An increase in the number of reports of child abuse/neglect last year in Wood County can be attributed to problems families face with opiate addiction, according to Maricarol Torsok-Hrabovsky, special projects manager with Wood County Job and Family Services. Torsok-Hrabovsky gave a presentation Tuesday to the Lake Township trustees about the agency's efforts to increase awareness of abuse/neglect.

Lucas County's poverty rate is down slightly, but it remains higher than the state average and higher in its urban core than some other major Ohio cities. The findings are contained in the 2016 State of Poverty report, issued Thursday by the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, which shows that 19.5 percent of Lucas County residents in 2015 lived at or below the federal poverty line.

CedarCreek Church has partnered with three Habitat for Humanity affiliates for the first CedarCreek Build serving Hancock, Wood and Lucas counties.

The Ohio Farmers Union and the peace and justice committee at St. Rose Parish in Perrysburg will sponsor a program Tuesday regarding actions to reduce toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Otsego High School, 18505 Tontogany Creek Rd., in Wood County's Tontogany.

Crews work to untangle a 21-vehicle pileup on northbound I-75 north of State Rt. 582 in Wood County.

A former Northwood city clerk was indicted today by a Wood County grand jury for allegedly stealing from the city.

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.

Perrysburg Twp. Det. Sgt. Todd Curtis said the couple admitted to stealing multiple vehicles and mail, financial documents, and tax returns from mailboxes with their flags raised in 25 states.

Sylvia DuBois, a co-owner for more than a half-century of Pisanello's Pizza in Bowling Green, died Friday of heart failure at home in Wood County's Middleton Township. She was 70. Ms.

The new library has a children's space twice the size as the old one, with more than double the amount of computers. "The printer is used by children wanting to make some cool shapes.

Perrysburg Township trustees have offered their continued support to police who are trying to gain jurisdiction on an interstate highway. "What can we do to get involved?" Trustee Gary Britten asked during the trustees' meeting Wednesday.

Hazardous material spills can happen at any time and that's why first responders flooded into Wood County on Wednesday. Next to the Perrysburg Department of Public Utilities building on East Boundary, a mock disaster similar to that was simulated.

The challenges police face in protecting people were underscored Thursday when federal agents' chase of a man from Wood County ended in a rush-hour crash at Main and Sandusky streets.

Twins Laila and Lauren Brenneman, walk the runway during The Victory Center's 10th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Hilton Garden Inn on February 17. Featured vocalist Calysta Bevier performs during The Victory Center's 10th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Hilton Garden Inn on February 17. Matt Richardson, left, Tony Geftos, center, and Eric Hillenbrand, right, perform, "Why? 'Cause I'm a Guy" together during "Showstoppers: A Toledo Rep Cabaret" February 18. From left, Nick Marconi, Katie Marconi , Larry Golba, and Lynn Golba during a gathering of the Tile Club of Toledo.

A Rudolph, Ohio woman was hurt and her unborn baby died baby after a two-vehicle crash Friday in Wood County's Montgomery Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol said. Alyssa Ann Cooper, 18, was westbound on State Rt.