KENTON - The next meeting of the Hardin County Democratic Central and Executive Committees will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Kenton Moose Family Center, 801 West Lima Street, Kenton. Committee members should park on the east side of the facility and enter at the lower level. Vice Chair Brett Molk will preside as Chair Don Traxler and Board of Elections Director Sandy Bookmyer will be attending the Ohio Association of Elections Officials Conference and the Ohio Democratic Chairs Association meeting in Columbus.

Initial plans will be made for the Presidents' Day Luncheon to be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 12 p.m., at the Kenton Moose Family Center. The announcement of the keynote speaker will be made public as soon as confirmation is received. Tickets will be available from Central and Executive Committee members or by calling or emailing Don Traxler at 419-234-8506 or dontrax@gmail.com. Reservations are requested by Saturday, Feb. 16. Carry outs will be available at 11:30 a.m. Donations are $15 per person, with all students elementary through college donating $8.