The Press Newspaper
Alexa Wegman wanted to be a part of Youth Leadership Toledo for one reason.
“It was important to me because I want to be a leader,” the Northwood High School sophomore said. “I consider myself to be a leader now, but the fact that other people saw me with the potential to be a leader was flattering. I wanted to learn the skills and make a difference in this community. I wanted to meet people and make my sophomore year that much more memorable.”
Youth Leadership Toledo (YLT) recognizes the important contributions young adults make in creating a strong, progressive community. YLT, which is patterned after the Community Leadership Program, consists of 50 sophomores who meet from August to May in monthly daylong sessions. Students who exhibit leadership skills in their schools and communities are nominated by their schools for the program.
Oregon City Council last Monday approved the $65,515.30 bid of Quinn Concrete Construction, Toledo, to make sidewalk/street improvements on Pickle Road and Issac Street.
The project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant, said Public Service Director Paul Roman.
The project includes 600 feet of Pickle Road, just west of I-280, and 1,900 feet of sidewalk on Munding and Isaac Streets, said Roman.
Genoa schools officials still aren’t sure what to do with the soon-to-be closed Brunner Elementary School building.
So this week they are asking state officials to extend their decision deadline, superintendent Dennis Mock said.
“We are currently in negotiations with a prospective buyer,” Mock said Tuesday afternoon, explaining part of the predicament.
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is offering potassium Iodine (KI) tablets to persons living in Jerusalem Township, which lies in the Davis-Besse 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone.
KI tablets are used to protect the thyroid gland in the event of an off-site release of radioactive iodine from the nuclear power plant. However, KI should be taken only as directed does not offer protection against all types of radioactive materials. Tablets should be kept in a dry location at temperatures 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tablets will be distributed at the Jerusalem Township Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd., Curtice, March 29 from 9 to 10 a.m., March 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. and March 31 from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more information, call 419-213-4018.
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