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Feathery close-up

Feathery close-up

Brady Holtzberger meets a silky bantam chicken up close on Tuesday during the Forest-Jackson Public Library’s petting zoo at Gormley Park in Forest. Holding the chicken is Katelyn McCoy. Several…

Ada chief surprised by noise levels throughout the village

Ada chief surprised by noise levels throughout the village

ADA — With initial readings complete, it appears the Ada Schools wind turbine may be no louder than everyday sounds around the village. Ada Police Chief and zoning inspector Michael…

Ridgemont, HN sophomores shine on Ohio Graduation Test

Ridgemont, HN sophomores shine on Ohio Graduation Test

The sophomore students in Hardin County’s two smallest districts dominated the results of the annual Ohio Graduation Test for 2014. The Ohio Department of Education released the preliminary results Tuesday…

Health center plans open house at new Kenton site

Health center plans open house at new Kenton site

The corner of Main and Espy streets in Kenton is shining a little brighter this week. Gone is the eyesore supermarket which stood empty for many years and in its…

Area fire departments get grants from state fire marshal

Area fire departments get grants from state fire marshal

Two Hardin County fire departments have been awarded grants to purchase needed equipment by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Alger Community Fire Association received a $10,000 grant to purchase…

Alger clerk enjoys interacting with people

Alger clerk enjoys interacting with people

ALGER — When it comes to the being the clerk for the Alger Board of Public Affairs, there’s more to the job than just mailing out bills and taking payments.…

Antique cars and family fun

Antique cars and family fun

The antique car show at the fifth annual Family Fun Day and Car Show attracted more vehicles than ever with car enthusiasts enjoying the late spring weather. Bryce Gossard takes…

Following the success of students most rewarding part of USV teacher’s job

Following the success of students most rewarding part of USV teacher’s job

McGUFFEY — Watching her students at Upper Scioto Valley succeed and become contributing members of society has been the driving force in keeping Jean Seibert in teaching for 30 years.…

Working with young people has been a privilege, says retiring HN teacher

Working with young people has been a privilege, says retiring HN teacher

DOLA — Amy Dumbaugh loves being around children. The retiring Hardin Northern teacher said working with young people has been a privilege, not a chore. With a sister and three…

Sheriff’s office counts on VIPS

Sheriff’s office counts on VIPS

Volunteers in Police Service members take on many roles Visitors to the Hardin County Commissioners’ Office in recent weeks have been greeted by a new face. Roy Justice is a…