No More Pining Away at OVMS

Photo by RR Best Pictured are those who volunteered to replace the treeline at Okaw Valley Middle School two weeks ago. From left to right: Roger Kirkwood, Lillian Beckett, Nannette Ramsey, and Mike Cummins.

Photo by RR Best
Pictured are those who volunteered to replace the treeline at Okaw Valley Middle School two weeks ago. From left to right: Roger Kirkwood, Lillian Beckett, Nannette Ramsey, and Mike Cummins.

Tree donation replaces those removed last year

by Jake Dilley
Reporting in Findlay

Okay Valley Middle School received a donation from the Findlay Planning Committee two weeks ago in the form of 50 white pine trees.

With a $250 donation to the project from the Findlay Planning Committee and trees from Roger Kirkwood, the task was underway. The original windbreak, planted in 1943, had contracted a disease last year. With the trees literally falling over, they had to be cut down. Mike Cummins, the Okay Valley Middle School principal, was then approached by Kirkwood with a proposal on the new windbreak. 

“Mike was really receptive,” said Kirkwood. “Everything has gone smoothly. Phil Ozier brought in his stump grinder to take care of all the debris after the trees were cut down. Then with the help of Suzi Nolan and Carl Spencer, we got 50 white pine trees in the ground. I was happy to help.”

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