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The City of Willard is one step closer to safety improvements along US 224 (East Walton Avenue). Council has adopted a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the US 224 Corridor Sidewalk Project.  This project is a 10…

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While students will be going back to in-class learning on Tuesday, the pandemic has taken a financial toll on some parts of the school district. Especially hard hit have been the athletic and food services departments, causing the board of education to look at those areas.

Fire and EMS for the City of Willard have received the COVID-19 vaccine. City manager James Pomerich said 16 people were vaccinated.

Editor’s note: This is the Jason Reel, 49, is back on duty as a firefighter/EMT/police officer for the City of Willard. After a life-or-death battle against COVID-19, he has survived and is healing. He calls his renewed chance at life as a “miracle.”

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 This is the second part of a three-part story. Jason Reel was on a ventilator from COVID-19. He has recovered and is back to work for the City of Willard. His story is one of fear, hope and faith.

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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part story. Jason Reel was on a ventilator from COVID-19. He has recovered and is back to work for the City of Willard. His story is one of fear, hope and faith.

A local business was cited by agents from the Ohio Investigative Unit over the weekend for violations of health orders. Agents issued citations after observing the violations.

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Members of Willard City Council adopted a resolution on Monday authorizing the creation of the Willard Cares Small Business Grant Program. A first meeting has been held with the Huron County Development Council  to review the grants submitted. HCDC is administering the grant, according to Wi…

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A Greenwich man was taken into custody following a stand-off with police on Monday. According to Greenwich Police Chief Steve Dorsey, no one was injured in the almost eight hour incident which started in the afternoon.

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An art teacher from Willard High School is helping the Plymouth Improvement Committee bring some colorful patriotism to the downtown area. John Buss was hired to paint a flag in the shape of the state of Ohio on the side of a building facing the Veterans Park.

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Mike and Charlene Bower of Bow Wow Graphics have given back to the community on a number of fronts. With the demands right now on first responders, medical personnel and those who work in essential jobs, the couple decided to use a very unique path to once again support the people of the area.

The blue and white trucks of Armatrout Sanitation have been a part of this community and the area for decades. Early mornings meant William “Blue” Armatrout and his crews were picking up garbage from homes and businesses.

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James Pomerich is wearing a new hat with the City of Willard. He was appointed by city council to serve as interim city manager with the resignation of Jim Ludban, effective April 1.

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A 70 year old resident of Huron County has become the first COVID-19 related death, according to Huron County Public Health. Bill Knapp, who also suffered from underlying health conditions, died on Sunday, March 29 due to complications of novel coronavirus.

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A second case of the coronavirus disease 2019 has been found in Huron County prompting Huron County Public Health to formally declare a local public emergency, according to Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger.

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Huron County Public Health, along with Huron County public officials partners are reporting the first Huron County “presumptive positive” test result for novel coronavirus disease 2019.

Through several conversations with the Huron County Public Health, the Huron County Community Library has decided to adjust some of the services for the duration of this crisis.

The Willard Food Bank is continuing to help feed those who do not have enough in their pantries. The hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday fro 1 to 4 p.m.

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Even though Ohio Governor Mike DeWine set the deadline for closing all public schools in the state as Monday, March 16, the doors to the Willard campus were secured after class on Friday, March 13, according to Willard City Schools Superintendent Jeff Ritz.

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In his press conference this afternoon, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said all Ohio schools will receive "an extended spring break" that will last three weeks. Schools will close at the end of the day on Monday, March 16 and remain closed for those three weeks. After that time, there will be a r…

The school districts in Huron County issued a joint statement on March 11 announcing protocols regarding the Novel Coronavirus and their response. The announcement has resulted in the cancellation of numerous activities across the district, including the Willard City Schools.

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The 5K Honor Run/Walk set for Saturday, March 14 has been canceled, according to the Willard High School Community Honor Committee.

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A letter of resignation from city manager Jim Ludban was accepted by Willard City Council at the Monday, March 2 meeting. The resignation is effective April 1.

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The Village of Plymouth is moving ahead with a plan of action to demolish a burned and vacant home at 32 W. Broadway St. Members of Plymouth Village Council passed a motion at its recent meeting to approve payment to Chem-Tech Consultants, Inc. to perform an asbestos survey on the building.

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In order to try and reach other facets of the community, Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard will offer drive-thru ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26. Pastor Janet Wittenmyer said she got the idea after attending a professional pastors retreat.

On Feb. 1, Huron County EMA switched to WENS (Wireless Emergency Notification System). Anyone who was signed up under Everbridge, the previous provider, is also signed up under WENS. The notifications can be personalized to area, alert etc. Go to huroncountyalerts.com to see what is availabl…

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The Willard Area chamber of Commerce honored the late Todd Shininger for his 70 plus years of service to the community. Ricky Branham (right) executive director of the chamber, presents an award to Matt (left) and Mark Shininger.

Students in the 12th grade at Willard High School are being judged this week on their senior projects. Passage of the senior project is mandatory for graduation. The students pick a subject which interests them. There is research and a paper that must be completed. Each senior is required to…