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Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater Summer 2024 entertainment series

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The Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District has scheduled the following free entertainment series at the Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater at 2632 Ada Rd., Lima.

June 8 - 60’s Survivors Band
7:00-9:00 p.m. Cover band with 60’s-80’s music.

June 15 - Gordon the Magician
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Family entertainment.

June 22 - EZ & Company
7:00-9:00 p.m.  Cover band with 60’s-80’s music.

July 6 - Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass
7:00-9:00 p.m.  Folk & Bluegrass music.

July 13 - Mark’s Ark
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Live animals.


Celebrating the Ada High School Class of 2024

SLIDESHOW; Composite photo HERE

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The 2024 Ada High School ceremony on Sunday, May 26 followed many traditions: the procession across the stage with each graduate’s name called and diploma awarded, ceremonial and celebratory music performed by the band and choir, and even the waving of programs to cool the faces of those in attendance. This is expected to be the last year where programs are valued as fans: air conditioning of the main gym is in the works.

This was the 141st annual Ada High School Commencement.  There were 59 graduates celebrated. Classmate Maria Suarez, who passed away in 2012, was commemorated with an empty seat and a red rose on the stage.

The program included a moment of reflection by SaraLynn Myers, President of the Class of 2024, who encouraged her classmates, “Don’t be afraid to get back up” should you fall and who noted, “Today’s actions are tomorrow’s memories.”


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Two Patriotic Pops concerts scheduled by Lima Symphony

The Lima Symphony Orchestra will present their annual Patriotic Pops concert, featuring beloved American tunes, iconic film music, and lively classical favorites, at two venues in 2024.

The LSO invite all to the brand-new Pangle Pavilion at the Greater Lima Region Park & Amphitheater on Saturday, June 29, as well as to the McIntosh Center Lawn at Ohio Northern University on Sunday, June 30.

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. These performances are free and open to the public.

This will be the Lima Symphony’s first concert at Pangle Pavilion. Organizers note, "The Symphony is thrilled to utilize this new venue in Lima, and hopeful for many future performances there."

Should there be inclement weather for the Ada event, the concert will be held at
the King Horn field house, 609 W Lincoln Ave, Ada.


Ada Schools Honor Roll for final quarter of 2023-2024

The following Ada Exempted Village Schools Honor Roll for grades 4-12 has been issued for the final quarter of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Butler and Sanders receive 2024 Hardin County Sports HOF scholarships

KENTON __ Brynn Butler (Kenton High School) and Alex Sanders (USV) have been named as the 2024 Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame scholarship recipients. (Photos below.)