Briefly, May 3

Litter crews working area roads for OSS

FREMONT – Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District asks driver to be cautious in areas where litter crews are working.

Crews have begun spring cleanup and will continue to work through October.

For litter pickup, OSS contracts with juvenile courts in the three counties for supervision of litter crews, who are youth who have been assigned community service hours by a juvenile court judge.

In 2012, crews spent 7,240 hours cleaning more than 1,240 miles of roads in the three counties. They collected 880 trash bags weighing 5,182 pounds.

Small electronics, TVs to be collected May 11

FREMONT – Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a television and small electronics recycling collection 9 a.m.-noon May 11, open to residents of the three counties, including Bellevue and Fostoria.

Materials from businesses will not be accepted.

The new drop-off location in Seneca County is the fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave.

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 all console units and projection-screen TVs, which have a limit of two per resident.

Additional materials to be accepted at no charge include small electronics such as computer equipment, DVDs, VCRs, stereos, flat panel televisions and cell phone equipment.

For general recycling information, visit

Fishing on Lake Erie looking good:?ODNR

Lake Erie anglers should enjoy diverse fishing opportunities in 2013, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

“When you consider the mix of species and sizes that are seasonally available to Ohio anglers, we are optimistic about the fishing prospects this year,” said Jeff Tyson, Lake Erie fisheries program manager for the ODNR Division of Wildlife.

Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction regulates their catches to comply with quotas and minimize the risk of over-fishing.

The walleye daily bag limit per angler in Ohio waters is six from now until Feb. 28. From March 1, 2014, through April 30, 2014, the daily walleye bag limit will be four. A 15-inch minimum size limit is in effect during the season for walleye.

The yellow perch daily bag limit is 30 through April 30, 2014, with no minimum size limit.

More information is online at