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Published: Tuesday, 12/17/2013


Skateboarder chasing results from city shows the local government listens

Matt Thompson. Matt Thompson.
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About three months ago, I was contacted by a local skateboarder, John Hawley, who called me to talk to me about the prospect of getting a skate park in Perrysburg.

I explained how he would need to go to city council and recreation committee about it and they could be more helpful - and added to contact me for a story on how things are going. While initially the idea was in the back of my head I soon forgot about it.

Honestly, I had my doubts. I didn't know enough about Mr. Hawley's dedication to the project and if he would follow through with the city. I also didn't know how responsive city council would be to a skate park.

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