The Press Newspaper
Former Jerusalem Township Trustee Ray Cedoz was remembered
last week as a trustee who cared about his community, and had a common sense approach to running the township.
Cedoz died Monday, Nov. 9, of pneumonia. He was 75-years-old.
Cedoz, a lifelong resident of the township, had battled cancer for a long time, according to his wife, Jeanette, whom he had been married to for 56 years.
As trustee, Cedoz was passionate about the township and was widely known for listening to both sides of an issue.
A petition drive to maintain gasoline service at the 7-Eleven store in Walbridge has garnered more than 1,000 signatures.
Gail Adler, the franchisee for the store at 200 N. Main Street, and her son-in-law, Mike Doyle, embarked on a petition drive after being notified by the company it plans to stop selling gasoline at the store after the Labor Day holiday.
The two had said they hoped the petitions would give them some leverage with the corporate office as they try to continue the service.
Last week, Doyle said a division manager told him the decision to close the gasoline pumps could be delayed for another year.
On Nov. 11, 2009, Coy Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders invited
veterans to come to the school for a special Veterans Day program.
The program began with Christ Dunberger Post of the American Legion posting the colors, followed by Coy Boy Scouts leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, and a moment of silence.
The fourth grade then shared a poem titled, “Just a Common Soldier,” by A. Lawrence Vaincourt and some fifth-grade students read essays they had written on the topic of, “What Freedom Means to Me.”
The program continued with the playing of “Armed Service Medley.” As each service song played, the veterans stood to be recognized.
The program concluded with each student introducing the veteran he or she brought to the program and a presentation of flag pins.
An autopsy on the body of a woman found in Lake Erie near Oak Harbor has determined the cause of death but law enforcement officials Thursday said they weren’t disclosing how she died until the investigation has proceeded further.
The autopsy also confirmed the victim was dead before being placed in the water. Investigators had estimated the body had been in the water for less than two weeks.
The victim is a white female and believed to be under 30 with long brown hair in a pony tail and brown eyes. Her height is 5-7 and her weight is 122 pounds.
Several more tattoos were discovered on her body during the autopsy, including a second five point star with a sun burst design found on her left front shoulder. An identical tattoo is on her right shoulder.
Eastwood school superintendent Brent Welker is cautioning district residents the most recent financial statements paint a rosy but unrealistic picture of the district’s actual condition.
As of Nov. 6, about a third of the way into the current fiscal year, total revenues were about $7.1 million, about $655,067, or 10 percent more, than at the same time last year when the district had collected $6.5 million.
General property tax revenues this year are about $2 million, about $207,963 more than last year but the district has only collected a little more than $1 million in income taxes - a drop of $134,549 compared to last year.
The superintendent notes the district’s allocation of grants-in-aid includes $138,715 in stimulus money that can’t be used for basic general fund purposes.
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