News Briefs Week of 12/2/19

Staff Writer

Penta Career Night
Penta Career Center will host its annual Career Night on Monday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at its campus located at 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg Township.
The event is designed to introduce high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors; middle school students and parents to the variety of career-technical training options available at Penta.
Students interested in applying for admission to Penta and who would like an overview of career-technical education, are encouraged to bring their parents to an informational presentation in the Susor auditorium at 6:30 p.m. During Career Night, students and parents will be able to speak with instructors and students, meet alumni and discuss career opportunities with representatives from business and industry.
In addition, prospective students can register to win gift cards to the Penta Bookstore. Students who apply for admission to Penta by Jan. 10, 2020 are eligible to win a $100 gift card to
Penta offers 27 career-technical training programs for high school juniors and seniors at the school’s main campus. In addition, the school offers a year-long Sophomore Exploratory program for students who are interested in exploring career-technical fields.
Penta also provides one-year and two-year program options at satellite locations for area students. These programs include Marketing Education and Teaching Professions which are available to students within some of Penta’s member school districts.
Penta Career Center serves students in 16 school districts including Benton-Carroll-Salem, Eastwood, Genoa, Lake, Northwood, and Woodmore.
For more information about Career Night, contact the Student Services and Admissions Office at 419-661-6498 or visit

GERD presentation
Mercy bariatric surgeon Dr. Gregory Johnson will present a discussion on “GERD and Heartburn,” Monday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
The session is part of the Mercy Health – Better Living Speaker Series.
There is no cost to attend. RSVP is requested and may be done by calling 888-987-6372 or emailing mercy¬

2020 dog licenses
Applications for 2020 dog registrations may be filed beginning Sunday, Dec. 1, Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor said,
Ohio law provides that before Jan. 31 of each year, all owners of dogs 3 months of age or older must be registered in the county in which the dog is kept. 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.
Information necessary for registration includes age, sex, spayed or neutered, color, length of hair, breed of the 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 in order to be in compliance with section 955.01 of the O.R.C.
As a convenience, the Auditor’s Office mails renewal registration forms to owners of record. Owners who registered in 2019 through the internet will receive a reminder email.
Dogs may be registered for a one-year or three-year term or for a permanent license extending throughout the dog’s life. Fees are $14 for a one-year license, $42 for a three-year license and $140 for a permanent license. No refunds are permitted.
Kennel owners are also required to register annually with the county auditor by Jan. 31. The application fee is $70.
The 2020 dog registrations may be filed by mail, in person, or online. Licenses may be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office, located on the second floor of the county office building, 1 Courthouse Square, between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday-Friday. Licenses are also available at the Wood County Dog Shelter.
Internet applications can be made at An additional $2 processing fee per license is charged for online registrations.
For more info, call 419-354-9150.

Avoid firewood fraud
Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich is offering tips to help area residents avoid fraud when purchasing firewood this winter season.
The Weights and Measures Division of the Auditor’s Office ensures that products meet claims for actual weights and volumes, which includes the enforcement of Ohio’s laws defining units of measurements for firewood sales.
Before making purchases, consider these tips:
• Firewood is defined as “any kindling, logs, boards, timbers or other wood, split or not split, advertised, offered for sale or sold as solid fuel.”
• Buy firewood by the cord. Ohio law protects consumers by requiring that non-packaged firewood be sold by the cord (or fractions of a cord).
One cord, when properly stacked, should be 8 feet long x 4 feet high and 4 feet wide (128 cubic feet). It is illegal to sell firewood by any other unit of measurement, such as a rick rack, face cord or truckload. If a consumer believes that a seller did not comply with these rules and regulations, the person should immediately contact the seller.
• If non-packaged firewood is purchased, the seller must present the consumer with a receipt, delivery ticket or sales invoice that includes contact information of the seller and purchaser, date of delivery, quantity, quantity upon which the price is based, total price of the amount delivered, and terms and conditions of the sale.
• Citizens should inquire about the source of any firewood they buy and avoid purchasing ash logs. The Ohio Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine that prohibits the movement of any ash material – including firewood – from areas where the emerald ash borer has been found. There is a $4,000 fine for bringing any ash tree material or firewood into Ohio from Michigan.
Beware of other firewood movement regulations in place concerning invasive species such as the gypsy moth and Asian long-horned beetle.
For more information on specific regulations, visit the Plant Pest Control website at It is always good practice to not move firewood long distances and to buy local and burn local, Oestreich said.
• When burning firewood for the heat, the State Fire Marshal advises to follow all necessary safety practices to avoid serious problems.
Consumers with questions may call the Wood County Auditor’s Office at 419-354-9150.

Women’s Connection
All area women are invited to the “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Thursday, Dec. 12 at Bayside, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon program.
Jean E. Waggoner, of Walbridge, and Jeanne Mix, of Oregon, will provide musical entertainment. Liz Aouad, from Berkey, Ohio, will share, “My Christmas Story.”
The price is $12.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Donna at 419-836-8990 by Sunday, Dec. 8.


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