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10<t Per Copy $3.00 Per Year and SERVING ROSSFORD SS g O R O a & 1 * §•1 3 Newspaper The Glass Center Of The World "Horn* Of Penta County Vocational School" Home °f The Rossford Marina Volume 3, issue #8 Phone 385-3887 Rossford, Wood County, Ohio 2nd Class Matter' 12/9/65 Residents Protest Waterline Costs Lef's Keep A Good Thing Going Nearly 50 Rossfordites made an unscheduled appearance before the Village Council Monday night; the people, all residents of the area which Is to have a new water system Installed shortly, appeared to be nearly unan- Irnou in their disapproval of the proposed assessments; that is, most of the people present agreed that water would be advantagous to them, but they seemed to consider the cost of thc project much too high. Mr. Maurice Van Dorp, of Marilyn Drive, told council that he was not against water, nor was he against paying for it; he was opposing the method of assessment which was being used on principle, Mr. Van Dorp said. Vice-Mayor Ben Schultz, who presided at the meeting, was kept busy for nearly 2 and 1/2 hours fielding questions and answering as well as he could; Mr. Schultz explained that many of the questions called for expert opinion, and that "we hadn't expected to discuss the waterline tonight"....in answer to those who spoke out in favor of the waterline, while at the same time speaking against the cost of the project, Mr. Schultz coined an intriging phrase; "..we all want to go to heaven,...but no one wants to die..." Mr. James Stebbins, Schrier Road, said that according to Ohio law, the method of notifying property owners of proposed project plans must be by either hand delivery or certified mail; Councilman chultz said that while he was not an attorney, and could not interpret such laws to his own satisfaction, he, (Mr. Schultz) would ask the Village solicitor about it . . . after everyone in the room had been given an opportunity to speak, Mr. Schultz informed the people present that they could object to their assessments, but that there was very little that could be accomplished at this hearing; Mr. Schultz then ordered the council to consider the scheduled agenda which they had prepared for the evening originally taken up. We Protest The Protestors Last Monday night, about 15 out of 50 Rossfordites spent nearly 2 and 1<'2 hours showing that they must be absent minded; yes, out of approximately 50 people, IS of these good folks had come to appear before the Council of the Village of Rossford, the 6 men who represent them and who spend many long hours each month laboring for the improvement of the community, and they had forgotten to bring something very important with them; these people had forgotten to bring their manners with them. We must stress that 35 of the 50 people present conducted themselves properly and Country and Town does not think that there is anything wrong with appearing before the officials who serve you, and protesting any action with which you disagree. But we do think that it is worth a few lines of print to remind our readers that the men who make the decisions in Rossford are not infallible and they do not pretend to be; these men have worked diligently since 1962 to get a water system to serve the newly annexed areas of Rossford; they did so on che strength of a petition which was signed by 26 residents of that area; if you do not agree -with the plans that these gentlemen have made for your area, why did you not take part in the planning? There is not a public official in Rossford who does not do his utmost to improve the community as a whole; we suggest that if you can appear before council to cell chem chat they "are all wet," as one protester put it, you can also appear before council to help them do things in a manner which you will agree with; but remember, if you do take part in formulating the plans for a projecc. sometime in the future, a group of your friends and neighbors may come to you and tell you chat vou are "all wet". Rossford's got a good thing going . . . In the words of the Liggett and Meyers Cigarette Commercial . . RDSsford has indeed got a good thing going. The good thing that Rossford 'got' going (excuse the grammar) is a modern, updated, and adaptable concept in vocational education. The concept which was still on the drawing board 24 months ago, is in full bloom. The fruition of much work is the Penta-County Vocational School which has gained national fame for a long list of firsts . . and was at least partially responsible for the creation of several thousands of new jobs in this area. In any large enterprise there are always a few people who are found in the background doing the hard, unrewarding groundwork . . . people who are in a large part responsible for the success or failure of any enterprise .. We all know chac Dr. W.L. Ramsey headed up che efforc for che original concept, and chac Dr. Ramsey has had a greac deal co do wich other advances in the areas of vocational educacion; Country and Town has no intention of taking any credit away from this man, who certainly belongs in "Who's Who in Education" for his contributions in that field. But, as is usually the case, the great steps in any field are taken by men who make their liv- :ing in that field . . as Doctor ^Ramsey has picked educacion as his life's work, ic is a bit easier for him to make strides in che field of education. We feel chac Doccor Ramsey's efforcs in his field should meric him che citle of the "Thomas Edison of Education" '. Bui, we feel that much of -he -credit should go to an individual who has been involved in che Penca-Councy plan righc from che first, a man who has used his considerable talents to the utmost, and made almost superhuman efforts in obtaining bettereducational advantages for the youth of Rossford . . . Country and Town salutes Dale Myers ... Ac about the time chat most of the responsible people in this area had despaired of finding a use of any kind for the chen deactivated Rossford Army Depot property, Mr, Myers was among the firsi to join Dr. Ramsey in an effort to secure some of thai property for an educational purpose. As our readers may recall, both the University of Toledo, andBowlingGreen Scace Universicy had advanced and then.abandoned plans for branches of their own in that area. Once the concept of a vocational school was evolved, a whirlwind campaign was begun to win both federal aid, state aid, area cooperation, and the support of both the general public and private in dustry in the area. Dale Myers was in the thick of it all the way. He made at least two trips to Washington, D.C. to get the approval of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare for the plans, appeared at numerous public speaking engagements, and spent every spare waking hour working in a thousand ways to get the vocational school on the road .. once the plans had been approved by all of the necessary federal and state agencies, and finally approved by the participating Boards of Education. (17 school districts infivecounties)thevo- cational school was an official reality. But the work for Mr. Myers and those working on the project with him had only just begun. Although the Federal, State, County and local governmental subdivisions had allowed the creation of the school, it had no funds with which to operate. Conse- tquently, someone had to be found who would give up much of his personal time-to aid the "professionals, Dr. Ramsey, Mr. Paul Apple, and other educators then involved to raise private funds to finance the operation of the school until- taxes could begin to support che fledgling institution; there were skeptics to be convinced, sndbusinesses to be won over to che radical theory that private funds should be used to help finance a public school . . . and who did the professionals call on? . . . Dale Myers. Dale helped Co raise many thousands of dollars for the institutions' needs. Once this task was accomplished, anyone else would chink chat enough was enough . . but not our Dale. It was then time to find someone io spearhead the campaign for the passage Dale Myers, shown above, has been an insider where Penta-County plans are concerned . Mr. Myers has represented the Rossford School system since Penta-County was originally formed. of a tax levy .. and guess v/ho led the campaigninthe Rossford area . . . Dale Myers .. In his capacity as a member of the Board of Education of the Rossford School District, Dale once again hit the campaigning trail for Penta County . . . the votes rolled in, and once again the results showed that Dale Myers was an able and willing worker for Penta County, as the school was supported by a 70 per cent plurality in Rossford . . thanks in a large part to the efforts put forth by our willing worker . . Dale Myers. As all of che C & T readers will agree. Mr. Myers had indeed done his share by this time; everyone, that is, but Dale Myers. Dale agreed to serve on four committees at Penta-County, and is Rossfords' representative to Pents-Councy at the present time. Mr. Myers' two year term as a Penta-County Board member is about to expire. In January, che Rossford Board of Education will have to decide who is to represent our school district at Penta-County. Country and Town feels that Dale Myers is the man best suited to represent Rossford at Penta- County. Rossford's got a "Good Thing Going" . . Let's keep it going Don't you agree? i ^L SHOPPING DAYS/ %TILCtiRISTK"
|Title||Country and town. (Rossford, Ohio), 1965-12-09|
|Subject||Newspapers: Rossford, Ohio|
|Description||The Country and Town Newspaper was a weekly journal published and edited by Mr. James Richards in Rossford, Ohio. The paper was sold in 1966 to David G. Willmarth when Richards took a position with the nearby Toledo Blade newspaper. Country and Town Newspaper, Volume 3, Number 8, December 9, 1965. Front page news: Article on Penta County Vocational School and keeping Dale Myers on the Board representing Rossford. Protests of the new waterline costs.|
|Date of Original||December 9, 1965|
|Collection||Rossford Country and Town|
|Submitting Institution||Rossford Public Library|
Wood County (Ohio)
|Submitting Institution||Rossford Public Library|
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