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Plymouth FFA Poultry Team Headed To National Competition

PLYMOUTH - The 2017 Plymouth FFA Poultry State Champion team has been preparing for national competition since winning the state contest last April.

The team placed sixth in the 2016 state contest and advanced to a first place finish in 2017. Team members include: Emily Kanney, Douglas Reer, Madeline Baker, and Jared Lewis. The team is coached by Mrs. Rosie Reer. The group will be heading to national competition at the National FFA Convention on October 25, 2017...Read More

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New Lamplighter Lane Entrance Debated

SHELBY- Concerns with Mansfield Avenue onto Lamplighter Lane were addressed during Monday night’s regular city council meeting.

During the meeting, Resolution No. 32-2017 was presented before council and it stated to request DDM LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, construct an entrance from its property at 219 Mansfield Avenue onto Lamplighter Lane.

Council member Garland Gates explained this issue had been discussed during the Traffic Commission meeting...Read More

Bus Safety Week A Priority Every Day

The Willard City Schools, along with schools throughout the state and country, are taking the week of Oct. 16 to stress and celebrate National School Bus Safety Week.

“This year’s theme, Stop on Red!, reminds students to be at their designated place of safety at bus stops,” said Michael Lillo, transportation director for the district. “Students need to cross where they can be seen by the bus driver, and they also need to watch for traffic.

“The greatest risk to our children is when they are outside the school bus,” he pointed out. “Student injuries and fatalities occur as a result of motorists who attempt to pass a stopped school bus with flashing red warning lights on while students load or unload...Read More

Over 50 People Attend Monday's New London Council Meeting

More than 50 New London residents and Reservoir Park campers were in attendance during Monday night’s council meeting.

Mayor John Martin began the public portion of the meeting stating, “No employee’s position was in question and no action has been taken. This issue has been handled in house and no further discussion is necessary. Let us please move forward.”

During the previous council meeting held on Sept. 25 Joe Thomas, the village’s parks and recreation supervisor attempted to read a letter to those in attendance, and was interrupted by Martin asking council for a motion to go into executive session to discuss disciplinary action. When there was no motion made Thomas was allowed to resume...Read More

Ashland County Hosts Students On Farms

Students of the third grade of Ashland County were offered the opportunity to have lessons on the farm. Sponsored, in part by the Ashland County Farm Bureau Federation, students of Hillsdale, St. Edwards, Ashland Edison, Ashland Reagan, Loudonville and Mapleton took advantage of the invitation and spent a portion of the day on the Lahmer’s Dairy Farm south of Ashland.

Six learning stations were set up for the students. Members of the Crestview and Hillsdale FFA Chapters assisted the Farm Bureau members and volunteers. There was a conversation and demonstration of the processing of milk in the milk house and parlor led by Megan Cornish. A conversation on feed and water required by the dairy cow along with nutrition was led by Jessica Elliot while a few cows stood nearby. The students had the opportunity to attempt to milk a prototypical cow and the chance to touch feed samples along with Jessica Brown. A young calf was available to pet with information on calf care and growth assisted by two additional of the FFA volunteers...Read More

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