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July 19, 2019

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Village accepting applications for fiscal officer until Monday

Monday is the deadline for the Village of Ada to accept applications for its fiscal officer opening.

Nancy Kindle is the current part-time fiscal officer. She was hired on April 16 and works between 20 and 30 hours a week. Kindle is also the fiscal officer of the Ada-Liberty Township Joint Ambulance District and was previously fiscal officer for the Village of Bluffton.

She was hired following the dismissal of Crystal Huffer, which took place during a special council  meeting held April 12.

Huffer's dismissal was "due to misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance, each of which is a  group III offense as per the Village’s Policy and Procedure Manual.”

Weather report for June 4 to 10

Here is the weather report covering June 4 to 10.

Milestone of Senior Corp recognized

Sen. Sherrod Brown was one of many members of the US Senate who co-sponsored a resolution recognizing Senior Corps Volunteers for over 50,000,000 hours served in 2018 of direct service through more than 23,000 nonprofit, educational, and faith-based community groups nationwide.

Senior Corps is a network of national service programs for Americans 55 years and older, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement.

Senior Corps volunteers commit their time to address critical community needs including academic tutoring and mentoring, elderly care, disaster relief support, and more.

Farmers and Merchants Picnic needs volunteers

This year’s event is Saturday, Aug. 10

The Farmers and Merchants Picnic board needs your help for this year’s event, held Saturday, Aug. 10.

The board seeks volunteers from the community, according to Yvonne Bonham.

“Volunteers are needed for several events. If you are unable to take on an entire event, we could use volunteers for just an hour or two,” said Bonham.

Contact Bonham at 419-204-4235, or Eva Wolke at 419-302-7402 for more information. The board meets each month at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday in the brick building on the corner of North Park and South Simon.

The board has identified the following areas where volunteers are needed:

You said it: "When it rains, it pours and pours and pours"

It doesn't help the 2019 planting season for farmers

When it rains it pours. And in 2019 when it rains it pour and pours and pours.

For the time period of May 1-May 31, 2019 Hardin County Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 5.12 inches of rain in Hardin County. 

Last year, the average rainfall for the same time period was 3.40 inches.  Rainfall for May was 0.89 inches more than the 10-year average rainfall for the month.

Liberty Township rainfall, recorded by Phil Epley, measured 4.12 inches. Liberty's rainfall for the growing season from April 15 was 8.31 inches.

Lynn Township received 6.33 inches of rain for May, the highest amount of the township sites.  

Tech Cred job training grant program going forward

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 2, the Tech Cred job training grant program. This legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Jon Cross (R-Kenton) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) creates a grant program to support training for in-demand jobs.

“The Tech Cred program will make Ohio more attractive to businesses looking to invest here and stay in Ohio,” said Speaker Householder. “It will also help Ohioans stay up to date and attractive to employers looking for workers to fill high-demand jobs. I’m pleased that Representatives Cross and Lepore-Hagan were able to carry and work on this important bill.”