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Local Briefs: 2-21-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 February 2014 11:12
High water closes BG road
High water closed Newton Road between Brim and Haskins roads today, which blocked access to and closed the BG Community Center.
There is no water problem in the building, city officials said. The center will reopen after the road is reopened.
Ponding water was a problem on other streets in the city but officials said none had been closed.
At Pemberville, Mayor Gordon Bowman reported the Portage River was still two feet below the minimum flood stage at 9 this morning.
He was encouraged to know that BG's rainfall Thursday was 0.83-inch and that rainfall at Findlay was less than 0.50 inch.

ODOT continues pavement repairs
The Ohio Department of Transportation District Two will continue to work on interstate pavement repairs.
Interstate pavement repair will resume today through Sunday, daily from 7 a.m. to  7 p.m.  During this time, intermittent lane and ramps restrictions are possible along the following locations: northbound I-75 between I-75/475 interchange in Perrysburg and U.S. 20, I-475, between Central Avenue and U. 24, I-75 between U.S. 6 and Ohio 18, and Route 6 from Henry/Wood County Line to I-75.
Motorcycle education program offered stateside this summer PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 February 2014 10:12
The Ohio Department of Public Safety's Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program registration began today. Those wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle or refresh their motorcycle safety skills may register at www.motorcycle.ohio.gov for one of the $50 courses scheduled throughout the state from April through October.
More than 180,000 motorcycle riders have been trained in the last 16 years. More information about Motorcycle Ohio and the courses, including statewide locations and updated training requirements, are available online at the address listed above.
Basic Rider Course (BRC): This 16-hour course is recommended for novice riders. BRC students must have a valid temporary instruction permit identification permit card (TIPIC) to take the class. Motorcycles and helmets are provided. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn the BMV skill-test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.
BG Christian Food Pantry reopens Friday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Staff   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:57

The Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry is closed today but will reopen Friday as scheduled.

The pantry was closed today due to high water around the entrance. No water breached the pantry.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 16:09
High water briefly closes food pantry, reopens today PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 February 2014 10:11
For a short time Thursday, the Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry was not accessible due to flooding in the area leading up to the pantry.
"It's a mess. I've seen it bad before but never this bad," said Shirley Woessner, coordinator of the pantry.
She said ice underneath the water made the journey even more dangerous.
Within hours pumps were brought in and the water was removed from the area.
Woessner and other volunteers were very concerned as the rising water was within a couple inches of crossing the threshold at the pantry door which could have caused damage to some of the food.
Habitat Night Tuesday in BG PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Staff   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:20
Habitat Night, a community building event to increase awareness and volunteer support for 2014 housing and economic development projects within Wood County, will be held Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 N. Summit St., Bowling Green.
The event, which will run from 5 to 7 p.m., is open to the public. It is being sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Wood County, with the assistance of the Pita Pit in Bowling Green. Pita Pit is the lead sponsor for this first Habitat Night.
Habitat Night is an occasion when all volunteers meet on the same night in the same location with activities based on annual plans and goals, plus progress toward those goals. The focus will be the 2014 build season, aiming to house and support local working families.
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