Dale Lynch, chairman of the city council, presented Ed Helt with a Washington Court House Citizen Honor Award on Wednesday for “his dedication and service to the military, his service as a fireman for the city, and his service to the citizens of Washington Court House.”
Helt was chosen by the Economic Strategies and Cooperation Committee of City Council for this citizen award.
Helt noted during the regular city council meeting that he has been fortunate to have occupations that allowed him to serve our community. His 34 years with the city fire department and his 12 years with WCHO Radio as the “singing newsman” put him in contact with many residents.
According to Helt, one of the highlights of his career was when he helped create fire safety books for students, kindergarten through sixth grade. Many parents would later thank him for those books.
In the city manager’s report, Joseph Denen announced the hiring of two new patrolmen, Adam Rummer and Ricky Musser. Denen also commented on how busy the street department is with the large list of citizens needing brush removal. Also, Denen spoke highly of former councilman Jim Ward, who recently passed away, and his dedication to the City of Washington Court House and it citizens.
The next meeting of city council will be on Monday Nov. 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of the City Administration Building, 105 North Main St.