Local Briefs


Community bands bring ‘Winter Joy’ to BG

The Bowling Green Area Community Bands present a winter concert on Sunday at the Bowling Green Schools Performing Arts Center, 530 W. Poe Road.

The concert is free and doors open at 3:30 p.m. for pre-concert music presented by bassoon quartet “Bassoonaumi.” The concert begins at 4 p.m.

Under the baton of Thomas R. Headley, the concert band will feature music by Balmages, Holmquist, Van der Roost, and a medley from “The Lion King.”

BiG Band BG, led by Rob Cintron and Brian Bushong, will be performing “How High the Moon” featuring the trombone section; “Time and Time Again” featuring the trumpet section (on flugelhorns); and “Four Brothers” featuring the saxophone section.

For more information, visit www.bgacb.org.

Sample goodies at Beeker’s tasting event

PEMBERVILLE — In honor of the Super Bowl on Feb. 12, Beeker’s General Store is pulling together its best foodvendors for a taste testing extravaganza on Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for Sampling Saturday.

This event provides opportunity to try Amish edibles, local honey, homemade baked goods, Gianno’s Chocolates, Sechler’s pickles, Faro coffee and Brownwood Farms. Meet the maker and ask questions of the purveyor.

Also, vote for the People’s Choice recipe. Local celebrities and residents are participating in a contest in which Beeker’s will provide a mystery brown bag containing a product from the store. Each cook is being asked to create a recipe with their mystery item and samples for taste testing. All of the mystery items used by our participants will be available for sale at Beeker’s.

For more information, call 419-287-3274. To participate and compete for the People’s Choice recipe, contact Beeker’s General Story by Friday.

Child support enforcement agency recognized for outstanding performance

The Wood County Child Support Enforcement Agency, a division of the Department of Job and Family Services, has received recognition for outstanding performance for Support Order Establishment FFY 2022 Medium Caseload Division and for Collections on Current Support FFY 2022 medium Caseload Division from the State of Ohio.

This achievement demonstrates the agency staff’s diligent focus on casework, according to a press release.

Mobile mammography van visits area locations

The Mercy Health mobile mammography unit delivers 3D mammograms to women age 40 and older. It is equipped with the newest 3D technology and offers patients the option of self-compression, meaning the patient will have the ability to control the compression once they are in position.

Jan. 18, Starbright Primary Care, 28555 Starbright Blvd., Perrysburg

Jan. 19, Mercy Health – Perrysburg Primary Care & Walk-in,1103 Village Square

Jan. 20, Mercy Health – Waterville Primary Care, 1222 Pray Blvd.

Jan. 25, Starbright Primary Care

While mammogram screenings may be covered by insurance, for best coverage, verify if Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital is an in-network provider. For those who are uninsured or underinsured (have high deductibles), there are financial need-based assistance programs available. If eligible, some may qualify for a no-cost mammogram. Call 419-696-5839 for more information.

Screenings at the Mercy Health Mobile Mammography unit are by appointment only; call 833-MAMM- VAN to schedule.


Bridget and Joseph Guinn, a son, Jan. 10, Wood County Hospital.


Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 8, then a chance of showers after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 43. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. High near 52. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Rain showers before 2 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Extended: A chance of snow Friday. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 50%. A chance of snow showers before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Mostly sunny Saturday, with a high near 34. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. Partly sunny Sunday, with a high near 39. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 32. A chance of showers on Monday. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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