‘Paint the plow’ applications available

LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 is now accepting applications for this year’s Paint the Plow program through Friday, March 15, from high schools and vocational school groups within its eight-county region, including Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot counties.

The Paint the Plow program allows students to paint an ODOT snowplow blade with a message of school spirit, Ohio pride, patriotism or safety. The decorated blades are displayed at local community events before being used in regular winter operations. In ODOT District 1, the contest has been held annually since 2014.

Plow blades will be dropped off to participating schools during the week of March 25 and picked up by April 30. Winners will be announced prior to Memorial Day via the media and social media.

Printed applications are being distributed to all eligible schools this week.


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