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Eclipse Science Series at OSU Lima begins January 11

The Ohio State University at Lima in conjunction with Rhodes State College will host an Eclipse Science Series leading up to the total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8. The speakers will dig into different aspects of the phenomenon during the series of science-based lectures and presentations.

The Eclipse Science Series events will be held on four Thursdays in January, February and March and is generously supported by the Charles River Laboratories. All events are free and open to the public. 

Discovering Animal Behavior During an Eclipse
7 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2024, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

Marie Walton, naturalist from the Johnny Appleseed Metroparks District

JAMPD naturalist and Ohio State Lima alumna Marie Walton kicks off the series discussing some of the things we already know about animal behavior during an eclipse, the historical challenges to recording animal data during an eclipse, and ways the audience can help contribute to the scientific knowledge gathered during an eclipse.

Athletic Boosters mailing raffle ticket forms in January

$10,000 Grand Prize with the raffle live-streamed on

The 14th Annual Ada Athletic Boosters Reverse Raffle Ticket forms will be mailed during the month of January to all previous ticket holders. Please notify the Athletic Boosters if you do not receive your ticket form by the end of the month.

If you are not a previous ticket holder and would like to be put on the waitlist, please contact the Ada Athletic Boosters: Amanda Henson at 419-234-7563 or [email protected].

2024 Harvest & Herb date announced

Vendor applications are now available for the 2024 Harvest & Herb Festival hosted by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

The festival date is Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visit or email [email protected]. Sign up early to save on fees.

Master gardener volunteer training begins in February

HARDIN COUNTY__The Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers beginning in February. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must.

Training will be a combination of a self-paced online course combined with in-person classes held at the Hardin County Extension office beginning with orientation on Monday, February 12 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Other scheduled in-person classes will be held according to availability of those who enroll.


USV Boosters invitation to Spring Craft Show

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual USV Performing Arts Boosters Spring Craft & Vendor Show on Saturday,  March 30, 2024 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Upper Scioto Valley High School in McGuffey.  

Admission prices:
$2 Adults
$1 Students K-12th Grade
Kids 4 and under are FREE!!

All proceeds from this event will go to the USV Performing Arts Boosters to help support the Performing Arts students (Band, Drama, Choir) of USV.

This event will feature top crafters and vendors from the local and surrounding areas. The RAM Cafe will also be open for shoppers to purchase a meal or snack, to enjoy during the event. 


Cheer clinic for K-6th grade includes January 20 performance

Register HERE by January 7

Ada Elementary students in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to a basketball cheerleading clinic. Participants will cheer during halftime of the JV or varsity game on Saturday, January 20 vs. Hardin Northern.

This year for the Ada Basketball Cheer Clinic we will be breaking up the grades to allow more individualized learning and better structure for you to see your kiddo perform.

Kindergarten, second grade, and third grade will have clinic days on January 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m., and January 18 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. They will then perform during the halftime of the Ada High School JV game on January 20.