Applications for 2009 Wood County dog licenses are currently available, county auditor Michael Sibbersen said.
Ohio law requires owners of dogs 3 months of age and older to register the dogs in the county where they are kept before Jan. 31 of each year. Information necessary for registration includes age, sex, color, length of hair, whether spayed or neutered, breed of the dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner.
A registration fee of $12 for each dog to be registered must be paid with the application. As a convenience, the auditor’s office mails renewal registration forms to owners of record. Owners who registered in 2008 through the Internet will receive a reminder e-mail. Kennel owners are also required to register annually. The application fee is $60.
The penalty for registering 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 2009 dog registration may be filed by mail, in person, or on the Internet.
When mailing the application, include the license fee, dog information and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license. Applications should be mailed to Michael Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor, One Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 368, Bowling Green, OH 43402.
Licenses may be purchased in person at the auditor’s office, located on the second floor of the courthouse building between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or at the Wood County Dog Shelter. Internet applications may be made at www.co.wood.oh.us/auditor. An additional $2 convenience fee per license will be charged. Cash should not be sent with mail-in applications.
Wood County District Board of Health has adopted a regulation requiring all dogs be immunized against rabies please provide the rabies information in the application process.
The Northcoast Jobs Connection Job Store at the Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, located at 8043 W. SR 164, Oak Harbor, has scheduled the following seminars for December:
Dec. 11 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Resume Writing Assistance.” Work one-on-one with a specialist and produce a good resume before you leave. By appointment only through the Job Store.
Dec. 15 – 9 a.m. to noon, “Introduction to Word/Excel.” A free computer class presented by the Kern Center.
Dec. 18 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Get a Job or a Better Job, POD.” Learn how to prepare for and conduct a successful job search. This session includes a review of unemployment services provided by the state, information about other community resources and a free lunch.
Seminars are free and open to anyone in the community. The seminars are also available to be customized for employers and delivered on site. Register by e-mailing Carol Guice at
or by calling her at 419-307-1189.
For more information on the Job Stores, visit www.northcoastjobs.org or in Ottawa County, call 800-665-1677 or Denise Ventrone at 419-898-6242 at the Community Improvement Corporation.
Number 1 pooch
Lucas County dog licenses for 2009 are now available. The Ohio Revised Code requires dog owners to purchase a license for all dogs 3 months or older.
The cost is $25. There will be a $25 late fee for licenses purchased after the Jan. 31 deadline. To help raise awareness for the program, Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez will sponsor a “Pick of the Litter” photo contest, in which the winning dog will receive the “Number 1” dog tag for 2009. The winner’s picture will also be featured on the 2010 dog tag renewal forms.
Entries may be mailed to the auditor’s office, Attention “Pick of the Litter” at One Government Center, Suite 600, Toledo, OH 43604 or e-mail
. A complete list of rules is available at www.co.lucas.oh.us/auditor.
Dog tags for 2009 may be purchased at the auditor’s office, from the Lucas County Dog Warden or area agents including the Oregon License Agency, 3016 Navarre Ave., Oregon; Gladieux Lumber, 5120 Navarre Ave., Oregon; and Island Variety, 722 Dearborn Ave., Toledo.
St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd., Oregon, will conduct a series called “Catholics Returning Home,” six consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 6.
The sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions returning to the church. The sessions will include informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. For more details, call the church office at 419-693-1150.