Local Briefs

BG Council talks economic development at special meeting

The president of Bowling Green Council has called a special meeting for today at 3:55 p.m. in the Veterans Building at City Park, 520 Conneaut Ave.

Council will consider legislative action related to economic development.

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

Santa rides through BG, courtesy of Thayer

Santa is once again making his rounds through Bowling Green. Santa will leave from Thayer Chevrolet at 6 tonight and be driven in his light-up sleigh, delivering treats to Bowling Green children.

If Santa does not go by your house, he will drive through City Park and Carter Park. See Santa and his helpers and get some treats.

BGCS board announces special meeting

The Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday at 3:45 p.m. at the Veteran’s Building in City Park, 2294 Legion Drive, for the purpose of designation of a president pro tem for the January 2023 organizational meeting and to determine the date of that meeting; approval a service agreement for a student; employment of personnel; and any other matters that may lawfully come before the board.

Action is expected to be taken.

Port authority meets Monday

The Wood County Port Authority will meet Monday at 7:30 a.m. at Northwestern Water & Sewer District, 12560 Middleton Pike.

BG Civil Service Commission meets

The Bowling Green Civil Service Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday in the human resources department, 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.

The commission will also elect officers for 2023.

Amy Behrman joins district as project manager

Amy Behrman will join the Northwestern Water and Sewer District new project manager. She will be responsible for plan reviews, oversight and monitoring of engineering and construction projects, and coordination with customers, consultants, contractors and government agencies.

Before joining the district, Behrman served as a project manager and estimator for Edward Kelley & Sons Inc. for over 20 years. Before that, she worked at Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc. as a project engineer and for Lewandowski Engineers as a design engineer. Behrman received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University.

“The district is very pleased to add an individual with the skill and local experience needed to enhance our operations,” said District Engineer Tom Stalter. “We fully expect Amy Behrman will be an asset in the years to come that allows us to provide our customers with high-quality water and sewer services.”

Perrysburg Twp. gets $15,900 for first responder wellness

LIME CITY – Perrysburg Township is one of 72 first reponder agencies in Ohio that will receive a $28 million to help support the wellness and staffing needs.

Perrysburg Township Fire & EMS Department will receive $15,900 for mental health education and a mobile wellness app.

The grants represent the fifth round of the Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention and Resilience Program. To date, Gov. Mike DeWine has awarded $49 million to 219 Ohio agencies as part of this program, which aims to address burnout caused by understaffing and overall job stress.

“We’ve had a great deal of interest in this grant program, and it’s good to see that so many first responder agencies prioritize employee wellness,” DeWine said. “These grants provide agency-specific support to help first responders remain on the job so that they can continue to keep Ohioans safe.”

The program is funded as part of the $250 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding that DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly dedicated to first responders last year to help counter various pressing issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased stress and decreased staffing levels.

Forecast

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Southwest wind around 8 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

Extended: Mostly cloudy Saturday, with a high near 31. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 24. Partly sunny Sunday, with a high near 31. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23. Partly sunny Monday, with a high near 33. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 22. Mostly cloudy Tuesday, with a high near 31.