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Drug Testing At School Discussed

Imagine it was your 20 year old child who died from a heroin overdose.

During a video shown during Monday night’s New London Board of Education meeting T.J. and Heidi Riggs, the parents of child who died of a heroin overdose said when their daughter was found to be a heroin addict they were shocked.

Marin, they said, was a beautiful, vibrant, outgoing, friendly girl who they never suspected had self-esteem issues.

It wasn’t until the spoons began disappearing, Heidi commented, that they began to question what was going on. “It wasn’t just one, two or three spoons, it was most of them. Then money began disappearing and then a $380 gas charge on TJ’s business credit card bill came in the mail. But it wasn’t until Marin crashed into the mailbox and she was charged and failed a drug test that we knew for sure she was using heroin.

“That is when it all made sense,” Heidi said...Read More

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Ralph Phillips Business Parnter Of The Year Honored: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Recognized With Annual Award

SHELBY - Pioneer Career and Technology hosted the Ralph Phillips Business Partner of the Year Dinner where Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course received the honor of the award on Wednesday night.

Pioneer Board of Education President Douglas Theaker welcomed guests and past winners of the award to the dinner. After the welcoming took place, dinner was served by the Culinary Arts students of Pioneer.

Pioneer Superintendent Greg Nickoli provided a brief background on the how the event came to be.

“It all started several years ago when one of our supervisors, Martin Dzugan, asked to meet with our then Superintendent Glenna Cannon. He announced to her that we needed to start a program to formally recognize our business partners which had done so much for Pioneer and our students. He went on to say he already knew who the first honoree was to be, and that was Ralph Phillips, owner and president of Phillips Manufacturing,” Nickoli stated...Read More

FFA Honors Memebers For Hard Work, Skills

The FFA Chapter at Willard High School held its awards and appreciation banquet on March 16 where members were honored with certificates, degrees, plaques and took time to appreciate their FFA community.

“It truly shows the amount of support we have in this community for our FFA chapter,” said chapter president Derek Wilson. “The success of our members is dependent on the support that each and every one of you provides....Read More

WR BOE Seeks Input On Relocating Preschool And Sixth Grade Students

Western Reserve school board members are inviting the public to attend their April 19 meeting for input on possibly relocating the preschool and sixth grade students to the school’s campus on US 20.

At a previous community forum, district superintendent Rodge Wilson shared that district funding has been cut by $575,000.

“We have what’s called an FBA model, which stands for feasible, beneficial and acceptable,” Wilson said, “So, whenever we have a big decision to make, we ask, ‘Is is feasible, is it beneficial, is is acceptable?...Read More

FFA Week Celebrations At Area High Schools

National FFA week took place even though most schools had Monday off because of President’s Day. Shelby FFA Chapter packed as many activities possible in the four day week.

Tuesday was the kick-off with students wearing country apparel, competing in goldfish races, a cheese tasting contest and a trip to Snow trails.

Wednesday, the students wore tractor apparel and drove their tractors to school. From small lawn tractors to the large International Harvester tractors were on display in the east lot at the high school...Read More

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Shelby Volleyball vs. Western Reserve

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Shelby Cross Country at Galion Invitational

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Shelby Tennis vs. Upper Sandusky

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