By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NAPOLEON - Patrick Henry School District voters are being asked to renew an operating levy.


A tractor-trailer rig rollover closed all three westbound lanes of the Turnpike near this Wood County community today, authorities said. The incident occurred about 11:15 a.m. about three miles east of the Stony Ridge exit, a dispatcher at the patrol's Swanton post said.


An accident involving a tractor-trailer truck carrying 5,000 gallons of liquid ammonia has closed the intersection of Ohio 281 and Huffman Road near Portage in Wood County.


An injury crash involving a a tractor-trailer rig leaking ammonia closed State Rt. 281 near this Wood County community today, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.


Charles Hawk, a representative from the Regional Income Tax Agency, spoke in front of council members Tuesday night at the Botkins Village Council meeting as the council seeks to find a new income tax agency for its businesses and residents. RITA out of Cuyahoga County in northeast Ohio has most of its clients in and around the Cleveland area and some in the Columbus region.


Wood County's Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event with free goods and services for Wood County families, elders, veterans and singles, said Anamaria Portillo , United Way 2-1-1 Information & Referral Specialist with United Way of Greater Toledo. Other free services available during the event include, free hot meals, haircuts, mental health and substance abuse services and a place to shower.


A Fostoria woman was injured in a hit-and-run accident on Ohio 613 in northern Hancock County Tuesday afternoon.


The Wood County Board of Elections is trying 10 of the electronic poll books at three locations in Bowling Green. THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH Anyone who votes in Lucas County knows that there's a limit to how far the computer revolution has invaded the election process.


Two northwest Ohio drivers were arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence after a two-car, hit-skip injury crash on U.S. 23 just northeast of Fostoria today, troopers from the Fremont post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said. Driver Derek Baker, 27, of Bradner, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, was taken to Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green and later was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail, troopers said.


Dr. Marjorie E. Conrad, a physician with a medical practice in Wilmington, Del., and then Bowling Green who endowed an annual competition for student vocalists and their piano accompanists, died Wednesday in Bridge Hospice. She was 92. Dr. Conrad was in declining health after breaking a hip, said Charles R. Bennett, who was a friend and her financial adviser.


BOWLING GREEN A former Wood County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced today to 10 months in prison for having improper sexual contact with a female inmate in the county jail last year. Dusty Garwood, 51, of Bradner, Ohio, was convicted last month of gross sexual imposition and abduction following a bench trial in Wood County Common Pleas Court.


A multiple-vehicle accident is partially blocking the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at Cygnet, the Ohio Department of Transportation reports.


Arrested were Anthony Vardon, 22, of Akron; Gabriel Jones, 21, of Bowling Green, and Christopher Romito, 22, of Bowling Green. Mr. Vardon and Mr. Romito were charged with drug trafficking and drug abuse; Mr. Jones was charged with drug trafficking.


A 31-year-old Findlay man was killed in a single-car accident on Ohio 18 near Hoytville late Friday, according to a report from the Wood County Sheriff's Office.


Mayor Ed Kolanko has good reason to believe the application for an Ohio Public Works Commission grant would be successful. THE BLADE Walbridge Mayor Ed Kolanko had some good news for Village Council last week.


A Findlay man was killed in a crash on State Rt. 18, just north of the Village of Hoytville late Friday.


A Bowling Green woman charged with selling heroin to a man who later died from a fatal overdose pleaded no contest today to a reduced charge of reckless homicide. Tricia A. Miller, 29, had been indicted by a Wood County grand jury for involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, stemming from the March 1 death of Daniel Patton, Jr., 30, of Bowling Green.