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May 17, 2021

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ONU women golfers set 18- and 36-hole school record

Grace Honigford OAC women's golf player of the week

Here's an update on ONU golf team.

Freshman Grace Honigford (West Chester/Lakota East) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Golf Player of the Week for the week of April 13-19.

Honigford won Medalist honors for the third consecutive tournament and the fifth time in 10 tournaments this season, posting a 9-over par 78-75—153. Her 153 is the third-lowest 36-hole total in ONU history.

She also led a record-setting Ohio Northern effort as the Polar Bears also won the team title.

ONU adjunct Russ Decker speaks at Lima Rotary

Russ Decker gives an overview of environmental law to the Lima Rotary Club on Monday, April 26, at noon. Decker is an adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University, teaching environmental law and is Special Projects Manager at Nutrien.

The Lima Rotary Club meets in the North Hall of the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center. 

Keep Hardin County Beautiful beatification project underway

Keep Hardin County Beautiful Commission is sponsoring the Courthouse
Beautification projec
t, formerly known as the “Adopt-An-Urn” project.

Persons may make a donation in honor or memory of someone special for a donation of $25 or more.  

The money received from this project helps to buy plants, potting soil, mulch, for the earth planters around the courthouse, the Liberty garden and Jackson garden.  

Keep Hardin County Beautiful also welcomes businesses to participate in the Courthouse Beautification program.

K-12 shoe voucher program

Through Hardin County Department of Job and Family Services

The Hardin County Department of Job and Family Services announced  it launched a countywide K-12 Shoe Voucher Program for eligible Hardin County families beginning Monday, May 3.

“To be eligible families must reside in Hardin County, have children enrolled in grades K-12 and be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

For a family of four, that’s right around $53,000 a year,” saidJohn Folk, Hardin County JFS Director.

Families or children who are determined to be eligible for the program will receive a voucher for $50 per child from Job & Family Services for shoes. The vouchers can be redeemed at Shoe Sensation in Kenton.

Bluffton's railroads theme of Sunday lecture in Lima

Fred Steiner, featured speaker at the 113th annual membership meeting of the Allen County Historical Society

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Fred Steiner, owner of Ada Icon, is the featured speaker at the 113th annual membership meeting of the Allen County Historical Society held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25, in Lima.

Steiner’s presentation is on the Western Ohio Railway, an electric interurban that passed through Main Street on Bluffton from 1906 to 1932.

His presentation title is “115 years ahead of its time, or what are those rails doing under Main Streeet?”

The talk will include dozens of photos of the interurban in Bluffton and stories about how it impacted the village.

Meet the March Ada students of the month

Kindergarten through eighth grade

Ada elementary and middle school students of the month of March were announced on Ada Bulldogs Facebook.

The students are pictured here by class, from Kindergarten on to eighth grade.