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Northwood PD get funds for body cameras

COLUMBUS — The Northwood Police Department has been awarded $35,877 for body cameras.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the state will award nearly $4.9 million to local law enforcement agencies across Ohio to help cover costs associated with body camera programs.

A total of 112 law enforcement agencies will receive grant funding as part of the Ohio Body-Worn Camera Grant Program.

These grants represent the second round of funding awarded as part of the Ohio Body-Worn Camera Grant Program. The first round of grants, announced in January, provided funding to help 109 local law enforcement agencies purchase around 1,700 body cameras and related equipment.

Appointments available for winter heating assistance

Scheduling for Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) emergency winter heating assistance appointments will be available through the final week of December between the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The GLCAP Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) helps residents of Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood counties who have received a gas or electric disconnect notice or have already had utilities disconnected. The program can also assist those who are facing a shortage of bulk fuel such as wood, propane, or fuel oil, or need new or transferred service with a utility company.

In-person appointments are available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 27-29 at GLCAP Headquarters, 127 S. Front St., Fremont, and GLCAP Family Development Center, 801 Kirk St., Fostoria. Appointments will also be available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 27-28 at the GLCAP Jordan Family Development Center in Bowling Green.

Those interested may schedule an appointment at www.glcap.org/winterheating, or call 567-432-5046 to schedule.

GLCAP will be closed Monday in recognition of Christmas and Jan. 2 in recognition of New Year’s Day.

Emergency winter heating assistance through EHEAP is available through March 31, 2023.


Teysha Downs and Brandon Downs, a son, Dec. 19, Wood County Hospital.


Hazardous weather outlook: Widespread cold temperatures and strong winds are expected Friday through the weekend, with wind chills well below zero likely. Accumulating snow is also possible.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind around 7 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Thursday: A chance of rain and snow before 1 p.m., then rain. High near 39. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Overnight snow after 3 a.m. Low around 12. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Extended: Chance of snow Friday is 80% with a high near 14.Cloudy overnight, with a low around 4. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Cloudy, cold and windy Saturday, with a high near 10. Mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 4. Partly sunny Christmas Day, with a high near 12.

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