Wood County, OH

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Driver who crashed semitruck into Wood County home found dead in Maumee River

GRAND RAPIDS, Ohio — Wood County sheriff's deputies have recovered a body from the Maumee River confirmed to be the driver in a recent truck-into-house collision. Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said Wednesday morning at 7:51, the semitrailer truck hit multiple vehicles before crashing into the southwest corner of a home on the 2900 block of West Second Street near Wapakoneta Road in Grand Rapids.
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Millbury, OHsent-trib.com

It's not enough: First Solar neighbors object to tax abatement

MILLBURY — Angry neighbors against the proposed First Solar expansion demanded the Lake Township Trustees reject tax abatement. At Tuesday’s meeting, the trustees unanimously approved a 15-year agreement that will provide the township $200,000 annually and $1 million to Lake Local Schools. It’s not enough, said a half dozen neighbors...
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Update: Body found in Maumee River identified as truck driver

A body found in the Maumee River this morning has been identified as Maurice Watson, 45, of Edina, Minnesota, according to Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn. Watson was the driver of a semi truck that drove into a house this morning in Grand Rapids. He then reportedly took off running toward the Maumee River.
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Health department serves up Clean Plate Awards

The 2021 Clean Plate Award has been given to 47 licensed food facilities out of more than 800 in Wood County. These facilities were recognized for their dedication to upholding excellent sanitation and food safety knowledge within their operations, according to the Wood County Health Department which inspects the establishments.
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Hospital patient arrested after reportedly hitting and kicking nurses

A patient at Wood County Hospital was arrested Sunday after reportedly hitting and kicking members of the nursing staff. Matthew R. Baldridge, 22, Bowling Green, was charged with assault and taken to Wood County Jail. Bowling Green Police Division was called on Sunday, around 12:30 p.m., for a report of...
Grand Rapids, OHsent-trib.com

Updated: Semi crashes into Grand Rapids home

GRAND RAPIDS — A truck driver who crashed into a village home was found dead in the Maumee River a few hours after the incident. Maurice Watson, 45, of Edna, Minnesota, crashed into the home at 23970 Second St. around 8 this morning, then fled the scene, according to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.
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Library to host virtual discussions of ‘Pax’

Join the Wood County District Public Library’s Children’s Place for a virtual discussion of “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker on Monday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. “Pax” is a moving story of an extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox, and their epic journey to be reunited. “Pax” is available...
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Henry County jury to decide on attempted murder or self defense

A Henry County jury will have to decide if a Toledo man tried to assault and kill his wife or was defending himself. Raymond Cervantes, 46, is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault, which are first and second-degree felonies respectively. The charges stem from an incident on Aug. 16,...
Perrysburg, OHsent-trib.com

Health dept. conducts inspections

Two Perrysburg restaurants had issues with their cleanliness during recent inspections. The Wood County Health Department on May 25 inspected Pizza Hut, 1099 S. Main St., and Bob Evans Restaurants LLC, 10770 Fremont Pike. Pizza Hut had three critical and five non-critical violations. Critical were equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils...
Bowling Green, OHsent-trib.com

BG man arrested for assaulting hospital staff

A Bowling Green man is in jail after allegedly assaulting hospital staff. Matthew R. Baldridge, 22, was arrested Sunday for assault and was taken to jail. According to the police report, at 12:31 p.m. officers were dispatched to Wood County Hospital for a report of a patient hitting and kicking the nursing staff.
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Come to county parks, with or without mask

Masks are not mandated in Wood County parks and at the facilities. But it’s OK for people walking the trails or participating in programs to wear one. “If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask,” said board President Sandy Wiechman at last week’s Wood County Park District board meeting, held at Arrowwood Archery Range, just outside of the city. “There’s situations where I still want to wear a mask and I put it on.”
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Legislators update chamber on bills, budget

Legislators brought issues back to Wood County at the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Update on Friday. The annual event is organized by the chamber’s governmental affairs project team that brought in Sen. Theresa Gavarone, R-Bowling Green, and Rep. Haraz Ghanbari, R-Perrysburg, as well as Randy Gardner, chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Gardner formerly held both the House and Senate seats before being appointed chancellor.
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Main county senior center will fully open June 21

The main Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green will be fully open — including congregate dining for lunches — on June 21. At Wednesday’s Wood County Committee on Aging board meeting, Executive Director Denise Niese said that the Rossford, Perrysburg and Walbridge sites will follow. All of the other...
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It’s late spring, but fall webworms have arrived

Fall webworms are here. The first-generation nests of the deceptively named fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) is now becoming evident in Wood County. This native moth has two generations per season in Ohio with the first-generation appearing once the overwintered eggs have hatched. The first-generation caterpillars have hatched and are beginning...
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Monday afternoon a Wood County judge denied a temporary restraining order sought by the city of Northwood to get that nuisance declared and order the property cleaned up. More utility money was considered for Summit Street project. Will Toledo energy efficiency plan be worth the money?. Updated: Jun. 1, 2021...
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June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Month. People are encouraged to wear purple throughout the month to bring attention to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. In Wood County, there were 284 reports of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation in 2019. Reports of elder abuse are expected to rise as the...
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New COVID cases in Wood County remaining low

Wood County has reported seven new cases of COVID-19 since Thursday. The county is now up to 13,277 confirmed and probable cases from COVID, 226 deaths and 655 hospitalizations since last March, according to the Monday, June 14, update from the Wood County Health Department. The county is down to...