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NextLabs founder, CEO, presents Spotts Lecture Monday

Keng-Siang Lim, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of NextLabs, will be the featured speaker for the Ohio Northern University College of Engineering’s Spotts Lecture in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m.

His speech, “Globalize and Innovate: Making of the 2020 Era Engineer,” is free and open to the public.

As CEO of NextLabs, Lim is responsible for the company’s vision, leadership, strategic direction and successful growth.

NextLabs is the leading provider of policy-driven information, risk management (IRM) software for large enterprises.

Gregory Martin was an Upper Scioto Valley graduate

Gregory Martin, 46, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, at Park Ridge Apartments in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was born May 10, 1966, in Lima to Richard and Joy Helton Martin. His father preceded him in death, and his mother survives in Ada.

Mr. Martin was a maintenance worker at Park Ridge Apartments, Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a 1984 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley High School, McGuffey.

Ada Disciple Church Flower Day


At the turn of an earlier century Flower Day was observed in the Disciple Church in Ada. Here's a photo of the worship service taken from the booklet "Ada and the ONU - The New and the Old.

Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance annual meeting in Ada Feb. 28

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance annual meeting will take place in Ada this year.

The event is Thursday, Feb. 28, at Ohio Northern University's McIntosh Center. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation of awards at 6 p.m. A full dinner buffet will start at 6:30 p.m. and the annual meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Awards that will be presented include the 2012 Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Community Service.

ONU to hold panel discussion on human trafficking

Ohio Northern University will present a panel discussion on “Human Trafficking: The Invisible Problem” in the Dicke Forum on Tuesday, March 12, at 11 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The panel will discuss the issue of human trafficking, exploring the criminal aspects of the trade in human beings and the impact of trafficking on victims.

The panel also will look to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking on campus and in the community, and to begin suggesting ways that everyone can help combat trafficking.

Ali Hess named assistant softball coach at Ohio Northern

By Tim Glon

Ali Hess has been named an assistant softball coach at Ohio Northern.

Hess comes to ONU after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she coached pitchers and catchers.

The Omaha, Neb., native was a four-year letterwinner as a catcher at the University of Toledo from 2006-09.

Hess owns several Toledo records, including career fielding percentage, career hit by pitch, single season hit by pitch and 1st for single season fielding percentage.

She is also tied for 6th in career homeruns and is third for single season slugging percentage.