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Letter: Thanks to the voters of Ada

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Thanks to the voters of Ada who supported me at the polls this month and thanks to my opponent who allowed it to be a civil and honest campaign on both sides. 

I plan to continue my position as the mayor of Ada working with the Council of the Village of Ada, our employees and others. We depend and rely on the amazing and talented people who work for the Village of Ada managing our water and sewer plants, our streets, our finances, our police and our employees.  We are indeed fortunate to have qualified people doing a spectacular job keeping the Village of Ada progressing, financially stable and safe. 

I am honored to be involved in all of this.

David Retter, Mayor of Ada

October 31 field reports from the Ohio Division of Wildlife

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two 
On opening day of the 2022-23 white-tailed deer gun hunting season, State Wildlife Officer Supervisor Kevin Russell and State Wildlife Officer Ryan Burke, assigned to Hancock County, contacted hunters. The officers discovered that one individual, who had just completed a deer drive, did not have a valid deer permit. He was issued a citation for hunting deer without a permit and paid $175 in fines and court costs through Findlay Municipal Court. Later, the officers contacted an individual who had harvested a buck without a valid hunting license. He was issued a citation and paid $250 in fines and court costs through Findlay Municipal Court. 

State Wildlife Officer Charles McMullen, assigned to Sandusky County, patrolled Lake Erie with Wildlife Investigator Brian Bury near the Toledo Lighthouse. They contacted a Michigan angler who was anchored and fishing in Ohio waters. The angler had 44 yellow perch in his possession, 14 more than the daily limit. One summons was issued. He paid $168 in fines and court costs and 14 perch were forfeited to the state. 

Weekend Doctor: Risks of tobacco use

By Hannah Evans, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine of Northwest Ohio

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. There are more than 16 million Americans living with a disease caused by smoking. Cigarettes contain several ingredients and, when burned, create smoke that contains thousands of chemicals, some of which are known cancer-causing agents. Those who smoke are at risk of developing disease and dying from smoking-related illnesses. 

Potential Risks of Tobacco Use
Smoking can cause harm to nearly every organ of the body. Regardless of one’s age, gender, race, or ethnicity, tobacco use can increase the risk of premature death. Cardiovascular (heart) disease, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are the three major causes of smoking-related death. There are 12 different cancers linked to tobacco use, including but not limited to lung cancer, colon and rectum cancer, and mouth and throat cancer. Other health consequences from smoking include poor reproductive health and decreased immune function, as well as increased risk of developing cataracts, type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, and periodontal disease. 

Hardin County Career Expo and Job Fair, November 14

KENTON__OhioMeansJobs Hardin County is hosting a student and adult Career Expo and Job Fair. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 14, with the morning session will be open to Hardin County students only.

The event is FREE and open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, Community Building, 14134 County Road 140, Kenton.

Ada VFW supports Operation Evergreen

Brian Clum, Ada VFW Post 9381 Commander, presents a $600 check for Operation Evergreen to Dave Reese, owner of Kaleidoscope Farms. The farm donated 3 trees to be sent overseas to US military installations where US troops are currently deployed. The Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA) spearheads Operation Evergreen. The 2023 goal is 100 trees from around Ohio. The VFW donation will be used to offset the shipping cost, which is $200 per tree. PHOTO from Ada VFW Facebook.

Blanchard River Watershed Partnership hosts 2023 annual meeting

Hear updates regarding water quaility in the Blanchard River watershed and learn about the important work of the Blanchard River Watershed Parnership at its 2023 Annual Meeting.