Wood County Safe Communities announced Wednesday that there have been 8 fatal crashes compared to 8 this same time last year!
We want to give a special thanks for those that helped us kick-off August at the Wood County fair! We had a blast and loved interacting with the folks of northern Ohio! Thanks to everyone that volunteered their time and to those who stopped by to say hello!
August is back to school month for local school districts and higher education facilities in Wood County. When traveling on rural roads, please be attentive to school buses in the area that may be picking up or dropping off precious cargo! Additionally, watch for increased traffic around school buildings and be mindful of the 20-mph school zone speed limit during restricted times.
The students of Bowling Green State University will begin their fall semester August 26th. However, students will begin moving in August 17-August 25. Since the re-opening of the I-75 entrance/exit, be cautious of the high-volume traffic. Since Wooster Street is the main avenue to enter campus, it will also show a high volume of crashes 11am-6pm. Please, travel this area with caution.
Furthermore, Owens Community College will also start its fall semester on August 26th. Watch for increased traffic on Oregon Road with students entering and exiting campus. Students are encouraged to be mindful of congestion in parking lot and be aware of their surroundings.
Our goal is to make this back to school season the safest in history!
For More Information:
Lt. Angel Burgos, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator: 419-372-9353 or [email protected]