Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 20 & 21 and 9 a.m. to noon on May 22
Donations of clothing, household items, electronics, furniture, toys, collectibles and other good and useful items for the Wood County Humane Society Garage Sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 20 & 21 and 9 a.m. to noon on May 22 under the grandstands at the Wood County Fairgrounds. Early bird donations will also be received at the same location from 5pm – 9pm on Sunday, May 19. All donations to the sale are tax deductible. All donated items are subject to acceptance.
The Garage Sale will be held at the same location May 23 & 24 from 9am – 6pm and May 25 from 9am – 2pm. The sale features a wide variety of merchandise under the 13,000 grandstand building at the Wood County Fairgrounds on West Poe Road in Bowling Green. Additionally, the sale will feature 10 cent clothing on May 24 and a $2 “Fill-a-Bag” sale on May 25.
The garage sale, now in its 26th year, is one of the Wood County Humane Society’s larger fundraisers, raising a record $17,310 in 2018 for the care of animals housed in the Minnebelle Conley Shelter, a no-kill humane shelter owned and operated by the Humane Society on Van Camp Road in Bowling Green. For more information about the sale or to volunteer to help, please call (419) 669-0701 or visit www.facebook.com/wchsgs.
A patriotic memorial honoring more than 300 Ohio service members
(ROSSFORD, OH, May 13, 2019) Ohio Flags of Honor, www.ohioflagsofhonor.org, a patriotic memorial honoring more than 300 Ohio service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, will be on display May 17, 18, and 19 in Rossford. The event, which features more than 800 flags, will be held at the IBEW/NCEA facility, 807 Lime City Road. The solemn ceremony includes posting flags in honor of every Ohio soldier who gave their lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and globally in the War on Terrorism.
During the opening ceremony, the name of each Ohio fallen service member is shouted out by local commanders of the Rossford American Legion Post #533 and Rossford VFW Post #6409. A flag is placed in the ground to honor each fallen soldier and a bell is rung for the soldier.
Rossford resident and Gold Star mother Sharon Belkofer, whose son, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Belkofer, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, helped bring the travelling exhibit to Rossford for the second year.
The public is invited to the opening ceremony, Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m. The ceremony will include a wreath laying by family members of Rossford fallen soldier LTC Thomas Belkofer, a rifle salute, and taps. A special reception for Gold Star families will be held after the ceremony. The flags will be up all weekend and will be lit up throughout the night. The memorial will remain open to the public until the closing ceremony on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. with the playing of the National Anthem, closing remarks by Mayor Neil McKinnon III, a rifle salute, and taps.
Don’t you just love hearing fighter jets flying and then trying to catch a glimpse of our FREEDOM in action?
The 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will be conducting increased, daytime and nighttime, training flights throughout this week as part of an operational readiness training exercise.
Toledo/Swanton Area residents may see or hear F-16 fighter jets taking off and landing at various times throughout the week. Throughout the area training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct enhanced training operations as part of their overall mission readiness requirements.
Residence immediately surrounding the installation may also experience increased traffic flow and increased noise activity such as variations of sirens, messages from loud speakers and loud booms, throughout the week as wing personnel react to simulated training scenarios.
Readiness training, conducted in realistic environments under realistic circumstances, ensures our forces maintain the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.
The 180th Fighter Wing appreciates the continued support we have from the citizens of Northwest Ohio as we continue to train in support of our mission.