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February 20 field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife officers

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two
In the spring of 2023, State Wildlife Officer Ryan Burke, assigned to Hancock County, received a complaint of an individual shooting and killing two turkey vultures.

Officer Burke located the suspect, who was found to have killed the vultures with a rifle from inside a vehicle. The individual pleaded guilty in Findlay Municipal Court and was ordered to pay $800 in fines and court costs, serve one year on probation, and complete community service. The rifle was forfeited to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

211 non-emergency referral service coming to Hardin County

CORRECTION: All calls will initially be handled through Toledo's 2-1-1 system.

By Paula Pyzik Scott

By the end of February 2024, Hardin County will be served by the call 2-1-1 information and referral service that assists some 95% of the United States and answers some 21 million requests for help every year. By dialing 211, callers are connected to a wide range of non-emergency services.

Alger Library invitation to Dining for Donations

February is Love your Library Month! On February 26 you can celebrate at Beer Barrel Pizza and Grill, 2755 Harding Hwy, Lima, and Dine and Donate to the Alger Public Library.

DATE Monday February 26 from 5-8 p.m.

Four vie for open Hardin County Commissioner seat

There are no Democratic candidates for Hardin County Commissioner. To cast a vote for Commissioner, voters may request a Republican ballot for the primary. Election Day is Tuesday, March 19. 

By Paula Pyzik Scott

On February 13, the Ada Rotary Club hosted four Republican candidates for an open Hardin County Commission seat. Each presented their qualifications and the ideas they feel are most important to the future of Hardin County.

Red Cross urges communities to give blood as winter threat continues

The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to
strengthen the national blood supply. To book a time to give, visit, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Ada Schools kindergarten registration begins March 4

The Ada Exempted Village Schools have announced that kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024 and continue through Friday, March 15, 2024.