The Press Newspaper
In “Triumph Over Tragedy” and to remember those who lost their lives in the tornado that devastated the area last year, a block party being planned for June 4 at 4 p.m. on Main Street in Millbury.
A freeze on rates for FirstEnergy all-electric customers has been extended to March 31, 2013, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has announced.
After the two-year freeze, the utility will reduce a portion of the discounted rates annually through 2018.
The PUCO last week said its action gives FirstEnergy electric heating customers time to prepare for increased rates.
In this issue, Press reporters look back at the June 5, 2010 tornado that devastated parts of Lake Township and western Ottawa County. The storm killed seven, destroyed Lake High School and the Lake Township administration building, as well as a number of homes and other structures.
The past year has been marked by progress. The township building has been rebuilt and an open house/dedication ceremony is scheduled for June 5.
Millbury residents Edward and Julie Blank began the process of rebuilding their Main Street home immediately after an EF-4 tornado struck on June 5 last year.
The family of 21-year-old Lake Township resident Gerald Lathrop wondered where he was when he did not show up for his birthday or when they got together for Easter.
That’s because Gerald is at the cemetery visiting the grave of his former girlfriend, Bailey Bowman, on important occasions.
Last June 5, Gerald and Bailey were traveling along State Route 795 heading towards his parents’ home on Luckey Road. They never got there.
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