Zone Changes Approved

The Sylvania Township Trustees have approved zoning changes needed for a proposed housing development on nearly 55 acres on Brint Road just east of Mitchaw Road. Mitchell Construction Co. is proposing to build 50 villa-style residences and 114 single-family homes on the property. `The project needed approval for zoning as a residential planned unit development …


Police Survey Results

A recent survey designed for Sylvania Township residents showed a whopping positive result of nearly 95 percent in response to the question “Is the Sylvania Township Police Department responsive to your needs?”. The outcome of the survey was recently forwarded to the department by Dr. Terry Keller, dean of the college of social sciences at …


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 …



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 …


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 …


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 …



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 …



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 …


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 …


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 …

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