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BG Commission OKs zoning for auto dealership PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:45
Bowling Green's Planning Commission Wednesday night recommended annexation of a small parcel of land and interim zoning that will allow construction of a new auto dealership on the north side of the city.
All nine commission members favored the proposal. The vote followed a public hearing and brief discussion of the proposal.
City council will deal with the issue at its Jan. 21 meeting. A public hearing is scheduled that night at 6:45.
Al Smith Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram plans to construct a new building for its dealership after the annexation and zoning are in place on property at the corner of North Main Street and Newton Road.
The property is now in Plain Township.
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Local Briefs: 01-09-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:44
N.B. Council meets tonight
NORTH BALTIMORE - North Baltimore Council will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Health board cancels meeting
A meeting of the Wood County Board of Health scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The board will instead meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16.

Perry Township meets Saturday
The Perry Township opening meeting for 2014 will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m.
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Northwood Schools to try another levy for building funds PDF Print E-mail
Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:28
NORTHWOOD - The school board took the initial step Wednesday to return to voters asking for funds for a new school.
The board voted unanimously to ask the Wood County Auditor's Office to certify the numbers needed to collect $21.46 million for a new preK-12 school building.
Board President Denise Niese said today the district will return in May with the same request that was defeated by just two votes in November.
"It's going to be exactly the same that was on in November," Niese stated.
The combined 0.25-percent earned income tax and a 4.9-mill property tax would pay for a new 130,000-square-foot school.
The Ohio Schools Facility Commission will provide $11.55 million towards for new $33.02 million school, with Northwood paying the balance.
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Risingsun man seriously burned in cabin fire on hunting trip PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:29
A Risingsun man was severely burned in a cabin fire Tuesday night near Ironton.
According to a family member, Tim Dean, 26, of Risingsun, was there on a hunting trip with family and friends. The cabin was reported to have no heat and the men were using a portable heater.
Further reports indicated Dean woke up on fire with his brother, Roger, having to drag him out of the burning cabin.
Dean remains hospitalized in intensive care at Cabell Hospital in Huntington, W. Va. with burns over 60 percent of his body. The hospital listed him in serious condition this morning.
Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 07:56
 
Adopt a Hydrant and clear snow away PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:25
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Snow is seen around a fire hydrant on Christopher Street in Bowling Green Tuesday. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
The City of Bowling Green is asking residents to "Adopt a Hydrant" near their home in the snowy weather.
The act can help firefighters called to put out a structure fire.
"It's very important if there's a structure fire," said Fire Chief Stephen Meredith Tuesday. Without an easily-available hydrant "we'd be limited to whatever water we'd carry in the trucks."
In a news release, residents are asked to keep hydrants near their homes clear of snow; an area of approximately three feet should be cleared.
"In an emergency, every second counts," the release noted.
Meredith also said that while they have not had any fire runs this week, the fire division will take precautions to protect firefighters from the cold.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:42
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