The Press Newspaper
Three area counties realized slight increases in vehicle-train crashes last year from 2009 but are all down from several years ago, according to the Ohio Grade Crossing Statistics Report 2010 released recently by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
There was only one crash in Ottawa County last year but it was fatal, occurring Dec. 16 on Benton-Carroll Road near the Village of Rocky Ridge.
Whether the economy has pushed women and men into entrepreneurship or more people have decided to strike out on their own, one local organization has helped many local small businesses prosper.
The Women’s Entrepreneurial Network has survived and thrived since its inception in the early 1990’s.
According to WEN President Linda Everhardt-Kardux, the organization started in the Small Business Center within the Toledo Chamber of Commerce in 1993.
B-C-S board bids farewell to retiring staff
Superintendent Diane Kershaw presented certificates and school bells to Judy Jensen, Sue Kaiser, Sue Glass, Diane Wise, Dorothy Grau, Joan Hurrell, Sue Hoffman, Gail Whitman, Vicki Barman, and Louis Damschroder. Deb Harbal, Carroll Mylander, and Sue Mesker are also retiring but weren’t at the meeting.
The next regular school board meeting will be June 28 at 6 p.m.
The Press has learned that Dr. David Miramontes, Northwood’s EMS medical director for nearly 10 years, wrote a letter to Mayor Mark Stoner on April 16 in which he made 14 recommendations for adequate staffing, supervision and deployment of resources in the fire department.
The letter was written following the death of resident Tim Mix, who had waited 28 minutes for a rescue squad to arrive at his home on Parc Rue after his wife called 9-1-1 three times on the morning of March 3.
Among Miramontes’ recommendations:
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.
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