In 2012, only three cases of syphilis were reported in the county. That number has risen to seven in 2016.

Improvements to Perrysburg's infrastructure, city services, and quality of life were presented by city Mayor Michael Olmstead during a State of the City speech Monday night to the Northern Wood County Republican Club. Speaking to around 15 elected officials and interested citizens, Mr. Olmstead discussed how he thinks Perrysburg has improved during his term as mayor.

A chase which started in Wood County ended when a vehicle hit a power pole in McComb Thursday night.

A Perrysburg man has been sentenced to three years in prison for providing the heroin that led to the overdose death of another man. Austen Robertson, 22, pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to reckless homicide in the Jan. 11, 2016, death of Alexander Sabatino, 24, of Perrysburg.

Lawmakers in northwest Ohio have voted to build a roundabout to make a heavily trafficked intersection in Wood County safer. Rossford City Council voted to build a roundabout where Lime City Road, Colony Road, and state Route 65 meet in a 5-1 vote Monday night.

Three people were injured in a single-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 75 near Cygnet on Saturday, according to the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol.

Volunteers Jacqui Nathan, left, and Alice Calderonello, both of Bowling Green hang works for the Bowling Green Arts Council's '50+ Shades of Grey' exhibit at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green. The show, which features art from regional residents who are 50 years or older, is being made possible by the Wood County Committee on Aging and contributions from the arts council's volunteer board.

Zachary Morris, 45, of Bowling Green was treated at Wood County Hospital for injuries that did not appear life threatening, according to the Bowling Green post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to the crash about 12:08 p.m. on I-75 near Sugar Ridge Road.

A jury in Wood County Common Pleas Court today rejected a Woodville man's account of being "out of his mind" when he drove into a railroad construction crew in 2013 - killing one man and injuring two others. Cody Rickard, 29, was found guilty today of murder and two counts each of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and felonious assault for the Oct. 28, 2013, crash near Bradner that killed Paul Castle, 34, of Paintsville, Ky., and injured Jim Conley, 58, of Findlay and Luis Knott III, 58, of Banner, Ky.

Harold M. "Hal" Hanna, a lawyer in the family firm who defended property owners when they learned they could lose land to a highway or pipeline, died Monday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg Township. He was 70. The last five years he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nerve cells.

More than 1,000 tornadoes have hit Ohio since 1950. Of those, 43 were severe, causing major damage in 29 of Ohio's 88 counties.

Wood County Auditor Michael Sibbersen today said a credit card skimming device was found on a gas pump in Rossford - the first time such a device was found in the county. "Skimmers" are electronic devices that steal private credit-card information.

Economic development, a renewal grant to promote the business district, infrastructure projects, and a lower crime rate were among the highlights of Northwood Mayor Ed Schimmel's State of the City. "As we move forward, my message for 2017 is one of optimism.

He was charged in connection with the death of a Wood county man, and tonight he's behind bars. Ernesto Villarreal, Junior was sentenced in Bowling Green Municipal Court today on a charge of vehicular homicide.

Some residents in Northwood and Walbridge have been complaining about a heavy odor of methane gas emitted from Waste Management's Evergreen Recycling and Disposal Facility Landfill for over a year. Laura Stiefel, who lives within a 2.5 mile radius of the landfill, located at 2625 E. Broadway in Northwood, said she and her neighbors first noticed the smell in November 2015.