POLAND — Poland township will partner with Struthers Municipal Court Judge Dominic Leone and waste removal company Republic Services to provide community service opportunities for nonviolent offenders.
Through the partnership, nonviolent offenders will be able to complete court-mandated community service hours by picking up litter in the township and maintaining the recycling center.
"We're trying to be proactive in helping people get their hours and keeping the corridor on [U.S. Route] 224 looking good," said trustee Eric Ungaro.
Republic Services will provide equipment for the program and pick up the garbage collected.
"This partnership allows us not only to help individuals get their lives back on track — but also to help address some needs in Poland township," the release stated.
The partnership will be discussed at the Wednesday (Feb. 12) township trustees meeting at 6 p.m. at the township government center.