The Press Newspaper
Deciding to go home for a quick lunch Tuesday added some excitement to Daniel Wolf’s day.
“I knew something was going on. My wife was gone and there was a car backed into the driveway with the engine running. I drove up really close to it and dialed 9-1-1. I hung on my air horn to get them out of the house,” the resident of Latcha Road in Lake Township said.
For about a year, a room at the Northwestern Water & Sewer District office building near Bowling Green has somewhat resembled a control center at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
A display wall of eight, 55-inch screens allows district personnel to monitor the system of water and sewer lines, hydrants, pumps and valves for problems. Because district crews working in the field travel in Geographic Position System-equipped vehicles, their locations are known to personnel at the office and they can easily be dispatched to where they are needed.
A resolution to place a renewal levy to fund fire department operations on the November ballot has been approved by the Lake Township trustees.
The 1-mill, 5-year levy will, if passed, generate about $209,020 annually. A current 1-mill levy is set to expire at the end of the year.
The deadline for towns in Wood County to apply for Brownfield site assessment grant funding is Sept. 30, the county’s economic development commission has announced.
The commission is administering a site assessment program with $250,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
When Derrick Diggs became Toledo's Chief of Police a few years ago, he became the first African-American selected for that position. It took more than a century from the time Albert King, Toledo's first black patrolman, was hired for a black officer to rise to the chief's office. In fact, I was hard pressed to determine if any other city or village in Northwest Ohio ever had a police chief who also broke the color barrier. None did, with one exception.
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