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Putnam County ranks 2nd healthiest in state
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:00 PM

BY NANCY SPENCER

Herald Editor

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Putnam County was once again ranked as the second-healthiest of Ohio’s 88 counties.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin has again compiled its County Health Rankings, a tool it have developed so that counties can see how their health ranks with that of other counties in the state. Ohio and county data are now on the County Health Rankings website countyhealthrankings.org. These rankings have been released annually since 2010.

 
Fire and Rescue to offer Community Health Check
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:24 PM
Delphos Fire and Rescue, in conjunction with St. Rita’s Medical Center, will host a Community Health Check from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5. Residents can have their blood pressure, pulse, oxygen levels and blood sugar checked by local EMS volunteers at no cost to them or the city. The department will record and keep track of vitals if needed.  Additional information on strokes and heart attacks will also be available. “We are committed to providing the best quality of care possible and the first step is preventive education,” Fire Chief Kevin Street said. The public is also invited to bring children along for a tour of the fire department and EMS building. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)
 
Elida talks water rates
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:20 PM

BY CYNTHIA YAHNA

Herald Correspondent

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ELIDA — Mayor Kim Hardy addressed the water rates for the Elida at Tuesday’s village council meeting.

“It has been four weeks since we discussed how to determine the strategy of water rates. Basically, we re-vamped the rate system and by the information we currently have, we have restructured the billing,” Hardy said. “The increase would be $3-$4 and we have changed the minimum water usage from 1,500 up to 1,700 gallons per month. This would assist in those who have a minimum to decrease their rates and be a benefit to them. In actuality, that would affect about 40 people on the minimum.”

 
86 of 88 Ohio counties see unemployment rate fall
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:20 PM

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Allen County saw a drop of 6 tenths on its unemployment rate for February. The county’s rate fell from 7.6 to 7.0 percent.

In civilian labor force estimates released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, 86 of 88 Ohio counties had a drop in the rates with the other two counties unchanged for the month.

 
Renowned leaders speaking in event available in Van Wert
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:18 PM
South African human rights activist Desmond Tutu (pictured above) is one of the many remarkable speakers to be featured at Leadercast on May 9. The event will be available for viewing at Lifehouse Church at Camp Clay. (Submitted photo)

Times Bulletin Staff Report

 

VAN WERT — Local community and business leaders will can have access to the knowledge and experience of leaders like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell, author and communicator Andy Stanley and former First Lady Laura Bush at a special event on May 9.

Leadercast® will be available at Lifehouse Church at the YMCA Camp Clay Center from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, Kenn-Feld Group Inc., Vancrest, Cooper Farms and Central Insurance Companies.

 
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