CLOSINGS & DELAYS
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The Ohio State University at Lima has a new addition to its campus. Unveiled on Monday by the 2019 OSU Lima Homecoming king and queen was a Brutus Buckeye statue, standing in its new home at the Perry Webb building. The new statue is similar to ones that are placed around Columbus, a way to tie the Lima branch to the main campus down south.
An agreement has been reached between the Elida School District and the village for providing water and sewer to the new elementary school. According to superintendent Joel Mengerink, the school district has dropped their lawsuit with the village after they have come to a resolution that satisfied both parties.
Ahead of the primary election next month, the St. Marys Rotary Club invited Dave Bambauer and Steve Henderson to come to their weekly meeting to discuss different things going on in the county and what they would do if they were elected commissioner. Whoever wins the primary would run uncontested in November, as there is no democratic candidate running. He would take over for Don Regula, who has been an Auglaize County commissioner for over 10 years.
Throughout February, blood drives are being held around the country as the Red Cross and the American Cancer Society encourage people to "Give Blood to Give Time". Statistics show that 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in the US. About five units of blood are needed every minute to help with cancer treatments.
Tuesday, March 17th is the date for the primary election. In Allen County, the open position for county commissioner is being contested by five candidates vying for the Republican nomination - Judy Augsburger, Beth Seibert, Tim Seilschott, Greg Stolly, and Alan Tyrrel, Jr. The City of Delphos is asking voters for a 0.25% income tax renewal for parks and recreation for five years, and Delphos City Schools are looking for an additional 0.5% income tax for their current expenses for five years. Elida Local Schools are asking for a renewal of a 6.61 mills tax levy for emergency requirements, which would be for five years.
For the most part this season, it's been pretty mild, and that's not necessarily a bad thing for the Ohio Department of Transportation. Usually, when you think of ODOT and winter, you might think of plows and salting roads, and while they haven't completely avoided those things this year, the lack of major snowstorms and ice so far has led ODOT to get other kinds of work done.
Lima Memorial Health System welcomed people to check out one of their newest additions. The hospital held an open house for their Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center, which features exercising equipment designed to help patients that are recovering from cardiac disease treatment.
Students at Ohio State Lima were given a chance to register to vote on campus. The Ohio State Lima Student Senate teamed up with the League of Women Voters to set up informational tables in different buildings at the school.