Friday February 19th
There were no reports of gunshots made to RPD. If you hear gunfire, please call 911 and we will investigate. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday February 15th
Wood Co has just been placed under a Level 2 snow emergency.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday February 14th
Wood County is under a Winter Weather Advisory starting 1 am Monday morning. A winter storm will impact the entire forecast area beginning Monday morning and persisting through Tuesday morning. There will be 2 distinguished periods of snowfall, one occurring Monday morning into Monday afternoon, and the other occurring Monday night into Tuesday. The current forecast has a brief hiatus of snowfall occurring Monday evening, however this window continues to diminish. Timing of the snowfall is expected to impact both Monday and Tuesday morning commutes, with a potential to impact the Monday evening commute with any lingering snow across the area.
Breaking down what to expect during the 2 different periods:
- Monday morning into the afternoon: 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected for areas west of I71, with 2 to 4 inches of snow expected for areas in the I71 corridor and east.
-Monday night into Tuesday: an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected for areas west of I71, with an additional 4 to 8 inches of snow expected for areas in the I71 corridor and east.
In addition to widespread accumulating snowfall, wind chill values overnight Sunday and Monday are expected to be in the single digits, approaching zero in the western counties. The attached wind chill graphic is for Monday night as this will be the colder of the two nights. Please take this time to prepare for these cold temperatures and heavy snow.
Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups. Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of your pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights. Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside.
Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
Reduce the risk of a heart attack by avoiding overexertion when shoveling snow and walking in the snow.
The EMA will continue to monitor the forecas ... See MoreSee Less
Monday February 8th
We are proud to welcome Officer Derek Fillmore and Officer Keon Domanski to the Rossford Police Department. They were sworn in at tonight’s City Council meeting by Mayor MacKinnon. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday February 7th
The Rossford Police Department is reminding residents to make sure snow is shoveled off their sidewalks within 24 hours of snowfall.
Rossford property owners who do not shovel their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall will face a charge for the city to perform the service.
Under the city law, any sidewalk not cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the end of a storm can be declared a public nuisance.
City workers then will clear the sidewalk and charge the owner an amount equal to the cost plus a surcharge of 100 percent.
The landowner will be billed, and if the bill is not paid in 30 days, the charge will be placed on the property tax bill.
A violation of the law is a minor misdemeanor.
Police Chief Todd Kitzler also said residents should be aware of the city ordinance on moving vehicles on public streets.
Rossford requires that all vehicles parked on public streets be moved every 24 hours.
“We would appreciate it if residents would move their cars after it snows, so the plows can get through,” Chief Kitzler said.
Cars that are not moved will receive a parking ticket, and if three tickets accumulate on one vehicle, it will be towed.
For more information, contact the police department at 419-666-7390.
The Rossford Municipal Code can be viewed online at www.rossfordohio.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday February 5th
Extreme low temperatures have been forecast for the next several days. Please keep an eye on neighbors that may be in need and monitor your pets if they are outside. Call us if you or anyone you know needs assistance. Have a safe weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday February 4th
Wood County has been placed under a Level 1 snow emergency effective this date at 1919 hrs. ... See MoreSee Less