The Press Newspaper
County promoting instant alerts for residents
In the wake of the June 5 tornado that hit Allen Township after sweeping through neighboring communities, Ottawa County officials are urging residents to sign up for instant alerts, which are issued for severe weather and other emergencies.
The alerts are sent by text messages, pages, or email.
The county uses Inspiron Logistics’ Wireless Emergency Notification System to provide the emergency alerts to residents. Brush Wellman, Inc. pays for the subscription service.
For information about the service contact the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency, (419) 734-6900.
To register, residents should visit www.co.ottawa.oh.us/ottawacoema/index.html.
One said he didn’t have a report for May because: “I don’t know where May is right now.”
Police Chief Mark Hummer also said he didn’t have a May report but said his report for June “Will be a doozy.”
Ron Hanely, parks supervisor, jokingly apologized for “Letting the parks go so bad.”
There is a vacant seat on council caused by the recent resignation of Brody Goetz.
Letters of interest, which are not required, may be sent to: Village of Rocky Ridge, P.O. Box 218, Rocky Ridge, O.
Regular office hours will resume June 24 at 8:30 a.m.