OSS launches retooled website
FREMONT - Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District has launched a new website at www.recycleoss.org.
OSS Solid Waste District Director Tim Wasserman said the site is a benefit to residents throughout the district.
"We look for a variety of ways to communicate with our residents, and using the Internet has been a valuable tool," Wasserman said in a news release. "The website is one way that someone can get their recycling questions answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
The site features brighter colors, increased recycling opportunities and tabs for quick searches to better serve the needs residents in the three counties.
Pheasants Forever banquet coming
Tickets are being sold for the 23rd annual Seneca County Pheasants Forever fundraising banquet March 31.
Banquet Chairman Val Gillig said the date is a week later than usual because of a scheduling error. Instead of the fourth Saturday, the event will take place the fifth Saturday in March. Doors open at Meadowbrook Ballroom at 5 p.m. and dinner is to be served 5:30-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the wildlife of Seneca County.
People who buy tickets by March 1 are to be placed in an early-bird raffle. Ticket cut-off date is Feb. 16.
Ticket price is $50 per person or $65 per couple, which includes dinner and yearly membership. To buy tickets or for more information, call (419) 937-0722 or (419) 937-2264.
'Good, Bad and Ugly' examined
COLUMBUS - Overlooked wildlife will be the focus of this year's Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference March 7 at Aladdin Shrine Center, Columbus.
The conference, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife and is open to the public.
Keynote speaker is to be Cindy Hale of the University of Minnesota. She is to discuss earthworms and their impact to the environment in her presentation, "Dances with Worms: The Great Lakes Worm Watch."
Other conference topics include discussions of freshwater mussel restoration, aquatic invasive species, a Lake Erie pelagic bird survey, terrestrial crayfish, wildlife orphans and wetland restoration, as well as beavers, porcupines and Ohio fishers.
For more information or to register, call (800) WILDLIFE. Fee is $25 prior to Feb. 26 and $35 after that.
Boat registrations due to be renewed
COLUMBUS - Now is the time for Ohioans to renew watercraft registrations if they expire March 1.
Renewal can be completed online, through the mail or in person, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.
Ohio watercraft registrations are valid for three years.
The online renewal process may be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Sept. 30. After the transaction, a boat registration and decals will be sent in the mail within 10 days.
Boat owners also may renew their watercraft registrations by mail through June 30, if they have no changes to information included on their registration, including owner information.
Ohioans also may renew watercraft registrations in person at a watercraft registration agent.
A listing, which includes each of the Division of Watercrafts 11 area office locations, fee schedules and other registration information, is available online at www.ohiodnr.
com/watercraft or by calling (877) 4BOATER.