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The Ohio Department of Transportation recognizes the STAR Community Justice Center of Franklin Furnace for its participation in the state’s Adopt-A-Highway Program.

“We appreciate the efforts of the STAR center to help beautify Ohio and clean up along U.S. Route 52,” said ODOT - District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. “Their involvement assists our maintenance crews to maintain a clean highway system, and we appreciate their participation in Adopt-A-Highway.”

On April 22, Supervisor James Higgins was joined by N. Vernier, J. Wilkinson, S. Jenkins, J. Hartley, G. McClone and J. Sharp, who collected 54 bags of litter along U.S. 52 between Wheelersburg and Ironton. STAR Community Justice Center has been a part of Adopt-A-Highway since 2002, and this was the center’s first outing this year.

For those groups participating in Adopt-A-Highway, ODOT will provide volunteers with trash bags and safety vests at no cost, and the department will post a sign inscribed with the group’s name within the adopted section of highway.

Any group interested in becoming part of the Adopt-A-Highway program in Scioto County should contact ODOT’s highway maintenance facility by calling 740-259-2071.

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