Local Briefs: 7-17


Mendoza’s attorney withdraws from case
The defense attorney for Cory Mendoza, Matthew Fech, has withdrawn from the case.
Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge Alan Mayberry said "I will reluctantly grant" the motion
after questioning both Mendoza and Fech in court Friday morning.
Fech cited and Mendoza confirmed a "breakdown in communication" as the reason for his
Mendoza, 20, of McClure, was set to go on trial Aug. 31 on aggravated vehicular homicide charges in the
deaths of William and Sharon DeWitt, both 69, of Weston. Mendoza is alleged to have been driving the car
which caused the accident which killed the couple in October 2008.
Mayberry set a pretrial date of Aug. 7 and indicated the trial may now be pushed back to sometime in
2010. The judge said he hopes to have a new attorney appointed for Mendoza by the new pre-trial date.

Celebrate curiosity Saturday at library
Toddlers and caregivers, celebrate curiosity at the Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place
Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
The program titled "Why Not? What If? How Come?" will inspire toddlers and caregivers to be
creative as part of the 2009 Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative at your Library!" Come jump,
spin, climb and explore while listening to stories of curiosity, creativity and wonder. Paint with water
in the courtyard and investigate the sights around the Children’s Place.
Blood drive Monday
PERRYSBURG – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. by the Knights of
Columbus @ Blessed John XXIII Catholic Church, 24250 Ohio 25, Perrysburg.
Health Dept. finance session is Monday
The Finance Committee of the Wood County Health Department will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the health
department on East Gypsy Lane Road.
Blue star banners are available
Monday’s Sentinel-Tribune featured a story on the American Legion Riders of Ohio delivering blue star
banners to Bowling Green and Cygnet couples.
Perry Marvin, director of the American Legion Riders of Ohio, West Unity Post 669, welcomes contacts from
parents who have a son or daughter currently serving in the military and want a blue-star banner to hang
in their home. He can be reached at (419) 298-3667 or through e-mail, [email protected].
Tonight – Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday – Partly sunny. Scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs around 70. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 40 percent. Lows in the mid 50s.
Sunday through Thursday – Partly cloudy Sunday. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Lows in
the lower 50s. Partly cloudy Monday. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows in the upper 50s. Partly cloudy
Tuesday. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the lower 60s. Partly cloudy Wednesday. Highs in the lower 80s.
Lows in the lower 60s. Partly sunny Thursday. Highs in the mid 80s.
Rolling Cash 5 – 1-6-26-28-31
Pick 3 – 2-7-7 Pick 4 – 0-8-8-0
Ten-Oh Draw 1422 – 2-4-5-7-8-10-12-17-27-28-33-40-48-53-60-61-69-74-76-78
Day Drawings
Pick 3 – 9-8-6 Pick 4 – 8-6-6-1
Ten-Oh Draw 1421 – 2-4-5-6-7-9-10-12-14-18-27-34-37-48-49-51-58-59-67-72
Admissions: Nakisha L. Baumbarger.
Discharges: Erin Stover.
Kristi Slane, a son, July 15, Wood County Hospital.
Desiraih McAfee, a daughter, July 16, Wood County Hospital.
Amanda and Nicholas Kelsch, a daughter, July 16, Wood County Hospital.
High Thrusday 84
High a year ago 86
Record high (set in 1998) 99
Low this morning 64
Low a year ago 56
Record low (set in 1896) 45
Precipitation (in the past 24 hours) 0.08-inch

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