Following a public hearing concerning the Niese ditch project, Henry County Commissioners have approved placing the drainage structure on the county’s ditch maintenance program.   This is a ditch that was reconstructed last fall up to the Henry-DefianceCounty line.   By placing it in the county maintenance program land-owners that are affected will pay through special assessments on their taxes.

 

Henry County Commissioners approved their fourth quarter bill for operational costs at the regional jail, at nearly $210,000.  That figure is about $9,000 lower than last year at this time.

 

The HenryCounty board went into executive session to discuss employment of personnel, and for pending litigation; but no action was taken on either issue.

 

Commissioners have approved a request from Putnam and PauldingCounties to join HenryCounty in a northwest Ohio Means Jobs local area.

 

                                    Payments totaling nearly $1,500 were approved for local bee inspector Edwin Gehring for his work the past two months.

 

And the Henry County Commissioners reviewed options for health insurance for employees eligible for Medicare; but no action was taken.