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Email challenge helps you find a path to wellness

An OSU Extension program

As spring moves in, are you ready to step outside your comfort zone and find out a few things you can do to improve your wellness? Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Finding Your Path to Wellness” 6-week Spring email challenge to learn more about how OSU Extension has tied together a variety of wellness topics.

The email challenge connects participants with tips, research, and resources to help blend nature, health, finances, mental wellness, sustainability, and more. Go to and answer a few short questions to get registered by April 1.

February 20 field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife officers

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two
In the spring of 2023, State Wildlife Officer Ryan Burke, assigned to Hancock County, received a complaint of an individual shooting and killing two turkey vultures.

Officer Burke located the suspect, who was found to have killed the vultures with a rifle from inside a vehicle. The individual pleaded guilty in Findlay Municipal Court and was ordered to pay $800 in fines and court costs, serve one year on probation, and complete community service. The rifle was forfeited to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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.