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July 19 chamber meeting to feature United Way director, library director

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a July membership meeting on Wednesday, July 19 at 8:00 AM at the Ada Public Library.

Speakers will be Martha Nau with the United Way of Hardin County and Rhett Grant, Ada Public Library Director. 

July 25 Drainage Field Day at OSU Lima

By Nic Baumer, OSU Extension-Allen County

The Ohio State University at Lima will host a Drainage Installation Field Day on the campus farm on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. Field demonstrations by the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America, or OLICA, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will continue in an open-house-style format throughout the day. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available off Thayer Road. Maps of the campus with parking and registration areas marked are available as part of the registration process.

Locations for Ohio NEVI electric vehicle charging stations announced

I-75 at SR 696 Pilot Travel Center awarded $676,809 in NEVI funds

COLUMBUS--On July 13, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the future locations of 27 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will be installed along Ohio interstates, making Ohio the first state in the nation to announce charging station sites that will be developed as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program.  

“This is an exciting time for Ohio as we continue to lead the charge in electric mobility,” said Governor DeWine. “As more Ohioans purchase EVs, this statewide network of chargers will ensure that our transportation infrastructure is prepared to accommodate these drivers, as well as visitors who travel to Ohio to see all that our great state has to offer.” 

During a news conference with Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks, DriveOhio Executive Director Preeti Choudhary, and Federal Highway Administration Deputy Administrator Andrew Rogers, Governor DeWine announced that the state will award more than $18 million in NEVI funds for 27 electric vehicle fast charging stations along seven of Ohio’s interstate corridors, including I-70, I-71, I-74, I-75, I-76, I-77, and I-90. 

ONU removal of law professor from classroom sparks opinions in national media

Disciplinary hearing delayed by restraining order

By Paula Scott

Ohio Northern University law professor Scott Gerber was removed from his classroom at the end of the Spring semester, an action which has been the subject of opinion pieces in national media outlets including a May 9 Wall Street Journal piece by Gerber.

West Central Ohio Hay Day, July 6

HARDIN COUNTY–Join Ohio State University Extension and Channel Equipment on July 6 for the  West Central Ohio Hay Day, sponsored by the Champaign and Clark County Farm Bureaus, and  America's Trusted Insurance Group. The event will take place on the Southeast corner of South  State Route 68 and W. Dallas Road, Urbana. Otherwise, go to Channel Equipment at 338 W. Dallas Road, Urbana, and follow the signs. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with talks from Extension  personnel on various aspects of growing, making, storing and feeding quality hay.  

Back to School Clothing Program launched in Hardin Co.

Applications accepted July 10-27

KENTON, OHIO - The Hardin County Department of Job and Family Services announced on June 29 that they will be launching a countywide back to school clothing program for eligible Hardin County families beginning, Monday, July 10.

“To be eligible families must reside in Hardin County, have children enrolled in grades K-12 and be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that’s right around $60,000 a year,” stated Jodi Tudor, Hardin County JFS Director.