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No front plates required in Ohio after July 1

Move vehicles in Buckeye State affected

Ohio will become a one license plate state effective July 1.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety announced that a front license plate will no longer be required after July 1 for most Ohio vehicles.

The decision to do away with the front license plate was part of a compromise deal reached by lawmakers in April 2019.

The change fell under House Bill 62, which requires only one license plate to be displayed on most motor vehicles, including passenger vehicles.

The license plate must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle. However, commercial tractors must display the license plate on the front of the motor vehicle.

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Alex Sweigart, 2020 Ada High School, dies in auto accident

West Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management Team counselors are available to talk with students from 1-3 p.m Tuesday at United Methodist Church

Alex Sweigart, a 2020 Ada High School and Apollo Career Center graduate, was killed in an auto accident tonight (Monday, June 29), according to an announcment from AdaEVSDAlerts this evening. 

The West Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management Team's counselors and other interventionists has been contacted and is setting up an opportunity for students (Ada and Apollo classmates are welcome) to drop in at the Ada First United Methodist Church, Tuesday, June 30, from 1-3 p.m. 

Bluffton Ride to Remember goes virtual

You can sign up now and ride

The Bluffton Lions Foundation will host the 6th annual Ride to Remember in a virtual format this summer.

The public ride that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11, will now be a ride that riders will complete on their own anytime from now until the end of July.

Maps with routes will be provided, but riders may also complete routes in their own communities, or through spinning indoors. The registration fee for the virtual ride will be a donation to the Bluffton Pathways Project, which will be collected during the online registration process.

Dr. Byron L. Hawbecker was retired Dean of the Getty College of Arts & Science

Memorial contributions go toward ONU scholarships

Dr. Byron L. Hawbecker, 84, died on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 9:10 p.m. at his residence in Ada.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1935, in Lanark, Illinois, to the late Merle and Cora (Stauffer) Hawbecker. On June 24, 1961, Byron married Anita M. Luxmore and she preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2001.

Dr. Hawbecker was a Professor of Organic Chemistry at Ohio Northern University, Ada, starting in 1964 and retiring as the Dean of the Getty College of Arts & Science in 2004.  

Hardin sheriff's log June 28-29

Here's the Hardin County sheriff's log for June 28-29.

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