Anyone interested in serving the township is invited to apply for the open position for a five-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals. There is also a position available for an alternate member, which is a three-year term. The Zoning Board of Appeals deals with variance requests, as well as conditional-use requests.
There is also a position available for a five-year term on the Zoning Commission Board, and for an alternate member, which is a three-year term. The Zoning Commission Board deals with zoning change requests as well as updates to the zoning resolution.
Interested residents should contact zoning inspector Gary E. Kapp at 419-855-7417 or leave a message at the township hall at 419-836-4204 by Dec. 22.
Genoa Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for the musical, “Nuncrackers,” Dec. 14 and 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the theatre, located at 509-1/2 Main St., Genoa.
Director Joe Angelone is looking for four women, one man, two boys and two girls to fill rolls in the Christmas musical.
Production dates are March 6 to 15, 2009. For more information, call Joe at 419-862-5151.
The East Toledo Family Center is seeking nominations for their Distinguished Citizen and Teacher of the Year Awards.
Nominees for Distinguished Citizens should have lived, worked or served in East Toledo and have distinguished themselves in the areas of his/her volunteer work, career, entertainment and/or politics. Self-nominated candidates will be accepted. Selection is determined by a vote of the Alumni Association and all past inductees.
Nominations the East Toledo Teacher of the Year Award must have lived, worked or served in East Toledo and have demonstrated character in one or more of the following areas: innovation, dedication, collaboration, volunteerism and or advocacy. They may also be self-nominated.
Forms are available at the Family Center and may be requested by contacting Kim Partin at 419-691-1429. Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 31. Selection is determined by a vote of the Renaissance Gala Planning Committee.
The award will be presented at the Renaissance Gala, which will be held April 25, 2009.
The deadline is nearing for the annual scholarship award available to the children of employees of AK Tube.
Dec. 31 marks the final date applications will be accepted for the AK Steel Sons & Daughters Scholarship. To be eligible, students must be completing high school and planning to attend a public or non-profit college or university.
Applicants may be the natural-born child, step-child or adopted child of an AK Tube employee, who mush have been employed by the company for at least one year as of March 20, 2009 and must continue to be employed by the company when the scholarship recipients are selected later in the spring.
Application materials are available from the human resource department at AK Tube and on the company’s Web site, aksteel.com. The award provides an annual payment of $5,000 and is renewable for three additional years for a total maximum scholarship of $20,000.
Call 513-424-7369 with any questions.
Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn is urging residents to be extra vigilant due to a marked increase in daytime break-ins, which occur every December.
Many people leave holiday gifts out in the open, making their homes an easy target. Along with the presents, burglars have been stealing flat-screen TVs, laptop computers, cash, guns and jewelry. The most recent break-ins have occurred north of Bowling Green.
Wasylyshyn noted that residents should be aware of vehicles that do not belong at a neighbor’s home or someone walking around the house looking in windows. Report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.
To help reduce the odds of being a victim:
• Use an alarm system.
• Install deadbolt locks.
• Write down serial numbers, the make and model of valuables.
• Stay in touch with neighbors about activity in the neighborhood.
Raise for OAPSE
The Woodmore school board last week in a special meeting approved a 2 ½ percent pay increase for non-teaching employees.
The pay hike for the approximately 42 members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 676 is the same percentage increase as teachers received, said Jane Garling, district superintendent.
The raise will go into effect retroactively to July but the workers – secretaries, custodians, and others – won’t be paid at the higher rate for overtime worked since then, Mrs. Garling said.
The contract will be in effect until July 1 of next year.
Negotiations were conducted under a wage re-opener clause in the agreement, the superintendent said, because the district didn’t have sufficient revenues to cover a raise when the contract went into effect.
The board will hold its regular monthly meeting Dec. 15.