Local Briefs

Final leaf collection in Perrysburg

PERRYSBURG — The City will begin its final sweep on Monday. Crews will start on the east side of and make their way west.

Learn how to be a CASA and help children

Join Wood County CASA at Dec. 2, 2 p.m. virtual volunteer information session to learn the role of CASA volunteers and how to become involved.

Anyone who is unable to attend this session or would prefer a one-on-one conversation about this volunteer opportunity, should call 419-352-3554 or email at [email protected]

CASA volunteers advocate for the best interest of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, some of whom are in foster care. CASAs get to know the child and their family and make recommendations to the court regarding services and placement to help families remain strong. Volunteers must be 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license, complete an extensive background check and participate in 30 hours of pre-service training. The average CASA volunteer donates five to 10 hours per month to their CASA case.

The link to join is https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81310676579.

Deck the Halls sale set

Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 N. Summit St., will hold their Deck the Halls sale to raise money for 50 food baskets for families in need.

The sale will be Thursday and Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This year, lunch will be available from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts.

The sale will feature new and gently used decorations, lights, holiday glassware and clothing, Christmas craft supplies, books, music, stuffed animals, Christmas trees and a bake sale.

An elevator is available for access to the basement of the church.

Karaoke at VFW on Saturday

VFW Post 1148 will hold karaoke on Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight.

This is open to the public and food will be available. The post is located at 719 S. Main St.

Freedom Twp. plans special meeting

PEMBERVILLE — The Freedom Township Trustees will hold a special meeting on Wednesday at 8 a.m. to discuss the construction of the office/maintenance building. It will take place in the township meeting room at 531 E. Front St.

Ricketts talks art with Kiwanis Club

The Bowling Green Kiwanis will meet on Thursday at the Wood County Senior Center, 140 S Grove St. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting starts at noon and lunch is available starting at 11:30 a.m.

Gordon Ricketts will be speaking about public art in Bowling Green. Ricketts earned his AA degree from San Diego City College, his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and his MFA from Bowling Green State University. He was employed at BGSU as a teaching professor in painting and drawing from 1999 until his retirement at the end of 2021. He worked in the Chapman Learning Community and then directed BGSU’s Arts Village. Much of his artistic production has involved others, especially students. He has collaborated with students and colleagues to create many public murals in Toledo and Bowling Green.

The Bowling Green Kiwanis Club is dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Bowling Green community. For more information and how to become a member, go to www.kiwanisbg.org.

Online scheduling available for winter heating assistance

Those seeking winter heating assistance through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (may set up appointments online.

Scheduling for GLCAP’s Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program is available at www.glcap.org/winterheating. Applicants may also schedule by calling 567-432-5046. Appointments will be conducted in person.

EHEAP helps residents of Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties who have received a gas or electric disconnect notice or have disconnected utilities. The program also helps households with less than 25% bulk fuel supplies such as wood, propane or fuel oil. EHEAP also assists residents who need new or transferred service with a utility company, or residents with non-working furnaces.

Households must also be at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $23,783 annual income/household of one; $48,563 annual income/family of four) in order to be eligible for assistance. More eligibility details are available on GLCAP’s website.

Forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Rain after 2 a.m. Low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Extended: Rain on Sunday, mainly before 2 p.m. High near 53. Chance of precipitation is 90%. A chance of showers before 8 p.m. Cloudy at night, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Partly sunny Monday, with a high near 44. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32. Partly sunny Tuesday, with a high near 50. Showers likely at night. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Showers likely Wednesday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Correction

Defense attorney’s name

In a Tuesday story about the Marx sentencing, the defense attorney’s name was misspelled. It should be Lorin Zaner.