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Doctor needed on county health board
The Wood County District Advisory Council is looking for a county physician to serve on the board of health. Board members must live in the county and may not hold an elected office. Members are appointed for a five-year term.

State law requires at least one member of the board to be a licensed medical professional who is either an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy). Interested physicians may contact the Health Commissioner, Pamela Butler, at 419-352-8402.

A vacancy was created after the resignation of Dr. Steve Dood, past president and member of the board since 1998. 

“Dr. Dood’s departure is a great loss to the board,” said Butler. “We can only hope to find another physician equally as interested in improving public health in Wood County.”

The board consists of 11 members.  Six of the members are appointed by the District Advisory Council. The cities of Bowling Green, Perrysburg, Rossford, and Northwood also appoint one member each. The 11th member of the board is appointed by the Health District Licensing Council.

The board of health meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

The advisory council is made up of the president of the board of county commissioners, the mayors of the villages and the chair of each of the township trustee committees. It meets once a year in March to appoint board members and discuss matters of public health affecting the county.

Juvenile center re-accredited
Wood Count Probate and Juvenile Court Judge David Woessner has announced the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio has received national re-accreditation from the American Correctional Association.

A two-day audit of the center was conducted in August 2010 and the accreditation was formally approved Jan. 29, Judge Woessner said the facility received a score of 100 percent on all of the standards.

The center serves Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, VanWert, Williams, and Wood counties.

Judge Woessner is the administrative judge of the center. 

Interim dog warden
The Wood County Commissioners have appointed Andrew Snyder interim Chief Dog Warden, effective February 14.

Snyder has worked at the Wood County Dog Shelter since 2005 as a Deputy Dog Warden.  He is a certified euthanasia technician and serves as a deputy team leader on the Ohio Region 1 Disaster Animal Response Team (DART).

Snyder holds a bachelors degree in information technology from Kaplan University. 

B-C-S board to meet
The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education will meet February 22 at 6 p.m., in the board office, 11685 W. St. Rt. 163, Oak Harbor.

Board meeting
The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities monthly board meeting will be Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. at the board office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd, Oak Harbor. Meetings are open to the public.



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