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Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner has proposed an Advanced Life Support (ALS) system in the city that promises 24-7 coverage by a paramedic in the volunteer fire department.

Stoner made the proposal at a council meeting last week.

Currently, there is no such guarantee that a paramedic will respond to EMS calls in the city.

Northwood’s former fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) medical director had concerns for years about whether the Northwood Fire Department met the “standard of care.”

Dr. David Miramontes, who was Northwood’s EMS medical director for nearly 10 years before taking a job as the full-time EMS director in Washington, D.C., last month, told The Press he spoke to former Fire Chief Tim Romstadt in the past about problems he saw in the fire department.

Chinese developers broke ground on the Marina District Saturday morning with investors Wu King Hung and Yuan Xiaohong of the firm Dashing Pacific Group in attendance.

East Toledo District 3 councilman Mike Craig expected the sale to the developers of 69 acres of Marina District property for $3.8 million to have closed late last week before the groundbreaking. The sales contract is to include options for the Chinese to purchase more property in the 127-acre Marina District.

The village had minor trouble with a bond for a $5.7 million electrical project but the overall health of Genoa finances is good, village officials say.

In 2004, Genoa leaders took out the multi-million dollar improvement bond with the American Municipal Power of Ohio, with a 50-year payback period.

Health department website posts beach advisories
The Ohio Department of Health has announced a new comprehensive beach safety website www.odh.ohio.gov/healthybeaches, giving the public a chance to see if a bacteria advisory or harmful algal bloom advisory has been posted at the 62 monitored Lake Erie beaches or at an inland lake state park beach.

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