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ODOT recognizes Honda Transmission's litter prevention efforts

Honda TransmissionThe Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 would like to recognize the Honda Transmission Associates for two decades of service with the Adopt-A-Highway program. The group picks up litter along a stretch of State Route 274 in Logan County.

The program is open to all Honda Transmission associates. The president of the company also participates when possible. Last year they even adjusted the time of one of their clean ups so their second shift associates could participate.

The company has also adopted sections of State Route 235 and State Route 708, as well as Township Road 61 to ensure all roads surrounding Honda Transmission Manufacturing are cleaned.  They also try to help the Logan County Solid Waste District with additional clean ups of county roads when possible. The group typically has seven to sixteen members participating in each clean up. It takes about two hours to clean both sides of SR 274. They conduct clean ups four times a year and usually collect about 23 bags of trash each time.

The group was originally signed up by Randy Fry after he noticed the need to clean up the highway.  Fry lives on the stretch of road that the group cleans. Chairperson Lee Sanders, Ken Campbell, Julie Preston, and Bob Dunmire are some of the associates who have been involved the longest.

After one Great American Clean Up, the group held a pizza party. Sanders said, “It was a cold, windy day and right at the end it started snowing. We were so happy it waited until the end, so we celebrated.”

ODOT District 7 expresses its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Honda Transmission Associates for their service and dedication. ODOT also thanks all of the Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who have maintained their adopted roadsides.

Groups interested in adopting a highway may find information about the program on District 7’s website, http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D07/adoptahighway/Pages/default.aspx. Groups may also contact District 7’s Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator Joyce Wolfe at joyce.wolfe@dot.state.oh.us or by calling 497-6801.

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