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BGSU approves renovation plans PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:23
HURON - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees moved ahead on two renovation projects during their Friday meeting at the Firelands campus.
The board approved spending $1.6 million on architectural and engineering work for the renovation of Moseley Hall, which will be a new home for science, math and technology on campus. The total cost of the renovation is expected to be just over $23 million.
The trustees also approved moving ahead with the renovation of the College of Health and Human Services in the wake of moving campus health services to the Falcon Health Center.
According to the university: "Along with programs in criminal justice, communication sciences and disorders, nursing and gerontology, the building will house the Food and Nutrition Program and will serve as the future home of Forensics and Laboratory Sciences, in conjunction with the construction of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Information facility on campus."
Last chance for homeowners to qualify for homestead tax break PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:56
County auditors are now accepting applications for enrollment in the Homestead Exemption Program for 2014, and according to Wood County Auditor Michael Sibbersen this may be the last chance for some homeowners to qualify for this property tax break.
"During 2013 Ohio's homestead Exemption was returned to being restricted by income for new filers," Sibbersen said. "However there is a window of opportunity for anyone who was eligible last year to enroll in the program under the old guidelines."
All past recipients will continue to qualify for the Homestead Exemption under the old rules. Current recipients do not need to re-apply, will never be subject to any income test, and will continue to receive the benefits of the program even if they sell their current residence and purchase a new home in the future.  
"The new rules that go into effect this year mean major changes, and how those changes impact eligible homeowners will depend on their status," Sibbersen said. "If you have questions regarding your status or need additional information, we encourage you to contact our office at 419-354-9173."
More than 9,200 homeowners in Wood County were enrolled in the Homestead Exemption Program last year. Those homeowners saw a reduction in their annual real estate taxes by an average of more than $400 by being in the program according to the Auditor's office.
"This is a welcome tax break for eligible senior and disabled homeowners, but provisions in last year's legislation will affect who is eligible to receive these benefits in the future," Sibbersen said.
Local Briefs: 2-25-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:52
Date rape investigated in Perrysburg

PERRYSBURG - Police are investigating the report of an acquaintance or date rape that allegedly took place in the city on Saturday.
Perrysburg Police state the incident involved two juveniles who were on a date when the reported incident occurred. Both the victim and the alleged perpetrator had known each other for a short period of time.

Perrysburg Twp. earns Life Flight award

Perrysburg Township Fire and EMS Department recently received Life Flight's Dr. Frank Foss EMS Excellence Award.
This award honors fire, EMS and emergency personnel for providing extraordinary patient care under unusual circumstances. The Perrysburg Township department received the award for efforts related to a September 2013 house explosion in Troy Township.
Library program explores living as a Native American PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:54
PERRYSBURG - On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum (PAHM) will hold its winter meeting at the Way Library. It is sponsoring a talk by a Native American descendant and scholar, Diane Bishop. She will be dressed in regalia and interpret what it was like to be a native woman in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Her interests include Native American history and stories, beadwork, helping at risk Native youth and elders, photography, native plants, organic gardening and exploration of the wonders of nature. She is an avid vocal environmentalist and protector of the local habitat's fauna and flora species.
She has been involved with many local activities over the years. With the sponsorship of the 2003 Perrysburg Ohio Bicentennial Committee and chairman Judy Justus, she organized the first Pow-Wow at Buttonwood Park and was a co-founder of the Black Swamp Intertribal Foundation.
BGHS, BGSU bands combine for concert (2-24-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 February 2014 11:24
The Bowling Green High School Bands and BGSU Trombone Choir will be combining forces at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the BG City Schools Performing Arts Center.
The concert will begin with music written by the Italian composer, Giovanni Gabrieli who wrote some very creative antiphonal brass music over 400 years ago.
Declan Wicks, an alumni of Bowling Green High School, will also be performing as a member of the BGSU Trombone Choir.
Dr. William Mathis conducts the BGSU Trombone Choir.
The BG Concert Band conducted by Jeremy Sison will then perform followed by the BGSU Trombone Choir.  
The BG symphonic band will conclude the evening. Bruce Corrigan conducts the band.
There is no admission charge.
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