Category: Media Releases
City Council passed legislation at the August 1 City Council meeting updating Chapter 94 of the Bowling Green Codified Ordinances, which covers garbage and litter laws within the City. These changes were made by Council to help keep Bowling Green neighborhoods appealing and healthy as well as improving the efficiency of refuse/recycling collection. Some of these changes include:
- container lids shall be closed at all times.
- all containers shall be set at the curb with the lid opening facing the street with the lid fully closed, and all containers shall be removed from the right-of-way by 7:00 am the day following collection.
- on non-collection days, all refuse and recycling containers – including dumpsters – whether City or privately owned, shall be stored within an enclosed area or in the side or rear yard of the premises adjacent to the structure with the lid closed.
The purpose of requiring container lids to be closed at all times is to help prevent the breaking of the lid during the collection process. If the lid is open or the container is facing the wrong way at the curb, the lid can break. Also, if the lid is open during non-collection days or at the curb, the chances increase that the garbage within the container will fall out becoming loose litter. These changes will go in to effect on August 31st.
Call Public Works at 419-354-6227 or the Mayor/Municipal Administrator’s Office at 419-354-6204 for questions.
The link below contains the entire chapter with changes:
The Boy Scouts annual half marathon will take place in Bowling Green on September 3. 2016. The run will begin at 7:30 AM from the Wood County Fairgrounds. The route will be as follows:
- West on Poe Rd.
- North on Haskins Rd.
- East on West Newton Rd.
- South on Fairview Ave.
- East on Poe Rd.
- South on Main St.
- West on Sandridge Rd. to the Slippery Elm Trail
- Exit the Slippery Elm Trail onto W. Gypsy Lane Rd.
- West onto Sandridge Rd.
- North on Wintergarden Rd.
- West on Pine Valley Dr. through the Stone Ridge subdivision exiting on to Mitchell Rd.
- North on Mitchell Rd.
- East on Conneaut Ave.
- North on Fairview Ave.
- West on Poe Rd.
- North on Village Dr. through the Village subdivision exiting into the Fairgrounds
While runners are present on each road traffic will be affected and traffic patterns may be altered.
The Bowling Green Police Division will provide Liquor Establish Employee Training (LEET) on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 PM. The training will cover State of Ohio and Bowling Green liquor laws, civil liability, and fake ID recognition. Employees and management staff of local businesses (bars and retail outlets) that sell alcoholic beverages are encouraged to attend. This training will take place at the Bowling Green Police Division’s Training Room at 175 W. Wooster St. Please contact Detective Andy Mulinix at (419) 352-1131 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event. Pre-registration is not required. The session is free and attendees will receive certificates upon completion.
The Bowling Green Police Division is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain accreditation by verifying the agency meets professional standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with internationally accepted best practices and standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at the public information session on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. The session will be conducted at the Simpson Garden Park Building, 1291 Conneaut Avenue. The session will conclude when everyone that has signed in has had an opportunity to speak.
Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (419) 353-7459 on Tuesday July 26, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to ten (10) minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Bowling Green Police Division , 175 W. Wooster Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Local contact is Accreditation Manager Lt. Daniel Mancuso at (419) 352-1131.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Bowling Green Police Division’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
Public Information Session
July 26th @ 5:30 P.M.
Phone in Session
July 26th from 1:00P.M.-3:00 P.M.
Bowling Green Police Division Seeks Assistance in Identification of Suspect Passing Counterfeit Money
The Bowling Green Police Division is currently investigating the passing of multiple counterfeit 100-dollar bills within the City at multiple locations. Two counterfeit 100-dollar bills were passed on 7/5/2016 at Sally’s Beauty Supplies in Bowling Green by a black female, looking to be in her mid 20’s. The same female also attempted to pass three counterfeit 100-dollar bills at Staples in Bowling Green around the same time, but ran from the store when employees questioned the bills. The Bowling Green Police Division is looking to identify this female as well as looking for any information related to these incidents. If you have any information please contact the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-1131 or Wood County Crime Stoppers at 419-352-0077.
Beginning Friday, July 8th, parking will be restricted in City Lot 2. The repaving project is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete and during that time, sections of the lot will be closed. Parking permit holders for City Lot 2 will be permitted to park at 10 hour meters at any of the other metered city lots during this time. Thank you for your cooperation!
The Bowling Green Police Division is seeking assistance in identifying suspects in an assault on 4/24/2016 at approximately 0200 hours. The victim was standing on the sidewalk in the 100 block of N. Main when four subjects began yelling at the victim. A black male suspect (5’10’’ to 6’’ tall, approximately 260 to 300 lbs, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, which read “I Love Loud”) then struck the victim twice in the face. The black male suspect was with a white female suspect (5’03” to 5’06” tall, approximately 150 -170 lbs, wearing a white shirt and a green hat). The other subjects shown in the photographs are associates of the male and female suspects.
If you have any information related to this crime, please contact BGPD or Detective Andy Mulinix at 419-352-1131 or Wood County Crime Stoppers 419-352-0077. You may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to a conviction.
Dawn Glanz, a professor of Art History at Bowling Green State University, wife of Robert A. Brown of Toledo, OH, and stepmother to Josh Brown of Sylvania, OH, died at her home on Kensington Blvd. in Bowling Green, OH on May 9, 2013.
In December 2013, her death was ruled a homicide by the Wood County Coroner. (“Sharp Force Injury of the Scalp” – “Stabbed By Assailant”)
We wish to remind the public of her death and the fact that as of now, in spite of the ongoing efforts of the Bowling Green Police Department and its investigative services, for which we are thankful, no one has been held accountable.
If you saw or heard anything, no matter how small it may seem, or have any information as to what may have happened at Dawn’s home on the night of May 8, 2013 or the early morning of May 9, 2013, we would appreciate it if you would contact the Bowling Green Police Division at (419) 352-2571 or call CRIME STOPPERS at (419) 352-0077.
Even a very small piece is needed to complete a puzzle. Do you have one of the missing pieces?