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LIBERTY CENTER — Village council members Tuesday received a water distribution contract for review as work on a project for a new system progresses.

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ARCHBOLD — The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees recently named Todd Hernandez as its next president, succeeding the tenure of President Michael Thomson.

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The following is an update on a project which is constructing a new bridge over the Maumee River near Napoleon. The $10.3 million project began Feb. 13, 2020 and will be completed in June 2022. Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, is the general contractor.

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The Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities (HOPE Services) will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday for its organizational and regular January board meeting.

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ARCHBOLD — The annual Northwest Ohio Corn and Soybean Day is still moving ahead this year, although the sessions will only be offered through a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Henry County commissioners Thursday received updates from the Henry County Ohio State University Extension office.

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The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank will hold a food box distribution Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Napoleon, 232 W. Washington St., Napoleon, and the distribution will be in the parking lot between the church and post office.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education approved the district’s calendar for the 2021-22 school year.

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HAMLER — More potential projects for a new phase of Patrick Henry Local Schools renovations are being discussed for the district.

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LIMA - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Allen County Engineer's Office have completed the initial scope for the repair of the Slabtown Road bridge over U.S. Route 30, which closed in December due to a bridge strike.

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In a newly renovated space to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics, a partnership between the Henry County Health Department and Henry County Hospital was announced Thursday as the county prepares to enter into Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan.

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After returning from the holiday break, Napoleon Area City Schools spent one week with remote learning before returning to in-person classes to lessen the potential impact from COVID-19. The general consensus during Wednesday’s board of education meeting was the remote learning went well — b…

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While Napoleon Area City Schools students were working remotely last week, bus drivers in the district underwent several days of training, including using fire extinguishers.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education Monday is moving forward with designing approximately $1.2 million in additional campus improvements.

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HAMLER — The Patrick Henry Local Schools Board of Education met Monday to organize for 2021.

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ARCHBOLD — A special meeting of the Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Room C200 on the Archbold campus.

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DESHLER — It was reported village council Monday heard concerns about straw from a local business being strewn over areas of the village.

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Cases, hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 increased in Henry County over the past week. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Henry County Health Department reported 1,680 lab-confirmed PCR cases of COVID-19 in the county, an increase of 120 confirmed cases in one week. There were also…

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HAMLER — Patrick Henry Local Schools also reported a smooth return to in-person classes following its holiday break.

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DESHLER — Pirate Park will receive more updates with matching funds approved by the Ohio legislature at the end of 2020.

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COLUMBUS GROVE — Village Administrator Jeff Vance reported the water boiling mandate for Columbus Grove has been lifted.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education Monday organized for 2021.

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COLUMBUS GROVE — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office distributed a drinking water warning for the village Monday morning advising residents to boil water before consuming.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Liberty Center Local Schools Superintendent Richie Peters said the state is seeing two new tools that add promise to students’ and staff’s ability to continue learning in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trine University students were named to the president’s and dean’s lists for the fall term.

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A recent ceremony added two more local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to serve children through Northwest Ohio CASA.

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The following is an update from the Ohio Department of Transportation on the construction of a new bridge over the Maumee River near Napoleon. The $10.3 million project began Feb. 13 and will be completed in June 2022. Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, is the general contractor.

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The Henry County Board of Commissioners Thursday held the bid opening for 2021 stone for the Henry County Highway Department.

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First half tax bills for Henry County property owners were mailed out Thursday, a delay since they are usually sent out by the end of the year.

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Following Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement Thursday about Phase 1B rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Henry County Health Department has announced it is taking appointments for both Phase 1A and individuals 80 years and older as part of Phase 1B.