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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.


Brief reports
It is customary at meetings of the Lake Township trustees for department heads to give monthly reports detailing what their departments did the prior month. With the tornado destroying the township administration building and damaging the grounds, scattering many records to the winds, however, the reports for May were a little sketchy. Still, some department heads found some humor in the situation.

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.”


Lake board to meet
The Lake Board of Education will meet June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Millbury Fireman’s Recreation Hall, 28410 Oak Street, Millbury


Council vacancy
Interviews for persons interested in serving on Rocky Ridge Village Council will be conducted June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the fire station.

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.

Questions may be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Budget hearing
A public hearing to discuss the 2011 budget for Woodville Township will be held July 7 at 7 p.m. in the township fiscal office, 321 E. Main Street, Woodville.


Board office closed
The Ottawa County Board of Elections will be closed June 21-23. Staffers will be attending a conference hosted by the Ohio Secretary of State.

Regular office hours will resume June 24 at 8:30 a.m.

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