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Gasoline Spill Goes Into City Storm Sewer

A driver of a gasoline truck filling the underground tank at Hy-Miler just after midnight on Thursday, Oct. 13 overfilled the tank, allowing an undetermined amount of gasoline to go into the city’s storm drainage system.

Willard Fire Chief Joe Reiderman said the call came at 12:05 a.m. on Oct. 13. Firefighters were dispatched to the intersection after the call came in reporting the overflow.

“Our guys put down some magnet covers right away over the storm drains,” Reiderman said. “Those are very effective. We also tried to dike what was there with booms and pads...Read More

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Drug Take Back Day

SHELBY - The Shelby Police Department is once again pairing up with Metrich and the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove all unused and expired medications from the homes of residents in Richland County. Saturday, October 22 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in cooperation with OpeRxation Medicine Cabinet.

“Our biggest concern is opioids,” said Shelby Police Chief Lance Combs. “What happens is people may get prescribed something, like if you went to the dentist for a toothache and then you don’t use all of the pain medication it gets stored and kids could get into it, or it gets stolen. We are just trying to protect kids, keep it out of our water supply and get it removed.” Combs added the department does not check labels, IDs or ask any questions. “Last year we even had some people bring fentanyl patches left after a family member had passed away.”...Read More

SC Local Schools Looking At Renovations Or Replacements

To renovate or replace is the question facing South Central schools board members following during Thursday's meeting.

Steve Roka from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission in Columbus shared results of a recent assessment done on the district's buildings. The cost of renovating the high school is approximately $7.3 million, while replacing the building would cost approximately $11.9 million....Read More

Dope Is For Dopes Program Visits NL

Two inmates from Grafton Correctional Institution visited New London Middle and High School on Oct. 5 as a part of the Dope is for Dope youth-outreach program to keep kids on the right path.

Joseph Christoph, 12th grade, said his favorite part about their presentation was the fact that they opened up their lives to the students....Read More

Siblings Share Their First Year Showing

At the entrance of the chicken barn at the county fair stood Cade and Elle Everhart, members of the Buckeye Bunch 4-H Club. The siblings shared their first year showing meat chickens in the Market and Showmanship classes this past September. Cade, 10, said that he likes holding his chickens and that his favorite part of the chicken is the feathers because “they are soft.” His eleven-year-old sister, Elle, added, “I like holding them because they are warm. I hold them snugly to keep them from being scared...Read More

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Shelby Cross Country at Galion Invitational

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Shelby Tennis vs. Upper Sandusky

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