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BG public meetings set for this week

Following is a list of the public city meetings this week: City Council is scheduled to meet Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St. Tree Commission is scheduled to meet Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

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Air National Guard doing night training flights this week

The Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct training flights at night beginning Monday, Nov. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 16, weather permitting. Area residents may see or hear F-16 fighter jets taking off and landing until about 10 p.m. this week. Training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct night operations as part of their overall readiness training.

County park board in need of 2 new members

Wood County Probate Court Judge David Woessner is accepting letters of interest and resumes for appointment to the Wood County Park District Board of Commissioners. Letters of interest for appointment, as well as resumes or supporting material, must be received at the Wood County Probate Court by 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27. The Wood County Probate Court is located on the second floor of the Wood County Courthouse. Its mailing address is Wood County Probate Court, One Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

BG gives updates on construction in city

Following is a list of construction projects in Bowling Green, and updates on their progress: Church/Grove/Evers paving: curb and sidewalk replacement is the focus this week along with soft surface restoration.  It is anticipated that the surface course of asphalt will be completed by the end of next week. Wolfly sewer improvement: the contractor is completing pavement restoration this week.  Anticipated completion date for this project is November 10. Manville/Troup waterline: trenching into the bedrock along Troup Street remains the focus of the contractor this week.  Once all trenching is complete and the waterline and service lines are complete on Troup, the contractor will begin roadway and concrete work on Manville and Troup. Conneaut Avenue lift station: by the end of the year, construction on a sanitary sewer force main and pump station will begin.  The entire project area will encompass the area of Conneaut Avenue, between Ketner and Lafayette; however, much of the project will be focused on the area between Wintergarden and Lafayette, which will include deep excavation for the gravity sewer, installation of part of the force main, and construction of the lift station.  These efforts will result in some temporary street closures.  A project timeline will be released soon.  In 2018, once the sewer line and lift station are complete, Conneaut, from Lafayette to Wintergarden will be paved. Questions about these projects may be addressed with the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.

Election finals

The Bowling Green School district’s $72 million 37-year bond request failed at the polls Tuesday. The levy went down 3468 46.3 percent to 4019 53.7 percent. Sandy Rowland (D), 2970, 31.20 percent and Greg Robinette (R), 2677, 28.1 percent won at large council seats.  Holly Cipriani (D) 1956, 20.55 percent came in third. Trailing were  Independent Nathan Eberly, 934, and Green candidates Beverly Elwazani, 717,  and Carolyn S. Kawecka, 226. In ward races William Herald (R) ousted Democrat Scott Seeliger 1470-1358 in Ward 4. Two Democratic incumbents fended off Republican challenges. In Ward 1 Daniel Gordon won 253-79 over  Hunter Sluss. In Ward 2 John Zanfardino defeated Kent Ramsey 531-248.   The charter amendment prompted by anti-pipeline activists went down to defeat 2144 38.6 percent, to 3405, 61.4 percent. The county human services levy passed with 67.8 percent of the vote with about 10 percent of the precincts left to report.

BG Police to offer liquor establishment employee training

The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establishment Employee Training (LEET) on Monday, Nov. 13. The training will run 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 encouraged to attend. This training will take place at the Bowling Green Police Division’s training room at 175 W. Wooster St. Contact Detective Andy Mulinix at (419) 352-1131 or to register for this event or for answers to questions related to this event. Pre-registration is required. There are only 40 seats available. The session is free and certificates will be presented to attendees.