Sylvania Township News
Sylvania Township News, April 30 2020
by Mike Jones
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Notice of Public Hearing  April 30 , 2020

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Sections 715.72 et seq., the Board of Trustees of Sylvania Township, Lucas County, Ohio will hold a public hearing on a Contract to create the Sylvania Township/City of Sylvania Joint Economic Development District (SYLVANIA JEDD I) on May 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The public may attend the meeting electronically via telephone at (877) 568-4106 using the Access Code 677-255-877 or via their computer, tablet or smartphone at

The proposed contract and exhibits, including all documentation required by law, for the creation of the Sylvania Township/City of Sylvania Joint Economic Development District (Sylvania JEDD I) are on file with the office of the Sylvania Township Fiscal Officer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the documents may be provided via fax, email, or mail service upon request. The public hearing shall be for the purpose of allowing public comment and recommendations on the Contract and the District in accordance with RC 715.72 et seq.

 Census Awareness Weekend  April 29, 2020

April 1st was Census Day – but the Census is ongoing. People who have not responded can still respond by Internet, phone and by mail. Please respond on Census Awareness Weekend: May 1st, May 2nd and May 3rd 2020.

1. Online:
2. Phone: 1-844-330-2020
3. Mail: These official Census Bureau Mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.

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Surface  April 29, 2020

The annual motorized dance of avoiding roadwork will soon be underway  for residents of Sylvania Township.

One group of streets to be resurfaced is known as the Ohio Public Works Commission project. It has that name because it is funded by grants and loans from the OPWC.

Rob Nash, superintendent of the Sylvania township road department, said he has been informed that state funding may be an issue this year due the coronavirus, he said that local budgeting has built up a sufficient surplus to go ahead with the project “and we’ll ask for reimbursement from the state. Then we’ll see.”

Streets to be resurfaced in that project are: Gillhouse, Dogwood, Cavendish, Freidly, Holt, Fredelia, Standing Timber, Larkhaven, Rega, and Herman Place. The project will resurface 2.64 miles.

Another road surfacing project is one which began last year, but had a finishing date of July 1, 2020.

Streets to be resurfaced in that project are: Goodhue, Zone, Millicent, Cason, Stonybrook, Sycamore, Poplar, Timber View, Hollow Creek, Kings Hollow, Castle Ridge and Lost Creek. That project will resurface a total of 2.71 miles.

The third project for this season, which will cover 1.74 miles, includes: Artwell, Hyssop, a portion of Janet, Calvin, Estess, River Hills and Covert.

Carr  April 28, 2020

Residents of a neighborhood near Centennial Terrace were recently puzzled when a fire truck and about 60 cars paraded down the Street.

Jim Carr, roused from a nap and sitting on a chair in his driveway, said he too was confused for a moment, until he realized it was in recognition of his homecoming.

Mr. Carr had just been released from the hospital after suffering a ruptured aorta while swimming at the Northview High School natatorium with other members of the Sylvania Masters Swim Team.

Mr. Carr doesn’t remember much of the incident, but has pieced together some of what happened.  What he does remember is that after treatment his surgeon said that only about 1-2 percent of those who suffered what he experienced even get to the hospital alive.

“I do know that the Sylvania Township Fire Department was there immediately. They knew what to do, how to do it, and where to take me.”

Patrick Sheehan, another member of the team wrote in a letter to the township fire department, that calling Mr. Carr’s survival a miracle isn’t an exaggeration.

“But I also know, the response of the team from No. 1 (fire station) was no miracle. It was the result of years of education, practice, and preparation.”

Mr. Carr, 68, said other team members pulled him from the pool and that three of them are nurses and immediately began compressions, the squad from the Sylvania Township fire department took over and inserted lines into him and rushed him to Toledo Hospital, letting them know Mr. Carr’s circumstances.

“A surgeon who could perform the procedure was nearby. After the event, everything worked in my favor,” he said.

His sister, Sarah, a trauma nurse for more than 40 years, said she noticed in the hospital a few days later that the inserted lines were still the ones placed by the fire department.

That means the size of the lines and their placement was just right and done under the pressure the squad members must have felt, she added.

Sylvania Township Fire Chief Mike Ramm said he was pleased to hear the outcome for Mr. Carr.  “Sometimes there are heroic efforts and it doesn’t work out, but I’m glad it did in this case.”

The incident, Chief Ramm said “is an example of the gold standard we set.

“We want the best-trained, most compassionate people we can get. The cream of the crop. “Our highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone.”

Mr. Carr’s sister added that her brother’s physical condition added to his chances.

Being at the natatorium is not unusual for him, she said. He works out about  2.5 hours a day and has won five gold medals in Senior Olympic swimming competitions.

Mr. Carr added that after retiring from Promedica he was a coach for the Northview High School swim team.

Mr Carr spent about a month either in the hospital or in rehab from the time of the event to finally getting home for the parade which was being hastily assembled.

“I know I can never thank the township department enough. I just can’t,” he said.

And the idea of the parade “was pretty overwhelming. I still get a little teary.”

Sylvania Township Trustees Regular Meeting

The Sylvania Township Trustees will hold a Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The public may attend the meeting electronically via telephone at (877) 568-4106 using the Access Code 677-255-877 or via their computer, tablet or smartphone at


If any citizen would like to test the technology in advance of the meeting they are encouraged to contact Township Administrator Oliver Turner at

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