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Marriage not for everyone anymore PDF Print E-mail
Written by KAREN NADLER COTA, Sentinel Lifestyles Editor   
Friday, 18 April 2014 13:34
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Dr. Gary Lee speaking at BGSU Thursday evening. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
Going by the numbers, the American institution of marriage appears to be declining faster than a sled on Conneaut Hill.
It’s a fact that social pundits deplore, since there is plenty of legitimate research to point to, showing that “married people are happier, healthier and wealthier than unmarried people,” confirms Dr. Gary Lee, chairman of the sociology department at Bowling Green State University until his retirement in 2013.
But take a look at a single statistical comparison:
In the year 1970, 76.5 of every 1,000 unmarried women made a trip down the aisle. By 2010 the number of women getting married had plummeted by well over half, to just 31.1 of every 1,000.
“The marriage rate has been going down quite dramatically since 1970, and there is no sign that is slowing,” Lee said.
Who — or what — is to blame?
It’s a point of sharp disagreement, Lee acknowledged late Thursday, as he offered the 2014 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture on “The Limits of Marriage: Why Getting Everyone Married Won’t Solve All Our Problems.”
There is the camp that agrees with Mona Charen of the Heritage Foundation when she suggests that “everybody go out right now, if you’re not married, go get married and that will solve all these problems,” namely the fact that unmarried women are 73 percent less well off than married women.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 13:44
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Perrysburg Twp. turns down road request PDF Print E-mail
Written by ALEX ASPACHER, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:45
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LIME CITY - Perrysburg Township trustees Wednesday rejected a company's request for a road study.
The request for a study of possibility of improving and creating a public road within the Ampoint Industrial Park was submitted by Hinkle Manufacturing, located in the Ampoint Industrial Park.
Hinkle, which owns several facilities in Ampoint, requested an engineering study to extend D Street, said Walt Celley, township administrator. Celley said the company offered to share in the cost of the project.
The proposal quickly drew the ire of trustee Gary Britten, who said the township should not fund any portion of the request.
"That isn't up to the government to build that road for them," Britten said. "They need to have testing done, they need to have an engineering study done, and it will need to fit the county standards."
"Perrysburg Township should not pay a nickel for that."
Also Wednesday, trustees approved the retirement and rehire of Kraig Gottfried, the township's maintenance supervisor.
Gottfried will retire effective April 30 and be rehired at the starting pay for a maintenance department employee on May 1.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 10:03
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ReadyCare moving to BGSU site PDF Print E-mail
Written by ALEX ASPACHER, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:46
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New patients will be matriculating at the Falcon Health Center next month.
Wood County Hospital will close its ReadyCare facility on North Main Street and shift those services to the health center near the campus effective May 12.
Falcon Health Center, which opened last fall to provide medical care to students and staff at Bowling Green State University, is operated by Wood County Hospital.
ReadyCare offers basic, non-emergency treatment for illness and infections on evenings and weekends, filling a gap left between emergency rooms and doctors offices. Shifting the service to Falcon Health Center will allow for expanded hours and treatment options, said Catharine Harned, Wood County Hospital's director of marketing and business development.
The North Main Street operation averages seven to 10 patients per weekday evening, and about 15 per day on the weekends, she said.
"The service is great for individuals requiring healthcare services who don't have a primary care physician, as well as those who require same day services, but are unable to be seen by their own physician," Harned stated.
Now, walk-in hours will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be designated parking spots for those clients, with others for BGSU patients, Harned said.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:49
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Energy regs inflate electric costs PDF Print E-mail
Written by ALEX ASPACHER Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:09
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NORTH BALTIMORE - Energy regulations stand in the way of inexpensive, reliable electricity in Ohio, several speakers at Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative's legislative meeting said Wednesday.
The event at the cooperative's headquarters, an annual meeting of its Action Committee for Rural Electrification, featured comments from both sides of the aisle, with U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Sharen Neuhardt each sharing their thoughts on the energy future of Ohio and the entire United States.
Latta maintained his position that excessive federal regulations stand in the way of less expensive, more diverse and domestically-driven energy.
Neuhardt, the running mate of Ed FitzGerald, Democratic candidate for governor, said rules soon to be handed down by the Environmental Protection Agency should be applied with sensitivity toward Ohio's power plants that rely on coal.
Nearly 70 percent of the state's electricity came from coal, a nonrenewable fossil fuel, in 2013, according to the state utilities commission.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:59
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