Local Briefs


Liberty Center man killed in US 24 crash

WATERVILLE – A Liberty Center man was killed Tuesday when his sport utility vehicle reportedly rear ended a truck on U.S. 24 near Ohio 64.

The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash in Waterville Township, Lucas County. The crash occurred at 4:07 p.m.

A 2006 Kenworth T800, driven by William Ogle, 46, Oregon, Ohio, was eastbound on Route 24. A 1998 Isuzu Trooper driven by Bryan Barker, 54, Liberty Center, was also eastbound. Barker failed to maintain an assured clear distance, and struck Ogle in the rear trailer, according to the patrol.

Barker was taken by ground ambulance to Toledo Hospital where he died.

Ogle did not sustain any injuries.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The patrol was assisted on scene by Waterville Police Department, Waterville Township Police Department and Waterville Fire Department.

The crash remains under investigation.

Haskins Road closure starts Monday

Beginning Monday, Haskins Road will be closed to all through traffic between Wooster Street and Wallace Avenue to accommodate the installation of the new water main.

This closure is expected to last three weeks. Southbound traffic will be permitted during non-work hours and on the weekends. Residents, who live within the construction zone, will be provided access at the direction of the contractor.

Dates of this closure are subject to change and dependent on weather and work progress.

Tontogany lights tree on Sunday

TONTOGANY – A village tradition is returning: The annual Christmas tree lighting will happen on Sunday and will be back to the center of town —something that hasn’t happened in 25 years.

The event, which starts at 5:40 p.m., will include a visit with Santa at the fire station, craft in the Tontogany Art District, performance by the Otsego choir/band and fellowship at Docs Rib Cage.

For more information, contact Mayor Matt Shanahan at 419-708-8007.

Custar Legion serves breakfast

CUSTAR — Custar American Legion Post 305, 9155 Custar Road, will host a breakfast Sunday from 8 a.m.-noon.

The meal is sponsored by the Sons of American Legion.

A donation will be accepted for the breakfast, which will include pancakes, French toast, eggs and sausage.

BG Arts Council talk rescheduled for February

Due to illness, the Bowling Green Arts Council has canceled its planned speaker event for December.

Ellen Fure Smith, of Little Bare Furniture, was to kick off the inaugural “An Evening With…” event 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at Myla Marcus Winery, 133 S. Main St. Her talk on “The Business of Art” will be rescheduled for February.

Fure Smith is an award-winning artist and furniture maker who has called Bowling Green home since 2013. She is a staple at the Black Swamp Arts Festival and was the designer and primary builder of the downtown parklets.


Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. South wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Extended: Partly sunny Saturday, with a high near 52. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. Mostly sunny Sunday, with a high near 41. A chance of snow before 1 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 40%. A chance of rain and snow Monday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 40%. A chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%. A chance of showers Tuesday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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