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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 12:38
Jesse Graser of Perrysburg sweeps the floor of a gymnasium inside the Perrysburg Heights Community Center on Wednesday. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
The sub-zero cold easing its grip on the area, things have begun to flow, and when that includes water through stressed pipes, it can be problematic.
Public buildings in the county have reported taking a soaking in the last few days.
Lake school officials on Twitter attributed a water pipe break in the middle school as one of the reasons, along with persistently icy road conditions, for canceling classes today for a fourth day in a row.
Several problems have been reported at Bowling Green State University, including a pipe breaking in University House on Wintergarden Road, where the president resides. University spokesman David Kielmeyer said a pipe in the attic broke causing some damage to an upstairs bedroom. President Mary Ellen Mazey is in town, he said.
On Tuesday afternoon, the television studio of the student-run station BG24 was soaked when a pipe burst in West Hall. Workers are assessing the damage to equipment.
Areas on first and second floors as well as the basement of West Hall also had water damage. Those areas have been cleaned up and are ready for students to return for classes on Monday.
The break was “definitely weather related,” said.
Because of the storm, the campus had been closed through Wednesday.
Kielmeyer said that Bruce Meyer, assistant vice president for campus operations, also reported that several pipes have broken in older Greek units. “The  clean up is completed and repairs are underway,” Kielmeyer said.
Rossford Superintendent Daniel Creps said a sprinkler system leak flooded an area in the basement of the high school.
Given the age of the building, he said, it cannot be determined whether the problem was weather related.
Problems also ensued at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center on Wednesday morning, where pipes in the gym burst, thoroughly soaking the hardwood.
A group of children who had been staying at the center during the snowstorm and cold weather this week began using mops and squeegees to clear the water, as the organization could not afford to hire a cleaning company, said Jason Craig, director of operations.
The children were later joined by several adults, and the crew had the mess resolved by mid-afternoon.

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