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Student driver, instructor die in crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Staff   
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 09:06
WHITEHOUSE – A teen driver and his driving instructor were killed in a two-vehicle crash south of the village Monday afternoon.
The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that Joseph A. Franks, 16, Swanton, and Thomas P. Smith, 48, Whitehouse, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash occurred at 2:29 p.m. on Neapolis-Waterville Road at Heller Road.
Franks was reportedly driving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala south on Heller Road when he failed to stop at the intersection.
Franks’ vehicle was then struck in the passenger side by a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven east on Neapolis-Waterville Road by Kathleen Woods, 48, Swanton.
According to the Associated Press, Franks’ vehicle was knocked off the roadway, rolled and landed in the yard of a nearby house.
Woods was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital after the crash for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
All involved were wearing seatbelts.
Smith worked for Key Driving School, Inc., which has locations in Whitehouse, Napoleon and Delta.
There did not appear to be any indication that either vehicle tried to brake prior to the incident.
The crash remains under investigation.
Speaker warns of increased violence if earth's temperatures rise PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Dupont   
Monday, 28 April 2014 22:48

Global warming isn’t just about more violent storms, said climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe Monday night at Bowling Green State University.

It’s about violent conflicts caused by fewer resources and people forced to migrate.

Climate change isn’t just about polar bears, she said. It’s about her son’s future, about his not experiencing the same world she grew up in, and maybe being drafted to fight as global conflict spreads.

Hayhoe, who was recently included on Time Magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world, visited Bowling Green as the annual Lamb Peace speaker.

In a systematic presentation she explained the science behind global warming, noting it is not based solely on recent findings, but rather to papers writing in the early 19th century.

Hayhoe went through the “what abouts,” the other reasons posited for climate change. In each instance, whether the idea that the world is just emerging from another ice age or that increased temperatures are caused by the cyclical changes in the earth rotation around the sun, she showed how studies do not support those explanations.

And while Ohio and the Midwest and eastern United States did just have a cold and snowy winter, this weather should not be taken as disproving global warming. Rather this area was an outlier in a world that saw warmer temperatures this year. Short-term weather patterns are not the same as long-term trends, she said.

In chart after chart, the long-term patterns were clear: temperatures are rising. That rise is caused by the increased burning of coal, gas and oil, which creates carbon dioxide which traps heat and warms the globe.

That means, Hayhoe said, a civilization built on the assumption of climate stability will be threatened.

Hurricane Sandy last year demonstrated the danger. Global warming didn’t cause the storm, but it made its damage more severe. Places flooded that hadn’t before.

Using projections she showed that by 2095 scientists expect the weather in Illinois will be more like what’s now experienced in East Texas. Large parts of Florida will be underwater. The prime rice growing region of Bangladesh will be flooded.

And when that happens people will move somewhere else, causing conflict over diminishing resources in areas where governments will not be able to respond. Those conflicts, she said, will have their most damaging effects on the developing countries in Africa, south Asia and South America.

The key is to move toward more renewable sources of energy and government action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 22:53
'Badge of Honor' run/walk to honor fallen firefighters, benefit fire school PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 28 April 2014 09:31
The State Fire School at Bowling Green State University will hold the "Badges of Honor" 5K run/walk on May 14 to honor two Toledo firefighters who died in the line of duty this year.
James Dickman and Stephen Machinski were killed while fighting a fire Jan. 26. Dickman had attended classes at the school.
Registration and activities begin at 4:30 p.m. at Doyt Perry Stadium and the race starts at 6 p.m. The fee for retired or active military, fire and police personnel is $15. The cost is $25 to race in the 5K competitively, $20 for non-competitive runners. The one-and-a-half mile family stroll costs $10.
All proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship fund for State Fire School or Tech Rescue classes.
Coordinators are requesting that all rescue personnel wear their department shirt or name. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero, real or fictional.
Residents now responsible for brush pickup in Perrysburg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 28 April 2014 09:32
PERRYSBURG — Residents are responsible for remaining brush now that city pick-up has been completed.
Failure to remove brush from the right-of-way by May 7 is a code violation, which will prompt the city to remove it at the cost of the homeowner at a minimum of $100 for the first hour and $75 for each additional hour or portion thereof. If the bill is not paid, a tax assessment will be made against the property.
Residents may use the city compost site or the yard waste program to comply by May 7.
The compost site is free to residents and available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Anyone interested should bring their driver’s license to the Department of Public Service, 11980 Roachton Road, where instructions and a key to the site will be given. The compost site is also open from 8 a.m. until noon on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, though registration is required.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 09:56
Local Briefs: 04-28-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 28 April 2014 09:26
Fostoria market starts Saturday
The first Fostoria Farmers' Market of 2014 will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 at the Downtown KeyBank at 133 W. Tiffin St.
The theme is "Celebrate Moms," and includes many vendors who will offer gifts suitable for Moms of all ages.
Flowers, plants and silk flower arrangements will be available from the Fostoria Garden club. Conine's Country Market and Joseph's Greenhouse will also offer veggies and plants.
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