SUGARCREEK TWP., Ohio (WDTN) - Some Lowe's store employees put their skills to work in Sugarcreek Township.
After a long week of hard work, police officers are reaping the rewards.
The employees from the Wilmington Pike Lowe's say Friday's work load was easy compared to the hard labor they've done over the last four days building a new shelter at the Sugarcreek Township Police gun range.
It is part of the store's Hero's Program when employees go out and volunteer their time to give back to the community.
"We truly try to reach out to as many people as we can and this year we thought if we did a hero's for heroes kind of project that since Sugarcreek police has truly been heroes for us, they've come out on many calls for us," said Dawn Olson, Lowe's Sugarcreek.
Employees gave their time. Lowe's donated most of the materials. Ernst Concrete laid the slab and Sunrise supplied the heavy equipment.
It's a true partnership between the public and these public servants.
Sugarcreek Police Chief Mike Brown says the shooting range, which sits on township property, has been there for about 15 years.
Officers train there year round and must qualify with their weapons three times every year.
They use the facility, regardless of the weather.
"We just have never had a way to get out of the elements. We didn't have a place to put all of our gear when we were practicing and qualifying and shooting. We'd have to work off of our vehicles and things," said Chief Mike Brown, Sugarcreek Township.
Chief Brown says his officers are excited about the new facility and thankful to serve in a community that cares.
Makayla Poplin wasn't thinking about awards and accolades on a fateful day in March 2012. She just wanted to save her friend.
Fairborn teachers are now taking their contract dispute to the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
As fire crews worked to knock down the flames in a fire that killed four people in Kettering, they were also battling the cold.
Four members of a Kettering family were killed after fire broke out inside their Craig Drive home early Thursday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat.