Grant helps Portage Township enhance cemeteries

The elected officials of Portage Township believe that it is fitting to maintain and enhance the cemeteries within the township in order to honor the memory of past generations. With the Township employees Matt Seamon and Bryan Laughlin are shown putting the finishing touches on the arbor at Shook of a $2,665 grant from the Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca County Joint Solid Waste Management District, Portage Township has completed enhancements to two of the township cemeteries. An arbor was added to the existing fence at Christy Chapel Cemetery, located at the township maintenance complex on State Road. At the Shook Cemetery, located on the north side of Ohio 163 between Christy Chapel Road and Ohio 53, 84 feet of fence and an arbor were erected by the township maintenance crew.

The intent of the OSS Grant is to encourage local governments, non-profit organizations and non-profit educational institutions to expand environmentally friendly activities by developing recycling programs or by purchasing materials composed of recycled products. Additional information on the Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca County Joint Solid Waste Management District grants can be found by visiting their website at

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