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The Northwood Fire Department will be hosting the 140th Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fire Association (NOVFA) convention June 20-21.
According to Fire Chief Joel Whitmore, the convention is expected to bring in 1,000 firefighters to the city for the two-day event.
“We last hosted this event in 1978,” Whitmore said. “It is nice to bring something good into the community while we celebrate fire service in Ohio. A lot of old friends will be coming to town which should be a breath of fresh air here.”
Oregon City Council last week approved the purchase of a utility vehicle with a front mounted snow blower, a GPS survey system, and a grinder for the Public Services Department.
The GPS system was purchased from City Blueprint of Toledo, Inc., for $22,972.
Public Service Director Paul Roman said the GPS survey equipment will be used for various designs and construction projects by city engineers.
Next stop the ballot.
A joint resolution to place an issue on the May ballot to continue funding for the State Capital Improvement Program has received bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature.
The program is administered by the Public Works Commission and provides financing for local government infrastructure improvements, including roads, bridges, sewer systems, water treatment plants and other projects.
When most second graders are asked what they want for their birthday, it’s not uncommon for them to produce a seeming endless list of the latest toys and gadgets the market has to offer. But when Destiny Martinez – a second grader at St. Kateri Catholic Academy – was asked what she wanted for her birthday, she requested just one thing.
And that one thing wasn’t even for her.
As part of its major construction projects planned for this year, Oregon earmarked $800,000 for its roadway improvement program when it put together this year’s budget last November.
Roads had taken a backseat since the recession in 2008. As the local economy stabilized due to cost cutting measures and industrial development, city officials decided to ramp up the road program this year.
With area roadways littered with potholes in the midst of record low temperatures and snow accumulation, the timing couldn’t have been better.
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