erik Von Kamp attended Monday night’s New London Council meeting to tell members his bill submitted in June is still due July 27.

Von Kamp is the owner of a building located downtown on Main Street that underwent repairs for a sinking sidewalk.

He submitted a bill totaling $10,000 for those repairs to the village. He told council he received a letter from the village on June 29 stating the bill would not be paid.

Von Kamp maintains the repairs were necessitated by a tile owned by the village going into the basement of the building....Read More

The 161 Year History Of The Crawford's Fair

The 161st Crawford County Fair is scheduled this year for this Sunday, July 15 through Saturday, July 21.

The first fair held in Crawford County was in October, 1848. It featured ten entries of sheep and hogs, exhibited in wagons on the land where the present courthouse is located in Bucyrus. The second was the following year with mostly cattle exhibits.

The third fair, was held in October 1850 and was considered a huge event. It was more of a show with cattle, and was held on grounds purchased expressly for the purpose of a fair, though the Ohio and Indiana Railroad ran through the site....Read More

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