Local Briefs

‘Dracula’ moved to Tuesday at BGHS PAC

Due to the power outage in Bowling Green on Saturday, that day’s showing of “Dracula: A Comic Thriller” was canceled at the Performing Arts Center.

The BGHS Drama Club has rescheduled its closing performance for Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Cocoon receives $54,924 in state funding

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Bowling Green domestic violence shelter is among 67 service providers in the state to be awarded $3.6 million to support victims of crime.

The Cocoon will receive $54,924. The Cocoon is available to help anyone experiencing abuse 24/7 every day of the year. A trained advocate can be reached by calling 419-373-1730 and selection option 2. All services are provided at no cost.

Projects in 51 Ohio counties will be funded by grants through the 2022 Family Violence Prevention and Services Act program.

“The work of these agencies to support survivors of domestic violence and their families is critical,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “Each organization receiving funding serves as a safe haven for Ohioans in need.”

The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, is administering the funding. For more information, visit www.ocjs.ohio.gov.

County has had 9 fatal crashes in 2022

Wood County Safe Communities announced Friday that there have been nine fatal crashes in Wood County this year, compared to 10 this time last year.

With daylight shrinking, Safe Community is highlighting driving tips in the dark.

One of the biggest issues with driving at night is reduced visibility. Evening rush hour (between 4 and 7 p.m. weekdays) is a dangerous time to drive due to crowded roadways and drivers eager to get home after work. In winter, it’s dark during rush hour, compounding an already dangerous driving situation.

Some tips for driving in rush hour:

Don’t be an impatient driver; slow down

Stay in your lane and beware of drivers who dart from lane to lane

Even though the route may be familiar, don’t go on autopilot; stay alert

In unfamiliar areas, consult a map before you go and memorize your route

Don’t touch your phone, eat, drink or do other things that are distracting

Public survey underway for state patrol

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Throughout the month of November, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is conducting an online survey to identify traffic safety concerns and obtain feedback about interactions with the agency.

The 2022 Public Survey is anonymous and takes approximately five minutes to complete. The survey is designed to be used as a platform for organizational learning, asking specific questions related to traffic safety issues and previous interactions with OSHP employees. The survey is created in accordance with standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

OSHP is committed to providing professional law enforcement services focused on deterring crime and promoting traffic safety to improve the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of Ohio. Please consider taking the survey to help us better serve you.

To take the survey visit: https://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov

Forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 6 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

Extended: Sunny Wednesday, with a high near 67. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 51. Mostly sunny Thursday, with a high near 72. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 51. A chance of showers Veterans Day. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Partly sunny Saturday, with a high near 43.