Blame It On the Bat!

In an effort to help the endangered Indiana bat, the government prohibits clearing trees from March 31 to Nov. 1. in certain areas. One of those areas is along a stretch of Ten Mile Creek in Sylvania Township, earlier targeted to begin this spring for a major project to widen and re-align the waterway. “Because …


Chairman Elected

Neal Mahoney has been elected chairman of the Sylvania Township trustees for 2018. He replaces John Jennewine who served as chairman for he trustees last year. John Crandall will be vice chairman for this year. Trustees will hold regular meetings the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The starting time for regular meetings will …



By mid-afternoon Dec. 24, it was clear to the pleasure of some and the  consternation of others, that residents would be seeing a white Christmas this year. That’s also about the time the Sylvania Township police department called the road department to alert them that some streets were becoming dangerous to drive on. “That’s how we do …


Christmas Tree Drop-Off Site

Sylvania Township will offer a FREE Christmas Tree Drop-Off site for Township residents located at the Administration Building, 4927 Holland-Sylvania Road.  The drop-off site is located at the southwest corner of the parking lot.  Place your tree inside the orange fence area.  Remove plastic bags, all decorations, tinsel and lights. The drop-off site starts December …



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The Sylvania Township road department is currently busy picking up the multitude of leaves which fall in our area this time of year, but it should be noted they recently also had some unusually heavy collecting. Rob Nash, road superintendent, said that as a result of a Sept. 4 wind storm, the department had some heavy lifting during its …



With three-quarters of the year in the books, David Simko, Sylvania Township fiscal officer, pointed out at the most recent meeting of the township trustees to point out how well-managed the four primary funds  have been so far. Mr. Simko noted that it would be reasonable to expect that each would have been at 75 percent of budgeted …


Coffee With a Cop

    The Sylvania Township Police Department will hold its third Coffee With A Cop event Oct. 17 at the McDonald’s. 7159 West Central Ave. from 7 a.m to 9 a.m.     Deputy Chief Ray Carroll said the informal  gathering is meant for residents to meet with police officers, “whether they have a specific issue …


County Panel Again Recommends Rezoning

The Lucas County Plan Commission has recommended approval of a request for a zoning change for about 9.5 acres on Percentum Road for construction of  66 rental villa units. The commission made the same recommendation in September last year and again this March. The earlier zoning change request was turned down by the the Sylvania Township trustees and the …


Police Chief Retiring

The word “privilege” pops up a lot as Sylvania Township Police Chief Robert Boehme discusses his 38 years on the safety force and his decision to retire at the end of the year. He said it so often that he caught himself at one point, and changed the word to say it has been a “blessing” to have …

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