News Briefs Week Of 12/6/2021

Staff Writer

Giving Tree to
aid humane society
The Humane Society of Ottawa County has placed a Giving Tree at the Miller's New Market in Genoa for anyone wishing to donate to the Humane Society.
The 6-foot Christmas tree has paper ornaments with items needed at the shelter. Shoppers may take an ornament off the tree, purchase the item listed, and return it to the store. A box is provided with the tree for the donations.
Items needed include dog and cat food, cleaning supplies, toys and gasoline cards.
Some ornaments list monetary donations to pay for a dog or cat spay/neuter, veterinary tests, vaccinations or adoption fees. Monetary donations may be mailed to the Humane Society using a self-addressed envelope that is attached to the ornament.

S.T.A.R.S. founder
to speak at program
EleSondra DeRomano, founder and executive director of S.T.A.R.S. (Standing Together Against Real Slavery), will be among speakers at a program discussing supporting and empowering at-risk youth Monday, Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 the Wildwood Preserve Ward Pavilion (east entrance), 4830 Central Ave., Toledo.
DeRomano, a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, will share her personal story and discuss how she used her tragic experiences to start the S.T.A.R.S. organization. Attendees will learn how they can get involved.
Additional speakers will include Sharan Dhanoa, director of strategic development at South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Berkeley, California, and Melissa Snow, executive director of Child Sex Trafficking Programs, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
The event will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks. For reservations and more information, call 419-280-2451 or
Program sponsors include Metroparks Toledo and Hylant Family.

Luckey Angel Tree
The Luckey Ecumenical Assistance Fund/Pantry has set up an Angel Tree at the Luckey State Bank, with the help of the Garden Club and State Bank.
Members of the community are invited to visit the bank, located at 235 Main St., and choose an angel from the tree to assist a child in the Eastwood district this Christmas. Instructions are on the angel tags.

2022 dog licenses
The Wood County Auditor’s Office is accepting applications for 2022 Wood County dog registrations.
Ohio law provides that before Jan. 31 of each year, owners of dogs 3 months of age or older must be registered in the county in which the dog is kept. The information necessary for registration includes age, sex, whether spayed or neutered, color, length of hair, breed, name of dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner. A registration fee of $14 must be paid with the application for each dog registered.
As a convenience, the Auditor’s Office mails renewal registration forms to owners of record. Owners who registered online in 2021 will receive a reminder email.
Dogs may be registered for a one- or three-year term, or a permanent license, good for the dog’s life. Fees are $14 for one year, $42 for three years and $140 for a permanent license. No refunds will be issued.
Kennel owners are also required to register annually and pay an application fee of $70.
Ohio law provides that the penalty after Jan. 31 is the amount equal to the registration fee for each type of license; therefore, the penalty would be $14 for regular licenses and $70 for kennel licenses in addition to the regular registration fee.
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 (as stated above), and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license. Licenses may be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office, located on the second floor of the county courthouse, One Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday or at the Wood County
Dog Shelter.
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.
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 info.

Patrol Instagram
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun using an Instagram account to better inform Ohio’s residents of public safety messages.
The information may include Patrol photography, public outreach and more. Visit the Patrol Instagram account at

Special session
The Genoa Board of Education will meet in a special session on Dec. 6,at 5:30 pm at the administration building, 2810 N. Genoa Clay Center Rd.

College Night at
Family Center
The East Toledo Family Center will host College Night Dec. 7, from 5-7 p.m.
The event is open to high school students and parents and guardians. There will be a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.
Assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program will be available.
For more information go to or call 419-697-9696.

Lemoyne Rd.
bridge to be
The Wood County Engineer’s office has received a grant of $275,000 from the Ohio Public Works Commission to replace a bridge in Lake Township.
The bridge is located on Lemoyne Road over Dry Creek, approximately 0.5-mile from the intersection of Walbridge and Lemoyne roads.
According to the engineer’s office, the current bridge will be completely replaced and a temporary crossing will be installed during construction for businesses and residents located between the bridge and a Norfolk Southern rail crossing north of the bridge. The rail crossing is often blocked during the day.
Construction is scheduled for completion by late summer of 2022.

Road vacated
A resolution that authorized vacating a portion of Smith Road in Harris Township has been approved by the Ottawa County commissioners.
The commissioners held a final hearing Nov. 23 on a petition that sought vacation of the road.
Carol Baker, a township trustee, said the section of the road vacated is basically a drive for a property owner and is a dead end.
The property owner requested it be vacated and is willing to maintain it for his personal use, relieving the township of having to maintain it.


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