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County population creeps lower

Hardin County has lost 584 people since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to figures recently released by the bureau. In 2010 the county population was 32,058. Today that number stands at 31,474. Most of the loss occurred between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016. In other years the county gained about 50 people each year.

In comparison to nearby counties, Allen lost 2,584 while Hancock gained 1,083 since 2010. Allen's population now is 103,742. Hancock has 75,872 residents.

Ohio gained slightly, going from 11.5 million to 11.6 million people.

Percentage-wise, it's Allen, -2.4; Hardin -1.8; Hancock, +1.4; Ohio, +0.7.

It was a short life for these pies

Eighth graders rise to the Pi Day Challenge

Several Ada eighth graders won the Pi Day Challenge held earlier this month. Those students earned the right to pie a teacher at lunch earlier this week. More photos are at the bottom of this story.

By Monty Siekerman

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant constant π (pi) with the first three digits 3, 1, and 4 thus celebrated March 14.

Even the U.S. House of Representatives got into the act by supporting the designation of Pi Day. (And, of course, pies are involved, which is great for folks with a sweet tooth).

ONU law grad named to White House position

President Donald J. Trump announced members of the White House Counsel's Office on March 7, 2017. Included in these appointments is Rob Luther, JD ’06, associate counsel to the president. Most recently, Luther served as counsel to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Where can I still buy Girl Scout Cookies?

Try McIntosh Center this week

By Monty Siekerman
Just because you go off to college doesn't mean you need to leave Scouting behind.

Tyler Overly sells Girl Scout cookies near the cafeteria entrance in McIntosh Center this week.

If a Scout missed you this year, pick up a few boxes in McIntosh to support the Girl Scouts. There are several kinds of cookies priced at $4-5 a box.

Tyler is active in Campus Scouts, after being a Scout in grade school and high school in New London. She is now a senior education major.

Five more trophies for Ada music trophy case

Musicians very successful at New Philadelphia

News flash from the Ada Music Boosters Facebook:

Another sweep and another five first place trophies for our already packed trophy case!

Five Ada groups participated in this past weekend's OIPA event in New Philadelphia, including flag line, rifle line, gold team winter guard, purple team winter guard and winds.

Congrats to all Ada performers and directors Mr. Lischak and Amy Webb. Perhaps the highlight of the day was the humorous award ceremony exit of one lovable t-rex (Jacob Bassitt) and monkey sidekick (Jacob Morgan).

Icon dog of the week - she's waiting to go home with you

Here's a very friendly shepherd mix, currently available for adopting at the Hardin County dog shelter as of Monday, 3-20-17.

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.
Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

The shelter is also the place to contact for giving up a dog, if you find a lost or stray dog, or if you come in contact with a vicious dog. It costs $20 to surrender a dog, which pays for deworming and immunizations for when it is rescued.

Rhodes State dean's list

Here's the fall dean's list at Rhodes State.

Full-time. Ada--Allison Howard, Kaylee Johnson. Lafayette--Christina Holloway.

Part-time. Ada--Cierra Collins, Hannah Gunn, Natasha Long, Chelsea VanHorn. Alger--Madelynn Cornell, Taylor Lawrence,

Loco Cowboy Motion performs

Members of Ada Senior Citizens joined residents of Vancrest for a little git-tar playin' and singin' at the retirement home this week. The husband and wife team of Loco Cowboy Motion, Mike and Patti Meier of Wapakoneta, played country western and singability songs.
(Monty Siekerman photo)
 

Girl Scout cookies sold at McIntosh

Just because you go off to college doesn't mean you need to leave Scouting behind. Tyler Overly sells Girl Scout cookies near the cafeteria entrance in McIntosh Center this week and next. If a Scout missed you this year, pick up a few boxes in McIntosh to support the Girl Scouts. There are several kinds of cookies priced at $4-5 a box. Tyler is active in Campus Scouts, after being a Scout in grade school and high school in New London. She is now a senior education major. ONU Campus Scouts recently sponsored a father-daughter dance and, next month, will head up a safety program about fire and poison prevention for the girls in the Ada troops

Icon dog of the week - he's ready to go home with you

Here's a cute beagle currently available for adopting at the Hardin County dog shelter.

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.
Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

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