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Ohio's minimum wage now $7.95 per hour

Ohio's minimum wage increased on Jan. 1, 2014.

The minimum wage rose 10 cents to $7.95 per hour at the start of the new year. For tipped employees, the new minimum increased 5 cents per hour to $3.98.

The increases were mandated by Ohio voters who in 2006 approved an amendment to the state constitution that links the minimum wage to inflation.

The Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers rose 1.5 percent during the period used to calculate wage increases. A year ago, Ohio's minimum wage jumped 15 cents at the beginning of 2013.

Need a Christmas tree? Go to New Leaf

New Leaf Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada, has a wide selection of Christmas trees "and a whole lot more," says Laurie Laird of New Leaf.

The garden center offers fresh cut and ready-to-plant pine, fire and spruce trees, wreaths, roping, greenery and artifical trees.

Also available are traditional and unique decorations, peanut cluster candy, poinsettias, cemetery wrreaths, blankets and saddles.

New Leaf Garden Center

Reservations being accepted for final two holiday luncheons at The Inn at ONU

Reservations are now being accepted for the remaining two December holiday luncheons at  The Inn at ONU.

Dining hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Persons may choose a date, select an entree for each guest (groups of 2 to 8) and make a reservation by calling 419-772-2500.

Each entrée is $11.95 per person and includes entrée, non-alcoholic beverage, and holiday dessert. (Tax and gratuity are additional.)

Eyes on Main reminds patients to use Flex Spending Account before year end

Eyes on Main, 107 S. Main St., Ada, reminds its patients to use their Flex Spending Account before year end. The business also announces that it is accepting new patients and most insurances.

Eyes on Main has a new look outside as a result of renovations to the office front.

Eyes on Main
1O7 S. Main St.
Ada, OH 45810

Century 21 Beacon Realty has two open houses on Nov. 17

Century 21 Beacon Realty, Ada, announced two Sunday, Nov. 17, residential open houses, according to Becky Neville.

• 5456 State Route 701, Ada
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath updated home on 2 acres, nestled beside the woods.  2 car attached garage and Pole Barn provides room for your big toys.  Stocked pond and workshop.  Call Darla Crownhart 567-674-0765.

8359 State Route 68,  Kenton
3 bedroom, 2 bath brick ranch.  Spacious kitchen, with plenty of cabinets.  Full basement with large rec room, built-in-bar and fireplace.  Attached garage and Pole Barn.  Call Becky Neville 419-230-2250.


Mustard Seed Cafe, Bluffton, now open Fridays and Saturdays until 8 p.m.

Now there’s a new place to eat dinner on weekends.  Mustard Seed Cafe, 562 N. Main St. Bluffton, has extended its hours and is now open Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.

Appetizers include shrimp cocktail, cold poached scallop with blueberry vinegar aioli, mussels steamed in beer, baked brie with cranberry compote, hummus with vegetables, olives & flatbread, continental plate for two and calamari meze.

Main courses are brisket burger and beans, strip steak, jambalaya, tortellini with gorgonzola crème, pork osso buco, shrimp scampi over pasta, chicken scaloppini and Caesar salad.