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by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 7 November 2005
Based on an image at: http://www.co.wood.oh.us/
On Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 10:00 am, the Wood County Commissioners adopted the official flag of Wood County . Early last year, the Ohio Bicentennial Commission made a request to Ohio's County Commissioners to provide a county flag for use as part of a display of Ohio County Flags during 2003 at the Statehouse in Columbus. The flag of Wood County is intended to symbolize the community history and sense of place. The blue background is adapted from the U.S. flag and calls to mind the national bonds. The red of the Wood County silhouette and ribbon symbolizes the lifeblood of all the men and women who have lived amidst the Great Black Swamp. Wood County is shown prominently on the gold field of the State of Ohio. The harvest gold represents the rich agricultural heritage. Nineteen white stars, one for each township, signify the bright future of the county and all her diverse citizens. Finally, 1820 is the year Wood County was established. As a whole, the design of the Wood County flag recalls a remarkable heritage and challenges citizens to continue to work together toward a productive future.
Dov Gutterman, 28 May 2002