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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Lucas County Commissioners Seek Applicants for Vacancies on the Children Services Board

TOLEDO, OH -- The Board of Lucas County Commissioners is seeking applicants who have experience as prior foster care parents, children mental health and medical professionals, and business professionals, among other relevant skill sets, to fill two vacanc...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Statement on Non-Governmental Organizations Intent to Sue USEPA

TOLEDO, OH – On December 19, 2016, a notice of intent to file a citizen suit under the Clean Water Act was sent to the United States Environmental Protection Agency by the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, Lake Erie Foundat...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Approve 2017 Budget

TOLEDO, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a $600 million budget for 2017 that provides critical funding for operations and reforms across county government, including upgrades in technology and operational efficiencie...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Commissioners Continue Leadership on Lake Erie Issues, Participate in Healing Our Waters Conference

Toledo, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners will join hundreds of environmental activists and experts for a three day event, the Healing Our Waters (HOW) Conference in Sandusky, Ohio this week. The Lucas County Commissioners have been at the forefront of ...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Announce Redevelopment Opportunity at the Site of Former Hotel Seagate

TOLEDO, OH – Lucas County Commissioners Pete Gerken, Carol Contrada, Tina Skeldon Wozniak were joined by Paul Toth, President and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to announce a request for proposals regarding the development of the Hotel Seag...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners, Education Leaders Call on Governor Kasich to Not Change Funding Rule

TOLEDO, OH – Community leaders met at The Catholic Club, one of eight centers in Lucas and Wood counties that will be prohibited from receiving both state child care funds and federal Head Start dollars to support high quality, comprehensive care for infa...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Public Hearing Announced for Nutrient Source Inventory

Toledo, OH- The Toledo- Lucas County Sustainability Commission will be holding a public hearing regarding the Western Lake Erie Nutrient Source Inventory. The hearing will take place on Thursday September 8 at 5:30 PM. It will be held in The Huntington Ro...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

The Lucas County Commissioners and Private Partners Announce Innovative Job Creation and Investment

TOLEDO – The Lucas County Commissioners, the Northwest Ohio Building Trades, the Carpenter’s Council, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, and the Regional Growth Partnership announce a new job creation and investment fund called Lucas County Builds to...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Announce Work Ready Express

Toledo, Oh—The Lucas County Commissioners and a host of private sector partners announced the formation of WorkReady Express, a program designed to address workforce transportation challenges.

For some Lucas County residents, reliable transportation i...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Statement from Lucas County Commissioners Re: City of Toledo v. CCNO, et al.

The Lucas County Commissioners have, as core policy values, community safety and the efficient and fair administration of justice. The Commissioners have pursued those values consistently, working cooperatively in the region to fashion an approach to cri...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Lucas County to Northwest District of Ohio County Commissioners and Engineers Association Meeting

TOLEDO, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners and the Lucas County Engineer are pleased announce the Northwest District of Ohio County Commissioners and Engineer’s Association Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Fleetwood’s Taproom located at ...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Commissioner Carol Contrada Appointed to the White House’s National Ocean Council

TOLEDO, OH – The National Ocean Council has appointed Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada to fill one of three vacant seats on its Governance Coordinating Committee. Commissioner Contrada was nominated for this position by the National Association of...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Sustainability Commission presents Going Beyond Green: Celebrating Our Path to Sustainability

The Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission presents Going Beyond Green: Celebrating Our Path on Sustainability on June 23rd in the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. This event will honor the progress made on sustainability initiatives in the reg...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Urge the Ohio Legislature to Provide Online Voter Registration in Ohio

The Board of Lucas County Commissioners are in support of legislation that would give Ohioans the opportunity to register to vote online. Online voter registration is both more secure and cost effective. As the Board of Commissioners are tasked with the r...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners and the Arts Commission announces partnership to engage young artists

Lucas County Commissioners and the Arts Commission announces partnership to engage young artists through the 2016 Young Artist at Work program

TOLEDO, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners and the Arts Commission are pleased to announce the cont...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Toledo and Lucas County Seek Applicants for Commission on Disabilities

Lucas County residents who wish to be considered to serve on the Toledo/Lucas County Commission on Disabilities are encouraged to apply, depending on where they live, through the City of Toledo or Lucas County websites. Applications will be accepted unti...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Lucas County

At a press conference Friday morning the Board of Lucas County Commissioners, law enforcement partners, and community partners throughout the county will announce Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Prescription drug abuse affects...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2016

Lost Dog Awareness Day and Microchip Clinic

On April 23rd, 2016, Lucas County Canine Care & Control will be joining organizations across the Country to celebrate National Lost Dog Awareness Day. Each year over 2500 dogs are brought into the Canine Care Center as strays and, for many, an owner ...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken to Call on Governor Kasich to Return Local Government Funds

Since 2010, Lucas County has seen a total reduction of over $32 million in local government funding. In recognition of 4-19 Day, a day of local civic pride, the Lucas County Commissioners, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, and other Lucas County elected of...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2016

Lucas County Announces Results of MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge Grant

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the Lucas County Commissioners will hold a press conference at One Government Center to announce the results of their John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge grant application and detail the...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Lucas County to Announce Restoration of County Courthouse Dome

The Lucas County Commissioners are pleased to announce the launch of the restoration of the Lucas County Courthouse dome. The Lucas County Commissioners will discuss scope of the project, and historic significance.

The dome restoration is the final ste...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Lucas County Launches Energy-Efficient Living Green, Saving Green Program

The Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission, in partnership with the Lucas County Land Bank, is launching Living Green, Saving Green, a program to provide energy audits to Lucas County residents and to make energy efficiency more accessible. This in...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Oppose Proposed Location of Nexus Pipeline Compressor Station

The Lucas County Board of Commissioners will hold a press conference to oppose the proposed location for the Nexus Pipeline Compressor station. The proposed compressor station location in downtown Waterville is in a densely populated area. The press confe...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Mobile Food Pantry and Resource Fair Coming to East Toledo Family Center

Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak along with a host of social service agencies will be distributing food and linking families to local resources at a CARE Team event on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Var...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Seek Applicant for Vacancy on the Commission on Disabilities

The Board of Lucas County Commissioners is currently seeking applicants with disabilities and other interested persons representing the larger disability community for one county vacancy in Eastern Lucas County, including the Village of Harbor View, Jerus...Read on...

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Commissioner Contrada to Urge Congress to Restore Funding for Restoration of Western Lake Erie Basin

Toledo, OH – Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada will attend the annual Great Lakes Days 2016 in Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for funding for the Western Lake Erie Basin and to promote implementation of projects designed to protect and rest...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC) to Oppose FirstEnergy Bailout

Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC) to Oppose FirstEnergy Bailout, File with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, & Ask Kasich to Stop Deal.

The Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC) will host a press conference in opposition to the ...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Push Water Quality Agenda

COLUMBUS, OH- Today, members of the Board of Lucas County Commissioners attended a meeting of the Water Quality Task Force of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO). The Water Quality Task Force is co-chaired by Lucas County Commissioner Pete...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Lucas County Canine Care & Control Hosts "The One" Valentine Adoption Special

Toledo, OH – Lucas County Canine Care & Control (LC4) is running its fifth annual Valentine adoption special. This year’s theme is “The One”, which is a joint promotion in collaboration with the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets partnership network....Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Support an Impaired Designation for Lake Erie

Toledo, OH – Today at 1:00 PM, Toledo City Council’s Committee of the Whole is holding a meeting regarding the designation of the Western Lake Erie Basin as impaired. Presenting at the meeting will be Adam Rissien, Director of Agricultural & Water Pol...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

TINA WOZNIAK UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF LUCAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Toledo, Ohio – Lucas County Commissioner Tina Wozniak was today unanimously elected as President of the Board of Lucas County Commissioners for 2016. The President of the Board serves as the Chief Elected Official for county government, presides over wee...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Oppose HB 394

Toledo, OH – Today the Lucas County Commissioners stood with local labor leaders to voice opposition to House Bill 394, legislation reforming Ohio’s unemployment compensation system, and urged state legislators to find a fair solution to fix insolvency is...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2016

Lucas County Commissioners Seek Applicant for Vacancy on the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board

The Board of Lucas County Commissioners is seeking applicants who have experience with criminal justice, homelessness, and/or mental illness to fill a vacancy on the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County. The Mental Health and Recovery...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Commissioner Pete Gerken Elected Unanimously to the Executive Committee of the CCAO

Toledo, OH – Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken was elected to the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) Executive Committee and Board of Directors today at the association’s annual winter conference in Columbus, Ohio. He will serve a two yea...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2015

Siren Testing-10/16/15

The Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency will perform a three-minute test of sirens located in Jerusalem Township (Lucas County) on Friday, October 16, 2015 at noon. This is a one-time change that will not include the siren located at Jerusalem Town...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Lucas County Solid Waste Management District to Host Tire & Latex Paint Recycling Event

The Lucas County Solid Waste Management District will host a tire and latex paint recycling event on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7141 Sylvania Ave, Sylvania OH.

Residents interested in recycling unwanted tires and/or latex ...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2015

Lucas County Commissioners Approve Integrated Case Management System

Toledo, OH – Today, the Lucas County Commissioners approved a new, integrated case management software system. The new software will allow the General, Juvenile, and Domestic divisions of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas to share information with t...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2015

Lucas County Commissioners and Law Enforcement Officials Announce Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Toledo, OH – At a press conference this morning the Board of Lucas County Commissioners and law enforcement partners throughout the county will announce Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Prescription drug abuse affects famil...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Lucas County Commissioners Announce Last Dates of Season for Toledo Farmers’ Market at JFS

TOLEDO, OH –The Board of Lucas County Commissioners is pleased to announce that there are two more opportunities for citizens to enjoy the Toledo Farmers’ Market at the Lucas County Job and Family Services (JFS) location before the end of the season.

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY AND RESOURCE FAIR COMING TO THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS CENTER IN CENTRAL TOLEDO

Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak along with a host of social service agencies will be distributing food and linking families to local resources at a CARE Team event on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass Center, ...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2015

Lucas County Solid Waste Management District to Host Tire & Latex Paint Recycling Event

The Lucas County Solid Waste Management District will host a tire and latex paint recycling event on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Waterville Public Works Building, 1215 Waterville-Monclova Rd., Waterville, OH.

Residents interested in recycl...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2015

Commissioners Authorize Contract Negotiations with Team to Build New Lucas County Corrections Center

Toledo, OH – Today the Board of Lucas County Commissioners voted unanimously to start contract negotiations with two area firms for architectural and construction services for a new Lucas County Corrections Center and Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on: August 6, 2015

Lucas County Commissioners Launch PulsePoint App For Lucas County Residents

Toledo, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners have partnered with the PulsePoint Foundation to bring life-saving technology to the residents of Lucas County via a mobile app designed to increase citizen awareness of cardiac events and engage them in potenti...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2015

Toledo Farmers’ Market Returns to Lucas County Job and Family Services Location

TOLEDO, OH – Starting Wednesday, August 5, 2015, the Toledo Farmers’ Market will be selling local produce in the parking lot of the Lucas County Job and Family Services. The market will be open August 5th, September 16th and October 14th from 11:00am unti...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Commissioners Support the “Medicare Turns 50” National and Local Campaigns

The Lucas County Commissioners support the “Medicare Turns 50” national and local campaign to celebrate the success of the Medicare program and encourages citizens of Lucas County, Ohio to celebrate Medicare’s 50th Birthday on July 30, 2015. Single Payer...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Lucas County Commissioners Support Actions to Combat Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms

Toledo, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners, as part of a coalition of conservation groups and local elected officials throughout the Western Lake Erie Basin, offered their support of a list of strong recommendations to reduce phosphorous entering Lake Er...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Commissioners Launch “Clear Water 2,” Partnership with National Wildlife Federation, to Combat HABs

LUCAS COUNTY, OH – Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak, joined by fellow Commissioners Gerken and Contrada, area business, public health, and other civic leaders, announced an alliance with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) on Wednesday mo...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Lucas County Canine Care & Control Has Month Long Special: Christmas in July An Adoption Special

The Lucas County Canine Care & Control is featuring the third annual month-long adoption special: Christmas in July! For the entire month of July the adoption fee for all dogs and puppies will be discounted to only $25 plus the purchase of a license (...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Lucas County Commissioners Issue Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Marriage Equality

Lucas County Commissioners Tina Skeldon Wozniak, Pete Gerken, and Carol Contrada are pleased with today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which enables Ohio to join 37 other states in granting marriage equality to our fellow LGBT citizens. Lucas County p...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Commissioner Gerken and Welcome TLC featured in Fresh Water Cleveland E-Magazine and Website

Commissioner Gerken and Welcome Toledo-Lucas County (TLC) were featured in the Fresh Water Cleveland e-magazine and website as part of the county initiative's work with Global Cleveland and the newly-established Ohio Welcoming Initiatives Network. Welcome...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

Lucas County Commissioners & Pathway to Provide Update on the Summer Youth Employment Program

Toledo, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners along with representatives from Pathway will provide an update to the community on the Lucas County Summer Youth Employment Program at a press conference today Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Pathway.

T...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2015

Lucas County Renames the Lucas County Maumee River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Monclova Township, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners unanimously approved the new name of the Lucas County Maumee River Wastewater Treatment Plant at their regularly scheduled commission meeting today. The plant will now be titled the Lucas County Water...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Lucas County Wins MacArthur Foundation Grant to Create Fairer, More Effective Local Justice System

Toledo, OH – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that Lucas County is one of 20 jurisdictions selected to receive a $150,000 grant to create a fairer, more effective local justice system. The grant is a part of the Safety and...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Commissioner Gerken Attends Municipal ID Conference with Cities United for Immigration Action

The first-ever Municipal ID Conference organized by Cities United for Immigration Action (CUIA) in partnership with New York City, New Haven and San Francisco’s municipal ID programs will take place on Monday, May 18, 2015. The conference will be held in ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Sheriff Tharp and Commissioners Announce $5,000 in Additional Funds Raised to Support D.A.R.T.

Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp and the Lucas County Commissioners would like to extend a special thank you to all who supported the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office Drug Abuse Response Team (D.A.R.T.) fundraiser. This special event was held Saturday, April ...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Commissioners Announce Resolution Urging Congress to Oppose “Fast Track” Trade Authority

The Board of Lucas County Commissioners held a press conference this morning to announce a resolution calling upon members of the U.S. Congress to oppose granting “Fast Track” authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement. The Commi...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Expert on Immigration and Economic Impact Steve Tobocman to Speak at Rotary Club of Toledo

Lucas County Commissioners Pete Gerken, Tina Skeldon Wozniak, and Carol Contrada have invited Steve Tobocman of Global Detroit and WE Global Network to Toledo Monday, March 30, 2015 for a day of events, including as guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Tol...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2014

Lucas County Canine Care & Control Announces Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program for Residents of 43608 Zip

February 12, 2014 ~ Lucas County Canine Care & Control has been awarded a grant from PetSmart Charities® and will partner with Humane Ohio to spay or neuter 400 dogs (of any breed) that reside in the 43608 area for only $15 each. This program also in...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2014

Lucas County Sheriff and Lucas County Commissioners to Hold Kick Off Meeting of the New Jail

January 29, 2014 ~ The Sheriff and Lucas County Commissioners will hold the Kick-Off Meeting of the New Jail Feasibility Study with its jail contractor, the DLR Group, this afternoon from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at the EMS Training Facility located at 2127 Je...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Commissioners Pledge Support as FoundingPartner in Aspire,Lucas County’s Cradle to Career Initiative

January 21, 2013 ~ Lucas County Commissioners Carol Contrada, Tina Skeldon Wozniak, and Pete Gerken will pledge their support as a founding partner in Aspire, Lucas County’s cradle to career initiative. The Lucas County Commissioners will be joined by Asp...Read on...