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As the school day neared its end, members of the Ace football team at Shelby Middle School practiced their skills with teacher Jordan Nelson. The group was practicing April 14 in front of the school, which is along Smiley Avenue. The team members are fifth-graders at Shelby Middle School.

The week of April 5 featured spring break for Shelby City Schools but crews remained busy keeping up properties in the district. Mowing work was being carried out on the grounds of Dowds Elementary School as shown in this photo.

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Boy Scouts and assistant Scout master Greg Mongold are shown busy with spring cleanup efforts April 8 in Jackson Township. They were working along Plymouth-Springmill Road. 

A water service project was underway April 14 along Water Street in downtown Shelby. Crews were with the city of Shelby. Traffic restrictions were in place during the effort just west of Shelby City Hall.

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP — As the 2021 roadway improvement season gets underway in the region, the chairman of the Jackson Township trustees provided an update on how the efforts may be shaping up for the coming months.

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SHELBY -- The city of Shelby is reporting eight new coronavirus cases as part of 15 active cases and four hospitalizations during the April 13-14 reporting period.

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City of Shelby crews were busy near Skiles Field along Gamble Street near downtown as shown in an April 8 photo. Crew members were planting grass near the roadway as part of improvements to maintain areas impacted by the harsh winter and line breaks.

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Crews are busy at work on the new pre-kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school being built in Shelby as shown on April 14. The site is behind Shelby Middle School. A 2022 opening is planned.

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Butch Auxter and his wife Stephanie enjoyed an afternoon of fishing at Seltzer Park South as shown in this recent photo. Sunshine and warm temperatures provided pleasant conditions for the activity on April 6.

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Crews are carrying out brick work on a building in downtown Shelby as shown in an April 8 photo. The building is on the southwest side of the intersection of Gamble Street and Main Street. 

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP -- Efforts involving the road department and zoning inspector were among the highlights at April's opening meeting of the Jackson Township trustees.

Robert Rees of the U.S. Post Office in Shelby works on spring cleaning and groundwork outside the post office. He was at work outside the building on the afternoon of April 6 in the downtown Shelby area.

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SHELBY — The future of Skiles Field is not the only issue in the spotlight as Shelby City Schools prepare to open an athletic complex and football venue on the high school campus in 2023 and welcome a new school nearby in 2022.

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SHELBY -- Shelby Mayor Steve Schag on Tuesday delivered 400 first-dose Moderna vaccines to the Mount Carmel Medical Group in Lewis Center, Ohio -- coronavirus shots that were not needed in Shelby.

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Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday outlined efforts to expand coronavirus vaccine availability in Ohio where he reported that about one-third of the population has received shots as case counts increase.

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Shelby area youths enjoyed activities at the Seltzer Park North playground as ideal weather conditions took hold in the city April 6. The week of April 5 was spring break for Shelby schools.

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Work is underway on a farming field east of Shelby as the season gets underway. The work was being carried out along State Route 96 near East Smiley Avenue on April 8. Dry conditions are in the area.

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP — With a new name, new ownership and upgrades taking place, Shelby Crossing's 2021 golf season is underway at the venue formerly known as Shelby Country Club.

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SHELBY -- The Shelby City Schools are announcing expansion of their Wi-Fi capabilities that build on efforts announced last fall. "The Shelby City Schools are proud to offer complementary Wi-Fi throughout our campus," states a recent online announcement posted on the district's website. "Any…

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SHELBY -- Shelby police responded to a report of multiple gunshots fired in the area of Second Street and East Whitney Avenue early in the morning of April 1.

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A look at fire crews fighting a blaze in an apartment building in Shelby on April 6. See story updates at shelbydailyglobe.com and the Shelby Daily Globe

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SHELBY --- The Shelby Fire Department was at the scene of an apartment fire west of downtown on Tuesday evening.

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Flags were at half-staff until Tuesday, April 6 after an announcement by President Joe Biden.

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SHELBY — Now that a Whippet athletic complex is in the works for the Shelby High School campus and 2023 is the goal for the opening of a new football venue there, what will happen to historic Skiles Field near downtown?

Shelly Carroll of Lucas, Ohio and her husband, Bill Carroll, do some painting at a building along Main Street in downtown Shelby as shown in a recent photo.

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Motorists traveling along Auburn Avenue in Shelby are greeted by a lawn display ahead of Easter as shown in this April 1 photo.   

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP — While crews prepare to make repairs caused by vandalism at London Cemetery, unrelated maintenance work is underway this month at another historic cemetery in the township — Mount Bethel. 

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A tree is decorated for Easter as shown recently along the Richland B&O Bike Trail (right) on March 22. Shelby visitors to the trail can find the tree near the Home Road marsh and Bald Eagle Viewing Area. The tree has been decorated for other holidays, as well, including Christmas and Ha…

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In the Shelby City Schools' district, no classes are being held on Friday, April 2, and spring break is next week -- the week of April 5. Classes resume on April 12 in the Shelby district.

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SHELBY — Shelby City Council’s Public Works and General Operations Committee was updated Tuesday on a variety of topics ranging from sidewalks to new housing and an issue linked to the upcoming downtown Shelby streetscape project.The sidewalk issue — involving a lack of them in certain porti…

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Richland County residents awoke to a dusting of snow in the region on Thursday as April arrived.

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SHELBY -- A year after the 2020 Shelby High School prom was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the school has announced plans for a 2021 prom scheduled for May 1 at the school.

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Motorists traveling between the Mansfield area and Shelby should watch for some traffic slowdowns along State Route 39 heading toward Shelby. Crews with the Ohio Department of Transportation are doing ditch work this week. Lane restrictions were in place on March 29 as crews were preparing t…

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Denim Robinette is shown carrying out restoration work at a home near the corner of North Gamble Street and West Smiley Avenue in Shelby. Robinette was working on the project March 25.

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SHELBY — Shelby Schools Superintendent Tim Tarvin took time at the recent Board of Education meeting to recognize two longtime district employees — Dowds Elementary School Principal Dr. Kristin Kaple-Jones and Shelby High School teacher Pam McKown — who are leaving their positions this comin…

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Check the Shelby Daily Globe for coverage of the sports teams at Shelby High School.

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A look at school buses departing Shelby Middle School on Monday, March 29. Spring break is next week in the Shelby school district. Check the Shelby Daily Globe for coverage of the district.