Township Talk

The Sylvania Township road crew. Back Row, L-R: Teagen Pinkelman, Dustin Schroeder, Jason Howard, Jeff Stefanski, Kevin Howard, Jim Ridner, Jack Carson, Jared Birt, and John Laver dressed for ‘Go Orange Day,’ during National Work Zone Week April 17-21 to emphasize the importance of work zone safety. In 2021, 956 people died in work zones, according to the NHTSA FARS data. Also in 2021, 108 highway worker occupational fatalities occurred in road construction sites, based on BLS data. However, the vast majority of people killed in work zone crashes are motorists and their passengers, making it all the more important for drivers to slow down and stay focused while approaching and passing through a roadway work zone.

Sylvania Township road crew volunteers, Monica Slomka, Jared Birt, Dustin Schroeder, Kevin Howard, Teagen Pinkelman, Darren Snapp, Jeff Stefanski, Jack Carson, John Laver, and Sami Didion (not pictured) partner with Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful’s Adopt A Road program and pick up 23 bags full of trash on Holland Sylvania Road between Brint Road and Sylvania Avenue on April 7.

Safety Township

Safety Township 2023, a program of the Sylvania Township Police Department, will be held June 12 through June 16 from 9 to 11:30 am at Central Trail Elementary School, 4321 Mitchaw Rd.
There is a fee of $50. Registration deadline is May 19 and there is a limit of 90 children.
The program is designed for children who live in the Sylvania area who will be entering kindergarten in a community school this coming school year.
Members of the township police and fire departments, teachers, and people from industry teach youngsters things to be cautious about as they make their first steps away from home.Topics include possible dangers of fire, electricity, and traffic as well as proper procedures for school buses, cars, and pedestrians. Although the topics are serious, the lessons are presented in a way that is age-appropriate, “and really fun,” according to Lt. Sarah Toth, head of community affairs for the Sylvania Township Police Department.
Find registration forms under the events tab at
Contact Officer Dan Krajicek, for questions and further information.

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