The Nitty Gritty, is published on a monthly basis with the primary goal of keeping village residents informed about local events, council news, and other happenings in and around Portage. If you have any information that you would like to have included, please send and/or email it to the following address:

Anne Deutschman
911 N Wintergarden Rd
Bowling Green, OH 43402

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The target publish date for each issue is the first Saturday following the first Monday of the month. This allows news from the first village council meeting to be included and distributed on a timely basis.

Recycling has returned to the Village of Portage. Thanks to the Wood County Solid Waste Management District we now have a permanent 24 hour drop site in the parking lot behind the Village Hall.

Recyclable Unlike the monthly recycling trailer that was only open three hours on a Saturday morning, the new site is open 24 hours a day, 7-days a week, 365 days a year. Besides the convenience of having anytime drop-off, now more items are recyclable and they no longer need to be sorted. Two bins are available and you may put your recyclables in either bin.

Lions Recycle for Sight

The Portage Lions Club collects used eyeglasses as part of the global mission of Lions Clubs International to combat blindness. In just about any home, you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.

Throughout the year, our club collects used eyeglasses and delivers them to VOSH Ohio in Pandora, Ohio. The eyeglasses are cleaned, sorted by size and prescription strength, and packaged for use on mission trips around the world.