Local Briefs: 8-3-19

Wood County Fair food drive is today
The Brown Bag Food Project is accepting donations at the Wood County Fair today.
Bring any of these items to representatives who will be at the main gate front entrance.
Donations of the following items are need: Vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, boxed
dinners, side dish packets, spaghetti sauce, oatmeal, canned vegetables, canned meat, canned beans,
canned soup or dried soup bags, canned tomatoes, cereal, fruit and granola bars and pet food.
According to the food project’s Facebook site, there has been a large increase of people without homes
living in hotels and sleeping outside coming into our office. They have been asking for drinks. There
are also people with different medical conditions requesting cases of bottled water.
In July, the group assisted 533 people; the average number is 300.
35 ‘Move Over’ citations issued in Wood County
COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project
enforcing and raising awareness about the Move Over law from July 21-27.
The high-visibility campaign included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State
Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
During the initiative, troopers issued 1,681 Move Over citations, including 35 in Wood County, and
educated motorists about the state’s Move Over law.
“I commend the Ohio State Highway Patrol and their out-of-state partners for their work to educate
drivers about this important law,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “By simply moving over and slowing down,
drivers can prevent serious accidents and make our roads safer for those working and driving on them.”

Ohio law requires all drivers to move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing
or rotating lights parked on the roadside. If moving over is not possible due to traffic or weather
conditions, or because a second lane does not exist, motorists should slow down and proceed with
caution. The Move Over law now exists in all 50 states.
The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and
coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol, and
information sharing.
For a complete breakdown and map of Patrol activity, visit
Perrysburg woman serves on state council
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed an area woman to a state council.
Paula L. Grieb of Perrysburg has been appointed to the Early Childhood Advisory Council for a term that
started Wednesday and continues indefinitely.
Riis exhibit to leave museum
Aug. 11 will be the last day to take a tour of the exhibit Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives. The
exhibit features photographs by Riis, a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at
the turn of the twentieth century.
This Riis exhibit is a companion piece to the current main exhibit, For Comfort and Convenience. Visitors
to the exhibit will experience immersive life-size photographs, as well as artifacts and personal
documentation. This exhibit is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library
of Congress, and Edwin & Irma Wolf. The exhibit was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by
Mid-America Arts Alliance.
The museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 1-4 p.m.
(closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for
seniors, students, and military.
All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social
media. The Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road.
Perrysburg City Updates
PERRYSBURG — The water supply contract community’s legal and technical teams met with the City of Toledo
this week regarding the new draft uniform agreement, according to a legislative update provided by
Toledo is making modifications based on those conversations and the technical group is meeting next week
to work through language on the technical side that will then be given to the attorneys to incorporate
into the uniform agreement. Additionally, city officials are meeting again next week with the
Northwestern Water and Sewer District, Maumee and the consultant reviewing draft costs for the Bowling
Green water option.
The new director of public service, Rob Ross, started Monday. City communications reported that former
director Jon Eckel will be spending the next several weeks showing him all of the city owned properties,
helping him get acquainted with staff, operations, and our community partners.
Riverside Park concrete foundations for the lounge chairs and swings have been poured. The new chairs,
two to a pad, are being installed this week, as well as the other equipment.
The Roachton Road Multi-Use Path construction is starting mid-August. CSX representatives have said that
they will be working on crossing upgrades mid-August, working from east to west starting with White/Ford
Road. Work will begin on the multi-use path at the same time CSX is working on the Roachton Road rail
Hull Prairie Road improvements continue. Drainage work is completed and the road restoration work is
Allie Alexander and Joshua Dutton, a daughter, July 31, Wood County Hospital.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers on Sunday, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny,
with a high near 85. Light north wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Partly cloudy at night, with a
low around 64.
Extended: Sunny on Monday, with a high near 86. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 68. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of
precipitation is 40%. A chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday. Partly sunny, with a high near
84. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 63. Mostly sunny Thursday,
with a high near 83.