Shelby Bicycle Days Rolls Out This Week

6 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse; Community Improvement Corporation of Shelby

Shelby Bicycle Days is an integral part of the summer event season not only in northern Richland County, but in the entire area. This year, organizers faced the daunting realization that hosting a healthy festival, one that emphasized safe family fun, required that some changes be made.

The result is a different look version of Bicycle Days.

As shared by event organizations, the festival will include: More…

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Shelby Finance Committee Hears Some Good News

16 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Consistent with the experience of other local communities, the City of Shelby is finding out that the COVID-19 hit on city finances is not as bad as first suspected.

In fact, when Shelby City Council’s Finance Committee met on Monday, the financial news was rather positive as Director of Finance Brian Crum led members through spreadsheets delineating fund balances, income, and expenditures.

The following were among highlights shared: More…


City Of Shelby Has A New Online Look: In Fact, Three Of Them

2 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

It’s getting to be quite the trend in Richland County, as local governments update their web presence in an effort to keep citizens informed and potential investors impressed.

This past week, we shared news of the City of Ontario’s brand-new website which presents their community in a new way.

Not to be outdone, the City of Shelby is the latest municipality in the area to activate a new website. In this case, however, they launched three new ones — for the City of Shelby, the Shelby Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), and the Shelby City Health Department. More…

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Shelby In Good Financial Shape After Two Months Of COVID-19

19 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

At its regular Council meeting on Monday evening, Shelby City Council heard an update on city finances that contained some generally good news.

Finance and Personnel Committee Chairperson Garland John Gates shared a financial report that included a general review of fund balances. Gates said that year to date income tax income is actually up over 2019, and that the City’s General Fund is in basically “good shape.” More…

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City Of Shelby Recieves Safety Award, Mayor Announces

5 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; American Municipal Power

At Monday evening’s meeting of Shelby City Council, Mayor Steven Schag has a bit of good news to share with those gathered.

The meeting in question was held in-person as one of the only public meetings in the area that have continued to be held in that manner. The April 20 meeting of Council was also held in that manner.

In his comments, Schag told members that the City of Shelby had received recognition from American Municipal Power (AMP) for safety levels at the City’s electric transmission facilities. More…

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Shelby Has First Confirmed Coronavirus Case, WMFD Reports

1 Apr , 2020  

Media site reported Tuesday afternoon that Shelby has its first confirmed COVID-19 case.

According to the post, which can be accessed here, the Shelby City Health Department is addressing the situation pursuant to ODH protocols.

1812Blockhouse will share additional details as they become known.

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Shelby Mayor Declares State Of Emergency

20 Mar , 2020  

On Thursday, Shelby Mayor Steven Schag  declared a state of emergency in the City of Shelby concerning local  impact of the COVID-19/Coronavirus.

In his two page  order, Mayor Schag covered a number of points related to City operations, facilities, and personnel.  A copy of the order is below. More…


Schools, Shelby

Shelby Schools Boosts Social Media Presence

24 Feb , 2020  

It’s even more cool to be a Whippet these days.

In the past few weeks, Shelby City Schools has been updating and expanding its social media footprint. This includes both general posts from the school district as well as those from its athletic department.

The change is part of a coordinated effort by Shelby Schools to maximize communication with parents and the community. The following description of the changes appear on the district website: More…

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Free Public Health Fair Coming To Shelby

18 Feb , 2020  

Your health is your wealth, so the saying goes. It’s important to take care of your health because it tends to be one of those things we don’t appreciate until it’s gone.

North Central State College of Nursing is bringing a Community Health Fair to Shelby on February 27. The event will be hosted by the Shelby YMCA (111 West Smiley Avenue) and is open to everyone. There is no charge, so attending is a no-brainer. More…

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All About Richland, Shelby

Which Area Got More Snow – Mansfield Lahm, Mifflin, Or Shelby?

13 Feb , 2020  

National Weather Service releases unofficial snowfall totals for Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND – An overnight winter storm dumped several inches of snow across Northeast Ohio on Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has released its “unofficial” snowfall amounts taken over the last 12 hours, with the highest amounts registered in Brunswick and at the Akron-Canton Airport.

Schools, Shelby

Enjoy Dinner Theatre At Shelby High School This Weekend

12 Feb , 2020  

Shelby High School is inviting the public to a Dinner Theater Musical Revue, featuring a number of live music performances sure to entertain as you dine.

The event will be held 3 times this coming weekend: Friday, February, 14, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, February 15, at 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. The dinner menu is designed to accommodate multiple diets, and offers salad, lasagna (meat, vegan, gluten-free/vegan, or gluten-free/meat), breadsticks and dessert. More…



Shelby Police Officer Heading Decades Old Missing Persons Case

5 Feb , 2020  

Have you seen this woman?

On Nov. 19, 1911, Mary Jane Croft became the fourth of eight children of John and Anna Croft of Montana, West Virginia. When she was 17, she would go on to marry James Wesley Vangilder on Jan. 29, 1929.

Landmarks of Richland, Shelby

Landmarks Of Richland: Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church

31 Jan , 2020  

It is apparent that the architect of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby took particular pride in this building.

After all, while the church was being built in the decade before the Great Depression, Toledo architect William R. Dowling actually moved his family to Shelby, living at 216 West Main Street for two to three years. More…

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