News Stories & Press Releases

Periodically, the City of Northwood businesses, residents, or events may be in the news.  These news stories and press releases can be viewed below.
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NORTHWOOD, OH - (WTVG) - Northwood has spent five years cleaning the old Woodville Mall site.

It used to be home to the first shopping mall in Northwest Ohio. Today, it's vacant with dirt and concrete and piles of stone marking the spot where shoppers once spent money and a community thrived.

But what to do with this property?

Northwood will soon acquire the last parcel of this 133-acre site. From there, it wants to build a new road into the property and a boulevard through the property with other utilities infrastructure benefits to attract development.

Residents want mixed use, and The Enclaves options could provide that.




    Army Pfc. Duquette, a recent graduate of Waite High School, was 18 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1950 he was sent to Korea where he was almost immediately engaged in combat with North Korean forces near Choch’iwon, South Korea in July of that year.

    After the encounters, he could not be accounted for and was declared MIA. He was declared dead in 1953.

    After a long journey and much help from the U.S. government, he’s back home and will be buried December 15, 2019 at the Lake Township Cemetery.

    His nephew, Andrew Tepper, whom Leo never knew, works for the City as our tax auditor. God Bless.

    Please see attached article from The Blade for further details.


2017 - In The News: 


September 7th, 2018 - Campbell Inc. had a 50th Celebration and Grand Re-Opening Event for the New Expansion Project. 

Campbell, Inc. is a 3rd Generation Family-Owned business with Kris Campbell leading the Company.  They have grown their company to 80+ employees by pursuing excellence with impeccable ethics and through superior performance.  They pride themselves on offering energy saving solutions for their customers by tracking energy usage patterns and implementing the latest technologies for mechanical and environmental systems.  They are also committed to providing all-inclusive commercial, industrial, and institutional plumbing services.  Every business decision is made so that their customers can gain high-value and cost-effective solutions. 

We are so pleased to have Campbell, Inc. as a part of the Northwood Corporate Community! 

Campbell Inc - Sept 7 2018 ribbon cutting

September 4th - 6th, 2018- 2018 GoodWill Pass It On Challenge
Northwood Local Schools and Rossford Local Schools accepted a challenge with one another to collect the most unwanted items with drop off locations for GoodWill. The Challenge, based on amount of pounds collected, was that either Rossford's Mayor, Neil McKinnon, or Northwood's Mayor, Ed Schimmel, would wear the losing schools gear. The Challenge was accepted by both Mayor's and the communities banded together to get their goods to the trucks!!!  On September 6th, 2018 the back of the trucks closed up tight and the counting began. At the Northwood vs. Rossford Football game on Friday, September 7th, 2018, the tally was in...Northwood had gathered the most lbs. earning a $500 Scholarship!!! Great job to both Rossford and Northwood Communities! 

Pass it on Challenge- Mayors good sports PASS IT ON CHALLENGE - GoodWill and Rossford

May 9, 2018-  Northwood Local Schools held the "Walk To School" event in which students had the opportunity to walk to school. Buses dropped students off at the Municipal Building at 6000 Wales Road and with the help of teachers and Northwood Police Department the students safely walked to school! 

walk to school event 5-9-18

March 21, 2018 The City Presented a Gift Basket to Northwood's Newest Business: WTF-R What the Fried Rice

WTF-R Basket

Located at 2509 Oregon Road, Northwood, OH 43619

29, 2017 NAMSA Bench Dedication
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Mayor Schimmel and the Gorski Family unveiled the new Theodore & Lucille Gorski bench at Brentwood Park.  This bench was dedicated to the Gorski Family and NAMSA for their 50 years of business in the City of Northwood. 

NAMSA Bench Dedication - Photogrid

Watershed Unveiling 2017-1 - Copy
On Friday, July 14, 2017, Mayor Schimmel unveiled the Northwestern Water & Sewer District's WaterShed. The new WaterShed is located at 1740 S. Wheeling Street, in Northwood, Ohio, located in the Frisch’s Big Boy parking lot. A WaterShed is a stand-alone building owned by The District that houses a reverse-osmosis, 9-step water treatment system and provides perfect tasting purified drinking water at a low price. Cost is 25 cents per gallon or a dollar for five gallons.

Yvonne and John - 2017 Prism AwardsYvonne, Mayor and John - 2017 Prism Awards

 Friday, May 12, 2017, The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce held their Prism Celebration at the Oregon Library. During this celebration, John Melnyk was presented with the 2017 Person of the Year Prism Award.  

Great job John, and Thank You for the numerous 
contributions you have made in our community!

                                  John, Mayor, Bob, Louis, Kimberly - 2017 Prism Awards