Health Department Takes Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on October 22
On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department (TLCHD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the TLCHD at 635 N. Erie Street, Toledo, OH. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 22 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or lucascountyhealth.com
Toledo Schools conducting meetings on discipline code
- Start Feeder: Wednesday, October 26, at the West Toledo Branch Library
- Woodward Feeder: Thursday, October 27, at the Chester J. Zablocki Senior Center
- Bowsher Feeder: Tuesday, November 1, at the Believe Center
- Scott Feeder: Wednesday, November 2, at the Frederick Douglass Community Center
- Rogers Feeder: Wednesday, November 9, at the Reynolds Corner Library
We are now in "deer crash" season
October ushers in the deadly “deer crash” season. During the fall there is a sharp increase in the number deer vs. driver encounters. Last year in Ohio there were more than 21,000 deer crashes causing nearly 900 injuries and four deaths. In the Toledo area there were 2,357 deer crashes, and nearly half of those crashes (1,108) occurred during the months of October, November and December. Be on the alert. Read more for tips on safe driving during the deer season.
Local Red Cross Recruiting Needed Volunteers
The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio is recruiting volunteers to join its workforce to help families affected by an increase in disasters caused by severe storms across the country. Volunteers constitute about 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce. Volunteers make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a trained Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer, please visit the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org or contact Regional Volunteer Specialist, Diane S. Dixon, CVA, at 419-329-2741 or by email at email@example.com.
Be a foster parent
Are you someone who loves kids and wants to make a difference in a child’s life? If so, consider becoming a foster parent through Lucas County Children Services (LCCS). LCCS needs all kinds of individuals to care for all kinds of children, but has a particular need right now for families able to care for groups of brothers and sisters, and for caregivers experienced in working with children with developmental and behavioral challenges. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, call LCCS foster care recruiter Celine Woods at 419-213-3336.