Local briefs

168 coronavirus cases reported in last week

There have been 37,338 coronavirus cases in Wood County, according to a Friday Wood County Health Department update.

There have been 168 cases in the last seven days.

There have been three hospitalizations in the last seven days.

There have been 128 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days. The test positivity rate is 13.

The community is at a high level, based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, the local health department is recommending that people follow guidelines for the medium level.

There have been 387 deaths in Wood County since March 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 1,178 hospitalizations since March 2020.

Statewide, there are 3,276,630 confirmed cases and 40,747 confirmed deaths.

Meijer ‘double matches’ donations to benefit Eastwood food pantries

The Meijer store in Bowling Green will double match donations today to benefit Eastwood area food pantries.

Today, a $10 Simply Give donation card becomes a $30 Meijer food-only gift card donated to the food pantry.

Liberty Twp. Trustees hold year-end meeting

RUDOLPH — Liberty Township’s year-end meeting will be Dec. 30 at 7:30 a.m. at the township hall, 14021 Mermill Road.

Piano music rings in ‘twelfth night’

Nano Beraia from the Republic of Georgia and Malik Halce from Kosovo will present a program of fourhand piano music on the “twelfth night of Christmas” — Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. – at the First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St.

Repertoire for the evening will include Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Brahms’s Hungarian Dances, and Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus.

The pianists are graduate students of Yevgeny Yontov at the College of Musical Arts.

A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments will be served after the program. The public is welcome to attend.

Cocoon, sheriff’s office get grant money

COLUMBUS – Two Wood County agencies will receive $88,000 in Violence Against Women Act grants.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced over $4 million in federal grants earlier this week.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the Cocoon is each receiving $44,400.

Administered by the Office of Criminal Justice Services, the Violence Against Women Act program assists local governments and non-profit community-based organizations in administering justice for and strengthening services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In total, 125 grants were awarded to 95 local agencies in 47 counties.

“Every year, these grants support agencies all across Ohio that focus on violence reduction strategies, programming, and initiatives that protect women in our state,” DeWine said.

OCJS administered two competitive grants for the federal fiscal year 2022 VAWA program. One process solicited proposals from victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors and courts throughout Ohio. A second process was tailored specifically for community-based, culturally specific victim service applicants that provide culturally relevant and linguistically specific services and resources to culturally specific communities.

VAWA funds also enhance the capacity of local communities to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.

Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of snow between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. West wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 14 to 16 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

Extended: Partly sunny Monday, with a high near 32. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. Mostly cloudy Tuesday, with a high near 34. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 16. Mostly cloudy Wednesday, with a high near 22. A chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Chance of precipitation is 40%. A chance of snow Thursday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 50%.