Appliance, scrap metal collection Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 25, Ottawa County residents may bring their old appliances and scrap metal to the Ottawa County Fairgrounds at W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor from 9 a.m. to noon for recycling.
Items accepted include washing machines, dryers, ovens, stoves, hot water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, furnaces, air conditioners, water fountains, etc. Items made of steel, such as grills, lawn mowers and propane tanks will also be accepted. We will not be accepting televisions, computers or electronics at this collection. This collection is free to all Ottawa County residents and appliances with CFC’s (Freon) will be accepted. All of these items will be taken to a scrap metal yard.


Visitors Bureau receives OSS grant

The Ottawa County Visitors Bureau (Lake Erie Shores & Islands West) is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant of $1,475 from the Ottawa, Seneca, Sandusky County Joint Solid Waste Management District.


Task Force on Aging plans countywide blitz

The Ottawa County Task Force on Aging is planning a countywide blitz to distribute their newly developed Senior Abuse Protocol cards. The blitz is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 29, and involves members of the Task Force visiting local businesses, agencies and institutions that interact with the senior population.


FIrst Jet Express Triathalon September 9

The Jet Express Triathlon is coming to Lakeside - Marblehead on Sunday, September 9th. This first-year triathalon will have around 100 participants who will start the swim portion of the event by jumping off the Jet Express about one mile off the shore of East Harbor State Park.


Indians tickets, open house at Otterbein North Shore


Otterbein North Shore will be hosting an open house  from 1 to 3 p.m on Aug. 23-24. This free event will allow individuals to view the patio homes, apartments and Jane Baker House and gain an understanding of everything a full continuing care retirement community has to offer.


Recognizing Direct Support Professionals

In recognition of National Direct Support Professional Week (Sept. 9-15), REM Ohio is proud to recognize all DSPs who continue to provide and assure excellent care and support to others. Each year REM Ohio takes extra efforts to celebrate with all DSPs that have stepped up to the challenge throughout the year. A DSP is a person who assists an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community. They often extinguish misguided information and come together in the celebration of achievements that embrace community inclusion. A DSP also acts as a faithful advocate, in assisting the individual they serve to communicate their needs, wants, self expression and achievement of life goals.
These employees are shining examples of advocacy, teaching, and development of life-long friendships with the individuals to whom they provide support services year after year. Several local Direct Support Professionals of REM Ohio will participate in the Direct Support Professional Recognition Event held September 12, 2012 at the Xenos Center in Columbus. The public is encouraged to attend this event to honor and give recognition to all Direct Support Professionals across the State of Ohio. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of adults with I/DD or would like to learn more about Direct Support Professionals, visit or call 800-570-4868.
Carla Parker
Executive Director
REM Ohio

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