Category Archives: WellAware

Child Passenger Safety Seat Awareness Week


September 13-192015 is Child Passenger Safety Seat Awareness week. In Wood County, there were no fatalities involving children under the age of 13 in calendar year 2014. Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers. Car seats are most effective when installed properly in your vehicle and used correctly.

It is essential for parents to make sure their child safety equipment in their vehicles is current with state and federal regulations and is installed properly. Residents of Wood County are encouraged to contact either Wood County Hospital or Safe Kids of Greater Toledo to schedule a car seat inspection.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Thayer Chevrolet is hosting a Child Safety Seat Checkup Event starting at 10:00 am. Call Safe Kids of Greater Toledo at 419-219-5993 to schedule an appointment. You can also call Wood County Hospital Obstetrics Department at 419-354-8900 to schedule an appointment at any time.

For More Information:

  • Jerrod Savidge, 419-352-2481
  • Safe Communities Coordinator, Sandy Wiechman
    419-372-9353 or

Truth Campaign To Put Out More Than Just Cigarettes

The American Legacy Foundation has launched another Truth campaign to combat Big Tobacco in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The anti-smoking youth campaign is for the first time tackling social smoking, hookahs and flavored cigarillos in its marketing efforts as smoking habits among young adults shift away from traditional cigarettes.”  The campaign debuted a new spot called “It’s A Trap” during MTV’s Video Music Awards and also released another advertisement called “Finishers 2.0”, which can be seen below, during the Teen Choice Awards in April.

According to Wall Street Journal, the campaign “leverages social media star power and popular memes to highlight the dangers of light or intermittent smoking — say smoking a cigarette or two only during parties. A study published earlier this year in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that 25% of adolescents believe smoking on an intermittent basis poses little to no harm.”

The advertisement below is one of four that is being shown around on Bowling Green State University’s campus. With the Clean-Air Policy in place at BGSU since 2012, this will be another step in the right direction to end it with tobacco.

Free As You Are Classes

Join fellow Yoga enthusiasts in one, or several, of these FREE CLASSES or you can follow along from the comfort of home with Yoga As You Are Instructional Videos. Breathe deep and enjoy! Registration not required.

Take a short stress relieving break and participate in one of these free classes. This low-impact class includes gentle stretches, balance and breathing as well as movements designed to increase range of motion in joints and relieve tension. Lastly, enjoy 5 minutes of Mindful Meditation at the end of each class. Come as you are – all that’s needed is a yoga mat or a towel.

Yoga As You Are – September 14 – December 7 | Mondays 12:10 – 12:50 | Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall
Sessions are facilitated by Caroline Dawson, Certified Mindfullness and Yoga Instructor with over 18 years of Yoga and Meditation experience.

Faculty/Staff Tai Chi – September 16 – December 9 | Wednesdays 12:10 – 12:50 PM
Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 314
Exceptions: No class on September 30, November 11, and November 25
Class on 10/21 is in BTSU Room 318
Class on 12/2 is in BTSU Room 316
Facilitated by David Cunningham, certified specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning

Forrest Creason Golf Course Welcomes Students

Forrest Creason Golf Course would like to welcome all students to Bowling Green State University with some great student specials!

– One FREE round of golf for all incoming Freshmen
– One FREE golf cart rental for all returning students

These offers are valid through September 4, 2015.
BGSU Student ID must be presented at the Club House.

Call for Tee Times: 419.372.2674
Book Online

For More Information:
Kurt Thomas, Director of Golf