HERO program makes positive difference; reduces 911 calls

A joint venture between Springfield Township and Sylvania Township Fire departments is helping reduce the over utilization of 911 calls in the community. The HERO program, which stands for Health, Education, Resources and Outreach, was launched in 2020 as a means to prevent potential falls and accidents in resident’s homes. Continue reading HERO program makes positive difference; reduces 911 calls

‘Amazing Shake’ benefits McCord students

I spent three hours at McCord Junior High recently, helping seventh graders master the skills they will need when they enter the future workforce. But the morning wasn’t about reading, writing, science or math. Instead, I was one of nearly 55 adult volunteers helping the students learn the “soft skills” that experts say will make them successful in life. Continue reading ‘Amazing Shake’ benefits McCord students

Apple or Android Smart Phone?

The iPhone vs. Android comparison is a never-ending debate about which one is best. It will likely never have a real winner, but I’m going to try and help you to find your personal pick. The latest version of their operating systems, iOS 16 and Android 13, are both excellent, but in slightly different ways. Many of their features overlap, but design-wise they look quite different, aside from the basic touchscreen-focused layout.  Continue reading Apple or Android Smart Phone?

6039 Summit

he 6039 Summit St. property was purchased by Nancy Buck in 1883, who, as mentioned in the last article, was married to Enoch Buck and lived in the house across the street at 6000 Summit St. In 1897 this house was built for their daughter and son-in-law, Adriance and Ida (Buck) Mallett. Enoch Buck died that year and in 1899 Nancy Buck transferred this house and property to the Malletts. The property consisted of eight acres, extending all the way to where Long Street would later dead end. Continue reading 6039 Summit

Midwest Garden Guys

The Midwest Garden Podcast guys, Mike O’Rourke and Scott Sandstrom, will be sharing gardening advice and information with readers throughout the growing season. O’Rourke, retired from Black Diamond Garden Center and known as the Garden Guy for many years, discusses landscape issues with Sandstrom in a casual conversation designed to educate listeners, and now readers, on a wide variety of topics.
This first conversation being shared here deals with a current weather related yard problem caused by heavy rains Continue reading Midwest Garden Guys

The City Beat…Cougarettes have their day

Mayor Craig Stough proclaimed March 6 as Cougarette Day in Sylvania in celebration of the Southview dance team’s Ohio State championship. The team captured first place in Pom and Jazz at the state tournament on Jan. 28. This is the team’s second state title in the past two years.

In regular business at the March 6 Sylvania City Council meeting, Sylvania’s Public Safety and Service Director Kevin Aller requested and was granted an amendment to the city’s contract with DGL Consulting Engineers for an additional $18,478 for the work performed for the Downtown Transportation Improvement project. Continue reading The City Beat…Cougarettes have their day