MONDAY, JUNE 27
Kenton City Council – 7 p.m., chambers
The new Mercy Health-Ada Family Medicine practice, located at 604 W. North Ave. (Ohio 81), had a ceremonial opening with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.
ADA — Preliminary third grade test scores are in for Ada and the results are looking good. Ada K-12 Principal Robin VanBuskirk reported to the board at its regular meeting on Wednesday that all but one student met the promotion score for third grade.
Numerous roads were closed and Jump ‘N Jim’s Marathon on Kenton’s south side was among numerous businesses and homes surrounded by flood waters this morning. Overnight storms dumped more than four inches of rain on portions of Hardin County. Times photo/Kendrick Jesionowski
The Silver Creek Center for Environmental Studies provided educational opportunities for area school age youth on a regular from 1986-2001. Due to budget reductions over the years, the center’s operator, the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District district, was forced to eliminate an educational specialist and the programs fell by the wayside in the early 2000s.
Willy Wonka Kids, a production of the Hardin County Players' Children's Summer Theatre Workshop, will be presented Friday and Saturday nights at the Kenton Middle School auditorium. Show time is 7:30 p.m. both days. Tickets, $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, will be available at the auditorium. Students are admitted free.
ADA – The Lima Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Independence Day with a “Patriotic Pops” concert on the campus of Ohio Northern University on Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
FOREST — The Tree Town Festival in Forest will hold the Twelfth Annual Classic Car and Truck Show on Friday, July 8 in Gormley Park.
Twelve food trucks from Columbus will roll into downtown Kenton on Friday afternoon for the second Eats on the Streets Fest. The event will run from 5 to 10 p.m. and also feature activities for children, an auction to benefit a local cancer support group, a car and motorcycle show and a live band.
Firefighters from McGuffey and Alger responded to a house fire this morning at the intersection of Ohio 195 and CR 110.
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Austin Heil’s family has had its roots firmly planted at a Pleasant Township farm for six generations and the Kenton High School graduate is diversifying from the traditional farming work to guarantee the future of the homestead.
Heil was featured recently on the Growing Our Generation email newsletter produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau for being the sixth generation to farm the same land.
MOUNT VICTORY — As auditor for the State of Ohio, Dave Yost has had success fighting corruption and he hopes to continue that life-long theme as the next Ohio attorney general.
Current Attorney General Mike DeWine is running for governor, leaving the office open for the auditor to make a bid for the position.
LIMA — Emily Wrencher has been dismissed as director of the Crossroads Crisis Center.
The agency’s Board of Directors announced the action on Friday in a press release from member Andre McConnahea. It reads as follows:
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