Local Briefs: 4-19-19

New WaterShed coming to BG
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District announces the location of the 11th WaterShed in Northwest Ohio.
The new WaterShed will be installed at the former Watermill Express location at 989 S. Main St.
On Monday, crews began demolition and concrete was poured for the foundation on Thursday. The new
WaterShed is expected to be open in July.
WaterSheds are known in the area for great tasting purified drinking water at a low price.
“We are asking customers to use the Poe Road WaterShed location while crews work on building the new
WaterShed,” said Jerry Greiner, district president.
Over a decade ago, the district began building WaterSheds as an alternative source of drinking water for
residents in rural Wood County on private water systems with poor water quality. To date, WaterShed
sales total over $1.3 million. The income is used to maintain the WaterShed properties and invested into
the district’s operational budget.
BG named Tree City USA and Growth Award Winner
The Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Bowling Green a 2018 Tree City USA in honor of its
commitment to effective urban forest management. The city also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for
demonstrating environmental improvement and higher level of tree care.
This is the 39th year Bowling Green has been recognized as a Tree City and the 25th time the city has
received the Growth Award.
Bowling Green achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board
or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and
an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest
Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe,
president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates
a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA
Genealogical society meets
The Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wood County
District Public Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 251 N. Main St.
The public is welcome. The brief business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Steve Frank, Seneca County
Genealogical Society will present the program on What Do I Do With My DNA Results. He will talk about
ideas on how to more effectively use the information that has been obtained.
BG zoning board meeting canceled
The May 8 meeting of the Bowling Green Zoning Board of Appeals has been canceled.
The next scheduled meeting of the board will be on June 12 in the council chambers in the City
Administrative Services Building, 304. N. Church St.
Birth
Tiffany and Nathan Morelock, a son, April 17, Wood County Hospital.
Forecast
Tonight: Showers. Low around 40. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday: Showers. High near 50. North wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New
precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. A chance of showers at night.
Cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a
tenth of an inch possible.
Extended: Partly sunny Sunday, with a high near 63. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 48. A
chance of showers Monday. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%. A chance of
showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 50%. A chance of
showers Tuesday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%. A chance of showers
Tuesday night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms Wednesday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 50%. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of
precipitation is 50%. A chance of showers Thursday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.