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Holiday closure
Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses will be closed Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 27- Dec. 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no classes and the College will be closed.

Classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2.

Giving Tuesday
The Ottawa County Community Foundation is encouraging area residents and businesses to take part in Giving Tuesday on Dec 3.

Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day set aside to celebrate and support charitable nonprofit organizations that serve communities.  The national initiative was established in 2012 with a goal to remind people that holidays are about giving back.

Donations both large and small make a big difference and help charitable groups achieve their goals of making a difference in the Ottawa County community. Giving directly to the Ottawa County Community Foundation supports the foundation’s charitable grant program and scholarships made possible through endowed funds.

To make a tax deductible donation to an existing fund with the foundation, establish a named fund, or contribute the foundation’s operating fund, call the foundation at 419-797-4293 or email

More information about available funds is located on the foundation’s website

B-C-S Senior Luncheon
Seniors age 62 and older who are residents of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District are invited to a Senior Citizen Luncheon Dec. 11 at Oak Harbor High School.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the school auditorium. In addition to lunch, seniors attending will enjoy performances by the Oak Harbor High School band and choir. The cost is $2, payable at the door.

Reservations are required by Dec. 2 and may be made by calling the Board Office 419-898-6210 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

2014 dog registrations
Wood County Auditor Michael Sibbersen will accept 2014 dog registrations beginning Dec. 2.

Ohio law provides that before Jan. 31 of each year, all owners of dogs three 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, color, length of hair, whether spayed or neutered, rabies vaccine information, breed of the dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner.  The Wood County District Board of Health has adopted a regulation requiring all dogs be immunized against rabies, and rabies info must be provided in the application process.

The registration fee is $14 per dog.

As a convenience, the Auditor’s office mails renewal registration forms to owners of record. Owners who registered in 2013 through the internet will receive a reminder email.

New this year, dogs may also be registered for a three-year term or a permanent license (for the dog’s life). The three-year and permanent licenses may only be purchased by mail or in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office. Fees are $42 for three years and $140 for the permanent license. No refunds will be permitted.

Kennel owners are also required to register with the Auditor’s Office annually. The application fee is $70.

Ohio law provides that the penalty after Jan. 31 is the amount equal to the registration fee for each type of license. Those 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 2014 dog registration may be filed by mail, in person, or on the Internet. Mailed applications should include the license fee, dog information and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license.

Licenses may be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s office, second floor of the county office building between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 Monday through Friday or at the Wood County Dog Shelter.

Internet applications may be made at and does require an additional $2 convenience fee per license.

Applications should be sent to Michael Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor, One Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 368,
Bowling Green, OH 43402.

For more information, call 419-354-9150.

Clean Streams grant
The Board of Trustees of the Stranahan Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant to Partners for Clean Streams in the amount of $17,000.

The grant will be used to purchase more permanent, reusable supplies and materials for stream cleanups; to expand Partners for Clean Streams’ impact; to support the Outreach Coordinator and involve more volunteers throughout the year during river cleanup events.

“Our current educational, hands-on opportunities and stream cleanups have been steadily growing and need additional support to maximize their impact,” said Patrick Lawrence, Partners for Clean Streams Board President. “This generous grant will allow Partners for Clean Streams to make a larger impact on our rivers by engaging more individuals.”

The Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of the Toledo community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in the community. Founded in 1973, the foundation has more than 620 funds with assets of approximately $172 million. For more information, visit

For more information about Partners for Clean Streams, visit or call Kris Patterson at 419-874-0727.

Women’s Connection
All area women are invited to attend the “Creative Christmas Ideas” luncheon and program being sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon lunch buffet. Nancy Mills, of Oregon, will display her handmade crafts. Rachel Reed and Allie Hales will provide vocal music entertainment and Rita Stewart, of Arlington, Ohio, will present, “Secret to Lasting Wealth.”

The price is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.

This month, donations of hats, gloves, blankets, etc., will be collected for the Cherry Street Missions and Sparrow’s Nest. Donations are optional. No monetary donations will be accepted.

Contact to be awarded
The Lake Township trustees plan to award a contract Tuesday for refuse collection next year.

Two companies, Waste Management and Republic Services, have submitted bids, which were opened last month.

Waste Management offered a bid of $15 a month per unit for refuse and recycling collection services.

Republic Services is offering a bid of $12,93  a moth per unit for the services.




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