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New lieutenants, captains promoted in fire department
Rossford Mayor Neil MacKinnon III welcomed a new contingent of city fire officers to the March 24 meeting of Rossford City Council.
From left are Mayor MacKinnon, Mike Romanowicz, fire lieutenant; Andrew Vascik, EMS lieutenant; John Woycitzky, EMS lieutenant; Dr. Daniel Schwerin, medical director; Josh Drouard, fire chief; David St. Johns Jr., EMS captain; Tom Samson, fire captain, and Ryan Stautzenbach, assistant fire chief. Not pictured is Ryan Hennessey, fire lieutenant.
“The officers of the Rossford Fire and Rescue Department bring much experience and expertise to the table,” Chief Drouard said. “Many of them perform firefighting and EMS as their full-time occupations and can bring those traits back to the community.”
“As a fire chief and even as the assistant fire chief, I was lucky to have these individuals step up and perform these leadership roles,” the chief explained.
“Together, we hope to advance the department as whole and continue to raise the morale.”
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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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