21WFMJ – DeWine reminds Ohioans to always call 811 before digging

DeWine reminds Ohioans to always call 811 before digging

OHIO811 is a free service that allows utility companies to come and mark underground lines so that they are not damaged when excavating. Read more

The Press – Toledo Zoo’s Party for the Planet to include recycling, special events

Zoo’s Party for the Planet to include recycling, special events

Published by twalro@presspub… on Mon, 04/15/2024 – 7:11am
By: Press Staff Writer

Join the Toledo Zoo at a celebration of Mother Earth and its mission of advocating for wildlife and conserving the natural world during a Party for the Planet, set for Saturday, April 20.

Drop off recyclable goods – including hard-to-recycle items – between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot. Parking charges do not apply for those just dropping off recyclables.

For a complete list of items that will be accepted, visit toledozoo.org/docs/2024-recycling-items-list.

The Zoo is a perfect place to spend a “green” day with family and friends. Visitors can deliver their recyclable items, then stay and learn about environmentally-friendly initiatives and conservation efforts and enjoy animal demonstrations and activities.

The Northwest Ohio Damage Prevention Council is partnering with OHIO811 and Columbia Gas of Ohio for this year’s event. The council will donate and plant a tree to help kick-off and celebrate Earth Day. Visitors can check out OHIO811’s interactive educational trailer and learn about the utility lines located underground, in their own backyards. Meet their mascots and pick up some fun giveaways as a reminder to “Contact OHIO811 Before You Dig.”

The schedule of events for Party for the Planet includes:
• 10:30 a.m. – Kwisha’s Earth Day birthday celebration, Kingdom of the Apes.
• 11 a.m. – Primate enrichment, Primate Forest.
• 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Meet an animal, ProMedica Museum of Natural History.
• 1:30 p.m. – Elephant training demo, Tembo Trail.
• 2 p.m. – Red panda training, Primate Forest; Komodo dragon feed, ProMedica Museum of Natural History.
• 2:30 p.m. – Sea lion training demo, Arctic Encounter.
• 3 p.m. – Gulf of Mexico tank feed, Aquarium lobby.

Learn more at toledozoo.org/events/party-for-the-planet.

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Ohio Utilities Protection Services Opens New Headquarters

By Dan O’Brien | April 13, 2018

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – The Ohio Utilities Protection Services, now rebranded as Ohio 811, is comfortably operating from sleek new offices here, retaining 70 jobs at its new headquarters at 12467 Mahoning Ave.

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Ohio Utilities Protection Service, now doing business as OHIO811, commemorated the completion of its new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration, Thursday, April 12th. The building’s finalization is the culmination of many years of hard work, dedication and collaboration in order to provide the service with the facility it needs to operate at maximum efficiency.

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