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  • October 6, 2016 - Spirit of Wood County Awards Set to be Awarded on October 23

    Four Wood County residents are scheduled for recognition by County Commissioners Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Joel Kuhlman on October 23, as they present the annual Spirit of Wood County Awards at 2 p.m. in the Alvin L. Perkins Atrium, at the Wood County Courthouse Complex.

    Award recipients include Dan Henry of Washington Township, Agricultural Leadership; Brian Tucker of Bowling Green, Education for Civic Responsibility; and Jean Gamble of Bowling Green, Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Award.  Janet Stoudinger, who served as the mayor of Wayne, will be recognized posthumously with an award in Self-Government.

    The Spirit of Wood County Awards, are awarded to citizens of Wood County who show outstanding qualities in bettering Wood County as a whole.  The County Commissioners have been honoring outstanding citizens since 1987.  Nominations are accepted throughout the year.  For more information regarding the awards, select the Spirit Awards link.

  • September 16, 2016 – Commissioners Seek to Fill Vacanies on the Board of Developmental Disabilities

    The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote and Joel Kuhlman seek to fill three vacancies on the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD). Eligible candidates shall be a resident of Wood County and have training and experience in business, finance, law, health care, personnel, or government. One candidate must be eligible for services or be an immediate family member of an individual who is eligible for services from WCBDD.

     Interested candidates shall complete an Application for Volunteer Service and submit it to the Commissioners’ Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 14, 2016. Additional information can be obtained by calling (419)354-9100 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • January 11, 2016 - Commissioners Organize for 2016
    Doris I. Heringshaw of Liberty Township will serve as President of the Wood County Board of Commissioners for calendar year 2016.  Commissioner Craig LaHote of Perrysburg Township will serve as Vice-President.

  • October 6, 2015 - Commissioners Approve Resolutions Regarding State Issues

    The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Joel Kuhlman, and Craig LaHote, voted today to approve three resolutions regarding issues appearing on the November 3 election ballot. The first resolution is in support of State Issue 1, which creates a bipartisan process for drawing legislative districts within the State of Ohio.  The second resolution is in support of State Issue 2, which protects the initiative process from being used for personal economic benefit by adoption an anti-monopoly amendment to the Ohio Constitution. The third resolution is in opposition to State Issue 3, which would grant a monopoly for the commercial production and sale of marijuana. 

  • September 30, 2015 - 2015 Spirit of Wood County Award Winners Named

    The Board of County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Joel Kuhlman, and Craig LaHote invite area citizens to join them in honoring the 2015 Spirit of Wood County Award recipients at a special ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 25. The ceremony will be held in the Courthouse Complex Atrium.

    The 2015 award winners include Ed Ciecka and John Fawcett for Self-Government, Thom Headley for Education for Civic Responsibility, and Steve Powell for Agricultural Leadership; and Jim Carter for Industrial/Economic Development.  Nick Ezzone and Dianna Temple will be awarded the Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Award.  

    The Spirit of Wood County Awards are awarded to citizens of Wood County who show outstanding qualities in bettering Wood County as a whole. The County Commissioners have been honoring outstanding citizens since 1987.

    Any questions about this program should be directed to the Wood County Commissioners’ Office at 419.354.9100.

     

  • July 16, 2015 - Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Job and Family Services Expansion

    Commissioners, James Carter, Doris Herringshaw, and Joel Kuhlman, welcome the public to a short ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house to be held at Wood County Job and Family Services Children’s Services Center on July 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  The Children’s Services Center addition project is a 10,846 square foot expansion and renovation of the JFS building.

  • June 23, 2015 - Nominiations Sought for Spirit of Wood County Awards

     

    Commissioners James Carter, Doris Herringshaw, and Joel Kuhlman encourage residents of Wood County to nominate current or former residents for one of seven awards that will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 25 during a special ceremony in the Courthouse Complex Atrium.  Nominiations will be accepted through August 15.

    The seven award categories include Agricultural Leadership; Industrial/Economic Development; Education for Civic Responsibility; Liberty through Law/Human Freedom; Religion and Liberty; Self-

    Government; and the Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Award. 

     

    In celebration of the Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Ohio Northwest Ordinance and U.S. Constitution Bicentennial Commission developed the Spirit of ‘87 Awards Program.  The awards were established to recognize and honor citizens at the local level whose daily actions embody the principles set forth in the Northwest Ordinance. Nominations were taken in six different categories directly related to the Ordinance.  Every Ohio community was able to participate in the program and local Spirit of ‘87 Award honorees qualified for statewide recognition.

     

    In 1988 the Wood County Commissioners decided to continue with the awards to honor services rendered by Wood County citizens.  Although the names of some awards have changed over the years, the spirit of the awards is alive today.

    Nominiation Form              Prior Award Winners

     

  • January 22, 2015 - Operating Hours Set for the Wood County Dog Shelter

    The Wood County Commissioners, working with Chief Dog Warden Andrew Snyder, have set new hours of operation for the Wood County Dog Shelter.  The Shelter will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Thursday from 8:30 am to noon and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm; and Saturday 9:00 am to noon.  This new schedule will go into effect Monday, February 2, 2015.     

  • January 12, 2015 - Commissioners Organize for 2015
    James F. Carter of Grand Rapids will serve as President of the Wood County Board of Commissioners for calendar year 2015.  Commissioners Doris I. Herringshaw of Liberty Township will serve as Vice-President.  
  • November 24, 2014 - OhioMeansJobs-Wood County Office to Expand

    In partnership with the Wood County Board of Commissioners and Penta Career Center, OhioMeansJobs-Wood County, will now be offering services in two locations.  A satellite office, located at Penta Career Center’s Adult & Continuing Education Office, 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg Township, will be added to the services currently available at the Bowling Green location.

    “We are excited to be working together with Penta to be able to reach more of our northern county residents,” says Mary DeWitt, supervisor of OhioMeansJobs-Wood County.

    At both locations, OhioMeansJobs-Wood County staff will be available to assist individuals with a variety of services geared toward re-entering the workforce.  Individuals can meet with staff members for one-on-one professional resume assistance as well as gain valuable tips on how to conduct a powerful job search.  Training opportunities for in-demand, short term training occupations are also available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to help individuals return to work quickly.

    For more information about services offered by OhioMeansJobs, please call 419-661-6187.

  • September 4, 2014 - Commissioners Announce a One Year 50% Levy Reduction

The Wood County Commissioners, James Carter, Doris Herringshaw, and Joel Kuhlman, working with Job and Family Services Director Dave Wigent, have requested the Wood County Budget Commission to once again reduce collections of the Adult and Protective Services Levy by 50% during 2015.  This reduction will continue to save County taxpayers roughly $1.83 million. 

The JFS staff has been extremely responsible with expenditures relating to this levy, which is what has enabled the reduced collection for another year.  This is the fourth time that the Commissioners and JFS in cooperation with the Budget Commission have been able to voluntarily reduce levy collection since 2000.

  • August 26, 2014 - Spirit of Wood County Awards

The Commissioners invite area citizens to join them in honoring the 2014 Spirit of Wood County Award recipients at a special ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 20. The ceremony will be held at the Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green.

The 2014 award winners include Nelson Evans for Self-Government, Frances Weith for Education for Civic Responsibility, and Mark Bushman for Agricultural Leadership.

Posthumous awards will be presented to John Newlove (Industrial/Economic Development), Max Rayle (Liberty Through Law/Human Freedom), and John Welch (Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Award).  

  • April 17, 2014 - Volunteer Recognition Planned at Dog Shelter

To commemorate the one year anniversary of the Volunteer Program at the Wood County Dog Shelter, the Wood County Commissioners, James Carter, Doris Herringshaw, and Joel Kuhlman are pleased to announce an event to recognize the volunteers assisting at the Shelter.  The event will be held on April 29 at the Wood County Dog Shelter from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Members of the public and shelter volunteers are invited to attend.  Read full press release.

  • March 14, 2014 - Commissioners to Present State of the County Address

          The Wood County Commissioners will present the annual State of the County Address on March 18 at 8 a.m. in the Courthouse Complex Atrium.

  • January 13, 2014 - Commissioners Organize for 2014
    James F. Carter of Grand Rapids will serve as President of the Wood County Board of Commissioners for calendar year 2014.  Commissioners Doris I. Herringshaw of Liberty Township will serve as Vice-President.   Read full press release.