The former general manager of Bowling Green State University's Stroh Center used his own bank account to manage money associated with high school athletic tournaments - reported to have generated more than $580,000 in cash ticket sales over the last three fiscal years - according to a university audit released Friday. And in emails obtained by The Blade, BGSU's internal auditing director indicated it may never be known exactly how much was allegedly taken by Benjamin Spence.

A Wood County grand jury indicted the former general manager of Bowling Green State University's Stroh Center on five felony counts, including theft in office and tampering with records. The indictment, released today, charges Ben Spence, 34, of Bowling Green with two third-degree felony counts of theft in office and three third-degree felony counts of tampering with records.

A Wood County man's fight to regain the exotic animals seized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture continues today, with a court hearing ongoing now. Kenny Hetrick, owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics in Stony Ridge, wants his 10 animals returned, and is fighting the ruling by a hearing officer who denied him the state permits he needs to keep the animals.

Perrysburg Schools appears to be on track to open its new building for fifth and sixth-graders by the fall of 2017. The Perrysburg City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a special-approval use permit all schools, hospitals and other institutions need before building.

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA - The Toledo man charged in the weekend shooting of a mother and daughter at Nye's Trailer Park is being held on a $2 million bond, court officials said Tuesday.

A Perrysburg Township woman accused of trying to kill two people by setting fire to their home entered guilty pleas to reduced charges Tuesday. Destiny Rodriguez, 18, pleaded guilty to one count each of felonious assault and arson, which was amended from a more serious charge of aggravated arson.

The Perrysburg Schools board of education voted today to place the district treasurer on leave after a special state audit determined district employees are partly responsible for money stolen by a former worker. The special audit was necessary after a former district treasurer's office employee, Eric Whitson, was convicted last year of stealing more than $800,000.

A Whitehouse man whose murder trial ended with a hung jury last week will stand trial a second time for the 1982 death of a Toledo woman. Russell Adkins, 56, is charged with murder in the 1982 death of Dana Rosendale, 19, who died after she was found badly injured along Tracy Road in Northwood.

If you have an opinion about future growth and development in Wood County a public workshop is scheduled for Feb. 10 to hear your ideas on the county's next land-use plan. The county planning commission will hold the forum from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Jr. Fair Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green.

A Fostoria woman and her daughter have reportedly been shot at a residence in Nye's Trailer Park, 1521 N. County Line, according to witnesses.

Ottawa County Grand Jury returned indictment on Seth O'Neal, 23, of Oak Harbor, for allegedly ripping the sink off wall at Dollar General Man rips sink off wall, indicted on vandalism Ottawa County Grand Jury returned indictment on Seth O'Neal, 23, of Oak Harbor, for allegedly ripping the sink off wall at Dollar General Check out this story on PORT CLINTON - A man accused of ripping the sink off a bathroom wall in a local Dollar General has been indicted on a felony count of vandalism by an Ottawa County grand jury. Seth O'Neal, 23. of Oak Harbor, was indicted on one count of vandalism, a fifth-degree felony, on Wednesday at the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas.

A man was arrested Tuesday night in Portage after a brief stand-off with Wood County Sheriff's Office deputies.

Restaurants around Lucas and Wood counties were hit with a number of violations during recent Health Department inspections. Here are a few that had the most violations, plus a couple that got perfect scores.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Fuel Mart at 2185 Grant Road, North Baltimore, at 9:29 p.m. Monday.

An early morning crash on I-75 Southbound has both lanes of the interstate closed near the Hancock / Wood County line.

Troopers were called to the northbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 194 in Perrysburg Township around 1:30 a.m. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Jason Matthews, 36, was experiencing mechanical troubles with his truck while driving north on the interstate. Officials say he was driving slow and had his hazard lights on.

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