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A scary medical situation during her senior year has only made a Bowling Green High School graduate double down on her career choice.

LaVerne Patten will celebrate her 100th birthday on June 6. She is the mother of Samuel, Pamela (Darl) Deeds, Valerie (Les) Whipple and Stanley (Rosemary) Patten, 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Her family and Briar Hill Health Campus will have a drive thru parade in her honor. Y…

PERRYSBURG — When it comes to having a close sisterhood, Carlin and Annika Pendell set the bar pretty high. Although they are three years apart, they share so many of the same interests and activities, making them nearly inseparable and each other’s closest friend.

Seniors from Bowling Green High School wave while passing a large group of onlookers near the Wooster Green along Wooster Street Sunday afternoon. Students paraded down Haskins Road, Wooster Street and Main Street, then back to the high school before receiving their high school diplomas.

PEMBERVILLE – Eastwood Local Schools teachers and administrators have agreed to take a pay freeze to cut costs in answer to future funding uncertainties.

MILLBURY — The Lake Local Schools Board of Education meeting to officially hire a new treasurer has been pushed back to Thursday at 6 p.m. in the middle school media center. It had originally been scheduled for Tuesday.

Parishioners will be invited into houses of worship around Wood County this weekend for the first time in two months.

PEMBERVILLE — Normally the Pemberville Children’s Theatre Workshop would have auditions in May for their summer play — a longstanding tradition for the past 13 years — and several hundred kids have taken the stage in the opera house.

Gene and Jane (Bringman) Ruch of Bowling Green, Ohio will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on May 20th, 1950 at Salem Lutheran Church, Pemberville, Ohio. They have two children, Cindi (Tim) Ernsthausen and Jeff ( Laurie) Ruch all of Pemberville, Ohio.

We are so excited to wish a happy 100th birthday to Virginia Johnson! Virginia had this milestone birthday on May 22, 2020. Her entire family would like to wish her the happiest of birthdays and warm wishes for a wonderful year. 100 years and going strong!

Discussions about reopening Ohio’s schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic seem to raise more questions than answers. Even as Buckeye State businesses begin to reopen, the plan for schools remains fluid.

Due to public safety concerns regarding large gatherings in public spaces, Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is canceling all remaining scheduled volunteer sessions for Simpson Garden Park.

FREMONT — Due to coronavirus, KidsCollege, an annual week-long summer kids program at Terra State Community College, is canceled.

PERRYSBURG — After abandoning the creation of a survey related to the possibility of full fall 2020 face-to-face classes, school district leaders have instead decided to prepare for it based on basic safety assumptions.

OK, who wants to read something unrelated to a virus, a presidential election, a natural disaster, or the internal use of cleaning products to bleach the beejeebers out of us? Raise your hand. Wow, I can’t see through the forest of forearms.

All Wood County Committee on Aging senior center locations — Perrysburg, Rossford, Walbridge, Grand Rapids, Pemberville, Wayne, North Baltimore and the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green — will remain closed to the general public through June 30.

An old recipe can be made new again with the addition of just a couple ingredients.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Theresa Gavarone, R-Bowling Green, to enter Ohio into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, a multi-state cooperative agreement that seeks to address increased demand for psychological services.