Goshen police remind senior programs available

GOSHEN TWP. – The police department is still accepting applications for its new senior programs that begin May 1.

Chief Steve McDaniel Monday night told trustees that the department is offering two programs for seniors within the department’s jurisdiction- Elderly Call and Senior Watch. Family members or relatives may sign up seniors, but the seniors must be aware of it.

McDaniel said residents on the Elderly Call list will receive a telephone call between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. once a week on a designated day to check on their welfare. If no contact is made an officer will be sent to the home to check on the resident. Those on the Senior Watch list will receive a visit from an officer one or more times each week to check on their welfare.

Applications are available at the police department, 14003 W. South Range Road (state Route 165), between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Additionally McDaniel presented letters of accommodation to Officer Anthony Pilolli for his recent off-duty action to save the life of a man in Boardman; and Detective Matthew Beck and Cpl. Karl Balasz for their actions at a December incident in Green Township, providing life-saving assistance before EMS arrived.

In other business the trustees accepted the resignation of seasonal employee Jim McCracken effective April 3; renewed its liability insurance with OTARMA for less than a $300 increase from last year; and approved participation in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s salt purchasing program.

The trustees also approved the purchase of two LED exit lights at $44.90 each for the administration building. The two signs will be used to determine whether to replace all the exit lights at the facility with LED signs.