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Apollo renewal levy on November 8 ballot

Apollo Career Center High School has issued a reminder that a renewal levy in on the November 8 general election ballot in the eleven school districts it serves.

  • This is the district's only renewal levy
  • Apollo Career Center has a 0.19 mill renewal levy on the ballot November 8, 2022 for maintenance expenses:
  • The original levy was passed by voters in 2013 at 0.19 mills
  • This is a 10 year levy.
  • $416,994 is collected from the levy each year.
  • These dollars can only be used for maintenance of the current facility including HVAC systems, roofing, windows, and other equipment.
  • No salaries or benefits can be paid from this levy.

Wildlife District Two reports citations, conversations

During the white-tailed deer gun hunting season, State Wildlife Officer Ryan Kennedy, assigned to Hardin County, received a complaint concerning hunting without permission. Officer Kennedy observed two hunters dragging a deer off the complainant’s property. Further investigation revealed the hunters did not have permission to enter the property. Officer Kennedy issued citations to both hunters for hunting without permission. They were found guilty, and each received a $75 fine.

2-hour school delay on November 3

A 2-hour school delay has been announced by the Bluffton Exempted Village School District.

The National Weather Service has posted a fog advisory for Allen County:

MHCO volunteer opportunities for Fall-Winter 2022

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio offers the following volunteer opportunities at its Mennonite Memorial Home, Willow Ridge, Hilty Home and Maple Crest facilities in Bluffton and Pandora. Those who are interested may contact Chris Moser at  [email protected] or call 419-358-1015 extension 263.

Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St.

Medical Transport drivers (licensed drivers to take residents to Bluffton, Lima, Findlay doctors’ appointments):

Operation Evergreen at Christmas tree farm

MT. CORY–Kaleidoscope Farms, 14841 Co Rd 54, Mt Cory, is again honoring U.S. troops by participating in the Operation Evergreen program on November 6.

“We get to celebrate Veteran’s Day in a special way at Kaleidoscope Farms,” said farm owner Dave Reese. “We participate in Ohio’s Operation Evergreen Program that sends around 100 Christmas trees from the state’s Christmas tree growers, complete with handmade ornaments, to troops stationed overseas for the holidays.”

Do you adjust your alarm for a 2-hour delay?

A reminder for households with children in Bluffton Schools: There will be a two hour delay on Wednesday, October 26 so that the teachers can attend an in-service meeting.