The Press Newspaper
Last October, Northwood City Council debated the need for more budget cuts, with some questioning whether they could be made without having a serious impact on city services.
Council, reluctantly, had placed a .25-percent municipal income tax increase for three years on the November ballot to counter sluggish income tax revenue collected by the city that year. The revenue would have provided funds for capital improvements, capital reinvestment and operating expenses.
A 67-year-od Northwood man with breathing problems had to wait 28 minutes for the Northwood Fire Department to arrive on the morning of March 3.
Tim Mix, of Parc Rue, died two days later at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after suffering brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.
His wife Ellen called 9-1-1 three times on the morning of March 3. By the time help arrived from Medic 804, an ambulance from Northwood Fire Station No. 1 manned by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Medic 50, an Advanced Life Support (ALS) rescue squad from Lake Township, Mix had stopped breathing.
Toledo Mayor Mike Bell is an African-American.
Police Chief Mike Navarre is Irish.
Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz is Polish.
Lucas County administrator Peter Ujvagi is Hungarian.
Come August, the Allen Central Elementary building will be no more.
The building, part of the Genoa Local School District, will be torn down sometime between mid-July and August, according to Dennis Mock, superintendent.
The school board last week approved the demolition contract during a meeting. Crews from D & R Enterprises, Genoa, will raze the building for $109,000.
Gries saw it all as WTVG engineer
During Barry Gries’ career in local television, audio signals went from mono, to stereo, to surround sound; news clips went from being live, to film, to Beta, to video server, and commercials also made the transition from being live, to tape, to server.
Gries, of rural Gibsonburg, retired April 22 after nearly 45 years with WSPD/WTVG – a span that saw him start as a transmitter engineer and become the station’s chief engineer.
Much of his first 20 years was spent working shifts at the 900-plus-foot transmission tower near the corner of BayShore and Stadium roads in Oregon.
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