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Local Notes April/May 2024

OSU’s Lucas County extension offers learning opportunities

The Ohio State University Extension Lucas County Educators in cooperation with Metroparks Toledo are hosting monthly educational programs on a range of exciting topics — including food, gardening, mindfulness and more. Programs are offered at the new Glass City Enrichment Center, 815 Front Street, next to the Glass City Metropark. Programs are on Thursdays — April 11 and May 9 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The programs and parking are free. Reservations are necessary, as space is limited. To register visit go.osu.edu/osugcec.

Taylor Automotive Family Donates $1 Million for Cancer Research

The Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers and Taylor Automotive family recently announced the formation of the Taylor Cancer Research Center, a not-for-profit clinical research program to benefit Northwest Ohio cancer patients. The Taylor Automotive family donated $1 million to assist in facilitating innovative cancer treatments that are currently unavailable in the region. The center will bring Precision Therapy to Northwest Ohio, which specifically targets mutated DNA to diminish cancer growth. toledoclinic.com/cancer-center.

Celebrate Earth Day with these recycling tips

Recycling doesn’t have to be difficult. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, brush up on  recycling dos and don’ts. Making sure you rinse the items you are recycling so there is no waste is a huge first step. Also,  avoid contaminating your recycling bin with items that cannot be recycled, like clothing, electronics, food waste and more. Entire truckloads of items intended to be recycled will be sent to the landfill if not handled properly, so it is imperative to learn the guidelines. For more information, visit ktlcb.org.

View the 2024 Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, the total solar eclipse will be visible across North America, Mexico, the United States and Canada. In Toledo, the duration of totality is expected to be 4 minutes and 27 seconds, nearly double the duration of the last eclipse in 2017. In Toledo, the partial eclipse will begin at 1:56 pm with the total eclipse following at 3:13 pm.  Check the Mature Living website for a listing of local solar eclipse viewing sites.  

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