The Wood County Board of Commissioners will recognize 2010 Spirit of Wood County Award recipients at a special ceremony at 2 p.m. on June 13. The ceremony will be held at the Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green.
Scheduled to receive awards are: Harold Bower of North Baltimore; Mary K. Williams of Portage; Bernard Murphy of Perrysburg; Richard Edwards, Edie Olds, and Jayne Roth of Bowling Green. Former Bowling Green resident Raymond Fischer is also scheduled for recognition.
The awards, presented in conjunction with Wood County Heritage Days, are awarded to county residents who show qualities in bettering Wood County as a whole. The categories include: Agricultural Leadership, Education for Civic Responsibility, Industrial/Economic Development, Liberty Through Law/Human Freedom, Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Award, Religion and Liberty, and Self-Government.
The commissioners have been honoring citizens since 1987.
Afghan duty alert
The Ohio National Guard has received an alert order for possible mobilization of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan in the summer of 2011.
Approximately 340 soldiers of the 148th Infantry Company A in Walbridge and 140 soldiers from Company B in Bowling Green could be included in the mobilization.
Soldiers from both companies have previously served in Iraq.
The Ohio Adjutant General’s office said the Defense Department will likely issue a more detailed mobilization order in about six months.
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host his America Speaking Out town hall event June 7 at 7 p.m. at Terry Community College.
The event will be held in conference room 101 of Building B. The college is located at 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.
The congressman will seek input on policy items from constituents.
Ideas can also be submitted at the website: americaspeakingout.com.
Chips are up
A program of providing free wood chips for Lake Township residents has become so popular that the township trustees last week amended the program, limiting two pick-up truck loads of chips per household during the fall/spring season.
The chips had been distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and there have been some residents wanting to take all of them, the trustees said.