Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                August 15, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

Ohio Department of Natural Resources to Recognize Noble Correctional Institution Outstanding Recycling Program

(Columbus) Ė The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Reginald A. Wilkinson, will be joined by State Representative Nancy Hollister, Sam Speck, Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), and other officials at the Noble Correctional Institution (NCI) for recognition of NCIís recycling program on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.

ODNR Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention will recognize the efforts of NCI and the Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management for implementing a successful recycling program.  The new recycling program will save an estimated $30,000 during its first year of implementation by recycling office paper, newsprint, plastics, corrugated cardboard, steel food cans, electrical wiring and a variety of other products.  The program was fully implemented in June 2003.

NCI is a minimum/medium security adult male prison located in Noble County.  For more information, please contact Joel Burris, NCI Public Information Officer at (740) 732-5188 ex. 2003

DIRECTIONS TO THE SITE (from Columbus):

From Columbus - Take I-70 East to Cambridge; take I-77 South to Caldwell (exit 25). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto S.R. 78. The institution is on the right side of the road.