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August 18, 2018

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Fearless ShenANYgans present an evening of comedy Aug. 29

Make your reservation now for this program at The Inn at ONU

The Inn at ONU presents “Fearless ShenANYgans,” at 7:30 p.m., Wedneday, Aug. 29, in its series of summer programs.

The program is an evening of comedy improv in The Inn’s garden courtyard.

Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are $25 and includes an appetizer and dessert buffet, tax, gratuity. Included in the buffet is sweet chili barbecue meatballs, spring rolls, bacon and cheese dip with house-made kettle chips, dessert kabobs and other items.

A portion of the proceeds go to the performing comedy artists. Call The Inn at 419-772-4112 for reservations.

Senior Citizen Day at Vancrest Aug. 21

And, there's a free community pancake breakfast

Vancrest will observe Senior Citizens Day on Tuesday, Aug. 21 with a free community pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. All are welcome. There will be time to visit with others and have a guided tour of the facility. There will be an information booth for those who have questions.

Perseid meteor shower on view at Riverbend on Aug. 11

On Saturday, Aug. 11, at 9 p.m., Steve Rice of the Millstream Astronomy Club will present a program about the Perseid Meteor Shower at Hancock Park District’s (HPD) Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 5. Following the show, participants will safely observe Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and of course, the Perseid Meteor Shower. Look through the club’s telescopes or bring your own; the club can help you with set up.

All ages are welcome to attend this free program. Registration is not required. 

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s neuroscience and trauma symposium Friday and Saturday

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s will hold an inaugural neuroscience and trauma symposium Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, at the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center, Lima.

The conference brings experts from across the region and country to talk about these fields.

Doggy play date Saturday

At the new Ada Dog Park

By Monty Siekerman
The Ada Dog Park Association has set another doggy play date, this one for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the new Ada Dog Park.

The off-leash park for dogs is located near the end of East Lehr Avenue (turn east at the Church of Christ on Main Street). The large park has two fenced-in areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. There is a shelter house and water available. Bring balls or a Frisbee, if you wish. 

About a dozen dogs were on hand for the first doggy play date a couple of weeks ago for exercise, socialization, and just plain fun. They were of many breeds, ages, colors, and sizes there.

Aug. 3-5 states tax holiday for back-to-school items

Clothes, other back-to-school items to be exempt from sales tax

A back-to-school sales tax holiday will be held this weekend in Ohio.

It is an opportunity for parents to receive some sales tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the upcoming school year. This year’s sales tax holiday was authorized in the state budget bill.

From Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5, certain back to school items will be exempt from state and county sales and use taxes. Clothing items up to $75 each and school supplies or instructional materials up to $20 each will be free of taxes if purchased during this weekend. This includes a variety of items, from pencils and paper to pants and jackets to prepare for the fall.