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Master Gardener volunteer training offered

HARDIN COUNTY–The Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers beginning February 13.

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must.

Winter Exploration Hike for Kids on January 16 at Litzenberg

FINDLAY--Since children will have a day off from school on Martin Luther King, Jr Day, January 16, it could be a great time for them to visit a park, hike a trail, and look for animals.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods, Gatehouse. 1:00 p.m.
Families with children ages 5 and up. Free; registration is not required. 

Finding fresh or frozen animal tracks is a fun activity that provides a clue to the kind of animals being active during winter. Maybe the animals will be seen. That would be exciting for them.

AG Yost sues Dollar General and Family Dollar over deceptive pricing

Excerpt from the Ohio Attorney General's December 2022 newsletter:

After receiving consumer complaints from multiple counties, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has taken two chains of dollar stores--Dollar General and Family Dollar--to court for allegedly advertising goods for one price and charging a higher price at the register. 

AHS girls basketball outpaced by Allen East

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Allen East team put in a big second half, outpacing the Ada High School girls basketball team 66-28 in a hard-fought Northwest Conference contest Thursday night, January 5.

It was the second meeting between the two local foes in eight days. Despite the point disparity, the rematch was mostly competitive as Ada came out and played with improved intensity and tenacity.

But the deeper Mustang girls poured it on in the final 18 minutes. They took the second half 38-11 after leading by just five late in the second quarter, to win going away.

Rumpke refuse calendar, information sheets available

The 2023 Rumpke refuse and recycling calendars have been mailed out to current residents. If you do not receive one in the mail, you may stop in the Municipal Building to pick up your copy today. The link above also provides recycling guidelines and general refuse pickup information.




ONU awarded nearly $1 million for STEM student support

Ohio Northern University has received a substantial Choose Ohio First (COF) grant for STEM student recruitment and retention. Totaling $952,000, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) fiscal year 2023 grant funding will assist ONU students studying in STEM and health professions majors.

The competitive grants are part of Ohio’s ongoing effort to develop STEM talent within the state to address the skilled labor shortages STEM professions are increasingly experiencing. According to ODHE Chancellor Randy Gardner, the program is providing $28 million to colleges and universities for this latest cycle.