The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance held a legislative breakfast Friday morning at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory.

 

One of the topics was the increased train traffic, in particular, stopped trains, at the crossing through Mt. Victory.

 

A representative from the railroad apologized for the inconvenience, and assured the mayor of the village that they are working on alternatives that hopefully will alleviate the problem soon.

 

Not mincing words, Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart told the representative to get it fixed. He said it is a public safety concern and said the railroad should not wait until someone gets hurt.

 

State Representative Rob McColley, who was appointed in December to fill the seat vacated by Cliff Hite, said he is working on legislation designed to reduce regulation. He said Ohio is one of the most regulated states in the country according to a recent survey.

 

Comments were also presented by Hardin County Commissioner candidates Bob Carder and Tim Striker.

 

Current Commissioner Roger Crowe announced that a new administrator, Elaine Royen, from Wood County, has been hired at the Hardin Hills Health Center.