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Hardin County Extension rainfall report for June 2022

By Mark Badertscher
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator

Hardin County–Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 2.29 inches of rain in Hardin County during June. Last year, the average rainfall for June was 3.12 inches. Rainfall for the month was 3.08 inches less than the ten-year average rainfall in the month of June. Buck Township received 3.67 inches,  the most rainfall of the township sites. The least rain in June, 1.55 inches, was reported in Blanchard Township. For the growing season since April 15, the average precipitation in all the townships was 8.62 inches, with a range from 6.15 inches in Hale Township to 11.14 inches in Marion Township.  

The Inn at ONU, Play It Blue showcased at July chamber meeting

The July 20 meeting of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce was an elegant affair at The Inn at ONU. The sound of live piano music greeted the ear and the scent of hot coffee wafted to the entrance.

While the Ada Public Library is “home” for chamber meetings, director Lindsay Walden is open to visiting chamber members at their place of business. On this day, members met Meghan Violet, the new manager of The Inn. Violet announced that the fountain in the courtyard will be turned into a fire pit and that The Inn will soon have a new website. Violet invites all businesses to contact her about services at The Inn.

2022 Ohio Sales Tax Holiday on specific items is August 5-7

The Ohio Department of Taxation has issued a reminder that the state will have a sales tax holiday from Friday, August 5, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;
  • An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and
  • An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

Studio 419 offers dance classes in Ada

A new dance studio, Studio 419, has announced classes for practically all ages and skill levels beginning August 29, 2022.

Classes include ballet, combo tap/ballet, hip-hop, modern, pointe and tap.

The classes are held at 301 N Main St., the First United Methodist Church.

Registration can be done online via the attached QR code or by visiting

Most classes are $30 per month and there is aregistration fee of $40 per student.

Wheat harvest following rains

By Laura Lindsey and Pierce Paul-OSU Extension, Ag Crops Team and edited by Mark Badertscher-OSU Extension, Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, Ohio–While many areas of Ohio have already successfully harvested wheat, there are fields that still need to be harvested. With rainfall this week, harvest may be delayed. Late harvest coupled with excessive rainfall means more time for late-season mold growth, mycotoxin accumulation, test weight reduction, and sprouting; all of which could result in poor overall grain quality.

Hardin Soil Water Conservation District supervisor election

Billenstein and Casper on ballot for Hardin SWCD Board of Supervisors

The Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding the 75th Election of Supervisors at the Annual Meeting being held in conjunction with Customer Appreciation Day.

  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022
  • Shelter house north of the Community Building at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, Kenton

Voting will be from 5:00-6:30 p.m. and a light meal will be served from 5:00-6:30 p.m.