VACANCY – W.C. PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION

Eligible candidates shall be a resident of Wood County…

 

Bowling Green, Ohio – May 18, 2020 – The Wood County Commissioners, Doris I. Herringshaw, Craig LaHote and Theodore H. Bowlus seek to fill a vacancy on the Wood County Public Defender Commission pursuant to ORC §120.13. Eligible candidates shall be a resident of Wood County and be interested in representation for indigent defendants in juvenile and criminal cases. Experience in business, finance, law, personnel, or government preferred.

 

Interested candidates shall complete an Application for Volunteer Service, available at the Commissioners’ Office, or on the Commissioners’ website at www.co.wood.oh.us/commissioners/forms, and submit it to the Commissioners’ Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2020.

Village Park Notice: Some Activities/Facilities to Re-Open

PARK WILL RE-OPEN ON TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020 – WITH CERTAIN CONDITIONS AS FOLLOWS:

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE NORTH BALTIMORE MUNICIPAL PARK WILL RE-OPEN ON TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020 – WITH CERTAIN CONDITIONS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Basketball courts

2. Skatepark

3. Disc golf

4. Baseball and softball fields (participants must adhere to Ohio Department of Health – “Responsible RestartOhio” – Mandatory and Recommended Best Practices guidelines specific to baseball and softball)

5. Public restroom

6. Shelter houses – will remain closed until further notice

7. Playground equipment – will reopen when the shelter houses will reopen.

8. Concession stands and accompanying restrooms will remain closed until
further notice

Tips to Keep Children Healthy While School is Out in American Sign Language

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Getting Your Lawn in Shape

If the lawn is on your home improvement list or just something to do to avoid cabin fever, here are a few tips from experts in turf science…..

COLUMBUS, Ohio—While you’re spending so much time (stuck) at home these days, you can’t help but notice the home improvement projects you haven’t gotten to or didn’t quite finish.

And then there’s the lawn. How can you not notice your lawn and how green or dandelion-crammed it is compared to say, the neighbor’s lawn – not that you’re into comparing.

You’re a little more Johnny-on-the-spot with mowing because, well, there’s fewer other diversions besides the tiling you need to do in the downstairs bathroom and painting the kitchen cabinets to make them look a bit less 1960s. At least working on the lawn takes you outside.

If the lawn is on your home improvement list or just something to do to avoid cabin fever, here are a few tips from experts in turf science. Todd Hicks and Joe Rimelspach make a living advising people across the state how to take care of their lawns and how to identify diseases that crop up. They are both turf grass pathology experts with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Here’s what they advise:

  1. Don’t mow if the lawn is wet. A rule of thumb is if you run your hand across the lawn and your hand gets dripping wet, it’s not a good idea to mow. If you do, it can cause damage to the turf from poor mowing and the cut grass can stick together in clumps and stay on top of the growing grass, cutting off sunlight to the grass underneath it.
  2. Mow the lawn to 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches tall. Any shorter than that actually increases the likelihood that weeds will move in because the shorter the leaf blades, the more sunlight can reach the soil to germinate weeds.
  3. If you decide to treat the lawn for weeds, make sure there’s a barrier between the lawn and any nearby annuals that you plant. Some weed control products could spread by wind or drift of the spray and harm nearby plants.
  4. If you plant grass seed or lay sod, you can’t just leave it and think, “I’m done.” It must be watered regularly.
  5. Change your mowing pattern on a regular basis. Get out of the rut of mowing in the same direction or you’re going to create ruts in your lawn. Your grass learns which direction it’s being cut in and begins to lean in the direction that you mow, unless you vary the pattern

WCCOA “CARE COMPASS PROJECT” TO CONTINUE VIRTUALLY

Remaining Care Compass dates for 2020 are scheduled for September 2 and November 4……

 

 

Bowling Green, Ohio (May 19, 2020) – The Care Compass project serves as a quarterly network gathering for caregivers. Care Compass is a place to gather together and obtain resources to make the journey of caregiving less stressful. The upcoming session will be held virtually using Zoom on Wednesday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m.

 

The Care Compass Project is free and open to all caregivers but requires pre-registration by calling 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 or by emailing programs@wccoa.net  Zoom login information will be given upon registration.

 

Lunch sponsored by Brookdale of Bowling Green will be delivered to your home by WCCOA to those Wood County residents registered for the session.

 

AGENDA:

11:00 a.m. Michelle Richards, OT will discuss how to avoid falls in the home. Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home.

 

11:45 a.m. Angie Holt-Parks, PTA with Progressive Therapy Alternatives, will discuss exercises and techniques on what to do when a loved one falls. Angie will provide an opportunity to gather information for a future balance screening.

 

Remaining Care Compass dates for 2020 are scheduled for September 2 and November 4.

 

The CARE Compass Project is sponsored and brought to the community by: Brookdale of Bowling Green, Wood County Committee on Aging, BGSU Optimal Aging Institute, Golden Care Partners, Ohio Living Home Health and Wood County Hospital.

 

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

 

For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net