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Mason Presented Key to Village ... Mar 8, 2016

Mayor Junior Williams presents Bill Mason, Manager of WalMart, a key to the Village of New Boston on his retirement after 17 years service to the New Boston WalMart store.

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Councilmen Assist Habitat for Humanity ... Mar 5, 2016

Councilmen Ralph Imes and Dan Fetty assisting with the Habitat for Humanity wall building on March 5, 2016 for the Habitat house being built on Stanton Avenue.  This will be the third Habitat house to be located in the Village.

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Combined Sewer Overflow mitigation phase 3 project moving forward ... Feb 11, 2016

NEW BOSTON — Phase 3 of the New Boston Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) mitigation project is moving forward.

On Wednesday, New Boston Village Council gave second reading to a resolution authorizing the Village of New Boston to apply for, accept and enter into a Water Pollution Control loan agreement for construction of the Combined Sewer Overflow mitigation phase 3 project. And made a dedicated repayment source for the loan.

“We’re getting money from the (U.S.) Corps of Engineers, so we have to set up a dedicated fund for it,” New Boston Mayor Junior Williams said.

“Phase 3 just went out to bid,” Williams said. “We do have the contractor and it was Fields Excavating, Inc. So we had Strand Engineering kind of running that show for us.”

Village Councilman Dan Fetty said Fields is the same company that handled phase 2 of the project.

“The cost of phase 3 is $1,051,258,” Fetty said. “Phase 3 will probably be through DEFA (Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance) and supplemental OWDA (Ohio Water Development Authority).”

Phase 3 is to be bid out in three alternate bids. Phase 3-A will be installing the 72-inch pipe from Rhodes Avenue to Gallia Street. Phase 3-B will take the pipe up to the front of the old Glenwood High School and will catch all the stormwater from Glenwood and will take an increased amount of stormwater out of the combined sewer.

Phase 3-C will consist of televising and cleaning of sewer lines.

Only phase 3 and phase 4 of the project remain to be completed.

“It’s good to go this spring,” Williams said.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Fire rescuers receive Hometown Heroes award ... Jan 15, 2016

WSAZ recognized Village Employees, Dispatcher Becky Phipps, Village Administrator Steve Hamilton, Sargeant Josh Carver, and Patrolman Bryan Jordan as Hometown Heroes for their efforts in removing an 81 year old elderly lady from a house fire on December 28, 2015.  (article below)

NEW BOSTON, Ohio (WSAZ) — Dealing with dangerous situations is just part of the job for first responders. But the actions of four people who worked together to rescue an elderly woman from her burning home in New Boston went well beyond the line of duty.

Three men put their own lives on the line to get an elderly woman out of her burning home. They’re not firefighters and they were not wearing protective fire gear.

“I couldn’t tell ya how to hook a hose up to a hydrant,” said one of the men, Boston Village Administrator Steve Hamilton. “I just know that my first instincts was to get that woman out of the house.”

Hamilton was one of the first to the scene Dec. 29 at the house fire along Oak Street. New Boston Police Patrolman Bryan Jordan and Sgt. Josh Carver weren’t far behind.

All three battled smoke and flames to find the 81-year-old woman trapped inside. Their heroic act, all caught on body cameras, includes the moment they pulled the victim out alive.

They went above and beyond the call of duty, working as a team from the moment dispatcher Becky Phipps took the 911 call.

All four say they were just doing their jobs.

Sadly, the woman pulled out of the burning house died a few days later. Her family, though, says they are just grateful to have had that extra time with her.

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Hometown-Heroes-Fire-rescuers-in-New-Boston-Ohio-365501011.html

Rescuers Honored ... Jan 12, 2016

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This morning the New Boston Kiwanis club honored firemen and police officers along with the village administrator who all helped evacuate a elderly lady and her son from a horrific house fire last month in New Boston. Congratulations to these heroes!!

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Retirement of Theda Aldridge – Village Income Tax Director ... Dec 30, 2015

Income Tax Director Theda Aldridge retired December 30 after many years of service to the Village of New Boston.  Mayor Junior Williams presented Mrs. Aldridge with a plaque commemorating her many years of service to the Village of New Boston and proclaiming Wednesday, December 30, 2015, as “Theda Aldridge Day,” in  New Boston.   A reception for Theda and her family was held in the community center with the mayor, members of council and village employees attending.

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