The Press Newspaper
A contract bid for $60,782 approved by the Woodmore school board last week to repair the roof of the elementary school building is an example of the expenses the board and administration are trying to avoid and why a bond issue for a new building will be on the November ballot, Superintendent John Fernbaugh says.
He plans to meet May 23 with representatives of the Ohio School Facilities Commission to discuss the district’s options for leveraging OSFC funding for a new elementary building if voters approve a bond issue.
Last October, Northwood City Council debated the need for more budget cuts, with some questioning whether they could be made without having a serious impact on city services.
Council, reluctantly, had placed a .25-percent municipal income tax increase for three years on the November ballot to counter sluggish income tax revenue collected by the city that year. The revenue would have provided funds for capital improvements, capital reinvestment and operating expenses.
A 67-year-od Northwood man with breathing problems had to wait 28 minutes for the Northwood Fire Department to arrive on the morning of March 3.
Tim Mix, of Parc Rue, died two days later at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after suffering brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.
His wife Ellen called 9-1-1 three times on the morning of March 3. By the time help arrived from Medic 804, an ambulance from Northwood Fire Station No. 1 manned by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Medic 50, an Advanced Life Support (ALS) rescue squad from Lake Township, Mix had stopped breathing.
Toledo Mayor Mike Bell is an African-American.
Police Chief Mike Navarre is Irish.
Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz is Polish.
Lucas County administrator Peter Ujvagi is Hungarian.
Come August, the Allen Central Elementary building will be no more.
The building, part of the Genoa Local School District, will be torn down sometime between mid-July and August, according to Dennis Mock, superintendent.
The school board last week approved the demolition contract during a meeting. Crews from D & R Enterprises, Genoa, will raze the building for $109,000.
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