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Matthew Motter takes office as Mayor of McGuffey

McGuffey Mayor Matthew Motter (left) was sworn into office on January 10, 2022 by Village Solicitor John B. Neville. 

Motter was one of five candidates who ran for office and was elected with 45.45% of votes cast. McGuffey mayor Drake Krummrey resigned in April 2021. Terry Donnal was appointed as mayor for the unexpired term.

Hat Day Night Hike: January 15 at Quarry Farm

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve in rural Pandora is celebrating National Hat Day on January 15.

To join in the fun, wear your favorite warm hat and take part in their Annual Hat Day Night Hike from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If the sky is clear, you'll see the waxing moon just two days before it is the full January Wolf Moon. Cookies and hot chocolate will follow in the Seitz Family Pavilion.

Dress for the weather and wear waterproof hiking shoes/boots. Bring flashlights if possible. The hike will begin promptly from the pavilion. The event is free and open to the public, but donations to support Quarry Farm educational programming are welcome.

United Way raises $160,300 in 2021

The United Way of Hardin County has announced that the 2021 campaign raised a total of $160,300. The total is $5,300 over the organization's $155,000 goal.

The nonprofit fundraising affiliate reports that donors have surpassed the goals presented on thermometer signs for two years in a row.

On Facebook the organizaiton noted, "We thank all the donors who donated at any level .The special events that were held through the campaign made a huge impact not only on the campaign goal but the community itself."

Hardin County hunters asked to submit deer for chronic wasting disease testing

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is asking hunters in Hardin, Marion and Wyandot counties to submit their deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing for the remainder of the 2022 deer hunting season.

Additional deer samples are needed in response to recent CWD positive cases, and to better understand CWD in Ohio. Samples of deer harvested from all townships in these counties are requested, which is a slight expansion from the current disease surveillance area. More information about CWD, including a map of recent positive cases, is available at

Card party for Gertrude Brown

Gertrude Brown will be turning 96 years young on Tuesday, January 11.

Whether you know Gertrude or not, you may send her a card wishing her well. Send cards to Springview Manor, 838 W. Spring St., Lima, OH 45805.

Findlay Youtheatre auditions for Madagascar Jr.

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is holding auditions for Youtheatre’s upcoming production of Madagascar Jr. Auditions are open to students in grades 3-5 including an on-stage cast of no more than 40 students in addition to positions on the production’s technical crew.

Auditions for the on-stage cast will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Monday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 18 at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross Street in Findlay. Check-in will begin at 5:45 p.m.