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Ada Rotary to host forum for Ada School Board candidates

Ada Rotary Club has announced it will host a forum for Ada Board of Education candidates:

7:00-9:00 p.m., Wedneday, October 18
Board of Education Candidate Forum
Dicke Hall, Ohio Northern University campus

The seven candidates for three open seats include

Joey Campbell
Denise D’Arca
Troy Erickson
Todd Gillfillan
Matthew Gossman
Justin Hollon
Shane Tilton

Mr. Gossman is the only incumbent.

Ada Herald purchased by New Jersey company

The Ada Herald has announced that it is one of eight community newspapers that has been sold by Delphos Herald Inc. to CherryRoad Media, a subsidiary of the New Jersey-based CherryRoad Technologies. 

The sale also includes the Delphos Herald, Van Wert Times Bulletin, the Putnam County Sentinel, the Paulding Progress and the Putnam County Vidette, as well as the associated printing facility.

August 2023 Land Transfers in Ada school district

The following 15 land transfers took place in the Ada Exempted Village School District in July 2023 as reported on the website of the Hardin County, Ohio auditor Michael T. Bacon HERE.

Type - Location - Price

Residential - 504 Clint Dr. - $225,000.00

Residential, Unplatted Land - 0042 CR 65 - $214,407.00

Residential - 311 Lehr Ave - $154,400.00

Residential - 222 Highland Ave - $125,000.00

Residential - 505 N Johnson St - $154,000.00

Mobile Home Stamp - 419 Liberty St. - $37,690.00

Residential - 629 W Lima Ave - $230,000.00

Carcass Show of Champions

HARDIN COUNTY–Have you ever wondered how well the grand and reserve champion fair animals will grade out on the rail?  The 2023 Hardin County Fair Carcass Show of Champions will be held in-person at Jenkins Meats, 670 E. Marion Street, Mt. Victory on Monday, September 18 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations being accepted 

Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Banquet is December 5
Hall of Fame application

HARDIN COUNTY--Applications are being accepted for the 2023 Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame through the end of business on October 16. Nominees must have made their major contribution to agriculture primarily because of being born, growing up, living in, or working in Hardin County, Ohio.

Outstanding agriculturalists may be nominated by individuals or organizations. Nomination forms are available at the Hardin County OSU Extension office; the form is also attached above.

Completed forms must be returned to the OSU Extension Office, 1021 W. Lima Street, Suite 103, Kenton, Ohio, 43326.

The purpose of the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor outstanding contributions to agriculture by Hardin County people. Annual awards will be made to men or women who have been instrumental to the success and excellence of agriculture, either as a farmer or in an agricultural related field.

Downtown Kenton program awards grants for roof repair and building revitalization

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance and the Kenton Historic Courthouse District (HCD) announces the 2023 Kenton Historic Courthouse District Downtown Building & Business Owners Association Downtown Improvement Grant Program award recipients. Brad Bailey has been awarded grants for roof repair and building revitalization. Not By Choice Outreach has been awarded a grant for building revitalization.

The Kenton Historic Courthouse District is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance. The purpose of this nonprofit corporation is supporting preservation and business in Kenton’s historic downtown. Recently, a Downtown Kenton Building and Business Owners’ Association (DBA) was created to offer grants to incentivize improvements and other worthy projects that enhance downtown Kenton.

For more information about the Kenton Historic Courthouse District, visit its website at: