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Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:27
No decision made on calamity days

Ohio House Bill 416 - Calamity Day legislation - passed the Ohio Senate Wednesday 32-0 but failed in the House by a vote of 40-56.
The following is a brief statement from Senator Randy Gardner on this week's vote.
"I am disappointed that the calamity day issue was not resolved this week so that school districts and families can plan for the rest of the school year."
He added, "The Senate plan is a balanced and bipartisan approach that requires more instructional time for students, coupled with appropriate flexibility for local schools to make decisions.  In addition, I believe it's important to find a way to work together on this issue and the rest of the Senate agreed, resulting in a 32-0 vote.  I hope the House joins us soon."

Driver cited for OVI after crash

WESTON - One person was hurt in a Tuesday drunk-driving crash on Sand Ridge Road, west of Range Line Road.
The Wood County Sheriff's Office reports that at 5:29 p.m. Timothy Emery, Bowling Green, was eastbound on Sand Ridge and was entering a curve in the road when he failed to stay on the roadway and traveled off the right side into the snow. The vehicle then struck a utility pole.
Emery's passenger, Patrick Wooly, Deshler, sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was taken to Wood County Hospital by Weston EMS.
Emery, who was not injured, was cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence, prohibited alcohol content (BAC 0.147) and failure to control.
Kuebeck forum set for March 8 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:19
Join the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department for a rescheduled lecture on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Simpson Building.
This year's first speaker for the "Kuebeck Forum on Nature and Environment" will be Jim McCormac, author and lecturer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
McCormac will be presenting Wild Ohio: The Best of our Natural Heritage. Based on a 2009 book authored by Jim McCormac, with imagery by Gary Meszaros, this program is a photographic journey through the best remaining places in the Buckeye State. From southern haunts bordering the Ohio River to lakeshore habitats buffering Lake Erie, Ohio is filled with wild landscapes. The event will look at some of the creatures and plants that make these sites so special, and the global role Ohio plays in conservation.
Tickets are $10 per person (cash or check) at the door.
For more information contact the Bowling Parks and Recreation Department naturalist staff, 419-353-0301 or visi  t the website, www.bgohio.org.
Community events 2-27-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:18
Story Slam at Way Library

PERRYSBURG - On Friday at 7 p.m., Way Public Library and PRIZM Creative Community will host a Story Slam in the Main Level Café.
A story slam is an opportunity for people to tell true stories related to a certain theme.  The theme of Way's first Story Slam is "On the Road."
This program is free and open to adults.

Meatloaf Friday at BG VFW

Bowling Green VFW Post1148, 719 S. Main St., will hold a meatloaf dinner on Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Both dine-in or carry-out available.

United Way on Kiwanis agenda

Kate Sommerfield, the director of the United Way for Wood County, will be the guest speaker at the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club meeting at noon March 6 at Stone Ridge Golf Club.
Park district offers kids crafts, greenhouse day, woodcocks hike, pie day PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:15
Register for the following Wood County Park District programs at www.wcparks.org or by calling 419-353-1897.
•    PiPs: Scoop on Poop, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Friends' Green Room, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg - For children 3-6 years of age. Participants will enjoy a short story and a craft. Adult companions must remain with children for this program.
•    Woody Plant Removal Volunteer Opportunity, 10 a.m. to noon March 8, William Henry Harrison Park, 644 Bierley Ave., Pemberville - Help improve wildlife habitat by removing unwanted woody plants. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them. No experience necessary.
•    Pie Day greenhouse help volunteer opportunity, 1 to 3 p.m. March 14, Reuthinger Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg - Help grow plants on Pie Day at the Native Nursery and Greenhouse. Volunteers may be asked to perform a variety of functions such as transplanting seedlings, filling pots or watering plants. No experience necessary. Enjoy a piece of pie following the program.
Community briefs: 2-27-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:17
PERRYSBURG - Way Public Library has announced the line up for its its inaugural TEDx event on April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Saturday at $35 each.  
Speakers will give the talk of their lives and share their innovative thinking and inspirational spirit with event attendees.
• Greg Gage is a DIY neuroscientist and TED Fellow.
During graduate school, he co-founded a company called Backyard Brains, which develops lessons and experiments to teach "electrophysiology" from middle school on up. Gage wants to increase the public's understanding of neuroscience, create a community of amateur neuroscientists, and usher in the next generation of neuroscientists.
• Thomas L. Hosler became the superintendent of Perrysburg in August 2007. Hosler has served in a variety of leadership roles both locally and at the state level.
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