Rossford High School junior Jackson Murphree recently shot a 39 against Perrysburg to help the Rossford varsity golf team win a dramatic one-stroke victory, 166-167 over the Yellow Jackets. Also, earlier in the week, Jackson was the match medalist in a Bulldog victory over Maumee at Heatherdowns. He is currently the captain of the squad and was a significant factor in last year’s NBC championship team, earning Second Team All-League honors. So far this season, Jackson has led the team in six out of nine matches. In addition to golf, he plays basketball for the Bulldogs and suceeds in the classroom, carrying a 3.5 GPA. He is the son of Kent and Sue Murphree of Rossford.
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WaterSheds offer low cost, purified drinking water
Residents searching for an alternative to drinking the treated water from the City of Toledo might consider filling up at a local WaterShed.
“The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s WaterShed program provides great- tasting purified water at a very reasonable cost,” NWSD President Jerry Greiner said.
The stand-alone buildings house a reverse osmosis, nine-step drinking water treatment process.
There are seven locations of WaterShed dispensers:
•NWSD office parking lot, 12560 Middleton Pike (State Route 582 near State Route 25), Bowling Green
•Stony Ridge on U.S. Route 20/Fremont Pike in the former township building parking lot.
•Northeast corner of Haskins and Poe Road in Bowling Green, near the Wood County Fairgrounds
•Fostoria Plaza, U.S. Route 23 and State Route 199, Fostoria
•Village of Custar, 9110 Custar Road, across from the American Legion building
•McClure, 2926 U.S. Route 6
•Bloomdale, located at the village’s water tower.
“There has been a lot of recent talk about the quality and expense of bottled water people purchase at stores,” Mr. Greiner noted.
“Our seven watersheds are a great, high quality option. The water has been strictly purified in a special ultra-violet process, which is the highest form of water treatment that ensures all impurities are removed.”
“We have made this water available 24/7 all year long to the region at a very affordable cost–just 25 cents a gallon.”
According to Mr. Greiner the reverse-osmosis, nine-step purification process makes the WaterShed dispensers unique.
During last year’s algae bloom water crisis, the facilities provided many local residents with quality water at that critical time, he said.
Mr. Greiner explained the nine-step process is as follows:
•Ion exchange water softening
•1 micron filtration
•Granular activated carbon filtration
•5 micron pre-filter
•Solid block carbon filtration
•Final ultraviolet sterilization
“The district’s long-term goal when these were first built, was a temporary measure to provide quality drinking water to our residents at a reasonable cost until such time that we could economically finance a public water line to serve their communities with drinking water and fire protection,” the NWSD president said.
Several towns had just received new public sewer systems, and so the district and local elected officials were uncomfortable asking residents to pay another utility expense.
“The early units for example were installed on the edges of our water line service areas in such a way that they could be moved once a public water line was installed in those towns,” Mr. Greiner explained.
“So far, though, the on-going weekly use has dipped only slightly. So we plan on leaving them in those communities who have now received water, but the WaterShed still gets regular use from the surrounding community areas,” he said.
Containers are not available at the WaterSheds, so residents should bring their own to fill.
At the main office on Middletown Pike, sterile containers are available.
The NWSD webpage also offers more information about the WaterSheds at: http://nwwsd.org/about/ser vices/watershed-locations/. The website also provide instructions on how to sanitize containers.
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Rossford lies at the heart of the Crossroads of America, an area experiencing tremendous economic growth, located at the crossroads of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike. The city's population of approximately 6,000 is primarily a mix of descendants of Polish, Czechoslovakian, German and Ukrainian workers who came from Pennsylvania to work at the glass plant, now Pilkington.
Rossford was incorporated as a village in 1939 and as a city in 1971. The City is a municipal corporation which operates under its own charter and is governed by a mayor and seven-member City Council. Rossford is served by full-time police and part-time fire departments, dispatched from the neighboring Village of Walbridge.
The City maintains a Community Recreation Center and three parks, one of which,Veterans Memorial Park, features a seasonal marina along with picnic areas and diamonds and courts for baseball, tennis, basketball and volleyball.
Rossford has three elementary schools, Glenwood, Indian Hills and Eagle Point, a junior high and high school and All Saints parochial school for grades pre-kindergarten through eight.
The city boasts a public library and many service and community organizations such as the Rossford Business Association, Lions Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Its Rossford Community Service League sponsors annual activities such as a Valentine's Day Dance, Easter egg hunt, Halloween, Memorial Day parades and their Christmas tree lighting.
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