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Kash Allen was a U.S. Army veteran

Kash Allen, age 90, of Alger, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2024 at Lima Memorial Health System.  

Ohio Northern students impress at 2024 Polar Pitch competition

Ohio Northern University had 71 teams showcase their entrepreneurial spirit in this semester’s Polar Innovation Exchange elevator pitch competition on April 17, 2024.

Student-led groups created a unique product for the marketplace and pitched it in under two minutes followed by a two-minute question session. It’s ONU’s own version of the “Shark Tank” minus the millionaire and billionaire investors.

Professor Kevin M. Ernst, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, organized the event with the assistance of volunteer judges.

The campus-wide competition started in 2008 and runs every semester, explained Ernst, with cash prizes awarded to first, second, and third place.

“It provides student with a chance to explore the concepts of marketing and presentational speaking by pitching the idea and business model to a panel of judges,” he said.


ArtSpace/Lima call for photography submissions 

ArtSpace/Lima has issued a call for submissions for the annual Juried Photography Exhibit. Copies of the prospectus are at

April 2024 local weather summary

Attached is the April 2024 daily weather data chart for Lima, Ohio from the National Weather Service.  The high temperature in April was 83 F. The low was 30 F. 

Bulldog softball nipped by Cards in district semis

By Cort Reynolds

WAPAKONETA __ The Ada High School softball team lost a 3-2 nailbiter to New Bremen in the Div. IV district semifinals Monday evening, May 13, at Wapakoneta.

It's Lions Mulch Sale time

It’s that time of the year! The Ada Lions Mulch Sale takes place through Saturday, June 1. Mulch is available by the scoop, with proceeds going to the Ada High School Scholarship Program. $40/scoop (black or brown) Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Delivery in Ada- $20, ouside Ada- $30.