27Feb

New Chief of Police

“I’m excited,” were the words Paul Long said in response to congratulations from Sylvania Township trustees after they named him as the next chief of the Sylvania Township police department. At the time of the announcement he was a captain in the Toledo Police Division, commanding the Scott Park district station. It may be “a …

15Feb

POTHOLES

After Sylvania Township road crews have cleared roadways of ice and snow, there is still plenty of work to be done. The township crews are still busy on the road, but the next job is known as “pothole patrol.” “When the weather allows for it, we’re out looking for potholes and filing them with what’s …

15Feb

Zoning Commission Recommends Approval

The Sylvania Township Zoning Commission has recommended approval for zoning changes needed for a proposed housing development on nearly 55 acres on Brint Road just east of Mitchaw. Mitchell Construction Co. is proposing to build 50 villa-style residences and 114 single-family homes on the property. The commission recommended approving a request for residential planned unit development for about 15 acres …

12Feb

Budget Report

The end-of-year budget report for Sylvania Township showed each department spent less than had been budgeted and that drew praise from David Simko, Fiscal Officer. Mr. Simko noted that it takes everyone to be budget-minded to reach the cautious spending which has been evident in Sylvania Township budgets in recent years. He attributed part of it to …

29Jan

Safe

Sylvania Township police have begun registration for this year’s Safety Township for children who will be entering kindergarten this coming school year. The program this year will be from June 11 through June 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day at Central Trail Elementary School, 4321 Mitchaw Road. Children are given instruction in fun ways …

29Jan

Plan

Zoning changes necessary for a housing development on nearly 55 acres on Brint Road have been recommended for approval by the Lucas County Planning Commission. Mitchell Construction Co. is planning to build 50 villa-style residences and 114 single-family homes on the property east of Michaw Road. The development is to be named Quarry Ridge. `The …

18Jan

Special Thanks

It was meant to be an in-house thank you from the road superintendent, but a note complimenting the Sylvania Township road crews wound up getting broader attention. Rob Nash said he wrote the congratulatory note because the workers deserved it and that not enough attention gets paid to their day-to-day efforts. He noted there has …

18Jan

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 …

18Jan

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 …

29Dec

SNOW

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 …

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