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Community Rallies In Support Of Police

SHELBY - A large crowd gathered at the Shelby Justice Center Wednesday night to show their appreciation police officers and pray for their safety.

“This is a wonderful outpouring of support for the Shelby Police Department,” Mayor Steve Schag said in his opening remarks. “I’m very, very impressed with the crowd we have here this evening. And I think this is representative of the love and support from the vicinity of Shelby and the communities around for our police department...Read More

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Good Food, Fellowship Offered At Sacred Heart Family Festival

BETHLEHEM - Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church will be hosting the annual Sacred Heart Family Festival Sunday, July 24 with all the events and activities of years past. The Festival Advertising Chairperson, Katie Rietschlin stated, “there is plenty to occupy families and folks of all ages!”

This year’s activities include antique tractor display, remote control airplane demonstrations, kids game tent (closing at 6pm), putt putt golf, free throw contest, games of chance and instant bingo for adults, 5K run/walk, live animals attractions, mega raffle with large prizes and a reverse raffle with a $1,500 grand prize. There will be chicken and ham dinners and plenty of friendly people which Rietschlin said “which, in my opinion, are the best parts of our festival.”...Read More

Million Dollar City Street Project To Start August 1

The project that will use over $1 million to fix and resurface streets in the City of Willard is set to start on Aug. 1, according to Interim Willard City Manager Jim Ludban. He told council there was a preconstruction meeting where the contractor set the start date.

The contractor outlined the work plan and will remain on this project without interruption once they start, he reported. The contract stipulates a work period should not exceed 70 days and does include performance penalties.

Council passed an ordinance for an additional $191,515 to do additional work on Dale Avenue and Maplewood Street...Read More

A Good Day For A Tractor Show

It was a good day for the tractor show, according to F.A.R.M. (Firelands Area Restorers of Machines) President Paul Lortcher.

“We had a fairly good turnout,” he said adding, “it wasn’t quite as good as some years but it wasn’t bad.”

One of this year’s exhibitor’s Robert Searight, had his Kelly Duplex Mill #1 made by the Duplex Manufacturing Company in Springfield, Ohio on display.

Searight said he has had this particular machine for about ten years and takes it to numerous events each year. “I go as far as Lorain County.” He noted he would have attended the show in Ashland but his tractor was in the shop for repair...Read More

Drones Make Their Way Into Farming

CRAWFORD COUNTY - Technology has been on the rise for farmers, from biochemically engineered seed to GPS driven tractors. Science is helping farmers to succeed in generating a hearty, plentiful harvest. But the technology doesn’t stop there. Recent developments in unmanned aircraft systems, or drones as many people know them, are making an impact on farmers and their fields.

Veteran drone operator Tom Cooke divulged a wealth of knowledge on the subject during a presentation Wednesday morning at Cranberry Hills Golf Course. The information he shared was to help other farmers on their quest for drone application in the fields.

The drone technology has become quite advanced within the last number of years, according to Cooke. His most recent purchase, made just last year has already been replaced with a newer model. Regardless of the quick advances, Cooke has used his drone to assist his cousin in the field...Read More

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