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Levy proposal introduced by Ada-Liberty Joint Ambulance District

**CORRECTIONS 9.18.22 regarding training and benefits

On Monday, September 12, the Ada-Liberty Joint Ambulance District held a public meeting to introduce plans to put an additional property tax on the November 8 ballot. The increased funding would ensure adequate EMS staffing throughout the day and later develop accomodations for EMTs who need to sleep at the station.

Tax levy proposal for Ada-Liberty Joint Ambulance District Board

The Ada-Liberty Joint Ambulance District Board will be hold an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. on September 12 to discuss the proposed 2 mill property tax levy on the November ballot. 

The meeting will be held at 530 N. Gilbert St. Ada, OH 45810.

Hardin County Sheriff's deputies investigate death in Kenton

Hardin County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a Mount Victory man. At 12:37 a.m. Saturday September 3, Hardin County Central Dispatch received a report of a vehicle setting in the roadway with its headlights off, on County Rd. 135 at Township Road 110, Kenton. Upon investigation the car's driver, 44-year-old Richard Eugene Whitaker, Jr. was found inside the car and critically injured, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

Ambulance board will discuss proposed tax levy

Informational meeting for the public

The Ada-Liberty Joint Ambulance District Board will be holding an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. on September 12, 2022 to discuss the proposed 2 mill property tax levy on the November ballot. 

The meeting will be held at 530 N. Gilbert St. Ada, OH 45810.

Village accepting applications for Chief of Police

The Village of Ada is in the process of accepting resumes for the position of Chief of Police.

The village will accept resumes through October 10. Finalists will be invited to participate in an assessment center through the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police in November or December with final selection to be determined by the end of 2022.

The successful applicant will work with Chief Harnishfeger until his planned retirement at the end of June, 2023.

For a complete job description please go to adapd.org.

The Village of Ada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Police Chief Harnishfeger announces retirement date

After 21-plus years as Ada’s police chief and more than 38 years as an Ohio Law Enforcement Officer, Michael Harnishfeger has announced his retirement effective the end of June, 2023.

Chief Harnishfeger informed Mayor Retterer and Village Council of his intentions during an executive session of council on August 9. According to Chief Harnishfeger the Village of Ada will begin looking for his replacement immediately with plans for the village to employ the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police in their search, including an assessment center to be conducted by the chief’s association for the finalists, towards the end of 2022.

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