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Gun shown after road rage incident PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 January 2014 11:18
Police are investigating an incident in which an unknown subject reportedly pulled a gun on a man on East Wooster Street after a road rage incident.
Bowling Green Police report that at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday, a man was driving southbound on Interstate 75 and got off at the Wooster Street exit when a white BMW reportedly cut him off. The man followed the BMW to Starbucks, 1560 E. Wooster, exited his vehicle, and confronted the driver.
The BMW driver then reportedly pulled a semi-automatic pistol on the man and pointed it at him.
The driver was described as a white male in his late 50s, balding, wearing glasses and a blue jacket.
Units arrived in the area to search for the vehicle but were unable to locate it.
Aspacher to lead BG Council PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 17 January 2014 11:18
Third Ward Council Member Michael Aspacher was elected president of Bowling Green City Council Monday night.
Also during its reorganization, First Ward Council Member Daniel Gordon was elected president pro tem.
Democrats hold a 5-2 advantage on council. Aspacher was elected 6-0, while Gordon was elected 4-2. Republicans Theresa Charters-Gavarone and Robert McOmber cast the no votes.
Aspacher replaces John Zanfardino, who was absent, as president. Zanfardino indicated at the final 2013 meeting he would not seek to continue as council president.
Before the meeting BG Municipal Court Judge Mark Reddin swore in Aspacher, Charters-Gavarone, Gordon, McOmber and Sandy Rowland, to the terms they won in the November election.
Organizing for 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 17 January 2014 11:15
James F. Carter of Grand Rapids will serve as president of the Wood County Board of Commissioners for 2014, and commissioner Doris I. Herringshaw of Liberty Township will serve as vice president.
The board will continue regular meetings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with open forum on regular meeting days following regular business, allowing citizens to speak with the board without scheduling a meeting. Town hall meetings are also in the process of being scheduled throughout the county. Times and locations will be announced as they are scheduled.
As president of the board, Carter will serve on boards and commissions including the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) Board of Trustees, Community Corrections Board, Investment Advisory Committee, Financial Report Review Committee, Family and Children First Council, Records Commission and Solid Waste Policy Committee.
Kevern elected as president of Perrysburg City Council PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 17 January 2014 11:16
PERRYSBURG - City council chose a new president and made committee assignments for 2014 on Tuesday.
John Kevern will serve as council president. Also Tuesday, new members Barry Van Hoozen, Rick Rettig and Jim Matuszak were sworn in.
Committee assignments and meeting times are:
• Finance - Tom Mackin, chair; Todd Grayson, Matuszak; meets at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.
• Recreation - Rettig, chair; Mackin, Matuszak; meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.
• Economic Development - Kevern, chair; Rettig, Van Hoozen; meets at 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
• Planning and Zoning - Tim McCarthy, chair; Kevern, Mackin; meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
Ice jam could cause flooding PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:24
GRAND RAPIDS - Authorities are watching an ice jam on the Maumee River that could cause flooding in the village.
Wood County Emergency Management Director Brad Gilbert said this morning that the half-mile-long ice jam is located in Henry County, nearly two miles west of Grand Rapids.
The issue is already causing minor flooding of properties in Henry County, and the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning.
Gilbert said the Grand Rapids Fire Department is monitoring the situation, but they do not anticipate a major impact on the village.
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