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Busy Special Election day at the polls

The August 8 Special Election had a higher than expected turnout across the state of Ohio. The unofficial results, with a total of 3,059,440 votes cast, are a rejection of State Issue 1 “Elevating the Standards to Qualify for an Initiated Constitutional Amendment and to Pass a Constitutional Amendment.” Votes reported by the Ohio Secretary of State are:

YES - 1,315,346 - 42.99%
NO - 1,744,094 - 57.01%

Hardin County reported 5,732 votes cast as follows:

YES - 3,634
NO - 2,098    

These election results are unofficial, and properly postmarked absentee ballots received by the deadline established by state law may be counted.

Exploring water prices in Ada and the region

By Paula Scott

Water seems like it ought to be an equal opportunity resource. You turn on the tap and use as much as you need, right? Ohio water prices are among the lowest in the country, but they vary greatly from town to town. You may hear complaints about the high cost of water in Ada, but compared to what? And why does our water cost what it does?

Reminder: Music Boosters BBQ ticket deadline is August 7

Order by August 7 - Enjoy on August 18

Ada families and friends!  You don't have to make dinner on Friday, August 18th, the end of the first week of school AND the first Bulldogs Football appearance.

Ada Music Boosters with Midwest BBQ are offering a meal with 1/2 a chicken, Mac n Cheese and Green Beans.

Hardin Soil & Water Conservation District to hold 4-H-FFA contest

Submit topics by August 25

On Tuesday, September 5, the Hardin Soil & Water Conservation District will host a contest for 4-H members/FFA members with a conservation project. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and judging begins at 10:30 a.m. Special consideration for scheduling will be given to those participants showing livestock that morning.

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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