Outdoor briefs, Sept. 9

OSS appliance, scrap metal collection set for Saturday in district

Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District is sponsoring an appliance and scrap metal collection 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in its three counties.

District residents, includingresidents of Bellevue and Fostoria, can take old appliances and scrap metal for recycling. Materials from businesses will not be accepted.

Seneca County’s drop-off site is at Seneca County Fairgrounds south lot, CR 594.

Items accepted include washing machines, dryers, ovens, stoves,water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, furnaces, air conditioners, water fountains and similar items made of steel such as grills, lawn mowers and propane tanks.

At this collection, OSS will not accept televisions, computers or electronic devices.

The collection is free to district residents, and appliances with CFCs (Freon) will be accepted and taken to a scrap metal yard.

For general recycling information, visit www.recycleoss.org, join OSS on Facebook by searching for Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Green Recycling Scene or on Twitter by searching OSS Solid Waste @Aim2BGreen.

For more information, call (419) 334-7222 or (888) 850-7224.

FELC to host essential oils program Sept. 20

A make-it take-it program for adults about using essential oils to make personal care products is planned for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave.

Participants can learn how to make personal care products using essential oils that are natural and can influence the senses with a feeling of peace, relaxation and satisfaction. Recipes are to include shampoo, lotions, moisturizers, bug spray and cleaning products.

The hands-on workshop is to be presented by Nancy Brose of McCutchenville, who has been making and using the products for years.

Register with $15 at FELC or call (419) 448-7485.

ODNR taking new action to monitor disease in deer

Deer hunters who hunt in eastern Ohio should be aware that portions of Holmes and Tuscarawas counties have been declared a disease surveillance area as of Aug. 1 as part of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources efforts to monitor chronic wasting disease.

The designation was made after a deer at a captive white-tailed deer facility in Holmes County tested positive for the disease.

The newly established disease surveillance area includes areas within a 6-mile radius from the positive samples in Holmes County, which includes Wayne and Sugar Creek townships in Tuscarawas County and Salt Creek, Paint, Berlin, Walnut Creek and Clark townships in Holmes County. The designation is to remain in effect for a minimum of three years. The area are to be mapped and posted on the division’s website at wildohio.gov.

For information on requirements when hunting deer in the DSA area, such as inspection of deer carcasses, visit the website.

Also, the state has established new carcass rules for hunters who hunt wild deer, elk, caribou and moose in other states. New carcass rules apply to Ohio hunters who travel out of state to hunt any chronic wasting disease-susceptible species — white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, caribou or moose.

No person is permitted to transport high-risk carcass parts of disease-susceptible species into Ohio from any state or Canadian province, regardless of the status of the exporting jurisdiction.

Additional information on carcass regulations can be found at wildohio.gov.