Briefly, Oct. 4

Tire collection set for Oct. 12

Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste District has scheduled a tire collection for 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 12.

The collection is available to residents in Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties and includes all residents of Bellevue and Fostoria. The Seneca County drop-off point is the fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave.

Car and small truck tires are to be collected, on or off the rim. A maximum of 10 tires per household will be accepted and residents will be charged 50 cents per tire. Racing tires will be accepted at a cost of $2 per tire. Tractor and semi tires will not be accepted during this collection.

For more information, call (419) 334-7222.

FELC seeks board members

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, a mission of the Sisters of St. Francis Community, is seeking applicants for several vacant positions on its board of trustees.

The board meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the center. Board terms last for three years and start in December.

The primary role of the board is to provide fiscal oversight and operational support to the staff and programs. Applicants should be energetic and dedicated individuals who wish to use their passion and skills to advance the mission of FELC.

For more information, call (419) 447-0435 or visit

Deer check system expanded

An enhanced website is to offer Ohio hunters a quick and easy way to check harvested white-tailed deer with their smartphones, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The enhanced site can be found at

The mobile-friendly site is available for hunters to check deer, including landowners not required to purchase a deer permit. A valid email address and phone number are required to use the website on a mobile device.

A new tagging procedure administered by the Division of Wildlife requires hunters to make their own game tag to attach to a deer. Game tags can be made of any material as long as it contains the hunter’s name, date, time and county of kill.

Go to the Deer Hunting Resources page at for more information on changes to the game check process.

Waterfowl youth hunts on tap

Ohio’s hunters ages 15 and younger can hunt waterfowl statewide this weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

They must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult 18 years or older with no more than two youths per adult. More details regarding waterfowl zones, bag limits and licensing requirements can be found on the Waterfowl Hunting Seasons page at

Hunters ages 17 and younger can hunt statewide for rabbit, pheasant and all other legal game in season during two designated weekends, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27. Quail also may be hunted in 16 designated open counties.

The Division of Wildlife plans to release pheasants prior to these weekend dates on the following state wildlife areas: Berlin, Caesar Creek, Camp Belden, Darke, Delaware, Dillon, Fallsville, Grand River, Killdeer Plains, Oxbow, Resthaven, Rush Run, Spencer, Tiffin River and Wellington, and Charlemont Metropark in Lorain County and Ringneck Ridge Area in Sandusky County.

Deer hunt for disabled slated

The Hunting with Heroes program has announced its fall hunting opportunities for disabled hunters, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Now in its fifth year, the Lt. Colonel Ted Epple Veterans with Disabilities Bow Hunt is Nov. 8-10.

Each hunter is to be paired with an experienced guide. Call Joe Sawmiller at (419) 204-2805 to register.