Construction is expected to start next month on a renovation project at the Wood County Justice Center on E. Gypsy Lane in Bowling Green. The county's board of commissioners has awarded a $2.84 million contract to Mosser Construction, Inc. for the project, which is scheduled for completion in September, said Darcy Wilhelm, the county's fiscal manager.


A Bowling Green woman who sold heroin to a man who died of an overdose the same day was sentenced Friday in Wood County Common Pleas Court to three years in prison. Tricia Miller, 30, had pleaded no contest to a third-degree felony of reckless homicide in October for the March 1 death of Daniel Patton Jr., 30, of Bowling Green.


A Bowling Green woman who sold heroin to a man who died of an overdose the same day was sentenced today in Wood County Common Pleas Court to three years in prison. Tricia Miller, 30, had pleaded no contest to a third-degree felony of reckless homicide in October for the March 1 death of Daniel Patton Jr., 30, of Bowling Green.


Franklyn J. "Frank" Roach, a real estate developer with a focus on industrial property around northwest Ohio who was a volunteer and benefactor to programs that preserve local history and help young people, died Tuesday at his home in Wood County's Middleton Township. He was 84. Mr. Roach led Roach Enterprises of Ohio Ltd., based on West River Road, a firm responsible for more than a million square feet of industrial and commercial space in five counties.


A septuagenarian suspected of scrawling "NObama" graffiti and racial and homosexual slurs on park benches and portable toilets turned himself in to Bowling Green Municipal Court on Tuesday. Wilbur Elchert, 76, of Fostoria faces 14 counts of criminal mischief, a third-degree misdemeanor, after authorities said they connected him to graffiti at Wood County parks.


A Troy Township man was sentenced Tuesday to spend five years in prison for shooting another man in Perrysburg Heights. Damien Owens, 21, of 24616 Lemoyne Rd., who pleaded guilty in Wood County Common Pleas Court in October to felonious assault for the Jan. 8 shooting of Alec Castillo, 19, received four years for felonious assault and one year for a firearm specification.


Wilbur Elchert, 76, faces 14 counts of criminal mischief, a third-degree misdemeanor, after authorities said they connected him to instances of graffiti at Wood County parks dating back to early summer. He allegedly used marker to scrawl "Nobama," a word play on President Obama's name as well as homosexual and racial slurs on park property, officials said.


Wood County Probate Judge David Woessner appointed Robert Dorn to take the place of Mary McCormick Krueger. Mr. Dorn, whose term on the board will run from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017, currently serves on the finance board of the Friends of Wood County Parks, is a volunteer master gardener, and works part time assisting with the Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green.


Nonprofits all over northwest Ohio benefited from Giving Tuesday, the national online campaign to create a national day of charitable giving. This year, area organizations that registered with the Toledo Community Foundation are also eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching grants for funds raised on Giving Tuesday.


While prosecutors contend Hui Zhang lured a Chinese college student into a trap with the promise of a trip to Cedar Point, attorneys for the Toledo woman say she was "nothing but a pawn and a victim" in a scheme to rob the young man. A jury was seated Monday in Wood County Common Pleas Court and began hearing testimony in the case against Ms.


Sydnee Teague makes floral arrangements for customer delivery at Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts. Frank Viviano, owner of Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts, said his delivery drivers put about 1,000 miles a week on each vehicle in his fleet.


The most famous reindeer of all is getting a little more face time this year, thanks to the U.S. Postal Service. Postal officials announced this month it would issue a limited-edition collection of four Forever stamps featuring characters from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer , which first aired 50 years ago.


The single-screen Virginia Theater, built in 1937 in this small village in southern Wood County, will reopen after movie lovers contributed $64,805 to replace its antiquated film projector with a digital system. The theater closed July 31 because it could no longer obtain film prints.


Otto Ocvirk, a sculptor who as a professor of art at Bowling Green State University and co-author of a popular textbook guided students in fundamentals, died in Columbus this fall. He was 91. Mr. Ocvirk and his wife, Betty, moved from Bowling Green to Columbus about five years ago to be closer to family.


A Cygnet, Ohio, man who was sentenced to two years in prison for sending a threatening letter to the North Baltimore Local Schools was granted an early release Tuesday. Wood County Common Pleas Judge Robert Pollex granted judicial release to Dwight Bower, 58, and placed him on community control for three years.


Those who are 65 and older or permanently disabled have until Dec. 1 to sign up for the Homestead Exemption, which provides a tax break. The homestead exempts the first $20,000 of assessed value on the applicant's single-residence, owner-occupied property and translates to a $250-$280 tax break a year, depending on the property's magisterial district location.