18 Lake Erie Science at Lakeside Chautauqua: Talking Trash in Lake Erie, 2–3 p.m., Pavilion West Deck, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio. Ohio Sea Grant presentation on plastics and other types of marine debris, their effects on Lake Erie, and what can be done to prevent such pollution. Details: go.osu.edu/CyWJ.
Talking Trash in Lake Erie
The Great Lakes are filled with items that do not belong there. Huge amounts of consumer plastics, metals, rubber, paper, textiles, derelict fishing gear, vessels, and other lost or discarded items enter the marine environment every day, making marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems facing us today. Learn how you can make a difference.
20 Field Crops Field Day, 9–11:30 a.m., Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Road, Custar, Ohio. Free and open to the public. Contact Matt Davis, 419-257-2060, firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 Lake Erie Science at Lakeside Chautauqua: Mayfly Madness, 2–3 p.m., Pavilion West Deck, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio. Ohio Sea Grant presentation on Lake Erie mayflies and their importance as water quality indicators. Details: go.osu.edu/CyWS.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties. Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area. The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract. Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.
McComb – Sewer Line Replacement Through June, lane restrictions and short-term closures are possible at the intersection of Bond and Liberty Streets for restoration. Project complete: June. Project investment: $490,000.
Northwood/Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project Through June, lane restrictions are possible in Rossford and Northwood for restoration. Project complete: June. Project investment: $900,000.
Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation Through July, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for water main installation. Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard. Project complete: July. Project investment: $155,000.
Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements Through June, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for restoration. Project complete: June. Project investment: $998,000.
Rossford – Sewer Lining Project *UPDATE* Through July, watch for shoulder restrictions and construction crews on roads north of Eagle Point Road for sewer lining. Project complete: July. Project investment: $767,000.
Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op announces election results with three new trustees…..
FINDLAY, OHIO – June 11, 2019 – More than 1,200 consumer-members and their families enjoyed food, games and entertainment June 8 at the 81st annual Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Business Meeting and Member Appreciation Day.
Board Chairman Tom Kagy announced the trustee election results for this year, which includes three newly elected trustees for Hancock-Wood Electric: Lee Anne Dierksheide, representing district 3, Duane Fry, representing district 6, and Ron Riegle, representing district 9. All three new trustees were administered the oath of office and took their seats on the board immediately.
The membership also voted on three proposed changes to the cooperative’s code of regulation: basic grammatical corrections, the change in title of secretary to secretary/treasurer and the elimination of trustee term limits. Item one passed 323 to 41, item two passed 277-83 and item three failed 105-273.
The day also consisted of a member appreciation day with food, family-friendly entertainment, kids’ games, and prizes.
Kagy and President and CEO George Walton updated members on important cooperative news during their reports.
“Hancock-Wood sales were up over 6% this past year,” Kagy said, describing a rare growth rate in Ohio. “A good portion of this increase came from commercial sales.”
“Management and the board do not anticipate any additional residential rate increases for the next few years,” Kagy continued, thanks to Hancock-Wood’s strong and stable finances. Kagy also highlighted efforts of the cooperative’s economic development organization, which has been working on promoting and marketing sites to attract new businesses and growth throughout Hancock-Wood’s service area.
Walton gave an update on system improvements that aim to increase service reliability “The board of directors approved $4.7 million dollars of investments in maintaining and operating the company’s distribution system,” he said. “Over the past 10 years, our engineering department completed substantial electric substation upgrades on 20 of the company’s 24 substations, which resulted in a total investment of $12 million. Engineering is making plans to do final upgrades on the remaining four substations.”
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, established April 20, 1938, serves 13,000 accounts and more than 10,000 members in portions of Hancock, Wood, Allen, Erie, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties. The annual meeting is presented in accordance with one of the co-op’s operating principles — democratic control For more information about Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, visit www.hwe.coop or call 800-445-4840.
You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older…..
Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling their cholesterol screening clinicsfor July. You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older. The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, $25 for those 25-59.
These screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions.
The screening panel includes: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level. Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a Registered Nurse.
Bowling Green Senior Center: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
July 10, 2019
July 19, 2019
July 23, 2019
Wayne Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am
July 12, 2019
Perrysburg Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am
July 18, 2019
To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 after February 15th and ask for the Social Services Department.
About the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc
The Wood County Committee on Aging was founded in September of 1973, as is dedicated to the planning and development of programs and services that will allow older adults of Wood County to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. As Ohio first nationally accredited senior center, the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc is working to encourage older adults to enjoy, enrich and explore this season of life.