Community Briefs: 3-15-23

Seifert talks about benefits reduction

Bowling Green Rotary Club speaker on Thursday is Laura Seifert, administrator, income maintenance unit of Wood County Department of Job and Family Services, which determines eligibility for people who qualify for the various public assistance programs, such as Medicaid, the Supplemental Assistance Program and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Siefert will discuss the impact of reducing food stamps.

The club meets at noon, Bowling Green Country Club, 923 Fairview Ave. All meetings are open to the public.

Kiwanians hear ‘In the Round, Past, Present, and Presence’

The Bowling Green Kiwanis will meet on Thursday at the Wood County Senior Center, 140 S Grove St., at noon and lunch is available starting at 11:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

Heidi Nees-Carver and Jenn Stucker, assistant professor of theater and associate professor of graphic design, respectively, at Bowling Green State University, will speak about “In the Round, Past, Present, and Presence.”

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League holds BG forum on vouchers

The League of Women Voters of Bowling Green is holding public forum on the impact of Ohio’s school voucher programs on public schools. It will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Simpson Garden Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.

The program is called: “Public Tax Dollars Subsidizing Private Schools: Understanding Ohio’s Current School Voucher Programs and the Impact of Proposed Backpack Bills.”

The forum will include a brief presentation and panel discussion with local superintendents (Tom Hosler, Perrysburg Schools and Matt Geha, Springfield Schools) and treasurers (Adam Koch, Sylvania Schools and Cathy Schuller, Bowling Green City Schools). The discussion will be facilitated by Bowling Green State University Teaching Professor Todd Cramer.

VFW Post 1148 offers Jiggs dinner

VFW Post 1148 at 719 S. Main St. is offering a Jiggs dinner on Friday, with serving starting at noon. It is open to the public and costs $13.

A lake perch dinner will be served Friday from 4-7:30 p.m. It includes four pieces, a choice of mac and cheese or scalloped potato and applesauce. The cost is $13.50. For the same price, get a shrimp combination with the sides. Apple blossoms are $2.50.

Karaoke by Chuck Pultz will be held Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight. It is open to the public and food will be available.

Pemberville dinner served Saturday

PEMBERVILLE — Pemberville United Methodist Church, 205 Perry St., will hold a public dinner on Saturday from 4 p.m. until sold out. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, glazed maple syrup carrots, a roll and desserts. The donation is $10. The curbside pickup is on Maple Street.

Register for fruit tree pruning clinic

Ohio State University Extension Wood County will hold a fruit tree pruning clinic Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at Haslinger Orchards, 7404 U.S. 6, Gibsonburg.

There is no charge; reservations are required. To register, call 419-819-3071.

Blood drive planned at Perrysburg church

PERRYSBURG – Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., will hold a blood drive on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for the American Red Cross.

To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code ZOARLUTHERAN or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767). There will be homemade treats, cookies, water and juice.

Other blood drives in the county:

Bowling Green

March 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Road

March 30, 1-6 p.m., Bowling Green Alliance Church, 1161 Napoleon Road


March 23, noon-6 p.m., American legion, 405 E. Front St.

An American Celebration: BG bands in concert

The Bowling Green Area Community Bands present a free American Celebration concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 530 W. Poe Road, at 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Hockey in the Swamp 2023: Ice Frogs hold fundraiser

Black Swamp Ice Frogs will hold the 2023 Hockey in the Swamp Special Needs Hockey Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the Slater Family Ice Arena at Bowling Green State University.

Teams are coming from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania. The free tournament is open to the public. There will be 12 hockey games played over the two days.

There will be raffles for items and a “Chuck a Puck” contest on Sunday.

The Black Swamp Ice Frogs is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with developmental challenges learn the game of hockey in a no-contact format.

Meet state board of ed member in Rossford

ROSSFORD — Councilwoman Brenna Reynolds will hold a quarterly community conversation with State Board of Education Member Teresa Fedor on Sunday at at 1 p.m. at the library, 720 Dixie Hwy.

Coffee and donuts will be available. For more information, email [email protected]