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Cruise In Rolls Into Town

SHELBY - After a one-year hiatus, the Shelby Cruise In is returning to Shelby this weekend with all makes and models of cars on display at the Shelby Kehoe Center.

Secretary of the Cruise In Foundation, Brandon Baker, said the Cruise In wasn’t held last year as their was lack of interest and support.

“It takes a lot to run an event like this,” Baker said, noting former Cruise In organizer Jim Hoak approached him and asked if Baker would be interested in helping out...Read More

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OhioHealth Announces Leadership Changes At Mansfield Hospital And Shelby Hospital


COLUMBUS, Ohio - OhioHealth recently announced a change in executive leadership at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital.

Jean Halpin, president of both hospitals, will take on a new role as vice president of Customer Experience, Ease and Access for the OhioHealth system later this fall.

Vinson Yates, a veteran OhioHealth leader who currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer for OhioHealth, will assume the role of president of Mansfield Hospital and Shelby Hospital following Halpin’s departure...Read More

Katie Reiderman Answers The Call Of Oregon Fires

Katie Reiderman recently followed in the footsteps of her family and responded to a call to help. She went to Oregon to help with the forest fires.

While separate from the record fires in California, Timber Crater 6 at Crater Lake National Park is also destroying over 3,000 acres of woodland. According to Reiderman, the fire was started by lightning.

“I’m going to school at Ohio State,” Reiderman said. “I’m going for forest systems eco-management. I’m interning with the Division of Forestry right now....Read More

Fire Destroys Railroad Ave. Building In New London

A late morning fire at 26 Railroad St. in New London destroyed the building that housed J & E Mechanical. The business is owned by Oberlin resident Jesse Cool.

The call, according to New London Police Chief Mike Marko came in at 10:37 a.m., crews were dispatched at 10:38 a.m. and were enroute to the fire scene at 10:40 a.m.

Firefighters arrived on scene where the garage portion of the building was engulfed in flames. Flames were quickly brought under control.

The fire department was joined on scene by first responders from Firelands Electric Cooperative, members of the New London Police Department and Firelands Ambulance Service....Read More

G Works On Family's Farm Raising Chickens

Many kids are on the receiving end of an allowance for spending money, but nine year old Garnett (“G”) Hess earns his own spending money by raising chickens and selling the eggs.

G’s Farm Fresh Eggs, located at the home of John, Jen, Josh, G, Logan and Bella Hess in rural New London of the Firelands, are ‘Home Raised and Hand Gathered’.

G’s mom, Jen, said the chicken and egg endeavor all began with a week long visit to some friends in southern Ohio. “He spent a week there and they had chickens. He helped with their chickens and gathered the eggs everyday. He just fell in love with them and when he got home he told his dad, ‘I want some chickens’....Read More

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