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Local Briefs: 9-29-2022

BRADNER — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office was called to the village Tuesday on a report of a child walking down a road. The call was received at 8:45 a.m. from a passerby who picked up a 2 or 3-year-old child who was walking down the street with no pants on in the area of Crocker and Plin streets.

BG chamber holds ribbon cutting for new SamB’s location

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce announces a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of SamB’s, located at their new location at 146 N. Main St. This event will be held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. The ceremony will include congratulatory words...

WATCH: Waterville man in Punta Gorda during Hurricane Ian

TOLEDO, Ohio — As first responders start the process of picking up the pieces of Hurricane Ian, we’re hearing from northwest Ohioans who are in Florida right now. Zach Fox is from Waterville but is in Englewood, Florida, which is about 15 minutes away from Punta Gorda. He is down there right now for business reasons and chose to wait out the storm, along with his other housemates. He said evacuation orders came later than they expected and they felt they were prepared to hunker down.

6th District Court of Appeals hears cases in Wood County

The 6th District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Wood County for the first time since 2018. The judges will be at the Wood County Courthouse on Wednesday, holding a special session of oral arguments. The court normally hears oral arguments at its courthouse in Toledo. The Ohio...

14 Best Restaurants in Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green, Ohio is a small college town in northwest Ohio, approximately 20 minutes south of Toledo. The town is home to Bowling Green State University, one of the largest public universities in Ohio. You’ll find a wide range of restaurants available in Bowling Green, from casual burger and sandwich...

Apartment fire in Bowling Green sends one person to hospital Wednesday

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The Bowling Green Fire Division responded to a fire on the third floor of the Fairview Manor apartments Wednesday at 12:57 p.m. According to BG Fire, the apartment complex, which is located on N. Grove Street, has primarily senior residents and residents with disabilities; many residents were still in the building at the time of the fire and required some assistance evacuating.

Local chef who spent 7 months in the hospital now back in the kitchen

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVG) - At Harbor Town Tavern in Perrysburg, there’s a new Executive Chef calling the plays. “Everything is house made. We’ve been locally sourcing a lot of our produce and micro greens,” says Executive Chef Marcus Hartford. “It’s just really fun. Really cool. Like, this week’s special we just started today is Duck A L’orange. "

Perrysburg woman who injured officer loses her appeal

A Perrysburg woman sent to prison for dragging a police officer with her car has lost her appeal. The 6th District Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 16 that Megan Mitro, 37, will stay incarcerated in the Ohio Reformatory for Women, Marysville. Mitro was indicted on Nov. 18, 2020, for felonious...

$1 million in cocaine seized in Ohio traffic stop

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman from Florida is facing charges after troopers say they found over $1 million in cocaine in her car. Troopers stopped 32-year-old LaTonya-Katryna Hamilton at about 3:21 p.m. September 19 on Interstate 75 in Wood County for a turn signal violation. A drug-sniffing dog...

Health Center and its Potential Upgrades

The Wood County Health Department is going to expand its health center with a $600,000 budget to avoid temporary closures, according to the Sentinel-Tribune. The facility will remain open throughout the process, while using the funds to add onto the behavioral health facility, patients rooms, medical exam rooms and the pharmacy.

Bikers flock to opening of new pump track park in Rudolph

The hills of Rudolph were loaded with bikers Wednesday evening, sailing through the air, banking curves, and speaking BMX. “Dude, is that a Polygon? Do you like it?” one biker asked another. “Yeah, it shreds,” the man replied. The two were among a group gathered on one of...

Woman charged with patient abuse is granted early release

A former Bowling Green woman sent to prison for assaulting a developmentally disabled teen has been granted early release. Kendall Jackson, 25, appeared Monday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Molly Mack. She appeared in front of the judge Sept. 19 for a judicial release hearing. Mack...

BG volleyball swept by Wildcats

Bowling Green volleyball fell in three sets of Northern Lakes League action Tuesday to visiting Northview, 25-15, 25-20, 25-17. For BG, Madison Cowan had nine kills and 12 digs, Tara Hastings had two kills and four solo blocks and Abigail Slembarski had 11 digs and 24 assists. BG is 6-7...

McDonald semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

Bowling Green senior quarterback Matt McDonald was named a semifinalist for the 2022 William V. Campbell Trophy by the National Football Foundation. The award is considered the “Academic Heisman” and McDonald is one of 156 semifinalists, including six from the Mid-American Conference. Student-athletes at the Division I, II, III and NAIA level are all eligible for the award.

33-year-old Crystal Sons

McComb woman arrested in Findlay, charged with felonious assault and discharging weapon within city. On 9/26/22 Officers were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the area of Howard St. and Broad Ave. During the investigation it was learned a verbal argument began between several people at 1100 W. Trenton Ave. and then continued on Howard St. coming into the City of Findlay. It was learned an ex of one of the subjects began following the other in a vehicle. While driving e/b on Howard St. the suspect fired gun shots at the victim vehicle directly in front of them hitting the vehicle at least once while driving. No injuries were reported. The victim vehicle pulled over and the suspect vehicle fled the area.

Wolcott Heritage Center hosts lawn sale

A lawn sale featuring antiques, vintage and collectible items will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wolcott Heritage Center, 1035 River Rd. in Maumee. The event also features food trucks and crafts, and the Maumee Community Band will provide live entertainment from 11 a.m. to noon. Tours of the Wolcott House will take place every hour beginning at 12:30 p.m. Admission for the tour is $2 for students, $3 for seniors and $4 for adults. For information, please call the Wolcott Heritage Center at 419-893-6902 or visit