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Northwest Ohio DP Council


The Northwest Ohio Damage Prevention Council is a proactive network of stakeholders involved in all phases of activities requiring excavation, including, but not limited to: designers and developers, engineers, safety and notification organizations, municipalities, utility locators, facility owners, and professional excavators. Through open communication, education, and cooperation council members' work together to maintain service integrity to customers, protect the underground infrastructure and environment, and encourage the development of excavation activities that proceed in a safe and efficient manner.


                                                                 The council meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. (except when holidays interfere), at 

                                                                 Toledo Edison, 6099 Angola Rd., Holland, OH.



JaTaun Tatum

Columbia Gas of Ohio
300 Ryder Rd
Toledo, OH 43607

Stella Ellerbrock, COSS

Geddis Paving and Excavating, Inc.
1019 Wamba Ave
Toledo, OH 43607

Bess P. Cochran, COSS

Director of Safety & Health Mechanical Contractors Association of NW Ohio
7550 Caple Blvd
Northwood, Ohio 43619

Chuck Green

Ohio Utilities Protection Service
4740 Belmont Ave
Youngstown, OH 44505
1-800-311-3692, ext. 7250
330-301-1800 Cell


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Meeting Minutes

The Northwest Ohio Damage Prevention Council meets the second Thursday of each month. Minutes from previous meetings are posted below as PDF files. To download and print them, you must have Adobe© Acrobat® Reader®. If you do not have this computer program, visit for a free copy.




About Us

A vital resource for Ohio residents and businesses, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service acts as a communication link between utility companies and individuals planning any digging activity. This site includes all the information you need to dig safely and protect your community.




Contact O.U.P.S.

Address: 4740 Belmont Ave, Youngstown, OH 44505

Phone: 1-800-362-2764