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Treacherous roads continue to be a problem as arctic chill settles in PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 27 January 2014 11:01
Inches of blowing and drifting snow, combined with frigid temperatures, proved to be a treacherous combination for Wood County drivers, continuing the county on a Level 2 Snow Emergency this morning.
Multiple traffic accidents have been reported across the county, including one involving a woman in labor who became stuck in a snow drift.
Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said he did not expect conditions to worsen throughout the day, and indicated that with decreasing wind, there was the hope that the county could be downgraded to a Level 1, or cancel a snow emergency all together.
"They're spotty," said Gray Britten, superintendent of the Wood County Highway Garage this morning of the roadways. "Early this morning, when the night crew was out, the wind was probably blowing so hard, it was basically blowing everything off the roads, but the visibility was lousy. They were having a hard time seeing. Now the wind has backed off a little, but now that means the drifts are wanting to stick to the road."
Waddington’s donates to St. Al’s pantry PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 27 January 2014 10:48
Ben and Jen Waddington, of Waddington Jewelers, 139 S. Main St., Bowling Green found a creative way to help families in need this past Christmas.
The firm sold 100 pairs of Black Ice Zirconia earrings for $5 each, and are donating the entire amount, not just the proceeds, to the local St Al's food pantry. "My family and I are very grateful to this community, which has allowed us to stay in business over  nine years," he said.  
"This was just a small way for us to be able to help local families during the holiday season. He said he was surprised at how quickly they went through the entire 100 pairs. "Some people bought because they needed an inexpensive gift. Others bought simply because of what we were doing with the $5."
‘Affordable antiques’ are featured at family shop on BG’s S. Main St. PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 27 January 2014 10:41
Shelly Zavaleta (left) and her son Ryan Zavaleta, owners of Mainstreet Antiques, stand inside their shop at 244 S. Main St. in Bowling Green. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Antiques are not always museum-type pieces and high-ticket items for the wealthy. The mother and son duo of Shelly and Ryan Zavaleta showcase that concept at Mainstreet Antiques. Their downtown storefront features a wide range of items which Shelly describes as "affordable antiques."
She said they always shop with their customers in mind.
"We focus on our clientele. We want to offer things you can afford and use," she said.
They both are always looking for one-of-a-kind type of items for their store. She has a focus on costume jewelry and books; while her son admits to looking for "off beat" items including furniture, decorative art, artifacts and industrial primitives.
A stroll through their store will take you on a journey through various countries, styles and ages. Ryan is a third-generation antique reseller. They shun the "dealer" term.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 16:42
Wood Co. Ins. receives honor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 27 January 2014 10:44
EMC Insurance Companies has announced its 2014 Leading Partners, which includes Wood County Insurance Agency, Inc. of Bowling Green. The status places the Bowling Green firm in the top 15 percent of all EMC agencies nationally.
This annual award is based on key indicators including retention, profitability and growth, which are reviewed over a three-year period.
EMC developed its signature Agency Performance Value tool in 2005 to measure an agency's performance against all other EMC agencies nationally. Agencies are evaluated on loss ratio, premium volume, policy and premium growth, policy and premium retention, and the position of EMC within the agency.
Wrong-way I-75 crash injures Toledo man PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Staff   
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:17
(Updated 10:39am, 01-27-14)
NORTHWOOD — A Toledo man received minor injuries late Sunday night in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 in Northern Wood County.
The Bowling Green Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol reports that at 9:59, near Wales Road, Robert L. Snyder, 40, Toledo, was driving his 2005 Chevrolet Malibu southbound in the northbound lanes. Shane A. Neves, 38, of St. Paris, was northbound driving a 2010 International semi-truck, and saw the Snyder vehicle approaching. Neves came to a complete stop and was struck by the Snyder vehicle head on. Snyder’s vehicle went off the roadway into the median.
Snyder was taken to St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, for treatment of minor injuries.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:39
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