Local briefs

Spooky bike ride closes out slow roll season

The Bowling Green Bicycle Safety Commission will host the final slow roll bike ride of the season with a Halloween twist.

Spooks & Spokes will be held Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes and dress up in bike friendly costumes.

This ride will begin and end at the Carter House, 307 N. Church St. Stops will feature local lore, stories and some of Bowling Green’s most (allegedly) haunted locations.

Rides are free, family-friendly and open to everyone. Each rider is required to wear a properly-fitted helmet and ride a correctly-sized bicycle in safe, working mechanical order. It is highly recommended that young riders, not able to travel on their own, participate via a tow behind trailer or child bike seat. These rides are meant to be more recreational in nature and will travel at a speed comfortable for all riders.

While designed for fun and exploration, monthly rides will also stress the importance of safe riding practices and responsibilities of riders while navigating city streets. Multiple trained leaders will facilitate the ride to ensure that all riders complete the route, including providing assistance for mechanical or personal issues that may arise.

Questions about this ride should be directed to the city’s sustainability and public outreach coordinator by phone at 419-354-6222 or by email.

Grandparents+Kinship Care Support Group offered

The Wood County Educational Service Center is starting a Grandparents+Kinship Care Support Group in Lake Local Schools, Bowling Green City Schools and Rossford Schools.

Community members of surrounding areas are invited to join a nearby group.

Grandparent + Kinship Care Support Group will meet in a casual and welcoming environment, offering support to grandparents and other caregivers who are raising children in a kinship situation. Participants have the opportunity to meet other caregivers, develop a network of support, and receive information about services.

Contact Sarah Nidiffer, Family and Community Partnership liaison with Wood County Educational Service Center for more information at 419-354-9010 ext. 136 or email [email protected]

BG levy talk on Exchange Club agenda

Tara Loar will be the speaker at the noon Exchange Club meeting on Tuesday at the BG Country Club. Loar is the chair for the BG City School Levy Committee and will discuss the November levy issue.

Loar is a lifelong resident of the Bowling Green area. She is married and has two children, a freshman in high school and a fifth grader. Loar is a Realtor with Re/Max Preferred Associates.

Loar states that as a mother and former educator, she is passionate about education, including providing tools for all children to have access to a safe and healthy environment that facilitates learning to their greatest potential.

The Exchange Club meetings are open to guest visitors. Lunch is $13, cash only. For any questions, contact Jenny Swope, 419-806-4202.

Order ham loaf dinner by Oct. 24

HASKINS — The annual Fall Ham Loaf Dinner at the Haskins Community Church, 209 W. Main St., will be held Nov. 5 from 4-6:30 p.m.

It will be pre-order and drive-thru only. The cost is $10 per meal.

Pre-order by Oct. 24 by contacting Nancy Perry at 419-494-7496 (call or text) or email her [email protected]

The meal will be homemade ham loaf with special sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and dessert.


Kaitlyn and T.J. Cenci, a son, Oct. 11, Wood County Hospital.


Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 9 to 16 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42.

Extended: A chance of showers after 2 p.m. Saturday. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%. A chance of showers before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Mostly sunny Sunday, with a high near 56. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. A chance of showers Monday. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 30%. A chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Partly sunny Tuesday, with a high near 46.