HARDIN COUNTY — Russell W. Ludwig was unanimously nominated for another term on the Hardin County Board of Elections by the Hardin County Democrat Executive Committee members at their January meeting at Henry's Restaurant. Ludwig's name was submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State for his appointment to the term beginning March 1, and ending on Feb. 28, 2017.

The committees endorsed State Representative Ted Letson for Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. All statewide candidates have now been endorsed by the Hardin County Democratic Central and Executive Committees.

The Hardin County Democrats Presidents' Day Luncheon will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at noon at Walnut Grove First United Methodist Church. Carry out dinners will be available at 11:30 a.m. Tickets will be available from Central and Executive Committee members and from Don Traxler at dontrax@gmail.com or via cell phone at 419-234-8506. Leave a message if there is no answer. Baked steak dinners and all the trimmings will be $17 with a $10 donation for all students elementary school through college. The keynote speaker will be announced as soon as confirmation is received.

The next meeting of the Hardin County Democrat Central and Executive Committees will be Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., at Henry's Restaurant.