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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Media site WMFD.com 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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…