A proposed overtime policy revision is causing a stir among Village of Genoa workers.
Village council is set for its third reading Monday of a comprehensive package of personnel policy changes for the nearly 20 village workers. The new policies stem from two years of committee work and are the first revisions made since 2001, said Council President Elizabeth Slotnick, head of the personnel committee.
The proposal addresses policies ranging from sick time and drug testing to the writing of job descriptions and items based on recommendations from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
Employees have several concerns with the changes; but a new formula for calculating overtime is causing the most disdain, Slotnick said.
A start-up firm has received sufficient funding to begin production early next year of solar power inverters at a Moline-Martin Road building in Lake Township.
Norman Rapino, President and Chief Operating Officer of Nextronex Energy Systems, said the company has begun operations at the facility and already has plans for installing three inverters at the Ohio Air National Guard Base at Toledo Express Airport.
He projects the company could employ 15-20 workers by the end of 2010.
The company secured funding through the Rocket Ventures fund of the Regional Growth Partnership and University of Toledo Innovative Enterprise as well as local investors.
Ethnic restaurants are a part of our present-day culture.
We are all familiar with restaurants that specialize in Hungarian, Chinese, Greek, Mexican, and food from other cultures. There’s one ethnic food that has African roots, but it’s become associated with African-American culture today.
Soul food, which became a part of America’s pop culture in the 1960s, has come a long ways from its roots in Africa. But a new business owner is introducing soul food to East Toledo.
Six months ago, J.R. McCardell and his family opened Serenity Family Soul Food Restaurant at the former location of O’Malley’s Pub at the corner of Woodville Road and East Broadway.
“Our food is good down to your soul...,” is the restaurant’s motto, and McCardell stands behind that.
Armed with a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, Jennifer Fording, is preparing to take the Harris-Elmore Public Library’s historical materials on the road for viewing by the public.
The library is using the grant to help pay for a laptop computer and projector that will enable Fording, the local history librarian, to display digitized archival records on location for interested organizations.
The Harris-Elmore library is one of 12 public libraries in Northwest Ohio participating in a regional document digitization project under the auspices of the Ohio Historical Society.
Georgiana Huizenga, director of the Harris-Elmore library, said the goal of the project is to make an array of important but often deteriorating local history records available to a wider audience, including researchers throughout the U.S. and world, through the historical society’s Ohio Memory Project.