COMMUNITY NEWS

ATTENTION: Residents of Peninsula, Boston Township, and Boston Heights.

If you have a need to have someone help you with grocery pickup, necessary errands, or doctor’s appointments during these unusual circumstances, please reach out to us.

We will give our best effort to help get you that assistance.

If you need assistance or would like to volunteer to help, please call:

330-657-2528 (Peninsula Foundation) 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

330-657-2151 (Peninsula Village Hall) 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

330-657-2600 (Boston Township Road Department) 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

If you need assistance after office hours and you feel it is an emergency, you can contact:

Mayor of Peninsula- Dan Schneider, Jr. – 330-607-0314

Boston Township Trustee Chairperson – Amy Anderson 330-687-9498

The information we would need is:

Name:

Phone Number:

Address:

Type of Assistance Needed:

Other Notes: The Peninsula Library closed to the public on March 17.  For the time being we can still be reached at (330) 657-2665 to assist you with any questions or information that you may need.  Calls will be answered between 9 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday.  Should there be a change in the status of the library being open, we will post it on our Facebook page and on our website, www.peninsulalibrary.org .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2020 

Media Contact: Dawn Meyers, Health Educator 330-812-3948 – desk; 330-212-4925 – mobile [email protected] 

Akron Regional Air Quality Management District Offers Lawnmower Exchange Program for Spring 2020 

AKRON, OHIO – Akron Regional Air Quality Management District (ARAQMD), a service of Summit County Public Health (SCPH), is excited to announce their inaugural lawnmower exchange program – Mow GREENER. 

Fossil fuel burning lawn maintenance equipment produces a significant amount of air pollution. According to the California Air Resources Board’s website, using a gasoline lawnmower for 1 hour is equal to driving a car for 300 miles! Battery powered lawn equipment are zero emission when used, and that makes cleaner air for users and their neighbors. 

Mow GREENER will have participants surrender their otherwise working, gasoline (or diesel) lawnmower to be scrapped and bring proof of purchase of a brand new, battery powered lawnmower to the event to receive at $100 Visa gift card as a rebate from ARAQMD. 

Mow GREENER is for residents (not lawn care companies) of Medina, Summit or Portage Counties (the ARAQMD service area) and participants must pre-register. This event is limited to 100 households, 1 rebate per household. Details on all the events, how to pre-register, and registration deadlines can be found at www.scph.org/air-quality/lawnmower-exchange. 

Exchange events will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm each day and be held on the following dates: 

• March 28, 2020 at Portage County Health Department, 705 Oakwood Street, Ravenna, OH 44266. Scrap services provided by Allen Alloys of Streetsboro. 

• April 4, 2020 at ReWorks HHWRC Facility, 1201 Graham Road, Stow, OH 44224. Scrap services provided by Harry’s Metals of Akron. 

• April 25, 2020 at Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina, OH 44256. Scrap services provided by City Scrap of Akron.