HomeHealthLocal Notes October/November 2023

Local Notes October/November 2023

TARTA Takes Steps for Services in Oregon

TARTA Oregon
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As the next step in the TARTA Next redesign and expansion, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) has solidified plans to bring fixed route, paratransit and on-demand service to the City of Oregon, beginning in January, 2024 with service every 30 minutes including stops at St. Charles Hospital, Walmart and other destinations on Navarre Avenue. TARTA staff will collect community input at meetings in the coming months, in anticipation of approval by TARTA’s board later this year. (419) 382-9901 or visit tarta.com.

Affordable Connectivity Program Provides Broadband Network

Photo provided via Affordable Connectivity.

The Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program is a benefit program created for households that cannot afford access to broadband networks. WIFI within a home helps support families relying on networks for work, school, groceries and more. The benefit program “provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 a month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.”. Limited to one discount per household, laptops, desktop computers and tablets are all common devices for which families can receive discounts for access. Visit fcc.gov/acp.

Free Legal Clinic Provides Free Attorney Aid

Legal Clinic
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Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10 am, the West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave., is hosting a Free Legal Clinic. Participants can consult privately with an attorney for free about civil legal matters related to consumer law such as debt, bankruptcy, and more. Walk ups welcome. Consultations are provided on a first come, first served basis. Please bring all documentation. This event is done in partnership with the Ohio Justice Bus, the Lucas County Law Library and the Toledo Bar Association. toledo.libnet.info/event/7560237.

Bring Disposables to Hoffman Road Landfill

Photo provided via David Hoffman.

Saturday, Nov. 25 from 8 am to 1 pm, Toledo residents can bring their items to dispose for free to Hoffman Road Landfill, 3962 Hoffman Road. Participants may bring a truck or trailer load of bulky solid waste items — including excess trash, furniture, carpeting, mattresses, wood waste and scrap metal. The City of Toledo also offers several drop off events to promote cleaner neighborhoods.  For list of acceptable items and the full pick up/ drop off schedule visit toledo.oh.gov/events/free-disposal-day-at-the-hoffman-landfill.

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