Findlay's tornado sirens were activated tonight after the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for northern Hancock County and Wood County.


Allen Fore, left, speaking with Dean Seeger, second from right, and his father Bruce Seeger. Kinder Morgan and Dean Seeger have agreed to a pipeline on Dean Seeger's rural Wood County land.


Wood County's newest park will open to the public this weekend, three years after a local family donated the Perrysburg Township property. The 60.8-acre Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve, 26940 Lime City Rd., has hosted recreational programs for some time, but will open to the general public with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday with a ribbon-cutting planned for 3 p.m. A shuttle service will be available from Perrysburg Township Hall, 26609 Lime City Rd. Ann Sawyer says that as the water dried up in the quarry, the site became less and less desirable and lost its popularity with the Sawyer family.


Among the fastest growing local companies are an alternative investment firm, a construction company that focuses on radio and cell-phone towers, and a real estate investment trust that holds more than 4 million square feet of commercial property. All are part of the Inc. 5,000, an annual list that ranks the top 5,000 growth companies in the country.


A 15-year-old Perrysburg High School student took to social media before the district's first day of school to post a video that showed him packing a "simulated weapon" in his backpack with an accompanying warning to not go to school, police said. The social media post, in the form of a video with the message "Don't come to school tomorrow," was reported just after 10 p.m. Monday to Perrysburg police by a school official.


A Cincinnati appeals court Tuesday sided with a Wood County deputy sheriff in granting him immunity from a lawsuit filed by a Bowling Green man who claimed the officer had used excessive force on him. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court ruling in Deputy Jody Swoap's favor, determining he had not been unreasonable in 2011 in handcuffing Robert T. Getz in his driveway after seeing his vehicle had a defective headlight.


A Millbury woman is searching for her family's elderly orange and white cat, which has been missing since July 22 from her home in the 2900 block of Millbury Road. Keri Drain said the cat slipped out of her house when she opened the door to go to work that morning, which also happened to be her birthday.


The Wood County Park District will host an open house Aug. 27 to mark the system's newest park, Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve in Perrysburg. The open house will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m. at the park, which is at 26940 Lime City Rd., Perrysburg.


A 42-year-old Perrysburg man was found guilty of four felonies today in a case that involved an attempt to frame a Rossford schools teacher for drug possession. Todd Long was found guilty of tampering with evidence and two counts of extortion, all third-degree felonies, and a fourth-degree felony charge of trafficking in marijuana during a bench trial in front of Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge Reeve Kelsey.


The Wood County Sheriff's Office and many other agencies are searching for a missing youth tonight.


Officials in Pemberville are looking into what caused excess levels of lead to show up in drinking water samples. Test results show samples at two out of 10 homes exceeded federal and state standards.


A Risingsun man was arrested this morning after firing his gun following a crash west of the village, according to the Wood County Sheriff's Office.


Todd Long admits he tried to frame a Rossford Middle School teacher by planting marijuana on the teacher's car, then tipping off police. Still, when Mr. Long, 42, of Perrysburg goes on trial today in Wood County Common Pleas Court, attorney Stevin Groth intends to argue his client didn't commit the crimes for which he is charged: three counts of kidnapping, two counts of extortion, and one count each of trafficking in marijuana and tampering with evidence.


A Wood County man was back in court Tuesday to present additional evidence in two of four ongoing legal cases regarding his exotic animals. Kenny Hetrick of Stony Ridge, owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics, has been battling the Ohio Department of Agriculture for nearly two years since receiving a notice of noncompliance after failing to obtain a permit before the end of 2013 as required by a 2012 law.


Wood County residents ages 27 to 64 are eligible for free health screenings for heart disease and stroke risk. The screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and BMI.


Each week, The Blade's Road Warrior highlights the major construction projects in Toledo and the surrounding area, noting where delays are worst and suggesting alternate routes. Ongoing bridge work along southbound I-75 will close the northbound I-75 exit to westbound I-475 in central Toledo again tonight.


That's the closest a case has been recorded so far, with local health officials in Wood and Washington counties saying they don't have any. The Athens case is one of 31 recorded in Ohio, all but one of them related to travel to an area where transmission of the virus is occurring, said Melanie Amato, public information officer for the Ohio Department of Health.