Local Briefs

BG schools closed today, due to illness

Bowling Green City Schools will be closed today due to illness.

“We have seen a steady increase in the number of student and staff illness across the district over the past several days,” said Superintendent Francis Scruci in an email to parents on Thursday.

“We were hoping with everyone practicing and reinforcing positive hygiene habits that we could make it through the end of the semester without making a difficult decision. However, this email is to inform you that tomorrow, Friday, December 16, 2022 the Bowling Green City Schools will be closed. It is our hope by closing school will help slow the illness spread.”

The closure will allow custodial staff to do a deep clean of all buildings while allowing individuals to become or stay healthy before the holiday break, Scruci said.

“It is our intent to be open all three days next week as we have exams and holiday events that our staff and students look forward to having each year at this time,” he said.

Another zoning code work session for BG Council

The Bowling Green Council Committee of the Whole will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber 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 regarding the zoning code updates, visit https://www.bgohio.org/636/Zoning-Code-Update.

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

Ambulance district discussed in Perry Twp.

FOSTORIA — The Perry Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting to discuss a joint volunteer ambulance district on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the fire station located at 3995 Eagleville Road.

Registration for Perrysburg Safety Town begins on Jan. 1

PERRYSBURG — Registration for Safety Town begins on Jan. 1. New this year, all registration and payments will be done online on the city’s website (www.ci.perrysburg.oh.us).

Safety Town is for children who reside in Perrysburg and will be entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall. Its purpose is to teach basic safety education focusing on pedestrian, bicycle, bus, and recreational safety. The program will run June 5-16 at Woodland Elementary School. Parents can register their child for either the morning (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon (noon-2 p.m.) session. Each session is limited to 120 children.

The city will be taking reservations and payments online. This is the same online portal that was used last summer for summer recreation programs. Parents who signed up for Summer Rec through that website can log in with the same credentials. Parents using the online portal for the first time can follow the steps to create an account.

There is a $35 fee to help defray the costs such as materials, snacks, drinks, special events, equipment and personnel. All payments are to be made online at the time of registration.

Forecast

Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 8. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

Extended: Mostly cloudy Sunday, with a high near 30. 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 23. Partly sunny Tuesday, with a high near 30. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 19. Mostly cloudy Wednesday, with a high near 30.