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Public comment sought for Lima-Allen County transportation plan

Lima, OH--Lima Allen County Regional Planning (LACRPC) is a US EPA 1997 Ozone Standard “Orphan” Area. Therefore, LACRPC’s current 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan must have a new conformity determination.

Even though LACRPC’s current 2040 Plan is a conforming plan, with an update cycle every five years, a new conformity determination must occur every four years.

The 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan includes a list of 137 projects, resulting in over $238.5 million in infrastructure investment. Projects include roadway resurfacing, bridge replacement, intersection enhancements, technology upgrades, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements, and others.

Refreshing option: Aqua Zumba on Wednesday evenings

It's too hot to exercize? Aqua Zumba to the rescue!

Aqua Zumba classes are held at the Ada Municipal Pool from 6:00-6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and at the Bluffton Community Pool, 205 Snider Rd, from 6:00-6:45 on Tuesdays.

From the Ada Pool: "no need to sign up; just come when you can and drag your friends and co-workers along too! $7 for a drop in class. Or you can buy a ten class punch card for $50."

Mental Health & Recovery Services Board provides LBGTQ+ resources and information

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties has resources for the LGBTQ+ community and information for those who would like to better understand and use the correct terms to support LBGTQ+ mental health.

In a recent email newsletter

Four degrees of separation

While it was stinking hot on June 21, 2022, Ada didn't quite reach the record high. reported that Ada reached 97 degrees yesterday, with the record high remaining 101 degrees.

June 1-13 local weather observations

Observations by Guy Verhoff

Editor's note: On June 4 temperatures dipped down to 48 degrees. This week we're pretty much doubling that. Ouch.


August election, absentee ballot application announced

The Hardin County Board of Elections has announced that a Primary Election will be held in Hardin County on August 2, 2022.

Absentee ballot requests may be mailed to the office at:

Hardin County Board of Elections
One Courthouse Square, Suite 40
Kenton, OH  43326

Or, they may be taken to the Courthouse in Kenton to the Red Drop Box labeled “Hardin County Board of Elections," located on the south side of the Courthouse on the ramp. This is a secure box, monitored by camera 24/7, and checked several times throughout the day.