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Progress 2018: Mayor Enthusiastic About The Future Of Shelby

The following article was submitted by Shelby Mayor Steve Schag.


SHELBY - We have a lot of positive momentum going into the year 2018. Our past accomplishments certainly give us reason for enthusiasm concerning future aspirations. Shelby's shared vision of success is anchored in core values that have guided us for decades. We believe in morality, honesty, integrity, fiscal responsibility, professionalism and respectful communication.

Ultimately the plans and projects for 2018 are designed to foster a renewal of a robust economy and promote a vibrant community that feels a special kind of kinship that only exists in cities of our size. The players remain the same- responsible government, valued business partners, and an engaged citizenry

For many months we have been working to bring to Shelby and the northern part of Richland County an Economic Development Coordinator in some form or fashion. This will call for a collaborative effort between multiple entities - both public and private. At this point, things are looking very promising...Read More

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Pioneer Accepts Donations

SHELBY - Numerous donations were accepted by the PCTC Board at it's February meeting this week.

A total of $1,200 in donations were received from Gorman Rupp, Adena Corporation in Mansfield, Bricklayers & Allied Craft workers Local #4 in Mansfield, J & F Construction & Development, Inc. in Bucyrus, and from Kirk Brothers Masonry, Inc. in Alvada, to be used in the Masonry Career Technical Program.

Other donations accepted was $500 from J & F Construction & Development, Inc., Bucyrus, to be used for educational supplies for the Crestline Satellite Industrial Technology class.

Monsanto Fund; America's Farmers Grow Communities Fund gave $2,500 to the Pioneer/Colonel Crawford High School Ag Program. This donation will be used to help get FFA members to events such as Farm Science Review, Ohio State FFA Convention, purchase material for PALS program and tours during the National FFA Convention....Read More

School District Reaches Out To Former ECOT Students

With the closure of ECOT, Willard City Schools Superintendent Jeff Ritz told members of the board of education he got a letter from the state telling the district it needed to “embrace these kids and get them back.” The district sent out 27 letters to former ECOT students.

“I’ve had three students out of the 27 call and approach me,” Ritz said. “I had to call the state on the three that contacted us. They have been in ECOT for several years. Three of them were 17-year olds who had less than five credits. You need 21 to graduate.

“They will be turning 18 before the end of the year,” he explained. “They approached me and said we’ll enroll but we need for you to sign us out so we can just drop out...Read More

Rotary Club Members Hear History Of New London Hospital

The New London Hospital opened its doors just in time for the “flu” epidemic in 1918, according to a history of the hospital by Martha Sturgess which was presented by Mary Lou Harris during a recently held New London Rotary Club meeting.

Opening on Oct. 11, the hospital was located in the village in a house on the north east corner of East Main and Walnut Streets.

There were nine beds and one nurse, Alice Dalaba, who, according to Sturgess, was the owner of the hospital.

Martha Blackert, a nurse from nearby North Fairfield joined Dalaba in Jan. 1919.

“At that time the hospital had 12 patients, mostly ill with the flu and volunteers helped out so the two nurses were able to get some rest....Read More

How St. Valentines Day Came To Be....

What's the second most popular event of the year after Christmas?

It's Feb. 14, that magic day when young swains send cards and often candy to their lady love, and married men mend fences with a cluster of fragrant flowers and usually more candy for their wives.

It's a time for romance, time to let someone know you like them, time for the birds to sing and bright red hearts to turn up everywhere.

But did you ever wonder how this February event came to be....Read More

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