Local Briefs


111 coronavirus cases reported in last week

There have been 36,515 coronavirus cases in Wood County, according to a Thursday Ohio Department of Health update.

There have been 111 cases in the last seven days, according to a Friday Wood County Health Department.

There have been 85 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days. There have been no hospitalizations. The test positivity rate is 11%.

There have been 380 deaths in Wood County since March 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 1,155 hospitalizations since March 2020.

Statewide, there are 3,162,278 confirmed cases and 40,037 confirmed deaths.

Genoa teenager killed in crash

CURTICE – A Genoa teenager was killed in a one-car crash early Friday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Sandusky Post is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 1:09 a.m. on Cedar Avenue in Curtice.

Cassidy Sanders, 17, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, was eastbound on Cedar Avenue. She traveled off the right side of the road and struck two mailboxes. She then overcorrected and traveled off the left side of the road striking a tree, according to the patrol.

Sanders, who was not wearing a seat belt, died in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Allen Clay Joint Fire District, Ken’s Towing and the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.

Burgers, beer and music at BGSU scholarship fundraiser

The community is invited to a fundraiser for the BGSU Administrative Staff Council’s Student Scholarship fund today from 4-8 p.m. at Arlyn’s Good Beer, 520 Hankey Ave.

Arlyn’s will be pouring their local brews and Now Serving BG will be serving up smash burgers and sides, with a portion of the proceeds from each business donated to the scholarship fund. Jazz vocalist Ellie Martin will also be performing at Arlyn’s with a three-piece band. There is no entry fee or cover charge.

The Administrative Staff Student Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing part-time or full-time undergraduate student who has at least two semesters of course work remaining before graduation, has a least a 2.5 GPA, demonstrates unmet financial need, and provides leadership/service to BGSU and/or the community.

Urban Creek Boutique opens in BG

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Urban Creek Boutique, 1204 W. Wooster St., Suite 3, on Tuesday at 4 p.m. It is open to the public.

The ceremony will include congratulatory words from Mayor Mike Aspacher and BG Chamber Executive Director Mary Hinkelman as they welcome new business owner Kaley Rummel.

Rummel is a Bowling Green High School graduate and feels that a western style clothing store is something that the city has been missing. The shop is mainly western style wear, along with jewelry, accessories, body care items and some home items. Urban Creek Boutique offers a little bit of something for everyone and not just a certain age group.

“I love being a small business where people can just walk in,” Rummel said. “We have freshly made coffee every day and some snacks. We also have a sitting section we had made for everyone.”

Community members are invited to join the event in person or via Facebook Live through the Facebook page Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. Those attending in person should register at https://www.bgchamber.net/rsvp/.

League has talk on domestic violence

The League of Women Voters of Bowling Green is sponsoring a talk open to the public on Tuesday from 7-8:30 pm, at the Wood County Senior Center, 140 S. Grove St.

Speaker Kathy Mull, Executive Director of the Cocoon, will give a presentation on Addressing the Needs of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence.

This is an in-person-only program. The public is invited to attend and no registration is required.

Mercy life flight celebrates new location in Waterville

WATERVILLE – Mercy Health Life Flight Network is opening a new location, which will serve as the home to the ground medical transportation operations.

An open house will be held today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 9760 Waterville Swanton Road. A Life Flight helicopter will land at 11 a.m. for video/photograph opportunities.

The Life Flight Network program operates out of several locations including Bowling Green, Toledo, Wauseon, Tiffin, Put-in-Bay, Bluffton, Lima and Clyde. Life Flight Networks services consist of both air and ground medical transportation teams that transfer patients from emergency scenes and provide interhospital transports for critically ill, emergent patients, as well as non-emergent medical stretcher and wheelchair transportation.

Community members attending the event will be able to walk through ambulances and see the helicopter up close. Snacks, cider and apples will also be available.

For more information, call 419-251-4290.

Truck driver hurt in crash

LUCKEY — A North Baltimore truck driver was seriously hurt in a one-vehicle crash last week in Troy Township.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8.

Michael Nuhfer, 56, driving a semi-truck, was taking the exit ramp from Ohio 420 southbound to U.S. 20 wesbound, according to the report.

He did not stop at the stop sign and ran into the concrete median, according to the report.

Nuhfer was taken to St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, with suspected serious injuries. He was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

Crash sends two BG men to hospital

Two Bowling Green men were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in the Mercer and Sugar Ridge roads intersection.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at 1:42 p.m.

Joylynn Whitman, 40, Rudolph, driving a 2102 Chevrolet Impala, was stopped at the stop sign on Mercer at Sugar Ridge. Joshua Pirrwitz, 37, Bowling Green, driving a 2013 Ford F-150, was eastbound on Sugar Ridge approaching Mercer.

Whitman failed to yield the right of way and struck Pirrwitz.

Pirrwitz and passenger Richard Polkinghorn, 8, were taken to Wood County Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Whitman was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

Boy Scout talk on Rotary agenda

The Bowling Green Rotary Club guest speaker on Thursday will be club member, Brandon Holt, district executive, Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America. He will provide an update on the BSA nationwide and in Wood County. The club meets at noon at Bowling Green Country Club.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. A slight chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Extended: A chance of showers after 2 p.m. Monday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 50%. A chance of rain showers before 4 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 30%. A chance of rain and snow showers before 10 a.m. Tuesday, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Partly sunny Wednesay, with a high near 46. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Partly sunny Thursday, with a high near 53.

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