Wood County Road Construction Update

Access to Dunbridge exists eastbound…

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U.S. Route 6, between County Home Road and Huffman Road, Bowling Green, will be closed for bridge rehabilitation through July. Estimated completion: July

Detour: SR 25 to SR 281 to U.S. 6.


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U.S. Route 6, between southern leg of State Route 199 and Pemberville Road, will be closed for a culvert replacement at Wayne Road through July. Lane restrictions possible between southern leg of SR 199 and U.S. 23 for resurfacing. Estimated completion: August

  • Detour: SR 281 to SR 25
  • Wayne Road closed at U.S. 6. Seek alternate route.

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*New Work* 

U.S. Route 20/23 to southbound Interstate 75, Perrysburg, will be closed for ramp work overnight, Monday, July 20 through Sunday, August 9, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. 


State Route 25, between SR 582 and Roachton Road will experience lane restrictions for resurfacing through September. Estimated completion: September 

  • Northbound SR 25 at Five Point Road, Perrysburg, will be closed for drainage work through Saturday, July 11. 
    • Detour: SR 582 to I-75 to I-475 to SR 25 

State Route 64/Waterville Bridge replacement – SR 64 may experience lane restrictions for bridge construction over the Maumee River. Memorial Park in Waterville is closed. Additional restrictions may be announced. Estimated completion: September


State Route 281 over Interstate 75, Rudolph,will experience lane restrictions for finish work. Estimated completion: July


Various routes district-wide will experience lane restrictions for routine guardrail, lighting, and pavement markings and maintenance throughout the year.

HANCOCK COUNTY: Highway construction update

Be alert in construction zones!

HANCOCK COUNTY: Highway construction update

Week of July 13, 2020

LIMA, Ohio (Thursday, July 9, 2020) The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Hancock County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.


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INTERSTATE 75 PROJECTS

I-75 Widening and Reconstruction in the city of Findlay: The project to reconstruct and widen I-75 through the city of Findlay beginning just south of Harrison Street/County Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the County Road 99 interchange, is entering its fourth and final year. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information. Estimated completion: Fall 2020

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • Construction on the following ramps will continue until late fall.
    • I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15
    • I-75 northbound to Lima Avenue
    • S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound
    • Lima Avenue to I-75 southbound
    • Detour: I-75 to the state Route 12 back on I-75 southbound.
  • Between the south end of the project to the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange, all four lanes will continue to travel the southbound side until late summer. Two lanes will be maintained in both directions the majority of the time.

Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road and state Route 235, just south of the village of Beaverdam to three miles north of the village of Bluffton, in Allen and Hancock counties, will experience lane restrictions and ramp closures for paving and reconstruction through November 2020. Shelly Company, Findlay is the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information.

NEW IMPACT

  • SR 696 entrance ramp to I-75 southbound will close July 12 for 14 days.
    • Detour: I-75 north to SR103/Bentley Rd. to I-75 south (see map).

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • SR 696 exit ramp from I-75 southbound will close July 6 for 14 days.
    • Detour: I-75 south to Bluelick Rd. to I-75 north to SR 696 (see map).
  • Lane restrictions will occur between Napoleon Rd. and SR 235.
  • At SR 696 at Beaverdam one lane of I-75 southbound traffic is shifted onto the northbound side of the highway.

ENDING IMPACT

  • Bentley Road entrance ramp to I-75 southbound will close July 6 for five days, reopening expected July 10.
    • Detour: I-75 north to SR 103 to I-75 south (see map).
  • Bentley Road exit ramp from I-75 northbound will close July 6 for five days reopening expected July 10.
    • Detour: I-75 north to SR 103 to I-75 south to Bentley road (see map).

 

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U.S. 30 PROJECTS

U.S. 30 eastbound entrance ramp from State Route 235, three miles north of the village of Ada, will close July 13 for two days for pavement repairs. The work will be performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.

NEW IMPACT

  • Detour: SR 235 to CR 304 to U.S. 68 to U.S. 30 (see map).

U.S. 30 in both directions, between State Route 235 and U.S. 68 will have lane restrictions for pavement repairs. The work will be performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.


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U.S. 68 PROJECTS

U.S. 68 at state Route 15, south of the city of Findlay, closed March 16 for approximately four months for a bridge deck replacement. Ramps at the interchange will remain open. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Inc., Napoleon. Visit the project page for more information.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • CR 8 and CR 180 will be limited to right turns only at their intersections with SR 15. Through traffic on the county roads will not be able to cross SR 15. Traffic will not be able to turn left onto or off SR 15.
  • SR 15 will be maintained under the bridge. Periodic lane closures may be necessary.
  • U.S. 68 Detour:
    • U.S. 68 northbound traffic will be detoured onto SR 15 eastbound to SR 37 to SR 15 westbound back to U.S. 68.
    • Main Street southbound traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 68 north/SR 15 west to I-75 northbound to SR 12 to I-75 southbound back to U.S. 68 (see map).
    • U.S. 68 southbound traffic will not be impacted.

U.S. 68 within the village of Arlington

U.S. 68 from the bridge over Buck Run to just north of Wardwell Street, within the village of Arlington, will close May 4 for approximately four months for a reconstruction project.  

U.S. 68 between Liberty Street and the southern corporation limit, within the village of Arlington, will close May 18 for approximately four months for a reconstruction project.  

Local access will be maintained throughout both projects. Helms and Sons Excavating, Findlay, serves as the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information.

NEW IMPACT

  • State Route 103 will close at U.S. 68 on Tuesday, July 20 for 14 days.
  • SR 103 detour: SR 37 to SR 15 to I-75 to SR 12 to I-75 to SR 235 to SR 103 (see map).

CONTINUING IMPACT

  • U.S. 68 northbound detour: U.S. 30 to SR 235 to I-75 back to U.S. 68.
  • U.S. 68 southbound detour: SR 15 to U.S. 23 to U.S. 30 back to U.S. 68 (see maps).

U.S. 68 resurfacing, between the city of Findlay in Hancock County and the city of Kenton in Hardin County, excluding the villages of Arlington and Dunkirk began Mar. 30. Traffic will be maintained through the work zone. Strawser Construction Inc., Columbus, serves as the general contractor. Estimated completion: Fall 2020. Visit the project page for more information.


State Route 37 over Lynn Creek, between Township Road 149 and Township 147, just south of Riverdale High School will close July 13 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Miller Contracting Group, Inc., Ottoville, is the general contractor.

UPCOMING IMPACT

  • Detour: SR 103 to U.S. 23 to U.S. 30 back to SR 37 (see map).

State Route 568 between County Road 7 and Township Road 245, two miles east of Findlay, will close July 27 for approximately 120 days for a bridge replacement project. R & I Construction, Inc., Tiffin, is the general contractor.

UPCOMING IMPACT

  • Detour: SR 37 to SR 15 to SR 330 back to SR 568 (see map).

OPINION: The shameful side effect of COVID-19: mindless and deliberate attacks on our way of life

OPINION: The shameful side effect of COVID-19:
mindless and deliberate attacks on our way of life
By Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]
 
The side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may have consequences well beyond the safety measures that have confined our daily lives. The worldwide count of those who have succumbed to the coronavirus is well above the half million mark; in the U.S. alone more than 150,000 of our friends and neighbors have lost their lives to the disease. 
 
But, the unintended consequences of social-distancing, lockdowns and the restructuring of day to day living, have helped spawn disorder by those who have taken advantage of the debilitating pandemic to use it as a means of seizing control of our government and our way of life. 
 
Indeed, the killing of a wrong-doer instead of his peaceful arrest was brutal and was a cause for reform of police procedures that focus on rogue actors and allows the vast majority of good cops to do their jobs. And, efforts are well underway toward that kind of reform. In fact, President Trump wasted no time in issuing his Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities. 
 
Yet, the crowds called for mayhem– the kind that, if left unchecked, is designed to achieve not reform but anarchy. The first step they propose is to defund the police. In other words, get rid of them; they get in the way of their nefarious agenda.
 
Imagine what life would be like without police protection in a world where evil doers need not hide their intentions because they have no fear of penalties. Defund our police and you’ll quickly find out. In fact, we don’t have to imagine it; we simply have to read all about it in our morning newspapers. Senseless rioting has gripped the nation from sea to shining sea by rioters disguised as protestors while elected officials just stand by and, in some cases, actually hamper the efforts of police to quell the insurrection.
 
Many of those participating in these acts of rampage may truly believe they are doing it for a just cause. They are easy prey for puppeteers who seek revolution, not reform.
 
Why else have peaceful protests and the chants for “justice” evolved into mindless mobs hell bent on obliterating not just statues but our nation’s history? If the cause is to seek justice for black lives, why then do they target national monuments and World War II cemeteries by spraying them with the Hammer and Sickle, the symbol of totalitarian communism? Why do they deface and seek to destroy statues of historic figures, including our most celebrated champions of black lives, Abraham Lincoln, who went to war to end slavery and the fearless abolitionist Frederick Douglass, whose monument was the first in the nation to honor a black American?
 
These events are chronicled in newspaper in cities from coast to coast almost on a daily basis.
 
But, you don’t have to read a reporter’s interpretation of events; video coverage lets you see for yourself. In one such video, a threatening mob — including a number of white rioters — surrounds a black police officer trying to indoctrinate him and ultimately dismissing him with the words, “get out of here n***.”
 
You have to ask yourself, “Is it a coincidence that the rioting is occurring because some of participants may be fed up by the isolation of staying safe, thereby giving the puppeteers an opportunity to use the antsy young victims of COVID confinement as cover?” After all, loneliness can have mind-numbing effects.
 
As commentator Tammy Bruce put it in a recent Washington Times article: “The rampage of violence and destruction of public property and American history is by design. If your goal is to tear down a society, you must first erase its identity, and to do that you wipe out its legacy and history.” 
 
We cannot let them succeed.

LUCAS COUNTY: Highway Construction Update

 I-75 between Buck Rd. and Monroe St., Toledo/Rossford/Northwood, will be two lanes in each direction for major reconstruction.

LUCAS COUNTY: Highway Construction Update


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Interstate 75 widening and bridge work – I-75 between Buck Rd. and Monroe St., Toledo/Rossford/Northwood, will be two lanes in each direction for major reconstruction. Lane restrictions and overnight ramp closures possible. Estimated completion: Fall 2023

 

New Announcements/Upcoming Impacts

  • Southbound I-75, between I-475 and Nebraska Avenue, will experience lane restrictions for traffic pattern change preparation oWednesday, July 15 through Friday, July 17, nightly 7 p.m.-6 a.m.
    • Ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 will be closed on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, nightly 7 p.m.-6 a.m. 
    • Ramp from eastbound I-475 to southbound I-75 will be closed on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, nightly 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Detour: northbound I-75 to Phillips Avenue (Exit 206) to southbound I-75 
    • Ramp from Lawrence Avenue to southbound I-75 will be closed on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, nightly 8 p.m.-6 a.m. 
    • Ramp from southbound I-75 to Washington Street/Downtown (Exit 202A) will be closed on Thursday, July 16, 8 p.m.- midnight 
    • Ramp from southbound I-75 to southbound SR 25/Anthony Wayne Trail (Exit 201A) will be closed on Thursday, July 16, 8 p.m.- midnight 
  • Southbound I-75, between Washington Street/Downtown (Exit 202A) and Nebraska Avenue, will experience lane restrictions on Monday, July 20 through Friday, August 7, nightly 7 p.m.-6 a.m.
  • Miami Street under I-75 nightly closures bridge beam setting has been postponed.
  • Erie Street under I-75 will be closed for roadway work beginning Monday, July 20 through Wednesday, July 29.
    • Emerald Avenue under I-75 reopens Monday, July 20 

 

Continuing Work

  • Inbound SR 25/AW Trail near Nebraska Avenue will be reduced to one lane through August. 
  • Southbound I-75 exit ramp to South Avenue (Exit 200) is closed through July for ramp reconstruction.
    • Detour: Southbound I-75; Miami Street (Exit 199A); Northbound I-75; South Avenue (Exit 200) 
  • South Avenue at Sumner Street is closed on the northern half of the intersection for drainage work through July. South Avenue traffic will be maintained by temporary signals.
    • Sumner Street detour: Knower Street to Courtland Avenue to South Avenue 
  • Collingwood Boulevard entrance ramp to southbound I-75 is closed through summer. 
    • Detour: Collingwood Boulevard to Erie Street to Washington Street to SR 25 back to southbound I-75 
  • Segur Avenue are closed under I-75 through summer. 
  • Southbound I-75 entrance ramp from Wales Road will be closed for ramp reconstruction through mid-September.  
  • Southbound I-75 exit ramp to Wales Road (Exit 198) will be closed for ramp reconstruction through September. 
  • Northbound I-75 under Nebraska Avenue has a height restriction of 13’ 9” for bridge replacement through September. 
  • South Avenue entrance ramp to southbound I-75 is closed through December. 
    • Detour: Northbound I-75 to Detroit Avenue back to I-75 southbound 
  • Nebraska Avenue is closed over I-75 between Division Street and Erie Street for bridge replacement through April 2022. 
    • Detour: Erie Street to Collingwood Boulevard to Nebraska Avenue

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Interstate 75 between I-475 and I-280, Toledo, may experience daytime and overnight lane restrictions for sealing finish work and pavement striping. Estimated completion: July


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*New Work*

Northbound Interstate 75 ramp to Ohio Turnpike (Exit 195B) will be closed for pavement repairs beginning Monday, July 20 through Thursday, July 23.


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Interstate 280 Veterans’ Glass City Skyway resurfacing – I-280 between Greenbelt Parkway and Seaman Road, Toledo, will experience lane restrictions for resurfacing. Additional lane and ramp closures will be announced. Estimated completion: October 2021

 

New Announcements/Upcoming Impacts

  • Southbound I-280 reduced to one lane for a deck pour overnight Thursday, July 9, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.
  •  Southbound I-280 reduced to one lane for a deck pour overnight Wednesday, July 15, and Thursday, July 16, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. 

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Interstate 280/Veterans Glass City Skyway, over the Maumee River, may experience lane restrictions and its ramps may have short-term closures for annual bridge inspections through Wednesday, July 22, weekdaily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  

  • Ramp from southbound I-280 to Front Street (Exit 9) may experience short-term ramp closures for bridge inspection Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14, daily 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Ramp from Front Street to northbound I-280 may experience short-term ramp closures for bridge inspection Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14, daily 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Ramp from Greenbelt Parkway to southbound I-280 may experience short-term ramp closures for bridge inspection Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, daily 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Ramp from northbound I-280 to Greenbelt Parkway (Exit 11) may experience short-term ramp closures for bridge inspection Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, daily 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

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Interstate 475 widening and interchange construction – I-475 between Angola Road and Bancroft Street, Toledo, will be two lanes in each direction for widening work and interchange construction at Dorr Street. Local streets will experience traffic impacts. Estimated completion: August 2021 

 

New Announcements/Upcoming Impacts 

  • I-475, between Angola Road and Bancroft Street, will experience lane restrictions to move traffic from the two outside lanes to the two newly-built inside lanes of I-475 on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, nightly 6 p.m.-6 a.m. 
  • Ramp from Central Avenue to southbound I-475 will be closed Saturday, July 11, 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Detour: northbound I-475 to Monroe Street (Exit 234) to southbound US 23 

 

Continuing Work 

  • Hill Avenue and Dorr Street between Holland-Sylvania Road and McCord Road will experience intermittent, temporary closures for overhead bridge work. Flaggers will maintain traffic control.  
  • Eastbound Dorr Street closed between Holland-Sylvania Road and King Road through October. Westbound Dorr Street reopened. 
    • Detour: King Road to Bancroft Street to Holland-Sylvania Road 
  • Southbound McCord Road closed 2,000 feet north and south of Dorr Street intersection for reconstruction through October. Northbound McCord Road reopened. 
    • Detour: Bancroft Street to King Road to Nebraska Avenue 
 

Additional restrictions will be announced. 


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Southbound Interstate 475, between Airport Highway and Maumee River, will experience lane restrictions for crack sealing through Friday, July 10, nightly from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. 


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U.S. Route 20, Central Avenue at Reynolds Road, Sylvania Township, will experience lane restrictions for intersection improvements. Estimated completion: September


State Route 2/Anthony Wayne High Level Bridge dehumidification – The High-Level Bridge between Broadway Street and Clark Street, Toledo, will experience lane restrictions for bridge dehumidification work. Estimated completion: September


State Route 25/Anthony Wayne Trail bridge replacement – SR 25/AW Trail between Western Avenue and Collingwood Boulevard will experience lane restrictions for bridge replacement over the railroad. Estimated completion: summer

 

Continuing Impacts

  • Outbound/southbound AW Trail remains two lanes but switched to the new bridge
  • Inbound/northbound AW Trail reduced to one lane through early July
  • Emerald Avenue closed between Vinton Street and AW Trail through July
  • City Park Avenue closed between Greene Street and AW Trail through July

State Route 64/Waterville Bridge replacement – SR 64 may experience lane restrictions for bridge construction over the Maumee River. Memorial Park in Waterville is closed. Additional restrictions may be announced. Estimated completion: September


State Route 65/Oak Street bridge replacement – SR 65/Oak Street between Fassett Street and Buckzo Street will experience lane restrictions for bridge replacement. Earl Street at Oak Street is closed. Pedestrian access is maintained. Estimated completion: October


State Route 184/Alexis Road, Acres Road and Elliott Drivewill experience lane restrictions for minor widening and traffic signal installation. Additional restrictions may be announced. Estimated completion: August


Various routes district-wide will experience lane restrictions for routine guardrail, lighting, and pavement maintenance throughout the year.


**All work is weather permitting.**

 

Virginia Theater Update for ‘Rona – Level 3

A mask must be worn into the theater per Wood County Health Dept.

Shawn Benjamin, owner says, “If you are attending any of the showings of Star Wars – Empire Strikes Back at the Virginia Theater, in downtown North Baltimore, Ohio:


A mask must be worn into the theater per Wood County Health Dept. You may remove the mask to eat food from concession area.
 

Please be aware of how many people are in line to keep your distancing. When leaving the theater. Allow time for each row to exit without crowding.

 
We want everyone to be safe and enjoy their outing to a continued OPEN OHIO business. We certainly don’t want to go back to lock down so please help all of us out.
 
 
It’s a frustrating time for all of us. I don’t want to close down again.
One Note. Since we do serve food.
 
Our business classifies as food service so you may remove your mask once in the auditorium.

“Level 3” – COMMISSIONERS:  WORK TOGETHER.  SHOW RESPECT.  TAME THE VIRUS

“… the virus has regained traction and the infection rate has risen.”

 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is WoodCountyCommiss.jpgBOWLING GREEN, OH – July 9, 2020 – Today, Wood County was raised from Level 2 (Orange) to Level 3 (Red) in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.  With the rating of Red comes mandatory mask use.  Following this announcement, the Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus issued the following statement:

Ohioans have proven that they can tame COVID-19.  Wood County in particular has had much success in taming the virus because people worked together and showed respect for one another.  Unfortunately, as the weather has warmed and people have tried to resume as much of a normal life as possible, the virus has regained traction and the infection rate has risen.  The solution is we must all do our part to tame this virus – our social interactions, school functions, economic recovery, and much more depend on it.  If you truly want to live a normal a life, we must all work together to make that possible.  We can do this if we work together by doing the following:

  1. Wear face coverings indoors in public places.  This is VERY easy to do.  It shows much respect for other people.   You might ask who will enforce this.  The best answer is that people must be responsible for themselves and their family members.  Other people may be much more susceptible to the virus than you.  Think of them.  Wear a face covering.  
  2. Maintain social distancing of at least six feet.  Be respectful of other people and the space around them – indoors or out.  We understand.  We are social people.  Yet, we know what we all must do.
  3. Decrease in-person interactions with others and limit attending gatherings of any size.
  4. Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water – and encourage those around you to do the same.

We are all in this together.  If we all work together we will tame COVID-19.  It’s up to all of us.

For additional information, please contact Andrew S. Kalmar, Wood County Administrator.

Robert L. “Bob” Cramer, age 66, raised in NB

Robert L. “Bob” Cramer, age 66, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Grove City. 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is obit-Cramer-Robert.jpgRobert L. “Bob” Cramer, age 66, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Grove City.  He is preceded in death by his parents; Merl and Bonnie Cramer.

Bob is survived by his best friend and partner of 11 years, Susan Cosmo; siblings: Mel (Wendy) Cramer, Debbie (Karl) McCartney, Gary (Kathy) Cramer and Linda Cramer; nephews and nieces: Cory, Josh, Tom, Justin, Bethany, Tim, Amy, Joe and Marissa.

Bob was raised in North Baltimore, Ohio and went on to serve in the Army. He was an avid Ohio State fan, loved to golf and was also a marksman shooter. 

He enjoyed spending time on the back porch with a glass of bourbon and he and Susie enjoyed traveling to Kentucky to tour the breweries.

No funeral will be held, with a family celebration to follow.

Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY.