Slick roads cause numerous crashes

Slick roads caused at least eight vehicle crashes — one involving a Bowling Green Police Division vehicle — in the city on Monday.

According to police reports, no injuries were reported in any of the accidents.

At 6:25 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Ryan Tackett, Bowling Green, was eastbound in the 300 block of East Wooster Street. Holli Shaw, Westland, Michigan, was westbound in the same area.

Shaw attempted to turn left into a business entrance and due to the road conditions, lost control and entered the eastbound lane. This caused Tackett, driving a police division Ford Explorer, to swerve to avoid hitting her Lincoln Mercury, forcing him to leave the roadway and strike a sign.

Shaw was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office handled six accidents.

At 4:20 p.m., Jennifer Ruckstuhl, Bradner, was stopped at the stop sign southbound on Bowling Green Road East at the intersection of U.S. 6. Christina Stover, Fairview Park, was westbound on Route 6 and made a right turn on to Bowling Green Road East. Stover slid and struck Ruckstuhl, who was taken by Bowling Green EMS to Wood County Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Stover was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.

Rossford police handled one injury crash.

At 5:38 p.m., Amber Heuring, Toledo, was traveling southbound on Interstate 75 and lost control and struck the concrete bridge pier to the Lime City Road overpass. It is estimated she was traveling 45 mph.

She was taken by Rossford EMS to Mercy-St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo with suspected serious injuries.

Passenger Jordan Heuring, Toledo, was not injured.

South Mercer closure postponed

Due to inclement weather, the Bowling Green Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division work in the 100 block of South Mercer Road scheduled to occur today has been postponed until Thursday.

As a reminder, the division will be repairing a manhole in the 100 block of South Mercer. During this work, this portion of South Mercer may be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday.


Janelle and Matt Rubel, a daughter, Nov. 7, Wood County Hospital.

Brittany Lusk and Coty Farmer, a son, Nov. 2, Wood County Hospital.


Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers after 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 22.

Extended: Mostly sunny Friday, with a high near 35. Partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 20. Mostly sunny again Saturday, with a high near 34 and a low around 21. On Sunday, mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.