OSS TV, electronics collection scheduled
FREMONT - Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a television and small electronics recycling collection 9 a.m.-noon May 19 for residents of the three counties, including residents of Bellevue and Fostoria.
Materials from businesses will not be accepted.
Seneca County's drop-off location is Agriculture Service Center rear parking lot, 3140 S. SR 100.
Residents will be charged to recycle CRT (lead/glass tube) televisions. Fees are $2 for 24 inches or smaller, $3 for 25 inches or larger and $5 for console units and projection screen TVs (limit two per resident).
Additional materials that will be accepted at no charge include small electronics such as DVDs, VCRs and stereos; flat-panel televisions; and cell phone equipment.
Call (888) 850-7224 for more information.
Fillet rules clarified
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife has issued a statewide directive to its enforcement officers to clarify guidelines for enforcing a new rule that specifies the condition of fish fillets being kept or transported.
The rule states it is unlawful to possess or transport a fish unless the fish is in the round or a complete fillet with skin attached until a person reaches a permanent residence.
Scott Zody, chief of the Division of Wildlife, said the rule should be interpreted to mean only a patch of skin, enough to identify the species of the fish, is required to be left on the fillet.
The rule is designed as a tool to protect the Lake Erie fishing resource and to allow wildlife officers to identify fillets in an angler's possession.
planned in Castalia
FINDLAY Anglers interested in learning fly fishing and practicing their skills on a half-mile section of Cold Creek at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery are encouraged to enter a lottery for beginning fly-fishing clinics.
Seventy-five slots are available, and the deadline for submitting a lottery entry is Aug. 1.
In addition to fly-fishing, instruction by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife staff and members of Trout Unlimited, attendees will be able to test newly acquired skills by fishing for abundant rainbow trout. Instruction is to be provided 1-5 p.m. Fridays Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Oct. 12 and Oct. 19.
Applicants must submit a postcard listing name, address and phone number. Each winner may take one guest, but the guest's name must be listed on the postcard at the time of submission. Only one postcard per applicant and guest is allowed, and no duplicates may be submitted.
Postcards should be sent to Linda Ringer, ODNR Division of Wildlife District Two, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay, OH 45840.
Winners will receive a permit with an assigned session date. Permits are non-transferable. Anglers age 16 and older are required to have a valid Ohio fishing license.