Shelby

Shelby Seeking Comments On Streetscape Project

28 Oct , 2020  

The City of Shelby is proposing to make improvements on Main Street from Mansfield Avenue/Broadway to Gamble Street and is seeking public comments about the project.

Improvements include new curbing, crosswalks, sidewalks, ADA compliant curb ramps, lighting, storm sewer, street trees, and furniture. The construction will be funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

No right of way will be purchased with the project. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be maintained with detours at times. The City will work with the contractor and local businesses to ensure closures to entrances for sidewalk pours, etc. are limited to non-business hours. More…

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Latest Shelby Health Department COVID Numbers

27 Oct , 2020  

Schools, Shelby

Site Work Begins On New Shelby School Building

2 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Shelby City Schools announced exciting news earlier this week.

Site work has started on the new PreK-8 school building, which is being constructed on a ten acre site behind the Middle School.

The building was designed by Garmann Miller Architects of Minster, Ohio. The firm has been hired by school districts in Liberty Center, New Bremen, Dublin, Greenville, and other Ohio communities to design similar structures. More…

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Shelby Celebrates Its Historic Downtown: With Photos

22 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Shelby, a community with a real sense of shared heritage, came together on a beautiful Friday morning to mark a milestone in preserving that history that took place 38 years ago.

Local government leaders and guests joined to dedicate a historic marker that commemorates placement of much of the downtown area on the National Register of Historic Places. This took place in 1982, Shelby Historic Preservation Commission Christina Drain told those assembled, however this is the first time that achievement has been publicly recognized. More…

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Landmarks Of Richland: Shelby’s 1872 Historic Engine House

26 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Did you know that one of the oldest continually operated firehouses in the country is right here in Richland County?

The 1872 Historic Engine House on Main Street in downtown Shelby is a survivor. The second oldest of its kind in Ohio, it anchors one corner of the Shelby Center Historic District, which itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As the Independent News shared in July, 1872, Shelby City Council purchased “…one of Button’s first class Hand Fire Engines, two Hose Carts, and one thousand feet of Hose” to outfit the building and fire department. The advertisement for contractors later that year called for a brick building 30 by 45 feet in size with a tin roof. The fire engine cost $1,700, the building itself cost $4,000, and the entire expense came in at $10,000. More…

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Schools, Shelby

Shelby Parents Asked To Choose From Two Back To School Options

22 Jul , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

As July winds down, thoughts to turn to August and the start of school.

What “school” looks like this particular year, however, is not only still being decided in Richland County school districts, but it is very likely that not all districts will be educating students in the same ways.

One district that is currently reaching out to parents is Shelby City Schools. More…

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Shelby Issuing Peak Power Alerts

21 Jul , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Many Ohio communities are facing difficulties over the last few weeks caused by an unseen agent.

No, we’re not talking about COVID-19. We’re talking about heat. It’s been an unusually warm and humid summer in Richland County, and air conditioners, fans, and other cooling devices have been running at full tilt.

Excessive use can lead to difficulties for energy companies. For municipal electric systems, like those in Shelby and Galion, they can have ramifications not only on systems, but on the cost of power itself. More…

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Going Broadband In Shelby?

8 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Just think — sometime a couple of years from now, a Shelby resident can stream their favorite movie through their own municipality’s broadband network.

As part of its effort to assess the opportunities for high speed interest service for the entire community, the City of Shelby is currently taking steps to determine what citizens think of the idea.

To that end, the City has authorized an online survey to help determine if a municipal broadband utility would work. More…

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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

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…

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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 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.

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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…

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