Community Briefs: 3-18-23


Horger to discuss MLB changes for Exchange Club

Dave Horger, a devoted follower of baseball, will explain the 2023 Major League Baseball rule changes to the Bowling Green Exchange Club on Tuesday.

Horger is well known as the former “voice of the Falcons” and follower of the local sports scene. He was the on-air announcer for BGSU football and basketball games for many years, on WFOB and the Falcon Sports Network. He was the originator of “The Morning Show,” which is heard from 6-9 a.m. on WBGU-FM, 88.1.

The Exchange Club meets at noon at Bowling Green Country Club, 923 Fairview Ave. Guests are welcome. Cost of lunch is $13.

Brott shares her two worlds with Kiwanis Club

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

Renee Brott, a Bowling Green State University adjunct instructor in psychology and Sunset Bistro business manager, will discuss “Two Different Worlds.” Brott teaches general psychology and courses in upper-level clinical psychology. The bistro is her “second world,” where she waits tables and is business manager of the operation.

For more information, go to

Crazy cuts: BGSU event benefits leukemia research

The Epsilon Kappa chapter of Alpha Tau Omega will hold its annual Tau Cuts on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. in the Bowling Green State University Bowen-Thompson Student Union Multipurpose Room.

Everyone is welcome.

Tau Cuts (pronounced “Taw Cuts”) is an event where certain individuals allow their hair to be altered by the highest bidder of the audience. The winning bidder has the option to cut and/or dye the hair anyway they choose.

All proceeds support the Lu Memorial Fund, established to honor Lauryn “Lu” Oliphant’s legacy by raising awareness and funding for leukemia research.

Learn about language, culture at library’s Social Night

Learn a new language and about other cultures at Multilingual Social Night at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

In partnership with the Bowling Green State University World Language and Cultures Department, this is an event that aspires to bring together students and community members to speak whatever languages they’d like and to practice with each other.

No registration is required. For more information, call 419-352-5050 or email [email protected].

Pierogi sale benefits Rossford church

ROSSFORD — St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church will be selling homemade potato pierogi on April 1 at the church hall, 139 Walnut St.

To order, call 419-475-2186. The cost is $15 per dozen. Orders may be picked up starting at 1 p.m.

BGSU holds free electronic waste recycling drive

Bowling Green State University will hold a free electronic waste recycling drive on April 1 in the Slater Family Ice Arena parking lot, 417 N. Mercer Road, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Recycle unwanted electronic devices and scrap items in an environmentally safe way with zero landfill waste.

Items that will be accepted include computers, laptops, monitors, printers and other IT/office equipment, wires/cables/cords, light ballasts, cellphones/telephones, cameras and household appliances. Tube TVs or CRT screens will not be accepted, flat screen TVs only.

For more information, email [email protected].

Explore the garden, fairies with library, BG Parks & Rec

Create a fairy for the garden from materials found at Simpson Garden Park with the help of Wood County District Public Library librarians and naturalists from Bowling Green Parks & Rec on on April 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Simpson Garden Park.

No registration is required. This program is weather permitting. For more information, call 419-352-8253, email [email protected], or visit

Boston Marathon winner visits Perrysburg

PERRYSBURG — Gathering Volumes, Way Public Library and Dave’s Running Shop welcome 2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden on April 6 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of her new memoir, “Choosing to Run.”

The event will take place at the Perrysburg Junior High Auditorium, 550 E. South Boundary St.

This is a ticketed event where one ticket equals one book, with the exception of people bringing their children and Perrysburg Junior High and Perrysburg High School athletes.

Tickets are available for $29 at Gathering Volumes bookstore in Perrysburg and in exchange, a signed book will be available for pickup at the event. There will be opportunities for pictures following the presentation.

Refreshments and giveaways will be provided by Brooks Running Shoes. For further information or questions, contact Gathering Volumes at 567-336-6188 or Way Library at 419-874-3135.

Program guide for Perrysburg’s summer rec program available

PERRYSBURG – The city’s summer recreation program guide is available online.

Registration begins April 1 for residents and April 15 for non-residents.

Programming runs June 14-Aug. 3. Most activities take place at Municipal Park and cost $20 or less, and many are free. There are more than 50 programs and activities for children ages 3-14 years old.

The program includes soccer, tennis, basketball, cheerleading, baton, baseball, science, dance and crafts. New activities this year include pickleball, running club and American Sign Language.

Visit for more information.

LED streetlights installed in Perrysburg

PERRYSBURG – FirstEnergy electric company Toledo Edison has installed the first of about 1,000 LED streetlight fixtures to kick off the city’s $251,000 streetlight conversion project.

The new LEDs are about 50% more efficient than the high-pressure sodium lights and are expected to save the city $30,000 in energy costs annually. They are also expected to last 15 to 20 years, compared to three to five years for the previous lights.

Perrysburg received federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act to cover the entire cost. City officials estimate the return on investment will be approximately six years.

Heinze Insurance receives top designation

WAYNE — Heinze Insurance Agency has been named one of Celina Insurance Group’s 2023 Master Agencies. Celina awards the Master Agency designation to those partners who display exceptional commitment to the company and achieve superior operating results.

Heinze Insurance Agency provides a wide range of services to meet clients’ home, auto, business, farm and life insurance needs. Located in Wayne, the agency has served the local community for over 40 years. The Heinze Insurance motto is “large enough to serve, small enough to care.” To learn more, visit or call 419-288-3762.

BG chamber’s Amazing Race benefits Cocoon

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce ACT*BG Project Team will host the annual Amazing Race on May 12.

Presented by Bowling Green Manor, all proceeds will benefit the Cocoon. Participants can sign up a team or sign up alone and be placed on a team.

Tickets are $30 per person and May 11 is the deadline for registration. Register online at, email Kristen Kreienkamp at [email protected], or call 419-353-7945.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on rain or shine, at the Veterans Building Atrium at City Park.

Complete challenges and solve puzzles around BG to win the race. Juniper Brewing Company will hold the after party with heavy appetizers, a cash bar and live music from AmpWagon. The party will include prizes for Top Team, Best Dressed Team and Best Team Name.

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