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Locals Enjoy Lower Gas Prices

SHELBY - Gas prices in Shelby continue to drop this week, going from $1.52 per gallon on Wednesday down to $1.46 per gallon Thursday afternoon.  After checking in with area residents, it’s obvious the drop in prices is a bright spot for most people.

Tammy McBee says when gas prices are lower she goes to visit her mom more often which is a happy thing. “She lives in Warren, Ohio. If all six of our kids come with me I need to take our 12-passenger van which doesn’t get as good of gas mileage as our smaller van,” McBee said.

She says her husband Brad is the one who fills up all the family vehicles. “If prices are low he makes sure to top off all the tanks.” The McBees even utilize an app on their smartphone to track gas prices...Read More

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Meetings In Jackson To Stay The Same

JACKSON TWP - The time and day of the meetings were established to remain the same during Monday night’s regular Jackson Township meeting.

Trustee Mark Wright explained discussion had previously taken place during the regular meeting on January 18 about changing the day meetings are held...Read More

State Mandating Consolidated 9-1-1

With state mandates calling for 9-1-1 operations to consolidate within Huron County, Willard City Manager Shawn Tappel said a number of meetings have been held to see what the best option will be for emergency dispatching.

“What looks like the best option is to consolidate all dispatching to try to alleviate a financial burden on everyone,” Tappel told members of Willard City Council. “If we must consolidate 9-1-1, and it must be staffed to state regulations, then we must look at consolidating all dispatching to be prudent.”...Read More

Teen Challenge Offers Faith-Based Hope

Heroin arrived in Huron County in 1997, according to Sheriff Dane Howard, and in 2001 the county was identified as a county in crisis.

Howard told the LIFE (Living in Freedom Everyday) support group gathered at the Missionary Alliance Church in Willard, “We began seeing our first deaths from heroin early. In 1999 we saw a significant number of deaths. Every death is significant,” he pointed out, “but there were more and more drug related in 1999...Read More

Keene Doing Great Things In The World Of Goats

South Central sophomore, Kendall Keene is “doing great things in the world of goats,” according to FFA advisor Sarah Lucha.

Keene has been showing goats since she was nine and a member of the Town and Country 4-H club. Keene is no longer involved in 4-H but is active in her FFA chapter and in national and international expositions and open shows. Keene won Reserve National Pair of Junior Does at her first national show.

The two biggest shows in which the Keenes compete are the North American International Livestock Exhibition held in Kentucky, as well as the American Boer Goat Association out of Texas.

Keene shows at the local county fair as well as the Ohio State Fair but she isn’t always a winner. “It’s just not always worth taking our best goat to the local fair where we might get $700 versus the $3,000 we might get at a bigger show,” explains Keene’s mother Lynnette. Last year the Keene’s attended a show and the winner received $13,000 for their goat...Read More

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