I live in Lorain County and the wait for an application appointment was 2 1/2 months.
In Huron County, I couldn't even contact the ONE person in charge.
You can apply in an adjacent county to your own. I'm not sure if you can apply if you are not adjacent.
Some counties really make it difficult. We are a "Shall Issue" state, but local politics
can be a PITA.
I went to Erie County in Sandusky and the lady was fantastic. They take applications M-F 9-5 or something like that. Just walk in.
I had mine in 9 (nine) days.