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Hardin extension office now open

Visitors will be asked to wear a mask, sanitize upon entry, follow social distancing protocols; masks are available at the door

 Hardin County extension office has reopened with restrictions on June 17. 

In order to follow university health and safety protocols, the Hardin County office staff have created the following plan to open for in-person services: 

The office will be open Monday – Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. for the at-risk population, such as the elderly and immunocompromised. 

The office will open to the general public from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. 

A limited staff will be available during these hours each day, as the majority continue to telework to limit interaction and continue social distancing.  

June 18-19 Sheriff's log

The Hardin County Sheriff's log for June 18-19 is attached.

Cort Reynolds' article focus is Boston team not winning a title

Cort Reynolds, Icon sports writer, has a new Boston Celtics historty post on the SB Nation celticsblog.com.

It's focus is on the best Boston teams NOT to win the championship.

Click here to read the column.


6.16 inches of rainfall recorded in Liberty Township in May

For the period of May 1-May 31, Hardin Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 4.73 inches of rain in Hardin County. 

 Last year, the average rainfall for the same time was 5.12 inches.  Rainfall for May was 0.30 inches more than the ten-year average rainfall for the month.

Liberty Township had 6.16 inches according to Phil Epley, who reports for the township.

Marion Township received 6.42 inches of rain for May, the highest amount of the township sites.  Jackson Township had the lowest rainfall amount for the month of May with 3.60 inches.  

Dan and Randy Garver like their chicken KFC style

Ada business recently completed extensive reupholstery seating project for Lima restaurant

Dan and Randy Garver like their chicken KFC style.

This month Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery, 512 N. Johnson St., Ada, completed an extensive reupholstery seating assignment for the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at 2723 Elida Road, Lima.

Several photos of the completed project are on the Fine Touch Facebook. The Icon posts those photos below.

ONU recognizes Juneteenth

Celebrating commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S.

FROM ONU FACEBOOK – Today, Ohio Northern recognizes Juneteenth – the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. – and celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who spoke on the ONU campus in 1968, “We have come a long, long way but we have a long way to go before racial justice is solved in our nation.” Sadly, that was more than 50 years ago.