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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, September 05, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Fort Wayne/Allen County 

Next Tox-Away event Saturday

The Solid Waste Department is staffing a Tox-Away collection day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the county's household hazardous waste facility at 2260 Carroll Road. 

Last month's Tox-Away Saturday saw a record 10,056 pounds of household hazardous waste and 1,152 gallons of paint brought in.

Typical items for disposal include automotive products, batteries, fertilizers, fluorescent light bulbs and pesticides. Disposal fees and weight limits vary. The cost, for example, is $5 for up to 25 pounds of material, but $2 per gallon for latex paint.

The last Tox-Away Saturday for 2019 will be Oct. 12.

Residents invited to Night Out event

Fort Wayne residents are Allen County residents, too. That's the message the Allen County commissioners hope to get across at the first County Night Out to be held in downtown Fort Wayne.

The first of the three fall events will take place Wednesday in the Omni Room of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

Besides the location, the meeting will also have a different starting time of 4:30 p.m. and will end at 6 p.m.

County Night Out features an open-house format designed to allow residents the opportunity to meet the commissioners and other elected officeholders and get information about programs and services.

Among the county agencies and elected officeholders that will be represented at the meeting are the parks department, highway department, health department, homeland security, county extension service, department of environmental management, voter registration, election board, human resources, treasurer and assessor. 

Woman sentenced in federal court

A Fort Wayne woman was ordered Wednesday to spend seven years in federal prison for drug distribution.

Wendi Flores, aka Wendi Collins, 39, sold an ounce of methamphetamine to police last year. Fort Wayne police officers stopped her and found 16 grams of the drug on her, according to the U.S. attorney's office. 

She was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne to 84 months behind bars, followed by four years of supervised release.

Flores has six prior drug-related convictions. 

– Journal Gazette