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Tkach, McClaflin attend training in Bowling Green

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Mar 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

BOWLING GREEN — A number of current weights and measures issues were covered at a recent Northwest inspector/auditor training held at the Ohio State Extension Building in Bowling Green.

Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach and John McClaflin, sealer of weights and measures in the county, were in attendance and said the meeting was very productive.

“Absolutely,” McClaflin said, adding the meeting offered the opportunity for auditors and inspectors to share ideas and practical ways to address challenges in the weights and measures division.

“The training really focused on issues of importance to the northwest district,” Tkach said.

Discussion topics included skimmers and gas pump security, cooperation at on-site calibrations, annual reports, working with service companies, locating scales, report forms and future training possibilities.

Credit- and debit-card skimmers have been in the spotlight lately.

“As new gas pumps are brought online, the security gets better and better,” Tkach said. “However, even with the added security features, the consuming public needs to remain aware of any suspicious changes with the card reader.”

McClaflin said two other challenges facing Huron County weights and measures are agricultural products and service companies following proper protocol as far as notifications.

“I felt there was a very good exchange of information at this training,” Tkach said.

Anyone with weights and measures questions can call the auditor’s office at 419-668-4304.

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