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NORTH BALTIMORE — Pastor Ralph J. Mineo of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Baltimore and the Church Council of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of McComb will retire next week.

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

PERRYSBURG — Join Valeria Grinberg Pla for a discussion of “Tell Me How It Ends” by Valeria Luiselli on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book are available on the Overdrive and Hoopla platforms accessible at waylibrary.info.

The following will take place next week — virtually — through the Wood County Senior Center.

FREMONT – The next Presidential History Book Club meeting will discuss a book about President John F. Kennedy and feature a Bowling Green State University professor as the guest speaker.

One of the advantages of having adult children who are polar opposites is that our times together are so fun and so different. And after years of time-outs and groundings, the wife and I are pleased as punch that they still want to have times together with us.

On All Saints’ Sunday, which is this weekend St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will host a devotional outdoor event at Carter Park. The Stations of the Saints’ Drive-thru event will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This event is open to the public.

People have been making jack-o’-lanterns for centuries. What you may not know is that the story doesn’t start with pumpkins, but with something a little more lowly: the turnip.

PEMBERVILLE — Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., has amassed a great collection of vintage Halloween jack-o’-lanterns.

Each year, the Bowling Green High School staff nominates students to the Rose Court. These students exemplify the core values of Bowling Green schools: accountability, compassion, courage, creativity, integrity, respect, responsibility, and service.

NORTH BALTIMORE — The school district is asking voters to renew an emergency levy which has been collected for 10 years.

PERRYSBURG — As the Perrysburg Schools mock trial club enters its 20th year of competition, the members met at Woodland Park recently to elect club officers for the coming year.

Central Catholic holds open house

On All Saints’ Sunday, which is Nov. 1, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will host a devotional outdoor event at Carter Park. The Stations of the Saints’ Drive-thru event will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This event is open to the public.

FREMONT – The next Presidential History Book Club meeting will discuss a book about President John F. Kennedy and feature a Bowling Green State University professor as the guest speaker.

Dr. Alexis Ostrowski will share how research on basic chemical reactions is inspiring new applications to solve environmental problems on Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m. at Bowling Green State University.

The Care Compass project serves as a quarterly network gathering for caregivers and those who may be caregivers in the future. Care Compass is a place to gather information and obtain resources to make the journey of caregiving less stressful. The upcoming session, focusing on self-care for …

Bowling Green City Schools leaders are reaching out to parents to find a common ground between those who want to have students back in the buildings and those who want to continue online education.

PERRYSBURG — The school board has approved a move to four days per week of classroom instruction for the junior high in November, with the potential of doing the same for the high school in January.

PEMBERVILLE — The Eastwood Community Improvement Corporation recently provided funds for the Pemberville Police Department to purchase computer mounting equipment in the village cruiser.

The children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of Ken and Rita Schoeni - - 55 and counting - - announce their 70th wedding anniversary on October 22 nd. Residents of Bowling Green for 55 years, Ken and Rita demonstrate every day the value of loving commitment to community, family, and …

PEMBERVILLE — In a normal year, the Eastwood FFA holds the annual FFA Banquet during the beginning of April. Due to complications with COVID-19 this year, they could not hold an in-person banquet.

PERRYSBURG — Owens Community College’s Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center has been awarded the 2020 annual Excellence in Workforce Development by the Ohio Economic Development Association.

The cornea is one of the most important parts of your eye. I spend most of my day caring for the corneas of my patients by helping maintain the health of the cornea and rehabilitating those that are diseased. The cornea is the clear structure that is directly over the iris, which is the colo…

A lifeline has been tossed to Bowling Green parents, and many have enthusiastically grabbed it.