Local Briefs


Juniors, time to apply for Buckeye Boys State, Girls State

The Bowling Green American Legion Post 45 and the Bowling Green American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45 will begin interviewing candidates for the 2023 American Legion Buckeye Boys State and the 2023 American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State.

The Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State programs are part of a national educational program for high school juniors to learn about and set up a working state government. Interviews will begin in late February.

Juniors from the Bowling Green area who attend BG schools, are home schooled or attend private schools are eligible for consideration. For more information, contact David Ridenour at 419-352-5054 (or e-mail David at [email protected] for Boys State) or Belinda Grover at 419-575-6375 (or e-mail Belinda at [email protected] for Girls State).

Monthly food distribution is Friday

The monthly food distribution and senior food box program will be Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St.

Free fresh produce and food will be available in limited quantities. This is for anyone in Wood County who meets the income guidelines or who has recently lost their job. SeaGate Food Bank will also be present at the same time to handout Senior Boxes to those who meet their eligibility requirements.

There will be drive-thru set-up this month to distribute food. Visitors are asked to remain in your vehicles in the church parking lot and wait for volunteer instructions. The pantry will not open early, so early line-ups are discouraged.

Call First United Methodist Church with any questions at 419-353-0682.

Baked steak served in Bradner

BRADNER — The Bradner American Legion’s baked steak dinner will be served Sunday at the post, 209 W. Crocker St. Call in orders to 419-288-3634 for early pick-up, or stop by and eat at the post.

The menu includes green beans, mashed potatoes with or without gravy, dessert and a drink. Cost is $10. Serving starts at 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. or they run out.

Not in our Town meets Thursday

The regularly scheduled monthly general meeting of Not In Our Town BG will be held virtually on Thursday at 3 p.m.

Use the following information to join the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 863 6130 8148

Passcode: 133592

The gathering is open to community and campus public participation and input. Those present will review events of the past month, hear reports of current activities, and consider issues to address and opportunities to build a more safe, respectful and inclusive community.

Questions and comments can be sent to the co-chairs, Ana Brown ([email protected]) and Emily Dunipace ([email protected]).


Sandra Vestal and Caleb Rider, a son, Jan. 30, Wood County Hospital.


Hazardous weather outlook: Much colder air arrives by Thursday night, remaining over the region through Friday night. Windchill values below zero are expected.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph. A slight chance of snow before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Extended: Mostly sunny Friday, with a high near 16. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 5. Partly sunny Saturday, with a high near 26. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. Breezy. Mostly cloudy Sunday, with a high near 39. Breezy. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. Partly sunny Monday, with a high near 41.

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