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Wood County reports 247 new cases, 2 new deaths from COVID

Wood County has reported 247 new COVID cases, two more deaths, and five new hospitalizations since Thursday, according to today’s report from the Wood County Health Department. That brings the total for the county to 15,513 cases, 238 deaths, and 729 hospitalizations from COVID. Wood County is seeing an average...
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Grand jury will hear case of inducing panic at BG schools

The case of a Bowling Green man charged with inducing panic has been bound over to the Wood County Common Pleas Court. Daniel Stinehart, 56, appeared today in front of Bowling Green Municipal Court Judge Mark Reddin. Defense attorney Sara Roller said her client did not want a preliminary hearing,...
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Library to require patrons & staff to wear masks

Back in early summer, Library Director Michael Penrod hoped services would be back to normal in fall. Instead on Monday (Sept. 20) the Wood County District Library Board voted unanimously to go back to requiring those in the library to wear masks. Trustee Becky Bhaer, who made the motion, said...
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ODOT update on construction projects

Road work continues in Wood County. Here’s an update from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Southbound Interstate 75 on-ramp from the Ohio Turnpike, Perrysburg, will be closed for pavement repairs on Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. The detour is northbound I-75 to Buck Road to southbound I-75. The...
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Masks mandated at BG, Walbridge libraries

Masks are now required when visiting the Bowling Green and Walbridge branches of the Wood County District Public Library. The board voted unanimously in favor of the mandate at Monday’s meeting. Director Michael Penrod said the requirement will make it easier for staff to “pivot” and offer in-person storytimes and...
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Wood County has 2 more deaths, 247 more cases

There have been 15,513 coronavirus cases in Wood County, according to a Monday health department update. This is an increase of 247 since Thursday. The health department updates statistics on Mondays and Thursdays. There is an average of 57.6 cases per day. There have been 238 deaths, which is 2...
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Hear about Eleazer Derby Wood, hero of Wood County

PERRYSBURG — The story of Eleazer Derby Wood, whose surname was memorialized when Wood County was founded in 1820, will be featured Thursday at Way Public Library. Larry Nelson, site director at nearby Fort Meigs State Memorial from 1980 to 2004, will deliver his “Eleazer Derby Wood – Wood County’s Hero” at 7 p.m.in the downstairs meeting room of the library.
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ODOT plans pavement repairs on I-75 ramp and collector road

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced new roadwork in Wood County that will create some road or lane closures. The southbound Interstate 75 on-ramp from the Ohio Turnpike, Perrysburg, will be closed for pavement repairs on Monday, Sept. 20, and Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. The detour will be northbound I-75 to Buck Road to southbound I-75. The southbound Interstate 75 collector road to Ohio 795, Perrysburg, will be closed for pavement repairs on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Traffic from the Ohio Turnpike will have access to the Route 795 off-ramp and to southbound I-75. Southbound traffic on I-75 will have access to the Ohio Turnpike.
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Wood County sees 311 new COVID cases, 13 hospitalizations since Monday

Wood County has reported 311 new COVID cases, and 13 new hospitalizations since Monday, according to today’s report from the Wood County Health Department. That brings the total for the county to 15,266 cases, 236 deaths, and 724 hospitalizations from COVID. Wood County is seeing an average of 67 new...
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Goals for Wood County school year

PARKERSBURG — Earlier this week, the Wood County Board of Education approved Superintendent Will Hosaflook’s goals for the 2021-2022 school year. The goals are summed up under four categories: Academic and instructional programs; fiscal management, systems and structures; and community relations. Although the past few years have brought new hurdles...
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Patriot Day ceremonies solemn events at Penta and Wood County courthouse

On the 20th anniversary of the national tragedy of September 11, 2001, Penta Career Center marked Patriot Day with a ceremony outside the main entrance. This year’s tribute was particularly poignant as it marked two decades after the terrorist attacks against the United States. Reliving a tragic memory is neither pleasant nor easy, but it is necessary for healing and lessons to be learned. Those…
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Namaste at the library: Join in for family yoga

Stretch, dip, and center yourself at the library. Family Yoga on Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. is perfect for beginners and the whole family. Join the Wood County District Public Library for a morning of yoga at the Carter House, located behind the library at 307 N. Church St. Amy...
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Safety day for the community is Saturday

A Community Safety Day is planned for Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Middleton Township building, 21745 N. Dixie Hwy. Stop in to meet emergency service personnel and see demonstrations. Those include a Promedica air ambulance landing at noon, First Energy high voltage and township fire and EMS extrication demonstrations.
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City to Partner with Wood County Park District for Black Swamp Glow Roll

In partnership with the Wood County Park District, the City of Bowling Green will be hosting a nocturnal, family-friendly, bright bike ride along the Slippery Elm Trail. The ride will meet at the Black Swamp Preserve on Saturday, September 25th at 7:00 PM. Riders will learn important safety tips for riding at night and Bike Safety Commission members will install free bike lights for those who need them. Show off your creativity by bringing glow sticks and glow-in-the dark bike decorations to light up the trail. Provided decorations and glow sticks are limited at the program venue. Decorating is from 7:00 – 7:45, and the ride begins at 8:00 PM. Stops will feature nocturnal facts and features along the trail as we ride. This ride will cover roughly 5 miles down the Slippery Elm Trail and back.
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Wood County observes Constitution Day with open house

BOWLING GREEN — Wood County’s Court of Common Pleas will host an open house Friday to celebrate Constitution Day. The event is set for 2-4 p.m. at the courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, at which the court will also recognize the 125th anniversary of the opening of the courthouse on Sept. 29, 1896.
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Local Briefs: 9-17-2021

There have been 15,266 coronavirus cases in Wood County, according to a Thursday health department update. This is an increase of 311 since Monday. The health department updates statistics on Mondays and Thursdays. There are 67 average cases per day; last Thursday’s average was 70 per day. The cases per...
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Senior events

The following will take place next week through the Wood County Senior Center. To register for programming, call the WCCOA Programs Department at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or email programs@wccoa.net. To receive Zoom login info weekly, sign up for the email list by contacting the programs department. WCCOA LivelyU Virtual Learning...
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Wood County has 311 new COVID cases

There have been 15,266 coronavirus cases in Wood County, according to a Thursday health department update. This is an increase of 311 since Monday. The health department updates statistics on Mondays and Thursdays. There are 67 average cases per day; last Thursday’s average was 70 per day. The cases per...
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