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2024 Hardin County dog tags on sale December 1

Notice to all Hardin County dog owners: every dog three months of age and older must have a dog license. The fee for a 2024 tag is $20.00 and the fee for a kennel license is $100.00.

Dog tags may be purchased from the following Ada businesses between December 1 and January 3:

  • Ada Animal Hospital
  • Middlefield Banking Co.

If such application for registration is not filed and said fee paid on or before January 31, 2024, the County Auditor shall assess a penalty of $20.00 on a dog license and $100.00 on a kennel license. Anyone found harboring an unlicensed dog after the 31st of January shall be cited into court.

Park board outlines proposed improvements, council discusses utility aggregation, Magic on Main thanks

By Paula Scott

The Ada Village Council met on Tuesday, November 21 to hear from the public, consider legislation and receive staff reports. The meeting was conducted by Mayor Dave Retterer. Councilor Jason Campbell’s absence was excused by vote of council.

PHOTO Bulldog cheer team ready for basketball season

The Ada varsity cheerleaders, front from left: Grace Lawrence, Jordyn Smith, Ashlyn Madison, Alyssa Madison, Laenen Ulrey. Back: Sophie Fleming, Riley Satterfield, Gabbie Fleming. Absent: Coach Haley Lehsten.

Nature Pals: Lost In Space

The Johnny Appleseed Park District is happy to announce that we will be  offering additional days and different times for this popular program! The Park  District will offer Nature Pals: Lost In Space on: 

Price check: Tuition, room and board from days gone by

The Ada Ohio Historical Society (AOHS) recently shared this Ohio Normal University (which became Ohio Northern University) advertisement from 1894. It's interesting to imagine hopping on a train or in a carriage to travel to a university sight unseen. But as the ad promises, transportation expenese were refundable "if things are not found as represented." 

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ONU sports recap November 21-26

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Women's Basketball falls 58-55
(November 21) ADA__The 17th-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team fell 58-55 in a defensive battle at Ohio Wesleyan on Tuesday evening.