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Armed robbery

        On December 30, at approximately 11:19 p.m., officers from the Northwood Police Department responded to the Ameristop carryout, 395 East Andrus, Rd. on a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon officers’ arrival, they learned that an Hispanic male, described by a witness as in his early 30’s, 5’4” tall, 140-160 lbs. wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, dark brown Carhardt type jacket, grey watch cap with a black stripe, had just robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money.

        The witness told police that the male suspect produced a knife and threatened to stab her if she did not comply. The suspect fled on foot north on Tracy Road towards Toledo. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is urged to contact the Northwood Police Department at (419) 691-5053.

Winter hours announced

        The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will be closed Mondays in January, February and March.

        Monday hours will resume in April.

        For info, call 419-332-2081, or visit

Sunday Open Swims

        Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools has announced new times for Sunday Fun Open Swims at the Oak Harbor High School Pool.

        Swims are open to B-C-S students, families and community members Sundays in January, February and March from 2-4 p.m. Racquetball courts will also be open to adults during these times.

        Pool admission is $2 for adults and $1 for B-C-S students. Racquetball courts will be open to adults only for an additional charge of $2 (limit four per court). A lifeguard and site director will be on site to ensure safety.  

        Sunday Fun will be cancelled if Ottawa County is on a Level Two or Level Three Emergency as announced by the Ottawa County Sheriff.

        Call the B-C-S Board of Education office at 419-898-6210 if you have any questions.

Avoid firewood fraud

        Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich is offering tips to avoid fraud when purchasing firewood this winter season.

        The Weights and Measures Division of the Auditor’s Office ensures that products meet claims for actual weights and volumes, which includes the enforcement of Ohio’s laws defining units of measurement for firewood sales. Oestreich offers these tips to consider before making purchases:




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