On August 21, New Horizons Academy welcomed back students, teachers and staff to its Holland campus on Trust Drive in grand fashion, holding a ribbon cutting ceremony.
With COVID-19 a reality for the forseeable future, the Journal joins local public health officials in encouraging residents to “perform your task while wearing a mask.”
At the August 17 meeting of the Springfield Township trustees, Fire Chief Barry Cousino presented the department’s July run report.
Allan’s greatest passion was music, and he loved to sing and play the guitar for anyone at anytime. This gift made him the life of any party, and over time he became known as “Good Time Al.” He loved the outdoors, with his perfect scenario being near a body of water with his toes in the sand. Allan enjoyed watching football, and was a devout fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Denver Broncos. Being a kid at heart, he loved spending time with his two girls (McKenzie and Autumn), as well as his 17 nieces and nephews. He turned his life over to the Lord, just three months ago, and was baptized the weekend before he passed. He was committed to building his new life on a firm foundation, so on June 6, 2020, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Melissa O’Neill. They were set to be married next year, and were only two weeks away from closing on their new home. Allan lived life on his terms and always insisted that he had no regrets, with any mistakes being part of a learning curve. We were able to witness the transformation of his life, and his increased desire to be close to God and his will, over these last few months. So while we naturally grieve the loss of a Future Husband, Father, Son, Grandson, Brother, Uncle and Nephew, we are at peace knowing that he has now transitioned to a place more conducive with his free and loving spirit.
The Lucas County sheriff’s department provided an update on activity in Springfield Township at the trustees August 17 meeting.