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Wood County
State of the county address set for Tuesday
Wood County Commissioners James Carter, Tim Brown, and Alvin Perkins will present the annual state of the county address March 15 at 8 a.m. in the Courthouse Complex Atrium in Bowling Green.

The commissioners will give their perspectives on the important events that occurred in the county during 2010, as well as goals for 2011.

The event is sponsored by the Business Council of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and the Wood County Economic Development Commission. Coffee and light refreshments will be served at 7:30 a.m.

To make reservations contact the Chamber office at 419 353-7945 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by March 14.


Training in Wood County
The 2011 full day training sessions for Wood County’s No Wrong Door program have been announced. The first session is scheduled for  March 22 and a repeat session will be held March 30.

The sessions will be from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. and will be held in the conference room at Ohio State University Extension-Wood County, 639 South Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.

No Wrong Door is a subcommittee of the Wood County Family and Children First Council, and has twenty sponsoring agencies. These trainings have been held in Wood County for nine years, with more than 900 people completing the program.

The program provide current information to employees and volunteers of various county agencies, government offices, churches, food pantries, shelters,schools, and service organizations, who assist individuals and families in need of help during times of crisis.

Trainers will be Nadine Musser, Staff Development Coordinator for Wood County Board of MR/DD;  Erin Hachtel, Director of Ministries and Outreach, First United Methodist Church of Bowling Green, and formerly of the Wood County American Red Cross; and Shannon Fisher, Wood County Job and Family Services Department.

The registration fee , which includes all resource materials, as well as lunch and refreshments, is being underwritten by the Family and Children First Council of Wood County this year. Advance registration is required, through Ohio State University Extension-Wood County.

For information, or to register call 419 354-9050.

A few seats for each of the sessions remain. Seating is limited.


Woodmore forum 
The Woodmore school board will hold its second public forum March 21 from 7-8 p.m. at the elementary school auditorium.

The agenda will include district budget projections and how they will be affected by the state budget.

John Fernbaugh, superintendent, said the board will also identify what spending cuts will be implemented if a May levy issue passes or fails.

The board’s next meeting will be held March 15 at the high school library at 5:30 p.m.

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