The Press Newspaper
Did you ever watch a “controlled house burn?”
Most might think it starts with just a pile of straw and a flick of a match. Think again. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of watching the Northwood Volunteer Fire Department do a controlled burn on a house in Northwood. The purpose was to assist in training new NVFD recruits, as well as those from Lake Township and the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District.
Trainers from these departments as well as from Perrysburg City Fire Department and the Toledo Refinery (old Sun Oil) Safety Department were on hand for the burn.
The Village of Walbridge is throwing a party this year to observe its centennial and many events are planned to coincide with the July 4th holiday.
Much of the celebration will be at Loop Park where there will be food, entertainment, and displays of memorabilia July 4-6.
Three area school districts are making plans to place levy renewal requests on the November ballot.
The Eastwood school board will be seeking renewal of a 2-mill levy that was originally passed as a 5-year issue but will likely be on the ballot this year as a continuing levy.
Townships’ zoning matters on agendas
An application to rezone a 1.23-acre parcel in Lake Township from agricultural to light industrial is on the agenda of the July 2 meeting of the Wood County Planning Commission.
A boat owner suffered burns to his legs, arms, and abdomen June 23 after an explosion at a gas dock at the Foxhaven Marina in Ottawa County.
According to the county sheriff’s department, Theodore G. Philput, 46, Canal Winchester, O., had just re-fueled port and starboard tanks on his 40-foot boat when he attempted to start the vessel from the fly bridge. The engines apparently started and then stopped.