The Bowling Green City Schools Orchestra program will present two holiday orchestra concerts this week.
The first concert is tonight and features the nearly 150 string players from the fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade orchestras. The younger orchestra students have prepared several holiday favorites as well as traditional orchestra literature.
The fifth-grade orchestra will play “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Jingle Bells.”
Wood County Auditor Michael Sibbersen has announced that applications for 2017 dog registrations may be filed beginning Thursday.
Ohio law provides that before Jan. 31 of each year all owners of dogs three months of age or older shall be registered in the county in which the dog is kept. The information necessary for registration is age, sex, spayed or neutered, color, length of hair, breed of the dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner.
BG board holds work session
PERRYSBURG — The Bowling Green Board of Education will hold a work session on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at 580 Craig Drive No. 1, for the purpose of general planning. No action will be taken.
Plain Township discusses personnel
Plain Township trustees will hold a special meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Plain Township Hall to discuss personnel.
Nov. 6 citations:
Drug abuse/marijuana, drug paraphernalia: Robert Gardikes, Columbus.
Underage alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug abuse/marijuana: Jack Gregory, Cuyahoga Falls.
A warrant was served on Sha’Ron Mars, Toledo, at the Wood County Justice Center.
Disorderly conduct was reported at Lot E.
Misuse of a credit card was reported at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on Nov. 8.
Petty theft was reported Nov. 9 at the College Park Office Building.
Mayor Richard Edwards has declared that there will be no charge to park within Bowling Green city parking lots during the month of December. All other parking regulations will be in effect.
According to a release, the free parking will not include the on-street meters in front of the Wood County Courthouse on Court Street, between North Summit and North Prospect streets, or the meters in the county parking lot.
A pair of Bowling Green State University athletes were honored by their respective conferences for their play last week.
Travis Greene, a linebacker on the football team, was named the Mid-American Conference’s defensive player of the week in the East division, while Mitch McLain, a forward on the hockey team, was named the offensive player of the week in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the leagues announced Monday.
Former BGSU police chief leads OSU’s department of public safety
Someone with a Bowling Green background was likely involved with emergency response after a violent event was reported on Ohio State University’s campus Monday morning.
Monica Moll, who served for six years as public service director and police chief at Bowling Green State University, is now the public safety director at Ohio State. Her tenure began on Oct. 31, giving her just four weeks on the job so far.
BG BPU meets tonight
Two public meetings are scheduled in Bowling Green this week.
Today at 5, the Board of Public Utilities will meet in council chamber in the Administrative Services Building, 304 N. Church St.
On Friday at 8 a.m., the Human Relations Commission will meet in council chamber.
BG Curling Club is topic for Exchange Club
The Bowling Green Curling Club is beginning a new chapter in its 50 year history when it moves to a new home in January.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a proposed project that would affect the Ohio 295 bridge in Wood and Lucas counties.
COLUMBUS — In another example of how Ohio aims to “serve those who served,” members of the U.S. Armed Forces can receive the Ohio Veterans Bonus, which pays between $500 and $1,500.
“Ohio veterans answered the call to service when our nation needed them most,” said Chip Tansill, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. “It is an honor to thank and reward these brave men and women who fight for our nation’s freedom.”
Wood County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge David Woessner has announced the reappointments of Robert Hawker and Dennis Parish to the Wood County Park District Board of Commissioners.
Both appointments are for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1 and ending on Dec. 31, 2019, according to a press release.
Hawker has been a member of the board since March of 2013 and is completing his first full term on the board, currently serving as its chairman.
With four players scoring in double figures, Bowling Green’s men’s basketball team rolled past Morgan State 90-58 in a Saturday matinee at the Stroh Center.
However, it took the Falcons a while to get on track against the Bears.
Bowling Green’s hockey team dominated its final two games over the weekend to claim the Thanksgiving Tournament championship in the Ice Arena.
The Bobcats were a 10-4 winner over Padua on Saturday and a 6-2 winner over Olentangy Liberty in the championship game on Sunday.
On Sunday, Bowling Green’s Blake Powers scored four goals, while Logan Bergeron and Adam Furnas also tallied goals.
Bowling Green State University’s hockey team picked up a 3-0 win over Alaska Anchorage to extend its unbeaten streak to six games Saturday night in the Ice Arena.
The Falcons have won seven of their last nine games to improve to 7-7-2 overall and 6-3-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Saturday’s win came after a 3-3 tie to Anchorage on Friday night in which BG picked up an extra point by scoring a goal in the second overtime, which is played 3-on-3.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Bowling Green State University’s women’s basketball team was a 73-68 winner in overtime over Saint Peter’s in the final game of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge Sunday morning at the MassMutual Center.
Carly Santoro scored 28 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Falcons to their second win of the season.
An outage with Buckeye phone has caused the Wood County Sheriff's Office nonemergency phone line to be down.
911 is still functional.
To contact the Wood County Sheriff's Office for nonemergency reasons, call 419-354-0442.
Wood Co. Sheriff’s sergeant dies after apparent accidental discharge of own weapon
Sgt. Alvin Adams of the Wood County Sheriff's Office died this morning after an apparent accidental discharge of his personal weapon, according to Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.
Adams worked as a jail sergeant at the Wood County Justice Center and has been part of the force for at least 12 years, Wasylyshyn said Saturday afternoon.
The accidental discharge apparently took place at Adams' home in Grand Rapids.
Prep Roundup: BGHS hockey splits to open Thanksgiving Tournament
Bowling Green’s hockey team lost to Findlay 3-0 in the season opener for both teams to open the annual Thanksgiving Tournament at the Ice Arena Friday afternoon.
The Bobcats bounced back with a 7-1 win over Olentangy Liberty in the nightcap.
Adam Furnas, Logan Bergeron and Blake Powers each scored twice for Bowling Green in the second game, while Jimmy Gavarone also scored. Bergeron and Powers also had assists.
MILLBURY — Christmas came early for the Ohio State Highway Patrol Monday when troopers seized more than 70 pounds of marijuana and other drugs wrapped like Christmas gifts.
According to a release from the patrol, at 10:16 a.m. troopers stopped a rented 2016 Ford Expedition, with Washington state license plate registration, for following too closely on Interstate 80, near milepost 71.
Troopers observed criminal indicators and an OSP drug-sniffing K9 alerted to the vehicle.
Free self defense, safety class offered
Wood County Hospital is offering a free personal safety and self defense class on Tuesday from 5:30-9 p.m.
The class will give attendees strategies to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. It will also instruct participants on self-defense techniques that can be used to reduce the effects of assaults on victims. Participants also will learn tips on how to not look like a victim, make homes more secure, travel safely and when to take action when necessary.
The Bowling Green hockey team had plenty of opportunities to finish off Alaska Anchorage, but with several late opportunities with the game on its stick, it couldn’t quite convert.
The Falcons skated to a 3-3 tie with Anchorage on Friday at the Ice Arena, and picked up the extra point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings by scoring in the second, three-on-three portion of overtime.
The Falcons (6-7-2, 5-3-1 WCHA) conceded the tying goal 10 seconds into the third period.
Bowling Green’s final win of the 2016 season had a striking similarity to its first win of the season.
Both came on goal-line stands, except this time, the opponent had three chances from inside the 3-yard line.
The Falcons survived a botched run play and forced two incompletions in the final 10 seconds to hang on for a 27-19 win over Buffalo in the season finale for both teams at Doyt Perry Stadium Friday afternoon.
BG utilities board meets Monday
The Bowling Green Board of Public Utilities will meet Monday at 5 p.m. in council chambers in the Administrative Services Building, 304 N. Church St.
Agenda items include:
• Approval of the 2017 Water & Sewer Capital Improvement Fund Budget and Utilities Revenue Fund Budgets.
• Advertise for bids for sewer and electric improvements near 115 E. Court St.
• A resolution supporting TMACOG’s interconnection for emergency situations.
The WSOS Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program is underway for the 2016-2017 winter season.
EHEAP provides utility assistance for Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood County residents who are facing a utility shut-off or have already had a utility disconnect, as well as households with a heating supply (propane, fuel oil, wood, kerosene, coal or corn pellets) that will last fewer than 10 days. EHEAP also provides financial assistance for customers who need assistance paying for utility deposits.
Tour the Wood County Historical Museum in its holiday splendor with decorated rooms and special events including interactive exhibits, children’s workshops and crafts, a visit with Santa Claus, teas, trains and a Christmas Gala.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued updates for road work in Wood County, including the ongoing Interstate 75 widening project.
Concerning the widening:
• Through November, overnight, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between the I-75/I-475 interchange in Perrysburg and County Road 99 in Hancock County.
Bowling Green’s girls basketball team believes that if the right players step up, the Bobcats could compete for a Northern Lakes League championship.
Bowling Green returns all five starters and seven letter winners from a team that went 8-14 overall and 4-10 in the league a season ago. The Bobcats lost nine games by single digits, and two games in overtime last season.
For the past five years, Alaska-Anchorage has struggled outside of its corner of the country.
That’s once again rung true so far this season.
At 1-10-1 overall, the Seawolves are off to a rough start to their season in general, but are winless in four games played outside of Alaska. Since the 2011-12 season, they are 11-54-7 in games played in the continental United States.
PERRYSBURG — Todd Sims has just one starter returning for Perrysburg’s girls basketball team this season, but the program’s depth in recent years should help curtail any learning curve.
The Yellow Jackets have four letter winners back from last year’s 13-10 team that finished second in the Northern Lakes League (12-2) to Northview, and they moved up six players from a junior varsity squad that went 21-0 last season.
BRADNER – A Fostoria man was hurt in a crash Friday on Ohio 199, west of the village.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 6:08 a.m. Ryan Payne, Fostoria, driving a 1997 Ford Expedition, was southbound on Route 199, near Portage Road, when the vehicle ran off the road, overcorrected, drove back onto the roadway, ran off the road again, rolled once, and came to rest in the roadway.
No newspaper on Thanksgiving
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Sentinel-Tribune will not publish on Thursday. The newspaper will resume publication on Friday, and news and events will continue to be updated routinely on www.sent-trib.com and on Twitter, @sentineltribune.
Teens charged in Rossford robbery
ROSSFORD – Three teens were arrested following a burglary reported late Monday night at a residence in the city.
The city of Bowling Green has announced that the Bowling Green Police Division has been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
In a letter addressed to Chief Tony Hetrick, CALEA’s chairperson, Richard Myers, and executive director, W. Craig Hartley Jr., informed him that the accreditation became effective on Sunday, and will remain in effect for four years.
A Findlay youth charged in the shooting of another teen in Findlay this weekend is being housed at the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center.
He is to be held there because Hancock County lacks a similar juvenile detention facility, said Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.
According to a press release from the city of Findlay, the 16-year-old youth suspect reportedly shot a 17-year-old youth Sunday afternoon around 5:40 p.m. in Findlay.
The Bowling Green Police Division is advising residents of a billing scam reported recently in the city.
According to a release, the BGPD has been made aware of a billing scam involving several phone calls to a local business in which the caller stated they were with Toledo Edison.
The caller claimed that the business risked a shut down of service if payment was not immediately received.
The business was not a Toledo Edison customer and recognized the calls as a scam.
After a 1-8 start to the season, Bowling Green had every incentive to pack in the rest of the year. But a prideful group of seniors haven’t let that happen.
The Falcons are looking for their third straight win to close out the 2016 season Friday when they host Buffalo in the season finale at Doyt Perry Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.
TONTOGANY — Otsego’s girls basketball team has the daunting challenge of replacing nearly every contributor from last year’s team — a squad that went 20-6, finishing second in the Northern Buckeye Conference to Genoa.
Gone are eight seniors that accounted for 42 of the team’s 52 points per game and 31 of its 36 rebounds per game as the Knights return just two letter winners and one starter.
Rossford athletic fundraiser
The Rossford Athletic Boosters is sponsoring the “200 Club” this year.
The raffle consists of 200 tickets to be sold at $20 each. The winners will be drawn at 10 home varsity basketball games. Four tickets are drawn out at halftime and will win $50 each. Those winning numbers will be placed back into the drum for the rest of the drawings.
The Bowling Green hockey team is continuing to trend in the right direction as it tries to put an abysmal start to the season behind it.
The Falcons have won four straight games and six of their past seven to climb into the top four of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings. But improvement is a gradual process, and Falcons head coach Chris Bergeron doesn’t think the team is where it needs to be yet.
In the final weekend of action in the annual Bowling Green Bowling Association city team tournament, there was very little movement in the leader board.
S&D Application held on to win the open division; while Bigelow Trucking earned the women’s division crown.
Members of the championship S&D team were Jen Vanscoder, Robin Starkey, Kirk Starkey, Zach Steinman and Ron Steinman. They earned $400.
Walbridge RV ordinance to be discussed
WALBRIDGE — Village council’s buildings and lands committee will meet Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. to discuss a recreation vehicle parking ordinance.
The meeting will be held at the council committee room at the village hall, 705 N. Main St.
Blood drive at Lakewood Church Monday
MILLBURY — Lakewood Church of the Brethren will sponsor a blood drive on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, located at 27009 Lemoyne Rd., Millbury.
Bobcat hockey looking to stay relevant coming off strong season
Bowling Green’s hockey program returned to a familiar high last season. The Bobcats came within a game of reaching the Final Four while dialing up a 26-6-2 record and being ranked as high as fifth in the state.
But the Bobcats had success under a strong group of seniors that they will be forced to replace in order to replicate that type of success this season.
CYGNET — A North Baltimore fire fighter was hurt in a crash on his way to assist with an accident Saturday.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 11:39 p.m., Kyle Johnson, Cygnet, was eastbound in his 2015 Dodge 4x4 truck, equipped with emergency lights, on Cygnet Road, east of Mitchell Road, at 55 miles per hour.
Johnson was responding to a crash that was reported on Interstate 75.
The Bowling Green Planning Commission will meet Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in council chamber at the Administrative Services Building, 304 N. Church St.
Items on the agenda include:
• A public hearing on the annexation of approximately 0.75 acres at 16415 Brim Road, identified as Parcel Number R63-510-130302005000, from Plain Township. Linda St. Arnaud is the petitioner.
STONY RIDGE — A Troy Township fire tanker truck was damaged Saturday after it rolled away and into a ditch.
The incident was reported at 7:21 p.m. north of 23555 Lemoyne Road, southeast of Stony Ridge.
Troy Township Fire had been dispatched to a fire in Stony Ridge approximately 45 minutes beforehand and the truck, which had been on scene, was to fill up with water at a fire hydrant.
STONY RIDGE — More than 60 firefighters responded to a blaze that destroyed a storage building and three vehicles Saturday evening.
According to Troy Township Fire Chief Randy Woodruff, the fire was reported at 6:43 p.m. at 23307 Stony Ridge Road.
The initial call was for a shop on fire, with two semi-trailers and a camper inside.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced lane restrictions beginning this evening on portions of Interstate 75.
Effective tonight at 7 p.m., through Wednesday at 6 a.m., single lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-75, between Ohio 795 and Roachton Road, for striping and traffic pattern change.
McAuliffe honored by MAC
Bowling Green State University’s Tim McAuliffe was named the Mid-American Conference’s East Division offensive player of the week in football, the league announced Monday.
McAufliffe, a junior center, helped Bowling Green to 420 yards rushing in a 42-7 win over Kent State last week. It was the first time the Falcons had ran for 400-plus yards since 1998 when they ran for 424 yards against Kent State.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bowling Green State University’s women’s basketball team used a hot start to propel itself to a 69-42 win over Lafayette as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge at the KFC Yum! Center at the University of Louisville.
Sydney Lambert led the Falcons (1-4) with 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in a 10-0 run to open the game.
After a dreadful start to the season that saw players chirping and questioning each other, Bowling Green held a team meeting before Monday night’s game.
The Falcons needed unity. And they got it at the right time.
Senior Zack Denny drilled a shot from the right wing with less than a minute to play to send Bowling Green to a 78-77 win over Murray State in the final game of the Bill Frack Tournament held at the Stroh Center.