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Ridgeville Township News

Notes from the August 2007 Ridgeville Township newsletter…

The Ridgeville community donated 46 units of blood for the Red Cross bloodmobile drive on Monday, Aug. 20.

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Keith and Cheryl Wyse, formerly of Ridgeville Corners now living and working for the Agape Family House in China, have helped many handicapped children there.

They are excited to report that one of their girls, Amy, will check into a hospital for children in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 17 for medical treatment. The 13-year-old was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bones). She will undergo a number of surgeries and treatments for her condition.

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The Ridgeville Township Fire Department received a Homeland Security grant for $19,000+ to upgrade current and purchase new portable radios.

It also received a $3,000 State of Ohio Emergency Medical Services grant to purchase new equipment for the rescue squad.

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In “Vern’s Turn,” Vern Hesterman reported that the Ridgeville High School Class of 1957 had its 50th anniversary this year. Thirty-nine seniors graduated.

Hesterman noted several important events that happened in 1957, including: the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite; 5,000 new products hit the supermarket shelves, including frozen pizza; American Bandstand went national on Aug. 5, 1957, with Dick Clark as host; and the average American production worker was making $82.32/ week.

—— Be enthusiastic about the success of others.

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