CLOSINGS & DELAYS
Hello! My name is Cameron Saliga, from Middlefield, Ohio, a short distance from Cleveland. I recently graduated from Ohio University in May of 2019 with my Bachelors of Science in Meteorology.
An Allen County couple is giving back to people that are in need during this pandemic. Owners of Neighborhood Relief Thrift Store, David and Heather Roznowski along with volunteers of Neighborhood Relief Ministries were in Cridersville Friday afternoon to hand out food to people that are in need. The group also made a to-go box of hot meals for people to eat that were waiting in their car. Nearly 200 boxes of food and 300 hot meals were donated on Friday. David expressed how giving back can bring hope to the community.
With a stay at home order about to go into effect, isolation may be boring, but one area resident is providing smiles in the form of sidewalk chalk.
An unknown person left a heartfelt message for the residents of the Lochhaven Assisted Living Apartments.
This week, motorists driving down East Market Street in downtown Lima may face some slight delays. East Market Street will have rolling lane restrictions for a utility relocation project through Wednesday. The utilities are being moved as part of the construction of the Rhodes State College's Center for Health, Science, Education, and Innovation building. There are existing utility lines that run underneath the future site of the building. Traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction, and southbound on Union Street will be reduced to one lane during this time. The Rhodes State College project is expected to be complete in summer 2021.
Students get an extended break, but what will they do with that time? Just a day after Governor Mike DeWine announced that schools would be closed for the next three weeks, some kids visited Faurot Park to enjoy the beautiful weather outside. We spoke to some students from local schools on what they will be doing over the next three weeks that they have off.
Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn and officials held a press conference this evening to discuss Governor DeWine's COVID-19 press conference. The mayor ,along with Health and school officials, discussed what the future holds following Governor DeWine's closure of schools for the next three weeks. In addition, Mayor Muryn announced the city will not be shutting off any clean drinking water for residents who did not pay their bill. Superintendent of Findlay City Schools Ed Kurt has scheduled an in-service day tomorrow, to give students the day off and teachers the ability to put together a plan for the days off. One plan could include a virtual classroom.
Interested in becoming a forensic scientist? Wright State Lake campus has a new degree for that.
Following the excitement of giving birth to a baby, one local couple received a pleasant surprise.
For the fifth year in a row, the Allen County 4-H Club surprised parents Melissa and David Chandler with hand-knit blankets, a hat, and other gifts for their newborn girl Rebecca.
Trying to get away from the cold? ArtSpace/Lima hosted a concert Friday evening with some island inspiration. ArtSpace/Lima hosted Sojourn Steel, who is a three-person band that plays traditional island sounds of Calypso and Soca, to Pop, Latin, and Jazz. Instruments played tonight included the steel drum, vocals, and a bass guitar. This is one of many different musicians that ArtSpace/Lima brings in to diversify the audience’s musical knowledge.
Kissing pigs for a good cause? Well, that is exactly what eight local teachers did on Friday.
Temple Christian held a “Food Fight” with 5 other local schools to see who could raise the most canned goods. All of the canned goods would go to support Family Promise, which is an organization that serves homeless families in Lima. Teachers from the losing homeroom in each grade had to kiss a piglet in front of the whole school. The school was given a $300 check for winning the food drive from HCF Management, a company that manages local healthcare facilities. Daniel Lee, HCF Community Marketing Coordinator spoke to us on the importance of giving back to the community.
Organizers met on Thursday for the upcoming ALS walk in Lima later this year. ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease which is a progressive and fatal disease that affects the brain and spinal cord has impacted one of our own community members. William White, a former Ohio State football player who was diagnosed with ALS in 2016, will be participating in the ALS walk and will even be bringing some other high-profile people including Barry Sanders, Archie Griffin, and Clark Kellogg. White also wants to bring awareness to ALS and hopes you show up to support the cause.