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Lake Twp. road fund decimated by winter PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 21 March 2014 09:39
MILLBURY - Lake Township is looking to the state to plug a hole in the road department budget that was decimated by this winter's wicked weather.
At Tuesday's meeting, the trustees approved a resolution asking the state to release money from its "rainy day fund" to help repair township infrastructure that "sustained substantial damage" this winter due to extreme weather conditions.
The resolution said the Ohio Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the rainy-day fund, has a balance of $1.47 billion.
"We're not really asking for a handout. We're just asking for our money back," said Trustee Richard Welling, who wrote the resolution.
The resolution cites the township's Local Government Fund that has been cut by 30 percent. The reduction - which hit local governments all over Ohio - was implemented during the economic downturn a couple years ago.
"This money is Ohio residents' money and it should be returned to local jurisdictions," Welling said.
The resolution will be sent to Gov. John Kasich, and Ohio Sen. Randy Gardner and Rep. Tim Brown, both R-Bowling Green.
Trustee Chairwoman Melanie Bowen praised Welling for coming up with the resolution.
"It doesn't hurt to ask," she said.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 11:06
Pemberville asked to build flood barrier PDF Print E-mail
Written by HAROLD BROWN Sentinel City Editor   
Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:40
File photo. Water spills out of river towards downtown Pemberville. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
PEMBERVILLE - A long-time village businessman Tuesday proposed a 300-foot "multi-purpose retention mound" to help limit flood damage from the Portage River to eight businesses along Front Street.
Denny Henline told village council the mound is "not a high-priced engineered flood wall" but something four to four and one-half feet high. He described the mound as a "300-foot snake." He said the mound could have decorative stone on the side facing the businesses and rip rock on the side facing the river.
Henline told council he has talked with an official from the Army Corps of Engineers about the project and learned such a project would require a ponding area up river to take care of the water the mound would hold back. He said the pond could be built on land owned by the village and Freedom Township land behind the fire station and neighboring private property along the river. He said the base of the mound could be "free fill from concrete barns being torn down in the area."
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:48
Poggemeyer named county Corporate Citizen of Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by ALEX ASPACHER Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:59
Jack Jones, the chairman of the Poggemeyer Design Group, gives an acceptance speech after receiving the Corporate Citizen of the Year award Wednesday night during the Wood County Economic Development Commission annual meeting in Perrysburg at the Hilton Garden Inn. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG — Emcee Jerry Anderson was quick with the quips, and Poggemeyer Design Group was named Corporate Citizen of the Year at Wednesday’s annual dinner meeting of the Wood County Economic Development Commission.
WCEDC Executive Director Wade Gottschalk said Poggemeyer has done much for local communities and has been an excellent corporate citizen long before it was chosen for the award this year. The company has also greatly expanded its reach, now with offices in 11 states and a western headquarters in Las Vegas.
Founded in 1968 by Lester Poggemeyer in downtown Bowling Green, the company has been a leader in not just designing construction and road projects, but pursuing grants and other funding for such projects. Lester Poggemeyer sold his company to four top employees in 1987 and the company named as its chairman Jack Jones, who accepted the Wood County award Wednesday.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:49
Rossford reading program criticized PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:33
ROSSFORD - A Rossford resident took the school administration to task for a newly approved reading program.
The Board of Education adopted Success For All, a pre-K through grade 5 reading program, at a special meeting about a month ago on a 4-1 vote with Jackie Brown the dissenter. The action came at the advice of the district English Language Arts Committee. The program will be implemented next fall.
The district is committed to spending $137,534 in the first year, $46,026 and $37,080 in each successive year.
At Monday's meeting, district resident Charlie McKnight blasted the decision.
McKnight said that the program was designed to be used in low-performing inner city schools, and it hasn't worked there.
"SFA has not been proven by independent studies to improve students' scores on standardized reading tests."
He also claimed that the program "treats teachers like factory workers," removing creativity for teachers and does not serve the needs of average and above readers.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:46
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