Mon. 3:50 p.m.: Liberty approves study on fire department merger

LIBERTY – Liberty Township trustees today approved participating in a study to determine whether merging Liberty and Girard fire departments would be feasible.

The 3-0 vote came over objections of a vocal crowd at a trustee meeting. More than 75 residents attended the meeting, most voicing objections and concerns.

The township will accept a grant to cover the costs for the grant up to $50,000.

Girard will need to pass a similar motion in order to proceed with the study.