Rodney Blain, Trenton Township Supervisor of Roads and Cemetery for the past 34 years, recently retired.
The township’s trustees described Blain as always dependable, plowing township roads in winter storms and maintaining the same roads and right-of-ways year round.
“Under his care, the township cemetery has always been very well kept and is a tribute to Rodney’s self-motivation to keep things ship-shape,” notes a press release announcing Blain’s retirement. “Throughout the years, every burial and memorial installation reflected his prompt and courteous attention to detail.”
As the township population grew and the township progressed from a one-room school house serving as township hall to a modern building with offices, meeting room, and large garage, Blain’s responsibilities increased in maintaining and operating additional power equipment and taking care of the garage.
“Rodney has been a dependable and trustworthy employee throughout his career and Trenton Township is better for his service,” the release states. “Hopefully Rodney will now have many enjoyable years to garden, hunt, cut firewood, and enjoy his pets.”
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.