Local Briefs


BGPD respond to hotel for possible drowning

Early this month, Bowling Green police responded to a possible drowning in the 1600 block of East Wooster Street.

Officers with the Bowling Green Police Division at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5 responded to the hotel and learned BG EMS had transported a child to Toledo Hospital.

Personnel on-scene said the girl was breathing when they arrived, but she had been underwater for an unknown amount of time and had coughed up a large amount of water. The girl was under the care of her grandmother, who had left other children, ages 4-14, in charge while she attended to something else, according to the blotter item.

The police report was forwarded to Wood County Job and Family Services.

Reproductive Freedom Event comes to BGSU

The Bowling Green State University College Democrats and BGSU FORGE in conjunction with a new grassroots coalition, BG Persists, will host an educational event on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Bowen Thompson Student Union, room 207.

It will be followed by a rally.

Hannah Servedio, senior organizer at ProChoice Ohio, will discuss the ramifications of new abortion bans in Ohio. Options available for women seeking abortions under new state laws will be discussed, as well as ways for Ohioans to influence public policy. She will be joined by Bowling Green Councilman Nick Rubando, who will discuss efforts to protect reproductive freedom in future local legislation. Resource tables will be available.

Following the meeting, there will be a march through campus.

The public is welcome to the event and are encouraged to make signs (supplies will be available).

For more information, contact Marianne Vanderbeke at [email protected] or 419-379-4744.

Rudolph Bike Park ribbon cutting is Wednesday

RUDOLPH — Join the Wood County Board of Park Commissioners, Liberty Township Trustees and Wood County Park District staff Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a ribbon cutting for the Rudolph Bike Park at 14038 Mermill Road.

Sandy Wiechman, chair of the park board commissioners will speak briefly about the project before cutting the ribbon and officially opening the park.

Located adjacent to the Slippery Elm Trail, this park will serve as a new hub of family-friendly activity. The park has multiple pump tracks with different skill levels. From new riders to advanced mountain bikers, the park will provide a safe location for skills development on its pump tracks and mountain bike skills loop.

A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping”—generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing. This style of track was originally designed for mountain bike and BMX users. Pump tracks are relatively simple to use and cater to a wide variety of rider skill levels.

In a 2018 public survey with over 2,000 Wood County respondents, 43.48% of people requested more bike trails and increased access, with 55% of those respondents requesting non-traditional biking opportunities.

The Rudolph Bike Park will be free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. until 30 minutes past sunset.

For information, visit wcparks.org, or call 419-353-1897.

Wood County Prevention Coalition a finalist for national awards

This July, the Wood County Prevention Coalition applied for Phase I of CADCA’s 2022 Got Outcomes! Awards.

In Phase I, CADCA reviewed and scored applications along with various required submitted products (to include a Community Assessment, Logic Model and Summary of Outcomes).

Last week, staff received notification that the Coalition will advance to Phase II of this select process where only the top 25% of applicants move on. As an advancing finalist, the coalition will be invited to tell their story of how Wood County attained positive changes in community-level outcomes related to underage drinking.

Applying to Got Outcomes also opens up the opportunity be recognized as a Blue Ribbon Coalition. The Blue Ribbon Coalition Program is a special recognition of coalitions who do an exceptional job creating a foundation for their work by updating and utilizing their products and achieving positive outcomes.

The Wood County Prevention Coalition has united for a drug-free community since 2004. Their vision is to help youth be drug-free, responsible and productive citizens. For more information, visit https://wcprevention.org/. The fiscal agent for the Coalition is the Wood County Educational Service Center.


Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind around 9 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44.

Extended: Sunny Thursday, with a high near 60. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43. Sunny Friday, with a high near 66. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46. Mostly sunny Saturday, with a high near 68. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51. Mostly sunny Sunday, with a high near 69. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51. Mostly sunny Monday, with a high near 69.

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