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Coming soon to an observatory near you (ONU) - "Asteroids and Occultations"

Several events are scheduled at the Ohio Northern University observatory this spring.

On Friday, March 21, from 8 to 10 p.m. is a public event titled " "Asteroids and Occultations."

The observatory website notes that on the morning of Tuesday, April 15, there will be a total lunar eclipse. No observatory event is planned because of the late hour. Totality begins around 3:06 a.m. EDT and continues until 4:24 EDT. It should be a beautiful sight, with Saturn, Mars and Spica all within 23 degrees of the Moon.

• Friday, April 18,  9-11 p.m.. - Public Event.  "Mars near opposition."

Monday's low temperature was warmer than recent highs

We aren't in February anymore. Monday's low temperature reading of 35 was even tolerable. Here's the recent 10-day weather summary provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Democrats move meeting to March 19

The meeting of the Hardin County Democratic Central and Executive Committees scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, at Henry’s Restaurant, 995 North Detroit St., Kenton, has been postponed due to the weather conditions. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Henry's Restaurant Kenton.

Just what you wanted: Another snow day

*** Major Late-Winter Storm for AEP’s East Utilities Today ***
*** Heavy Wind-Driven Snow for I&M Power and NW Ohio ***
*** High Winds & Severe Thunderstorms for APCo ***

A intensifying storm will track directly across AEP’s East Utilities today bringing a range of wild weather. Heavy, wet, wind-driven snow now falling over I&M Power & northwest Ohio will gradually become a dry snow as temperatures fall into the 20s. However, enough heavy wet snow has already fallen to generate some problems for the utility.

After several weather-related delays, Ada spelling bee is March 13

This year's Ada elementary Spelling Bee takes place at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the school Auditorium, accordingto Suzanne Hardesty.

Contestants this year are:

8th grade: Lyric Jones, Terry Sheridan, Kade Cortez
7th grade: Loniesha Lee, Sam Hibbard, Cade Mullins
6th grade: Nathan Hurtig, Olivia Reed, Leah Conley
5th grade: Ryan Kilgallon, Miranda Wills, JJ Sullivan
4th grade: Riley Ferguson, Luci Wall, Lauren McClain

Yes, there's still time to form a team for Relay for Life of ONU

• 27 teams (so far)
• 183 participants (so far)
• $5,186 raised (so far)

Relay for Life of Ohio Northern University is gearing up for its annual relay held at the King Horn Sports Center on Sunday, March 23. Relay hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This year’s goal is an ambitious $20,000, but sponsors of the event believe that goal can be raised.

According to Lauren Stahl, “The top three teams thus far in terms of fundraising are Colleges Against Cancer, Walk This Way, and Phi Mu Delta.”

Individuals and teams may still join the event by signing up at: relayforlife.org/onu.