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The Ohio State Dance and BalletMet2 collaborated for a dance tour that is igniting discussion about mental health. The Martha W. Farmer Theatre at the Lima Ohio State Campus held the “Dance2U” tour that is raising awareness about mental health through the art of dance. Talking about mental health can be hard sometimes, whether it's your own or someone close to you. The Dance2U tour is meant to open the conversation about mental health in a new light. Two pieces were performed, Anna Sokolow’s Rooms and George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments. Both pieces were meant to express feelings like longing, isolation, anxiety, and melancholy. You could feel both the pain and joy expressed in the bodies of these dancers
Lima North Middle School got a visit on Friday from one of the Lima Symphony music director finalists, Brian Eads. The 5th and 6th-grade students at North Middle asked Eads about his life and career. Eads carries many titles like pianist, opera coach, arranger, conductor, and could possibly also be the new music director for the Lima Symphony. Eads says that he hopes some students walk away inspired by him to set out and reach their goals.
Derry Glenn hosted the first meeting for the Lima ALS Walk on Thursday at the UNOH campus. The ALS Central Southern Ohio Chapter in Columbus has come to Lima to start the city’s first-ever ALS walk. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a progressive and fatal disease that affects the brain and the spinal cord. UNOH is hosting the walk and Aaron Matthews, the baseball director at the school, has decided to rally up the team to participate in the walk.
As the impeachment trial continues in the Senate, one Ohio senator says he would like to hear more information from the people involved. Sherrod Brown, along with every member of the U.S. Senate, is serving as the jury for President Trump's impeachment trial. The Democratic members of the house have been presenting their case from testimony given during the hearings held back in December. But Ohio's Democratic Senator wants new information presented during the hearings before he makes his decision.
A semi truck and trailer knocked down three utility poles in the Century Lanes parking lot Thursday morning. The truck was trying to turn around in the parking lot of Century Lanes Bowling Alley when the electrical wires connected to the pole snagged the top of the trailer. It caused two poles to fall and one left leaning over. The Emergency Management Agency, American Electric Power, and the Lima’s Utilities Department were called to the scene for fluid leaking out of the transformer from a fallen pole that was draining into the sewer. They decided that the fluid was not hazardous and the sewer is not contaminated. The driver of the truck wasn't ticketed for the incident.
Tonight was the 40th Annual I Have a Dream Awards Banquet in Lima hosted by Councilman Derry Glenn.
This event honors and celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. and the ways that he paved the way for civil rights in our country. Several people received awards tonight for doing things in the community that keep MLK’s dream alive.
The Riley Creek United Methodist Church in Pandora is held a dedication ceremony today for their new addition to the church.
The church was established in 1850, and the current building was dedicated in 1882. They started building the addition back in October of last year, and today it was dedicated. Before this addition, there was no running water or restrooms at the church. Now, they can enjoy restrooms along with a kitchen and fellowship hall. In addition, they incorporated handicap accessibility to the building. Pastor Duane also tells me that the walls were purposefully painted purple, as it is a color that represents feelings of peace and calm.
The Fentanyl Sanctions Act is one of many legislative victories for Senator Sherrod Brown in 2019.
The bipartisan Fentanyl Sanctions Act was enacted and its goal is to combat the ongoing addiction epidemic in Ohio by cracking down on illegal fentanyl. The Act will allow the U.S. to sanction or punish foreign countries like Mexico and China if they continue to send the drug into our country.
Mercer County’s Home Family Resource Center hosted the “Create a Bowl” event for their upcoming Empty Bowls dinner and auction. The Empty Bowls Mercer County is a two-prong event that helps raise money toward Our Home Family Resource Center. The first part is the “Create a Bowl” event where each person painting a bowl had to donate or collect money to register. The bowls they create today will be given to guests at the Empty Bowls Dinner and Auction in February, which is the second part of the fundraiser.
The Elida Bulldogs held their Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and banquet.