|Local Briefs: 08-21-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:50|
BG home catches fire; no injuries
No injuries were reported after a house fire on McKinley Drive early this morning.
Bowling Green firefighters responded to the residence at 722 McKinley Drive after they were informed of the blaze around 3:30 a.m.
The fire started as the result of a charcoal grill left close to the house, which caught the exterior wall of an enclosed patio room on fire, said Chief Stephen Meredith.
Damage was limited to the exterior wall of the room and portions of the interior. The residence remains habitable, and no financial estimate of damage was available.
The occupant of the residence was able to escape without injury.
Fire crews went back into service around 5:30 a.m., but one truck and several firefighters were left at the property as a firewatch.
Mercer Road closed for student move-in
Mercer Road between Wooster Street and Poe Road will be closed Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate students moving into Bowling Green State University residence halls.
The fall semester begins Monday morning.
Hollywood Casino fined $30,000
The operator of one of Ohio's four casinos has agreed to settle a fine with the state over a handful of violations.
Ohio's Casino Control Commission says Hollywood Casino Toledo isn't fighting the violations and has agreed to pay a $30,000 fine.
According to a settlement agreement document provided by the OCCC, the fine stems from violations filed on June 24 that say the casino operated a blackjack table in an area without video surveillance and used slot machines that had not been verified by the commission.
Hollywood officials aren't commenting on the fine. The settlement cited a July 16 letter from the casino's owner that the issues have been fixed at the site.
Sobriety check Friday in Maumee
MAUMEE - The Maumee Police Division will be conducting an OVI sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 24 at Country Boulevard on Friday.
The checkpoint will begin at 8 p.m. and conclude at 12 a.m. Traffic in the eastbound lanes of Route 24 will be diverted through the checkpoint, which will be located at Country Boulevard and the Anthony Wayne Trail.
Tonight - Partly cloudy. Humid with lows in the upper 60s.
Thursday - Partly sunny with a 70-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humid with highs in the mid 80s. Partly cloudy overnight with a 50-percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 60s.
Extended forecast - Mostly sunny Friday with highs in the lower 80s and lows in the mid 50s. Mostly sunny again Saturday. Highs around 80 and lows in the upper 50s.
Mega Millions: 13-28-35-3
Mega Ball: 33
Pick 3 Evening: 9-7-5
Pick 3 Midday: 8-2-0
Pick 4 Evening: 4-5-7-1
Pick 4 Midday: 6-4-8-9
Pick 5 Evening: 6-0-3-0-2
Pick 5 Midday: 7-9-4-9-4
Rolling Cash 5: 12-18-21-
Pilar Camacho, a boy, Aug. 20, Wood County Hospital.
High Tuesday 86
Record high (set in 1916) 98
High a year ago 77
Low Tuesday 62
Record low (set in 1897) 41
Low a year ago 53
Precipitation (in the last 24 hours) None
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