Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until 4 p.m. March 11 at the Wood County Probate Court, One Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, 43402. One candidate will be appointed to fill a seat vacated by retiring board member Robert Callecod, whose term expires Dec. 31, 2016.


A judge ordered a Custar, Ohio, man Wednesday to spend 14 years in a psychiatric hospital for shooting and paralyzing another man. Thomas Boyer, 54, was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the Nov. 20, 2013, shooting of William Morris III, 43, of Rutland, Ohio.


The deputy police chief fired by Perrysburg Township last week has sued the township, seeking to be reinstated or back pay and seeking damages of more than $100,000. Michael Gilmore has filed a lawsuit in Wood County Common Pleas Court against the township trustees, claiming he was denied due process and arguing the township Board of Trustees did not notify him of any charges against him, nor was he provided an opportunity to respond to the charges.


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- A 16-year-old driver has been charged in a crash that killed four members of the same family earlier this month in northwestern Ohio, but the maximum penalty would be three months incarceration Nicholas Korducki, was charged with four counts of vehicular homicide for driving negligently, WNWO-TV reports . He could face a maximum of 90 days in juvenile detention if he's convicted, the Wood County prosecutor said.


A man who more than 30 years ago was with a Toledo woman hours before she was found lying on the side of the road is now housed in the Wood County jail, charged with her murder. Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson said at a news conference late today that Russell Adkins, 56, was arrested without incident in Toledo at about 2 p.m. today.


A number of health and finance-related events geared to Perrysburg's senior community will be held this week at Way Public Library. Library users age 64 and older are invited at 10 a.m. Saturday to "Welcome to Medicare," a free seminar for people who will soon be eligible for Medicare benefits.


Charles K. Johnson, whose career as a high school wood shop instructor sprang from his family's lumber yard business in the Wood County community of Williston, died on Friday at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg Township. Born on May 18, 1920, in Williston to Harmon and Erna Johnson, he graduated from Genoa High School and attended Bowling Green State University.


A roundabout has been discussed for the Eckel Junction Road and Carronade intersection in Perrysburg Township. THE BLADE/MATT THOMPSON ODOT plans for a traffic circle at Roachton Road and State Rt.


For her role in a scheme to kidnap and rob a Chinese student from the University of Toledo, a Toledo woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison. Hui Zhang, 25, of 1540 Penn Rd. was convicted of robbery and kidnapping Dec. 3 after a jury trial in Wood County Common Pleas Court.


A Toledo woman who was part of a bizarre plot to kidnap and rob a Chinese student from the University of Toledo was sentenced today to six years in prison. Hui Zhang, 25, of 1540 Penn Rd. was convicted of kidnapping and robbery Dec. 3 following a jury trial in Wood County Common Pleas Court.


University of Toledo officials may create a nonprofit corporation that would allow it to enter into joint ventures such as hospital partnerships. The Board of Trustees' clinical affairs committee on Monday authorized leaders to draft a code of regulations for the proposed entity, which would be called University of Toledo Health, and bring a more detailed plan back to the committee and full board next month.


Driving by Tiger Ridge Exotics animal shelter in Stony Ridge, one notices that owner Kenny Hetrick and volunteers are working around the clock to upgrade and repair the facility that once housed exotic animals. Two weeks ago, the Ohio Department of Agriculture officials removed six tigers, a lion, black leopard, liger, bobcat and Kody, the Kodiak bear, that Hetrick's family said was in hibernation when the ODA officials arrived.


Penta Career Center in Perrysburg is using its $500,000 share of a $2.5 million state grant to pilot the program. Penta Career Center is moving ahead with its plan to develop a pilot adult education program that will tie earning a high-school diploma equivalent to job training in a field where there are employment opportunities.


Kenneth Johnston, 71, who was driving a minivan, and his wife Diane Jacobs, 64, a passenger in the minivan, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Bowling Green police. Donna Jacobs, 85, the mother of Diane Jacobs and also a passenger in the minivan, died today at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where she was flown Thursday from the scene, police said.


A tranquilized tiger is removed by state officials from the Tiger Ridge Exotics animal farm in Stony Ridge, Ohio, on Jan. 28 THE BLADE The Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals today turned a case involving the seizure of exotic animals from a Wood County man back to the trial court. The court ruled it does not have jurisdiction over a temporary injunction issued by the Wood County Common Pleas Court that ordered 11 large exotic animals returned to owner Kenny Hetrick of Tiger Ridge Exotics off Fremont Pike in Stony Ridge.


An ongoing clash between the Ohio Department of Agriculture and a Stony Ridge exotic animal owner is poised to become an all-out legal battle.


By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Perhaps Sunday's Super Bowl as well as the dire weather forecast can be credited with keeping many people at home and off the city's slippery and snowy streets.