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Commission Discusses A Possible Charter Change

SHELBY - The two members of the Public Works and General Operations Committee met Tuesday and discussed a possible charter amendment which would allow lateral hiring within the Shelby Police and Fire Departments.

Councilmember and committee member Garland Gates introduced the new wording and pointed out the ordinance to place the charter amendment on the ballot would first have to be passed by council.

"The City Charter is in our portfolio (of our committee) and this is an issue that had come out of the Civil Service Commission a few months ago," Gates said. "And it has to do with the concept of lateral transfers."...Read More

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The Forgotten War

SHELBY - After more than a year of planning, fundraising, and networking, Shelby resident Steve McLaughlin was able to dedicate the Korean Conflict Memorial in downtown Shelby on Memorial Day afternoon.

In addition to the monument, the city's new flag park was dedicated as well under the blessings of Mayor Steve Schag. Schag thanked the community and community leaders for coming together to make both the flag park and the monument possible. Both new additions enhance the Disabled Veterans Monument constructed by Shelby High School graduate and Eagle Scout Andy Robinson...Read More

Class of 2027 Ready To Face The Future

There were tears at the kindergarten graduation for Central Elementary School, and not just from students. This was the last time kindergartners would graduate from the longtime school. It will be demolished later this summer.

At the graduation ceremony held in the Robert Haas Gymnasium at Willard High School, Principal Tracy Stephens said students did a good job in adjusting to a full day of school.

"This is a day to celebrate and recognize these amazing boys and girls for their hard work and efforts this year in kindergarten. They have made amazing progress throughout the year," Stephens pointed out. "I am so proud of everything they have learned and what they have been able to accomplish this year."...Read More

Area Students Chosen To Attend Boys, Girls State

The New London American Legion Auxiliary Broome Wood Post 292 has selected high school juniors Emmalee Sullivan, Brittany VonKamp and Norwalk High School junior Bailey Thomas as delegates to the 2015 Buckeye Girls State.

Rylee Haswell and Payton Shays, juniors at New London High School were selected as alternates.

Buckeye Girls and Boys State is an eight day intensive education program on Ohio government for high school students where each participant becomes a part of the operation of a mythical 51st state local, county and state government, according to information from American Legion Buckeye Girls and Boys State Inc.

"Participants are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective, practical and non-partisan with city, county and state government operated by students elected to the various offices."...Read More

2014-2015 Smithville FFA Banquet

Outstanding members of the Smithville FFA Chapter were recognized, the past year in review was presented, and new officers were installed during the annual parent-member banquet.

The event was held recently in the high school cafetorium.

The 2014-2015 officer team was in charge of the opening ceremonies. The officer team consisted of President; Wyatt Baer, Vice President; Frank Becker, Secretary; Katie Hostetler, Treasurer; Wren Hostetler, Assistant Treasurer; Kolstin Hartzler, Reporter; Brielle Pyle, Sentinel; Jacob Studer, Student Advisor; John Kelbly...Read More

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