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New system assesses progress of area schools

Ohio got its first look Thursday of the new report card system to be used by the Ohio Department of Education to assess educational progress made by schools. Gone are…

Kenton teachers get salary hike, give up benefits

Kenton City Schools’ teachers gave up benefits to get a salary increase in a three-year contract approved this morning at a special meeting of the district’s board of education. The…

Lawn mower accident kills Dunkirk man

DUNKIRK — A Dunkirk man was killed as he mowed his yard late Thursday afternoon. According to information from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Charles R. Turner, 53, was moving…

All veterans invited to be part of ceremonies to open the fair

All veterans invited to be part of ceremonies to open the fair

Each year the area veterans raise the American flag in ceremonies which mark the opening of the Hardin County Fair. Area vets are hoping to expand their involvement in this…

HN gives computers to junior high students

DOLA — A new era of teaching began this week at Hardin Northern. Students in grades seven and eight were given laptop computers to be used in the classroom and…

Marion man sent to prison for B&E, vandalism

A Marion man was sent to prison for nearly two years after he was found guilty of charges in Hardin County Common Pleas Court. According to court records from Prosecutor…

Friends plan benefit for family of boy with rare kidney disease

Friends plan benefit for family of boy with rare kidney disease

RIDGEWAY — When Alex Griffin woke up one morning with swollen eyes, his mom suspected he had allergies. That was two years ago, said Heather Griffin, and what she took…

Kenton principals outline plans to improve scores

After evaluating assessment scores from last year’s students, Kenton principals outlined strategies to improve outcomes this year during presentations to the board of education Monday night. Northwood Principal Angela Murphy…

Street assessment not popular with some in Ada subdivision

ADA — Several Ada residents were on hand at the regular village council meeting Tuesday evening to express their displeasure with the amount they are being charged for a street…

Portman tours football plant in Ada, says GOP must craft alternative to Obamacare

Portman tours football plant in Ada, says GOP must craft alternative to Obamacare

ADA — Jane Helser had the ear of a U.S. Senator for a while Monday morning. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio was touring the Wilson Sporting Goods plant in Ada…