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Ryan Wichman, a member of Wood County Plays, second from left, and local officials broke ground last week for the new Perrysburg inclusive playground at Rotary Community Park. Wood County Plays has raised $800,000 to build the park, which will have equipment that all children of all abilitie…

You may take frequent trips to the Great Lakes, but do you know the stories behind them? The Wood County District Public Library and the National Museum of the Great Lakes invite you to learn more about them and their role in history with The Great Lakes Top Ten via Zoom on April 21 at 11 a.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Wood County District Public Library by participating in the library’s first digital poetry slam! Patrons can join in and perform their best original work inspired by the topic of “Literature Influence” on April 26 at 4 p.m.

Bill and Mary Frankforther of Wayne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 5th, 2021. They have two children: Paul and Jami (Brian) Bramble I. They also have three grandchildren: Mykel Spence, Cheyenne and Brian Bramble II, and one great-grandson Kailer. They will celebrate w…

PERRYSBURG — With four children under age 9, sometimes breakfast for dinner is the easiest and most pleasing meal choice for the Weisz family.

PERRYSBURG — Owens Community College has been named a finalist in two categories - Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership and Students Success – for the American Association of Community Colleges 2021 Awards of Excellence.

Registration open for Eastwood preschool

With Ohio’s recent announcement that all individuals over 16 will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, the University of Toledo is actively preparing for more traditional summer and fall terms later this year. In-person activities are resuming based on the current guidance of state and loc…

The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter and the Clear Passage Geriatric Psychiatric Center of the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital will present a community education series focusing on maintaining mental health while living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

The Fair Housing Act was signed into law on April 11, 1968, one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability and famil…

The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply.

During National Library Week, April 4-10, and Ohio Library Week, April 5-9, the Wood County District Public Library encourages all community members to visit the library or website to explore and access services and programs.

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Henry, Sandusky, and Hancock counties. Although many of projects are performed underground, utility work can impact roads throughout the service area.

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

In my last column, dear readers, I referred to the total knee replacement I was anticipating. Now, over three weeks out from surgery, I would like to share the lessons I have learned from that experience. I will try to do this with a minimum of griping and complaining, in the knowledge that …

Adessa Miller, with Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department, uses a drill to secure a bird house to a pole in the new property acquisition at Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature Preserve earlier this month. Eight bird houses were made and donated by local Bowling Green resident Dave Koons. …

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. I can see it. It brings hope; it brings the promise of normalcy. It brings…

The well over a foot of snow we were shellacked with in February is now a distant memory for most of us. The annual appearance of the Easter bunny is right around the corner. Alas, his relatives were having fun chewing on our landscape shrubs and small fruits during the past February snow event.

Xander Ramsey, left, a junior at Eastwood High School, sorts through plastic eggs trying to find broken or mismatched pairs with members of the Eastwood Key Club on Saturday. The Key Club hosted an egg hunt where 1,200 to 1,700 candy-filled eggs were on the Eastwood elementary grounds for ki…

Jennifer Roos is introducing area cooks to the Sleadd family recipe for Derby Pie, the annual traditional dessert served during Kentucky Derby-related events in her hometown of Louisville.

Glenna and Donald Ralston of Bowling Green are celebrating their 51st anniversary on March 28. They were married in St. Louis, Missouri on March 28, 1970.

Several local residents who attend the University of Mount Union participated with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

ROSSFORD — Rossford community members are asked to nominate a deserving candidate who has graduated from Rossford High School prior to 2001 and who has made significant contributions to society.