Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

State Route 25 in Wood County

BOWLING GREEN (Tuesday, August 1, 2017) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to the SR 25 diverging diamond interchange project in Wood County. Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined:

State Route 25: Diverging Diamond Interchange
Wood County (8029-16): Through October, overnight from 7pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between the I-75/475 interchange and Fort Meigs Road, for diverging diamond interchange work.

Effective Monday, August 7, through mid-September, the ramp from southbound I-475 to SR 25 (Exit 2), will be closed for ramp construction. Detour: southbound I-475; northbound I-75; US 20 (Exit 193); southbound I-75; northbound I-475; SR 25 (Exit 2).

Through September, SR 25, between Eckel Junction Road and Jefferson Street, will be reduced to one lane in each direction for diverging diamond interchange work. Through September, motorists on SR 25 approaching the bridge over I-475 will use the left lane to continue on SR 25 and the right lane to enter onto I-475.

Through September, the left turn lane from southbound SR 25 to southbound I-475, will be closed. Detour: Jefferson Street; northbound SR 25. Truck Detour: NB I-475; US 24; SB I-475. The left turn lane from northbound SR 25 to northbound I-475 will remain open. Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

For More Information Contact:
The District Two Public Information Office at
(419) 373-4428
or email D02.PIO@dot.ohio.gov

Griffith Wins Feature Race at Waynesfield

Article provided by Waynesfield Raceway Park

The Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds continued with their streak of high car counts.  The 20-car feature was brought to green by the K9 of Scott Gerdeman and the 4G of Bill Griffith.

Half a lap would be completed before the first yellow flew for Curtis Deisenroth and Mike Hohlbein going into the infield stuck together.  Both managed to avoid all other competitors as their machines slid down the banking.  Back under green, Gerdeman took the early lead.  The green run would be short as a second caution came with three in the books for debris.

On the restart, Troy Cattarene moved into the third spot.  Two laps later, Griffith claimed the lead and started to pull away.  Lima’s Jeff Koz followed a play out of Griffith’s playbook to move into the third spot just under the halfway point.

Lap traffic began to build forcing the leaders out of their normal racing grooves.  Griffith rolled with the punches weaving in and out of traffic as it became heavier and heavier.  Griffith got some relief from lap traffic as a late race caution flew.

Griffith went on to win his first ever Waynesfield A-main.  Koz used the last restart to his advantage to finish in second with Zach Schroeder finishing in third.  Darryl Banks, Jerry Bowersock, Chris Ullery, and Bill Keeler took victories in the heat races.  Tim Cornett and Terry Grilliot picked up the B-main wins.

Photos by Jerry Travis 

from left: Pit Crew Austin Swisher, Bill Griffith and Lynn Cook, Dayton Area Race Fan club (DARF)

The 4G of Bill Griffith



Space Weather News for August 1, 2017


This week, Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Specks of dusty debris hitting the top of Earth’s atmosphere faster than 110,000 mph are burning up in the night sky, producing a spray of shooting stars from the constellation Perseus.

Meteor rates are relatively low now, but they will increase sharply in the nights ahead. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Aug. 11-13 with perhaps dozens of meteors per hour visible in bright moonlight.

Visit Spaceweather.com for observing tips and sky maps.

Remember, SpaceWeather.com is on Facebook!

“Jesus Lifted Me” A devotion by Pastor Ralph Mineo

I love Vacation Bible School! The children and youth energize me in spiritual and outward ways. We sing our annual signature song (“Blind Man”) twice daily (this year, it was three times, one day!) We sing of a blind man wanting to know the way to get “home.” We sing of Jesus telling us that he IS the way. Finally, we sing of ourselves, believing that Jesus is the way, the way to go home. “Home,” in the song is, I believe, being with God in our daily lives and for all eternity.

Another signature song of VBS is a song titled “I’m So Glad.” There are four verses. In the first verse, we sing that we’re so glad that Jesus lifts me. Therefore, we sing “Glory, Hallelujah, Jesus lifted me!”

In the second verse, we sing “when I was afraid, Jesus lifted me.” Again, we sing “Glory, Hallelujah…”

In the third verse, we sing “when I was in darkness, Jesus gave me light.” Then of course, we sing the refrain once more “Glory, Hallelujah…”

Then comes my favorite part. I keep strumming the guitar and ad lib a story. I tell of the time that the apostles were in a boat and they saw Jesus walking on the water. “Yes, walking on the water!” Peter calls out and asks, “Can I walk on water, too? And, Jesus says, YES!” So, Peter gets out of the boat, and starts walking on the water. “Yes, walking! Walking on the water!”

But a storm came up. Rain. Thunder. Lightening. Big, big waves! Then Peter was afraid. He began to sink. Sink! Sink! Sink! (I’m practically on the floor at this point!) Jesus comes to Peter and reaches out his hand. He grabs Peter and pulls him out of the water.

“And Peter sing:” (here, the whole group of 100 people sing together) “I’m so glad, Jesus lifted me. I’m so glad, Jesus lifted me. I’m so glad, Jesus lifted me, singing Glory, Hallelujah, Jesus lifted me! Singing Glory, Hallelujah, Jesus lifted me! “

People of God, whether your heart or soul, mind or body, has spiritual blindness, if you’ve lost the way, or if you feel overwhelmed or afraid, when your life is like a terrible storm, know that Jesus is standing at the road of your life. He is the way! He’ll lift you out of the storm!

With Jesus, spiritual blindness, or spiritual drowning, even spiritual death, isn’t an option. He’ll get you home. He’ll lift you up. He’ll love you, in your daily life, and for all eternity!

Glory, Hallelujah!

Village Monthly Brush Pick-Up Next Week

The Public Works Dept. will be grinding brush on the August scheduled pickup date which is Monday the 7th.

Needs to be out before or by 7 am Monday.

No thorns, yard waste, poison ivy,root balls. Piles no larger than 6×6, if larger contact the village office.

Department Of Public Works

P: 419-257-2645
F: 419-257-3351