Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • The Ada Board of Education will hold a special Board Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Media Center in the K-12 Building, 725 West North Avenue, Ada. The purpose of the meeting is to interview interested board member candidates.

    The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, has been cancelled. 
  • --Kenton

    The next meeting of the Hardin County Democratic Central and Executive Committees will be held Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hardin County Democratic Headquarters, 16 North Main Street, Kenton.

    Final plans will be made for the General Election Campaign Dinner and Rally to be held Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. with carry-out dinners available at 11:00 a.m. The event will be at the Kenton Moose Family Center. Tickets will be available from Central and Executive Committee members.

    Peter M. Sikora, Cuyahoga County Judge of Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division, will be the keynote speaker. Judge Sikora is a candidate for Ohio Supreme Court Justice.

    Persons attending are encouraged to bring items for the silent auction. This will be our final fundraiser for the General Election. If you are willing to assist the Democratic candidates in the November 4 election, please come to this meeting and learn how you can help.

    Other routine business will be on the agenda. Persons who subscribe to the principles of the Democratic Party are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting. 
  • Help support the Mark Conley Family Benefit by buying raffle tickets. The proceeds will help support Mark Conley while he is undergoing chemotherapy for stomach cancer. Mark has a wife and three small children and any donations will be greatly received to help support his family through this difficult time. Tickets cost $20 each or you can purchase a set of 6 tickets for $100. Purchase tickets by calling 1-800-743-4287. Tickets will also be sold on Sept. 26 at the Ada vs. Paulding football game and on Oct. 3 at the Ada vs. Crestview game. Prizes include: 1st place - 2 Tickets to Ohio State University vs. University of Michigan game with a complimentary limousine ride to and from the Nov. 22 game. 2nd place - 4 Tickets to the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins Dec. 14 game. 3rd place - 2 tickets to the Ohio State University vs. Purdue game on Oct. 11.

    Winners will be announced during halftime of Ada vs. Crestview game on Oct. 3. Winners are not required to be at the game. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

     
  • Help support the Mark Conley Family Benefit by buying raffle tickets. The proceeds will help support Mark Conley while he is undergoing chemotherapy for stomach cancer. Mark has a wife and three small children and any donations will be greatly received to help support his family through this difficult time. Tickets cost $20 each or you can purchase a set of 6 tickets for $100. Purchase tickets by calling 1-800-743-4287. Tickets will also be sold on Sept. 26 at the Ada vs. Paulding football game and on Oct. 3 at the Ada vs. Crestview game. Prizes include: 1st place - 2 Tickets to Ohio State University vs. University of Michigan game with a complimentary limousine ride to and from the Nov. 22 game. 2nd place - 4 Tickets to the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins Dec. 14 game. 3rd place - 2 tickets to the Ohio State University vs. Purdue game on Oct. 11.

    Winners will be announced during halftime of Ada vs. Crestview game on Oct. 3. Winners are not required to be at the game. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

     
  • ODOT Construction and maintenance projects week of Sept. 29

    Allen County

    U.S. 30 at Leatherwood Road - Traffic will be reduced for three weeks beginning Sept. 29 to allow for bridge deck repair. Work is being performed by Bridge Overlay Systems, Inc., Canfield.

    Interstate 75 from the Hancock County line to Ohio 81, both directions - Pavement repair will reduce traffic to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by Allen County ODOT.

    Hardin County

    Ohio 385 between the Auglaize County line and Ohio 117 - Route is now open.

    Ohio 31 and Ohio 53 in the city of Kenton - Routes closed on Sept. 22 for railroad crossing repair. The roads are expected to reopen before the beginning of the week. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 53, U.S. 68. and Ohio 309 back to U.S. 68. Work is being performed by CSX Railroad.

     
  • Storm restoration is complete in the Kenton area, which includes Ada, Mt. Victory, Dunkirk and Forest areas. Customers who are still without power should call in and report the outage. The customer solution center number is 1-800-672-2231.

     


  • Western Ohio District includes the following areas: Bucyrus, Findlay, Fremont, Kenton, Lima, Ottawa, Paulding, Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Van Wert and Willard areas.

    Customers without power; 17,673

    Estimated restoration time for majority of customers district wide: Midnight Wednesday

    Kenton:

    Customers w/o power: 1350

    Estimated restoration time for majority of customers: Midnight, Tuesday

    Lima:

    Customers w/o power: 5115

    Estimated restoration time for majority of customers: 1800, Wednesday

     
  • Bulldog Carnations

    Homecoming is quickly approaching and the Ada Music Department would like to help you celebrate this fun occasion with your friend or date with flowers! We will be taking orders now until September 24, 2008 for carnations to be delivered at lunch on Friday September 26th. We will have 5 colors available:

    Color: Meaning:

    Purple : Spirit

    Yellow: Friendship

    Red: Love

    White: Trust : faithfulness

    Pink: Secret admirer / puppy love

    Cost:

    One Carnation with a card written by you: $2.00

    6 Carnations with a card written by you: $10.50

    Dozen Carnations with a card written by you: $15.00

    Please see Mrs. Bargerstock or Mr. Rulen for a card and fill out the order form below...

    Senders Name:_______________________________________________________

    Recipients Name:______________________________________________________

    Lunch Period:_________________ Time:__________________ Grade:___________

    Total Number Ordered:________ Colors:____________________________________

    Amount Due: $________ □ Check when paid. Make checks payable to Ada Music Boosters.

     
  • The Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred on CR 30, .9 mile east of TR 159, near Dunkirk. The crash occurred on Sept. 8 at approximately 12:30 a.m. A 2008 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling westbound on CR 30 when it went off the let side of the road and struck a tree. The vehicle was driven by Kaleb V. Allen, 16 years old from rural Dunkirk. Allen was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, Dylan M. Miller, 16 years old from rural Dunkirk, was also pronounced dead at the scene. Neither occupant was using their seatbelts. The Findlay Post was assisted at the scene by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, Hardin County Coroner's Office, Blanchard Township Fire, and Northern Hardin EMS. The vehicle sustained severe damage as a result of the crash. The crash remains under investigation. 
  • McGuffey - The Upper Scioto Valley Athletic Department will be selling 2008 Fall Sports season tickets on Friday, August 15. The athletic office will be open from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm prior to the Varsity Football scrimmage with Riverdale. Tickets/passes can be purchased at the following prices. There will be no pre-sale tickets for home games.

    Varsity Football 10-Game Passes

    No Pre-Sale Tickets (Games - 4) (Any 10 contests at any level)

    Adult $6.00

    Student $4.00 Fall Sports

    General Admission $50.00

    Sr. Citizen $25.00

    Varsity & JV Volleyball Student $30.00

    No Pre-Sale Tickets (Games - 7)

    Adult $6.00 Family Passes

    Student $4.00 (Entitles any member of the

    household to attend any home

    contest in that season.)



    Fall $150

    For further information please contact the high school office at (419) 757-3231.

     
  • The following is a list of locations and dates for Ada yard sales a part of the Lincoln Highway "Buy-Way" Yard Sale.

    Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8: 315 Conley Ave., 306 East University, 810 S. Gilbert St., 628 Pleasantview, 4390 St. Rt. 235 South.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug 7-9: 205 N. Main St. (Four Seasons Drive Thru), 117 Franklin Ave, 520 N. Johnson, 210 N. Main St. (ReStore Community Center), S. Main St. Railroad Park, 624 S. Gilbert St., 1954 St. Rt. 235, 1765 Co. Rd. 20 west off OH 235, 3380 Co. Rd. 10 east off OH 235, 3488 Co. Rd. 10 east off OH 235, 2380 St. Rt. 235 and 309.

    Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9: 318 Willeke, 419 South Park Drive, 2003 Southernview, 915 Christopher Circle.

     
  • COLUMBUS - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently inspecting every Ohio school bus. With children across Ohio set to return to school later this month, 23 teams of Ohio State Highway Patrol motor vehicle inspectors are ensuring every school bus is safe to transport children to and from school, and school-sanctioned events. These teams inspect all Ohio school buses at least twice each year; once prior to the beginning of the school year and once during the school year. 
  • Over the past several months, my office has received hundreds of letters from constituents concerned about an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to slap strict rules on the use of outdoor wood-fired boilers.

    With the price of natural gas, electricity and other resources on the rise, many Ohioans have turned to these wood-powered heating units-which warm water that is pumped through insulated pipes into a person's home-as a more cost-effective way of meeting their long-term energy needs. In fact, the number of Ohio homes that use wood as the primary heating source rose 27 percent in three years, to more than 71,700 in 2006, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Unfortunately, the use of outdoor wood burners hit a major road block in February. Citing environmental concerns and nuisance complaints, the Ohio EPA issued a series of rules designed to reduce smoke particle emissions from the devices, including smokestack height limits, setback requirements from adjacent properties, rules for acceptable fuel use and boiler performance standards. These regulations would not only apply to homeowners but manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. 
  • By Gillian Holzhauser-Graber

    The Ada Herald Correspondent

    Beginning with the election on November 4, 2008, voters in the village of Ada and Liberty Township precincts A & B will be voting at a new location - the Ada Visiting Nurses Building, 4392 S.R. 235, south of Ada.

    Compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, a federal law passed in 1980, is prompting the change. Donald Traxler, Democratic member of the Hardin County Board of Elections explains, "ADA's rules on accessibility are many, and very complex. The rules cover everything from the type of handrails at the entrance to the building to the grade or slope, i.e. the incline used to enter the building. Actually, we thought we were in compliance with the full regulation, but clearly we were not."

    But the new location, Ada Visiting Nurses Building will comply fully with the federal regulations. Traxler and other elections officials are grateful that the visiting nurses are allowing their building to be used. "They are a private facility," he says. "They didn't have to let us use their building as a polling location. But they have given their permission, and we are very appreciative."

    Traxler notes that for the new site to be fully ADA compliant, "There are just a couple of adjustments to make." For example, the signs indicating handicapped parking spaces need to add the words, "van accessible' and need to warn motorists of the potential $250. fine for anyone parking in the space without the required sticker. But Traxler adds that these adjustments are "easy to make", and will be done well before election day.

    Hardin County Board of Elections Chairman Ann Boston acknowledges the importance of the new polling location being ADA compliant. But she sees several additional benefits to the change. "Everyone - whether or not they have a disability - will be better served," she says. "For example, the new location will be much easier for people getting in and out."

    Also, there will no longer be any confusion about where an individual goes to vote. "One location - everyone will know where they're supposed to go. There won't be any question about it."

    Too, Boston believes that voters will experience an increased sense of community as they participate in the process. "Everyone will be together - all in one place - while exercising their right to vote. There is something special about that."

    But persons with a disability - and voters in general - are not the only ones who stand to benefit from a centralized voting location. Sandy Bookmyer, Director of the Board of Elections, notes that "rovers' - those persons charged with servicing and troubleshooting the voting machines on election day - will most certainly like the change. "Now the rovers won't need to run from place to place if a voting machine runs out of paper. They can fix the problem right on-the-spot."

    Thus, Traxler, Bookmyer, and Boston are in agreement on the upcoming change: In Boston's words, "It's a win / win for everyone."

     
  • Ohio 195 betwen McGuffey and Ohio 309-Route will close for 21 days beginning August 4 for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 235 and Ohio 309 back to Ohio 195.

    Ohio 67 at the intersection of Ohio 235, north or Roundhead- Ohio 67 closed July 14 for 35 days for an intersection upgrade project. In early August, both Ohio 67 and Ohio 235 will be closed for a period of five days. Traffic during the closure of Ohio 67 will be detoured onto Ohio 117 and Ohio 274 and U.S. 68, back to Ohio 67. Traffic during the closure of Ohio 235 will be detoured onto Ohio 117, Ohio 273, U.S. 68 and Ohio 309 back to Ohio 235. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.

     

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