Bradford Council approves tree removal

Railroad museum opening with new exhibits

By Sam Wildow -

BRADFORD — Bradford Council held a brief meeting Thursday evening, approving a number of annual items.

The council approved the removal of dead trees from the village’s properties. The cost for the removal will be approximately $800.

The council also gave permission to a local group to hang up Christmas lights in the village’s park. This year, it will include Iddings Park, as well as extend to the train caboose across from the village’s municipal building.

The cost to the village will be minimal or non-existent, as the group will be providing funds toward the electric costs.

The council also approved the annual road salt contract with Morton Salt. A cost was not available, but it is not expected to cost more than last year.

The council also discussed the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum, which will be opening Saturday, Sept. 16, for an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will feature new exhibits after the museum’s exhibit hall, located in the former bank building, underwent renovations this summer.

According to their website, the “museum is working with Exhibit Concepts and Swafford Construction on the next phase of museum development.” They have also received grants from CSX, Walmart, DP&L, and donations from many individuals to help fund the renovation and new exhibits.

Bradford’s former Pennsylvania Railroad BF interlocking tower will continue to be open on Saturdays through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is located at 200 N. Miami Ave.

The council expressed their appreciation for the museum and its contributions to the community.

The council also canceled a number of meeting due to festival or holiday celebrations. Those dates include Oct. 12, Nov. 23, and Dec. 28.

Railroad museum opening with new exhibits

By Sam Wildow

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336