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Jerusalem Township officials have dreamed of having their own recreation complex for over a decade, if not longer. Now, they’ll have it.

Tuesday, a private/public partnership broke ground for two baseball diamonds and two soccer fields on a 10-acre property adjacent to Jerusalem Elementary School. Construction is expected to begin immediately and the fields will be available for use next spring.

“We all know this has been a long process trying to get this rolling prior to (trustee) David (Bench) and I,” trustee Ron Sheehan said. “We went through some trials and tribulations to get this where it’s at.”

Curtice resident Amber Anderson – all 5-foot-3 inches of her – was working in home health care with the Volunteers of America before she enrolled in Owens Community College's seven-month Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy course.

“I was always told I would never make it as a police officer because I was a woman,” Anderson said. “It's a very male-dominated field, so it's very intimidating already. But, if you're not happy with what you're going to do for a living, you're going to be miserable all your life. I believe in everything a police officer stands for.”

In East Toledo at Work: A History of Business and Industry of East Toledo by Larry R. Michaels and Ronald J. Mauter, a chapter titled “Sixteen Tons and What Do You Get?” describes the old Ironwood neighborhood of East Toledo.

“The Ironville community further north on Front Street…grew up as early as the 1860s around heavy industry that was dependent on shipping on the river. The iron ore and coke plants gave the community its name, and other industries, such as shipbuilding and oil refining, arrived soon after,” states the book, copyrighted in 2006 and published by Bihl House Publishing Company.

After convening an emergency meeting Wednesday, the Lake school board re-approved the resolution needed for placing a 4.75-mill, 5-year levy on the November ballot.

The board had met Tuesday and adopted the same resolution, said treasurer Jeff Carpenter, but the required number of board members wasn’t present as some were out of town or had job responsibilities.

The Aug. 13 burglary of a Woodville Road home in Lake Township by armed men appears to not to be a random act, Mark Hummer, township police chief, said last week.

He said evidence collected at the scene indicates the residence at 1539 Woodville Road was intentionally hit by three men who took a cell phone and cash.


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