MONDAY, AUG. 28
Kenton City Council – 7 p.m., chambers
FOREST — If everything goes according to plans, Forest may soon be the home of one of Ohio’s first medical marijuana factories.
The future of the proposed 25,000-square-foot plant lies with a state board which is considering applications from 109 potential cultivators with just 12 to be licensed, said Janet Breneman, co-owner of Green Camp Provisions LLC.
FOREST — The record crowd at Forest’s CIC meeting on Wednesday heard a bright forecast for the town’s business community, but also learned of a cosmic event which could bring travelers from throughout the nation to Forest.
With the sun’s total eclipse of 2017 just two days passed, CIC President Jeff Knedler donned a pair of eclipse glasses to share with the village leaders the news that in seven years, Forest will be in the Ohio epicenter of the next total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
A Kenton man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of another man by selling him heroin.
According to Hardin County Common Pleas Court records from Prosecutor Brad Bailey’s office, Dale Joe Treen, 823 Lick St., Kenton, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and permitting drug abuse.
The Hardin County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a tax exemption request from Stephen McCullough, McCullough Properties.
McCullough had requested a 75 percent tax exemption for ten years for the building he plans to construct on U.S. 68 just south of Kenton at the end of Letson Street in Buck Township.
DOLA — While Hardin Northern Elementary students are starting the school year learning math facts and reading skills, they also will be learning manners and courtesy.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in September during National Preparedness Month to help ensure a readily available supply for emergencies. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Hardin County are as follows: …
ADA — Ohio Northern University will hold children’s auditions for the “Holiday Spectacular” at 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the campus’ Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Auditions will be held for singers and dancers, ages 5 to 12.
Enrollment at Kenton City Schools was 1,920, according to the just-released District Report for 2016-2017.
Kenton Elementary School had 1,098 students in grades preK-6; Kenton Middle School had 279 students in grades 7-8 and Kenton High School’s enrollment was 543 for grades 9-12.
A crew from Studer-Obringer, Inc. prepares the site of the expansion of the Ada Public Library on Tuesday afternoon.
A suspicious incident at a Hardin County business is prompting Sheriff Keith Everhart to remind the public to be vigilant regarding strangers.
A commercial truck driver had stopped at Mr. Cheezy's of Dunkirk on Saturday night and began questioning a young employee about other workers and visitors to the store as he purchased food, said the sheriff.
ADA —The expense of expanding the Ada Municipal Building is a major concern for the village council and its building and grounds committee agreed to consider paring down the project during a meeting Tuesday night.
Originally the plans included expanding the police department, installing an elevator, constructing a drive-thru window and remodeling the building’s lobby.
The City of Kenton’s credit rating for future borrowing projects has been downgraded.
Auditor Brian Hattery reported to City Council’s Finance Committee on Tuesday evening that the city’s bond rating has been lowered from A1 to A2 by Moody’s Investors Service.