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A Walk Down Memory Lane


SHELBY- Marty Armstrong Phelan was born in Shelby Hospital back when Ms. Hoover ran the hospital and Dr. Grant Dowds' father was still a doctor for Shelby residents.

Phelan’s parents (G. Woodburn Armstrong and Ann Wood Armstrong) lived on Jefferson Avenue, Shelby when Phelan was little. She remembers a lot of children lived on Jefferson and having fun walking together to Seltzer Pool and Central School. She stated, “During that time there were no houses in the park area, just the pool.”

Grandpa Armstrong owned the hardware store on Main Street during the Depression. Farmers were allowed to charge their purchases until the crops were harvested. In the heart of the Depression era, even farmers could not make ends meet and the hardware store was not able to stay open. Phelan’s father worked for his father at the hardware store and lost his job. A friend offered him a job at J & L Steel and Phelan’s mother went to work briefly as a social worker. Grandpa Armstrong became the Justice of Peace for Shelby and sold license plates on the side. It was an elected job and he was elected every time. He was the only judge in Shelby at the time.....Read More

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Letter Of Intent Brought Before Council


SHELBY- Legislation matters concerning a letter of intent with AEP Onsite Partners, LLC and other city issues were presented during the regular city council meeting held on Monday night.

Council members heard Resolution No. 24-2019 which stated to authorize the mayor as director of public service to enter into a letter of intent with AEP Onsite Partners, LLC for a photovoltaic electric generation facility feasibility analysis.

Councilman Garland Gates explained he knew Mayor Steven Schag and Director of Utilities John Ensman had put a lot of time into the topic. Representatives from AEP were present at the meeting and Gates went over some of his concerns with both the representatives and Ensman.......Read More

Blessings Basket Ready To Help Those In Need

The Blessing Basket Food Pantry is growing, as is the need for assistance for some families. It offers a place to get food for the hungry and prayers to feed their souls.

Every other Saturday of each month, The Willard Church of God, 4551 Willard West Rd., and in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, people who do not have enough food can go there from noon to 3 p.m. The next pantry date is Saturday, April 27.....Read More

SR 96 Fatal Crash Investigation Continues

An investigation is ongoing into a fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of an infant that happened on Sunday, May 5 in northern Richland County.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ohio 96 and Ganges Five Points Road. A 2005 Ford F-350 being driven by Matthew McBride, 24, New Londn, was northbound on Ganges Five Points Road......Read More

Triway Holds 89th FFA Awards Banquet


Toastmaster Mackenzie Daugherty welcomed the many members, friends and guests of the Triway FFA for their 89th Annual Awards Banquet on a beautiful evening in April. The dinner, served by the Triway National Honor Society and supported by Doug Flinner, Sharon Bowers, Jen Beckler, DFA and CR Blooms, was opened with the Invocation delivered by Isaac Kinney.

The 2018-2019 officer team members assisted with the BBQ dinner. They included President Daugherty, Vice-President Kinney, Secretary Denice Wolf, Reporter Brandon Rohr, Treasurer Noah Kinney, Sentinel Antonio Lang, Student Advisor Dakota Martin, and Assistant Officer Shyann Schafrath. Following the meal, the team and guests assembled in the auditorium for the Opening Ceremonies.....Read More

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