Crash claims the life of a Nevada man

WYANDOT COUNTY—The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Nevada man on Tuesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the scene of the crash at 8:30 a.m. by a passerby who spotted an overturned vehicle in a field off of County Highway 39, west of Township Highway 10.
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Larry Dean Bracken, 1940 – 2021

Larry Dean Bracken, 80, passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 8, 1940, in Charleston, Illinois, the son of the late Clarence and Lila (Dunkerly) Bracken. On August 16, 1964, he married the former Donna Winkle, who survives. Together, they shared over 57 years of memories.
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Woman who stole stamp from BG BMV office sought

Police are seeking information on a woman who reportedly stole an official document stamp from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office in Bowling Green. The Bowling Green Police Division is seeking assistance in identifying the pictured suspect. On Monday, officers responded to the office at 1616 E. Wooster St....
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Ottawa man facing rape charge changes plea Tuesday

An Ottawa man has changed his plea on Tuesday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. According to a bill of information, Jesus Tapia is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with another who was not his spouse, whose age at the time of the said sexual conduct was less than thirteen years of age. Tapia was charged with one count of Rape, a felony of the first degree.

Tombstones damaged at Findlay cemetery

FINDLAY, Ohio (WTVG) - Findlay Police are offering a reward after 30 tombstones were damaged overnight at Maple Grove Cemetery. Police said a majority of the tombstones were more than 100 years old. The damage occurred Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in the northeast section of the cemetery. Anyone with...

Dinosaur drive-thru event coming to Maumee

MAUMEE, Ohio (WTVG) - A Dinosaur adventure drive-thru is coming to Maumee! The Lucas County Fairgrounds will be transformed into a prehistoric drive-thru experience for the Pinnacle Production Group’s event. Guests can see moving, life-sized dinosaurs roaming the fairgrounds from the comfort of their cars. There are outdoor activities for...
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Outdoors: Rare chicks thriving in Maumee Bay sanctuary

Four tiny birds, resembling little gray cotton balls, bounce along on the sand at Maumee Bay State Park, oblivious to their celebrity. Besides the excitement and celebration the piping plover chicks have created locally, they are also responsible for a significant brouhaha on the national front. The Great Lakes population...
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Take a summer getaway with library’s virtual vacation trivia

Take a summer getaway without leaving your house: The Wood County District Public Library is vacationing with Virtual Vacation Trivia starting Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. Pack a bag and test knowledge of travel destinations with this trivia contest. To play, head to WCDPL’s Facebook page and click on the link to a Google Form starting at 4 p.m. on Aug. 24. The form will be open for the competition for 24 hours. After the winners are chosen, the form will be left available for anyone to play for fun.
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Local Briefs: 7-26-2021

Call of the Canyon Cafe has been selected as a finalist to win up to $1000 in energy efficiency improvements. Visit Click on Efficiency Smart’s original post and comment: “Call of the Canyon Cafe - Bowling Green.” Share the post. The restaurant from the list receiving the most votes...

Pick up a prom dress in Perrysburg

PERRYSBURG — Parents Helping Students/Staff, the Perrysburg High School parent organization, will hold a gently-used homecoming and prom dress sale on Aug. 17-18 from 5-7 p.m. at the board of education office at 140 E. Indiana Ave. All dresses will be $20, sold as-is and cash is preferred. The sizes...
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BG restaurant is finalist for Efficiency Smart Tip Jar Challenge

A Bowling Green restaurant is in the running for $1,000 in energy efficiency improvements. Call of the Canyon Cafe has been selected as a finalist in Efficiency Smart’s Tip Jar Challenge. And local residents can help the downtown restaurant win. Efficiency Smart helps participating American Municipal Power electric systems and...
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Should we care about space travel?

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WTVG) - Billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are talking space tourism after their private zero gravity trips to the outer atmosphere. But those of us who will never be able to afford a space walk, why should we care? A astrophysicist breaks it down. “I thought...

Formal dress fundraiser sale set for August 17, 18

Parents Helping Students/Staff (PHS/S) and the Perrysburg High School parent organization, will hold a gently used homecoming and prom dress sale on Tuesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the board of education office at 140 East Indiana Avenue. All dresses will be $20,...

Cooking camp planned at Sycamore

Steubenville native Janese Boston of Living Proof Chef Service in Columbus grew up in the South End and overcame difficult circumstances as a child to become a master chef in Columbus, explained Bobbyjon Bauman, director of the Sycamore Youth Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, which will host a three-day international-themed cooking camp led by Boston, pictured with Bauman when she presented a cooking class at the center in February. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2-4 at the center and can accommodate up to 40 students in grades five through 12. Each participant will receive an apron and a gift bag. “Generous benefactors have covered the cost of this event so it is free on a first-come, first-served basis for area youth,” Bauman said. To sign up, e-mail with the child’s name and grade in school. For information, call or text Bauman at (740) 409-2986.
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Nature camp leads to new experiences

LINDSEY — Sandusky County Park District’s nature camp went to new heights this year. After having a take-home edition of nature camp last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the park district introduced new activities — rope climbing and archery — for the older kids this summer. Michael Deulley, a...