The Priceless Pancake crew served more than 100 meals on their 5th anniversary at First United Presbyterian Church in Pemberville, Ohio. Pancakes are free of charge to all on the last Saturday of every month.
Pictured From left to right: Tom Bowlus (chief flipper), Larry Tussing (Chief Operating Officer), Ted Bowlus (Specialty Pancake Chef), and Tom Swartz (Quality Control Engineer).
Not pictured are Pastor Jim Miller, Larry the Deliverer (not from Deliverance), Jim and Rose Jones, Dave and Ruth Wigent, and of course Shelly, Sheila, and Sherry, the CEOs.
Unfortunately, Ohio has the distinction of having one of the nation’s highest rates of opiate deaths, with 4,139 dying of overdoses in 2016–an average of 11.3 people a day. Wood County has not been immune to the Ohio Opioid Epidemic. In 2016 there were at least 16 opiate overdose deaths in Wood County.
Commissioner Ted Bowlus is working as a member of the Wood County Opiate Task Force, which has helped to develop an Addiction Response Collaborative program (ARC). The ARC is a multi-pronged approach to battling Wood County’s opioid crisis. It is a hybrid form of the Drug Abuse Response Team (DART), which is currently implemented in Lucas County, Ohio. The intent of ARC is to obtain treatment for overdose victims and other drug offenders. With certain offenders, the program can be implemented instead of placing offenders into the traditional court system.
In order to implement the program, ARC has been placed under the umbrella of Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson’s office. Prosecutor Dobson has designated a Coordinator, Belinda Brooks, who is responsible for following up with cases and keeping records. Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylysyn has also designated a Deputy, Ryan Richards, who is assigned to cases from the perspective of law enforcement.
The Wood County Opiate Task Force is working on the narcotic epidemic from many different angles, including education, drug awareness and prevention, and advocating for legislative changes. The Task Force will continue its work until we control this deadly epidemic in our county and, hopefully, across Ohio.
For more information about the Wood County Opiate Task Force, visit their Facebook Page.
Click here for useful links about the Ohio Opioid Epidemic.
Do you or someone you know in the greater Toledo Ohio area need mental health or addiction assistance? Dial 211 to talk to the Northwest Ohio Recovery Helpline to receive mental health and addiction treatment.
On August 29 2017, Wood County Commissioners Dr. Ted Bowlus, Doris Herringshaw, and Craig LaHote gathered in Washington D.C., along with 77 other Ohio County Commissioners. This is the ﬁrst time in the history of the United States that County Commissioners were invited to Washington DC to meet with federal government oﬃcials. The purpose of this gathering at the nation’s capital was for Ohio’s County Commissioners to open up the lines of communication between local and federal governments, and also for the Commissioners to learn more about how the federal government operates. Individual invitations eventually will be issued to each of the fifty states’ County Commissioners. Ohio is the fourth state to receive such an invitation. read more…
Click here to download the PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation given by Dr. Ted Bowlus.
Lecture Topic Sections:
- What is Marijuana
- Medical aspects of Marijuana
- Psychiatric-related consequences of Marijuana Legalization
- Legalization of Marijuana including impact, unintended consequences, and summary of Sub. H.B. 523
Saturday night we had a great time attending Bowling Green’s Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
Photos courtesy of Main Street Photo in Bowling Green, OH.
Thank you Alex Aspacher for writing my introductory biography for the Bowling Green Sentinel. I’m looking forward to working for all of Wood County as a Commissioner.
Doctor said he felt a calling to serve in public office
By ALEX ASPACHER, Sentinel-Tribune County Editor read more…
Thank you for visiting my website. It contains information about my qualifications and leadership experience, as well as a gallery of images that will help you learn a little more about me. Also, I invite you to visit my Facebook Page, where you can follow my campaign and provide feedback for the issues that matter most to you.
These are exciting times, and Wood County has the potential to lead Northwest Ohio into the future. Please join me and support my campaign to be your next Wood County Commissioner. And don’t forget to VOTE on November 8th!
This election is not just about who can show up and be a Wood County Commissioner. It is about electing someone who has a vision for the future of Wood County and its people. I have personally worked with Wood County citizens in many capacities throughout my career – as a doctor, a board member of two mental health agencies, a member and past-president of the Wood County Board of Health, and a two-term elected member of the Eastwood Board of Education.
I am very dedicated to Wood County as I have deep roots here. My great grandfather, grandfather, and father were department store owners in Pemberville for almost 100 years. I am a graduate of Eastwood High School, and have been a medical business owner in Perrysburg for nearly 30 years. I have treated thousands of Wood County residents through my medical practice. We have two children that have attended Bowling Green State University, and our youngest son Jonathan, will be entering BGSU as a freshman this fall. My family resides in rural Wood County, and we are members of First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green where we have attended for over 18 years.
My life experience has afforded me the knowledge and vision to determine what is needed to help Wood County be a better place for all of its citizens. I will accomplish this through working to improve our economic outlook, advocating for and implementing policies that create more jobs, keeping taxes as low as possible for all of Wood County’s citizens, and not wasting the tax dollars that are collected. I will work with local and state health officials to both improve access to health care and to combat drug abuse.
I have a lifetime record of service to the people of Wood County. I am asking for your vote on November 8th, so I can continue to serve you as your Wood County Commissioner.
Sincerely, Dr. Ted Bowlus