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Thursday May 23rd

Clearing up confusion on grass clippings on the street: Placing grass clippings and/or leaves in the roadway can be hazardous to motorists as well as the City's storm sewer system. It is also unsightly and not welcomed in our neighborhoods. If this is noticed or reported to members of the department, an officer may contact the owner of the property and request that it be removed / cleaned up ASAP. Failure to do so may lead to being issued a citation. It is our intention to maintain safe and secure neighborhoods. Please help us do that! The following RMC section would cover this violation. Pay particular attention to paragraph (b).

RMC
311.01 PLACING INJURIOUS MATERIAL OR OBSTRUCTION IN STREET.
(a) No person shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a street, highway or alley any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails or other articles which may damage or injure any person, vehicle or animal traveling along or upon such street, except such substances that may be placed upon the roadway by proper authority for the repair or construction thereof.
(b) Any person who drops or permits to be dropped or thrown upon any street any noxious, destructive or injurious material shall immediately remove the same.
(c) Any person authorized to remove a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the street from such vehicle.
(d) No person shall place any obstruction in or upon a street without proper authority.
(e) No person, with intent to cause physical harm to a person or vehicle, shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a highway, lane, road, street or alley any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails or other articles which may damage or injure any person, vehicle or animal traveling along or upon such highway, except such substances that may be placed upon the roadway by proper authority for the repair or construction thereof.
(f) (1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates any provision of subsections (a) to (d) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates any provision of subsections (a) to (d) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates any provision of subsections (a) to (d) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(2) Whoever violates subsection (e) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(ORC 4511.74)
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Wednesday May 22nd

☎️ A rash of scam phone calls are hitting Rossford recently, mostly targeting elderly victims. These unknown scammers are becoming smarter, and they’re doing extra research to find out your loved one’s names in order to give these scams more depth.

Typically, the scammer will call an elderly victim and pretend to be the Police or pretend to be a grandchild or other relative. The scammer will then explain that the relative was either involved in a car accident, jailed, or has other legal trouble and they need money immediately. The scammers will sometimes request money transfers, gift cards, or ask you to mail cash or checks.

Scammers may even use spoof apps, so the phone number on your end will appear to be legitimate. Please, call your relatives on a correct phone number and verify their whereabouts before providing any personal information or sending any money. If you’ve mailed cash or checks, report it right away to the Postal Service or shipping company you used. The shipping company might be able to intercept your mail prior to delivery.

If you utilized your credit card, report the incident immediately to your credit card company so they can cancel or put a hold on your card. If you purchased gift cards you might be able to contact the store for which the gift cards are for (for example: iTunes, Home Depot, ect.) and the store may be able to deactivate the gift cards. Scammers are also impersonating charities or pretending to be from the IRS in order to get money or private information.

If you suspect that you are a victim of a phone scam, or if you have any questions please contact the Rossford Police Department and we will try to assist you as best we can.
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Tuesday May 21st

To our Facebook friends and beyond, our neighborhood Ameristop was robbed by the pictured person. He is a thinner white male, about 5' 07" to 5' 10" tall, with blue eyes, and a Southern accent.

If you think you know him, please call or message us in reference to report 19-745. You may remain anonymous if you like.
419-691-5053 is the non-emergency line.
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Tuesday May 21st

On Wednesday 22 May, Vernon Nagel Inc. will begin roadway work on Lime City road just north of 795 for road widening to the east. Wednesday 22 May, one lane road work will occur where traffic will be flagger maintained with the northbound lane restricted. Unless otherwise advised, the widening will be divided by barrels after Wednesday and Lime City Road will be open to thru traffic. ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday May 18th

It was an honor to participate in the opening ceremony of the Ohio Flags of Honor yesterday. Let us never forget! ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday May 10th

Thank you Councilman Chris Heban for observing and participating in the first round of the police officer applicant physical fitness test. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday May 9th

Why didn't Waste Management pick up my trash/recyclables/yard waste today?

There could be several answers to this question. If you have yard waste in your trash tote, it will not be picked up. If you leave extra garbage outside the trash tote, it will not be picked up. If you have more than one bulk item or you do not cut carpet to specified lengths, it will not be picked up. If your totes are blocked by vehicles, they will not be picked up! Please contact Waste Management or the City of Rossford if you have any questions about your service.

Thank you!
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Thursday May 9th

Doggie found near Dixie Hwy and Schreier Rd. ... See MoreSee Less

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