6th Annual Safety Fair


Leaves, Brush and Household Items To Be Collected

For Sylvania Township residents who want to get rid of unwanted household items and who have brush and leaves they want picked up, September 11 is the day. Township crews and contracted services will be busy during the collection period, so please follow guidelines for efficient service. For brush collection township crews will take leaves …


Burglars Beware

A home burglary is something no one wants. Happily, it’s a relative rarity in Sylvania Township. In the month of July for instance, there were only eight burglary reports made to township police and only 33 through that month for the entire year. Better, according to Police Chief Rob Boehme, most of those reports are …


Township Supports Cancer Awareness

Sylvania Townshp’s admnistration building, its police headquarters and all fire stations will be adorned with a teal bow through the month of September to demonstrate the township’s support of national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Gini Steinke, executive director of the local Ovarian Cancer Connection, said she’s grateful for the township’s permission to display the bows …


2017 Household Pickup

SYLVANIA TOWNSHIP HOUSEHOLD PICKUP NOTICE The Board of Sylvania Township Trustees will offer a Household Pickup of selected items listed below. This service is available to Township residents only. The Household Pickup is scheduled to start Monday, September 11, 2017. Crews will provide one (1) pass through the community.  To avoid being missed, all items …


Community Meeting

A community meeting will be held June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sylvania Township administration building, 4927 Holland-Sylvania Rd., for a progress report on the new land use plan being developed for the township. The meeting is to let members of the public know what steps have been taken so far in developing the plan and to elicit further comments …



Janet Ontko has been hired by the Sylvania Township trustees to replace Susan Wood as township human relations director. John Zeitler, township administrator, said Ms. Wood’s title of assistant administrator will not be filled immediately. He said he wants to wait a few months to determine how best to deal with those duties. Ms. Wood said her …


Susan Wood Retires

At the end of this month,  Susan Wood, assistant administrator and human resources director for Sylvania Township, will retire. According to John Zeitler, administrator, she has been “tremendous.” “She helped train me,” he said of the time in November, 2010, when he moved from being budget director of Lucas County to take the township position. …


Permits Increase–Value Soars

The total number of permits issued this year by the Sylvania Townshp planning office has increased somewhat this year, but the value represented by those permits has nearly doubled. Through the month of April, the department had issued a total of 126 permits last year, compared to a total of 136 in 2017. Last year that …



With the days moving toward the end of a 39-year career, Sylvania Township Fire Chief Jeffrey Kowalski said his attitude is tinged by melancholy because of the things he will miss. The chief recounted some high points, but made it clear that what he will miss most is the daily interaction with a group of …

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