Lifestyle Briefs: 9-17


Pregnancy Center walk set
The Bowling Green Pregnancy Center’s annual Fundraising Walk will be held Sept. 26, a Saturday, at City
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and four laps around the park will begin at 9. To receive a walk
brochure or sponsor a walker, call the pregnancy center at (419) 354-4673 or visit the office at 441
Frazee Ave., Suite A in Bowling Green.
All proceeds go toward helping families in Wood County by providing services for women facing unplanned
BGPC provides confidential pregnancy tests, ongoing support, medical and legal referrals, limited
ultrasound, a post-abortion support group, a parenting class, maternity and baby clothes and furniture.
All center services are free.
Shepherd Center to meet
FOSTORIA – On Friday the Shepherd Center will be resuming monthly meetings at the Good Shepherd Home at
725 Columbus Ave. Members and guests are invited to arrive for coffee, registration and fellowship
starting at 9 a.m. A nurse will be available to do optional blood pressure screening starting at 9:30.

On the agenda for 10 a.m. to noon will be candidates for Fostoria City Council up for election on Nov. 3.
Each will tell why they are running for council and why they believe approval of all of the amendments
to the City Charter will benefit the city.
Following the noon luncheon, representatives of the Fostoria School System will explain the need for
passage of a levy to build a new K-5 elementary school.
Membership in the Shepherd Center is for those over 54 years of age. Annual dues are $3 and will be
collected this month. Lunch reservations should be made by noon on Thursday by calling Jeannette Frost
at (419) 436-1573.
The next Shepherd Center program will be on Oct. 16 and will also be in the lower level at Good Shepherd
Toledo Hospital newborn intensive care unit reunion
TOLEDO – Toledo Children’s Hospital will host its annual newborn intensive care unit reunion this Sunday
from 1-4 p.m., at The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, 5605 Monroe St. in Sylvania.
This event reunites families to celebrate the accomplishments of former NICU patients. It will feature
crafts and games, entertainment, refreshments, and a surprise visitor.
"The staff and NICU families really enjoy spending this time together," says Judy Gresky, NICU
director. "Our jobs can be emotionally demanding, but seeing the children as they grow and thrive
helps us to remember why we get up each morning and do what we do."
Woman arrested for spanking
CINCINNATI (AP) – Police say a woman has been arrested for allegedly spanking another woman’s 2-year-old
son in a store.
Gloria Ballard was due in a Hamilton County court later Wednesday to face an assault charge.
Cincinnati police say the toddler said something that apparently annoyed her inside a Salvation Army
store on Tuesday. Police say she then told the boy’s mother she didn’t know how to take care of her son,
put him over her knee, and spanked him three times.
Police say the two women didn’t know each other and that the 44-year-old Ballard wasn’t given permission
to touch the child.

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