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Fremont to provide free wireless service for citizens
The city of Fremont will become the first city in Northwest Ohio to provide a citywide wireless network, according to John Lucas, a systems consultant for 5GMesh Internet Services, a division of Universal Com Link of Fremont.

Construction has begun for the network that will provide citizens with free WiFi. The network will improve public safety and stimulate economic growth within the city, Lucas stated.

Using the latest state-of-the-art technology, the system will utilize high speed wireless mesh technology and fiber-optic data transfer. Fremont's police and municipal workers will be able to use the wireless network bandwidth to access a number of applications, such as real-time police video monitoring, high-speed data access for police cruisers, mobility for first responders and mobile field inspections. In addition to the municipal wireless system, 5Gmesh Internet Services will be installing a second system for public use. This will allow residents and businesses of Fremont to have free wireless access to the Internet. Several pricing tiers of faster broadband connections will also be offered for homes and businesses wishing to take advantage of the faster speeds available through this technology.

5Gmesh Internet Services will soon be installing equipment, with the help of the city, on city buildings and light poles. 

Mary Lou Clark, senior vice-president at National Bank of Ohio, will retire September 30 after 31 years in the banking industry and 23 years at NBOH.

Her last day at the office of NBOH was Friday where she was honored at a private reception by her co-workers.

Prior to joining NBOH, Clark held several banking positions at the Sutton State Bank in Attica, Ohio. She began her career at NBOH in 1988 as a teller.  Shortly after, she was named Vice President and Assistant Cashier and took on the task of bank Compliance Officer. Nine years later she was promoted to Senior Vice President. In 2007 Clark was named Cashier and she became the banks Human Resource Officer and IT Liaison.

Gold stars
The East Toledo-Oregon Kiwanis raised more than $6,500 at its recent golf outing, according to spokesman John Eisenhart, The money will fund scholarships for seniors at Cardinal Stritch, Clay, Lake, Northwood and Waite high schools. The money also supports children activities such as citizenship training and teaching children how to swim.

Eighty-four golfers participated. The winning team was Gary Breier, Nick Breier, Greg Breier and Norm Shapiro.

At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual steak roast Thursday, September 22 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to Sarah at 419-693-5580.

Golf anyone?
The National Bank of Ohio and GenoaBank will host their annual scholarship golf outing Friday, September 16 at Oak Harbor Golf Club. The event raises money for scholarships for students from Clay, Cardinal Stritch, Genoa, Lake and Oak Harbor. For sponsorship, donation and player information, call Joyce at 419-855-8381 or Marie at 419-898-5741.

Just the fax: Fax items to 419-836-1319, email to or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.

Neighborhood gardens topic of Thursday talk
Chris Strayer of Toledo Grows, a community gardening program, will speak to the East Toledo Club Thursday, Noon at The Weber Block, Main and Front Streets in East Toledo. The public is invited.

Toledo Grows is the community gardening outreach program of Toledo Botanical Garden. The group helps neighborhoods and organizations create sustainable garden projects. In 2008, Toledo Grows served more than 65 community gardens.

Community gardens beautify neighborhoods, connect urban dwellers back to the land and nature, provide wholesome, nutritious, and economical food, reduce crime and blight, and promote the creation and use of green space.

Strayer will speak in the room adjacent to Michael’s catering.




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