Rossford City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to approve a joint participation agreement and contract reimbursement agreement with four entities to help build a roundabout at the intersection of Lime City and Buck Road. He is asking the Wood County engineer's office, Penta Career Center, the Wood County board of commissioners, and Perrysburg Township to evenly split the cost of that shortfall, meaning they are asked to contribute $40,000 apiece.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office has identified the deputy as 56-year-old Sgt. Alvin Adams.

A Wood County Sheriff's sergeant died this morning after an apparent accidental discharge of his personal weapon, according to Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.

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The man who has been the leading face of the Ohio Department of Transportation's I-75 reconstruction projects in Lucas and Wood counties will leave in early 2017. Todd Audet, who has been ODOT's district deputy director in Bowling Green for two hitches, the most recent starting in January, 2011, notified superiors as well as staff at the district office this week of his plan to resign effective Jan. 6. Mr. Audet, 49, said in an interview that he has lined up a new, career-building opportunity that he can't yet discuss, "but I'm excited about where I'm going next."

The Hetrick family learned today that their exotic animals, seized by the state of Ohio, will not be returned to them at Tiger Ridge Exotics in Stony Ridge by Tuesday after all. The family had felt vindicated and "on top of the world" when Judge Reeve Kelsey, of Wood County Common Pleas Court, on Monday ordered the Ohio Department of Agriculture to return by next Tuesday six tigers, a black leopard, a liger, a cougar, and a Kodiak brown bear seized in January, 2015.

A Wood County judge today ordered exotic animals taken from Tiger Ridge Exotics nearly two years ago be returned to the organization. Wood County Common Pleas Judge Reeve Kelsey found that the Ohio Department of Agriculture "purposefully and intentionally" discriminated against owner Kenny Hetrick, of Stony Ridge, by denying him permits for his facility.

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. Two major traffic shifts on I-75 went smoothly Friday night, but ODOT notes there are still some changes upcoming before traffic patterns reach their long-term shape for the winter.

Findlay police arrested a 16-year-old Findlay boy in connection with the shooting of another city teenager early Sunday evening.

The long Interstate 75 construction nightmare in Wood County is nearing its end, with most of the freeway opening up to three lanes of traffic next week.

Wolfe House & Building Movers moves the Zimmerman one-room schoolhouse from its original site to the Carter Historic Farm near Bowling Green.

A former Pensacola, Fla., man who was put on probation for what was determined to be his minor role in a shootout with police in Northwood last year was back in Wood County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Kenneth Maldonado, 27, who now lists a Cincinnati address, was arrested Oct. 4 in Cincinnati after a police chase in a stolen car.

The former manager of Bowling Green State University's Stroh Center was placed on community control today for three years and ordered to pay restitution for stealing money collected for high school athletic tournaments held at the arena. Benjamin Spence, 35, of Bowling Green was ordered by Wood County Common Pleas Judge Alan Mayberry to pay $10,229 in restitution to the Ohio High School Athletic Association money that was collected for wrestling and basketball tournaments but never returned to the OHSAA after all expenses were paid for the events.

PERRYSBURG TWP. A man is facing felony drug charges after state Highway Patrol troopers seized 263 pounds of marijuana, valued at about $596,484, following a traffic stop in Wood County.

Lucas County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's election at roughly the same pace as the 2012 presidential race, and officials reported a mostly smooth day at the polls. Toledo firefighter Nick Simon hands literature urging support for Issue 2, the Toledo income tax renewal, to a voter arriving at the polling place inside the Family Christian Center in South Toledo.

Unofficial election results showed Rep. Steve Arndt, a Port Clinton Republican and former Ottawa County commissioner, took the 89th District covering Ottawa and Erie counties. He garnered 61 percent to Ottawa County Auditor and Democratic challenger Lawrence Hartlaub's 39 Rep. Theresa Charters Gavarone - a lawyer, former Bowling Green councilman, and local business co-owner - won Wood County's 3rd District with 59 percent to Democrat Kelly Wicks' 41 percent.

Two years after Perrysburg Township voters turned down a 3-mill levy to fund the township police department, they approved a smaller tax on Tuesday. With all 10 township precincts reporting, preliminary results showed the five-year, 2-mill police levy passing with 65.6 percent of the vote.