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The YWCA’s 22nd Annual Milestones: A Tribute to Women, honored two local women — Oregon Police Detective Janet Zale and Black Swamp Bird Observatory Executive Director Kimberly Kaufman.

The Milestones event was held March 30 at the SeaGate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo.

Detective Zale is the Milestones award recipient for her contributions in government. Zale has been a police officer for over 25 years with the Oregon Police Division.

Throughout her career in law enforcement, Zale has served as a patrol officer, investigations officer, and a member of the Toledo Metro Task Force. Currently, Detective Zale serves as a task force agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The YWCA’s 22nd Annual Milestones: A Tribute to Women, honored two local women — Black Swamp Bird Observatory Executive Director Kimberly Kaufman and Oregon Police Detective Janet Zale and.

The Milestones event was held March 30 at the SeaGate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo. Kaufman is this year’s Milestones award recipient in the Sciences Category.

Her contributions in her role as executive director at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, located on State Route 2 just outside Oak Harbor, have had a substantial impact on the Northwest Ohio community.

The Insurance Services Organization (ISO) has provided to Jerusalem Township and Fire Rescue leadership it’s most updated survey of the Communities Public Protection Classification for the newest three-year period, and township officials say that what they came up with is good for the township and its residents. 


Fire Chief Tony Parasiliti says “this classification is important for property owners in our township and is a measure of the capabilities and the service that is provided by our Communities Fire and Rescue service.”

Parasiliti says that in the past, Jerusalem Township’s three-year rating has been reevaluated and the newest ISO Public Protection Classification has been listed as a 05/5X.

 Parties involved in a complaint filed to block a preliminary injunction against owners of a quarry in Benton Township have agreed to an extension that allows attorneys for the owners to file their response by April 13.

 Attorneys for Rocky Ridge Development, LLC, and Custom Ecology of Ohio filed a complaint with the Ohio Supreme Court against Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters, who last month issued a preliminary injunction against Rocky Ridge Development.

It prevents the company from mixing spent lime from the City of Toledo’s water treatment plant with soil and burying it in cells at the quarry where the property is zoned for A-3 agricultural use.

 If CSX Corp. follows through on plans to cease operations of a section of Stanley Yard in Lake Township, Richard Welling, a township trustee, sees an opportunity.

 He told his fellow trustees Tuesday the rail yard is already zoned for industrial use and has the potential for being developed into an industrial park. Utilities are also in place, he added.

 “This is something we could do by partnering with the Village of Walbridge,” Welling said after the trustees meeting.

 

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