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Updated: Most school districts drop mask mandate

A mask mandate has been dropped at Perrysburg Schools, Otsego Local Schools, Lake Local Schools and Penta Career Center, effective Wednesday. The Rossford board of education will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss mask guidelines. Eastwood, Elmwood and North Baltimore have been mask-free since the start of the school...
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Many local school districts shed mask mandates, BG expected to decide Wednesday

Most school districts in Wood County have now shed mask mandates in their school buildings – with some starting the new mask-free policies on Wednesday. Bowling Green administration is expected to have a decision by Wednesday afternoon on the district’s response to state guideline changes. BG Superintendent Francis Scruci sent...
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Wood Co. data: Masks and vaccines reduce COVID-19 transmission in schools

Since the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, 47 Wood County students and five staff have developed COVID-19 after being exposed in schools, the Wood County Health Department reported on Oct. 15. Of those students and staff who became sick following school exposure, nearly 75% were unvaccinated and unmasked. Data...
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Elmwood students get ThinkFast lessons on road dangers

Wood County Safe Communities Coalition presented the ThinkFast Interactive at Elmwood Community Center this week. The interactive performance was shown to the Elmwood High students during National Teen Driver Safety Week to bring awareness to the dangerous and destructive habits that they engage in on the roads both as drivers and passengers.
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ThinkFast Interactive game show underlines driving safety at Elmwood High School

BLOOMDALE, Ohio — ThinkFast Interactive made its way to Elmwood High School on Wednesday to give seniors a presentation for National Teen Driver Safety Week. The program is a high-energy, game show-like production set designed to bring awareness to destructive decisions the youth can make with Wood County already seeing a number of fatalities in the last year.
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Health dept.: Data shows masks,vaccinations reduce transmission in schools

Since the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, 47 Wood County students and five staff have developed coronavirus after being exposed in schools, according to a Friday Wood County Health Department news release. Of those students and staff who became sick following school exposure, nearly 75% were unvaccinated and unmasked.
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Myers brings education experience to BG board

Ryan Myers said his investment in the Bowling Green community is leading him to run for a seat on the Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education. Myers was appointed in November to fill the seat vacated by Bill Clifford. “I’ve loved it but there are a lot of things...
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Health Department: Data support importance of masks in schools & need for vaccination

Since the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, 47 Wood County students and five staff have developed COVID-19 after being exposed in schools. Of those students and staff who became sick following school exposure, nearly 75 percent were unvaccinated and unmasked. Data indicate that staff and students 12 and older...

BGSU launches doctor of physical therapy program

BOWLING GREEN — A doctor of physical therapy program is coming to Wood County next year. Citing a growing demand for physical therapists across the country, Bowling Green State University announced last week it will launch a doctorate program in the field.
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BGSU gets $42,000 grant to continue Safe Communities of Wood County

Bowling Green State University recently received a $42,000 grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office to continue the Safe Communities of Wood County program through Sept. 30, 2022. This is the eighth consecutive year the university has received the grant. Started in 2012, Safe Communities of Wood County works with...
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Schools get health department employees to help with COVID workload

School nursing staffs accustomed to handling playground injuries, taking temperatures, and dealing with upset stomachs, are being asked to juggle a lot more with COVID. Now district nurses have to do contact tracing, determine who should quarantine, and answer parent questions about COVID. That’s a lot to handle with small...
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BG school board candidates invited to Thursday forum

The Bowling Green Republican Club will hold a candidate forum for those running for the Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education on the Nov. 2 ballot. The Thursday forum is set for 6 p.m. at the Wood County Junior Fair Building.
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Elmwood volleyball

Elmwood senior Brooklyn Thrash (10) and junior Sophia King, left, stretch to block a shot by Allen East’s Savana Brooks during the third set of a match Monday at Elmwood High School. Allen East defeated Elmwood in three sets (25-21, 27-15, 25-22).
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7 from county are National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

Seven Wood County seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. Representing Bowling Green High School is Aubrey Nyiri. Representing Perrysburg High School are Emma Bohney, Michael Brown, Lillian Dalton, Adam Hanneman, Lauren Sandberg and Nathan Thompson. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation this month announced the names of approximately 16,000...