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March 8, 2021

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Private pesticide and fertilizer recertification training options

In Hardin County, farmers have four methods to complete their recertification hours to renew their licenses before July 1.

In Hardin County, farmers have four methods to complete their recertification hours to renew their licenses before July 1.

Certain farming practices require farmers to complete regulatory training. This training ensures that farmers have the knowledge and the tools to properly apply herbicides and fertilizers in a safe manner that protects the public and the environment.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is responsible for many of the implementation plans for farm regulations.

The Pesticide Applicator License is part of the pesticide implementation plan, which farmers must obtain to apply restricted-use pesticides.

Send the Icon your snow photos - someone will win a 3 Brothers pizza

The Icon invites viewers to send us snow scene photos. We will post as many as we can. Please provide your name and the scene location.

These can be any photo taken this month surrounding or inside Ada. Photos can be scenic, include people or animals, snow creation or snow drifts – anything that represents the recent snowfall.

Here's a photo taken by the Icon. It shows the snow drifting around the drainage ditch in rural Blufton

Here's the update on who plows snow

If you plow, add your name to this free listing

The following persons plow snow for residents and businesses. If you plow snow, add your name to our list by contacting info@blufftonicon.com. This list is continually updated.

• Snow plowing (skid steer with blade or tractor)
Wayne Augsburger (419)230-0182
• Snow Plowing (4 wheeler with blade)
Jordan Motter (567)712-4755
• We are fully insured and available 24/7 

Ada moves to remote learning day

Ada schools moved from a 2-hour delay to a remote learning day at work 7:55 a.m. this morning, Thursday, Feb. 18.

Philip R. Quattrocchi was retired from Ohio Northern University

He served as recreation manager at McIntosh Center

Philip R. Quattrocchi, 91, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. at his residence in Ada.

He was born on Feb. 6, 1930, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Andre and Jennie (Lanza) Quattrocchi. On June 9, 1957, Philip married Betty E. Tarr and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2002.

Philip retired from Ohio Northern University, Ada, where he was the Recreation Manager at McIntosh Center. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran. Philip was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ada. He was a member of the Ada VFW Post #9381 and a former member of the Italian American Club in Lima.

Ada site of Friday West Ohio Food Bank distribution

10 a.m. to noon at Dial-Roberson Stadium

THIS STORY IS UNDATED WITH A TIME CHANGE - The February West Ohio Food Bank's Hardin County food distribution takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 19, at the Dial-Roberson Stadium on the ONU campus, according to Jason Aldrich.

He said that the distribution dates and times are subject to changes due to weather conditions.

Enter on Klingler Road. To received food persons must be 18 or older, have a valid photo ID and proof of residency, be at or below 230 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and sign and eligibility to take food home form.