Area briefs for Thursday Times-Reporter

Entries Wanted for Atwood Fall Festival Photo Contest

MINERAL CITY ― This year marks the 12th Annual Photo Contest at the Atwood Fall Festival, scheduled for September 30 and October 1-2 at Lake Atwood Park.

The contest is run by the local photo club, Focus Point (formerly Tuscarawas County Amateur Photographer’s Association).

Photos will be accepted in three categories: on water, love and the color purple. This year, the photos will be judged according to the age of the participant: students (under 18) and adults (18 and over). The entry fee is $3 per photo entered (cash only), limit of 3 photos per person; one in each category.

Photographers must complete an application in advance and submit it along with their photos and fees to the Atwood Fall Festival at the Weaver “Photo Barn,” located in Camp H area, across from the restrooms, September 29 between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., or make special arrangements for an early return.

For more information, contact Gary Conner (Strasburg), [email protected] or call: 330-447-4374; Christy Penland-McMillan (Newcomerstown), [email protected] or phone: 740-255-6880; or Julie Murray: [email protected]

BBB to Host 9th Annual Shred & E-Cycle Event on September 17

DOVER ― The Better Business Bureau will host a community shredding and e-bike event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 17 in the Dover Buehler parking lot at 3000 N. Wooster Ave.

Businesses and individuals can bring documents containing personal or financial information for commercial shredding on site. The electronics electric bike will also be available. Items may include batteries (non-alkaline), cell phones, computers, fluorescent bulbs, ink and toner cartridges, keyboards, laptops, monitors (flat panel only), printers, decoders and satellite dishes and televisions (flat screens only).

These items have disposal fees: fluorescent bulbs, $1 for four feet or less, $2 for eight; monitors, $5; flat screen televisions, $10.

There is no charge for this event. Monetary donations to the BBB Charitable & Educational Fund, Inc. keep the service going.

Rea & Associates and Dover Hydraulics are sponsoring the event.

The Identity Theft Resource Center has a guide to protecting individuals from identity theft using the word shred. Strengthen passwords. Use at least eight characters, alphanumerics, symbols, and upper and lower case letters. Handle personal identifying information with care. Do not disclose this information unless necessary. Read credit reports every year. Go to each year for a free credit report. Empty your purse or wallet. Do not carry more than necessary and never have your social security card on you. Discuss these tips with your friends. Share your knowledge and educate those around you.

For more information, visit or call the BBB office at 330-454-9401.

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