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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.

Ohio School Bus Safety Working Group issues recommendations

Group finds districts have "unique needs," does not mandate seat belts

COLUMBUS__On January 31, more than two dozen recommendations were issued by the Ohio School Bus Safety Working Group to enhance the safety of school bus travel in Ohio.

Governor DeWine created the working group in August, following the death of a Northwestern Local School District student who was killed in Clark County after another vehicle collided with his school bus. 

The report lists a total of 17 recommendations related to bus driver recruitment and retention; training and education; school bus safety features; road and traffic safety; emergency response; and commercial bus services.