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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Bowling Green Receives Auditor of State Award

Auditor of State Keith Faber has announced that Bowling Green has received the Auditor of State Award for a clean audit report.

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Introduction to Historic Preservation Tax Credits Presentation

Have you ever thought about improving your historic building? Want to learn how to renovate your historic building and save some money in the process? The Bowling Green Historic Preservation Commission invites the community to an Introduction to Historic ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Historic Building of the Month - January

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Many may not be aware that there was an opera house, first named the Hankey-Taber Opera House (also called the BG Opera House), that once stood at the site of 165 South Main Street (McKenzie’s ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

1850s Fire Trumpet Returns Home to The Bowling Green Fire Division

One of the age-old tools for first responders is their ability to communicate reliably in emergencies. Before the conveniences of technology, fire engineers and officers would use “speaking trumpets” to amplify their voices over the noise and commotion of...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Homeownership Assistance Program Funds Available Now!

Purchasing an affordable home may be out of reach for some Bowling Green residents at lower income levels. A CDBG-funded program, however, can help with this issue. 

The City’s Direct Homeownership Assistance Program makes affordable hom...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Communications Utilities to Continue Ongoing Work in City

Communications companies, including Frontier, Spectrum, Buckeye, etc., continue to work throughout the City to install conduits, wires, and other necessary service upgrades.  All are considered a “utility” and can legally oper...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Governor DeWine Announces New Powder Formula Manufacturing Facility in Bowling Green

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December 15, 2022

Governor DeWine Announces New Powder Formula Manufacturing Facility in Bowling Green 

$536 million facility expected to generate 450 permanent new jobs in northwest Ohio

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Haskins Road Closure to Begin December 5th

Beginning Monday, December 5, Haskins Road will be closed to all through traffic between Wooster and Wallace to accommodate the installation of the new water main.  This closure is expected to last three weeks.  South-bound traffic will ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

B.G. Transit ending free rides for COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters

Free B.G. Transit rides to and from COVID vaccination sites will end on December 24, 2022, and fares will return to the established rates. For information about reduced fare rates, call 419-354-6203 or view the B.G. Transit webpage.  To schedule ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Bowling Green Electric Division Receives Recognition

The City of Bowling Green was honored for achievements throughout the past year during the 2022 American Municipal Power (AMP) Annual Conference.

The Bowling Green Electric Division received an AMP Safety Award—Transmission and Distribution in re...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

City of Bowling Green Natural Gas Aggregation Program Update

The City of Bowling Green has selected IGS Energy of Dublin, Ohio as the supplier of natural gas to participants in its Natural Gas Aggregation Program.  Columbia Gas Ohio (COH) customers will automatically be enrolled in the Bowling Green Natura...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

West Wooster Water & Sewer Improvement Project Scheduled to Begin September 19th

The West Wooster Water & Sewer Improvement project is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 19th.  This project will involve the replacement of water and sewer mains along West Wooster Street from Church to Haskins and along Haskins from W....

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Downtown Forward Announcement and Kickoff

The City of Bowling Green, the Center for Regional Development (CRD), and Bowling Green State University (BGSU) are hosting a press conference to announce Downtown Forward, a collaborative initiative to enhance placemaking in downtown Bowling Green. The D...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Bowling Green to Receive $1.2 Million to Construct Shared Use Path

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Dr. Jack Marchbanks announced last week that ODOT will invest $51 million into new traffic safety improvement projects to specifically address an increase in pedestrian-involved traffic crashes and fatal r...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

AMP's WattPlan Tool

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With 40% of the City's electricity being produced from renewable resources, you can feel good about plugging in. If you are considering an EV, use AMP’s WattPlan tool to provide valuable information and help you make an informed decision.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Mayor Aspacher and Chief of Police Hetrick Joint Statement

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Chief Hetrick and I are deeply concerned with recent incidents within our downtown.  We met with local bar owners who share this concern and we collectively have made plans to address these current safety issues.  The resounding sentimen...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

New Website Launched!

For the past several months, Bowling Green has been partnering with CivicPlus and the Bowling Green Economic Development Office to redesign the City’s website to better serve and promote the community. The refreshed site went live on Tuesday, Ju...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

City of Bowling Green Encourages Non-Profit Organizations to Apply for Grant Funding

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Bowling Green City Council has allocated $500,000 of federal ARPA funds to be used by non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID pandemic.  Non-profit organizations, whose clientele are Bowling Green residents most negatively impacted by COVI...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Zoning Code Update

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The City is working with ZoneCo to update the Zoning Code, which was originally adopted in 1975 with text amendments over the years as needed.

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Snow Streets & Snow Emergencies

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Snow streets are designated throughout Bowling Green and are marked with blue and white signs. Vehicles parked on a snow street must be removed within 2 hours after a Snow Emergency is declared.

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Bowling Green Declares Snow Emergency

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A snow emergency for the City of Bowling Green has been declared. This snow emergency is effective 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023.  

Vehicles must be moved off designated snow streets and from cul-de-sacs within two (2) hours of this em...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Downtown Bowling Green DORA Expands

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The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in Downtown Bowling Green has been approved for expansion.  The following changes are now in place:

    Expanded Footprint:  Original area expanded on Sou...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities Implements More Advanced Electronic Bill Pay Service

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Bowling Green Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the launch of its new online billing and payment service through Invoice Cloud, offering customers greater flexibility to view and pay their utility bills online.  Additionally, customers w...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: June 12, 2021

Food Waste Drop Off

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To help reduce the amount of food waste being sent to landfills, the City of Bowling Green has a Food Waste Drop Off.

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Brown Bag Music Series Returns

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The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department and the BGSU College of Musical Arts are pleased to announce the return of the Brown Bag Music Series, a free Friday musical performance series at the Simpson Building this Winter and Spring. Retur...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

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The Bowling Green Police Division utilizes the Roker Parking Solution to increase efficiencies with parking enforcement and allow for online services.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Tips for Reducing Utility Bills During Colder Months

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Colder temperatures can lead to an increase in your utility bill. Whether heating your home with electric or gas, your appliances will be working overtime to keep your residence warm when temperatures drop.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

2021 Consumer Confidence Report

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The city publishes and distributes an annual water quality brochure that explains a variety of water quality and health related issues concerning the cities water supply.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Spring Nature Stewards Program

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Sign up to help to care for the park! Along the way we will see and learn about the plants and wildlife we are helping. Activities include seed collecting, planting of seeds and transplants, removal of weeds and trail maintenance. Activities may be cancel...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Young Ones and Companions Returns

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Bring your young nature lover out for a visit to the nature preserve! This program includes a story, a short nature hike, a snack, and a craft. Topics for this fall include foxes, spiders, trees, and winter. For preschool children ages 3 to 5 and their ad...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Parking Enforcement Upgrades to Begin January 19, 2023

Beginning January 19, 2023, the Bowling Green Police Division will begin utilizing the Roker Parking Solution to increase efficiencies with parking enforcement and allow for online payment of parking fines.  Because of these upgrades, parking tic...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE ARREST MAN FOR AGGRAVATED ARSON

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On November 30th, 2021 at approximately 11:50pm, officers were dispatched to City Lot 2 for a report of a fire.  Officers arrived and located numerous cardboard boxes and a pallet on fire in front of a rear stairway at 163 South Main Street. &...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATE THEFT FROM CITY PAYMENT DROP BOX

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On November 30th, 2021, the Bowling Green Police were notified of a theft from the City of Bowling Green payment drop box located at the City Administrative Services Building, 304 North Church Street.  The subject forced entry into the box and re...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE ARREST MAN FOR MULTIPLE WEAPONS CHARGES

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On November 7th, 2021 at approximately 12:33am, a staff member at Liquid Bar (238 North Main Street) flagged down a BGPD officer who was on foot patrol about a man inside the bar with a firearm.  Multiple officers entered the bar and located the ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT

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At 11:31 am, the Bowling Green Police Division received a report of a domestic violence incident that occurred at 837 Hamilton Ct.  Officers received information that on 10/14/2021 the suspect, Matthew Purdy (30 yrs old, from Bowling Green) point...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Mayor Aspacher and Chief of Police Hetrick Joint Statement

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Chief Hetrick and I are deeply concerned with recent incidents within our downtown.  We met with local bar owners who share this concern and we collectively have made plans to address these current safety issues.  The resounding sentimen...

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Posted on: October 3, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING

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On October 2nd, 2021 at 11:43pm the Bowling Green Police Division responded to the area of 238 North Main regarding shots fired.  Officers arrived in the area and located Dalin Morris (21 years of age, Toledo, OH)  in a nearby parking lo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE DIVISION TO HOST CITIZEN OUTREACH PROGRAM

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The Citizen Outreach Program (COP) is designed to bring the community and police together in a learning environment.  Citizens will have an internal look at the Bowling Green Police Division’s operation, training, and be able to connect with Divi...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE DIVISION INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY

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The Bowling Green Police Division is investigating an armed robbery which took place on August 12, 2021 at approximately 3:57 am at the Hampton Inn, 141 Campbell Hill Road.  The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a black sweatshirt an...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE CONTINUE INVESTIGATING ASSAULT THAT OCCURRED IN 100 BLOCK OF EAST WOOSTER

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The Bowling Green Police Division continues to investigate an assault that occurred on July 31st, 2021.  Follow this link to view video of the incident. The Police Division is looking to identify multiple subjects from the incident and asks for y...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE RESPOND TO FIGHT IN THE 100 BLOCK OF N. MAIN STREET

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On August 1st, 2021 at approximately 0149 hours, the Bowling Green Police Division had officers in the 100 block of N. Main Street monitoring a large crowd when a fight between approximately 6 to 8 individuals began.   Due to the size of the figh...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATING ASSAULT THAT OCCURRED IN 100 BLOCK OF EAST WOOSTER

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On July 31, 2021 at 1:19AM, the Bowling Green Police Division responded to the 100 block of East Wooster Street regarding an assault that occurred.  The victim reported that he was assaulted by a large group of males.  The victim sustain...

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Posted on: July 5, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE RESPOND TO UNRESPONSIVE FEMALE

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On July 5, 2021 at 5:08 am the Bowling Green Police Division responded to 204 Clay Street regarding a female not breathing.  The Bowling Green Fire Department responded to the scene, the female was deceased.  Bowling Green Police Detecti...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE RESPONDS TO THEFT OF LUG NUTS

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Residents are encouraged to inspect their vehicles prior to driving to ensure the vehicle can be safely operated.

The Bowling Green Police Division ask that citizens report any and all suspicious activity that they observe.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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