Briefly, Sept. 27

TV, electronics

recycling Saturday

Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a television and small electronics recycling collection 9 a.m.-noon Saturday for the residents of the three counties, plus residents of Bellevue and Fostoria.

Materials from businesses won’t be accepted.

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

Fees are $2 for TVs 24 inches and smaller, $3 for TVs 25 inches and larger and $5 for all consoles and projection TVs.

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

Call (419) 334-7222 with questions.

Strawbale house on Green Energy Ohio tour

Each year, Green Energy Ohio organizes a free statewide event to showcase the best of renewable energies, energy efficiency and green design in Ohio. Little Portion Green, Franciscan Earth Literacy Center’s strawbale house, is part of the tour Oct. 3-5.

The tour is part of the larger American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour.

Visitors can tour the house and learn about its environmentally friendly features as well as get more information about the PV solar panels, and learn how residents can benefit from solar in the state.

Hours are 4-6 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5.

For details, call (419) 448-7485.

Fishing instruction seminar slots available

Spaces are available for educators, leaders or conservation clubs who have an interest in taking kids fishing and want to become certified fishing instructors, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

A free workshop is available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Wildlife District Two Office, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay.

Passport to Fishing is a one-day instructor training program that qualifies individuals to become Division of Wildlife-certified fishing instructors. Participants must pass a background check before being certified.

To register, call Linda at (419) 429-8347 by Oct. 9.

White-tailed deer

hunting rules revamped

Several changes to Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunting regulations take effect on opening day Saturday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

New deer hunting regulations include extended hunting hours during gun and muzzleloader seasons, county bag limits, changes to deer permit use and an antlerless-only muzzleloader season.

Deer hunters are required to have a valid Ohio hunting license and a valid deer permit.

A detailed listing of deer hunting rules is available at