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August 9 is deadline for local candidates to file

The Hardin County Board of Elections has posted on its website HERE that petition packets are available in its office for candidates for Township Fiscal Officer, Township Trustee, Village Offices and School Board.

The deadline to file petitions with the board of elections is 4:00 p.m. on August 9, 2023.

August 4-6 is Ohio Tax-Free Holiday for school shopping

Ada Schools supply lists provided below

This weekend, Aug. 4-6, is the annual Ohio Tax-Free Holiday for specified school-related items. The window of opportunity is from Friday at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday 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.

For more information regarding the sales tax holiday, visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's Sales Tax Holiday web page HERE

Qualified items sold to consumers by mail, telephone, e-mail, or Internet qualify for the exemption if you order and pays for the item and the retailer accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period. 

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Ready, Set, Grow Preschool open house, August 8-9 

Ready, Set, Grow Preschool is hosting an open house on August 8-9 from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. for families needing preschool, childcare and after school care. 

The preschool offers flexible schedules Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

July 25 Field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife Officers

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two 
During the spring walleye run, anglers travel from all over the country to catch their limit of fish. While working sportfishing enforcement along the Maumee River, State Wildlife Officer Nathan Robinson, assigned to Van Wert County, and State Wildlife Officer Ethan Bingham, assigned to Williams County, observed a group of anglers snag several walleye. The fish were placed on stringers and the anglers continued to fish. The officers contacted the anglers, confiscated the snagged fish, and issued multiple summonses for the violations.   

In June, State Wildlife Officer Brock Williamson, assigned to Seneca County, attended a Cops and Bobbers event hosted by Crestline Police Department in Crawford County. Officer Williamson helped children cast and took fish off their hooks for release. All in attendance enjoyed smiles and laughs.

Road closures on July 27

The Allen County Engineer Office has announced the following road closures on Thursday, July 27:

Reservoir Rd. between Napoleon and Pevee Roads, will be closed from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. for roadway paving. Emergency vehicles will have access during closure.

Napoleon Rd. between Lafayette and State Route 309, will be closed from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. for asphalt paving. Emergency vehicles will have access during closure.

Ohio EPA discontinues Air Quality Advisory on July 18

COLUMBUS, OH (July 18, 2023) - Due to improved air quality conditions throughout the state, Ohio EPA has cancelled the statewide Air Quality Advisory. Smoke from Canadian wildfires is now having less of an impact throughout the state. The most recent statewide advisory expired at end of day, Monday, July 17, 2023.