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Richland County 4H Holds Honor Program

RICHLAND COUNTY - The Richland County 4-H program held its annual 4-H Honor Program on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Richland County Longview Center. Recognition was given to 4-H members, adult volunteers and “friends” of the Richland County 4-H program.

The top 4-H member honors were given to Member of the Year recipients: Brianna Given (Greenwhich), Megan McVicker (Mansfield) Madison Perkins (Shelby) and Sierra Schaffer (Shelby).

The Outstanding Service to 4-H Award, given to a 4-H advisor on the basis of excellence in 4-H volunteer leadership, was presented to: Joe Arnold (Lucas), Eileen Eisenhauer (Shelby), Penny Harriger (Mansfield) and Amy Skropits (Ontario). Meritorious Service to 4-H awards, given to special friends (non-member and non-advisor) of the 4-H program were present to: Jim Kulig (Mansfield) and Janet Kehres (Shelby)......Read More

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Paving, Charging Stations Addressed

SHELBY- Street paving and potential electric vehicle charging stations were discussed during Thursday’s Utilities and Streets Committee meeting.

Director of Utilities John Ensman explained the Street and Sidewalk levy was collecting about $400,000-$450,000 per year.

“The 2019 street paving list is nearing completion with budgeting for $750,000 of paving. More funds are available in 2019 due to the 2018 paving bid being rejected because the bid came in over the engineer’s estimate,” Ensman stated.....Read More

Honoring The Past By Connecting With Present: WHS Senior Raises Money For Honor Flight

Several veterans will be able to take the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. because of the senior project of Mitchell Carnahan at Willard High School. He raised $1,000 for the veterans, with a cost of $400 per seat.

As part of his project, Carnahan was able to act as guardian to Barry Jester of Willard. The pair of veterans took the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. along with Jester’s father, Lee. They flew from John Glenn International Airport in Columbus.......Read More

Hintz Elected For Third Term, Tkach Retains Auditor Post

Joe Hintz has been elected to his third term as a Huron County Commissioner following Tuesday’s election.

Hintz captured 51 percent of the vote beating Democratic challenger Melissa James and Independent Bob Morgan.

According to unofficial results from the Huron County Board of Elections Hintz took 9,424 votes compared to James with 5,532 and Morgan with 3,627.....Read More

Corn Prices Expected To Improve; Ohio Cropland Values Above National Levels


Farmers rattled by the dip in value of their soybean crop likely will see prices for their corn go up next year, one of the few optimistic projections made at a recent conference on future profits in farming.

Most of the graphs presented at the Nov. 2 event, hosted by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University, showed a decline in soybean crop prices resembling a steep ski slope, shrinking pie slices representing Chinese demand for U.S. soybeans........Read More

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