What's Working in Westwood? For one, their Historical Society's commitment to preservation.
"The history, that's why we're here," said Greg Kissel of the Westwood Historical Society.
What isn't working? The Westwood School's old bell and clockworks. They sat on the school roof since 1909 but weren't discovered until the school's renovation started last year.
The historical society is restoring the bell and clock, not so students can get to class on time, but remember the past.
"It seemed very natural for us as a historical society to take this on, to actually see it restored and put back in as kind of a tribute to the people who founded the school back in the 1870's, and also to give the current generation a connection to the past," Kissel said.
Casimir Werk commissioned the bell and dedicated it to the old Westwood School in 1894. But retelling history has a toll. Although the bell and clock are almost complete, they still need more work. About $7,000 worth.
"It's a big project," said Sue Sizer of the Verdin Company.
The Historical Society is volunteering its time and hiring the Verdin Company to renovate the bell.
"Not many clocks or bells in old schools are around anymore because they've all been taking out with the electric ringing of school bells," Sizer said. "It was wonderful that the historical society could find them and restore them."
"Yes it's a labor of love, yes it takes lots and lots of hours but that's all part of it. Part of our mission," said Kissel.
The team hopes to have the clock up and ticking by mid-May. But time is money. The Westwood Historical Society has raised $22,000 to restore the bell and clockworks but still needs your help.
To donate head over to http://www.westwoodhistorical.org/.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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