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August 25, 2016

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Enough power to supply 123 homes annually

Repairs are currently underway on the wind turbines located on campus, two of which have been inoperable due to lightning strikes, and they should be operational in a few weeks. ONU has amended and extended its contract with NexGen, which will cover all costs to repair and upgrade the turbines. Each turbine is 220 feet tall and generates 400 kilowatts of power or enough to supply 123 homes annually. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Booth space and a spot in the Harvest and Herb parade can be yours!

Booth space and parade entries are being accepted for this year’s Ada Area Chamber of Commerce’s 31st annual Harvest and Herb Festival, according to David Dellifield, festival director.

A printer-friendly booth application and booth regulations and requirements are in attachments at the bottom of this story. A parade entry form and parade information sheets are also attachments.

This year’s festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, in downtown Ada.

The festival is open to the public with no admission charge. Proceeds are used to promote Ada chamber activities during the year.

ONU Observatory hosts viewing of Jupiter, Venus conjunction Aug. 27

The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host the first public event of the season from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

A highlight will be the opportunity to view a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, in which they pass as close as 4/60th of a degree from one another. The event is free and open to the public.

The observatory is located on the western part of campus near Wander Field.

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Nearly 300 incoming frosh volunteer in Ada

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Sam Shriver of WLIO-TV interviews Zach Bragg during Ada Community Engagement (ACE) Day on Saturday.

Zach, whose summer job is working with a landscaping firm, helped at the Railroad Park gardens. About 300 incoming first-year students and faculty members volunteered in the community for two hours on Saturday morning.

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