Friday, January 18, 2019

Changes to OPD's Non Emergency Phone Service

Effective February 1st, callers will notice a change to the Oshkosh Police Department’s non-emergency phone service.
By making this change to the phone service, we anticipate less wait time when calling the police department, thus creating better customer service and improve efficiency. Callers will be able to immediately choose the appropriate division that they need to speak with.
When citizens call the front desk of the police department (920) 236-5700, instead of speaking directly to an operator, they will be prompted to make a selection from several options listed.
These options include a selection for:
-requesting a copy of a police incident report, accident report, or other open records requests
-matters relating to parking
-scheduling an appointment for the release of property being held in evidence
-file a police report/speak to a patrol officer
-speak with an officer in the Criminal Investigation Division: Vice and Narcotics Unit, School Resource Officer or Detective

Eye on Oshkosh - LGBTQ Resource Center - taped 1-17-19

In the most recent episode of Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz visits with the UWO's LGBTQ Resource Center director Liz Cannon, Ph.D. and her assistant Gabby Thompson about LGBTQ issues and how the resource center provides a safe place for students who identify in one of these categories (or beyond, as you'll learn in the show). The Center is also open to members of the public. The women also talk about events they have going on this Spring. You can see the show in its entirety here or by following this link:

Friday, January 04, 2019

Eye on Oshkosh - Legislative Fiasco, New Laws for 2019 - taped 1-3-2019

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. In this first show of 2019, host Cheryl Hentz chats with attorney George Curtis and 54th Assembly District representative Gordon Hintz about a variety of issues. A couple of the biggest issues include measures passed by Republicans in the December lame duck session that, in essence, took away some power from the incoming governor Tony Evers and incoming attorney general Josh Kaul. There’s also a rousing discussion about the federal government shutdown by the Trump
administration over billions of dollars for a southern border wall and where the shutdown will lead. Other topics focused on the Mueller investigation, campaign finance reform, prison reform, school reform, and new laws people need to be aware of that took effect Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter. You can catch the show in its entirety here or by following this link: 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Eye On Oshkosh - Rental Housing and Economic Development - taped 12-20-18

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. During the hour-long conversation host Cheryl Hentz chats with Allen Davis, Community Development Director for the City of Oshkosh, and John Zarate, Chief Building Official, Inspection Services Division, also with the City of Oshkosh. They
discuss the city’s rental housing inspection program in detail and a variety of economic development projects that are either underway or in the proposal stage. 
If you’re curious about an area under construction, or concerned about safety issues in rental properties, or would just like to become better informed about what’s going on in the city, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Catch it here or by following this link:

Friday, December 07, 2018

Eye on Oshkosh - City Council members talk city issues - taped 12-6-18

Here is the latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh. During the hour-long show, host Cheryl Hentz talks with three city councilors – Deputy Mayor Lori Palmeri, Deb Allison-Aasby and Steve Herman – about community development projects currently being proposed, or which are already underway or in the works; what’s happening with Oshkosh Avenue and the rest of the Lakeshore Golf Course property not being used by Oshkosh Corp.; what our property tax bills have in store for us; ever-increasing water bills; snowplowing and the city policy on shoveling sidewalks; as well as other city-related topics.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Eye On Oshkosh - Food and Toy Drive, Allison Garner's new book - taped ...

In the latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz discusses two different topics.

In the first segment, she discusses the Oshkosh Fire Department's 20th annual Food & Toy Drive with firefighter/paramedic Eric Shae, and two members of the Oshkosh North High School Communities Program, Hailey Engelmann and Lauren Griswold, who are helping with this year's drive.
In the second segment, Hentz speaks with Oshkosh school board member and new author Allison Garner, about the district's budget and a couple other district issues. They then discuss Garner's first-ever book entitled "Think Positive: The Light and Dark Side of Never Running Out of Ideas." Whether you are an executive of a large corporation, leader of a small group or nonprofit, or just an individual who would like to take better control of their lives and make more of an impact in the community and within your own tribe, this book is a must-read. The book hits the market in February 2019. Watch for it in stores or online.

Check out the show here:

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Eye on Oshkosh - Festival of Gratitude and Solutions Recovery, taped 11-...

On the most recent episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Rev. Tom Willadsen, about the annual Festival of Gratitude – something he has been involved with spearheading for several years. This year’s event will be held at The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, making it the 9th
year The Grand has hosted it. In past years the event has been interfaith but this year will also feature non-faith groups. Willadsen says they’ve realized that not everyone belongs to a faith, and yet, are part of our community and have things to be grateful for, as well. This year’s event will also be in Braille and signed for those who are hearing-impaired.  The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 19th beginning at 7pm and is free and open to all members of the community. A freewill offering will be taken to help cover costs.
In the second segment, Hentz talks with folks from Solutions Recovery, Inc., about their organization and how they help people in recovery or are members of a 12-step program. Joining her in the conversation are Operations Director Trevor Fenrich, Club Manager Ellie Edwards, and Board Member Jenna Washuleski. The discussion centered around what the organization does, who it’s open to, how it is supported and how people can get involved. They also talked about things on their wish list, if someone wants to help with something other than a financial contribution.

The show can be seen here or by following this link: