Paint Valley ROTC Pitches In For Adopt-A-Highway
Chillicothe - Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart is pleased to recognize the members of the Paint Valley Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps for their participation in the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
On February 25, twelve members of the Paint Valley Junior ROTC collected 16 bags of litter within a two-mile stretch along U.S. Route 50. The group joined the Adopt-A-Highway program in November 2008, and this was their second outing this year.
“We wish to commend the Junior ROTC students from Paint Valley on their commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway program, and we appreciate their assistance to aid our crews in roadway beautification in Ross County,” said Brushart.
Those who picked up litter in this recent effort were Seth Raypole, Jeremy Green, Amber McCoy, Travise Draise, Michael Pennington, James Morrison, Matt Sharfenaker, Cody Webber, Michael Meyer, Josh Richardson, Bert Hansen and Shawn Bachman.
Started in 1989, the Adopt-A-Highway program solicits volunteers from area organizations to collect litter along a section of a state, federal or interstate route. Volunteer groups adopt a two-mile section of highway or an interchange at least four times a year, and those who sign up with the program adopt for two years.
The Ohio Department of Transportation provides participating groups with trash bags and safety vests at no cost, and ODOT also posts a sign inscribed with the group’s name within the adopted section of highway.
Any group interested in becoming involved with the Adopt-A-Highway program in Ross County should contact the county’s ODOT facility at 740-773-3191.
For Further Information, Contact: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio