Aqua Ohio offers plumbing tips for the holidays
MARION – Aqua Ohio is reminding customers that they play a role in ensuring their local wastewater system operates properly, from the pipes that run from their homes and businesses to the treatment plant itself. This holiday season, Aqua offers customers the following tips for the proper disposal of fat, oil and grease:
• Never pour grease down sink drains or into toilets. Instead, carefully pour warm, not hot, grease into a metal can, wait for it to cool, and dispose of it in the trash.
• Use strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids.
• Scrape food scraps and grease into a trash can.
Aqua reminds customers that garbage disposals do not keep fat, oil and grease out of plumbing systems or prevent clogs, and that common ingredients like butter, lard, sauces and dairy products can all contribute to blockages.
Marion Post to lead multi-county crash reduction effort
MARION – The Marion Post will lead a week-long crash reduction effort that will commence Monday and end Thursday. The detail will include troopers from the Marion, Bucyrus, and Mansfield Posts, as well as the Patrol’s Aviation Unit. Crawford, Marion, Richland and Wyandot counties will be the areas of focus for the detail.
Statistically, year-to-date with the four counties combined, a total of 5,220 traffic crashes have occurred. Of these crashes investigated, a total of 26 have resulted in fatalities. Area of focus will concentrate on crash-causing violations, as well as impaired driving, distracted driving and safety belts.
The detail will direct their focus in these counties on their top crash roadways, including Interstate 71; U.S. 23, 30 and 42; and Ohio 4, 13 and 95.
Free produce market opens Dec. 6
MARION – The Marion City Schools Nutrition Services department,in partnership with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, will sponsor a free produce market the first Friday of every month beginning Dec. 6. The market will continue through April.
The market will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at 240 W. Center St, the former Rec Center behind City Hall. Additional parking will be available at the Nazarene Church.
“Our goal with this program is to help Marion families who may have food insecurities,” Marion Nutrition Services director Winnie Brewer said. “Produce will be available on a first come, first serve basis and those attending the market must bring a photo identification.”
The program is open to those who meet income eligibility requirements. A representative can only pick up for one family unless they present the appropriate paperwork.
For details, call the Marion City Schools Nutrition Services department at 740-223-4413.
• The Waldo Board of Public Affairs (Sewer Board) will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Fort Morrow Fire Station, 306 N. Marion St., Waldo.
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