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Luminarias light the night in New Rochester on Christmas Eve

NEW ROCHESTER — For the 42nd year, village residents and members of St. Paul Lutheran Church invite the public to visit their community on Saturday, Christmas Eve, to enjoy their 500 Luminarias.

The Luminarias is a Spanish/Mexican Christmas tradition of lighting the way for the Christ child. The Luminarias will be set out along the two roads coming into the community, as well as in front of St. Paul Lutheran Church. As in past years, the Luminarias will be set out by over 20 volunteers from the town of New Rochester and St. Paul’s Church starting around 1 p.m., with the candles burning until after midnight.

New Rochester is located about 5 miles east of Bowling Green off U.S. 6. On the North side, see the Luminarias glowing from Route 6 while looking north at Ohio 199.

Bowling Green announces holiday schedule

Through the end of the month, some city building hours will be altered due to holiday schedules. Below is a list of changes:

All non-24-hour city facilities will be closed on Monday and Jan. 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Community Center Hours

· Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon

· Christmas Day: Closed

· Monday, 7 a.m.-noon

· Dec. 31: Regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

· New Year’s Day: Closed

· Jan. 2: 7 a.m.-noon

Residents are also reminded that curbside refuse and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. The annual Christmas Tree Recycling Collection will begin on Jan. 3. Tree collection is not connected to the regular refuse/recycling schedule.


Hailey and Dylan Taylor, a daughter, Dec. 18, Wood County Hospital.

Salma Perozo, a daughter, Dec. 16, Wood County Hospital.

Adwowa Atta Panyin Osei, a son, Dec. 13, Wood County Hospital.


Hazardous weather outlook: Active weather is expected at the end of the week. Widespread cold temperatures and strong winds are expected, and wind chills below zero are possible. Snow accumulations are also possible.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Calm wind. A slight chance of snow after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Extended: A chance of rain and snow before 1 p.m., then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Rain showers before 1 a.m., then rain and snow . Low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Snow likely on Friday. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%. A chance of snow at night. Cloudy, with a low around 10. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Mostly cloudy Saturday, with a high near 12. Windy. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 6. Partly sunny Christmas Day, with a high near 12.

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