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Rossford Recognized as a Tree City USA

The City of Rossford was recognized as a Tree City USA today in the Northwest Ohio awards ceremony hosted by the Village of West Unity and their Tree Commission. This is the 19th time our community has been honored with this nationally recognized award.

The awards were presented to the Tree City USA communities by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. Andrea Torrice, Cincinnati native and award-winning documentary filmmaker, was the keynote speaker. She shared the story of what led to her latest film, Trees in Trouble followed by the Northwest Ohio premier of the work. Trees in Trouble chronicles the pressures facing the country’s trees and community forests and the impacts on society as a whole. The film will be broadcast on PBS stations nation-wide the week of Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, one of America’s oldest, official holidays.

The title of “Tree City USA” was bestowed upon our community for its ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life through a comprehensive street tree management program. The program is guided by the Tree Commission and the municipal government.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry acts as a guiding hand in helping a community to become qualified as a Tree City USA. The Urban Forester recommends a community to the Arbor Day Foundation for this standing. In order to achieve the title and the honors, a community must meet four standards: a Tree Ordinance; an active Tree Commission or forestry department; a comprehensive urban forestry program supported by a minimum of two dollars per capita; and an annual Arbor Day proclamation and public observance.

The state of Ohio currently boasts the greatest number of Tree Cities in the country with a grand total this past year of 250. This marks Ohio’s 39th year as the top Tree City USA state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Forestry. 55 Northwest Ohio’s communities are Tree Cities. This region also boasts one Tree Campus USA (Ohio Northern University) and one Tree Line USA (FirstEnergy). All were recognized for their achievements at the awards ceremony.

For additional information about the Tree City USA program or the Arbor Day Foundation, visit



This notice is for all rental dwelling property owners, agents or persons that have rental dwellings located in the City of Rossford, Ohio. On June 9, 2015, the City of Rossford adopted Ordinance 2015-14 requiring all rental dwellings to be registered with the City.

The initial registration period for rental dwellings begins July 1, 2015 and ends November 1, 2015.

Registration of dwellings is to be completed online at at the “Rental Registration” page. Required will be name of owner, name of agent/manager if owner lives 35 miles or more, street address of owner, email, phone number and list of occupants of the rental dwelling.


Draft Traffic Study Report for Lime City & Buck Road Intersection Released

The Wood County Engineer’s Office, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation District 2, the City of Rossford, Perrysburg Township, and the Penta Career Center, hired DLZ to renew their study of possible design improvements for the Lime City Road and Buck Road intersection and the Buck Road and Penta Career Center driveway intersection in the City of Rossford and Perrysburg Township, Ohio. The purpose of the current study is to examine options that will improve the safety of the intersections and approaches and allow the intersections to accommodate demands placed on the area by existing traffic and potential future development based on updated certified traffic received in August 2013. (View Report)


Open Burning Information, Rules & Regulations

Before You Light It… Know Ohio’s Open Burning Regulations. Several sources of information are available to help our residents understand the rules and regulations regarding open burning within the city limits. Click here view a PDF on Ohio’s Open Burning Regulations. Click here to view a PDF of the relevant sections of the Ohio Revised Code on open burning. More information is available on the Ohio EPA’s web site at:

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