The Press Newspaper
A survey of residents in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood revealed that 32 percent of residents have experienced vandalism in a six-month period.
Twenty-eight percent experienced vandalism or theft inside their home, and 50 percent know of a neighbor who was a victim.
Scrappers, sliced tires, drug deals, and boom boxes
Last summer, businessman Rob Horvath complained that semi-trucks were illegally using Consaul Street in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood.
Tuesday night at the Birmingham Library, residents told Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs that 18-wheel trucks are still finding their way down Consaul un-ticketed and often unnoticed by police.
Jerusalem Township got its brand new $333,000 Pierce fire truck — the culmination of years of research by Chief Harold L. “Larry” Stanton.
“The truck isn’t something that just popped up. It was something that was brought to the attention of the trustees by the fire department, and then, of course, one step led to another,” said Trustee Joe Kiss.
Officials studying the feasibility of a regional emergency dispatch center in northern Wood County are hoping their proposal fits the criteria of a new state program that offers financial incentives for local governments to come up with innovative ideas in the sharing and delivering of services.
Through the program, called the Local Government Innovation Fund, the Ohio Department of Development is trying to promote efficiency and collaboration among local entities.
Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian will no longer allow police officers to be at school board meetings after he learned that the city is footing the bill.
“I found out that has been going on for quite some time,” said Seferian. “I went to a school board meeting prior to the election last November when a lot of people questioned the school board for giving raises to administrators. I noticed then there were a couple of officers at the meeting. Police have been going to school board meetings for several months.”
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