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BG police offer training for those selling alcohol

The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establish Employee Training (LEET) on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The training will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and will focus on civil liability, Ohio and Bowling Green liquor laws and fake ID recognition. Employees and management staff of local businesses (bars and retail outlets) that sell alcoholic beverages are invited to attend.

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Fatal crashes reviewed

Wood County Safe Communities held their quarterly Fatal Data Review on Tuesday, June 10, 2017. Two crashes were reviewed from the second quarter of 2017 and one was deferred to the third quarter for review. The crashes reviewed were:  Route 25 at Pearl St. in the City of Bowling Green  Route 480 and Route 795  Route 20 at Oakmead in Perrysburg Township (Deferred to Third Quarter) The countermeasures established as a result of these crashes are as follows:  Always wear your seatbelt  Do not drive at an excessive speed  Always be attentive when driving  Always obey all traffic control devices  Do not drive impaired  Know your driving limitations

County commissioners get $282,000 from state in rebate

Local governments and schools in the five-county region of the State Senator Randy Gardner’s 2nd Senate District received more than $11 million in rebate checks from the Bureau of Workers Compensation beginning this month and continuing through the end of August. The Wood County Commissioners will receive $282,000 this summer from the rebate program. BWC officials report that more than $1 billion in total public and private employer rebates are being distributed statewide, representing about 66 percent of the previous year’s premiums. County, schools and other local governments in the senate district have benefited several times in recent years from significant state rebates.  In addition, private employers this year will receive more than $60 million in rebate checks in the five counties. “These rebates, totaling billions of dollars since 2013, have been important to the bottom lines of both local governments and private sector employers,” Gardner said. Overall, local governments and schools in the following counties will receive:  Erie County $1,085,228; Fulton County $535,800; Lucas County $7,398,114; Ottawa County, $609,560; Wood County $1,399,704.

City Pool closed to general public July 15 and 16

The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department will to be hosting the CHAMPS swim meet at BG City Pool on Saturday, July 15, through Sunday, July 16. As a result, the BG City Pool and Waterpark will be closed to the general public for those two days but the splash pad will be open and available for use, free of charge.

BG high science teacher Gloria Gajewicz finalist for national honor

Bowling Green High School teacher Gloria Kreischer Gajewicz is in the running for the Presidential Awards in Mathematics and Science Teaching.   Gajewicz, who teaches physics and geoscience, is one of four Ohio science teachers of grades 7-12 named finalists in science. Two Ohio teachers are finalists in math. All will move forward to the national competition. In the coming academic year, a panel will choose 108 teachers to receive national honors. For more information, visit:

Ginny’s Inspired Fashions closing

After seven years of helping Bowling Green look classy, Ginny Stewart has announced that she is closing Ginny’s Inspired Fashions by the close of July. Saturday marked the beginning of what she’s calling a retirement sale, and at mid-afternoon customers were lined up to purchase goods at as much as 70 percent off. Stewart said she’ll close when she no longer has enough stock. What remains will be donated. Stewart said that this was the right time to step aside. In an email to customers, she wrote she was looking forward to spending time reading, spending time with family, including her husband, Scott, and friends, and working for causes she believes in. Stewart is a member of the Bowling Green Board of Education. The shop got its start inside Coyote Beads selling stylish hats for men and women, before moving across the street to its current 133 S. Main St., location, where she did business at first as BG Hats and Apparel selling an expanded range of men’s and women’s fashion items. Not long after she opened her doors there, however, a fire in an upstairs apartment closed the shop for a number of months. But she reopened, and later changed the name to Ginny’s Inspired Fashions.