Ada High School prom - Saturday evening


Ada High School prom - Saturday evening

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April 24, 2018

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Multicultural fair

300 attend fun, flags and flavor event

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
An ONU multicultural fair provided fun, flags and flavors for the 300 people who attended the event in King-Horn on Friday night.

There was music, dancing, a cacophony of sounds plus flags from the many nations represented in the student body as well as foods made with recipes from around the world.
Students from 25 nation’s are represented in the student body this year.

Steel drums band performed

Lima Liberty Arts Magnet Steel Drum Band (pictured) performed Saturday night in Presser Hall. It was one of four steel drum bands that gave high-energy performances to conclude the third annual Steel Drum Day organized by Dr. Sarah Waters, ONU music professor. 

During the concert, Franklinton Preparatory Academy Steel Band, the Wild Steelions, and ONU Steel Drum Band also played, knocking out a combination of calypso, reggae, Afro-Cuban, and rock and roll steel band music.

(Monty Siekerman photo)

ONU senior artwork on display

Ohio Northern seniors have artwork on display at Elzay Gallery from now through May 4. The gallery exhibition is free and open to the public from 1-4:30 p.m. daily.

Students showing their work are candidates for the bachelor of arts and fine arts in graphic design, studio arts, arts education, and advertising design.

Singers to perform in Lima


The ONU University Singers and Chamber Singers will perform at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lima. They will present their spring concert entitled “Peace Surpassing All Understanding.” The songs are centered around a musical discussion of human nature and the seemingly inevitable use of conflict and desperate search for lasting resolution. 

The concert will include pieces by Gustav Holst, Francis Poulenc, Anton Bruckner, Arvo Pärt, and Camille Saint-Saëns. 

Admission is free with an opportunity to financially support the Ronald Richards Scholarship Fund.

Midnight tennis madness

ONU stops Otterbein in battle of league unbeaten

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team battled into the late hours of the evening before pulling out a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Otterbein in a battle of league unbeatens Wednesday evening at the Westwood Tennis & Fitness Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 15-4 overall and move into first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 5-0 record, while the Cardinals fall to 13-4, 5-1.

The match was moved indoors due to inclement weather and was pushed back to an 8:15 pm start time due to court availability at ONU's indoor home courts in Lima.

The two squads then played for 3 hours and 52 minutes before the match ended at 12:07 am.

Robotic football set for Saturday

A robotic football competition will be held Saturday, April 21, in King-Horn. The public is invited to attend. In robotic football, the teams are designed, built and operated by students. The goal of this robotics initiative is to use the allure of competitive football to showcase how engineering can enrich lives and provide excitement. The schedule is:

Schedule of Events:
11:00 a.m. Game 1 - Notre Dame vs. Ohio Northern
12:15 p.m. Game 2 - Valparaiso vs. Purdue Polytech
2:30 p.m. Combine
4:00 p.m. Scrimmage and Consolation Game
5:15 p.m. Championship Game


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