The WAVE Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. a- The Greatest Show On Earth Log Cabin Fever demo day is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wood County Historical Center.

Hope that Lucas County's population slide may be slowing dimmed with the U.S. Census Bureau's release this week of new population estimates. The county lost 1,517 net residents, the 16th-largest decrease by county in America from 2013 and 2014, leaving Lucas County with 435,286 people.

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer The battle of Iwo Jima ended 70 years ago today on March 26, 1945.

Spring soccer, fishing the Maumee River, and other recreational activities are canceled for the foreseeable future at Buttonwood Park in Perrysburg Township because of the heavy damage in recent days from ice jams along the river. Township officials said the park is closed until repairs can be made from the ice and flooding, including to the washed out parking lots and a 10-foot deep sinkhole at the entrance to the park.

Judge David Woessner has named Dennis Parrish of Perrysburg to the Wood County Park District Board of Commissioners to fill the remainder of retiring board member Robert Callecod's term. An adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, college of law, Mr. Parrish has been a magistrate in juvenile courts in Wood and Lucas counties and judge in the Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals.

Wood County Committee on Aging Inc. will hold an AARP driver safety course at Way Public Library in Perrysburg on April 30, from 9.a.m to 1 p.m. Fees are $20 for non-AARP members and $15 for AARP members. Contact the WCCOA Program Department at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or email .

BOWLING GREEN A Perrysburg man was indicted today by a Wood County grand jury in the Dec. 28 overdose death of a Perrysburg woman. Jason Jones, 39, of 519 Loomis Drive was indicted for involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide in the death of Theresa "Tari" Niceley, 47. According to the Lucas County Coroner's Office, Ms.

Officers from the Ohio Highway Patrol Bowling Green post, Bowling Green Police Department, and Wood County Sheriff's Office participated in the event from 9 p.m. to midnight along Wooster Street. Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil.

As Becky White-Schooner talked about a throwback trend to hearth and home, family memories wrapped the room in a warm hug. "Aprons have always figured in my life in one capacity or another," she said as she gently, and lovingly, set out on display dozens of aprons in a variety of fabrics and styles.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Bowling Green Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff's Office announced that there will be an OVI checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Bowling Green on Wooster Street and State Route 64. The OVI checkpoint, which is funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, ... (more)

Construction work at the Morgan Services building will require lane closings today on Michigan Street between Monroe and Washington streets, the city transportation division announced. The Ohio Department of Transportation, meanwhile, advised that pavement repairs will close lanes on I-75 in Wood County between 8 p.m. today and 6 a.m. Sunday.

Toledoans will gather for an evening of storytelling at 6:30 p.m. today at the Ohio Theatre and Events Center during what is billed as the inaugural Spoken Toledo even t. The event will feature four selected Guest Storytellers throughout the evening in addition to tales from audience members who sign up at the door.

Johnny Depp has left Australia, where he is filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales , to undergo surgery in the United States, Entertainment Weekly reports. Depp injured his hand over the weekend, but the incident didn't occur while filming the Disney film.

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve in Perrysburg Twp. Wood County Park District has proposed plans to the almost 61 acre site for outdoor recreational and educational opportunities.

The Lake Township trustees Tuesday signed a contract for dispatching service with the Wood County Sheriff's Department but not before seeking assurances from Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn the transition to having his department handle calls wouldn't be marred by delays in requests for fire and emergency medical service. The township and Village of Walbridge have separate police departments but are both covered by the township's EMS and fire department.

Tiger Ridge Exotics supporters say testimony from an Ohio Department of Agriculture worker has them fearing that the agency is not taking good care of the 11 animals it seized. Employing a search and seizure warrant, ODA officials removed six tigers, a lion, black leopard, liger, bobcat, cougar and Kodiak bear from Tiger Ridge on a cold Wednesday afternoon in late January.

To see where your tax dollars allocated for roads and related projects are going to be spent in the next 30 years or so, you can attend meetings organized by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. TMACOG is seeking public input on its draft 2015-2045 Transportation Plan for the region, which includes Williams, Defiance, Paulding, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Erie counties in Ohio and Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe counties in Michigan.