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Published: Sunday, 10/9/2005

BGSU trustees approve plan to buy state building

BOWLING GREEN - The Bowling Green State University board of trustees, in a three-minute-long special meeting yesterday, gave the administration authority to buy property at 400 East Poe Rd. owned by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The property includes an 11,600-square-foot office building on a 1.48-acre plot and a 60-vehicle parking lot. The parcel is no longer used by Job and Family Services.

The trustees' resolution is contingent on the price not exceeding $900,000, and completion of a feasibility study. The trustees said that money for the purchase has to come from a 2004 bond that was issued for property acquisitions.

University officials have discussed relocating offices there that don't need to be centrally located, freeing up space on the main campus, said Teri Sharp, a BGSU spokesman.

A Toledo man was killed yesterday in a single-vehicle crash on Hull Prairie Road near Roachton Road in Perrysburg Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Joshua L. Marquis, 30, of 5802 Thunder Hollow Drive, was pronounced dead in St. Luke's Hospital.

His pickup was southbound on Hull Prairie shortly after 2 a.m. when it went off the right side of the road and struck a bridge, troopers at the patrol's Walbridge post said.

Mr. Marquis was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

LIMA, Ohio - A man was shot to death yesterday in front of the Bali Night Club, police said.

His name was being withheld pending notification of relatives.

The shooting occurred at

2:30 a.m. while about 30 people were in the general vicinity of the nightclub. However, investigators were having trouble getting witnesses to come forward, police said.

A motive for the shooting has not yet been established, they added.

One man was hurt and another was arrested yesterday as a result of a dispute at the Carriage Inn Bar in Perrysburg, authorities said.

Michael N. Poole, 21, of 1090 Mulberry St., Perrysburg, initially was treated in St. Luke's Hospital.

He was transferred to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, where he was in serious condition yesterday.

Mr. Poole was struck on the head with a pool stick shortly after midnight during an argument inside the bar at 122 West South Boundary St., police said.

William L. Zehnpfennig, 40, of Cherry Lane, Waterville, who was arrested at his home about 11 hours after the incident, was charged with felonious assault.

Mr. Zehnpfennig was released on his own recognizance pending arraignment Tuesday in Perrysburg Municipal Court.

An East Toledo man was stabbed yesterday in the Brand Whitlock Homes by a woman who later was taken into custody, police said.

Vaughn Johnson, 23, was treated in Toledo Hospital following the stabbing about

2:30 a.m. at 241 Brand Whitlock Homes.

Rubye L. Dula, 41, of 423 Boston Place, was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, police said.

A South Toledo sandwich shop was robbed at knifepoint Friday night, police said.

A man pulled a knife on a clerk about 7:50 p.m. at Blimpie, 5318 Heatherdowns Blvd., and fled after grabbing money from a cash register drawer, police said.

Seaman Road between Wheeling Street and Whittlesey Avenue in Oregon will be closed for two weeks beginning tomorrow for bridge rehabilitation.

The following detours will be posted:

w●Wheeling from Seaman to Starr Avenue.

w● Starr from Wheeling to Berlin Avenue.

w● Berlin from Starr to Seaman.



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