Local briefs

Pedestrian struck in BG crosswalk

A pedestrian was hurt when a car struck her in a Bowling Green crosswalk on Tuesday.

According to a Bowling Green Police Division report, Abigail Fox was halfway into the crosswalk in the North Prospect and East Wooster streets intersection at 8:56 p.m. when she was struck by a 2021 Kia Forte driven by Brendon Rush, 21.

Fox had the crosswalk signal, according to the report. She suffered minor injuries and was checked out at the scene by Bowling Green EMS.

Rush was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Donate coats to Salvation Army’s Warm the Family

Do you have some extra coats in your closet that you could donate? They could be used by adults and children in Wood County to stay warm this winter.

The Salvation Army of Wood County is hosting its annual Warm the Family program by collecting new and gently used coats for families and children in need.

For its 41st year, Long’s Sanitary Cleaners is the sponsor of the Warm the Family program by dry cleaning all the donated gently used coats. Donations needed are for both male and female, all ages and sizes.

Donations can be made through Nov. 30. Gently used coats can be dropped off at Longs Sanitary Cleaners, 345 N. Maple St., and Sanitary Cleaners Inc., 225 Golden Gate Plaza, Maumee.

Any business, church or organization that would like to donate new coats, hats, gloves and scarves, should contact Earlene Kilpatrick, Salvation Army volunteer at 419-601-0976.

Coats will be available to qualified applicants at the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions and throughout the winter.

For more information on receiving a coat, contact the Bowling Green Service Center at 419-352-5918.

National CEO talks to Exchange Club

Tracey Edwards, CEO of the National Exchange Club will be the speaker at the BG Exchange Club meeting on Tuesday at noon at Bowling Green Country Club.

Edwards oversees national headquarters staff in providing professional and technical assistance to the organization’s nationwide membership. She was appointed to this role after serving as the senior director of finance and membership.

She is a strategic planning facilitator and governance trainer who has led organizations in these areas, as well as developed presentations and resources to educate leaders in the areas of professional and personal development.

A member of the Exchange Clubs of Greater Maumee Bay and Toledo, Edwards is also active in her community through the Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association, The Ohio Society of CPAs, the American Society of Association Executives, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Society of Human Resource Management, Toledo Hospital Auxiliary, Imagination Station STEMinists and Leadership Toledo and the University of Toledo Alumni Association. Edwards is a Dale Carnegie graduate and trainer.

She and her husband, Steve, reside in Monclova and have one adult son, Nick. Steve and Nick are also both members of Exchange Clubs.

Exchange Club meetings in Bowling Green are open to the public. Lunch is $13 cash at the door, no reservation necessary. Any questions regarding the club can be directed to Jenny Swope, 419-806-4202

Births

Crishtianna and Austin Lynch, a son, Oct. 17, Wood County Hospital.

Abigail and Tyler Babcock, a son, Oct.17, Wood County Hospital.

Erica and Chad Fairbanks, a son, Oct. 17, Wood County Hospital.

Forecast

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 50.

Extended: Mostly sunny Saturday, with a high near 73. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 52. Mostly sunny Sunday, with a high near 74. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. Partly sunny Monday, with a high near 74. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 53. A chance of showers Tuesday. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.