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Public meetings re SR 81-Thayer Road intersection improvement

Feasibility of constructing a roundabout under consideration

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, invites the public to a meeting regarding a proposed project to improve the safety of the State Road 81 and Thayer Road intersection in Lima, Allen County.

Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Union Chapel Missionary Church, 4869 Ada Road, Lima.

Attendees need only attend one of the two sessions. The same information will be presented at each meeting.

Rail Safety Week: Be alert at rail crossings

Every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States. Crashes at rail crossings can be more severe than other collisions and are more likely to result in death and injury.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) and the Ohio Department of Transportation are promoting Rail Safety Week, September 18-24. The week is dedicated as a reminder to Ohioans to practice safety around all rail crossings. This year’s awareness campaign focuses on the safety of pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists.

Ada girls volleyball loses Bulldog battle at Grove

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School volleyball team lost a three-set match at Columbus Grove in Northwest Conference action Tuesday evening, September 19.

CG won the annual Bulldog spike battle by a 25-18, 25-23, 25-22 count.

Village capital campaign will help create "Magic on Main"

The Beautification/Revitalization Committee of the Village of Ada has announced that a Magic on Main capital campaign will bring new downtown décor for the holiday season.The campaign will also fund ongoing enhancements for banners and flowers for other seasons.

The Village is accepting donations to directly support the Magic on Main components: seasonal snowflakes, wreaths and light pole garlands.

Mullins and Stone discuss phonics improvement collaboration

Dr. Amy Mullins, associate professor of education and director of graduate programs in education at Bluffton University and Katrina Stone ’25, Bluffton University information technology major, will present the Colloquium, “Phonics Innovations: Technology and Education Departments Collaborating to Provide Literacy Tools” at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Autumnal Equinox open house at ONU Observatory

 The ONU Observatory will host its second astronomy public event for the fall semester this Friday:

The Autumnal Equinox
8:30-10:30 p.m., September 22
ONU Observatory, 800 W. Lincoln Ave.

The public is invited to drop by the ONU Observatory between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. for an autumnal equinox star party. The autumnal equinox is the start of fall and it officially happens on September 23 at 2:50 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.