|Local Briefs: 12-20-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 20 December 2013 11:30|
Lions Club delivers poinsettias
The Bowling Green Evening Lions Club with support from Bostdorff Greenhouse Acres delivered 60 poinsettias to five city nursing homes Saturday.
Lion Jim Frobose chaired the committee of Bowling Green service club members who provided the traditional holiday plant to add a bit of cheer for local senior citizens in Heritage, Sterling, Woodhaven, BG Manor and Blakely Nursing homes.
The local club has sponsored this Christmas project for over 16 years.
Holiday affects BG collections
Bowling Green will follow its regular refuse and recycling pickup schedule Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday's route will be picked up Thursday and Thursday's route on Friday.
Wayne moves council meeting
WAYNE - The Jan. 1 village council meeting has been moved to Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. due to the holiday.
Sheriff increases patrol for the holidays
The Wood County Sheriff's Office is conducting increasing patrols over the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
The blitz will continue through Jan. 2.
Deputies will pay particular attention to violations, such as driving under the influence, failure to yield, and speeding, all of which are leading factors in fatal crashes. There will be zero tolerance for driving under the influence and seat belt violations.
The blitz is receiving funding through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.
Fatal crashes down in county
Fatal crashes in Wood County remain lower than in 2012.
Wood County Safe Communities announced that there have been 14 fatal crashes in the county this year, compared to 18 by the same time last year.
However, alcohol-involved crashes are up slightly in Wood County compared to 2012.
This year, 2.9 percent of all traffic crashes have involved alcohol, compared to 2.4 percent in 2012.
The percentage of injury crashes involving alcohol has risen from 3.5 percent in 2012 to 5.1 percent this year.
Alcohol-involved fatal crashes have dipped from 19 percent in 2012 to 7.1 percent this year.
Tonight - Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Saturday - Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Lows in the mid 30s.
Chance of rain near 100 percent with locally heavy rainfall possible.
Extended forecast - Highs in the mid 40s Sunday with chance of rain 80 percent. Cloudy overnight with a 50-percent chance of rain showers and snow. Cooler with lows in the lower 20s. Cloudy Monday with a 30-percent chance of snow showers. Much cooler with highs in the upper 20s and lows 15 to 20. On Tuesday, highs in the mid 20s.
Pick 3 Evening: 3-9-3
Pick 3 Midday: 8-1-9
Pick 4 Evening: 0-3-4-5
Pick 4 Midday: 9-7-3-2
Pick 5 Evening: 6-1-3-0-2
Pick 5 Midday: 9-7-3-3-8
Rolling Cash 5: 24-30-32-
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