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Commercial Vehicle Crash Statistics Released

PRESS RELEASE – July 2, 2015

Wood County Safe Communities announced today that there have been 6 fatal crashes this year to date, an increase of 2 from this time last year. Statistics relating to commercial vehicle accidents and fatalities within Wood County from 2014 in comparison to 2013 were also released.

In 2014, there were 602 total crashes involving commercial vehicles in Wood County, accounting for 10.02% of the total accidents in the county. This is up from 2013 where 400 total commercial vehicle crashes were reported, representing 7.94% of the total accidents in the jurisdiction. In 2014, 486 crashes involved trucks, 278 (57.2%) of which were caused by truck drivers. In 2013, 305 crashes involved trucks, 174 (57.0%) of which were caused by the truck driver.

Wood County Safe Communities encourages all motor vehicle operators, including commercial vehicle operators, to refrain from distracted driving including texting, using social media, consuming food and beverage, applying health and beauty products, and other activities while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. In addition, Wood County Safe Communities urges all motorists to use extreme caution and best safety practices at all times to ensure the safety of self and others.

For More Information:

  • Jerrod Savidge, 419-352-2481
  • Safe Communities Coordinator, Sandy Wiechman
    419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu

Safe Communities Press Release

June 30, 3015

The Fourth of July is one of America’s favorite holidays. And why not? Families and friends gather to celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, picnics, and fireworks. Yet, there is a dark side to this national holiday. If the celebration includes alcohol, a family or neighborhood gathering can quickly go from festive to fatal if choosing to drive after drinking. Statistics for Wood County for past Fourth of July holidays show an increase in alcohol related crashes. In 2013 there were 11 crashes over the 2 day holiday period with 2 injuries, luckily with NO alcohol related crashes. In 2014, 7% of the total 18 crashes during the 4 day period were alcohol related, with 3 reported injuries.

This Fourth of July, show your patriotism by helping to make Wood County roads safer for everyone. Remember to always have alternate transportation arranged if alcohol consumption is part of your holiday plan. Call a friend, a family member, or a cab.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It’s as simple as that.

For More Information:

  • Lt. Jerrod Savidge | 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman | Safe Communities Coordinator
    419-372-9353 – swiechm@bgsu.edu

Women on Weights – New workshop begins July 6

Interested in receiving individualized attention from a personal trainer while having fun in a small-group setting?  Receive support and guidance to start or sustain an active lifestyle by registering for the Women on Weights workshop at the Student Recreation Center.

This progressive 10-class workshop includes strength training circuits to increase strength and cardiovascular endurance. Enjoy using a variety of equipment such as free weights, BOSU, stability balls, TRX, and resistance bands. Exercise modifications are available making it appropriate for beginners and all fitness levels. Class is limited to 10 participants.

July 6 – August 5: Classes are available in the SRC Multipurpose Room on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:15 PM.  *Try a free class on Wednesday, July 1 at 5:30 PM!

To participate, register at the SRC Welcome Desk. The 10-class workshop fee is only $30 for students/SRC members and $40 for faculty/staff/retirees.

Questions on Falcon Fitness programs?  Contact Kali, Fitness Graduate Assistant at kalim@bgsu.edu

Group Fitness: New Schedule Begins June 29

Group X Summer Session 2: June 29 – August 7
Shape up this summer with motivating fitness classes at the Student Recreation Center! Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to participate in a variety of group exercise classes during the second summer session: June 29 – August 7. Try the new Barre class for a great fusion of dance, Pilates and Yoga or cool off with low-impact aqua classes. Improve strength and endurance with classes such as Barbell Strength, Cardio Core Circuits, TRX circuits and HIIT Express and enjoy favorites such as Zumba, Cycle, PiYo and Yoga. View web for full schedule and details: http://www.bgsu.edu/recwell/falcon-fitness/groupx.html

Attend unlimited classes by purchasing a pass for a small fee at the Student Recreation Center Welcome desk. Purchase of an SRC membership is not required and daily Group X passes are also available. For More Information:
Kali Morgenstern, Fitness Graduate Assistant | Recreation and Wellness
Division of Student Affairs
419-372-2348
kalim@bgsu.edu

Experience Barre!
We are very excited to pilot a new class, Barre, that will be offered this Fall. Barre utilizes a fusion of dance, Pilates and Yoga to focus on isolating specific muscle groups and elevating the heart rate for a total body workout. This 45-minute class utilizes a ballet barre, light hand weights, resistance bands, a ball and the Pilates ring for added strength training. No previous dance experience required. Minimalist socks or bare feet are suggested.

Starting June 29, classes will occur on the SRC main level in the stretching/core area on Mondays from 4:30 – 5:15 PM and on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:15 PM. Due to space, class is limited to a small group of participants. Get there early – it is first-come, first-serve.

WellAware Updates

It’s June, which means it’s time to celebrate National Fruits and Veggies Month! J With so many great fruits and veggies in season, it’s the perfect time to increase consumption of these nutritional powerhouses. And what better way to do that, than with our annual Strive for FIVE challenge.The popular nutrition and physical activity challenge is back this summer!  Strive for FIVE is a free 6-week challenge that runs June 22 – August 2 and provides accountability and support to move more, eat well and stress less.

It is a self-guided program, but participants have opportunities to participate in weekly activities such as free recipe samplings, activity sessions, individual fitness coaching sessions with a personal trainer, and nutrition consults. Plus the chance to win weekly giveaways of fresh, organic produce! Faculty and staff can register as an individual or as part of a team.  Click HERE to register. Don’t delay, registration deadline is this Friday, June 19.

Free classes at Student Recreation Center

Now through August 6, BGSU Faculty/Staff can participate in the following 2 classes for free:
Cardio Tone – Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:15 PM, Student Recreation Center Studio B.\
Zumba® – Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:15 PM, Student Recreation Center Studio B.
A mixture of cardio, total body toning, and upbeat Latin dance music.

Pre-registration for the fitness classes is required. Click HERE to register! Family and friends (over the age of 16) can participate in the classes with you by purchasing a Group X pass at the SRC Welcome Desk.

 NEW! Faculty/Staff Recess Breaks: Free classes in Eppler South Gym

Classes are available now until August 6. Take a mid-day break and add “play” back into your day by participating in Recess Breaks in the Eppler South Gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 – 12:50 PM. Recess Breaks are facilitated by certified trainers and include fun ways to be active while incorporating cardiovascular, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Register in advance HERE or just arrive to class a few minutes early and register onsite. For comfort and safety, it is recommended to change into tennis shoes and exercise clothes.

Women on Weights – New workshop begins July 6

Interested in receiving individualized attention from a personal trainer while having fun in a small-group setting?  Receive support and guidance to start or sustain an active lifestyle by registering for the Women on Weights workshop at the Student Recreation Center. This progressive 10-class workshop includes strength training circuits to increase strength and cardiovascular endurance. Enjoy using a variety of equipment such as free weights, BOSU, stability balls, TRX, and resistance bands. Exercise modifications are available making it appropriate for beginners and all fitness levels. Class is limited to 10 participants.

July 6 – August 5: Classes are available in the SRC Multipurpose Room on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:15 PM.  *Try a free class on Wednesday, July 1 at 5:30 PM! Register at the SRC Welcome Desk. The 10-class workshop fee is only $30 for students/SRC members and $40 for faculty/staff/retirees.

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