MLocal – June 2022

Jim White Memorial Paint-Out

Watch artists paint at various locations throughout Waterville on June 16, 17 and 18 as part of the Jim White Memorial Paint-Out. This Plein Air, outdoor painting event is presented by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission. The finished artworks will be displayed at the Waterville library from June 20-30, where attendees can vote for their favorite. For more information, visit awaac.org.

Spitzer Building Revitalization

The historic Spitzer Building will receive a $1 million grant to allow for the removal of lead paint, asbestos abatement and internal demolition necessary to further position the building for redevelopment. This investment in downtown Toledo comes as part of a $60 million award presented by Governor Mike DeWine in an effort to clean up Ohio communities. First built in the 1890s, the Spitzer building achieved notoriety as one of the area’s first indoor shopping spaces. It was shuttered and has been vacant since 2013. Get the lead out Approximately 3,000 water service lines owned by customers in the Toledo area contain lead. The City is planning to bring that number down to zero. A multi-year replacement program has begun with the goal of removing and replacing all lead pipes that deliver drinking water. With the aid of Toledo’s American Rescue Plan Act funding, the program offers area residents the chance to replace their domestic lines at no cost. Residents whose homes have lead pipes (or if they are uncertain if their pipes are made of lead or not) are encouraged to register at toledo.oh.gov/residents/water/lead-service-lines/ customer-side.

Department of Transportation’s CAR-FIT

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants you to be safe on Ohio’s roadways. ODOT offers many tools and resources to get you safely to your destination at transportation.ohio.gov. Car-Fit, a communitybased educational program that promotes continued safe driving and mobility among older drivers by focusing attention on safety, comfort and fit, is quite helpful. ODOT also publishes articles, videos and links specifically

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