The Press Newspaper
History can be found in many places. Books, museums, photo albums, libraries or antique shops to name a few, but sometimes, we find history right beneath our feet. Such was the case this past month in Genoa when road crews, resurfacing a portion of Washington Street, unearthed dozens of old wooden railroad ties from a now-defunct electric interurban train that used to run between Toledo and the Lakeside-Marblehead area.
Officials in the Village of Oak Harbor hope an engineering study underway will detect leaks and offer ways to plug its hemorrhaging water line system.
At present, the Oak Harbor water distribution system has a whopping 42 percent water loss rate, according to the estimates of Interim Village Administrator Randy Genzman.
“We eat a lot of those costs,” he noted.
Years of growth and major projects have passed since the Northwestern Water & Sewer District prepared a master plan, says Jerry Greiner, president of the district, and now it’s time to prepare another.
A report of the new plan, which identifies long-term needs for water and sewer services throughout Wood County, is scheduled for completion by mid-summer.
In his 30 years, Ron Davis became ‘captain of the ship’
When it comes to experience and dedication to theater in Oregon, there aren’t many people who come close to Ron Davis. Davis has served as president of both the Genoa Community Theater and The Oregon Community Theater and has taken part in 37 shows during his 30 years of experience, making him one of the local theater scene’s most respected members.