News Briefs Week Of 1/24/2022

Staff Writer

Winter heating help
The Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) offers assistance to qualifying households that are on a fixed income with replenishing heating fuel supplies. EHEAP assists households that utilize wood, kerosene, propane, corn pellets or other heating supplies and have less than 20 percent of their supplies.
Heating help is available for income-eligible residents of Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca counties. Residents must be at or below 175 percent of federal poverty guidelines (e.g., $22,540 annual income/household of one or $46,375 annual income/family of four) in order to be eligible for assistance.
Applicants must also provide a list of all household members, including Social Security numbers and birthdates; proof of citizenship for all household members; proof of income for all household members for the previous 30 days or 12 months and copies of recent utility bills.
Scheduling and details on EHEAP assistance is available online at or by calling 567-432-5046.

Dog license deadline
Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich reminds dog owners that Monday, Jan. 31 is the deadline for 2022 dog registrations.
Dogs may be registered for one- or three-year terms. A permanent license is also available, good for the dog’s life. Fees are $14 for one year, $42 for three years and $140 for a permanent license (no refunds permitted).
A kennel fee of $70 must be paid with the application for each kennel registered and additional tags are available for $1 each for kennels with more than five dogs.
Penalty fees will be collected on registrations received after Jan. 31, in the amount equal to the registration fee for each type of license.
Persons acquiring dogs after Jan. 31 have 30 days after the date of acquisition or the date that the dog reaches 3 months of age to register with the auditor’s office.
The preferred method of renewal is by mail or online. When mailing the application, include the license fee, dog information (dog’s age, sex, spayed or neutered, color, length of hair, breed, name of dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license.
Online applications may be made at and require an additional $2.15 processing fee per license, which goes to the online firm processing the credit card purchase.
Licenses may be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office, 2nd floor of the county office building between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or at the Wood County Dog Shelter.
The Wood County District Board of Health has adopted a regulation requiring that all dogs be immunized against rabies.
Call 419-354-9150 for more information.

Fremont Community Theatre will present the comedy “Kalamazoo,” by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger, Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6 at the theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mary Jo Foos is directing the performance, with the assistance of Sarah Stamm.
“Kalamazoo” tells the story of two widowed 70-somethings who are being encouraged by their children to “get back out there.” Irving is Jewish and Peg is Catholic. Both are deeply in love with their late spouses, but after their children’s coaxing, venture into the dating world via the Silver Foxes Internet Dating Service.
The show includes humor, sadness, grief, love, anger and a brief moment of foul-mouthed frustration.
For reservations, call 419-332-0695. For more details, visit

Airplane Challenge
Kids can take part in a high-flying challenge with a Paper Airplane Challenge Saturday, Jan. 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St., or the Bowling Green Library Children’s Place, 251 N. Main St.
The libraries will have various books and instructions to help families craft their planes. Wood County District Public Library will keep track of whose paper airplane flies the farthest.
No registration is required. For more information, call 419-352-8253, email or visit

Meeting schedule
The Woodmore school board has set its 2022 regular meeting schedule. Meetings will be held the
third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the high school Media Center, 633 Fremont St., Elmore, with the following exceptions:
The March regular meeting will be held March 24 at 6 p.m. at the High School Media Center and the June meeting will be held June 30 at 6 p.m. at the media center.

Patrol promotion
Sgt. Jordan L. Schwochow has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Col. Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent, conducted the promotion.
Lt. Schwochow will transfer from his current assignment at the Fremont Post to serve as commander at the Bowling Green Post.
Schwochow began his Patrol career in June 2005 as a member of the 145th Academy Class. He earned his commission in January of the following year and was assigned to the Bowling Green Post. As a trooper, he also served at the Marysville and Fremont posts.


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