Updated: Cold closes BGSU, Owens and local schools


Record-breaking cold, along with some icy roads in the northern part of Wood County, has closed several
Bowling Green State University’s campuses will be closed Wednesday.
Due to dangerously low temperatures, all classes on Wednesday are canceled on the Bowling Green,
Firelands and Levis Commons campuses, according to the university’s Twitter account.
All university offices will continue operations.
A decision about Thursday will be made as weather develops.
Owens Community College classes are canceled Wednesday and Thursday. This includes the Perrysburg and
Findlay campuses, as well as the Learning Center in downtown Toledo.
At present, all campus offices will be open on Thursday and staff should plan to report to work. The
Findlay-area Campus Childcare Center will be delayed and will open at 11 a.m.
Bowling Green City Schools Superintendent Francis Scruci put out word Tuesday morning that schools will
be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
There will also be a two-hour delay Friday to make sure the buses can start.
Lake and Perrysburg schools were closed today, due to icy road conditions in the northern part of the
All activities for Lake are canceled through Thursday.
Northwood schools were closed today, and will stay shuttered through Thursday, according to
Superintendent Jason Kozina. All events and practices have been canceled.
Rossford ran on a two-hour delay today.
Otsego, Eastwood and Elmwood schools were open today.
Otsego Superintendent Adam Koch announced this afternoon that school will be closed Wednesday and
Thursday. Campus will be closed for all events and practices starting at 6:30 tonight until Friday
morning. This includes youth practices for outside groups starting at 6:30 tonight.
Little Knights cheer is on for tonight as scheduled.
Eastwood Local Schools Superintendent Brent Welker will make the call this afternoon whether classes will
be canceled Wednesday.
With a windchill warning for all day Thursday, that mostly likely will mean being closed again, he said
in an email this morning.
Depending on the expiration of a windchill warning, the district will try to be open at least part of the
day in Friday.
“It will still be cold going into the morning, but temps are expected to rise through the morning. We may
push things a little here,” Welker said. “The kids need to get back into a routine.”
Practices and events are expected to be held Friday night.
A planned two-hour delay for professional development slated for Monday likely will be canceled, to allow
students to return to the classroom, he said.
Eastwood has used three snow days, and if two days are missed this week, online courses will be offered
for grades three-12.
Elmwood Local Schools Superintendent Tony Borton said he will be making a call on closing this afternoon.

Bowling Green Christian Academy will be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the dangerously low
temperatures, according to the school’s Twitter account. Schools will start on a 2-hour delay, Friday.

(This story will be updated.)

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