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Wasilewski Top Exhibitor At Ohio State Fair

RICHLAND COUNTY - Seth Wasilewski has been an exhibitor at Richland County Fair for many years, and he is no stranger to the Ohio State Fair. This year he earned the Top State Exhibitor Award at the Ohio State Fair. He also had the 2018 Grand Champion Market Lamb, and Reserve Champion Beef Feeder Calf at the Richland County Fair. Wasilewski is a member Shelby FFA.

During the Jr. Fair Livestock Auction on Saturday, Mike Lantz told the crowd about the Andrew C. Dawson Memorial Scholarship Fund that was started by his nephew, Anthony Dawson during the auction of Anthony's Broiler. Anthony's Uncle Andrew was killed in a tragic farm accident earlier this summer. Anthony wanted all of his proceeds to go towards the fund. His broiler brought $3,000 and before they could auction the next broiler, numerous bidders pledge over $10,000 to the fund. The Dawson niece and nephews were on hand to thank the crowd of bidders...Read More

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Black Fork Commons Upgrades Debated

SHELBY- Future plans for the amphitheater and restrooms at the Black Fork Commons were a main topic of discussion during the regular Park Board meeting on Monday night.

President of the board Ralph Rosinsky presented some new findings from the amphitheater and the restrooms for the project. Rosinsky explained the estimates for the project had been revised and wanted to discuss the new findings with fellow board members...Read More

Plymouth Approves Hourly Increases For Police

PLYMOUTH- Plymouth council passed a resolution at its recent meeting to increase the hourly compensation for several positions within the police department.

Adopted as an emergency, the hourly increases starting July 29 include the following....Read More

New London's Two Gals And A Goat

Two Gals & A Goat located in rural New London all began when the John and Jen Hess family got goats.

“When we first started we had about 13 goats,” Jen said. “Tess (Thomas) came down and I told her were getting goats and she said, ‘oh you can make goat milk soap’. And I said, what the heck is goat milk soap and she told how wonderful it is.

“We actually got the first goats just because they are so much fun. They are fun to watch, very easy to care for. So as Tess was telling me how great is was all I was thinking was that we are so busy I just don’t have time. With a smile stretching from ear to ear, she shared, “That is how it all started, just from getting goats here at the house....Read More

G Works On Family's Farm Raising Chickens

Many kids are on the receiving end of an allowance for spending money, but nine year old Garnett (“G”) Hess earns his own spending money by raising chickens and selling the eggs.

G’s Farm Fresh Eggs, located at the home of John, Jen, Josh, G, Logan and Bella Hess in rural New London of the Firelands, are ‘Home Raised and Hand Gathered’.

G’s mom, Jen, said the chicken and egg endeavor all began with a week long visit to some friends in southern Ohio. “He spent a week there and they had chickens. He helped with their chickens and gathered the eggs everyday. He just fell in love with them and when he got home he told his dad, ‘I want some chickens’....Read More

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