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ILMS students participate in ODOT project

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FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Indian Lake Middle School fifth-graders Raelyn Parsell, left, Lily Roby and several of their peers paint an Ohio Department of Transportation snowplow blade Thursday at their school for ODOT’s “Paint a Plow Blade” project offered to students across Ohio. When the painting is completed next week, their design will feature the four seasons of the year on the plow blade. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)

Sunny skies and temperatures hovering near 70 degrees greeted Indian Lake Middle School students Thursday afternoon as they worked on a project that will help keep roadways safe when snow is in the forecast later this year.

The fifth-graders were participating in the outdoor activity in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation District 7’s inaugural “Paint a Plow Blade” program. Through the initiative, area pupils are invited to paint a design on an actual snowplow blade that could be used by ODOT snowplows during the winter months.

Jana Core, fifth-grade science teacher, applied for the project. She said ILMS was one of several schools within ODOT’s District 7 that was selected, and is the only school in Logan County that is part of the program.

 

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