Upcoming Cholesterol Clinics

During November……

Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling their cholesterol screening clinics for November.  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

  • November 1, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • November 19, 2019


Perrysburg Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • November 13, 2019


Grand Rapids Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • November 21, 2019

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 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, and 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’s 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.  

Prom 2019 event – “A Night with the Stars”

Wli (Work Leads to Independence) is a non-profit agency located in the heart of Wood County since 1985…..

Work Leads to Independence, wli, presents our inaugural Prom event – A Night with the Stars – Prom 2019 on October 26, 2019 from 7:00 pm to midnight in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio at the historic Clazel Theatre, 127 N. Main Street.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEA) month.  

This Prom fundraiser is open to the public and the proceeds will benefit programming for individuals with disabilities and veterans in Wood, Lucas, and Hancock County.  It will be a night to celebrate the “star” in each of us. You can dress up as much as you want and the Prom event colors are black and gold.

Since our privatization from Wood Lane in October of 2016, we are no longer able to rely on the generosity of taxpayer dollars and therefore looked for a fun and exciting way to get our community involved in our fundraising efforts. Our Prom committee became passionate about the idea because we are not aware of other non-profits that offer a community Prom. This is sure to be an exciting evening that will bring members of our community together.

The evening will include:

  • A VIP check in experience
  • Photo booth and King & Queen selection
  • Grazing food stations, popcorn, and cash bar
  • DJ Jeff Rice from A & J sound will emcee the event- he is known locally for their Star Wars themed events in Northwest Ohio!

October happens to be National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEA) month.  It is a time to celebrate more than 70 years of contributions made by Americans with disabilities to our country’s workforce and economic strength.  This year’s theme is “the right talent, right now”. 

During the month, we will celebrate NDEA month not only with our fundraising event, but also with one of wli’s newest businesses opening, Main Street Cookie and Café.  Main Street Cookie and Café will be visiting area businesses to hand out cookie samples.  We will also be sending a thank you letter to over 250 employers, for their commitment to employ individuals with disabilities or partner with wli to provide community opportunities for the people we serve.

Wli is a non-profit agency located in the heart of Wood County. Since 1985, wli, Work Leads to Independence (formally known as Community Employment Services) has assisted the business community to meet their staffing and diversity needs by offering a pool of qualified and competent workers with disabilities.

 We rely on revenue from Medicaid, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Laser Cartridge Express sales for ink and toner cartridges, business contracts, grants, donations and fundraisers to support the services we provide.

We have 25 generous Prom sponsors helping us at different levels:

  • Gold level: $1,000 graciously donated by both Clover Imaging and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
  • Silver level: $500 graciously donated by BGSU, USI, Rosenboom, and Tin Man.
  • Bronze level: $250 graciously donated by Erie Construction, VitaKraft, Key Bank, Nate and Wally’s, DT Sports, UA Local 50 and Telamon.

The gold level sponsors will have the benefit of their name on the Clazel Theatre marquee and all sponsors will have their name listed on a banner inside the Clazel during the night.  The Prom attendees will take home a thank you goodie bag that includes the sponsor’s marketing information.

Tickets are $40 regular and $50 for preferred seating.  Call 419-352-5059 to pay and reserve your ticket or you can stop by our office located at 991 S. Main, Bowling Green, Ohio. Payments can be made via check, cash, or credit/debit card.

Buy your ticket and help us celebrate NDEA month and programs that benefit individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information go to our website:  yourwli.com or call 419-352-5059.


Sunday: Gospel Dinner Concert in NB

Heart Song & Peggy Hamilton AND Dinner in North Baltimore

There is a Gospel Concert sponsored by Truck Stop Ministries at the North Baltimore Petro on Sunday, October 13th.  The posters below have all the details:

Truck Stop Ministries present Dinner Concert at Petro Truck Stop , North Baltimore, OH on October 13th……


Wood Co. Bicentennial Gala Dinner

Reservations including payment must be postmarked by October 10…..

Tickets are still available but going fast for a Gala Dinner and Benefit celebrating Wood County’s upcoming 200th anniversary in 2020.

Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 on the third floor of the Wood County Courthouse. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. in the Alvin L. Perkins Atrium.

Tickets are $100 and seating is limited to 200. Reservations including payment must be postmarked by October 10. Checks should be made payable to Wood County Bicentennial and mailed to the Wood County Committee on Aging, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

The Gala Dinner and Benefit will feature a presentation on local history and a performance of patriotic music. The event is organized by the Wood County Bicentennial Committee, created by the Wood County Commissioners to promote the anniversary and to preserve pictures, memorabilia and documents concerning the history of Wood County. The committee will also bring attention to the 125th anniversary of the Wood County Courthouse in 2021.

More information about the bicentennial can be found at www.WoodCounty200.org, including history, photos, bicentennial apparel and events being planned for 2020. Anyone with a suggestion for an event can submit it online.

Wood County is located on land that was once one of the thickest and most dangerous parts of the Great Black Swamp, and so while Native American tribes like the Wyandot and Ottawa sometimes traveled through the area, they did so only when absolutely necessary. After the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the land was deeded to Native Americans in 1795. The U.S. government purchased it back from the Wyandot, Ottawa, Delaware, Potawatomi, Seneca, Shawnee and Chippewa tribes through the Lower Maumee Treaty of 1817.

On Feb. 12, 1820, the Ohio Legislature authorized the creation of Wood County, along with 13 other counties, on this land. Wood County was named after Colonel Eleazer D. Wood, who was the planning engineer of Fort Meigs. Wood County initially included the area that would later separate to become Lucas County in 1835. Perrysburg was designated as Wood County’s seat in 1822, but it was changed to the more central location of Bowling Green in 1868.

Since 1820, Wood County has been part of the fabric of Ohio and United States history, having significant influences on both. The committee wants to celebrate that involvement and calls upon all citizens to participate by submitting memories, photos, or volunteering at events to help everyone in Wood County understand its history and recognize its contribution to our shared story.

Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered on Sunday

for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service ….

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and in accordance with orders issued by the President of the United States of America, Governor DeWine has ordered that all U.S. and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings and grounds throughout the state from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

FREE Family Fun at the W. C. Historical Center & Museum


Enjoy free family fun at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum on Saturday, October 5th for a Demonstration Day featuring the Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths Association, as they keep the art of blacksmithing stoked in heart of Wood County with an Open Forge Demonstration from 9 AM – 2 PM. Watch seasoned blacksmiths or try your hand at this lost art. In addition to the blacksmithing demonstration, the log cabin will also be open for za loom weaving demonstration. The Wood County Historical Center & Museum, located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green, Ohio, will offer free admission from 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturday.

The Wood County Historical Museum hosts historical demonstration days throughout the year with a full schedule and details at woodcountyhistory.org. Demonstration Days showcase historic activities such as log cabin life, amateur radio, farm & tractor demonstrations, and blacksmithing.

The Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association is the proud sponsor the 2019 Demonstration Days.

All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media.

18th Fostoria Rail Festival

Check it out, just 15 minutes east on SR 18!

Hosted by the Fostoria Rail Preservation Society, the 18th Fostoria Rail Festival offers much to see for train enthusiasts with many vendors to shop with!

Enjoy Model trains, a historic rail tour, photo contest, food contest, radio-controlled airplanes & drones, and much more, including an expanded women/childrens area as well.

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled annual event you’ll come back to year after year.

18th Fostoria Rail Festival
DateSeptember 28, 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Admission$4, children under 10 free
LocationFostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Ave, Fostoria, OH
HighlightsVendors, Operating layouts, R/C airplanes, food service, soup contest, Rail Tours

Sterlings Celebrate 50 Years

1969-2019…..WOW!! 50 years and counting…..

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Doug & Margie Sterling

God blessed you together
these Fifty years
memories of much love,
full of laughter and tears
children and grandchildren
family and friends
a love for each other
a love without end
Through commitment and love
God answered your prayers
You help those in need
and always care
May your blessings be beautiful
and friendships grow
You are loved by many
more than you know.

Congratulations to Doug and Margie Sterling on their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Student Leadership Conference Oct. 1

The Ohio Union at OSU will host 1,500 students from OHSAA member schools…..

COLUMBUS, Ohio – “Respect” is the theme of the 2019 OHSAA Foundation Student Leadership Conference, which will be held October 1 at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University when a capacity crowd of 1,500 students will gather, making it once again the largest student leadership conference in the nation.

Led by professional speaker and event coordinator Harvey Alston, the conference will feature individuals who will speak about leadership, achievement and overcoming adversity. The conference is free to attend for the first 1,500 students and is geared toward students in grades 9 through 11.

“The student leadership conference is one of the highlights of the year for the OHSAA,” said OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass. “This is a big part of what school sports are all about. Leadership is one of the many values that can be established by participation in school sports. I know that the messages and inspiration that these students take back to their communities will make an impact all over Ohio.” 

Registration information has been sent to member schools. Media are welcome to attend and conduct interviews with student-athletes, speakers and OHSAA staff.

2019 OHSAA Foundation Student Leadership Conference Speakers

Harvey Alston – Conference Coordinator and National Motivational Speaker

8:30 – Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA Executive Director; Mike Richards, OHSAA Foundation President

9:00 – Dr. Mike Thomson

9:45 – Devon Harris

10:30 – Beacon

11:15 – Julie Carrier

12:00 – Brian Williams

12:45 – Harvey Alston  

OHSAA Foundation Website: https://ohsaa.org/aboutohsaa/ohsaafoundation

Habitat For Humanity Update

Hockey for Habitat…….



We build strengthstabilityself-reliancethrough shelter.

Today’s Edition 
Hockey for Habitat – Just Days Away
BG Build #2 
Accepting 2020 Northwood
Homeowner Applications 

Many Thanks 

Thanks to you, the BG Build #2 is progressing smoothly!

HfHWC Core Crew Members


Moser Construction Crew

Celebrating 70 years of Conservation

Banquet Sept. 12th. Contact the district office for banquet tickets….

The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the 70th Annual Banquet & Election on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Nazareth Hall, Grand Rapids.

Doors open at 5:30 PM with voting for two supervisors 5:30—6:30 PM. Dinner served at 6:00 PM. The guest speaker is Ryan Wichman, Meteorologist with WTOL11.  Ryan hails from Wood County and has a passion for all things weather and the outdoors. The banquet includes the recognition of Randy Gardner for his efforts in maintaining a positive relationship with the agricultural community and conservationists as the legislators and residents work to improve the quality of our local natural resources. 

The first county-wide Ag-Venture self-driving farm tour held September 2018 welcomed over 1,700 visits to local Wood County farms and ag-businesses.  The Wood SWCD supervisors and staff will recognize the seven stop-hosts who opened their barn doors and ag-businesses to educated and entertain the public on local agriculture.  Thank you to Vetter Family Farms, Hirzel Canning Company, Luckey Farmers, Inc., Moser Farms, Pioneer Seed, Schooner Farms, and Black Swamp Ag, Inc.

As the evening concludes, the results of the election of Board will be announced. Two supervisors will be elected to serve a three year term. Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit* of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot. Absentee ballots can be requested by mail or by visiting the district office at 1616 E. Wooster St. Suite 32 Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Contact the district office for banquet tickets. Tickets for the adult banquet are $20 each. Children’s tickets are $10. A ticket is not required for voting.

Visit the district website at www.woodswcd.com or Facebook for additional information on the candidates for the Wood SWCD Board of Supervisors.