Clean out medicine cabinets, clean up the community

The U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug take-back day will be Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Barberton and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Norton

The Barberton Police, assisted by Magic City Kiwanis and HCR ManorCare will have a drop off service at the former FirstMerit Parking lot, 480 W. Tuscarawas Ave. to allow the drivers to turn in no longer wanted or expired prescription medicines.

The Norton Police Department has partnered with The Medicine Shoppe at 3300 Greenwich Road, Suite 14 to drop off all unwanted and expired medications at pharmacy. Unwanted firearms and ammunition will be collected at the Medicine Shoppe to be destroyed.

The two communities are also organizing cleanup days, April 28.

Barberton Beautification continues to sign up volunteers for Take Pride in Barberton Day. Over 300 volunteers are needed to participate in the event.

Following organized cleanups, volunteers will be treated to a picnic lunch at Tuscora Park for their efforts. For information on how to participate, contact Barberton Beautification at 330-848-6653.

In Norton, cleanup volunteers meet 8:30 a.m. at the city administration building for a light breakfast and are invited to return after the clean-up for lunch. Volunteers who pre-register on the city’s website www.cityofnorton.org or by calling 330-825-7815 ext. 314 will receive a free water bottle.

The Home Depot will sponsor a workshop for children at Columbia Woods Park following clean-up activities. An Arbor Day tree planting to commemorate individuals who have fostered development of Norton over 200 years will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the park.

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