Free firearms maintenance class offered

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XENIA – Learn the basic skills needed to care for and maintain firearms at a free workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 6-9 p.m., according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

The content of this course designed for a novice shooter or hunter. Instructors will cover topics including safe assembly, disassembly, care and maintenance of common firearms for hunting, sport shooting or self-defense.

All equipment is provided. Please do not bring firearms to the workshop.

The workshop is free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited, and no walk-ins will be permitted. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Dec. 17. Register online at

The workshop will be held at the Division of Wildlife District Five Office at 1076 Old Springfield Pike, Xenia. For information on shooting sports in Ohio please visit

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