Local Briefs


National Cribbage Day celebrated Friday

The American Cribbage Congress and card players throughout the country will be celebrating National Cribbage Day Friday. Millions of Americans of all ages play cribbage with their families at home or with friends at bars and social clubs. The most common variant played is with two players, and score is kept on a cribbage board with pegs and 121 holes.

Join John R. Blinn to celebrate National Cribbage Day and learn, refresh, or renew your skills Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wood County Senior Center, 140 S. Grove St.

Sir John Suckling, an English courtier, poet, gamester and gambler, invented the game in the early 17th century, based on the Old English game “noddy.” Although the exact date the cribbage was invented is lost to history, the game is celebrated on Friday, which is Suckling’s birthday.

Increased patrol planned for Super Bowl weekend

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting increased patrol over the Super Bowl weekend thanks to grant funding from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. This blitz will start on Sunday and and run through Monday.

Deputies will pay particular attention for violations, such as driving under the influence, failure to yield, and speeding; all of which are leading factors in fatal crashes. There will be zero tolerance for driving under the influence and seat belt violations.

BG church offers drive-thru community dinner

Free and open to the public, the monthly drive-thru community meal and food distribution hosted by First Christian Church of Bowling Green is on Friday from 5-6 p.m. This month’s menu includes Sausage gravy and biscuits, with corn, a fruit cup and cookie.

The food bag distribution will offer a variety of breads and pastries provided by the Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry and the Sweet Shop. Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will provide event help including the distribution of the meals, food bags and bread/pastries.

Arrive between 5 and 6 p.m. at the FCC parking lot and remain in the car. Volunteers will take orders, hand deliver the meal(s), and direct participants to the groceries, bread and pastries. COVID and flu precautions are requested to be followed.

For questions, contact First Christian Church by calling 419-354-3989 or email: [email protected] or [email protected].

The church is located at 875 Haskins Road.

BG school board holds special meeting

The Bowling Green Board of Education will hold a special executive session meeting on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. for the purpose to consider confidential information related to the marketing plans, specific business strategy, production techniques, trade secrets, or personal financial statements of an applicant for economic development assistance, or to negotiations with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance.

No board action is expected to be taken.

The meeting will be held at the Administrative Offices, 137 Clough St.


Tonight: Rain, mainly after 1 a.m. Low around 37. East wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: High near 59. Windy, with a south wind 18 to 23 mph becoming southwest 26 to 31 mph in the afternoon with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Cloudy overnight, with a low around 36.

Extended: A 30% chance of showers after 1 p.m. Friday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. A 40% chance of snow showers overnight. Lows around 27. Partly sunny Saturday, with a high near 36 and a low around 27. On Sunday, sunny, with a high near 46.

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