Local Briefs


BG woman charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle

A Bowling Green woman was arrested for having a stolen vehicle, after the license plate of the car “hit” on a police license plate reader.

A Bowling Green Police Division officer was dispatched on Wednesday at 5:34 p.m. to the East Wooster Street and Interstate 75 area for a stolen vehicle hit on the reader, according to the report.

The alleged driver’s address was tracked to a Bowling Green apartment.

The owner of the vehicle was contacted and said that she gave Adonel Grubb permission to drive the car to school in April. Grubb was supposed to return the car in May when she graduated. The alleged victim said that Grubb refused to return the car and also took a credit card and phone.

Police went to Grubb’s residence. She reportedly said that the 2014 Ford Focus was gifted to her.

Grubb, 24, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and receiving stolen property. She was lodged in the jail.

Local cemeteries receive funds

The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing has awarded $104,000 in grants to 44 cemeteries, including two in Wood County, through the Fiscal Year 2023 Cemetery Grant Fund.

Webster Township Cemetery received $2,500 to install a cemetery information kiosk.

Graham Cemetery in Montgomery Township received $2,500 to repair retaining walls.

The division registers more than 4,100 cemeteries in the state and administers the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission which assists in resolving complaints against registered cemeteries through mediation and conciliation.

“This is the fourth year the division has awarded the grant for registered nonprofit cemeteries, which can be used for exceptional maintenance of their grounds or training of their personnel,” Division Superintendent Daphne Hawk said. “We are honored to provide funds to help Ohio’s cemeteries improve record keeping, restore monuments, repair fencing and improve signage.”

The grant is funded by $1 of every $2.50 from burial permit fees received by the division. Cemeteries that applied and did not receive funding this year are encouraged to apply again next year.

Grants were awarded this year to cemeteries in 32 Ohio counties.

For more information, visit com.ohio.gov/real.

Help decorate the BG community tree

The Downtown Bowling Green S.I.D. and the Downtown Foundation invite the public to help decorate the community tree on Nov. 18.

Ornaments may be picked up at 217 S. Church St. and then decorated on your own. The ornaments will then be hung at the community tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 18 at 6:45 p.m.

A single ornament may be purchased for $3, two ornaments for $5, or five ornaments for $10.

For more information contact Lindsay Jo Durham, office manager, Downtown BG S.I.D., at [email protected] or 419-354-4332.

In preparation for the winter season, the Bowling Green cemetery maintenance crew will be removing all decorations.

The exception will be winter grave blankets that have already been placed on graves.

The director of public works requests that all other decorations be removed from Oak Grove Cemetery prior to Nov. 7. Anyone wishing to retain their wreaths or decorations, other than blankets, should remove them prior to Nov. 7.

Plan commission meeting canceled

Tuesday’s Wood County Planning Commission meeting has been canceled.


Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. South wind 10 to 14 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 13 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 52.

Extended: Sunny on Sunday, with a high near 75. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 53. Mostly sunny Monday, with a high near 75. A chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%. A chance of showers Tuesday. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 30%. A chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Partly sunny Wednesday, with a high near 59. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 40. Mostly sunny Thursday, with a high near 56.

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