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83 coronavirus cases reported in last week

There have been 37,170 coronavirus cases in Wood County, according to a Thursday Ohio Department of Health update.

There have been 83 cases in the last seven days.

There have been no hospitalizations in the last seven days.

There have been 384 deaths in Wood County since March 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 1,169 hospitalizations since March 2020.

Statewide, there are 3,243,850 confirmed cases and 40,558 confirmed deaths.

BG final leaf collection begins Monday

The final round of leaf collection will begin on Monday in Bowling Green.

Leaf collection is available for addresses that are eligible for city refuse/recycling collection and is not connected to the regular refuse/recycling collection schedule.

This will be the final leaf collection for 2022. Once the crews leave a street, they will not return.

A map has been posted at www.bgohio.org allowing residents to follow crews as they move through the city.

Bowling Green residents may also take leaves to the drop-off site located behind the Public Works garage on Tarragon Drive off East Poe Road. Brush and branches are not accepted at the drop-off site.

Residents may also consider using a recycling mower to return shredded leaves to their yards. Grass clippings and finely chopped leaves add vital nutrients and organic matter to the lawn, improving lawn health, according to a city news release.

See Santa in N. Baltimore

NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Wednesday at the Virginia Theater, 119 N. Main St., starting at 6 p.m.

Children can visit with Santa and be sure to bring cameras to get a picture taken. Old Thyme Travel will also be offering free carriage rides.

Mitchell talks to Kiwanis Club about art, tech, research

The Kiwanis Club will meet on Thursday at Juniper Brewing Company, 145 S. Main St. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting starts at noon and lunch is available starting at 11:30 a.m.

This week the club welcomes speaker Bonnie Mitchell and she will speak on Capturing the Past: Archiving Historic Cultural Events in Art, Technology and Research. Mitchell is a professor of digital arts in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University. She earned three associate’s degrees in art and computer science from Central Wyoming College, and a BS in Art Education and an MFA in Visual Design and Computer Art from the University of Oregon. Her recent work involves creating immersive spaces using projections into hand-blown glass objects on walls around the viewer.

For the past 10 years, Mitchell has collaborated with electroacoustic composer Elainie Lillios of the BGSU College of Musical Arts. They create large-scale immersive interactive installation art and visual music animations. Their work has been exhibited at over 40 festivals, conferences and concerts and won numerous awards.

Mitchell is also president of CreativeMyndz Multimedia Studios in Bowling Green, which develops interactive media for publishing companies in the arts and humanities. It has sold more than 2 million copies of its products, which are used in universities and high schools across the U.S.

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


Jordin Gagne and Damon Keil, a son, Dec. 1, Wood County Hospital.


Today: Showers likely before 7 a.m. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature falling to around 32 by 5 p.m. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny Sunday, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25.

Extended: Partly sunny Monday, with a high near 44. Showers likely, mainly before 1 a.m. Cloudy at night, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Mostly cloudy Tuesday, with a high near 47. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 31. Partly sunny Wednesday, with a high near 41. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. Partly sunny Thursday, with a high near 36.

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