Two officers recognized for heroic action

CADIZ At Thursday’s council meeting, Prosecutor Michael Washington recognized two Cadiz police officers for heroic action performed this past week.

Sgt. Chris Mazeroski and Officer Adam Starr responded to a call for a man in cardiac arrest and performed CPR until an e-squad arrived on scene. Washington congratulated the officers for “jumping into action” and awarded them with challenge coins.

Washington then advised council to consider new automatic defibrillators for police cruisers; the current ones are outdated.

Charley Bowman of Economic Development Data Services (EDDS) discussed an ordinance that will rezone various parcels in the Industrial Park area from an R-1 designation to an M-1 designation. The area is occupied by MarkWest Energy, among others. Bowman said land uses were found to be in contradiction to zoning code, which he called a “huge oversight.” The ordinance will be read a second time at a public hearing set for April 7 at 12 p.m.

Council also held a first reading for an ordinance to approve a plan of operation and governance for the village natural gas aggregation program.

Police Chief Ryan McCann informed council that the department successfully applied for an Eagles Grant. McCann will be traveling to Cleveland in June to receive $10,000, which will be put toward officer safety and equipment.

Council member Paul Coffland announced that cemetery grave blankets are to be removed by March 15.

Harrison County public defender Adrian Pincola announced that he will be running for the position of Common Pleas Court Judge in the May 6 election.

The next council meeting will be March 20 at 7 p.m.

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