News from BG: April 26, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council is scheduled to meet May 1 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet May 3 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet May 5 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber.

State of the City Address – April 27

Join Mayor Richard Edwards for the 2017 State of the City Address on Thursday, April 27 at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.  The doors will open at 7:30 am and the program will begin at 8:00 am.  Mayor Edwards will be joined by City Councilman Bruce Jeffers, Bowling Green City Schools Superintendent Francis Scruci, and Bowling Green State University President Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey during the program.

Arbor Day Celebration – May 5

An Arbor Day celebration is scheduled on Friday, May 5th at Crim Elementary, 1020 Scott Hamilton Avenue, between 1:30 and 2:30 PM.  During the event, a proclamation will be presented by Mayor Edwards and 5th grade students from Crim Elementary will display posters of their “Favorite Tree in Bowling Green”.  The Bowling Green Tree Commission will give awards to the students creating the top posters with the winning posters being displayed at the school and at the City Building.  Students will also help plant a honeylocust tree on the school’s grounds.

Bowling Green has a history of strong commitment to its trees. The City has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for 37 years. Additionally, BG has received the Growth Award 22 times for enhancing its tree program which is the most in Ohio.

Fraud Alert – BGPD is NOT soliciting funds for Police Foundation

The Bowling Green Police Division received information regarding individuals calling area residents requesting money for the “BG Police Foundation.” The name Kirk Cowan will appear on the caller ID. Cowan is an employee of the police division; however, he is not making these calls. There are no police division employees calling residents to solicit money. Residents should not provide any information to these individuals.

Visit the BGPD website for more information.