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Local Briefs: 03-11-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 March 2013 09:56
New film series opens at BG's Grounds
The "Other Musics Free Films on Free Sounds" series kicks off a new series Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St., Bowling Green.
Two documentaries on the psychedelic music scene in Austin, Texas will be screened. Byron Coley's 2007 film "You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson" profiles the career of the 13th Floor Elevators frontman. Scott Conn's "Dirt Road to Psychedelia: Austin Texas During the 1960's" from 2007 explores Austin's role in that decade's emerging counterculture.

HOPE meets Wednesday
HOPE support group, for people who have lost loved ones to suicide, will meet Wednesday 7 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Conneaut Avenue in Bowling Green.
Contact Monica at (419) 833-2291 for information.

BG finances $8.3M in bonds
Bowling Green has financed $8.375 million in bonds for its aquatic complex and the North Main Street widening project at 1.916 percent for a 20-year term.
Municipal Administrator John Fawcett told city council March 4 the bonds were purchased by 5/3 Bank. "Our bond consultant has told us he has never seen a rate that low," Fawcett said.
Standard and Poor continues to rate the city at A+, Fawcett said.
In 2012 the city refinanced $6.095 million in 2004 bonds, dropping the interest rate from 4 percent to $2.4 percent. Fawcett said that move will save the city $890,000 in interest costs.
The refinance bonds cover a variety of projects from the community center to utility projects.
City Finance Director Brian Bushong said keeping the bond amounts under $10 million allows banks to bid on the bonds and generally provides lower rates.

Tonight - Cloudy. Occasional rain showers in the evening then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Much cooler with lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy with a 30-percent chance of snow showers. Much cooler with highs in the upper 30s. Southwest winds with gusts up to 30 mph. A 40-percent chance of snow showers overnight. Lows in the lower 20s.
Extended forecast - Mostly cloudy Wednesday with a 30-percent chance of snow. Highs in the mid 30s and lows around 20. Partly cloudy Thursday with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s. On Friday, partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s

Pick 3 Evening: 3-4-4
Pick 3 Midday: 8-1-8
Pick 4 Evening: 1-8-9-7
Pick 4 Midday: 3-8-6-5
Pick 5 Evening: 8-7-5-1-1
Pick 5 Midday: 9-4-0-0-6
Rolling Cash 5: 17-20-24-

Classic Lotto: 06-09-17-18-
Kicker: 1-4-2-8-0-2
Pick 3 Evening: 1-5-0
Pick 3 Midday: 5-2-6
Pick 4 Evening: 8-1-6-8
Pick 4 Midday: 2-5-6-4
Pick 5 Evening: 0-5-4-9-4
Pick 5 Midday: 0-9-9-7-9
Powerball: 10-37-40-46-52
Powerball: 12
Rolling Cash 5: 01-11-13-

Haskins woman injured
HASKINS ‚Äď A village woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports that Michael Konczal Jr., Bowling Green, was stopped eastbound on Cross Creek Road at a stop sign Sunday morning when he pulled into the intersection with Ohio 64, and was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Jennifer Barbour, Haskins.
Barbour was taken to Wood County Hospital by Middleton Township EMS with non-incapacitating injuries.
Konczal was cited for right of way at an intersection.

Thefts reported in Weston
WESTON ‚Äď The Wood County Sheriff‚Äôs Office reported a series of thefts in the village over the weekend.
Three thefts were reported Saturday in the 13000 block of Silver Street. The stereo system was reported stolen from a vehicle in one of the incidents. A fourth theft was reported Sunday in the 13000 block of Center Street. A bicycle was stolen in that incident.

Retired teachers meet Thurs.
The Wood County Retired Teachers Association will meet Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green.
A social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by a parmesan-crusted chicken breast lunch at noon. The cost is $12.
Kelly Barone, an education coordinator with STRS, will share legislative news.
The scholarship baskets will be on each table to support future educators. Canned food donations will be accepted for the food pantry.

Sabrina Savoy, a girl, March 10, Wood  County Hospital.

Weather statistics
High Saturday    51
Record high (set in 1921)    71
High a year ago    39
Low Saturday    28
Record low (set in 1960)    0
Low a year ago    26
High Sunday    64
Record high (set in 1925)    77
High a year ago    49
Low Sunday    238
Record low (set in 1999)    4
Low a year ago    22
Precipitation (in the past 48 hours)    Trace

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