Recycling pays off for local students

HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – It was a big payoff for three local schools after collecting something people might throw away.

A $5,000 check was presented Monday to H.C. Mines Intermediate School in Howland for winning a local aluminum can recycling drive. The money will be used for technology purchases at the school.

The contest was sponsored by Novelis Corp. of Warren. Students spent just nine days collecting 600 pounds of aluminum cans, but they had some help from the PTA and local firefighters.

“We got a Dumpster on site for us to keep the cans in. We contacted local golf courses and we even had parents driving to local colleges to get aluminum cans to help us win this grant,” H.C. Mines principal Stephen Kovach said.

Champion Middle School won $2,000 for taking second place. South Range High School came in third and got $1,000.

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