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Clean Your Streams
Day set for Sept. 30
More than 600 local citizens will remove trash from waterways during the largest volunteer annual clean-up in Northwest Ohio set for Saturday, Sept. 30.
The 27th Annual Clean Your Streams Day is a volunteer-based watershed clean-up hosted by Partners for Clean Streams (PCS). Volunteers will meet at seven kickoff locations and then clean up more than 50 sites around the greater Toledo area to remove and prevent marine debris from entering Lake Erie.
Clean Your Streams Day is part of the International Coastal Cleanup through the Ocean Conservancy.
Orientation for volunteers with will be held from 8:15-9 p.m. at the following sites:
• Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St., Toledo.
• Secor Metropark, 10001 Central Ave., Sylvania Twp. Meet at the Lone Oak Shelter.
• Oregon Municipal Building, 5330 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
• Woodland Park, 300 Three Meadows Dr., Perrysburg.
• University of Toledo, Law School Patio off Secor Road, Toledo.
• Glass City Metropark, 983 Front St., Toledo at the Grosbeak Picnic Shelter.
• Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee at the Rotary Shelter.
After orientation, from 9-11:30 a.m., volunteers will go clean up waterway trash at various sites along the Ottawa River, Ten Mile Creek, lower Maumee River, Swan Creek, Grassy Creek, eastern Lake Erie tributaries, and more.
To follow Partners for Clean Streams on social media, visit or
To learn more about Clean Your Streams Day and marine debris, visit

Bell ringers needed
The Salvation Army of Toledo is seeking bell ringers for the 2023 bell-ringing season.
Walk-in interviews will be held Fridays, Oct. 6 and 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 620 N. Erie St., Toledo. Candidates need to bring a photo ID and Social Security card or birth certificate to the interview.
For more information, visit

Internet safety talk
The public is invited to attend a discussion on Internet Safety, to be presented by the Lake Township Police Department, in conjunction with its Neighborhood Watch program, on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the township’s Administration Building.
The focus of the discussion will be on issues pertaining to youth and the dangers they face when they are using the internet, and more particularly, social media programs. Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions,
Youths depend on computers, their cellphones, and the internet for many useful activities, but can inadvertently find themselves involved in activities they did not know they would encounter while online.
The meeting is free for the public to attend, and pre-registration is not required.
The township’s Administration Building is located at 27975 Cummings Rd., Millbury, on the northwest corner of SR 795 and Cummings Road.
For more information, call Ron Craig, crime prevention officer and community policing officer, at 419-481-6354.

Bid opening date
set for curb project
The Ottawa County commissioners have set Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. for the opening of contract bids for a curb ramp replacement project in the Village of Genoa.
Mark Messa, director of the Ottawa County Regional Planning Commission, said the county and village partnered on the project which will utilize Community Development Block Grant funding.
Approximately 20 curb ramps will be repaired or replaced to comply with Americans with Disability Act specifications, he said.
The county applied last year for CDBG funds and received approval from the state for program year 2022-24.
The village has paid for engineering costs associated with the project and the county will be spending $75,000 of the CDBG funding on the construction costs.
The village will cover any cost overruns.
Messa said the village and county also partnered on a similar project in 2020 that included new curb cuts and ADA-approved ramps being installed in the downtown area of the village.

Union honoring
Morrissey brothers
A day of remembrance for two brothers killed last year in an industrial accident will be held Sept. 20 at the United Steelworkers Local 1-346 hall, 2910 Consaul St., Toledo.
The hall will host an open house from noon to 7 p.m. in memory of Ben Morrissey and Max Morrissey, who died Sept. 21, 2022 from injuries they sustained from an explosion and fire at the BP-Husky refinery on Cedar Point Road in Oregon.
The brothers were graduates of Clay High School and Max was also the owner of Red Eye Pie and Frozen Fantasy’s in Oregon.
Local 1-346 will provide food from the establishment for the open house.
Deficiencies in training and operating procedures were cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as contributing to the explosion.
Ben was 32 and Max was 34.
About a month before the accident, BP-Husky reached an agreement to sell its 50-percent interest in the refinery to Calgary-based Cenovus.

Bridge replacement
on Corduroy Road
The Lucas County commissioners have awarded a contract to E.S. Wagner Co. for a bridge replacement project on Corduroy Road between Teachout Road and Howard Road in Jerusalem Township.
The bridge is located approximately 2,600 feet east of Teachout Road. Due to this construction, Corduroy Road will be closed between Teachout and Howard beginning Sept. 18, for 45 days.
The detour route will be Teachout Road to Jerusalem Road (State Rt. 2), to Howard Road.
Questions may be directed to the Lucas County engineer’s office at 419-213-2860.

Tips sought on
dumped waste
The public is being asked to provide any information that could help identify the party responsible for a spill of presumed human waste on State Route 795 at I-280 early on Sept. 12.
Lake Township police crews on patrol discovered the spill shortly after 7 a.m. The township fire department responded to assess the risk and contact the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation responded to clean up the roadway. The Ohio EPA directed further efforts.
Working with the ODOT, the fire department was able to obtain video of the incident. ODOT officials were able to track the vehicle from Rt. 795 eastbound at East Broadway Street to the site of the spill.
The vehicle was last seen by ODOT cameras headed west on Alexis Road in Toledo from I-75. According to the EPA there was no threat to the safety of the public and there is no ongoing risk. Anyone with information is asked to email or call 419-837-4026.

Electric vehicle
event Sept. 30
The Electric Auto Association of Northwest Ohio is hosting its 10th annual Ride and Drive event Sept. 30, at Pearson Metropark, Navarre Ave., Oregon, in Lot 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It is a day to come to a casual setting at the park and talk to the owners of EVs. Patrons can ride along and drive the vehicles of their choice.
Throughout the years the event has had current-model vehicles representing many manufacturers, including Tesla, Nissan, VW, Volvo, Ford, Chevrolet and Rivian.
It is a rain or shine event with a covered shelter. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be supplied by supplied by Rosania Restaurants.


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