News Break


Use extra caution when traveling Friday

Brad Gilbert, Wood County EMA director has issued the following advisory: New data show snow totals for tomorrow to be about in-line with what we provided this morning with a slight tendency for maybe an addition inch especially more south and east in the county.  Rain will change to freezing rain around sunrise then a change over to snow late morning and early afternoon.  Heaviest snow rates will be in the mid afternoon hours.  A Winter Weather Advisory will be in place for Friday.  Please use extra caution when traveling on Friday.


Winter weather update

Brad Gilbert, Wood County EMA director, has issued the following advisory: As most of you may have seen by now, forecast models came into agreement last night and pushed the heavy snow band to NE Ohio down through Columbus and Cincinnati (I think making most of us happy).  Although there may be some minor changes in the forecast by later this afternoon, the following is a general timeline of the winter weather that we will experience on Friday. Rain will move into the area this afternoon and evening and continue into the overnight.  Temperatures will begin to drop towards daybreak Friday morning starting to turn the rain over to freezing rain and sleet.  By late morning, the freezing rain should start to transition over to all snow.  Snow will continue through the afternoon and possibly into the evening.  Accumulations will be around 2 inches in the Northern Wood County area with slightly higher amounts of 2-3 inches in Central and Southern Wood County.  Please keep in mind that winds will also become gusty, so blowing and drifting of snow will be likely right into Saturday morning.



Gardner continues 100 percent voting record

State Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, in 2017 continued his career-long record of not missing one day of voting on the floor of the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives. Gardner, who also serves as Senate Majority Leader, has cast 10,207 consecutive roll call votes on bills, amendments and policy resolutions since 1985 – a 100 percent voting and attendance record. “I’ve been fortunate to have the support of my constituents and good health as I strive to serve the citizens of Northwest Ohio,” Gardner said. Gardner will serve this year as chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education and co-chair of the bipartisan Lake Erie Legislative Caucus.  His other committee memberships include Health and Medicaid, Primary and Secondary Education and Energy and Natural Resources.


BG trash and recycling collection delayed next week

The City of Bowling Green offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As a result, all refuse and recycling collection will be delayed by one day per the following: – Regular Monday collection will be collected on Tuesday – Regular Tuesday collection will be collected on Wednesday – Regular Wednesday collection will be collected on Thursday – Regular Thursday collection will be collected on Friday Questions about this schedule or the City’s refuse/recycling program may be directed to the Public Works Department at 419-354-6227.


Weekend winter storm in the offing

Brad Gilbert, Wood County EMA director has issued the following advisory: EMA is monitoring a strong storm system that is moving across the country that will impact NW Ohio by Friday afternoon and into Saturday.  This is a classic winter storm that will move across the middle of the country and pick up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico while cold Canadian air gets pulled into the backside of the storm system.  Forecast models are NOT consistent at this time as to the exact path of the storm system.  One model puts the heavier snow to our west through Indiana and another model puts the heavier snow to our east across NE Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (obviously if you average the two, NW Ohio is right in the middle).  Snow amounts are not known yet other than there will be accumulating snow.  Once forecast models start to agree, we should have a better idea where the heavy snow bands will set up.  We will continue to monitor this situation, but I wanted to give you early notice of the potential for a sizable snowfall the end of this week into the early weekend. Enjoy the spring-like temperatures Wednesday and Thursday!