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At the invitation of Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer, several new dispatchers from the Wood County Sheriff's Department were in the township last Thursday for an informal session to orient themselves with the area. The township board of trustees has also instructed Chief Hummer to invite a representative of the sheriff's department to the next board meeting to discuss on-going problems with the 9-1-1 system since the township last year began contracting with the sheriff's office for the emergency service.

A Millbury man who admitted his role in a fatal heroin overdose was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Wood County Common Pleas Judge Robert Pollex imposed the sentence on Joshua Melnek, 30, who pleaded guilty May 24 to tampering with evidence and permitting drug abuse stemming from the May 16, 2015, death of Brandon Morris, 30, of Genoa.

Nearly 34 years after a Toledo woman was found badly injured along the side of Tracy Road in Northwood and died a few days later, the man who drove her home that night was sentenced today to life in prison with parole eligibility after 15 years. Russell Adkins, 57, formerly of Whitehouse, was found guilty of murder early Saturday morning by a jury in Wood County Common Pleas Court for causing the death of Dana Rosendale, 19. Judge Reeve Kelsey imposed the mandatory sentence and gave Adkins credit for more than a year that he spent in the Wood County jail awaiting trial.

The Ohio House Republican Caucus has scheduled a vote for Aug. 2 on the recommendation of a screening panel for the soon-to-be vacant seat for the 3rd district. Speaker of the House Clifford A. Rosenberger announced last week the screening panel has unanimously recommended Theresa Charters Gavarone for the appointment.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol estimates the street value of marijuana seized last week during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County at about $458,540. A California man is facing felony drug charges after troopers seized 101 pounds of hydroponic marijuana Monday near milepost 67 in Perrysburg Township The driver, Stanley Pang, 45, Sacramento, Calif., was held in Wood County and charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking in drugs, both second degree felonies.

Ben Jones, left, steers while his brother Luke, 13, both of Wood County's Haskins, move a Nichols & Shepard Co. engine after it was used in a wheat harvest demonstration.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Hancock County and southern Wood County until 5:15 a.m. Towns that may be in the storm's path include Findlay, Fostoria, Bluffton, North Baltimore, McComb, Arlington, Arcadia, Rawson, Vanlue, Van Buren, Bloomdale, Mount Blanchard, Hoytville, Benton Ridge, Jenera, ... (more)

The Wood County Fair is about one third of the way toward its fund-raising goal for a new multipurpose building. The $3.2 million project, which officials hope to complete by the 2017 fair, is meant to draw in business through the year, not just a few days during the summer.

A Wood County Common Pleas Court jury convicted a man in a cold-case murder after deliberating well into the early hours of today. The jury at 1:44 a.m. today found Russell Adkins, 57, of Whitehouse guilty in the slaying of Dana Rosendale, 19, after his first trial ended in a hung jury in January.

PERRYSBURG TWP. A California man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 101 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, worth approximately $458,540 following a traffic stop in Wood County.

A man is scheduled to appear before a judge for the first time on Friday after a Wood County grand jury indicted him on two counts of gross sexual imposition. Mark A. Yeary, 57, of Tontogany, was arrested by sheriff deputies on July 7. He is accused of having sexual contact with two victims.

Theresa Charters Gavarone, a second-term Bowling Green councilman, will raise her right hand to take the oath of office as the newest state representative from Wood County when lawmakers return briefly from their summer recess Aug. 2. A screening committee interviewed three candidates and made its recommendation to the full Ohio House Republican Caucus on Wednesday with hope the co-owner of Mr. Spots Philadelphia steak sandwich shop can keep the seat in Republican hands. The chamber is expected to end its summer recess early for a single day to swear in Ms.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office is attempting to local and check on the welfare of Joseph A. Stormbringer, 35. He was last seen on May 13. He's been known to go fishing near Colony Lane Apartments and Copper Beach Apartments in Bowling Green. His family checked those spots and can't find him.

An Illinois man charged with trying to kill an Oregon police officer was found guilty of attempted murder and numerous other charges today by a jury in Wood County Common Pleas Court. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated just three hours before finding Jack Welninski, 31, of Waukegan, Ill., guilty of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor establishment, and having weapons while under disability.

PERRYSBURG Twp. A California man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 101 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, worth about $458,540, following a traffic stop in Wood County.

The Rossford Schools Board of Education voted 4-1 Monday night to pass a resolution asking the state of Ohio to let it borrow more money than typically allowed for a school levy. The resolution declares the necessity for a bond issue and levy to exceed the state's 10-mill limitation to improve the district's aging facilities.