Local Briefs

Scam notice: BG utilities not asking for payment by phone

The Bowling Green Utilities Business Office has been made aware of attempts to scam utilities customers by phone, according to a Thursday city news release.

The scammers are referencing the new, Invoice Cloud payment solution offered by the city, insisting that the utilities will be disconnected from the address unless payment is made immediately.

The city is not making these phone calls and residents should not provide payment.

Customers are reminded that should their account become delinquent, they will be notified by mail. The utilities business office will not demand payment by phone. Those wishing to verify their account status, may contact the utilities business office at 419-354-6252.

A city resident who has been a victim of fraud should contact the Bowling Green Police Division non-emergency number at 419-352-1131 to file a report. County residents who have been victims of fraud should contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 419-354-9001 to file a report.

Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at community center

A free Thanksgiving feast will be held Tuesday at the Bowling Green Community Center, 1245 W. Newton Road.

Serving time is 3-6 p.m.

Christ’s Church will serve the meal, with turkey and all the trimmings. There will be door prizes.

For more information call the church at 419-354-1176 or visit www.ccbg.life.

BG Council talks zoning code updates

The Bowling Green City Council Committee of the Whole will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the council chamber located in the City Administrative Services Building, 304 N. Church St.

The purpose of the meeting is for council to consider the planning commission’s recommendations on the zoning code updates. This is a work session with no legislative action taken and no public comment available.

For information, visit https://www.bgohio.org/636/Zoning-Code-Update

This meeting will be live streamed over YouTube at www.bgohio.org/meetings.

BG Civil Service Commission meets

The Bowling Green Civil Service Commission will meet at 9:45 a.m. on Monday in the Human Resources Department, which is located on the top floor of the City Administrative Services Building, 304 N. Church St.

The purpose of the meeting is to review, modify, add and/or recommend changes to Civil Service Rules, take all actions necessary to establish eligibility and certified lists, establishing testing procedures and processes, establishing passing examination scores, accept requests to waive out of hiring processes, and/or certify or refuse to certify names of candidates deemed eligible for consideration for hire or promotion to classified positions. Action will also be taken, as necessary, to modify, add, accept, or abolish job descriptions, and to establish classified positions and/or schedule and/or establish the requirements for or types of hiring or promotional examinations.


Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. A slight chance of snow before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 17. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Extended: Partly sunny Sunday, with a high near 29. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 23. Mostly sunny Monday, with a high near 43. Breezy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28. Mostly sunny Tuesday, with a high near 48. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Partly sunny Wednesday, with a high near 50.


Freedom Twp. Trustees meeting time

An incorrect meeting time for Wednesday’s Freedom Township Trustees meeting was in Thursday’s paper. The meeting is at 8 a.m. in the township office, 531 E. Front St.